English http://www.wsws.org/en/ Mexican military threatens intervention against mass protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/mexi-n22.html The entire political establishment in Mexico, backed by the United States, is implicated in the disappearance and likely massacre of the 43 student teachers. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28376e23-9168-457c-b406-d679c3625e3N/mexi-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z Obama’s “reform” and the criminalization of immigrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/pers-n22.html The executive action issued by the White House treats undocumented immigrants as criminals and maintains their status as super-exploited workers without elementary democratic rights. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80f2f3cf-6fee-44a2-b3c1-bbb7904e66cL/pers-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z Obama administration dispatches 100 FBI agents to St. Louis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/ferg-n22.html FBI agents arrested two men in the Ferguson, Missouri area Friday evening, allegedly for seeking to buy explosives. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c040317b-b683-4c20-8803-4bfc89c533bK/ferg-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z Los Angeles: One thousand protest Mexican student massacre and disappearances http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/prot-n22.html Workers and students spoke about the massacre and abduction of teaching school students in Iguala, 43 or whom are still missing. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7cae060-1eb8-41d9-9463-2772e5c01b0M/prot-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z US manufacturing wages plummet http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/econ-n22.html Six years after Obama’s ascendancy, a report by the National Employment Law Project summarizes the sharp decline in manufacturing wages amidst the supposed “economic recovery.” Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b610cc63-f3bc-4b02-971b-0e49999a277H/econ-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z New York police kill unarmed man in Brooklyn housing project http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/brut-n22.html Akai Gurley was killed in front of his girlfriend when an officer on patrol reportedly panicked and fired his gun in a poorly lit stairwell. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76741a13-f625-4079-a51c-383f6ccd6cbM/brut-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z UK paved way for Sweden’s new demand for Assange’s extradition http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/assa-n22.html WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s only “crime” is his exposure of imperialist war crimes and conspiracies against the world’s population. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c28baa7-0488-4677-85e8-42e2674a152E/assa-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z German Greens parade pro-business, pro-war credentials http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/gerg-n22.html The Greens aim to become the favoured party of German big business. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b5235570-22ae-4ddd-a144-4930fd3fab9K/gerg-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z Netherlands covers up secret pact controlling investigation of MH17 crash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/mh17-n22.html The imperialist powers have exploited the tragedy as a propaganda exercise for the purpose of threatening Russia. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e918c7c-b3be-47a5-907e-8558c52b439F/mh17-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z Greek riot police attack protesters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/poly-n22.html Athens was placed on virtual lockdown by an enormous police presence just days after tens of thousands gathered to mark the military junta’s crushing of a student uprising 41 years ago. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71cca632-a47a-486c-9baa-35c382ca847J/poly-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z UK Independence Party wins Rochester by-election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/roch-n22.html The result is another blow to the Conservative Party, which lost its Clacton seat to UKIP only last month. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15d72f83-7b01-4d9b-9db8-8c9a9190df4C/roch-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z Right-wing protests against the Czech president http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/anti-n22.html At celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the so-called Velvet Revolution supporters of the Ukraine regime denounced President Zeman. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/935c3a8e-e400-4fe1-8f08-7de8b226923I/anti-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z Australian mining services workers reject 25 percent pay cut http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/hast-n22.html Hastings Deering’s ultimatum points to an intensification of the assault against jobs and conditions in the mining industry. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/12db26bd-01d0-4d0d-9d65-2e8a8212f20F/hast-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z North Korea releases two jailed Americans http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/kore-n22.html The dispatch of US intelligence chief James Clapper to Pyongyang indicates that more was discussed than the release of the Americans prisoners. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df29f7ae-44c0-43e9-b200-10a64fb96f1M/kore-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z ICFI/WSWS supporters in India hold public meeting on danger of world war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/inmt-n22.html Workers and students from various workplaces and colleges came to discuss an alternative socialist perspective. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2a60971-9e91-490c-9282-3f3fa26f600C/inmt-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z Film and theater director Mike Nichols dies at 83 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/nich-n22.html Nichols, whose career spanned five decades, was undoubtedly an artistically gifted individual, known for his sharp wit and urbanity as well as his considerable skill with actors. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96980f7c-ee47-4bd4-877e-888c5b47a31M/nich-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/22/labo-n22.