Archive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/ 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 The Fight Against War and the Political Tasks of the Socialist Equality Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/25/reso-a25.html This is the main resolution of the Third National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US), adopted unanimously on August 5, 2014. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81ad2447-3336-45e7-bb37-29f9bedc515K/reso-a25.html 2014-08-25T05:00:00Z Scottish Socialist Party seeks to divide the working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/25/kill-a25.html Scottish nationalists and the ex-left tendencies have thrown all their resources into meetings, canvasses, stunts and leaflet drops to support a campaign, the central purpose of which is the division of the working class in Britain. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/86656dbf-ee8b-4e2f-a519-c6915a9ca8aH/kill-a25.html 2014-08-25T05:00:00Z Australia: Clive Palmer advised on the civil way to demonise China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/25/palm-a25.html For all the sound and fury against Palmer, the reality is that the US-led pivot has, from the beginning, been justified by falsely denouncing China as a danger. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7125264b-3d14-43fe-ada2-b543f8fbef0H/palm-a25.html 2014-08-25T05:00:00Z Top US general suggests lifting ban on arms sales to Vietnam http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/25/viet-a25.html Ending or easing the US ban on arms sales would be a significant further step in closer US ties with the Vietnamese regime—directed against China. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43590e55-b682-47ad-b55d-610fe014cb3P/viet-a25.html 2014-08-25T05:00:00Z This week in history: August 25-August 31 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/25/twih-a25.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/10ebe27e-a898-420e-8cce-faf7dd526a4I/twih-a25.html 2014-08-25T05:00:00Z US and NATO threaten Moscow as Russian aid convoy crosses into Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/23/ukra-a23.html The crossing of a Russian humanitarian aid convoy into Ukraine on Friday quickly drew threats from the Obama administration, NATO and the US-backed regime in Kiev. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/963bee93-3235-4b70-a289-1a6c34fcfc2M/ukra-a23.html 2014-08-23T05:00:00Z The Bank of America settlement and the “justice” of capitalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/23/pers-a23.html The Obama administration’s latest settlement with Bank of America imposes a wrist-slap fine and shields bankers from prosecution. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e81fae68-40ff-4a7e-a159-98251243c0bG/pers-a23.html 2014-08-23T05:00:00Z German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Kiev http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/23/merk-a23.html The visit takes place at a time of deep crisis for the regime in Kiev and intensified conflict with Russia. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c02a04ac-c5d8-4eb5-a562-b0639566f3cK/merk-a23.html 2014-08-23T05:00:00Z South Bronx residents say Ferguson unrest is about class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/23/int-a23.html Workers and young people discussed the killing of Michael Brown and its connection to broader issues. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5c46737a-b286-43cf-b538-d927d5436d1H/int-a23.html 2014-08-23T05:00:00Z Military helicopters descend on Twin Cities, Minnesota in unannounced “urban warfare” exercises http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/23/heli-a23.html Residents of the Twin Cities, Minnesota were startled as low-flying combat helicopters buzzed over working class districts in mock nighttime exercises. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a55530e-c2c7-4e4c-b654-ed5f1b2ee69B/heli-a23.html 2014-08-23T05:00:00Z Sectarian massacre in Iraq as US escalates intervention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/23/iraq-a23.html The slaughter of scores of Sunnis at a mosque northeast of Baghdad underscores the threat of a sectarian civil war. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60b48bda-c917-46d5-825a-1cdfbe0cde5G/iraq-a23.html 2014-08-23T05:00:00Z US Fed chair Yellen seeks to “buy time” on monetary policy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/23/yell-a23.html Speaking at the Jackson Hole conference, Yellen tried to balance between the financial markets’ demands for continued cheap cash and pressure from within the Fed for a more normal policy. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cdeba291-f0fa-4b67-b2d4-8ea7d52f573L/yell-a23.html 2014-08-23T05:00:00Z Thai coup leader installed as prime minister http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/23/thai-a23.html The installation of General Prayuth indicates that the junta is entrenching itself and intends to rule directly, rather than through a quasi-civilian government. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f01b330-976a-496d-9a67-cb6259e39b9D/thai-a23.html 2014-08-23T05:00:00Z US condemns China over close aerial encounter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/23/usch-a23.html The Chinese intercept of a US spy plane took place 200 kilometres from Hainan Island, home to sensitive Chinese air and naval bases. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c9ef78f-f5fe-40b8-9d86-f5c58b00fdbC/usch-a23.html 2014-08-23T05:00:00Z Media turns against New Zealand government ahead of election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/23/dirt-a23.html Behind the controversy over the book <em>Dirty Politics</em> lie divisions within the ruling elite over how to impose austerity measures and integrate NZ into Washington’s war preparations against China. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bfa7fc2d-36f8-405d-b529-0403a7e2310N/dirt-a23.html 2014-08-23T05:00:00Z New York Mayor de Blasio’s mantle of “progressivism” wears thin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/23/debl-a23.html De Blasio and his advisers have sought to claim the mantle of “progressivism” within the Democratic Party. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52f461aa-735e-4812-9b89-8b16891a2aaD/debl-a23.html 2014-08-23T05:00:00Z The homeless “problem” in Florida http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/23/flor-a23.html A recent study has shown that rehabilitating homeless people is actually more cost effective than keeping them on the streets and arresting them. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af3bf74c-134a-4fcf-84b7-b1fdbcf52afG/flor-a23.html 2014-08-23T05:00:00Z Meeting Wednesday in Detroit: Police Violence in Ferguson and the Detroit Bankruptcy—the class issues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/23/fmtg-a23.html The Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality are holding this public meeting Wednesday, August 27 at Wayne State University. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84d8280d-2374-4469-b967-7224600a846A/fmtg-a23.html 2014-08-23T05:00:00Z UK minister signals further welfare cuts ahead of 2015 general election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/23/welf-a23.html In a keynote address, the top British official for Work and Pensions signaled the further intensification of his government’s assault on social spending. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80917106-0a74-46f0-be31-4f4b2eb5421B/welf-a23.html 2014-08-23T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/23/labo-a23.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f36c5459-bed7-419f-b7fc-d888c46980dE/labo-a23.html 2014-08-23T05:00:00Z Second St. Louis area police shooting highlights unrestrained police violence in the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/22/ferg-a22.html St. Louis police released a video depicting the shooting Tuesday of 23-year-old Kajieme Powell, just ten days after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown that led to mass protests in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/78aa4c6f-12e0-4f02-a8be-56bcdb4bd81A/ferg-a22.html 2014-08-22T05:00:00Z Who is responsible for the murder of James Foley? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/22/pers-a22.html The vicious execution of the American journalist has been seized upon as the pretext for launching new US wars of aggression in the Middle East. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b283b41b-566d-4d17-ba95-68082f3e2c8B/pers-a22.html 2014-08-22T05:00:00Z Workers and young people speak on Ferguson, Missouri, police violence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/22/ints-a22.html The killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown and other recent police shootings evoked an angry response from workers and young people across the US. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38c44c4c-6252-46d3-b49b-80c889b7e5bM/ints-a22.html 2014-08-22T05:00:00Z Killings in Gaza, arrests on West Bank http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/22/gaza-a22.html Israeli air strikes killed another 26 in Gaza Thursday, including three top Hamas leaders. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7897caea-bbbf-4788-9489-9f1bcd273ffG/gaza-a22.html 2014-08-22T05:00:00Z German government to deliver weapons to Kurds in northern Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/22/germ-a22.html The defence minister has signalled a new stage in the revival of German militarism. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fcddd3ca-8a60-4ea4-88c3-56b8d63496fJ/germ-a22.html 2014-08-22T05:00:00Z Australian government switches message on budget “crisis” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/22/budg-a22.html The shift reflects the government’s inability to push through key measures, while exposing the fraud of claims by Labor and the Greens to oppose the thrust of the budget. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b2f7217b-89b9-444a-bc9f-30b65e7b4c9C/budg-a22.html 2014-08-22T05:00:00Z Philippine Supreme Court controversy: A revealing glimpse into Washington’s machinations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/22/phil-a22.html The entire Jardeleza affair reveals the colonial-level control which Washington exercises over Philippine politics, over Manila’s legal case against China in particular. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f1fad48c-e4c3-4a2b-bf17-41ef5417c20B/phil-a22.html 2014-08-22T05:00:00Z Bank of America agrees to sweetheart settlement with US Department of Justice http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/22/bank-a22.html The actual financial hit of BoA is far less than the $16.7 billion price tag touted by the Obama administration. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11970dfb-f031-468e-b69b-776e2eb91cfI/bank-a22.html 2014-08-22T05:00:00Z Wave of layoffs sweeps North American coal industry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/22/coal-a22.html Alpha Natural Resources plans to lay off approximately 1,100 coal miners and support staff at 11 affiliated coal mining operations in southern West Virginia by mid-October. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b4e456e-080e-406d-950a-ffc057a6bc4I/coal-a22.html 2014-08-22T05:00:00Z “Poor Door” for lower-income tenants underscores class divide in New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/22/poor-a22.html A 33-story luxury building under construction will have a separate back entrance for those who live in its “affordable” apartments. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fda8ace2-7bc6-411a-8c81-034438719aaL/poor-a22.html 2014-08-22T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan unions call off health workers’ strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/22/sril-a22.html By ending the strike, the heath unions have demonstrated that they function as agents of the government against workers. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa617ce9-d1f7-41ec-a6b3-b103c67d350N/sril-a22.html 2014-08-22T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/22/euro-a22.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8bc453ee-61cc-430e-b120-793ae98fbc1C/euro-a22.html 2014-08-22T05:00:00Z War and social attacks spread throughout Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/22/ukra-a22.html The Ukrainian army has expanded its offensive against the rebel-controlled cities of Luhansk and Donetsk, fighting house-to-house battles with rebel groups. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7db8c58c-6f5d-47fc-bae3-0f2a46aa621F/ukra-a22.html 2014-08-22T05:00:00Z Woody Allen’s <em>Magic in the Moonlight</em>: Keeping life at a distance http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/22/magi-a22.html A famed illusionist (Colin Firth) is brought in to expose a young clairvoyant (Emma Stone), but instead begins to have doubts about his own rationalistic world-view. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a96c9e79-9617-41c2-ab16-0977dbac969B/magi-a22.html 2014-08-22T05:00:00Z One-third of the US population has no retirement savings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/22/reti-a22.html New reports continue to expose worsening economic conditions for millions. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/05160873-f130-421c-87d8-f710be42835N/reti-a22.html 2014-08-22T05:00:00Z Scottish National Party issues its hollow “Declaration of Opportunity” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/22/oppo-a22.html Under conditions of the deepest crisis of global capitalism since the 1930s, working people are to believe that a new capitalist mini-state offers the basis for a return to social reformism. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fcee6a7-ca0f-4e99-b21a-db762031df7F/oppo-a22.html 2014-08-22T05:00:00Z A right-wing critique of Australia’s World War I centenary celebrations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/22/jbro-a22.html A new book calls for increased funds and greater focus on elite military leadership, in order to prepare for new imperialist interventions. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18075149-9272-45e9-8241-0f89686c862B/jbro-a22.html 2014-08-22T05:00:00Z Clashes in Monrovia, Liberia as West African Ebola epidemic grows http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/22/ebol-a22.html Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf announced late Tuesday the imposition of a nationwide curfew and quarantines as part of an effort to halt the spread of the Ebola virus. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37c829e8-f890-4315-a28f-cfa58afcfb1F/ebol-a22.html 2014-08-22T05:00:00Z More US troops and air strikes in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/21/iraq-a21.html Washington’s overriding aim is to establish a client regime in Baghdad that is more amenable to US strategic and economic interests. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f672958-2d5d-4a90-9a90-8277c20be15I/iraq-a21.html 2014-08-21T05:00:00Z Class, race and the police killing in Ferguson, Missouri http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/21/pers-a21.html A column by former basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has provoked a howl of protest from political representatives of the upper-middle class who are heavily invested in racial politics, including the International Socialist Organization. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d782bff1-e849-418b-9f74-fcab2a72972P/pers-a21.html 2014-08-21T05:00:00Z Attorney General Holder backs police-military siege in visit to Ferguson, Missouri http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/21/ferg-a21.html The basic purpose of Holder’s visit was to underline the administration’s support for the police crackdown, while mobilizing so-called “community leaders” allied to the Democratic Party to defuse the protests. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/beb9e877-4e95-4095-aa26-46936381460M/ferg-a21.html 2014-08-21T05:00:00Z Federal judge refuses to halt “keep moving” order in Ferguson http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/21/aclu-a21.html Standing still for as little as five seconds is sufficient to be taken to the ground and handcuffed by a swarm of police. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ad62125-0330-45f2-a7d0-85bd6ceb094C/aclu-a21.html 2014-08-21T05:00:00Z Cleveland, Ohio residents denounce repression in Ferguson http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/21/clev-a21.html Workers and youth discuss police brutality and social conditions in both Ferguson and Cleveland. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7fde5c28-2847-4ece-875c-8b3bdd330ddG/clev-a21.html 2014-08-21T05:00:00Z Israeli airstrike kills wife and baby son of Hamas leader http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/21/gaza-a21.html The deliberate targeting of family members of Hamas officials is a war crime under international law. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5299326-dd75-4e75-974e-7fcfe974a2eA/gaza-a21.html 2014-08-21T05:00:00Z Australia: Student “day of action” over education cutbacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/21/stud-a21.html The National Union of Students is seeking to divert opposition to the budget cuts, peddling illusions in Labor and the Greens. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/228b5ef7-8361-4b4a-9b74-ce7b725b23dJ/stud-a21.html 2014-08-21T05:00:00Z Workers and youth in Berlin: “What is taking place in Ferguson is war” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/21/berl-a21.html Workers and youth in Berlin speak out about the events in Ferguson. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b585867c-8a5e-4662-b9b7-4aaa83f1934J/berl-a21.html 2014-08-21T05:00:00Z ISIS murders US journalist James Foley http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/21/isis-a21.html The condolences issued by Obama are saturated with hypocrisy as Washington prepares to exploit the death to further its aggressive aims in the region. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/55c4ca07-8f9e-4598-b650-7302f233a23N/isis-a21.html 2014-08-21T05:00:00Z Obamacare threatens immigrants with loss of health coverage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/21/obam-a21.html Federal health officials are threatening some Obamacare enrollees with loss of coverage if they fail to send proof-of-citizenship documentation. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/31c92d5d-ac7c-40dd-9c2f-2707052e6d2O/obam-a21.html 2014-08-21T05:00:00Z Fight over Common Core testing roils Louisiana state government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/21/loui-a21.html Governor Bobby Jindal's sudden about-face on implementing Common Core testing in Louisiana schools has caused a political crisis in the state. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a1c0494-a896-41d6-b3ce-8df1de20657F/loui-a21.html 2014-08-21T05:00:00Z Australia: Real wages cut as corporate profits soar http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/21/wage-a21.html Pay levels of casualised workers in the private sector are increasing at less than half the inflation rate, while the wealthy elite reaps the benefits. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9b83d5a-bc95-4399-9ae6-9061b63d65aA/wage-a21.html 2014-08-21T05:00:00Z Political tensions escalate in Pakistan as protests demand PM’s resignation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/21/paki-a21.html Prime Minister Sharif’s failure to contain the protests has led to media speculation of military backing for the effort to unseat the government. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2c24532-e46c-4b0c-ad0f-cb7190c07fdK/paki-a21.html 2014-08-21T05:00:00Z Spain: United Left and Podemos seek to join forces http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/21/pode-a21.html The coming together of these two groups demonstrates that they share the same social base and right-wing program. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/825e94d9-7035-4b0c-99a1-92d563024b3D/pode-a21.html 2014-08-21T05:00:00Z Vote “No” in the Scottish referendum—Fight for a socialist Britain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/21/meet-a21.html The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) calls for a decisive and unambiguous “No” vote in the September 18 referendum on Scottish independence. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/82894ab8-8b33-44c7-a1f6-925a4ea0befJ/meet-a21.html 2014-08-21T05:00:00Z SEP campaigners oppose Scottish separatism, call for class unity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/21/scot-a21.html SEP teams have been campaigning in Glasgow city centre, Paisley, Greenock and Port Glasgow. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c2341de-5c94-41e2-b86a-cb1e9e2b6aeN/scot-a21.html 2014-08-21T05:00:00Z Another police killing in St. Louis, Missouri as assault on protesters continues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/20/lead-a20.html A 23-year-old man was shot dead by St. Louis police officers on Tuesday, a day after police carried out mass arrests of protesters denouncing the killing of Michael Brown. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cca973af-1c24-4efb-9527-f26c84f7717P/lead-a20.html 2014-08-20T05:00:00Z De facto martial law in Ferguson, Missouri http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/20/pers-a20.html The resort to police state methods in Ferguson is the outcome of the protracted decay of American democracy. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/51481071-d2ab-47f2-9930-1ac71e2c2d9E/pers-a20.html 2014-08-20T05:00:00Z Anger mounts in Ferguson, Missouri over police repression http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/20/vide-a20.html As the National Guard expanded its presence in Ferguson, Missouri, residents voiced outrage over another police killing in St. Louis on Wednesday. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/351fda29-f9e6-4437-a106-1fae2204736M/vide-a20.html 2014-08-20T05:00:00Z Israel resumes assault on Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/20/gaza-a20.html Netanyahu ordered the Israeli delegation to withdraw from truce talks in Cairo. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0a55b9a7-4c52-4505-a879-a4519b26bb5G/gaza-a20.html 2014-08-20T05:00:00Z German journalists arrested in Ferguson http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/20/gerf-a20.html Ansgar Graw and Frank Hermann were held in a prison cell for three hours and subsequently released without comment. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb8a27cc-6e82-4fc6-925c-03d0b3b80aaE/gerf-a20.html 2014-08-20T05:00:00Z UK joins US military offensive in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/20/iraq-a20.html Prime Minister David Cameron’s promise that “Britain is not going to get involved in another war in Iraq” is worthless. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90bd77e1-7797-4c26-aff9-55ee4f71d7bK/iraq-a20.html 2014-08-20T05:00:00Z Unemployment up in most US states http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/20/july-a20.html The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that joblessness grew in 30 out of 51 states during July. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cb31b343-30db-479a-aef3-68d63a29a90N/july-a20.html 2014-08-20T05:00:00Z Assange says he may soon leave Ecuadorian embassy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/20/assa-a20.html Assange was first arrested in London in December 2010 under a European arrest warrant issued by Sweden. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c8d825b-5fc0-45cb-8f0c-072748ac3d6F/assa-a20.html 2014-08-20T05:00:00Z The political fraud of the Canadian Peoples’ Social Forum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/20/cana-a20.html The Forum aims to harness growing opposition to the offensive on jobs, wages and public services behind the election of a “progressive”—i.e., Liberal or NDP—government. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71a19292-cf2c-40e2-ae15-4c395d6ad3cA/cana-a20.html 2014-08-20T05:00:00Z Germany expands its intervention in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/20/medi-a20.html For the first time, the Germany military will send “non-humanitarian” equipment to Iraq. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c781d4e-0734-4f9e-a402-6a6afb05abaJ/medi-a20.html 2014-08-20T05:00:00Z Western powers talk “peace” while eastern Ukraine is decimated http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/20/ukra-a20.html Talks between the foreign ministers of Germany, Ukraine, France and Russia failed to produce an agreement while Ukraine continued to attack Luhansk and Donetsk. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60230c47-139f-4dbf-8d57-7ab7bef18daH/ukra-a20.html 2014-08-20T05:00:00Z Detroit Public Schools announces 10 percent wage cut, new round of school closures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/20/detr-a20.html The new DPS budget proposes to eliminate more than 1,300 jobs and close 24 more of the city's public schools Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e2db7c6c-af9b-4ed0-afdd-3d7ee7d35aaE/detr-a20.html 2014-08-20T05:00:00Z New Met Opera contract sets precedent for further givebacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/20/metr-a20.html An all-night bargaining session produced a four-year deal based on “equality of sacrifice.” Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e2cce1ae-a1bb-4345-ab74-597ce8dc067N/metr-a20.html 2014-08-20T05:00:00Z <em>Rich Hill</em>: A story that “could be told in hundreds of towns” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/20/rich-a20.html The documentary, directed by cousins Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo, movingly chronicles the lives of three boys living in an impoverished, rural southwestern Missouri town. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fc5a350-c53f-4cb1-95ba-1e0cd932484B/rich-a20.html 2014-08-20T05:00:00Z Major dip in China’s property market http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/20/chin-a20.html If the fall in Chinese house prices continues, it will have a major impact on the financial system and the broader economy. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/feeb4337-3448-4850-8c74-6e1b3ae2eebB/chin-a20.html 2014-08-20T05:00:00Z Australian mining magnate’s outburst against “Chinese mongrels” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/20/palm-a20.html Palmer was declaring openly and crassly what is being discussed behind closed doors as part of the preparations for war against China. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/77d3d7d8-8469-45f6-8645-31c1d6db2fbP/palm-a20.html 2014-08-20T05:00:00Z Australia: Deaths of young homeless couple highlight social crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/20/home-a20.html Homelessness has risen due to the pro-business policies of both major parties. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d243e69-8e4f-4e88-9d50-c0fa78523ffN/home-a20.html 2014-08-20T05:00:00Z Toxic wastewater from copper mine spills into river in northern Mexico http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/20/mexi-a20.html The disaster has cut off water supplies for over 20,000 people in Sonora. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c5ac814-2fa6-407f-a25b-9a8fb8e4ba5K/mexi-a20.html 2014-08-20T05:00:00Z Further plant closures at Germany’s Heidelberg Press http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/20/heid-a20.html The trade unions are playing a key role in imposing more redundancies at Germany’s biggest print machine manufacturer. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37546ea2-9151-4e2b-abc7-b522a96c0c3K/heid-a20.html 2014-08-20T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan Central Bank chief covers up debt crisis warnings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/20/econ-a20.html The Rajapakse government is frantically borrowing, at high interest rates, to sustain “economic growth.” Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b063e9db-872a-4dd0-b1a0-27f35e55d39C/econ-a20.html 2014-08-20T05:00:00Z National Guard, police tighten grip on Ferguson, Missouri http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/19/ferg-a19.html The arrival of a contingent of the Missouri National Guard has heightened the police-state atmosphere in this suburb of St. Louis. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0a4c6748-2530-45f5-b59a-b0dd18e188eP/ferg-a19.html 2014-08-19T05:00:00Z Capitalism and the police-military mobilization in Ferguson, Missouri http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/19/pers-a19.html No struggle against inequality and the police state apparatus in America can be successful unless it is based on the understanding that what is involved is a struggle against capitalism. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5c676c05-4af7-4956-8186-d311306ad81K/pers-a19.html 2014-08-19T05:00:00Z Video: Ferguson residents say police crackdown turns city into war zone http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/19/vide-a19.html As the Missouri governor deployed National Guard forces to Ferguson, residents denounced the military-police crackdown and attacks on their right to assemble peacefully. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/75404cc3-0286-444e-a6b7-5cd6a454828F/vide-a19.html 2014-08-19T05:00:00Z Autopsy confirms execution-style killing of Michael Brown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/19/auto-a19.html A Ferguson cop fired at least six bullets into the victim, including two to his head. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/98e590e9-2efe-4ec1-821f-792f0009508E/auto-a19.html 2014-08-19T05:00:00Z Workers and youth across US speak on police murder of Michael Brown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/19/wymb-a19.html Workers and young people throughout the United States expressed their outrage at the police killing of the unarmed 18-year old and the militarized response of police to protests in Ferguson, Missouri. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cdfcfe9c-f110-46d7-8b52-5fb5a5b27cfD/wymb-a19.html 2014-08-19T05:00:00Z EU advisors advocate use of military against strikes and protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/19/eumi-a19.html An EU think tank has advised governments to protect the rich from the poor by suppressing social protests. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/074a5144-b082-42d3-b70d-9ed0f4a7dbdM/eumi-a19.html 2014-08-19T05:00:00Z Still no evidence of Russia’s alleged military incursion into Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/19/guar-a19.html If reports from the <em>Guardian</em> and the <em>Telegraph</em> are to be believed, experienced journalists stood by and watched Russian military vehicles enter Ukraine without taking a photograph to record the event. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7237ee7d-75be-4891-9f8f-60aefdfb5d5P/guar-a19.html 2014-08-19T05:00:00Z Ukrainian army steps up offensive in the east http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/19/ukra-a19.html On Sunday German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned that “we continue to slide into a direct confrontation between Russian and Ukrainian combat forces.” Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f788658e-5f7e-44db-ab9b-d516f7683f5B/ukra-a19.html 2014-08-19T05:00:00Z Obama claims “progress” in Iraq intervention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/19/iraq-a19.html The president’s statement Monday underscored that the US intervention in Iraq is steadily escalating in terms of both its means and objectives. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/809a5b9d-cf7c-490d-95f0-25a078b4cb2I/iraq-a19.html 2014-08-19T05:00:00Z Journalist James Risen denounces President Obama as the “greatest enemy to press freedom in a generation” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/19/rise-a19.html Facing a possible prison sentence for refusing to identify a confidential source, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist James Risen denounced the Obama administration’s campaign against whistleblowers and journalists. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/97d47141-16fe-4ace-a44d-8e13e2e882dE/rise-a19.html 2014-08-19T05:00:00Z New report details depth of hunger crisis in the United States http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/19/food-a19.html Fourteen percent of Americans rely on food pantries to feed themselves and their families. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2d70dcd2-a8d3-4237-88fa-b65034083daG/food-a19.html 2014-08-19T05:00:00Z Fight cuts to education and the drive to war! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/19/stud-a19.html The fight for education rights must be inseparably linked with the broader struggle against austerity, the attacks on democratic rights and the dangers of war. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e3d43c24-fbe6-408f-9a46-b07c2782244G/stud-a19.html 2014-08-19T05:00:00Z Tankers, barge collide on Mississippi River, spilling oil http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/19/miss-a19.html The spill is the third this year along the Gulf Coast. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9eceeedf-4ec8-4ac5-a848-ad264a78fceH/miss-a19.html 2014-08-19T05:00:00Z Japanese lawmakers visit notorious Yasukuni war shrine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/19/japa-a19.html The visit is part of the government’s revival of Japanese militarism, including whitewashing the past war crimes of the Japanese military. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b19303b5-0738-4f14-8580-a4468fdc808I/japa-a19.html 2014-08-19T05:00:00Z Australian journalist targeted under Racial Discrimination Act over Israel war coverage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/19/carl-a19.html Mike Carlton’s resignation was the result of a concerted campaign by Murdoch’s News Limited and the right-wing Zionist lobby. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1903522a-707d-47be-b092-a173bd3631dA/carl-a19.html 2014-08-19T05:00:00Z Australian government “celebrates” first WWI military action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/19/waro-a19.html The seizure of Germany’s Pacific colonies underlined the real character of World War I as an imperialist war. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/936d41d4-445f-4c0f-9a01-f590efbdeaaN/waro-a19.html 2014-08-19T05:00:00Z Rising British self-employment used to obscure worsening job situation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/19/jobs-a19.html The rise in self-employment is driven not by an “entrepreneurial spirit,” but the lack of full-time employment offering an adequate income and pension. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/734c4530-13d3-4665-bd2a-7a89f7199e8I/jobs-a19.html 2014-08-19T05:00:00Z Two years on, Marikana massacre continues to radicalise South African workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/19/mari-a19.html Workers’ resolve is hardening, even as the unions manoeuvre for paltry wage increases. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6bbcd501-0517-4560-ae37-9f90169814aC/mari-a19.html 2014-08-19T05:00:00Z Richard Linklater’s <em>Boyhood</em>: American lives over the course of a dozen years http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/19/boyh-a19.html Using the same cast, the writer-director filmed sequences once a year for twelve years, centering on a boy, his family and their surroundings in east and central Texas. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/999af2f5-7abc-4470-aafd-e6f19c89abbJ/boyh-a19.html 2014-08-19T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/19/wkrs-a19.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ffb2515-26c8-4747-a837-3937bfc288fH/wkrs-a19.html 2014-08-19T05:00:00Z Australian budget impasse continues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/18/budg-a18.html Treasurer Joe Hockey has been forced into a back down over remarks about the poor while trying to sell his regressive budget measures. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7246f62-4606-4a0f-86e6-a64179f30c1D/budg-a18.html 2014-08-18T06:00:00Z Missouri governor deploys National Guard to Ferguson http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/18/ferg-a18.html Following a night of police provocations and attacks on peaceful demonstrators demanding justice in the police murder of eighteen-year-old Michael Brown, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, a Democrat, announced that he was calling in the National Guard to occupy the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad3f5de7-1678-4f78-b879-89aaf4b5621F/ferg-a18.html 2014-08-18T05:00:00Z The state of emergency in Ferguson, Missouri http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/18/pers-a18.html The events in Ferguson are a concentrated expression of the real state of social and political relations in America. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/abf9eaec-341a-44b5-8996-5ebd4f13899J/pers-a18.html 2014-08-18T05:00:00Z Video: Ferguson, Missouri residents determined to fight police violence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/18/vide-a18.html In this video, Ferguson residents speak to the WSWS about the implications of police violence amid the ongoing protests against the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b9bbb6c-15ee-48f9-8e51-0784a371326E/vide-a18.html 2014-08-18T05:00:00Z Democratic Party operatives seek to stifle opposition, facilitate police crackdown in Ferguson, Missouri http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/18/brow-a18.html Al Sharpton, the police, and a coterie of Democratic politicians delivered a “unity” message aimed at suppressing popular outrage over the killing of Michael Brown. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2d28b84b-620c-4e35-be73-bb727edeb14K/brow-a18.html 2014-08-18T05:00:00Z Police refuse to release video after Dayton-area killing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/18/dayt-a18.html Nearly two weeks after the police shot and killed a 22-year-old man in a suburban Dayton Walmart store, government and store officials are still refusing to release surveillance tapes and other evidence related to the murder. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eef532f0-59bf-4d9d-af40-e6a73f6b8bdM/dayt-a18.html 2014-08-18T05:00:00Z US expands air war in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/18/iraq-a18.html American military involvement in Iraq is set to grow after Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki stepped aside last week. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ac25b71f-e4be-4148-ad9a-1f3bbf34f6cI/iraq-a18.html 2014-08-18T05:00:00Z German army intervenes in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/18/germ-a18.html All of Germany’s official government and opposition parties are supporting a German military intervention in Iraq. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d75eb261-4fd0-4d9d-825c-721b9a50649H/germ-a18.html 2014-08-18T05:00:00Z Fighting continues in east Ukraine, as Kiev regime moves on Luhansk http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/18/ukfc-a18.html The Ukrainian government continued it offensive against pro-Russian separatists in the east over the weekend, while a humanitarian aid convoy from Moscow continued to be held up at the border. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e896e6e-f924-42c9-8d7d-7aa4fab017fF/ukfc-a18.html 2014-08-18T05:00:00Z Why have the media and Obama administration gone silent on MH17? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/18/ukmh-a18.html The deafening silence of the US media and government in regards to the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 reeks of a cover-up. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48ea78e9-a55c-4813-937a-d85a82ad8eaK/ukmh-a18.html 2014-08-18T05:00:00Z Canada’s callous indifference to human suffering in Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/18/gaca-a18.html Turning a blind eye to the civilian victims of Israel’s assault on Gaza, Ottawa is continuing its role as an enthusiastic defender of the war crimes of the Zionist state. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d6ec902a-0c60-4e40-85e0-46c472ac310C/gaca-a18.html 2014-08-18T05:00:00Z Australia’s pseudo-left covers up for US imperialism in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/18/salt-a18.html Socialist Alternative seeks to justify its continuing support for the US-led regime-change operation in Syria by arguing that US imperialism is no longer a significant factor in Middle East politics. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/603a7bba-bac2-45c7-93be-4e803da6c6dO/salt-a18.html 2014-08-18T05:00:00Z Leaders of pro-Russian separatist forces in eastern Ukraine resign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/18/sepa-a18.html As the Putin regime makes renewed overtures to the West, leading figures from the Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic have given up their posts. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba2ba33b-645b-48dc-998b-aa7b4494d7aO/sepa-a18.html 2014-08-18T05:00:00Z Dozens of immigrants discovered trapped, one dead, in British shipping container http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/18/tilb-a18-a18.html As soon as the survivors were released from hospital, they were sent directly to an immigration reception centre. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53abef19-5807-4908-914c-48b00eeea5bG/tilb-a18-a18.html 2014-08-18T05:00:00Z US farm fatalities: An unpublicized epidemic http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/18/farm-a18.html Hundreds of agricultural workers, including many child laborers, die in farming accidents across the US each year, making it the most dangerous occupation in America. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/867b4f7b-99fa-4a44-9515-875d53d7696C/farm-a18.html 2014-08-18T05:00:00Z Political interference alleged in Australian sports doping investigation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/18/dope-a18.html What unfolded was a tawdry affair in which no evidence of illegal doping or organised crime in sport emerged. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e36e6b1-a1a7-4567-928c-fe410c477ffJ/dope-a18.html 2014-08-18T05:00:00Z Mass graves from Spain’s civil war uncovered http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/18/spai-a18.html Four mass graves have been uncovered containing up to 400 victims of the fascists during the Spanish Civil War. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ee86999-9680-4466-9208-64967e8a9b4G/spai-a18.html 2014-08-18T05:00:00Z This week in history: August 18-24 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/18/twih-a18.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2055c7ca-4e75-4f74-8f6e-54239683dc1M/twih-a18.html 2014-08-18T05:00:00Z Kiev’s blocking of Russian aid convoy to east Ukraine escalates risk of war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/16/ukwp-a16.html Reports emerged Friday of the deployment of white phosphorus in the Ukrainian regime’s siege of Donetsk. Simultaneously, the threat of war increased as NATO accused Russia of sending military vehicles into Ukraine. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a19cf8d5-fdb7-4d40-8e17-79f063ebef9J/ukwp-a16.html 2014-08-16T05:00:00Z US war drive in Asia continues apace http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/16/pers-a16.html Even as the US engages in provocations against Russia and in the Middle East, the Obama administration is proceeding with its “pivot to Asia” against China. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/088e8a81-36c1-4840-ac63-cf669477011K/pers-a16.html 2014-08-16T05:00:00Z Police, media smear victim of Missouri police shooting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/16/ferg-a16.html The release of photographs and eyewitness statements is an attempt to justify the execution-style killing of Michael Brown. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a184104-ee5f-4f60-9815-29b8817a25eA/ferg-a16.html 2014-08-16T05:00:00Z Federal government programs in the US have turned police into military force http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/16/mili-a16.html Over a period of decades, federal government programs have been implemented which equip local police forces with military gear and incentivize its use. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/200675f5-8478-49ae-96f9-918dd725a88N/mili-a16.html 2014-08-16T05:00:00Z Evidence of Israeli war crimes mounts as Gaza cease-fire continues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/16/gaza-a16.html Israel’s truce with Hamas held for a second day Friday, as talks continued between the government of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and all three main Palestinian factions—including Fatah and Islamic Jihad. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3484f9fc-b500-418f-a51e-fde9793b68bC/gaza-a16.html 2014-08-16T05:00:00Z Amnesty International report: Widespread killings of Afghan civilians under Obama administration http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/16/afgh-a16.html Under an occupation and military justice system that is “self-policing,” war crimes are carried out with impunity. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2234d7d4-2205-48f9-b926-75929016309C/afgh-a16.html 2014-08-16T05:00:00Z Texas National Guard deploys to US-Mexico border http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/16/texa-a16.html In addition to the National Guard, far-right militias armed with guns and military equipment have begun patrolling the border on their own accord. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b65e0c58-aaba-48df-984e-b887bfc9633H/texa-a16.html 2014-08-16T05:00:00Z Executive order 12333 authorizes NSA to collect vast quantities of US data http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/16/exec-a16.html The NSA is empowered by executive decrees to conduct limitless surveillance of overseas servers, even though they process large quantities of US data Sat, 16 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a4c58766-8816-4859-b4f5-9eec8fa8565B/exec-a16.html 2014-08-16T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/16/labo-a16.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7c437a2-3ba6-40a7-aa87-c03a6d552ceP/labo-a16.html 2014-08-16T05:00:00Z Candidate’s death in plane crash reconfigures Brazil’s presidential race http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/16/braz-a16.html Eduardo Campos, the former governor of Pernambuco, posed his candidacy as a “third way” between the ruling Workers Party and the Brazilian right. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/31b90728-a2d8-40ff-9997-104879b9828B/braz-a16.html 2014-08-16T05:00:00Z Court in Cambodia convicts two former Khmer Rouge leaders http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/16/camb-a16.html The court proceedings were designed to cover up the crimes of the major powers, above all the US, in Indo-China. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2edadda5-1a88-490e-ab9f-5c0510eaa75M/camb-a16.html 2014-08-16T05:00:00Z New Zealand opposition parties campaign on anti-Chinese xenophobia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/16/chnz-a16.html Labour and other opposition parties are campaigning against Chinese land purchases to divert attention from pressing social issues and to align with the US war drive against China. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/761da2b1-161a-4c8b-93af-adf8cbccadfE/chnz-a16.html 2014-08-16T05:00:00Z French government staggered by mounting economic crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/16/frec-a16.html According to internal accounts, the French government is in total disarray as its projections show a deflationary spiral and economic collapse gripping Europe. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e721035b-9007-4d78-af9c-9fb154efabdN/frec-a16.html 2014-08-16T05:00:00Z German secret service implicated in fascist murders http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/16/nsu-a16.html The longer the ongoing trial of the National Socialist Undergound continues, the clearer it becomes that the state is working to cover up the involvement of its agencies in neo-Nazi murders. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dac12e7d-eb1a-4452-bc28-82a438cb0ecJ/nsu-a16.html 2014-08-16T05:00:00Z German Left Party calls for military intervention in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/16/left-a16.html The Left Party is aggressively using humanitarian crises as an excuse to justify German military participation in foreign conflicts. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/329e62d6-9cb8-498a-9fea-ea47a742c11K/left-a16.html 2014-08-16T05:00:00Z New Zealand pseudo-lefts support Washington’s war preparations against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/16/nzpl-a16.html The pseudo-left groups Socialist Aotearoa and Fightback falsely depict China as “imperialist” in order to justify Washington’s war drive. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ef5c510-ff38-4f30-9735-4d9734175d0O/nzpl-a16.html 2014-08-16T05:00:00Z Tommy Sheridan’s nationalist diatribe in service of Scottish big business http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/16/sher-a16.html Tommy Sheridan, former leader of the Scottish Socialist Party, addressed a meeting in support of Scottish separatism flanked by a representative of Business for Scotland and numerous Saltaires. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07a3c89b-8ff1-464d-930b-4d04b08775bG/sher-a16.html 2014-08-16T05:00:00Z <em>Lucy</em>: A little knowledge is apparently a dangerous thing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/16/lucy-a16.html In <em>Lucy</em>, Scarlett Johansson is a super-powered intellect fighting to take down a Taiwanese drug cartel. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d8d1029-ac56-424a-bc7c-dbd47db6fb7K/lucy-a16.html 2014-08-16T05:00:00Z Kiev regime blocks humanitarian aid as fighting spreads in eastern Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/15/kiev-a15.html Kiev blocked the Russian humanitarian aid to eastern Ukraine while expanding its attacks on cities controlled by pro-Russian separatists. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9af21222-54da-4712-a92b-395310e24ddG/kiev-a15.html 2014-08-15T05:00:00Z Ferguson, Missouri: War comes home http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/15/pers-a15.html The military-style occupation of Ferguson, Missouri has ripped aside the veneer of democracy to expose an incipient police state. This is what martial law looks like. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/70324d70-d044-4bf5-b47e-f41abf7357dH/pers-a15.html 2014-08-15T05:00:00Z Missouri governor shifts tactics against Ferguson protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/15/ferg-a15.html Democrat Jay Nixon ordered the state police to take control of operations in the working class suburb of St. Louis. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4f706304-b181-493c-a106-3f1814ea044K/ferg-a15.html 2014-08-15T05:00:00Z Protesters denounce police killing of Michael Brown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/15/vigi-a15.html On Thursday, demonstrations and vigils were held across the United States to denounce the police killing of Brown and the military-style occupation of Ferguson, Missouri. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0bf37d42-5e32-41fc-a206-a54247130aeM/vigi-a15.html 2014-08-15T05:00:00Z Dropping initial pretext, Obama vows to continue Iraq intervention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/15/iraq-a15.html The Pentagon reported that a supposedly desperate humanitarian crisis on Mount Sinjar, a principal pretext for the US military intervention, no longer existed. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fdc322f-1910-4183-ac7c-92af5b32fbbK/iraq-a15.html 2014-08-15T05:00:00Z Snowden discusses US surveillance and cyber-warfare programs in interview with Wired http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/15/snow-a15.html The NSA is developing “autonomous cyber-warfare software” through a program called MonsterMind, Snowden said Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab0e1e6d-84e1-43e3-8416-db8540bd5b6D/snow-a15.html 2014-08-15T05:00:00Z German economy contracts as Europe slides closer to recession http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/15/euro-a15.html US-EU trade sanctions launched against Russia and the conflicts in the Middle East are exacerbating the economic crisis in Europe. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f27906f4-01b3-489f-98ac-fe4f106c372G/euro-a15.html 2014-08-15T05:00:00Z Signs of serious problems in Chinese and Japanese economies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/15/chin-a15.html The sharp slowdown in credit expansion in China and the contraction in Japan will impact on the world economy. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cea071a1-1f29-4dd8-8243-b75b51fb779B/chin-a15.html 2014-08-15T05:00:00Z Pakistani opposition parties launch anti-government protest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/15/paki-a15.html The so-called “Freedom March” is demanding Prime Minister Sharif’s resignation and the formation of an unelected interim government. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8cbddc98-a50c-4fee-8e7e-d5004617e2eL/paki-a15.html 2014-08-15T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/15/wkrs-a15.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0a8e8cba-2543-4481-9821-167bd74cb57N/wkrs-a15.html 2014-08-15T05:00:00Z NZ Internet-Mana Party meeting promotes nationalist, pro-business agenda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/15/nzma-a15.html The Wellington campaign meeting ignored the growing dangers of war and focussed on parochial domestic politics. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53b5965a-9124-430a-ada5-38cf7ec8546N/nzma-a15.html 2014-08-15T05:00:00Z US: Market Basket workers protest ousting of CEO, threat to jobs and benefits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/15/mark-a15.html Two hundred workers at the New England grocery chain have been notified that they will be considered to have abandoned their posts if they do not return to work by August 15. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/17d2c8fd-b7e9-4bf8-8f9d-521ebc761a8M/mark-a15.html 2014-08-15T05:00:00Z Actress Lauren Bacall, Hollywood star at 19, dies in New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/15/baca-a15.html Bacall, one of the few surviving performers prominently identified with Hollywood films in the 1940s, died at her home in New York City on Tuesday at the age of 89. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19037b9f-d5c0-4ac8-8b6b-4b9e4edc678A/baca-a15.html 2014-08-15T05:00:00Z Scottish workers speak for a “no” vote in independence referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/15/scot-a15.html One worker opposed to the separatist referendum said, “We can work together to get rid of the whole rotten system.” Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0bad20a0-4b08-41d3-9ea9-88b7b1260faB/scot-a15.html 2014-08-15T05:00:00Z US combat troops return to Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/14/iraq-a14.html The 130 Special Forces troops are only the first wave of what is likely to be a much larger force. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93775666-e8c6-4e56-bea2-4767c1554a3P/iraq-a14.html 2014-08-14T05:00:00Z Gaza, Ukraine and US preparations for urban warfare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/14/pers-a14.html The Pentagon is embracing the doctrine that the next major US military interventions will most likely be against the populations of major urban centers. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4a7002e-35c0-4bc7-8908-fe9d0c59969I/pers-a14.html 2014-08-14T05:00:00Z Russian aid convoy prompts Ukraine war threats with US backing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/14/ukra-a14.html The 280 trucks left Moscow Tuesday for the 620-mile journey to Ukraine’s eastern region. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9002417d-e559-42e0-aee5-9b9e7cbfc17O/ukra-a14.html 2014-08-14T05:00:00Z The fascist atrocities in east Ukraine and the fraud of “humanitarian” war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/14/huma-a14.html The siege of Donetsk and Luhansk is a barbaric act of collective punishment that exposes the humanitarian pretenses of US and European imperialism. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/660c5d78-e5e6-4cdf-9791-e7838b9f66fL/huma-a14.html 2014-08-14T05:00:00Z Bulgarian government commits itself to more aggressive policy against Moscow http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/14/bulg-a14.html The new transitional government consists exclusively of those who maintain close relations to the EU and US. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4bcc3a5-65fc-4072-8b53-19884bd662aE/bulg-a14.html 2014-08-14T05:00:00Z Social inequality fuels anger over police killing of St. Louis youth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/14/ferg-a14.html While the media has sought to brand protesters as violent “looters,” the eruption of popular outrage after the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown has deep social roots. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d33eceee-49ee-4a82-8d51-d136eb4504dD/ferg-a14.html 2014-08-14T05:00:00Z Los Angeles police shoot and kill unarmed man http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/14/lapd-a14.html Ezell Ford, a 24-year-old mentally challenged man, was gunned down near his home in south-central Los Angeles. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f8562ef-2d12-42ec-9955-13c2df54f20I/lapd-a14.html 2014-08-14T05:00:00Z Turkey: Erdoğan’s presidential win presages deepening social, political conflicts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/14/turk-a14.html The most striking feature of the vote was the low turnout in a country where voting is mandatory. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c02affab-6318-4686-a1f3-39f406a7b8bB/turk-a14.html 2014-08-14T05:00:00Z Gaza truce extended but Israel refuses to end blockade http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/14/gaza-a14.html Backed by the Obama administration, the Israeli government is insisting on the continuation of the ghetto-like conditions it has imposed in Gaza. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef8a30ff-7f84-49ba-b176-6540003a91cL/gaza-a14.html 2014-08-14T05:00:00Z India and US to further expand military-strategic ties http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/14/indi-a14.html US Defense Secretary Hagel claimed that Washington is offering India military co-development and co-production deals unlike those the US has “with any other country.” Thu, 14 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/47f57571-5239-4c21-8889-72b080b59d6O/indi-a14.html 2014-08-14T05:00:00Z Australia: Sydney university staff and students oppose job cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/14/sydn-a14.html Sydney university students and staff are being diverted into another round of bankrupt appeals to the campus administration and the Labor opposition to stop job cuts. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f86e953-1a91-449f-aa42-7a14d01f865K/sydn-a14.html 2014-08-14T05:00:00Z Lockout deadline at New York’s Metropolitan Opera extended http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/14/metr-a14.html The third delay in the lockout threat points to the danger that concession agreements will be reached with the Met unions. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1879d408-9b71-4b40-8691-6b08faa6520L/metr-a14.html 2014-08-14T05:00:00Z Atlanta school cheating trial scapegoats teachers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/14/atla-a14.html Twelve educators are on trial, accused of falsely inflating test scores to meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind law. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71d99447-d098-4221-8301-8679126b7f9G/atla-a14.html 2014-08-14T05:00:00Z UFCW in Southern California continues talks with Food 4 Less in wake of strike vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/14/ufcw-a14.html The contract for 6,500 workers at 95 franchises expired June 8. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4570e8a8-332f-4349-9788-97e48cbffa3I/ufcw-a14.html 2014-08-14T05:00:00Z No significant recovery in world economy, says US Fed official http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/14/econ-a14.html Economic policymakers are warning that low growth is looking increasingly permanent. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7afce6df-ccc5-4ba2-b719-3f92a094d08N/econ-a14.html 2014-08-14T05:00:00Z Italy’s Northern League backs Scottish independence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/14/lega-a14.html The support for the Scottish independence campaign by Italy’s extreme right-wing Northern League confirms that it is a reactionary project. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4701cd3d-862a-4902-8b35-a2282e547f0F/lega-a14.html 2014-08-14T05:00:00Z Defend the rights of immigrant workers! Unite the working class of North, Central and South America! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/14/reso-a14.html This resolution of the Third National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US) was adopted unanimously on August 6, 2014. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/82239246-39c8-4294-91f1-81c4f7772f7H/reso-a14.html 2014-08-14T05:00:00Z Storm brings widespread flooding to southeast Michigan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/14/strm-a14.html Record rainfall in southeast Michigan overwhelmed the area’s aging infrastructure, flooding freeways, roads and thousands of homes. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03bd48fb-72dc-4ab9-b596-f97efd80359F/strm-a14.html 2014-08-14T05:00:00Z <em>Get On Up</em>: The James Brown story http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/14/brow-a14.html Tate Taylor’s film biography attempts with considerable success to penetrate the James Brown phenomenon. As the famed American singer-performer, Chadwick Boseman is mesmerizing. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52c4f3b2-482d-4a3a-b48a-a0d369413ddL/brow-a14.html 2014-08-14T05:00:00Z Bangladesh’s government mobilises police to attack striking garment workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/14/bang-a14.html The government’s response revealed concerns in ruling circles that the Tuba workers’ struggle could become a rallying point for all garment workers. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8eb2667d-18b0-4091-b103-2afd4c5a23aP/bang-a14.html 2014-08-14T05:00:00Z The use of archaeology in Jerusalem as a political weapon http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/14/isra-a14.html The actions taken by some Israeli archaeologists operating in East Jerusalem have been heavily criticized for using a selective view of history in order to marginalize local Palestinian communities and drive them from their homes. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d411e7c4-8362-4601-86b8-43fe8afc9bfC/isra-a14.html 2014-08-14T05:00:00Z Kiev pledges to block Russian aid convoy to eastern Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/13/kiev-a13.html The Ukrainian army is creating a humanitarian disaster in eastern Ukraine and the government in Kiev is blocking relief supplies to the population. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f8b0426-e847-4452-9012-8d92b76d5e0E/kiev-a13.html 2014-08-13T05:00:00Z The police murder in St. Louis and the militarization of American society http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/13/pers-a13.html Yet another family and community in the United States have been traumatized by the death of an innocent young man at the hands of the police. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0923ee2c-2a6c-43b0-a480-32b59ee8b67K/pers-a13.html 2014-08-13T05:00:00Z Scores arrested in three days of protests over Missouri police shooting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/13/ferg-a13.html A pregnant woman said she was thrown on the ground, maced and held at gunpoint by police Sunday night. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f364a663-be92-4dd0-bbc4-12b8c9affafJ/ferg-a13.html 2014-08-13T05:00:00Z Human Rights Watch: Egyptian regime guilty of crimes against humanity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/13/egyp-a13.html In terms of sheer numbers, the killings of protesters on August 14, 2013 at Rab’a Square in Cairo exceed the death toll in the Tiananmen Square Massacre. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/243a42d0-37cb-4199-b581-1cfbdf6cdb0N/egyp-a13.html 2014-08-13T05:00:00Z Venezuelan National Guard guns down protesting steelworkers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/13/vene-a13.html At least three workers suffered gunshot wounds and a number of others were detained as the Maduro government stepped up repression against the Venezuelan working class. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bc69fd69-f15b-4f8d-a925-b34178e2f5fG/vene-a13.html 2014-08-13T05:00:00Z AUSMIN talks deepen Australian integration into US war plans http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/13/ausm-a13.html From the US-led confrontation with Russia, to the new air war in Iraq and the US “pivot” against China, there was not a sliver of difference between US and Australian ministers. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81009529-a545-44b4-b02c-c0c037c967cM/ausm-a13.html 2014-08-13T05:00:00Z The Australian media and the severed-head photo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/13/terr-a13.html The gruesome picture was published to promote new “terror” laws targeting democratic rights. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c96b887-dfb8-4292-ad5e-81c00e5966eL/terr-a13.html 2014-08-13T05:00:00Z Financial meltdown threatened by bankruptcy of any Wall Street bank http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/13/econ-a13.html The outcome of the 2008 crash and the government’s response has been a further concentration of economic power in the hands of the biggest banks. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eea8cde7-9b32-4b2f-af03-2ae37790ca8E/econ-a13.html 2014-08-13T05:00:00Z The crisis in American mental health care http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/13/mhca-a13.html Roughly one in every four adult Americans experiences a mental illness in any given year. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8be826dc-6d3c-43ea-a886-0105a29cb2dN/mhca-a13.html 2014-08-13T05:00:00Z Louisiana procured death penalty drug through deception http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/13/exec-a13.html State prison officials told a hospital that hydromorphone was to treat a “medical patient,” not to execute a prisoner. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0fb06079-8632-4567-8b45-f119ad6088dJ/exec-a13.html 2014-08-13T05:00:00Z Luxury goods sales soar amid global economic slump http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/13/rich-a13.html The rapid growth of economic inequality since the 2008 financial crisis is underscored by the growth in sales of multi-million-dollar yachts, luxury cars and other baubles for the super-rich. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4244e4f5-cc24-4666-87f9-8cba49de74bA/rich-a13.html 2014-08-13T05:00:00Z London mayor Boris Johnson to return as Tory MP on anti-European Union platform http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/13/john-a13.html As London mayor, Johnson speaks for the financial aristocracy, whom he describes as the “zillionaires” and “hedge fund kings.” Wed, 13 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ddca1fab-4b9d-4e09-9aa7-339a14cc5beI/john-a13.html 2014-08-13T05:00:00Z Australia: NAIDOC glorifies Aboriginal involvement in World War I http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/13/naid-a13.html The Aboriginal lobby group’s 2014 theme dovetails with the government’s four-year “celebration” of World War I. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4c80b27-0212-4746-8ad2-3e2448aa5e8M/naid-a13.html 2014-08-13T05:00:00Z Comic actor and performer Robin Williams, dead at 63 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/13/will-a13.html Williams was found dead on Monday at his home in Tiburon, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area, having apparently commited suicide. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9bb8ad97-f00b-4786-bfaf-a25b983522aA/will-a13.html 2014-08-13T05:00:00Z Detroit mayor employs damage control as city prepares to resume water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/13/dwsd-a13.html Mayor Mike Duggan's “10-point plan” is part of political maneuvers being orchestrated by Detroit’s political establishment to dampen popular outrage over mass water shutoffs Wed, 13 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/12844d29-97db-4ff9-9d43-3a3e380bd70H/dwsd-a13.html 2014-08-13T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/13/wkrs-a13.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Wed, 13 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0e8ea26c-a9a3-4077-af3f-b33c8a05826E/wkrs-a13.html 2014-08-13T05:00:00Z Political crisis grips Baghdad as US escalates intervention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/12/iraq-a12.html The Obama administration is pursuing contradictory policies, demanding a unity government in Baghdad while arming the Peshmerga militia in Iraqi Kurdistan. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68d65424-2a34-4684-9d04-d57acca9bccL/iraq-a12.html 2014-08-12T05:00:00Z Obama’s “recovery” and the social crisis in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/12/pers-a12.html While Obama and the political establishment proclaim economic “recovery,” new reports show that the majority of US households are worse off now than they were five years ago. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3ce8c1f3-8f68-4384-ad49-54879357915H/pers-a12.html 2014-08-12T05:00:00Z Australian government backs renewed US war in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/12/abbo-a12.html The Australian defence minister has declared Canberra’s preparedness to provide whatever assistance the US wants as it mounts a wider military offensive. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d13c8c13-b153-490f-9a5a-c5ae36f7e40K/abbo-a12.html 2014-08-12T05:00:00Z US-backed Ukrainian regime shells civilians in Donetsk, Luhansk http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/12/dolu-a12.html The shelling damaged residential areas, hospitals and Russian Orthodox churches and claimed dozens of civilian victims. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68dc48b5-fae4-45b7-8d99-ecdebbdbf85B/dolu-a12.html 2014-08-12T05:00:00Z Israel rejects calls to lift Gaza blockade http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/12/gaza-a12.html A month of Israeli attacks has compounded the hardships confronting the Palestinian population of 1.8 million. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f792404d-7dca-4bbf-825e-173500e5b56D/gaza-a12.html 2014-08-12T05:00:00Z Kiev deploys fascist militias against Donetsk http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/12/udfm-a12.html Fascist militias, including the neo-Nazi Azov battalion, have been called on in the attack on pro-Russian separatist forces. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/894cc8f5-8142-4cbc-a7a3-9e192bb9887P/udfm-a12.html 2014-08-12T05:00:00Z Police fire tear gas at protests in St. Louis suburb over police killing of unarmed teen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/12/ferg-a12.html Eighteen-year-old Michael Brown was shot multiple times and killed by a police officer Saturday afternoon in what eyewitnesses describe as a wanton and unprovoked homicide. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0367922a-1f78-48e9-8598-444fea80a7fA/ferg-a12.html 2014-08-12T05:00:00Z A “lost year” for Washington, DC economy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/12/wash-a12.html Fewer than 6,000 jobs, the majority of which are low-paying, have been created in the DC area this year. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d16d902-b215-4f7a-8338-89df5398b57K/wash-a12.html 2014-08-12T05:00:00Z War threat grows as Russia prepares to intervene in east Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/12/ukra-a12.html Plans for a Russian aid convoy in east Ukraine are setting the stage for a direct military clash between Russia and the US-backed Ukrainian regime. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62dd2948-2c75-49db-8274-f78026d9497A/ukra-a12.html 2014-08-12T05:00:00Z The political issues facing Los Angeles teachers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/12/utla-a12.html Like its predecessors, the new leadership of the United Teachers of Los Angeles is aligned with the Democratic Party, which is leading the assault against public education. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b8f572f-bd62-4062-a725-baf0a00829aN/utla-a12.html 2014-08-12T05:00:00Z 100,000 Bay County, Michigan residents threatened with water crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/12/bayc-a12.html A massive water main break took days to locate, resulting in a ban on water use for “purposes other than the maintenance of public health and safety.” Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c22f90a-6ee8-4ad2-98cb-e401abf98fcK/bayc-a12.html 2014-08-12T05:00:00Z Germany: Osram cuts 7,800 jobs worldwide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/12/osra-a12.html The German-based lighting manufacturer announced a new round of job cuts last week. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2a684f0-f011-4e16-a5ba-dbfe4ab65cdO/osra-a12.html 2014-08-12T05:00:00Z Automaker Fiat shifts headquarters out of Italy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/12/fiat-a12.html After completing the merger with Chrysler, Fiat has shifted its headquarters from Turin to Amsterdam. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99e5bf02-1d25-472a-bccb-5748fc8cc0dG/fiat-a12.html 2014-08-12T05:00:00Z UK rail union’s “Listen to London” conference a fiasco http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/12/conf-a12.html Workers stayed away from the RMT’s conference called to justify the sellout of rail strikes. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c67c2f6-52d5-4132-a17d-02546b79636D/conf-a12.html 2014-08-12T05:00:00Z Japanese PM tours Latin America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/12/abel-a12.html Abe sought to expand Tokyo’s influence in the region, especially in order to counter that of China. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c640c092-53d5-46ce-b46c-a3ef2738a7fP/abel-a12.html 2014-08-12T05:00:00Z Condolences on the death of Guy Charron http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/12/char-a12.html In the two weeks since Comrade Guy Charron’s tragic death, the SEP (Canada) has received many condolence letters from comrades around the world. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37251b2a-9eae-4bf6-b64c-8f6bc3bd73dJ/char-a12.html 2014-08-12T05:00:00Z Delaware Art Museum sells masterworks to pay construction debts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/12/dela-a12.html Last week, the museum, home to a unique collection of English Pre-Raphaelite and American realist art, sold one of its signature pieces, Isabella and the Pot of Basil, by William Holman Hunt. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/32ffe347-603b-4279-93c8-2e6722fa30cH/dela-a12.html 2014-08-12T05:00:00Z Socialist Workers Party’s Alex Callinicos backs Scottish nationalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/12/call-a12.html The British Socialist Workers Party is consciously lining up behind the creation of a minor imperialist state in Scotland. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b9d881a-ebfc-4480-b9f5-a4fab200a18G/call-a12.html 2014-08-12T05:00:00Z Judge Rhodes and his royal entourage tour Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/12/rhod-a12.html Surveying the handiwork of the banks and corporations that have devastated Detroit, the bankruptcy judge took a tour of the Motor City last week. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/988b6d21-ae3d-408f-b214-e9117694e8aO/rhod-a12.html 2014-08-12T05:00:00Z Anger erupts after police killing of unarmed teen in St. Louis, Missouri http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/11/shot-a11.html Police in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, shot Michael Brown in the head and chest on Saturday, the latest in a spate of police killings. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f8a9704-485a-4408-b35b-b94970316c2O/shot-a11.html 2014-08-11T05:00:00Z The war cabal in Washington http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/11/pers-a11.html The United States has gone to war again in Iraq, in defiance of popular opposition and without even a pretense of democratic debate. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/286dc91e-e019-4a76-bcd2-f8ad9df3f52J/pers-a11.html 2014-08-11T05:00:00Z New York police arrest man who taped Eric Garner’s death http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/11/garn-a11.html The police chokehold killing of Eric Garner last month has sparked widespread anger, while Mayor de Blasio attempts to prevent a social eruption. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e04ebff7-9b87-4e7f-bcff-e3d89bd14ecM/garn-a11.html 2014-08-11T05:00:00Z Baltimore enacts law fining parents whose children violate curfew http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/11/curf-a11.html Parents whose children violate curfew could be fined as much as $500 with the enactment of the strictest curfew law in the US. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef9749e4-f75d-45d8-ae52-d3973fd2d17B/curf-a11.html 2014-08-11T05:00:00Z No end date for US military intervention in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/11/iraq-a11.html The Islamist ISIS movement is threatening to advance on Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/65d25a12-a097-4069-b63d-3eb9c7eb546P/iraq-a11.html 2014-08-11T05:00:00Z France backs renewed US war in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/11/frir-a11.html France is supporting the US decision to launch air strikes in Iraq, amid the civil war unleashed by the imperialist proxy war in neighboring Syria. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c5e253d-9c9a-4b0b-8e31-565ab04a7e4K/frir-a11.html 2014-08-11T05:00:00Z Assault on Donetsk risks war with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/11/boeu-a11.html Washington hypocritically denounced possible Russian plans for a humanitarian intervention in east Ukraine amid the bloody offensive launched by the Western-backed regime in Kiev. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/422b69f7-cf3b-4af8-97f4-b2e9aa4e87cA/boeu-a11.html 2014-08-11T05:00:00Z Tensions grow in Germany over threat of war with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/11/germ-a11.html A conflict between two leading German business papers, <em>Handelsblatt</em> and <em>Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung</em>, reflects sharp tensions within ruling circles over foreign policy. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c26358f-b1b7-42a7-aa49-5ea62789392A/germ-a11.html 2014-08-11T05:00:00Z Canada providing military aid to Ukrainian regime as it wages war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/11/canu-a11.html The Harper government last week significantly boosted its involvement in Washington’s aggression against Russia. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48153dcb-c35c-439c-8539-0fd562c17b0O/canu-a11.html 2014-08-11T05:00:00Z 150,000 protest in London against Israel’s siege of Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/11/lond-a11.html The size of the action demonstrated the outrage felt by broad sections of the population at the horrific violence unleashed on the Palestinian people in Gaza. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0115f05a-32f4-41b3-90d7-c1d456d9a9eH/lond-a11.html 2014-08-11T05:00:00Z SEP and IYSSE speak-outs at Australian universities on danger of new world war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/11/vide-a11.html Socialist Equality Party and International Youth and Students for Social Equality members spoke at campuses in Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle on the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2a80bc0-4407-46c4-bbb2-5a1fa5a60a5I/vide-a11.html 2014-08-11T05:00:00Z London: Protesters denounce mass murder in Gaza and biased BBC media coverage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/11/ints-a11.html Some of those attending Saturday’s protest in London spoke to the WSWS. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2a1b08b9-fea3-4432-9393-ebd945778b4K/ints-a11.html 2014-08-11T05:00:00Z Continuing protests against Gaza massacre in Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/11/rall-a11.html Up to 2,500 people in Sydney and 600 in Melbourne marched on Saturday in opposition to the continued bombardment of the Gaza by the Israel Defence Forces after a three - day ceasefire ended. Almost 2,000 Palestinians have been killed and at least 60,000 have had their homes destroyed by Israeli missiles. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d12533ef-b1b0-4cda-8b2b-ff42d8bcde9G/rall-a11.html 2014-08-11T05:00:00Z Over 100,000 protest in defence of Gaza in South Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/11/safr-a11.html On August 9 a massive protest took place in Cape Town, South Africa, opposing Israel’s bloody offensive against the population of the Gaza Strip. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8fc8dc29-b716-463f-971d-0c8ffffb178C/safr-a11.html 2014-08-11T05:00:00Z International emergency declared in Ebola outbreak http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/11/ebol-a11.html The Ebola virus has already claimed the lives of nearly a thousand people in West Africa, amid a breakdown of health care systems in the impoverished region. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49d5cfb8-2b3e-4579-98da-2b09aab5df7O/ebol-a11.html 2014-08-11T05:00:00Z Fourth major party formed as Mexican Congress passes oil legislation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/11/obra-a11.html The politics of López Obrador’s MORENA party serves sections of Mexican capital, not the working class. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ab88294-9a68-48d2-80c2-556a5f55f3bE/obra-a11.html 2014-08-11T05:00:00Z US stokes South China Sea tensions at ASEAN summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/11/asea-a11.html The US proposals were not designed to ease tensions in the region, but rather were aimed at painting China as the aggressor. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a6db0124-5c87-415c-ad50-ae9a8a439f0E/asea-a11.html 2014-08-11T05:00:00Z Pakistan: Opposition protests demand government’s resignation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/11/paki-a11.html Eight protesters died and hundreds were injured in violent clashes with police on Friday and Saturday. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ebde83b2-2720-48b7-a38d-3efca72e5c1C/paki-a11.html 2014-08-11T05:00:00Z Canada’s Harper marks World War I with bellicose address http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/11/harp-a11.html Prime Minister Harper marked the centenary of the First World War with an address aimed at politically and ideologically conditioning the population for Canada’s participation in future imperialist wars. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/66f4ba50-7d30-4439-9c90-d95371f5df1I/harp-a11.html 2014-08-11T05:00:00Z This week in history: August 11-17 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/11/twih-a11.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d0c7021-29aa-4e8a-a234-8bb7575c9caO/twih-a11.html 2014-08-11T05:00:00Z Israel resumes indiscriminate killings in Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/09/gaza-a09.html Israeli air strikes and artillery fire killed at least five Palestinians Friday, including a child. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/77662850-298f-4717-94ca-6dcbd9951deE/gaza-a09.html 2014-08-09T05:00:00Z ISIS in Iraq: A disaster made in the USA http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/09/pers-a09.html The emergence of ISIS is the outcome of the catastrophe inflicted on Iraq by US imperialism. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ee9ed1c-1191-4e59-9f6d-56104f08b5fM/pers-a09.html 2014-08-09T05:00:00Z Germany’s Left Party suppresses opposition to militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/09/left-a09.html The Left Party is using the war in Gaza as an opportunity to place itself unconditionally behind the German government’s foreign policy. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df26e643-24ae-4852-985b-ec8c37d64f6F/left-a09.html 2014-08-09T05:00:00Z Malaysian press charges Ukraine government shot down MH 17 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/09/mala-a09.html Given the tightly controlled character of the Malaysian media, it appears that the accusation that Kiev shot down MH17 has the imprimatur of the Malaysian state. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e9dcc1d6-379e-4827-9756-287bd15ad13N/mala-a09.html 2014-08-09T05:00:00Z Australian PM backs NATO threats against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/09/abbo-a09.html Abbott set out a pretext for US-led military aggression, accusing Russia of preparing to invade Ukraine. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/326b8cb5-ec2a-4612-920f-41a65241caaM/abbo-a09.html 2014-08-09T05:00:00Z Fed Report: Most US families can't raise $400 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/09/econ-a09.html More than two-thirds of Americans are no better off now than they were in the worst part of the 2008 downturn, according to a Federal Reserve survey released Friday. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57af7670-78df-4192-b0cb-cd071269c9aF/econ-a09.html 2014-08-09T05:00:00Z Snowden permitted to stay in Russia for three more years http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/09/snow-a09.html The move, which was furiously denounced by the US media and political establishment, comes amid the escalating US war drive against Russia. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/75f84f6d-f5cf-4220-8574-21726f392c3E/snow-a09.html 2014-08-09T05:00:00Z Japan’s defence white paper targets China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/09/japa-a09.html The Abe government is exploiting the “China threat” to press ahead with plans for Japanese remilitarisation. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08c24cb8-a50a-4b4c-80c8-49ae1836736J/japa-a09.html 2014-08-09T05:00:00Z German commission undermines parliametary approval requirement for military operations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/09/germ-a09.html Largely unnoticed by the public, a commission of former defence politicians as well as military experts has been working to repeal the requirement that military operations abroad obtain parliamentary approval. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d7b69edc-e476-4624-8e9c-38ca90ba684G/germ-a09.html 2014-08-09T05:00:00Z UK government attempts to conceal its involvement in rendition and torture http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/09/rend-a09.html The British government has approached the US in an attempt to censor information regarding Britain’s involvement in rendition and torture. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a5f4871-e8ea-43dc-89b6-96cf136106dD/rend-a09.html 2014-08-09T05:00:00Z Bank of America reaches $16 billion mortgage fraud settlement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/09/bank-a09.html Bank of America’s deal with the Obama administration is designed to ensure that no banker will be prosecuted for the bank’s role in the criminal practices that crashed the world economy. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e18efae-4682-41da-8916-43cca00cb05O/bank-a09.html 2014-08-09T05:00:00Z New Zealand: Internet-Mana parties wage bogus anti-establishment campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/09/nzin-a09.html Both parties represent layers of the upwardly mobile middle class, including IT professionals and Maori business leaders. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/55d1a83e-4bae-4d79-9eb9-ec15a917f2dM/nzin-a09.html 2014-08-09T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan SEP to hold public meeting in Colombo on world war threats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/09/sril-a09.html The SEP meeting will discuss the imperialist war drive and the fight for socialism. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5245b746-160f-4d12-a840-5715a86653aL/sril-a09.html 2014-08-09T05:00:00Z A key moment in the prehistory of the Enlightenment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/09/swer-a09.html Greenblatt’s controversial book <em>The Swerve: How the World Became Modern</em> won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and it has also come under attack as an “anti-religious diatribe.” Sat, 09 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fe432758-3790-4ffc-8fed-3b9e9546435N/swer-a09.html 2014-08-09T05:00:00Z Oppose the Israeli assault on Gaza! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/09/reso-a09.html This resolution was adopted unanimously by the Third National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party in the United States. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f34f240-9986-4ef5-8d42-5423a6e6799K/reso-a09.html 2014-08-09T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party (UK) holds meeting in Bradford against war in Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/09/brad-a09.html The meeting outlined a socialist strategy against war based on the unification of the international working class. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c7087ab-46f2-4ce8-bef1-4d8abb05cc7E/brad-a09.html 2014-08-09T05:00:00Z Bradford meeting: “What Israel is doing in Gaza is genocide—there is no other word for it” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/09/ints-a09.html Some of those attending the Bradford, West Yorkshire public meeting on the Gaza massacre spoke to the World Socialist Web Site . Sat, 09 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eee29146-805a-465b-907f-202d8c82349N/ints-a09.html 2014-08-09T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/09/labo-a09.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e9c1c6a2-1311-4a53-bab4-d7254380da2G/labo-a09.html 2014-08-09T05:00:00Z Obama authorises a new air war in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/08/iraq-a08.html Once again, US imperialism is playing the humanitarian card—the plight of Iraq’s Yazidi minority—to justify its predatory aims. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/382177a9-1cf8-4ad4-875f-0388d810b01F/iraq-a08.html 2014-08-08T05:00:00Z Alarm bells sound louder over danger of financial collapse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/08/pers-a08.html The policies pursued by the US Fed and other central banks are creating the conditions for another financial crash. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60607f75-7b99-4e11-a93d-543b19a3dd8H/pers-a08.html 2014-08-08T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan SEP and IYSSE demonstrate against Israeli assault on Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/08/srga-a08.html SEP/IYSSE demonstrators received a warm response from Colombo workers, students and youth. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/998b8181-c030-44a9-9d2a-2083e34307fO/srga-a08.html 2014-08-08T05:00:00Z US, NATO support the Ukrainian army’s bloody offensive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/08/ukra-a08.html Representatives of the United States, NATO and the EU have given their support to the bloody military offensive by the Ukrainian army on Thursday. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14cef4dc-8488-4489-8d6d-f1e44ae0de0H/ukra-a08.html 2014-08-08T05:00:00Z What lies behind the warmongering by Der Spiegel? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/08/spie-a08.html Germany’s leading news magazine, <em>Der Spiegel</em>, is demanding a confrontation with Russia. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d315b82-05e3-4ae1-88f2-76c7940976dG/spie-a08.html 2014-08-08T05:00:00Z University of Illinois blocks appointment of professor critical of Israeli crimes in Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/08/illi-a08.html AAUP union leader Cary Nelson has defended the university administration’s action. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd4474f9-132d-46bb-a9e6-7a3ad1a6d0dC/illi-a08.html 2014-08-08T05:00:00Z Florida courts prepare fast-track hearings for immigrant children http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/08/immi-a08.html Florida immigration courts are seeking to establish special “dockets” to speed up the process of hearing the cases of thousands of immigrant children who have recently arrived in the state. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0cae4245-851d-441e-98e1-950fa968467A/immi-a08.html 2014-08-08T05:00:00Z California’s 2014-2015 budget attacks education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/08/cali-a08.html Teachers and students are among those targeted to pay for the economic crisis. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e6fbd2d3-06fa-4157-8318-f73c2900193D/cali-a08.html 2014-08-08T05:00:00Z Turkey to hold first popular election for president http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/08/turk-a08.html Behind the turn to a popular election, all the major parties are lining up behind the ruling class’s drive toward authoritarian rule and war. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/591e4632-f8ad-4bf6-b459-aea4f01b96cL/turk-a08.html 2014-08-08T05:00:00Z Australian unemployment rate rises to highest level in 12 years http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/08/jobs-a08.html The July figures begin to show the impact of an ongoing tidal wave of job cuts, plus the lack of new jobs for young people. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/288e2592-724d-4f7b-9ead-f3a952d2881J/jobs-a08.html 2014-08-08T05:00:00Z London mayor threatens to dock pay of striking firefighters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/08/fire-a08.html Mayor Boris Johnson has previously imposed cuts to fire services, including the closure of fire stations. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49b17e61-0ba5-4fff-80fd-1d4ad89b59dC/fire-a08.html 2014-08-08T05:00:00Z Rosetta spacecraft becomes first manmade probe to orbit a comet http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/08/rose-a08.html The European Space Agency probe reached its target comet after a journey of more than ten years. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50955887-df10-4c40-b98c-16e383b0141P/rose-a08.html 2014-08-08T05:00:00Z Bruce Weber’s Detroit: “Projection” as truth? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/08/webe-a08.html The exhibition of the well-known fashion photographer’s work opened June 20 at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) and will run through September 7. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35fe069c-6282-48c1-b62c-78b6ffce32aN/webe-a08.html 2014-08-08T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/08/wkrs-a08.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2d351c17-cdc5-4a09-8cff-a440c179462M/wkrs-a08.html 2014-08-08T05:00:00Z Ukrainian offensive against Donetsk raises threat of war with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/07/ukra-a07.html The Ukrainian military is proceeding with enormous brutality against pro-Russian forces in east Ukraine, threatening to provoke an all-out war. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8eb66c0-4663-4f72-a057-58391a97040B/ukra-a07.html 2014-08-07T05:00:00Z The international significance of Australia’s World War I “celebrations” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/07/pers-a07.html Australia’s commemorations are part of a global offensive to condition the population to the deepening drive to war. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8fc5a10b-427f-4a32-99f7-3db0b78edeeK/pers-a07.html 2014-08-07T05:00:00Z Washington Post accuses Snowden of aiding Al Qaeda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/07/snow-a07.html The latest attack in the media campaign to smear NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden consists of the allegation that the documents he disclosed aided Al Qaeda. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1742d559-67b1-4f09-9c06-a894af9256bJ/snow-a07.html 2014-08-07T05:00:00Z Shaky truce holds in the Gaza Strip http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/07/gaza-a07.html The Palestinian enclave remains under siege, with Israel assured of US support should it restart its murderous offensive. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b2d1e7b-3786-48bc-873f-597335abfdfE/gaza-a07.html 2014-08-07T05:00:00Z Missouri carries out seventh execution of 2014 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/07/exec-a07.html Michael Worthington’s execution Wednesday in Missouri was the first carried out in the US since the two-hour lethal injection of Joseph Wood in Arizona on July 23. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fe5d335e-3236-4668-b37c-41f4cccd89aD/exec-a07.html 2014-08-07T05:00:00Z Special operations commander to head University of Texas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/07/texa-a07.html The governing board of the University of Texas unanimously selected Admiral William H. McRaven as the new chancellor. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4622b857-0c83-4966-ae8f-914fab2f72bI/texa-a07.html 2014-08-07T05:00:00Z First televised debate on Scottish independence referendum exposes fraud of “Yes” and “No” campaigns http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/07/scot-a07.html The most striking feature of the debate was that the growing economic and political crisis of global capitalism was not even hinted at. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7bff53f4-e89d-4b80-9e80-a7805144baaK/scot-a07.html 2014-08-07T05:00:00Z Business leader selected as new chair of UK schools inspectorate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/07/ofst-a07.html New UK schools inspectorate head David Hoare specialises in taking over failing enterprises, sacking workers, imposing cuts and restructuring work practices. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b74d19c-39d7-4475-978e-e3fda5f90b2I/ofst-a07.html 2014-08-07T05:00:00Z Austrian court delivers draconian verdict against student protester http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/07/stud-a07.html The Viennese court’s harsh sentencing of Josef S. is meant to deter all protesters from pursuing their democratic rights. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c04c688e-af2c-4033-9ec2-e5b57b69a17C/stud-a07.html 2014-08-07T05:00:00Z Political crisis intensifies over Australian austerity budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/07/budg-a07.html Because of the popular hostility to the key social spending cuts, none of the “cross-bench” senators feels able to publicly support them. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ec3f459a-d565-4b86-b35b-a7750c96a62B/budg-a07.html 2014-08-07T05:00:00Z Australian government moves to cut public sector pay and conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/07/dhsc-a07.html The proposed DHS agreement will create a benchmark to impose similar attacks on other federal public sector workers. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/824baa3d-8003-4ab3-b1f6-44d82e1a4dcG/dhsc-a07.html 2014-08-07T05:00:00Z Fifty years since the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/07/tonk-a07.html The US Congress voted near unanimously to authorize open-ended military action in Vietnam after a falsified account of supposed clashes between US naval warships and North Vietnamese PT boats in the Gulf of Tonkin. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e103f5d9-f8fe-4119-8e26-d96e0ee7687I/tonk-a07.html 2014-08-07T05:00:00Z US terror list ensnares hundreds of thousands http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/06/nsa-a06.html A newly leaked document reveals that over 40 percent of those named on a US terror watch list—some 280,000 people—do not even have an alleged connection to terrorism. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35e2ebf8-80ff-463b-a537-7421776d7ddA/nsa-a06.html 2014-08-06T05:00:00Z Washington plans for world war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/06/pers-a06.html A new report proposes a much more aggressive Pentagon policy, including preparing for war against nuclear-armed opponents. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5dfb0303-3455-40d3-8438-3b9490cb585M/pers-a06.html 2014-08-06T05:00:00Z New Snowden leak highlights collaboration between NSA and Israeli intelligence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/06/isnu-a06.html The NSA and Israeli ISNU cooperate to share and analyze data on governments throughout the Middle East. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bf4a98c1-4d90-4f4d-9ed4-ae894f855cfN/isnu-a06.html 2014-08-06T05:00:00Z Israel Defense Forces soldiers condemn destruction of Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/06/idfs-a06.html IDF company sergeant Eran Efrati published details on social media last week concerning the intentional targeting of civilians by Israeli soldiers in Gaza. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74f8898a-3125-4b93-a11a-4c22c6e715dK/idfs-a06.html 2014-08-06T05:00:00Z Ukrainian government forces deploy heavy weaponry as they encircle Donetsk http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/06/ukra-a06.html Latest UN figures show that 117,000 people have been forced out of their homes in eastern Ukraine, while an additional 168,000 have moved to Russia Wed, 06 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ffa3cf5-5b8f-4574-85d0-737ca5f74fcJ/ukra-a06.html 2014-08-06T05:00:00Z US spy plane incident raises more questions over MH17 crash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/06/side-a06.html Despite the insistence of the US and the European powers that Moscow is responsible for the July 17 crash of Malaysia Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine, they have not produced any credible evidence to back up their assertions. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40ebab0e-910d-4b1f-a469-4c8ea04cda4K/side-a06.html 2014-08-06T05:00:00Z Release of Senate report on torture stalled by CIA redactions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/06/tort-a06.html Obama has fronted for the CIA and tacitly supported its months-long efforts to undermine the Senate probe and delay the release of the Intelligence Committee’s findings. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f418f4f9-8996-4809-a531-a2699098a11A/tort-a06.html 2014-08-06T05:00:00Z European leaders use World War I commemoration to press for new wars http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/06/lieg-a06.html Attending the two days of commemorations in the Belgian city of Liège were representatives from 83 countries. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef4b7f93-e473-40aa-aab2-ef6b04e97b3F/lieg-a06.html 2014-08-06T05:00:00Z Australia: A barrage of pro-war propaganda to mark World War I centenary http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/06/warc-a06.html Australians are being bombarded with media coverage designed to glorify the 1914–18 war and prepare for another catastrophic conflict. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/266ab0b6-f563-4a43-8724-549ee5254caE/warc-a06.html 2014-08-06T05:00:00Z US major general killed in insider Afghan army attack http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/06/afgh-a06.html A two-star American major general was killed and many other US soldiers were injured by a member of the Afghan army. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c4c88a3-e365-4850-8e39-78ee5ac32d6O/afgh-a06.html 2014-08-06T05:00:00Z Australian government unveils sweeping new “terror” powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/06/terr-a06.html Abbott’s government again seized on the fraudulent pretext of stopping “jihadists” returning from Syria to justify police-state provisions. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0ebe8ac-efdf-42de-8683-fa271545ce8H/terr-a06.html 2014-08-06T05:00:00Z Federal report exposes “culture of violence” in New York City’s Rikers Island prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/06/rike-a06.html Teenaged prisoners are at special risk of sadistic and brutal treatment at the hands of corrections officers. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/09d4dcc5-8fa8-4d67-96d6-d7582d49ebeJ/rike-a06.html 2014-08-06T05:00:00Z Greek court frees men charged with attacking migrant workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/06/mano-a06.html Four men on trial for opening fire on a group of Bangladeshi strawberry pickers were freed by a Greek court. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07bc8340-f602-4872-a035-d6c81a69addP/mano-a06.html 2014-08-06T05:00:00Z Frictions over trade at US-India Strategic Dialogue http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/06/kery-a06.html Despite disagreements on economic issues, US and Indian leaders consolidated their strategic and military partnership directed against China. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b41d5a78-457e-49d7-81bd-74e5f73e2edM/kery-a06.html 2014-08-06T05:00:00Z Deadly gas explosion in Taiwanese city kills dozens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/06/taiw-a06.html Powerful blasts left deep craters throughout the city of Kaohsiung, destroying roads and homes and leaving thousands without electricity, water, or gas. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7583b38e-897c-4722-b5d8-dcced410d56A/taiw-a06.html 2014-08-06T05:00:00Z August 1914 and the myth of general enthusiasm for war in the German working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/06/germ-a06.html New scholarly publications provide evidence that opposition to the outbreak of the First World War was particularly strong within the working class. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b62703ab-4113-4c35-b3c6-fe4d21272f0K/germ-a06.html 2014-08-06T05:00:00Z Sage Francis’s <em>Copper Gone</em>: A critic, but frustrated http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/06/sage-a06.html Francis is best known for his passionate vocal performances and thought-provoking lyrics that express understandable anger at the conditions of modern society. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b2af7436-bccb-498f-923f-185fbbe3893F/sage-a06.html 2014-08-06T05:00:00Z Detroit water workers denounce shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/06/dwsd-a06.html Workers at the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department who voted down the city’s contract demands last week spoke on the cutoff of water service to tens of thousands of households. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/013a3fd6-10ba-4d1f-bd7a-683b6b3c39fC/dwsd-a06.html 2014-08-06T05:00:00Z Australia: SEP and IYSSE meetings discuss dangers of new world war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/06/wmee-a06.html Meetings called on the centenary of World War I discussed the necessity for a revolutionary socialist solution to prevent the eruption of a third world war. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c244c71d-ac7c-47b3-a451-d4ad570d731E/wmee-a06.html 2014-08-06T05:00:00Z Gaza death toll climbs over 1,800 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/05/gaza-a05.html The latest 72-hour ceasefire could evaporate just as quickly as the last. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76af773e-50b7-41af-b462-adf3268cb1bK/gaza-a05.html 2014-08-05T05:00:00Z One hundred years since the outbreak of World War I http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/05/pers-a05.html The only progressive solution was not the victory of one or another imperialist power, but the overthrow of the capitalist system. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0a57a64-0801-4e76-bc77-bb568b58db5A/pers-a05.html 2014-08-05T05:00:00Z Demonstration against Gaza massacre in Berlin: “Enough is enough!” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/05/berl-a05.html Despite a campaign of official intimidation, hundreds of people demonstrated in Berlin on Saturday against the Israeli war crimes in Gaza. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/514edcb3-9855-4f74-ae9c-fe6a5668fcbH/berl-a05.html 2014-08-05T05:00:00Z Anti-Gaza war demo in Manchester, UK http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/05/demo-a05.html Protestors in central Manchester speak out against Israel’s war crimes in Gaza. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc6113a2-e4b6-4635-84df-f086b18944aD/demo-a05.html 2014-08-05T05:00:00Z Protests in France against Israeli war on Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/05/frga-a05.html Demonstrators denounced the French government’s support for the onslaught against Gaza and its charges that opponents of Israeli policy are anti-Semites. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef03f138-71de-45c6-be3f-17ea49dd0ddB/frga-a05.html 2014-08-05T05:00:00Z Obama hosts Africa summit amid deepening global crises http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/05/afri-a05.html The summit, convened amid the crises in Gaza, Ukraine and Iraq, is part of a bid to compete with China in the scramble for African markets and resources. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d2f2b35f-0ac8-4bc1-b8b6-2fae431aa90M/afri-a05.html 2014-08-05T05:00:00Z EU, US intensify confrontation with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/05/ukra-a05.html The US and European Union are stepping up their campaign against Russia as the Ukrainian army intensifies its attack on the civilian population in the east of the country. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6eda82a1-dd1a-4e1a-a697-073eebfeaacP/ukra-a05.html 2014-08-05T05:00:00Z Earthquake in southern China leaves nearly 400 dead http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/05/chin-a05.html Eyewitnesses described the scenes as resembling a battlefield after bombardment. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a36ef7a3-6cf6-42b4-9d7a-841268d4975B/chin-a05.html 2014-08-05T05:00:00Z US researcher victimized over article opposing nuclear weapons http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/05/nucl-a05.html The Los Alamos National Laboratory fired respected security expert James Doyle after retroactively declaring his scholarly article classified. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/79285462-1c4e-40cd-bd0c-1bc0351b298L/nucl-a05.html 2014-08-05T05:00:00Z Canada’s telecoms aid state surveillance by handing over personal data http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/05/cana-a05.html Federal police agencies are making well over a million requests each year for personal subscriber information from the telecommunications companies. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57e7cb0e-6cf1-460b-8baf-b3e150a7e72O/cana-a05.html 2014-08-05T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan president appoints advisory panel to head off UN human rights inquiry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/05/sril-a05.html Rajapakse is attempting to give his own bogus inquiry some credibility, while signaling his willingness to accommodate to Washington. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a841118-c8fd-4625-bc2b-c1153512c5fD/sril-a05.html 2014-08-05T05:00:00Z Bogus agrarian reform ends in the Philippines http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/05/phil-a05.html Despite the limited character of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program, the Philippine Congress has ended any further acquisitions of private land. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd45ae73-e80e-4a5b-ba95-ad484f2f02aJ/phil-a05.html 2014-08-05T05:00:00Z Lloyds Bank admits fixing repo rate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/05/lloy-a05.html Lloyds, in which the British Treasury has a 24 percent stake following the bank’s collapse in 2008, admitted that four of its staff had defrauded the Treasury. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2702383c-7158-4ecc-8387-a1bad42f5dcO/lloy-a05.html 2014-08-05T05:00:00Z The return of German Great Power politics and the attacks on the historian Fritz Fischer http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/05/fisc-a05.html The Berlin political scientist Herfried Münkler is conducting a fierce campaign against Fritz Fischer, who has been a major influence on the understanding of German responsibility for the First World War. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c069090a-2312-4bbf-b31c-4670a2ab31cC/fisc-a05.html 2014-08-05T05:00:00Z Eastern Ukraine faces humanitarian crisis as Kiev steps up attack http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/04/ukra-a04.html Some 230,000 people are now internally displaced in Ukraine due to the civil war unleashed by the Western-backed regime in Kiev. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21cf97a5-94ae-4101-9484-3170c7cd22dD/ukra-a04.html 2014-08-04T05:00:00Z The slaughter in Gaza: A warning to the international working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/04/pers-a04.html The war crimes being carried out in Gaza today are the most brutal expression of what is being prepared against the international working class. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b97ed23-3380-4fa6-9722-97d76bf32b2N/pers-a04.html 2014-08-04T05:00:00Z Anti-conscription protests grow in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/04/prot-a04.html The Kiev regime has extended the military draft, introduced in May, mainly affecting young men aged between 18 and 25 years of age. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8629ea6-1a3b-4554-b69d-b360f09002eB/prot-a04.html 2014-08-04T05:00:00Z Protesters denounce UK and US support for Israeli military massacres http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/04/lond-a04.html Thousands of protestors gathered outside the Israeli embassy in London, Friday, to express their opposition to Israel’s attacks on the Gaza Strip Mon, 04 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ed877b54-6a31-4059-82da-99016e809a9B/lond-a04.html 2014-08-04T05:00:00Z Third week of protests in New Zealand over Gaza invasion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/04/nzga-a04.html Around 400 people protested in New Zealand’s capital city Wellington on Saturday against the murderous invasion of Gaza by the Israeli armed forces. Protesters marched through the central city, chanting “Israel! USA! How many kids did you kill today?” and “Free! Free! Palestine.” One placard charged Israel with carrying out war crimes. It was the third week of rallies and marches that have attracted thousands of people in Wellington, Auckland and regional centres. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/945907cc-ead6-4518-9688-c0338d43d86H/nzga-a04.html 2014-08-04T05:00:00Z Deadly auto parts plant explosion in China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/04/chin-a04.html A blast at an aluminum plant in eastern China on Saturday morning has left 71 dead and nearly 200 injured. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c1d5730c-fed6-40f7-aa71-f087b29a77fM/chin-a04.html 2014-08-04T05:00:00Z Contamination leaves 400,000 Ohioans without tap water http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/04/tole-a04.html An algae bloom caused by fertilizer run-off has poisoned Toledo, Ohio’s water supply, cutting 400,000 off from tap water. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a564a48-fcfe-4343-b37f-af8a15386ddD/tole-a04.html 2014-08-04T05:00:00Z House of Representatives authorizes constitutional lawsuit against Obama http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/04/suit-a04.html Behind the façade of bitter partisan divisions, the two big business parties are united in attacking the social conditions and democratic rights of the working class. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6ca5378d-6251-44bf-a70d-de33326f769B/suit-a04.html 2014-08-04T05:00:00Z US immigration attorney: “I deal with great numbers of children and young adults fleeing violence and poverty” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/04/immi-a04.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> spoke with a prominent attorney in Los Angeles who specializes in immigration cases. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/674e0918-a82f-4378-88cd-0f0e9d40ec7O/immi-a04.html 2014-08-04T05:00:00Z US markets in biggest fall for six months http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/04/mark-a04.html US markets fell this week on fear that the Fed may tighten interest rates sooner than expected and a report showing a rise in labour costs. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba461c24-1227-404a-8ae4-0993df623eaO/mark-a04.html 2014-08-04T05:00:00Z The lessons of August 4, 1914 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/04/augu-a04.html One hundred years ago, the social democracy’s vote for war credits in World War I sounded the death knell of the epoch of national programs for the working class. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/866ae543-c518-4d19-8c91-0cafdfdb889M/augu-a04.html 2014-08-04T05:00:00Z New York judge upholds US efforts to seize emails from Microsoft http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/04/micr-a04.html A New York judge ruled that the US government has jurisdiction over all data stored overseas by US companies. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/82a2f42f-13fd-4bd7-9227-80862f6f632E/micr-a04.html 2014-08-04T05:00:00Z Death of Eric Garner at hands of New York police ruled a homicide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/04/garn-a04.html The authorities admit that the death of the Staten Island man was caused by a police chokehold. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b53532eb-ea25-4e96-acc7-e2487d72a3aN/garn-a04.html 2014-08-04T05:00:00Z German expenditure for weapons research has more than doubled since 2010 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/04/germ-a04.html The growing involvement of universities in military research projects is a component of the return of German militarism. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e010e48-7362-43d2-8595-179080560b1E/germ-a04.html 2014-08-04T05:00:00Z Thai junta installs military-dominated assembly http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/04/thai-a04.html The assembly’s composition is another indication that the army intends to cling to power for a protracted period. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee878704-2f97-44a8-88d7-8709bfc1616P/thai-a04.html 2014-08-04T05:00:00Z This week in history: August 4-10 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/04/twih-a04.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/657e3c21-feeb-40b0-be81-15320a9a0b5M/twih-a04.html 2014-08-04T05:00:00Z <em>Dawn of the Planet of the Apes</em>, or <em>Yawn of the Planet of the Apes</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/04/apes-a04.html The original <em>Planet of the Apes</em> (1968), directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, with Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall, was fairly silly, but it was not mean-spirited and had a certain humor to it. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/275c45ec-d561-4115-9698-76f1c54a008G/apes-a04.html 2014-08-04T05:00:00Z Low turnout at Detroit “Water Affordability” stunt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/04/wate-a08.html The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department held a public relations event on the city’s impoverished east side as it prepares to resume mass water shutoffs. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/316b209d-2508-463d-aeec-8e563a3243dD/wate-a08.html 2014-08-04T05:00:00Z Israel intensifies Gaza slaughter after ceasefire collapses http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/02/gaza-a02.html Confident of Washington’s backing, the Israeli government was never serious about abiding by the ceasefire or entering talks with Palestinian factions in Egypt. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96178215-0bdd-4eec-9e89-33b7f434fd5D/gaza-a02.html 2014-08-02T05:00:00Z Obama defends CIA torturers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/02/pers-a02.html The president declared his “full confidence” in CIA Director John Brennan one day after the agency admitted it had engaged in illegal spying on a Senate committee investigating its Bush-era torture program. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/db214635-827a-4126-bc82-6ab3d97677bK/pers-a02.html 2014-08-02T05:00:00Z Video blog on Gaza devastation by British Channel 4 News presenter attracts wide audience http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/02/snow-a02.html News presenter Jon Snow: “If you decide to throw missiles, shells ... then you will undoubtedly kill children. And that is what [the Israeli government] are doing.” Sat, 02 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a451cfa-921f-4420-a688-69a2a59b28eF/snow-a02.html 2014-08-02T05:00:00Z European Union’s confrontation with Russia raises tensions in Moldova http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/02/mold-a02.html Following the government’s signing of an association agreement with the EU at the end of June, the economy is suffering under counter-measures taken by Russia. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b85736ba-bed4-4c4e-a78d-34f612f64dcE/mold-a02.html 2014-08-02T05:00:00Z Influential Washington think tank pushes US war drive in the South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/02/csis-a02.html The worsening tensions in the South China Sea have been fueled at every turn by Washington, with the CSIS think tank playing a leading role. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4978f62-6462-47b1-b397-171668cba6eF/csis-a02.html 2014-08-02T05:00:00Z State Department acknowledges widespread torture in leaked memo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/02/memo-a02.html An internal State Department memo accidentally emailed to a journalist exposes the Obama administration’s continued efforts to cover up CIA torture programs. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40babdb5-a066-4ded-830a-853f83e728cB/memo-a02.html 2014-08-02T05:00:00Z Mediocre US jobs report points to ongoing unemployment crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/02/jobs-a02.html The US economy added 209,000 jobs in July, below analysts’ predictions and less than the amount of jobs needed to keep up with population growth. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56721cd4-0ed5-405a-a664-0f8a8a7879aH/jobs-a02.html 2014-08-02T05:00:00Z Vigilante groups patrol the US-Mexico border http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/02/vigi-a02.html Chauvinism whipped up by the political establishment has found expression in vigilante groups along the Texas border. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f1ded948-6904-4acf-ad81-a3256048ba8A/vigi-a02.html 2014-08-02T05:00:00Z California: Immigrants eligible for Medicaid may not receive coverage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/02/daca-a02.html The expansion of Medicaid in California under Obama’s Affordable Care Act has been falsely promoted as a huge success. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/981cdad3-42e7-4d96-ba6a-829102b755eG/daca-a02.html 2014-08-02T05:00:00Z Guy Charron, 1962-2014: Canadian fighter for Trotskyism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/02/guyc-a02.html It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of Guy Charron, a leader of the Socialist Equality Party (Canada) and a daily collaborator in the work of the WSWS. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d4a42c3b-745c-4fd1-bd1c-d418a239e51D/guyc-a02.html 2014-08-02T05:00:00Z Wave of traffic fatalities in Detroit highlights disrepair of infrastructure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/02/traf-a02.html The increasing number of traffic accidents and fatalities takes place under conditions where Detroit’s public lighting system is collapsing. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92701637-76f3-4cfc-a318-0e6edb712ccO/traf-a02.html 2014-08-02T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/02/labo-a02.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/feb51361-522e-454f-b496-1ebcbe78b1cH/labo-a02.html 2014-08-02T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/02/wkrs-a02.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d530128d-0262-4feb-b2fc-bc5b9ddf553P/wkrs-a02.html 2014-08-02T05:00:00Z Israel calls up more troops to join Gaza slaughter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/gaza-a01.html The death toll among Palestinians is nearing 1,500, including more than 300 children. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1f9c58f3-8838-4129-ab12-81c1cdba1b0K/gaza-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z A law unto themselves: The CIA and the torture cover-up http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/pers-a01.html An admission by the CIA that its employees spied on the US Senate as part of the cover-up of torture highlights the unchecked power of the military-intelligence apparatus in the United States. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8517dbd6-7c9f-4953-9495-9e622c18b05J/pers-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z Charges of anti-Semitism used to intimidate and criminalise opponents of war in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/anti-a01.html While millions of people are deeply shocked by the brutal bombardment by the Israeli army of Gaza, politicians and media commentators in Germany have attacked opponents of the war. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11a06df8-6127-41e5-bf3c-c610ed53a5fG/anti-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z Ukrainian parliament approves deployment of foreign armed forces to crash site http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/uita-a01.html An investigative team is serving as an expeditionary force for armed forces from Australia and the Netherlands, amid continued fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0a47d86-2af3-412a-8f05-fa95c6c6d82B/uita-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z UK parliamentary panel demands NATO prepare for confrontation with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/nato-a01.html The proposal would have NATO broaden the terms in its founding treaty that trigger collective action in the event of an “armed attack” on an ally. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8c76573-de29-4c5b-a415-70636e7c705M/nato-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z Australian pseudo-lefts line up behind US war preparations against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/salt-a01.html After remaining silent for days on the downing of MH17, Socialist Alternative is providing grist to the mill of the US-led war drive against Russia. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c57e7d39-1cce-4f60-98c0-40d4f82b347I/salt-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z Maine governor met repeatedly with violent ultra-right group http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/main-j01.html Republican Governor Paul LePage held a series of meetings with members of a neo-fascist group that had called for executing prominent state Democrats. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d391c527-c4ed-4230-8dee-9870b7c92a0C/main-j01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z US court forces Argentina into default http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/arge-a01.html The action threatens to worsen Argentina’s economic conditions, while setting the stage for far more explosive debt crises internationally. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20a79c83-3bd6-4acd-bd26-37e804f0811F/arge-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z US boosts missile sales to Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/iraq-a01.html The deal is part of the Obama administration’s efforts to shore up the Baghdad regime and US interests in the region. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53bd1a60-924d-4482-9711-527dda83261M/iraq-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z Wisconsin high court rules public workers have no constitutional right to organize http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/wisc-a01.html In a reactionary ruling with far-ranging implications for democratic rights, the state supreme court upheld Republican Governor Scott Walker’s 2011 anti-worker law. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f19f065c-3b89-43aa-89a7-86e55307c47F/wisc-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z Hundreds of undocumented migrants begin hunger strike at Tacoma, Washington detention facility http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/immi-a01-a01.html The strikers will fast for 75 hours to protest conditions at the facility and President Obama’s policy of mass deportations. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a9e76d2-6c0d-45fc-9efe-80cd08f1f7dJ/immi-a01-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z Los Angeles water main break points to failing national infrastructure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/wate-a01.html Tuesday’s water main break at the University of California Los Angeles underscores the danger of the failing, ancient, water infrastructure beneath the nation’s cities. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2bebe98f-5251-4d2f-b223-a4a4cfeae85N/wate-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z Ebola epidemic highlights poverty in Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/ebol-a01.html Sierra Leone has mobilized its military and Liberia has closed its schools in response to the uncontained Ebola outbreak. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2df2b90e-16bf-4e1a-803b-67f48c24e12A/ebol-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z Less than 40 percent of Canadian jobless eligible for benefits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/unem-a01.html In the 1980s, just prior to the beginning of the assault on benefits launched by successive Conservative and Liberal governments, up to 85 percent of unemployed workers were eligible to collect jobless benefits. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d6d79618-0e18-40ef-9c3e-d22629e2463D/unem-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z Foreword to <em>The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/unfi-a01.html This essay by David North is the foreword to <em>The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century</em>, now available for pre-order at Mehring Books. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b1e4e51-8f30-430a-a0de-9278e2ef181O/unfi-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z Detroit kindergartens “experiment” with 100-student class sizes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/kind-a01.html An eastside school, located in one of Detroit’s high poverty areas, has elected to combine all kindergartners together, cramming 100 five-year-olds into a single class. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/10938256-47e7-4ffb-9777-ace1e52253aM/kind-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z German drug company covered-up deadly side effects of anticoagulant Pradaxa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/prad-a01.html The drug used for patients suffering from atrial fibrillation has a grave side effect: internal and irreversible bleeding. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c1ffb606-d282-4fc3-9f41-6b010791dfaC/prad-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z John le Carré’s <em>A Most Wanted Man</em> brought to the screen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/most-a01.html The film deals with post-9/11 intrigues and conflicts between European and American spy agencies triggered by the illegal arrival in Germany of a suspicious young Chechen Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a117d766-a806-4eae-bb66-bd10d1eeb61K/most-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party (UK) public meeting August 4: Oppose the bombardment of Gaza! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/meet-a01.html What is unfolding in Gaza is a calculated war crime against a defenceless population of 1.8 million Palestinians. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba2c3132-43ab-4ef0-9f75-18b31bd5313D/meet-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z Kiev regime’s assault on east Ukraine blocks access to MH17 crash site http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/31/ukra-j31.html The Western-backed Kiev regime’s offensive in east Ukraine continues, blocking any access to the crash site of Malaysia flight MH17 and provoking appeals from the Netherlands, home to most of the victims. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e403b8a-c26b-434b-89db-05b8e6d71a6P/ukra-j31.html 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z Gaza, Ukraine and the fraud of “human rights” imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/31/pers-j31.html As the horrific images of the latest massacres emerged from Gaza, newspapers carried the report that the Obama administration had agreed with the EU to impose sweeping sanctions—not against Israel, but against Russia. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf1e2838-8313-4b33-ad6e-3169b2ece28J/pers-j31.html 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z Former US intelligence personnel challenge Obama to present evidence of Russian complicity in MH17 crash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/31/side-j31.html The memorandum was prepared by the VIPS Steering Group led by NSA whistleblower William Binney. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2153f830-363d-4dc2-8096-fcc243efef7N/side-j31.html 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z Australia: Two significant reactions to the MH17 tragedy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/31/mh17-j31.html Two Australian families of those killed in the MH17 disaster have made statements that stand out in stark contrast to much of the commentary in the corporate media. They differ sharply from the Australian government’s agenda of exploiting the tragedy as part of the US-led campaign against Russia and pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fe5db688-5329-4a8a-8a07-3ab8e0ab880B/mh17-j31.html 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z Thousands imprisoned, some executed, based on false FBI lab reports http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/31/hair-j31.html A Department of Justice inquiry has found hundreds of instances in which FBI forensic units provided false information. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d7a2181f-b5f9-497e-8736-a014236727bG/hair-j31.html 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z US rearms Israel as its war crimes mount in Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/31/warc-j31.html The Pentagon’s announcement laid bare the hypocrisy of the Obama administration’s expressions of “concern” about Israel’s killing of Palestinian civilians. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d5b75f0a-3b98-460f-ab7a-086cd2d0e41D/warc-j31.html 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z Filmmakers, actors, writers and doctors denounce Israeli violence against Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/31/gaza-j31.html The murderous assault on the population of the Gaza Strip has horrified and outraged masses of people across the globe. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11940ea9-af27-4db5-a4c2-cff93001a91J/gaza-j31.html 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z US prosecutors routinely violate attorney-client privilege http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/31/pros-j31.html The fact that prosecutors systematically read emails between inmates and their attorneys reveals a corroded legal system. