Mediterranean shipwrecks leave over 700 refugees dead, many fleeing Mideast wars

By Bill Van Auken, 16 September 2014

Underlying the desperate attempts of refugees to reach Europe is the chaos that multiple imperialist interventions have inflicted upon the Middle East and Africa.

Paris conference gives green light to new Middle East war

By Patrick Martin, 16 September 2014

A conference including most of the world’s major powers issued a communiqué supporting the new government in Baghdad against attacks by ISIS, but made no mention of the ongoing fighting in Syria.

UK prepares for full military action in Syria and Iraq

By Robert Stevens, 16 September 2014

New Zealand government, opposition support US war in Middle East

By Tom Peters, 16 September 2014

The war for regime-change in Syria

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US and NATO hold military exercises in western Ukraine, as ceasefire begins to fray in east

By Niles Williamson, 16 September 2014

Military exercise involving the US, Ukraine and a host of other countries opened Monday, while arm shipments to the pro-Western and anti-Russian regime in Kiev have begun.

Obama commits US to war against Russia in defense of Baltic states

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Ahead of election, Snowden reveals mass spying on New Zealanders

By Tom Peters, 16 September 2014

Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald released documents detailing the NZ spy agency’s involvement in surveillance by the US National Security Agency.

NSA developing real time map of all Internet-connected devices

By Thomas Gaist, 16 September 2014

The NSA penetrated the systems of leading German companies as part of a global Internet mapping operation codenamed Treasure Map.

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White House threatens to cut off Obamacare subsidies to 360,000

By Kate Randall, 16 September 2014

The Obama administration says it will cut off government subsidies to about 360,000 people if they do not offer proof of their income within the next two weeks.

San Diego school district acquires a military assault vehicle

By Jake Dean, 16 September 2014

Militarization of the police is now being fully integrated within public schools.

California residents speak out against militarization of Davis police department

By Evan Blake and Juan Verala Luz, 16 September 2014

Senate hearing whitewashes militarization of American police

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area teachers in third week of strike

By Phyllis Scherrer, 16 September 2014

Striking teachers in the East Allegheny School Districts spoke on the impact of poverty and budget cuts.

UAW holds one-day strike at Indiana auto parts plant

By Kristina Betinis, 16 September 2014

Nearly 800 auto workers struck to demand an end to low wages, which they compare to the pay in the fast-food industry.

Swedish elections: Support declines for establishment parties

By Jordan Shilton, 16 September 2014

Support for the far-right Sweden Democrats has grown as the country’s leading parties intensified their attacks on the social state and democratic rights.

Malaysia offers its military facilities for US spy planes

By Peter Symonds, 16 September 2014

If US military aircraft do begin to operate from Malaysia, the move would mark a significant shift by Kuala Lumpur toward Washington.

New in Serbo-Croatian

Zločini ISIS-a i američki imperijalizam

Patrick Martin, 16. septembar 2014.

Američki imperijalizam, nakon što je iznjedrio islamski terorizam, danas hoće da ga još jednom iskoristi za svoje ciljeve. Zadatak radničke klase, mobilisane na osnovu socijalističkog i internacionalističkog programa, je da porazi islamske fundamentaliste, kao i sve druge oblike kapitalističke reakcije i nasilja.

Bosanski pseudo-lijevi galopiraju udesno

Ognjen Marković, 16. septembar 2014.

Izgradnja istinski revolucionarne partije je moguća jedino na osnovu čvrstih istorijskih principa i teorijskih postignuća izborenih kroz generacije klasne borbe. Nasuprot raznim pseudo-ljevičarima, jedino Međunarodni Komitet Četvrte Internacionale, koji izdaje World Socialist Web Site, je vođen takvom perspektivom i zasnovan je na takvim principima.

New in Persian

امپریالیسم آمریکا و گسترش بنیادگرایی اسلامی در سوریه و عراق

نیلز ویلیامسون

تنها یک سال پس از آن که دولت اوباما از برنامه بمباران سوریه پس از مواجه با مخالفت عمومی در ایالات متحده و بریتانیا عقب نشست، دولت اسلامی عراق و سوریه (داعش) به راحتی بهانه ی تازه ای برای راه اندازی تهاجم امپریالیستی دیگری در خاورمیانه فراهم آورده است.

New in French

Les étudiants doivent se porter à la défense des travailleurs municipaux du Québec
Défendons les régimes de pension et tous les services publics!

Déclaration des Étudiants et jeunes internationalistes pour l'égalité sociale (Canada), 16 septembre 2014

Il faut faire de la défense des régimes de pension le point de départ d'une vaste mobilisation des travailleurs et des jeunes pour la défense des salaires, des emplois et des services publics.

New in German

Sechs Jahre seit dem Wall-Street-Krach

Von Nick Beams, 16. September 2014

Sechs Jahre nach dem Zusammenbruch der Investmentbank Lehman Brothers hat sich die Weltwirtschaft noch nicht erholt und die Bedingungen für eine erneute Finanzkatastrophe werden vorbereitet.

