English http://www.wsws.org/en/ Video shows Cleveland cop killed 12-year-old boy in under two seconds http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/28/ferg-n28.html The failure to charge Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown has given a green light to police killings throughout the country. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/291a7668-581d-40e3-8d7f-57a5f3683e9G/ferg-n28.html 2014-11-28T05:00:00Z One year since the beginning of the crisis in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/28/pers-n28.html Saturday marks the first anniversary of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s decision not to sign an Association Agreement with the European Union. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1304b739-f8b7-4426-b056-de1ca86f442M/pers-n28.html 2014-11-28T05:00:00Z OPEC decision a shot in oil price war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/28/opec-n28.html Immediately on the news that OPEC will maintain production levels, the price of oil fell a further 8 percent. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43c461f4-0817-4293-9906-b5da4320215J/opec-n28.html 2014-11-28T05:00:00Z More than 300 arrested in Los Angeles during Ferguson protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/28/losa-n28.html A total of 323 people have been arrested in Los Angeles in three days, raising questions of unlawful police conduct. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a42bdca4-78e3-4b38-b3e7-2b683dda2dbC/losa-n28.html 2014-11-28T05:00:00Z Washington denounces Syrian air strikes on ISIS http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/28/syri-n28.html The US State Department’s comments are utterly cynical given the Pentagon’s indifference to civilian casualties in its new Middle East war. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93917525-0b3d-4d72-8ea8-8b0f61c1439D/syri-n28.html 2014-11-28T05:00:00Z Union seeks to smother opposition to unsafe conditions in West Virginia mines http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/28/coal-n28.html The United Mine Workers of America is working with Patriot Coal and the courts to suppress the opposition of miners, which erupted in a strike last month over unsafe conditions. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fe49884-e886-492c-a11b-64d098c7c50L/coal-n28.html 2014-11-28T05:00:00Z The reactionary politics of German Greens on display at party congress http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/28/gree-n28.html The Green Party congress marked the end of the period in which its petty-bourgeois identity politics could pose as progressive or even leftist. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2fc306e1-e954-422f-839b-3f95387bcc5N/gree-n28.html 2014-11-28T05:00:00Z India: Open rift in Stalinist CPM http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/28/stal-n28.html The debacle the CPM suffered in last May’s national election has brought to a head longstanding differences over what right-wing course to follow. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f5c5ffd-20ba-4e89-a419-e67e0f3da8cK/stal-n28.html 2014-11-28T05:00:00Z Cables document relations between Castro and Argentine junta http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/28/arge-n28.html According to recently released cables, diplomatic exchanges occurred in 1977 between Cuban President Fidel Castro and the Argentine military ruler. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/836b9a7e-f6ee-412c-96c1-94d62af470bJ/arge-n28.html 2014-11-28T05:00:00Z Workers denounce phony “jobs” promises ahead of state election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/28/inte-n28.html Unemployment in Broadmeadows and Dandenong, former centres of manufacturing and the car industry, has now reached depression-era levels. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35f28bfa-cf5a-4972-8c29-21f7e68dd00I/inte-n28.html 2014-11-28T05:00:00Z New Indonesian president raises fuel prices http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/28/indo-n28.html Widodo’s first major policy decision was a signal to financial markets that he will deliver long-demanded “structural reforms.” Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/645e12c4-7c51-43fc-a2b4-160ad57eeecE/indo-n28.html 2014-11-28T05:00:00Z Australia: Major parties prepare further austerity after Victorian state election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/28/vice-n28.html The official campaign has been a sham from start to finish. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/227c3795-58f7-4972-a013-12625dcf904K/vice-n28.html 2014-11-28T05:00:00Z Home fires in the US kill 125 people in just two weeks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/28/fire-n28.html Between November 9 and November 22, 125 people died in home fires in the US, bringing the total for the year to more than 2,000. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b3b5e17a-25e7-4989-b7d0-d704a11a837N/fire-n28.html 2014-11-28T05:00:00Z The fight against war and the political tasks of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/28/cong-n28.html This statement was adopted unanimously by the Second National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain) on October 28. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a11f55cf-d8b3-4de0-81a8-4776bc9bd0fI/cong-n28.html 2014-11-28T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/28/shor-n28.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/025f9d2a-8ff3-42f1-8cbf-eec86eaebecB/shor-n28.html 2014-11-28T05:00:00Z Hundreds arrested in US protests against Ferguson whitewash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/27/ferg-n27.html More than 400 people have been arrested in protests nationwide against the decision not to indict the cop who murdered Michael Brown. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80c8c2f7-87bc-4abc-8363-82a716d8c27L/ferg-n27.html 2014-11-27T05:00:00Z Political dissidents to be rendered stateless http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/27/pers-n27.html Once again, under the guise of the “war against terror”, the state is accruing authoritarian powers, including the ability to effectively render a British citizen stateless. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5542f690-3c40-4a73-b569-f0c515f27adB/pers-n27.html 2014-11-27T05:00:00Z “Justifiable homicides” by police at record high http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/27/brut-n27.html According to data from the FBI, at least 461 people were killed by police last year, the highest number in 20 years. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b120b943-cce9-4eb8-8c25-582f8a90b2eH/brut-n27.html 2014-11-27T05:00:00Z New coalition plans to expand war against eastern Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/27/ukra-n27.html The integration of right-wing thugs into the new Ukrainian government makes clear that the regime can only enforce its reactionary program through the use of force. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/64c26127-dd05-4483-860f-3e82f7f4a82J/ukra-n27.html 2014-11-27T05:00:00Z OECD report highlights deepening economic breakdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/27/oecd-n27.html The growing risk of stagnation in the euro zone is accompanied by the danger of renewed financial turbulence. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/79eb0c2f-c798-4ffa-88cd-3147e676992O/oecd-n27.html 2014-11-27T05:00:00Z Police crack down on Hong Kong protest site http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/27/hong-n27.html Police cleared protestors from Mong Kok with a massive show of force that resulted in the arrest of at least 148 people. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a7819c7-7d1e-4dd0-a9dc-590b8174c19P/hong-n27.html 2014-11-27T05:00:00Z As snow melts, social conditions in Buffalo area remain dire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/27/buff-n27.html Tens of thousands struggle with poverty, poor housing and difficulty in accessing food and other essentials. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8482c0f4-51c0-4311-b7c9-006366c1e0fM/buff-n27.html 2014-11-27T05:00:00Z Chinese and Indian leaders hold competing visits to Fiji http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/27/fiji-n27.html The two high-profile visits to the Pacific island country came amid increasing geo-political rivalry, fuelled by US imperialism’s “pivot to Asia” against China. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b1d4dd1-a406-4386-829d-5c03ae57f60N/fiji-n27.html 2014-11-27T05:00:00Z The $35,000 Thanksgiving dinner http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/27/home-n27.html Manhattan's Old Homestead Steak House, an upscale New York City restaurant, is offering a Thanksgiving dinner to its well-heeled clientele at a price of $35,000 for four. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/06db25b5-9004-4d17-b92f-7a0e362be28O/home-n27.html 2014-11-27T05:00:00Z UK report on murder of soldier drives calls for deeper state repression http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/27/rigb-n27.html The report into the murder of soldier Lee Rigby is being used introduce new draconian "anti-terror" legislation. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34df977e-55ed-424e-8422-ff05c8230ccD/rigb-n27.html 2014-11-27T05:00:00Z India: Open rift in Stalinist CPM http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/27/stal-n27.html The debacle the CPM suffered in last May’s national election has brought to a head longstanding differences over what right-wing course to follow. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7288e3e-a050-4048-9cfe-84b840c53adE/stal-n27.html 2014-11-27T05:00:00Z Australian meat workers to face new attacks after JBS buys Primo Group http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/27/prim-n27.html JBS’s rapid expansion over the past nine years has been driven by an unrelenting assault on jobs, wages and conditions. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bea524e3-fa76-43d8-8c7c-7fdb0d6a46aI/prim-n27.html 2014-11-27T05:00:00Z Humboldt University seeks to ban criticism of right-wing professor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/27/humb-n27.html Humboldt University in Berlin has publicly attacked the Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality for criticizing the right-wing political views and activities of the historian Jörg Baberowski. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62541240-6734-411d-bdd4-915eb5970efP/humb-n27.html 2014-11-27T05:00:00Z PSG meeting and discussion in Stuttgart http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/27/psgm-n27.html The question of why the socialist movement was not able to prevent the outbreak of the First World War provoked an important discussion at the meeting. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1e8e512-9bb8-4a3b-a15b-d4e5eb118c3H/psgm-n27.html 2014-11-27T05:00:00Z 150 years since Sherman’s March to the Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/27/sher-n27.html In November and December, 1864, Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman led a Union army deep through Confederate territory, resulting in the capture of Savannah and the liberation of thousands of slaves. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c66b603-7686-4c2c-8175-26a55d49daaE/sher-n27.html 2014-11-27T05:00:00Z Public Meeting: The attack on democratic rights in Ferguson and Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/27/meet-n27.html The meeting will examine the political background of the mounting attacks on democratic rights, including recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and the bankruptcy settlement in Detroit. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/abc1d70f-2c32-474d-95f4-f9e3585c218F/meet-n27.html 2014-11-27T05:00:00Z Missouri governor triples national guard force in Ferguson http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/frgu-n26.html With federal and state officials and the media calling for a crackdown on “lawlessness,” Governor Nixon dispatched an additional 1,500 National Guard troops Monday to suppress protests in the St. Louis suburb. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c75ac3f-e624-4220-a93d-3ae0987bdcfG/frgu-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z Demonstrations across the US against Michael Brown decision http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/ferg-n26.html The grand jury decision exonerating the policeman who murdered black teenager Michael Brown has provoked demonstrations in an estimated 130 cities, across 37 states. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d2f1ea10-7262-4a92-9da5-0e09977c480I/ferg-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z Protesters condemn exoneration of cop who killed Michael Brown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/fer2-n26.html At demonstrations around the country, workers and youth spoke out on the police murder in Ferguson, Missouri and the destruction of democratic rights. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a520d11c-5df4-483a-8f1d-77fe42baf4bG/fer2-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z Cleveland police defend shooting death of 12-year-old boy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/clev-n26.html The boy was shot down while he played with a toy gun in a park playground. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81cc5b43-c690-4a4d-a34f-f192950495fF/clev-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z Economic blockade of Ukrainian rebel regions inflicts mass suffering http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/ukeb-n26.html The Ukrainian government has cut off economic relations with the rebel-controlled Donetsk People's Republic and Luhansk People's Republic, deepening the social and economic crisis engulfing the region. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72408ffd-cc44-4f8f-9c66-d680968d21aH/ukeb-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z Franco-German reform plan calls for deep social cuts, wage freeze in France http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/frde-n26.html France and Germany are proposing a joint economic reform plan with deep social cuts and flexible labour rules in favour of big business. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e0312b9-2fa0-472b-9541-1d4c8d599b9O/frde-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z Former Portuguese Prime Minister Sócrates held on corruption charges http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/socr-n26.html The timing and manner of Sócrates’ arrest suggest motivations of a right-wing character. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d6f30ca8-c3ac-49a5-85ad-b9b2f6fb5d8F/socr-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z Protests against Hungarian government continue http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/hung-n26.html Around 20,000 people demonstrated in front of the parliament against the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Budapest on Monday last week. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4addb55a-f24a-4706-a0c2-6f4630e23e3O/hung-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z Germany: ThyssenKrupp returns to profitability and steps up its cuts program http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/krup-n26.html ThyssenKrupp is using the international economic crisis to drastically intensify the exploitation of its workforce. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa864ab1-9df9-4f00-aed6-c3803fb647aE/krup-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z Texas woman exonerated 10 years after fatal crash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/ande-n26.html GM did not disclose its finding regarding the cause of the crash in a death inquiry it submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/51f75db8-f61c-4df0-a9fe-65854056caaD/ande-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z Political wrangling continues over Keystone pipeline http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/pipe-n26.html The long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline was defeated by one vote in the US Senate last week but will be taken up again early in 2015. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d4775bf8-464e-43ee-957d-41608bef0f2H/pipe-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z Death of 15-year-old exposes growing use of child labour by Canadian employers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/alta-n26.html The fatality at an Alberta gravel-crushing site has exposed the myth that child labour is a problem only in the developing world. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0dbd491d-0363-42ce-945d-6759192d282J/alta-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z US intervenes in South China Sea dispute http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/scse-n26.html Washington’s posturing as an honest broker in the longstanding, competing claims involving China and its neighbours is completely cynical. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0a171f9d-a579-4194-8c44-4bb9e61e410C/scse-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z Two more Australian police killings in working-class areas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/poli-n26.html Following two fatal police shootings within two days in the state of Queensland there is mounting evidence of an officially-sanctioned “shoot to kill” policy in working-class areas. The two killings brought the number to four in suburbs around Brisbane, the state capital, since late September. Another man was shot in the head at close range, but survived. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2fb191b2-5ae0-4382-9a69-3afc50b83f4F/poli-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z Political lessons of the Ferguson whitewash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/pers-n26.html Monday’s announcement that police officer Darren Wilson will not be charged in the killing of Michael Brown is the outrageous, but not surprising, outcome of a judicial travesty. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f0333ff-8b07-4b11-be5a-2001a677273L/pers-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan SEP to contest presidential election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/sril-n26.html The SEP will campaign on a socialist and internationalist perspective against the growing danger of world war and deepening attacks on living conditions and democratic rights. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ba62dfd-e49f-4cdf-b149-a3019fde51aK/sril-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder receive Presidential Medal of Freedom from Obama http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/meda-n26.html The president bestowed America’s highest civilian honor on 18 politicians, artists, scientists and others in a ceremony Monday afternoon. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1481ce52-375e-4e11-a739-d37c4a462c3M/meda-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z <em>Night Will Fall</em>: A powerful depiction of Nazi atrocities http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/26/nigh-n26.html <em>Night Will Fall</em> explains the making of a remarkable work, the “German Concentration Camps Factual Survey”, which depicted the terrible crimes of the Holocaust in a ground-breaking and accurate manner. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ff8de912-7728-48ce-bde2-192a4ccabf0P/nigh-n26.html 2014-11-26T05:00:00Z No indictment for Ferguson cop who killed Michael Brown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/25/ferg-n25.html The entire process through which the grand jury arrived at its decision is a legal fraud, with the outcome dictated by the political calculations of the ruling class. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6659e5ca-5e8a-4430-b954-1096b503f95D/ferg-n25.html 2014-11-25T05:00:00Z The impoverishment of industrial workers in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/25/pers-n25.html Recent reports highlight the historic reversal in the living standards of American workers that underlies Obama’s supposed economic recovery. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b1ec8c5-f1ef-40a8-ba88-ef05740cc1fG/pers-n25.html 2014-11-25T05:00:00Z Brooklyn residents outraged at police killing of Akai Gurley http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/25/broo-n25.html The killing of unarmed Akai Gurley by a police officer in Brooklyn has sparked widespread revulsion in the housing project where he died. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e6b9a3b6-5448-484f-b145-1f6dbf1a6bbM/broo-n25.html 2014-11-25T05:00:00Z Obama fires Defense Secretary Hagel http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/25/hage-n25.html The ouster of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is an expression of the growth of tensions within the administration amidst a series of foreign policy crises. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d881356-6162-46a0-ba5e-61fee3c6d12K/hage-n25.html 2014-11-25T05:00:00Z Iran nuclear talks extended http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/25/iran-n25.html Washington has extorted significant concessions from Tehran and calculates that more can be won by continuing to cripple Iran’s economy, while holding in reserve the threat of military action. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a600e2f-3133-40d0-92de-92b85ea04a7D/iran-n25.html 2014-11-25T05:00:00Z Markets rise as global economic outlook worsens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/25/mark-n25.html The Chinese central bank’s decision to cut interest rates and a speech by the European Central Bank president point to deteriorating conditions in the world economy. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99d732ac-1d42-45e6-8855-920f75a21abA/mark-n25.html 2014-11-25T05:00:00Z “Red-Red-Green” coalition in Thuringia: Welfare cuts and heightened state powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/25/left-n25.html With a ruthless austerity policy in Thuringia, the Left Party intends to show its readiness to take on ministerial positions in the federal government. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/690cf603-6ff8-4ee4-9539-3bf8d4c8251K/left-n25.html 2014-11-25T05:00:00Z Care UK workers asked to vote for massive pay cut http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/25/care-n25.html The Care UK workers were betrayed by their union, Unison. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c36ad11d-758e-46cd-8401-a0ad9d66a27D/care-n25.html 2014-11-25T05:00:00Z Scottish National Party’s Salmond and Sturgeon pitch to Labour and the ex-left http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/25/scot-n25.html With UK opinion polls showing the likelihood of a hung parliament at the 2015 election, the SNP’s clutch of Westminster parliamentary seats could hold the balance of power. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c0c578f3-4480-43fa-b21c-97893098929I/scot-n25.html 2014-11-25T05:00:00Z Report calls for ending guaranteed affordable housing for Washington, DC residents http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/25/home-n25.html City officials latched onto the report, citing “practical realities” of implementing a plan to guarantee affordable housing for the city’s working population. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/59b181b8-63d2-49f1-8ae7-8c6ad31a87fJ/home-n25.html 2014-11-25T05:00:00Z Split from right-wing party intensifies Australian government’s impasse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/25/aust-n25.html Senator Lambie’s acrimonious departure from the Palmer United Party further fractures the Senate, where the government lacks a majority. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25e69bda-d01d-48ee-b8a8-0fad0a5230fC/aust-n25.html 2014-11-25T05:00:00Z Australia: Rallies against ABC/SBS cuts promote Labor and Greens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/25/abcp-n25.html The ABC announced more than 400 redundancies, along with significant changes to programming and news coverage. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c0fa9a8-921a-4533-a10b-bfd34202294D/abcp-n25.html 2014-11-25T05:00:00Z A live Q&amp;A discussion with David North http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/25/utci-n25.html WSWS readers will be able to participate in this live Q&amp;A discussion with International Editorial Board Chairman David North, the author of The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century on December 13. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8f624c7-2285-469b-bb91-0d230417d27C/utci-n25.html 2014-11-25T05:00:00Z SEP &amp; IYSSE public meetings: Why have Australia’s parliamentary parties all signed up for war? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/25/sepm-n25.html The G20 Leaders Summit in Brisbane underscored just how embroiled Australia is in US-led wars and intrigues. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af8e3b23-ce71-4e9f-89a5-3ac98f7a675G/sepm-n25.html 2014-11-25T05:00:00Z Israel Nash on the way to excellence with <em>Rain Plans</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/25/nash-n25.html The musician has broken through with his third album, which combines late-1960s rock influences with the plaintive drawl of the Southwestern country desperado. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9be72f88-3282-4895-945e-cc3daa1399cD/nash-n25.html 2014-11-25T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/25/wkrs-n25.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f80681d-0ded-4948-9371-dd45498eb20L/wkrs-n25.html 2014-11-25T05:00:00Z Who is responsible for violence in Ferguson? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/24/pers-n24.html The protracted wait for a grand jury proceeding has been accompanied by intimidation and threats on the part of local, state and federal officials. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c567b45e-717b-4a16-9306-85fe548df56K/pers-n24.html 2014-11-24T05:00:00Z Obama authorizes wider war in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/24/afgh-n24.html Less than three weeks after the congressional election, the administration has announced the escalation of US wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dcf7d904-9dc5-42d5-b2dd-7b529df7e57I/afgh-n24.html 2014-11-24T05:00:00Z Iranian nuclear talks at impasse as deadline approaches http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/24/iran-n24.html The US has been demanding heavy restrictions on Iran’s nuclear programs in return for any lifting of sanctions that have crippled the country’s economy. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef19463a-d67e-4c62-ada3-3b9b8922a1bE/iran-n24.html 2014-11-24T05:00:00Z Israel steps up repression against Palestinians http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/24/isra-n24.html The latest crackdown follows last week’s killing of four rabbis and a policeman in a synagogue in West Jerusalem. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4707d99d-a261-4a4f-911c-7b34f14493cA/isra-n24.html 2014-11-24T05:00:00Z In Ukraine, US Vice President Biden issues new threats against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/24/ukra-n24.html Biden traveled to Ukraine to shore up the right-wing regime in Kiev and threaten further economic sanctions against Russia. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ec094681-1fa6-4bba-998e-ead6876e146C/ukra-n24.html 2014-11-24T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan minister quits ruling party to contest presidential election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/24/sril-n24.html At the very least, this move against President Rajapakse was undertaken with Washington’s knowledge and approval. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d107799-0ef0-45be-a9bd-b3a4d59cd03N/sril-n24.html 2014-11-24T05:00:00Z German army opens “career centre” in the heart of Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/24/army-n24.html The Berlin Career Centre is aimed at once again making militarism a visible part of German social life. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c82f025-cdc9-415e-8a30-99838c9b930A/army-n24.html 2014-11-24T05:00:00Z Twelve-year-old boy killed by police in Cleveland, Ohio http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/24/clev-n24.html The child was playing with a toy pistol in a playground when he was fatally shot by police officers. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37e640cc-bacf-49bf-a725-885b71af945N/clev-n24.html 2014-11-24T05:00:00Z Senate hearings on Wall Street crimes: The bankers rule http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/24/bank-n24.html The two hearings were exercises in political theater, with politicians posturing as critics of Wall Street and bank executives and Fed officials making little effort to conceal their contempt. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a419f72b-72d6-4cb8-b7bb-da42d222671N/bank-n24.html 2014-11-24T05:00:00Z Teamsters sell out strike by port truck drivers in southern California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/24/cali-n24.html Truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach ended an eight-day strike against unfair practices and wage theft. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13509622-1288-409f-98e7-b2ee8a6030fN/cali-n24.html 2014-11-24T05:00:00Z Chicago commuter rail agency approves a decade of fare hikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/24/chic-n24.html Metra’s board of directors has approved a plan to raise fares 68 percent over the next 10 years. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf9e9514-bad7-40ee-ada3-51f1ee1183bA/chic-n24.html 2014-11-24T05:00:00Z After historic blizzard, death toll rises and floods threaten Buffalo, New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/24/buff-n24.html As residents continue to dig out, warming temperatures accompanied by heavy rains could lead to widespread flooding. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d976d56-6ab5-45e1-ab53-b4065d0376eH/buff-n24.html 2014-11-24T05:00:00Z British health unions carrying out fraudulent “fair pay fight” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/24/heal-n24.html It was the Labour Party’s Private Finance Initiatives that began the privatisation of health care. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c3ab397b-afbe-4c27-86ce-455ffa35b98P/heal-n24.html 2014-11-24T05:00:00Z <em>The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1</em>: More battle scenes and bloodshed—to what end? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/24/mock-n24.html With the third film in the Hunger Games series, the phenomenon is wearing increasingly thin. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0e1a2dfa-8818-4898-aadf-f3a649416cbB/mock-n24.html 2014-11-24T05:00:00Z This week in history: November 24-30 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/24/twih-n24.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca52ae98-9062-43aa-a7cd-24f83f649a2K/twih-n24.html 2014-11-24T05:00:00Z Mehring Books launches holiday sale http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/24/mehr-n24.html Prices marked down up to 50 percent on a large selection of titles and sale bundles. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84afc0ca-9feb-4301-a2d9-5f0a7e07103J/mehr-n24.html 2014-11-24T05:00:00Z 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