At NATO summit, US and Europe threaten Russia, plan military action against ISIS

By Jordan Shilton, 5 September 2014

The central role in deepening the crises in both Eastern Europe and the Middle East has been played by NATO’s leading powers, above all the United States.

Obama assures Baltic states of NATO’s “eternal” assistance

By Christoph Dreier, 5 September 2014

Obama’s statements in Estonia provided a blank cheque for any kind of military provocation against Russia.

European sanctions complement military aggression against Russia

By Clara Weiss, 5 September 2014

France stops deal to deliver Mistral helicopter carrier ships to Russia

By Stéphane Hugues, 5 September 2014

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European Central Bank cuts rates and announces asset purchasing program

By Nick Beams, 5 September 2014

The European Central Bank has launched a new round of financial stimulus in the face of worsening economic conditions in Europe.

Detroit chief financial officer outlines program of permanent austerity

By Jerry White, 5 September 2014

Behind the dry, antiseptic testimony of the city’s chief financial officer in the federal bankruptcy courtroom Thursday was a restructuring plan that will produce untold suffering in Detroit.

Detroit bond insurers press for sale of art and other city assets

Bankruptcy judge lets Detroit water shutoffs continue

From Detroit to Ferguson: The brutal face of American capitalism

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North Carolina frame-up: Two innocent men jailed for 30 years

By Patrick Martin, 5 September 2014

Henry McCollum and Leon Brown were released Wednesday after DNA evidence proved their innocence of a 1983 rape and murder.

Alleged suicide of Louisiana man in police custody prompts federal investigation

By E.P. Bannon, 5 September 2014

Victor White III of New Iberia, Louisiana, is the third young man to die in a series of “Houdini handcuff suicides” that have occurred across the country over a two-year span.

Haitian immigrants face desperate conditions

By John Marion, 5 September 2014

The Dominican Republic denies citizenship to descendants of Haitian immigrants, while Haitians trying to reach the United States face death or deportation.

Cuts to World Health Organization budget intensify Ebola epidemic

By Thomas Gaist, 5 September 2014

Austerity measures imposed after the 2008 crisis have hampered any coordinated international response to the outbreak.

New Zealand government celebrates centenary of seizure of German Samoa

By Tom Peters, 5 September 2014

The event was part of a five-year centenary program to sanitise and glorify WWI in order to condition workers and youth for new wars.

Australian mining tax deal to slash benefits for low-paid

By Mike Head, 5 September 2014

Following the mining tax repeal, similar deals are being canvassed to push through further highly unpopular big-ticket budget items.

Quebec business, political elite, and union bureaucrats—all complicit in corruption

By Laurent Lafrance, 5 September 2014

The veil has been partially lifted on a web of corruption involving Quebec’s major construction and engineering firms, principal political parties and the unions.

New in Serbo-Croatian

Borba protiv rata i politički zadaci Socijalističke Partije Jednakosti

Rezolucija trećeg nacionalnog kongresa SEP (SAD), 5 September 2014

Sto godina nakon izbijanja prvog svjetskog rata i 75 godina od početka drugog, imperijalističke sile, predvođene Sjedinjenim Državama, ponovo vode ljudski rod u katastrofu. Treći nacionalni kongres Socijalističke Partije Jednakosti (Socialist Equality Party – SEP) u SAD-u 5. avgusta je jednoglasno usvojio ovu rezoluciju.

New in French

Après le remaniement du gouvernement PS, les néofascistes proposent de gouverner la France

Par Kumaran Ira et Alex Lantier, 5 septembre 2014

Dans une longue interview parue dans Le Figaro, la dirigeante néofasciste Marine Le Pen a déclaré que son parti était prêt à gouverner la France.

Allemagne: Les sociaux-démocrates et Die Linke responsables de la croissance de la droite en Saxe

Par Ulrich Rippert, 5 septembre 2014

Le parti populiste de droite Alternative für Deuschland obtient 9,7 pour cent des votes.

