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Obama affirms US backing for Japan in any conflict with China

By Peter Symonds, 24 April 2014

Obama’s unequivocal support for Japan will only further fuel tensions with China over disputed islands in the East China Sea.

Does Washington want war with Russia?

By Bill Van Auken, 24 April 2014

The evident desire of Washington to provoke a military conflict with Russia has brought the world to the brink of a catastrophic confrontation.

New York Times tries to whitewash publication of faked Ukraine photos

By Alex Lantier, 24 April 2014

The Times is attempting to cover over its participation in an attempt to manufacture evidence of a Russian intervention in Ukraine.

Supreme Court reinstates Michigan ban on affirmative action

By John Andrews, 24 April 2014

In a fractured ruling with five separate decisions by the eight participating justices, the US Supreme Court has upheld a voter-enacted prohibition of racial preferences in Michigan.

Parents of crash victim speak on GM recall

By Shannon Jones, 24 April 2014

GM denied any responsibility for the accident in which air bags failed to deploy, despite knowing about the deadly ignition defect.

Twitter campaign backfires on New York Police Department

By Sandy English, 24 April 2014

Within an hour of the first postings, hundreds of people had uploaded photographs of police brutality.

Germany: The political bankruptcy of the peace movement

By Ulrich Rippert, 24 April 2014

The annual pacifist Easter marches adopted the war propaganda of the German government and NATO. Participation was correspondingly low.

Sri Lanka police attack railway workers

By Panini Wijesiriwardane, 24 April 2014

The police attack is a message by the Rajapakse government that it will not tolerate any opposition to its austerity program.

Albuquerque police kill fleeing 19-year-old woman

By D. Lencho, 24 April 2014

A US Department of Justice report excoriating the Albuquerque Police Department’s “excessive force that violates the Constitution and federal law” has not slowed the pace of fatal police shootings.

Family doctor services “under severe threat of extinction” in Britain

By Mark Blackwood, 24 April 2014

The Royal College of General Practitioners warned that general practice care is being destroyed by health care cuts.