US and Europe escalate provocations against Russia

By Johannes Stern, 1 September 2014

This weekend’s EU summit in Brussels marked a major escalation of threats against Russia, raising the specter of full-scale war between Russia and NATO.

UK announces new NATO military force, declares terror alert

By Robert Stevens, 1 September 2014

The New York Times and Flight MH17

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US steps up Mideast military intervention

By Patrick Martin, 1 September 2014

In bombing ISIS targets in Iraq around the town of Amerli, the US carried out its first military action in coordination with Shi’ite militia forces.

Australian military aircraft to supply arms to Iraqi Kurds

By Peter Symonds, 1 September 2014

Syria refugee total nears ten million

Germany sends troops to Iraq

Who is responsible for the murder of James Foley?

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Netanyahu indicates Gaza ceasefire paves way for wider war

By Jean Shaoul, 1 September 2014

Netanyahu has faced criticism from within his Likud party and his coalition government for calling off military action short of his declared intention of obliterating Hamas and without consulting his security cabinet.

Gaza truce sets stage for deepening of crisis in Israel

Holocaust survivors indict Israel’s massacre in Gaza

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India-Pakistan relations rapidly deteriorating

By Deepal Jayasekera, 1 September 2014

India’s new BJP-led government is seeking to rewrite the “ground rules” of its relations with arch-rival Pakistan.

Another homicide at hands of New York City cops

By Daniel de Vries, 1 September 2014

The New York City medical examiner has determined that the death of Ron Singleton, who died while in police custody just four days before Eric Garner’s killing, was another NYPD homicide.

From Detroit to Ferguson: The brutal face of American capitalism

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New reports of inmate deaths from beatings at New York’s Rikers Island prison

By Philip Guelpa, 1 September 2014

The brutality at Rikers is part of a system-wide, institutionalized policy.

Labor Day report details huge decline in wages for Michigan workers

By Thomas Gaist, 1 September 2014

Wages for low-wage male workers have fallen more than 31 percent since 1979.

Lawsuit exposes conditions at New Mexico immigrant detention center

By D. Lencho, 1 September 2014

According to a lawsuit filed by immigrant and civil rights groups, since February “between five and ten children deported to Honduras by the United States have been killed.”

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Algerian immigrant killed by French police while being deported

By Athiyan Silva, 1 September 2014

Abdelhak Goradia, a 51-year-old Algerian undocumented immigrant, died on August 21 while being forcibly transferred to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport.

Australia: National protests against budget cuts

By our reporters, 1 September 2014

Protest organisers have been trying to divert public hostility to the budget into the dead-end perspective of electing a Greens-backed Labor government.

Protesting workers and youth denounce Australian budget

By our reporters, 1 September 2014

Sri Lankan government deports asylum-seekers

By W.A. Sunil, 1 September 2014

Colombo’s expulsions violate international law and the principle of “no-forced-returns.”

German media seeks to whip up public opinion against pilots and train drivers

By Marianne Arens, 1 September 2014

The goal of German airline and rail unions, including smaller unions like Cockpit, is to maximise the profits of Lufthansa and German Railways at the expense of the workforce.

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Seventy-five years since the outbreak of World War II

1 September 2014

Under conditions of mounting social tensions and deepening economic crisis, the imperialist ruling classes are recklessly pushing the conflict over Ukraine to the point of open warfare between NATO and Russia.

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The Bankruptcy of Detroit

“We have a war going on in our own country”
Detroit meeting discusses city’s bankruptcy and police violence in Ferguson

By Zac Corrigan, 29 August 2014

Thousands face loss of service as water shutoffs resume in Detroit

By Thomas Gaist and Shannon Jones, 28 August 2014

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25 years ago: Last apartheid election in South Africa

The elections had been called to demonstrate backing for the anti-apartheid reformist measures of National Party leader F. W. de Klerk, and to prepare the way for the entry of the black elite into joint rule via the still-illegal African National Congress.

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50 years ago: US leftist Elizabeth Gurley Flynn dead at 74

The “Rebel Girl” of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) died September 5, 1964 at the age of 74 in Moscow, where she was visiting in her capacity as chairman of the Communist Party USA, a position she had held since 1961.

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75 years ago: Nazi invasion of Poland begins WWII

On September 1, 1939, the world was plunged once more into imperialist barbarism, just 21 years after the end of the First World War.

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100 years ago: First Battle of the Marne ends German offensive

On September 6, 1914, British and French forces counterattacked against the German army and brought to a halt its month-long offensive against France, which had reached the outskirts of Paris.

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Video reports on police violence in Ferguson, Missouri

Video: Interviews with workers at the funeral of Michael Brown in St. Louis

27 August 2014

In this on-the-spot report, the WSWS interviews some of those attending Brown’s funeral on Monday.

Socialist Equality Party

Australian budget protests: A political balance sheet

the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 30 August 2014

The Fight Against War and the Political Tasks of the Socialist Equality Party
Resolution of the SEP (US) Third National Congress

25 August 2014

This is the main resolution of the Third National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US), adopted unanimously on August 5, 2014.

Scottish referendum campaign

Photo gallery: Socialist Equality Party campaigns in Scottish independence referendum

By Paul Mitchell, 29 August 2014

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Der Spiegel calls for military build-up in Germany

By Sven Heymann, 30 August 2014

Pakistani military intervenes in political crisis

By K. Ratnayake, 30 August 2014

US military planning to suppress domestic unrest

By Thomas Gaist, 30 August 2014

The collapse of the French government: A crisis of capitalist rule in Europe

By Alex Lantier, 29 August 2014

Argentine general strike hits rising prices and job cuts

By Bill Van Auken, 29 August 2014

New facts revealed on 2010 ousting of Australian PM

By Nick Beams, 29 August 2014

Arts Review

HBO’s True Detective: Gruesome doings and deep-going pessimism

By Christine Schofelt, 28 August 2014

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

US government-funded database created to track “subversive propaganda” online

By Matthew MacEgan, 30 August 2014

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