Landtagswahlen in Thüringen und Brandenburg:
Ablehnung der etablierten Parteien

Von Dietmar Henning, 16. September 2014

25 Jahre nach den Demonstrationen für freie Wahlen, die das Ende der DDR einleiteten, beteiligte sich gerade noch jeder Zweite an der Wahl.

Der Krieg für einen Regimewechsel in Syrien

Von Barry Grey, 16. September 2014

Der neue Krieg bedeutet eine massive Eskalation der Aggression des US-Imperialismus im ganzen Nahen Osten und weltweit.

Obamas "Koalition der Willigen" gegen Syrien und den Iran

Von Peter Symonds, 16. September 2014

Die USA haben ihre Pläne zum Sturz des syrischen Präsidenten Baschar al-Assad und Syriens Verbündete, den Iran und Russland, unter dem Deckmantel des Kampfes gegen die Isis-Milizen wiederbelebt.

Vereinigte Staaten und EU weiten Sanktionen gegen Russland aus

Von Niles Williamson, 16. September 2014

Obwohl in der Ostukraine eine Feuerpause zwischen dem Kiewer Regime und den prorussischen Separatisten besteht, verschärfen die neuen Sanktionen den wirtschaftlichen und militärischen Druck auf Russland.

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The impact on Europe of the Scottish independence referendum

16 September 2014

The immense tensions generated by the Scottish referendum point to an unprecedented crisis of rule, whatever the outcome of Thursday’s ballot.

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Feature Report

The social crisis behind the rise in Chicago street violence

By Chris Davion and Jeff Lusanne, 16 September 2014

The hopelessness that violence and gang activity ultimately reflect can be understood only in relationship to the historical decline in working-class living standards in Chicago.

Scottish Referendum Campaign

Workers and youth support Socialist Equality Party campaign in opposition to Scottish nationalism

By our reporters, 16 September 2014

Workers and young people in Scotland have responded positively to the SEP’s call for a “No” vote in Thursday’s referendum on the basis of a rejection of nationalism and the fight for the unity of workers in Britain and internationally.

Counterfire attacks socialist opposition to Scottish nationalism

More coverage on the Scottish referendum campaign »

Arts Review

Common’s Nobody’s Smiling: A murky offering by the Chicago rapper

By Nick Barrickman, 16 September 2014

The tenth studio album from Grammy award-winning rapper Common attempts to grapple with gang violence and social misery in his hometown of Chicago

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Six years since the Wall Street crash

By Nick Beams, 15 September 2014

Peña Nieto pushes oil privatization in Mexico

By Eric London, 15 September 2014

Rhode Island pension-cutter wins Democratic primary

By John Marion, 15 September 2014

Honolulu city officials vote to transfer homeless to former WWII internment camp

By Kevin Martinez, 15 September 2014

IMF chief economist’s revealing expression of theoretical bankruptcy

Ebola outbreak grows

Political witch-hunt against Socialist Alternative on Australian campuses

The Ray Rice case and the violence of American football

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Video: Detroit resumes water shutoffs

By Tim Rivers, 13 September 2014

Regional authority a prelude for privatization of Detroit water system

Detroit Workers Action Committee meeting opposes water shutoffs, bankruptcy

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Book Review

Who Owns Germany? Documenting the widening gulf between rich and poor

By Gustav Kemper, 15 September 2014


Bala Tampoe (1922–2014): Socialist revolutionary turned class traitor

By Nanda Wickremasinghe and Wije Dias, 13 September 2014

Tampoe’s political degeneration was bound up with the Lanka Sama Samaja Party’s backsliding, which culminated in its 1964 entry into a bourgeois government.

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

16 September 2014

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

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan provincial election: Oppose the drive to war and austerity

By the Socialist Equality Party, 11 September 2014

SEP (Sri Lanka) to hold antiwar meetings in Kandy, Galle and Gampaha

12 September 2014

25 years ago: Strikers jailed in International Falls, Minnesota

On September 15, 1989, 12 of 28 strikers remained in jail in the iron range town of International Falls, Minnesota, while state and local authorities threatened to arrest hundreds more.

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50 years ago: Strom Thurmond quits Democratic Party

On September 17, 1964, South Carolina’s reactionary senator, Strom Thurmond, officially quit the Democratic Party and joined the Republican Party in order to campaign for its nominee for the presidency, Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona.

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75 years ago: Stalin orders Soviet army into Poland

On September 17, 1939,two-and-a-half weeks after Poland was invaded from the west by Nazi Germany, Soviet armed forces crossed Poland’s long eastern frontier.

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100 years ago: US peace treaties delay entry into World War I

On September 15, 1914, William J. Bryan, United States secretary of state under Woodrow Wilson, signed treaties for the “advancement of peace” with China, France, Great Britain and Spain.

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