Scotland’s No vote and the crisis of the British nation state
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (UK)

20 September 2014

The No vote on Scottish independence from the United Kingdom has in no way lessened the dangers facing working people.

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US generals challenge Obama on ground troops in Iraq, Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 20 September 2014

In a series of statements contradicting the president’s vow of no new “ground war” in Iraq, the Pentagon’s top brass has come close to insubordination.

Detroit Chrysler workers speak out against war

By a WSWS reporting team, 20 September 2014

Workers at the Chrysler Warren Truck assembly plant in suburban Detroit expressed opposition to the Obama administration’s new war against Iraq and Syria.

France bombs ISIS targets in Iraq

By Alex Lantier, 20 September 2014

Canada signs up for Washington’s new Mideast war

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Poland announces formation of joint military unit with Ukraine and Lithuania

By Niles Williamson, 20 September 2014

Ukraine’s participation in a joint military brigade with Poland and Lithuania, both members of NATO, is part of a reckless campaign of militarization in Eastern Europe instigated by the US and targeting Russia.

Ukrainian president delivers bellicose speech to the US Congress

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Air France pilots strike against low wages

By Antoine Lerougetel, 20 September 2014

Seventy-five percent of Air France pilots have been on strike since Monday.

Google report documents surge in electronic surveillance requests by governments worldwide

By Thomas Gaist, 20 September 2014

Google complies with at least 84 percent of US government data requests, which have risen by 250 percent during the past five years.

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Microsoft cuts 2,100 jobs, closes Silicon Valley research lab

By Kate Randall, 20 September 2014

The layoffs are the second round in a plan to axe 18,000 jobs this fiscal year at Microsoft.

Ferguson officer Darren Wilson testifies before grand jury

By John Burton, 20 September 2014

The prosecutor for St. Louis County, Missouri is using the grand jury to furnish political cover for a decision not to prosecute the Ferguson cop for the murder of Michael Brown.

Notes on police violence in America
US police kill 104 people in August

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Virginia officials announce massive state budget cuts

By Nick Barrickman, 20 September 2014

The deal would allow for the cutting of over $500 million in the next two years.

New Zealand parties express sham concern for the poor

By John Braddock, 20 September 2014

At a Wellington meeting, the speakers all offered election promises to lessen poverty, knowing full well that none would be carried out.

Working class disenfranchised in New Zealand election

Chinese president visits Sri Lanka to strengthen strategic ties

By Deepal Jayasekera, 20 September 2014

President Xi’s South Asian tour is an attempt to counter aggressive moves by the US and Japan to line up countries in the region behind the US “pivot” against China.

New in Persian

جنگ تغییر رژیم در سوریه

بری گری
13 سپتامبر 2014

گذشت زمان هدف اصلی جنگ افروزی دولت اوباما را بیش از پیش آشکار می کند؛ براندازی رژیم حامی روسیه و ایران در سوریه و ایجاد دولت دست نشانده ایالات متحده. کمپین مبارزه با داعش (دولت اسلامی عراق و سوریه) پوششی است در پیاده سازی جنگ علیه دمشق که در سپتامبر گذشته متوقف شد که درعین حال، سیطره آمریکا بر عراق را نیز تقویت می کند.

New in Russian

Борьба против войны и политические задачи Партии Социалистического Равенства
Резолюция Третьего национального съезда ПСР (США)

20 сентября 2014 г.

Это основная резолюция Третьего национального съезда Партии Социалистического Равенства (США), единогласно принятая 5 августа 2014 г.

New in French

Non au projet de loi 3 du gouvernement libéral du Québec
Mobilisons les travailleurs pour défendre les pensions et tous les services publics

Déclaration du Parti de l’égalité socialiste (Canada), 20 septembre 2014

La lutte pour défendre les pensions des employés municipaux doit devenir le point de départ d'une vaste contre-offensive des travailleurs contre tout le programme d'austérité de la classe dirigeante.

New in Spanish

El partido de los Trabajadores de Brasil (PT) encara la elección más reñida en más de una década

Por Bill Van Auken, 20 de septiembre de 2014

Quedan menos de tres semanas antes de la primera ronda del balotaje brasileño, y se anticipa una segunda contienda entre la presidente Rousseff y su rival Marina Silva.

¡No en el referéndum escocés! ¡Por una Gran Bretaña Socialista!

Declaración del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad (Reino Unido), 20 de septiembre de 2014

En defensa del principio fundamental de la unidad de la clase obrera internacional, el Partido Socialista Por la Igualdad pide votar NO en el referéndum sobre la independencia de Escocia.

