English http://www.wsws.org/en/ Gaza death toll doubles in four days http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/gaza-j22.html Entire family groups have been slaughtered by indiscriminate Israeli bombing and shelling of the densely populated territory. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3bf0a7b2-20e7-4fd8-a814-2d667712610H/gaza-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z European powers seize on flight MH17 crash as pretext for war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/pers-j22.html The way the crash of flight MH17 in Ukraine is being politically exploited parallels the way the 9/11 terrorist attack in the US was utilized to pursue reactionary aims. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5c2b122b-c126-4b19-aebb-92c00047b4bA/pers-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z UK: Leeds protest against Gaza war condemns BBC blackout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/leeds-j22.html Demonstrators on the protest in Leeds, West Yorkshire carried placards saying “BBC=British Brainwashing Channel” and shouted “We are all Palestinians now.” Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/23f9e4ec-efdb-4f22-9da9-4656b509e5cP/leeds-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Russian army data points to Ukrainian role in Malaysian Airlines MH17 crash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/russ-j22.html Russian radar and satellite imagery raises serious questions as to the role of the Ukrainian regime and its Western backers in the MH17 crash. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0cbb3c7c-5709-46b3-bdd2-b6e613fb3f1N/russ-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z UN resolution on Flight MH17: Australia the cat’s paw for US threats against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/aumh-j22.html The Australian government’s diplomatic intervention is carefully coordinated with Washington. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf77502e-5559-4199-8bb8-657145f86ebA/aumh-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Texas governor to mobilize National Guard along Mexican border http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/perr-j22.html The military moves take place as thousands of young people flee violence and poverty in Central America. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95659fe1-5423-4d64-b33d-f1ea38481d9K/perr-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Obama orders deportation of Honduran child migrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/hond-j22.html Two deportations last week make clear the brutal character of Obama’s attack on immigrants, who are being condemned to conditions of misery and death. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d68142a-dc90-4864-8f6f-59a157612a7O/hond-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Pharmaceutical company Allergan to lay off 1,500 workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/alle-j22.html The announcement comes only days after Microsoft, also headquartered in California, announced plans to lay off 18,000 workers. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b18072a2-ec46-4161-87ce-29ad611bd89L/alle-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Film showing of <em>Tsar to Lenin</em> in Los Angeles http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/tsar-j22.html The SEP and the IYSSE will be hosting a showing of <em>Tsar to Lenin</em> at the Matrix Theater on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 7pm. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e1e09867-028a-4a78-9219-44bcf8743ceA/tsar-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z General Motors CEO says company will use bankruptcy to shield itself from lawsuits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/gene-j22.html By denying victims and their families access to the courts, the company stands to avoid billions of dollars in damages. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd44e515-5ed2-4e28-8934-0f828dd24eaD/gene-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Seeking to regain credibility, US teachers unions criticize Obama’s education secretary http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/conv-j22.html The National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) passed resolutions at recent national conventions distancing themselves from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, with whom they have long collaborated. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15eaa2b9-8234-4661-b5b4-50563eda454L/conv-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Pakistan military’s North Waziristan offensive provokes humanitarian crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/paki-j22.html The offensive has wrenched close to a million people from their homes, provoking a humanitarian crisis that threatens to become a catastrophe. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2754bb6-4351-433d-97b7-5c6b9e91a77P/paki-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Volkswagen CEO announces “painful cuts” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/gevw-j22.html The German company plans to implement €5 in annual cost reductions within three years. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc0e9644-80f2-4ee1-8b82-d558537404eO/gevw-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Thai junta seeks more open recognition from Washington http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/thai-j22.html Thailand’s military is promoting itself as a US ally amid escalating tensions produced by Washington’s military build-up against China. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7ec49eb-6435-46b2-bc15-5d93686377bB/thai-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Detroit officials announce 15-day “pause” of mass water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/dwsd-j22.html The temporary suspension of shutoffs is a public relations move as the city prepares to escalate a brutal policy that has left thousands without water. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2204547b-2291-4a92-a30a-73efc53a13eK/dwsd-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Video: Detroit residents speak out against water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/vide-j22.html In this video, Detroit residents speak out against water shutoffs at a bill payment center and rally against water shutoffs. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae3640b7-065c-4d06-8737-a65fcec77f5I/vide-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z Workers and students in Australia discuss SEP’s antiwar program http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/22/ints-j22.html Initially called in response to the growing imperialist debacle in Iraq, the meetings were broadened to review as well the Israeli military assault on Gaza and the origins of the crisis in Ukraine. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13cc9446-deba-4b1e-a662-c4f7b55e8c6P/ints-j22.html 2014-07-22T05:00:00Z US escalates threats against Russia over Ukraine crash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/ukra-j21.html Though it remains unclear why MH17 crashed or what role Russia played in the tragedy, Washington is using it to escalate its offensive against Moscow and bring Europe into line with US policy. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7013cb05-2372-4954-a3b1-2d37aa70980I/ukra-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z The assault on Gaza: A historic crime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/pers-j21.html In its long and bloody history of aggression, Israel in the past four days has crossed a fundamental line. Its actions in Gaza are those of a society in a state of political and moral disintegration. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba2395fb-1e0e-4b80-9ed9-3f83ef80b25B/pers-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z UK government, media demand punitive action against Moscow over MH17 crash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/brit-j21.html David Cameron has seized on Thursday’s tragic crash in eastern Ukraine to demand a “reset of European-Russia relations.” Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bdba84cb-a70d-46b7-b35c-1b5393cc2e8K/brit-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z Canada backs imperialist aggression in Gaza and Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/cauk-j21.html Canada’s Conservative government has applauded Israel’s assault on Gaza, while seizing upon the crash of a Malaysian Airlines jetliner over Ukraine to ratchet up its support for the US-led drive against Russia. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f9b33f50-5a27-4235-9330-f192c9fdc83E/cauk-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z Israeli forces slaughter hundreds in weekend blitz in Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/slau-j21.html Large numbers of civilians in Shuja’iya were caught in the shelling and fighting. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/78548ebd-83d9-48c3-878f-297dfa157ceA/slau-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z Protests in Israel against Gaza war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/isra-j21.html More than 400 people have been killed in Gaza, many of them children, and another 3,000 injured while thousands more have been forced to flee their homes. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b65d654-0389-4bf5-a2a9-3f477f4eeb7L/isra-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z French Socialist Party government attacks anti-Gaza war protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/frga-j21.html The PS government is banning and attacking protests against the mass murder carried out by the Israeli state in Gaza. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b2c156aa-43bb-4e48-bc91-e19d7062d9dL/frga-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z London rally draws tens of thousands to protest Gaza invasion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/demo-j21.html The London protest, called under the banner of “justice and freedom” for Palestine, chanted slogans including “Stop Israel’s war crimes” and “End Israeli Apartheid”. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fbde1e8d-4d8d-4a15-a486-3f6d6fda83eM/demo-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z Workers and students discuss SEP’s antiwar program http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/sint-j21.html Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8d5192a-3412-42a2-a4a4-539b3d33effA/sint-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z Australia: Demonstrators denounce Israeli invasion of Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/aint-j21.html “If the Palestinian people don’t have a voice, we have to give them a voice.” Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/77cc6208-1b36-44d3-b059-2f0582d7b81F/aint-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z Outrage grows over use of police “chokehold” in death of New York man http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/brut-j21.html The city’s Civilian Complaint Review Board reported more than 1,000 complaints about chokeholds in the past five years. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7bb3c237-3b3c-485f-a772-f541f3e73faA/brut-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z Obama administration added 1.5 million names to US terrorist watch list http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/list-j21.html The numbers were divulged by administration lawyers in a suit filed by a northern Virginia man challenging the constitutionality of the government’s no-fly list. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb6b29f3-ca4c-4a6f-8df7-6bbb4f969bfO/list-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z United Transportation Union demands historic concessions from train conductors http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/rail-j21.html The United Transportation Union has agreed to “transformative” changes that would allow one-man operation of many trains, threatening both workers’ jobs and public safety. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc336bce-8fca-4eca-9dc1-e2522b304c6C/rail-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z New Orleans firefighters’ pension fund lost 41 percent of value in 2013 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/nofd-j21.html Years of corruption within the pension board and underfunding by the city government have led to a catastrophe for the city’s firefighters. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/971dd583-fad7-495f-bc1d-bb5d9e77b4aO/nofd-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z Spain: Pseudo-left Podemos party presents “a programme for the country’s salvation” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/pode-j21.html Podemos aims to occupy the vacuum left by the collapse of the establishment parties to prevent growing social opposition from developing into a conscious political movement threatening capitalism. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/febe8125-b029-4dbf-96d5-fe2e290f2e4G/pode-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z This week in history: July 21-27 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/twih-j21.