New Afghan puppet regime accepts deal to keep 10,000 US troops

By Bill Van Auken, 30 September 2014

The new two-headed “national unity” regime threatens to be even more unstable than the previous US puppet, Hamid Karzai.

Federal judge rules Detroit residents have no “fundamental right” to water

By Jerry White, 30 September 2014

US bankruptcy judge Steven Rhodes on Monday threw out a motion for a temporary injunction to stop the city’s mass water shutoff policy, which has already affected nearly 50,000 households.

The model for America: Ruling elites dispense with democracy in Detroit

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Protests in Hong Kong continue after riot police withdraw

By Ben McGrath and Peter Symonds, 30 September 2014

The attacks on peaceful protesters, far from breaking up the crowds, only provoked broader anger and prompted others to join in.

US ramps up war in Syria

By Peter Symonds, 30 September 2014

The Obama administration is marshalling support for a war that is primarily aimed against the Syrian government, rather than ISIS.

Le Monde promotes French government war propaganda on Iraq

By Kumaran Ira, 30 September 2014

US plans massive military escalation in Syria and Iraq

Turkey lines up for military role in Syria–Part 1

By Jean Shaoul, 30 September 2014

Turkish President Recep Erdogan has come under enormous pressure from Washington to join President Obama’s coalition for a new war of aggression in the Middle East.

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Mass graves reveal torture and executions in eastern Ukraine

By Christoph Dreier, 30 September 2014

The brutal crackdown against separatists in the east of the country is closely connected with the imposition of authoritarian forms of rule throughout Ukraine.

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Voter ID laws to keep millions from voting in November elections

By Ed Hightower, 30 September 2014

In four US states alone, 1.7 million voters would be denied the right to vote.

Los Angeles police kill about one person per week

By Kevin Martinez, 30 September 2014

Police in Los Angeles County have killed at least 589 people since 2000.

US elite rolls out red carpet for Indian PM Modi

By Keith Jones, 30 September 2014

Washington has made no secret it wants to “reset” Indo-US relations, so as to harness New Delhi to its anti-China “pivot.”

Australian paramilitary police kill man in Brisbane siege

By Mike Head, 30 September 2014

Television news footage showed police commandos firing multiple shots at pointblank range at the man.

Top Australian firms avoid billions in tax

By Nick Beams, 30 September 2014

Social spending is being cut on the claim “there is no money” but corporate tax avoided in the past decade alone would cover the last two budget deficits.

UK pilots union agrees mass layoffs/pay cuts at Monarch

By Robert Stevens, 30 September 2014

Monarch is going through a major restructuring with the stated aim of becoming a “low-cost” airline.

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İklim değişikliği ve kapitalist sistem

Patrick Martin, 30 Eylül 2014

İklim gösterilerine ve protestolara katılanları, SEP ile bağlantı kurmaya, Dünya Sosyalist Web Sitesi’ni okumaya ve dünya sosyalizmi uğruna mücadeleye girişmek için karar vermeye çağırıyoruz.

Ebola salgını hızla yayılıyor

David Brown, 30 Eylül 2014

Dünya Sağlık Örgütü’nün (WHO) ve ABD Hastalık Kontrol Merkezleri’nin (CDC) raporları, Batı Afrika’daki Ebola salgınında durumun hızla kötüleştiğini göstermektedir.

Almanya’daki Osram’da işten çıkarmalar:
IG Metall liderleri şirket karlarını güvenceye almak için “yapıcı diyalog” istiyor

Muhabirlerimizden, 30 Eylül 2014

Berlin’deki toplantı, sendikal perspektifin iflasını doğrulamış ve IG Metall sendikasının, Berlin’deki veya başka yerlerdeki işleri savunmak yönünde en ufak bir niyetinin olmadığını açıkça göstermiştir.

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Le syndicat des pilotes pousse les pilotes d’Air France à abandonner la grève

Par Alex Lantier et Stéphane Hugues, 30 septembre 2014

Les syndicats et le gouvernement PS s’efforcent par tous les moyens de faire accepter aux pilotes un accord qui ouvrirait la voie à une détérioration drastique des salaires et des conditions de travail.

Le gouvernement français exploite le meurtre d’Hervé Gourdel par des islamistes pour élargir la guerre en Irak

Par Pierre Mabut, 30 septembre 2014

Les forces islamistes responsables du meurtre de Gourdel ont bénéficié du soutien de la France et de ses alliés pendant les guerres impérialistes par procuration en Libye et en Syrie

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Steinmeiers UNO-Rede: Kriegspropaganda in pazifistischem Gewand

Von Johannes Stern, 30. September 2014

Steinmeiers Rede am Samstag verband Drohungen gegen Russland mit der Forderung nach einer massiven Militärintervention im Nahen und Mittleren Osten und Rufen nach mehr deutscher „Verantwortung“ in der Welt.