Le gouvernement français engage des poursuites contre un organisateur des manifestations pour Gaza membre du NPA

Par Stéphane Hugues, 5 septembre 2014

Les travailleurs et les jeunes doivent s'opposer à la persécution d'un membre du groupe soi-disant de gauche Nouveau parti anticapitaliste.

Avant-propos à La Révolution russe et le XXe siècle inachevé

Par David North, 5 septembre 2014

Ce texte de David North est l’avant-propos du livre La Révolution russe et le XXe siècle inachevé, maintenant disponible à Mehring Books.

New in German

Isis-Horror und US-Imperialismus

Von Patrick Martin, 5. September 2014

Seit über einem halben Jahrhundert baut der amerikanische Imperialismus im Nahen Osten islamisch-fundamentalistische Gruppen auf.

Nato-Gipfel in Wales: Deutsche Medien verschärfen Kriegshetze

Von Johannes Stern, 5. September 2014

Zum Auftakt des Nato-Gipfels in Wales, in dessen Mittelpunkt die Militarisierung Europas und direkte Kriegsvorbereitungen gegen Russland stehen, legten die Kriegspropagandisten in den deutschen Leitmedien einen höheren Gang ein.

Nato-Gipfel beginnt:
Antirussische Maßnahmen erhöhen Kriegsgefahr

Von Chris Marsden, 5. September 2014

US-Präsident Barack Obama konnte bei einer Pressekonferenz in Estland seine Feindschaft gegenüber allem, was die Vorbereitungen auf antirussische Maßnahmen auf dem Nato-Gipfel stören konnte, kaum verbergen.

Obama versichert den baltischen Regimes „ewigen Beistand“

Von Christoph Dreier, 5. September 2014

Die Äußerungen Obamas in Tallinn kommen einem Freibrief für jede erdenkliche militärische Provokation gegen Russland gleich und erhöhen die Gefahr eines dritten Weltkriegs.

Ferguson/Missouri: Neue Proteste gegen Polizeimord

Von Gabriel Black, 5. September 2014

Fast tausend Menschen nahmen am Samstag an einer Demonstration in Ferguson/Missouri teil. Es war die größte Demonstration, die bisher tagsüber stattgefunden hat.

Venezuela plant, Ölgeschaft in Amerika zu verkaufen

Von Alexander Fangmann, 5. September 2014

Angesichts eines finanziellen Engpasses hat Ölminister Rafael Ramirez das Angebot ausgeschrieben, Citgo für zehn Milliarden Dollar zu verkaufen.

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Obama and the financial aristocracy

5 September 2014

The wave of reckless speculation in the US financial system and the drive to war have a common root: the domination of the financial oligarchy over society.

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Fifty years since the Rochester, New York riots

By Jonathan White, 5 September 2014

The riot was one of the first uprisings to sweep America’s cities in the 1960s.

Scottish referendum campaign

Veteran Scottish nationalist Jim Sillars denounces fight for socialism

By Steve James, 5 September 2014

Sillars told a Glasgow meeting that an independent Scotland could rely on oil and financial speculation.

Scottish National Party arms police in preparation for rising social opposition

By Jordan Shilton, 4 September 2014

The class issues in the Scottish referendum

By Chris Marsden, 2 September 2014

More coverage on the Scottish referendum campaign »


ISIS atrocities and US imperialism

By Patrick Martin, 4 September 2014

After police killing in Ferguson, ISO calls for a “Black agenda”

By Tom Eley, 4 September 2014

Class, race and the police killing in Ferguson, Missouri

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Britain outlines new “anti-terror” laws

By Robert Stevens, 3 September 2014

US election campaign: Two right-wing parties offer no solution to social crisis

By Patrick Martin, 3 September 2014

Oppose the new imperialist war in Iraq!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 2 September 2014

Arts Review

Willie Nelson’s Band of Brothers: A songwriter returns

By Hiram Lee, 2 September 2014

Socialist Equality Party

SEP (Sri Lanka) to hold antiwar meetings in Jaffna and Kandy

2 September 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.

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

5 September 2014

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

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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