English http://www.wsws.org/en/ Scotland’s No vote and the crisis of the British nation state http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/scot-s20.html The No vote on Scottish independence from the United Kingdom has in no way lessened the dangers facing working people. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6b4c520d-0166-418f-b763-6a7e2bddcb6A/scot-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z Australian anti-terror raids part of US war drive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/pers-s20.html Within hours of Australia’s largest-ever anti-terror operation, US Secretary of State Kerry invoked the lurid news reports to justify the US war in Iraq and Syria. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36f75801-f8b3-49d0-9b9f-00f29b11e57N/pers-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z US generals challenge Obama on ground troops in Iraq, Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/gens-s20.html In a series of statements contradicting the president’s vow of no new “ground war” in Iraq, the Pentagon’s top brass has come close to insubordination. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/42d9e697-1c35-4395-93f6-44a20e15dc7E/gens-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z Detroit Chrysler workers speak out against war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/detr-s20.html Workers at the Chrysler Warren Truck assembly plant in suburban Detroit expressed opposition to the Obama administration’s new war against Iraq and Syria. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b525740-43c7-4acb-85cf-821dae7efc6C/detr-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z France bombs ISIS targets in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/frir-s20.html The air strikes marked the first European attack in support of the latest US war in Iraq and the first overt French military operation there since the 1990-1991 Gulf War. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cec52b1b-936a-4e5b-a51d-71ea25a8de1A/frir-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z Poland announces formation of joint military unit with Ukraine and Lithuania http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/ukra-s20.html Ukraine’s participation in a joint military brigade with Poland and Lithuania, both members of NATO, is part of a reckless campaign of militarization in Eastern Europe instigated by the US and targeting Russia. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a40b7eb-c615-484a-92e6-fb0c4dddfe6J/ukra-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z Air France pilots strike against low wages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/airf-s20.html Seventy-five percent of Air France pilots have been on strike since Monday. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1673de4b-0ba5-4e0f-86b2-b2893365924D/airf-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z Google report documents surge in electronic surveillance requests by governments worldwide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/goog-s20.html Google complies with at least 84 percent of US government data requests, which have risen by 250 percent during the past five years. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2495dfc5-4a42-45e6-b9cc-a3c2ac521d9C/goog-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z Microsoft cuts 2,100 jobs, closes Silicon Valley research lab http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/micr-s20.html The layoffs are the second round in a plan to axe 18,000 jobs this fiscal year at Microsoft. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d7f3abc1-65c5-48eb-b9e8-7015da1fe99J/micr-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z Ferguson officer Darren Wilson testifies before grand jury http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/ferg-s19.html The prosecutor for St. Louis County, Missouri is using the grand jury to furnish political cover for a decision not to prosecute the Ferguson cop for the murder of Michael Brown. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e273b7d5-282d-408e-9cd7-cde62dda2b8J/ferg-s19.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z Virginia officials announce massive state budget cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/virg-s20.html The deal would allow for the cutting of over $500 million in the next two years. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb903667-5354-4130-8c95-aa452584449A/virg-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z New Zealand parties express sham concern for the poor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/nzpo-s20.html At a Wellington meeting, the speakers all offered election promises to lessen poverty, knowing full well that none would be carried out. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/70648829-2677-46b6-b3f1-83dc7b2c561C/nzpo-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z Chinese president visits Sri Lanka to strengthen strategic ties http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/jing-s20.html President Xi’s South Asian tour is an attempt to counter aggressive moves by the US and Japan to line up countries in the region behind the US “pivot” against China. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/98d15b11-f964-41e1-b146-c0825521b85M/jing-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z The return of German militarism and the tasks of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party of Germany) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/reso-s20.html On September 13 and 14, the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) held a Special Conference Against War in Berlin. The following resolution was adopted unanimously by the delegates. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ae4c77e-f335-46b9-8aeb-9a149be91a8B/reso-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z Climate change and the capitalist system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/clim-s20.html This statement will be distributed at a climate change demonstration this weekend in New York City. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35be7bb7-dbcf-44bf-8e72-f80e5716d16D/clim-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z France’s New Anti-capitalist Party orients to Socialist Party critics of Hollande http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/npah-s20.html The NPA complacently dismisses the idea of a political crisis in France to justify its continuing orientation to the Socialist Party (PS) amid the PS’ ongoing collapse. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f282cdcb-58cd-465e-aeea-4dd8cddd8b8P/npah-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/labo-s20.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08da4e55-34a9-43d2-8265-b677b319a7bE/labo-s20.html 2014-09-20T05:00:00Z Wealth of world’s billionaires: $7.3 trillion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/pers-s19.html There are now 2,325 billionaires in the world, and their combined wealth has increased 12 percent from last year, according to a new report from Wealth-X and UBS bank. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0740378f-27ae-4f88-8bd4-6a5fbd0105fN/pers-s19.html 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z Ukrainian president delivers bellicose speech to the US Congress http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/ukra-s19.html Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko delivered an address to a joint session of Congress in which he called for increased economic and military assistance to aid in a “war for the Free World.” Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa507edf-c965-4e92-b5ae-8f6aa58b873G/ukra-s19.html 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z US lays new chemical weapon allegations against Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/iraq-s19.html While the US shelved its planned air war against Syria last year, it has never relinquished its ambition for regime change in Damascus. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5dbde29c-6eca-46e9-a92f-4d63f05712fK/iraq-s19.html 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z Wayne State University students and workers speak out against war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/wsui-s19.html As the US military launches an open-ended war in Iraq and Syria, a broad section of workers and young people say they feel deeply opposed to war, but their views find no reflection in official politics. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/388fa1ce-5cc7-4b23-96a4-78947499198N/wsui-s19.html 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z Australian “beheading” plot based on dubious evidence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/raid-s19.html Absent from the lurid media stories about terrorists in Australia’s suburbs is any objective examination of the facts. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3904e58e-b2a7-4165-9a2c-0b9fb31ee0dA/raid-s19.html 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z Australia: Protestors denounce police raids and anti-Muslim hysteria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/lake-s19.html The corporate media response to last night’s protest was aimed at silencing any criticism or opposition to the police operations or the anti-terror laws. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/705d170b-c3eb-4925-9f83-05628c6585fJ/lake-s19.html 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z “Dying in America” report: Latest volley in campaign to slash heath care costs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/life-s19.html A new report from the Institute of Medicine argues that because people are living longer into old age, money spent to keep them alive should be slashed. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24ea7de5-1082-4851-85ac-bd79f7bc806O/life-s19.html 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z US police kill 104 people in August http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/poli-s19.html The killings are part of a general pattern of violence and abuse carried out by an increasingly militarized police force. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c650ddf7-cb38-46a3-927a-0d07f3f9d6eC/poli-s19.html 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z Texas executes ninth inmate of 2014 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/exec-s19.html Lisa Coleman was the ninth inmate executed in Texas this year and the sixth woman executed since 1982. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6eabe44d-6cad-4ec8-822e-f3b327e9514J/exec-s19.html 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z For-profit immigrant family detention center planned in Texas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/texa-s19.html Immigrant families fleeing violence and poverty in Central America are to be detained in a center run by a for-profit corporation with a documented history of abuse. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a511296f-0515-42e7-ac9d-d9aa28ac6c4E/texa-s19.html 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z IMF points to dangers of stagnation and financial turbulence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/imfr-s19.html Another warning about the state of the world economy and the global financial system has been issued, this time from the International Monetary Fund, as G20 finance ministers and major central bankers meet this weekend. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37ff765c-6766-476b-9d59-48c3b4a4d50O/imfr-s19.html 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z European Union responsible for drowning of refugees in Mediterranean http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/eu-s19.html More than 25,000 refugees have died trying to enter Europe since 2000. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/214b3edd-2626-46ac-a7bd-c7e3cc517fbE/eu-s19.html 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z Working class disenfranchised in New Zealand election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/nzel-s19.html Whatever the composition of the next government, it will deepen the assault on workers’ living standards while committing the country to imperialist wars. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c86c4f6-fbe9-48ea-b539-fb0d331c331H/nzel-s19.html 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z UK: National Health Service staff ballot for strike action over pay http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/heal-s19.html The trade unions have opened the door to four separate pay rates for National Health Service staff performing the same job across the UK. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d7f70e8-49c4-4824-a0de-2e811ba019aK/heal-s19.html 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z The NFL’s Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson—and the moral high ground of American corporations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/pete-s19.html In response to recent incidents involving US professional football players Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, a number of large corporations have expressed “concern” or even withdrawn sponsorships. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c7ba4c2-7504-4d6c-b359-ee7b87fde08M/pete-s19.html 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/19/wkrs-s19.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b340935e-998c-4b73-873e-3fce10e594eA/wkrs-s19.html 2014-09-19T05:00:00Z US House approves Obama plan for military intervention in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/isis-s18.html The bipartisan vote, with majorities of both Republicans and Democrats supporting the White House, is a major step towards a wider war in the Middle East. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35e44285-295c-4f5d-b50a-164f98195d0J/isis-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z Vote No in the Scottish referendum: Fight for a Socialist Britain! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/pers-s18.html The Socialist Equality Party’s call for a No vote in the Scottish independence referendum is based on the fundamental principle of the unity of the international working class. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be1c7f6a-f01c-49b7-9393-8ad5da48cdeP/pers-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z Australian police carry out largest-ever “anti-terror” operation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/raid-s18.html Hundreds of police and ASIO intelligence operatives have launched pre-dawn raids across Sydney and Brisbane. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49de1511-cccb-4493-9a57-f9f679581c4C/raid-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z US Federal Reserve reaffirms commitment to near-zero interest rates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/rate-s18.html US stocks hit record highs after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank would continue to keep interest rates near zero “for a considerable time.” Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e886c0b-8882-4e2e-9c9e-14f3b37852cL/rate-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z Yale chaplain forced out by Zionist attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/yale-s18.html Rev. Bruce Shipman was pressured to quit for pointing out that Israeli government crimes provide ammunition for those seeking to revive anti-Semitism today. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b1a9ff8-44c7-4784-8f8c-efc334de621A/yale-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z Floods in South Asia kill hundreds http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/flod-s18.html The rivalry among various states in South Asia, rooted in the 1947 communal partition of the sub-continent, has prevented any coordinated effort to control the flooding. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba2775e5-898b-4805-9cfb-4403c52c264M/flod-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z New Indonesian government faces slowing economy, rising social tensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/indo-s18.html Widodo’s election promises will be watered down or ditched, as the new government presses ahead with IMF and World Bank’s demands for austerity. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b57d6cb6-4d05-4597-b49f-a17d7502733E/indo-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z FBI arrests Rochester man in fabricated ISIS “terror plot” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/roch-s18.html Mufid Elfgeeh was arrested after purchasing inoperative weapons from FBI informants posing as aspiring ISIS militants Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8240713-a95a-4a78-bdeb-d11e91b4622A/roch-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z BC teachers union endorses austerity contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/bcol-s18.html The British Columbia Teachers Federation is seeking to scuttle the militant strike the province’s teachers have mounted since mid-June. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67a8f268-b6e3-4b88-b481-4063de9b760C/bcol-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z Israeli security service reservists refuse to conspire against Palestinians http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/isra-s18.html The refusal of the 43 reservists is the latest expression of growing opposition within Israel to the repression of the Palestinian people. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fbf62bc2-1ba8-4f0e-84dd-7dba7c45ab0J/isra-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z US safety regulators aided GM in cover-up of deadly defects http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/nhts-s18.html Although it was in possession of reports linking an ignition defect in GM cars to fatal crashes, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration took no action. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/292c886a-afa4-4588-9cc3-598c797fb1eO/nhts-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z Brazil’s Workers Party faces tightest election in over a decade http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/braz-s18.html Less than three weeks before the first-round vote, a projected runoff between incumbent President Rousseff and challenger Marina Silva is too close to call. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0d99fdf-003c-4bd0-ba11-03fab19c653I/braz-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z US appeals court approves Wisconsin voter ID law for November election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/vote-s18.html The raft of laws in Wisconsin and other states imposing photo ID requirements and other restrictions on access to the ballot represents an attack on the fundamental democratic right to vote. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/65a0a1e0-2283-4ddd-9ec9-347085ccd46B/vote-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z Brain damage affects 3 in 10 former National Football League players http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/nfle-s18.html In a lawsuit brought by former players, the National Football League has admitted that nearly a third of retired players will suffer from dementia, Alzheimer’s and other long-term cognitive diseases. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96d94f0b-554e-442c-be0a-cdaceedb4a7P/nfle-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z Ukrainian and European parliaments adopt EU Association Agreement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/ukra-s18.html The Association Agreement will go down in history as a dirty deal struck between the imperialist powers of Europe and Ukrainian oligarchs at the expense of the working class. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93917f84-c080-455b-bed7-574946a7c58C/ukra-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z Public meetings in Scotland: After the independence referendum, lessons for the working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/meet-s18.html The Socialist Equality Party (UK) invites all our supporters and readers of the <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> to a discussion on the implications of Scotland’s independence referendum and the way forward for the working class. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/732e5a74-1154-447b-901e-7d435454608G/meet-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z Spain: Catalan pseudo-left intensify pro-independence agitation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/cata-s18.html Pseudo-left organizations in Catalonia are attempting to provide a progressive fig-leaf to a reactionary nationalist movement. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/552e15f5-e87d-4e81-b232-75ada1bfd02B/cata-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z Something different in filmmaking http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/18/tff1-s18.html A number of remarkable films were screened at the recent Toronto International Film Festival, out of a total of 284 feature films and 108 shorts, from some 80 countries. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8655f284-f507-47c5-8f8f-715fadab99dE/tff1-s18.html 2014-09-18T05:00:00Z Detroit bankruptcy conspiracy enters its final stage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/17/pers-s17.html After reaching settlements with key players over the past week, the federal bankruptcy court is moving quickly to approve the anti-working class restructuring plan. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3566f60a-e113-4219-953a-0b731449330M/pers-s17.html 2014-09-17T05:00:00Z US prepares for “generational” war in the Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/17/iraq-s17.html In Senate hearings yesterday, the top US general contradicted President Obama’s pledge that no US troops would engage in combat in Iraq or Syria. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5056aab9-073d-4cd8-9268-3a6aea2aba4N/iraq-s17.html 2014-09-17T05:00:00Z OECD points to falling world economic growth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/17/oecd-s17.html The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has warned of falling world growth, sub-par expansion of trade and financial turbulence. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be5712bc-6219-48f2-bd7f-789956379dcE/oecd-s17.html 2014-09-17T05:00:00Z Japanese PM pressures Sri Lanka to weaken ties with China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/17/slja-s17.html Shinzo Abe’s two-day visit to Sri Lanka was bound up with a broader drive to secure Japanese influence in South Asia at the expense of China. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b08556f-a524-4974-b800-f276931f031D/slja-s17.html 2014-09-17T05:00:00Z Obama uses Ebola crisis to “surge” 3,000 troops into West Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/17/ebol-s17.html The response to the Ebola epidemic underscores the reliance of US imperialism on its residual military superiority in the second “scramble for Africa”, which pits it against China. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84c02261-e7e5-4197-83c8-51a17da44faL/ebol-s17.html 2014-09-17T05:00:00Z Forty five million in poverty in the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/17/cens-s17.html Figures released by the Census Bureau Tuesday showed that the number of people in poverty remained at the highest level on record, while household incomes stagnated last year. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fcf94723-9bd1-409e-8356-cccf697f4f4J/cens-s17.html 2014-09-17T05:00:00Z Valls government narrowly wins confidence vote in French National Assembly http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/17/vall-s17.html France’s National Assembly gave its support yesterday to a new government after a first, deeply unpopular government led by Prime Minister Manuel Valls fell on August 25. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96ea0622-20e6-4439-b000-1b2fe82156bE/vall-s17.html 2014-09-17T05:00:00Z Germany: Voters reject establishment parties in state elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/17/stat-s17.html Widespread hostility to the status quo and the rise of the right wing AfD make it increasingly difficult for the main German parties to achieve stable majorities. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/01be7823-9ed2-4fbb-be43-765d55e5098C/stat-s17.html 2014-09-17T05:00:00Z Victorian-era diseases return to Britain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/17/rick-s17.html Figures from England and Wales indicate that there was a 19 percent increase in the number of people hospitalised for malnutrition in the last year. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91691dcb-0dce-466a-8cb1-2169ed4e20bH/rick-s17.html 2014-09-17T05:00:00Z The social counterrevolution in New Orleans schools http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/17/nola-s17.html After it became the nation’s first all-charter school district over the summer, the state-run Recovery School District in New Orleans slashed its operating budget and fired 84 percent of its staff. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb8aeb10-d088-493f-84c9-c768356eff2C/nola-s17.html 2014-09-17T05:00:00Z Gas billionaire purchases Buffalo NFL Franchise for record $1.2 billion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/17/buff-s17.html Terry Pegula has been awarded the rights to the Buffalo Bills National Football League franchise in a bidding war that lasted for several months. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91664f74-0b85-4d3b-9ca7-21dd9a0f307L/buff-s17.html 2014-09-17T05:00:00Z UK trade union bureaucracy split on Scottish independence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/17/scot-s17.html The trade unions have facilitated the promotion of regionalism for years. