US air strikes in Syria, just the beginning

By Peter Symonds, 24 September 2014

The scope and extent of yesterday’s air attacks underline the fact that Syria, not Iraq, has been the primary US target all along.

US plans to invest $1 trillion in nuclear weapons arsenal

Struggle against ISIS shields US oil grab

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Australian police kill teenager amid anti-Muslim “terrorism” hysteria

By James Cogan, 24 September 2014

The 18-year-old’s death is the first in the “anti-terrorism” operations taking place across Australia.

Proposals to further restrict access to White House follow security breach

By Barry Grey, 24 September 2014

Relatives say the White House intruder, Iraq war veteran Omar Jose Gonzalez, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and needs to be treated rather than dealt with as a criminal.

Air France delays outsourcing of jobs amid pilots strike

By our reporters, 24 September 2014

Faced with growing opposition from different sections of Air France workers, the airline may postpone the full implementation of its low-cost subsidiary Transavia-Europe.

Brutal police provocation at Greek protest over fascist murder of rapper

By John Vassilopoulos, 24 September 2014

Greek police carried out mass arrests and attacked demonstrators at a protest marking the first anniversary since the killing of rapper Pavlos Fyssas by a fascist Golden Dawn member.

Germany: IG Metall leaders plead for “constructive dialogue” to secure company profits

By our reporters, 24 September 2014

Union leaders in Berlin openly appealed for a more active role in restructuring company policy in order to improve dividends.

Press freedom under attack in Slovenia

By Markus Salzmann, 24 September 2014

Slovenian journalist Anuska Delic is threatened with three years’ imprisonment for the publication of allegedly sensitive state information.

China’s president visits India in bid to counter US “pivot”

By Deepal Jayasekera, 24 September 2014

Xi’s visit to India was an attempt to counter the US-Japanese drive to strategically isolate and encircle China.

Over 100 arrested in “Flood Wall Street” demonstration

By Isaac Finn, 24 September 2014

New York City police used pepper against the protesters.

US peanut executives responsible for salmonella outbreak found guilty

By Tom Hall, 24 September 2014

Prosecutors in the first federal felony case against corporate executives for food poisoning did not press charges for the nine deaths caused by the salmonella outbreak.

Appeal filed in California of court ruling against teacher tenure

By Dan Conway, 24 September 2014

The ruling makes it easier to fire teachers and replace them with lower-paid, less experienced instructors.

California court ruling signals nationwide attack on teacher tenure, seniority rights

Australian bipartisan unity on war extended to budget austerity

By Mike Head, 24 September 2014

Moves are underway to secure deals between the government and Labor opposition to pass severe cuts to pensions, family benefits and student allowances.

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Hong Kong students protest Beijing’s decision on 2017 election

By Ben McGrath, 24 September 2014

Students are demanding that Hong Kong citizens elect their own officials directly, without interference from Beijing.

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La caza de brujas de Steven Salaita y el nuevo macartismo

Por Bill Van Auken, 24 de septiembre de 2014

La victimización política de Salaita en nombre de la "democracia" es otro preaviso escalofriante de que los derechos democráticos fundamentales, incluyendo la libertad académica, son incompatibles con una sociedad dominada por la desigualdad social y el belicismo.

Festival Internacional de Cine de Toronto 2014 – Parte 1
Algo diferente en el cine

Por David Walsh, 24 de septiembre de 2014

En el Festival Internacional de Cine de Toronto se exhibieron algunas notables películas, entre las 284 cintas de largometraje y 108 cortometrajes de ochenta países.

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Air France diffère les délocalisations face à la grève des pilotes

Par nos reporters, 24 septembre 2014

Air France pourrait suspendre la création de la filiale Transavia-Europe, face au soutien grandissant de la grève par différentes catégories de travailleurs d'Air France.

La direction d’Air France menace les pilotes au moment où la grève entre dans sa deuxième semaine

Par Kumaran Ira, 24 septembre 2014

Air France exige de fortes réductions des salaires, des avantages sociaux et des conditions de travail.

Le changement climatique et le système capitaliste

Par Patrick Martin, 24 septembre 2014

Cette déclaration a été distribuée cette fin de semaine à la Marche des peuples pour le climat à New York.

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McCarthys langer Schatten:
Die Hexenjagd gegen Steven Salaita

Von Bill Van Auken, 24. September 2014

Die politische Verfolgung von Salaita im Namen der “Demokratie” muss als Warnung dienen: Demokratische Rechte sind mit einer Gesellschaft des Kriegs und der sozialen Ungleichheit unvereinbar.

USA starten Luftangriffe in Syrien

Von Peter Symonds, 24. September 2014

Die Angriffe auf Isis in Syrien stellen die Ausweitung eines leichtsinnigen und kriminellen Krieges dar, der katastrophale Folgen für den Nahen Osten und die Welt haben wird.

