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21 August 2014

More US troops and air strikes in Iraq

By Peter Symonds, 21 August 2014

Washington’s overriding aim is to establish a client regime in Baghdad that is more amenable to US strategic and economic interests.

Class, race and the police killing in Ferguson, Missouri

By Joseph Kishore, 21 August 2014

A column by former basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has provoked a howl of protest from political representatives of the upper-middle class who are heavily invested in racial politics, including the International Socialist Organization.

Attorney General Holder backs police-military siege in visit to Ferguson, Missouri

By Andre Damon, 21 August 2014

The basic purpose of Holder’s visit was to underline the administration’s support for the police crackdown, while mobilizing so-called “community leaders” allied to the Democratic Party to defuse the protests.

Federal judge refuses to halt “keep moving” order in Ferguson

By Tom Carter, 21 August 2014

Standing still for as little as five seconds is sufficient to be taken to the ground and handcuffed by a swarm of police.

Australia: Student “day of action” over education cutbacks

By an IYSSE reporting team, 21 August 2014

The National Union of Students is seeking to divert opposition to the budget cuts, peddling illusions in Labor and the Greens.

Cleveland, Ohio residents denounce repression in Ferguson

By our reporters, 21 August 2014

Workers and youth discuss police brutality and social conditions in both Ferguson and Cleveland.

Fight over Common Core testing roils Louisiana state government

By Tom Hall, 21 August 2014

Governor Bobby Jindal's sudden about-face on implementing Common Core testing in Louisiana schools has caused a political crisis in the state.

ISIS murders US journalist James Foley

By Bill Van Auken, 21 August 2014

The condolences issued by Obama are saturated with hypocrisy as Washington prepares to exploit the death to further its aggressive aims in the region.

Israeli airstrike kills wife and baby son of Hamas leader

By Patrick Martin, 21 August 2014

The deliberate targeting of family members of Hamas officials is a war crime under international law.