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26f9194c-606a-42a6-8f2a-2970687b694F/scot-s17.html 2014-09-17T05:00:00Z The Scottish referendum: Lessons from Quebec http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/17/queb-s17.html As in Scotland today, in the run-up to the 1995 Quebec referendum, the unions and pseudo-left played a critical role in giving a “progressive” coloring to the reactionary project for an independent capitalist Quebec. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3ab6eb4d-27fc-49f2-9bfd-3a56edf89fbK/queb-s17.html 2014-09-17T05:00:00Z Detroit charged $126 million by law firms and consultants in bankruptcy case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/17/detr-s17.html Jones Day, the former law firm of Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, has charged the city nearly $50 million. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e51b9b0-65e9-4d1b-b856-7e54b8aa2b4K/detr-s17.html 2014-09-17T05:00:00Z WMO report: Greenhouse gas levels accelerating at record pace http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/17/clim-s17.html Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere grew last year at the highest rate since 1984. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bbecea90-1821-489c-b1ff-c74d46ac53dK/clim-s17.html 2014-09-17T05:00:00Z Mediterranean shipwrecks leave over 700 refugees dead, many fleeing Mideast wars http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/16/boat-s16.html Underlying the desperate attempts of refugees to reach Europe is the chaos that multiple imperialist interventions have inflicted upon the Middle East and Africa. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d5018d19-cb88-4eea-b3ec-911b7b7ae55L/boat-s16.html 2014-09-16T05:00:00Z The impact on Europe of the Scottish independence referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/16/pers-s16.html The immense tensions generated by the Scottish referendum point to an unprecedented crisis of rule, whatever the outcome of Thursday’s ballot. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9af26a95-e19a-45fb-9f16-69e764d48baI/pers-s16.html 2014-09-16T05:00:00Z UK prepares for full military action in Syria and Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/16/hain-s16.html Using aid worker David Haines’ murder by ISIS as the casus belli, British Prime Minister Cameron is preparing to back military strikes in Iraq and Syria. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a68f2adc-01b9-4ad8-a2f6-e54ce929aedA/hain-s16.html 2014-09-16T05:00:00Z US and NATO hold military exercises in western Ukraine, as ceasefire begins to fray in east http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/16/ukra-s16.html Military exercise involving the US, Ukraine and a host of other countries opened Monday, while arm shipments to the pro-Western and anti-Russian regime in Kiev have begun. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/544215c8-4cb1-484a-a9de-ad4b63aaa5eM/ukra-s16.html 2014-09-16T05:00:00Z Swedish elections: Support declines for establishment parties http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/16/swed-s16.html Support for the far-right Sweden Democrats has grown as the country’s leading parties intensified their attacks on the social state and democratic rights. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b727960-837d-4382-b85e-76a8f33bfc6A/swed-s16.html 2014-09-16T05:00:00Z Ahead of election, Snowden reveals mass spying on New Zealanders http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/16/snow-s16.html Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald released documents detailing the NZ spy agency’s involvement in surveillance by the US National Security Agency. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0440913d-8c03-46f7-90c9-fc198a6877dG/snow-s16.html 2014-09-16T05:00:00Z Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area teachers in third week of strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/16/stri-s16.html Striking teachers in the East Allegheny School Districts spoke on the impact of poverty and budget cuts. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/436d4bc2-bf56-4469-9faa-c2fce6456c4M/stri-s16.html 2014-09-16T05:00:00Z NSA developing real time map of all Internet-connected devices http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/16/surv-s16.html The NSA penetrated the systems of leading German companies as part of a global Internet mapping operation codenamed Treasure Map. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71ad30f2-816a-4086-b932-c03e7900b24G/surv-s16.html 2014-09-16T05:00:00Z Chicago residents speak about the causes of gang violence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/16/vide-s16.html _---- Intentionally blank ----_ Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08905ab2-c4a4-46e3-8966-86845dc332bP/vide-s16.html 2014-09-16T05:00:00Z California residents speak out against militarization of Davis police department http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/16/dccm-s16.html Residents of the California town turned out in large numbers to demand the local police department’s return of a newly-acquired Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected (MRAP) vehicle. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7813b26a-4fac-40ef-aba1-e0d5ccb50f6N/dccm-s16.html 2014-09-16T05:00:00Z New Zealand government, opposition support US war in Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/16/iqnz-s16.html On September 11, nine days ahead of New Zealand’s election, Prime Minister John Key and the main opposition Labour Party leader David Cunliffe both declared their support for the Obama administration’s decision to escalate Washington’s renewed military intervention in the Middle East. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c2c19a3-3169-4eb6-9ab8-81b48775d1fI/iqnz-s16.html 2014-09-16T05:00:00Z Malaysia offers its military facilities for US spy planes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/16/mala-s16.html If US military aircraft do begin to operate from Malaysia, the move would mark a significant shift by Kuala Lumpur toward Washington. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/893acf5c-6fb4-4a8d-b4c7-1e97af85a8cC/mala-s16.html 2014-09-16T05:00:00Z Paris conference gives green light to new Middle East war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/16/iraq-s16.html A conference including most of the world’s major powers issued a communiqué supporting the new government in Baghdad against attacks by ISIS, but made no mention of the ongoing fighting in Syria. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0dd5984-2afb-4f3a-8b71-ead44100b4dH/iraq-s16.html 2014-09-16T05:00:00Z