Pablisten unterstützen imperialistischen Krieg im Nahen Osten

Von Christoph Dreier, 24. September 2014

Ende letzten Monats stimmte die Rot-Grüne Einheitsliste (EL) im dänischen Parlament geschlossen für die Entsendung einer Hercules-Transportmaschine der Luftwaffe in den Irak.

ARD-Programmbeirat kritisiert tendenziöse Ukraine-Berichterstattung

Von Sybille Fuchs, 24. September 2014

Der Programmbeirat wirft der ARD vor, ihre Ukraine-Berichterstattung erwecke den Eindruck der Voreingenommenheit und sei tendenziell gegen Russland gerichtet.

Entlassungen bei Osram: IG Metall plädiert für „konstruktiven Dialog“

Von unseren Reportern, 24. September 2014

Am Montag organisierte die IG Metall eine Reihe von Demonstrationen und Kundgebungen, zeitgleich mit einer Sitzung des Aufsichtsrats von Osram in Augsburg.

Der Klimawandel und das kapitalistische System

Von Patrick Martin, 24. September 2014

Diese Erklärung wurde am Wochenende bei einer Demonstration zum Klimawandel in New York City verteilt.

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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.


The bombing of Syria and unending US war

24 September 2014

The perfunctory character of Obama’s statement Tuesday made it clear that Washington no longer feels obliged to even explain, much less defend, its military interventions abroad before the American people.

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.

The Struggle Against War

Video: Detroit residents speak out against war

By Tim Rivers and Seraphine Collins, 24 September 2014

Residents said the billions of dollars spent on war should be used to rebuild infrastructure and fight poverty.

Socialist Equality Party campaigns against war in Detroit and Minneapolis

By our reporters, 22 September 2014

Arts Review

Toronto International Film Festival 2014—Part 2
Phoenix and Labyrinth of Lies: German history and other complex questions

By Joanne Laurier, 24 September 2014

Christian Petzold’s Phoenix and Italian-born Giulio Ricciarelli’s Labyrinth of Lies are both skillfully made, intelligent films that delve, in quite different ways, into the legacy of German fascism.

Grave of the Fireflies: Two children fighting for survival in wartime Japan

By Elle Chapman, 22 September 2014

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An attempt to rehabilitate Hitler

By Peter Schwarz, 24 September 2014

The 91-year-old German historian Ernst Nolte has made a plea in the European magazine for the rehabilitation of Hitler.

The witch-hunting of Steven Salaita and the new McCarthyism

By Bill Van Auken, 23 September 2014

One in five US workers laid off during the recession still unemployed

By Andre Damon, 23 September 2014

Afghan factions form power-sharing government

By James Cogan, 23 September 2014

US prison population increases for first time since 2009

By Kate Randall, 23 September 2014

The Alibaba IPO frenzy: Symptom of a diseased economic order

New Anti-capitalist Party tries to whitewash France’s scramble for Africa

Detroit teachers union president retires

Climate change and the capitalist system

Scottish Referendum Campaign

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

Former Scottish Socialist Party leader Tommy Sheridan declares for Scottish National Party

By Julie Hyland, 23 September 2014

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

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Workers Struggles

No to the Quebec Liberals’ Bill 3!
For a working class counteroffensive to defend pensions and public services!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Canada), 24 September 2014

The fight to defend the pensions of Quebec’s municipal workers must become the starting point of a broad working class counteroffensive against the whole ruling class austerity program.

Quebec: Mass protest against gutting of municipal workers’ pensions

By a WSWS reporting team, 23 September 2014

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

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Detroit bankruptcy judge holds hearing on water shutoffs

By Thomas Gaist, 23 September 2014

The “Detroit Homecoming”: City planning by and for the billionaires

Detroit bankruptcy conspiracy enters its final stage

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International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Meetings of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (UK): For a new socialist anti-war movement!

23 September 2014

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

Google report documents surge in electronic surveillance requests by governments worldwide

By Thomas Gaist, 20 September 2014

More on NSA spying and the defense of Edward Snowden »

25 years ago: Hundreds of thousands protest apartheid in South Africa

On September 22, 1989 and over the next several days, hundreds of thousands marched against apartheid throughout South Africa.

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50 years ago: Warren Commission publishes JFK assassination cover-up

On September 24, 1964, the official presidential committee convened to investigate the events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy released its findings in an 889-page report.

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75 years ago: Japan suffers defeat in Battle of Changsha

The occupying Japanese army launched a fresh offensive in southern China against Changsha, the capital of Hunan province, on September 24, 1939.

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100 years ago: World War I fighting reaches Tahiti

On September 22, 1914, German warships attacked Papeete in French Polynesia, as the bloody battles of the first month of World War I reached Tahiti in the Pacific.

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