Archive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/ Pentagon claims “Russian aggression” against NATO http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/31/nato-o31.html The comments by General Raymond Odierno came after a series of flights by Russian warplanes over international waters around Europe. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a45ceb31-b9e7-48a8-ac79-51e8cd28760C/nato-o31.html 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z Judge backs Stockton, California bankruptcy plan ending retiree health care payments http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/31/stoc-o31.html A federal bankruptcy judge on Thursday approved a restructuring plan that will eliminate health care benefits for 2,400 retired city workers and their families. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af433dd5-706a-4b0f-8d69-4f35bab239bH/stoc-o31.html 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z NSA chief calls for more “permeable” barrier between state and tech corporations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/31/nsas-o31.html The distinction between government surveillance agencies and “private sector” technology corporations increasingly exists in name only. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a054fd20-542c-443e-aa05-d5517feb939I/nsas-o31.html 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z St. Louis police stock up on riot gear ahead of grand jury decision on Brown killing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/31/ferg-o31.html Police in St. Louis County spent $172,669 since August on tear gas, rubber bullets and other riot equipment. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2cbb839-ba28-4215-a041-d006c62fcbfJ/ferg-o31.html 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z Video shows “firing squad” police killing of Michigan man http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/31/brut-o31.html A recently-released video shows a group of Saginaw, Michigan police officers firing dozens of rounds at a 49-year-old homeless man. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4dae340-83e1-40e2-b8f6-e1d67914c98H/brut-o31.html 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z Israeli provocations ignite growing Palestinian revolt in Jerusalem http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/31/jeru-o31.html Israel has launched a major security crackdown in East Jerusalem following the shooting of a right-wing Zionist known for staging provocations at the Al-Aqsa mosque. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6b68cae2-37bc-4e5f-a771-be6c3e2d6dfO/jeru-o31.html 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z Canadian government exploiting shootings to promote militarism, attack civil rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/31/cana-o31.html Canada’s Conservative government is using last week’s killings of two soldiers to shamelessly promote militarism and bellicose nationalism. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fe9fc73d-9eee-414d-9e3f-8a942240845I/cana-o31.html 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z Australian data retention bill means mass surveillance http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/31/data-o31.html The “metadata” bill, which orders the storage of vast amounts of phone and on-line information, is directed against the entire population. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0206095-8983-4062-917d-5983837de89F/data-o31.html 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z Relatives of disappeared students confront Mexico’s president http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/31/mexi-o31.html At a meeting with Peña Nieto, relatives of kidnapped students voiced anger over federal government inaction. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/82008865-1b97-4d93-ad75-d5d8958c33dH/mexi-o31.html 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z Woman wearing a niqab forced to leave Paris Opera http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/31/oper-o31.html This anti-democratic and discriminatory action is the product of constant anti-Muslim agitation by the French political establishment. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa2bb97b-e7b5-480c-9fb0-ecd8d703151B/oper-o31.html 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: About 200 killed in landslide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/31/sril-o31.html The government is already trying to shift the blame claiming that the victims had been warned to move out of the area. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c68fd30d-21b4-4132-97eb-c845fdaf82cB/sril-o31.html 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z 13 million in Germany at risk for poverty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/31/germ-o31.html While the fear of sliding into poverty is growing in ever-broader circles of the population, the top 10 percent can look forward to expanding income and wealth. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8cc4ad2b-e07b-40ca-898e-4b65742a468N/germ-o31.html 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z The CIA torture cover-up continues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/31/pers-o31.html The highest echelons of the state are engaged in an unconstitutional plot to hide from the public the harrowing torture methods employed by the CIA. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba6dd331-b6ab-491c-8df0-0e6b0629be6G/pers-o31.html 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z Australian Labor leader Gough Whitlam (1916–2014) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/31/obit-o31.html Nothing of value can be learned from the official outpourings that have followed the death of Australian Labor Party leader Gough Whitlam Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b3513aa-680b-4df7-a0ce-86fe7c8bd17G/obit-o31.html 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/31/work-o31.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0edc7af-bafb-4ebb-980b-eab7b83c90cF/work-o31.html 2014-10-31T05:00:00Z Europe threatened with deflationary spiral http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/econ-o30.html There are growing warnings of a deflationary spiral, in which falling prices create a vicious cycle of bankruptcies and layoffs leading to more bankruptcies and layoffs. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89f9a6ce-ce9a-4b29-9cd7-c2111bc9198M/econ-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z The trade unions and the Detroit bankruptcy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/pers-o30.html The Detroit bankruptcy has provided yet another demonstration of the anti-working class character of the unions, which function as instruments of the ruling class and the state. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c3adf408-7d07-4058-a155-bcb6bd9c731F/pers-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z US Federal Reserve ends “quantitative easing” program after funneling trillions to financial markets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/quan-o30.html The expected move by the Fed was accompanied by the pledge to keep interest rates at their current near-zero rates for a “considerable time.” Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76afbe39-65c8-4992-bed5-03aad1e68a8H/quan-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z Turkey allows Kurdish reinforcements into Syrian town of Kobani http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/syri-o30.html The US is seeking to forge closer ties with the Kurdish militia groups as it pursues its broader aims of regime-change in Syria. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c2d3720-2cb1-4bd9-9340-326d1fd55e9G/syri-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z Obama uses Ebola doctors as campaign prop http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/ebol-o30.html The media event at the White House, five days before the congressional election, was aimed at giving US imperialism a “humanitarian” face. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ddda6853-658e-4cdc-bc62-00e27e826f5I/ebol-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z Mine disaster deepens crisis of Turkish government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/turk-o30.html The mining disaster in Turkey led to the cancellation of celebrations of a national holiday. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eca5641d-79ab-4a97-ac56-f0467ee590cJ/turk-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z One execution in Texas, another stayed in Missouri http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/exec-o30.html Texas executed its tenth death row prisoner of the year on Tuesday, while the US Supreme Court issued a last-minute stay of execution in Missouri. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f1bdd31-70e9-4feb-9780-44ed89587a6L/exec-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z Ukraine’s recession continues to deepen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/ukec-o30.html National elections were held in Ukraine on Sunday as social conditions in the country continued a steep decline. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36acc6c1-8377-4bfd-be3c-5ec92f3b0f6G/ukec-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z Germany: Final stage in dismantling of Karstadt department store chain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/germ-o30.html Last Friday, Karstadt announced that six stores would be shut down by the middle of 2015. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bfc864fd-2566-41a6-9393-af0170f0d50B/germ-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan president brings down election budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/sril-o30.html All the limited concessions offered to the working people will be ripped up once January’s presidential election is out of the way. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62909613-25cb-4e0e-a139-941b3e4f290D/sril-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z South Africa metalworkers union announces formation of new party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/safr-o30.html Militant strikes by workers have earned South Africa the pejorative title of “protest capital of the world.” Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a76cceec-775f-424f-b504-339a360d1dfK/safr-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z Federal jury convicts friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect of lying to the FBI http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/phil-o30.html Robel Phillipos, an acquaintance of Dzhokar Tsarnaev, faces up to 16 years in federal prison despite not being involved in the bombings. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/736c28e9-85da-4b40-a98f-b80e1ed7a90J/phil-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z Quebec Solidaire renews appeals to big business PQ http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/queb-o30.html Citing Scotland as a model, Quebec Solidaire is appealing to the big business PQ to give it and other “left” forces a greater place in the PQ-led Quebec independence movement. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/04694503-65ae-4f46-bf79-6ff48f08a54L/queb-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z Three darkish comedies: <em>Birdman</em>, <em>The Skeleton Twins</em> and <em>St. Vincent</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/bird-o30.html <em>Birdman</em> deals with the washed-up star of a super-hero franchise. <em>The Skeleton Twins</em> portrays two siblings trying to overcome a painful psychological legacy. <em>St. Vincent</em> features a misanthropic Vietnam veteran who forms a life-changing attachment. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b6b867ee-0b33-4275-b889-37eeaa8f819D/bird-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z UNICEF report: 2.6 million more children in poverty in developed countries since 2008 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/29/poor-o29.html There are 76.5 million children in poverty in 41 developed countries, according to a report published Tuesday by the United Nations Children’s Fund. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d3b7ee4-f452-4450-8a19-d350f2dec54D/poor-o29.html 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z After the US election, an escalation of the Mideast war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/29/pers-o29.html There is a mounting drumbeat from Washington’s vast military and intelligence apparatus for stepped-up bombing and US “boots on the ground” in both Iraq and Syria. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0ec75e4-33f6-4be6-8347-8371b21b7a9O/pers-o29.html 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z Australia shuts door to Ebola-hit countries http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/29/ebol-o29.html The callous, short-sighted and nationalist decision has set a new benchmark for the response of governments around the world toward the disaster. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/01cde90f-0f60-4024-8aad-82e7acadc9eD/ebol-o29.html 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z New book sheds further light on US government protection of ex-Nazis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/29/nazi-o29.html US imperialism recruited thousands of Nazis after World War II, as detailed in a new book by New York Times journalist Eric Lichtblau. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b162dfc-dc73-43e0-bb0c-b4448fead01B/nazi-o29.html 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z Gas dispute between Ukraine, EU and Russia threatens to escalate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/29/gasc-o29.html A cutoff of Russian gas supplies to the EU would spell economic disaster for a number of European countries. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4d0ccd5-7d64-43b1-a95e-be201064bfdO/gasc-o29.html 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z Political crisis deepens in Mexico as army is called on to testify on Iguala massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/29/mexi-o29.html A Congressional panel is calling on the defense secretary to testify on the role of the Army in the disappearance of students. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9fde1c7a-4bd6-442a-ad4d-feb7487344fD/mexi-o29.html 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z Indonesia’s new cabinet of generals, businessmen and technocrats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/29/indo-o29.html Despite his populist claims to be “an outsider,” President Widodo is completely beholden to Jakarta’s political, corporate and military establishment. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33e8f918-dea0-45a2-8e02-8f8620fecf7O/indo-o29.html 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z Australian state government unveils huge asset sales http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/29/quld-o29.html The Queensland government’s privatisation plan is in response to the end of the mining export boom in Australia and the collapse of its revenue base. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e3e682bb-1d03-41cf-bd0b-7e55999c5ccN/quld-o29.html 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z IRS regularly seizes “suspicious” bank accounts without a criminal charge http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/29/irss-o29.html The US Internal Revenue Service, using the legal procedure known as “civil asset forfeiture,” unilaterally confiscates the assets of individuals it suspects of tax evasion. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e7bf9b46-9c66-4f6d-91b7-46702505031C/irss-o29.html 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z Louisiana Supreme Court declares anti-teacher tenure act constitutional http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/29/loui-o29.html The Supreme Court of Louisiana has ruled that anti-teacher legislation backed by Governor Bobby Jindal is constitutional, paving the way for mass firings and public school closings. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a72f2942-cc3a-4beb-a99f-226789fcbc4G/loui-o29.html 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z <em>Pride</em>: The UK miners’ strike through the distorted mirror of identity politics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/29/prid-o29.html Matthew Warchus’ film about the 1984-85 conflict has been well received in Britain and was the third highest-grossing release on its opening weekend. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c530e10a-23b6-4dee-975c-c75f9d60c5cD/prid-o29.html 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z Ebola nurse treated “like a criminal” in New Jersey quarantine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/ebol-o28.html Kaci Hickox was detained on the orders of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, despite having no symptoms of disease. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/988f0669-15a6-421e-a818-41327e5f9baE/ebol-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z The $2 billion Congress http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/pers-o28.html The US government is not only controlled by, but increasingly composed of, the extremely rich. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d27eabc6-ea27-4b95-8f9e-d371b10e423F/pers-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z Lawyers deliver closing statements in Detroit bankruptcy case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/detr-o28.html Fifteen months after Detroit was thrown into bankruptcy, a federal judge is set to rubber-stamp a financial restructuring plan that marks a new stage in the attack on workers. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4b52e2c-f281-409b-b468-0c79b9efbb1G/detr-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z US, EU hail election staged by ultra-right regime in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/ukra-o28.html Sunday’s parliamentary elections will be utilized to legitimize further attacks on pro-Russian opponents of the US puppet regime and impose sweeping austerity measures on the working class as a whole. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d356fa90-92bb-4a63-b8ba-35d8d440445G/ukra-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z Workers Party’s Rousseff re-elected in closest vote since end of Brazil’s dictatorship http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/braz-o28.html Behind Rousseff’s call for unity, the government is preparing to implement economic adjustment measures along the lines advocated by its right-wing opponents. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1cf532df-d0b7-472e-8165-d1675d204fdH/braz-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z Canada’s government tables bill to expand intelligence agency powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/otta-o28.html Canada’s Conservative government tabled legislation yesterday to significantly strengthen the powers of the CSIS. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4c3171d-5e27-4b4e-bf59-cb7cc56022eF/otta-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z French Socialist Party plans to scrap post-World War II job security rules http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/vals-o28.html Valls is proposing to eliminate long-term job contracts in order to boost French competitiveness by allowing businesses to hire and fire at will. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5716e408-c311-452e-8a06-232719227a9B/vals-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z Anti-terror law passed by the French Senate attacks democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/terr-o28.html The bill is an attack on freedom of movement as defined by international law and vastly expands the state’s ability to censor political speech. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54fd222c-c372-44c8-88c9-e0a2f0a79aeJ/terr-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z US-Japan conflicts stall Obama’s Trans-Pacific economic pact http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/tppa-o28.html The impasse points to the underlying conflicts between the interests of the US and those of its current allies such as Japan. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ea7402ab-e3ee-4bc6-a1aa-bf4689c5485K/tppa-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z One million protest in Rome against Renzi’s labor “reforms” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/rome-o28.html Saturday’s mass demonstration was called by the trade unions to preempt any effective action against the government and cover up the role of the unions in developing the new legislation. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e672eb17-9fff-4e02-9518-e3083ca138eO/rome-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z German government plans massive rearmament http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/germ-o28.html German Defense Department officials are demanding a huge increase in military spending. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b36e8769-0181-4421-b399-7a8a7df04c1B/germ-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z ALS patients face loss of Medicare coverage for speech-generating devices http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/alsd-o28.html Medicare may not provide coverage for speech-generating devices that can be upgraded to connect to the Internet or perform basic functions such as turning on room lights. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c60faf66-6e03-4124-aa19-138d3e493a2A/alsd-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z Automakers, US federal regulators limit recall of deadly airbags http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/airb-o28.html US federal safety regulators have limited the recall of vehicles equipped with defective airbags to a restricted geographical area. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4fd56eb4-e423-4a5f-92a7-0e1298fb48eK/airb-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z <em>The Cut</em>, a story of the Armenian Genocide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/tcut-o28.html Turkish-German filmmaker Fatih Akin returns with a story of a family torn apart by the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3eefb4cc-b511-45b9-9b6d-6a033c8d724F/tcut-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/wkrs-o28.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95ef6d0d-7340-457d-afd2-c22937eefa1H/wkrs-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z US child poverty remains at highest rate in 20 years http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/chil-o27.html A report published in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics found that nearly one in four US children lives in poverty, and a similar proportion do not get enough to eat. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/83336940-b427-434e-987f-2a774377878L/chil-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z The US elections and the American plutocracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/pers-o27.html Popular alienation from the political system coincides with the ever more naked domination of both parties and manipulation of elections by a handful of multi-millionaires and billionaires. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1264aac-fcdf-41c0-b1d2-c0d763a1a86E/pers-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z Right-wing nationalist parties dominate Ukrainian parliamentary elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/elec-o27.html The vast majority of the electorate in eastern Ukraine did not participate in Sunday’s parliamentary elections. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c619885-9732-4dd5-b571-e52de86a156E/elec-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z Biographies of assailants undermine claim that Canada is under attack http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/cana-o27.html The government is depicting the country as under terrorist assault so as to silence opposition to Canada’s role in the new US-led war in the Middle East and rush through further anti-democratic laws. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52ee9f86-6a66-41af-9f95-5c17c4f138aK/cana-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z Obama administration continues to obstruct release of CIA torture report http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/tort-o27.html The CIA and the Obama administration are attempting to censor key facts from a Senate report on the agency’s illegal torture program. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c890ae3-fe2b-4b8e-8851-6418440125eI/tort-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z Chinese Communist Party plenum pushes pro-market agenda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/chin-o27.html The Chinese leadership used the plenum to tighten its grip on power and to continue the drive for more extensive pro-market restructuring. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43954388-aa94-4ff7-9ffa-4cf21cdd5b6C/chin-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z US and China clash over infrastructure bank http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/bank-o27.html The US is campaigning against participation by Australia and other regional powers in an Asian infrastructure bank set up by China. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/27f5171a-5e98-4ea8-90f6-4528da42e90E/bank-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z A quarter of South Africans regularly go hungry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/safr-o27.html Malnutrition is especially severe among women and children in South Africa, with Oxfam researchers reporting that childhood stunting has increased to 26.5 percent. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c876e2c5-b897-4bf3-99f1-6d42c617f17D/safr-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z Judge orders Philadelphia officials to negotiate school cuts with teachers union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/phil-o27.html A judge barred the School Reform Commission from unilaterally revoking a contract covering 15,000 Philadelphia teachers. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/053becec-f3a8-4fed-b974-7e1ae81cf3eD/phil-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z Two killed, four wounded in Washington school shooting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/mary-o27.html The shooting in Marysville, Washington is at least the eighth school shooting in the US this semester. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b27cacf3-9dc2-4d22-b098-6562f3aa707M/mary-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z Albuquerque authorities seek to dampen public outrage over police violence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/albq-o27.html Since 2010, Albuquerque police officers have shot more than 40 people, with most of the victims being unarmed and mentally ill. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f04e30e9-682f-4d50-9fe6-c550630bf9dO/albq-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z The California drought: A tale of two cities http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/cali-o27.html The California drought has left thousands of people without access to drinking water while the super-rich are trucking in water to maintain their private lakes and gardens. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1d32f3f-a964-4083-b0eb-136b0fa9381E/cali-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z Australian student union’s phony “day of action” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/stud-o27.html The National Union of Students is promoting the illusion that education can be defended by pressuring Labor and the Greens to block the Abbott government’s budget cuts. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/022bd392-142a-46c9-ab69-23377de736bP/stud-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z International Socialist Organisation seeks to revive New Zealand Labour Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/psud-o27.html Following Labour’s worst election defeat in 92 years, a pseudo-left group is continuing to promote the pro-war party of big business as “left wing.” Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89a6aafa-4816-43dd-95cf-d2d4a7fc472G/psud-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z Interview with Tatiana Smilga-Poluyan, daughter of leading Soviet Left Oppositionist http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/smil-o27.html Tatiana Smilga-Poluyan (May 1919-September 2014) came from a remarkable family with longstanding revolutionary traditions. Not only her parents, but also her uncles and aunts were active participants in the Bolshevik Revolution and the subsequent Civil War. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bdf79507-3529-4373-9874-436789af289C/smil-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z This week in history: October 27-November 2 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/twih-o27.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9c96df2-854f-4a0e-9226-2d5514658a9J/twih-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z Amnesty International: Ferguson police crackdown violated US and international law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/ferg-o25.html Police arrested and brutalized journalists and sought to “collectively punish” Ferguson residents and peaceful protestors. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d89e4c4-6743-41db-9460-c29936e3961C/ferg-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z The Ottawa shooting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/pers-o25.html The Harper government is seizing on the recent attacks by individuals influenced by extreme Islamist ideologies to implement a predetermined, reactionary agenda: expanding Canada’s role in the new Mideast war and strengthening the state’s apparatus of repression. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1dbcce3b-c498-480a-930e-568763dc1c0N/pers-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Autopsy shows St. Louis teenager Vonderrit Myers was gunned down by police while fleeing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/myer-o25.html Attorneys for Myers’ family said the young man was killed by a final execution-style shot to the head. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba0272c4-8d2d-4e31-ab81-de341fb6613F/myer-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Washington Post seizes on chemical weapons claims to press for wider war in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/wapo-o25.html Two items in Friday’s <em>Washington Post</em> reporting chemical weapons attacks in Iraq and Syria are part of a propaganda campaign by the media to turn the operation against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria into a war to overthrow the Assad regime in Syria. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5b2feb3-f0b5-4a56-971b-0d35feeee64H/wapo-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Germany plans to expand its military operations in the Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/germ-o25.html The German military is planning an aggressive campaign to arm and train Kurdish forces, along with other measures to assert German imperialist interests in Iraq and Syria. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/916e538f-86c3-4d50-b272-414d9707894K/germ-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Why is there no vaccine for Ebola? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/ebol-o25.html There are several reports that after the US National Institutes of Health developed an Ebola vaccine that worked in monkeys, major drug companies refused to develop it further because it was not profitable. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c5b9fc5-ded5-4d06-9346-1f2967a934cL/ebol-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Right-wing oligarchs vie for power in Ukraine elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/ukra-o25.html Far from ushering in a period of democracy and freedom, the coup in February and new western-backed government have plunged Ukraine into war and dictatorship. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/39bd5bac-277f-4847-ab1f-0d198328ba2C/ukra-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania’s “Mumia Law”: New attack on political prisoners and new threat to freedom of speech http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/mumi-o25.html The “Revictimization Relief Act” is a thoroughly reactionary piece of legislation that will allow crime victims and their families to sue prison inmates for engaging in constitutionally protected speech. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/01268196-869c-454d-a18e-fa46199b092J/mumi-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z No cause yet determined in Pennsylvania house fire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/mcke-o25.html Fire officials have yet to release the cause of the tragic fire that swept through an old wood-frame house in McKeesport, killing four children and two adults. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/188c850c-56de-4576-958f-4da64345f85E/mcke-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Brazil: São Paulo drought poses public health and economic catastrophe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/braz-o25.html Across the state of São Paulo, some 15 million people face a severe water emergency. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c9f4d94a-3c3a-4e85-97b5-9a13eb9afe2G/braz-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan president visits war-ravaged north under massive security cordon http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/sril-o25.html Rajapakse’s government is using de facto military rule and cheap labour in the north to attract investors. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/849724a8-e2f0-41b8-a635-fb6bf8ab331F/sril-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Packed IYSSE meeting at Humboldt University in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/humb-o25.html Some 200 people, including many students from Humboldt University, packed the hall for a meeting called by the International Youth and Students for Social Equality on the topic “Why do the German elites once again want war?” Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/70e20ebb-91b7-4ecb-ad30-a7db61f03c2M/humb-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z US Marine lawyer Michael Mori discusses fight to release Guantanamo prisoner David Hicks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/mori-o25.html In this interview, Mori explains his experiences defending former Guantanamo Bay prisoner David Hicks and how the US violated the Geneva Conventions. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0a6f5f2c-2fb9-40cb-bdd0-52ea075f358K/mori-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/labo-o25.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0963b25-1657-4850-9af4-8d8a3582139K/labo-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Canadian government seizes on Ottawa shooting to promote militarist, anti-democratic agenda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/cana-o24.html Canada’s Conservative government is seeking to exploit the killing of two Canadian Armed Forces’ soldiers this week to dramatically shift politics further to the right. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63a20108-2178-4a64-899b-7e4fe4fa43dL/cana-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Blackwater, torture and US imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/pers-o24.html The reason for the White House’s determination to cover up the crimes of the Bush administration is clear enough. In the words of Faulkner, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43752f76-3589-4ec1-9f6f-dabb6623a93N/pers-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Australia expands military involvement in Middle East war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/iraq-o24.html Australian attacks in Iraq are assisting the US to pursue the real thrust of the war—a renewed drive by Washington to oust Syrian President Assad. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/057dd022-b78e-4fa7-b3bc-37905998d4eD/iraq-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Democratic Senate candidates sound right-wing themes in pre-election debates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/elec-o24.html In a series of campaign debates last week, Democratic candidates for the US Senate vied with their Republican opponents in their support for militarism and budget-cutting. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f906c115-6577-4d0d-9af1-8f54cbdc5d1K/elec-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Democrat Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/penn-o24.html Pennsylvania voters are faced with no real choice for governor in the November 4 elections. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f5156acb-4051-4444-90bd-9b6936b9498C/penn-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Rise in US corporate profits fueled by fall in real wages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/prof-o24.html Caterpillar, Boeing, GE and GM led US manufacturers with better-than-expected third quarter profits. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/717da2fc-e1d6-4166-b453-430bda5caf5G/prof-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Mass protests in Mexico over Iguala Massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/mexi-o24.html Students are demanding that the investigation into the killing and abduction of their classmates be taken out of the hands of the government. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72c0b628-a655-4c25-a65f-94a3714db71K/mexi-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Brazil’s Workers Party faces its tightest election after 12 years in power http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/braz-o24.html Whether the PT or the right-wing opposition party, the PSDB, wins Sunday’s vote, the Brazilian working class will face deepening attacks on its living standards. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/afb468e3-4e5e-46be-a75d-c9603b74206E/braz-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Japanese ministers visit Yasukuni war shrine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/yasu-o24.html The visit is part of the Abe government’s agenda of whitewashing the Japanese army’s war crimes in the 1930s and 1940s and remilitarising Japan. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a05a244f-4851-4bd5-b2d6-7dd3e05d0d5C/yasu-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z UK Tories intensify anti-EU, anti-immigrant rhetoric http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/tory-o24-o24.html Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to make immigration reform the centrepiece of a renegotiation of Britain's relationship with the European Union. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/10261c02-351f-4644-bfa5-96ae61a2edfG/tory-o24-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Germany’s SPD leadership backs Left Party premier in Thuringia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/left-o24.html The pending installation of Ramelow as premier heralds a new stage in the rightward shift of the Left Party. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c00e64e9-4015-41f2-b232-eeedc31f807A/left-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z College police across the US armed with military-grade weaponry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/mili-o24.html The Defense Department has provided at least 117 college police departments with military hardware. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/04854bde-c2b1-4af0-837b-b74412b58c9D/mili-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Over 200 attend IYSSE meeting at Berlin's Humboldt University http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/humb-o24.html The October 23 meeting organised by the International Youth and Students for Social Equality at Humboldt University in Berlin entitled “Why do the German elites once again want war?” was highly successful. The audience of students and workers listened attentively to the lecture by ICFI secretary Peter Schwarz, which was followed by a lively discussion period. A detailed report will be published tomorrow. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90c836c8-3393-4a55-8009-bb99448a2f2J/humb-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/wkrs-o24.html <em>The World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5656b9a0-75a4-4cd7-9b8b-d668c1e163bO/wkrs-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Ottawa terror attack triggers massive police-military mobilization http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/cana-o23.html In the aftermath of the Parliament Hill attack, police mounted a massive security operation, placing offices, shops and schools under lockdown, closing off streets to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic, and deploying heavily-armed SWAT teams. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f44686e-70b2-4500-9c5c-d5a46405fb8E/cana-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z The carve-up of Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/pers-o23.html As the bankruptcy of Detroit enters its final chapter, the plunder of city assets by Wall Street speculators grows ever more shameless. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/075b2d62-c17b-4d13-9010-f611cf41bd1A/pers-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z Blackwater mercenaries convicted for role in 2007 Iraq massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/blac-o23.html The crimes of the Blackwater mercenaries were a product of the illegal invasion of Iraq by the US government, for which the entire political and military establishment is guilty. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c3e1e82-3976-40b1-9744-0cfe9d670f6O/blac-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z US judge sets deadline in lawsuit over Iraq, Afghanistan torture photos http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/tort-o23.html The US government is fighting in the courts, in Congress and at the United Nations to defend military and CIA torturers. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/234491d3-efc7-4e26-b4f9-5643efb3161B/tort-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z Obama administration considers sending more “advisers” to Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/isis-o23.html Preparations are being made to substantially escalate the US military presence and participation in ground combat operations. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96190421-15bc-4545-ac82-2319c7f3731J/isis-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z Ebola crisis: Major powers line up to send troops to Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/ebol-o23.html The imperialist powers are using the Ebola outbreak as a cover for re-establishing a military presence in their former African colonies. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/202b06eb-e929-44ae-b36c-7d9b05c5b8fB/ebol-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z US media campaign to exonerate cop who killed Michael Brown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/ferg-o23.html The <em>Washington Post</em> and <em>St. Louis Post-Dispatch</em> published coordinated leaks from grand jury proceedings, claiming they substantiate the story of Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40611109-c801-4ad9-aecd-f384cdfb46fJ/ferg-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania 10-year-old still behind bars on murder charge http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/nepa-o23.html The child has been held in an isolation cell at Wayne County Correctional Facility in Honesdale, Pennsylvania since October 11. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/51ad9aaa-4ef9-495d-adb2-61b9f364842M/nepa-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z Lawsuits allege Alabama prison inmates left to die of treatable diseases http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/alab-o23.html Jailers in Madison County, Alabama deliberately denied health care to inmates with treatable illnesses in order to cut costs, according to three recently filed lawsuits. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41d1670c-92de-4645-ac65-dd413483ee2B/alab-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z Automakers covered up deadly airbag defect http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/toyo-o23.html Reports indicate that Honda and other automakers knew that airbags on their vehicles could explode, posing a risk of death or injury to occupants, but dragged out a recall. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/312fb31f-036a-40d6-9ffc-c767d03839aE/toyo-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z Joko Widodo installed as Indonesian president http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/indo-o23.html Sections of the ruling elite backed Widodo, calculating that his image as “a man of the people” would help ram through unpopular pro-market measures. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95eaf6cd-0aea-47dd-a6f8-4c10cb2e631P/indo-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z German business demands further opening of Chinese market http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/chin-o23.html The third round of German-Chinese government consultations took place in Berlin on October 10. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d05c6643-f90b-4998-a00f-7816d12158dI/chin-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z Poverty and inequality worsening in Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/pove-o23.html Nearly 14 percent of the Australian population is living in poverty, according to a report by the Australian Council of Social Service. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e0a1199-7b0c-48b6-ab98-79035d2bd8cJ/pove-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z IYSSE antiwar campaign resonates with workers and youth in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/germ-o23.html Workers and young people have responded positively to a movement that opposes the drive towards war, defends the social rights to a job and a good income, and seeks to unite workers internationally on the basis of a socialist program. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f50bded-55fd-4acc-af5e-b30d5549189C/germ-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z Climate change behind recent extreme weather conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/clim-o23.html Data compiled by 91 climate scientists suggests that human-induced climate change has increased the severity and likelihood of extreme weather events in 2013. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20ae18df-a806-4a71-90b6-ec01681c832F/clim-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z Census report: Half of Americans poor or near poor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/pove-o22.html A related study found that “nearly two-thirds of New York City residents struggled to make ends meet.” Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/22e40745-eb84-4cc4-9c4e-4a93049ee41H/pove-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Mexico’s disappeared students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/pers-o22.html The disappearance of the 43 students in the southern state of Guerrero is bound up with the rising inequality and savage violence that go hand in hand with Mexico’s free market “reforms.” Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc6ea64b-1aee-4db8-b1bc-a61a9f7b77cB/pers-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Human Rights Watch documents Ukrainian military’s use of cluster rockets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/ukra-o22.html “The use of cluster munitions in populated areas violates the laws of war due to the indiscriminate nature of the weapon and may amount to war crimes,” the report states. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93ff3da2-73dd-4690-9ee2-2ab6c3a42daA/ukra-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Sweden mounts military operation to find alleged Russian submarine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/swed-o22.html The alleged underwater threat is being exploited to justify the militarization of the region. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99ab1a04-a97d-4786-8dcb-1730aa77ffaD/swed-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Sharp rise of Ebola cases in western Sierra Leone http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/ebol-o22.html There are now 851 confirmed cases of Ebola and an estimated 20 deaths a day in two western Sierra Leone districts. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/adeefd43-f81d-4cef-a5ac-384f426afe9P/ebol-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Hong Kong protests continue after televised debate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/hong-o22.html The discussion between government officials and protest leaders reached no agreement on the framework for the 2017 election for chief executive. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/94e3f3a2-8ab8-4a40-809c-9a7fac66c81A/hong-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Two newly-appointed Japanese cabinet members resign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/japa-o22.html The resignations of the ministers is evidence of a further right-wing shift in the Abe government. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33db504e-7d3c-45fa-bcec-d2fae0166b3L/japa-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Striking Bosch workers in India defy state government ban http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/bosc-o22.html Bosch auto workers have been on strike in Bangalore since September 16, fighting for higher wages and better working conditions. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69e9c2ce-d881-4803-b17f-60ac1909fddP/bosc-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z German union proposes cost-cutting plan to boost VW profits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/vwcu-o22.html VW’s works council has presented a 400-page proposal aimed at tripling company profits. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2e028af-3d8a-4ec1-91d4-17c339a33e6C/vwcu-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Waukegan, Illinois teachers’ strike enters third week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/wauk-o22.html Although the suburban Chicago district has a $37 million budget surplus, school officials are demanding teachers pay higher medical costs and accept a de facto wage cut. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/accf6f3a-f261-4791-84e4-c88fc74aa53K/wauk-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Wyoming coal miner killed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/mine-o22.html The death at Peabody Energy’s North Antelope Rochelle Mine was the 13th US coal mining fatality this year Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d813220f-1a69-4bb5-a8a2-4ce9d8c4e11O/mine-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Canada: Harper using “terror attack” to impose anti-democratic measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/cana-o22.html Canada’s Conservative government is seizing upon a purported terrorist attack to advance the ruling elite’s agenda of war and attacks on democratic rights. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dad26db4-ea91-4ae1-9b65-81cfa504a5fK/cana-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z <em>The Death of Klinghoffer</em> premieres in New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/klin-o22.html Despite vitriolic attacks and demands that the performance be cancelled, John Adams’s work went on as scheduled at the Metropolitan Opera on Monday night. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5c9de5f-f239-4b4d-b744-b7ab923e604O/klin-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z David Fincher’s <em>Gone Girl</em>: The lady vanishes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/gone-o22.html <em>Gone Girl</em> wants to be a psychological study, a black comedy about the upper middle class, a social critique and a satire of media sensationalism. A few aspects are intriguing, even accomplished. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c3ba49a-1945-495e-8004-5c1bd1046eeF/gone-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Teaching war: Australian government targets primary school students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/wedu-o22.html Australian authorities are distributing patriotic war propaganda among school children as part of the official World War I centenary commemorations. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/653d6f02-ff9c-4dc3-97b0-2473c929e11L/wedu-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Defend striking German train drivers and airline pilots! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/defe-o22.html The German ruling elite regards the strikes by train drivers and pilots as an expression of growing opposition to the government’s program of austerity and war. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d13838c-9f44-425f-b733-2c5570022d0K/defe-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Hundreds of prison deaths in Florida under investigation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/pris-o21.html Whistleblowers have revealed a wave of torture and murder by guards in Florida prisons. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f6e4809-aa55-4c65-b042-35a1cc02696E/pris-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Tatiana Ivarovna Smilga-Poluyan: May 22, 1919 – September 27, 2014 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/smil-o21.html Tatiana Ivarovna Smilga-Poluyan, daughter of the Left Oppositionist Ivar Smilga, dedicated her life to restoring historical truth about those who had been murdered and whose names had been besmirched by Stalinist reaction. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/646f0f61-5324-49eb-a211-c4214a7baeeH/smil-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z US boosts support for Kurdish militia in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/syri-o21.html While the PYD and its armed wing are still on the US list of terrorist organisations, Secretary of State Kerry is rebadging them as Washington’s latest “valiant” freedom fighters. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f016768d-3c61-472f-b37b-81bdd4a213cC/syri-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Market gyrations and the need for socialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/pers-o21.html The wild swings on financial markets last week indicate that the crisis which erupted in 2008 is returning in an even more explosive form. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf19898d-7d66-4b0d-b862-8adad62ed83B/pers-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Turkish government seeks new police state powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/turk-o21.html According to Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc, the Homeland Security Reform Bill would “give the upper hand to the police” and “more space to resort to new tools and measures.” Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1f371f2a-944a-4da4-b6b0-abf225e5b73B/turk-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z France, Germany hold talks on EU approval of France’s 2015 budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/fran-o21.html Paris and Berlin are working on a behind-the-scenes deal for intensified, long-term austerity measures against the working class. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/da02dd79-ea5c-47b3-b992-d3eeaab7c3dB/fran-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Germany: Lufthansa pilots take renewed strike action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/pilo-o21.html While the immediate issue in the pilots’ dispute is cuts in early retirement provision, the background is the major changes in the air industry that affect not only pilots but all airline workers in Europe and across the globe. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e6edb31a-dadf-4c50-8dad-196f13a2c35L/pilo-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Workers protest East London Labour council budget cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/lond-o21.html Already 800 local authority jobs have been lost in Barking and Dagenham under cuts implemented by Labour. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f1f192e9-4d6f-47de-a2b2-cd05b0a6308O/lond-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Detroit hearing on water shutoffs promotes UN, Democrats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/dpwb-o21.html The event on Sunday was sponsored by the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization and the Detroit Peoples Water Board. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/580721a5-d3e8-4351-8a1f-b87e343cae2M/dpwb-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z UAW imposes concessions on Pennsylvania Boeing workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/boeg-o21.html The deal follows similar concessions pacts worked out by the UAW, the International Association of Machinists and the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace at Boeing facilities in Seattle and other cities. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fe79d380-5346-4f41-b74c-3dd416aae85J/boeg-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Australia: Opposition Labor Party rubberstamps “Foreign Fighters Bill” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/terr-o21.html The second of the Abbott government’s three “terrorism” bills is set to pass through parliament before the end of the month. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e3b40be-ccc7-4fd7-b7ba-594766d1adeD/terr-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Municipal elections a debacle for Peruvian “left” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/peru-o21.html The right-wing candidate Luis Castañeda, a former two-term mayor of Lima, was swept back into office in the Peruvian capital. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f79846c6-ad98-4a80-9030-aef05a69289M/peru-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z US midterm elections dominated by corporate cash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/elec-o21.html Billionaires and big corporate interests account for the vast bulk of campaign spending for both parties in the 2014 US elections, much of it secret. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72325eb5-0a96-4109-8d39-35b5917923fE/elec-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z The LSSP’s Great Betrayal: Part 4 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/lssp-o21.html The final article in the series examines the aftermath of the LSSP’s betrayal and draws the necessary political conclusions for the working class in Sri Lanka and internationally. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96b30667-8a79-4fcb-a104-7caaec62b20F/lssp-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z SEP meetings oppose Australian involvement in US war in the Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/sepe-o21.html The SEP held five public meetings to oppose the US-led military intervention in Iraq and Syria and the recent anti-terror raids in Australian cities. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50bd62ed-6b48-4d2c-ac88-d6dc7987c49I/sepe-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Workers and youth discuss the war in Syria and Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/sepi-o21.html Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d7f2227a-f235-49b9-9dc4-74e25a4f70bH/sepi-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Pleas to major powers from Ebola-stricken countries, health professionals fall on deaf ears http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/ebol-o20.html The major imperialist powers and the drug companies are leaving tens of thousands to die. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d85aee37-babc-4991-b302-84dc7fe29a6K/ebol-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Australian imperialism: Political attack dog for US war drive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/pers-o20.html Australian Prime Minister Abbott’s declaration that he intended to “shirtfront” Russian President Putin at the forthcoming G20 summit is another expression of rising geo-political tensions. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1de83ac4-c44e-4f92-8562-4a2d28fbfafC/pers-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court allows Texas to implement anti-democratic voter ID law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/vote-o20.html The Texas voter ID law, which was previously struck down as unconstitutional, will block hundreds of thousands of eligible voters from casting ballots in the November elections. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b80768b-c0fc-4e8c-b369-0542e44ab1cB/vote-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Leaked documents expose secret contracts between NSA and tech companies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/nsad-o20.html The NSA’s internal documents indicate that corporations are actively abetting and benefiting from the US government’s illegal mass surveillance programs. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca590076-6e06-4964-b0bb-be0154b3f4cN/nsad-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Obama administration signals reluctance to bring civil rights charges against killer cop in Missouri http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/ferg-o20.html The <em>New York Times</em>, citing federal officials, reported that “the evidence so far did not support civil rights charges” against the officer who shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb61a342-f56b-4d48-9a72-c115ff2a058B/ferg-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Tens of thousands march in London against low wages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/tucm-o20.html At Saturday’s rally, the trade union leaders spoke as if they have had nothing to do with the onslaught on living standards and declining wages. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ecf7c4e-70f1-43c7-b233-6bf0d1b5601H/tucm-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Six killed in Pittsburgh area house fire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/mcke-o20.html In the worst such tragedy in recent history, four children and two adults were killed in a fire early Saturday morning in the city of McKeesport. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b974e757-c1f0-4b14-be07-a4dcf7d065eH/mcke-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Philadelphia unions use teachers’ rally to promote Democrats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/phil-o20.html Some 3,000 teachers, parents, students and other city workers participated in a rally to oppose the revoking of the labor agreement covering 15,000 teachers. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/169eeb13-c64a-477b-9ded-ab85e0f8da0M/phil-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Los Angeles City Council proposes minor increase in minimum wage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/losa-o20.html The proposal, presented as a way of alleviating social inequality in one the poorest cities in the US, is aimed at bolstering the Democratic Party. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/550b6470-3dbd-4629-a8e0-0ea63af52d5M/losa-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Electricity base rates to double in Massachusetts this winter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/mass-o20.html The state’s Department of Public Utilities has caved in to National Grid, the main private supplier of electricity. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7eb0ed91-e6af-43f0-a561-5fe903ec294N/mass-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Students forced to endure sweltering temperatures in Southern California classrooms http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/long-o20.html Children were sent to school nurses with nausea, headaches and bloody noses during a recent heat wave. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2fbe6c41-998c-4f27-a648-34ac8bc8699H/long-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z <em>Citizenfour</em> documentary on Edward Snowden premieres in UK and US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/citi-o20.html Speaking of the NSA and the intelligence apparatus, Snowden asserts, in Laura Poitras’ documentary, “We are building the biggest weapon for oppression in the history of mankind.” Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8e14100-bcd4-4e55-bf09-9dd04d32e3eG/citi-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Keen interest in anti-war campaign of IYSSE at Humboldt University in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/humb-o20.html The Socialist Equality Party and its youth movement, the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, are increasingly seen as the only serious anti-war organizations in Germany. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c813d64c-4376-4162-9765-e19e3f40985O/humb-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Imperialism and the World Wars of the Twentieth Century: Historical lessons and present dangers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/iwtc-o20.html In the fight against imperialist war, it is necessary to study the lessons of history and learn from the experiences of past struggles. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/baebe1e5-b3f6-4ba1-8175-c2d89b9caf8M/iwtc-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z This week in history: October 20-26 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/twih-o20.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e91a44b4-b14b-4120-8bfb-cc0637272bfP/twih-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z German intellectuals in World War I http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/germ-o20.html In 1914, German intellectuals launched an “Appeal to the Civilized World” to justify imperialist war. Today, their heirs hypocritically invoke “human rights” to build popular support for war. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3e01f7f-257c-4db4-b1ac-c1b3b9d7fb0D/germ-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z “Risky Business” study highlights the inability of capitalism to address the consequences of climate change http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/risk-o20.html A recently published study documents the severe consequences of climate change in the United States through the end of the century, while demonstrating the inability of capitalism to offer any effective solutions. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f174ee42-ad8b-4de4-86a0-122ca3f2d1dI/risk-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Government indifference compounds Ebola disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/ebol-o18.html A UN trust fund for Ebola has only $100,000 on hand, a fraction of the nearly $1 billion the world body says is needed to contain the spread of the deadly virus. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fee318eb-c489-4816-af23-38e85b73e23C/ebol-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z The American oligarchy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/pers-o18.html Whatever the pretense of “one person, one vote,” the fact is that the top 0.1 percent dictates policy and essentially selects the personnel tasked with carrying it out. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69c621a7-ed6a-4bc9-b64a-71f142e2c92O/pers-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Australian government refuses to send teams to fight Ebola http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/ebau-o18.html While the Abbott government rushed to dispatch military forces to the Middle East, it has rejected calls to help fight the worsening health crisis in Africa. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1baf5afe-a84c-4eaf-ab50-dd3654650e4J/ebau-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z FBI director demands unfettered access to all encrypted phone data http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/come-o18.html FBI Director James Comey’s remarks at the Brookings Institution underscored the unwillingness of the US ruling elite to tolerate any obstacles to its mass surveillance programs. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d1c1de6-51a3-43a9-88d3-270d2a7642dE/come-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Judge delays order to release Guantanamo force-feeding videos http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/guan-o18.html The one-month “pause” gives the Obama administration time to seek an appeals court review of the order to make the tapes public. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/98b9f21f-1543-40d2-a863-201a9748a14L/guan-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z French President Hollande moves to end universality of family benefits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/famb-o18.html Benefits paid to all families with children in France since the end of World War II are being slashed by Hollande's Socialist Party government. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df5390b3-19c8-4bad-a144-7861eea6693F/famb-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Spanish students eject Ukrainian fascist thugs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/spai-o18.html Madrid’s Complutense University is hosting an exhibition, “The Tragedy of Odessa,” detailing the attack by Ukrainian fascists on the trade union building in the city, which killed 42 people. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a97b933-5d13-4862-8ab0-6134634331dG/spai-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z University study exposes growing hunger in South London borough of Lambeth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/food-o18.html A study on food insecurity in Lambeth, South London revealed that more than 75 percent of parents had reduced the size of their meals or skipped meals. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/172540da-edc5-4b61-8240-94e408f655dB/food-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Europe’s police target refugees in operation Mos Maiorum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/euwi-o18.html Intensified checks at major traffic spots, borders and airports are aimed at identifying refugees without valid residency permits. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/05d73a86-e728-4f7a-9940-58e688cf8e7E/euwi-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Thousands protest disappearance of Mexican teaching students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/mexi-o18.html Outrage remains widespread as the Mexican government has failed to reveal what happened to the missing students. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b899210d-485e-403e-9943-200b09cb09bL/mexi-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Texas man dies after being tased by police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/poli-o18.html The family of a man killed by a Sheriff’s deputy says the officer tased him twice before he died. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67efe9b2-8f8e-41ce-b086-5cbe1e50d66B/poli-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Police harass street performers in New York’s Times Square http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/time-o18.html Immigrant workers and others try to make a living in the city’s tourist mecca. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62066e6c-1c8c-4482-a176-d9c76860f16L/time-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Reports of garbage, vermin in Chicago public schools http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/cps-o18.html In spite of the reports, officials, backed by the SEIU, intend to proceed with the layoff of nearly 300 janitors. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e4148a4-500c-4853-a08a-b882a71955fF/cps-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Scholarship instead of war propaganda! IYSSE statement on the dispute at Humboldt University http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/humb-o18.html The IYSSE is seeking to prevent Berlin’s Humboldt University from once again becoming a centre of militarism and dictatorship. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f89e4f84-3360-4a43-9cb9-2f1b428dbf0C/humb-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z From pseudo-left to New Right: The trajectory of France’s Jean-Luc Mélenchon http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/mele-o18.html Terrified by the global capitalist crisis, Mélenchon is denouncing socialism and building ties with the periphery of the neo-fascist National Front. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76087461-728f-4e9e-8dc3-5b5bcdc5e51A/mele-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/labo-o18.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/256f3498-1c12-4c67-90f6-777d0034b4dM/labo-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Richest one percent controls nearly half of global wealth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/ineq-o17.html Hypothetically, if the growth of inequality were to proceed at last year’s rate, the richest one percent would control all the wealth on the planet within 23 years. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/427c8aea-7342-4c3b-9ead-71b007f6d27J/ineq-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z The US midterm elections and the bankruptcy of the capitalist system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/pers-o17.html The US midterm elections are taking place six years after the election of Obama, hailed as a “transformative” candidate who would alter the course of American politics. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/908f8816-53e7-429d-b1f2-c109c03c42aN/pers-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z US boosts air war in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/uswa-o17.html As the US seeks to consolidate its presence in Iraq and further plans for regime change in Syria, the logic of the military situation points to a further escalation of the war. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4fa1739b-4f37-4604-a6eb-59b8bd5ad61I/uswa-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z CIA warned arming Syrian “rebels” unlikely to succeed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/arms-o17.html The intelligence agency concluded on the basis of decades of experience that its arming of US-backed insurgents seldom proved successful. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba1523fe-9ea1-4de3-9172-5697d326651M/arms-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z Lack of training, safety at Texas hospital where nurses contracted Ebola http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/ebol-o17.html Texas Health Presbyterian’s handling of Ebola cases has come under fire from registered nurses at the hospital. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53bc145e-a519-4cfe-9741-00063085128K/ebol-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z Deal with bond insurer paves way for approval of Detroit bankruptcy plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/detr-o17.html A settlement with FGIC announced Thursday will give the bond insurer control of choice riverfront property and other city owned assets. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a9122641-572b-4283-82db-cdfeb0c3305B/detr-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z Students, workers denounce attack on Philadelphia teachers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/phil-o17.html High school students who walked out last week to support their teachers discussed the fight against budget-cutting and the attack on public education. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2043afb-26b4-422c-aec4-29b0d06118bB/phil-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z An Australian Labor leader feigns concern over terror laws http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/albo-o17.html Albanese’s interview prompted extensive media coverage, promoting the illusion that he was mounting a challenge to the Labor Party’s backing for the legislation. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14d972ca-fb89-40aa-8f5a-88ef7cf636eD/albo-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z Russia, Ukraine to negotiate amid deepening crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/ukra-o17.html The propositions made to Moscow in the negotiations are accompanied by massive threats and preparations for new aggression against Russia. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8923b0fe-9ef6-46f2-b384-20bc876419fP/ukra-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z Rising inequality in Denmark http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/denm-o17.html Denmark’s 50 richest individuals have more than doubled their wealth. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d2135fc-8bf3-4416-8ab1-3e1b2e3fbd1L/denm-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z Death claims mount from GM ignition defect http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/genm-o17.html So far, there have been 178 death claims filed, far in excess of the 13 fatalities acknowledged by GM in vehicles it has recalled for faulty ignitions. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/949e5a74-55c1-4c97-92f2-880adc57468M/genm-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z Pro-charter think tank in New Orleans forced to retract flawed study http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/char-o17.html The Cowen Institute at Tulane University released a dishonest study whose apparent “findings” were determined in advance by its methodology. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/403bdf91-34cf-4220-af6c-3774b2a7184O/char-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z Germany’s Left Party emerges as a party of war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/germ-o17.html The Left Party is using the defence of the Kurdish minority as a pretext to support a policy of imperialist war. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a308b6b6-a87c-451e-bf37-38e0328e8c4J/germ-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z Australia’s pseudo-left organisation complicit in US war for regime change in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/salt-o17.html Socialist Alternative has yet to write a single article even acknowledging that US bombs have begun to rain down on Syria. As the old maxim states, silence is consent. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0766b799-cd25-4503-9cd5-f4e1c1f5218C/salt-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z The Gary Webb story in <em>Kill the Messenger</em>: Shedding light on CIA criminality and conspiracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/kill-o17.html Michael Cuesta’s film tells the story of the journalist whose 1996 investigative series, “Dark Alliance,” uncovered ties between the Central Intelligence Agency and massive drug peddling by the right-wing Nicaraguan Contras. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7c1e3c3-bde6-4147-a5c4-b11102ad7e7O/kill-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z New Zealand WSWS meeting discusses election outcome http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/meet-o17.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em>’s public meeting in Lower Hutt discussed the socialist alternative to the drive towards war and the austerity policies which every party supported in last month’s election. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0404968b-27f9-433b-ac97-1844e115c24M/meet-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/wkrs-o17.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4cf2002-818b-41a9-b857-0acc72e5e6fA/wkrs-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z <link>http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/cha2-o17.html</link> <description /> <pubDate>Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT</pubDate> <guid isPermaLink="false">http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc8e9395-d6d7-4ee2-927d-3768868dcc3P/cha2-o17.html</guid> <dc:date>2014-10-17T05:00:00Z</dc:date> </item> <item> <title>Turmoil rips through global financial markets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/econ-o16.html A day of turmoil on global financial markets has brought warnings that the conditions experienced in the financial crisis of 2008 could be returning. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d8e83bb-c893-4135-945b-297d501dbb0G/econ-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z Ebola in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/pers-o16.html The incompetent and irresponsible response to the Ebola crisis in the US stands as an indictment of the American political establishment. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91ea73c8-75a0-4fc4-92e4-01c452cebe6O/pers-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z US-backed militias commit war crimes in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/iraq-o16.html Shia militias, among the only ground forces to make advances against ISIS, have carried out a deadly campaign of sectarian violence against Sunnis. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b8661c3-f534-4431-884d-4c3f5ecbe36M/iraq-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z White House publicity stunt offers no relief to long-term jobless workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/unem-o16.html With the mid-term elections approaching, the meeting was designed to counter the public perception that the administration is indifferent to the plight of the long-term unemployed. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e921bc2-85ba-482c-b798-f0713848175F/unem-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z Who is responsible for the Ebola virus case in Spain? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/ebol-o16.html Last Friday, nurses protested against the risks they face in treating Ebola patients. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d7e7a15f-ff45-41b7-8c6e-4b0a8360d50G/ebol-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z German train drivers and pilots take strike action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/trai-o16.html The GDL and pilots’ union Cockpit are being deliberately provoked by Deutsche Bahn and Lufthansa. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ca26a0b-62b8-45eb-a155-699b0cddd6bJ/trai-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z Excavation of gas chamber at Nazi Sobibor concentration camp completed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/sobi-o16.html The Sobibor, Belzec and Treblinca concentration camps were designed to carry out the systematic extermination of Jews and Roma living in those parts of Ukraine and Poland occupied by the Wehrmacht. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0e416dc6-5d06-4034-9238-21da03e5dd2E/sobi-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z Drone flying “Greater Albania” flag provokes soccer riot in Serbia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/ufea-o16.html The violence at the UEFA qualifying match happened on the eve of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Belgrade to mark the 70th anniversary of the city’s liberation from Nazi occupation in World War II. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d33ac061-e16f-4814-8570-ce95da11dfdD/ufea-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z San Ysidro, California teachers sold out after three-day strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/sysd-o16.html The union rammed through the deal at a hastily called meeting at which teachers were not allowed to ask questions. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7019fe58-5c0e-4912-954b-cc2016a9dbdN/sysd-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania boy, 10, charged as adult in murder case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/penn-o16.html A 10-year-old Pennsylvania boy has been charged as an adult and jailed for the death of a 90-year-old woman. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1f1382e0-7bf8-4558-9a33-f77d0d6b673M/penn-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z Protests across Mexico over disappearance of students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/mexi-o16.html At least 29 universities joined the protest walkout, and in Guerrero, 87 percent of schools were on strike. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc456836-65e2-408b-86de-15213bc7729C/mexi-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z David Greenglass, star witness against the Rosenbergs, dies at 92 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/rose-o16.html The Rosenberg case must serve as a warning in the current climate of preparation for war. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e8db7a3e-d50e-471a-9f43-fa1e34d07aaB/rose-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z <em>The Gold Mine</em> by Kelsey Waldon: Life, more or less http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/kels-o16.html Kelsey Waldon sets out to tell small-town stories in her debut album. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21f295e1-e1d4-4b85-bfa1-1e91029f408M/kels-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z US Marine accused of murdering Filipino during war games http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/phil-o16.html President Aquino’s government rushed to assure Washington that the killing would not jeopardize the recent signed basing deal. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d175022-40df-434d-9847-441eec0224aO/phil-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z India: Tamil Nadu chief minister jailed over graft case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/indi-o16.html Jayaram Jayalalithaa was stripped of her post and her seat in the state assembly, and faces four years in jail. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f9c4433-8a09-405c-b0e3-0b451df6cf0O/indi-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z Reports expose Australian government’s data retention plans http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/data-o16.html Fresh revelations show how the laws will expand the mass surveillance conducted by Australia’s spy agencies in partnership with the US. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4da15078-27e9-4426-8eb9-cd8a68e048fJ/data-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z Obama meets anti-ISIS “coalition” amid rising US-Turkish tensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/15/aafb-o15.html The meeting at Andrews Air Force Base could not mask the deepening divisions over the strategy guiding the US-led war in Iraq and Syria. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b98a4467-b211-481e-ad51-5ea615ad82dO/aafb-o15.html 2014-10-15T05:00:00Z The invisible election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/15/pers-o15.html The interests of American working people, the vast majority of the population, find no expression in the election campaigns of the two parties. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a555dad-c22a-41fe-99fd-d0009d23e60E/pers-o15.html 2014-10-15T05:00:00Z World Health Organization says Ebola cases could reach 10,000 per week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/15/ebol-o15.html The figures came as the head of the National Institutes of Health said that the US would likely have already developed a vaccine for Ebola if budget cuts had not slashed research funding. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c219a7fd-d978-48f3-a290-3ebfcffeb27H/ebol-o15.html 2014-10-15T05:00:00Z Australian prime minister threatens to “shirtfront” Vladimir Putin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/15/abbo-o15.html For a G20 leader to threaten another with physical violence—even figuratively—indicates how far diplomatic norms have broken down. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ae082d7-fa84-4501-a0c4-7cb44e9298bE/abbo-o15.html 2014-10-15T05:00:00Z Police clash with Hong Kong protesters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/15/hong-o15.html Having taken no action against the protests last week, the Hong Kong government is now seeking to dismantle the protest sites, step by step. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/880dfae9-c1d0-4d22-87df-03cb69638ceO/hong-o15.html 2014-10-15T05:00:00Z Catalan government cancels independence referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/15/cata-o15.html The task of the pseudo-left groups is to advise the Catalan bourgeoisie on how to market separatism to the working class. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19ba6d3d-e6b7-4da3-a5e5-aacfaa3b8e2B/cata-o15.html 2014-10-15T05:00:00Z UK health workers strike: “We should all be out together” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/15/ints-o15.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> interviewed National Health Service workers participating in a four-hour action over pay on Monday. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ac2fa33a-6705-46b9-b963-e891586a93aO/ints-o15.html 2014-10-15T05:00:00Z Street battles erupt in Guerrero over disappeared Mexican students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/15/mexi-o15.html Students, education workers and families mobilized in Guerrero demanding the resignation of the governor and the return of the disappeared students. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/032dbe49-de16-4d79-b4e9-98dbd4cf86cA/mexi-o15.html 2014-10-15T05:00:00Z Sharp rise in US contract workers killed on the job http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/15/cont-o15.html The number of contract workers killed on the job has increased by 35 percent since 2011. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/909ae8d6-b1f1-461f-a63f-f00a2533ca5B/cont-o15.html 2014-10-15T05:00:00Z Boston Marathon bombing suspect’s defense demands prosecutors turn over evidence on 2011 murders http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/15/tsar-o15.html Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense asserts information proving their client’s knowledge of a 2011 triple homicide would support their claims that the elder brother was the driving force in the Boston Marathon bombings. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bdb40ee4-f563-4255-88e1-84d0709c7d1F/tsar-o15.html 2014-10-15T05:00:00Z Reports point to worsening conditions for Pennsylvania workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/15/penn-o15.html Newly released figures show declining or stagnating wages and widening social inequality Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/12bed498-687e-459b-91b7-2328abbedccK/penn-o15.html 2014-10-15T05:00:00Z Job cuts deepen in Australian TAFE colleges http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/15/tafe-o15.html The Abbott government is intensifying funding cuts and pro-market restructuring begun under the previous Labor government. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/676193b4-8534-4d05-8414-e7e1617f818P/tafe-o15.html 2014-10-15T05:00:00Z German IYSSE defends freedom of speech at Humboldt University http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/15/humb-o15.html This exchange of letters documents the attempt by the Humboldt University administration in Berlin to censor the International Youth and Students for Social Equality’s meeting on the topic “Why Do the German Elites Again Want War?”. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd281494-65e6-4474-816f-6561f783fd9J/humb-o15.html 2014-10-15T05:00:00Z Tigers and global corporate criminality: “We’ve got a really bad system” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/15/tff6-o15.html Danis Tanović’s new film focuses on a scandal that stretches back at least four decades—the marketing of infant formula to women in poor countries, which has caused untold suffering and death. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e83af04-4a38-4bf1-8e10-c0432c9cca6B/tff6-o15.html 2014-10-15T05:00:00Z Why does the German ruling elite want war? A well-attended meeting in Frankfurt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/15/fran-o15.html The meeting was called by the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality as part of a campaign against the revival of German militarism. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b16b469-05b8-418e-9438-e1cae860bc2B/fran-o15.html 2014-10-15T05:00:00Z Storm clouds gather over world economy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/14/econ-o14.html The IMF and World Bank meetings produced no policies to bring about an economic recovery. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25afdb26-7c0d-4313-be67-d943710628bC/econ-o14.html 2014-10-14T05:00:00Z US Army drafts blueprint for World War III http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/14/pers-o14.html The Pentagon is preparing for unlimited global warfare and military dictatorship within the United States. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ea333d8b-9749-455d-9989-fcaf08d3c5fM/pers-o14.html 2014-10-14T05:00:00Z WHO, CDC heads warn of Ebola epidemic’s dangers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/14/whow-o14.html The head of WHO described the vast social and economic inequalities highlighted by the Ebola crisis, saying, “The rich get the best care. The poor are left to die.” Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d226e96-1506-4fea-9d55-366dd274f95I/whow-o14.html 2014-10-14T05:00:00Z Health care workers protest conditions faced in treating Ebola http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/14/ebol-o14.html Healthcare workers in several countries have protested the lack of training and equipment necessary for safely treating those infected with Ebola and halting the spread of the virus. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4530f120-04e9-4d4b-b7d2-ce85470cb11M/ebol-o14.html 2014-10-14T05:00:00Z European Union threatens to veto France’s 2015 budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/14/fran-o14.html The French ruling class is considering even more ferocious austerity measures in response to the demands of the banks and the European Commission. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37255493-5555-41f2-a82f-be7d047e45fD/fran-o14.html 2014-10-14T05:00:00Z Greens back deployment of German ground troops to Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/14/germ-o14.html With their call for the deployment of ground troops, the German Greens are going further than the government of Prime Minister Angela Merkel. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b91f1b3-94d4-4014-8552-d24cb52b56fF/germ-o14.html 2014-10-14T05:00:00Z Michigan Democrat backs Detroit bankruptcy, auto wage-cutting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/14/mich-o14.html From the bankruptcy of Detroit to the promotion of low wages, deregulation and further tax cuts for corporations, Mark Schauer demonstrated his agreement with Republican Governor Rick Snyder. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4bab32e4-55e0-438c-af8b-f84ce2e8d67A/mich-o14.html 2014-10-14T05:00:00Z Who is responsible for the Philadelphia school budget crisis? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/14/phil-o14.html It is not teachers’ pay and benefits that have starved the city’s schools of money, but rather multibillion-dollar tax breaks for corporations and speculators. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a5a8e43e-eb5a-4d9f-81a3-6db870e6ddfC/phil-o14.html 2014-10-14T05:00:00Z Laid off New York City school bus workers ignored by Mayor de Blasio http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/14/bus-o14.html Hundreds of New York City school bus workers rallied at City Hall to demand the reinstatement of their jobs. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48fecccc-9618-42e0-acdf-8bd545425c5P/bus-o14.html 2014-10-14T05:00:00Z North Korean leader’s public absence remains unexplained http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/14/kore-o14.html A report by the official North Korean news agency apparently signals an end to Kim Jong-un’s lengthy disappearance from public life. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02c8fd71-767e-481d-acad-954ab42435bK/kore-o14.html 2014-10-14T05:00:00Z South Africa: ANC and unions exploit popular anger over electronic toll collections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/14/safr-o14.html In its efforts to limit its losses in the municipal elections due in 2016, the Gauteng ANC is relying on the services of COSATU. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a57c5daa-aac4-4b39-accb-7a7470658f5M/safr-o14.html 2014-10-14T05:00:00Z Swiss referendum rejects single public health insurance fund http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/14/swis-o14.html The Swiss Social Democrats’ proposed public health insurance scheme would not have improved the present anti-social system. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8ff38db-4b89-4fb7-9772-2a5d0e24287J/swis-o14.html 2014-10-14T05:00:00Z Latest Australian “terrorist” witch-hunt targets Islamist meeting in Sydney http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/14/terr-o14.html In order to keep anti-Muslim agitation on the boil, Prime Minister Abbott teamed up with right-wing radio host Alan Jones to denounce a regular weekly lecture by an Islamist group. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/94356cc8-a36c-48fd-8fc0-3d1e989b125M/terr-o14.html 2014-10-14T05:00:00Z Western Australian government announces further public sector job cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/14/wajc-o14.html With the reversal of the mining boom, both the state government and the Labor opposition agree that the working class must pay the price. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e3e0513-e154-43f8-8c24-4d895b20f00D/wajc-o14.html 2014-10-14T05:00:00Z Uncovering the Maritime Silk Road http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/14/silk-o14.html Archaeologists across the globe are beginning to tackle larger questions about the interconnectivity of societies across continents and oceans. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/64d15c97-9292-460d-8075-34dc1d2537bG/silk-o14.html 2014-10-14T05:00:00Z The LSSP’s Great Betrayal: Part 3 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/14/lssp-s14.html The LSSP’s betrayal was not a sudden about-face, but the product of more than a decade of political backsliding, aided and abetted by the Pabloite International Secretariat. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c98309c0-39c4-4d22-b70b-c8cc6025b9bP/lssp-s14.html 2014-10-14T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/14/wkrs-o14.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d0cca48-3ae3-47fa-a512-94a79ba08c3B/wkrs-o14.html 2014-10-14T05:00:00Z Drumbeat grows for US troops in Middle East war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/13/syri-o13.html Top US general Martin Dempsey has again suggested that American military advisers will be needed in a frontline combat role. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf14b0d5-38e6-4850-960a-951b03522e3A/syri-o13.html 2014-10-13T05:00:00Z “Terrorist” sword seized in Australian police raids was plastic http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/13/raid-o13.html The revelation adds to already disturbing questions about the recent raids on 15 homes in five Sydney suburbs. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/78ea07d7-5057-4231-99a9-d88799f5cefC/raid-o13.html 2014-10-13T05:00:00Z Political issues in the Ebola crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/13/pers-o13.html The Ebola outbreak in West Africa requires immediate, massive global action to save lives and prevent the spread of the disease. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19c5c58a-487b-4235-a9f0-68d9636aec3H/pers-o13.html 2014-10-13T05:00:00Z Protests continue against police violence in St. Louis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/13/ferg-o13.html Several thousand people participated in a demonstration Saturday after St. Louis police killed yet another teenager last week. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/10bff07c-7872-41ea-8ab6-d0de607d98bL/ferg-o13.html 2014-10-13T05:00:00Z Greece proceeds with further austerity after government survives confidence vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/13/gree-o13.html The vote of confidence was taken after an opinion poll put pseudo-left opposition party SYRIZA ahead of the ruling New Democracy. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5c77df47-a3e8-4757-871b-4d82ca9b45dI/gree-o13.html 2014-10-13T05:00:00Z Britain: NHS at “breaking point,” say top health professionals http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/13/nhs-o13.html An open letter from the heads of a number of health professional bodies speaks of “signs of a system buckling under the twin crises of rising demand and flat lining budgets.” Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1164bf59-9b3e-4229-8d74-ba3696e0e7fE/nhs-o13.html 2014-10-13T05:00:00Z German Social Democrat leader plans to expand arms industry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/13/germ-o13.html The SPD leader’s speech culminated with the demand for the reorganisation of the arms industry in the service of German foreign policy and building a powerful army. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c849ed5c-3c16-4198-a144-4eacf4c64f7L/germ-o13.html 2014-10-13T05:00:00Z German media attacks train drivers’ right to strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/13/trai-o13.html The attacks on the train drivers’ right to strike will extend to all other workers defending their wages and social gains. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2651b98d-d20a-42d5-b8ad-cb0a81c36acB/trai-o13.html 2014-10-13T05:00:00Z Majority of Buffalo, New York, children live in poverty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/13/buff-o13.html The upstate New York city’s 50.6 percent child poverty rate ranks third worst in the nation, behind Detroit (59 percent) and Cleveland (54 percent). Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4e50a03-4542-41a7-b5b8-e1ed96cf67eF/buff-o13.html 2014-10-13T05:00:00Z Illinois governor race shows bipartisan lineup against workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/13/illi-o13.html The unions are backing Democratic Governor Quinn, who has attacked pensions and teachers. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bc9cf2e9-57d6-43b4-a6bf-00cec3c745eO/illi-o13.html 2014-10-13T05:00:00Z New York’s de Blasio administration defends spying on Muslims http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/13/debl-o13.html The NYPD used undercover cops to spy on Mosques as well as Muslim cultural centers and businesses in New York and New Jersey. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b90575d8-3c25-42fe-9430-64a7495db01B/debl-o13.html 2014-10-13T05:00:00Z Marina Silva backs candidate of Brazilian right against Workers Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/13/braz-o13.html With two weeks till the second-round vote, the candidate of the PSDB, Aecio Neves, has gained a clear lead in the polls against Workers Party President Dilma Rousseff. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18b4ee3a-d4c5-480d-9edd-41b0b7377feL/braz-o13.html 2014-10-13T05:00:00Z Peru faces threat of housing bubble http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/13/peru-o13.html The rise of Peru’s GDP in recent years can be quickly erased, returning millions of Peruvians to conditions of extreme poverty. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/101df19e-ca1c-45b2-822e-f5183d3d9d7O/peru-o13.html 2014-10-13T05:00:00Z Australian imperialism and the Middle East war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/13/stat-o13.html The justification for war is no less a lie than the claims in 2003 that the US invasion of Iraq was about “weapons of mass destruction.” Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ed906f5b-ff88-4262-b642-4a089626c73I/stat-o13.html 2014-10-13T05:00:00Z October 15 public meeting at York University: Against Canada’s participation in Mideast war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/13/york-o13.html Canada’s ruling elite is taking a leading role in US aggression, signing Canada up for the new Mideast war and supporting Washington’s provocations against Russia and China. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/490c41ce-3264-48a1-b75d-655615b88c1C/york-o13.html 2014-10-13T05:00:00Z Toxic fallout from US war produces record child birth defect rates in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/13/fall-o13.html Two decades of US military bombardment have saturated Iraq with genotoxic compounds, leading to historically unprecedented rates of birth defects and child cancers. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/394a35f0-412d-442e-abf7-d819deb7cbfI/fall-o13.html 2014-10-13T05:00:00Z The legacy of postwar Polish filmmaker Andrzej Munk http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/13/munk-o13.html Munk, part of a generation of Eastern European artists struggling to deal with the postwar situation, was able to create a humane and authentic portrait of his times. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef53a408-1dbb-4a0d-b390-f4d8be37837C/munk-o13.html 2014-10-13T05:00:00Z This week in history: October 13-19 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/13/twih-o13.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e03b370-a19e-4d7f-993d-a255917099aH/twih-o13.html 2014-10-13T05:00:00Z World powers stand by as Ebola death toll passes 4,000 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/11/ebol-o11.html The United States and other Western powers are seeking to take advantage of the crisis sparked by the deadly Ebola epidemic, not to save the victims, but to establish a stronger military presence in West Africa. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2e2aa4d-b838-4793-a560-a55997ff229H/ebol-o11.html 2014-10-11T05:00:00Z Two months since the police murder of Michael Brown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/11/pers-o11.html The latest shooting outside St. Louis, Missouri shows that police continue to commit murder with impunity. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5394a7a0-6836-482b-84e0-d9b881b8b11C/pers-o11.html 2014-10-11T05:00:00Z Balkan states back US war in the Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/11/balk-o11.html Balkan countries that have joined the “coalition against IS” are whipping up anti-Islamist sentiment and introducing repressive legislation. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18da7aee-323e-447c-8804-0a142fa44d0J/balk-o11.html 2014-10-11T05:00:00Z Romania joins imperialist war drive against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/11/roma-o11.html The imperialist drive to the east poses big dangers for the working class of Moldova and Romania. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0e5ab74-e03b-47bd-b107-7416f39bc65J/roma-o11.html 2014-10-11T05:00:00Z Court decisions stop voter ID requirements in Wisconsin, Texas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/11/vote-o11.html The judicial actions block laws that would have prevented as many as 1.1 million people from voting on November 4. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/86c58dbd-4e34-4181-afd5-7d4428dd693P/vote-o11.html 2014-10-11T05:00:00Z Hong Kong protests swell after talks called off http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/11/hong-o11.html Protest leaders threaten to escalate their actions unless the government responds to their demand for full and open elections in 2017. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f8cf048-1062-4c16-a1a4-d931e117506D/hong-o11.html 2014-10-11T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court opens new term http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/11/ussc-o11.html The Court declined to hear cases overturning bans on same-sex marriage, then held arguments on police stops and withholding pay for time spent clearing security. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a131e72-9899-422c-834a-17b7f4f2b53M/ussc-o11.html 2014-10-11T05:00:00Z Another asthmatic man dead after being tackled by New York police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/11/poli-o11.html Daniel Levitt is the second asthmatic killed by New York police this year, along with Eric Garner, and the fourth person killed by the NYPD in the past two weeks. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd1fadc1-0b19-4bb6-ad37-aa5d0182659G/poli-o11.html 2014-10-11T05:00:00Z Right-wing UK Independence Party benefits from disaffection in British by-elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/11/ukip-o11.html UKIP makes its core appeal on opposition to the European Union, while peddling anti-immigrant chauvinism. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b6143486-b265-4367-aeb9-de4f210c737C/ukip-o11.html 2014-10-11T05:00:00Z IMF and EU call the tune in Bosnia elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/11/bosn-o11.html Bosnia’s fiscal deficit is expected to rise from 2 percent of GDP to 4.5 percent while the unemployment rate stands at 44 percent. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ce2ba561-071d-43ae-aa76-58b9db53c85F/bosn-o11.html 2014-10-11T05:00:00Z Australia’s “Camp Gallipoli”—a militarist extravaganza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/11/caga-o11.html The government-backed Camp Gallipoli Foundation is taking Anzac glorification and militaristic propaganda to new levels. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/04ee4586-e112-493d-834d-c1ea05f5ccfC/caga-o11.html 2014-10-11T05:00:00Z Germany: Nine-hour strike by train drivers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/11/trai-o11.html The nationwide strike brought most long-distance, regional, freight and commuter trains to a halt. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e69d298-6e1c-486b-bbde-395019481aaC/trai-o11.html 2014-10-11T05:00:00Z Strike of Reynoldsburg, Ohio teachers in its fourth week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/11/reyn-o11.html More than 350 teachers in the Columbus suburb are continuing their strike over the district’s demand to tie wages to student performance. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/42117dcc-6a84-4a45-bde0-0da7300c84cJ/reyn-o11.html 2014-10-11T05:00:00Z CLC president helped scuttle BC teachers’ strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/11/cana-o11.html Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff intervened to shut down the militant strike British Columbia teachers were mounting in defence of public education. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a918a58-f4bd-4666-b344-fbfd8452338D/cana-o11.html 2014-10-11T05:00:00Z Chicago-area teen charged with attempting to join ISIS http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/11/khan-o11.html The arrest of Mohammed Hamzah Khan at a Chicago airport last Saturday raises a number of questions about the degree of US intelligence involvement. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e765c496-51e5-484a-a4e1-cd6135a6819A/khan-o11.html 2014-10-11T05:00:00Z David North lectures in US Midwest on lessons of 20th Century imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/11/impe-o11.html Lectures in Chicago, Minneapolis and Detroit were well attended by students and young workers. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61a4e5e2-ec55-4c94-93e7-6a3649aec7bF/impe-o11.html 2014-10-11T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan SEP anti-war campaign receives support among workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/11/sril-o11.html The SEP and IYSSE are holding public meetings tomorrow in Hatton and Gampaha against the drive to war. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ccbce082-02d0-4994-995a-a96a5b9e28dG/sril-o11.html 2014-10-11T05:00:00Z Australian forces deployed in Iraq: Bipartisanship and the war drive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/11/bipa-o11.html The illusion of “strength” surrounding the Abbott government as it commits troops to the US-led war is, above all, a product of the bipartisan support it is receiving. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae5f5efe-f632-4b33-a5a5-dce7d77736aJ/bipa-o11.html 2014-10-11T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/11/labo-o11.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8c983ab-fddb-4f1e-8ccb-4bdb3465ea7L/labo-o11.html 2014-10-11T05:00:00Z “Chicago Socialist Campaign” seeks to head off opposition to Democrats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/11/muji-o11.html Jorge Mújica, a longtime Democratic Party activist, is running as an “independent socialist” candidate in next February’s election for Chicago City Council. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25e8501d-59af-4965-b590-d4bf3195108K/muji-o11.html 2014-10-11T05:00:00Z US, Turkey at odds over Syria intervention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/10/syri-o10.html Obama and Erdogan are in conflict over the methods to achieve their common goal, the overthrow of Bashar al-Assad. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b20f0db-585c-47c5-b93b-ca13bd4d194H/syri-o10.html 2014-10-10T05:00:00Z The economic roots of the drive to war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/10/pers-o10.html The permanent stagnation in the world economy is fuelling inter-imperialist tensions and creating the conditions for war. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e56ef168-f9ed-4ac2-89c8-00c452a62c4D/pers-o10.html 2014-10-10T05:00:00Z Off-duty cop kills St. Louis teenager http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/10/ferg-o10.html The officer fired 17 shots, including a downward shot to the head that killed the 18-year-old. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f736a02-ac1b-4fbc-b572-233e1854d75I/ferg-o10.html 2014-10-10T05:00:00Z Tens of thousands protest massacre of Mexican student teachers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/10/mexi-o10.html The killings have triggered a tidal wave of national anger that threatens the stability of the government of President Enrique Peña Nieto. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bdd89768-0634-4775-8d26-e8fa63dc4b5O/mexi-o10.html 2014-10-10T05:00:00Z India and Pakistan trade warnings over escalating border clashes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/10/jait-o10.html India and Pakistan have exchanged bellicose warnings over what are being described as the most serious border skirmishes in more than a decade. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f146cbca-2019-4c66-a137-df3864d67d8K/jait-o10.html 2014-10-10T05:00:00Z Australian PM foreshadows ban on Islamist group http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/10/terr-o10.html Tony Abbott said Hizb ut-Tahrir could be proscribed under new laws against “promoting terrorism.” Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7d84484f-0ed9-4311-8ad9-a4bb75a17c4G/terr-o10.html 2014-10-10T05:00:00Z Burqas banned in Australian parliament http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/10/veil-o10.html The ban was issued during a series of terror scares designed to justify the US war in Iraq and Syria and draconian new anti-terror legislation. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fdb2dd25-3a54-4dcf-974d-07f87630fbaL/veil-o10.html 2014-10-10T05:00:00Z Germany: Left Party bangs the drum for military action against the Islamic State http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/10/left-o10.html Fourteen leading Left Party politicians have issued a statement titled "Save Kobani!" Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b417bf6-c709-4ee0-925f-39625a9af69H/left-o10.html 2014-10-10T05:00:00Z UK unions begin to demobilise their own pathetic protest strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/10/stri-o10.html Strikes were called to give undeserved credibility to the Trades Union Congress’s (TUC) October 18 “Britain Needs a Pay Rise” march and rally in London. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0c33c21-4204-46a9-bcb7-d877c78ddd4A/stri-o10.html 2014-10-10T05:00:00Z Right-wing governing coalition wins parliamentary elections in Latvia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/10/latv-o10.html Laimdota Straujuma’s declared goals are a continuation of severe austerity measures and an intensification of the confrontation with Russia. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1bc695b-3490-460d-8e27-fcaf4ee47ceA/latv-o10.html 2014-10-10T05:00:00Z Mikhail Khodorkovsky announces his return to Russian politics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/10/khod-o10.html Khodorkovsky speaks for sections of the Russian ruling elite striving for closer collaboration with the imperialist countries, where they have hoarded vast quantities of wealth. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/347e6245-5e2d-4b62-9665-98e703e764aE/khod-o10.html 2014-10-10T05:00:00Z Atlantic City, New Jersey casino workers arrested at protest over slashed benefits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/10/atla-o10.html Workers blocked traffic to oppose draconian cuts to their health and pension benefits. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/de9f6fed-c511-4423-9a9b-d497365078fP/atla-o10.html 2014-10-10T05:00:00Z Authors weigh in on the Amazon-Hachette war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/10/amaz-o10.html The ongoing e-commerce dispute raises fundamental questions about culture and how—and by whom—the immense advances in technology will be used and controlled. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ceda960c-5f04-49fb-88be-ead457496a7I/amaz-o10.html 2014-10-10T05:00:00Z IYSSE protests censorship at Berlin’s Humboldt University http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/10/humb-o10.html The administration has conditioned its approval of a meeting room for the IYSSE on the censorship of any political criticism of members of the University. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d102f05-38d6-4ac2-aaec-b733fa0f3f7F/humb-o10.html 2014-10-10T05:00:00Z <em>99 Homes</em>, <em>Shelter</em> and harsh American realities: Filmmakers inch their way toward important truths http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/10/tff5-o10.html <em>99 Homes</em> deals with the foreclosure and eviction crisis, <em>Shelter</em> with the homeless. Also screened was a documentary about a Mexican citizen 30 years on death row, <em>The Years of Fierro</em>. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7407191b-e85f-4395-8edf-92b5908d892E/tff5-o10.html 2014-10-10T05:00:00Z The LSSP’s Great Betrayal: Part 2 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/10/lssp-o10.html The second of four articles on the political lessons of the entry of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party into the Sri Lankan government of Madame Sirima Bandaranaike in June 1964. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/83272a07-014f-405e-a818-af88a6b809fE/lssp-o10.html 2014-10-10T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/10/wkrs-o10.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8560a21c-ac00-4e9b-aef1-a77c5cac09eM/wkrs-o10.html 2014-10-10T05:00:00Z Obama meets with US combat commanders amid mounting calls for ground troops http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/09/iraq-o09.html There has been a steadily escalating drumbeat of criticism of the ongoing US air war as inadequate. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5de3b615-5e24-4afd-9dfd-a382310fec6E/iraq-o09.html 2014-10-09T05:00:00Z The Ebola epidemic: A social disaster in West Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/09/pers-o09.html Responsibility for the ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa lies with the imperialist powers that have subjected the continent to extreme economic exploitation. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d35d8817-b2ea-40e9-8e87-2147136723dK/pers-o09.html 2014-10-09T05:00:00Z Turkey’s role in ISIS conflict threatens to reignite civil war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/09/turk-o09.html Ankara is determined that anti-ISIS operations do not strengthen Kurdish forces in either Syria or Turkey itself. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a858fb4b-0e87-42b4-8bfe-c6c538ec4a0L/turk-o09.html 2014-10-09T05:00:00Z Canada’s parliament votes to join new Mideast war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/09/cana-o09.html The opposition parties’ “anti-war” stance is a sham: they fully support the aims of Canada’s military intervention in the Mideast, quibbling only over the appropriate tactics. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4b70691-73c5-46cc-b36b-ed5479c9cb1I/cana-o09.html 2014-10-09T05:00:00Z The Australian Greens and their phony anti-war posturing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/09/gree-o09.html The Greens are positioning themselves as a political lightning rod for anti-war opposition. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d920d42-3ea4-4d6c-9916-4fcf6f888cbE/gree-o09.html 2014-10-09T05:00:00Z Hong Kong protests dwindle ahead of talks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/09/hong-o09.html Talks tomorrow are unlikely to reach any agreement, but have already served the government’s purpose in defusing the protests. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fd9da389-9eb2-4dfc-95ad-45ca8dffbbbP/hong-o09.html 2014-10-09T05:00:00Z IMF report records global economic breakdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/09/imfr-o09.html The World Economic Outlook cannot explain why the IMF’s reports over the past four years have consistently over-estimated global growth. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5aceb6d5-77c4-42c6-a446-0409fdd82cfB/imfr-o09.html 2014-10-09T05:00:00Z High school students walk out to defend Philadelphia teachers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/09/phil-o09.html Students were protesting Monday’s decision by the School Reform Commission to tear up the labor contract covering 15,000 teachers. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8ce6211-d8a5-464a-ac84-59e0a73de91G/phil-o09.html 2014-10-09T05:00:00Z Wal-Mart to eliminate health benefits for 30,000 workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/09/walm-o09.html Wal-Mart announced this week that it would join Target and Home Depot in slashing healthcare for part-time workers in response to the Affordable Care Act. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99a694da-59c1-4dcc-b780-aae9752bb3aK/walm-o09.html 2014-10-09T05:00:00Z Police and Obama administration plan for nationwide crackdown on Ferguson protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/09/ferg-o09.html State and federal officials are preparing a coordinated nationwide attack on protests if a grand jury whitewashes the police killing of Michael Brown. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/db2bf464-5c52-4363-acda-70e4026b3afA/ferg-o09.html 2014-10-09T05:00:00Z Malaysian government tries to railroad opposition leader to jail http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/09/mala-o09.html Anwar Ibrahim faces imprisonment and senior opposition figures have been charged under the notorious 1948 Sedition Act for criticising the government. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/65b97928-196e-42c5-8a9e-90e518089fbD/mala-o09.html 2014-10-09T05:00:00Z Germany: Joschka Fischer’s declaration of war on Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/09/fisc-o09.html With his policy towards Russia, Fischer draws directly from the legacy of German imperialism in the last century. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e5e2bb3-c0c4-40ce-9f76-02f6d4da393D/fisc-o09.html 2014-10-09T05:00:00Z Haiti’s President Martelly eulogizes ex-dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/09/hait-o09.html After the former dictator, known as “Baby Doc” died October 4, Martlelly hailed him as an “authentic son of Haiti.” Thu, 09 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e507b4ba-7ed1-4247-9992-7d91c156d4bH/hait-o09.html 2014-10-09T05:00:00Z War propaganda in the German Historical Museum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/09/warp-o09.html Last week former security official Horst Teltschik and the historians Michael Wolffsohn, Sönke Neitzel and Jörg Baberowski discussed Germany's role as an intervention force at the German Historical Museum. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46b9f9ca-3894-4c88-9f00-f736a5b723aA/warp-o09.html 2014-10-09T05:00:00Z The Ben Affleck-Bill Maher-Sam Harris dispute: Anti-Muslim bigotry and American imperialist policy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/09/mahe-o09.html The argument that erupted on the October 3 edition of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” was revealing. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/034a8dfc-7bd4-4856-b1a1-271e68cff2bJ/mahe-o09.html 2014-10-09T05:00:00Z Oppose Australia’s participation in Iraq-Syria war! Oppose anti-democratic laws and police raids! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/09/meet-o09.html The real aim of the US and its allies is regime-change in Syria and total US domination over the oil-rich Middle East. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33ab51c2-57bb-40e4-bb5f-a35571cc05dE/meet-o09.html 2014-10-09T05:00:00Z Turkey demands US back war to topple Syria’s Assad http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/08/isis-o08.html As ISIS forces were poised to take the Syrian border town of Kobani, Turkish President Erdogan reiterated his conditions for joining the US-led war in the region. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/410cedc9-6b39-4d3a-969e-44c087ca3e2L/isis-o08.html 2014-10-08T05:00:00Z The bank bailout and the Forbes 400 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/08/pers-o08.html Six years since the 2008 bank bailout, the wealth of the 400 richest people in the United States has nearly doubled. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/05f257f1-8fb0-4855-89a2-1a89f5c9f13L/pers-o08.html 2014-10-08T05:00:00Z Growth estimates revised down ahead of IMF-World Bank meetings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/08/bank-o08.html Such reductions have been a regular occurrence since the eruption of the global financial crisis in 2008. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/280f08c5-3f98-4027-a44b-58f8df817a5I/bank-o08.html 2014-10-08T05:00:00Z Burned bodies of 28 Mexican teaching students pulled from mass graves http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/08/mexi-o08.html Guerrero state authorities confirmed that a local gang tied to the Iguala mayor killed the students. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/79ca9cd5-116e-404e-8d89-946ed03d03cF/mexi-o08.html 2014-10-08T05:00:00Z Detroit mayor and city council president voice full support for continued financial dictatorship http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/08/detr-a10.html After dropping their rhetorical opposition to the emergency manager, Mayor Mike Duggan and City Council President Brenda Jones were given seats on the financial control board. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/523a0ad9-a4d4-4030-8879-c3ffd60d3ceC/detr-a10.html 2014-10-08T05:00:00Z Felony charges dropped against Detroit cop who killed seven-year-old girl http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/08/jone-o08.html Aiyana Stanley-Jones was shot and killed during a violent SWAT team raid in 2010. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/65cb2079-47c5-4e37-aa8c-f0147e8cb43P/jone-o08.html 2014-10-08T05:00:00Z Hewlett-Packard layoffs to total more than 55,000 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/08/hewl-o08.html The job cuts are part of HP’s plan to split into two separate organizations—computer operations and business technologies. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fcd6122e-896f-4605-b125-2a5b6c5e429G/hewl-o08.html 2014-10-08T05:00:00Z San Diego suicides reach highest reported number in 2013 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/08/suic-o08.html A recent report from the San Diego Suicide Prevention Council noted a 20 percent increase in suicides over the past six years. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57e4697f-d934-4255-bdff-feeb69b46a9B/suic-o08.html 2014-10-08T05:00:00Z German Green Party-affiliated think tank calls for renewed offensive against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/08/gree-o08.html Seventy years after the German bourgeoisie sought to establish its control over Mittel-Europa, the Green Party and the Heinrich Böll Foundation are urging it to take the same path once again. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cdfeec95-560f-4088-a246-6b526aaf5efB/gree-o08.html 2014-10-08T05:00:00Z Canada’s government engaged in mass surveillance of protest groups http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/08/cana-o08.html A federal government “emergency response” centre has been systematically collecting information on demonstrations and other protest events. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c0148e4-9305-403c-b922-4473f865fcbO/cana-o08.html 2014-10-08T05:00:00Z Dire shortage of affordable housing in the UK http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/08/hous-o08.html The shortage of affordable housing is a consequence of years of not building the houses required to meet demand. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/83bfd6ef-a33d-4b15-b0d5-b206d172b98F/hous-o08.html 2014-10-08T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan Supreme Court endorses deportation of asylum seekers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/08/aslm-o08.html Forcible deportations of Pakistan and Afghan asylum seekers from Sri Lanka continue after the court rejects a human rights appeal. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b767e8bb-eb0a-4118-924d-1eeac294dc2F/aslm-o08.html 2014-10-08T05:00:00Z New Zealand Labour leader resigns after election rout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/08/nzla-o08.html Labour’s loss of support in the working class cannot be reversed by a leadership change. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1471ab0-da5b-4369-b68d-ec707511743H/nzla-o08.html 2014-10-08T05:00:00Z <em>Snowpiercer</em>: A new ice age and its consequences http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/08/snow-o08.html South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s latest film tackles environmental catastrophe and social revolution. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dca7f2a7-9e24-4727-ae02-482bec9c7eaI/snow-o08.html 2014-10-08T05:00:00Z State authorities revoke labor contract for 15,000 Philadelphia teachers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/07/phil-o07.html The School Reform Commission is unilaterally slashing medical coverage for current and retired teachers and school employees. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/402f5724-a045-4f93-bdbc-51ce5ad58a8N/phil-o07.html 2014-10-07T05:00:00Z The Mideast war and the US election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/07/pers-o07.html Four weeks before the congressional election, the Democrats and Republicans are engaged in a conspiracy of silence over US war plans in the Middle East. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07ee9226-277b-4672-92da-a05f43e4ce7O/pers-o07.html 2014-10-07T05:00:00Z ISIS gains provide further pretext for US ground troops in Iraq and Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/07/syri-o07.html Air strikes by the US and its allies have failed to halt the ISIS siege of Kobane on the Syrian-Turkish border. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/311686ec-dfad-4c71-9d4c-9df8ff3098aM/syri-o07.html 2014-10-07T05:00:00Z New Zealand government prepares to join US war in Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/07/nzir-o07.html Just nine days after his government was re-elected, Prime Minister John Key said he would consider sending soldiers to Iraq. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a9197fe-3a88-4d44-9c3c-8ac1d1c491dP/nzir-o07.html 2014-10-07T05:00:00Z Germany to deploy combat troops in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/07/germ-o07.html The German government is planning to send troops into Ukraine for the first time since the Second World War. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3e17756-b7c0-4b1e-9bc6-b45108adc4bL/germ-o07.html 2014-10-07T05:00:00Z Australia: 500 more public sector jobs to go in Tasmania http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/07/tasm-o07.html The state government withdrew its pay freeze and declared it will axe a further 500 jobs, bringing the total to 1,200 since the August budget. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2bdbd99-4d18-4fc4-a2d2-7360d306ba7A/tasm-o07.html 2014-10-07T05:00:00Z New pamphlet outlines basis for struggle against imperialist war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/07/mehr-o07.html The pamphlet contains three important statements on war from the International Committee of the Fourth International, the Socialist Equality Party in the US and the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit in Germany. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d51038b-0d47-4490-9b31-d00efb92e95A/mehr-o07.html 2014-10-07T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/07/wkrs-o07.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 07 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e29aeace-edd5-4621-8b04-1d959569cd5D/wkrs-o07.html 2014-10-07T05:00:00Z Police killed 77 people in September http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/07/poli-o07.html Over the past week, police have killed at least fourteen more people, while judges and prosecutors continued to protect the perpetrators of police violence. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e69a7b2-9ee8-456e-ba9f-bed3a0377ccD/poli-o07.html 2014-10-07T05:00:00Z Report finds Border Patrol flew drones away from US borders http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/07/dron-o07.html The findings follow revelations earlier this year that Customs and Border Protection had “loaned” its drone fleet to other intelligence agencies hundreds of times. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/030527dd-3db5-4385-8daf-eb4544f25c3J/dron-o07.html 2014-10-07T05:00:00Z Brazil’s Rousseff faces runoff after worst showing for Workers Party in 12 years http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/07/braz-o07.html The first round of Brazil’s presidential election left incumbent Rousseff facing right-wing challenger Aecio Neves in an October 26 runoff. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb12455e-ec92-40f6-9079-ef9a0d9c3d7E/braz-o07.html 2014-10-07T05:00:00Z Italian prime minister targets protection against layoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/07/ital-o07.html The goal of the new jobs act is the creation of a labour market in which companies can hire and fire workers as they please, and exploit them for the lowest wages. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18fa2007-e1d6-4877-b211-97b092d5007O/ital-o07.html 2014-10-07T05:00:00Z CGT union convicted of embezzling funds of France’s biggest works committee http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/07/cgtu-o07.html The details of the case underscore how the French Communist Party and corrupt union bureaucracies long ago lost any base in the working class. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6ff84722-2e78-46dc-ab8e-8af42808f65D/cgtu-o07.html 2014-10-07T05:00:00Z French automaker PSA Peugeot-Citroën prepares to cut 10,000 more jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/07/fpsa-o07.html French car-maker PSA Peugeot-Citroën is planning to cut a further 10,000 jobs, while both PSA and Renault demand deep cuts in labor costs. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2af0dddc-9a90-4b99-88f2-18c23d44cd3G/fpsa-o07.html 2014-10-07T05:00:00Z South Africa’s education department maintains apartheid-era victimisation of blacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/07/safr-o07.html While forming almost 80 percent of overall population at the last census in 2011, blacks made up only 8.3 percent of those with a tertiary qualification. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a41c708b-1818-4fcd-94ab-ed99189c03eH/safr-o07.html 2014-10-07T05:00:00Z The LSSP’s Great Betrayal: Part 1 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/07/blpi-o07.html The first of four articles on the political lessons of the entry of the LSSP into the government of Madame Sirima Bandaranaike in June 1964. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8014c13-2c24-45c1-998a-33edbe0b36cK/blpi-o07.html 2014-10-07T05:00:00Z Wealth of richest 400 Americans surges to $2.29 trillion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/06/forb-o06.html The net worth of the Forbes 400 grew thirteen percent this year amidst a soaring stock market and record corporate profits. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2309672f-c700-4440-88b4-275d3869d45I/forb-o06.html 2014-10-06T05:00:00Z Biden’s admission: US allies armed ISIS http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/06/pers-o06.html Responding to a question at a Harvard forum, the US vice president said Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates supplied arms to the Islamic fundamentalist group the US is now bombing. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/610b7b34-b5ce-4fbc-abc0-b781eac081dF/pers-o06.html 2014-10-06T05:00:00Z Mass grave found near disappearance of student protesters in Mexico http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/06/mexi-o06.html After a protest over school resources and jobs a week ago, teaching students in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero were shot at by local police and then rounded up and turned over to gang members. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0db49d17-73ce-4f50-b61a-5391d9769ceM/mexi-o06.html 2014-10-06T05:00:00Z Hong Kong government issues ultimatum to protesters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/06/hong-o06.html While refusing to end the protests, the student leaders eased the blockade of government buildings and held initial talks with administration officials. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8230d5f-f7de-4b89-90f4-3efa1d04c59H/hong-o06.html 2014-10-06T05:00:00Z Judge orders release of Guantanamo Bay force-feeding videos http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/06/gtmo-o06.html The very existence of the tapes—which show the repeated physical abuse of hunger striker Abu Wa'el Dhiab—was denied by the Obama administration until May 2014. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c9aa9771-40fe-4de0-ba95-b127ec64bd1E/gtmo-o06.html 2014-10-06T05:00:00Z Soldiers’ deaths reveal widespread abuse in South Korean military http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/06/kore-o06.html A series of Korean soldiers have died since April in cases that have shocked the public. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f66385d-9dc6-4515-9c3c-da070eb9ff3J/kore-o06.html 2014-10-06T05:00:00Z Australia: Inala residents voice concerns about police shooting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/06/inal-o06.html People in a Brisbane working class community have been shocked by a para-military siege that ended with a man being killed by heavily-armed police commandos. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40651637-86c7-4af4-8072-0db500daaa9H/inal-o06.html 2014-10-06T05:00:00Z Allegations of sexual abuse at south Texas immigrant detention facility http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/06/kcrc-o06.html A recent federal complaint alleges that immigrant women are regularly subject to sexual abuse and harassment at a privately run detention center in Karnes City, Texas. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d4128d6-ae4b-4033-a8dd-a3e05aa593aC/kcrc-o06.html 2014-10-06T05:00:00Z Three more New York City police killings last week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/06/cont-o06.html Officers of the New York Police Department (NYPD) shot and killed three people last week in ongoing displays of police violence in the city. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84fdbdfa-1352-4e66-8695-85f258a89bdJ/cont-o06.html 2014-10-06T05:00:00Z Protests continue after Colorado school board refuses to back down on "patriotic" curriculum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/06/colo-o06.html As protests against its right-wing agenda continued, Colorado's Jefferson County school board majority passed a cosmetic “compromise” of its attack on the school district’s history curriculum. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab3551f5-c1da-426f-9ecb-1a10379b74eI/colo-o06.html 2014-10-06T05:00:00Z UK terror trial collapses because defendant briefed MI5 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/06/begg-o06.html Moazzam Begg was one of four people arrested in February on suspicion of attending a terrorist training camp in Syria, possessing documents for a purpose connected to terrorism. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/32840ee9-de3f-4a8a-a3cf-f1ff6225ee2P/begg-o06.html 2014-10-06T05:00:00Z Tensions rise in Spain over Catalan independence referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/06/madr-o06.html While powerful forces in Madrid oppose the referendum, the Catalan authorities in Barcelona who have called for it cannot easily back down. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b21922c-96f0-40ce-913d-321efd20046I/madr-o06.html 2014-10-06T05:00:00Z European Union ends rescue mission for refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/06/refu-o06.html The EU is shelving any measures to rescue refugees from drowning on their way to Europe. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2828a626-53a8-437a-bab8-679e43f7a95J/refu-o06.html 2014-10-06T05:00:00Z German train drivers vote to strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/06/rail-o06.html Deutsche Bahn cut its workforce from 350,000 to 190,000 between 2002 and 2012, which has led to constant overtime working. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/16b5d254-53cc-4e8a-8e95-5655ab2c668G/rail-o06.html 2014-10-06T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court Justice Scalia attacks separation of church and state http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/06/scal-o06.html In a speech Wednesday, Scalia declared that the Constitution does not prohibit the government from favoring “religion over nonreligion,” calling for a fight against “secularists” who contend otherwise. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/daaf1cba-c656-46bc-98a0-128fbec764bN/scal-o06.html 2014-10-06T05:00:00Z New Anti-capitalist Party, Lutte Ouvrière hail union sellout of Air France strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/06/airf-o06.html The French pseudo-left hails the betrayal of the pilots not only to defend the unions, but as part of its support for the austerity agenda of the Socialist Party government and the European Union. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87e2ea69-d6cf-4c67-bc04-0f3cd362569C/airf-o06.html 2014-10-06T05:00:00Z This week in history: October 6-12 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/06/twih-o06.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9dba1175-2dcb-43f8-9f1a-d0a567555dbE/twih-o06.html 2014-10-06T05:00:00Z <em>The Boxtrolls</em>: A cartoonish glimpse of class society http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/06/boxt-o06.html An underclass of trolls takes on the wealthy and corrupt White Hats in the new animated film from Laika, the Oregon-based studio. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15fb1872-fc73-4324-97e1-27d5a0b06e4C/boxt-o06.html 2014-10-06T05:00:00Z Hong Kong protests ebb http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/04/hong-o04.html Protesters came under attack from thugs who took advantage of growing public frustration over the disruption to daily life. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bdba6a8b-cd55-40fa-b0e7-2e06d854ae9P/hong-o04.html 2014-10-04T05:00:00Z Behind the war against ISIS http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/04/pers-o04.html The call for a military crusade against “savagery,” “zealots” and “raw evil” is an echo of the rhetoric employed by the yellow press over a century ago. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/552f9df8-429d-461a-9226-6233c643287O/pers-o04.html 2014-10-04T05:00:00Z US exploiting West Africa Ebola outbreak to establish military foothold http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/04/ebol-o04.html More than 7,000 have fallen ill and more than 3,300 have died in the current epidemic, the most widespread outbreak since the disease was first identified 28 years ago. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24c071ca-ad90-445b-ae09-7243c1757adP/ebol-o04.html 2014-10-04T05:00:00Z US labor force participation rate hits lowest level since 1978 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/04/labo-o04.html The headline figure of 248,000 jobs added in September obscures the fundamental trends of the US labor market: mass unemployment, a sharp fall in the labor force participation rate and declining wages. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d1c592ac-b7ad-4d3c-a37d-8fe8d451292K/labo-o04.html 2014-10-04T05:00:00Z Australia commits to combat operations in Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/04/aust-o04.html The Abbott government’s deployment of military forces has been facilitated by the bipartisan support of the Labor Party opposition. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c6edf9c3-18d4-4f9f-860b-ccafc1e6fa3F/aust-o04.html 2014-10-04T05:00:00Z Canada to dramatically escalate its role in Mideast war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/04/cana-o04.html Canada is deploying fighter jets to participate in the US bombing campaign in Iraq and possibly Syria. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2de8aebb-3a8f-49eb-8055-469ef3ce46bH/cana-o04.html 2014-10-04T05:00:00Z Corporate elite divvies up Detroit as bankruptcy plan confirmation looms http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/04/detr-o04.html As the Detroit bankruptcy moves into its final stage, it becomes ever more clear that the corporate-financial oligarchy is implementing the wholesale privatization of an entire US city. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e8d02760-99d7-44af-9a02-8a537b7952bH/detr-o04.html 2014-10-04T05:00:00Z Majority of Texas abortion clinics to close following court ruling http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/04/abor-o04.html The court action could force nearly one million Texas women to drive at least 300 miles round trip to access their constitutionally protected right to an abortion. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e9d07eef-f635-44dc-9849-4dabbb04318D/abor-o04.html 2014-10-04T05:00:00Z Anti-Muslim ads removed from New York buses after protest from James Foley's family http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/04/fole-o04.html The family charged that the virulently anti-Muslim ad was “entirely inconsistent” with the slain reporter’s beliefs. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9cd3fed5-6509-406d-b272-1adad668db9O/fole-o04.html 2014-10-04T05:00:00Z Spain’s Constitutional Court suspends Catalan independence referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/04/cata-o04.html The 12 judges unanimously agreed to an appeal lodged by Spain’s Popular Party government against the referendum. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a25cf112-8387-4013-95db-d6828c19b3fM/cata-o04.html 2014-10-04T05:00:00Z French neo-fascists win two Senate seats amid government defeat http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/04/sena-o04.html The Senate elections on September 28 were yet another humiliating defeat for France’s ruling Socialist Party. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4fff7912-b28e-4d07-80ab-79915990b01J/sena-o04.html 2014-10-04T05:00:00Z In response to exposure of abuses, German interior minister attacks refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/04/ger2-o04.html Thomas de Maizière blamed refugees for overcrowding in the camps, the lack of basic hygiene and the inhuman conditions in which they live. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad873105-f8ea-4727-9d31-6ca2b32d192K/ger2-o04.html 2014-10-04T05:00:00Z Australia, US back sham election staged by Fiji military regime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/04/fiji-o04.html The major powers are seeking to forge stronger ties with Fiji as a means of undercutting China’s influence in the South Pacific. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d72f27ce-c33d-42b8-9645-6540107fd16H/fiji-o04.html 2014-10-04T05:00:00Z Elections in Bulgaria take place amidst political and economic crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/04/bulg-o04.html It is already clear that the second general election in 18 months will not bring stability to Bulgaria. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fbcb67cc-5414-4565-9147-74b23de4aa4H/bulg-o04.html 2014-10-04T05:00:00Z Why is the German elite once again agitating for war? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/04/meet-o04.html The Socialist Equality Party (Germany) is planning meetings in Frankfurt, Bochum and Berlin on the threat of war. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/656e0ec6-b1d1-4116-9566-81a20ebec55F/meet-o04.html 2014-10-04T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan SEP/IYSSE public lecture series: Fifty years since the LSSP’s Great Betrayal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/04/sril-o04.html The lectures will discuss the vital political lessons of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party’s entry into a bourgeois coalition government in 1964. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/231a6157-95e5-4fcd-9b76-1b5c32693caL/sril-o04.html 2014-10-04T05:00:00Z SEP (Sri Lanka) to hold antiwar meetings in Galle, Gampaha and Hatton http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/04/sri2-o04.html SEP/IYSSE meetings will discuss the threat of a third world war and the international socialist program to fight it. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d04baa34-2868-413e-9d60-2262fe0d296P/sri2-o04.html 2014-10-04T05:00:00Z <em>Calvary</em>: An Irish priest threatened for another’s crimes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/04/calv-o04.html In the opening scene, Father James (Brendan Gleeson) takes confession from an unseen man who recounts being sexually abused by a priest as a child, and informs James he is going to kill him “Sunday week.” Sat, 04 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/694169e5-7d93-4862-8ce4-519603fec89P/calv-o04.html 2014-10-04T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/04/work-o04.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3ec703ac-d7db-46f0-927d-790129ed1daH/work-o04.html 2014-10-04T05:00:00Z The demise of “bond king” Bill Gross: Financial and political implications http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/04/gros-o04.html The sudden departure of Bill Gross as chief executive of the world’s largest bond trading firm could be a new source of instability for financial markets Sat, 04 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/254e381e-71fd-497a-b91e-29bffb06a4fP/gros-o04.html 2014-10-04T05:00:00Z New steps to wider war in Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/03/kuwa-o03.html Despite Obama’s pledge of no boots on the ground, more than 17,000 US ground troops in Kuwait could be quickly deployed in the new war in Syria and Iraq. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5bae1a7e-cbc0-4a6f-a62d-a644ee621abH/kuwa-o03.html 2014-10-03T05:00:00Z The revival of German militarism: One year on http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/03/pers-o03.html The return of German imperialism to the battlefields of the world is a profoundly destabilizing element in an already unstable world. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41ec0434-1e66-4c37-924b-84794931fe0G/pers-o03.html 2014-10-03T05:00:00Z Obama deported a record 438,421 people last year http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/03/depo-o03.html The Obama administration has now deported more people than any other presidency. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07b4ab63-aefd-45e4-967f-638e31cea55L/depo-o03.html 2014-10-03T05:00:00Z Hong Kong chief executive seeks to defuse protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/03/hong-o03.html In his effort to end the protests, Leung had the support of sections of the official opposition that are just as fearful as Beijing of spiralling social unrest. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/64cd4efd-b36c-4bef-ab3c-02cf07c5537O/hong-o03.html 2014-10-03T05:00:00Z India tilts still closer to Washington http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/03/indi-o03.html During his summit meeting with Obama, Prime Minister Modi signaled his readiness to align India still more closely with the US’s predatory global agenda. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa7c97d7-b4c3-4f0d-b782-d09501a456dO/indi-o03.html 2014-10-03T05:00:00Z Washington partially lifts ban on the sale of lethal weapons to Vietnam http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/03/viet-o03.html The announcement marks a significant escalation of Washington’s war drive against China. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bc0f8c1e-378a-4142-ad68-eef5f0400c8N/viet-o03.html 2014-10-03T05:00:00Z Federal judge opens door to the shredding of California public worker pensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/03/stoc-o03.html The ruling in the Stockton case will encourage a wave of bankruptcies across America’s most populous state Fri, 03 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99d4dfad-ed62-492e-870e-40d807c6c2cA/stoc-o03.html 2014-10-03T05:00:00Z Revelations of brutality deepen crisis over New York’s Rikers Island prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/03/rike-o03.html Rikers Island is one of the most notorious examples of the national policy of mass incarceration. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7897ec35-1c74-4b5e-a1a0-e12f72ccde8H/rike-o03.html 2014-10-03T05:00:00Z Seattle workers to be hit by transit fare increases, cuts to service http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/03/seat-o03.html A proposed two-tier fare scheme in Seattle is an effort to distract from rising rates and cuts in public transit service. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0dd7152e-286e-40d1-b714-ab5c13eb49dA/seat-o03.html 2014-10-03T05:00:00Z King County, Washington, budget proposes layoffs and deep cuts to social services http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/03/king-o03.html A 10 percent cut at the public health department will lead to clinic closures and discontinued services such as testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9071181b-d85f-4cfa-afcf-1f41b8c34f0P/king-o03.html 2014-10-03T05:00:00Z Serbian government slashes wages and pensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/03/serb-o03.html Cuts announced by Prime Minister Vucic will see public sector salaries over €211 per month reduced by around 10 percent and those above €844 cut by 20 percent. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2405359a-82b1-4d50-aff8-fcea14ddb66K/serb-o03.html 2014-10-03T05:00:00Z German public television turns out propaganda on Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/03/germ-o03.html Both of Germany’s public television broadcasters, ARD and ZDF, have come under strong criticism for their biased reporting on Ukraine. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b634b483-390c-4508-89e5-5388d87969bC/germ-o03.html 2014-10-03T05:00:00Z Death sentence for Bangladesh Islamic leader commuted http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/03/bang-o03.html The ruling is in line with the Hasina government’s manoeuvres against the opposition Bangladesh National Party and other political rivals. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3587c285-30cf-4e6b-b290-94b15dcad16K/bang-o03.html 2014-10-03T05:00:00Z Australia: Opposition Labor Party votes for deep budget cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/03/budg-o03.html In parliament yesterday, Labor backed bills that will severely affect working class families, students and disabled workers. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99e44702-f7b9-4ac9-8c0f-32cf839d45dF/budg-o03.html 2014-10-03T05:00:00Z Indian contract workers continue strike at state-owned energy company http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/03/nlc-o03.html Striking Neyveli Lignite Corporation contract workers in the southern India state of Tamil Nadu are defying a high court back-to-work order. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b8d0cdc-0cc1-4270-acd3-3289bfc07c3M/nlc-o03.html 2014-10-03T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/03/wkrs-o03.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dceeb3b0-d205-407f-a164-82492c8fab6J/wkrs-o03.html 2014-10-03T05:00:00Z Student leaders threaten to escalate Hong Kong protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/02/hong-o02.html The pressing social issues facing working people in Hong Kong find no expression in the demands advanced by the parties and organisations dominating the protests. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a6ed498d-13fb-44d9-85a0-5e99ad9fcaeG/hong-o02.html 2014-10-02T05:00:00Z US war against the people of Syria and Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/02/pers-o02.html The White House said Tuesday that restrictions on drone missile strikes meant to limit civilian casualties would not apply to operations in Syria and Iraq. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f5ab503b-dee6-4ded-92ac-be3aa75ac29I/pers-o02.html 2014-10-02T05:00:00Z Income gains after recessions increasingly go to the wealthy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/02/inco-o02.html Social inequality has grown far more than most people realize, recent academic papers show. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/79dd97f0-2e12-48dc-9149-cd2a07c972aD/inco-o02.html 2014-10-02T05:00:00Z Germany’s ill-equipped army—the campaign for higher military spending http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/02/camp-o02.html New “revelations” about the “ailing” state of the German army have a clear objective: a massive increase in defense spending. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/896a0db0-f900-4985-ba73-db315995b6cA/camp-o02.html 2014-10-02T05:00:00Z UK Conservatives pledge further attacks on democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/02/demo-o02.html Home Secretary Theresa May announced that if the Conservatives are returned to power in 2015, they will fully implement the “snoopers charter.” Thu, 02 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6990fee3-a4f4-426b-83cc-b4c2521ba22I/demo-o02.html 2014-10-02T05:00:00Z Australian spy agencies given vast new powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/02/asio-o02.html Not a single vote was cast against the bill’s final reading in the House of Representatives yesterday. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ec4f2474-22f5-4aa2-a7b8-88d529cd2feI/asio-o02.html 2014-10-02T05:00:00Z First Ebola case diagnosed in US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/02/ebol-o02.html A man from Liberia visiting family in Texas is the first person in the US diagnosed with the deadly virus. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/851dfa3d-7ad2-4b60-ae1d-0a5b826fb26C/ebol-o02.html 2014-10-02T05:00:00Z Libya disintegrates as rival governments vie for control http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/02/liby-o02.html Libya’s government is now based in the city of Tobruk in the far eastern part of Libya, isolated and exercising little control over the country. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92970a69-597a-4714-ab83-032cf4350f0C/liby-o02.html 2014-10-02T05:00:00Z CIA document details cover-up of drug trafficking by Contras http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/02/cont-o02.html The CIA worked with the major media outlets to suppress reporting on cocaine trafficking operations by the US-backed Contra militias. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/55b8b4cc-47a7-4321-8d17-a46fa49d525O/cont-o02.html 2014-10-02T05:00:00Z US Secret Service director resigns amid mounting security scandals http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/02/sser-o02.html Julia Pierson stepped down after bipartisan demands for an independent probe of lapses in security surrounding the White House and the president. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f1c475e8-838f-4962-b9f6-3a713edc6e9A/sser-o02.html 2014-10-02T05:00:00Z One-day strike by Lufthansa pilots in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/02/luft-o02.html The Lufthansa pilots’ strike was directed against the attempt by the corporation to carry through attacks on retirement benefits for 5,400 pilots. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/98b9c320-1d97-4698-8e35-ed6ea43b5c0O/luft-o02.html 2014-10-02T05:00:00Z French government prepares to slash family, health benefits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/02/famb-o02.html The cuts now being implemented will hit broad sections of the working class and the middle classes. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a9b78fdf-3fef-4166-90fa-8274748c29aP/famb-o02.html 2014-10-02T05:00:00Z Pseudo-left New Anti-capitalist Party backs France’s “war on terror” agenda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/02/npaw-o02.html The NPA’s response to the French government’s anti-terror law amounts to a defense of both imperialist war in the Middle East and police repression at home. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a85228fd-0a64-4667-9890-5a4e22980bbG/npaw-o02.html 2014-10-02T05:00:00Z <em>Iraqi Odyssey</em> and other pictures of the modern world http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/02/tff4-o02.html The film, directed by Iraqi-Swiss filmmaker Samir, attempts to interweave the complex saga of the director’s own family with the larger history of Iraq over the past half-century or more. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f29a244-a97d-4698-95ee-b3ff3e34dceH/tff4-o02.html 2014-10-02T05:00:00Z Mass protests continue in Hong Kong http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/01/hong-o01.html The tense standoff continues after Hong Kong’s chief executive ruled out any compromise and protesters ignored his demand to clear the streets. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f663aad-4666-49d8-9d70-58f379986b1F/hong-o01.html 2014-10-01T05:00:00Z “Poisonous” economic combinations preparing new international crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/01/gene-o01.html According to the latest Geneva Report, with debt at historically elevated levels, any part of the world economy could set off a new financial crisis. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/82c69ca0-bb55-4528-8a72-abe8867a592O/gene-o01.html 2014-10-01T05:00:00Z American FBI instigates another Australian anti-terrorism raid http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/01/raid-o01.html Homes were searched in five northern and western suburbs of Melbourne to seek evidence of “terrorism financing.” Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19f713d3-ceba-419d-9c36-5f0676e6f1eH/raid-o01.html 2014-10-01T05:00:00Z Australia to effectively repudiate international refugee law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/01/refu-o01.html New legislation will allow asylum seekers to be deported irrespective of Australia’s “non-refoulement obligations.” Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c96d195-56d8-4498-ab80-bdbbe410965O/refu-o01.html 2014-10-01T05:00:00Z A US judge declares Detroit residents have no right to water http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/01/pers-o01.html Judge Steven Rhodes openly stated the operating principle that guides the ruling class the world over. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d68f9f58-4677-46d8-8c30-eb0810e0d5bN/pers-o01.html 2014-10-01T05:00:00Z German Foreign Minister Steinmeier’s UN speech: War propaganda cloaked in pacifist phrases http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/01/stei-o01.html Steinmeier’s speech on Saturday combined threats against Russia with the demand for a massive military intervention in the Middle East and more German “responsibility” throughout the world. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c9d9781e-c15b-40d4-b25b-b5c7cfe0c65N/stei-o01.html 2014-10-01T05:00:00Z Turkey lines up for military role in Syria–Part 2 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/01/turk-o01.html Turkish President Recep Erdogan has come under enormous pressure from Washington to join President Obama’s coalition for a new war of aggression in the Middle East. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96eed99a-5b72-48e6-aa9f-0b28a3fa88fG/turk-o01.html 2014-10-01T05:00:00Z Protests and sick-outs continue in Colorado against “patriotic” curriculum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/01/colo-o01.html Teachers outside Denver, Colorado called in sick September 29, closing two high schools amidst continuing protests against the school board’s drive to rewrite the US history curriculum. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fdeed1ef-6708-4686-be19-a80327545e0O/colo-o01.html 2014-10-01T05:00:00Z Recordings show Federal Reserve covered up Wall Street crimes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/01/fedr-o01.html The tapes were made public by a former Federal Reserve regulator who said she was fired because she would not “falsify” her findings. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c6142e48-98ff-4bf4-9233-61243905d8eF/fedr-o01.html 2014-10-01T05:00:00Z “Abu-Ghraib-like” torture of refugees exposed in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/01/mist-o01.html Reports from various German refugee facilities have revealed that residents are subjected to systematic torture and humiliation at the hands of security staff. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/01d84b7a-083c-469d-a3a4-f9befec085bA/mist-o01.html 2014-10-01T05:00:00Z Almost 900,000 refugees from war in Ukraine flee to Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/01/ukra-o01.html Although the policies of Berlin and Washington are chiefly responsible for the refugee crisis in Ukraine, it has been ignored by the Western media. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6dfdd22a-9b45-4dad-a8dc-52c7139d9c8J/ukra-o01.html 2014-10-01T05:00:00Z Russian metallurgy giant Mechel faces bankruptcy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/01/mech-o01.html Mechel’s looming bankruptcy is one sign of Russia’s mounting industrial and monetary crisis, made worse by the imposition of Western sanctions. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e23f7be-60b1-40d1-84ac-62916276527D/mech-o01.html 2014-10-01T05:00:00Z UK Tories outline next phase of their war on working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/01/tory-o01.html The Conservative Party’s plan to freeze welfare benefits will leave low-income families with children between £350 and £500 a year worse off. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9decdaed-5436-4962-a75b-395741185a0B/tory-o01.html 2014-10-01T05:00:00Z Modi promotes India as world’s sweatshop http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/01/modi-o01.html Modi’s new BJP government is seeking to convince world capital that India is the go-to destination for cheap labour. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ddab780-2e21-4163-8409-b257ab796e7D/modi-o01.html 2014-10-01T05:00:00Z Mexican government imposes education “reform” over teacher protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/01/mexi-o01.html Mexican President Peña Nieto signed into law a national system implementing standardized evaluations of public school teachers. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1bcf498e-b2b6-4983-bd18-328b7882ef6M/mexi-o01.html 2014-10-01T05:00:00Z German government approves new law on sexual offenses http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/01/vict-o01.html The background to the new law is a witch-hunt against the former chairman of an investigation into the NSU neo-fascist terror group. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74bcf002-3750-4d3b-86de-b87a3028674J/vict-o01.html 2014-10-01T05:00:00Z <em>Miners Shot Down</em>: Documentary about the 2012 Marikana massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/01/amer-o01.html The film deals with the atrocity against mine workers carried out by the ANC government in South Africa, in cooperation with trade unions and company management. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7fc0cda1-7b03-45b2-9949-4de0ed95aedA/amer-o01.html 2014-10-01T05:00:00Z Montreal: Witch-hunt against city workers opposed to pension cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/01/mont-o01.html Quebec’s big-business political establishment is witch-hunting Montreal municipal workers for protesting against sweeping cuts to their pensions. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d562ec3-602c-43e8-8bc3-ac90a42fb31H/mont-o01.html 2014-10-01T05:00:00Z New Afghan puppet regime accepts deal to keep 10,000 US troops http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/30/afgh-s30.html The new two-headed “national unity” regime threatens to be even more unstable than the previous US puppet, Hamid Karzai. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d0ce7e6b-4898-4738-80f9-ea815d97be0I/afgh-s30.html 2014-09-30T05:00:00Z The midterm elections and the political crisis in the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/30/pers-s30.html The American population is overwhelmingly indifferent to the November 4 US elections, which will decide 34 US Senate seats, all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, and the governorships of most states. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/637a96f1-6f78-46c2-adc2-041ff61da7fJ/pers-s30.html 2014-09-30T05:00:00Z Federal judge rules Detroit residents have no “fundamental right” to water http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/30/wate-s30.html US bankruptcy judge Steven Rhodes on Monday threw out a motion for a temporary injunction to stop the city’s mass water shutoff policy, which has already affected nearly 50,000 households. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a2c95ce-dbb0-4824-81c4-95c6be3f772N/wate-s30.html 2014-09-30T05:00:00Z US ramps up war in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/30/syri-s30.html The Obama administration is marshalling support for a war that is primarily aimed against the Syrian government, rather than ISIS. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/648eb5bb-1f62-4868-baf6-8d1b07bfe50C/syri-s30.html 2014-09-30T05:00:00Z Protests in Hong Kong continue after riot police withdraw http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/30/hong-s30.html The attacks on peaceful protesters, far from breaking up the crowds, only provoked broader anger and prompted others to join in. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fdf800e6-f88b-41c1-a140-5bf4ef55830F/hong-s30.html 2014-09-30T05:00:00Z <em>Le Monde</em> promotes French government war propaganda on Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/30/lemo-s30.html The French daily <em>Le Monde</em> justifies the escalating imperialist war in the Middle East by echoing Paris’s claims that it is fighting a war against “terrorism.” Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87cc00a1-7988-4184-922f-97c0d21b6adK/lemo-s30.html 2014-09-30T05:00:00Z Turkey lines up for military role in Syria–Part 1 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/30/turk-s30.html Turkish President Recep Erdogan has come under enormous pressure from Washington to join President Obama’s coalition for a new war of aggression in the Middle East. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f9a61b43-fd2d-4e4f-a256-01276e842caI/turk-s30.html 2014-09-30T05:00:00Z Mass graves reveal torture and executions in eastern Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/30/ukra-s30.html The brutal crackdown against separatists in the east of the country is closely connected with the imposition of authoritarian forms of rule throughout Ukraine. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aba38810-862a-42eb-8420-d258ca1a58dK/ukra-s30.html 2014-09-30T05:00:00Z Voter ID laws to keep millions from voting in November elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/30/vote-s30.html In four US states alone, 1.7 million voters would be denied the right to vote. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/927d6997-f404-4dbc-a7d1-756970e49e9G/vote-s30.html 2014-09-30T05:00:00Z Los Angeles police kill about one person per week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/30/lapd-s30.html Police in Los Angeles County have killed at least 589 people since 2000. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/17db71e2-e14a-4bbc-b180-d6788b17cc2N/lapd-s30.html 2014-09-30T05:00:00Z US elite rolls out red carpet for Indian PM Modi http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/30/modi-s30.html Washington has made no secret it wants to “reset” Indo-US relations, so as to harness New Delhi to its anti-China “pivot.” Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/66329e19-8b3e-4ff7-ba87-c92d303d2a6L/modi-s30.html 2014-09-30T05:00:00Z Australian paramilitary police kill man in Brisbane siege http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/30/kill-s30.html Television news footage showed police commandos firing multiple shots at pointblank range at the man. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21239563-f504-4920-8948-c28b3b19ee9L/kill-s30.html 2014-09-30T05:00:00Z Top Australian firms avoid billions in tax http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/30/taxe-s30.html Social spending is being cut on the claim “there is no money” but corporate tax avoided in the past decade alone would cover the last two budget deficits. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0cca5bc-9f64-44c5-b4cc-a1e5859752eM/taxe-s30.html 2014-09-30T05:00:00Z UK pilots union agrees mass layoffs/pay cuts at Monarch http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/30/mona-s30.html Monarch is going through a major restructuring with the stated aim of becoming a “low-cost” airline. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e5a86fce-4877-49cb-92b3-2b5745d0b69I/mona-s30.html 2014-09-30T05:00:00Z What way forward for the Air France pilots’ strike? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/30/airf-s30.html Pilots must reject the abject surrender demanded by the pilots union, which would only lead to deep cuts to wages and conditions. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/db29c584-889e-4b4f-958b-df9bbd2f723O/airf-s30.html 2014-09-30T05:00:00Z An evaluation of South African novelist Nadine Gordimer (1923-2014) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/30/gord-s30.html Writer Nadine Gordimer, winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize for Literature, died in Johannesburg at the age of 90 on July 13. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/79938f06-0a81-4000-841a-d041359d1e3G/gord-s30.html 2014-09-30T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/30/wkrs-s30.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8fc0ef0b-1c3d-4131-a8f5-07e84a1a523O/wkrs-s30.html 2014-09-30T05:00:00Z US plans massive military escalation in Syria and Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/29/syri-s29.html Statements from top US officials are part of a carefully orchestrated campaign to prepare public opinion for full-scale war in the Middle East. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a4b55d9d-1ae1-44b2-a9cb-60b8f51764eG/syri-s29.html 2014-09-29T05:00:00Z The model for America: Ruling elites dispense with democracy in Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/29/pers-s29.html The new arrangement is part of a reorganization of political structures in the city to ensure the permanent exclusion of any opposition to the dictates of the corporate and financial elite. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3bff643-fd5d-456a-a3c9-a8b8d35d933A/pers-s29.html 2014-09-29T05:00:00Z German media and politicians promote rearmament http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/29/medi-s29.html The demand for major increases in the military budget has moved to the center of German war propaganda. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1bfb557e-2941-4b5e-8e59-19c73438e04G/medi-s29.html 2014-09-29T05:00:00Z Germany’s new war minister and Stern magazine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/29/warm-s29.html Germany’s defence minister and Stern news magazine both trace political roots to the Nazi era. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/42966b14-8241-4f65-b837-830b86438deO/warm-s29.html 2014-09-29T05:00:00Z French government exploits Islamist murder of Hervé Gourdel to expand Iraq war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/29/gour-s29.html The Islamist forces that murdered Gourdel benefited from the support of France and its allies amid the imperialist powers' proxy wars in Libya and Syria. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6008fb33-7b33-44dc-b880-936658cc256I/gour-s29.html 2014-09-29T05:00:00Z Public meeting: After the New Zealand election—the socialist alternative to austerity and war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/16/meet-s16.html The September 20 election in New Zealand reflected the profound alienation of working people from the entire political establishment Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/588dc269-f993-40d9-931f-8cb059011b6N/meet-s16.html 2014-09-29T05:00:00Z Australia: Workers condemn police killing of alleged “terrorist” Abdul Numan Haider http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/29/haid-s29.html Everything suggests that prior to the shooting Haider was highly emotional and unstable as a result of the pressure he was under from the police and ASIO. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92b9c6bf-4cc8-4e9c-a482-df3f47ac5b6H/haid-s29.html 2014-09-29T05:00:00Z Spain’s government denounces Catalan referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/29/cata-s29.html The deputy prime minister held a press conference where she reiterated that Madrid would not allow the referendum to take place Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1184a4c5-ae28-4ee5-9abd-e2340459697O/cata-s29.html 2014-09-29T05:00:00Z Hong Kong police crackdown on protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/29/hong-s29.html The Occupy Central organization has stepped in to ensure that the protests remain limited to the narrow demand for open chief executive elections. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fbaaf4b3-e2db-4fa3-b990-47c08580165G/hong-s29.html 2014-09-29T05:00:00Z Shia insurgency sets stage for expanded US military intervention in Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/29/yeme-s29.html Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on the US embassy in Sanaa amid an ongoing occupation of Yemen’s capital city by Houthi rebels. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/421481ac-e4eb-4caf-ac94-ce6a0acfdecB/yeme-s29.html 2014-09-29T05:00:00Z Black lung disease hits highest levels in four decades http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/29/blac-s29.html The most severe form of black lung, a preventable disease resulting from insufficient ventilation in coalmines, has increased tenfold over fifteen years. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/025d0ca6-ec0b-47b5-8046-23c4f2bb6bcJ/blac-s29.html 2014-09-29T05:00:00Z Washington Post slashes retirement benefits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/29/post-s29.html The newspaper is cutting benefits immediately for non-union employees and demanding the same cuts in contract talks with the Newspaper Guild. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07c67209-4916-4f13-bfd2-4df080161d0H/post-s29.html 2014-09-29T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: Leading Tamil party gives ultimatum for power-sharing deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/29/itak-s29.html ITAK has threatened widespread agitation if the Rajapakse government fails to offer Tamil elite a new devolution deal by early 2015. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d4e29a8-90b8-4e46-9725-0a9f9ceeab8G/itak-s29.html 2014-09-29T05:00:00Z Pilots union pushes for sell-out of Air France pilots strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/29/airf-s29.html The unions and the Socialist Party government are desperately pushing pilots to accept a deal that would pave the way to deep cuts in wages and conditions. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b263ee7-ff08-4984-8bff-97110ed9089K/airf-s29.html 2014-09-29T05:00:00Z The legacy of US Attorney General Eric Holder http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/29/hold-s29.html During his six-year term, Holder has presided over the most comprehensive and aggressive trampling of democratic rights in US history. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/244fa7c1-2b51-42d0-8da0-ebfacf774d3J/hold-s29.html 2014-09-29T05:00:00Z Mississippi prison inmates indefinitely detained and subject to “barbaric” conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/29/miss-s29.html The American Civil Liberties Union filed two lawsuits this week claiming that Mississippi prison inmates were being indefinitely detained and others were kept in conditions “tantamount to torture.” Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3fee754d-2688-401a-9301-b454fe7b23eJ/miss-s29.html 2014-09-29T05:00:00Z More arrests in Ferguson, Missouri after police chief “apologizes” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/29/ferg-s29.html Tensions in Ferguson, Missouri show no sign of subsiding seven weeks after the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f947a4a3-cbac-4e4a-be94-ee35026c717L/ferg-s29.html 2014-09-29T05:00:00Z This week in history: September 29-October 5 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/29/twih-s29.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3cbb14e8-7bb0-41c9-9efe-ceb263d30cfO/twih-s29.html 2014-09-29T05:00:00Z Michael Banda, former leader of the British WRP, dies at age 84 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/29/band-s29.html Until the crisis that erupted in the Workers Revolutionary Party in 1985, Banda was a central leader of the British Trotskyist movement for more than three decades. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f51c704-c118-461c-a09a-8bc3aa7c8b2L/band-s29.html 2014-09-29T05:00:00Z The escalating US war in Iraq and Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/27/syri-s27.html In less than two months, Obama’s phony “humanitarian mission” to protect the Yazidis in Iraq has become a full-blown war across two countries. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ee0633d-6330-4252-9be1-b8a8c774f94A/syri-s27.html 2014-09-27T05:00:00Z Obama’s “best of all possible worlds” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/27/pers-s27.html Obama’s claim that “this is the best time in human history to be born,” is a self-deluded absurdity. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa6133a4-59e5-4dbf-8cbc-66423b0166aE/pers-s27.html 2014-09-27T05:00:00Z Britain’s parliament votes for war in Iraq, and also Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/27/brit-s27.html Prime Minister David Cameron told parliament there was “no legal barrier” to Britain extending parliament’s approval for bombing Iraq to cover similar action in Syria. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aab175ef-960c-4ba1-ab64-03ade969a76I/brit-s27.html 2014-09-27T05:00:00Z German government sends arms to Iraq and backs US air strikes in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/27/germ-s27.html The German government plans to deliver weapons worth around 70 million euros to Iraq in the coming days. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e9027644-62e6-4c9f-9acf-30a9a06019eP/germ-s27.html 2014-09-27T05:00:00Z The discovery of the “Khorasan Group” in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/27/khor-s27.html Alleged plotting of the so-called Khorasan Group has been used by the Obama administration as a further justification for its ongoing bombing in Syria. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92df814c-a19b-41b9-84c1-f8b1e75ba9eD/khor-s27.html 2014-09-27T05:00:00Z French Prime Minister Valls denounces striking Air France pilots http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/27/aftr-s27.html The head of the Socialist Party government denounced pilots as “selfish” as public support grows for the strikers. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0be00e03-53de-4f22-a62a-3dcdd631273K/aftr-s27.html 2014-09-27T05:00:00Z Detroit political establishment reaches deal to extend financial dictatorship http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/27/detr-s27.html The agreement is aimed at cementing in political form the conspiracy against the working class to restructure the city of Detroit using the bankruptcy courts. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/78ae2934-eba3-42b3-98e9-db4384912dcM/detr-s27.html 2014-09-27T05:00:00Z Widening inequality intensifies New York City housing crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/27/nych-s27.html Cuts in the Section 8 voucher program are being used to threaten families and force them into substandard conditions. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e0781e2f-aad9-4ff5-9159-0c8f2c8ae0aL/nych-s27.html 2014-09-27T05:00:00Z German Greens state premier votes for tougher asylum laws http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/27/ger2-s27.html The Greens recently tipped the balance in the German parliament to further sharpen the government’s brutal refugee policy. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be383d38-0057-4572-9fd9-50329dd00deN/ger2-s27.html 2014-09-27T05:00:00Z Australian government celebrates WWI seizure of German colonies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/27/bita-s27.html The military victory at Bita Paka in New Guinea opened the way for Australian imperialism’s takeover of Germany’s South Pacific territories. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ee6d416-62c8-4ecc-adaa-d24660a8477L/bita-s27.html 2014-09-27T05:00:00Z Australia to offload refugees in Cambodia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/27/refu-s27.html An unknown number of people, starting with those detained on Nauru, will be consigned to one of the poorest countries on earth. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ed21253e-8923-4abb-bda1-c88fbdcf39cF/refu-s27.html 2014-09-27T05:00:00Z SYRIZA grooms itself for government power in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/27/gree-s27.html The Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) is positioning itself to take the leading role in imposing austerity measures against the Greek population. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f1b7432a-2c46-477d-8954-fdc8185b809D/gree-s27.html 2014-09-27T05:00:00Z Canadian spy agency creates global hacking network http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/27/cana-s27.html The Communications Security Establishment Canada has developed high-powered software to hijack computers and use them to hack into other machines and networks. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69ca25b1-4bfb-4a26-9eb6-047ac4d7742H/cana-s27.html 2014-09-27T05:00:00Z A million people hit by drought in rural Sri Lanka http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/27/farm-s27.html A long-running drought has further impoverished peasant farmers across wide areas of the island. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d1ff1b4f-b9e1-4407-aef8-8d2f8e1817aP/farm-s27.html 2014-09-27T05:00:00Z “Why I Hope to Die at 75”: Ezekiel Emanuel’s sinister argument against prolonging life http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/27/eman-s27.html Emanuel’s prescription is to do away with America’s “manic desperation to endlessly extend life,” forego advanced medical treatment and allow death to take its course. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2118acaf-a916-45fb-9891-6d77a443841K/eman-s27.html 2014-09-27T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/27/labo-s27.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/94c1862c-cdab-4494-9696-bfdbf33454dM/labo-s27.html 2014-09-27T05:00:00Z Britain prepares to join US-led war in Iraq and Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/26/iraq-s26.html Both the Conservatives and Labour Parties back British involvement in the US-led war, which is aimed at reasserting military dominance in Iraq and throughout the Middle East. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fd802bb-45e0-4a6d-99a4-dc06a12d63cG/iraq-s26.html 2014-09-26T05:00:00Z Imperialism and the Ebola catastrophe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/26/pers-s26.html The epidemic now devastating West Africa is not a natural calamity, but a social one: it is a product of colonialism and imperialist oppression. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89425d07-d2b1-47df-9b49-f943c4ef168E/pers-s26.html 2014-09-26T05:00:00Z In wake of Obama speech, UN debate dominated by “terror,” war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/26/unga-s26.html European powers solidarized themselves with the latest US imperialist war, while other states used the “terror” hysteria to justify their own crimes. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d6078ed-bd4f-415d-8565-a627e2e2de1G/unga-s26.html 2014-09-26T05:00:00Z Australia: Questions over police killing of young Muslim “terrorist” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/26/raid-s26.html Workers and youth expressed concern and disbelief to the WSWS over the police shooting of the 18-year-old. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4035c0d5-6c88-411a-8d9e-64032ca7b4dC/raid-s26.html 2014-09-26T05:00:00Z Police kill at least 20 people in the past week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/26/note-s26.html Police throughout the country continued their campaign of violence this week, tackling a pregnant woman, shooting a handcuffed man and killing a 14-year-old boy. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9fcdecbf-fda7-496a-96b3-7942c9aa353D/note-s26.html 2014-09-26T05:00:00Z Killings at UPS Alabama facility the latest workplace shooting in US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/26/upsa-s26.html A just-released FBI study of so-called Active Shooter Incidents in 2000-13 reveals a staggering toll of 1,043 casualties, with 486 killed and 557 wounded, excluding the shooters. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e6e0ff3-c123-4ef1-bf7a-ffe8f0908f5C/upsa-s26.html 2014-09-26T05:00:00Z Immigrant detainees in New Mexico denied release on bond http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/26/immi-s26.html Central and South American immigrants are being held at a detention center in the US with no hope of being released. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f06dccec-662b-4098-b9c6-b62b384ec6dF/immi-s26.html 2014-09-26T05:00:00Z Massive police manhunt in Pennsylvania http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/26/manh-s26.html The police manhunt for Eric Frein, charged with fatally shooting a state trooper on September 13, has seen the imposition of a “shelter-in-place” order. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2bd6ccd8-a991-4b21-97f0-cba4966b181D/manh-s26.html 2014-09-26T05:00:00Z Lufthansa insists on pension cuts for pilots http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/26/luft-s26.html At talks Monday there was no indication of a deal as Lufthansa refuses to budge from its original plans to cut pilots’ retirement provisions. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6488e73-e01c-4f07-ae09-a90783a6ea3P/luft-s26.html 2014-09-26T05:00:00Z Air France pilots’ strike hardens despite government climbdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/26/airf-s26.html The government’s decision, faced with the pilots’ strike, to force Air France to abandon plans for a new low-cost subsidiary signals a major political crisis in France. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85e69109-bcd0-44a7-8c7e-ce8385bf9e6P/airf-s26.html 2014-09-26T05:00:00Z German committee criticises television news coverage of Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/26/ardp-s26.html The criticism confirms that reportage on German public television has degenerated into government and military propaganda. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/82d0963b-3f16-41fd-902f-5d1325b512dG/ardp-s26.html 2014-09-26T05:00:00Z Job cuts mounting in Australia as mining slump intensifies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/26/jobs-s26.html In the past week alone, coal mine closures in central Queensland have directly destroyed another 700 jobs. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ea77867-5a4e-4b18-8403-ee55dc521c4M/jobs-s26.html 2014-09-26T05:00:00Z India strengthens strategic ties with Vietnam http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/26/viet-s26.html The Indian and Vietnamese presidents issued a joint statement on the need for security in the South China Sea that was clearly aimed against China. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63c6b032-cd44-4fe5-aeca-15c3fca0b87I/viet-s26.html 2014-09-26T05:00:00Z Canada’s NDP makes left feint in bid to stanch electoral reversals http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/26/cana-s26.html Stung by a series of electoral reversals and fearing a debacle in the 2015 federal election, the NDP has made a tiny feint left. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2ca17ec-e636-4a4e-9ac3-f188ee3e19dM/cana-s26.html 2014-09-26T05:00:00Z Share buybacks: Symptom of a decaying economic order http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/26/shar-s26.html US corporations are increasingly using their profits to finance share buybacks rather than productive investment, spending more than $500 billion last year. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/de9c2b2d-465e-4435-8c47-b6ea38d21b7I/shar-s26.html 2014-09-26T05:00:00Z Danish Socialist Workers Party supports imperialist war in the Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/26/pabl-s26.html The Danish section of the United Secretariat, the Socialist Workers Party, joined the vote to send an Air Force Hercules transport plane carrying arms to Iraq. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c23059e-f86d-452c-bf7d-37150f4270dI/pabl-s26.html 2014-09-26T05:00:00Z Drone warfare in <em>Good Kill</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/26/tff3-s26.html New Zealand-born writer-director Andrew Niccol has taken on the subject of drone warfare in <em>Good Kill</em>, featuring Ethan Hawke, Bruce Greenwood, Zoë Kravitz and January Jones. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb5295a2-48a7-49d5-bdf0-93583dca64fL/tff3-s26.html 2014-09-26T05:00:00Z Testimony reveals public health danger and suffering caused by Detroit water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/26/detr-s26.html Victims of water shutoffs and public health experts gave evidence about the impact the city’s water shutoff policy. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f596f4d4-f077-4d7b-868c-12360f6cb2bC/detr-s26.html 2014-09-26T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/26/wkrs-s26.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute this regular feature. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dd8bd35d-4a02-4716-8803-59334a1cf89B/wkrs-s26.html 2014-09-26T05:00:00Z UN Security Council resolution on “foreign terrorist fighters” targets democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/25/reso-s25.html The resolution, proposed by the Obama administration, comes as the major powers are implementing a raft of antidemocratic measures under the guise of a renewed “war on terror.” Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/32730997-e483-4d9c-9a9a-53e60d562a0O/reso-s25.html 2014-09-25T05:00:00Z Deceit and delusion at the United Nations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/25/pers-s25.html What above all distinguished Obama's speech was the complete disconnect between its assertions and political reality. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2663f531-b027-4579-b43e-3f2c8626174N/pers-s25.html 2014-09-25T05:00:00Z Colorado high school students protest “patriotism” indoctrination http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/25/denv-s25.html Hundreds of Jefferson County students walked out of classes this week in opposition to a school board proposal that US history courses promote "patriotism, essentials and benefits of the free enterprise system, and respect for authority." Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7fbde6d7-e8bd-46c4-a9bc-1d6828598d4J/denv-s25.html 2014-09-25T05:00:00Z Unending austerity pledged by UK Conservatives and Labour alike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/25/aust-s25.html Labour is positioning itself as the most favoured and trusted instrument to impose austerity on behalf of the financial aristocracy. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/518e96a1-01d1-4ec5-b72f-9ac781282c9K/aust-s25.html 2014-09-25T05:00:00Z UN envoy: Destruction in Gaza “truly shocking” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/25/gaza-s25.html Following Israel’s 50-day war against a defenceless civilian population, most of Gaza’s 1.8 million inhabitants are now dependent on food aid. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d6189057-f47b-4f6d-b562-243ffee4275I/gaza-s25.html 2014-09-25T05:00:00Z South Korea backs Washington’s war in Syria and Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/25/kore-s25.html The government in Seoul has not ruled out providing military assistance to the US in the Middle East. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4f1a5556-b62f-44b8-bdd9-1517671e950N/kore-s25.html 2014-09-25T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: Government support plunges in provincial election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/25/slec-s25.html The result in the Uva election reveals growing hostility and anger toward the government and its austerity agenda. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d296582-a724-4466-a060-7d3966c867fN/slec-s25.html 2014-09-25T05:00:00Z Australian economy caught in global downdraft http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/25/aust-s25-1.html After escaping the full effects of the international financial crisis in 2008, Australia is being severely impacted by the ongoing global breakdown. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91d6cb34-beb9-4e44-b16f-2a24ad7e9bcD/aust-s25-1.html 2014-09-25T05:00:00Z UAW creates new class of low-paid workers in deal at Indiana Lear plant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/25/indi-s25.html Although UAW leaders said the deal would end the hated two-tier wage system, 40 percent of the workforce will be reclassified as “subassembly” workers making poverty-level wages. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/184eef03-f91e-464e-ae38-1a1a0466aafJ/indi-s25.html 2014-09-25T05:00:00Z Australian “foreign fighter” bill extends police powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/25/bill-s25.html The bill’s seven schedules add many draconian features to the battery of “terrorist” legislation imposed since 2002. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4fbf371f-7336-46b8-b291-596e0f95cedK/bill-s25.html 2014-09-25T05:00:00Z Detroit officials defend water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/25/detr-s25.html US bankruptcy judge Steven Rhodes will issue a ruling Monday on a lawsuit seeking an injunction to stop the shutoff of water for thousands of low-income households. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/772e864e-ecaa-4339-9621-34f0153ab25N/detr-s25.html 2014-09-25T05:00:00Z French Prime Minister Valls travels to Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/25/frde-s25.html The meeting of French Prime Minister Valls with German Chancellor Merkel cannot hide the growing Franco-German tensions in Europe. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/444808b6-a057-4490-938b-d322f88f696J/frde-s25.html 2014-09-25T05:00:00Z Australian terrorist laws a cover for anti-democratic measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/25/terr-s25.html On the pretext of combatting “jihadists,” the Abbott government and the Labor opposition are pushing through parliament bills that extend the police-state framework erected over the past decade. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef3e18a8-b9bb-4805-8741-d47bbeae1ecJ/terr-s25.html 2014-09-25T05:00:00Z Atlanta Symphony lockout enters third week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/25/atla-s25.html The Atlanta Symphony’s music director has come out in support of the orchestra musicians. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3ae605bd-66fd-442e-b2a5-55ebaf6c675C/atla-s25.html 2014-09-25T05:00:00Z New York Public Library exhibition on US entry into World War I http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/25/nypl-s25.html “Over Here: WWI and the Fight for the American Mind” describes the way in which propaganda and mass media “were used to shape and control public opinion about the war” a century ago. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6bda9a4a-9b74-452d-8047-6f0a5c17c4aJ/nypl-s25.html 2014-09-25T05:00:00Z Police crack down on renewed protests in Ferguson, Missouri http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/25/ferg-s25.html Police arrested demonstrators Tuesday night as the Department of Justice invoked a little-known Civil Rights Act statute to curb freedom of the press at public meetings in the tense St. Louis suburb. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/722f1ddf-a944-469d-bc01-d4443c8bb58O/ferg-s25.html 2014-09-25T05:00:00Z Ebola outbreak grows exponentially http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/25/ebol-s25.html International health agencies predict the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could affect hundreds of thousands. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81075427-0acf-4084-a1f9-a265ce44af8A/ebol-s25.html 2014-09-25T05:00:00Z Video: WSWS Arts Editor David Walsh speaks on the 2014 Toronto Film Festival http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/25/dwvd-s25.html This year’s Toronto International Film Festival presented a number of films about the foreclosure crisis and homelessness as well as about drone warfare. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f94471d9-dba9-428e-b63b-0455ec412b7L/dwvd-s25.html 2014-09-25T05:00:00Z Germany’s Die Zeit: Publishing war propaganda in weekly installments http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/25/zeit-s25.html The supposedly liberal weekly <em>Die Zeit</em> exemplifies the transformation of the media into a propaganda tool for war and militarism. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50b57fd6-11e3-46d0-81a7-ee2e579ea35E/zeit-s25.html 2014-09-25T05:00:00Z Once again, UN climate meeting comes up empty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/25/clim-s25.html The leaders of major capitalist countries, including the US, Britain and France, offered nothing more than platitudes and empty pledges about action on global warming. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3427f664-1369-4bf5-8755-f567a074ab8A/clim-s25.html 2014-09-25T05:00:00Z Robert Poli, blacklisted leader of PATCO union, dies at 78 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/25/poli-s25.html Poli led the 1981 strike of air traffic controllers that was crushed by the Reagan administration with the connivance of the AFL-CIO Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ac9e9ebe-dd56-4429-9eb3-964ba37c045P/poli-s25.html 2014-09-25T05:00:00Z US and Indian probes successfully reach Mars orbit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/25/mars-s25.html Mangalyaan is designed to showcase the growing technical abilities of the Indian Space Research Organization, especially following the failure of a Chinese mission to Mars in 2012. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85570341-90e8-4ad1-b122-120c65708e0H/mars-s25.html 2014-09-25T05:00:00Z US air strikes in Syria, just the beginning http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/24/syri-s24.html The scope and extent of yesterday’s air attacks underline the fact that Syria, not Iraq, has been the primary US target all along. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4a63a07d-2a7f-4a1e-8a1d-c79e9a241f4N/syri-s24.html 2014-09-24T05:00:00Z The bombing of Syria and unending US war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/24/pers-s24.html The perfunctory character of Obama’s statement Tuesday made it clear that Washington no longer feels obliged to even explain, much less defend, its military interventions abroad before the American people. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4a1c4d12-9c7b-400c-8354-20c76a944ebN/pers-s24.html 2014-09-24T05:00:00Z Australian police kill teenager amid anti-Muslim “terrorism” hysteria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/24/kill-s24.html The 18-year-old’s death is the first in the “anti-terrorism” operations taking place across Australia. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dda2dc18-bd31-48b2-8bdf-d86217a63fbP/kill-s24.html 2014-09-24T05:00:00Z Hong Kong students protest Beijing’s decision on 2017 election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/24/hong-s24.html Students are demanding that Hong Kong citizens elect their own officials directly, without interference from Beijing. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fbf88ebf-01f8-4a33-86ae-0b1458ea762F/hong-s24.html 2014-09-24T05:00:00Z Press freedom under attack in Slovenia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/24/slov-s24.html Slovenian journalist Anuska Delic is threatened with three years’ imprisonment for the publication of allegedly sensitive state information. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53d001d8-9e7e-4102-b2c1-8ae172c2d26D/slov-s24.html 2014-09-24T05:00:00Z Australian bipartisan unity on war extended to budget austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/24/budg-s24.html Moves are underway to secure deals between the government and Labor opposition to pass severe cuts to pensions, family benefits and student allowances. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96ce1b2d-204a-4d8a-a1ea-59d31f7b9b5O/budg-s24.html 2014-09-24T05:00:00Z US peanut executives responsible for salmonella outbreak found guilty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/24/pean-s24.html Prosecutors in the first federal felony case against corporate executives for food poisoning did not press charges for the nine deaths caused by the salmonella outbreak. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c3080eb-8dc1-4a14-aede-a304f556634J/pean-s24.html 2014-09-24T05:00:00Z China’s president visits India in bid to counter US “pivot” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/24/xiin-s24.html Xi’s visit to India was an attempt to counter the US-Japanese drive to strategically isolate and encircle China. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/427f24b1-427a-4efa-bb0e-f3e113f58b2D/xiin-s24.html 2014-09-24T05:00:00Z Over 100 arrested in “Flood Wall Street” demonstration http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/24/demo-s24.html New York City police used pepper against the protesters. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a92e0fc-05a2-4bd6-9f6f-801f4f439e2P/demo-s24.html 2014-09-24T05:00:00Z Germany: IG Metall leaders plead for “constructive dialogue” to secure company profits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/24/igme-s24.html Union leaders in Berlin openly appealed for a more active role in restructuring company policy in order to improve dividends. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc6a96c0-a3ef-4558-98da-3890e9af2cdK/igme-s24.html 2014-09-24T05:00:00Z Air France delays outsourcing of jobs amid pilots strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/24/airf-s24.html Faced with growing opposition from different sections of Air France workers, the airline may postpone the full implementation of its low-cost subsidiary Transavia-Europe. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/97ae2929-aa21-45d6-8871-d8f062762d4H/airf-s24.html 2014-09-24T05:00:00Z Proposals to further restrict access to White House follow security breach http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/24/gonz-s24.html Relatives say the White House intruder, Iraq war veteran Omar Jose Gonzalez, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and needs to be treated rather than dealt with as a criminal. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a1403e9-5fe8-4396-8023-acb223c8d94F/gonz-s24.html 2014-09-24T05:00:00Z Brutal police provocation at Greek protest over fascist murder of rapper http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/24/gree-s24.html Greek police carried out mass arrests and attacked demonstrators at a protest marking the first anniversary since the killing of rapper Pavlos Fyssas by a fascist Golden Dawn member. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad77c43e-85bd-40ec-b58a-9d43bc6b912B/gree-s24.html 2014-09-24T05:00:00Z Appeal filed in California of court ruling against teacher tenure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/24/verg-s24.html The ruling makes it easier to fire teachers and replace them with lower-paid, less experienced instructors. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f350f97-8394-432b-a79e-bd38495b0b9D/verg-s24.html 2014-09-24T05:00:00Z Video: Detroit residents speak out against war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/24/vide-s24.html Residents said the billions of dollars spent on war should be used to rebuild infrastructure and fight poverty. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc2724b6-d6cf-4ba4-948d-48139892327K/vide-s24.html 2014-09-24T05:00:00Z An attempt to rehabilitate Hitler http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/24/nolt-s24.html The 91-year-old German historian Ernst Nolte has made a plea in the <em>European</em> magazine for the rehabilitation of Hitler. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f7d35262-d30b-43a3-af9b-e8a0d66e007B/nolt-s24.html 2014-09-24T05:00:00Z <em>Phoenix</em> and <em>Labyrinth of Lies</em>: German history and other complex questions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/24/tff2-s24.html Christian Petzold’s <em>Phoenix</em> and Italian-born Giulio Ricciarelli’s <em>Labyrinth of Lies</em> are both skillfully made, intelligent films that delve, in quite different ways, into the legacy of German fascism. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4998f654-6041-4be1-adb7-cdd4d2f162cC/tff2-s24.html 2014-09-24T05:00:00Z For a working class counteroffensive to defend pensions and public services! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/24/stat-s24.html The fight to defend the pensions of Quebec’s municipal workers must become the starting point of a broad working class counteroffensive against the whole ruling class austerity program. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e3da524-585c-4f6e-a9cf-80363de8e29M/stat-s24.html 2014-09-24T05:00:00Z US plans to invest $1 trillion in nuclear weapons arsenal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/23/nucl-s23.html A front-page article in the <em>New York Times</em> on Monday is intended as a warning to Russia, China and any other country that may stand in its way that the American ruling class is preparing for nuclear war. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/faee024a-1a5d-48cd-9089-4810d74b733P/nucl-s23.html 2014-09-23T05:00:00Z The witch-hunting of Steven Salaita and the new McCarthyism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/23/pers-s23.html The political victimization of Salaita in the name of “democracy” is another chilling warning that core democratic rights, including academic freedom, are incompatible with a society dominated by social inequality and the drive to war. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e7bdc301-7334-426c-ab60-5df9e91e415F/pers-s23.html 2014-09-23T05:00:00Z Afghan factions form power-sharing government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/23/afgh-s23.html For the United States, the deal opens the way for a status of forces agreement to enable American forces to continue to operate in Afghanistan with impunity. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68ddab36-1af7-4bcc-80e3-5be8f606e7fE/afgh-s23.html 2014-09-23T05:00:00Z North Korea sentences American prisoner, pushes for talks with US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/23/kore-s23.html North Korea is using three detained Americans to try to gain leverage in dealing with Washington. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f87b1b10-9556-454f-bd8f-3ddbd16b2c2P/kore-s23.html 2014-09-23T05:00:00Z One in five US workers laid off during the recession still unemployed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/23/econ-s23.html A Rutgers University study released Monday shows that the overwhelming majority of the three million long-term unemployed receive no government assistance. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fe5fcaa-cf7a-4eb3-b014-d43c64d3d37J/econ-s23.html 2014-09-23T05:00:00Z US launches air strikes inside Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/23/syri-s23.html The attacks on ISIS in Syria mark the expansion of a reckless and criminal war that will have catastrophic consequences for the Middle East and beyond. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aea6c1f1-7aa7-4e27-9dea-26d12dde8dcL/syri-s23.html 2014-09-23T05:00:00Z Struggle against ISIS shields US oil grab http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/23/iraq-s23.html A key issue at stake in Washington’s moves against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is control of Iraq’s vast energy resources and the supply routes through its territory. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b58456d-f092-49c2-b9d7-ec0f1419a8cE/iraq-s23.html 2014-09-23T05:00:00Z Air France management threatens pilots as strike enters second week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/23/airf-s23.html Air France is demanding deep cuts in wages, benefits, and working conditions. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4b64169-3eea-499c-bd20-87c33896010D/airf-s23.html 2014-09-23T05:00:00Z Quebec: Mass protest against gutting of municipal workers’ pensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/23/queb-s23.html More than 50,000 municipal workers and their supporters marched in Montreal on Saturday. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c0a0fae-d26a-4633-b9bd-56b27d5b2cfJ/queb-s23.html 2014-09-23T05:00:00Z US prison population increases for first time since 2009 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/23/pris-s23.html While the US accounts for about 5 percent of the world’s population, it incarcerates about one-quarter of all prisoners on the planet. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eea5568b-33b9-4313-ae41-46be128f67dA/pris-s23.html 2014-09-23T05:00:00Z Explosion kills worker at US Steel mill in Alabama http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/23/stee-s23.html A 53-year-old worker was killed and two others injured Sunday in the latest fatal accident in the US steel industry. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/acf2c80b-00e0-4cba-b8ed-97df67b9ed8D/stee-s23.html 2014-09-23T05:00:00Z Teachers strike in Reynoldsburg, Ohio http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/23/reyn-s23.html Last Friday, teachers in the Columbus, Ohio suburb of Reynoldsburg voted overwhelmingly to take strike action, rejecting a binding arbitration offer by the Reynoldsburg City School Board. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/316a3956-2a5e-4a94-9411-efd50ef9f00I/reyn-s23.html 2014-09-23T05:00:00Z More than 3,000 flee King fire in California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/23/king-s23.html The state’s worst drought in 500 years has created the conditions for more frequent wildfires. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/944d53b4-090a-460f-b102-654a204a28cP/king-s23.html 2014-09-23T05:00:00Z Former Scottish Socialist Party leader Tommy Sheridan declares for Scottish National Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/23/sher-s23.html “In concrete terms,” Sheridan writes, “that means advocating a vote” for the pro-NATO, pro-European Union, pro-corporate SNP. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be924a1f-828b-47f1-8cf5-181f5d121b7E/sher-s23.html 2014-09-23T05:00:00Z Meetings of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (UK): For a new socialist anti-war movement! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/23/iyss-s23.html The IYSSE in Britain is organizing a series of meetings at the start of the new university term to discuss the building of a mass movement against war and its root causes, capitalism and the nation state system. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/426473b2-41d1-4c4c-b0f0-9bc0822970fC/iyss-s23.html 2014-09-23T05:00:00Z Detroit bankruptcy judge holds hearing on water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/23/shut-s23.html The present proceedings are in the main political theatre aimed at boosting the credibility of the judge as a supposedly “neutral arbiter.” Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89cb1d09-daaa-41f1-b09d-46f1da23099L/shut-s23.html 2014-09-23T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/23/wkrs-s23.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49241b72-b7db-4214-b3b1-79c8656efa1K/wkrs-s23.html 2014-09-23T05:00:00Z Obama marshals allies for war on Syria and Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/22/syri-s22.html Washington’s claims to have “universal support” cannot obscure the fact that it is waging another war of aggression based on lies. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be497df9-f0f4-4043-8950-f95efdc62eeL/syri-s22.html 2014-09-22T05:00:00Z The Alibaba IPO frenzy: Symptom of a diseased economic order http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/22/pers-s22.html The frenzy surrounding the Alibaba IPO, which saw the accumulation of vast fortunes based on a company that has invented nothing and developed no new technology, is an expression of the parasitism at the centre of the global economic system. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/16b1770e-6c34-4180-b544-9fb761807fdO/pers-s22.html 2014-09-22T05:00:00Z Australian terror raids provide pretext for police-state laws http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/22/asio-s22.html Australia’s largest-ever police-intelligence raids are being used to justify the introduction of further draconian provisions. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc0daf5a-06d9-4e9b-8c23-e883d9e2cbeB/asio-s22.html 2014-09-22T05:00:00Z Australia: Youth and workers express disbelief over anti-terror raids http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/22/aint-s22.html Socialist Equality Party (SEP) supporters spoke last weekend with workers, youth and students in Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle about the unprecedented anti-terror raids conducted on over 15 homes in Sydney and Brisbane on September 17 by hundreds of heavily-armed police and Australian Security Intelligence Organisation officers. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b516140-2fb0-4f60-a758-87370fb763bE/aint-s22.html 2014-09-22T05:00:00Z New Zealand election: Labour’s worst defeat in 92 years http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/22/nzel-s22.html About one million people did not vote, reflecting the widespread hostility of working people to the political establishment and its agenda of austerity and militarism. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/88831a23-a162-4cd6-a586-077ea051457F/nzel-s22.html 2014-09-22T05:00:00Z Workers and youth voice disgust over New Zealand election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/22/nzin-s22.html WSWS reporters spoke to workers and youth at the main shopping centre in the working-class suburb of Lower Hutt, near Wellington, the day after the election, which revealed deep disaffection from the political establishment, particularly among young people [link to main article]. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25f87078-bf00-41e6-9a5f-d757b4f344bN/nzin-s22.html 2014-09-22T05:00:00Z Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy returns to politics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/22/sark-s22.html Sarkozy’s hour-long prime time TV interview painted a stark picture of political crisis in France and across Europe. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84995405-cb92-4de3-b695-be5ad3dd3b5G/sark-s22.html 2014-09-22T05:00:00Z Western powers intensify military pressure on Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/22/ukra-s22.html The NATO plan to establish a cordon of Western troops along Russia’s eastern border makes clear that the primary aim of the ceasefire is to buy time for the Ukrainian army to reorganise its forces. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a2b6be8-b212-4fb8-8970-71f55264c88A/ukra-s22.html 2014-09-22T05:00:00Z Climate change marches draw large crowds http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/22/clim-s22.html Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in New York City to demand action on climate change. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2a4ba163-c06a-4d0d-9eb9-515a19d4f89H/clim-s22.html 2014-09-22T05:00:00Z University of Illinois victimizes professor critical of Israel’s policies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/22/sala-s22.html University leaders voted 8-1 to rescind a job offer made to Steven Salaita, provoking protests and an academic boycott of the university. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d1712348-56ee-41f1-a0cb-fa2c126e00bO/sala-s22.html 2014-09-22T05:00:00Z Spain’s most powerful banker warned of “radicalisation” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/22/boti-s22.html Four days before his death on September 10, Emilio Botín invited Spanish journalists to a dinner at which he revealed his fears about the “radicalisation” of Spain. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b53d17c-a6c3-4452-a911-d855462dd6eL/boti-s22.html 2014-09-22T05:00:00Z The impact of climate change—“This is a great injustice” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/22/intv-s22.html Scientists and students were among those participants at the climate march who spoke with the WSWS. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e2d0d64-c07f-4ffa-ae5f-9e098a40301N/intv-s22.html 2014-09-22T05:00:00Z Pentagon supplies grenade launchers and armored vehicles to schools http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/22/mili-s22.html Twenty-six US school districts have received military hardware under the Defense Department’s 1033 program. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/97569a39-bad0-4ae0-adff-7f8f500b73fK/mili-s22.html 2014-09-22T05:00:00Z Britain’s fake-left groups seek permanent nationalist alliance in Scotland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/22/scot-s22.html Having embraced nationalism in Scotland, Britain’s fake-left groups are emerging ever more openly as right-wing tendencies. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6ac67689-479b-4fb9-ac13-b004fd5a31cK/scot-s22.html 2014-09-22T05:00:00Z New Anti-capitalist Party tries to whitewash France’s scramble for Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/22/fnpa-s22.html The NPA cynically claims that, now that the bourgeois “left” Socialist Party rules France, France’s bloody wars in Africa are driven by concern for Africa’s security. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4cd07525-71bf-4a04-9002-2de38eb6b0fD/fnpa-s22.html 2014-09-22T05:00:00Z The “Detroit Homecoming”: City planning by and for the billionaires http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/22/home-s22.html A select group of billionaires and wealthy private foundations gathered at an invitation-only event this week to plan Detroit’s future. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d50a25e5-5ef3-4647-bf55-a7dd79813dcG/home-s22.html 2014-09-22T05:00:00Z Detroit teachers union president retires http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/22/john-s22.html After 21 years of collaborating in the destruction of teachers’ jobs and conditions, Detroit Federation of Teachers president Keith Johnson announced his retirement earlier this month. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0e1dc87e-b69d-47b6-adc1-8c6806f5609O/john-s22.html 2014-09-22T05:00:00Z <em>Grave of the Fireflies</em>: Two children fighting for survival in wartime Japan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/22/grav-s22.html Produced over 25 years ago, the Japanese animation feature is a unique and emotionally intense story set in Kobe during the last months of World War II. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f692c546-84d2-4c96-b3f7-62bb691d676C/grav-s22.html 2014-09-22T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party campaigns against war in Detroit and Minneapolis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/22/intr-s22.html Socialist Equality Party campaign teams spoke to workers and young people in Detroit and Minneapolis last weekend to promote the upcoming lecture series on the danger of world war. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c1c3bb4-cc2c-4722-beba-0cee049d559E/intr-s22.html 2014-09-22T05:00:00Z This week in history: September 22-28 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/22/twih-s22.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/357f1ac6-2f89-4de0-8255-f3cd69a66daP/twih-s22.html 2014-09-22T05:00:00Z Scotland’s No vote and the crisis of the British nation state http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/scot-s20.html The No vote on Scottish independence from the United Kingdom has in no way lessened the dangers facing working people. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6b4c520d-0166-418f-b763-6a7e2bddcb6A/scot-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z Australian anti-terror raids part of US war drive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/pers-s20.html Within hours of Australia’s largest-ever anti-terror operation, US Secretary of State Kerry invoked the lurid news reports to justify the US war in Iraq and Syria. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36f75801-f8b3-49d0-9b9f-00f29b11e57N/pers-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z US generals challenge Obama on ground troops in Iraq, Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/gens-s20.html In a series of statements contradicting the president’s vow of no new “ground war” in Iraq, the Pentagon’s top brass has come close to insubordination. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/42d9e697-1c35-4395-93f6-44a20e15dc7E/gens-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z Detroit Chrysler workers speak out against war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/detr-s20.html Workers at the Chrysler Warren Truck assembly plant in suburban Detroit expressed opposition to the Obama administration’s new war against Iraq and Syria. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b525740-43c7-4acb-85cf-821dae7efc6C/detr-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z France bombs ISIS targets in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/frir-s20.html The air strikes marked the first European attack in support of the latest US war in Iraq and the first overt French military operation there since the 1990-1991 Gulf War. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cec52b1b-936a-4e5b-a51d-71ea25a8de1A/frir-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z Poland announces formation of joint military unit with Ukraine and Lithuania http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/ukra-s20.html Ukraine’s participation in a joint military brigade with Poland and Lithuania, both members of NATO, is part of a reckless campaign of militarization in Eastern Europe instigated by the US and targeting Russia. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a40b7eb-c615-484a-92e6-fb0c4dddfe6J/ukra-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z Air France pilots strike against low wages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/airf-s20.html Seventy-five percent of Air France pilots have been on strike since Monday. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1673de4b-0ba5-4e0f-86b2-b2893365924D/airf-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z Google report documents surge in electronic surveillance requests by governments worldwide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/goog-s20.html Google complies with at least 84 percent of US government data requests, which have risen by 250 percent during the past five years. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2495dfc5-4a42-45e6-b9cc-a3c2ac521d9C/goog-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z Microsoft cuts 2,100 jobs, closes Silicon Valley research lab http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/micr-s20.html The layoffs are the second round in a plan to axe 18,000 jobs this fiscal year at Microsoft. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d7f3abc1-65c5-48eb-b9e8-7015da1fe99J/micr-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z Ferguson officer Darren Wilson testifies before grand jury http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/ferg-s20.html The prosecutor for St. Louis County, Missouri is using the grand jury to furnish political cover for a decision not to prosecute the Ferguson cop for the murder of Michael Brown. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e273b7d5-282d-408e-9cd7-cde62dda2b8J/ferg-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z Virginia officials announce massive state budget cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/virg-s20.html The deal would allow for the cutting of over $500 million in the next two years. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb903667-5354-4130-8c95-aa452584449A/virg-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z New Zealand parties express sham concern for the poor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/nzpo-s20.html At a Wellington meeting, the speakers all offered election promises to lessen poverty, knowing full well that none would be carried out. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/70648829-2677-46b6-b3f1-83dc7b2c561C/nzpo-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z Chinese president visits Sri Lanka to strengthen strategic ties http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/jing-s20.html President Xi’s South Asian tour is an attempt to counter aggressive moves by the US and Japan to line up countries in the region behind the US “pivot” against China. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/98d15b11-f964-41e1-b146-c0825521b85M/jing-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z The return of German militarism and the tasks of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party of Germany) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/reso-s20.html On September 13 and 14, the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) held a Special Conference Against War in Berlin. The following resolution was adopted unanimously by the delegates. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ae4c77e-f335-46b9-8aeb-9a149be91a8B/reso-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z Climate change and the capitalist system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/clim-s20.html This statement will be distributed at a climate change demonstration this weekend in New York City. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35be7bb7-dbcf-44bf-8e72-f80e5716d16D/clim-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z France’s New Anti-capitalist Party orients to Socialist Party critics of Hollande http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/npah-s20.html The NPA complacently dismisses the idea of a political crisis in France to justify its continuing orientation to the Socialist Party (PS) amid the PS’ ongoing collapse. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f282cdcb-58cd-465e-aeea-4dd8cddd8b8P/npah-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/labo-s20.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08da4e55-34a9-43d2-8265-b677b319a7bE/labo-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z Wealth of world’s billionaires: $7.3 trillion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/pers-s19.html There are now 2,325 billionaires in the world, and their combined wealth has increased 12 percent from last year, according to a new report from Wealth-X and UBS bank. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0740378f-27ae-4f88-8bd4-6a5fbd0105fN/pers-s19.html 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z Ukrainian president delivers bellicose speech to the US Congress http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/ukra-s19.html Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko delivered an address to a joint session of Congress in which he called for increased economic and military assistance to aid in a “war for the Free World.” Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa507edf-c965-4e92-b5ae-8f6aa58b873G/ukra-s19.html 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z US lays new chemical weapon allegations against Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/iraq-s19.html While the US shelved its planned air war against Syria last year, it has never relinquished its ambition for regime change in Damascus. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5dbde29c-6eca-46e9-a92f-4d63f05712fK/iraq-s19.html 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z Wayne State University students and workers speak out against war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/wsui-s19.html As the US military launches an open-ended war in Iraq and Syria, a broad section of workers and young people say they feel deeply opposed to war, but their views find no reflection in official politics. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/388fa1ce-5cc7-4b23-96a4-78947499198N/wsui-s19.html 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z Australian “beheading” plot based on dubious evidence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/raid-s19.html Absent from the lurid media stories about terrorists in Australia’s suburbs is any objective examination of the facts. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3904e58e-b2a7-4165-9a2c-0b9fb31ee0dA/raid-s19.html 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z Australia: Protestors denounce police raids and anti-Muslim hysteria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/lake-s19.html The corporate media response to last night’s protest was aimed at silencing any criticism or opposition to the police operations or the anti-terror laws. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/705d170b-c3eb-4925-9f83-05628c6585fJ/lake-s19.html 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z “Dying in America” report: Latest volley in campaign to slash heath care costs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/life-s19.html A new report from the Institute of Medicine argues that because people are living longer into old age, money spent to keep them alive should be slashed. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24ea7de5-1082-4851-85ac-bd79f7bc806O/life-s19.html 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z US police kill 104 people in August http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/poli-s19.html The killings are part of a general pattern of violence and abuse carried out by an increasingly militarized police force. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c650ddf7-cb38-46a3-927a-0d07f3f9d6eC/poli-s19.html 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z Texas executes ninth inmate of 2014 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/exec-s19.html Lisa Coleman was the ninth inmate executed in Texas this year and the sixth woman executed since 1982. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6eabe44d-6cad-4ec8-822e-f3b327e9514J/exec-s19.html 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z For-profit immigrant family detention center planned in Texas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/texa-s19.html Immigrant families fleeing violence and poverty in Central America are to be detained in a center run by a for-profit corporation with a documented history of abuse. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a511296f-0515-42e7-ac9d-d9aa28ac6c4E/texa-s19.html 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z IMF points to dangers of stagnation and financial turbulence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/imfr-s19.html Another warning about the state of the world economy and the global financial system has been issued, this time from the International Monetary Fund, as G20 finance ministers and major central bankers meet this weekend. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37ff765c-6766-476b-9d59-48c3b4a4d50O/imfr-s19.html 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z European Union responsible for drowning of refugees in Mediterranean http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/eu-s19.html More than 25,000 refugees have died trying to enter Europe since 2000. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/214b3edd-2626-46ac-a7bd-c7e3cc517fbE/eu-s19.html 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z Working class disenfranchised in New Zealand election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/nzel-s19.html Whatever the composition of the next government, it will deepen the assault on workers’ living standards while committing the country to imperialist wars. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c86c4f6-fbe9-48ea-b539-fb0d331c331H/nzel-s19.html 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z UK: National Health Service staff ballot for strike action over pay http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/heal-s19.html The trade unions have opened the door to four separate pay rates for National Health Service staff performing the same job across the UK. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d7f70e8-49c4-4824-a0de-2e811ba019aK/heal-s19.html 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z The NFL’s Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson—and the moral high ground of American corporations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/pete-s19.html In response to recent incidents involving US professional football players Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, a number of large corporations have expressed “concern” or even withdrawn sponsorships. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c7ba4c2-7504-4d6c-b359-ee7b87fde08M/pete-s19.html 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/wkrs-s19.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b340935e-998c-4b73-873e-3fce10e594eA/wkrs-s19.html 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z US House approves Obama plan for military intervention in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/isis-s18.html The bipartisan vote, with majorities of both Republicans and Democrats supporting the White House, is a major step towards a wider war in the Middle East. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35e44285-295c-4f5d-b50a-164f98195d0J/isis-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z Vote No in the Scottish referendum: Fight for a Socialist Britain! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/pers-s18.html The Socialist Equality Party’s call for a No vote in the Scottish independence referendum is based on the fundamental principle of the unity of the international working class. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be1c7f6a-f01c-49b7-9393-8ad5da48cdeP/pers-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z Australian police carry out largest-ever “anti-terror” operation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/raid-s18.html Hundreds of police and ASIO intelligence operatives have launched pre-dawn raids across Sydney and Brisbane. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49de1511-cccb-4493-9a57-f9f679581c4C/raid-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z US Federal Reserve reaffirms commitment to near-zero interest rates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/rate-s18.html US stocks hit record highs after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank would continue to keep interest rates near zero “for a considerable time.” Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e886c0b-8882-4e2e-9c9e-14f3b37852cL/rate-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z Yale chaplain forced out by Zionist attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/yale-s18.html Rev. Bruce Shipman was pressured to quit for pointing out that Israeli government crimes provide ammunition for those seeking to revive anti-Semitism today. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b1a9ff8-44c7-4784-8f8c-efc334de621A/yale-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z Floods in South Asia kill hundreds http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/flod-s18.html The rivalry among various states in South Asia, rooted in the 1947 communal partition of the sub-continent, has prevented any coordinated effort to control the flooding. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba2775e5-898b-4805-9cfb-4403c52c264M/flod-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z New Indonesian government faces slowing economy, rising social tensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/indo-s18.html Widodo’s election promises will be watered down or ditched, as the new government presses ahead with IMF and World Bank’s demands for austerity. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b57d6cb6-4d05-4597-b49f-a17d7502733E/indo-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z FBI arrests Rochester man in fabricated ISIS “terror plot” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/roch-s18.html Mufid Elfgeeh was arrested after purchasing inoperative weapons from FBI informants posing as aspiring ISIS militants Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8240713-a95a-4a78-bdeb-d11e91b4622A/roch-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z BC teachers union endorses austerity contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/bcol-s18.html The British Columbia Teachers Federation is seeking to scuttle the militant strike the province’s teachers have mounted since mid-June. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67a8f268-b6e3-4b88-b481-4063de9b760C/bcol-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z Israeli security service reservists refuse to conspire against Palestinians http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/isra-s18.html The refusal of the 43 reservists is the latest expression of growing opposition within Israel to the repression of the Palestinian people. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fbf62bc2-1ba8-4f0e-84dd-7dba7c45ab0J/isra-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z US safety regulators aided GM in cover-up of deadly defects http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/nhts-s18.html Although it was in possession of reports linking an ignition defect in GM cars to fatal crashes, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration took no action. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/292c886a-afa4-4588-9cc3-598c797fb1eO/nhts-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z Brazil’s Workers Party faces tightest election in over a decade http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/braz-s18.html Less than three weeks before the first-round vote, a projected runoff between incumbent President Rousseff and challenger Marina Silva is too close to call. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0d99fdf-003c-4bd0-ba11-03fab19c653I/braz-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z US appeals court approves Wisconsin voter ID law for November election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/vote-s18.html The raft of laws in Wisconsin and other states imposing photo ID requirements and other restrictions on access to the ballot represents an attack on the fundamental democratic right to vote. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/65a0a1e0-2283-4ddd-9ec9-347085ccd46B/vote-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z Brain damage affects 3 in 10 former National Football League players http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/nfle-s18.html In a lawsuit brought by former players, the National Football League has admitted that nearly a third of retired players will suffer from dementia, Alzheimer’s and other long-term cognitive diseases. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96d94f0b-554e-442c-be0a-cdaceedb4a7P/nfle-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z Ukrainian and European parliaments adopt EU Association Agreement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/ukra-s18.html The Association Agreement will go down in history as a dirty deal struck between the imperialist powers of Europe and Ukrainian oligarchs at the expense of the working class. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93917f84-c080-455b-bed7-574946a7c58C/ukra-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z Spain: Catalan pseudo-left intensify pro-independence agitation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/cata-s18.html Pseudo-left organizations in Catalonia are attempting to provide a progressive fig-leaf to a reactionary nationalist movement. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/552e15f5-e87d-4e81-b232-75ada1bfd02B/cata-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z Public meetings in Scotland: After the independence referendum, lessons for the working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/meet-s18.html The Socialist Equality Party (UK) invites all our supporters and readers of the <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> to a discussion on the implications of Scotland’s independence referendum and the way forward for the working class. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/732e5a74-1154-447b-901e-7d435454608G/meet-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z Something different in filmmaking http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/tff1-s18.html A number of remarkable films were screened at the recent Toronto International Film Festival, out of a total of 284 feature films and 108 shorts, from some 80 countries. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8655f284-f507-47c5-8f8f-715fadab99dE/tff1-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z Detroit bankruptcy conspiracy enters its final stage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/17/pers-s17.html After reaching settlements with key players over the past week, the federal bankruptcy court is moving quickly to approve the anti-working class restructuring plan. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3566f60a-e113-4219-953a-0b731449330M/pers-s17.html 2014-09-17T05:00:00Z US prepares for “generational” war in the Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/17/iraq-s17.html In Senate hearings yesterday, the top US general contradicted President Obama’s pledge that no US troops would engage in combat in Iraq or Syria. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5056aab9-073d-4cd8-9268-3a6aea2aba4N/iraq-s17.html 2014-09-17T05:00:00Z OECD points to falling world economic growth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/17/oecd-s17.html The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has warned of falling world growth, sub-par expansion of trade and financial turbulence. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be5712bc-6219-48f2-bd7f-789956379dcE/oecd-s17.html 2014-09-17T05:00:00Z Japanese PM pressures Sri Lanka to weaken ties with China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/17/slja-s17.html Shinzo Abe’s two-day visit to Sri Lanka was bound up with a broader drive to secure Japanese influence in South Asia at the expense of China. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b08556f-a524-4974-b800-f276931f031D/slja-s17.html 2014-09-17T05:00:00Z Obama uses Ebola crisis to “surge” 3,000 troops into West Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/17/ebol-s17.html The response to the Ebola epidemic underscores the reliance of US imperialism on its residual military superiority in the second “scramble for Africa”, which pits it against China. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84c02261-e7e5-4197-83c8-51a17da44faL/ebol-s17.html 2014-09-17T05:00:00Z Forty five million in poverty in the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/17/cens-s17.html Figures released by the Census Bureau Tuesday showed that the number of people in poverty remained at the highest level on record, while household incomes stagnated last year. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fcf94723-9bd1-409e-8356-cccf697f4f4J/cens-s17.html 2014-09-17T05:00:00Z Valls government narrowly wins confidence vote in French National Assembly http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/17/vall-s17.html France’s National Assembly gave its support yesterday to a new government after a first, deeply unpopular government led by Prime Minister Manuel Valls fell on August 25. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96ea0622-20e6-4439-b000-1b2fe82156bE/vall-s17.html 2014-09-17T05:00:00Z Germany: Voters reject establishment parties in state elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/17/stat-s17.html Widespread hostility to the status quo and the rise of the right wing AfD make it increasingly difficult for the main German parties to achieve stable majorities. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/01be7823-9ed2-4fbb-be43-765d55e5098C/stat-s17.html 2014-09-17T05:00:00Z Victorian-era diseases return to Britain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/17/rick-s17.html Figures from England and Wales indicate that there was a 19 percent increase in the number of people hospitalised for malnutrition in the last year. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91691dcb-0dce-466a-8cb1-2169ed4e20bH/rick-s17.html 2014-09-17T05:00:00Z The social counterrevolution in New Orleans schools http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/17/nola-s17.html After it became the nation’s first all-charter school district over the summer, the state-run Recovery School District in New Orleans slashed its operating budget and fired 84 percent of its staff. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb8aeb10-d088-493f-84c9-c768356eff2C/nola-s17.html 2014-09-17T05:00:00Z Gas billionaire purchases Buffalo NFL Franchise for record $1.2 billion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/17/buff-s17.html Terry Pegula has been awarded the rights to the Buffalo Bills National Football League franchise in a bidding war that lasted for several months. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91664f74-0b85-4d3b-9ca7-21dd9a0f307L/buff-s17.html 2014-09-17T05:00:00Z UK trade union bureaucracy split on Scottish independence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/17/scot-s17.html The trade unions have facilitated the promotion of regionalism for years. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26f9194c-606a-42a6-8f2a-2970687b694F/scot-s17.html 2014-09-17T05:00:00Z The Scottish referendum: Lessons from Quebec http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/17/queb-s17.html As in Scotland today, in the run-up to the 1995 Quebec referendum, the unions and pseudo-left played a critical role in giving a “progressive” coloring to the reactionary project for an independent capitalist Quebec. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3ab6eb4d-27fc-49f2-9bfd-3a56edf89fbK/queb-s17.html 2014-09-17T05:00:00Z Detroit charged $126 million by law firms and consultants in bankruptcy case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/17/detr-s17.html Jones Day, the former law firm of Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, has charged the city nearly $50 million. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e51b9b0-65e9-4d1b-b856-7e54b8aa2b4K/detr-s17.html 2014-09-17T05:00:00Z WMO report: Greenhouse gas levels accelerating at record pace http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/17/clim-s17.html Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere grew last year at the highest rate since 1984. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bbecea90-1821-489c-b1ff-c74d46ac53dK/clim-s17.html 2014-09-17T05:00:00Z Mediterranean shipwrecks leave over 700 refugees dead, many fleeing Mideast wars http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/16/boat-s16.html Underlying the desperate attempts of refugees to reach Europe is the chaos that multiple imperialist interventions have inflicted upon the Middle East and Africa. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d5018d19-cb88-4eea-b3ec-911b7b7ae55L/boat-s16.html 2014-09-16T05:00:00Z The impact on Europe of the Scottish independence referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/16/pers-s16.html The immense tensions generated by the Scottish referendum point to an unprecedented crisis of rule, whatever the outcome of Thursday’s ballot. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9af26a95-e19a-45fb-9f16-69e764d48baI/pers-s16.html 2014-09-16T05:00:00Z UK prepares for full military action in Syria and Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/16/hain-s16.html Using aid worker David Haines’ murder by ISIS as the casus belli, British Prime Minister Cameron is preparing to back military strikes in Iraq and Syria. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a68f2adc-01b9-4ad8-a2f6-e54ce929aedA/hain-s16.html 2014-09-16T05:00:00Z US and NATO hold military exercises in western Ukraine, as ceasefire begins to fray in east http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/16/ukra-s16.html Military exercise involving the US, Ukraine and a host of other countries opened Monday, while arm shipments to the pro-Western and anti-Russian regime in Kiev have begun. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/544215c8-4cb1-484a-a9de-ad4b63aaa5eM/ukra-s16.html 2014-09-16T05:00:00Z Swedish elections: Support declines for establishment parties http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/16/swed-s16.html Support for the far-right Sweden Democrats has grown as the country’s leading parties intensified their attacks on the social state and democratic rights. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b727960-837d-4382-b85e-76a8f33bfc6A/swed-s16.html 2014-09-16T05:00:00Z Ahead of election, Snowden reveals mass spying on New Zealanders http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/16/snow-s16.html Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald released documents detailing the NZ spy agency’s involvement in surveillance by the US National Security Agency. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0440913d-8c03-46f7-90c9-fc198a6877dG/snow-s16.html 2014-09-16T05:00:00Z Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area teachers in third week of strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/16/stri-s16.html Striking teachers in the East Allegheny School Districts spoke on the impact of poverty and budget cuts. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/436d4bc2-bf56-4469-9faa-c2fce6456c4M/stri-s16.html 2014-09-16T05:00:00Z NSA developing real time map of all Internet-connected devices http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/16/surv-s16.html The NSA penetrated the systems of leading German companies as part of a global Internet mapping operation codenamed Treasure Map. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71ad30f2-816a-4086-b932-c03e7900b24G/surv-s16.html 2014-09-16T05:00:00Z Chicago residents speak about the causes of gang violence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/16/vide-s16.html _---- Intentionally blank ----_ Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08905ab2-c4a4-46e3-8966-86845dc332bP/vide-s16.html 2014-09-16T05:00:00Z California residents speak out against militarization of Davis police department http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/16/dccm-s16.html Residents of the California town turned out in large numbers to demand the local police department’s return of a newly-acquired Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected (MRAP) vehicle. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7813b26a-4fac-40ef-aba1-e0d5ccb50f6N/dccm-s16.html 2014-09-16T05:00:00Z New Zealand government, opposition support US war in Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/16/iqnz-s16.html On September 11, nine days ahead of New Zealand’s election, Prime Minister John Key and the main opposition Labour Party leader David Cunliffe both declared their support for the Obama administration’s decision to escalate Washington’s renewed military intervention in the Middle East. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c2c19a3-3169-4eb6-9ab8-81b48775d1fI/iqnz-s16.html 2014-09-16T05:00:00Z Malaysia offers its military facilities for US spy planes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/16/mala-s16.html If US military aircraft do begin to operate from Malaysia, the move would mark a significant shift by Kuala Lumpur toward Washington. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/893acf5c-6fb4-4a8d-b4c7-1e97af85a8cC/mala-s16.html 2014-09-16T05:00:00Z Paris conference gives green light to new Middle East war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/16/iraq-s16.html A conference including most of the world’s major powers issued a communiqué supporting the new government in Baghdad against attacks by ISIS, but made no mention of the ongoing fighting in Syria. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0dd5984-2afb-4f3a-8b71-ead44100b4dH/iraq-s16.html 2014-09-16T05:00:00Z Workers and youth support Socialist Equality Party campaign in opposition to Scottish nationalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/16/ints-s16.html Workers and young people in Scotland have responded positively to the SEP’s call for a “No” vote in Thursday’s referendum on the basis of a rejection of nationalism and the fight for the unity of workers in Britain and internationally. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8d600e6-0d87-4ec1-bb78-c0c5deeb1c5J/ints-s16.html 2014-09-16T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/16/wkrs-s16.html The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d19450a-1605-4578-9eb0-eb907ef62dbL/wkrs-s16.html 2014-09-16T05:00:00Z White House threatens to cut off Obamacare subsidies to 360,000 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/16/obam-s16.html The Obama administration says it will cut off government subsidies to about 360,000 people if they do not offer proof of their income within the next two weeks. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c9b90a5e-3699-4b62-884c-499788f1e2bE/obam-s16.html 2014-09-16T05:00:00Z Common’s <em>Nobody’s Smiling</em>: A murky offering by the Chicago rapper http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/16/comm-s16.html The tenth studio album from Grammy award-winning rapper Common attempts to grapple with gang violence and social misery in his hometown of Chicago Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8088508-7c79-4e90-938b-382500b8c34B/comm-s16.html 2014-09-16T05:00:00Z UAW holds one-day strike at Indiana auto parts plant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/16/indi-s16.html Nearly 800 auto workers struck to demand an end to low wages, which they compare to the pay in the fast-food industry. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7d597b39-aa29-42b1-a4ce-121c298cfc9D/indi-s16.html 2014-09-16T05:00:00Z San Diego school district acquires a military assault vehicle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/16/sand-s16.html Militarization of the police is now being fully integrated within public schools. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a713300-b209-4331-b9e4-0c9051b016aJ/sand-s16.html 2014-09-16T05:00:00Z The social crisis behind the rise in Chicago street violence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/16/chic-s16.html The hopelessness that violence and gang activity ultimately reflect can be understood only in relationship to the historical decline in working-class living standards in Chicago. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b16d2079-3193-4a3b-bf1f-e9f1b3aae30P/chic-s16.html 2014-09-16T05:00:00Z Obama’s “coalition of the willing” against Syria, Iran http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/15/iraq-s15.html Using the pretext of attacking ISIS militias, the US has revived its plans directed at ousting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and also against Syria’s backers, Iran and Russia. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6854177b-5710-4354-b911-23ad6b55b6dN/iraq-s15.html 2014-09-15T05:00:00Z Six years since the Wall Street crash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/15/pers-s15.html Six years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the world economy has not only failed to recover, the conditions for a new financial catastrophe are in the making. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1800d939-905c-4adb-b0d4-91457c71fddM/pers-s15.html 2014-09-15T05:00:00Z US Congress to vote to fund Syrian “rebels” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/15/cong-s15.html The House will act on Monday, followed shortly by the Senate, with both parties expected to provide top-heavy majorities for stepped-up US intervention in the Syrian civil war. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc564f1a-be98-4b15-8c88-6583bed9261A/cong-s15.html 2014-09-15T05:00:00Z Families of journalists murdered by ISIS threatened with prosecution by US government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/15/fole-s15.html The families of journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, both beheaded by ISIS, have come forward about threats from the Obama administration of prosecution if they paid the ransoms demanded for their sons’ lives. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b83f0f0d-0372-4528-89fb-da808270eddJ/fole-s15.html 2014-09-15T05:00:00Z Australian government commits warplanes, troops to Iraq war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/15/abbo-s15.html Yesterday’s announcement by Prime Minister Tony Abbott that up to 600 Australian military personnel and 10 aircraft will be deployed within the week to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to “contribute” to fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is surrounded by deception and lies. While Abbott declared that Australia was involved in a “humanitarian operation,” the real aim of the new US-led war is regime-change against the Iranian and Russian-backed government in Syria. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/77270aa7-6282-434d-be49-4cecb8b9c22L/abbo-s15.html 2014-09-15T05:00:00Z Demonstration of two million organised by Catalan National Assembly http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/15/cata-s15.html Despite its conflict with the Popular Party government over the control of resources, the Catalan government is in total agreement that the working class must pay for the economic crisis. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d50771c1-583d-409f-a22c-0d4b52eb6baG/cata-s15.html 2014-09-15T05:00:00Z Peña Nieto pushes oil privatization in Mexico http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/15/peme-s15.html Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto used his September 2 State of the Union address to promote his agenda of turning over Mexico’s energy resources to foreign corporations. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/05c16a5c-2b3e-4162-a450-3a70bf760feO/peme-s15.html 2014-09-15T05:00:00Z Rhode Island pension-cutter wins Democratic primary http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/15/rhod-s15.html State Treasurer Gina Raimondo, a former hedge fund manger with ties to the ultra-right Manhattan Institute, has made a national reputation as an enemy of public employees. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/187964c1-d1cb-4024-9a44-7a391613ec7D/rhod-s15.html 2014-09-15T05:00:00Z San Jose, California police acquire a drone http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/15/sanj-s15.html The drone, purchased with federal grant money, will be made available to 13 other bomb squads in the Bay Area. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0571352d-4605-468a-9d55-058ebfed83fA/sanj-s15.html 2014-09-15T05:00:00Z California Governor Brown signs sick leave bill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/15/cali-s15.html AB 1522, with its three paid sick days, is a political maneuver on the part of California Democrats, Governor Brown, and the unions in the lead-up to the elections in November. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3048f7e9-0a4b-47f2-a1da-7729bb5025eF/cali-s15.html 2014-09-15T05:00:00Z Honolulu city officials vote to transfer homeless to former WWII internment camp http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/15/hono-s15.html The City Council has moved to criminalize the homeless in order to maintain its beaches as a tourist attraction. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/edacf05d-a04a-4328-9970-a8dc1a1b56bM/hono-s15.html 2014-09-15T05:00:00Z Sand mining in Wisconsin and Minnesota threatens access to safe water and clean air http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/15/sand-s15.html The last decade has seen a rapid rise in sand mining in the US in line with the dramatic surge of hydro-fracturing. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1adb46b3-b785-4a69-aa7c-de2f29af8e2I/sand-s15.html 2014-09-15T05:00:00Z French government threatens another war against Libya http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/15/liby-s15.html Paris is calling for a new intervention in Libya, supposedly to fight the Islamist forces it armed during the 2011 NATO war. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cfdbb8d0-bc31-4eab-bedc-a022bcf2b14O/liby-s15.html 2014-09-15T05:00:00Z Counterfire attacks socialist opposition to Scottish nationalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/15/coun-s15.html The Counterfire group, a split-off from Britain’s Socialist Workers Party, has published a political apologia for the Scottish National Party and Scottish nationalism. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e2a1656-fbfb-422a-89f7-65f9db9d647K/coun-s15.html 2014-09-15T05:00:00Z <em>Who Owns Germany?</em> Documenting the widening gulf between rich and poor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/15/soci-s15.html Berger’s book reveals startling facts about the redistribution of wealth from the bottom to the top of German society. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19c96467-c933-48ba-82dc-fe5d70d20c7C/soci-s15.html 2014-09-15T05:00:00Z This week in history: September 15-21 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/15/twih-s15.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f20ecc6-5cc2-4b17-b5b9-218fece9d35F/twih-s15.html 2014-09-15T05:00:00Z US and EU expand economic sanctions against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/13/ukra-s13.html Banks affected by the new economic restrictions include Russia’s largest lenders Sberbank, Gazprombank and Rosselkhozbank. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d7fd768f-f476-49ad-b643-baebca3a8dfG/ukra-s13.html 2014-09-13T05:00:00Z The war for regime-change in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/13/pers-s13.html The new war represents a massive escalation of US imperialist aggression in the entire Middle East and beyond. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0663bbfb-1eca-4b17-8a7d-3be165768f2C/pers-s13.html 2014-09-13T05:00:00Z Obama administration asserts unlimited powers for new war in Iraq, Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/13/syri-s13.html The White House designated military operations in Iraq and Syria as a “war,” even as it insisted that it did not need congressional authorization. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f5fa341-64ea-496f-a351-ac09e851a1cO/syri-s13.html 2014-09-13T05:00:00Z Canada signs up for Washington’s new Mideast war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/13/cnda-s13.html With the full support of the country’s ruling business elite, Canada has joined the new “coalition of the willing” that US imperialism has organized to wage war in Iraq, Syria and beyond. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ca090fe-5b73-43c1-9a58-1b18478b88cD/cnda-s13.html 2014-09-13T05:00:00Z New documents detail NSA surveillance of Yahoo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/13/yaho-s13.html The documents cover rulings in 2008 upholding the NSA’s warrantless data mining programs. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/31f34b83-1e70-4ecb-92bd-f7c3b826c59A/yaho-s13.html 2014-09-13T05:00:00Z Torture victim Jose Padilla sentenced to 21 years http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/13/padi-s13.html A central aim of the prosecution was to cover up the details of one of the more extreme cases of US government torture. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/724d1812-00a7-4e98-9d7a-24c78f22fdaA/padi-s13.html 2014-09-13T05:00:00Z Potential RadioShack bankruptcy threatens 27,000 employees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/13/radi-s13.html Electronics retailer RadioShack said Thursday that it is likely to file for bankruptcy unless it can secure a funding lifeline. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/992170aa-b1f4-428b-b7ee-6a3082ccd8aG/radi-s13.html 2014-09-13T05:00:00Z Public education under attack in Buffalo, New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/13/buff-s13.html Just two weeks before the start of the school year, 63 public school teachers received layoff notices—the latest in a series of attacks against Buffalo public school students and teachers. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb3c7e1c-d19f-440e-983d-2d08fb8f70fK/buff-s13.html 2014-09-13T05:00:00Z Troika demands further austerity in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/13/gree-s13.html Greece has to demonstrate that it has imposed the necessary attacks on workers living standards and will match an agreed timetable for further measures to receive additional loans. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96cf0d7f-ce35-49d6-bc67-bafea74b919M/gree-s13.html 2014-09-13T05:00:00Z Ebola outbreak grows http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/13/ebol-s13.html The ebola outbreak in West Africa continues to overwhelm health care workers. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25e86bde-7ff0-44f0-b83b-c924d8075fdC/ebol-s13.html 2014-09-13T05:00:00Z Scandalous conditions in German refugee centres http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/13/refu-s13.html The German government is taking the axe to what remains of asylum protections. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24f78ddd-4c4f-4d5b-953e-641d9575aa1J/refu-s13.html 2014-09-13T05:00:00Z Bipartisan unity on Australia’s “terror alert” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/13/terr-s13.html Amid fear-mongering media coverage, both Labor and the Greens immediately backed the heightened alert declaration. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11c1960a-950a-4e96-9238-dff7bcce308K/terr-s13.html 2014-09-13T05:00:00Z Political witch-hunt against Socialist Alternative on Australian campuses http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/13/salt-s13.html The pseudo-left organisation Socialist Alternative is being targeted because of its opposition to the Israeli war against Gaza. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a516634b-9a89-4ffc-b3cf-39624fce043O/salt-s13.html 2014-09-13T05:00:00Z Video: Detroit resumes water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/13/vide-s13.html In this video, Detroit residents speak on the resumption of the city’s drive to shut off water service to its most vulnerable people. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8384e252-60b6-4fce-96bd-12fa2b8a24cH/vide-s13.html 2014-09-13T05:00:00Z Bala Tampoe (1922–2014): Socialist revolutionary turned class traitor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/13/sril-s13.html Tampoe’s political degeneration was bound up with the Lanka Sama Samaja Party’s backsliding, which culminated in its 1964 entry into a bourgeois government. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7a73855-6958-4f60-8d51-59a5fcff52fO/sril-s13.html 2014-09-13T05:00:00Z IMF chief economist’s revealing expression of theoretical bankruptcy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/13/blan-s13.html Blanchard begins by explaining that the world’s “leading economists” had no idea that a global financial crisis on the scale of 2008 could develop. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b76d2ff6-1424-4564-bdf5-684720ebf2fH/blan-s13.html 2014-09-13T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/13/labo-s13.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e964111b-2ee2-47b0-bfe3-2c8d6fdd965D/labo-s13.html 2014-09-13T05:00:00Z US to rapidly expand war in Iraq and Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/12/iraq-s12.html While ISIS is the nominal target, the new US-led war is above all a revival of plans to topple the Assad regime in Syria. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14d557d9-497b-4320-928b-d0c1ed2ff5dN/iraq-s12.html 2014-09-12T05:00:00Z Obama’s speech on ISIS: Perpetual war in Iraq, Syria and beyond http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/12/pers-s12.html In his nationally televised speech Wednesday night, Obama outlined a program of perpetual war, with ISIS a convenient pretext. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/de4d37e3-a957-4c8f-b37d-256c9401a88D/pers-s12.html 2014-09-12T05:00:00Z Senate hearing whitewashes militarization of American police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/12/sena-s12.html Tuesday’s hearing was aimed at reinforcing and intensifying the federal government’s arming of police forces under the guise of a “review.” Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/940a3335-fa95-439b-a5a9-63702362a0eA/sena-s12.html 2014-09-12T05:00:00Z New witnesses describe police murder of Michael Brown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/12/ferg-s12.html Accounts from two construction workers further substantiate already existing evidence that officer Darren Wilson fired numerous rounds into the unarmed Brown, even as the youth sought to surrender. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef8e3870-18a3-4962-85be-c9b320b13e5J/ferg-s12.html 2014-09-12T05:00:00Z Executions in Missouri and Texas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/12/exec-s12.html The two prisoners’ appeals challenging the secrecy surrounding the source and quality of lethal injection drugs and state protocols failed to halt their executions. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bdfaa452-dc0f-4ef9-8a4e-1d6ccf24a1bH/exec-s12.html 2014-09-12T05:00:00Z Spain: Catalan separatist leader declares Scottish vote “an example for us” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/12/cata-s12.html The separatists in Catalonia and Scotland invoke a false historical narrative that depicts each region as an oppressed nation. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b957d9e5-d998-42a6-a48a-f68a4654cfcC/cata-s12.html 2014-09-12T05:00:00Z Australian government lifts “terror alert” level http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/12/terr-s12.html The “war on terror” is being revived in a bid to drum up support for the renewed war in Iraq and bolster the powers of the police-intelligence apparatus. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2937836e-6f1a-425c-90ee-d0b7aaf8186A/terr-s12.html 2014-09-12T05:00:00Z Beppe Grillo’s M5S promotes European imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/12/ital-s12.html A leading spokesman for the right-wing Italian party criticized Washington’s role in order to advance the interests of Italian and European capital. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d429b34e-f2d5-4414-98c7-ae3bef70052M/ital-s12.html 2014-09-12T05:00:00Z German government adopts tighter laws on economic immigration http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/12/immi-s12.html The German government is restricting the freedom of movement and right of residence within the European Union. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/09237ab4-624c-4195-960e-fab7fddc0e8M/immi-s12.html 2014-09-12T05:00:00Z German federal court upholds whitewash of death of refugee http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/12/germ-s12.html Germany’s federal court has upheld the mild penalty given to a German policeman responsible for the death of Oury Jalloh. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2a3faa68-10b2-4307-b67a-992c09a834cC/germ-s12.html 2014-09-12T05:00:00Z Pakistani talks to end anti-government protests collapse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/12/paki-s12.html The political impasse facing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government has deepened, with protest leaders continuing to call for his resignation. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0e0d4847-d039-479b-afe6-0de3431d7e4P/paki-s12.html 2014-09-12T05:00:00Z British Columbia teachers’ union seeks to scuttle strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/12/bcte-s12.html The BC Teachers’ Federation wants to scuttle the thirteen week-old strike by British Columbia’s 41,000 public school teachers without any of the teachers’ demands having been met. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/98abf75d-b7ac-4fde-b874-36daef81984D/bcte-s12.html 2014-09-12T05:00:00Z Railroad workers in US reject concessions contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/12/bnsf-s12.html The proposed contract centered on a reduction in crew size that threatened the safety of both employees and passengers, and was rejected by members despite the unions efforts to pass it. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0bc03099-20dd-4f2c-9244-1453fc34125B/bnsf-s12.html 2014-09-12T05:00:00Z South African trade union federation promotes illusions in Castroism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/12/vav2-s12.html This is the conclusion of a two-part article on the promotion of Castroism by South Africa’s trade unions. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb344ee8-a053-4aba-81b8-9915eae8c8eB/vav2-s12.html 2014-09-12T05:00:00Z Regional authority a prelude for privatization of Detroit water system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/12/dwsd-s12.html The Detroit bankruptcy and moves toward the privatization of the water department are fully backed by the Obama administration, which has encouraged cities to enter “public-private partnerships” to fill the gap from reduced federal and state funding. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8035e107-46fb-449b-8fff-3a3783d5b4fJ/dwsd-s12.html 2014-09-12T05:00:00Z SEP (Sri Lanka) to hold antiwar meetings in Kandy, Galle and Gampaha http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/12/slmt-s12.html The SEP and IYSSE will hold meetings on the US “pivot to Asia” and the danger of world war. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73e35266-fa1d-422b-b1e3-6cdc4f3e5dbA/slmt-s12.html 2014-09-12T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/12/wkrs-s12.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/447c56bb-9269-4a2e-8ce5-6fc558e55e9H/wkrs-s12.html 2014-09-12T05:00:00Z Obama announces open-ended war in Iraq and Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/11/isis-s11.html The nationally televised speech from the White House set no limits on the escalation of US military violence in the Middle East. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/043f8b1c-3b38-41a5-bf49-8a613db1cfaB/isis-s11.html 2014-09-11T05:00:00Z CIA torture and the “war on terror” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/11/pers-s11.html Recent events have confirmed that the highest levels of the US government and American intelligence authorized the most barbaric forms of torture. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c135da01-8516-4c0d-b1e9-8f8e9eab355L/pers-s11.html 2014-09-11T05:00:00Z Amnesty International documents war crimes by pro-Kiev militia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/11/ukra-s11.html A report from Amnesty International confirms the Ukrainian government is using extreme-right militias to suppress political opposition. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8988ceb5-bf2f-4906-b041-85da2fa34c2H/ukra-s11.html 2014-09-11T05:00:00Z Report to G20 outlines jobs and wages disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/11/ilor-s11.html Low growth will continue to dampen employment prospects and lead to widening income inequality across the G20 countries. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e8ad6173-88b9-42ee-b9f4-014f788215aM/ilor-s11.html 2014-09-11T05:00:00Z Ferguson residents denounce police violence at City Council meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/11/ferg-s11.html Residents demanded the prosecution of the officer who killed Michael Brown and the dropping of all charges against demonstrators. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f3ebb04e-8b07-4161-836e-20c30b0ee46E/ferg-s11.html 2014-09-11T05:00:00Z Verizon cashes in on sale of former operations centers in New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/11/veri-s11.html Verizon New York has sold buildings which previously housed its operations centers employing thousands of workers. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/590d553c-ec96-456c-8444-549400aa664I/veri-s11.html 2014-09-11T05:00:00Z Germany: Union leader condemns train drivers’ strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/11/dgbe-s11.html The new chairman of the German Trade Union Federation, Reiner Hoffmann, has sided with corporate management against the strikers. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b378403-b823-49dd-ae70-deefc3f5385J/dgbe-s11.html 2014-09-11T05:00:00Z New Zealand Greens: A party of big business and militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/11/grnz-s11.html The Greens are campaigning for the September election on the basis of being more “fiscally responsible” and pro-market than Labour or National. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/341010b9-ccdb-4457-a652-b1fc8346b3aH/grnz-s11.html 2014-09-11T05:00:00Z City-owned assets hived off in Detroit bankruptcy deals http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/11/detr-s11.html The Detroit-Windsor tunnel and the suburban pipelines of the city’s water and sewerage system will be leased out as part of Detroit’s restructuring plan. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8302a883-c507-4c51-90df-a0735b44347B/detr-s11.html 2014-09-11T05:00:00Z South African trade union federation promotes illusions in Castroism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/11/cosa-s11.html This is the first of a two-part article on the promotion of Castroism by the Congress of South African Trade Unions. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b48025b1-8a5a-4d64-824e-335cd724916I/cosa-s11.html 2014-09-11T05:00:00Z UK party leaders in emergency visit to Scotland as official No campaign offers more regional powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/11/scot-s11-s11.html The fact that a right-wing separatist project can secure such widespread support reflects the bankruptcy of the entire “Better Together” No campaign and popular hatred for the Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Labour parties. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c1a0d9b-bbd1-4917-a549-ffc1acf6f6eH/scot-s11-s11.html 2014-09-11T05:00:00Z Detroit Workers Action Committee meeting opposes water shutoffs, bankruptcy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/11/dwac-s11.html Workers, students and retirees attended an emergency meeting of the Detroit Workers Action Committee to adopt a program calling for the independent political mobilization of the working class. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/caf6af15-9fd4-4e57-9a16-6ccaaaeaa5aN/dwac-s11.html 2014-09-11T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan provincial election: Oppose the drive to war and austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/11/sril-s11.html The government and opposition parties are engaged in a nationalist and chauvinist campaign to blind workers and youth to the real political issues they face. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/897f557d-a713-4b48-9df2-01380b2a999K/sril-s11.html 2014-09-11T05:00:00Z Obama’s war in Iraq and Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/10/pers-s10.html The war on ISIS is camouflage for an unstated agenda, at the center of which is the overthrow of the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3ead1293-c7b3-4dc3-b845-7893a46f04aP/pers-s10.html 2014-09-10T05:00:00Z US, EU intensify military threats against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/10/ukra-s10.html The US and the EU are escalating military threats against Russia, while preparing a raft of new economic sanctions targeting key sections of the Russian economy. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ec9c23e-fb10-4f74-b98a-2f4757070bcJ/ukra-s10.html 2014-09-10T05:00:00Z Germany: Official report speaks of “deliberate sabotage” by secret service in NSU case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/10/germ-s10.html The final report of the Thuringia state parliamentary committee of inquiry into the series of murders by the far-right National Socialist Underground makes serious allegations against the state security authorities. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21170108-5f3d-4827-95f8-10c6ca3dc1eJ/germ-s10.html 2014-09-10T05:00:00Z Dutch report into Ukraine jetliner disaster continues cover-up http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/10/mh17-s10.html The Dutch Safety Board’s preliminary report into the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is being portrayed by imperialist governments as confirmation that anti-Kiev rebels in eastern Ukraine shot down the plane. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8dfe9316-b914-4d33-a4b9-097d512d3f2K/mh17-s10.html 2014-09-10T05:00:00Z Former governor of Virginia found guilty on corruption charges http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/10/mcdo-s10.html Former Republican governor of Virginia Robert F. McDonnell and his wife Maureen were found guilty of 20 felony counts of corruption, conspiracy and fraud. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/554ad1e6-e022-4ade-8e5a-7be782a2af3A/mcdo-s10.html 2014-09-10T05:00:00Z France’s new government shaken by early ministerial resignation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/10/fran-s10.html The Elysée presidential palace announced the resignation of Thomas Thévenoud, the minister for foreign trade, tourism, and overseas Frenchmen. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3346fa53-8db8-4a18-a52c-7d75e9babbfP/fran-s10.html 2014-09-10T05:00:00Z As budget impasse continues, scandals return to threaten Australian PM http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/10/scan-s10.html No “smoking guns” have yet been produced linking Abbott directly to either affair, but they involve major figures in his government. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/876096f9-f49d-4f6a-bbdd-ff51efef106E/scan-s10.html 2014-09-10T05:00:00Z American Airlines contract worker killed at Detroit Metro Airport http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/10/airl-s10.html VonDre Gordon’s death was the second fatal industrial accident in the Detroit area in less than a week. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08031288-6a3b-4e7e-ad38-8f334085026G/airl-s10.html 2014-09-10T05:00:00Z Toronto’s mayoralty candidates ignore growing poverty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/10/toro-s10.html A report compiled by the Social Planning Council and various community groups concluded that child poverty in Toronto has reached “epidemic” levels. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1096707f-e771-4bb2-86c4-2f4671f217cK/toro-s10.html 2014-09-10T05:00:00Z LAPD suppresses autopsy reports in police killings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/10/ford-s10.html Los Angeles Police Department detectives shot unarmed 24-year-old Ezell Ford six times in the back on August 11, less than two weeks after the August 2 killing of Omar Abrego. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c53b7ccf-c1cc-47aa-ba19-a7f6d367600K/ford-s10.html 2014-09-10T05:00:00Z Food and water deprivation, abuse and overcrowding in Michigan’s women’s prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/10/pris-s10.html Statements by the ACLU and prisoners at the Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility describe widespread human rights abuses in Michigan’s only women’s prison. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a03ab31c-4632-4812-882c-2ab70774e63M/pris-s10.html 2014-09-10T05:00:00Z Northeastern US states seek to cut public worker pensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/10/pens-s10.html Governments in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York are mounting efforts to severely reduce public worker pension benefits. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5b98651-1ece-4e15-8ad6-e5e4cfbd26eA/pens-s10.html 2014-09-10T05:00:00Z Australian government signals purchase of Japanese submarines http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/10/subm-s10.html While the choice is being presented in economic terms, such a decision would have far-reaching geo-political ramifications. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d5552a8-01fe-413d-9c9b-befd41ed07dC/subm-s10.html 2014-09-10T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania mother sentenced to jail for giving daughter abortion pill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/10/penn-s10.html Jennifer Ann Whalen, a single mother and nursing home aide, was sentenced on Friday to 18 months in jail for providing her 16-year-old daughter with the “morning after pill.” Wed, 10 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bdfa15ae-adfc-4da5-afb8-42aa84375d1I/penn-s10.html 2014-09-10T05:00:00Z The Ray Rice case and the violence of American football http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/10/rice-s10.html Nowhere in the round-the-clock media coverage and sanctimonious statements of NFL officials, team owners and political figures has there been the slightest insight into the broader social causes of such violence. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c610dd61-6763-44f6-a464-0eae048cde6J/rice-s10.html 2014-09-10T05:00:00Z CIA employed “medieval” torture that brought prisoners “to the point of death” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/09/tort-s09.html According to a US Senate report that the CIA has sought to block, torture methods it used far exceeded what has previously been acknowledged. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e28393b-3f72-4498-8ea0-9073da65a73L/tort-s09.html 2014-09-09T05:00:00Z The collapse of household income in the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/09/pers-s09.html The Fed report is only the latest in a series of studies on the continuing growth of poverty and social inequality in the midst of what is billed as a recovery from the crash of 2008. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d52aa706-074c-47d2-96eb-d5a05bacee0B/pers-s09.html 2014-09-09T05:00:00Z Chicago apartment fire kills four children http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/09/fire-s09.html A fire on Chicago’s impoverished far South Side early Monday morning left four children dead and two adults in critical condition. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f94f432-e9f3-449b-8aa0-5f40eea0240P/fire-s09.html 2014-09-09T05:00:00Z Vote on Iraqi government sets stage for expanded US war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/09/iraq-s09.html The Obama administration insisted on a so-called unity government as the pre-condition for a greater US military intervention against ISIS militias. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b781927-9420-4e96-80b1-dcf11aa9710B/iraq-s09.html 2014-09-09T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/09/wrkrs-s09.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/31c0d0fb-cab9-40e6-9ec4-81ddc807b43B/wrkrs-s09.html 2014-09-09T05:00:00Z New school year starts with educational funding crisis in US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/09/schl-s09.html As 50 million students begin school, federal and state budgets for public education have never been restored to pre-recession levels. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6009c78a-63df-4b0b-8814-2bdce55f2f9I/schl-s09.html 2014-09-09T05:00:00Z 2004 Bush administration memos advocate unlimited presidential powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/09/memo-s09.html Recently declassified documents detail the early stages of the ongoing effort to create the pseudo-legal framework for a police state in America. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/05a62355-74e3-484a-aa28-b1f9918a2c3P/memo-s09.html 2014-09-09T05:00:00Z Possible “yes” vote in Scotland referendum provokes split in UK Conservative Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/09/tory-s09.html There is a gathering political crisis in the Conservative Party over the September 18 referendum on Scotland's independence from the UK. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1cbd950a-68a6-4aa2-800e-a57ff10879dF/tory-s09.html 2014-09-09T05:00:00Z What happens to Obama’s deported children and youth? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/09/immi-s09.html Immigrants deported back to Central America face extreme violence and poverty. These are some of their stories. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/050c09eb-6a6e-42b5-9de1-8eebdc3f129B/immi-s09.html 2014-09-09T05:00:00Z Japanese prime minister reshuffles cabinet http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/09/japa-s09.html The new ministry will intensify the attacks on the working class at home and expand Japan’s remilitarization directed at its rivals abroad. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0afb6da-1bc3-4e4a-b565-1afb7c43bb2H/japa-s09.html 2014-09-09T05:00:00Z Obama reneges on pledge to ease deportations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/09/oimm-s09.html Both conservative and liberal Democrats opposed any relaxation of anti-immigrant policies before the November election. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/22b05b33-09d0-47c6-bb59-552291c3b97F/oimm-s09.html 2014-09-09T05:00:00Z Military maneuvers and sanctions: NATO, EU escalate threats against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/09/russ-s09.html The three-day marine exercise “Sea Breeze” is another Western provocation and raises the risk of a direct military confrontation with Russia. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f869ff0-b6af-48db-bdd2-dc80e204b37C/russ-s09.html 2014-09-09T05:00:00Z Canada: BC government escalates attack on striking teachers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/09/bcte-s09.html The teachers are fighting to defend public education, which has been ravaged by budget cuts, even as the government increases funding for private schools and cuts corporate taxes. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/55030987-9089-4045-b122-11451de7a9cK/bcte-s09.html 2014-09-09T05:00:00Z American imperialism and the rise of Islamic extremism in Syria and Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/09/airi-s09.html The American government and its European allies bear the ultimate responsibility for the rise of ISIS and other Islamic extremist organizations, such as the Al Qaeda-affiliated Al Nusra Front, in Syria and Iraq. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/88f4cc79-d1a1-4268-a1b0-823bc9daf92D/airi-s09.html 2014-09-09T05:00:00Z The beginning of modern physics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/09/gali-s09.html David Whitehouse’s <em>Renaissance Genius: Galileo Galilei and His Legacy to Modern Science</em>, provides a human portrait of Galileo, his times and his role in the advancement and popularization of science. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4ec97c3-bb1b-4566-b086-85697b2b927A/gali-s09.html 2014-09-09T05:00:00Z Atlanta Symphony locks out its musicians http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/09/atla-s09.html The ongoing attacks on symphony musicians raise fundamental political issues. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20967ebe-8943-4d98-8c08-5d0785d8352B/atla-s09.html 2014-09-09T05:00:00Z Social welfare workers killed in New Zealand shooting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/09/nzwe-s09.html The tragedy reflects the country’s deepening social crisis, the result of an assault on the working class by successive governments. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aeda1c07-0fb3-4105-a537-a451bdcf5f8B/nzwe-s09.html 2014-09-09T05:00:00Z Obama prepares to escalate war in the Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/08/iraq-s08.html Obama’s statement that the Islamic State “poses a broader threat” than Al Qaeda has the most ominous implications. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93ec79c9-afc8-4cfe-9160-05740d1a3bfP/iraq-s08.html 2014-09-08T05:00:00Z Obama commits US to war against Russia in defense of Baltic states http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/08/pers-s08.html In a series of speeches and press conferences in Europe last week, President Obama publicly committed the United States to go to war against Moscow to defend the Baltic states that border Russia. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/05496dae-bd0f-47e7-bf9b-e7ff7c10f6bO/pers-s08.html 2014-09-08T05:00:00Z Fighting flares in eastern Ukraine despite ceasefire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/08/ukra-s08.html Kiev and its NATO backers are using the pause in military operations to prepare for an even more aggressive policy in their war in eastern Ukraine. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/88f39727-3945-4496-879b-68c9d09db2cL/ukra-s08.html 2014-09-08T05:00:00Z Savage cuts in Israel follow Gaza war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/08/isra-s08.html While the Israeli working class faces more austerity, the Palestinian Authority has estimated that the reconstruction of Gaza will cost about $7.8 billion. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f3bccaa-0205-41b7-a5b5-4f60c265ae2D/isra-s08.html 2014-09-08T05:00:00Z New Zealand election debates underscore bipartisan austerity agenda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/08/keyc-s08.html Both National and Labour are big business parties that have broad agreement on protecting corporate profit at the expense of working people. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92085349-c15a-43e7-a83e-7ab47645db6I/keyc-s08.html 2014-09-08T05:00:00Z German train drivers union to hold warning strike Tuesday http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/08/germ-s08.html The German Trade Union Federation (DGB) and the government have announced measures to prevent strikes by pilots, train drivers and many other workers. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/151a131f-a129-4b0e-8187-e16cb392519A/germ-s08.html 2014-09-08T05:00:00Z Teachers strike in three Pennsylvania school districts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/08/penn-s08.html Teachers in three Pennsylvania school districts, who have worked years without contracts and are facing new wage and health care cuts, have walked out on strike. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dcc2da42-d74f-419c-ad41-de8e31b1c8aH/penn-s08.html 2014-09-08T05:00:00Z Australian government poised to commit fighter jets to Iraq war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/08/aust-s08.html Mon, 08 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f0a7659-3ccd-4441-b2a9-3428d6a7f7eA/aust-s08.html 2014-09-08T05:00:00Z Support grows for SEP meeting Tuesday against Detroit water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/08/watr-s08.html Campaign teams visited schools, neighborhoods and work locations over the past week in preparation for the public meeting being held Tuesday at Wayne State University. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d2673714-c719-4747-b302-3bcaede5b87H/watr-s08.html 2014-09-08T05:00:00Z Missouri set to execute inmate despite evidence state lied about lethal injection drugs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/08/ring-s08.html Earl Ringo, Jr. is scheduled to become the eighth inmate in Missouri and the 28th in the US to be executed this year. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ab39912-cbe7-4c31-8100-554980b678fL/ring-s08.html 2014-09-08T05:00:00Z The New Anti-capitalist Party and the political crisis in France http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/08/npav-s08.html The NPA will continue to defend the current government, France’s most right-wing regime since the World War II-era fascist government of Vichy. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0800ca53-5ba7-4267-b0a8-ba91c078489K/npav-s08.html 2014-09-08T05:00:00Z Report exposes impact of tax hikes on London poor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/08/poor-s08.html Last year’s elimination of the council tax benefit has raised local taxes for over 300,000 poor residents of London. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f7aeb6e8-708b-46e9-aa8b-cd646a49498P/poor-s08.html 2014-09-08T05:00:00Z Wall Street firm hires former Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor for $3.4 million http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/08/cant-a09.html Cantor’s multi-million-dollar payout represents compensation for his service to Wall Street during his time in Congress and illustrates the incestuous relationship between the US political establishment and big business. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab3ed0c6-52c0-415c-8af6-ccd1fec257dN/cant-a09.html 2014-09-08T05:00:00Z Court rules BP acted with “gross negligence” in 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/08/bpoi-s08.html The oil giant’s potential fine of $18 billion is less than its more-than $23 billion in profits last year. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/069cee67-ae54-4316-aa6d-5ce16fa87d7L/bpoi-s08.html 2014-09-08T05:00:00Z Germany: Official backing for Zionist crimes at pro-Israel rally in Frankfurt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/08/proi-s08.html Prominent politicians at a rally in Frankfurt equated anti-Semitism with anti-Zionism in order to justify the Israeli war of destruction in Gaza. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/59a6f189-75ca-47ae-9fcd-8f49e8ed080F/proi-s08.html 2014-09-08T05:00:00Z Third televised debate in Scottish referendum: No one speaks for working people http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/08/scot-s08.html As with the two previous debates on the September 18 referendum on Scottish independence, none of the genuine concerns facing working people were seriously addressed. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/865cc214-b721-412c-ad01-c29144c041cO/scot-s08.html 2014-09-08T05:00:00Z This week in history: September 8-14 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/08/twih-s08.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4bcaf65-04d0-4c66-94e7-ef76c9bd32eG/twih-s08.html 2014-09-08T05:00:00Z Workers and youth in Australia oppose new Iraq war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/08/inau-s08.html Mon, 08 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e996b6aa-5204-4cb7-bc16-b8165cf4f8fB/inau-s08.html 2014-09-08T05:00:00Z US median income has plunged, inequality has grown in Obama “recovery” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/06/econ-s06.html The Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finances, released Thursday, shows that the income of a typical US household has fallen by 12 percent in just six years. Sat, 06 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b06c3c9-abe8-4fd3-a486-7f6c82d22b9H/econ-s06.html 2014-09-06T05:00:00Z Capitalist breakdown and the drive to war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/06/pers-s06.html Just as in the period prior to 1914, a deepening breakdown of the global capitalist system is fuelling the drive to a new world war. Sat, 06 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a92c3402-65eb-4a07-a68f-027007b455aE/pers-s06.html 2014-09-06T05:00:00Z Year-low US job growth in August http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/06/jobs-s06.html The latest US jobs report shows that the US labor force participation rate fell to the lowest level in three and a half decades. Sat, 06 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/715f4230-3fdc-4004-a8a5-5047826bdf4D/jobs-s06.html 2014-09-06T05:00:00Z NATO steps up anti-Russian moves as ceasefire begins in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/06/ukra-s06.html Demonstrating NATO’s renewed focus on Eastern Europe, Poland announced it would host the next NATO summit, scheduled for 2016. Sat, 06 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ac215fde-9277-401d-88bd-982748ead63K/ukra-s06.html 2014-09-06T05:00:00Z German government discusses massive increase in military spending http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/06/gmil-s06.html At the NATO summit, leading German politicians spoke out for a clear increase in military spending. Sat, 06 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b2cff36-8c17-43c9-b9c5-ac734e048edL/gmil-s06.html 2014-09-06T05:00:00Z German media steps up its warmongering http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/06/germ-s06.html Whenever a new offensive for war commences, Germany's mainstream media ratchets up its propaganda. Sat, 06 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee8cc27e-f78c-4f97-a91d-79c7de2a11cP/germ-s06.html 2014-09-06T05:00:00Z US forms ten-nation coalition to escalate war in Iraq, Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/06/isis-s06.html The agreement was announced by US officials after a meeting of the ten countries on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Wales. Sat, 06 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/955baf81-b05b-4351-99df-ab93e5f56e5F/isis-s06.html 2014-09-06T05:00:00Z Department of Justice launches investigation into Ferguson police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/06/ferg-s06.html Designed as a public relations move to “restore trust” in the police department, the inquiry will do nothing to stop the attack on democratic rights. Sat, 06 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ccf980cd-caca-4ab2-8765-70149f4964bE/ferg-s06.html 2014-09-06T05:00:00Z Financial advisor details social cuts, increased policing in Detroit bankruptcy plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/06/detr-s06.html Conway MacKenzie consultant Charles Moore detailed plans to slash city services and tear down buildings. Sat, 06 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aeeaa383-3548-4469-a2a3-a5a6b0ae8deL/detr-s06.html 2014-09-06T05:00:00Z Hundreds arrested at union-organized fast-food protests across the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/06/seiu-s06.html The unions are seeking to latch onto the legitimate grievances of workers to bolster the Democratic Party, which has presided over a wholesale assault on the working class. Sat, 06 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8061a961-e6b0-4a05-b13a-e9f991a1922L/seiu-s06.html 2014-09-06T05:00:00Z France: Calais mayor demands crackdown on migrants, threatens to block port http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/06/cala-s06.html Natacha Bouchart is demanding that Britain help fund the repression of migrants trapped in Calais as they seek to reach Britain. Sat, 06 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2dbd4efa-19de-41d2-9483-a5b94a6b383J/cala-s06.html 2014-09-06T05:00:00Z Australia-India uranium deal strengthens economic and strategic ties http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/06/indi-s06.html The uranium pact removes an obstacle to closer military relations between Australia and India as part of broader US efforts to forge an anti-China bloc. Sat, 06 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8fa63688-87c9-4ba1-ba90-72946b6ffcbD/indi-s06.html 2014-09-06T05:00:00Z India: NLC contract workers launch indefinite strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/06/nlcs-s06.html Workers are demanding permanency of jobs, wage hikes and higher bonuses. Sat, 06 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8151a5cb-7df5-4d1c-bd61-f805206927bP/nlcs-s06.html 2014-09-06T05:00:00Z National income falls sharply in Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/06/auec-s06.html Real national income per person declined for the second year in a row, driven by falling export prices. Sat, 06 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4310b8e7-941b-4c81-9045-f663055f5bcI/auec-s06.html 2014-09-06T05:00:00Z Australia’s asylum-seeker policies claim another victim http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/06/manu-s06.html The tragic death of Hamid Kehazaei, a young Iranian, is a direct outcome of Canberra’s brutal detention of refugees. Sat, 06 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef031bf2-e625-4ec1-869d-b003c705cb4H/manu-s06.html 2014-09-06T05:00:00Z World War I remembered through British art http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/06/trut-s06.html A major retrospective at the Imperial War Museum London features the work of British artists sent to capture the reality of the First World War. Sat, 06 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/947b8e60-bf22-4929-b097-5d716eea2b3L/trut-s06.html 2014-09-06T05:00:00Z The police-military crackdown in Ferguson, the assault on democratic rights, and the record of the World Socialist Web Site http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/06/demo-s06.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em>, employing the method of Marxist analysis, has traced the various stages of the assault on democratic rights and sought to explain its relationship to fundamental historical and social processes related to the deepening crisis of American and world capitalism. Sat, 06 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d886fe99-f059-43c5-adc0-7ada58a55c5E/demo-s06.html 2014-09-06T05:00:00Z Meeting at University of Michigan connects police violence to imperialist war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/06/meet-s06.html IYSSE National Secretary Andre Damon outlined the interconnection between the increase in police brutality and stepped-up US military aggression overseas. Sat, 06 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b80fbb3-e774-4511-93ae-0cc6a5ca348N/meet-s06.html 2014-09-06T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/06/labo-s06.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 06 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60e569f1-e2ca-421e-b804-3ab4170cdd3I/labo-s06.html 2014-09-06T05:00:00Z At NATO summit, US and Europe threaten Russia, plan military action against ISIS http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/05/nato-s05.html The central role in deepening the crises in both Eastern Europe and the Middle East has been played by NATO’s leading powers, above all the United States. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4e4e41f-1c7e-4829-b837-bff6b3d2ce3E/nato-s05.html 2014-09-05T05:00:00Z Obama and the financial aristocracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/05/pers-s05.html The wave of reckless speculation in the US financial system and the drive to war have a common root: the domination of the financial oligarchy over society. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28a98c4a-a177-4f9b-a9ee-bfbe39ce601C/pers-s05.html 2014-09-05T05:00:00Z European sanctions complement military aggression against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/05/eusa-s05.html EU and US sanctions are aimed at bringing the Russian economy to its knees, exacerbating social tensions and rallying Russian oligarchs against President Vladimir Putin. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4a9f08d-7607-4979-82a2-a0335dc8a70L/eusa-s05.html 2014-09-05T05:00:00Z Obama assures Baltic states of NATO’s “eternal” assistance http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/05/balt-s05.html Obama’s statements in Estonia provided a blank cheque for any kind of military provocation against Russia. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9197de67-2df2-4b72-902e-66a8b5b2478H/balt-s05.html 2014-09-05T05:00:00Z France stops deal to deliver Mistral helicopter carrier ships to Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/05/mist-s05.html The decision to suspend the deal points to the growing inter-imperialist tensions inside NATO provoked by its proxy war in Ukraine. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd985f19-ea06-4563-8480-b3d5585cf43C/mist-s05.html 2014-09-05T05:00:00Z Detroit chief financial officer outlines program of permanent austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/05/detr-s05.html Behind the dry, antiseptic testimony of the city’s chief financial officer in the federal bankruptcy courtroom Thursday was a restructuring plan that will produce untold suffering in Detroit. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dd31fba5-9c3d-46fe-a535-098233a6c33L/detr-s05.html 2014-09-05T05:00:00Z European Central Bank cuts rates and announces asset purchasing program http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/05/euro-s05.html The European Central Bank has launched a new round of financial stimulus in the face of worsening economic conditions in Europe. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/122a984f-018d-4bcf-905e-d73b7aed03dO/euro-s05.html 2014-09-05T05:00:00Z North Carolina frame-up: Two innocent men jailed for 30 years http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/05/ncar-s05.html Henry McCollum and Leon Brown were released Wednesday after DNA evidence proved their innocence of a 1983 rape and murder. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14f40ca8-5801-4b36-b16e-936d943c245N/ncar-s05.html 2014-09-05T05:00:00Z Alleged suicide of Louisiana man in police custody prompts federal investigation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/05/loui-s05.html Victor White III of New Iberia, Louisiana, is the third young man to die in a series of “Houdini handcuff suicides” that have occurred across the country over a two-year span. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50d2f010-93bc-4a34-9505-49878ed64afA/loui-s05.html 2014-09-05T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/05/wrkr-s05.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1b9957e-17e6-4087-86a0-57ca7c9f8ffP/wrkr-s05.html 2014-09-05T05:00:00Z Haitian immigrants face desperate conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/05/hait-s05.html The Dominican Republic denies citizenship to descendants of Haitian immigrants, while Haitians trying to reach the United States face death or deportation. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b26552c0-348e-40ae-9c2f-7f83cb9694cK/hait-s05.html 2014-09-05T05:00:00Z Fifty years since the Rochester, New York riots http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/05/roch-s05.html The riot was one of the first uprisings to sweep America’s cities in the 1960s. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb2a5713-f793-452f-b2ee-2f4fa8190aeG/roch-s05.html 2014-09-05T05:00:00Z Cuts to World Health Organization budget intensify Ebola epidemic http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/05/ebol-s05.html Austerity measures imposed after the 2008 crisis have hampered any coordinated international response to the outbreak. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ea8caaba-6889-4fd7-b97c-94683e42273I/ebol-s05.html 2014-09-05T05:00:00Z Australian mining tax deal to slash benefits for low-paid http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/05/budg-s05.html Following the mining tax repeal, similar deals are being canvassed to push through further highly unpopular big-ticket budget items. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b168956f-eb9c-4f79-b45f-7a8056c0b82I/budg-s05.html 2014-09-05T05:00:00Z New Zealand government celebrates centenary of seizure of German Samoa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/05/samo-s05.html The event was part of a five-year centenary program to sanitise and glorify WWI in order to condition workers and youth for new wars. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3babefc3-7fa2-47f5-af5c-159e94f65f1G/samo-s05.html 2014-09-05T05:00:00Z Quebec business, political elite, and union bureaucrats—all complicit in corruption http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/05/queb-s05.html The veil has been partially lifted on a web of corruption involving Quebec’s major construction and engineering firms, principal political parties and the unions. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a52b730-c59d-496c-928d-4825579b8d4N/queb-s05.html 2014-09-05T05:00:00Z Veteran Scottish nationalist Jim Sillars denounces fight for socialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/05/sill-s05.html Sillars told a Glasgow meeting that an independent Scotland could rely on oil and financial speculation. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85ac7f28-28f9-4879-a71b-6feaf1e4848F/sill-s05.html 2014-09-05T05:00:00Z NATO summit begins as anti-Russian measures heighten war danger http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/04/nato-s04.html At a press conference in Estonia, US President Barack Obama could scarcely conceal his hostility to anything that cut across preparations for the NATO summit to adopt a series of anti-Russian measures. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f7e6d8c-6f6b-4f6c-babc-e7081f3649dP/nato-s04.html 2014-09-04T05:00:00Z ISIS atrocities and US imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/04/pers-s04.html American imperialism has built up reactionary Islamic fundamentalist groups in the Middle East for more than half a century. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3ad4186-e3a2-4f31-b495-dd46af1afeeB/pers-s04.html 2014-09-04T05:00:00Z Polish Prime Minister Tusk to become new EU Council president http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/04/tusk-a04.html The appointment of Tusk as EU Council president is a provocative signal of plans to escalate the confrontation with Russia. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/42940f29-5439-4bee-a0f1-3921570daf4K/tusk-a04.html 2014-09-04T05:00:00Z Australia to provide military backing for Ukraine regime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/04/abbo-s04.html The announcement on Ukraine was accompanied by signals that Australian collaboration in renewed US operations in Iraq could go beyond transporting supplies and guns. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc0f1dea-d018-4490-8a0c-958929af7beE/abbo-s04.html 2014-09-04T05:00:00Z After Socialist Party government reshuffle, neo-fascists offer to rule France http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/04/frfn-s04.html In an extensive <em>Le Figaro</em> interview, neo-fascist National Front leader Marine Le Pen declared that her party was ready to govern France. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d6fe1a3-8348-4165-9be2-845980e2275L/frfn-s04.html 2014-09-04T05:00:00Z Detroit bond insurers press for sale of art and other city assets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/04/detr-s04.html Behind legal proceedings before a bankruptcy judge, a vicious struggle is being waged between the city’s creditors and their insurers. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14701986-d681-423f-8f7d-0d9e46793f9H/detr-s04.html 2014-09-04T05:00:00Z US insurers discourage the sick from enrolling in health plans http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/04/obam-s04.html Health plans with narrow hospital networks and high out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs discriminate against patients with chronic health conditions. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e03e3d9-00f3-4171-9155-8a27c5bc520J/obam-s04.html 2014-09-04T05:00:00Z US insurers discourage the sick from enrolling in health plans http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/04/obam-s032.html Health plans with narrow hospital networks and high out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs discriminate against patients with chronic health conditions. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aae0e84d-ca99-4c19-9ba4-737aa8c3a1eK/obam-s032.html 2014-09-04T05:00:00Z India and Japan proclaim “special strategic, global partnership” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/04/jain-s04.html Modi’s Japan trip launched a month of hectic diplomacy in which India’s prime minister will meet the heads of government of all the key powers in the military-strategic confrontation between US imperialism and China. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/da985dc3-8b81-4d2e-9c33-05fc5fca3d3B/jain-s04.html 2014-09-04T05:00:00Z Obama administration approves Pennsylvania plan to privatize and eliminate Medicaid as an entitlement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/04/penn-s04.html The federal government has approved an alternative to the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion called Healthy PA Private Coverage Option. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5546984a-415b-4039-a994-158d9765506N/penn-s04.html 2014-09-04T05:00:00Z Bankruptcy judge lets Detroit water shutoffs continue http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/04/dwsd-s04.html US federal bankruptcy judge Steven Rhodes decided to delay any ruling on water shutoffs at least until September 17. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f563974d-4d96-441b-a372-e94e4543312N/dwsd-s04.html 2014-09-04T05:00:00Z Caltex Australia’s restructuring cuts hundreds more jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/04/calt-s04.html The oil company’s share price jumped to a record high after slashing 350 further jobs to deliver cost savings of around $100 million a year. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e23536fb-1c71-4062-a6c5-2d361602b1bB/calt-s04.html 2014-09-04T05:00:00Z Contractor electrocuted at Detroit area auto parts facility http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/04/auto-a09.html The worker died when the boom of the truck he was driving brushed an overhead power line Thu, 04 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e4ff0fa-53e5-4623-8cb3-cfc87e892e3N/auto-a09.html 2014-09-04T05:00:00Z New York mayor reneges on pledge to school bus drivers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/04/debl-s04.html Mayor de Blasio last week signed into law a school bus workers bill that failed to restore job protections. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0642dc50-aa78-4581-9289-9f9cecc4e29F/debl-s04.html 2014-09-04T05:00:00Z After police killing in Ferguson, ISO calls for a “Black agenda” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/04/race-s04.html In response to growing working class disillusionment with the Democratic Party, the ISO is calling for a more stridently racialist brand of politics. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0ec76d0-c28a-4197-acdf-b2ca3caea78P/race-s04.html 2014-09-04T05:00:00Z Scottish National Party arms police in preparation for rising social opposition http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/04/poli-s04.html Talk of the “Americanisation” of the police in Scotland must be taken seriously, particularly in light of recent events in Ferguson, Missouri. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d05e0bb-0dde-40b0-a460-60728e415a4B/poli-s04.html 2014-09-04T05:00:00Z US and NATO step up military preparations against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/03/ukra-s03.html The United States and its European allies are preparing to deploy thousands of NATO troops to Eastern Europe, escalating their aggressive military moves directed against Russia. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f15f1d12-f270-4f73-8f7d-7b7968aa8e5E/ukra-s03.html 2014-09-03T05:00:00Z The Obama administration and American labor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/03/pers-s03.html The chasm between working people and the political establishment was exemplified by the Labor Day speeches of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36050887-4c92-4e64-a03c-4d996ac030aP/pers-s03.html 2014-09-03T05:00:00Z German President Gauck threatens Russia with war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/03/gauc-s03.html German President Joachim Gauck used a meeting commemorating the outbreak of the Second World War to launch a direct attack on Russia. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b333e827-34bc-4d40-a4c6-8e6dd450c58N/gauc-s03.html 2014-09-03T05:00:00Z ISIS murders another US journalist, Steven Sotloff http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/03/exec-s03.html Even before the beheading was verified, the American media ratcheted up demands for Obama to escalate the military campaign in Iraq and extend it into Syria. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ccf79274-d4d2-4437-83b9-b11bc28ed14I/exec-s03.html 2014-09-03T05:00:00Z German parliament approves shipment of weapons to Kurdish forces in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/03/merk-s03.html The German intervention in Iraq and Berlin's aggressive posture towards Russia are part of the foreign policy shift to German great power politics announced at the beginning of the year at the Munich Security Conference. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e8ddb838-a997-4f04-908a-7cf6562102aG/merk-s03.html 2014-09-03T05:00:00Z Court hearings resume for Detroit’s “plan of adjustment” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/03/detr-s03.html Despite their differences, all parties represented in the bankruptcy court are determined to make the workers of Detroit pay for the social crisis. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be1f3989-092f-4eca-8cd6-dbdfde16595D/detr-s03.html 2014-09-03T05:00:00Z Economic data show gathering global slump http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/03/econ-s03.html Monetary stimulus has failed to halt recessionary trends in the global economy. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/479b8c7a-9e5a-437c-a945-3cf82a648f2A/econ-s03.html 2014-09-03T05:00:00Z US drone strikes in Somalia part of drive to control Horn of Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/03/soma-s03.html An drone attack on Monday was aimed at assassinating a leader of the Islamist al-Shabab group. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d00c04bd-6a82-4701-a6cc-c6d640e3604N/soma-s03.html 2014-09-03T05:00:00Z Britain outlines new “anti-terror” laws http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/03/legi-s03.html Fundamental democratic norms are being obliterated in a manufactured atmosphere of fear. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0658d638-127c-402a-a25b-694051f4b68G/legi-s03.html 2014-09-03T05:00:00Z US election campaign: Two right-wing parties offer no solution to social crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/03/elec-s03.html There is growing popular disillusionment with both the Democrats and the Republicans and the political institutions they control. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14477ec5-5dfd-4103-a8f1-c64e8f72d4fB/elec-s03.html 2014-09-03T05:00:00Z Hong Kong protests denounce Beijing’s anti-democratic plans http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/03/hong-s03.html While granting “one person, one vote,” Beijing will retain effective control of the 2017 election for Hong Kong’s chief executive by closely vetting candidates. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/591eaf82-a7de-4365-8205-9368b37b2f8N/hong-s03.html 2014-09-03T05:00:00Z Police lock down Maryland school after suspension of teacher http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/03/mace-s03.html The teacher, Patrick McLaw, who wrote a science fiction novel depicting a school massacre, was placed on administrative leave. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0a88768-8a29-4e5b-92fa-bd34d9f39f3P/mace-s03.html 2014-09-03T05:00:00Z UK: The Rotherham child sex abuse scandal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/03/roth-s03.html A recent report details how, from the early 2000s, social services in Rotherham were collapsing under the impact of budget cuts and growing caseload numbers. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a9cb4c86-78ec-49c0-bad2-74320dc04a2P/roth-s03.html 2014-09-03T05:00:00Z Germany: Social Democrats, Left Party responsible for growth of right in Saxony elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/03/saxo-s03.html The right-wing populist Alternative für Deutschland won 9.7 percent of the vote. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4997f0ad-77d7-40a7-8bab-dcdf5750614J/saxo-s03.html 2014-09-03T05:00:00Z Safety Board confirms Canadian government culpability in Lac-Mégantic rail disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/03/queb-s03.html The report points to a veritable laundry list of Transport Canada regulatory failures and exposes a culture of profit before safety at the MMA railroad. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a79d8f57-cea7-4944-93e2-62cbfabef92G/queb-s03.html 2014-09-03T05:00:00Z What is behind the New Zealand justice minister’s resignation? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/03/dirt-s03.html Judith Collins’ resignation is bound up with a push in ruling circles to align New Zealand more firmly with Washington’s military build-up in Asia against China. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2d147b33-9e0a-4df4-bdde-b0801712390G/dirt-s03.html 2014-09-03T05:00:00Z Temp labor at record levels in US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/temp-s02.html In a Labor Day speech in Wisconsin, President Obama hailed the run-up on the stock market and the record pace of corporate profits. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aca1476e-022b-4ae7-b80b-4508cb60690N/temp-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z Ukraine and the militarization of Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/pers-s02.html The politics of the European bourgeoisie is a mixture of ruthless aggression and desperation. Confronted with the hopeless crisis of their system, they are rushing toward a catastrophe, just as they did in 1914 and 1939. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b1a46e6-ed08-4c4d-9900-77a42cb436cJ/pers-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z GM moving production from Mexico to Tennessee http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/gmot-s02.html The move is part of a deal based on huge concessions imposed on American auto workers Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21209721-a125-4d14-83b0-5caf01e3e98I/gmot-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z French unions open for business with new pro-austerity government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/frun-s02.html The trade union bureaucracy opposes strike action to challenge the deeply unpopular Valls government, lest it fall. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f8078c6-eb8e-40d1-bd6b-0686c111240N/frun-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z Germany: ThyssenKrupp announces more job cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/krup-s02.html The company official who announced the layoffs was Oliver Burkard, who recently quit his post as local boss of the IG Metall union. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c032c6f-8ab3-403f-8957-946cffe6a9eE/krup-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z Venezuela announces plan to sell US oil operations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/vene-s02.html With the government experiencing a cash crunch, Oil Minister Rafael Ramírez has announced a bid to sell Citgo for $10 billion. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e243d4c6-3b99-449d-8eb5-12ff0c4e396P/vene-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z New protest in Ferguson, Missouri over police murder http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/ferg-s02.html While Democratic Party speakers urged faith in Obama, a section of the protest broke away to demonstrate at the local police station. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0cc7b1a5-a22e-4057-82d3-b349a71b272J/ferg-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z Homelessness increasing rapidly in Colorado http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/colo-s02.html The homeless rate in Pueblo, Colorado has ballooned by 75 percent since January 2014. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49855eb6-36e1-4b62-97c3-e243fa4ae60A/colo-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z NSA surveillance targets Turkish political and military leadership http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/nsat-s02.html US surveillance operations have targeted Turkey’s political elite in an effort to collect information about “leadership intentions” inside the government. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1b773b2-d7ff-4afa-a5bb-acfec0812ceI/nsat-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z Australia: Tasmanian budget cuts public sector jobs, wages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/tasm-s02.html Tasmania already has the worst poverty and unemployment levels of any Australian state. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d30c8f83-0c19-4ed1-830f-3f427ae2ec1B/tasm-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z Emergency meeting to oppose water shutoffs in Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/meet-s02.html The Socialist Equality Party and the Detroit Workers Action Committee are holding a public meeting September 9 to mobilize the working class throughout the Detroit area against water shutoffs. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee3eab09-b775-4469-b702-6998c20aca2L/meet-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z Union seeks to ram through grocery worker contract in Southern California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/ufcw-s02.html The UFCW is keeping secret all details of the new tentative contract. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa8e1537-3a47-4ec4-8cc7-12085b27c56K/ufcw-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z New Jersey woman dies while napping between jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/fern-s02.html Maria Fernandes worked part-time at three separate Dunkin’ Donuts. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ff1a5ade-de50-40fd-8fc6-54c950545aeC/fern-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z Anti-government protests deepen Pakistan’s political crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/paki-s02.html After a violent police crackdown last weekend, a discussion is now taking place within Pakistan’s political establishment on whether the military should take power. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4086539f-4e2a-46f3-a89e-2e0f4693e2cE/paki-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z Oppose the new imperialist war in Iraq! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/stat-s02.html The Australian political establishment as a whole has committed to a new US-led intervention that threatens to trigger a broader regional and global conflict. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f7079a1-c501-411e-96b8-b65196bc674H/stat-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z Willie Nelson’s <em>Band of Brothers</em>: A songwriter returns http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/nels-s02.html Country music icon Willie Nelson marks a successful return to songwriting with his latest album. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e7e7ea2-67c6-4ecd-b14d-d58381ae380H/nels-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z SEP (Sri Lanka) to hold antiwar meetings in Jaffna and Kandy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/slme-s02.html The SEP and IYSSE will hold meetings on the US “pivot to Asia” and the threat of another world war. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2da1aa3-27fd-4e48-a3a3-702fd3680f7G/slme-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z The class issues in the Scottish referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/scot-s02.html The following is an edited version of a speech given by Socialist Equality Party National Secretary Chris Marsden at a public meeting in Partick Burgh Hall, Glasgow on August 27. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d28fdf5e-2b5c-44d0-9b54-b8d986f72ceF/scot-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z Economic downturn shifts New Zealand election campaign further right http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/nzec-s02.html New Zealand’s government, which previously appeared to have a winning position, is increasingly under fire over scandals and economic policy. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cec9bc3a-cdb5-4a77-9016-a7f12c644ceB/nzec-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z Suicides highlight harsh conditions in Australia’s mining industry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/fifo-s02.html Nine Pilbara “Fly In Fly Out” workers have committed suicide in the past 12 months, despite an earlier federal parliamentary inquiry. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71efe2cb-3e69-4ad9-b75e-f60c4d05c98J/fifo-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z Poorest in the UK less healthy and dying younger http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/heal-s02.html The UK has one of the worst rates for early neonatal deaths in Western Europe. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2885d1f2-a5a0-4f11-a377-791e302f35eA/heal-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/wkrs-s02.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b985746e-a7e9-41e7-815a-472a3398f89I/wkrs-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z US and Europe escalate provocations against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/01/ukra-s01.html This weekend’s EU summit in Brussels marked a major escalation of threats against Russia, raising the specter of full-scale war between Russia and NATO. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0dd14b1d-18cd-4718-8e60-42b0db07447A/ukra-s01.html 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z Seventy-five years since the outbreak of World War II http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/01/pers-s01.html Under conditions of mounting social tensions and deepening economic crisis, the imperialist ruling classes are recklessly pushing the conflict over Ukraine to the point of open warfare between NATO and Russia. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e41ca5e4-b3c1-4df6-81ed-bb32b551e12D/pers-s01.html 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z UK announces new NATO military force, declares terror alert http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/01/brit-s01.html Prime Minister David Cameron recently stated that the UK’s “military prowess” is available for use in the Middle East. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14a3dc5e-b45f-4b8a-a9c1-0b7c1db00a4L/brit-s01.html 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z US steps up Mideast military intervention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/01/iraq-s01.html In bombing ISIS targets in Iraq around the town of Amerli, the US carried out its first military action in coordination with Shi’ite militia forces. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb61c89a-a88d-439a-be4b-bfbe23db117O/iraq-s01.html 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z Netanyahu indicates Gaza ceasefire paves way for wider war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/01/gaza-s01.html Netanyahu has faced criticism from within his Likud party and his coalition government for calling off military action short of his declared intention of obliterating Hamas and without consulting his security cabinet. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc4cd72b-e022-4762-a13d-c2b781d2d1dO/gaza-s01.html 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z India-Pakistan relations rapidly deteriorating http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/01/bjpi-s01.html India’s new BJP-led government is seeking to rewrite the “ground rules” of its relations with arch-rival Pakistan. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2527db86-3c34-4475-ad01-c62880b9f1eN/bjpi-s01.html 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z Lawsuit exposes conditions at New Mexico immigrant detention center http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/01/arte-s01.html According to a lawsuit filed by immigrant and civil rights groups, since February “between five and ten children deported to Honduras by the United States have been killed.” Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7188334b-9d78-4b47-8a41-9bef33f045fO/arte-s01.html 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z Algerian immigrant killed by French police while being deported http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/01/fral-s01.html Abdelhak Goradia, a 51-year-old Algerian undocumented immigrant, died on August 21 while being forcibly transferred to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/207ae483-79d5-459d-b59a-3f3b5a6da94M/fral-s01.html 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z German media seeks to whip up public opinion against pilots and train drivers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/01/pilo-s01.html The goal of German airline and rail unions, including smaller unions like Cockpit, is to maximise the profits of Lufthansa and German Railways at the expense of the workforce. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/827395a2-0af5-4924-9e6e-1392b8fff20E/pilo-s01.html 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z Australian military aircraft to supply arms to Iraqi Kurds http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/01/irau-s01.html As in 2003, Canberra is committing military forces to an open-ended war in Iraq behind the backs of the Australian population and on the basis of lies. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb414f22-0c0d-4d11-af3b-8fd3f097a41L/irau-s01.html 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z Australia: National protests against budget cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/01/rall-s01.html Protest organisers have been trying to divert public hostility to the budget into the dead-end perspective of electing a Greens-backed Labor government. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9fd09dd-a249-442f-894a-182bfad9974L/rall-s01.html 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z Labor Day report details huge decline in wages for Michigan workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/01/wage-s01.html Wages for low-wage male workers have fallen more than 31 percent since 1979. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4540b2d-6ffc-4a86-be54-5fbbb804234A/wage-s01.html 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z New reports of inmate deaths from beatings at New York’s Rikers Island prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/01/rike-s01.html The brutality at Rikers is part of a system-wide, institutionalized policy. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d926d6c-37a9-44b6-b67e-c0dd33d5113L/rike-s01.html 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z Another homicide at hands of New York City cops http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/01/nypd-s01.html The New York City medical examiner has determined that the death of Ron Singleton, who died while in police custody just four days before Eric Garner’s killing, was another NYPD homicide. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63be7812-47be-475c-ad42-d724dfff216I/nypd-s01.html 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z Protesting workers and youth denounce Australian budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/01/inau-s01.html Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24ed1250-b5bb-4ace-bb76-4437cb1ceb5O/inau-s01.html 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan government deports asylum-seekers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/01/sril-s01.html Colombo’s expulsions violate international law and the principle of “no-forced-returns.” Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/783a6765-4d9a-4a4f-a9c7-295a387df1fA/sril-s01.html 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z This week in history: September 1-7 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/01/twih-s01.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/960c0ad1-5f35-4a8d-bacc-a0ab5c57375P/twih-s01.html 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z Western threats against Russia increase danger of nuclear war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/30/ukra-a30.html The moves toward Ukrainian membership in NATO underscore the fact that next week’s NATO summit will be aimed at preparing for a possible war against Russia. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/714c0d94-6b98-4161-bb67-fa54bdefbeaN/ukra-a30.html 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z From Detroit to Ferguson: The brutal face of American capitalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/30/pers-a30.html If Detroit is the epicenter of social counterrevolution in America, Ferguson revealed the repressive measures the ruling class is prepared to use against all opposition to its policies. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9dac007-0fca-45c7-b883-8bbac887204A/pers-a30.html 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z The New York Times and Flight MH17 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/30/mh17-a30.html The <em>Times</em>, which presents the responsibility of rebels in eastern Ukraine for downing the airliner as fact, has not reported on the incident for more than a month. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a4fa33c7-4bcf-41ee-9ac9-ee01fbb3c93D/mh17-a30.html 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z Syria refugee total nears ten million http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/30/syri-a30.html The UN High Commission for Refugees warned that its resources are being exhausted by the unprecedented exodus. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7095c9ff-d85e-439b-91d3-f17e7590493A/syri-a30.html 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z Germany sends troops to Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/30/germ-a30.html The German intervention in Iraq is part of the new militarist foreign policy announced by the government at the start of the year. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ffcd5f24-864d-4938-b412-c29cac5cc1aF/germ-a30.html 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z Der Spiegel calls for military build-up in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/30/spie-a30.html Without saying it openly, the <em>Spiegel</em> authors suggest that the simplest solution to lagging military recruitment would be to reintroduce conscription. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e99815ca-a820-42dc-bf44-f1cc946c546H/spie-a30.html 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z Pakistani military intervenes in political crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/30/paki-a30.html The direct involvement of the army in the current political turmoil is an ominous sign that further inroads into democratic rights are being prepared. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/196e80f5-6cc1-48fe-abed-c79a5925cfcB/paki-a30.html 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z US government-funded database created to track “subversive propaganda” online http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/30/trut-a30.html The Truthy database has drawn sharp criticism from free speech advocates. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e6db4583-6edd-4842-9b36-f0a3007aa11F/trut-a30.html 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z Suicidal teen shot sixteen times by Kansas police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/30/kans-a30.html The shooting comes amid a wave of police killings throughout the United States. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d7db9914-6615-4051-b1f7-eefbde98190G/kans-a30.html 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z British Columbia teachers’ strike in danger http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/30/bcts-a30.html The political and business elite have stepped up their campaign to impose a “settlement” that ensures BC schools remain chronically under-funded and short-staffed. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef32067a-79ae-4193-bd01-3095f0d3188E/bcts-a30.html 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z US military planning to suppress domestic unrest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/30/army-a30.html The development of sophisticated crowd control doctrines by the military is an expression of the far advanced preparations of the US elite for dictatorship. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/83356739-0cde-47fe-a3ed-611567a2338K/army-a30.html 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z US west coast dockers union forces through another concessions contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/30/ilwu-a30.html After nearly two years of negotiations, longshoremen will return to work on the basis of a contract nearly identical to the one they rejected in December of 2012. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2f44441-f4eb-41ac-a318-7a480d315a7G/ilwu-a30.html 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z Tony Blair offered advice to Kazakhstan dictator http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/30/blai-a30.html Former prime minister and Labour Party leader Tony Blair is the go-to man for advice to all manner of blood-soaked dictators. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/da1499dc-2ebb-4689-9d81-06b24e7c3b0L/blai-a30.html 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z Australian budget protests: A political balance sheet http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/30/budg-a30.html Protest organisers have channelled public opposition into the dead-end of parliamentary manoeuvre, promoting the illusion that Labor and the Greens would block the budget measures. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cdbb717a-e99d-4eca-ae7a-b634bd2f089P/budg-a30.html 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/30/labo-a30.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/831d538c-b39c-4232-bb8b-339a46351aeH/labo-a30.html 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z White House threatens Russia over alleged incursion into eastern Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/ukra-a29.html The White House is strongly backing the Ukrainian government as it carries out a brutal war against predominantly Russian-speaking cities in the east. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ce810b6f-040b-4d2b-bcfe-9e46b1c04afG/ukra-a29.html 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z The collapse of the French government: A crisis of capitalist rule in Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/pers-a29.html The entire framework of official “left” politics in France and across Europe is collapsing. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36750e60-777f-4c45-976f-c4e0dbb3b99B/pers-a29.html 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z Continuing media silence on the fate of flight MH17 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/mh17-a29.html Washington and US intelligence are undoubtedly in close contact with the Dutch authorities and complicit in the efforts to bury the truth about what really happened to flight MH17. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/16c2e8cd-5bf0-4aff-b0c9-3b6ec440636J/mh17-a29.html 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z Phoenix police shoot 50-year-old woman during mental health call http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/phoe-a29.html Police in Phoenix, Arizona shot and killed Michelle Cusseaux as they were attempting take her to a psychiatric facility following a court order. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7967f0eb-5e8f-419d-b20e-58a8ef9cd9eF/phoe-a29.html 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z French government moves to prosecute NPA organiser of Gaza protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/npag-a29.html Workers and youth must oppose the government’s victimisation of a member of the pseudo-left New Anti-capitalist Party. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e56b678-7efa-4fc5-996c-0243f9e0252P/npag-a29.html 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z Slovenia’s new government prepares sharp attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/slov-a29.html The new Slovenian government’s fiscal reform goals include tax relief for companies, a long-planned tax increase for the majority of the population, and health care cuts. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e9e2da9-88e0-4fd1-afc5-6e6462c6c4dB/slov-a29.html 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z Syria fighting spills into Golan Heights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/syri-a29.html A US decision on bombing ISIS targets in eastern Syria could come as soon as next week. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3d7504d-500e-428d-9b5e-1d21ba6f20aO/syri-a29.html 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z Argentine general strike hits rising prices and job cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/arge-a29.html The government, which has adopted a nationalist pose in relation to US hedge funds, denounced the workers for staging a “political” strike. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dbaa3b8c-117a-42a8-ae40-9e2669d0f55H/arge-a29.html 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z Australian spy chief defends new “terror” laws http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/asio-a29.html While the government’s laws initially target Islamists, a police-state framework is being prepared for far wider purposes. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8f050cc-58ed-4e04-b95f-4c434c7f063O/asio-a29.html 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z New facts revealed on 2010 ousting of Australian PM http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/kell-a29.html Paul Kelly’s book effectively demolishes the political fictions manufactured to justify the coup against Kevin Rudd. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2d5fd104-4741-4f5b-8555-7868a070b65M/kell-a29.html 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z Tokyo holds talks with North Korea over Japanese abductees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/kore-a29.html Japan’s moves have provoked concerns in Washington that Tokyo’s diplomacy will cut across US strategy in North East Asia. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c42beb2-dc12-4c89-baff-93bf5b6eb27N/kore-a29.html 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z GM ignition defect death claims continue to mount http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/gmre-a29.html To date there have been 107 death claims relating to a deadly ignition defect that can cause airbags not to deploy. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e10d39af-02c3-4677-8999-5f7d83d1698O/gmre-a29.html 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z Obama administration launches new attack on teachers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/eefa-a29.html The Obama administration’s initiative, Excellent Educators for All, announced this summer marks a new stage in the assault on teachers and public education. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/303816b4-4c32-4759-a58a-c0ae2213317M/eefa-a29.html 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z Photo gallery: Socialist Equality Party campaigns in Scottish independence referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/scot-a29.html The following is a photo gallery of the campaign of the Socialist Equality Party (UK) for a No vote in the Scottish independence referendum, to be held on September 18. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f5ac256-56f0-48a7-8efe-53df25f39e8P/scot-a29.html 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z Detroit meeting discusses city’s bankruptcy and police violence in Ferguson http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/detr-a29.html Workers, students and youth attended a meeting on the bankruptcy of Detroit and the police murder of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e2615fb7-a4ab-4a64-8163-5dc0419a013M/detr-a29.html 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/euro-a29.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cb86d292-8684-4feb-b95c-ac92805bff1D/euro-a29.html 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z Gaza truce sets stage for deepening of crisis in Israel http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/gaza-a28.html The indecisive manner in which the latest Gaza war has apparently concluded—leaving a horrific toll of death and destruction among the Palestinians and an unusually high number of dead Israeli soldiers—has left large sections of the Israeli population questioning what the war was all about and why it was waged. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a02ecd3-8c6c-413f-969d-46a9fa28755P/gaza-a28.html 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z The German intervention in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/pers-a28.html After years of relative restraint, Germany is intervening to assert its global economic and geostrategic interests by military means. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e89f9e51-d4b9-40c9-9f29-0bbf6dcb838J/pers-a28.html 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z NATO steps up military preparations against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/nato-a28.html NATO is preparing to deploy troops to new bases in Eastern Europe and sending war ships into the Black Sea. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4af9601-b1c2-4566-8311-6b67c75c0d0D/nato-a28.html 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z Thousands face loss of service as water shutoffs resume in Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/watr-a28.html The WSWS spoke to many of the hundreds of workers and retirees who are seeking to keep their water from being cut off. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2984575f-e1da-4198-a403-ffbb9e3f578C/watr-a28.html 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z Residents of Bell, California mobilize in support of immigrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/bell-a28.html The response of workers in Bell is a rejection of the right-wing xenophobia earlier on view in the city of Murrieta. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/486785d8-86b0-4276-907e-4ece81a24adB/bell-a28.html 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z Boston workers denounce militarization of police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/bost-a28.html Recent scenes on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri were reminiscent of the massive mobilization of police and military personnel following the Boston Marathon bombing in April 2013. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/682ec5ee-ad5e-42fd-ba5e-f9babe1275cA/bost-a28.html 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z Audio recording sheds light on the murder of Michael Brown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/mbsa-a28.html CNN published an audio recording Monday indicating that the officer who killed Michael Brown paused between barrages of gunfire, shooting at least 10 rounds. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36e48b60-795d-4ac5-ac15-e87baf363ccL/mbsa-a28.html 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z Income inequality rises sharply in Britain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/poor-a28.html The country is sharply polarised between a tiny minority who control much of the country’s wealth and monopolise political life, and the vast majority who have little control over either. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0c69b64-e566-42ad-9283-fed3a6ea9cdO/poor-a28.html 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z Florida Democrats nominate former Republican governor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/elec-a28.html Once reveling in the title “chain-gang Charlie” for his savage law-and-order policies, Crist has been nominated by the Democratic Party for the upcoming gubernatorial election. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72f360f4-007a-44e1-9549-657461564abA/elec-a28.html 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z Ohio charter schools seek to strip public education of constitutional protection http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/ohio-a28.html For-profit charter school businessmen are spearheading an attempted modification of the Ohio Constitution to eliminate its guarantee of public education. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5007e928-4e30-47fd-b4b7-88c28df5c4eD/ohio-a28.html 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z Ground water is depleting in the Colorado River Basin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/colo-a28.html A recent NASA satellite survey contains “shock” findings on water loss. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f5030717-2712-46f8-b93f-12574e05e4fE/colo-a28.html 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z India: Four workers killed in Tamil Nadu plastic depot blaze http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/chen-a28.html Rajakani Traders has been operating for about eight years despite repeated local complaints about the depot’s location. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21dfce5b-2896-42f5-9f59-de1e63024b3C/chen-a28.html 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z New Orleans mayor announces semi-private police force http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/nopd-a28.html The so-called “Nola Patrol” will cover the French Quarter, paid for by a voluntary assessment on the city's hotels. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5fbf50fd-abf1-427e-8edd-9ae69c5246fP/nopd-a28.html 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z US “errors” and the debacle in the Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/cohe-a28.html The <em>New York Times</em>’ Roger Cohen lays the blame for the bloody events in the region on a series of US “errors,” most importantly a failure to go to war in Syria. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/695c198b-1677-4ab5-8e49-520fb1a4f37K/cohe-a28.html 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z Australian government pushes ahead with university restructuring http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/unis-a28.html The Abbott government is deepening the pro-market assault on higher education begun by the previous Labor government. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84fca05a-e73c-43f1-9382-6d6e217788dA/unis-a28.html 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z Australian government ready to join US air war in Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/iraq-a28.html While Abbott and his ministers claim “no decision has been made,” preparations for Australian military involvement are well advanced. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0fc92986-f3a3-4f7d-b2cb-08cd55cf8e2B/iraq-a28.html 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z HBO’s <em>True Detective</em>: Gruesome doings and deep-going pessimism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/true-a28.html Presented in an almost painterly fashion, the first season of <em>True Detective</em> offers up a sad picture indeed. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ccfd00c-5fb2-44f5-922a-cb88bb487d2D/true-a28.html 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z Obama vows protracted military campaign in Iraq, Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/syri-a27.html Obama delivered a militarist speech Tuesday to the American Legion convention amid reports that US air strikes could begin in Syria by the end of this week. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/caec2ee3-9a31-4cdb-a882-01d26d8c414C/syri-a27.html 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z The official cover-up of social and political issues in the police murder of Michael Brown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/pers-a27.html Two weeks after the eruption of protests in Ferguson, Missouri in response to the police murder of Michael Brown, the Obama administration is hoping to bury popular opposition to its policies together with the young man’s body. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/234d863d-8573-473a-ac6e-f40fd53884fC/pers-a27.html 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z France admits it directly supplied arms to Syrian “rebels” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/frsy-a27.html Paris’s role exposes France’s pseudo-left parties, who tried to falsely pose as critics of the government by calling for it to arm Syrian opposition militias. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/de359b34-87fb-4d2a-bc92-03533e9a3bbE/frsy-a27.html 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z Harper to escalate Canadian military intervention in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/cana-a27.html Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has seized on last week’s release of a video showing the gruesome beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamacist insurgents as a pretext for a further expansion of Canada’s military intervention in Iraq and the broader region of the Middle East and North Africa. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ccaf6839-9de5-4a8b-a15e-a27be8de14eC/cana-a27.html 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z Indefinite ceasefire commences in Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/gaza-a27.html While the truce holds out the prospect of an end to Israel’s one-sided war on Gaza, the Israeli military remains poised to resume action at the slightest pretext. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ad4f73f-dee3-4122-9f3c-3e959a93cadN/gaza-a27.html 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z Egypt, UAE conducted joint air strikes in Libya http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/liby-a27.html Armed conflicts now extend across North Africa and the Middle East in a continuous band from Tripoli to Baghdad. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/09f6f8da-9db0-4d83-b422-4ade5df772aC/liby-a27.html 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z Video: Interviews with workers at the funeral of Michael Brown in St. Louis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/vide-a27.html In this on-the-spot report, the WSWS interviews some of those attending Brown’s funeral on Monday. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e3e6819-fec1-480f-98b3-23867017d15O/vide-a27.html 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z Attendees at Michael Brown’s funeral denounce inequality, police repression http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/inte-a27.html The WSWS spoke to workers in St. Louis and Ferguson, Missouri during and following the funeral service for Michael Brown, the 18-year-old youth shot by police on August 9. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a772ac5-a5d0-40fb-bd3d-029fb450941H/inte-a27.html 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z German workers, youth speak on Ferguson: “This is not a democracy any more” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/germ-a27.html The events in the Ferguson, where an unarmed 18-year-old was gunned down by the police, have been closely followed in Europe. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4417220d-b7f2-4504-84fb-74f4b77a9faD/germ-a27.html 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z Bangladesh Tuba garment workers confronted by plant closures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/bang-a27.html In order to close down the factories and evade his outstanding liabilities to workers, the owner invoked the 2006 Bangladesh Labour Act. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f30fae52-b8e0-4b7e-bff0-c3963141faeI/bang-a27.html 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z New York transit workers discuss political lessons of Ferguson, Missouri http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/tran-a27.html Subway workers are angered by the militarization of the police and the long history of brutality and abuse. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7645e497-25d3-4471-bb11-8a14e67a2a2C/tran-a27.html 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z Australian government moves to outsource key social services http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/medi-a27.html The move will effectively cut the human services department in half, paving the way for the axing of tens of thousands of jobs. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bdb2b2b7-ba6b-47f6-8716-b092a2a8515A/medi-a27.html 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z Three more US police killings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/poli-a27.html Over the course of the past several days, three more young men have died in the US at the hands of the police. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e04bdc6-675f-43d0-a99d-90f85bf3b53D/poli-a27.html 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z Former head CIA lawyer defends torture in <em>Der Spiegel</em> interview http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/rizz-a27.html In defending state torture, John Rizzo, former acting CIA general counsel, has laid bare the growing presence of fascistic elements in the highest echelons of the American state. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e6dfb0fd-fdf8-428a-a9b4-c63d596d6a0L/rizz-a27.html 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z Obama administration denies FEMA assistance to Washington State fire victims http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/wash-a27.html A request to provide financial assistance for hundreds of individuals impacted by wild fires was rejected by FEMA. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/70b6b603-2f08-4f1c-af1c-3da72a59256C/wash-a27.html 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z US backs new French offensive in Mali http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/frma-a27.html After last year’s military campaign in northern Mali, Paris is launching expanded military operations in West Africa. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d6525fa-f378-4d48-bf5a-83e15c69e30E/frma-a27.html 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z <em>The Newburgh Sting</em>: A case of entrapment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/newb-a27.html The HBO documentary reveals how the FBI and mainstream media worked to get four impoverished men in New York state convicted of a “terrorist plot.” Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/afda038e-bb32-4503-a50f-7eb90abd37cP/newb-a27.html 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z Military-police violence in Ferguson, Missouri: The war comes home http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/meet-a27.html The Socialist Equality Party and International Youth and Students for Social Equality are hosting a series of meetings throughout the country on the lessons of police violence in Ferguson. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dcd1ba50-eeca-486d-b7df-fd3f096a43aM/meet-a27.html 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z US military to initiate operations in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/26/syri-a26.html Whatever attacks are made on ISIS, it is not the only, or even the primary, target inside Syria. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/443b8f5d-a748-4560-bcf1-948104bd286M/syri-a26.html 2014-08-26T05:00:00Z Holocaust survivors indict Israel’s massacre in Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/26/pers-a26.html The principled and courageous denunciation of the slaughter of Palestinians is symptomatic of a terminal crisis of Zionism. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49375914-46ff-4c0e-ac36-4965a374e87P/pers-a26.html 2014-08-26T05:00:00Z Thousands gather in St. Louis for Michael Brown’s funeral http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/26/brow-a26.html The principal speaker at the funeral was Democratic Party politician Al Sharpton, who has worked in coordination with the White House to suppress anger over the police killing of Brown. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e24b5a1e-08db-4c2f-984a-aa1f76daf6bA/brow-a26.html 2014-08-26T05:00:00Z Class and race in US police killings: A further comment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/26/race-a26.html From 1999 to 2011, police killed more than 5,000 people in the United States, a majority of them white. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2892ccd9-592a-4860-9674-6adda6dfc38K/race-a26.html 2014-08-26T05:00:00Z Compton, California, school police to carry assault rifles http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/26/comp-aug26.html News that Compton school police will be armed with AR-15 assault rifles has angered many in the impoverished area, where schools are starved for funds, unemployment is high, and the social infrastructure is crumbling. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4c09345-9b49-4ef9-96a8-1cd58a7364aK/comp-aug26.html 2014-08-26T05:00:00Z French government collapses amid mounting anger over austerity policies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/26/fran-a26.html President Hollande dissolved the government Monday, firing leading ministers who had publicly attacked his deeply unpopular austerity policies. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8e03dcc-1bda-4cfb-9fde-6d22cf39e26K/fran-a26.html 2014-08-26T05:00:00Z Ukrainian economy in free fall http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/26/ukec-a26.html Kiev is scrambling to secure the second tranche of an IMF loan, as its military onslaught against the southeast and austerity policies intensify the economic crisis. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/66b4a7c2-85ce-473e-a676-78e0d882d05N/ukec-a26.html 2014-08-26T05:00:00Z German chancellor Merkel visits Kiev and backs regime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/26/ukra-a26.html Attempts by Chancellor Merkel to secure German interests in negotiations with Russia do not mean the danger of war is receding. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15647314-9b64-4d7f-b502-f0d3f24e333A/ukra-a26.html 2014-08-26T05:00:00Z UK undercover police escape prosecution for abusing women http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/26/poli-a26.html More than 10 women are taking legal action against the Metropolitan Police, after finding out that their former partners were part of an undercover police unit. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34698df0-17c9-406c-9760-87aa498531cJ/poli-a26.html 2014-08-26T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/26/wkrs-a26.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a9884a4a-8d63-4dca-bf32-4633b0a41f4K/wkrs-a26.html 2014-08-26T05:00:00Z Fears of “a new cold war” and conflict in Asia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/26/camp-a26.html The increasingly volatile situation in Asia is provoking a degree of nervousness in Washington, including among those directly responsible for creating it. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb32d593-2dc7-49f5-89aa-e5bf342fe36F/camp-a26.html 2014-08-26T05:00:00Z Detroit “water affordability fair” attendees denounce shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/26/vidd-a26.html In this video, Detroit residents attending a sham “water affordability fair” denounce the city’s policy of cutting off water to those who are too poor to pay for it. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c86bbe3c-da08-4f4d-9fc4-82bd3dcb768F/vidd-a26.html 2014-08-26T05:00:00Z How Scotland’s Radical Independence Campaign sells nationalism to the working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/26/scot-a26.html The so-called Radical Independence Campaign shares all of the Scottish National Party’s core positions. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/98a58016-f49c-4ae0-9fc1-7768ac1602bD/scot-a26.html 2014-08-26T05:00:00Z South Korean auto unions hold token strikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/26/kore-a26.html Employees of South Korea’s two largest auto manufacturers walked off the job last Friday for four hours. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0453220a-4d2a-44cd-9ad9-22445c8214eE/kore-a26.html 2014-08-26T05:00:00Z Companies sell mobile phone spying tools to governments worldwide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/26/cell-a26.html High-tech systems allowing users to pinpoint and manipulate cellular devices are increasingly available for purchase around the world. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e0f7bf3d-05d8-4c5e-b212-8a22477c02bK/cell-a26.html 2014-08-26T05:00:00Z Thousands attend “affordability fair” as Detroit prepares to resume water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/25/watr-a25.html With water shutoffs set to resume Tuesday, some two thousand desperate residents flooded into Cobo Hall in an effort to maintain their service. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1647c208-c603-44a9-8f6f-4f43c9e64d0O/watr-a25.html 2014-08-25T05:00:00Z Imperialist war in search of a pretext http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/25/pers-a25.html The Obama administration is preparing a further explosion of imperialist aggression in both Iraq and Syria. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2ad01d9-37c7-4458-bbae-1a042237ac7M/pers-a25.html 2014-08-25T05:00:00Z Detroit workers, retirees denounce water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/25/inte-a25.html Detroit workers and unemployed residents spoke to the WSWS outside the Cobo Water Fair in downtown Detroit Saturday. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f04a9e0-c7cd-4567-901e-68be451b881H/inte-a25.html 2014-08-25T05:00:00Z Australia: Workers and youth speak on Ferguson, Missouri and police violence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/25/aint-a25.html Those who spoke to the WSWS explained their own experiences with police brutality and linked it to the growth of poverty and social inequality in Australia. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/926f4af6-ba8a-455e-ab77-5fd04e46c5cI/aint-a25.html 2014-08-25T05:00:00Z Australian government weighs up joining US air war in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/25/aust-a25.html The Australian reported that options under discussion include dispatching ground forces as well as war planes to participate in the expanding US intervention in Iraq. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ded8bd6-5ab8-416c-8fe6-d4e00fb9226H/aust-a25.html 2014-08-25T05:00:00Z Italian government sends weapons to northern Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/25/ital-a25.html Italy’s dispatch of weapons to the Kurdish Peshmerga in Iraq is part of a wider aggressive policy pursued by Germany and the EU. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4a75d972-2bf8-4c4b-bbf5-1521b1985dbL/ital-a25.html 2014-08-25T05:00:00Z Germany: Convicted real estate speculator takes over store chain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/25/kars-a25.html The long-established German Karstadt department store chain is being sold to Austrian real estate speculator René Benko. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e3228352-631a-4aeb-9da4-eefe97f70beG/kars-a25.html 2014-08-25T05:00:00Z Foley execution used to call for UK military action in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/25/fole-a25.html Following each act of terrorism committed by Islamic fundamentalists in the UK, it has soon emerged that the intelligence services knew the perpetrators in advance. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2542d88-736d-4022-9cc9-9adbd9b4579H/fole-a25.html 2014-08-25T05:00:00Z Quebec’s Bill 3 targets municipal worker pensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/25/queb-a25.html Under the pretext of fighting pension plan deficits, the Couillard government is introducing various means to drastically cut the pay and pension checks of municipal workers. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61f68819-11dd-4856-979d-02822c6d9e9G/queb-a25.html 2014-08-25T05:00:00Z Obama administration “review” aimed at systematizing transfer of military arms to police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/25/poli-a25.html The White House’s “review” of its programs to arm local law enforcement will serve to intensify, regularize and professionalize the militarization of domestic police. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fcec08e5-3365-4109-a26e-33368b2eb28F/poli-a25.html 2014-08-25T05:00:00Z Jean-Luc Mélenchon quits leadership of France’s Left Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/25/mele-a25.html Mélenchon is trying to obscure his ties to the discredited Socialist Party and prepare a shift into the camp of the right, should this be necessary to save his political career. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cb4b5d73-671e-44cd-9fd8-24ecefeac7bB/mele-a25.html 2014-08-25T05:00:00Z Thousands march in New York City against police violence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/25/garn-a25.html Thousands of people marched on Saturday in New York City to oppose the chokehold death of Eric Garner by the NYPD and other police killings in the US. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/806ed8cc-2a09-42ce-b9ab-01a4eb8a192L/garn-a25.html 2014-08-25T05:00:00Z LAPD officers ignored pleas from dying asthmatic arrestee http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/25/laas-a25.html Newly released video footage shows that officers told the dying man, “You can breathe just fine. You can talk, so you can breathe.” Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e1d84929-6466-4357-9174-dd2d1e59ed3I/laas-a25.html 2014-08-25T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan SEP holds public meeting on world war threat http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/25/slmt-a25.html Today, 100 years since the outbreak of World War I, imperialism is pushing the world’s population towards another genocidal world war. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4297d599-e938-4fe9-8f6c-9bd4b70bc91M/slmt-a25.html 2014-08-25T05:00:00Z