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3ba601dd-16f3-47d7-b0bc-27be5843664I/labo-n22.html 2014-11-22T05:00:00Z Obama announces right-wing immigration “reform” in national address http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/21/obam-n21.html In a contemptible speech, the chief representative of the corporate and financial aristocracy carried forth on the need for immigrants to “play by the rules” and be held “accountable.” Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e85ed9e-a55b-4f68-ae47-518d3655df6N/obam-n21.html 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z Wall Street banks and commodities fraud http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/21/pers-n21.html A new US Senate report documents yet another aspect of the criminality that pervades the American and global financial system. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad79dcf1-9c34-4a9f-90fa-58a0fd42319E/pers-n21.html 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z Police arrest Ferguson protesters ahead of ruling in Michael Brown case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/21/ferg-n21.html The arrests came as an official for the St. Louis Police Officer's Association said that Darren Wilson and his lawyers do not expect an indictment for the killing of the unarmed teenager. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33c85faf-c21f-4517-bc46-dbfe977680fA/ferg-n21.html 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z Swedish court upholds vendetta against Julian Assange http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/21/assa-n21.html The ruling continues the monstrous frame-up and political persecution of the WikiLeaks editor. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e169ad68-1fe1-4337-b2c1-093f9f046ceF/assa-n21.html 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z Russia and China expand economic cooperation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/21/ruch-n21.html An alliance between Russia and China is emerging in response to the US-led Pacific and Atlantic trading blocs and the Russia-NATO confrontation over Ukraine. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e23ddd0a-a6ae-4fbc-874d-df6cb4f93a0J/ruch-n21.html 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z Russian conductor barred from German music festival http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/21/cond-n21.html The witch hunt against Valery Gergiev is part of the pro-war campaign of the German media and government. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/16e81b42-9d33-4f59-ad6a-3988d953185L/cond-n21.html 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z University of California’s regents approve tuition hikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/21/cali-n21.html The UC board of Regents has approved steep tuition increases for the next five years. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eaf761c0-4f6c-4438-9e9d-d887504ba0aA/cali-n21.html 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z Massive snowstorm cripples Buffalo, kills ten http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/21/buff-n21.html A massive lake-effect snowstorm has left ten people dead, thousands without power, and many stranded in the Buffalo, New York region. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62704af2-7e2d-4230-9ca4-0adf3ecc0c2P/buff-n21.html 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z Missouri carries out ninth execution of the year http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/21/exec-n21.html Missouri Governor Jay Nixon refused to grant the condemned inmate clemency, and the US Supreme Court turned down his appeal for a stay. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/98d9cf58-a416-4a49-922d-695c1642554K/exec-n21.html 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z Los Angeles schools superintendent backs “parent trigger” privatization scheme http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/21/losa-n21.html Under the guise of empowering parents, the “parent trigger” law is part of a drive, funded by multibillionaires and backed by the unions, to privatize public education. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1bb022b8-aca8-4db4-b245-d35b80cc2bcE/losa-n21.html 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z Tories and Labour compete to scapegoat migrants for British social crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/21/immi-n21.html The anti-immigrant stance being taken by all the bourgeois parties is aimed at further curtailing the democratic and social rights of working people as a whole. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/47219476-54ba-40e6-9c63-80d3f2c5690C/immi-n21.html 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z Australian government outlines major cuts to public broadcasters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/21/abcc-n21.html The spending cuts go hand-in-hand with disciplining the ABC to ensure that it functions more closely as a propaganda arm of government. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab1bd0f9-c03b-4199-a704-98bfeffe37bG/abcc-n21.html 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z Australia: Police violence in Queensland sparks outrage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/21/poli-n21.html Both incidents—a shooting and an assault—were brutal displays of force in working class suburbs of Brisbane. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a5207a6-8a75-485f-815b-3fa1a9a2149J/poli-n21.html 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z India: Unions betray contract workers’ strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/21/nlcw-n21.html The trade unions were in such a hurry to end the strike that they called it off without even signing an agreement with the employer, NLC. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0158a3fa-95a1-4661-9b07-5f5d4700044P/nlcw-n21.html 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z Jon Stewart’s <em>Rosewater</em>: Fatal sins of omission http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/21/rose-n21.html Stewart, host of <em>The Daily Show</em>, has written and directed a film treating the Iranian government’s incarceration and torture of a London-based, Iranian-born journalist in the immediate aftermath of the 2009 presidential election. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81f91714-0a61-432d-ae5f-6ce224819b0E/rose-n21.html 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/21/wkrs-n21.