New in German

Aufruf der SEP (GB) für ein Nein im Schottland-Referendum:
Kämpft für ein sozialistisches Großbritannien!

Erklärung der Socialist Equality Party (GB), 20. September 2014

Am Tag des Referendums über die Unabhängigkeit Schottlands rief die Socialist Equality Party (Großbritannien) zu einem Nein auf. Wie sie erklärte, erfordert die offensichtliche Krise der bürgerlichen Herrschaft eine sozialistische Antwort.

Ukrainischer Präsident hält kriegerische Rede vor US-Kongress

Von Niles Williamson, 20. September 2014

Der ukrainische Präsident Petro Poroschenko hielt bei einer gemeinsamen Sitzung des Kongresses eine Rede, in der er weitere Wirtschafts- und Militärhilfe als Unterstützung in einem "Krieg für die freie Welt" forderte.

Obama nutzt Ebola um 3000 Militärs nach Westafrika zu schicken

Von Bill Van Auken, 20. September 2014

An der Reaktion des US-Imperialismus auf die Ebola-Epidemie zeigt sich, wie sehr er sich, um China auszustechen, im zweiten „Wettlauf um Afrika“ auf die Überlegenheit seiner dort anwesenden Truppen verlässt.

Das Rückkehr des deutschen Imperialismus und die Aufgaben der Partei für Soziale Gleichheit
Resolution der Sonderkonferenz der PSG gegen Krieg

20. September 2014

Am 13. und 14. September führte die Partei für Soziale Gleichheit in Berlin eine Sonderkonferenz gegen Krieg durch. Sie verabschiedete eine Resolution, die den Kampf gegen Militarismus und Krieg in den Mittelpunkt ihrer Arbeit stellt.

Yale-Kaplan durch zionistische Angriffe zum Rücktritt gezwungen

Von Fred Mazelis, 20. September 2014

Reverend Bruce Shipman wurde zum Rücktritt gezwungen, weil er darauf hingewiesen hatte, dass die Verbrechen der israelischen Regierung denjenigen Munition liefern, die heute den Antisemitismus wiederbeleben wollen.

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Australian anti-terror raids part of US war drive

20 September 2014

Within hours of Australia’s largest-ever anti-terror operation, US Secretary of State Kerry invoked the lurid news reports to justify the US war in Iraq and Syria.

Earlier Perspectives »

SEP Lecture Series

The Socialist Equality Party in the US and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality are hosting this series of lectures by David North, the chairman of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site.

Socialist Equality Party

The return of German militarism and the tasks of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party of Germany)
Resolution of the Special Conference Against War of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit

20 September 2014

On September 13 and 14, the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) held a Special Conference Against War in Berlin. The following resolution was adopted unanimously by the delegates.

Scottish Referendum Campaign

Public meetings in Scotland: After the independence referendum, lessons for the working class

18 September 2014

The Socialist Equality Party (UK) invites all our supporters and readers of the World Socialist Web Site to a discussion on the implications of Scotland’s independence referendum and the way forward for the working class.

Vote No in the Scottish referendum: Fight for a Socialist Britain!

By the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 18 September 2014

More coverage on the Scottish referendum campaign »

WSWS Fund Appeal

In this video, WSWS writer Andre Damon explains why now more than ever the World Socialist Web Site needs its readers' financial support.


Climate change and the capitalist system

By Patrick Martin, 20 September 2014

This statement will be distributed at a climate change demonstration this weekend in New York City.

France’s New Anti-capitalist Party orients to Socialist Party critics of Hollande

By Stéphane Hugues and Alex Lantier, 20 September 2014

The NPA complacently dismisses the idea of a political crisis in France to justify its continuing orientation to the Socialist Party (PS) amid the PS’ ongoing collapse.

Wealth of world’s billionaires: $7.3 trillion

By Joseph Kishore, 19 September 2014

The NFL’s Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson—and the moral high ground of American corporations

By David Walsh, 19 September 2014

Yale chaplain forced out by Zionist attacks

Spain: Catalan pseudo-left intensify pro-independence agitation

Arts Review

Toronto International Film Festival 2014—Part 1
Something different in filmmaking

By David Walsh, 18 September 2014

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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

20 September 2014

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

Feature Report

The social crisis behind the rise in Chicago street violence

By Chris Davion and Jeff Lusanne, 16 September 2014

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Detroit bankruptcy conspiracy enters its final stage

By Jerry White, 17 September 2014

Detroit charged $126 million by law firms and consultants in bankruptcy case

By Thomas Gaist, 17 September 2014

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WMO report: Greenhouse gas levels accelerating at record pace

By Daniel de Vries, 17 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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