English http://www.wsws.org/en/ Temp labor at record levels in US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/temp-s02.html In a Labor Day speech in Wisconsin, President Obama hailed the run-up on the stock market and the record pace of corporate profits. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aca1476e-022b-4ae7-b80b-4508cb60690N/temp-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z Ukraine and the militarization of Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/pers-s02.html The politics of the European bourgeoisie is a mixture of ruthless aggression and desperation. Confronted with the hopeless crisis of their system, they are rushing toward a catastrophe, just as they did in 1914 and 1939. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b1a46e6-ed08-4c4d-9900-77a42cb436cJ/pers-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z GM moving production from Mexico to Tennessee http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/gmot-s02.html The move is part of a deal based on huge concessions imposed on American auto workers Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21209721-a125-4d14-83b0-5caf01e3e98I/gmot-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z French unions open for business with new pro-austerity government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/frun-s02.html The trade union bureaucracy opposes strike action to challenge the deeply unpopular Valls government, lest it fall. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f8078c6-eb8e-40d1-bd6b-0686c111240N/frun-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z Germany: ThyssenKrupp announces more job cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/krup-s02.html The company official who announced the layoffs was Oliver Burkard, who recently quit his post as local boss of the IG Metall union. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c032c6f-8ab3-403f-8957-946cffe6a9eE/krup-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z Venezuela announces plan to sell US oil operations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/vene-s02.html With the government experiencing a cash crunch, Oil Minister Rafael Ramírez has announced a bid to sell Citgo for $10 billion. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e243d4c6-3b99-449d-8eb5-12ff0c4e396P/vene-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z New protest in Ferguson, Missouri over police murder http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/ferg-s02.html While Democratic Party speakers urged faith in Obama, a section of the protest broke away to demonstrate at the local police station. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0cc7b1a5-a22e-4057-82d3-b349a71b272J/ferg-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z The class issues in the Scottish referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/scot-s02.html The following is an edited version of a speech given by Socialist Equality Party National Secretary Chris Marsden at a public meeting in Partick Burgh Hall, Glasgow on August 27. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d28fdf5e-2b5c-44d0-9b54-b8d986f72ceF/scot-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z Union seeks to ram through grocery worker contract in Southern California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/ufcw-s02.html The UFCW is keeping secret all details of the new tentative contract. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa8e1537-3a47-4ec4-8cc7-12085b27c56K/ufcw-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z Homelessness increasing rapidly in Colorado http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/colo-s02.html The homeless rate in Pueblo, Colorado has ballooned by 75 percent since January 2014. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49855eb6-36e1-4b62-97c3-e243fa4ae60A/colo-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z New Jersey woman dies while napping between jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/fern-s02.html Maria Fernandes worked part-time at three separate Dunkin’ Donuts. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ff1a5ade-de50-40fd-8fc6-54c950545aeC/fern-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z Willie Nelson’s <em>Band of Brothers</em>: A songwriter returns http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/nels-s02.html Country music icon Willie Nelson marks a successful return to songwriting with his latest album. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e7e7ea2-67c6-4ecd-b14d-d58381ae380H/nels-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z Emergency meeting to oppose water shutoffs in Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/meet-s02.html The Socialist Equality Party and the Detroit Workers Action Committee are holding a public meeting September 9 to mobilize the working class throughout the Detroit area against water shutoffs. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee3eab09-b775-4469-b702-6998c20aca2L/meet-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z Anti-government protests deepen Pakistan’s political crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/paki-s02.html After a violent police crackdown last weekend, a discussion is now taking place within Pakistan’s political establishment on whether the military should take power. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4086539f-4e2a-46f3-a89e-2e0f4693e2cE/paki-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z Australia: Tasmanian budget cuts public sector jobs, wages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/tasm-s02.html Tasmania already has the worst poverty and unemployment levels of any Australian state. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d30c8f83-0c19-4ed1-830f-3f427ae2ec1B/tasm-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z SEP (Sri Lanka) to hold antiwar meetings in Jaffna and Kandy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/slme-s02.html The SEP and IYSSE will hold meetings on the US “pivot to Asia” and the threat of another world war. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2da1aa3-27fd-4e48-a3a3-702fd3680f7G/slme-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z NSA surveillance targets Turkish political and military leadership http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/nsat-s02.html US surveillance operations have targeted Turkey’s political elite in an effort to collect information about “leadership intentions” inside the government. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1b773b2-d7ff-4afa-a5bb-acfec0812ceI/nsat-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z Suicides highlight harsh conditions in Australia’s mining industry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/fifo-s02.html Nine Pilbara “Fly In Fly Out” workers have committed suicide in the past 12 months, despite an earlier federal parliamentary inquiry. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71efe2cb-3e69-4ad9-b75e-f60c4d05c98J/fifo-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z Oppose the new imperialist war in Iraq! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/stat-s02.html The Australian political establishment as a whole has committed to a new US-led intervention that threatens to trigger a broader regional and global conflict. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f7079a1-c501-411e-96b8-b65196bc674H/stat-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z Economic downturn shifts New Zealand election campaign further right http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/nzec-s02.html New Zealand’s government, which previously appeared to have a winning position, is increasingly under fire over scandals and economic policy. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cec9bc3a-cdb5-4a77-9016-a7f12c644ceB/nzec-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z Poorest in the UK less healthy and dying younger http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/heal-s02.html The UK has one of the worst rates for early neonatal deaths in Western Europe. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2885d1f2-a5a0-4f11-a377-791e302f35eA/heal-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/02/wkrs-s02.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b985746e-a7e9-41e7-815a-472a3398f89I/wkrs-s02.html 2014-09-02T05:00:00Z US and Europe escalate provocations against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/01/ukra-s01.html This weekend’s EU summit in Brussels marked a major escalation of threats against Russia, raising the specter of full-scale war between Russia and NATO. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0dd14b1d-18cd-4718-8e60-42b0db07447A/ukra-s01.html 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z Seventy-five years since the outbreak of World War II http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/01/pers-s01.html Under conditions of mounting social tensions and deepening economic crisis, the imperialist ruling classes are recklessly pushing the conflict over Ukraine to the point of open warfare between NATO and Russia. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e41ca5e4-b3c1-4df6-81ed-bb32b551e12D/pers-s01.html 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z UK announces new NATO military force, declares terror alert http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/01/brit-s01.html Prime Minister David Cameron recently stated that the UK’s “military prowess” is available for use in the Middle East. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14a3dc5e-b45f-4b8a-a9c1-0b7c1db00a4L/brit-s01.html 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z US steps up Mideast military intervention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/01/iraq-s01.html In bombing ISIS targets in Iraq around the town of Amerli, the US carried out its first military action in coordination with Shi’ite militia forces. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb61c89a-a88d-439a-be4b-bfbe23db117O/iraq-s01.html 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z Netanyahu indicates Gaza ceasefire paves way for wider war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/01/gaza-s01.html Netanyahu has faced criticism from within his Likud party and his coalition government for calling off military action short of his declared intention of obliterating Hamas and without consulting his security cabinet. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc4cd72b-e022-4762-a13d-c2b781d2d1dO/gaza-s01.html 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z India-Pakistan relations rapidly deteriorating http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/01/bjpi-s01.html India’s new BJP-led government is seeking to rewrite the “ground rules” of its relations with arch-rival Pakistan. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2527db86-3c34-4475-ad01-c62880b9f1eN/bjpi-s01.html 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z Another homicide at hands of New York City cops http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/01/nypd-s01.html The New York City medical examiner has determined that the death of Ron Singleton, who died while in police custody just four days before Eric Garner’s killing, was another NYPD homicide. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63be7812-47be-475c-ad42-d724dfff216I/nypd-s01.html 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z New reports of inmate deaths from beatings at New York’s Rikers Island prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/01/rike-s01.html The brutality at Rikers is part of a system-wide, institutionalized policy. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d926d6c-37a9-44b6-b67e-c0dd33d5113L/rike-s01.html 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z Labor Day report details huge decline in wages for Michigan workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/01/wage-s01.html Wages for low-wage male workers have fallen more than 31 percent since 1979. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4540b2d-6ffc-4a86-be54-5fbbb804234A/wage-s01.html 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z Lawsuit exposes conditions at New Mexico immigrant detention center http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/01/arte-s01.html According to a lawsuit filed by immigrant and civil rights groups, since February “between five and ten children deported to Honduras by the United States have been killed.” Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7188334b-9d78-4b47-8a41-9bef33f045fO/arte-s01.html 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z Algerian immigrant killed by French police while being deported http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/01/fral-s01.html Abdelhak Goradia, a 51-year-old Algerian undocumented immigrant, died on August 21 while being forcibly transferred to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/207ae483-79d5-459d-b59a-3f3b5a6da94M/fral-s01.html 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan government deports asylum-seekers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/01/sril-s01.html Colombo’s expulsions violate international law and the principle of “no-forced-returns.” Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/783a6765-4d9a-4a4f-a9c7-295a387df1fA/sril-s01.html 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z German media seeks to whip up public opinion against pilots and train drivers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/01/pilo-s01.html The goal of German airline and rail unions, including smaller unions like Cockpit, is to maximise the profits of Lufthansa and German Railways at the expense of the workforce. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/827395a2-0af5-4924-9e6e-1392b8fff20E/pilo-s01.html 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z Protesting workers and youth denounce Australian budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/01/inau-s01.html Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24ed1250-b5bb-4ace-bb76-4437cb1ceb5O/inau-s01.html 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z Australian military aircraft to supply arms to Iraqi Kurds http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/01/irau-s01.html As in 2003, Canberra is committing military forces to an open-ended war in Iraq behind the backs of the Australian population and on the basis of lies. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb414f22-0c0d-4d11-af3b-8fd3f097a41L/irau-s01.html 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z Australia: National protests against budget cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/01/rall-s01.html Protest organisers have been trying to divert public hostility to the budget into the dead-end perspective of electing a Greens-backed Labor government. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9fd09dd-a249-442f-894a-182bfad9974L/rall-s01.html 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z This week in history: September 1-7 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/01/twih-s01.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/960c0ad1-5f35-4a8d-bacc-a0ab5c57375P/twih-s01.html 2014-09-01T05:00:00Z Western threats against Russia increase danger of nuclear war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/30/ukra-a30.html The moves toward Ukrainian membership in NATO underscore the fact that next week’s NATO summit will be aimed at preparing for a possible war against Russia. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/714c0d94-6b98-4161-bb67-fa54bdefbeaN/ukra-a30.html 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z From Detroit to Ferguson: The brutal face of American capitalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/30/pers-a30.html If Detroit is the epicenter of social counterrevolution in America, Ferguson revealed the repressive measures the ruling class is prepared to use against all opposition to its policies. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9dac007-0fca-45c7-b883-8bbac887204A/pers-a30.html 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z The New York Times and Flight MH17 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/30/mh17-a30.html The <em>Times</em>, which presents the responsibility of rebels in eastern Ukraine for downing the airliner as fact, has not reported on the incident for more than a month. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a4fa33c7-4bcf-41ee-9ac9-ee01fbb3c93D/mh17-a30.html 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z Syria refugee total nears ten million http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/30/syri-a30.html The UN High Commission for Refugees warned that its resources are being exhausted by the unprecedented exodus. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7095c9ff-d85e-439b-91d3-f17e7590493A/syri-a30.html 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z Germany sends troops to Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/30/germ-a30.html The German intervention in Iraq is part of the new militarist foreign policy announced by the government at the start of the year. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ffcd5f24-864d-4938-b412-c29cac5cc1aF/germ-a30.html 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z Der Spiegel calls for military build-up in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/30/spie-a30.html Without saying it openly, the <em>Spiegel</em> authors suggest that the simplest solution to lagging military recruitment would be to reintroduce conscription. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e99815ca-a820-42dc-bf44-f1cc946c546H/spie-a30.html 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z Pakistani military intervenes in political crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/30/paki-a30.html The direct involvement of the army in the current political turmoil is an ominous sign that further inroads into democratic rights are being prepared. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/196e80f5-6cc1-48fe-abed-c79a5925cfcB/paki-a30.html 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z US government-funded database created to track “subversive propaganda” online http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/30/trut-a30.html The Truthy database has drawn sharp criticism from free speech advocates. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e6db4583-6edd-4842-9b36-f0a3007aa11F/trut-a30.html 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z Suicidal teen shot sixteen times by Kansas police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/30/kans-a30.html The shooting comes amid a wave of police killings throughout the United States. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d7db9914-6615-4051-b1f7-eefbde98190G/kans-a30.html 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z British Columbia teachers’ strike in danger http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/30/bcts-a30.html The political and business elite have stepped up their campaign to impose a “settlement” that ensures BC schools remain chronically under-funded and short-staffed. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef32067a-79ae-4193-bd01-3095f0d3188E/bcts-a30.html 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z US military planning to suppress domestic unrest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/30/army-a30.html The development of sophisticated crowd control doctrines by the military is an expression of the far advanced preparations of the US elite for dictatorship. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/83356739-0cde-47fe-a3ed-611567a2338K/army-a30.html 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z US west coast dockers union forces through another concessions contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/30/ilwu-a30.html After nearly two years of negotiations, longshoremen will return to work on the basis of a contract nearly identical to the one they rejected in December of 2012. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2f44441-f4eb-41ac-a318-7a480d315a7G/ilwu-a30.html 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z Tony Blair offered advice to Kazakhstan dictator http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/30/blai-a30.html Former prime minister and Labour Party leader Tony Blair is the go-to man for advice to all manner of blood-soaked dictators. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/da1499dc-2ebb-4689-9d81-06b24e7c3b0L/blai-a30.html 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z Australian budget protests: A political balance sheet http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/30/budg-a30.html Protest organisers have channelled public opposition into the dead-end of parliamentary manoeuvre, promoting the illusion that Labor and the Greens would block the budget measures. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cdbb717a-e99d-4eca-ae7a-b634bd2f089P/budg-a30.html 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/30/labo-a30.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/831d538c-b39c-4232-bb8b-339a46351aeH/labo-a30.html 2014-08-30T05:00:00Z White House threatens Russia over alleged incursion into eastern Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/ukra-a29.html The White House is strongly backing the Ukrainian government as it carries out a brutal war against predominantly Russian-speaking cities in the east. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ce810b6f-040b-4d2b-bcfe-9e46b1c04afG/ukra-a29.html 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z The collapse of the French government: A crisis of capitalist rule in Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/pers-a29.html The entire framework of official “left” politics in France and across Europe is collapsing. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36750e60-777f-4c45-976f-c4e0dbb3b99B/pers-a29.html 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z Continuing media silence on the fate of flight MH17 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/mh17-a29.html Washington and US intelligence are undoubtedly in close contact with the Dutch authorities and complicit in the efforts to bury the truth about what really happened to flight MH17. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/16c2e8cd-5bf0-4aff-b0c9-3b6ec440636J/mh17-a29.html 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z Phoenix police shoot 50-year-old woman during mental health call http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/phoe-a29.html Police in Phoenix, Arizona shot and killed Michelle Cusseaux as they were attempting take her to a psychiatric facility following a court order. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7967f0eb-5e8f-419d-b20e-58a8ef9cd9eF/phoe-a29.html 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z French government moves to prosecute NPA organiser of Gaza protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/npag-a29.html Workers and youth must oppose the government’s victimisation of a member of the pseudo-left New Anti-capitalist Party. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e56b678-7efa-4fc5-996c-0243f9e0252P/npag-a29.html 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z Syria fighting spills into Golan Heights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/syri-a29.html A US decision on bombing ISIS targets in eastern Syria could come as soon as next week. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3d7504d-500e-428d-9b5e-1d21ba6f20aO/syri-a29.html 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z Slovenia’s new government prepares sharp attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/slov-a29.html The new Slovenian government’s fiscal reform goals include tax relief for companies, a long-planned tax increase for the majority of the population, and health care cuts. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e9e2da9-88e0-4fd1-afc5-6e6462c6c4dB/slov-a29.html 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z Australian spy chief defends new “terror” laws http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/asio-a29.html While the government’s laws initially target Islamists, a police-state framework is being prepared for far wider purposes. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8f050cc-58ed-4e04-b95f-4c434c7f063O/asio-a29.html 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z Argentine general strike hits rising prices and job cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/arge-a29.html The government, which has adopted a nationalist pose in relation to US hedge funds, denounced the workers for staging a “political” strike. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dbaa3b8c-117a-42a8-ae40-9e2669d0f55H/arge-a29.html 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z New facts revealed on 2010 ousting of Australian PM http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/kell-a29.html Paul Kelly’s book effectively demolishes the political fictions manufactured to justify the coup against Kevin Rudd. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2d5fd104-4741-4f5b-8555-7868a070b65M/kell-a29.html 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z Tokyo holds talks with North Korea over Japanese abductees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/kore-a29.html Japan’s moves have provoked concerns in Washington that Tokyo’s diplomacy will cut across US strategy in North East Asia. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c42beb2-dc12-4c89-baff-93bf5b6eb27N/kore-a29.html 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z GM ignition defect death claims continue to mount http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/gmre-a29.html To date there have been 107 death claims relating to a deadly ignition defect that can cause airbags not to deploy. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e10d39af-02c3-4677-8999-5f7d83d1698O/gmre-a29.html 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z Obama administration launches new attack on teachers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/eefa-a29.html The Obama administration’s initiative, Excellent Educators for All, announced this summer marks a new stage in the assault on teachers and public education. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/303816b4-4c32-4759-a58a-c0ae2213317M/eefa-a29.html 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z Photo gallery: Socialist Equality Party campaigns in Scottish independence referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/scot-a29.html The following is a photo gallery of the campaign of the Socialist Equality Party (UK) for a No vote in the Scottish independence referendum, to be held on September 18. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f5ac256-56f0-48a7-8efe-53df25f39e8P/scot-a29.html 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z Detroit meeting discusses city’s bankruptcy and police violence in Ferguson http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/detr-a29.html Workers, students and youth attended a meeting on the bankruptcy of Detroit and the police murder of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e2615fb7-a4ab-4a64-8163-5dc0419a013M/detr-a29.html 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/euro-a29.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cb86d292-8684-4feb-b95c-ac92805bff1D/euro-a29.html 2014-08-29T05:00:00Z Gaza truce sets stage for deepening of crisis in Israel http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/gaza-a28.html The indecisive manner in which the latest Gaza war has apparently concluded—leaving a horrific toll of death and destruction among the Palestinians and an unusually high number of dead Israeli soldiers—has left large sections of the Israeli population questioning what the war was all about and why it was waged. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a02ecd3-8c6c-413f-969d-46a9fa28755P/gaza-a28.html 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z The German intervention in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/pers-a28.html After years of relative restraint, Germany is intervening to assert its global economic and geostrategic interests by military means. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e89f9e51-d4b9-40c9-9f29-0bbf6dcb838J/pers-a28.html 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z NATO steps up military preparations against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/nato-a28.html NATO is preparing to deploy troops to new bases in Eastern Europe and sending war ships into the Black Sea. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4af9601-b1c2-4566-8311-6b67c75c0d0D/nato-a28.html 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z Thousands face loss of service as water shutoffs resume in Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/watr-a28.html The WSWS spoke to many of the hundreds of workers and retirees who are seeking to keep their water from being cut off. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2984575f-e1da-4198-a403-ffbb9e3f578C/watr-a28.html 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z Audio recording sheds light on the murder of Michael Brown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/mbsa-a28.html CNN published an audio recording Monday indicating that the officer who killed Michael Brown paused between barrages of gunfire, shooting at least 10 rounds. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36e48b60-795d-4ac5-ac15-e87baf363ccL/mbsa-a28.html 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z Boston workers denounce militarization of police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/bost-a28.html Recent scenes on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri were reminiscent of the massive mobilization of police and military personnel following the Boston Marathon bombing in April 2013. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/682ec5ee-ad5e-42fd-ba5e-f9babe1275cA/bost-a28.html 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z New Orleans mayor announces semi-private police force http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/nopd-a28.html The so-called “Nola Patrol” will cover the French Quarter, paid for by a voluntary assessment on the city's hotels. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5fbf50fd-abf1-427e-8edd-9ae69c5246fP/nopd-a28.html 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z Florida Democrats nominate former Republican governor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/elec-a28.html Once reveling in the title “chain-gang Charlie” for his savage law-and-order policies, Crist has been nominated by the Democratic Party for the upcoming gubernatorial election. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72f360f4-007a-44e1-9549-657461564abA/elec-a28.html 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z Ohio charter schools seek to strip public education of constitutional protection http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/ohio-a28.html For-profit charter school businessmen are spearheading an attempted modification of the Ohio Constitution to eliminate its guarantee of public education. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5007e928-4e30-47fd-b4b7-88c28df5c4eD/ohio-a28.html 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z Residents of Bell, California mobilize in support of immigrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/bell-a28.html The response of workers in Bell is a rejection of the right-wing xenophobia earlier on view in the city of Murrieta. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/486785d8-86b0-4276-907e-4ece81a24adB/bell-a28.html 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z India: Four workers killed in Tamil Nadu plastic depot blaze http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/chen-a28.html Rajakani Traders has been operating for about eight years despite repeated local complaints about the depot’s location. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21dfce5b-2896-42f5-9f59-de1e63024b3C/chen-a28.html 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z Income inequality rises sharply in Britain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/poor-a28.html The country is sharply polarised between a tiny minority who control much of the country’s wealth and monopolise political life, and the vast majority who have little control over either. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0c69b64-e566-42ad-9283-fed3a6ea9cdO/poor-a28.html 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z Ground water is depleting in the Colorado River Basin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/colo-a28.html A recent NASA satellite survey contains “shock” findings on water loss. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f5030717-2712-46f8-b93f-12574e05e4fE/colo-a28.html 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z US “errors” and the debacle in the Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/cohe-a28.html The <em>New York Times</em>’ Roger Cohen lays the blame for the bloody events in the region on a series of US “errors,” most importantly a failure to go to war in Syria. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/695c198b-1677-4ab5-8e49-520fb1a4f37K/cohe-a28.html 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z Australian government ready to join US air war in Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/iraq-a28.html While Abbott and his ministers claim “no decision has been made,” preparations for Australian military involvement are well advanced. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0fc92986-f3a3-4f7d-b2cb-08cd55cf8e2B/iraq-a28.html 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z Australian government pushes ahead with university restructuring http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/unis-a28.html The Abbott government is deepening the pro-market assault on higher education begun by the previous Labor government. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84fca05a-e73c-43f1-9382-6d6e217788dA/unis-a28.html 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z HBO’s <em>True Detective</em>: Gruesome doings and deep-going pessimism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/true-a28.html Presented in an almost painterly fashion, the first season of <em>True Detective</em> offers up a sad picture indeed. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ccfd00c-5fb2-44f5-922a-cb88bb487d2D/true-a28.html 2014-08-28T05:00:00Z Obama vows protracted military campaign in Iraq, Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/syri-a27.html Obama delivered a militarist speech Tuesday to the American Legion convention amid reports that US air strikes could begin in Syria by the end of this week. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/caec2ee3-9a31-4cdb-a882-01d26d8c414C/syri-a27.html 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z The official cover-up of social and political issues in the police murder of Michael Brown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/pers-a27.html Two weeks after the eruption of protests in Ferguson, Missouri in response to the police murder of Michael Brown, the Obama administration is hoping to bury popular opposition to its policies together with the young man’s body. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/234d863d-8573-473a-ac6e-f40fd53884fC/pers-a27.html 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z France admits it directly supplied arms to Syrian “rebels” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/frsy-a27.html Paris’s role exposes France’s pseudo-left parties, who tried to falsely pose as critics of the government by calling for it to arm Syrian opposition militias. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/de359b34-87fb-4d2a-bc92-03533e9a3bbE/frsy-a27.html 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z Harper to escalate Canadian military intervention in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/cana-a27.html Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has seized on last week’s release of a video showing the gruesome beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamacist insurgents as a pretext for a further expansion of Canada’s military intervention in Iraq and the broader region of the Middle East and North Africa. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ccaf6839-9de5-4a8b-a15e-a27be8de14eC/cana-a27.html 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z Indefinite ceasefire commences in Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/gaza-a27.html While the truce holds out the prospect of an end to Israel’s one-sided war on Gaza, the Israeli military remains poised to resume action at the slightest pretext. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ad4f73f-dee3-4122-9f3c-3e959a93cadN/gaza-a27.html 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z Egypt, UAE conducted joint air strikes in Libya http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/liby-a27.html Armed conflicts now extend across North Africa and the Middle East in a continuous band from Tripoli to Baghdad. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/09f6f8da-9db0-4d83-b422-4ade5df772aC/liby-a27.html 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z Video: Interviews with workers at the funeral of Michael Brown in St. Louis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/vide-a27.html In this on-the-spot report, the WSWS interviews some of those attending Brown’s funeral on Monday. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e3e6819-fec1-480f-98b3-23867017d15O/vide-a27.html 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z Attendees at Michael Brown’s funeral denounce inequality, police repression http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/inte-a27.html The WSWS spoke to workers in St. Louis and Ferguson, Missouri during and following the funeral service for Michael Brown, the 18-year-old youth shot by police on August 9. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a772ac5-a5d0-40fb-bd3d-029fb450941H/inte-a27.html 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z German workers, youth speak on Ferguson: “This is not a democracy any more” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/germ-a27.html The events in the Ferguson, where an unarmed 18-year-old was gunned down by the police, have been closely followed in Europe. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4417220d-b7f2-4504-84fb-74f4b77a9faD/germ-a27.html 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z Bangladesh Tuba garment workers confronted by plant closures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/bang-a27.html In order to close down the factories and evade his outstanding liabilities to workers, the owner invoked the 2006 Bangladesh Labour Act. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f30fae52-b8e0-4b7e-bff0-c3963141faeI/bang-a27.html 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z New York transit workers discuss political lessons of Ferguson, Missouri http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/tran-a27.html Subway workers are angered by the militarization of the police and the long history of brutality and abuse. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7645e497-25d3-4471-bb11-8a14e67a2a2C/tran-a27.html 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z Australian government moves to outsource key social services http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/medi-a27.html The move will effectively cut the human services department in half, paving the way for the axing of tens of thousands of jobs. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bdb2b2b7-ba6b-47f6-8716-b092a2a8515A/medi-a27.html 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z