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b85492e-7252-40a1-a64f-5895e8e8b9dO/wkrs-n21.html 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z US government, corporations preparing new offensive against workers’ pensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/20/pbgc-n20.html The release of the annual Pension Benefits Guaranty Corporation report is being seized upon to demand a new round of pension cuts for private-sector workers. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/730861cf-6672-4b57-acef-bcd105695cbG/pbgc-n20.html 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z Global economy falls deeper into slump http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/20/pers-n20.html Economic stagnation in Europe and the fourth Japanese recession in six years show that the world economy is in a downward spiral. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b9fee44-e723-4f83-a4eb-c11c6b04849K/pers-n20.html 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z US media silent over “state of emergency” declaration in Missouri http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/20/ferg-n20.html The declaration of a preemptive “state of emergency” is an attempt to silence and intimidate opposition to police violence. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad73a8e0-a26e-42ea-aebc-d9c10721c06E/ferg-n20.html 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z Senate blocks any limit to NSA spying on phone calls http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/20/spyi-n20.html Senate Republicans opposed the bill, which imposed only minor restrictions on NSA searches of telephone records, citing the threat of terrorism. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dfeae9b5-9276-4a6f-a1b1-b4752f472c0B/spyi-n20.html 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z Kiev, NATO step up threats against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/20/ukra-n20.html The Kiev government feels strengthened by the international campaign against Putin. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/835f8dbc-81a5-4da8-a92d-32e22081681N/ukra-n20.html 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z German military to lead NATO rapid response force http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/20/nato-n20.html The German military is playing a central role in NATO’s aggressive military build-up against Russia. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/16ce4b7e-d548-4003-83de-0fcd167e78cG/nato-n20.html 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z Spanish military prepares for domestic repression http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/20/spai-n20.html The training of army units in crowd control is based on the assumption that insurrectionary struggles are inevitable in Spain. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6ff08b9b-ab89-4002-9fc6-d3bd8b983e9M/spai-n20.html 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z Big business candidate wins Romanian presidential elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/20/roma-n20.html While posing as a nonaligned technocrat, Klaus Iohannis represents the interests of big business and imperialism. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b3a08f5-8e06-4452-aba5-23409932b05H/roma-n20.html 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z UK to expand fracking despite pollution and safety concerns http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/20/frac-n20.html Fracking firms are to be allowed to carry on their activities 300 metres or more below a property without having any legal obligation to notify the homeowner or provide compensation. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ffb00c23-2884-4e5a-a2fd-b218b96cc74C/frac-n20.html 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z French-backed army junta sets up figurehead regime in Burkina Faso http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/20/burk-n20.html A few days after his nomination by the army, transitional president Michel Kafando named junta leader Colonel Isaac Zida as prime minister yesterday. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f29ac37b-65f0-4884-8247-eba3bfff6f7K/burk-n20.html 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z Police in Brazil kill six people a day http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/20/braz-n20.html The latest report on crime statistics shows Brazil’s militarized police force killing at five times the rate of their counterparts in the US. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/738741a5-220a-4999-aa18-c423b1ffa37M/braz-n20.html 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z Australian government embraces security pact with India http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/20/modi-n20.html The manoeuvres surrounding the Indian prime minister’s visit were likened to the “Great Game” of imperialist rivalry in Asia before World War I. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81127615-6bb3-430b-8119-754e2773641H/modi-n20.html 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z Australia’s housing bubble fuels a social disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/20/hous-n20.html Working class households are increasingly priced out of buying a home, while thousands of properties lie vacant. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7db3abd3-7e08-4d6b-849e-cdb4258d5dbE/hous-n20.html 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan plantation workers denounce government over landslide tragedy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/20/plan-n20.html Strikes and demonstrations condemned the Rajapakse government, plantation managements and trade unions for leaving families exposed to disasters for years. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a283b64-0e43-4475-b6b8-50407c099e6H/plan-n20.html 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z The “rescue” of the Detroit Institute of Arts has resolved nothing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/20/resc-n20.html The so-called “rescue” of the DIA raises a number of complex questions that belie the current celebratory mood. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/00527dc4-a0d9-46dc-8470-c5e7868d48dG/resc-n20.html 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z American Airlines flight attendants and the global airline industry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/20/aair-n20.html All the major airlines are seeking to drive down wages and slash costs under conditions of continuing global economic slump. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84c9c10a-d62f-41ce-9883-d11308c692aH/aair-n20.html 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z Distortion and dishonesty: Ukrainian films at the Cottbus Film Festival http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/20/east-n20.html The Festival of East European Cinema in Cottbus, Germany has been an annual event since 1991. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/12b4651d-fba7-4c31-9afd-71a63b6bb59H/east-n20.html 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z Preemptive state of emergency in Missouri http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/19/pers-n19.html Backed by the Obama administration, the governor of Missouri has declared that the mere possibility of protests requires extraordinary powers and the activation of the National Guard. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/83b59762-b048-4e2a-825e-343319fc480P/pers-n19.html 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z Japan’s snap election: A sign of economic and political crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/19/japa-n19.html Prime Minister Abe called the poll just a day after economic data showed that the country was in recession. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/82bb12cc-9618-4656-bd56-c828bd10a93D/japa-n19.html 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z Israel’s Netanyahu threatens clampdown after synagogue killing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/19/isra-n19.html The attack and Israel’s response portend a wider conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1c75b75-8b50-41c5-8b40-c4c196bbb12J/isra-n19.html 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z Canada’s Prime Minister spearheads attack on Russia at G-20 summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/19/cana-n19.html Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper took the lead in the hostile reception accorded Russian President Vladimir Putin at last weekend’s G-20 summit. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b2c52ebd-b3d9-4d89-b338-d637985614fK/cana-n19.html 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z US Defense Department organizing covert operations against "the general public" http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/19/unde-n19.html According to the <em>New York Times</em>, the military and its investigative agencies have almost as many undercover agents working inside the United States as the FBI. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b2fef60d-0522-4672-8200-f4142e9b93dM/unde-n19.html 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z Delinquent US mines allowed to continue dangerous operations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/19/mine-n19.html Nearly $70 million in delinquent fines are owed by 2,700 mining companies throughout the US. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/22626c4b-4579-435e-83be-366f9d9e8b7F/mine-n19.html 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z UK faces further round of austerity measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/19/cuts-n19.html The new cuts to be inflicted by whichever government emerges from the next election will be even deeper and more widespread. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33d4301d-ef8a-4e34-acd1-43f93e667d0O/cuts-n19.html 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z New UK study finds 300,000 more people living in poverty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/19/pove-n19.html Since 2008, soaring food and fuel costs have had a severe impact on the poorest 20 percent. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8c551e1-6ae0-42cf-a9bc-2b01a343601K/pove-n19.html 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z Latvia’s new government promotes austerity policies and war propaganda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/19/latv-n19.html In her acceptance speech, Laimdota Straujuma praised the austerity measures imposed in Latvia since 2009. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60cd3627-3918-4003-8365-403960483eaN/latv-n19.html 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z Growing protests in Italy against austerity policies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/19/ital-n19.html Violent clashes took place between demonstrators and police in several Italian cities last Friday. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2f72048-f308-4a2b-9bb7-ee46fe92c40F/ital-n19.html 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z Video: National Guard arrives in St. Louis, Missouri http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/19/vide-n19.html Area residents said that the governor’s proclamation of a “state of emergency” was an attempt to intimidate the population. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/051d4d72-1145-4d8f-a586-1068e0ba5d0E/vide-n19.html 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z James Risen on war and the US financial aristocracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/19/rise-n19.html James Risen’s latest book details crimes committed by the Bush and Obama administrations under the auspices of the “war on terror” and the profits made by corporate interests. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d166a72e-26eb-4cca-9bc9-107bba3d784G/rise-n19.html 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z Merkel’s “Hun Speech” against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/19/merk-n19.html In Sydney, Australia, the German chancellor accused Russia of a massive breach of international law in order to justify her own aggressive war policy. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d58e1de2-de7c-454b-8e6d-895d116e4b6A/merk-n19.html 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z <em>Brando’s Smile: His Life, Thought, and Work</em>: A biography of the remarkable actor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/19/rev2-n19.html Susan L. Mizruchi’s work uses the late actor’s extensive book collection, along with film scripts, research materials and notes for films, to deliver a complex and believable Marlon Brando. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6d427d6-11a3-4638-a228-992d86da23dP/rev2-n19.html 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z Detroit Workers Action Committee meeting: Lessons of the Detroit bankruptcy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/19/dwac-n19.html This special meeting of the DWAC will discuss the Detroit bankruptcy and the way forward for the working class. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1533343f-630e-4124-b646-c2b4608c5e2O/dwac-n19.html 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z Meeting in Montreal this Sunday: Oppose Canada’s participation in the new Mideast War http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/19/mont-n19.html Sunday’s meeting will examine why Canada’s ruling elite is taking a leading role in US aggression, deploying fighter jets to the Mideast and supporting Washington’s provocations against Russia and China. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/725afc29-7bca-4eb7-9014-8d4df91779bL/mont-n19.html 2014-11-19T05:00:00Z Missouri governor declares state of emergency, mobilizes National Guard ahead of protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/ferg-n18.html The move marks a significant step towards the imposition of police state forms of rule in the United States. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6446ce02-b11c-4ca4-b49f-72874a7cb2cO/ferg-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z G-20 summit intensifies threat of war against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/pers-n18.html The danger that the NATO powers’ military threats against Russia could erupt into open warfare is growing by the day. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f8965800-69b3-4862-8a18-cb3894c8daaE/pers-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Ferguson residents condemn mobilization of National Guard against protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/inte-n18.html A <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> reporting team spoke with Ferguson residents as the possibility of major state repression loomed over the St. Louis suburb. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4da5ca6-95dd-404b-b184-319eccb3dcdO/inte-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Child homelessness at all-time high in US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/home-n18.html A record 2.5 million American children were homeless last year amidst what the Obama administration has insisted is an economic recovery. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26c429da-4322-4e1b-983f-a318e0f0ab8B/home-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Obama envisions “circumstances” requiring US ground troops in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/iraq-n18.html The US president’s remark came as the top uniformed commander carried out an unannounced visit to Iraq. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f4ae5eb-4b6e-4d33-b729-b3b4aa23c95N/iraq-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Japan slides back into recession http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/japa-n18.html The shock announcement that Japan’s economy shrank for the second quarter in a row dealt a major blow to “Abenomics.” Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/395611e1-dabc-4e8a-846f-2debb1a74a9O/japa-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Chinese president seeks to use trade to counter US “pivot” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/xijp-n18.html Xi’s speech in the Australian parliament yesterday was a carefully-crafted response to President’s Obama bellicose reaffirmation of the “pivot” last Saturday. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb6135ce-2d8c-4742-abdd-70270d17253H/xijp-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Cameron announces plans to remove British passports from suspected terrorists http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/terr-n18.html The home secretary will have the power to cancel passports and impose a “temporary exclusion” order for two years. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9c65169-22ff-451d-9c32-7cf5835d06bM/terr-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Scottish National Party budget delivers another round of cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/scot-n18.html The SNP government has imposed spending levels set by the Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition in Westminster. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02c222a3-19a6-474b-8059-686403acc95L/scot-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka’s court rubberstamps Rajapakse’s bid for third presidential term http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/sril-n18.html The Supreme Court ruling, initiated by the president himself, is to preempt any legal or political challenge to his bid to continue in office. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c44d5a89-e771-4278-93ee-4990f0f7cf2K/sril-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Australian “Direct Action” climate plan to reward corporate polluters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/clim-n18.html The scheme is even more of a travesty than the previous Labor government’s carbon tax regime, which also sought to boost business profits. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9407a104-931a-46cc-9a4f-3034869ae13C/clim-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Token charges filed against coal executive in West Virginia mine disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/blan-n18.html The government cover-up of the death of 29 West Virginia coal miners at the Upper Big Branch Mine in April 2010 is continuing. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b82f29e-4c68-47a3-a8d3-ad45970620eI/blan-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan SEP/IYSSE public lecture series: Fifty years since the LSSP’s betrayal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/slmt-n18.html The lectures will discuss the vital political lessons of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party’s entry into a bourgeois coalition government in 1964. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/451fb0db-6bf8-4c42-8d41-9efadeb91e1E/slmt-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Financial Review Commission continues bankers’ control of Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/fina-n18.html The unelected panel of financial and real estate executives will have unilateral power to overturn labor agreements and borrowing and spending decisions for 13 years. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1dc62bca-8267-4ba7-9c19-d405d34200aM/fina-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Director Carlos Reygadas at the Colombo film festival: But what is cinematic art? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/reyg-n18.html Several works by the Mexican filmmaker were highlighted at the recent Colombo film festival. The primitive realism and worship of the unconscious in Reygadas’ approach to cinema is considered here. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ff72da6c-8950-4bb6-b070-97213cd385dG/reyg-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Why did the poppy war commemoration at the Tower of London become a mass event? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/popp-n18.html <em>Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red</em>, with its depiction of a massive loss of life, chimes with the views of millions as to the horror and senseless waste of the First World War. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d784f0f0-9ad0-4851-9cff-1684bdb1a45M/popp-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Workers, youth comment on World War I installation: “Young people must oppose war” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/ints-n18.html Spectators react to Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red ceramic poppy installation in London. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d5f51fd-bfe7-4111-82a3-a0408736028B/ints-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Obamacare adviser: Administration exploited “the stupidity of the American voter” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/grub-n18.html The president has attempted to distance himself from Gruber’s comments because he is well aware of the inconvenient truths they reveal about Obamacare. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4a4984c4-3314-4185-9b9f-e8ff1c64c88O/grub-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/18/wkrs-n18.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/112e4792-590e-49cf-ab3c-17eca4d592aB/wkrs-n18.html 2014-11-18T05:00:00Z Police prepare crackdown in advance of Michael Brown ruling http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/17/ferg-n17.html The preparations throughout the US for a possible failure to indict Darren Wilson follow last week’s threat by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to deploy the National Guard. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f87763df-3a3b-44f9-bbcd-d72bb9a506fM/ferg-n17.html 2014-11-17T05:00:00Z Obama’s speech in Australia: A threat of war against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/17/pers-n17.html Every word Obama spoke about the economic and political agenda of American imperialism was a lie. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d2f705da-a7d3-41f2-ac30-540e9d995a6F/pers-n17.html 2014-11-17T05:00:00Z Empty commitment by G20 to boost global growth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/17/g20s-n17.html The G20 summit pledge on economic growth is belied both by the actions of the major powers and the text of the final communiqué itself. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2cf2c8c2-fd5b-45fc-9e3b-25a655fd5b2K/g20s-n17.html 2014-11-17T05:00:00Z Sham opposition on display at Brisbane G20 protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/17/bris-n17.html Far from challenging the G20 agenda, all of the officially-sanctioned protest groups sought, in one way or another, to appeal to the assembled leaders. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/58a7c045-76cd-44d7-93af-ec822b92ed8A/bris-n17.html 2014-11-17T05:00:00Z Cost of Obamacare coverage to rise in 2015 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/17/obam-n17.html People who bought Affordable Care Act plans last year could face premium increases of as much as 20 percent unless they switch plans. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/625fbe94-bbb3-4595-ad90-c4b2c50ee1dD/obam-n17.html 2014-11-17T05:00:00Z Toxic gas leak at Texas Dupont plant kills four http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/17/leak-n17.html The deadly chemical methyl mercaptan is regulated by a host of federal and state agencies. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8a1a39c-7081-454e-8542-88ce6d7a32fC/leak-n17.html 2014-11-17T05:00:00Z 100,000 fewer US families receive housing aid due to budget cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/17/hous-n17.html The reduction in aid has taken place even as the need for assistance has increased. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/934a0c33-82d5-4bf7-bd48-61bf147bd7dG/hous-n17.html 2014-11-17T05:00:00Z US Justice Department uses spy planes in mass surveillance of cellphones http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/17/cell-n17.html The Justice Department’s US Marshals Service is using airborne devices to spy on thousands of cellphones across the US Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3512f8c2-b083-44d1-9f52-2e23f5a58e9E/cell-n17.html 2014-11-17T05:00:00Z California Nurses Association backs Democrats with Ebola protest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/17/cahc-n17.html The two-day strike at Kaiser Permanente facilities was used by the CNA to present Governor Jerry Brown, who has slashed health care, as a champion of nurses’ safety. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52e7f00b-584e-4abb-96e1-8b96e04f397J/cahc-n17.html 2014-11-17T05:00:00Z Spain boosts military spending http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/17/spai-n17.html The new military programme includes the purchase of five Frigate F-110 anti-submarine warships designed for high intensity combat missions. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56c13da7-9053-49a7-827f-2f41c5839f3A/spai-n17.html 2014-11-17T05:00:00Z South African banking in crisis as furniture unit threatened with closure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/17/safr-n17.html Whatever the outcome of the business rescue plan of furniture retailer Ellerines, global finance capital will seek to make workers carry the cost. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5787ae20-bdf7-44ff-98b0-915637674d9O/safr-n17.html 2014-11-17T05:00:00Z G20 summit held under police-state conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/17/poli-n17.html The gulf between the leaders of world capitalism and the vast majority of the population was on graphic display during last weekend’s G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia’s third biggest city. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85ffdd38-e8e6-40b6-b6ca-95fa151628eO/poli-n17.html 2014-11-17T05:00:00Z