USA: Regierung und Generalstab wollen Krieg in Syrien und im Irak stark ausweiten

Von Patrick Martin, 30. September 2014

Am Wochenende bemühten sich gleich mehrere offizielle Sprecher, die amerikanische Bevölkerung für einen umfassenden Krieg im Nahen Osten weichzuklopfen.

Britisches Parlament stimmt für Krieg im Irak und in Syrien

Von Robert Stevens, 30. September 2014

Premierminister David Cameron erklärte im Parlament, es gebe keine "juristische Barriere" für Großbritannien, die Genehmigung des Parlaments zur Bombardierung des Irak auch auf ähnliche Aktionen in Syrien auszudehnen.

Folter und Exekutionen in der Ostukraine

Von Christoph Dreier, 30. September 2014

Mit dem Rückzug der ukrainischen Armee aus Gebieten der Ostukraine mehren sich die Berichte über Massengräber, in denen ukrainische Verbände ihre Gegner verscharrt haben.

Fast 900.000 Kriegsflüchtlinge aus der Ukraine in Russland

Von Clara Weiss, 30. September 2014

Die Flüchtlingskatastrophe in der Ostukraine ist für die westlichen Medien kein Thema, obwohl die Politik Berlins und Washingtons dafür die Hauptverantwortung trägt.

Pilotengewerkschaft verrät Streik bei Air France

Von Alex Lantier und Stéphane Hugues, 30. September 2014

Die Gewerkschaften und die regierende Sozialistische Partei versuchen verzweifelt, die Piloten zu zwingen einen Tarifvertrag zu akzeptieren, der deutlich schlechtere Löhne und Arbeitsbedingungen ermöglichen würde.

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The midterm elections and the political crisis in the US

30 September 2014

The American population is overwhelmingly indifferent to the November 4 US elections, which will decide 34 US Senate seats, all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, and the governorships of most states.

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What way forward for the Air France pilots’ strike?

By Alex Lantier, 30 September 2014

Pilots must reject the abject surrender demanded by the pilots union, which would only lead to deep cuts to wages and conditions.

Pilots union pushes for sell-out of Air France pilots strike

French Prime Minister Valls denounces striking Air France pilots

The legacy of US Attorney General Eric Holder

By Tom Carter, 29 September 2014

Obama’s “best of all possible worlds”

By Andre Damon, 27 September 2014

The discovery of the “Khorasan Group” in Syria

By Niles Williamson, 27 September 2014

“Why I Hope to Die at 75”: Ezekiel Emanuel’s sinister argument against prolonging life

By Kate Randall, 27 September 2014

Michael Banda, former leader of the British WRP, dies at age 84

29 September 2014

Until the crisis that erupted in the Workers Revolutionary Party in 1985, Banda was a central leader of the British Trotskyist movement for more than three decades.

Arts Review

An evaluation of South African novelist Nadine Gordimer (1923-2014)

By Sandy English, 30 September 2014

Writer Nadine Gordimer, winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize for Literature, died in Johannesburg at the age of 90 on July 13.

Toronto International Film Festival 2014—Part 3
Drone warfare in Good Kill
and a roundtable interview with writer-director Andrew Niccol and actor Ethan Hawke

By David Walsh, 26 September 2014

New York Public Library exhibition on US entry into World War I

By Fred Mazelis, 25 September 2014

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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

30 September 2014

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

Police Violence in America

More arrests in Ferguson, Missouri after police chief “apologizes”

By Eric London, 29 September 2014

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Mississippi prison inmates indefinitely detained and subject to “barbaric” conditions

By Matthew MacEgan, 29 September 2014

Notes on police violence in America
Police kill at least 20 people in the past week

By Tom Hall, 26 September 2014


Robert Poli, blacklisted leader of PATCO union, dies at 78

By Tom Mackaman, 25 September 2014

Poli led the 1981 strike of air traffic controllers that was crushed by the Reagan administration with the connivance of the AFL-CIO

25 years ago: Crackdown on strikers in the USSR

On October 4, 1989, the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, presided over by Michael Gorbachev, decreed an immediate ban on strikes in “important industries,” including coalfields, power plants and transportation.

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50 years ago: Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley

On October 1, 1964, an attempt by University of California police to arrest a former student, Jack Weinberg, ignited what came to be called the Berkeley Free Speech Movement.

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75 years ago: Warsaw falls to invading German troops

The Nazi siege of the Polish capital Warsaw ended October 1, 1939, when German troops marched into the city unhindered.

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100 years ago: British troops massacre Sikh deportees from Canada

On October 2, 1914, rioting broke out near Calcutta, India when Sikhs who had been denied the right to migrate to Canada resisted efforts by British colonial authorities to put them on board a train for the Punjab.

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The Struggle Against War

Video: Detroit residents speak out against war

By Tim Rivers and Seraphine Collins, 24 September 2014