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dbc76105-86da-4123-87ee-c3bb0414a7fB/pros-j31.html 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z General Electric buys up Alstom http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/31/alst-j31.html Thousands of workers will pay the price for General Electric’s recent acquisition of Alstom’s energy sector. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d8e4747-291f-4e9d-b304-e99f2b6f202N/alst-j31.html 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z US economy grew at 4.0 percent in second quarter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/31/econ-j31.html The US economy grew at an annualized rate of 4.0 percent in the second quarter, following a 2.1 percent contraction in the first three months of 2014. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08bd3167-09ff-4964-8acf-a7231b1fa95A/econ-j31.html 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z Deepening water crisis in California driven by drought, wildfires and infrastructure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/31/cali-j31.html A burst water main flooded the UCLA campus with 20 million gallons of water during the worst ongoing drought in California history. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1576ef76-18e4-4849-92f7-5b3753e2496P/cali-j31.html 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z The politics of the Detroit People’s Water Board http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/31/dpwb-j31.html The campaign mounted by the People’s Water Board against water shutoffs is aimed at channeling popular opposition behind the Democratic Party and trade union bureaucracy. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f36a8bef-8aaf-4137-9066-df1b20b3a5aN/dpwb-j31.html 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z US officials push for closer military-strategic ties with India http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/31/kery-j31.html The Secretary of State and Defense Secretary are visiting India to strengthen the partnership between the two countries as Washington intensifies its war preparations against China and Russia. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/daa10a59-25a6-4fa4-a824-ad36a6ede56C/kery-j31.html 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z Constitutional crisis unfolds in the Philippines http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/31/phil-j31.html The bitter political infighting in ruling circles is fueled by mounting social crisis, the pressure of US imperialism, and the drive towards dictatorship. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43719a3a-5043-4123-91a2-fa5dbdae037M/phil-j31.html 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z Detroit water workers reject concession demands http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/31/detr-j31.html As the city shuts off service to tens of thousands of residents, Detroit water workers rejected a contract offer that opens the way for the privatization of the water system. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd1b9479-a514-4895-8bff-7748d4a2935P/detr-j31.html 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z Interview with Professor Ian Duncan on Sir Walter Scott: The novel “as a kind of total environment of human life” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/31/dunc-j31.html Ian Duncan is the author of an introduction to a Penguin Classics edition of <em>Waverley</em> and currently teaches at the University of California, Berkeley. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34fab4de-f8fa-414a-8b0d-71dcb3a0470J/dunc-j31.html 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z Israel carries out heaviest bombardment of Gaza war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/gaza-j30.html Tel Aviv claimed it had hit 110 “terror targets,” as its bombs and shells demolished Gaza’s only power plant while killing and wounding hundreds of civilians. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e36c1dd0-cfe5-4ae8-ac35-77269459371H/gaza-j30.html 2014-07-30T05:00:00Z Are you ready for nuclear war? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/pers-j30.html This is the question that everyone should be asking him- or herself in light of the developments since the destruction of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71e5d50d-7a62-4cac-826e-b4438bc538eK/pers-j30.html 2014-07-30T05:00:00Z EU imposes its first sanctions against the Russian economy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/sanc-j30.html The EU sanctions are meant to force Russia to its knees economically, politically destabilize it, and bring about regime-change in Moscow. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e929433e-9585-416e-86a1-8e0be035bdeB/sanc-j30.html 2014-07-30T05:00:00Z Ukrainian government offensive blocks MH17 investigation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/ukra-j30.html The US and its allies have remained virtually silent on Kiev’s military offensive in this particular location, launched just as investigators were due to arrive. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28f40eac-2b12-4566-b112-4ba92621332F/ukra-j30.html 2014-07-30T05:00:00Z ISIS: The jihadist movement stamped “Made in America” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/isis-j30.html The US, the major European powers, and their regional allies all previously lent financial, military and political support to ISIS and similar groups. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e77240f9-7c8f-4504-b667-75002e01015G/isis-j30.html 2014-07-30T05:00:00Z Debt delinquency soars in US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/debt-j30.html About one-third of adults in the US—some 77 million people—have debt in collections, meaning it is six months past due or more. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2e15191-5a41-4774-b28e-3b258deae57E/debt-j30.html 2014-07-30T05:00:00Z New York residents speak out against police violence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/nycp-j30.html The police killing of Staten Island resident Eric Garner has sparked broad outrage against the daily brutality unleashed on working people in New York City by police. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/634b2535-4ca3-4b11-a6e0-b476f34513dH/nycp-j30.html 2014-07-30T05:00:00Z Democratic senator boasts NSA “reform” bill vetted by US intelligence agencies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/free-j30.html The bill seeks to institutionalize the bulk collection of telephone records by the NSA. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36dfe209-684c-4bb3-9b65-ada1c8ca829C/free-j30.html 2014-07-30T05:00:00Z Bipartisan US veterans’ health deal provides $10 billion for private care http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/vete-j30.html The scandal at Veterans Affairs has been seized on as a pretext for opening up veterans’ health care to privatization. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/abcacd45-07e4-4e4b-a089-5df5c3b1eccN/vete-j30.html 2014-07-30T05:00:00Z China’s former security chief Zhou Yongkang investigated for corruption http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/zhou-j30.html Zhou, an ex-member of the Politburo Standing Committee, China’s top leadership body, is the highest-ranking official ever to be brought up on corruption charges. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/75cf349c-95f8-4cd1-9873-f38f618a927N/zhou-j30.html 2014-07-30T05:00:00Z British court to hear bulk of terrorism trial in secret http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/tria-j30.html Britain’s ruling elite are working to put a system in place that would permit people to be locked up for life without anyone knowing about it. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b86deb6c-2f7d-4fe5-a122-b32df7a7856J/tria-j30.html 2014-07-30T05:00:00Z Unemployed Australians to be forced to apply for 40 jobs a month http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/dole-j30.html The new rules are designed to cut thousands off welfare benefits, and coerce them into low-paid work. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d17d3d7-895f-46b1-bf5c-ea72bd2f3bbC/dole-j30.html 2014-07-30T05:00:00Z Australia: Victorian bushfire settlement covers up political culpability http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/bush-j30.html While insurance companies recouped their losses, devastated families will have to wait many months for small compensation payments. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5c9174d-3e52-4907-80e6-3dc6cd0ea04L/bush-j30.html 2014-07-30T05:00:00Z Detroit water workers denounce demands for concessions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/detr-j30.html Members of the Socialist Equality Party spoke to workers as they voted on a new contract that would strip them of basic job protections and pave the way for the privatization of the water system. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8694d29-7766-4b99-9438-ba7064d1506L/detr-j30.html 2014-07-30T05:00:00Z <em>Mad Men</em>, season seven, first half: A step forward for US television? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/madm-j30.html The AMC series, about an ad agency in the 1960s, has attracted a great deal of attention for its efforts to recreate the social atmosphere and circumstances of those years. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5bbe1bdb-8c03-459e-b52a-587fa61db0bI/madm-j30.html 2014-07-30T05:00:00Z Record-low US primary voting shows mass alienation from two-party system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/prim-j29.html Popular participation in Democratic midterm primaries has fallen by 70 percent over the past 44 years. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/224ed70d-330a-47bf-b11a-d60020a472cN/prim-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z The Libyan catastrophe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/pers-j29.html The catastrophe in Libya is an indictment not only of the imperialist powers, but also of pro-imperialist academics and pseudo-left parties they mobilized to support the war. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7fa92211-37fc-4d9d-9485-307b23fa34bC/pers-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z US, Europe to boost sanctions on Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/ukra-j29.html European support for tougher sanctions reflects both pressure from Washington and a determination to exploit the MH17 crash to the hilt. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e63606e9-2789-4479-9890-6036984b77cL/ukra-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z Right-wing gutter journalism: Der Spiegel rails against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/spie-j29.html In the aftermath of the crash of flight MH17 over Ukraine, the tirades against Russia in the German press have intensified. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07a46ea5-3abe-4442-9273-6f24ad551e3E/spie-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z Thousands in Israel protest against Gaza bombardment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/isra-j29.html The protests against war give the lie to the Israeli government claims that its actions are supported by the vast majority of Israeli society. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91eb4c6f-1122-4a92-bfc3-c06870653acB/isra-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z Gaza braces for new onslaught as Israel vows to expand war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/gaza-j29.html Netanyahu brushed aside UN and US appeals for an unconditional ceasefire, vowing to escalate and prolong the slaughter in Gaza. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7503cba-8cdf-4b42-9e93-7c0935cccc2F/gaza-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z Internationally renowned conductor Daniel Barenboim speaks out in sympathy with the Palestinians http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/bare-j29.html The world-famous conductor and pianist speaks for millions around the world, including many people in Israel itself. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3ff4ceb-24b9-42e2-9182-9e2b4765ddaP/bare-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z Ebola outbreak kills hundreds in West Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/ebol-j29.html Liberia has closed most of its borders in response to an Ebola outbreak that has killed one doctor and infected two others. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9bb43d85-0716-40ed-8a26-495a732962eN/ebol-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z Alabama judges override juries to impose death sentences http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/alab-j29.html Judges in Alabama have overridden jury sentences in capital cases in order to impose the death penalty 101 times since the 1980s. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc737bd8-04da-4678-a851-d1bd3765f06A/alab-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z US Centers for Disease Control anthrax investigations reveal widespread safety issues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/cdcp-j29.html In the wake of a massive budget cut in 2013, an investigation probing the anthrax scare at several CDC labs found a culture of “insufficient” safety. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bf6889d1-d0a2-4302-a7a5-8868f37becaD/cdcp-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z Action “unlikely” against police officers involved in UK secret spying operation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/poli-j29.html Special Demonstration Squad operatives infiltrated hundreds of organisations, concentrating on “extreme left-wing/extreme right-wing” groups and “animal rights/environmental” activists. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/433f8738-142d-464a-9f11-45272b2dff5G/poli-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z British university system faces collapse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/unis-j29.html Britain’s universities increasingly rely on private philanthropists for their funding. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5236b33b-36fa-45ff-abf5-64d429c4eaeH/unis-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z German firm WMF plans elimination of 700 jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/wmf-j29.html The main shareholder in the WMF group is the New York-based investment firm KKR. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a0638e9-5b3c-41fe-a742-b07688fc6f7B/wmf-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z Pakistan’s government mobilises the army in Islamabad http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/paki-j29.html Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s move amounts to establishing military rule in the capital. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/608b5760-9ffb-496b-9e1b-b9b96f528c1P/paki-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z Tamil refugees offloaded into remote Australian detention camp http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/refu-j29.html The asylum seekers will now be interrogated by consular officials from India, the very country they fled about six weeks ago. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f9477ca-de54-47b8-953e-00240711039L/refu-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z For a political struggle by Detroit workers against Orr’s bankruptcy plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/dwsd-j29.html The following statement is being distributed to Detroit Water and Sewerage Department workers who are voting on the city’s contract proposal today. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fabcb7ec-9952-4f80-ba2e-f4bb6043a7fN/dwsd-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/wkrs-j29.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76e5039e-68b9-4c7c-81a5-08411979d0aC/wkrs-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z Israel resumes its onslaught on Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/gzld-j28.html Netanyahu’s government has refused to even entertain Hamas’s terms for an end to the carnage. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/743f7696-89f6-4b5f-8113-4f32b34e2e2K/gzld-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z The financial bubble economy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/pers-j28.html The open secret of the US economy is that the extraordinary rise in the stock markets is entirely disconnected from the real economy. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/00383586-4345-43c8-92a9-dc34d5f9b11C/pers-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Egypt leads Arab regimes in facilitating Israel’s assault on Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/arab-j28.html Israel’s latest onslaught on Gaza was closely coordinated with Egypt, which evacuated its border guards in Rafah to avoid bombardment. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6392ef0a-2684-489e-b8a9-bfda4fef62eD/arab-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Rallies held in the US and around the world against Israeli invasion of Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/prot-j28.html Reporters from the WSWS spoke to people attending rallies across the US, in Canada, and Europe. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3149de0e-c0be-4d99-9b30-e6db8e97bb2K/prot-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Hundreds march in Dearborn, Michigan against Israeli crimes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/dear-j28.html Large crowds of workers and youth demonstrated against Israel’s war crimes in Gaza outside the Dearborn City Hall on Saturday. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/744c78a3-05b5-4314-96c1-d7b6971a160K/dear-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Protests spread across Europe against Israeli war on Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/euga-j28.html On Friday and Saturday, thousands of people marched across Europe to protest the Israeli military onslaught in Gaza strip that has killed over 1,000 Palesntinians. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/39bd75e4-4603-4bf5-9a3c-3c55ea29a0fG/euga-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Toronto demonstration denounces Gaza assault, Canadian complicity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/cana-j28.html More than four thousand people took to the streets of downtown Toronto last Saturday to denounce the Israeli government’s murderous assault on Gaza. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca294817-518e-4f4b-a249-e162f1fe8ccI/cana-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z US evacuates Libyan embassy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/liby-j28.html The abandonment of its embassy in Tripoli is the latest debacle for US imperialism in the Middle East and North Africa. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8253a219-d45d-46d4-855a-bd429fa273bH/liby-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Washington threatens to intervene in east Ukraine fighting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/uesc-j28.html The Obama administration is preparing “real time” targeting information on the location of Russian-backed separatist fighters to the Ukrainian armed forces. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2bdcdbe9-48b7-4b6c-8042-9fb7f021217K/uesc-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Obama administration grants architects of torture sneak peak at Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA programs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/tort-j28.html President Obama is allowing a dozen current and former CIA officials access to the still-classified Senate Intelligence Committee report in advance of its expected August publication. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0891a73-f492-4098-9f48-558fb923b2dF/tort-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z CEO says Boeing plans to keep its workers “cowering” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/boei-j28.html In a discussion with Wall Street analysts on Boeing’s second quarter showing, CEO McNerney bragged that “employees will still be cowering” if he stays on a few more years as chief executive. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/70004bc1-719d-4a93-b05e-5e2a61051a3O/boei-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z More New York police violence captured on video http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/garn-j28.html The enormous and growing social inequality that is the defining feature of American capitalism inevitably requires police repression. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3658585-d4c7-47bf-ab53-f8665f7e575M/garn-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z German neo-Nazi trial: Why is Zschäpe silent? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/germ-j28.html A judge in Munich has rejected the request of the main defendant in the NSU trial to dismiss her public defenders. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e0f86d66-ea2c-4f69-af3c-e719efac323A/germ-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Britain’s “Healthier Together” sets agenda for health cuts in Manchester http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/heal-j28.html The Conservative Liberal Democrat government has taken major steps towards dismantling Britain’s National Health Service. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bc2dca32-7e9a-497f-9985-21d447866adB/heal-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Serbian Parliament passes labour reforms http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/serb-j28.html Official unemployment has risen to nearly 25 percent and is above 50 percent for youth while the average monthly wage remains extremely low at about €380 (US$515). Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a37edf8-c852-43e8-862d-8e8a625923cF/serb-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z NZ Labour Party plans to reverse burden of proof in rape cases http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/nzrp-j28.html Labour is exploiting gender-based identity politics and a hysterical campaign about “rape culture” to propose the abolition of a fundamental legal principle. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f0d9538-7cd9-4863-b84f-dc5b4822853G/nzrp-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z New Zealand: Thousands protest against Israel's assault on Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/nzga-j28.html Thousands of people protested in the New Zealand cities of Auckland and Wellington on Saturday, for the second week in a row, to express their outrage over Israel's murderous assault on Gaza. The protests attracted a broad cross-section of people, including many young workers and students, and people from Palestinian and Middle Eastern backgrounds. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3361cfc0-06a4-4e13-94bc-9026dae1df5D/nzga-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z This week in history: July 28-August 3 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/twih-j28.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d023d6dd-1b1c-41d6-9598-586b348725bD/twih-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z <em>Lost for Life</em>: Children locked away in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/lost-j28.html The film’s web site reports the staggering, and scandalous, fact that more than “2,000 people in the US are serving life-without-parole sentences for crimes they committed as juveniles.” Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40497a7e-32d2-491a-adbe-4a6987324ddP/lost-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: Workers and youth speak about Workers Inquiry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/inqu-j28.html ”Through the meeting’s reports, I understood the root cause of industrial pollution is capitalism.” Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8238fa7c-a309-4fba-b184-c3ffa2fe7b9O/inqu-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Court-appointed “monitor” to enforce Detroit bankruptcy plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/moni-j28.html Like the emergency manager, the unelected Plan Monitor will be solely accountable to powerful financial interests. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/58953dcb-82c9-419c-8594-177c5f56b30O/moni-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Israel rejects Kerry’s Gaza ceasefire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/gaza-j26.html The unanimous vote of the Israeli security cabinet signaled that Tel Aviv intends to expand the massacre of Palestinians. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d6a5880-f092-4f5f-bdb7-81dd71f52f8B/gaza-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Arizona’s two-hour execution and the brutalization of America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/pers-j26.html The execution of Joseph Wood exemplifies the brutality meted out on a regular basis by the ruling establishment in 21st century America. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c855564-ea62-4ed6-aac1-d2e9c70730eI/pers-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z India covers up Israeli war crimes in Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/indi-j26.html In the guise of neutrality, the Indian government supported Israel’s justification for its criminal actions. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5845d203-fce6-4af6-a17d-971d7e7ababM/indi-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Canada’s New Democratic Party supports Israeli war crimes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/cana-j26.html Canada’s social democratic New Democratic Party has come under criticism for its failure to denounce the assault on Gaza being carried out by the Israeli government. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4542c113-61da-4edb-8c10-7e39fe32e3aD/cana-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Russian media allege flight MH17 shot down by Ukrainian missile unit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/ukra-j26.html Citing Ukrainian security sources, Russian news agencies report that a Ukrainian anti-aircraft unit accidentally shot down the Malaysian airliner. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3831e9b6-c42a-4242-ad1a-308d033cc50P/ukra-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Provocative Australian-Dutch push for security forces at MH17 crash site http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/mh17-j26.html There is nothing benign about what Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott described yesterday as “a humanitarian mission”. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/290ad7ac-bf0e-43f7-aabd-0079302bcb5N/mh17-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Obama summit with Central American leaders plans “massive” deportation of immigrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/imm1-j26.html Obama and three Central American presidents discussed stepped-up funding of local military forces to halt the flow of immigrants. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4807a783-e0d1-4af9-b632-b6416c9626eI/imm1-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Federal guidelines lay out loose criteria for terrorism watch list http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/list-j26.html US officials have adopted procedures that allow virtually anyone to be designated a “suspected” or “known” terrorist by intelligence agencies, subjecting them to increased monitoring. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d8687cd-5a3b-4911-b3b9-7e7635f29c4E/list-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Interview with US immigrants’ rights activist: “This administration has been terrible for us on many fronts” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/inte-j26.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> spoke with the leader of an immigrants’ rights group in Southern California. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/709d81bb-c10f-4b22-890c-3a61cc694ceH/inte-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Steelworkers union covers for death of contract worker at New York aluminum plant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/scny-j26.html Steven Cooper, a contract worker in the Novelis Aluminum plant in Upstate New York, was killed June 30 while working at the plant’s remelt and recycling area. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1d84066-50f7-472e-af20-69abc253c73J/scny-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z UK tribunal hears evidence of mass surveillance http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/gchq-j26.html A hearing on the operations of Britain’s GCHQ revealed that state interception of electronic communications can relate to political opposition to US foreign policy. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae6e99b6-c735-477c-9e26-c930d07fb2eB/gchq-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Long Island Railroad unions accept concessions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/lirr-j26.html The LIRR settlement is only the latest in a series of concessions contracts negotiated between public employee unions and New York’s Democratic-led state and city administrations. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/396162ff-0e86-4634-87ca-10140b7fe1dB/lirr-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Turkey moves toward talks with Kurdish nationalists http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/turk-j26.html The AKP government is establishing the legal basis for discussions with Kurdish militants in Iraq, Turkey, and Syria. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fb13a49-c2dc-4c71-a2bb-e47ee432cfaM/turk-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Executive pay at German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp swells amid mass layoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/krup-j26.html The salaries of top executives at Germany’s ThyssenKrupp increased by up to 69 percent last year, even as the company laid off thousands of workers. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13fe2057-c4b6-4cf0-9baf-4d4b51a7124L/krup-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Ex-Australian union boss Paul Howes handed top corporate post http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/howe-j26.html Howes is treading a well-worn path, taken by a host of union bureaucrats, into the financial elite and the political establishment. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/afe2056c-ddc0-49a8-9f13-1781ff7baffI/howe-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z <em>The Kill Team</em>: The murderous reality of the US war in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/kill-j26.html The “Kill Team,” the nickname applied by the media to members of a US army unit that committed war crimes in Afghanistan, is also the title of the film by documentarian Dan Krauss. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fac71782-0662-409c-a2b2-3156e1faf65L/kill-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z New York’s Metropolitan Opera threatens August 1 lockout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/lock-j26.html The board of trustees is demanding that musicians and other staff pay for the financial difficulties of the opera company. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8acfc9d7-2ff2-4dc0-8382-b2376dfde91L/lock-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/labo-j26.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/648f327b-8ea8-4053-8bcd-2cd5441fecdH/labo-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Two billion poor, one billion hungry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/25/poor-j25.html The UN Development Report provides a wealth of statistics documenting the failure of capitalism. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91acde1b-f49b-4eba-b4c7-8eac26622b5N/poor-j25.html 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z The Gaza war crimes and the bankruptcy of nationalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/25/pers-j25.html What is required is a political perspective that can unite the working class of all religious and ethnic backgrounds in a common struggle for socialist internationalism. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7bbeb22-9b76-4d15-918a-ff260b4f00aH/pers-j25.html 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z Ukraine prime minister resigns as NATO, Australia prepare intervention in east http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/25/ukra-j25.html The far-right Kiev government collapsed yesterday as Kiev's bloody civil war in east Ukraine continued to escalate. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9ba33bd-8e7b-4ef5-94bb-762e4fcfc41F/ukra-j25.html 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z New Zealand parliament backs anti-Russian campaign over MH17 disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/25/nzuk-j25.html All the parties voted unanimously in parliament to pressure Moscow to allow Western intervention in eastern Ukraine. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6543f4b3-b216-4231-a0ac-f21fe81111dL/nzuk-j25.html 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z Former State Department employee reveals spying on Americans by executive order http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/25/nsas-j25.html An editorial by the former official in the <em>Washington Post</em> underscores both the immense scope of illegal spying and the sham character of official “reform.” Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4bdc397b-1161-4e1a-b62b-9df521f9c64E/nsas-j25.html 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z Washington, DC workers speak out against social inequality and rising costs of living http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/25/wash-j25.html A new report documents the steep rise in social inequality that has developed in Washington, DC since the economic crisis of 2008 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d11c7650-f133-452f-a752-124f3524539N/wash-j25.html 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z Air Algérie plane crashes in northern Mali http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/25/aafc-j25.html An Air Algérie passenger plane carrying 116 people crashed in northern Mali early Thursday morning while en route from Burkina Faso to Algeria. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ebf5e2d5-cc7f-4ce5-b4c6-422f0de3f8dD/aafc-j25.html 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z Northampton sale of Egyptian statue: Major assault on art and cultural provision in the UK http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/25/nort-j25.html Northampton, like other Conservative councils, is enthusiastic about selling off the contents of its public museums and art galleries. Labour accepts the argument that artefacts can and should be sold to make up funding shortfalls. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/937dc7be-0259-4bbf-9e44-53c7f5b3c13N/nort-j25.html 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z Treasurer’s biography fuels rifts in Australian government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/25/hock-j25.html Hockey essentially blames Prime Minister Abbott for the political crisis over the budget. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07091a6b-3d64-4cc1-8221-b8c34404a93G/hock-j25.html 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z British unions open door to charges for doctor visits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/25/doct-j25.html Advocates of charging for doctors’ services argue that a system of free health care for all is no longer sustainable due to the economic crisis. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fda22579-d74b-4825-9ad7-f5cdf49d33cA/doct-j25.html 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z Australia Post report points to massive cuts to jobs and services http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/25/post-j25.html A consultants’ report reveals advanced plans to wind back postal deliveries, outsource more jobs and cut wages. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e97ab2e-89ec-45eb-bf72-d7b670934a0G/post-j25.html 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z On the centenary of WWI: Socialism and the fight against war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/25/aug4-j25.html One hundred years on, amid the most severe global economic breakdown since the 1930s, a new world war is in the making. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1c9e7ab-a1b2-4b4d-bb41-68b7790515bO/aug4-j25.html 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z SEP rallies workers and youth against Detroit water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/25/detr-j25.html The Socialist Equality Party and the Detroit Workers Committee held a rally at the water department’s central facility even as city officials continued shutoffs despite the so-called 15-day “pause.” Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/86f33a60-1382-41ea-ae69-6b9d089fb40O/detr-j25.html 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z <em>The Passenger</em> depicts the Holocaust and its aftermath in opera form http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/25/oper-j25.html This “lost opera,” written in the late 1960s, deserves a permanent place in the repertoire. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8903f116-6ca4-4b0e-8e67-73e264fcf2dE/oper-j25.html 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/25/wkrs-j25.html <em>The World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/beb42b1a-2b6e-478a-9aa0-e27cfc7083eB/wkrs-j25.html 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z US talks ceasefire as Israel intensifies Gaza slaughter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/gaza-j24.html Secretary of State Kerry shuttled between Egypt and Israel promoting a ceasefire proposal that amounts to an unconditional surrender by Gaza’s Palestinian population. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f48e436b-4bab-450b-a469-486a5698d59K/gaza-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z What are the politics of the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/pers-j24.html The response of the American media and state to the crash of flight MH17 follows a modus operandi US imperialism has repeatedly used to railroad the population into war. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2637977-bc50-48e7-b9e9-4b940fcc13fA/pers-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z New anti-Gaza war marches held in Paris and across France http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/frga-j24.html While supporting Israeli mass murder in Gaza, the Socialist Party, with the help of pseudo-left parties, seeks to control anti-war protests. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/27743fdb-1db3-40c8-b1d0-3b5f0d38417J/frga-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z German media steps up pro-war agitation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/germ-j24.html A host of media demagogues are pushing for a confrontation with Russia without considering the consequences. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0b0f9d3-6030-402c-8cfe-b9b7b0ede16C/germ-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z Dozens killed in renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/ukra-j24.html More than 400 people have been killed and over 1,000 wounded since the right-wing regime in Kiev launched its attack on separatist rebel forces. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/44a499ad-3d69-4dda-8c07-31be69adc31C/ukra-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z MH17 crash provokes fresh crisis for Malaysian government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/mala-j24.html The government is desperate to absolve its financially troubled airline of blame and deflect public distrust and anger. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1435b13d-8ac5-41b0-8884-a620affaff5J/mala-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z From El Salvador to the United States: An immigrant teenager’s story http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/immi-j24.html The WSWS spoke with an individual who as a teenager escaped poverty and violence in El Salvador. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13f808de-000c-4ff6-a4e7-b1bda3fb422N/immi-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z Spanish and Portuguese imperialism join the new scramble for Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/spai-j24.html Spanish and Portuguese officials are calling for stepped-up imperialist intervention in the oil-rich Gulf of Guinea region. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/79a65274-ae18-44ab-a0d6-22864808695D/spai-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z US pressures Balkan countries to cut ties with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/balk-j24.html The push for a renewed offensive in the Balkans to counter Russian influence will be stepped up at a top-level conference next month on the integration of the Balkans into the EU. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7dac1b40-05fe-4139-8062-125e82ffa3eM/balk-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z Arkansas denies life-extending drug to Medicaid recipients http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/cyst-j24.html Chloe Jones, a fourteen-year-old cystic fibrosis patient, has been denied the use of a life-extending drug by the state of Arkansas. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d23d261-1542-4fed-b047-bbb601afeacJ/cyst-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z Arizona man dies in horrific two-hour execution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/exec-j24.html Joseph Wood was executed by lethal injection Wednesday in a botched process that took nearly two hours during which Wood was constantly gasping. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fbb7db8-5942-4acf-b1de-6d86f4fe946D/exec-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z European Union backs Israel’s Gaza offensive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/euis-j24.html Ever since the Balkan wars of the 1990s, the EU has taken part in wars for regime-change in the name of “human rights.” Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54831ddf-21eb-4dbf-b447-f982afa2742D/euis-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z New York City police sought to cover up use of chokehold in death of Eric Garner http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/nypd-j24.html The police officers who filed a report on the choking death of Staten Island resident Eric Garner omitted crucial information. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7165990-b23c-4b45-8608-23f27ca2f07A/nypd-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z San Diego City Council passes token minimum wage increase http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/sand-j24.html The increase in the minimum wage is an attempt to provide political cover for the Democratic Party. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f3bcc41e-ef70-4123-82a8-ed5078c8feaC/sand-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z Water cannons arrive on mainland Britain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/cann-j24.html The arrival of three water cannons in the UK represents a new stage in the militarisation of British police. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81df56b6-1ec2-4f50-8d16-6346f5645efE/cann-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z American film and television actor James Garner (1928-2014) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/garn-j24.html Over the course of nearly five decades, and for the benefit of several generations, Garner represented something generous, affable and skeptical of authority in film and television. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/408cef96-362f-4e13-b5c2-5f1f98fd7e1J/garn-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z Bangladesh jute workers oppose government’s privatisation drive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/bang-j24.html The jute mill protests point to rising class battles amid the deepening impact of the post-2008 global recession. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3026dd6f-856d-42a5-ad75-034cd705961G/bang-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z Billionaire land speculator witch-hunts teens for graffiti near his property http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/detr-j24.html Dan Gilbert wants to exclude those who don't fit in with the upscale design of his “New Detroit.” Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1cd902ad-259b-4bbd-8684-8b89952cfddG/detr-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: Independent Workers Inquiry presents findings on Weliweriya water pollution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/iwic-j24.html The investigation revealed that the Dipped Products Company, the government, the military and the police worked together to suppress mass opposition to industrial pollution. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bcf66896-69f2-443d-8b92-792ec2936a8O/iwic-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z Contradictions of capitalism underlie monetary policy dispute http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/24/bank-j24.html A war of words over monetary policy has erupted between the Bank for International Settlements and major central banks. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2a06c8b-f6f7-4d44-aa43-412584955cdN/bank-j24.html 2014-07-24T05:00:00Z Nearly one quarter of US children in poverty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/chil-j23.html A report published Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation notes that 16.3 million children live in poverty in the US. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/337b3898-124c-486b-8693-06c7af2039bI/chil-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z US lies and hypocrisy on Gaza and Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/pers-j23.html The same government that is wringing its hands over the airliner deaths in Ukraine and making the most provocative charges of moral responsibility, is totally complicit in the deaths in Gaza. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7c231ad-557a-4621-9c19-e0fa2c1eb12F/pers-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z Kerry’s diplomacy aids Israeli bloodbath in Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/gaza-j23.html The US-led diplomatic offensive gives Israel a green light to continue its mass killing. It serves as a political accompaniment to Tel Aviv’s military violence. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/377e0531-a62b-447c-80ab-d946200c407F/gaza-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z How the German Left Party backs Israel’s war against Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/germ-j23.html Germany’s Left Party has taken on the task of defending the Israeli army’s brutal attack on Gaza. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4374a454-12ec-4000-ad51-d9fe18e1620G/germ-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z Residents of Toledo, Ohio demonstrate against Gaza slaughter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/tole-j23.html Several of the demonstrators expressed their outrage to WSWS reporters over the Israeli assault on the defenseless population of Gaza. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c59c7de5-1243-41c8-8685-2900dd9b02eH/tole-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z EU foreign ministers announce “forceful” measures against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/sanc-j23.html Having destabilised Ukraine and ratcheted up tensions with Russia, the NATO powers are implementing measures they know could devastate the European and world economy. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74472c89-99f2-46f9-b07a-8e171484837L/sanc-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z US-backed Iraqi regime fails to retake Tikrit from Al Qaeda-linked ISIS forces http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/iraq-j23.html ISIS is consolidating its hold on an oil-rich region of Iraq and Syria the size of Belgium. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c785cd84-2dc4-4834-90e0-0e143c41ddfF/iraq-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z Australian prime minister lauded over anti-Russian stance and MH17 resolution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/abbo-j23.html All the establishment parties have come together in a display of “national unity,” based on condemnations of Russia, manufactured sorrow and boasts of Australia strutting the “world stage.” Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3e2870d-04ab-4183-9275-f80f223d4b0J/abbo-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z US courts deliver conflicting rulings on Obamacare subsidies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/obam-j23.html Striking down subsidies on the federal health care exchange would do away with one of the few remaining supposedly progressive features of Obamacare. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/94c1093c-e707-4e47-b920-395a295c0d0B/obam-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z Al Jazeera’s Gaza bureau fired on after threats from Israeli government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/alja-j23.html Gunshots were fired into Al Jazeera's office in Gaza Tuesday, one day after Israel's foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, called for the network to be shut down. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/baa6391b-0972-4eb7-a973-98420eb72faP/alja-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z Below the surface of <em>Louis Theroux’s LA Stories: City of Dogs</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/city-j23.html Theroux’s new three-part series provides glimpses of the social crisis in Los Angeles, but the documentarian’s approach prevents him from probing very deeply. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15c2c432-c12a-4c75-b14b-432fb80e877K/city-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z Anniversary report from 9/11 Commission seeks to bolster “war on terror” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/terr-j23.html Citing threats to the US from terrorists and foreign hackers, the commission called for a further expansion and centralization of the powers of the state. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e7a0a2ce-8bf8-42e1-b34f-4387066ff30M/terr-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z Report documents government orchestration of US “terror” plots http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/hrwa-j23.html Human Rights Watch found evidence of unlawful entrapment and many other violations of basic democratic rights. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1b02809-eab3-44da-b7e1-c3af087b8cbD/hrwa-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z New York City settles suit by family of inmate beaten to death at Rikers Island http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/rike-j23.html New York City will pay $2.75 million to settle a lawsuit against Rikers Island Correctional Facility for beating an inmate who suffered kidney disease to death in 2012. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f7d3abbc-4cc5-4105-95a4-e0f8b4804eaO/rike-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z Friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect found guilty of obstructing justice http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/tazh-j23.html The trial of Tazhayakov was the first of a number of trials of acquaintances of Boston Marathon bombing suspects Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a7c600e-624b-4d4b-8dac-a4ab63ccd4fP/tazh-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z New Indonesian president pledges to please investors http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/indo-j23.html As soon as Widodo was confirmed as president-elect, he promised to accelerate foreign investment projects and open talks with mining companies. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df457d78-299e-4560-beb4-53a86bdbcbcC/indo-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z Ontario Liberals re-start talks to award more handouts to Fiat-Chrysler http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/cana-j23.html The Canadian auto union is lobbying for a massive handout to Fiat-Chrysler and preparing to impose further concessions on auto workers to secure it. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d6431bc-13d3-476f-b0f8-41729344918L/cana-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z Australia: Queensland by-election highlights discontent over austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/staf-j23.html The state government’s defeat reflects, in a confused form, the widespread outrage toward the assault by state and federal governments on social spending. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d5bed9b5-6290-470b-87be-0ff09f58354I/staf-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z Officials hail anti-democratic vote in Detroit to sanction attack on pension rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/detr-j23.html More than half of the city workers and retirees eligible to take part in the bankruptcy court’s ballot on the plan of adjustment refused to vote. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af2e16b3-a32f-4ef9-9006-437e978cc8fJ/detr-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z Joseph Stiglitz in Australia: A desperate attempt to promote the illusion of reform http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/stig-j23.html The central purpose of Stiglitz’s argument was to cover up the fact that growing social inequality is rooted in the very foundations of the capitalist economy. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e986686f-28fc-4aa4-b42d-fdaf1f095cfL/stig-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z Dock workers at Piraeus Port, Greece end strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/dock-j23.html Conditions at the China Ocean Shipping Company (Cosco) Pireaus facilities are notorious, with accidents being a common occurrence. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d0f5213-2be5-448c-b434-aa10a41e813F/dock-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/23/amer-j23.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7af67827-a2a2-4e13-acf2-2c73e9b94ffO/amer-j23.html 2014-07-23T05:00:00Z Gaza death toll doubles in four days http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/gaza-j22.html Entire family groups have been slaughtered by indiscriminate Israeli bombing and shelling of the densely populated territory. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3bf0a7b2-20e7-4fd8-a814-2d667712610H/gaza-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z European powers seize on flight MH17 crash as pretext for war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/pers-j22.html The way the crash of flight MH17 in Ukraine is being politically exploited parallels the way the 9/11 terrorist attack in the US was utilized to pursue reactionary aims. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5c2b122b-c126-4b19-aebb-92c00047b4bA/pers-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z UK: Leeds protest against Gaza war condemns BBC blackout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/leeds-j22.html Demonstrators on the protest in Leeds, West Yorkshire carried placards saying “BBC=British Brainwashing Channel” and shouted “We are all Palestinians now.” Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/23f9e4ec-efdb-4f22-9da9-4656b509e5cP/leeds-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Russian army data points to Ukrainian role in Malaysian Airlines MH17 crash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/russ-j22.html Russian radar and satellite imagery raises serious questions as to the role of the Ukrainian regime and its Western backers in the MH17 crash. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0cbb3c7c-5709-46b3-bdd2-b6e613fb3f1N/russ-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z UN resolution on Flight MH17: Australia the cat’s paw for US threats against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/aumh-j22.html The Australian government’s diplomatic intervention is carefully coordinated with Washington. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf77502e-5559-4199-8bb8-657145f86ebA/aumh-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Texas governor to mobilize National Guard along Mexican border http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/perr-j22.html The military moves take place as thousands of young people flee violence and poverty in Central America. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95659fe1-5423-4d64-b33d-f1ea38481d9K/perr-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Obama orders deportation of Honduran child migrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/hond-j22.html Two deportations last week make clear the brutal character of Obama’s attack on immigrants, who are being condemned to conditions of misery and death. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d68142a-dc90-4864-8f6f-59a157612a7O/hond-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Pharmaceutical company Allergan to lay off 1,500 workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/alle-j22.html The announcement comes only days after Microsoft announced plans to lay off 18,000 workers. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b18072a2-ec46-4161-87ce-29ad611bd89L/alle-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z General Motors CEO says company will use bankruptcy to shield itself from lawsuits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/gene-j22.html By denying victims and their families access to the courts, the company stands to avoid billions of dollars in damages. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd44e515-5ed2-4e28-8934-0f828dd24eaD/gene-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Film showing of <em>Tsar to Lenin</em> in Los Angeles http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/tsar-j22.html The SEP and the IYSSE will be hosting a showing of <em>Tsar to Lenin</em> at the Matrix Theater on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 7pm. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e1e09867-028a-4a78-9219-44bcf8743ceA/tsar-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Seeking to regain credibility, US teachers unions criticize Obama’s education secretary http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/conv-j22.html The National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) passed resolutions at recent national conventions distancing themselves from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, with whom they have long collaborated. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15eaa2b9-8234-4661-b5b4-50563eda454L/conv-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Pakistan military’s North Waziristan offensive provokes humanitarian crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/paki-j22.html The offensive has wrenched close to a million people from their homes, provoking a humanitarian crisis that threatens to become a catastrophe. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2754bb6-4351-433d-97b7-5c6b9e91a77P/paki-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Volkswagen CEO announces “painful cuts” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/gevw-j22.html The German company plans to implement €5 in annual cost reductions within three years. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc0e9644-80f2-4ee1-8b82-d558537404eO/gevw-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Thai junta seeks more open recognition from Washington http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/thai-j22.html Thailand’s military is promoting itself as a US ally amid escalating tensions produced by Washington’s military build-up against China. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7ec49eb-6435-46b2-bc15-5d93686377bB/thai-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Detroit officials announce 15-day “pause” of mass water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/dwsd-j22.html The temporary suspension of shutoffs is a public relations move as the city prepares to escalate a brutal policy that has left thousands without water. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2204547b-2291-4a92-a30a-73efc53a13eK/dwsd-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Video: Detroit residents speak out against water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/vide-j22.html In this video, Detroit residents speak out against water shutoffs at a bill payment center and rally against water shutoffs. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae3640b7-065c-4d06-8737-a65fcec77f5I/vide-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Workers and students in Australia discuss SEP’s antiwar program http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/ints-j22.html Initially called in response to the growing imperialist debacle in Iraq, the meetings were broadened to review as well the Israeli military assault on Gaza and the origins of the crisis in Ukraine. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13cc9446-deba-4b1e-a662-c4f7b55e8c6P/ints-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z US escalates threats against Russia over Ukraine crash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/ukra-j21.html Though it remains unclear why MH17 crashed or what role Russia played in the tragedy, Washington is using it to escalate its offensive against Moscow and bring Europe into line with US policy. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7013cb05-2372-4954-a3b1-2d37aa70980I/ukra-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z The assault on Gaza: A historic crime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/pers-j21.html In its long and bloody history of aggression, Israel in the past four days has crossed a fundamental line. Its actions in Gaza are those of a society in a state of political and moral disintegration. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba2395fb-1e0e-4b80-9ed9-3f83ef80b25B/pers-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z UK government, media demand punitive action against Moscow over MH17 crash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/brit-j21.html David Cameron has seized on Thursday’s tragic crash in eastern Ukraine to demand a “reset of European-Russia relations.” Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bdba84cb-a70d-46b7-b35c-1b5393cc2e8K/brit-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z Canada backs imperialist aggression in Gaza and Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/cauk-j21.html Canada’s Conservative government has applauded Israel’s assault on Gaza, while seizing upon the crash of a Malaysian Airlines jetliner over Ukraine to ratchet up its support for the US-led drive against Russia. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f9b33f50-5a27-4235-9330-f192c9fdc83E/cauk-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z Israeli forces slaughter hundreds in weekend blitz in Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/slau-j21.html Large numbers of civilians in Shuja’iya were caught in the shelling and fighting. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/78548ebd-83d9-48c3-878f-297dfa157ceA/slau-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z Protests in Israel against Gaza war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/isra-j21.html More than 400 people have been killed in Gaza, many of them children, and another 3,000 injured while thousands more have been forced to flee their homes. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b65d654-0389-4bf5-a2a9-3f477f4eeb7L/isra-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z French Socialist Party government attacks anti-Gaza war protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/frga-j21.html The PS government is banning and attacking protests against the mass murder carried out by the Israeli state in Gaza. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b2c156aa-43bb-4e48-bc91-e19d7062d9dL/frga-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z London rally draws tens of thousands to protest Gaza invasion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/demo-j21.html The London protest, called under the banner of “justice and freedom” for Palestine, chanted slogans including “Stop Israel’s war crimes” and “End Israeli Apartheid”. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fbde1e8d-4d8d-4a15-a486-3f6d6fda83eM/demo-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z Workers and students discuss SEP’s antiwar program http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/sint-j21.html Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8d5192a-3412-42a2-a4a4-539b3d33effA/sint-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z Australia: Demonstrators denounce Israeli invasion of Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/aint-j21.html “If the Palestinian people don’t have a voice, we have to give them a voice.” Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/77cc6208-1b36-44d3-b059-2f0582d7b81F/aint-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z Outrage grows over use of police “chokehold” in death of New York man http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/brut-j21.html The city’s Civilian Complaint Review Board reported more than 1,000 complaints about chokeholds in the past five years. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7bb3c237-3b3c-485f-a772-f541f3e73faA/brut-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z Obama administration added 1.5 million names to US terrorist watch list http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/list-j21.html The numbers were divulged by administration lawyers in a suit filed by a northern Virginia man challenging the constitutionality of the government’s no-fly list. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb6b29f3-ca4c-4a6f-8df7-6bbb4f969bfO/list-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z United Transportation Union demands historic concessions from train conductors http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/rail-j21.html The United Transportation Union has agreed to “transformative” changes that would allow one-man operation of many trains, threatening both workers’ jobs and public safety. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc336bce-8fca-4eca-9dc1-e2522b304c6C/rail-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z New Orleans firefighters’ pension fund lost 41 percent of value in 2013 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/nofd-j21.html Years of corruption within the pension board and underfunding by the city government have led to a catastrophe for the city’s firefighters. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/971dd583-fad7-495f-bc1d-bb5d9e77b4aO/nofd-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z Spain: Pseudo-left Podemos party presents “a programme for the country’s salvation” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/pode-j21.html Podemos aims to occupy the vacuum left by the collapse of the establishment parties to prevent growing social opposition from developing into a conscious political movement threatening capitalism. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/febe8125-b029-4dbf-96d5-fe2e290f2e4G/pode-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z This week in history: July 21-27 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/twih-j21.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/42caa38b-8c44-473c-9eda-10bebcd9788I/twih-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z Opposition grows to Detroit water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/shut-j21.html The shut off of water to tens of thousands of Detroit residents has provoked widespread anger and opposition throughout the city and beyond. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cca9a906-18fb-4791-b640-f65fe5f53d8F/shut-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z US-backed Israeli invasion of Gaza unleashes death and destruction http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/gaza-j19.html The operations of armored columns and tens of thousands of troops in the densely populated Gaza Strip have sent the numbers of dead and wounded soaring. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb6a10eb-b017-427e-9a81-f1189e802fbA/gaza-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z The crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/pers-j19.html The remarks Friday by President Barack Obama on the tragic crash of flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine raised far more questions than they answered. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/341741f2-132f-409e-ab8f-2343d409210B/pers-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z US networks remove reporters critical of Israeli attack on Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/medi-j19.html On two consecutive days this week, journalists reporting from the Gaza war zone who evinced less than unquestioning support for Israel were removed by US television network executives. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87e8bb4f-7c7c-4f77-b08e-c5b93075295J/medi-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z Following Malaysian plane disaster: German media pushes for confrontation with Moscow http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/germ-j19.html Barely 24 hours after the crash of the Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine, German media outlets are pushing for an escalation of the confrontation with Russia. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0956ffa-955f-4c6f-b676-b54b985805dM/germ-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z Australian political establishment threatens Russia over MH17 crash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/aust-j19.html The Australian political elite functions as a chief diplomatic adjunct to Washington’s aggressive intrigues in every corner of the globe. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41887059-9ddf-4fa7-b14e-a6b142ca00bE/aust-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z New York City man dies after being choked by police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/nycp-j19.html A Staten Island man died Thursday after officers from the New York Police Department put him in a chokehold, piled on top of him and held his head down, constricting his breathing. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/db6955b4-d697-40c8-82d9-c7bb70d8081J/nycp-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z Netroots conference applauds Democratic Party demagogy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/root-j19.html Vice President Joseph Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren and other leading Democrats made speeches that completely ignored the social catastrophe unfolding in Detroit. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/abc193bd-6680-4dde-b743-a92a8a58563E/root-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z Democratic Party organizations hold rally on water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/detr-j19.html The Democratic Party and associated organizations called the rally in an attempt to derail widespread popular opposition to the shutoff of water in Detroit. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bc6a9fb2-320f-425f-b4fc-47118da58acC/detr-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z Illinois lawsuits allege fraud by student debt settlement companies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/debt-j19.html Student debt settlement companies used fraudulent means to convince young people to pay them large fees to obtain fictitious debt relief, according to a lawsuit filed Monday by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15824b6c-0c96-4178-a5b2-073a3a68de1I/debt-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z UK schools required to actively promote “British values” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/valu-j19.html Behind all the talk of democratic values, the British bourgeoisie—like its counterparts the world over—are developing more and more repressive measures to police working people. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e8024ae-82c5-4cac-943b-7d15bae14bcD/valu-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z BRICS bank decision highlights growing divisions among major powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/bric-j19.html The move by the BRICS summit to set up a development bank and emergency fund reflects dissatisfaction with US dominance of the global financial system. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e035d5d1-7685-4f95-9225-70fdf89eae7N/bric-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z South Korean auto workers hold first strike of the year http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/kore-j19.html Renault Samsung workers held a partial strike Monday demanding increased wages and other benefits. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f04469cf-eeca-4fe3-87d5-ce091da8725G/kore-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/labo-j19.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f83d135-1802-435d-bfaf-e0ec3014408C/labo-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z US to transfer six Guantanamo detainees to Uruguay http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/guan-j19.html The decision to transfer the detainees comes as the prison camp faces growing criticism for force-feeding prisoners. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3dc73435-9abc-42f7-848b-6e8080d1246N/guan-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z Australia illegally detains Sri Lankan refugees in prison ship http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/aure-j19.html Imprisonment in these inhuman conditions is clearly in violation of international law. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d6937ec-3bf8-40f9-92e8-3011d7c2236F/aure-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z European Union spends billions on war against refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/refu-j19.html The EU is investing billions to keep out desperate refugees and to send them back to poverty, civil war or certain death. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/42c14cb2-69a6-492f-8bad-adaa7c190ecG/refu-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z Wall Street hails Peru’s economic “reforms” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/peru-j19.html Moody’s upgrading of Peru’s debt comes in the wake of new pro-corporate economic measures. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f8e02836-94cc-4f95-89e0-1619fba837dP/peru-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z Cut in funding for English National Opera http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/arts-j19.html As a proportion of total UK public spending, a miniscule 0.5 percent now goes to the arts. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37ae769e-43a4-4743-a716-412376d3384E/arts-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z The day the US shot down Iran Airlines Flight 655 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/vinc-j19.html Who shot down the Malaysian jetliner over eastern Ukraine? Anyone who thinks that the US government is incapable of carrying out or sanctioning such a horrendous action against innocent civilians should consider the infamous case of the downing of Iran Air Flight 655. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7099b896-2406-4dc2-b21c-2542b640ef0D/vinc-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z Britain’s parliament rubber stamps police state surveillance law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/surv-j19.html The vote to fast track into legislation the Data Retention and Investigative Powers Act by Britain’s Parliament shows the extent to which the structures for police states are being prepared in Europe. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eeea5105-e1a4-420d-9274-c6ad5cfd583F/surv-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z Washington seizes on Malaysian airliner crash in Ukraine to threaten Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/ukra-j18.html Before anyone could determine how this tragedy took place, US politicians and media demanded stepped-up action against Russia. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07509882-3efc-4cee-905f-a723e836323O/ukra-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z Oppose the Israeli invasion of Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/pers-j18.html The aim of the offensive is to carry out mass killings and inflict mass destruction, leaving Gaza a smoking ruin. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d66e3e40-ffba-427f-a091-55bff5ee452A/pers-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z Microsoft to cut 18,000 jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/micr-j18.html Software giant Microsoft announced plans to eliminate 18,000 jobs over the next year, becoming the fourth major US technology company to announce mass layoffs since January. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/75a5328f-c9a8-48d0-b8dc-05c11cc3480A/micr-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z US seeks to extend interim nuclear accord with Iran http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/Iran-j18.html Obama’s decision to seek an extension of the interim nuclear agreement with Iran is part of a drive to strengthen Washington’s hold over the world’s principal oil-exporting region. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eccafaa8-11f4-4dd8-bdef-33d8dc9a799P/Iran-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z United Nations report: US, UK surveillance programs violate international law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/surv-j18.html The UN has declared that bulk metadata collection, use of secret courts, and surveillance-guided drone strikes violate basic principles of international law. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f548fd3-0084-43d7-8e56-0a2d0774dd3I/surv-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z US plans to expand border drone use http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/dron-j18.html The “humanitarian crisis” of 57,000 unaccompanied immigrant children escaping violence and poverty in Central America is being used to further militarize the US border. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8743abd-e905-4dfb-b9bc-7b99fba3807L/dron-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z Federal Judge rules California death penalty law is unconstitutional http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/exec-j18.html The judge found that lengthy and unpredictable delays have resulted in an arbitrary and unfair capital punishment system. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d401b267-cd83-4f7f-9654-d23286a3dedK/exec-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z UK government sets up “overarching” inquiries into child sex abuse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/paed-j18.html The inquiries are the outcome of allegations that first emerged following the 2011 death a former DJ and TV presenter accused of using his celebrity status to abuse women and children. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/42146075-38aa-47cd-ab8e-239f24c015bA/paed-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z Three killed in Stockton, California after police open fire on vehicle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/poli-j18.html Two men suspected of bank robbery and a female hostage were killed and three others wounded by police who fired on the escape vehicle. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/206259dd-50c5-4fa9-85d6-5ee5cc181ccI/poli-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z Indonesian election conflict continues, but financial markets set agenda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/inel-j18.html Regardless of which candidate is declared the winner next week, the global markets are dictating sweeping restructuring and austerity measures. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a72801fe-d9c7-418d-adce-da8567ba48fO/inel-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z EU summit fails to elect top officials http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/euro-j18.html A special summit of the European Union called to choose top EU officials ended without a decision Wednesday night. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20171d47-ae68-4c93-b10e-fbadc9a05dcG/euro-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z Australia: New terrorism scare used to unveil vast surveillance powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/data-j18.html The Abbott government, together with the spy chiefs and the media, are seeking to whip up fears of imminent terrorist attacks in order to justify police-state measures. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18ac03ef-58e6-4431-ba5c-fb657aaee35L/data-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z Newly founded party wins election in Slovenia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/slov-j18.html The virtual collapse of the established bourgeois parties and the victory of a little-known jurist make clear the depth of the political crisis in Slovenia. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ed373c9-0364-4db5-a108-0b7163331d5C/slov-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z Workers and young people rally against water shutoffs in Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/rall-j18.html City workers, retirees and students participated in a rally Thursday against water shutoffs called by the Socialist Equality Party. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8aeb0f9b-7003-43ee-9fe3-a330374221fL/rall-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/wkrs-j18.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/17a72ef0-2188-4ff3-9948-9e0172c3502L/wkrs-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z Detroit elites declare: “Water is not a social right” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/detr-j18.html The city’s unelected emergency manager Kevyn Orr has declared his full support for mass water shutoffs. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aca5f2ec-3319-4581-a311-e5d9dc7448bG/detr-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z Fascist atrocities mount as US-backed regime assaults eastern Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/ukra-j17.html Ukrainian government forces are unleashing a reign of terror against cities in eastern Ukraine, with the support of Washington and the European Union. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6740459b-7e1b-4687-87ff-6d9b482fee2C/ukra-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z A crime against humanity on America’s border http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/pers-j17.html The “message” sent by Obama with the first planeload of child deportees sent back to Honduras is that Washington is as contemptuous of international law at home as it is abroad. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/638fa449-4666-4fc8-8bde-5e3db9ccfb0J/pers-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z Backed by Obama, Israeli leaders threaten Gaza invasion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/isra-j17.html The Israeli government is preparing a full-scale ground assault, confident of Washington’s full support. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b2e2846-cc36-4abd-82b5-3475555bc24I/isra-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z Netroots meeting in Detroit: “Progressive” cover for right-wing Democrats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/netr-j17.html The four-day conference is an attempt to revive illusions in the Democratic Party and the Obama administration. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36c6c612-d093-42da-aa2f-0e6a87a2c05G/netr-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z Swedish court upholds detention order against Julian Assange http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/assa-j17.html The detention order stems from trumped-up rape claims leveled against Assange in the wake of WikiLeaks’ publication of secret US military and diplomatic documents. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25151c8c-07f3-457e-bcd8-308363670a4H/assa-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z Cabinet reshuffle takes UK closer to exit from European Union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/hagu-j17.html The resignation of UK Foreign Secretary William Hague signifies a further shift to the right. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c80b244-c7f3-4cb8-8143-e2ab605092bH/hagu-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z Missouri carries out its sixth execution of the year http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/exec-j17.html The US Supreme Court refused to halt the execution of Missouri death row inmate John Middleton, the 25th person executed in the US in 2014. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/750e67a2-5578-4175-b7d0-c7c2079f639O/exec-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z Milwaukee, Wisconsin: The social crisis in America’s Rust Belt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/milw-j17.html The destruction of manufacturing jobs in America’s “Rust Belt” has left Milwaukee’s workers fighting high unemployment, poverty and food insecurity. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/019e4173-6b38-48bc-a35e-9fa90712d46J/milw-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z GM withheld information about crashes tied to defective ignition switch http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/gmot-j17.html Documents obtained by the <em>New York Times</em> show that GM withheld information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about a fatal crash tied to a faulty ignition switch. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af585fe8-4c47-426f-9f21-e5c0b2f4ff4H/gmot-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z Keolis to operate London’s Docklands Light Railway for seven years http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/keol-j17.html The Docklands Light Railway, established to serve London’s financial district, has long been the testing ground for a more generalised assault on workers’ conditions. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52328ec1-bbc7-42bd-8b7c-f98531706eeA/keol-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan government intensifies attacks on students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/sris-j17.html Four students have been arrested and police are hunting for another 21 students, as the Rajapakse government tries to suppress resistance to its assault on free education. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e9c9a81-6799-453f-98c9-ef64376236cP/sris-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z Austrian judiciary persecutes German student protester http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/stud-j17.html A German student who protested against the far right in Vienna is being persecuted by the Austrian judiciary. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e6614450-c4a8-47be-8c4b-54737664717H/stud-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z Who ordered the water shutoffs in Detroit? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/wate-j17.html A profile of the corporate executives who sit on the seven-member Board of Water Commissioners in Detroit. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c6766354-d257-49a3-9364-4a4a9e499bcG/wate-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z Detroit Institute of Arts on track to become wholly owned corporate subsidiary http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/diad-j17.html The DIA has received pledges of another $26.8 million in donations from various major corporations and banks toward its goal of raising $100 million as part of the so-called “Grand Bargain.” Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b624d77e-4d32-46a2-9e82-693c50b1c63F/diad-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z The imperialist debacle in Iraq and the struggle against war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/nzir-j17.html The New Zealand ruling class has strengthened its ties with Washington and is supporting all its crimes and conspiracies. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99b64001-0ddb-44c7-85ce-9b1cfb59c65E/nzir-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z After phony cease-fire, Israel vows to intensify Gaza bloodbath http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/gaza-j16.html The Netanyahu government has seized on Hamas’s failure to immediately observe a cease-fire about which it was never consulted as the pretext for escalating its one-sided war against Gaza. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b3c3e1e1-b72c-46a9-ad39-8b62b432991O/gaza-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z The bombing of eastern Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/pers-j16.html The brutal actions against the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine are meant to terrorise all those who oppose the political and social aims of the regime in Kiev. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ab92ba4-266b-4377-bfe9-d6f973b9179E/pers-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z US Congress considers legislation to fast-track deportation of children http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/immi-j16.html Legislators in the US are proposing a variety of measures to remove the right of child migrants to an immigration hearing before being deported. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e647b9d-f711-4e99-871d-5d4f12a25f4P/immi-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z Pulitzer Prize-winning immigrant rights advocate detained in Texas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/puli-j16.html Jose Vargas, a leading immigrant-rights activist, was detained by the US border patrol in Texas for most of the day Tuesday after attending a vigil for undocumented immigrants on the border. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7dce5cc-58d6-4a0a-8f3c-5178e89c73dH/puli-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z In congressional testimony, Fed Chair Yellen reassures Wall Street http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/yell-j16.html Testifying before the Senate Banking Committee Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reiterated her determination to keep interest rates at historic lows for the indefinite future. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c15c93e-1c04-44ec-b562-49111ec391fE/yell-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z Bank for International Settlements chief sounds another warning on financial system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/bisr-j16.html The head of the BIS says the global system could be more vulnerable than before the 2008 meltdown. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b814f234-e756-4fd0-beec-07dd4d367a8J/bisr-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z Subway disaster in Moscow kills 22 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/subw-j16.html The largest-ever accident on the Moscow subway system occurred Tuesday when a train derailed, killing 22 and leaving 130 hospitalized. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e04ab825-e093-4202-b394-cb7671b68d4A/subw-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z Election dispute reignites in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/afgh-j16.html The Obama administration’s attempt to reconcile the two camps quickly started falling apart. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fdc833b-8d9d-4fa9-bfb5-013ff0a137fP/afgh-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z Civil war surges in Libya after legislative elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/liby-j16.html Libya's main cities have become war zones, with various Islamist-led militias battling for control of the country's oil wealth. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ac5fe70-68d4-4a67-9fa5-df0cff0f61bE/liby-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z German department store Karstadt faces carve-up http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/germ-j16.html Investor Nicolas Berggruen, who was hailed four years ago as a saviour by the trade unions and politicians, has shown no interest in retaining control of Karstadt, with its 17,000 workers. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c41bd8e-1b5c-44f2-bd83-cfba7e454e6L/germ-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z George Galloway defends British capitalism in Scottish referendum campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/gall-j16.html For all his complaints against the supporters of Scottish nationalism, Galloway is no less hostile to the independent political mobilisation of the working class than the pro-independence camp. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3cd48052-b1ba-4312-8a01-3f0dd3cf3b0C/gall-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z <em>Sting of the Drone</em>: Richard A. Clarke’s reservations about American war crimes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/clar-j16.html Richard A. Clarke, former counterterrorism “czar” under presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, has written a third novel, about drone warfare. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cfb0e20c-578b-434a-83e0-1556b18d35aL/clar-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z US knew of British plans to raid the <em>Guardian</em> for Snowden documents http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/guar-j16.html US officials feigned ignorance, while celebrating the police state activities of their British ally. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d03a74a-5e97-4607-b856-bbf4bde77b0F/guar-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z French unions attend government’s anti-worker “social conference” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/soci-j16.html The French Socialist Party government held its third “social conference” of employers and unions on July 7. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ba9fb26-b251-4cb9-b294-6a5a2768b21H/soci-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z Japan’s PM visits Papua New Guinea to promote militarist agenda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/japa-j16.html China was not publicly mentioned during Abe’s visit, but commentators said the trip was a signal to Beijing. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4124bad-f326-4c7d-a590-1c7bc764ecaO/japa-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z US Veterans Affairs agency manipulated disability data http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/vete-j16.html New revelations of manipulation of disability data point to systemic corruption at the VA that extends beyond the scandal over the agency’s medical treatment of veterans. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57a0ad87-328a-4375-9d64-2de8a1b5706D/vete-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z Australian youth and workers denounce cuts to Sunday pay rates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/pena-j16.html The decision will have devastating consequences for tens of thousands of poorly-paid workers. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/027839a8-06e4-446f-a74f-a5051bc7ae8M/pena-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z Pseudo-left Awami Workers Party cheers on Pakistani offensive in North Waziristan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/pakp-j16.html The Awami Workers Party and its international Pabloite allies are cheering on the military offensive the Pakistani state is mounting, in close collaboration with Washington, in North Waziristan. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/12c4b1a8-06f6-4bf3-898c-56ddf4adf63L/pakp-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z Judge says water shutoffs are bad publicity for Detroit bankruptcy plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/detr-j16.html In a degrading farce, US Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes granted a mere five minutes each for Detroit residents to beg him not to slash city workers’ retirement benefits or shut off water to tens of thousands. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52995378-626c-4b96-85b4-7eb9942b8acO/detr-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z Detroit retirees denounce bankruptcy plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/intv-j16.html Retired city workers spoke with the WSWS outside the federal courthouse in Detroit Tuesday. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e21c8075-06c5-4a61-82ac-81d8c2c0eb7F/intv-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z Israeli war crimes in Gaza provoke global outrage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/isra-j01.html The Israeli government admits to deliberately targeting mosques, hospitals, schools and private homes in its war against the Palestinian people. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92bfef4a-f53c-47f5-ac7c-a084364c784J/isra-j01.html 2014-07-15T06:00:00Z Ukraine military launches air attacks on Russian-speaking cities in east http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/ukra-j15.html The ruthlessness and brutality of the Ukrainian army increase the danger of a direct military confrontation with Russia. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c06438d-593a-407b-8cf2-0daa404a13bB/ukra-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z Torture and death in America’s prisons http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/pers-j15.html A series of press reports document the fact that torture is widespread in America’s sprawling prison system. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/870a38e8-e911-47a0-9cd1-d621fd58000H/pers-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z Detroit protesters oppose Israeli assault on Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/gzdt-j15.html Hundreds marched through downtown Detroit demanding an end to the Israeli bombing of Gaza. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/baf2588f-8db7-402f-94b3-78435e60b52A/gzdt-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z Edward Snowden condemns UK surveillance legislation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/snow-j15.html The emergency surveillance powers now being railroaded through parliament will establish in law key elements of the “Snoopers Charter” from which the government had been previously forced to backtrack. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b01fb1a-de20-4401-948c-97756234c3cA/snow-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z Cybersecurity bill will expand surveillance powers of US military and intelligence agencies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/cybe-j15.html The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014, bound for the Senate floor, authorizes new forms of large-scale data transfer between US corporations and the state. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e5aff2c-64bd-4d68-8f7a-5b4f7b355e6H/cybe-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z French anti-terrorism law tramples fundamental democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/terr-j15.html The bill gives the state draconian powers for monitoring the Internet, including web sites, mail servers and clouds. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/209207db-686d-4d20-bb21-6b104c2a24cM/terr-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z Child immigrants flee violence and poverty in Central America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/immi--j15.html Devastating social conditions have sparked the influx of unaccompanied minors and families from Central America. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd99cf55-522e-48d6-b766-ff593508712B/immi--j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z Metro Washington, DC among the most unequal areas in US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/wash-j15.html Child poverty in the DC area has increased by nearly 25 percent since the recession began, from 8.2 to 10.7 percent today. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84bd46c5-848c-44f4-b1eb-a9304190127M/wash-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z California drought hits state economy, pushes US food prices higher http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/cadr-j15.html The third year of California’s record-breaking drought has devastated the agriculturally rich Central Valley. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d15eb1a4-e951-46ba-b298-77fd61ea5b5I/cadr-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z Pakistani migrant fruit pickers in Greece strike over inhuman conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/gree-j15.html Local police are playing a central role in silencing opposition to the inhuman conditions the workers face, including the non-payment of wages. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/851bbb3b-a77f-468e-a40c-be3f1cdfe02C/gree-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z Hundreds demonstrate in Dublin in support of locked-out waste collection workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/irel-j15.html Workers in Dublin are protesting a lockout imposed by Greyhound Recycling. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0570ce0e-5333-4292-aa5f-8adee74120dG/irel-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z Australian government covers up CBA bank scandal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/bank-j15.html The bank’s financial planning companies not only misled clients into buying high risk products but also fabricated documents. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/826df431-f96d-40d1-aa43-1281c0f0ff3N/bank-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z Mine and car job cuts drive up Australia’s unemployment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/jobs-j15.html Falling commodity prices and restructuring by mining and auto companies are expected to send the jobless rate even higher. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49f5eed0-4111-43b4-bf18-4e41f38b9b6C/jobs-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z Why is Stefan Kornelius so angry over the CIA spying scandal in Germany? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/korn-j15.html Readers of the <em>Süddeutsche Zeitung</em> rubbed their eyes in disbelief when they saw a comment critical of Washington by the paper’s chief foreign correspondent, Stefan Kornelius. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ccf9936-66b0-4e85-a9e3-9ce93d67e99G/korn-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z SEP campaigns against water shutoffs in Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/camp-j15.html A Detroit-area teacher said, “To shut off water and give no alternative to these people, the whole world should be appalled.” Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71499f8b-283b-4575-a57d-e1658675e72K/camp-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z The Detroit water shutoffs: A social crime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/wate-j15.html Up to 150,000 households—behind on their bills by as little as two months, or $150—have been targeted for water shutoffs. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af32263c-b832-4925-8442-101ebeeb90bB/wate-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/15/wkrs-j15.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/616516f7-6cc7-4a9c-9d86-7e1fded254eF/wkrs-j15.html 2014-07-15T05:00:00Z Israel escalates attack on Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/gaza-j14.html Israel is openly targeting the private homes of officials and leading members of the Islamist Hamas organisation, regardless of who is residing in them. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df1d77cb-4abc-429a-af99-edccbd07c86G/gaza-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z The CIA spying scandal and the disintegration of American democracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/pers-j14.html The Obama administration’s refusal to bring charges underscores the reality, behind the trappings of democracy, of de facto rule by an unelected and authoritarian military-intelligence apparatus. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e96ae204-f420-4a2f-a299-92b0738f2b4E/pers-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z Moscow threatens response after Ukraine forces shell Russian border town http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/ukra-j14.html Russian officials vowed to respond to the Ukrainian shelling of a Russian border town, amid the offensive by troops of the Western-backed regime in east Ukraine. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fadeffd-c058-42f8-bf4c-43cbf622d11B/ukra-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z Obama aides, Republicans push US border crackdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/immi-j14.html Both the Obama administration and leading Republicans are demanding more police and detention centers and faster deportation of immigrant children coming across the border. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f7d873ff-bade-4442-aaf9-64dc025fbc3H/immi-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z Australian parliamentary committee calls for further anti-democratic electoral laws http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/elec-j14.html The unanimous report underscores the consensus within the political elite on shredding voting rights to try to shore up the established order. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15bc05c3-9bce-4dbe-a612-8b9170591d5C/elec-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z Six family members murdered in suburban Houston, Texas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/spri-j14.html Six members of the Stay family, including four children, were shot in the back of the head while they lay on the floor of their house in Spring, Texas. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46a0cda4-eb37-451e-a341-5007ff886ccM/spri-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z Edward Snowden seeks asylum renewal from Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/snow-j14.html The NSA whistleblower was forced to accept a one-year asylum period in Russia after his applications were refused by numerous other governments. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a6ea434-eb7a-4273-a907-becb85fa227P/snow-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z Prasanna Vithanage’s <em>With You, Without You</em>: The human impact of Sri Lanka’s communal war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/vith-j14.html Vithanage’s film is a serious artistic effort and reveals how the decades-long communal war affected human relationships. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/932efd6d-e73a-4755-94b3-908b543478cG/vith-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z Florida carries out its sixth execution of 2014 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/exec-j14.html Eddie Wayne Davis’s execution was the sixth in the state of Florida this year and the 24th carried out nationwide. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba9e43f4-77b2-43d6-943f-7add40dd557P/exec-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z After string of shootings, Albuquerque Police Department purchases hundreds more assault rifles http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/albq-j14.html The Albuquerque Police Department has agreed to purchase at least 350 additional AR-15 assault rifles, the type of weapon used in the killing of a homeless man that sparked nationwide outrage. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/31e0aa9e-b394-4767-ba26-bcf2eb0bd9eI/albq-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z New Zealand Labour Party congress silent on war preparations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/nzlp-j14.html There was no public discussion of Labour’s support for the government’s de facto military alliance with Washington, and for US war plans against China. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d0ea9c3-6a31-408b-8fb5-cdbf7a5bb84G/nzlp-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z Woman jailed under new Tennessee law criminalizing the use of narcotics while pregnant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/preg-j14.html Mallory Loyola became the first victim of the law last week and is being held in a county jail just days after giving birth. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dfbad22c-28f6-4554-bc0b-27f3335e8dfA/preg-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z Teamsters shut down truckers strike at southern California ports http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/port-j14.html A largely ceremonial strike by port truck drivers was ended in Los Angeles and Long Beach over the weekend with a deal brokered by local Democratic Party politicians with the Teamsters union. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5602df6-ef1d-4080-a158-5be2687a50bP/port-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z Atlantic City, New Jersey casino to close, sign of worsening US jobs crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/casi-j14.html The owners of the Trump Plaza resort casino in Atlantic City announced on Saturday that it would close in September, laying off approximately 1,000 workers. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8946ea64-22b4-46e2-8842-6d06586fc38B/casi-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z British government rushes through emergency surveillance legislation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/surv-j14.html Once again, the so-called “war on terror” is being employed to abrogate civil liberties and strengthen the repressive powers of the state. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1397d0d9-75df-4925-84b0-5a3aa2cc428L/surv-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z The acquittal of HSH Nordbank: Capitalist class justice in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/germ-j14.html The judgment in the HSH Nordbank trial shows how the capitalist judicial system serves the financial aristocracy. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/09f0aa6a-6b89-4cac-840c-d38e588ddefJ/germ-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan SEP public meeting on Independent Workers Inquiry into Water Pollution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/sril-j14.html The meeting will present the inquiry’s report into the water pollution in Weliweriya. <em>Please note the change in venue.</em> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/148f826d-ab97-46bf-9634-6312f864de2L/sril-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z This week in history: July 14-20 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/twih-j14.html <em>This week in history</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c1767e2-c67e-495a-8969-5b5245c3e12A/twih-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z SEP campaign against Detroit water shutoffs evokes warm response from Chrysler workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/auto-j14.html “They treat people like animals in Detroit,” a worker said. “In here it’s the same; you’re like a robot.” Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a593bcef-bb16-4011-9ec1-1d498734766O/auto-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z UK public sector workers explain their decision to strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/14/ints-j14.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> spoke to workers in a number of town and cities in England who participated in last Thursday’s national public sector strike and protests. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2cd78ad6-7b7e-4ed6-b474-d2692cd1992B/ints-j14.html 2014-07-14T05:00:00Z Obama administration drops investigation into CIA spying on US Senate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/cias-j12.html The Justice Department has announced that it will not investigate the CIA spying on the legislative branch, even though CIA Director John Brennan admitted that it had taken place. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3c7c250-79a4-4a13-bc36-58a29d25190K/cias-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z The toxic crisis of Israeli society http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/pers-j12.html There is a close connection between the violence being carried out by the Israeli government in Gaza and the emergence of fascistic elements within Israel capable of brutally murdering an innocent Palestinian youth. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9bb5c756-935e-4017-a1dc-221a1436d24H/pers-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z Relations collapse between Iraqi government and Kurdish region http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/iraq-j12.html Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki accused the Kurdish leadership of being part of a conspiracy with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43c838a1-5402-49cd-9786-c912818ddb0K/iraq-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z Kiev regime launches “total assault” against east Ukraine rebels http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/ukra-j12.html In consultation with its allies in Europe and the United States, the Ukrainian army is launching a “total assault” on the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5db3d99e-ef1b-4963-b2b1-5268bda195dH/ukra-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z Australian minister whitewashes Sri Lankan repression http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/morr-j12.html As immigration minister Morrison praised President Rajapakse’s government, 153 Tamil asylum seekers remained incarcerated on an Australian Customs vessel. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a94e83fe-6bfe-4790-87af-b7160c33d8dB/morr-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z Cargo train derails in Mexico, stranding 1,300 migrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/mexi-j12.html Wednesday's accident was at least the third derailment of trains carrying migrants across Mexico since last month. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60c116dc-e4e9-417e-927d-ba338244404D/mexi-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z For-profit education chain Corinthian College implodes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/cori-j12.html Corinthian College plans to sell or close its colleges and trades schools, affecting 72,000 students in the US and Canada. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7bc6b4c-b82b-4978-b7bc-69a3401d2dbN/cori-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z Obama administration to shield Citigroup executives in mortgage fraud settlement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/citi-j12.html Citigroup, the third-largest US bank, is set to reach a $7 billion settlement with the Department of Justice over charges that it sold fraudulent mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the 2008 crash. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/de633c54-d63f-45b8-b034-d7d14b4a9cfM/citi-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin sentenced to 10 years in prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/nagi-j12.html Nagin, infamous for his callous conduct during and after Hurricane Katrina, was sentenced to ten years in prison on 20 corruption counts. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93738454-c925-4046-b6de-6763c96c582O/nagi-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z South Korean government voices concern over Japanese “collective self-defense” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/kore-j12.html While the militarization of Japan is currently targeted at China, it is alarming Seoul, a key ally of the United States. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43714395-f60a-4168-a38b-1804de8c67fJ/kore-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/labo-j12.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6b74afa9-a1e5-447d-9534-3584bc71821J/labo-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z New York transit agency demands concessions from Long Island Railroad workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/lirr-j12.html The LIRR, the largest US commuter rail line, faces a July 20 strike deadline. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0a6b0c51-4c17-4852-9f19-bb381106d37D/lirr-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z Lowell, Mass: Seven die in apartment building destroyed by fire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/fire-j12.html Witnesses to the early morning blaze described a terrifying scene, with people dropping young children to the street and adults jumping from windows to avoid the flames. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4550f7e0-09b9-4aa2-9c08-1a058c88b99D/fire-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z California’s whooping cough epidemic http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/cawc-j12.html A growing number of whooping cough infections could be the start of the worst pertussis outbreak in 70 years. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d062072b-10bd-416e-97e1-5b7444a3fabM/cawc-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z Cameron government steps up drive to sell UK public assets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/sell-j12.html The National Health Service will be one of the hardest hit social services in a public land selloff. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85e48525-8dba-4d0d-a867-9ec9a5263efB/sell-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z The US spy scandal and the return of German imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/usge-j12.html The expulsion of the CIA station chief is directly linked to the revival of German imperialism. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4bc2d653-2c49-4de5-8f50-245107dac36I/usge-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z New analysis of the Detroit Institute of Arts responds to creditors and unions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/artv-j12.html A leading New York art advisory firm issued a report July 8 on the value of the collection at the DIA and the feasibility of a sale of that artwork, as well as its effect on the art market. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4577b190-a2f9-4ccd-bb29-e43709adfe9H/artv-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z Detroit residents denounce water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/detr-j12.html Detroit's Water and Sewerage Department announced it would press ahead with plans to shut off water for commercial properties and residents. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e8957450-b060-4eb6-bfdd-c7a59889722J/detr-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z London teachers speak on the public-sector strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/lond-j12.html <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> reporters spoke to striking teachers on the demonstration in London during Thursday’s nationwide public-sector strike. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9706d6e9-dda4-4eea-9182-a457564740bG/lond-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z “Children are being sacrificed to save money”—striking British Columbia teacher http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/bctc-j12.html Forty-one thousand British Columbia teachers—now in their fourth week of a province-wide strike—are challenging the provincial government’s decade-long assault on public education. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae968548-90dd-46d1-ad35-d08ba791d81I/bctc-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z Interesting music in 2014 so far http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/sofa-j12.html <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> music reviewers pick some of the more interesting albums or songs released in the first half of 2014. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/988b7d3e-929c-4c91-b45b-e13c6058dd9E/sofa-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z Obama plans deployment of troops, drones along US-Mexico border http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/immi-j11.html Responding to Texas Governor Rick Perry, President Obama said he was open to suggestions to send National Guard troops and drones to the US border with Mexico. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df1b43ee-69e4-456b-9e8f-9603f90ef23I/immi-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z Obama and the CIA—who runs Washington? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/pers-j11.html Either the US president is lying about being unaware of espionage in Germany, or he is patently not in control of the military-intelligence complex. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7fe5d83-f29c-4e43-ae1b-6023c71f878M/pers-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z German government demands departure of US spy chief http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/germ-j11.html The exposure of a second US spy in Germany in five days has unleashed a major scandal. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15e409e9-04ae-4537-b665-87a0ec1c8b2F/germ-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z Kiev regime pursues east Ukraine offensive, threatens to ban Communist Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/ukra-j11.html The brutal military offensive by the Ukrainian government, backed by the US and EU, makes clear the reactionary character of the regime in Kiev. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cedb653d-68ca-4218-893a-14d89b03e99B/ukra-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z Israel warns of imminent ground invasion of Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/isra-j11.html The Israeli offensive is being intensified with the clear backing of the Obama administration. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dfab7e93-c7b1-4828-b3c6-e365f66360cE/isra-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z New York protesters demand end to Israeli assault on Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/demo-j11.html Thousands marched in front of the Israeli Mission to the UN as the Israeli bombardment intensified. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c9c5760-b38e-418e-a4c1-5aa67a3b954M/demo-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z Portugal banking crisis sparks global stock selloff http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/econ-j11.html Stocks plunged in Europe and the US Thursday amid a sell-off in the Portuguese banking sector, prompting fears of a resurgence of the European debt crisis. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c0aab697-bacc-4bf9-9309-4757bafb0ebI/econ-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z UK public sector workers hold one-day strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/stri-j11.html Thursday’s action was the minimum necessary for the trade union bureaucrats to persuade the government that it needs their assistance in policing the working class. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ce21e3a-ec12-4f60-9cf9-7a100f3994bG/stri-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z Trial begins for friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect accused of obstruction http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/bost-j11.html Azamat Tazhayakov faces charges of obstruction of justice and conspiracy and could face up to 25 years imprisonment and $250,000 in fines if found guilty. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa58ea90-f72f-400a-934d-ab701f9cc5aP/bost-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z Government and corporate officials continue to deflect blame for Lac-Mégantic train disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/cana-j11.html One year after 47 people died in the Lac-Mégantic train disaster, Canada’s Conservative government continues to deny any culpability. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e68a856-848d-45b4-8bf8-fec9117a601I/cana-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z India: BJP tables right-wing, pro-investor budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/bjpi-j11.html The budget announced a flurry of measures to strengthen big business control over economic life and make India’s workers and toilers pay for the capitalist crisis. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26e66e70-06f0-4b58-af6c-20fd2980f71J/bjpi-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z Senate vote ends in fiasco for Australian government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/sena-j11.html Fury is growing in the corporate media over the government’s failure to push through austerity cuts. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/286f78ed-9a5d-4c6d-ba61-1ba496d62adC/sena-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z Indonesian presidential election produces disputed result http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/inde-j11.html With both Widodo and Prabowo claiming victory, weeks of political uncertainty, court challenges and social unrest could lie ahead. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a83884c-3789-4104-9948-d5e63248370D/inde-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan government to deport Pakistani and Afghan refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/sril-j11.html The Rajapakse government’s decision is a blatant violation of democratic rights and international law. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c6ff931b-a0dd-4534-bf2b-209326a08faI/sril-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z Detroit mothers die in childbirth at three times national rate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/matr-j11.html The overall US maternal death rate has risen sharply during the past two decades even as the global average has fallen. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c2f7f1b-37f4-477b-b3d3-b7e67d06a17F/matr-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z Detroit Workers Committee meeting discusses strategy to fight water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/detr-j11.html A group of workers, retirees and students attended a meeting of the Detroit Workers Committee (DWC) Thursday at Wayne State University to organize a fight against the ongoing plans by the city to shut off water to thousands of households. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9fd0f437-583d-4dfe-bed7-13f700377a5G/detr-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z German foreign minister Steinmeier and the Civitella massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/stei-j11.html Steinmeier cynically uses commemorations of Nazi war crimes to obscure the crimes of Berlin’s current war policy. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c006da4-8c5c-4c8c-8b6a-72e0932d91dI/stei-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/11/euro-j11.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ff9d917-8978-4829-ac22-2a576e3c15dL/euro-j11.html 2014-07-11T05:00:00Z Death toll mounts in Israeli attacks on Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/10/gaza-j10.html At least 63 Palestinians have been killed since Sunday, the vast majority of them civilians, including more than a dozen children. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e531fc9-0786-466c-a049-99d4d23db58I/gaza-j10.html 2014-07-10T05:00:00Z War drums beat louder against China as Japanese imperialism re-emerges http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/10/pers-j10.html Prime Minister Abe’s visit to Australia announced to the world that Japan is breaking from the shackles of the post-war “pacifist” constitution. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d90ee3fb-3219-42ec-b065-02222438e9cK/pers-j10.html 2014-07-10T05:00:00Z Brazil suffers World Cup rout amid mounting social tensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/10/copa-j10.html Brazil’s unprecedented debacle in its semifinal match with Germany has brought to the forefront the deep-going social conflicts that have surrounded this year’s World Cup. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/879649fd-5368-42a2-9738-49304894266B/copa-j10.html 2014-07-10T05:00:00Z Snowden documents show NSA spied on prominent Muslim-Americans http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/10/gree-j10.html The leaks show that the surveillance apparatus collects information on anyone even remotely associated with opposition to the government’s repressive agenda. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c6b2b8e8-ff4c-4fc7-bf61-18b8d895476I/gree-j10.html 2014-07-10T05:00:00Z Airport security agency bans powerless electronic devices on flights to US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/10/tran-j10.html Passengers with phones that do not power on will be prevented from boarding or have their devices confiscated. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2c087a0-f787-4630-aa2c-6038cc84c63F/tran-j10.html 2014-07-10T05:00:00Z Virginia man coerced into undergoing vasectomy as part of plea agreement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/10/plea-j10.html The plea deal is a reactionary development that echoes the eugenics movement of the 1920s. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6db5b175-a389-44e1-97c9-0df616d2b87G/plea-j10.html 2014-07-10T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan government imposes political gag on NGOs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/10/sril-j10.html This dictatorial attack on fundamental democratic rights is a further step toward a police state. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a676ab6-7062-45af-a809-96582d9c04aC/sril-j10.html 2014-07-10T05:00:00Z French police round up refugees in Calais http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/10/cala-j10.html On 2 July, 200 CRS riot police rounded up some 600 refugees in Calais. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/902853dd-c9fb-4dd6-8fc4-2f6342aa03dK/cala-j10.html 2014-07-10T05:00:00Z European governments prepare for military suppression of popular opposition http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/10/euro-j10.html A report called <em>Militarization for Prosperity</em> that aired on the German radio station Deutschlandfunk explains how European governments are preparing to suppress social protests. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52cee4f9-572a-453a-b2b0-fc77fb5e24aO/euro-j10.html 2014-07-10T05:00:00Z German Greens justify police action against refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/10/refu-j10.html Many of the refugees come from Syria, Libya and other countries where the US and its European allies, encouraged by the Greens, have fomented bloody civil wars. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80c85ecf-e350-4ca7-9cb7-73454724f53A/refu-j10.html 2014-07-10T05:00:00Z Former Spanish anti-evictions leader involved in new political manoeuvre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/10/cola-j10.html Guanyem Barcelona (Let’s Win Barcelona) is a new pseudo-left party that aims to divert the opposition of the Spanish working class into another cul-de-sac. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ed7dae7-2cbf-40b2-8329-633682ec40aM/cola-j10.html 2014-07-10T05:00:00Z New disability payments system responsible for deaths in Britain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/10/bene-j10.html Under the new eligibility system, thousands have died after being deemed fit for work, with thousands more denied benefit payments. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ac8bc51-c2f7-45bb-af0a-01ccef9b3c6P/bene-j10.html 2014-07-10T05:00:00Z New Zealand government backs Japan’s militarist revival http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/10/nzjp-j10.html Japanese PM Shinzo Abe visited New Zealand to secure support for his “reinterpretation” of Japan’s constitution to allow troops to fight in overseas wars. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b2b87c5-4f97-4a12-899b-8b4d88c95b4I/nzjp-j10.html 2014-07-10T05:00:00Z Australian Labor Party props up Victorian state government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/10/vicp-j10.html Labor refused to bring down the Napthine government, and voted for its latest anti-working class austerity budget. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7a0737c-589b-425f-bea3-4951a5864ccO/vicp-j10.html 2014-07-10T05:00:00Z Detroit water shutoffs hit families, ill and elderly residents http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/10/wate-j10.html Thousands more Detroit families had their water shut off this week as part of the city administration’s plan to cut service to 150,000 households who are overdue on their water bills. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b4a3a2c-e657-405a-affa-66d7aa11332H/wate-j10.html 2014-07-10T05:00:00Z HBO’s <em>Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro Sr.</em> and <em>Ida</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/10/deni-j10.html The 40-minute documentary on the postwar American painter Robert De Niro, Sr. is a delicate and moving homage, in which his son, the actor Robert De Niro, figures prominently. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34b16425-0420-47da-bbba-b06b61aa0baG/deni-j10.html 2014-07-10T05:00:00Z Air strikes kill civilians as Israel prepares new Gaza bloodbath http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/gaza-j09.html The Israeli blitz against the densely populated neighborhoods of Gaza has been politically prepared by weeks of anti-Palestinian incitement. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2b97ddd-9595-4c27-b503-12c95268102A/gaza-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z The US Supreme Court and religion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/pers-j09.html The US Supreme Court’s recent decisions upholding the “religious liberty” of corporations and other institutions signal a more aggressive repudiation of the country’s democratic and secular traditions. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fdd8275-fec2-44cf-9e57-4d89dc732e8A/pers-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z Obama calls for $3.7 billion border security “surge” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/immi-j09.html The funds will go toward building detention facilities, stepping up border checkpoints, and expanding the domestic use of military surveillance drones. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e3d74b7-365b-4631-b79c-c4cb20cecd3E/immi-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z Afghanistan in turmoil over presidential election result http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/afgh-j09.html Another foreign policy debacle for Washington is unfolding in Central Asia. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bf7597fa-d910-41c0-bef8-403fbe0a309E/afgh-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z Ukrainian army prepares siege of Donetsk http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/ukra-j09.html After regaining control of Slavyansk, the Kiev regime has announced an offensive against the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/78a93c23-6997-4c96-a220-522d5570ad7N/ukra-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z Shinzo Abe’s Australian visit: Another step toward war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/japa-j09.html The corporate media establishment is backing the re-militarisation of Japan and its closer military ties with Australia. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f9815894-50f2-44ac-9569-f7cbed5f4ebF/japa-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z Violence in Chicago: A symptom of social breakdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/chic-j09.html While the local and national media has reported on years-long epidemic of youth violence, there has been no effort to examine the deeper causes of this human tragedy in America’s third most populous city. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e680f25c-2000-4514-8212-555e9bfaf70E/chic-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z Truck drivers on strike at two California ports http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/truc-s07.html Truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach went on an indefinite strike Monday morning protesting against unfair practices, including lower than minimum wage pay, intimidation and retaliatory firing. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53029bcd-cac0-48bc-b91e-aa3d35ab414H/truc-s07.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z United Airlines to outsource 630 jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/unal-j09.html The move by United takes place amidst a wave of cost-cutting by major airlines. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e8cd248-c953-4262-af34-3f320f3ce05J/unal-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z Australian government seeks to lift bar on deporting refugees to face torture http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/tort-j09.html The bill seeks to reinstate a Labor government policy to permit the expulsion of asylum seekers who confront a distinct risk of being tortured. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c79138c-6c26-4d81-b437-f8cdbea8afbE/tort-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z Chinese president seeks closer ties with South Korea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/kore-j09.html The developing relationship between China and South Korea has led to questions about Seoul’s relations with Washington. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f3306be-8412-40dc-b968-20941111e4dE/kore-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z German chancellor makes her seventh visit to China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/merk-j09.html As on previous visits, the chancellor was accompanied by a business delegation. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2bb6cae0-db60-425a-aa36-5179f375520O/merk-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z Australian High Court leaves Sri Lankan refugees detained on high seas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/refu-j09.html Despite the flagrantly illegal character of the asylum seekers’ arbitrary detention, the court case leaves them in great danger. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/27a259e0-0e26-4cf4-ac00-040a2935ff5B/refu-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z Britain’s National Health Service “fraying at the edges” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/heal-j09.html The government’s slashing of National Health Service funding is the cause of the crisis. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e296575-2428-410f-a89f-1cc05e2cb59O/heal-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z French National Front threatens to burn an “ovenload” of its critics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/fnat-j09.html Jean-Marie Le Pen’s allusion to crematorium ovens and the fascist extermination of Jews appeals to pro-Nazi sentiment in and around the National Front. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92c80626-e514-49d8-9c65-116d116157fN/fnat-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z Bulgaria’s financial instability fueled by EU-Russia conflict http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/bulg-j09.html The confrontation between the European Union and Russia has led to a banking crisis in Bulgaria. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4271e0b3-51db-4629-8d03-313d3e9dd17B/bulg-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z Ebola outbreak spreads in West Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/ebol-j09.html International agencies say that the deadly Ebola virus is spreading out of control in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89a40a7e-edc1-423e-b078-f2b9ea3371aE/ebol-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z Video: Detroit residents speak out on water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/vide-j09.html <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> reporters spoke to Detroit residents as they waited in line at water payment centers, doing their best to get running water turned back on to their homes. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0be43d5-a0e4-4749-a1db-7ca659e963cO/vide-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z Sir Walter Scott and the drama of history http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/wave-j09.html Monday marked 200 years since the publication of <em>Waverley</em>, a novel by Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), an event of genuine artistic and intellectual significance. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cab14bc3-bb2c-4b2e-b706-add2bcd60a2E/wave-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z Following CIA spy revelations, German politicians turn on the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/bnd-j08.html The fierce reaction to the unmasking of a relatively low-ranking agent reflects a change in the direction of German foreign policy. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56b7226c-c5d5-4549-809d-8f39ab514efI/bnd-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z Defend the rights of immigrant workers and youth! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/pers-j08.html The Obama administration, the Republican Party and the corporate media have all sought to criminalize immigrant workers, including the tens of thousands of children who have recently arrived on the southern border of the US. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2484429-d9c7-4763-b465-8009ce2fb7dN/pers-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z Family of Tariq Khdeir denounces beating by Israeli police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/khde-j08.html At a press conference on Monday, the family of the 15-year-old US citizen denounced the Israeli police beating and the American government’s failure to secure Khdeir’s return home. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3c97fb1-bac9-4f6a-9588-866a1765efbJ/khde-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z Japan’s Shinzo Abe cloaks militarism in “peace” pledges to Australian parliament http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/abea-j08.html Prime Minister Abe’s speech underscores the militarist agenda behind the reinterpretation of the Japanese constitution. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8da71d4e-b4ee-4391-9ce5-7fd8ffb7eb7G/abea-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z Japanese PM unveils “third arrow” of economic agenda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/japa-j08.html Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9cc6f23c-f7c4-4ab7-aa16-b3ebc251efcG/japa-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z Obamacare drug benefits block access to vital medicines http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/obam-j08.html Many ACA plans have “closed” drug formularies that exclude some drugs to treat chronic diseases, saddling patients with the full cost of these medications. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ed0d308-4f7f-4ccb-ae82-61b61518966L/obam-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z Facebook conducts emotion experiments linked to military research on political opposition http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/face-j08.html Facebook users subjected to Orwellian psychological experimentation by scientists with ties to military research on political opposition movements. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c650a473-41de-447a-a58c-90216d51dc2P/face-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z Honduran government suspends gold mine rescue effort http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/hond-j08.html Eight miners have been trapped in a Honduran gold mine for nearly a week, and are presumed dead. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99e3c05d-a893-459c-b89b-41a3b735624P/hond-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/wkrs-j08.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bdc9d2d7-1f5b-4901-968d-1fab5a9db8cD/wkrs-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z Israel calls up reserves, threatens to escalate attacks on Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/isra-j08.html The United States quickly sided with Israel in the deepening confrontation with the Palestinians. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/427ad2be-843d-48ce-a0ff-6f25099453dL/isra-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z New York City police continue surveillance and repression under Mayor de Blasio http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/nypd-j08.html Top police department officials are stoking fear over “terrorism” and an increase in shootings. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1530b70-cd96-42cf-89de-d0dae6e1229D/nypd-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z Clinton on Edward Snowden: Who are the real criminals? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/snow-j08.html Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday that whistleblower Edward Snowden should return to the United States and stand trial for of his actions in leaking top-secret documents that exposed illegal and unconstitutional spying by the National Security Agency. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/982644dc-46fa-4bd6-b582-bf08fb30abdF/snow-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z BNP Paribas fine highlights France-US tensions over Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/bnpu-j08.html According to Vladimir Putin, the fine imposed on BNP Paribas by Washington was aimed at blocking the delivery of French warships to Russia. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca98668c-f9b1-46da-a98a-1e8eb5ec69fF/bnpu-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z Greek government outlaws power workers strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/gree-j08.html 
The Greek government has again used dictatorial measures to end a strike. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5015b05a-61cf-4d55-87f3-fe64e72bd4aH/gree-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z UK: Former News of the World editor Coulson sentenced to 18 months in prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/coul-j08.html Andy Coulson served as head of communications for Prime Minister David Cameron. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/51207d48-6733-4ee4-a9d9-3f8e59b680fA/coul-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z India’s new government moves to implement big business agenda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/indi-j08.html India’s new government has signaled that it intends to gut all labor, environmental and social legislation that impedes corporate profit-making, while lavishing subsidies, tax cuts and other largesse on big business. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fea3fc5c-12d5-480f-81ee-88926de91b1D/indi-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z Australia: Overseas students and workers nearly killed in Sydney fire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/fire-j08.html Those living in the squalid premises were rescued but their plight highlights the dangers facing thousands of super-exploited young people. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0dcb7b3-3d2d-4fcf-908d-0076a371bafA/fire-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z Veteran soul singer Bobby Womack dies, aged 70 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/bwom-j08.html One of the few remaining old-school soul singers still working, Womack left behind a remarkable body of work in rhythm and blues. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33aab3cb-3739-4272-8a54-77acb012021K/bwom-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z Oppose Australia’s handover of refugees to Sri Lankan navy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/refu-j08.html The Socialist Equality parties of Australia and Sri Lanka call on working people in both countries and internationally to oppose the joint military operation in the Indian Ocean. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b499646c-7e09-4067-9162-61cb44c3f78P/refu-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z Edlef Köppen’s <em>Higher Command</em>: An important novel on the First World War http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/08/high-j08.html The semi-documentary character of this novel largely succeeds in making comprehensible the shattering impact of the war on the consciousness of millions. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7faa3fb2-b278-4bc9-9938-25cf043f4a0N/high-j08.html 2014-07-08T05:00:00Z New revelations shatter US government lies on illegal surveillance http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/surv-j07.html Some 90 percent of those who have had their email and other communications intercepted by the NSA are members of the general public, including US citizens. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9f2f363-0189-44bf-8a86-a4cec1e984cM/surv-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z The 17,000 Dow: Surging towards a disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/pers-j07.html Explosive contradictions in global finance are building up as stock markets continue to rise. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b2cd5bf-0b4b-4f45-adc1-e049847f687G/pers-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z US-backed regime retakes Slavyansk, threatens bloodbath in eastern Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/ukra-j07.html Having seized strategic towns, forces of the US-backed Ukrainian regime are attacking the major cities of Donetsk and Lugansk. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14ba8e5d-88d0-4dcd-b558-3739b68f5e4N/ukra-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z Israeli police savagely beat Palestinian-American youth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/issb-j07.html The videotaped beating is an irrefutable demonstration of official Israeli violence and racism. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20d85b0d-4aa5-4a10-b7cb-6c9adbdc621B/issb-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z Palestinian unrest spreads across Israel http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/isra-j07.html Police have arrested six right-wing Israeli Jews, including several residents of illegal West Bank settlements, in the gruesome murder of 16-year-old Muhammad Abu Khudair. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53928cf9-8a57-43c7-8093-5e7d840e3a2G/isra-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z US-backed Egyptian junta announces massive electricity, fuel price hikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/egyp-j07.html In a declaration of war on the working class, the US-backed military junta announced cuts to fuel and electricity subsidies on which millions of Egyptians depend. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/054cc7f7-1391-441c-919f-fc96aa9ef98G/egyp-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z Tony Blair to advise Egyptian dictator al-Sisi http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/blai-j07.html Former UK prime minister Tony Blair is to advise Egyptian president and military dictator, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/55932884-ec65-4d17-b64e-99907195340I/blai-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z British government planned a 100,000-strong Syrian proxy force http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/syri-j07.html BBC’s “Newsnight” has revealed 2012 plans for the creation of a huge “rebel” army to overthrow Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/da8e0722-eba6-4195-9883-fa7bb714f51D/syri-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z Obama announces increased border security and stepped-up deportations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/immi-j07.html Obama vowed last week to bypass Congress to increase spending on border policing and deportations. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3b23727-aa95-49a7-97bb-a29644812e4H/immi-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z Philadelphia house fire kills four children http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/phil-j07.html The fire was so fast-moving that neither neighbors nor firefighters, who arrived on the scene within three minutes, were able to rescue the four victims. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60cd593c-6414-4e98-b055-3df0136158eK/phil-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z California police officer savagely beats great-grandmother http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/cali-j07.html Last week, a California Highway Patrol officer was caught on tape repeatedly punching an unarmed woman in the face. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4853d716-df0e-4e5b-8766-6171f38a23aD/cali-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z Low attendance at Australian anti-budget rallies exposes unions’ role http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/prot-j07.html Workers stayed away from the protests because they do not view the unions as organisations that fight for their interests. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a26e0ba6-3963-43c2-acab-552f3975548K/prot-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z Workers and youth denounce Australian budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/bint-j07.html World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke with workers and youth attending protests yesterday [insert link] in Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle against the Abbott government’s budget measures. None were aware that the main budget appropriation bills had already been passed by Labor and the Greens in the Senate. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9835c03-6832-47af-8c5a-124a1e69c22A/bint-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z Financial elites and US envoy back Widodo in Indonesian presidential election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/indo-j07.html Intensive efforts are being made to prevent a victory by Prabowo Subianto, who is regarded as less free market and less likely to align with Washington in its escalating confrontation with China. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/300af2e4-6456-4670-bf5b-110f18de5a1J/indo-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z Dozens of refugees suffocate in boat off the coast of Italy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/refu-j07.html On June 30, the Italian Coast Guard discovered the bodies of 45 refugees in an overcrowded fishing boat. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b1cb82c-f048-4d4d-8131-e7316894d4eB/refu-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z German unions support the government’s war policies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/dgb-j07.html The German Trade Union Federation (DGB) unreservedly supports the foreign policy of the grand coalition government and its return to great power politics and militiarism. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8f815ff-660c-4f54-ae93-a39e53242e2J/dgb-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z French asbestos scandal: Indictment of Socialist Party’s Martine Aubry quashed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/aubr-j07.html Aubry and the ruling Socialist Party share a heavy responsibility in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of workers due to asbestos. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c98a14b1-8ee2-465a-a92d-7d3bf270ec6L/aubr-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z Detroit residents and water workers speak out against water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/detr-j07.html The city of Detroit is racing ahead with its plans to shut off water to some 150,000 families who cannot afford to pay their water bills. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ce309245-8df5-4ecb-bb14-d10c002a06fG/detr-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z The career of popular songwriter Gerry Goffin (1939-2014) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/goff-j07.html Lyricist Gerry Goffin passed away in June at the age of 75. Together with composer Carole King, he wrote many of the better known pop hits of the 1960s. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03c10ee6-4268-407f-b1ed-09a0cb3ab1aO/goff-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z This week in history: July 7-13 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/07/twih-j07.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0bce21c-965a-41ef-8393-b8d186898b1D/twih-j07.html 2014-07-07T05:00:00Z Thousands demonstrate at funeral of slain Palestinian youth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/isra-j05.html Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said he would delay any major military escalation for 24 hours while cease-fire talks with Hamas continued. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/099afc85-f3d4-4891-9465-4fbd76d475dC/isra-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z One year since the military coup in Egypt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/pers-j05.html The coup revealed the essential problem of the Egyptian revolution: the chasm between the elemental anger of the Egyptian population and the absence of political leadership. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ceba2c6-e08a-4fb8-8abc-9a79a92d245L/pers-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z Australia: Workers and youth oppose war in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/irin-j05.html Interviews in Melbourne illustrated the deep hostility to US imperialism’s predatory wars in the Middle East, and Australia’s involvement. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8980b1c-2bda-43c7-9268-2fcee7f5dcfB/irin-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z US troops have secretly been deployed to Somalia since 2007 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/soma-j05.html Officials made clear that the US intends to escalate its military intervention in the strategic Horn of Africa. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dd11310d-6bed-4865-84d3-33ed8b572b3N/soma-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court backs Christian college against contraception mandate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/cour-j05.html On Thursday, in the wake of its decision in the Hobby Lobby case, the US Supreme Court issued an order that further undermines workers’ rights and the separation of church and state. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a33cf7a7-28f1-40ab-b7db-5cbf4154ce0G/cour-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z The militarization of American public schools http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/syra-j05.html The high school will be closed and transformed into an academy focusing on training students for the military. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c31b2e6-0aed-449a-9595-125388a77f8L/syra-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z Talks to end BC teachers’ strike collapse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/bcte-j05.html Talks to end a strike by 41,000 British Columbia public school teachers collapsed this week after the provincial government refused to discuss teachers’ demands. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4ff1ea3-6d1c-4d56-b1c3-fa66b049c94H/bcte-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z Greek power workers threatened with state strikebreaking http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/priv-j05.html Workers at the Public Power Corporation in Greece began a 48-hour strike from midnight on Wednesday. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b2a6088-04dd-4245-9cf6-db3e5e270f1N/priv-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z Ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy denies influence peddling charges http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/sark-j05.html After being detained and indicted for corruption and influence peddling, Sarkozy denied the charges in an interview on Europe1 radio and TF1 television Wednesday. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ee36302-9fab-474c-b948-6487a7f9f63L/sark-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z German parliament agrees to minimum wage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/mini-j05.html The main purpose of the new German minimum wage is to silence critics of the country’s low-wage sector. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0748539a-3f0d-4458-a690-43acdcfa66eO/mini-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z German army to be equipped with drones http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/dron-j05.html On Wednesday, German defence minister Ursula Von der Leyen announced to parliament that the army is to be equipped with drones capable of carrying weapons. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/042de57c-e143-4ab8-969a-c37892b7f25D/dron-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z UK police make one million stop and searches of young people http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/stop-j05.html Only 10 percent of searches lead to an arrest and black people are six times more likely to be stopped than whites. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a245b4be-a8e4-4f8f-8fd0-1101675743eH/stop-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z The way forward in the fight against budget austerity and militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/prot-j05.html For all the sound and fury that Labor and the Greens have vented against the Abbott government, they voted to pass the appropriation bills. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/499de385-f9a2-461c-b892-f9b12da4443E/prot-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z UN appoints panel for inquiry into Sri Lankan human rights violations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/sril-j05.html The UNHRC probe into alleged war crimes signals intensifying US-led Western pressure on Colombo. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a97fa5ba-0583-4669-a68a-89e99c5a5f9O/sril-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z Civilians were killed in New Zealand-US raid on Afghan village http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/nzaf-j05.html New evidence indicates that 6 civilians were killed and 15 wounded in a 2010 raid, exposing false claims by the New Zealand government that only “insurgents” were killed. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/644d4c89-a834-46f6-9f3a-1c9777ef742P/nzaf-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z Three Philippine Senators arraigned on corruption charges http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/phil-j05.html President Benigno Aquino III’s anti-corruption campaign is in reality a drive to crush opposition in any section of government to his sharp turn toward US imperialism. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/671768b9-a5b6-420f-a845-7501faaff4aC/phil-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z Former Scottish Socialist Party leader promotes nationalism in referendum campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/sher-j05.html On a recent tour, Tommy Sheridan did not issue a word of criticism of the Scottish National Party, Scotland’s main capitalist party. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fd768221-91c7-4235-bb04-99da2f07349A/sher-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/labo-j05.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2cc879e-d7da-4bc9-93fd-e37d26ec4b4C/labo-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z US general suggests re-invasion of Iraq if “national interests drive us there” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/04/iraq-j04.html Planning is being made for a full-scale intervention into what is a cauldron of conflicts and intrigues. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/273ff5a6-8466-4ece-a43a-1c5f37e3f4eA/iraq-j04.html 2014-07-04T05:00:00Z Equality and the Fourth of July http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/04/pers-j04.html The social, political and cultural state of present-day America make a mockery of the principles that are recalled and celebrated on July 4. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54bfb6ac-a129-47b6-b475-3f1a54aa019H/pers-j04.html 2014-07-04T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan minister confirms Australia’s handover of Tamil refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/04/refu-j04.html The forced transfer of asylum seekers to the Sri Lankan navy is an attack on basic democratic rights, as well as a blatant violation of international law. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/16b158a8-2a35-42f8-8498-0d6a48adcf2N/refu-j04.html 2014-07-04T05:00:00Z Israel bombs Gaza Strip, masses army on border http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/04/isra-j04.html The military mobilization around Gaza is the largest since Israel’s last full-scale attack on the Palestinian territory in 2012. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c418c4dc-52fc-4ed8-9899-6fe8c3489f8J/isra-j04.html 2014-07-04T05:00:00Z Ukraine: Berlin foreign ministers meeting brings no solution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/04/ukra-j04.html While the foreign ministers of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine met in Berlin, Kiev continued its brutal offensive against eastern Ukrainian towns and villages. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c5bf107-bd3f-4493-a55f-0f9ee95fa5bB/ukra-j04.html 2014-07-04T05:00:00Z A revealing speech by US Fed chief Yellen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/04/yell-j04.html The US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen has committed to continuing the policies that are preparing the conditions for another financial crash. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87f0adf8-0d21-4a7e-b688-9d7164efdd3C/yell-j04.html 2014-07-04T05:00:00Z US jobs report shows growth in part-time, low-wage work http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/04/econ-j04.html The jobs created last month were largely part-time and low-wage, continuing the trend of replacing workers laid off during the 2008 crash with lower-paid, highly exploited employees. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f391890-0974-4cec-b273-428f0604960G/econ-j04.html 2014-07-04T05:00:00Z NSA targets anyone interested in online privacy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/04/nsas-j04.html This is the first leak on NSA surveillance that includes a portion of the actual source code in use, and it exposes the lie that the spy agency collects “only metadata.” Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/55ec2f3f-fb4c-4629-b9fc-013aba3b714D/nsas-j04.html 2014-07-04T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/04/wkrs-j04.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c701d40-ebc1-4d31-ba21-ef9b9a52c57M/wkrs-j04.html 2014-07-04T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court denies relief for juveniles sentenced to life in prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/04/juve-j04.html On June 9, the US Supreme Court refused to hear a case in which Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court refused to make retroactive an earlier high court ruling banning mandatory life imprisonment without parole for those convicted as juveniles. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1088b6ee-305d-4f92-b003-296b98ab68bC/juve-j04.html 2014-07-04T05:00:00Z Al Gore’s strange meeting in Canberra: More at stake than the carbon tax http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/04/agor-j04.html Given Clive Palmer’s pivotal role in the new Australian parliament, the White House requires a line of communication and leverage—something that Gore has conveniently provided. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/946eae32-f260-4470-adfa-74b7ec678f3M/agor-j04.html 2014-07-04T05:00:00Z Greece’s SYRIZA steps up its overtures to big business http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/04/gree-j04.html SYRIZA has previously pledged that if it assumed power, it would pay off the vast majority of Greece €300 billion euro plus debt Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d6aae097-d50e-4b2e-855e-24627adc01eK/gree-j04.html 2014-07-04T05:00:00Z A telling incident: MSNBC’s Chris Matthews’ exchange with Sen. Elizabeth Warren http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/04/warr-j04.html The conversation that took place on MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” between the host and the “progressive” senator from Massachusetts is deserving of at least a brief comment. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87ef4c8d-b262-48f9-95d6-90fc71da7c9D/warr-j04.html 2014-07-04T05:00:00Z A student’s perspective on the testing culture in America’s schools http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/04/test-j04.html A review of Ankur Singh’s documentary on the impact of high-stakes testing on students. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cdd25b62-b21f-4c67-a524-37d17814313B/test-j04.html 2014-07-04T05:00:00Z Ten years at Saturn with the Cassini spacecraft http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/04/cass-j04.html Over the past decade, Cassini has continuously returned data on Saturn's rings, numerous moons and the planet itself. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6738939b-e49a-4b5a-8564-39bc1b0fa5fD/cass-j04.html 2014-07-04T05:00:00Z Murder of Palestinian youth sparks unrest in Jerusalem http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/03/isra-j03.html When the murder of Muhammad Khudair became public knowledge Wednesday, Palestinian youth took to streets of the Shuafat and Beit Hanina neighborhoods of East Jerusalem. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6be244ee-1029-4562-a098-228455ba892D/isra-j03.html 2014-07-03T05:00:00Z The re-emergence of Japanese militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/03/pers-j03.html Abe’s constitutional “reinterpretation” is a major step toward ending any legal restraint on the ability of Japanese imperialism to wage wars of aggression. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/299f61c5-8765-4e38-9f07-1ed2fc3a167H/pers-j03.html 2014-07-03T05:00:00Z Chilean court rules US played key role in Pinochet murder of Americans http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/03/horm-j03.html Charles Horman was evidently singled out for elimination because he had detailed information about the direct role of the United States in the coup that overthrew Allende and installed General Pinochet as dictator. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38fdfc51-12e2-4993-b6ce-c67ebd2e8d3K/horm-j03.html 2014-07-03T05:00:00Z Federal student loan interest rates increase by nearly 1 percent this month http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/03/educ-j03.html On July 1, the interest rates for federal student loans grew by almost one percent, adding to the already intolerable burden of student debt on young people. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2078194d-5812-4c49-86e9-36b02accacfF/educ-j03.html 2014-07-03T05:00:00Z US students and graduates speak on the burden of college debt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/03/stud-j03.html Forty percent of young people in the US call their student debt “overwhelming, ” according to a survey published by Wells Fargo last month. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/415f518c-2813-486b-9b05-ff1aec27658A/stud-j03.html 2014-07-03T05:00:00Z Obama-appointed civil liberties board upholds mass internet data collection by NSA http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/03/obam-j03.html The administration's “reform” panel found that NSA electronic data mining does not violate the Fourth Amendment. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b236059b-2aa1-4656-a7a1-dc590b0e67eC/obam-j03.html 2014-07-03T05:00:00Z German Left Party defends drive to war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/03/left-j03.html In an interview with a German daily newspaper last Friday, Left Party leader Dietmar Bartsch gave his full backing to the German government’s foreign policy. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f31b5a16-e51b-42b8-b67d-a0e9685b4e9K/left-j03.html 2014-07-03T05:00:00Z Anti-Muslim hysteria surrounds World Cup in France http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/03/frwc-j03.html Public statements and policies stigmatizing Algerians during the World Cup reflect the escalating anti-immigrant hysteria seizing the French ruling elite. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b552dfe-2c7e-43f9-bc52-06f3f3565f4A/frwc-j03.html 2014-07-03T05:00:00Z Worker killed in chemical explosion at Indiana GM plant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/03/mari-j03.html James L. Gibson, a 48-year-old worker for Quaker Chemical, was pronounced dead at Marion General Hospital about an hour after the blast. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0287d097-0684-4ca8-8ef4-50269bac8d4B/mari-j03.html 2014-07-03T05:00:00Z £40 billion in UK local authority cuts by 2020 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/03/loca-j03.html By the end of the current parliament (2015), core funding for councils will have been reduced by 40 percent. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/485adac4-ecc2-492a-8ea9-a6a1a119ccdJ/loca-j03.html 2014-07-03T05:00:00Z Ontario’s union-backed government to accelerate austerity drive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/03/onta-j03.html Re-elected with union support, Ontario Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne has vowed to impose years of concessionary contracts on public sector workers. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/baa69728-a278-4b2a-9bf3-c366f399443L/onta-j03.html 2014-07-03T05:00:00Z New York Times backs Poroshenko’s offensive in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/03/ukra-j03.html The <em>Times</em> is advocating in Europe the policies of war and regime change it supported in the disastrous US interventions in the Middle East. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/39a0809a-b3b7-41b9-9d3a-2b15db6c876E/ukra-j03.html 2014-07-03T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan military warns against exposing its involvement in anti-Muslim violence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/03/sril-j03.html Brigadier Wanigasooriya’s threat is aimed at suppressing any disclosure of the sinister activities of military intelligence. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fbf95afe-a7fd-4ca0-96a7-58b16d63809P/sril-j03.html 2014-07-03T05:00:00Z Australia’s Rich List: “Big wealth is back” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/03/rich-j03.html The number of billionaires reached a record of 39, primarily because of rises in property and share values. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/12864fc6-1376-401f-954b-2e05add9940D/rich-j03.html 2014-07-03T05:00:00Z Socialism and the Fight Against Imperialist War http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/03/icfi-j03.html One hundred years after the outbreak of World War I and 75 years after the start of World War II, the imperialist system is once again threatening humanity with a catastrophe. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5930b3a8-f153-48f9-bab8-ec4cca3c71dF/icfi-j03.html 2014-07-03T05:00:00Z Israeli government prepares onslaught against Palestinian people http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/02/isra-j02.html Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has seized on the tragic death of the young men as the pretext for escalating Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43766e8a-60fd-45af-be74-81692e0d4cdD/isra-j02.html 2014-07-02T05:00:00Z A deepening global economic and financial breakdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/02/pers-j02.html The Bank for International Settlements has warned that the supply of ultra-cheap money to financial markets is creating the conditions for another crash. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e8774cd1-a1dd-4507-aa9a-dff96389f62B/pers-j02.html 2014-07-02T05:00:00Z Poroshenko launches bloody assault on eastern Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/02/ukra-j02.html Ukrainian President Poroshenko authorised artillery bombardments around the rebel-controlled cities of Slovyansk and Kramatorsk, following the end of a nominal ceasefire. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0fd7aeec-100b-4bb6-9637-221a21e8669J/ukra-j02.html 2014-07-02T05:00:00Z Jordan deploys troops along border with Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/02/jord-j02.html The civil war in Iraq is drawing in Washington’s allies in the region, including Jordan—long hailed as an oasis of stability in the Middle East. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dbefa45f-4220-4499-9ac4-33265f30983O/jord-j02.html 2014-07-02T05:00:00Z Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy arrested in corruption case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/02/sark-j02.html Sarkozy is the first French head of state to be imprisoned since fascist dictator and Nazi collaborator Marshal Philippe Pétain was jailed on treason charges after World War II. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8eae0039-280c-4bdf-8698-a1948383906M/sark-j02.html 2014-07-02T05:00:00Z Australia to hand Tamil refugees to Sri Lankan navy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/02/refu-j02.html If confirmed, the forced transfer of asylum seekers to the military forces whose violence they are fleeing will be a flagrant violation of the international Refugee Convention. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4fe3ddbd-5622-4bef-a164-3f21d771ee3K/refu-j02.html 2014-07-02T05:00:00Z New documents highlight sweeping NSA surveillance powers at home and abroad http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/02/spyi-j02.html Congressional legislation and secretive executive decrees have invested the NSA with virtually unlimited authority to spy on targets around the world. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1498de4b-7e06-48f5-a61e-001b9a81695B/spyi-j02.html 2014-07-02T05:00:00Z Documents indicate GM tops knew of ignition defect http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/02/gmot-j02.html New documents released by Congress indicate high-ranking GM executives knew as early as 2005 about an ignition defect tied to fatal crashes. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36de8084-1943-440c-a948-25e844bf80fH/gmot-j02.html 2014-07-02T05:00:00Z Contract expires for Pacific Coast dockworkers in US and Canada http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/02/dock-j02.html As of July 1, 20,000 West Coast dockworkers have been working without a contract Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7e29639-0c4a-448e-92ff-f01e50cb815H/dock-j02.html 2014-07-02T05:00:00Z Green Party hypocrisy over protests by refugees in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/02/gree-j02.html Refugees in Berlin are demanding the democratic right to be free to choose where they live, work and raise a family. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89b8ef06-4067-4553-b1b9-263591ffe92D/gree-j02.html 2014-07-02T05:00:00Z NZ government aligns more closely with US amid rising tensions with China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/02/nziq-j02.html Visiting the US, Prime Minister John Key joined President Obama in siding against China in its territorial disputes with Vietnam and the Philippines. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb628c74-9354-4370-b95b-95212651987G/nziq-j02.html 2014-07-02T05:00:00Z Oppose the witch-hunt against Socialist Alternative http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/02/sawh-j02.html The witch-hunt against Socialist Alternative is aimed at intimidating opponents of the Abbott government. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cce5f8c9-2b1d-411b-9964-1fa06d92e45I/sawh-j02.html 2014-07-02T05:00:00Z UK unions propose one-day protest strike over pay http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/02/stri-j02.html Since coming to power in May 2010, the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition has been able to mount a one-sided assault on the working class thanks to the unions. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ecb0fc10-4290-41b7-8417-47a6d59be4cO/stri-j02.html 2014-07-02T05:00:00Z Fifty years since the Civil Rights Act http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/02/civi-j02.html The Civil Rights Act came in response to the mass protests known as the Civil Rights movement that swept the American South beginning in the 1950s. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb9ee90d-d066-4fbe-aa4b-2f0d6acc8efE/civi-j02.html 2014-07-02T05:00:00Z Detroit residents call water shutoffs a “crime” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/02/detr-j02.html The city’s drive to shut off water service to three thousand households every week is in full swing, spelling catastrophe for the approximately 150,000 Detroit households with overdue water bills. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a13f0fa6-238e-4956-bee8-d6c65183ca5F/detr-j02.html 2014-07-02T05:00:00Z How the charter school racket operates in Michigan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/02/char-j02.html Over the past two decades, Michigan has become “ground zero” for the spread of for-profit charter schools. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9ad8458-ea2d-47cc-960b-c62021a0f8aJ/char-j02.html 2014-07-02T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court attacks First Amendment, workers’ rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/cour-j01.html The US Supreme Court has upheld a reactionary challenge by employers claiming to oppose contraception on religious grounds to a provision of Obama’s health care law mandating that employee insurance plans include coverage for birth control. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62525be0-8ccc-46bf-9e9a-0b382f1163dK/cour-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z America’s paramilitary police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/pers-j01.html While the political establishment never loses the opportunity to declare there is no money for health care or education, billions of dollars are made available to equip the police with the latest instruments of violence. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ffebb029-5eb1-4829-b151-b03f744ce9aL/pers-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court rules against SEIU in union dues case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/seiu-j01.html The US Supreme Court on Monday struck down an Illinois “fair share” statute that compelled home health care workers to pay union dues even if they were not members of the union. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b6cf4c18-fea8-4908-86b3-b6eea6f7c96C/seiu-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z Obama sends more US troops to Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/iraq-j01.html The latest contingent of 300 troops arrived Sunday to provide security at the Baghdad airport. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fece671-a95d-401a-9fe3-e51e81846ebD/iraq-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z Israel attacks Palestinian territories after bodies of missing youth discovered http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/isra-j01.html From the time the boys disappeared, Netanyahu and his government shamelessly exploited their fate. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b45bf619-7cb5-4bca-a1f4-f0027685e0fH/isra-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z Anti-militarism protester sets himself alight in Tokyo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/japa-j01.html The protest indicates the depth of opposition in Japan to the government’s reinterpretation of the constitution to permit “collective self-defence.” Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ef915e5-d057-4b2c-a059-d8aeba70c80D/japa-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z Obama nominates ex-CEO to head Veterans Affairs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/mcdo-j01.html Robert McDonald has been chosen to lead the VA not for his experience in health care or civil service administration, but as an executive at a Fortune 500 company. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f80b45d-f4e1-4bf6-afe1-802d53e5785D/mcdo-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z AFSCME union pushes through deal against Detroit city workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/afsc-j01.html The move confirmed the full support of the union for the Plan of Adjustment, which includes large cuts to pensions and retiree health care benefits. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/51951ed9-3b25-4a0a-9560-cb9f3aed96eL/afsc-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z Jailed Maruti Suzuki workers in India continue to be denied bail http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/maru-j01.html The bail application hearing for the framed-up Maruti Suzuki India workers continues to drag on in the Supreme Court. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3aaaf140-22a4-4f2c-a4f3-e53be0c526fE/maru-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z Italian comedian Beppe Grillo’s Five-Star Movement joins ranks with the far right http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/gril-j01.html The alliance with UKIP is confirmation of the right-wing character of Beppe Grillo’s M5S. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e7a7e29-f29d-4e65-96d1-39bb7c0ea96C/gril-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z GM makes minimal offer to crash victims http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/gene-j01.html GM hopes to settle on the cheap its liabilities from a deadly ignition defect tied to numerous fatal crashes. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fdde8a85-9243-4ec8-8546-b88e07e4b13B/gene-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z Unions, pseudo-lefts strangle strike against French rail privatisation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/sncf-j01.html The unions and the pseudo-left parties only called the strikes in order to keep a struggle against the cuts from erupting outside of their control. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99f61afa-4567-4389-8d43-1da4ecff30dC/sncf-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z UK: Labour Party targets unemployed youth for benefit withdrawal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/yout-j01.html The punitive policy means that youth without A-levels or equivalent qualifications would lose their income unless they enroll in vocational training courses. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/55c3a087-33a1-446c-9253-8046503e5afG/yout-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z Australian government report outlines dismantling of welfare system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/mccl-j01.html The proposed measures would see thousands of people forced into deeper poverty and low-wage employment. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c094f8e5-6d50-414b-b009-81f46ad5c43F/mccl-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z Australian Senate pushes through budget appropriation bills http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/budg-j01.html While not ending the impasse of the budget, Labor and the Greens have quietly passed the essential legislation to allow the Abbott government to keep functioning. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b2253d9-392e-47b0-88a7-40922621de4D/budg-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: the Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/wkrs-j01.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef31caa4-0477-42c9-940a-ca0e332cf63C/wkrs-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z <em>The Internet’s Own Boy</em>: Documentary about “hacktivist” Aaron Swartz http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/swar-j01.html The film documents the life of Aaron Swartz, the open Internet activist and web technology prodigy who committed suicide after being hounded by the US government. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f01de7b-e6d8-4ebb-9692-0984446b5f7C/swar-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z Obama seeks $2 billion to speed up deportation of child immigrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/immi-j30.html The White House will ask Congress Monday for $2 billion to detain and deport Central American child migrants in south Texas. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61efda08-e339-4727-b3e0-278fc3e3b38D/immi-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z Who is responsible for the catastrophes in the Middle East? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/pers-j30.html The destruction wrought by US imperialism in Iraq, Libya and Syria is an indictment not merely of a set of policies, but of an entire corrupt, predatory social order. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ebda0725-bdf0-40a6-ab23-e89c8344b81F/pers-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z Regional powers drawn into Iraq civil war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/iraq-j30.html The civil war in Iraq is deepening into a nightmarish conflict for which the United States bears chief responsibility. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/658f4f1e-420e-4703-887c-c65fc433df1H/iraq-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z Another global financial crisis in the making, Bank for International Settlements warns http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/econ-j30.html The BIS report is the latest in a series of warnings that the present financial boom is creating the conditions for another crisis. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e1488407-d409-49fd-bf80-5d05e6bdc9fD/econ-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z Ukraine’s economic crisis to intensify http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/ukra-j30.html A new report by the Civil Initiatives Committee documents the devastating impact the Ukraine-EU agreement will have on the country’s economy. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1026394-5d4a-4da9-94ae-9916a0a6382K/ukra-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z German politicians, media seek to criminalize opponents of war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/germ-j30-1.html The German media and politicians are discussing legislation to combat widespread anti-war sentiment. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b825581e-462e-4a42-9060-6829f7ee2f4F/germ-j30-1.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z UK journalist threatened with arrest under Terrorism Act for filming protest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/terr-j30.html Alex Evans from the <em>Sheffield Star</em> was at the city’s train station filming a pensioners’ protest when he was ordered to delete his footage. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/915429b2-99dc-40ff-be13-bf5a745e96fM/terr-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z Workers on Detroit water shutoffs: “They are making it so you can’t live” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/shut-j30.html Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr is backing a brutal shutoff policy aimed at residents who are behind in their water bills. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c4f16ad-07b0-4f19-85d7-24594e00e7dN/shut-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z How Bill Clinton cashed in after leaving White House http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/clin-j30.html Bill Clinton has made millions of dollars speaking before Wall Street bankers. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/331e5a7a-5ada-4da5-ad70-cc23b5d8067G/clin-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania budget: Layoffs, cuts to education and pensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/penn-j30.html Governor Tom Corbett is demanding pensions be cut and liquor stores privatized as part of any budget deal. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f7daa496-6e95-4509-9fce-c429293a047A/penn-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z Maryland governor blocks strike by Johns Hopkins Hospital workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/john-j30.html Union officials welcomed the government intervention. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e1f010b6-5d2f-4225-a3d2-ac6d5797666P/john-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z German automaker BMW reports record sales, prepares attacks on workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/germ-j30.html In close collaboration with the trade unions, Germany’s third largest automaker is planning major wage cuts and rationalisation measures. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ba313ae-f1ba-4ab4-a3bc-57fef030a44N/germ-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan president warns against protests over anti-Muslim attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/sril-j30.html Rajapakse’s government is threatening a police and security crackdown on demonstrations, while blaming Muslims for threatening social “harmony.” Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d12520e-c116-4609-877d-47e4b3bc176D/sril-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z EU summit in Ypres: National conflicts and militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/euro-j30.html The EU does not preserve European peace. It is a breeding ground for social inequality, nationalism and war. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2a7ab5c1-8243-48a8-ab38-35c53552bb1E/euro-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z <em>… And Then You Shoot Your Cousin</em>: The Roots satirize the hip hop world http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/root-j30.html Formed in 1987 in Philadelphia, The Roots have produced some of the more interesting and oppositional music in hip hop. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/464f0fea-695a-4a06-b1fd-6c61cae42a1D/root-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z Oppose police sabotage of SEP workers’ inquiry in Sri Lanka http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/seps-j30.html The decision to prevent the SEP delivering the findings of the Independent Workers Inquiry into Water Pollution was taken at the top levels of the government. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/443779b7-e18d-479f-a8e4-b1d6a5f990cJ/seps-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court strikes down abortion clinic “buffer zone” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/cour-j30.html The US Supreme Court last Thursday unanimously struck down a Massachusetts law that barred anyone other than patients, medical staff, police and passers-by from coming within a 35-foot radius of entrances to abortion clinics. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/796add5d-886a-4dbb-bad2-359c61d4036M/cour-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z This week in history: June 30-July 6 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/30/twih-j30.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07849080-87a0-435a-8dd2-315d00da9b4O/twih-j30.html 2014-06-30T05:00:00Z Ukraine’s EU Association Agreement a prelude to further bloodshed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/28/ukra-j28.html The refusal of Ukraine’s then-president, Viktor Yanukovych, to sign the deal last November was used by the United States and Germany to initiate a coup led by pro-Western oligarchs and fascist forces. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/32455fc0-3a86-42d7-a169-22fe8356399B/ukra-j28.html 2014-06-28T05:00:00Z One hundred years since Sarajevo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/28/pers-j28.html Today marks the one-hundredth anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the event that triggered the outbreak of World War I. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81e387d5-b859-4c58-8852-29f4d9e85f5B/pers-j28.html 2014-06-28T05:00:00Z US escalates intervention in Mideast crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/28/syri-j28.html On Thursday, the White House asked Congress to authorize $500 million for direct US military training and equipment for Sunni insurgents fighting the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a92b9b6-0f60-4b6f-be62-49c9c2f3472H/syri-j28.html 2014-06-28T05:00:00Z Kiev deploys fascists against political opponents http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/28/fasc-j28.html The Ukrainian government is deploying paramilitary groups in close collaboration with the army against opposition in the eastern part of the country. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ceb08db-0b2c-43f9-85c5-cb12139339fG/fasc-j28.html 2014-06-28T05:00:00Z Blackwater mercenaries on trial in US court for 2007 Iraq massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/28/blck-j28.html The September 16, 2007 shootings by Blackwater mercenaries left 14 Iraqis dead and wounded 18 others in Baghdad’s Nisour Square. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e98cc62e-10d1-408d-a5a5-d2843f3c6a6G/blck-j28.html 2014-06-28T05:00:00Z Union-sponsored bill to fast track the firing of teachers signed by California governor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/28/cali-j28.html The legislation signed by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown will be used to remove better-paid, more experienced teachers. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8d4b5f8-d01c-4584-94bd-61783b1ae77O/cali-j28.html 2014-06-28T05:00:00Z Education “reform” group to file lawsuit against teacher tenure in New York State http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/28/nyct-j28.html Following the California court ruling striking down teacher tenure in the state, a corporate-backed education “reform” organization is preparing to file a lawsuit challenging New York state tenure and seniority laws for teachers. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d4a6a950-fc14-4b19-8616-5d489b855e5G/nyct-j28.html 2014-06-28T05:00:00Z Puerto Rico’s governor seeks to placate bond markets with austerity measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/28/rico-j28.html Faced with a continuing debt crisis, Governor Alejandro García Padilla is imposing austerity measures to protect the position of lenders. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b5d5ab85-5088-4cb2-844e-ab1afa9de10M/rico-j28.html 2014-06-28T05:00:00Z SNP presents draft constitution for independent Scotland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/28/scot-j28.html The draft constitution includes a series of hollow pledges that commit the authors to nothing. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a4beea4-632d-444e-9961-246b623f266I/scot-j28.html 2014-06-28T05:00:00Z Australia: Western Sydney residents denounce budget assault on health care http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/28/maus-j28.html The budget measures will force working class people to choose between going to the doctor and meeting other pressing needs. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f25f61a-29a1-472b-b863-d73485c2311K/maus-j28.html 2014-06-28T05:00:00Z Official Japanese report whitewashes wartime sexual slavery http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/28/japa-j28.html The Abe government’s review calls into question the formal 1993 apology for the army’s abuse of women during World War II. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b7da6cc-1032-4e84-8215-ec345967dffC/japa-j28.html 2014-06-28T05:00:00Z “Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video” at New York’s Guggenheim Museum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/28/phot-j28.html The work of the African American artist (born 1953) has been widely praised for its examination of race, gender and class. “Class” now comes in a distant third. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d4d971e2-64c9-4e79-a440-5c9b8c87be3L/phot-j28.html 2014-06-28T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/28/labo-j28.html The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ecd452c-043e-4aca-8bdf-51b69d490f8J/labo-j28.html 2014-06-28T05:00:00Z Detroit water shutoffs violate human rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/27/pers-j27.html A UN agency has issued a statement condemning the city’s decision to cut off water service to tens of thousands of poor and unemployed. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e9c1b3ee-74a6-4985-93fb-c086f5a9d7bP/pers-j27.html 2014-06-27T05:00:00Z Region-wide war threatens as Iraqi state disintegrates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/27/iraq-j27.html Iraq’s prime minister has turned toward enlisting the assistance of Shiite militias, the Iranian Shiite regime and Russia. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a4a8d4d-5e5d-464c-90d2-600ec9e14c9A/iraq-j27.html 2014-06-27T05:00:00Z US, NATO deliver fresh ultimatums to Russia over Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/27/nato-j27.html Secretary of State Kerry warned that Moscow had just “hours” to take steps to end the revolt in eastern Ukraine. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bcae1ec1-3219-440c-b5b2-b3a23d24908F/nato-j27.html 2014-06-27T05:00:00Z ACLU report exposes US federal government’s role in creating “paramilitary police” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/27/aclu-j27.html The ACLU report concludes that the “federal government has justified and encouraged the militarization of local law enforcement.” Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d540e5d4-d86a-4195-b19d-005954309b3A/aclu-j27.html 2014-06-27T05:00:00Z The return of the state secret police in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/27/germ-j27.html Top secret documents provided to the media by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden make clear the close collaboration between US and German intelligence agencies. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7531dcf7-3a68-4d32-bd32-211493e5a85C/germ-j27.html 2014-06-27T05:00:00Z Chicago Public Schools lays off 1,150 workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/27/chic-j27.html The layoffs affect more than 500 teachers and 650 assistants and school staff, in the latest attack on public education. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0aa2fc7c-19c8-439e-9442-ac03eedb10bG/chic-j27.html 2014-06-27T05:00:00Z Inequality doubles in the US between 2003-2013 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/27/ineq-j27.html A report by a group of University of Michigan researchers documents that inequality has nearly doubled in the US since 2003, with the median American household losing 36 percent of its wealth. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46a99543-4ce6-40c4-9c39-cc27cf159e6F/ineq-j27.html 2014-06-27T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania school district contract to cut 15 percent of teachers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/27/wilk-j27.html The Wilkinsburg Education Association has accepted a contract that will lay off 15 percent of district teachers. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1973c652-8b38-4d05-b1db-37f395bd998P/wilk-j27.html 2014-06-27T05:00:00Z News of the World hacking trial ends: Scandal still poses threat to Britain’s ruling elite http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/27/hack-j27.html Despite the end of this week’s trial, the <em>News of the World</em> hacking scandal is far from over and still poses a significant threat to Britain’s ruling elite. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93527f31-3f43-491b-8b39-cc4e9507ecbC/hack-j27.html 2014-06-27T05:00:00Z South African platinum miners return to work http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/27/safr-j27.html The five-month strike of 70,000 South African platinum miners is over following the acceptance of a deal by the Association of Miners and Construction Union. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2a5e7763-1caa-4b36-b628-e86706f08f4F/safr-j27.html 2014-06-27T05:00:00Z Australian government faces parliamentary logjam over austerity budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/27/budg-j27.html Deep public hostility to the May 13 budget threatens to produce a political crisis. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f384032-9285-4863-8a94-6125764e5ecM/budg-j27.html 2014-06-27T05:00:00Z Anti-Chinese campaign backfires on New Zealand Labour Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/27/nzla-j27.html The claims and counter-claims over the Liu affair indicates the fetid atmosphere swirling around all the parties, three months from national elections. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7402297-4e4c-4ee4-a8f8-3a18605af8dM/nzla-j27.html 2014-06-27T05:00:00Z Clint Eastwood’s <em>Jersey Boys</em>: The story of The Four Seasons on screen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/27/jers-j27.html Clint Eastwood’s latest directorial effort is a film version of the popular musical that premiered on Broadway in 2005 and revived interest in the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2334c9d2-453f-4064-8532-0fb23ebc4c9M/jers-j27.html 2014-06-27T05:00:00Z New York’s Metropolitan Opera demands major givebacks from thousands of employees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/27/met-j27.html The ruling elite is demanding complete control over all aspects of cultural life. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5141e62-833b-4c21-94a6-162f15b946eH/met-j27.html 2014-06-27T05:00:00Z Eli Wallach (1915-2014): Major character actor of stage, screen and television http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/27/eli-j27.html The actor’s career spanned 65 years and intersected with the work of many leading figures in the film and theater worlds. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5648b64b-e5a4-4dc3-b411-536b807476eD/eli-j27.html 2014-06-27T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/27/work-j27.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3591fb7d-d1bc-4a2f-a779-8cfe56cc844D/work-j27.html 2014-06-27T05:00:00Z US economic output tumbled by 2.9 percent in the first quarter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/26/econ-j26.html The sharp contraction expresses the fact that, nearly six years after the 2008 crash, the US economy remains mired in slump. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2dd1d69e-90ee-4697-847e-ea9fc5c044aJ/econ-j26.html 2014-06-26T05:00:00Z The fiasco of Kerry’s Middle East tour http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/26/pers-j26.html The US secretary of state’s emergency trip to the region only underscored the hypocritical and criminal policies that have led to the current debacle in Iraq. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/472eef8b-b316-4829-9035-bdb43410f25I/pers-j26.html 2014-06-26T05:00:00Z Recent report confirms: US depleted uranium weapons targeted civilian areas in Iraq war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/26/uran-j26.html In total, more than 440,000 kilograms of radioactive depleted uranium was used in Iraq, resulting in some 300 known contaminated sites. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e5af205-d74a-47cc-840d-04f9a4dcda9F/uran-j26.html 2014-06-26T05:00:00Z EU summit in Ypres: The end of the European Union in its current form http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/26/euro-j26.html In the runup to the Ypres summit, the debate over who should be the next president of the European Commission escalated to a point that makes any compromise virtually impossible. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a06760b-ebf6-41f3-a21f-e13eaf070f3F/euro-j26.html 2014-06-26T05:00:00Z Australian government’s phony defence of journalist jailed in Egypt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/26/jail-j26.html While claiming to be dismayed by Peter Greste’s fate, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has given his full support to the US-backed junta in Cairo. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/357a50c1-b7e9-472d-81c3-8b7ee39cb03O/jail-j26.html 2014-06-26T05:00:00Z Child labour: A global scourge http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/26/chil-j26.html According to the ILO, 168 million children in 2012 were subjected to “unacceptable” forms of child labour. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef3d751b-88b3-469d-a1a7-af2849d096fM/chil-j26.html 2014-06-26T05:00:00Z German Social Democrats, Greens, Left Party support German war policy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/26/germ-j26.html In a recent panel discussion at a well known Berlin café, the SPD, Greens and Left Party supported the revival of German militarism. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54779517-e84e-4a85-bdc8-17a160ee49dA/germ-j26.html 2014-06-26T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan Muslims describe brutal communal violence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/26/alut-j26.html In Aluthgama, houses were burnt to ashes, windows broken, TV sets ruined and vehicles burnt out. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e12e2fc-c4d0-441f-b358-86bad6aa1c1D/alut-j26.html 2014-06-26T05:00:00Z US primary elections show low level of popular interest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/26/prim-j26.html Prominent black Democratic politicians called for a vote for the incumbent Republican senator in Mississippi to defeat his Tea Party challenger. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b45748cf-0daa-423e-b298-70e0892990dH/prim-j26.html 2014-06-26T05:00:00Z Recall delayed because General Motors refused to call power steering failure a safety issue http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/26/genm-j26.html Despite thousands of complaints, GM classified the problem as a “customer satisfaction” issue. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a5ac14da-7513-411e-a01f-44b009e6cb1B/genm-j26.html 2014-06-26T05:00:00Z Sister of man fatally shot by Albuquerque Police: “They treated him like a terrorist” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/26/tamm-j26.html The WSWS talked to Tammy Redwine, whose brother was fatally shot by Albuquerque Police on March 25. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/22b2ea30-896b-44dc-aee6-c781f87a945I/tamm-j26.html 2014-06-26T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court rejects unlimited warrantless cell phone searches http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/26/cell-j26.html The decision may appear to be a triumph for democratic rights and electronic privacy, but this interpretation is erroneous. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ff501ff-16ea-46a3-a3dc-418d89ed1c8G/cell-j26.html 2014-06-26T05:00:00Z The imperialist debacle in Iraq and the struggle against war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/26/sepm-j26.html There is an urgent need to build a new mass international movement against imperialism and war. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57b8d24b-8608-402d-bc6c-5584cdf90feJ/sepm-j26.html 2014-06-26T05:00:00Z New studies reveal further details of Higgs particle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/26/higg-j26.html CERN physicists have directly measured the connection of the Higgs to the b-quark and the tau lepton. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99c6b239-0e8d-4583-afba-081229c0de8P/higg-j26.html 2014-06-26T05:00:00Z Hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan to release “secret” album to highest-paying bidder http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/26/wuta-j26.html The notion that the official hip hop world represents anything “subversive” or “oppositional” is laughable and should be put to rest, once and for all. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b729978-596e-49d9-bbf6-b4c40666cc8J/wuta-j26.html 2014-06-26T05:00:00Z Kurdish region rebuffs US appeals for unity with Iraqi government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/25/kurd-j25.html The KRG has exploited the Sunni uprising to substantially expand territory under its control. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e187c747-1324-421a-bedb-f7c7e71a049F/kurd-j25.html 2014-06-25T05:00:00Z The Obama drone murder memo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/25/pers-j25.html The long-suppressed Justice Department memo released Monday establishes that the president of the United States, Barack Obama, in the most calculated and criminal manner, oversaw the murder of an American citizen, Anwar al-Awlaki. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3dcf1524-1c0c-40fb-b888-cffbe2198a6G/pers-j25.html 2014-06-25T05:00:00Z Israel stoking conflict in Iraq, Iran, Syria and the Occupied Territories http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/25/isra-j25.html In an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday, Netanyahu gave a frank insight into the politically criminal thinking of the Israeli ruling elite. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b64c5cef-4bed-44a2-922e-bd66b1c2828O/isra-j25.html 2014-06-25T05:00:00Z Bugging affair unleashes government crisis in Poland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/25/pola-j25.html Just weeks after celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of the 1989 elections, which saw the Solidarity movement defeat the Communist Party, the Polish government faces a serious crisis. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/258be145-c4b9-4fe1-ab3c-6abcc33b037I/pola-j25.html 2014-06-25T05:00:00Z New reports confirm economic stagnation in Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/25/euro-j25.html The economic crisis in Europe is increasingly shifting from the periphery to the core of the continent. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46fc7f3e-7a5f-4a82-b448-cbf32f14011K/euro-j25.html 2014-06-25T05:00:00Z Multi-millionaire Hillary Clinton denies she is part of the “truly well-off” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/25/clin-j25.html Bill and Hillary Clinton have earned more than $100 million in speaking fees from corporations and business foundations. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69b9a936-be4d-499c-96ef-f285907932fC/clin-j25.html 2014-06-25T05:00:00Z Albuquerque, New Mexico rally to protest police brutality http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/25/albq-j25.html The Albuquerque police department has carried out a series of fatal shootings over the past several years. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/59ed9ebd-3d8f-4857-a79e-ca4cd25168dL/albq-j25.html 2014-06-25T05:00:00Z New revelations of neglect and coverup at US veterans health care facilities http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/25/vete-j25.html Psychiatric patients languished for years without treatment at one VA facility, while “deceased” records were removed from files at another so veterans would not be counted as having died waiting for care. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/207a507c-0874-4463-87da-d98ef24c8a0D/vete-j25.html 2014-06-25T05:00:00Z Energy Department report calls New Mexico radiation leak “preventable” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/25/nmwa-j25.html The report concluded that key equipment was poorly maintained and that workers were intimidated to prevent them from raising safety issues. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/209c8eb4-0040-408d-93c1-fa4d43a50cdM/nmwa-j25.html 2014-06-25T05:00:00Z Australian shift on East Jerusalem provokes diplomatic furore http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/25/jeru-j25.html The Abbott government’s stance may well point to a wider shift taking place in ruling circles, particularly in the US, on the status of occupied Palestinian territories. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bcca388f-ae2e-451f-a1cd-87a7b0555aeJ/jeru-j25.html 2014-06-25T05:00:00Z Australian government plans new citizenship and surveillance powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/25/terr-j25.html Under the guise of preventing the return of “terrorists” from Syria and Iraq, new anti-democratic measures are being prepared. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/51a08374-de06-48e5-8952-0528b19fd56F/terr-j25.html 2014-06-25T05:00:00Z Jobs losses at Kellogg’s UK part of global profit drive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/25/kell-j25.html Job cuts form part of the firm’s Global Business Services (GBS) restructuring plans. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6dd52c76-8f12-421f-a0da-d74dd1d32f0H/kell-j25.html 2014-06-25T05:00:00Z ISIS offensive in Iraq exposes French pseudo-left’s support for Syria war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/25/npai-j25.html The NPA is seeking to cover up its responsibility in pressing for imperialism to arm Sunni Islamist militias in the region, while downplaying the risk of a wider war. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3762c68b-725f-4b22-9117-6cecd5eaa8fE/npai-j25.html 2014-06-25T05:00:00Z “Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe” at the Guggenheim Museum in New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/25/futu-j25.html As an artistic movement, Futurism was not much more than an Italian variant of other European modernist trends. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35faa9d9-092d-4e40-b81f-c5d667552d4M/futu-j25.html 2014-06-25T05:00:00Z Memo on drone killings of US citizens makes case for presidential dictatorship http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/24/dron-j24.html The Obama administration memo constitutes prima facie evidence of crimes against international law, the US Constitution, and the democratic rights of the American people. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a26c755b-8449-4ef1-a993-9ea76d36486A/dron-j24.html 2014-06-24T05:00:00Z Washington’s persecution of immigrant children http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/24/pers-j24.html The Obama White House has responded to a humanitarian crisis of its own making with the methods of police repression. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/658167be-9627-4496-a5e8-d09a1198c0cK/pers-j24.html 2014-06-24T05:00:00Z In Baghdad, Kerry threatens US military action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/24/iraq-j24.html The US secretary of state said that President Obama could order military attacks on Sunni militants without waiting for a governmental shakeup in Iraq. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56d22ac2-2aa1-4c9f-992d-bbeedd768a1G/iraq-j24.html 2014-06-24T05:00:00Z Egypt jails Al Jazeera journalists after show trial http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/24/egyp-j24.html Egyptian courts sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to long prison sentences yesterday on trumped-up charges of conspiring with the banned Muslim Brotherhood. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cfdc60be-4f30-48b7-ac95-801646cdcbeJ/egyp-j24.html 2014-06-24T05:00:00Z Journalist Glenn Greenwald speaks in California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/24/gree-j24.html Greenwald’s speeches on the West Coast exhibit many of the same strengths—and some of the same limitations—as his recent book <em>No Place to Hide</em>, which the journalist is touring to promote. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c878815a-db7f-4ff3-809d-14f8d1c8b83N/gree-j24.html 2014-06-24T05:00:00Z British Columbia teachers’ strike enters second week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/24/bcte-j24.html The Liberals have ravaged education budgets, driving up class sizes, reducing teacher-support programs, and slashing teachers’ wages and benefits. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c389490-db1f-403f-81b2-80d09cf811bK/bcte-j24.html 2014-06-24T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court backs hedge fund against Argentina http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/24/arge-j24.html Following a New York court decision, Argentina faces financial default and a payments crisis for the second time since 2001. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cbd5c5c0-ccc1-4566-a425-9a76182bdd9A/arge-j24.html 2014-06-24T05:00:00Z UK’s People’s Assembly stages anti-austerity protest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/24/peop-j24.html The purpose of the People’s Assembly protest was to sow illusions in the trade unions, which have not lifted a finger to fight austerity. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96be99e8-8dec-4a11-89a1-070e006b2bbL/peop-j24.html 2014-06-24T05:00:00Z Growing social inequality in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/24/germ-j24.html The reduction in the unemployment figures touted by the government is connected with the rise in precarious employment. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/315d798f-856e-465c-9d9e-f1c8afa60b2K/germ-j24.html 2014-06-24T05:00:00Z Supreme Court limits federal regulation of greenhouse gases http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/24/cour-j24.html The US Supreme Court has curtailed the ability of the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate carbon dioxide emissions and other greenhouse gases associated with climate change. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0e406e4b-b9ab-4e4c-9fb5-18542fdcfb4L/cour-j24.html 2014-06-24T05:00:00Z China’s premier signs major trade deals with Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/24/grec-j24.html A total of 271 private meetings were held between the Greek delegation and Chinese investors. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14b45600-53ba-4689-943e-d80ab95d5b3C/grec-j24.html 2014-06-24T05:00:00Z China-Vietnam talks fail to end tensions over oil rig http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/24/viet-j24.html As part of its “pivot to Asia,” the US has deliberately stoked territorial disputes between China and its neighbours, including Vietnam. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e2471361-e38b-4821-957b-370e2a361abL/viet-j24.html 2014-06-24T05:00:00Z New Zealand forestry inquiry into workers’ deaths http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/24/nzfo-j24.html Via an “independent review,” employers, the government and the trade unions are working together to try to head off anger over the mounting toll in the timber industry. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b17f0890-5e16-4cb6-af3c-14c4cac0168K/nzfo-j24.html 2014-06-24T05:00:00Z Prolific composer and master jazz pianist Horace Silver dies at 85 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/24/silv-j24.html Horace Silver, the noted pianist and composer central to the hard bop school of jazz, has passed away, leaving a legacy of outstanding recordings made during the 1950s and 1960s. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8813d3e8-1f91-41d3-8792-c9a49fd9988O/silv-j24.html 2014-06-24T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/24/wkrs-j24.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d17cf49a-bf91-4c4a-8dc0-bc8e544d939J/wkrs-j24.html 2014-06-24T05:00:00Z Kerry affirms US support for Egyptian junta http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/23/egyp-j23.html In a show of support for the blood-soaked military regime in Egypt, US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Cairo on Sunday. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/94c7e767-3078-46ec-b9cc-fd2e3209763D/egyp-j23.html 2014-06-23T05:00:00Z Democracy and the debacle in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/23/pers-j23.html While divided over tactics in the pursuit of global power, the different factions of the US state and military apparatus are united on at least one issue: they bear no responsibility for anything. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87bb8184-19f3-4788-8922-d0785253005P/pers-j23.html 2014-06-23T05:00:00Z US moves inciting sectarian warfare throughout the Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/23/iraq-j23.html The messages from the White House are both incendiary and politically incoherent. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/111234df-2e70-4cf0-8d6d-0acb425fd28L/iraq-j23.html 2014-06-23T05:00:00Z Detroit workers oppose return of US forces to Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/23/irin-j23.html Obama’s announcement that the US will send military “advisors” to Iraq has prompted broad popular opposition. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c7c6b6c-c903-4d2f-a80e-139fa4ed307K/irin-j23.html 2014-06-23T05:00:00Z Government military offensive in eastern Ukraine continues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/23/ukra-j23.html Ukraine’s armed forces are continuing what they describe as an “anti-terrorist” operation in eastern Ukraine against pro-Russian separatists opposed to the Kiev regime installed by the Western powers. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/549aed7a-ccb9-40c8-af46-e69fcd2894bD/ukra-j23.html 2014-06-23T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan Muslims protest Buddhist extremist attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/23/musl-j23.html Hundreds demonstrated last week against the escalating violence in Sri Lanka against Muslims. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38fc9c94-2107-4029-aa9c-b69ef117211N/musl-j23.html 2014-06-23T05:00:00Z US workers speak on gas prices related to renewed conflict in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/23/gasp-j23.html Workers in US cities spoke to the WSWS about how they are affected by higher gasoline prices, with many taking the opportunity to denounce war in Iraq. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e94846a-fcf7-41bb-9e77-29bea7e1b52I/gasp-j23.html 2014-06-23T05:00:00Z Mass graves of undocumented migrants found in Texas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/23/migr-j23.html Anthropologists found dozens of bodies, some of which were stacked on top of one another or wrapped in trash bags, at a south Texas cemetery. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e893bc5f-b407-482e-8e13-9373561af0aP/migr-j23.html 2014-06-23T05:00:00Z Every Internet user in the UK can be spied on without a warrant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/23/surv-j23.html Tempora operates on a similarly massive scale to that of Prism and is able to record 600 million “telephone events” per day. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab74c098-2024-4d14-bb4c-b5203639e88H/surv-j23.html 2014-06-23T05:00:00Z