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/42caa38b-8c44-473c-9eda-10bebcd9788I/twih-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z Opposition grows to Detroit water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/21/shut-j21.html The shut off of water to tens of thousands of Detroit residents has provoked widespread anger and opposition throughout the city and beyond. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cca9a906-18fb-4791-b640-f65fe5f53d8F/shut-j21.html 2014-07-21T05:00:00Z US-backed Israeli invasion of Gaza unleashes death and destruction http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/gaza-j19.html The operations of armored columns and tens of thousands of troops in the densely populated Gaza Strip have sent the numbers of dead and wounded soaring. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb6a10eb-b017-427e-9a81-f1189e802fbA/gaza-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z The crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/pers-j19.html The remarks Friday by President Barack Obama on the tragic crash of flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine raised far more questions than they answered. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/341741f2-132f-409e-ab8f-2343d409210B/pers-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z US networks remove reporters critical of Israeli attack on Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/medi-j19.html On two consecutive days this week, journalists reporting from the Gaza war zone who evinced less than unquestioning support for Israel were removed by US television network executives. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87e8bb4f-7c7c-4f77-b08e-c5b93075295J/medi-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z Following Malaysian plane disaster: German media pushes for confrontation with Moscow http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/germ-j19.html Barely 24 hours after the crash of the Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine, German media outlets are pushing for an escalation of the confrontation with Russia. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0956ffa-955f-4c6f-b676-b54b985805dM/germ-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z Australian political establishment threatens Russia over MH17 crash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/aust-j19.html The Australian political elite functions as a chief diplomatic adjunct to Washington’s aggressive intrigues in every corner of the globe. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41887059-9ddf-4fa7-b14e-a6b142ca00bE/aust-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z New York City man dies after being choked by police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/nycp-j19.html A Staten Island man died Thursday after officers from the New York Police Department put him in a chokehold, piled on top of him and held his head down, constricting his breathing. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/db6955b4-d697-40c8-82d9-c7bb70d8081J/nycp-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z Netroots conference applauds Democratic Party demagogy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/root-j19.html Vice President Joseph Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren and other leading Democrats made speeches that completely ignored the social catastrophe unfolding in Detroit. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/abc193bd-6680-4dde-b743-a92a8a58563E/root-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z Democratic Party organizations hold rally on water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/detr-j19.html The Democratic Party and associated organizations called the rally in an attempt to derail widespread popular opposition to the shutoff of water in Detroit. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bc6a9fb2-320f-425f-b4fc-47118da58acC/detr-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z Illinois lawsuits allege fraud by student debt settlement companies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/debt-j19.html Student debt settlement companies used fraudulent means to convince young people to pay them large fees to obtain fictitious debt relief, according to a lawsuit filed Monday by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15824b6c-0c96-4178-a5b2-073a3a68de1I/debt-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z BRICS bank decision highlights growing divisions among major powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/bric-j19.html The move by the BRICS summit to set up a development bank and emergency fund reflects dissatisfaction with US dominance of the global financial system. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e035d5d1-7685-4f95-9225-70fdf89eae7N/bric-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/labo-j19.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f83d135-1802-435d-bfaf-e0ec3014408C/labo-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z UK schools required to actively promote “British values” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/valu-j19.html Behind all the talk of democratic values, the British bourgeoisie—like its counterparts the world over—are developing more and more repressive measures to police working people. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e8024ae-82c5-4cac-943b-7d15bae14bcD/valu-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z US to transfer six Guantanamo detainees to Uruguay http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/guan-j19.html The decision to transfer the detainees comes as the prison camp faces growing criticism for force-feeding prisoners. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3dc73435-9abc-42f7-848b-6e8080d1246N/guan-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z South Korean auto workers hold first strike of the year http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/kore-j19.html Renault Samsung workers held a partial strike Monday demanding increased wages and other benefits. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f04469cf-eeca-4fe3-87d5-ce091da8725G/kore-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z Australia illegally detains Sri Lankan refugees in prison ship http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/aure-j19.html Imprisonment in these inhuman conditions is clearly in violation of international law. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d6937ec-3bf8-40f9-92e8-3011d7c2236F/aure-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z European Union spends billions on war against refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/refu-j19.html The EU is investing billions to keep out desperate refugees and to send them back to poverty, civil war or certain death. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/42c14cb2-69a6-492f-8bad-adaa7c190ecG/refu-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z Wall Street hails Peru’s economic “reforms” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/peru-j19.html Moody’s upgrading of Peru’s debt comes in the wake of new pro-corporate economic measures. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f8e02836-94cc-4f95-89e0-1619fba837dP/peru-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z Cut in funding for English National Opera http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/arts-j19.html As a proportion of total UK public spending, a miniscule 0.5 percent now goes to the arts. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37ae769e-43a4-4743-a716-412376d3384E/arts-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z The day the US shot down Iran Airlines Flight 655 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/vinc-j19.html Who shot down the Malaysian jetliner over eastern Ukraine? Anyone who thinks that the US government is incapable of carrying out or sanctioning such a horrendous action against innocent civilians should consider the infamous case of the downing of Iran Air Flight 655. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7099b896-2406-4dc2-b21c-2542b640ef0D/vinc-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z Britain’s parliament rubber stamps police state surveillance law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/surv-j19.html The vote to fast track into legislation the Data Retention and Investigative Powers Act by Britain’s Parliament shows the extent to which the structures for police states are being prepared in Europe. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eeea5105-e1a4-420d-9274-c6ad5cfd583F/surv-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z Washington seizes on Malaysian airliner crash in Ukraine to threaten Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/ukra-j18.html Before anyone could determine how this tragedy took place, US politicians and media demanded stepped-up action against Russia. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07509882-3efc-4cee-905f-a723e836323O/ukra-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z Oppose the Israeli invasion of Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/pers-j18.html The aim of the offensive is to carry out mass killings and inflict mass destruction, leaving Gaza a smoking ruin. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d66e3e40-ffba-427f-a091-55bff5ee452A/pers-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z Microsoft to cut 18,000 jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/micr-j18.html Software giant Microsoft announced plans to eliminate 18,000 jobs over the next year, becoming the fourth major US technology company to announce mass layoffs since January. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/75a5328f-c9a8-48d0-b8dc-05c11cc3480A/micr-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z US seeks to extend interim nuclear accord with Iran http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/Iran-j18.html Obama’s decision to seek an extension of the interim nuclear agreement with Iran is part of a drive to strengthen Washington’s hold over the world’s principal oil-exporting region. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eccafaa8-11f4-4dd8-bdef-33d8dc9a799P/Iran-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z United Nations report: US, UK surveillance programs violate international law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/surv-j18.html The UN has declared that bulk metadata collection, use of secret courts, and surveillance-guided drone strikes violate basic principles of international law. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f548fd3-0084-43d7-8e56-0a2d0774dd3I/surv-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z Federal Judge rules California death penalty law is unconstitutional http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/exec-j18.html The judge found that lengthy and unpredictable delays have resulted in an arbitrary and unfair capital punishment system. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d401b267-cd83-4f7f-9654-d23286a3dedK/exec-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z US plans to expand border drone use http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/dron-j18.html The “humanitarian crisis” of 57,000 unaccompanied immigrant children escaping violence and poverty in Central America is being used to further militarize the US border. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8743abd-e905-4dfb-b9bc-7b99fba3807L/dron-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z Indonesian election conflict continues, but financial markets set agenda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/inel-j18.html Regardless of which candidate is declared the winner next week, the global markets are dictating sweeping restructuring and austerity measures. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a72801fe-d9c7-418d-adce-da8567ba48fO/inel-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z Three killed in Stockton, California after police open fire on vehicle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/poli-j18.html Two men suspected of bank robbery and a female hostage were killed and three others wounded by police who fired on the escape vehicle. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/206259dd-50c5-4fa9-85d6-5ee5cc181ccI/poli-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z UK government sets up “overarching” inquiries into child sex abuse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/paed-j18.html The inquiries are the outcome of allegations that first emerged following the 2011 death a former DJ and TV presenter accused of using his celebrity status to abuse women and children. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/42146075-38aa-47cd-ab8e-239f24c015bA/paed-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z EU summit fails to elect top officials http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/euro-j18.html A special summit of the European Union called to choose top EU officials ended without a decision Wednesday night. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20171d47-ae68-4c93-b10e-fbadc9a05dcG/euro-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z Australia: New terrorism scare used to unveil vast surveillance powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/data-j18.html The Abbott government, together with the spy chiefs and the media, are seeking to whip up fears of imminent terrorist attacks in order to justify police-state measures. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18ac03ef-58e6-4431-ba5c-fb657aaee35L/data-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z Newly founded party wins election in Slovenia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/slov-j18.html The virtual collapse of the established bourgeois parties and the victory of a little-known jurist make clear the depth of the political crisis in Slovenia. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ed373c9-0364-4db5-a108-0b7163331d5C/slov-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z Workers and young people rally against water shutoffs in Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/rall-j18.html City workers, retirees and students participated in a rally Thursday against water shutoffs called by the Socialist Equality Party. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8aeb0f9b-7003-43ee-9fe3-a330374221fL/rall-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/wkrs-j18.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/17a72ef0-2188-4ff3-9948-9e0172c3502L/wkrs-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z Detroit elites declare: “Water is not a social right” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/18/detr-j18.html The city’s unelected emergency manager Kevyn Orr has declared his full support for mass water shutoffs. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aca5f2ec-3319-4581-a311-e5d9dc7448bG/detr-j18.html 2014-07-18T05:00:00Z Fascist atrocities mount as US-backed regime assaults eastern Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/ukra-j17.html Ukrainian government forces are unleashing a reign of terror against cities in eastern Ukraine, with the support of Washington and the European Union. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6740459b-7e1b-4687-87ff-6d9b482fee2C/ukra-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z A crime against humanity on America’s border http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/pers-j17.html The “message” sent by Obama with the first planeload of child deportees sent back to Honduras is that Washington is as contemptuous of international law at home as it is abroad. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/638fa449-4666-4fc8-8bde-5e3db9ccfb0J/pers-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z Backed by Obama, Israeli leaders threaten Gaza invasion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/isra-j17.html The Israeli government is preparing a full-scale ground assault, confident of Washington’s full support. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b2e2846-cc36-4abd-82b5-3475555bc24I/isra-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z Netroots meeting in Detroit: “Progressive” cover for right-wing Democrats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/netr-j17.html The four-day conference is an attempt to revive illusions in the Democratic Party and the Obama administration. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36c6c612-d093-42da-aa2f-0e6a87a2c05G/netr-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z Swedish court upholds detention order against Julian Assange http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/assa-j17.html The detention order stems from trumped-up rape claims leveled against Assange in the wake of WikiLeaks’ publication of secret US military and diplomatic documents. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25151c8c-07f3-457e-bcd8-308363670a4H/assa-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z Missouri carries out its sixth execution of the year http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/exec-j17.html The US Supreme Court refused to halt the execution of Missouri death row inmate John Middleton, the 25th person executed in the US in 2014. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/750e67a2-5578-4175-b7d0-c7c2079f639O/exec-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z Cabinet reshuffle takes UK closer to exit from European Union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/hagu-j17.html The resignation of UK Foreign Secretary William Hague signifies a further shift to the right. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c80b244-c7f3-4cb8-8143-e2ab605092bH/hagu-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z Milwaukee, Wisconsin: The social crisis in America’s Rust Belt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/milw-j17.html The destruction of manufacturing jobs in America’s “Rust Belt” has left Milwaukee’s workers fighting high unemployment, poverty and food insecurity. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/019e4173-6b38-48bc-a35e-9fa90712d46J/milw-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z GM withheld information about crashes tied to defective ignition switch http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/gmot-j17.html Documents obtained by the <em>New York Times</em> show that GM withheld information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about a fatal crash tied to a faulty ignition switch. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af585fe8-4c47-426f-9f21-e5c0b2f4ff4H/gmot-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan government intensifies attacks on students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/sris-j17.html Four students have been arrested and police are hunting for another 21 students, as the Rajapakse government tries to suppress resistance to its assault on free education. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e9c9a81-6799-453f-98c9-ef64376236cP/sris-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z Keolis to operate London’s Docklands Light Railway for seven years http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/keol-j17.html The Docklands Light Railway, established to serve London’s financial district, has long been the testing ground for a more generalised assault on workers’ conditions. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52328ec1-bbc7-42bd-8b7c-f98531706eeA/keol-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z Austrian judiciary persecutes German student protester http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/stud-j17.html A German student who protested against the far right in Vienna is being persecuted by the Austrian judiciary. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e6614450-c4a8-47be-8c4b-54737664717H/stud-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z Who ordered the water shutoffs in Detroit? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/wate-j17.html A profile of the corporate executives who sit on the seven-member Board of Water Commissioners in Detroit. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c6766354-d257-49a3-9364-4a4a9e499bcG/wate-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z Detroit Institute of Arts on track to become wholly owned corporate subsidiary http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/diad-j17.html The DIA has received pledges of another $26.8 million in donations from various major corporations and banks toward its goal of raising $100 million as part of the so-called “Grand Bargain.” Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b624d77e-4d32-46a2-9e82-693c50b1c63F/diad-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z The imperialist debacle in Iraq and the struggle against war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/17/nzir-j17.html The New Zealand ruling class has strengthened its ties with Washington and is supporting all its crimes and conspiracies. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99b64001-0ddb-44c7-85ce-9b1cfb59c65E/nzir-j17.html 2014-07-17T05:00:00Z After phony cease-fire, Israel vows to intensify Gaza bloodbath http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/gaza-j16.html The Netanyahu government has seized on Hamas’s failure to immediately observe a cease-fire about which it was never consulted as the pretext for escalating its one-sided war against Gaza. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b3c3e1e1-b72c-46a9-ad39-8b62b432991O/gaza-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z The bombing of eastern Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/pers-j16.html The brutal actions against the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine are meant to terrorise all those who oppose the political and social aims of the regime in Kiev. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ab92ba4-266b-4377-bfe9-d6f973b9179E/pers-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z US Congress considers legislation to fast-track deportation of children http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/immi-j16.html Legislators in the US are proposing a variety of measures to remove the right of child migrants to an immigration hearing before being deported. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e647b9d-f711-4e99-871d-5d4f12a25f4P/immi-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z Pulitzer Prize-winning immigrant rights advocate detained in Texas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/puli-j16.html Jose Vargas, a leading immigrant-rights activist, was detained by the US border patrol in Texas for most of the day Tuesday after attending a vigil for undocumented immigrants on the border. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7dce5cc-58d6-4a0a-8f3c-5178e89c73dH/puli-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z In congressional testimony, Fed Chair Yellen reassures Wall Street http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/yell-j16.html Testifying before the Senate Banking Committee Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reiterated her determination to keep interest rates at historic lows for the indefinite future. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c15c93e-1c04-44ec-b562-49111ec391fE/yell-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z Bank for International Settlements chief sounds another warning on financial system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/bisr-j16.html The head of the BIS says the global system could be more vulnerable than before the 2008 meltdown. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b814f234-e756-4fd0-beec-07dd4d367a8J/bisr-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z Subway disaster in Moscow kills 22 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/subw-j16.html The largest-ever accident on the Moscow subway system occurred Tuesday when a train derailed, killing 22 and leaving 130 hospitalized. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e04ab825-e093-4202-b394-cb7671b68d4A/subw-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z Civil war surges in Libya after legislative elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/liby-j16.html Libya's main cities have become war zones, with various Islamist-led militias battling for control of the country's oil wealth. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ac5fe70-68d4-4a67-9fa5-df0cff0f61bE/liby-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z Election dispute reignites in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/afgh-j16.html The Obama administration’s attempt to reconcile the two camps quickly started falling apart. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fdc833b-8d9d-4fa9-bfb5-013ff0a137fP/afgh-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z German department store Karstadt faces carve-up http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/germ-j16.html Investor Nicolas Berggruen, who was hailed four years ago as a saviour by the trade unions and politicians, has shown no interest in retaining control of Karstadt, with its 17,000 workers. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c41bd8e-1b5c-44f2-bd83-cfba7e454e6L/germ-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z George Galloway defends British capitalism in Scottish referendum campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/gall-j16.html For all his complaints against the supporters of Scottish nationalism, Galloway is no less hostile to the independent political mobilisation of the working class than the pro-independence camp. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3cd48052-b1ba-4312-8a01-3f0dd3cf3b0C/gall-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z <em>Sting of the Drone</em>: Richard A. Clarke’s reservations about American war crimes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/clar-j16.html Richard A. Clarke, former counterterrorism “czar” under presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, has written a third novel, about drone warfare. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cfb0e20c-578b-434a-83e0-1556b18d35aL/clar-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z US knew of British plans to raid the <em>Guardian</em> for Snowden documents http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/16/guar-j16.html US officials feigned ignorance, while celebrating the police state activities of their British ally. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d03a74a-5e97-4607-b856-bbf4bde77b0F/guar-j16.html 2014-07-16T05:00:00Z