English http://www.wsws.org/en/ Israel calls up more troops to join Gaza slaughter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/gaza-a01.html The death toll among Palestinians is nearing 1,500, including more than 300 children. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1f9c58f3-8838-4129-ab12-81c1cdba1b0K/gaza-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z A law unto themselves: the CIA and the torture cover-up http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/pers-a01.html An admission by the CIA that its employees spied on the US Senate as part of the cover-up of torture highlights the unchecked power of the military-intelligence apparatus in the United States. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8517dbd6-7c9f-4953-9495-9e622c18b05J/pers-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z Charges of anti-Semitism used to intimidate and criminalise opponents of war in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/anti-a01.html While millions of people are deeply shocked by the brutal bombardment by the Israeli army of Gaza, politicians and media commentators in Germany have attacked opponents of the war. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11a06df8-6127-41e5-bf3c-c610ed53a5fG/anti-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z Ukrainian parliament approves deployment of foreign armed forces to crash site http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/uita-a01.html An investigative team is serving as an expeditionary force for armed forces from Australia and the Netherlands, amid continued fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0a47d86-2af3-412a-8f05-fa95c6c6d82B/uita-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z UK parliamentary panel demands NATO prepare for confrontation with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/nato-a01.html The proposal would have NATO broaden the terms in its founding treaty that trigger collective action in the event of an “armed attack” on an ally. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8c76573-de29-4c5b-a415-70636e7c705M/nato-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z Australian pseudo-lefts line up behind US war preparations against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/salt-a01.html After remaining silent for days on the downing of MH17, Socialist Alternative is providing grist to the mill of the US-led war drive against Russia. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c57e7d39-1cce-4f60-98c0-40d4f82b347I/salt-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z Maine governor met repeatedly with violent ultra-right group http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/main-j01.html Republican Governor Paul LePage held a series of meetings with members of a neo-fascist group that had called for executing prominent state Democrats. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d391c527-c4ed-4230-8dee-9870b7c92a0C/main-j01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z US court forces Argentina into default http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/arge-a01.html The action threatens to worsen Argentina’s economic conditions, while setting the stage for far more explosive debt crises internationally. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20a79c83-3bd6-4acd-bd26-37e804f0811F/arge-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z US boosts missile sales to Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/iraq-a01.html The deal is part of the Obama administration’s efforts to shore up the Baghdad regime and US interests in the region. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53bd1a60-924d-4482-9711-527dda83261M/iraq-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z Wisconsin high court rules public workers have no constitutional right to organize http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/wisc-a01.html In a reactionary ruling with far-ranging implications for democratic rights, the state supreme court upheld Republican Governor Scott Walker’s 2011 anti-worker law. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f19f065c-3b89-43aa-89a7-86e55307c47F/wisc-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z Hundreds of undocumented migrants begin hunger strike at Tacoma, Washington detention facility http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/immi-a01-a01.html The strikers will fast for 75 hours to protest conditions at the facility and President Obama’s policy of mass deportations. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a9e76d2-6c0d-45fc-9efe-80cd08f1f7dJ/immi-a01-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z Ebola epidemic highlights poverty in Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/ebol-a01.html Sierra Leone has mobilized its military and Liberia has closed its schools in response to the uncontained Ebola outbreak. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2df2b90e-16bf-4e1a-803b-67f48c24e12A/ebol-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z Los Angeles water main break points to failing national infrastructure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/wate-a01.html Tuesday’s water main break at the University of California Los Angeles underscores the danger of the failing, ancient, water infrastructure beneath the nation’s cities. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2bebe98f-5251-4d2f-b223-a4a4cfeae85N/wate-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z Less than 40 percent of Canadian jobless eligible for benefits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/unem-a01.html In the 1980s, just prior to the beginning of the assault on benefits launched by successive Conservative and Liberal governments, up to 85 percent of unemployed workers were eligible to collect jobless benefits. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d6d79618-0e18-40ef-9c3e-d22629e2463D/unem-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z Foreword to <em>The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/unfi-a01.html This essay by David North is the foreword to <em>The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century</em>, now available for pre-order at Mehring Books. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b1e4e51-8f30-430a-a0de-9278e2ef181O/unfi-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z Detroit kindergartens “experiment” with 100-student class sizes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/kind-a01.html An eastside school, located in one of Detroit’s high poverty areas, has elected to combine all kindergartners together, cramming 100 five-year-olds into a single class. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/10938256-47e7-4ffb-9777-ace1e52253aM/kind-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z German drug company covered-up deadly side effects of anticoagulant Pradaxa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/prad-a01.html The drug used for patients suffering from atrial fibrillation has a grave side effect: internal and irreversible bleeding. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c1ffb606-d282-4fc3-9f41-6b010791dfaC/prad-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z John le Carré’s <em>A Most Wanted Man</em> brought to the screen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/most-a01.html The film deals with post-9/11 intrigues and conflicts between European and American spy agencies triggered by the illegal arrival in Germany of a suspicious young Chechen Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a117d766-a806-4eae-bb66-bd10d1eeb61K/most-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z Oppose the bombardment of Gaza! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/meet-a01.html What is unfolding in Gaza is a calculated war crime against a defenceless population of 1.8 million Palestinians. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba2c3132-43ab-4ef0-9f75-18b31bd5313D/meet-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z Kiev regime’s assault on east Ukraine blocks access to MH17 crash site http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/31/ukra-j31.html The Western-backed Kiev regime’s offensive in east Ukraine continues, blocking any access to the crash site of Malaysia flight MH17 and provoking appeals from the Netherlands, home to most of the victims. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e403b8a-c26b-434b-89db-05b8e6d71a6P/ukra-j31.html 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z Gaza, Ukraine and the fraud of “human rights” imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/31/pers-j31.html As the horrific images of the latest massacres emerged from Gaza, newspapers carried the report that the Obama administration had agreed with the EU to impose sweeping sanctions—not against Israel, but against Russia. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf1e2838-8313-4b33-ad6e-3169b2ece28J/pers-j31.html 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z Former US intelligence personnel challenge Obama to present evidence of Russian complicity in MH17 crash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/31/side-j31.html The memorandum was prepared by the VIPS Steering Group led by NSA whistleblower William Binney. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2153f830-363d-4dc2-8096-fcc243efef7N/side-j31.html 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z Australia: Two significant reactions to the MH17 tragedy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/31/mh17-j31.html Two Australian families of those killed in the MH17 disaster have made statements that stand out in stark contrast to much of the commentary in the corporate media. They differ sharply from the Australian government’s agenda of exploiting the tragedy as part of the US-led campaign against Russia and pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fe5db688-5329-4a8a-8a07-3ab8e0ab880B/mh17-j31.html 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z Thousands imprisoned, some executed, based on false FBI lab reports http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/31/hair-j31.html A Department of Justice inquiry has found hundreds of instances in which FBI forensic units provided false information. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d7a2181f-b5f9-497e-8736-a014236727bG/hair-j31.html 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z US rearms Israel as its war crimes mount in Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/31/warc-j31.html The Pentagon’s announcement laid bare the hypocrisy of the Obama administration’s expressions of “concern” about Israel’s killing of Palestinian civilians. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d5b75f0a-3b98-460f-ab7a-086cd2d0e41D/warc-j31.html 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z Filmmakers, actors, writers and doctors denounce Israeli violence against Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/31/gaza-j31.html The murderous assault on the population of the Gaza Strip has horrified and outraged masses of people across the globe. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11940ea9-af27-4db5-a4c2-cff93001a91J/gaza-j31.html 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z US prosecutors routinely violate attorney-client privilege http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/31/pros-j31.html The fact that prosecutors systematically read emails between inmates and their attorneys reveals a corroded legal system. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dbc76105-86da-4123-87ee-c3bb0414a7fB/pros-j31.html 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z General Electric buys up Alstom http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/31/alst-j31.html Thousands of workers will pay the price for General Electric’s recent acquisition of Alstom’s energy sector. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d8e4747-291f-4e9d-b304-e99f2b6f202N/alst-j31.html 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z US economy grew at 4.0 percent in second quarter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/31/econ-j31.html The US economy grew at an annualized rate of 4.0 percent in the second quarter, following a 2.1 percent contraction in the first three months of 2014. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08bd3167-09ff-4964-8acf-a7231b1fa95A/econ-j31.html 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z The politics of the Detroit People’s Water Board http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/31/dpwb-j31.html The campaign mounted by the People’s Water Board against water shutoffs is aimed at channeling popular opposition behind the Democratic Party and trade union bureaucracy. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f36a8bef-8aaf-4137-9066-df1b20b3a5aN/dpwb-j31.html 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z Deepening water crisis in California driven by drought, wildfires and infrastructure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/31/cali-j31.html A burst water main flooded the UCLA campus with 20 million gallons of water during the worst ongoing drought in California history. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1576ef76-18e4-4849-92f7-5b3753e2496P/cali-j31.html 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z US officials push for closer military-strategic ties with India http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/31/kery-j31.html The Secretary of State and Defense Secretary are visiting India to strengthen the partnership between the two countries as Washington intensifies its war preparations against China and Russia. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/daa10a59-25a6-4fa4-a824-ad36a6ede56C/kery-j31.html 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z Constitutional crisis unfolds in the Philippines http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/31/phil-j31.html The bitter political infighting in ruling circles is fueled by mounting social crisis, the pressure of US imperialism, and the drive towards dictatorship. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43719a3a-5043-4123-91a2-fa5dbdae037M/phil-j31.html 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z Detroit water workers reject concession demands http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/31/detr-j31.html As the city shuts off service to tens of thousands of residents, Detroit water workers rejected a contract offer that opens the way for the privatization of the water system. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd1b9479-a514-4895-8bff-7748d4a2935P/detr-j31.html 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z Interview with Professor Ian Duncan on Sir Walter Scott: The novel “as a kind of total environment of human life” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/31/dunc-j31.html Ian Duncan is the author of an introduction to a Penguin Classics edition of <em>Waverley</em> and currently teaches at the University of California, Berkeley. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34fab4de-f8fa-414a-8b0d-71dcb3a0470J/dunc-j31.html 2014-07-31T05:00:00Z Israel carries out heaviest bombardment of Gaza war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/gaza-j30.html Tel Aviv claimed it had hit 110 “terror targets,” as its bombs and shells demolished Gaza’s only power plant while killing and wounding hundreds of civilians. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e36c1dd0-cfe5-4ae8-ac35-77269459371H/gaza-j30.html 2014-07-30T05:00:00Z Are you ready for nuclear war? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/pers-j30.html This is the question that everyone should be asking him- or herself in light of the developments since the destruction of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71e5d50d-7a62-4cac-826e-b4438bc538eK/pers-j30.html 2014-07-30T05:00:00Z EU imposes its first sanctions against the Russian economy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/sanc-j30.html The EU sanctions are meant to force Russia to its knees economically, politically destabilize it, and bring about regime-change in Moscow. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e929433e-9585-416e-86a1-8e0be035bdeB/sanc-j30.html 2014-07-30T05:00:00Z Ukrainian government offensive blocks MH17 investigation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/ukra-j30.html The US and its allies have remained virtually silent on Kiev’s military offensive in this particular location, launched just as investigators were due to arrive. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28f40eac-2b12-4566-b112-4ba92621332F/ukra-j30.html 2014-07-30T05:00:00Z ISIS: The jihadist movement stamped “Made in America” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/isis-j30.html The US, the major European powers, and their regional allies all previously lent financial, military and political support to ISIS and similar groups. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e77240f9-7c8f-4504-b667-75002e01015G/isis-j30.html 2014-07-30T05:00:00Z Debt delinquency soars in US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/debt-j30.html About one-third of adults in the US—some 77 million people—have debt in collections, meaning it is six months past due or more. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2e15191-5a41-4774-b28e-3b258deae57E/debt-j30.html 2014-07-30T05:00:00Z New York residents speak out against police violence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/nycp-j30.html The police killing of Staten Island resident Eric Garner has sparked broad outrage against the daily brutality unleashed on working people in New York City by police. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/634b2535-4ca3-4b11-a6e0-b476f34513dH/nycp-j30.html 2014-07-30T05:00:00Z Democratic senator boasts NSA “reform” bill vetted by US intelligence agencies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/free-j30.html The bill seeks to institutionalize the bulk collection of telephone records by the NSA. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36dfe209-684c-4bb3-9b65-ada1c8ca829C/free-j30.html 2014-07-30T05:00:00Z Bipartisan US veterans’ health deal provides $10 billion for private care http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/vete-j30.html The scandal at Veterans Affairs has been seized on as a pretext for opening up veterans’ health care to privatization. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/abcacd45-07e4-4e4b-a089-5df5c3b1eccN/vete-j30.html 2014-07-30T05:00:00Z China’s former security chief Zhou Yongkang investigated for corruption http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/zhou-j30.html Zhou, an ex-member of the Politburo Standing Committee, China’s top leadership body, is the highest-ranking official ever to be brought up on corruption charges. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/75cf349c-95f8-4cd1-9873-f38f618a927N/zhou-j30.html 2014-07-30T05:00:00Z British court to hear bulk of terrorism trial in secret http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/tria-j30.html Britain’s ruling elite are working to put a system in place that would permit people to be locked up for life without anyone knowing about it. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b86deb6c-2f7d-4fe5-a122-b32df7a7856J/tria-j30.html 2014-07-30T05:00:00Z Unemployed Australians to be forced to apply for 40 jobs a month http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/dole-j30.html The new rules are designed to cut thousands off welfare benefits, and coerce them into low-paid work. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d17d3d7-895f-46b1-bf5c-ea72bd2f3bbC/dole-j30.html 2014-07-30T05:00:00Z Australia: Victorian bushfire settlement covers up political culpability http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/bush-j30.html While insurance companies recouped their losses, devastated families will have to wait many months for small compensation payments. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5c9174d-3e52-4907-80e6-3dc6cd0ea04L/bush-j30.html 2014-07-30T05:00:00Z Detroit water workers denounce demands for concessions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/detr-j30.html Members of the Socialist Equality Party spoke to workers as they voted on a new contract that would strip them of basic job protections and pave the way for the privatization of the water system. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8694d29-7766-4b99-9438-ba7064d1506L/detr-j30.html 2014-07-30T05:00:00Z <em>Mad Men</em>, season seven, first half: A step forward for US television? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/30/madm-j30.html The AMC series, about an ad agency in the 1960s, has attracted a great deal of attention for its efforts to recreate the social atmosphere and circumstances of those years. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5bbe1bdb-8c03-459e-b52a-587fa61db0bI/madm-j30.html 2014-07-30T05:00:00Z Record-low US primary voting shows mass alienation from two-party system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/prim-j29.html Popular participation in Democratic midterm primaries has fallen by 70 percent over the past 44 years. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/224ed70d-330a-47bf-b11a-d60020a472cN/prim-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z The Libyan catastrophe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/pers-j29.html The catastrophe in Libya is an indictment not only of the imperialist powers, but also of pro-imperialist academics and pseudo-left parties they mobilized to support the war. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7fa92211-37fc-4d9d-9485-307b23fa34bC/pers-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z US, Europe to boost sanctions on Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/ukra-j29.html European support for tougher sanctions reflects both pressure from Washington and a determination to exploit the MH17 crash to the hilt. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e63606e9-2789-4479-9890-6036984b77cL/ukra-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z Right-wing gutter journalism: Der Spiegel rails against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/spie-j29.html In the aftermath of the crash of flight MH17 over Ukraine, the tirades against Russia in the German press have intensified. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07a46ea5-3abe-4442-9273-6f24ad551e3E/spie-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z Thousands in Israel protest against Gaza bombardment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/isra-j29.html The protests against war give the lie to the Israeli government claims that its actions are supported by the vast majority of Israeli society. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91eb4c6f-1122-4a92-bfc3-c06870653acB/isra-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z Gaza braces for new onslaught as Israel vows to expand war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/gaza-j29.html Netanyahu brushed aside UN and US appeals for an unconditional ceasefire, vowing to escalate and prolong the slaughter in Gaza. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7503cba-8cdf-4b42-9e93-7c0935cccc2F/gaza-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z Internationally renowned conductor Daniel Barenboim speaks out in sympathy with the Palestinians http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/bare-j29.html The world-famous conductor and pianist speaks for millions around the world, including many people in Israel itself. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3ff4ceb-24b9-42e2-9182-9e2b4765ddaP/bare-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z Ebola outbreak kills hundreds in West Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/ebol-j29.html Liberia has closed most of its borders in response to an Ebola outbreak that has killed one doctor and infected two others. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9bb43d85-0716-40ed-8a26-495a732962eN/ebol-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z Alabama judges override juries to impose death sentences http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/alab-j29.html Judges in Alabama have overridden jury sentences in capital cases in order to impose the death penalty 101 times since the 1980s. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc737bd8-04da-4678-a851-d1bd3765f06A/alab-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z US Centers for Disease Control anthrax investigations reveal widespread safety issues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/cdcp-j29.html In the wake of a massive budget cut in 2013, an investigation probing the anthrax scare at several CDC labs found a culture of “insufficient” safety. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bf6889d1-d0a2-4302-a7a5-8868f37becaD/cdcp-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z Action “unlikely” against police officers involved in UK secret spying operation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/poli-j29.html Special Demonstration Squad operatives infiltrated hundreds of organisations, concentrating on “extreme left-wing/extreme right-wing” groups and “animal rights/environmental” activists. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/433f8738-142d-464a-9f11-45272b2dff5G/poli-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z British university system faces collapse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/unis-j29.html Britain’s universities increasingly rely on private philanthropists for their funding. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5236b33b-36fa-45ff-abf5-64d429c4eaeH/unis-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z German firm WMF plans elimination of 700 jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/wmf-j29.html The main shareholder in the WMF group is the New York-based investment firm KKR. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a0638e9-5b3c-41fe-a742-b07688fc6f7B/wmf-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z Pakistan’s government mobilises the army in Islamabad http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/paki-j29.html Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s move amounts to establishing military rule in the capital. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/608b5760-9ffb-496b-9e1b-b9b96f528c1P/paki-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z Tamil refugees offloaded into remote Australian detention camp http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/refu-j29.html The asylum seekers will now be interrogated by consular officials from India, the very country they fled about six weeks ago. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f9477ca-de54-47b8-953e-00240711039L/refu-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z For a political struggle by Detroit workers against Orr’s bankruptcy plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/dwsd-j29.html The following statement is being distributed to Detroit Water and Sewerage Department workers who are voting on the city’s contract proposal today. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fabcb7ec-9952-4f80-ba2e-f4bb6043a7fN/dwsd-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/wkrs-j29.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76e5039e-68b9-4c7c-81a5-08411979d0aC/wkrs-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z Israel resumes its onslaught on Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/gzld-j28.html Netanyahu’s government has refused to even entertain Hamas’s terms for an end to the carnage. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/743f7696-89f6-4b5f-8113-4f32b34e2e2K/gzld-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z The financial bubble economy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/pers-j28.html The open secret of the US economy is that the extraordinary rise in the stock markets is entirely disconnected from the real economy. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/00383586-4345-43c8-92a9-dc34d5f9b11C/pers-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Egypt leads Arab regimes in facilitating Israel’s assault on Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/arab-j28.html Israel’s latest onslaught on Gaza was closely coordinated with Egypt, which evacuated its border guards in Rafah to avoid bombardment. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6392ef0a-2684-489e-b8a9-bfda4fef62eD/arab-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Rallies held in the US and around the world against Israeli invasion of Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/prot-j28.html Reporters from the WSWS spoke to people attending rallies across the US, in Canada, and Europe. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3149de0e-c0be-4d99-9b30-e6db8e97bb2K/prot-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Hundreds march in Dearborn, Michigan against Israeli crimes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/dear-j28.html Large crowds of workers and youth demonstrated against Israel’s war crimes in Gaza outside the Dearborn City Hall on Saturday. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/744c78a3-05b5-4314-96c1-d7b6971a160K/dear-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Protests spread across Europe against Israeli war on Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/euga-j28.html On Friday and Saturday, thousands of people marched across Europe to protest the Israeli military onslaught in Gaza strip that has killed over 1,000 Palesntinians. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/39bd75e4-4603-4bf5-9a3c-3c55ea29a0fG/euga-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Toronto demonstration denounces Gaza assault, Canadian complicity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/cana-j28.html More than four thousand people took to the streets of downtown Toronto last Saturday to denounce the Israeli government’s murderous assault on Gaza. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca294817-518e-4f4b-a249-e162f1fe8ccI/cana-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z US evacuates Libyan embassy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/liby-j28.html The abandonment of its embassy in Tripoli is the latest debacle for US imperialism in the Middle East and North Africa. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8253a219-d45d-46d4-855a-bd429fa273bH/liby-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Washington threatens to intervene in east Ukraine fighting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/uesc-j28.html The Obama administration is preparing “real time” targeting information on the location of Russian-backed separatist fighters to the Ukrainian armed forces. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2bdcdbe9-48b7-4b6c-8042-9fb7f021217K/uesc-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Obama administration grants architects of torture sneak peak at Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA programs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/tort-j28.html President Obama is allowing a dozen current and former CIA officials access to the still-classified Senate Intelligence Committee report in advance of its expected August publication. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0891a73-f492-4098-9f48-558fb923b2dF/tort-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z CEO says Boeing plans to keep its workers “cowering” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/boei-j28.html In a discussion with Wall Street analysts on Boeing’s second quarter showing, CEO McNerney bragged that “employees will still be cowering” if he stays on a few more years as chief executive. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/70004bc1-719d-4a93-b05e-5e2a61051a3O/boei-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z More New York police violence captured on video http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/garn-j28.html The enormous and growing social inequality that is the defining feature of American capitalism inevitably requires police repression. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3658585-d4c7-47bf-ab53-f8665f7e575M/garn-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z German neo-Nazi trial: Why is Zschäpe silent? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/germ-j28.html A judge in Munich has rejected the request of the main defendant in the NSU trial to dismiss her public defenders. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e0f86d66-ea2c-4f69-af3c-e719efac323A/germ-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Britain’s “Healthier Together” sets agenda for health cuts in Manchester http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/heal-j28.html The Conservative Liberal Democrat government has taken major steps towards dismantling Britain’s National Health Service. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bc2dca32-7e9a-497f-9985-21d447866adB/heal-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Serbian Parliament passes labour reforms http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/serb-j28.html Official unemployment has risen to nearly 25 percent and is above 50 percent for youth while the average monthly wage remains extremely low at about €380 (US$515). Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a37edf8-c852-43e8-862d-8e8a625923cF/serb-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z NZ Labour Party plans to reverse burden of proof in rape cases http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/nzrp-j28.html Labour is exploiting gender-based identity politics and a hysterical campaign about “rape culture” to propose the abolition of a fundamental legal principle. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f0d9538-7cd9-4863-b84f-dc5b4822853G/nzrp-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z New Zealand: Thousands protest against Israel's assault on Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/nzga-j28.html Thousands of people protested in the New Zealand cities of Auckland and Wellington on Saturday, for the second week in a row, to express their outrage over Israel's murderous assault on Gaza. The protests attracted a broad cross-section of people, including many young workers and students, and people from Palestinian and Middle Eastern backgrounds. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3361cfc0-06a4-4e13-94bc-9026dae1df5D/nzga-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z This week in history: July 28-August 3 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/twih-j28.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d023d6dd-1b1c-41d6-9598-586b348725bD/twih-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z <em>Lost for Life</em>: Children locked away in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/lost-j28.html The film’s web site reports the staggering, and scandalous, fact that more than “2,000 people in the US are serving life-without-parole sentences for crimes they committed as juveniles.” Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40497a7e-32d2-491a-adbe-4a6987324ddP/lost-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: Workers and youth speak about Workers Inquiry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/inqu-j28.html ”Through the meeting’s reports, I understood the root cause of industrial pollution is capitalism.” Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8238fa7c-a309-4fba-b184-c3ffa2fe7b9O/inqu-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Court-appointed “monitor” to enforce Detroit bankruptcy plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/28/moni-j28.html Like the emergency manager, the unelected Plan Monitor will be solely accountable to powerful financial interests. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/58953dcb-82c9-419c-8594-177c5f56b30O/moni-j28.html 2014-07-28T05:00:00Z Israel rejects Kerry’s Gaza ceasefire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/gaza-j26.html The unanimous vote of the Israeli security cabinet signaled that Tel Aviv intends to expand the massacre of Palestinians. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d6a5880-f092-4f5f-bdb7-81dd71f52f8B/gaza-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Arizona’s two-hour execution and the brutalization of America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/pers-j26.html The execution of Joseph Wood exemplifies the brutality meted out on a regular basis by the ruling establishment in 21st century America. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c855564-ea62-4ed6-aac1-d2e9c70730eI/pers-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z India covers up Israeli war crimes in Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/indi-j26.html In the guise of neutrality, the Indian government supported Israel’s justification for its criminal actions. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5845d203-fce6-4af6-a17d-971d7e7ababM/indi-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Canada’s New Democratic Party supports Israeli war crimes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/cana-j26.html Canada’s social democratic New Democratic Party has come under criticism for its failure to denounce the assault on Gaza being carried out by the Israeli government. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4542c113-61da-4edb-8c10-7e39fe32e3aD/cana-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Russian media allege flight MH17 shot down by Ukrainian missile unit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/ukra-j26.html Citing Ukrainian security sources, Russian news agencies report that a Ukrainian anti-aircraft unit accidentally shot down the Malaysian airliner. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3831e9b6-c42a-4242-ad1a-308d033cc50P/ukra-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Provocative Australian-Dutch push for security forces at MH17 crash site http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/mh17-j26.html There is nothing benign about what Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott described yesterday as “a humanitarian mission”. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/290ad7ac-bf0e-43f7-aabd-0079302bcb5N/mh17-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Obama summit with Central American leaders plans “massive” deportation of immigrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/imm1-j26.html Obama and three Central American presidents discussed stepped-up funding of local military forces to halt the flow of immigrants. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4807a783-e0d1-4af9-b632-b6416c9626eI/imm1-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Federal guidelines lay out loose criteria for terrorism watch list http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/list-j26.html US officials have adopted procedures that allow virtually anyone to be designated a “suspected” or “known” terrorist by intelligence agencies, subjecting them to increased monitoring. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d8687cd-5a3b-4911-b3b9-7e7635f29c4E/list-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Interview with US immigrants’ rights activist: “This administration has been terrible for us on many fronts” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/inte-j26.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> spoke with the leader of an immigrants’ rights group in Southern California. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/709d81bb-c10f-4b22-890c-3a61cc694ceH/inte-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Steelworkers union covers for death of contract worker at New York aluminum plant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/scny-j26.html Steven Cooper, a contract worker in the Novelis Aluminum plant in Upstate New York, was killed June 30 while working at the plant’s remelt and recycling area. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1d84066-50f7-472e-af20-69abc253c73J/scny-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z UK tribunal hears evidence of mass surveillance http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/gchq-j26.html A hearing on the operations of Britain’s GCHQ revealed that state interception of electronic communications can relate to political opposition to US foreign policy. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae6e99b6-c735-477c-9e26-c930d07fb2eB/gchq-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z Long Island Railroad unions accept concessions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/lirr-j26.html The LIRR settlement is only the latest in a series of concessions contracts negotiated between public employee unions and New York’s Democratic-led state and city administrations. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/396162ff-0e86-4634-87ca-10140b7fe1dB/lirr-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z