English http://www.wsws.org/en/ Census report: Half of Americans poor or near poor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/pove-o22.html A related study found that “nearly two-thirds of New York City residents struggled to make ends meet.” Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/22e40745-eb84-4cc4-9c4e-4a93049ee41H/pove-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Mexico’s disappeared students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/pers-o22.html The disappearance of the 43 students in the southern state of Guerrero is bound up with the rising inequality and savage violence that go hand in hand with Mexico’s free market “reforms.” Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc6ea64b-1aee-4db8-b1bc-a61a9f7b77cB/pers-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Human Rights Watch documents Ukrainian military’s use of cluster rockets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/ukra-o22.html “The use of cluster munitions in populated areas violates the laws of war due to the indiscriminate nature of the weapon and may amount to war crimes,” the report states. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93ff3da2-73dd-4690-9ee2-2ab6c3a42daA/ukra-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Sweden mounts military operation to find alleged Russian submarine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/swed-o22.html The alleged underwater threat is being exploited to justify the militarization of the region. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99ab1a04-a97d-4786-8dcb-1730aa77ffaD/swed-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Sharp rise of Ebola cases in western Sierra Leone http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/ebol-o22.html There are now 851 confirmed cases of Ebola and an estimated 20 deaths a day in two western Sierra Leone districts. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/adeefd43-f81d-4cef-a5ac-384f426afe9P/ebol-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Hong Kong protests continue after televised debate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/hong-o22.html The discussion between government officials and protest leaders reached no agreement on the framework for the 2017 election for chief executive. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/94e3f3a2-8ab8-4a40-809c-9a7fac66c81A/hong-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Two newly-appointed Japanese cabinet members resign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/japa-o22.html The resignations of the ministers is evidence of a further right-wing shift in the Abe government. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33db504e-7d3c-45fa-bcec-d2fae0166b3L/japa-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Striking Bosch workers in India defy state government ban http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/bosc-o22.html Bosch auto workers have been on strike in Bangalore since September 16, fighting for higher wages and better working conditions. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69e9c2ce-d881-4803-b17f-60ac1909fddP/bosc-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z German union proposes cost-cutting plan to boost VW profits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/vwcu-o22.html VW’s works council has presented a 400-page proposal aimed at tripling company profits. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2e028af-3d8a-4ec1-91d4-17c339a33e6C/vwcu-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Waukegan, Illinois teachers’ strike enters third week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/wauk-o22.html Although the suburban Chicago district has a $37 million budget surplus, school officials are demanding teachers pay higher medical costs and accept a de facto wage cut. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/accf6f3a-f261-4791-84e4-c88fc74aa53K/wauk-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Wyoming coal miner killed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/mine-o22.html The death at Peabody Energy’s North Antelope Rochelle Mine was the 13th US coal mining fatality this year Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d813220f-1a69-4bb5-a8a2-4ce9d8c4e11O/mine-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Canada: Harper using “terror attack” to impose anti-democratic measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/cana-o22.html Canada’s Conservative government is seizing upon a purported terrorist attack to advance the ruling elite’s agenda of war and attacks on democratic rights. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dad26db4-ea91-4ae1-9b65-81cfa504a5fK/cana-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z <em>The Death of Klinghoffer</em> premieres in New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/klin-o22.html Despite vitriolic attacks and demands that the performance be cancelled, John Adams’s work went on as scheduled at the Metropolitan Opera on Monday night. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5c9de5f-f239-4b4d-b744-b7ab923e604O/klin-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z David Fincher’s <em>Gone Girl</em>: The lady vanishes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/gone-o22.html <em>Gone Girl</em> wants to be a psychological study, a black comedy about the upper middle class, a social critique and a satire of media sensationalism. A few aspects are intriguing, even accomplished. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c3ba49a-1945-495e-8004-5c1bd1046eeF/gone-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Teaching war: Australian government targets primary school students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/wedu-o22.html Australian authorities are distributing patriotic war propaganda among school children as part of the official World War I centenary commemorations. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/653d6f02-ff9c-4dc3-97b0-2473c929e11L/wedu-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Defend striking German train drivers and airline pilots! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/defe-o22.html The German ruling elite regards the strikes by train drivers and pilots as an expression of growing opposition to the government’s program of austerity and war. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d13838c-9f44-425f-b733-2c5570022d0K/defe-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Hundreds of prison deaths in Florida under investigation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/pris-o21.html Whistleblowers have revealed a wave of torture and murder by guards in Florida prisons. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f6e4809-aa55-4c65-b042-35a1cc02696E/pris-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Tatiana Ivarovna Smilga-Poluyan: May 22, 1919 – September 27, 2014 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/smil-o21.html Tatiana Ivarovna Smilga-Poluyan, daughter of the Left Oppositionist Ivar Smilga, dedicated her life to restoring historical truth about those who had been murdered and whose names had been besmirched by Stalinist reaction. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/646f0f61-5324-49eb-a211-c4214a7baeeH/smil-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z US boosts support for Kurdish militia in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/syri-o21.html While the PYD and its armed wing are still on the US list of terrorist organisations, Secretary of State Kerry is rebadging them as Washington’s latest “valiant” freedom fighters. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f016768d-3c61-472f-b37b-81bdd4a213cC/syri-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Market gyrations and the need for socialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/pers-o21.html The wild swings on financial markets last week indicate that the crisis which erupted in 2008 is returning in an even more explosive form. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf19898d-7d66-4b0d-b862-8adad62ed83B/pers-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Turkish government seeks new police state powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/turk-o21.html According to Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc, the Homeland Security Reform Bill would “give the upper hand to the police” and “more space to resort to new tools and measures.” Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1f371f2a-944a-4da4-b6b0-abf225e5b73B/turk-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z France, Germany hold talks on EU approval of France’s 2015 budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/fran-o21.html Paris and Berlin are working on a behind-the-scenes deal for intensified, long-term austerity measures against the working class. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/da02dd79-ea5c-47b3-b992-d3eeaab7c3dB/fran-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Germany: Lufthansa pilots take renewed strike action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/pilo-o21.html While the immediate issue in the pilots’ dispute is cuts in early retirement provision, the background is the major changes in the air industry that affect not only pilots but all airline workers in Europe and across the globe. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e6edb31a-dadf-4c50-8dad-196f13a2c35L/pilo-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Workers protest East London Labour council budget cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/lond-o21.html Already 800 local authority jobs have been lost in Barking and Dagenham under cuts implemented by Labour. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f1f192e9-4d6f-47de-a2b2-cd05b0a6308O/lond-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Detroit hearing on water shutoffs promotes UN, Democrats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/dpwb-o21.html The event on Sunday was sponsored by the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization and the Detroit Peoples Water Board. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/580721a5-d3e8-4351-8a1f-b87e343cae2M/dpwb-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z UAW imposes concessions on Pennsylvania Boeing workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/boeg-o21.html The deal follows similar concessions pacts worked out by the UAW, the International Association of Machinists and the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace at Boeing facilities in Seattle and other cities. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fe79d380-5346-4f41-b74c-3dd416aae85J/boeg-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Australia: Opposition Labor Party rubberstamps “Foreign Fighters Bill” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/terr-o21.html The second of the Abbott government’s three “terrorism” bills is set to pass through parliament before the end of the month. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e3b40be-ccc7-4fd7-b7ba-594766d1adeD/terr-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Municipal elections a debacle for Peruvian “left” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/peru-o21.html The right-wing candidate Luis Castañeda, a former two-term mayor of Lima, was swept back into office in the Peruvian capital. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f79846c6-ad98-4a80-9030-aef05a69289M/peru-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z US midterm elections dominated by corporate cash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/elec-o21.html Billionaires and big corporate interests account for the vast bulk of campaign spending for both parties in the 2014 US elections, much of it secret. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72325eb5-0a96-4109-8d39-35b5917923fE/elec-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z The LSSP’s Great Betrayal: Part 4 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/lssp-o21.html The final article in the series examines the aftermath of the LSSP’s betrayal and draws the necessary political conclusions for the working class in Sri Lanka and internationally. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96b30667-8a79-4fcb-a104-7caaec62b20F/lssp-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z SEP meetings oppose Australian involvement in US war in the Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/sepe-o21.html The SEP held five public meetings to oppose the US-led military intervention in Iraq and Syria and the recent anti-terror raids in Australian cities. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50bd62ed-6b48-4d2c-ac88-d6dc7987c49I/sepe-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Workers and youth discuss the war in Syria and Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/sepi-o21.html Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d7f2227a-f235-49b9-9dc4-74e25a4f70bH/sepi-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Pleas to major powers from Ebola-stricken countries, health professionals fall on deaf ears http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/ebol-o20.html The major imperialist powers and the drug companies are leaving tens of thousands to die. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d85aee37-babc-4991-b302-84dc7fe29a6K/ebol-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Australian imperialism: Political attack dog for US war drive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/pers-o20.html Australian Prime Minister Abbott’s declaration that he intended to “shirtfront” Russian President Putin at the forthcoming G20 summit is another expression of rising geo-political tensions. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1de83ac4-c44e-4f92-8562-4a2d28fbfafC/pers-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court allows Texas to implement anti-democratic voter ID law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/vote-o20.html The Texas voter ID law, which was previously struck down as unconstitutional, will block hundreds of thousands of eligible voters from casting ballots in the November elections. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b80768b-c0fc-4e8c-b369-0542e44ab1cB/vote-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Leaked documents expose secret contracts between NSA and tech companies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/nsad-o20.html The NSA’s internal documents indicate that corporations are actively abetting and benefiting from the US government’s illegal mass surveillance programs. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca590076-6e06-4964-b0bb-be0154b3f4cN/nsad-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Obama administration signals reluctance to bring civil rights charges against killer cop in Missouri http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/ferg-o20.html The <em>New York Times</em>, citing federal officials, reported that “the evidence so far did not support civil rights charges” against the officer who shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb61a342-f56b-4d48-9a72-c115ff2a058B/ferg-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Tens of thousands march in London against low wages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/tucm-o20.html At Saturday’s rally, the trade union leaders spoke as if they have had nothing to do with the onslaught on living standards and declining wages. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ecf7c4e-70f1-43c7-b233-6bf0d1b5601H/tucm-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Six killed in Pittsburgh area house fire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/mcke-o20.html In the worst such tragedy in recent history, four children and two adults were killed in a fire early Saturday morning in the city of McKeesport. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b974e757-c1f0-4b14-be07-a4dcf7d065eH/mcke-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Philadelphia unions use teachers’ rally to promote Democrats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/phil-o20.html Some 3,000 teachers, parents, students and other city workers participated in a rally to oppose the revoking of the labor agreement covering 15,000 teachers. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/169eeb13-c64a-477b-9ded-ab85e0f8da0M/phil-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Los Angeles City Council proposes minor increase in minimum wage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/losa-o20.html The proposal, presented as a way of alleviating social inequality in one the poorest cities in the US, is aimed at bolstering the Democratic Party. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/550b6470-3dbd-4629-a8e0-0ea63af52d5M/losa-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Electricity base rates to double in Massachusetts this winter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/mass-o20.html The state’s Department of Public Utilities has caved in to National Grid, the main private supplier of electricity. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7eb0ed91-e6af-43f0-a561-5fe903ec294N/mass-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Students forced to endure sweltering temperatures in Southern California classrooms http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/long-o20.html Children were sent to school nurses with nausea, headaches and bloody noses during a recent heat wave. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2fbe6c41-998c-4f27-a648-34ac8bc8699H/long-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z <em>Citizenfour</em> documentary on Edward Snowden premieres in UK and US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/citi-o20.html Speaking of the NSA and the intelligence apparatus, Snowden asserts, in Laura Poitras’ documentary, “We are building the biggest weapon for oppression in the history of mankind.” Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8e14100-bcd4-4e55-bf09-9dd04d32e3eG/citi-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Keen interest in anti-war campaign of IYSSE at Humboldt University in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/humb-o20.html The Socialist Equality Party and its youth movement, the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, are increasingly seen as the only serious anti-war organizations in Germany. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c813d64c-4376-4162-9765-e19e3f40985O/humb-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Imperialism and the World Wars of the Twentieth Century: Historical lessons and present dangers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/iwtc-o20.html In the fight against imperialist war, it is necessary to study the lessons of history and learn from the experiences of past struggles. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/baebe1e5-b3f6-4ba1-8175-c2d89b9caf8M/iwtc-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z This week in history: October 20-26 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/twih-o20.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e91a44b4-b14b-4120-8bfb-cc0637272bfP/twih-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z German intellectuals in World War I http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/germ-o20.html In 1914, German intellectuals launched an “Appeal to the Civilized World” to justify imperialist war. Today, their heirs hypocritically invoke “human rights” to build popular support for war. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3e01f7f-257c-4db4-b1ac-c1b3b9d7fb0D/germ-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z “Risky Business” study highlights the inability of capitalism to address the consequences of climate change http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/risk-o20.html A recently published study documents the severe consequences of climate change in the United States through the end of the century, while demonstrating the inability of capitalism to offer any effective solutions. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f174ee42-ad8b-4de4-86a0-122ca3f2d1dI/risk-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Government indifference compounds Ebola disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/ebol-o18.html A UN trust fund for Ebola has only $100,000 on hand, a fraction of the nearly $1 billion the world body says is needed to contain the spread of the deadly virus. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fee318eb-c489-4816-af23-38e85b73e23C/ebol-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z The American oligarchy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/pers-o18.html Whatever the pretense of “one person, one vote,” the fact is that the top 0.1 percent dictates policy and essentially selects the personnel tasked with carrying it out. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69c621a7-ed6a-4bc9-b64a-71f142e2c92O/pers-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Australian government refuses to send teams to fight Ebola http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/ebau-o18.html While the Abbott government rushed to dispatch military forces to the Middle East, it has rejected calls to help fight the worsening health crisis in Africa. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1baf5afe-a84c-4eaf-ab50-dd3654650e4J/ebau-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z FBI director demands unfettered access to all encrypted phone data http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/come-o18.html FBI Director James Comey’s remarks at the Brookings Institution underscored the unwillingness of the US ruling elite to tolerate any obstacles to its mass surveillance programs. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d1c1de6-51a3-43a9-88d3-270d2a7642dE/come-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Judge delays order to release Guantanamo force-feeding videos http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/guan-o18.html The one-month “pause” gives the Obama administration time to seek an appeals court review of the order to make the tapes public. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/98b9f21f-1543-40d2-a863-201a9748a14L/guan-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z French President Hollande moves to end universality of family benefits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/famb-o18.html Benefits paid to all families with children in France since the end of World War II are being slashed by Hollande's Socialist Party government. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df5390b3-19c8-4bad-a144-7861eea6693F/famb-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Spanish students eject Ukrainian fascist thugs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/spai-o18.html Madrid’s Complutense University is hosting an exhibition, “The Tragedy of Odessa,” detailing the attack by Ukrainian fascists on the trade union building in the city, which killed 42 people. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a97b933-5d13-4862-8ab0-6134634331dG/spai-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z University study exposes growing hunger in South London borough of Lambeth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/food-o18.html A study on food insecurity in Lambeth, South London revealed that more than 75 percent of parents had reduced the size of their meals or skipped meals. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/172540da-edc5-4b61-8240-94e408f655dB/food-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Europe’s police target refugees in operation Mos Maiorum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/euwi-o18.html Intensified checks at major traffic spots, borders and airports are aimed at identifying refugees without valid residency permits. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/05d73a86-e728-4f7a-9940-58e688cf8e7E/euwi-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Thousands protest disappearance of Mexican teaching students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/mexi-o18.html Outrage remains widespread as the Mexican government has failed to reveal what happened to the missing students. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b899210d-485e-403e-9943-200b09cb09bL/mexi-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Texas man dies after being tased by police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/poli-o18.html The family of a man killed by a Sheriff’s deputy says the officer tased him twice before he died. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67efe9b2-8f8e-41ce-b086-5cbe1e50d66B/poli-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Police harass street performers in New York’s Times Square http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/time-o18.html Immigrant workers and others try to make a living in the city’s tourist mecca. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62066e6c-1c8c-4482-a176-d9c76860f16L/time-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Reports of garbage, vermin in Chicago public schools http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/cps-o18.html In spite of the reports, officials, backed by the SEIU, intend to proceed with the layoff of nearly 300 janitors. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e4148a4-500c-4853-a08a-b882a71955fF/cps-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Scholarship instead of war propaganda! IYSSE statement on the dispute at Humboldt University http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/humb-o18.html The IYSSE is seeking to prevent Berlin’s Humboldt University from once again becoming a centre of militarism and dictatorship. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f89e4f84-3360-4a43-9cb9-2f1b428dbf0C/humb-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z From pseudo-left to New Right: The trajectory of France’s Jean-Luc Mélenchon http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/mele-o18.html Terrified by the global capitalist crisis, Mélenchon is denouncing socialism and building ties with the periphery of the neo-fascist National Front. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76087461-728f-4e9e-8dc3-5b5bcdc5e51A/mele-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/labo-o18.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/256f3498-1c12-4c67-90f6-777d0034b4dM/labo-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Richest one percent controls nearly half of global wealth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/ineq-o17.html Hypothetically, if the growth of inequality were to proceed at last year’s rate, the richest one percent would control all the wealth on the planet within 23 years. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/427c8aea-7342-4c3b-9ead-71b007f6d27J/ineq-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z The US midterm elections and the bankruptcy of the capitalist system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/pers-o17.html The US midterm elections are taking place six years after the election of Obama, hailed as a “transformative” candidate who would alter the course of American politics. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/908f8816-53e7-429d-b1f2-c109c03c42aN/pers-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z US boosts air war in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/uswa-o17.html As the US seeks to consolidate its presence in Iraq and further plans for regime change in Syria, the logic of the military situation points to a further escalation of the war. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4fa1739b-4f37-4604-a6eb-59b8bd5ad61I/uswa-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z CIA warned arming Syrian “rebels” unlikely to succeed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/arms-o17.html The intelligence agency concluded on the basis of decades of experience that its arming of US-backed insurgents seldom proved successful. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba1523fe-9ea1-4de3-9172-5697d326651M/arms-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z Lack of training, safety at Texas hospital where nurses contracted Ebola http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/ebol-o17.html Texas Health Presbyterian’s handling of Ebola cases has come under fire from registered nurses at the hospital. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53bc145e-a519-4cfe-9741-00063085128K/ebol-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z Deal with bond insurer paves way for approval of Detroit bankruptcy plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/detr-o17.html A settlement with FGIC announced Thursday will give the bond insurer control of choice riverfront property and other city owned assets. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a9122641-572b-4283-82db-cdfeb0c3305B/detr-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z Students, workers denounce attack on Philadelphia teachers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/phil-o17.html High school students who walked out last week to support their teachers discussed the fight against budget-cutting and the attack on public education. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2043afb-26b4-422c-aec4-29b0d06118bB/phil-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z An Australian Labor leader feigns concern over terror laws http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/albo-o17.html Albanese’s interview prompted extensive media coverage, promoting the illusion that he was mounting a challenge to the Labor Party’s backing for the legislation. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14d972ca-fb89-40aa-8f5a-88ef7cf636eD/albo-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z Russia, Ukraine to negotiate amid deepening crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/ukra-o17.html The propositions made to Moscow in the negotiations are accompanied by massive threats and preparations for new aggression against Russia. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8923b0fe-9ef6-46f2-b384-20bc876419fP/ukra-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z Rising inequality in Denmark http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/denm-o17.html Denmark’s 50 richest individuals have more than doubled their wealth. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d2135fc-8bf3-4416-8ab1-3e1b2e3fbd1L/denm-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z Death claims mount from GM ignition defect http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/genm-o17.html So far, there have been 178 death claims filed, far in excess of the 13 fatalities acknowledged by GM in vehicles it has recalled for faulty ignitions. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/949e5a74-55c1-4c97-92f2-880adc57468M/genm-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z Pro-charter think tank in New Orleans forced to retract flawed study http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/char-o17.html The Cowen Institute at Tulane University released a dishonest study whose apparent “findings” were determined in advance by its methodology. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/403bdf91-34cf-4220-af6c-3774b2a7184O/char-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z Germany’s Left Party emerges as a party of war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/germ-o17.html The Left Party is using the defence of the Kurdish minority as a pretext to support a policy of imperialist war. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a308b6b6-a87c-451e-bf37-38e0328e8c4J/germ-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z Australia’s pseudo-left organisation complicit in US war for regime change in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/salt-o17.html Socialist Alternative has yet to write a single article even acknowledging that US bombs have begun to rain down on Syria. As the old maxim states, silence is consent. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0766b799-cd25-4503-9cd5-f4e1c1f5218C/salt-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z The Gary Webb story in <em>Kill the Messenger</em>: Shedding light on CIA criminality and conspiracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/kill-o17.html Michael Cuesta’s film tells the story of the journalist whose 1996 investigative series, “Dark Alliance,” uncovered ties between the Central Intelligence Agency and massive drug peddling by the right-wing Nicaraguan Contras. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7c1e3c3-bde6-4147-a5c4-b11102ad7e7O/kill-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z New Zealand WSWS meeting discusses election outcome http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/meet-o17.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em>’s public meeting in Lower Hutt discussed the socialist alternative to the drive towards war and the austerity policies which every party supported in last month’s election. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0404968b-27f9-433b-ac97-1844e115c24M/meet-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/wkrs-o17.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4cf2002-818b-41a9-b857-0acc72e5e6fA/wkrs-o17.html 2014-10-17T05:00:00Z <link>http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/cha2-o17.html</link> <description /> <pubDate>Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT</pubDate> <guid isPermaLink="false">http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc8e9395-d6d7-4ee2-927d-3768868dcc3P/cha2-o17.html</guid> <dc:date>2014-10-17T05:00:00Z</dc:date> </item> <item> <title>Turmoil rips through global financial markets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/econ-o16.html A day of turmoil on global financial markets has brought warnings that the conditions experienced in the financial crisis of 2008 could be returning. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d8e83bb-c893-4135-945b-297d501dbb0G/econ-o16.html 2014-10-16T05:00:00Z