English http://www.wsws.org/en/ 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 Vonderit Myers was gunned down by police while fleeing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/myer-o25.html Attorneys for Myers’s family said the young man was killed by a final execution-style shot to the head. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba0272c4-8d2d-4e31-ab81-de341fb6613F/myer-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Washington Post seizes on chemical weapons claims to press for wider war in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/wapo-o25.html Two items in Friday’s <em>Washington Post</em> reporting chemical weapons attacks in Iraq and Syria are part of a propaganda campaign by the media to turn the operation against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria into a war to overthrow the Assad regime in Syria. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5b2feb3-f0b5-4a56-971b-0d35feeee64H/wapo-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Germany plans to expand its military operations in the Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/germ-o25.html The German military is planning an aggressive campaign to arm and train Kurdish forces, along with other measures to assert German imperialist interests in Iraq and Syria. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/916e538f-86c3-4d50-b272-414d9707894K/germ-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Why is there no vaccine for Ebola? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/ebol-o25.html There are several reports that after the US National Institutes of Health developed an Ebola vaccine that worked in monkeys, major drug companies refused to develop it further because it was not profitable. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c5b9fc5-ded5-4d06-9346-1f2967a934cL/ebol-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Right-wing oligarchs vie for power in Ukraine elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/ukra-o25.html Far from ushering in a period of democracy and freedom, the coup in February and new western-backed government have plunged Ukraine into war and dictatorship. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/39bd5bac-277f-4847-ab1f-0d198328ba2C/ukra-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania’s “Mumia Law”: New attack on political prisoners and new threat to freedom of speech http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/mumi-o25.html The “Revictimization Relief Act” is a thoroughly reactionary piece of legislation that will allow crime victims and their families to sue prison inmates for engaging in constitutionally protected speech. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/01268196-869c-454d-a18e-fa46199b092J/mumi-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z No cause yet determined in Pennsylvania house fire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/mcke-o25.html Fire officials have yet to release the cause of the tragic fire that swept through an old wood-frame house in McKeesport, killing four children and two adults. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/188c850c-56de-4576-958f-4da64345f85E/mcke-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Brazil: São Paulo drought poses public health and economic catastrophe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/braz-o25.html Across the state of São Paulo, some 15 million people face a severe water emergency. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c9f4d94a-3c3a-4e85-97b5-9a13eb9afe2G/braz-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan president visits war-ravaged north under massive security cordon http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/sril-o25.html Rajapakse’s government is using de facto military rule and cheap labour in the north to attract investors. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/849724a8-e2f0-41b8-a635-fb6bf8ab331F/sril-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Packed IYSSE meeting at Humboldt University in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/humb-o25.html Some 200 people, including many students from Humboldt University, packed the hall for a meeting called by the International Youth and Students for Social Equality on the topic “Why do the German elites once again want war?” Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/70e20ebb-91b7-4ecb-ad30-a7db61f03c2M/humb-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z US Marine lawyer Michael Mori discusses fight to release Guantanamo prisoner David Hicks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/mori-o25.html In this interview, Mori explains his experiences defending former Guantanamo Bay prisoner David Hicks and how the US violated the Geneva Conventions. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0a6f5f2c-2fb9-40cb-bdd0-52ea075f358K/mori-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/25/labo-o25.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0963b25-1657-4850-9af4-8d8a3582139K/labo-o25.html 2014-10-25T05:00:00Z Canadian government seizes on Ottawa shooting to promote militarist, anti-democratic agenda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/cana-o24.html Canada’s Conservative government is seeking to exploit the killing of two Canadian Armed Forces’ soldiers this week to dramatically shift politics further to the right. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63a20108-2178-4a64-899b-7e4fe4fa43dL/cana-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Blackwater, torture and US imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/pers-o24.html The reason for the White House’s determination to cover up the crimes of the Bush administration is clear enough. In the words of Faulkner, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43752f76-3589-4ec1-9f6f-dabb6623a93N/pers-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Australia expands military involvement in Middle East war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/iraq-o24.html Australian attacks in Iraq are assisting the US to pursue the real thrust of the war—a renewed drive by Washington to oust Syrian President Assad. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/057dd022-b78e-4fa7-b3bc-37905998d4eD/iraq-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Democratic Senate candidates sound right-wing themes in pre-election debates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/elec-o24.html In a series of campaign debates last week, Democratic candidates for the US Senate vied with their Republican opponents in their support for militarism and budget-cutting. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f906c115-6577-4d0d-9af1-8f54cbdc5d1K/elec-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Democrat Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/penn-o24.html Pennsylvania voters are faced with no real choice for governor in the November 4 elections. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f5156acb-4051-4444-90bd-9b6936b9498C/penn-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Rise in US corporate profits fueled by fall in real wages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/prof-o24.html Caterpillar, Boeing, GE and GM led US manufacturers with better-than-expected third quarter profits. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/717da2fc-e1d6-4166-b453-430bda5caf5G/prof-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Mass protests in Mexico over Iguala Massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/mexi-o24.html Students are demanding that the investigation into the killing and abduction of their classmates be taken out of the hands of the government. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72c0b628-a655-4c25-a65f-94a3714db71K/mexi-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Brazil’s Workers Party faces its tightest election after 12 years in power http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/braz-o24.html Whether the PT or the right-wing opposition party, the PSDB, wins Sunday’s vote, the Brazilian working class will face deepening attacks on its living standards. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/afb468e3-4e5e-46be-a75d-c9603b74206E/braz-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Japanese ministers visit Yasukuni war shrine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/yasu-o24.html The visit is part of the Abe government’s agenda of whitewashing the Japanese army’s war crimes in the 1930s and 1940s and remilitarising Japan. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a05a244f-4851-4bd5-b2d6-7dd3e05d0d5C/yasu-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z UK Tories intensify anti-EU, anti-immigrant rhetoric http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/tory-o24-o24.html Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to make immigration reform the centrepiece of a renegotiation of Britain's relationship with the European Union. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/10261c02-351f-4644-bfa5-96ae61a2edfG/tory-o24-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Germany’s SPD leadership backs Left Party premier in Thuringia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/left-o24.html The pending installation of Ramelow as premier heralds a new stage in the rightward shift of the Left Party. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c00e64e9-4015-41f2-b232-eeedc31f807A/left-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z College police across the US armed with military-grade weaponry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/mili-o24.html The Defense Department has provided at least 117 college police departments with military hardware. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/04854bde-c2b1-4af0-837b-b74412b58c9D/mili-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Over 200 attend IYSSE meeting at Berlin's Humboldt University http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/humb-o24.html The October 23 meeting organised by the International Youth and Students for Social Equality at Humboldt University in Berlin entitled “Why do the German elites once again want war?” was highly successful. The audience of students and workers listened attentively to the lecture by ICFI secretary Peter Schwarz, which was followed by a lively discussion period. A detailed report will be published tomorrow. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90c836c8-3393-4a55-8009-bb99448a2f2J/humb-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/24/wkrs-o24.html <em>The World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5656b9a0-75a4-4cd7-9b8b-d668c1e163bO/wkrs-o24.html 2014-10-24T05:00:00Z Ottawa terror attack triggers massive police-military mobilization http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/cana-o23.html In the aftermath of the Parliament Hill attack, police mounted a massive security operation, placing offices, shops and schools under lockdown, closing off streets to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic, and deploying heavily-armed SWAT teams. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f44686e-70b2-4500-9c5c-d5a46405fb8E/cana-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z The carve-up of Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/pers-o23.html As the bankruptcy of Detroit enters its final chapter, the plunder of city assets by Wall Street speculators grows ever more shameless. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/075b2d62-c17b-4d13-9010-f611cf41bd1A/pers-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z Blackwater mercenaries convicted for role in 2007 Iraq massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/blac-o23.html The crimes of the Blackwater mercenaries were a product of the illegal invasion of Iraq by the US government, for which the entire political and military establishment is guilty. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c3e1e82-3976-40b1-9744-0cfe9d670f6O/blac-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z US judge sets deadline in lawsuit over Iraq, Afghanistan torture photos http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/tort-o23.html The US government is fighting in the courts, in Congress and at the United Nations to defend military and CIA torturers. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/234491d3-efc7-4e26-b4f9-5643efb3161B/tort-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z Obama administration considers sending more “advisers” to Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/isis-o23.html Preparations are being made to substantially escalate the US military presence and participation in ground combat operations. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96190421-15bc-4545-ac82-2319c7f3731J/isis-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z Ebola crisis: Major powers line up to send troops to Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/ebol-o23.html The imperialist powers are using the Ebola outbreak as a cover for re-establishing a military presence in their former African colonies. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/202b06eb-e929-44ae-b36c-7d9b05c5b8fB/ebol-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z US media campaign to exonerate cop who killed Michael Brown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/ferg-o23.html The <em>Washington Post</em> and <em>St. Louis Post-Dispatch</em> published coordinated leaks from grand jury proceedings, claiming they substantiate the story of Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40611109-c801-4ad9-aecd-f384cdfb46fJ/ferg-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania 10-year-old still behind bars on murder charge http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/nepa-o23.html The child has been held in an isolation cell at Wayne County Correctional Facility in Honesdale, Pennsylvania since October 11. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/51ad9aaa-4ef9-495d-adb2-61b9f364842M/nepa-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z Lawsuits allege Alabama prison inmates left to die of treatable diseases http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/alab-o23.html Jailers in Madison County, Alabama deliberately denied health care to inmates with treatable illnesses in order to cut costs, according to three recently filed lawsuits. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41d1670c-92de-4645-ac65-dd413483ee2B/alab-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z Automakers covered up deadly airbag defect http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/toyo-o23.html Reports indicate that Honda and other automakers knew that airbags on their vehicles could explode, posing a risk of death or injury to occupants, but dragged out a recall. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/312fb31f-036a-40d6-9ffc-c767d03839aE/toyo-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z Joko Widodo installed as Indonesian president http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/indo-o23.html Sections of the ruling elite backed Widodo, calculating that his image as “a man of the people” would help ram through unpopular pro-market measures. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95eaf6cd-0aea-47dd-a6f8-4c10cb2e631P/indo-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z German business demands further opening of Chinese market http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/chin-o23.html The third round of German-Chinese government consultations took place in Berlin on October 10. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d05c6643-f90b-4998-a00f-7816d12158dI/chin-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z Poverty and inequality worsening in Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/pove-o23.html Nearly 14 percent of the Australian population is living in poverty, according to a report by the Australian Council of Social Service. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e0a1199-7b0c-48b6-ab98-79035d2bd8cJ/pove-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z IYSSE antiwar campaign resonates with workers and youth in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/germ-o23.html Workers and young people have responded positively to a movement that opposes the drive towards war, defends the social rights to a job and a good income, and seeks to unite workers internationally on the basis of a socialist program. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f50bded-55fd-4acc-af5e-b30d5549189C/germ-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z Climate change behind recent extreme weather conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/23/clim-o23.html Data compiled by 91 climate scientists suggests that human-induced climate change has increased the severity and likelihood of extreme weather events in 2013. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20ae18df-a806-4a71-90b6-ec01681c832F/clim-o23.html 2014-10-23T05:00:00Z Census report: Half of Americans poor or near poor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/pove-o22.html A related study found that “nearly two-thirds of New York City residents struggled to make ends meet.” Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/22e40745-eb84-4cc4-9c4e-4a93049ee41H/pove-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Mexico’s disappeared students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/pers-o22.html The disappearance of the 43 students in the southern state of Guerrero is bound up with the rising inequality and savage violence that go hand in hand with Mexico’s free market “reforms.” Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc6ea64b-1aee-4db8-b1bc-a61a9f7b77cB/pers-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Human Rights Watch documents Ukrainian military’s use of cluster rockets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/ukra-o22.html “The use of cluster munitions in populated areas violates the laws of war due to the indiscriminate nature of the weapon and may amount to war crimes,” the report states. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93ff3da2-73dd-4690-9ee2-2ab6c3a42daA/ukra-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Sweden mounts military operation to find alleged Russian submarine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/swed-o22.html The alleged underwater threat is being exploited to justify the militarization of the region. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99ab1a04-a97d-4786-8dcb-1730aa77ffaD/swed-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Sharp rise of Ebola cases in western Sierra Leone http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/ebol-o22.html There are now 851 confirmed cases of Ebola and an estimated 20 deaths a day in two western Sierra Leone districts. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/adeefd43-f81d-4cef-a5ac-384f426afe9P/ebol-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Hong Kong protests continue after televised debate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/hong-o22.html The discussion between government officials and protest leaders reached no agreement on the framework for the 2017 election for chief executive. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/94e3f3a2-8ab8-4a40-809c-9a7fac66c81A/hong-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Two newly-appointed Japanese cabinet members resign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/japa-o22.html The resignations of the ministers is evidence of a further right-wing shift in the Abe government. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33db504e-7d3c-45fa-bcec-d2fae0166b3L/japa-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Striking Bosch workers in India defy state government ban http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/bosc-o22.html Bosch auto workers have been on strike in Bangalore since September 16, fighting for higher wages and better working conditions. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69e9c2ce-d881-4803-b17f-60ac1909fddP/bosc-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z German union proposes cost-cutting plan to boost VW profits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/vwcu-o22.html VW’s works council has presented a 400-page proposal aimed at tripling company profits. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2e028af-3d8a-4ec1-91d4-17c339a33e6C/vwcu-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Waukegan, Illinois teachers’ strike enters third week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/wauk-o22.html Although the suburban Chicago district has a $37 million budget surplus, school officials are demanding teachers pay higher medical costs and accept a de facto wage cut. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/accf6f3a-f261-4791-84e4-c88fc74aa53K/wauk-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Wyoming coal miner killed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/mine-o22.html The death at Peabody Energy’s North Antelope Rochelle Mine was the 13th US coal mining fatality this year Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d813220f-1a69-4bb5-a8a2-4ce9d8c4e11O/mine-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Canada: Harper using “terror attack” to impose anti-democratic measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/cana-o22.html Canada’s Conservative government is seizing upon a purported terrorist attack to advance the ruling elite’s agenda of war and attacks on democratic rights. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dad26db4-ea91-4ae1-9b65-81cfa504a5fK/cana-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z <em>The Death of Klinghoffer</em> premieres in New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/klin-o22.html Despite vitriolic attacks and demands that the performance be cancelled, John Adams’s work went on as scheduled at the Metropolitan Opera on Monday night. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5c9de5f-f239-4b4d-b744-b7ab923e604O/klin-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z David Fincher’s <em>Gone Girl</em>: The lady vanishes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/gone-o22.html <em>Gone Girl</em> wants to be a psychological study, a black comedy about the upper middle class, a social critique and a satire of media sensationalism. A few aspects are intriguing, even accomplished. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c3ba49a-1945-495e-8004-5c1bd1046eeF/gone-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Teaching war: Australian government targets primary school students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/wedu-o22.html Australian authorities are distributing patriotic war propaganda among school children as part of the official World War I centenary commemorations. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/653d6f02-ff9c-4dc3-97b0-2473c929e11L/wedu-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Defend striking German train drivers and airline pilots! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/22/defe-o22.html The German ruling elite regards the strikes by train drivers and pilots as an expression of growing opposition to the government’s program of austerity and war. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d13838c-9f44-425f-b733-2c5570022d0K/defe-o22.html 2014-10-22T05:00:00Z Hundreds of prison deaths in Florida under investigation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/pris-o21.html Whistleblowers have revealed a wave of torture and murder by guards in Florida prisons. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f6e4809-aa55-4c65-b042-35a1cc02696E/pris-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Tatiana Ivarovna Smilga-Poluyan: May 22, 1919 – September 27, 2014 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/smil-o21.html Tatiana Ivarovna Smilga-Poluyan, daughter of the Left Oppositionist Ivar Smilga, dedicated her life to restoring historical truth about those who had been murdered and whose names had been besmirched by Stalinist reaction. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/646f0f61-5324-49eb-a211-c4214a7baeeH/smil-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z US boosts support for Kurdish militia in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/syri-o21.html While the PYD and its armed wing are still on the US list of terrorist organisations, Secretary of State Kerry is rebadging them as Washington’s latest “valiant” freedom fighters. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f016768d-3c61-472f-b37b-81bdd4a213cC/syri-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Market gyrations and the need for socialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/pers-o21.html The wild swings on financial markets last week indicate that the crisis which erupted in 2008 is returning in an even more explosive form. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf19898d-7d66-4b0d-b862-8adad62ed83B/pers-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Turkish government seeks new police state powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/turk-o21.html According to Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc, the Homeland Security Reform Bill would “give the upper hand to the police” and “more space to resort to new tools and measures.” Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1f371f2a-944a-4da4-b6b0-abf225e5b73B/turk-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z France, Germany hold talks on EU approval of France’s 2015 budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/fran-o21.html Paris and Berlin are working on a behind-the-scenes deal for intensified, long-term austerity measures against the working class. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/da02dd79-ea5c-47b3-b992-d3eeaab7c3dB/fran-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Germany: Lufthansa pilots take renewed strike action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/pilo-o21.html While the immediate issue in the pilots’ dispute is cuts in early retirement provision, the background is the major changes in the air industry that affect not only pilots but all airline workers in Europe and across the globe. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e6edb31a-dadf-4c50-8dad-196f13a2c35L/pilo-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Workers protest East London Labour council budget cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/lond-o21.html Already 800 local authority jobs have been lost in Barking and Dagenham under cuts implemented by Labour. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f1f192e9-4d6f-47de-a2b2-cd05b0a6308O/lond-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Detroit hearing on water shutoffs promotes UN, Democrats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/dpwb-o21.html The event on Sunday was sponsored by the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization and the Detroit Peoples Water Board. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/580721a5-d3e8-4351-8a1f-b87e343cae2M/dpwb-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z UAW imposes concessions on Pennsylvania Boeing workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/boeg-o21.html The deal follows similar concessions pacts worked out by the UAW, the International Association of Machinists and the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace at Boeing facilities in Seattle and other cities. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fe79d380-5346-4f41-b74c-3dd416aae85J/boeg-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Australia: Opposition Labor Party rubberstamps “Foreign Fighters Bill” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/terr-o21.html The second of the Abbott government’s three “terrorism” bills is set to pass through parliament before the end of the month. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e3b40be-ccc7-4fd7-b7ba-594766d1adeD/terr-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Municipal elections a debacle for Peruvian “left” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/peru-o21.html The right-wing candidate Luis Castañeda, a former two-term mayor of Lima, was swept back into office in the Peruvian capital. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f79846c6-ad98-4a80-9030-aef05a69289M/peru-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z US midterm elections dominated by corporate cash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/elec-o21.html Billionaires and big corporate interests account for the vast bulk of campaign spending for both parties in the 2014 US elections, much of it secret. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72325eb5-0a96-4109-8d39-35b5917923fE/elec-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z The LSSP’s Great Betrayal: Part 4 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/lssp-o21.html The final article in the series examines the aftermath of the LSSP’s betrayal and draws the necessary political conclusions for the working class in Sri Lanka and internationally. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96b30667-8a79-4fcb-a104-7caaec62b20F/lssp-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z SEP meetings oppose Australian involvement in US war in the Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/sepe-o21.html The SEP held five public meetings to oppose the US-led military intervention in Iraq and Syria and the recent anti-terror raids in Australian cities. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50bd62ed-6b48-4d2c-ac88-d6dc7987c49I/sepe-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Workers and youth discuss the war in Syria and Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/21/sepi-o21.html Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d7f2227a-f235-49b9-9dc4-74e25a4f70bH/sepi-o21.html 2014-10-21T05:00:00Z Pleas to major powers from Ebola-stricken countries, health professionals fall on deaf ears http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/ebol-o20.html The major imperialist powers and the drug companies are leaving tens of thousands to die. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d85aee37-babc-4991-b302-84dc7fe29a6K/ebol-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Australian imperialism: Political attack dog for US war drive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/pers-o20.html Australian Prime Minister Abbott’s declaration that he intended to “shirtfront” Russian President Putin at the forthcoming G20 summit is another expression of rising geo-political tensions. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1de83ac4-c44e-4f92-8562-4a2d28fbfafC/pers-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court allows Texas to implement anti-democratic voter ID law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/vote-o20.html The Texas voter ID law, which was previously struck down as unconstitutional, will block hundreds of thousands of eligible voters from casting ballots in the November elections. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b80768b-c0fc-4e8c-b369-0542e44ab1cB/vote-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Leaked documents expose secret contracts between NSA and tech companies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/nsad-o20.html The NSA’s internal documents indicate that corporations are actively abetting and benefiting from the US government’s illegal mass surveillance programs. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca590076-6e06-4964-b0bb-be0154b3f4cN/nsad-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Obama administration signals reluctance to bring civil rights charges against killer cop in Missouri http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/ferg-o20.html The <em>New York Times</em>, citing federal officials, reported that “the evidence so far did not support civil rights charges” against the officer who shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb61a342-f56b-4d48-9a72-c115ff2a058B/ferg-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Tens of thousands march in London against low wages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/tucm-o20.html At Saturday’s rally, the trade union leaders spoke as if they have had nothing to do with the onslaught on living standards and declining wages. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ecf7c4e-70f1-43c7-b233-6bf0d1b5601H/tucm-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Six killed in Pittsburgh area house fire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/mcke-o20.html In the worst such tragedy in recent history, four children and two adults were killed in a fire early Saturday morning in the city of McKeesport. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b974e757-c1f0-4b14-be07-a4dcf7d065eH/mcke-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Philadelphia unions use teachers’ rally to promote Democrats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/phil-o20.html Some 3,000 teachers, parents, students and other city workers participated in a rally to oppose the revoking of the labor agreement covering 15,000 teachers. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/169eeb13-c64a-477b-9ded-ab85e0f8da0M/phil-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Los Angeles City Council proposes minor increase in minimum wage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/losa-o20.html The proposal, presented as a way of alleviating social inequality in one the poorest cities in the US, is aimed at bolstering the Democratic Party. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/550b6470-3dbd-4629-a8e0-0ea63af52d5M/losa-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Electricity base rates to double in Massachusetts this winter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/mass-o20.html The state’s Department of Public Utilities has caved in to National Grid, the main private supplier of electricity. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7eb0ed91-e6af-43f0-a561-5fe903ec294N/mass-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Students forced to endure sweltering temperatures in Southern California classrooms http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/long-o20.html Children were sent to school nurses with nausea, headaches and bloody noses during a recent heat wave. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2fbe6c41-998c-4f27-a648-34ac8bc8699H/long-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z <em>Citizenfour</em> documentary on Edward Snowden premieres in UK and US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/citi-o20.html Speaking of the NSA and the intelligence apparatus, Snowden asserts, in Laura Poitras’ documentary, “We are building the biggest weapon for oppression in the history of mankind.” Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8e14100-bcd4-4e55-bf09-9dd04d32e3eG/citi-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Keen interest in anti-war campaign of IYSSE at Humboldt University in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/humb-o20.html The Socialist Equality Party and its youth movement, the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, are increasingly seen as the only serious anti-war organizations in Germany. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c813d64c-4376-4162-9765-e19e3f40985O/humb-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Imperialism and the World Wars of the Twentieth Century: Historical lessons and present dangers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/iwtc-o20.html In the fight against imperialist war, it is necessary to study the lessons of history and learn from the experiences of past struggles. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/baebe1e5-b3f6-4ba1-8175-c2d89b9caf8M/iwtc-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z This week in history: October 20-26 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/twih-o20.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e91a44b4-b14b-4120-8bfb-cc0637272bfP/twih-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z German intellectuals in World War I http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/germ-o20.html In 1914, German intellectuals launched an “Appeal to the Civilized World” to justify imperialist war. Today, their heirs hypocritically invoke “human rights” to build popular support for war. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3e01f7f-257c-4db4-b1ac-c1b3b9d7fb0D/germ-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z “Risky Business” study highlights the inability of capitalism to address the consequences of climate change http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/20/risk-o20.html A recently published study documents the severe consequences of climate change in the United States through the end of the century, while demonstrating the inability of capitalism to offer any effective solutions. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f174ee42-ad8b-4de4-86a0-122ca3f2d1dI/risk-o20.html 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Government indifference compounds Ebola disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/ebol-o18.html A UN trust fund for Ebola has only $100,000 on hand, a fraction of the nearly $1 billion the world body says is needed to contain the spread of the deadly virus. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fee318eb-c489-4816-af23-38e85b73e23C/ebol-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z The American oligarchy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/pers-o18.html Whatever the pretense of “one person, one vote,” the fact is that the top 0.1 percent dictates policy and essentially selects the personnel tasked with carrying it out. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69c621a7-ed6a-4bc9-b64a-71f142e2c92O/pers-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Australian government refuses to send teams to fight Ebola http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/ebau-o18.html While the Abbott government rushed to dispatch military forces to the Middle East, it has rejected calls to help fight the worsening health crisis in Africa. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1baf5afe-a84c-4eaf-ab50-dd3654650e4J/ebau-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z FBI director demands unfettered access to all encrypted phone data http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/come-o18.html FBI Director James Comey’s remarks at the Brookings Institution underscored the unwillingness of the US ruling elite to tolerate any obstacles to its mass surveillance programs. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d1c1de6-51a3-43a9-88d3-270d2a7642dE/come-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Judge delays order to release Guantanamo force-feeding videos http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/guan-o18.html The one-month “pause” gives the Obama administration time to seek an appeals court review of the order to make the tapes public. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/98b9f21f-1543-40d2-a863-201a9748a14L/guan-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z French President Hollande moves to end universality of family benefits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/famb-o18.html Benefits paid to all families with children in France since the end of World War II are being slashed by Hollande's Socialist Party government. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df5390b3-19c8-4bad-a144-7861eea6693F/famb-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z Spanish students eject Ukrainian fascist thugs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/spai-o18.html Madrid’s Complutense University is hosting an exhibition, “The Tragedy of Odessa,” detailing the attack by Ukrainian fascists on the trade union building in the city, which killed 42 people. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a97b933-5d13-4862-8ab0-6134634331dG/spai-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z