English http://www.wsws.org/en/ Europe threatened with deflationary spiral http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/econ-o30.html There are growing warnings of a deflationary spiral, in which falling prices create a vicious cycle of bankruptcies and layoffs leading to more bankruptcies and layoffs. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89f9a6ce-ce9a-4b29-9cd7-c2111bc9198M/econ-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z The trade unions and the Detroit bankruptcy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/pers-o30.html The Detroit bankruptcy has provided yet another demonstration of the anti-working class character of the unions, which function as instruments of the ruling class and the state. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c3adf408-7d07-4058-a155-bcb6bd9c731F/pers-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z US Federal Reserve ends “quantitative easing” program after funneling trillions to financial markets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/quan-o30.html The expected move by the Fed was accompanied by the pledge to keep interest rates at their current near-zero rates for a “considerable time.” Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76afbe39-65c8-4992-bed5-03aad1e68a8H/quan-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z Turkey allows Kurdish reinforcements into Syrian town of Kobani http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/syri-o30.html The US is seeking to forge closer ties with the Kurdish militia groups as it pursues its broader aims of regime-change in Syria. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c2d3720-2cb1-4bd9-9340-326d1fd55e9G/syri-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z Obama uses Ebola doctors as campaign prop http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/ebol-o30.html The media event at the White House, five days before the congressional election, was aimed at giving US imperialism a “humanitarian” face. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ddda6853-658e-4cdc-bc62-00e27e826f5I/ebol-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z Mine disaster deepens crisis of Turkish government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/turk-o30.html The mining disaster in Turkey led to the cancellation of celebrations of a national holiday. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eca5641d-79ab-4a97-ac56-f0467ee590cJ/turk-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z One execution in Texas, another stayed in Missouri http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/exec-o30.html Texas executed its tenth death row prisoner of the year on Tuesday, while the US Supreme Court issued a last-minute stay of execution in Missouri. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f1bdd31-70e9-4feb-9780-44ed89587a6L/exec-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z Ukraine’s recession continues to deepen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/ukec-o30.html National elections were held in Ukraine on Sunday as social conditions in the country continued a steep decline. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36acc6c1-8377-4bfd-be3c-5ec92f3b0f6G/ukec-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z Germany: Final stage in dismantling of Karstadt department store chain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/germ-o30.html Last Friday, Karstadt announced that six stores would be shut down by the middle of 2015. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bfc864fd-2566-41a6-9393-af0170f0d50B/germ-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan president brings down election budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/sril-o30.html All the limited concessions offered to the working people will be ripped up once January’s presidential election is out of the way. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62909613-25cb-4e0e-a139-941b3e4f290D/sril-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z South Africa metalworkers union announces formation of new party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/safr-o30.html Militant strikes by workers have earned South Africa the pejorative title of “protest capital of the world.” Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a76cceec-775f-424f-b504-339a360d1dfK/safr-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z Federal jury convicts friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect of lying to the FBI http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/phil-o30.html Robel Phillipos, an acquaintance of Dzhokar Tsarnaev, faces up to 16 years in federal prison despite not being involved in the bombings. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/736c28e9-85da-4b40-a98f-b80e1ed7a90J/phil-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z Quebec Solidaire renews appeals to big business PQ http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/queb-o30.html Citing Scotland as a model, Quebec Solidaire is appealing to the big business PQ to give it and other “left” forces a greater place in the PQ-led Quebec independence movement. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/04694503-65ae-4f46-bf79-6ff48f08a54L/queb-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z Three darkish comedies: <em>Birdman</em>, <em>The Skeleton Twins</em> and <em>St. Vincent</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/30/bird-o30.html <em>Birdman</em> deals with the washed-up star of a super-hero franchise. <em>The Skeleton Twins</em> portrays two siblings trying to overcome a painful psychological legacy. <em>St. Vincent</em> features a misanthropic Vietnam veteran who forms a life-changing attachment. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b6b867ee-0b33-4275-b889-37eeaa8f819D/bird-o30.html 2014-10-30T05:00:00Z UNICEF report: 2.6 million more children in poverty in developed countries since 2008 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/29/poor-o29.html There are 76.5 million children in poverty in 41 developed countries, according to a report published Tuesday by the United Nations Children’s Fund. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d3b7ee4-f452-4450-8a19-d350f2dec54D/poor-o29.html 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z After the US election, an escalation of the Mideast war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/29/pers-o29.html There is a mounting drumbeat from Washington’s vast military and intelligence apparatus for stepped-up bombing and US “boots on the ground” in both Iraq and Syria. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0ec75e4-33f6-4be6-8347-8371b21b7a9O/pers-o29.html 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z Australia shuts door to Ebola-hit countries http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/29/ebol-o29.html The callous, short-sighted and nationalist decision has set a new benchmark for the response of governments around the world toward the disaster. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/01cde90f-0f60-4024-8aad-82e7acadc9eD/ebol-o29.html 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z New book sheds further light on US government protection of ex-Nazis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/29/nazi-o29.html US imperialism recruited thousands of Nazis after World War II, as detailed in a new book by New York Times journalist Eric Lichtblau. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b162dfc-dc73-43e0-bb0c-b4448fead01B/nazi-o29.html 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z Gas dispute between Ukraine, EU and Russia threatens to escalate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/29/gasc-o29.html A cutoff of Russian gas supplies to the EU would spell economic disaster for a number of European countries. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4d0ccd5-7d64-43b1-a95e-be201064bfdO/gasc-o29.html 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z Political crisis deepens in Mexico as army is called on to testify on Iguala massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/29/mexi-o29.html A Congressional panel is calling on the defense secretary to testify on the role of the Army in the disappearance of students. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9fde1c7a-4bd6-442a-ad4d-feb7487344fD/mexi-o29.html 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z Indonesia’s new cabinet of generals, businessmen and technocrats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/29/indo-o29.html Despite his populist claims to be “an outsider,” President Widodo is completely beholden to Jakarta’s political, corporate and military establishment. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33e8f918-dea0-45a2-8e02-8f8620fecf7O/indo-o29.html 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z Australian state government unveils huge asset sales http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/29/quld-o29.html The Queensland government’s privatisation plan is in response to the end of the mining export boom in Australia and the collapse of its revenue base. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e3e682bb-1d03-41cf-bd0b-7e55999c5ccN/quld-o29.html 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z IRS regularly seizes “suspicious” bank accounts without a criminal charge http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/29/irss-o29.html The US Internal Revenue Service, using the legal procedure known as “civil asset forfeiture,” unilaterally confiscates the assets of individuals it suspects of tax evasion. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e7bf9b46-9c66-4f6d-91b7-46702505031C/irss-o29.html 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z Louisiana Supreme Court declares anti-teacher tenure act constitutional http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/29/loui-o29.html The Supreme Court of Louisiana has ruled that anti-teacher legislation backed by Governor Bobby Jindal is constitutional, paving the way for mass firings and public school closings. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a72f2942-cc3a-4beb-a99f-226789fcbc4G/loui-o29.html 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z <em>Pride</em>: The UK miners’ strike through the distorted mirror of identity politics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/29/prid-o29.html Matthew Warchus’ film about the 1984-85 conflict has been well received in Britain and was the third highest-grossing release on its opening weekend. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c530e10a-23b6-4dee-975c-c75f9d60c5cD/prid-o29.html 2014-10-29T05:00:00Z Ebola nurse treated “like a criminal” in New Jersey quarantine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/ebol-o28.html Kaci Hickox was detained on the orders of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, despite having no symptoms of disease. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/988f0669-15a6-421e-a818-41327e5f9baE/ebol-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z The $2 billion Congress http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/pers-o28.html The US government is not only controlled by, but increasingly composed of, the extremely rich. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d27eabc6-ea27-4b95-8f9e-d371b10e423F/pers-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z Lawyers deliver closing statements in Detroit bankruptcy case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/detr-o28.html Fifteen months after Detroit was thrown into bankruptcy, a federal judge is set to rubber-stamp a financial restructuring plan that marks a new stage in the attack on workers. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4b52e2c-f281-409b-b468-0c79b9efbb1G/detr-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z US, EU hail election staged by ultra-right regime in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/ukra-o28.html Sunday’s parliamentary elections will be utilized to legitimize further attacks on pro-Russian opponents of the US puppet regime and impose sweeping austerity measures on the working class as a whole. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d356fa90-92bb-4a63-b8ba-35d8d440445G/ukra-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z Workers Party’s Rousseff re-elected in closest vote since end of Brazil’s dictatorship http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/braz-o28.html Behind Rousseff’s call for unity, the government is preparing to implement economic adjustment measures along the lines advocated by its right-wing opponents. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1cf532df-d0b7-472e-8165-d1675d204fdH/braz-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z Canada’s government tables bill to expand intelligence agency powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/otta-o28.html Canada’s Conservative government tabled legislation yesterday to significantly strengthen the powers of the CSIS. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4c3171d-5e27-4b4e-bf59-cb7cc56022eF/otta-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z French Socialist Party plans to scrap post-World War II job security rules http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/vals-o28.html Valls is proposing to eliminate long-term job contracts in order to boost French competitiveness by allowing businesses to hire and fire at will. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5716e408-c311-452e-8a06-232719227a9B/vals-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z Anti-terror law passed by the French Senate attacks democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/terr-o28.html The bill is an attack on freedom of movement as defined by international law and vastly expands the state’s ability to censor political speech. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54fd222c-c372-44c8-88c9-e0a2f0a79aeJ/terr-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z US-Japan conflicts stall Obama’s Trans-Pacific economic pact http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/tppa-o28.html The impasse points to the underlying conflicts between the interests of the US and those of its current allies such as Japan. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ea7402ab-e3ee-4bc6-a1aa-bf4689c5485K/tppa-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z One million protest in Rome against Renzi’s labor “reforms” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/rome-o28.html Saturday’s mass demonstration was called by the trade unions to preempt any effective action against the government and cover up the role of the unions in developing the new legislation. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e672eb17-9fff-4e02-9518-e3083ca138eO/rome-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z German government plans massive rearmament http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/germ-o28.html German Defense Department officials are demanding a huge increase in military spending. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b36e8769-0181-4421-b399-7a8a7df04c1B/germ-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z ALS patients face loss of Medicare coverage for speech-generating devices http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/alsd-o28.html Medicare may not provide coverage for speech-generating devices that can be upgraded to connect to the Internet or perform basic functions such as turning on room lights. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c60faf66-6e03-4124-aa19-138d3e493a2A/alsd-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z Automakers, US federal regulators limit recall of deadly airbags http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/airb-o28.html US federal safety regulators have limited the recall of vehicles equipped with defective airbags to a restricted geographical area. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4fd56eb4-e423-4a5f-92a7-0e1298fb48eK/airb-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z <em>The Cut</em>, a story of the Armenian Genocide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/tcut-o28.html Turkish-German filmmaker Fatih Akin returns with a story of a family torn apart by the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3eefb4cc-b511-45b9-9b6d-6a033c8d724F/tcut-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/wkrs-o28.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95ef6d0d-7340-457d-afd2-c22937eefa1H/wkrs-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z US child poverty remains at highest rate in 20 years http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/chil-o27.html A report published in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics found that nearly one in four US children lives in poverty, and a similar proportion do not get enough to eat. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/83336940-b427-434e-987f-2a774377878L/chil-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z The US elections and the American plutocracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/pers-o27.html Popular alienation from the political system coincides with the ever more naked domination of both parties and manipulation of elections by a handful of multi-millionaires and billionaires. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1264aac-fcdf-41c0-b1d2-c0d763a1a86E/pers-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z Right-wing nationalist parties dominate Ukrainian parliamentary elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/elec-o27.html The vast majority of the electorate in eastern Ukraine did not participate in Sunday’s parliamentary elections. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c619885-9732-4dd5-b571-e52de86a156E/elec-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z Biographies of assailants undermine claim that Canada is under attack http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/cana-o27.html The government is depicting the country as under terrorist assault so as to silence opposition to Canada’s role in the new US-led war in the Middle East and rush through further anti-democratic laws. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52ee9f86-6a66-41af-9f95-5c17c4f138aK/cana-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z Obama administration continues to obstruct release of CIA torture report http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/tort-o27.html The CIA and the Obama administration are attempting to censor key facts from a Senate report on the agency’s illegal torture program. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c890ae3-fe2b-4b8e-8851-6418440125eI/tort-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z Chinese Communist Party plenum pushes pro-market agenda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/chin-o27.html The Chinese leadership used the plenum to tighten its grip on power and to continue the drive for more extensive pro-market restructuring. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43954388-aa94-4ff7-9ffa-4cf21cdd5b6C/chin-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z US and China clash over infrastructure bank http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/bank-o27.html The US is campaigning against participation by Australia and other regional powers in an Asian infrastructure bank set up by China. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/27f5171a-5e98-4ea8-90f6-4528da42e90E/bank-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z A quarter of South Africans regularly go hungry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/safr-o27.html Malnutrition is especially severe among women and children in South Africa, with Oxfam researchers reporting that childhood stunting has increased to 26.5 percent. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c876e2c5-b897-4bf3-99f1-6d42c617f17D/safr-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z Judge orders Philadelphia officials to negotiate school cuts with teachers union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/phil-o27.html A judge barred the School Reform Commission from unilaterally revoking a contract covering 15,000 Philadelphia teachers. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/053becec-f3a8-4fed-b974-7e1ae81cf3eD/phil-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z Two killed, four wounded in Washington school shooting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/mary-o27.html The shooting in Marysville, Washington is at least the eighth school shooting in the US this semester. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b27cacf3-9dc2-4d22-b098-6562f3aa707M/mary-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z Albuquerque authorities seek to dampen public outrage over police violence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/albq-o27.html Since 2010, Albuquerque police officers have shot more than 40 people, with most of the victims being unarmed and mentally ill. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f04e30e9-682f-4d50-9fe6-c550630bf9dO/albq-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z The California drought: A tale of two cities http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/cali-o27.html The California drought has left thousands of people without access to drinking water while the super-rich are trucking in water to maintain their private lakes and gardens. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1d32f3f-a964-4083-b0eb-136b0fa9381E/cali-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z Australian student union’s phony “day of action” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/stud-o27.html The National Union of Students is promoting the illusion that education can be defended by pressuring Labor and the Greens to block the Abbott government’s budget cuts. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/022bd392-142a-46c9-ab69-23377de736bP/stud-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z International Socialist Organisation seeks to revive New Zealand Labour Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/psud-o27.html Following Labour’s worst election defeat in 92 years, a pseudo-left group is continuing to promote the pro-war party of big business as “left wing.” Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89a6aafa-4816-43dd-95cf-d2d4a7fc472G/psud-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z Interview with Tatiana Smilga-Poluyan, daughter of leading Soviet Left Oppositionist http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/smil-o27.html Tatiana Smilga-Poluyan (May 1919-September 2014) came from a remarkable family with longstanding revolutionary traditions. Not only her parents, but also her uncles and aunts were active participants in the Bolshevik Revolution and the subsequent Civil War. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bdf79507-3529-4373-9874-436789af289C/smil-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z This week in history: October 27-November 2 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/twih-o27.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9c96df2-854f-4a0e-9226-2d5514658a9J/twih-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z Syria, Iraq and the new war in the Middle East: Causes and Consequences http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/27/meet-o27.html Once again, the US military machine has dropped bombs upon a defenseless country in the Middle East—this time Syria. As with “shock and awe” against Iraq in 2003 and the “humanitarian” war for regime-change in Libya in 2011, Washington has launched a war of aggression based upon lies. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b96c2c69-7374-4419-b9e0-034a7a01823N/meet-o27.html 2014-10-27T05:00:00Z Amnesty International: Ferguson police crackdown violated US and international law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/ferg-o25.html Police arrested and brutalized journalists and sought to “collectively punish” Ferguson residents and peaceful protestors. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d89e4c4-6743-41db-9460-c29936e3961C/ferg-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z The Ottawa shooting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/pers-o25.html The Harper government is seizing on the recent attacks by individuals influenced by extreme Islamist ideologies to implement a predetermined, reactionary agenda: expanding Canada’s role in the new Mideast war and strengthening the state’s apparatus of repression. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1dbcce3b-c498-480a-930e-568763dc1c0N/pers-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Autopsy shows St. Louis teenager Vonderrit Myers was gunned down by police while fleeing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/myer-o25.html Attorneys for Myers’ family said the young man was killed by a final execution-style shot to the head. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba0272c4-8d2d-4e31-ab81-de341fb6613F/myer-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Washington Post seizes on chemical weapons claims to press for wider war in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/wapo-o25.html Two items in Friday’s <em>Washington Post</em> reporting chemical weapons attacks in Iraq and Syria are part of a propaganda campaign by the media to turn the operation against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria into a war to overthrow the Assad regime in Syria. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5b2feb3-f0b5-4a56-971b-0d35feeee64H/wapo-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Germany plans to expand its military operations in the Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/germ-o25.html The German military is planning an aggressive campaign to arm and train Kurdish forces, along with other measures to assert German imperialist interests in Iraq and Syria. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/916e538f-86c3-4d50-b272-414d9707894K/germ-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Why is there no vaccine for Ebola? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/ebol-o25.html There are several reports that after the US National Institutes of Health developed an Ebola vaccine that worked in monkeys, major drug companies refused to develop it further because it was not profitable. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c5b9fc5-ded5-4d06-9346-1f2967a934cL/ebol-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Right-wing oligarchs vie for power in Ukraine elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/ukra-o25.html Far from ushering in a period of democracy and freedom, the coup in February and new western-backed government have plunged Ukraine into war and dictatorship. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/39bd5bac-277f-4847-ab1f-0d198328ba2C/ukra-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania’s “Mumia Law”: New attack on political prisoners and new threat to freedom of speech http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/mumi-o25.html The “Revictimization Relief Act” is a thoroughly reactionary piece of legislation that will allow crime victims and their families to sue prison inmates for engaging in constitutionally protected speech. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/01268196-869c-454d-a18e-fa46199b092J/mumi-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z No cause yet determined in Pennsylvania house fire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/mcke-o25.html Fire officials have yet to release the cause of the tragic fire that swept through an old wood-frame house in McKeesport, killing four children and two adults. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/188c850c-56de-4576-958f-4da64345f85E/mcke-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Brazil: São Paulo drought poses public health and economic catastrophe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/braz-o25.html Across the state of São Paulo, some 15 million people face a severe water emergency. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c9f4d94a-3c3a-4e85-97b5-9a13eb9afe2G/braz-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan president visits war-ravaged north under massive security cordon http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/sril-o25.html Rajapakse’s government is using de facto military rule and cheap labour in the north to attract investors. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/849724a8-e2f0-41b8-a635-fb6bf8ab331F/sril-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Packed IYSSE meeting at Humboldt University in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/humb-o25.html Some 200 people, including many students from Humboldt University, packed the hall for a meeting called by the International Youth and Students for Social Equality on the topic “Why do the German elites once again want war?” Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/70e20ebb-91b7-4ecb-ad30-a7db61f03c2M/humb-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z US Marine lawyer Michael Mori discusses fight to release Guantanamo prisoner David Hicks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/mori-o25.html In this interview, Mori explains his experiences defending former Guantanamo Bay prisoner David Hicks and how the US violated the Geneva Conventions. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0a6f5f2c-2fb9-40cb-bdd0-52ea075f358K/mori-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/labo-o25.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0963b25-1657-4850-9af4-8d8a3582139K/labo-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Canadian government seizes on Ottawa shooting to promote militarist, anti-democratic agenda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/cana-o24.html Canada’s Conservative government is seeking to exploit the killing of two Canadian Armed Forces’ soldiers this week to dramatically shift politics further to the right. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63a20108-2178-4a64-899b-7e4fe4fa43dL/cana-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Blackwater, torture and US imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/pers-o24.html The reason for the White House’s determination to cover up the crimes of the Bush administration is clear enough. In the words of Faulkner, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43752f76-3589-4ec1-9f6f-dabb6623a93N/pers-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Australia expands military involvement in Middle East war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/iraq-o24.html Australian attacks in Iraq are assisting the US to pursue the real thrust of the war—a renewed drive by Washington to oust Syrian President Assad. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/057dd022-b78e-4fa7-b3bc-37905998d4eD/iraq-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Democratic Senate candidates sound right-wing themes in pre-election debates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/elec-o24.html In a series of campaign debates last week, Democratic candidates for the US Senate vied with their Republican opponents in their support for militarism and budget-cutting. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f906c115-6577-4d0d-9af1-8f54cbdc5d1K/elec-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Democrat Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/penn-o24.html Pennsylvania voters are faced with no real choice for governor in the November 4 elections. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f5156acb-4051-4444-90bd-9b6936b9498C/penn-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Rise in US corporate profits fueled by fall in real wages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/prof-o24.html Caterpillar, Boeing, GE and GM led US manufacturers with better-than-expected third quarter profits. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/717da2fc-e1d6-4166-b453-430bda5caf5G/prof-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Mass protests in Mexico over Iguala Massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/mexi-o24.html Students are demanding that the investigation into the killing and abduction of their classmates be taken out of the hands of the government. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72c0b628-a655-4c25-a65f-94a3714db71K/mexi-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Brazil’s Workers Party faces its tightest election after 12 years in power http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/braz-o24.html Whether the PT or the right-wing opposition party, the PSDB, wins Sunday’s vote, the Brazilian working class will face deepening attacks on its living standards. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/afb468e3-4e5e-46be-a75d-c9603b74206E/braz-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Japanese ministers visit Yasukuni war shrine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/yasu-o24.html The visit is part of the Abe government’s agenda of whitewashing the Japanese army’s war crimes in the 1930s and 1940s and remilitarising Japan. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a05a244f-4851-4bd5-b2d6-7dd3e05d0d5C/yasu-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z UK Tories intensify anti-EU, anti-immigrant rhetoric http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/tory-o24-o24.html Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to make immigration reform the centrepiece of a renegotiation of Britain's relationship with the European Union. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/10261c02-351f-4644-bfa5-96ae61a2edfG/tory-o24-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Germany’s SPD leadership backs Left Party premier in Thuringia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/left-o24.html The pending installation of Ramelow as premier heralds a new stage in the rightward shift of the Left Party. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c00e64e9-4015-41f2-b232-eeedc31f807A/left-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z College police across the US armed with military-grade weaponry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/mili-o24.html The Defense Department has provided at least 117 college police departments with military hardware. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/04854bde-c2b1-4af0-837b-b74412b58c9D/mili-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z