Turkey demands US back war to topple Syria’s Assad

By Bill Van Auken, 8 October 2014

As ISIS forces were poised to take the Syrian border town of Kobani, Turkish President Erdogan reiterated his conditions for joining the US-led war in the region.

The Mideast war and the US election

ISIS gains provide further pretext for US ground troops in Iraq and Syria

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Growth estimates revised down ahead of IMF-World Bank meetings

By Nick Beams, 8 October 2014

Such reductions have been a regular occurrence since the eruption of the global financial crisis in 2008.

Burned bodies of 28 Mexican teaching students pulled from mass graves

By Don Knowland, 8 October 2014

Guerrero state authorities confirmed that a local gang tied to the Iguala mayor killed the students.

Detroit mayor and city council president voice full support for continued financial dictatorship

By Thomas Gaist, 8 October 2014

After dropping their rhetorical opposition to the emergency manager, Mayor Mike Duggan and City Council President Brenda Jones were given seats on the financial control board.

Corporate elite divvies up Detroit as bankruptcy plan confirmation looms

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Felony charges dropped against Detroit cop who killed seven-year-old girl

By James Brewer, 8 October 2014

Aiyana Stanley-Jones was shot and killed during a violent SWAT team raid in 2010.

Hewlett-Packard layoffs to total more than 55,000

By Dan Conway, 8 October 2014

The job cuts are part of HP’s plan to split into two separate organizations—computer operations and business technologies.

San Diego suicides reach highest reported number in 2013

By Archie Stone and Toby Reese, 8 October 2014

A recent report from the San Diego Suicide Prevention Council noted a 20 percent increase in suicides over the past six years.

German Green Party-affiliated think tank calls for renewed offensive against Russia

By Stefan Steinberg, 8 October 2014

Seventy years after the German bourgeoisie sought to establish its control over Mittel-Europa, the Green Party and the Heinrich Böll Foundation are urging it to take the same path once again.

Canada’s government engaged in mass surveillance of protest groups

By Roger Jordan, 8 October 2014

A federal government “emergency response” centre has been systematically collecting information on demonstrations and other protest events.

Dire shortage of affordable housing in the UK

By Dennis Moore, 8 October 2014

The shortage of affordable housing is a consequence of years of not building the houses required to meet demand.

Sri Lankan Supreme Court endorses deportation of asylum seekers

By W.A. Sunil, 8 October 2014

Forcible deportations of Pakistan and Afghan asylum seekers from Sri Lanka continue after the court rejects a human rights appeal.

New Zealand Labour leader resigns after election rout

By John Braddock, 8 October 2014

Labour’s loss of support in the working class cannot be reversed by a leadership change.

New in Russian

Германия направляет солдат на Украину

Кристоф Драйер, 8 октября 2014 г.

Правительство Германии впервые после окончания Второй мировой войны намерено послать немецких солдат на Украину.

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La guerra del Medio Oriente y las elecciones de Estados Unidos

Por Patrick Martin, 8 octubre 2014

Cuatro semanas antes de las elecciones del Congreso, los partidos Demócrata y Republicano participan en una conspiración de silencio sobre los planes de guerra de Estados Unidos en el Medio Oriente.

Un segundo balotaje para Dilma Rousseff de Brasil después de peor desempeño del Partido de los Trabajadores en 12 años

Por Bill Van Auken, 8 octubre 2014

No hubo ganador claro en a primera ronda de las elecciones presidenciales Dilma Rousseff ahora encarará a su rival derechista Aecio Neves en una segunda vuelta el 26 de octubre.

Vicepresidente Biden: Estados Unidos armó al Estado Islámico

Por Patrick Martin, 8 octubre 2014

El vicepresidente de Estados Unidos dijo que Turquía, Arabia Saudita y los Emiratos Árabes Unidos habían armado a la milicia islámica que ahora bombardea Estados Unidos.

Festival Internacional de Cine de Toronto 2014—Parte 3

Por David Walsh, 8 octubre 2014

Esta es la tercera parte de una serie dedicada al reciente festival de cine de Toronto.

Los cajaduendes: Una mirada caricaturesca de las clases sociales

Por Zaida Green, 8 octubre 2014

Una clase perseguida de duendes confronta a los Sombrero Blancos ricos y corruptos en esta nueva película animada de Laika, estudio cinematográfico de Oregon.

New in French

L’Allemagne veut déployer des troupes de combat en Ukraine

Par Christoph Dreier, 8 octobre 2014

Pour la première fois depuis la Seconde Guerre mondiale, le gouvernement allemand envisage d’envoyer des troupes en Ukraine.

Le Canada accroîtra considérablement son implication dans la guerre au Moyen-Orient

Par Keith Jones, 8 octobre 2014

Le Canada envoie des avions de combat afin de participer aux bombardements américains en Irak et possiblement en Syrie.

New in German

US-Vizepräsident Joseph Biden gibt zu:
Amerikanische Verbündete haben ISIS bewaffnet

Von Patrick Martin, 8. Oktober 2014

Auf eine Frage an der Harvard University räumte Vizepräsident Biden ein, die Türkei, Saudi-Arabien, die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate und Katar hätten ISIS mit Waffen beliefert.

Kriegspropaganda im Deutschen Historischen Museum

Von Johannes Stern, 8. Oktober 2014

Der Politiker Horst Teltschik und die Historiker Michael Wolffsohn, Sönke Neitzel und Jörg Baberowski diskutierten im Deutschen Historischen Museum über Deutschland als Interventionsmacht.

Neue Antikapitalistische Partei unterstützt Frankreichs "Krieg gegen den Terror"

Von Francis Dubois, 8. Oktober 2014

Die Reaktion der NPA auf das Antiterrorgesetz der französischen Regierung kommt einer Verteidigung des imperialistischen Kriegs im Nahen Osten und der Polizeiunterdrückung im Innern gleich.

Michail Chodorkowski kündigt Rückkehr in die russische Politik an

Von Clara Weiss, 8. Oktober 2014

Chodorkowski spricht für Teile der russischen Oligarchie, die eine engere Zusammenarbeit mit den imperialistischen Mächten anstreben, in deren Ländern sie einen Großteil ihrer Vermögen gebunkert haben.

Libyen zerfällt durch Machtkampf rivalisierender Regierungen

Von Jean Shaoul, 8. Oktober 2014

Libyens Regierung sitzt heute in Tobruk, ganz im Osten des Landes. Sie ist isoliert und hat wenig Kontrolle über das Land.

PT erzielt schlechtestes Ergebnis seit zwölf Jahren, Rousseff vor Stichwahl

Von Bill Van Auken, 8. Oktober 2014

Nach der ersten Runde der brasilianischen Präsidentschaftswahl muss die amtierende Präsidentin Rousseff am 26. Oktober zur Stichwahl gegen ihren rechten Herausforderer Aecio Neves antreten.

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The bank bailout and the Forbes 400

8 October 2014

Six years since the 2008 bank bailout, the wealth of the 400 richest people in the United States has nearly doubled.

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Arts Review

Snowpiercer: A new ice age and its consequences

By Muhammad Khan, 8 October 2014

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s latest film tackles environmental catastrophe and social revolution.

The Boxtrolls: A cartoonish glimpse of class society

By Zaida Green, 6 October 2014

Toronto International Film Festival 2014—Part 4
Iraqi Odyssey and other pictures of the modern world

By David Walsh, 2 October 2014

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State authorities revoke labor contract for 15,000 Philadelphia teachers

By Jerry White and Samuel Davidson, 7 October 2014

Wealth of richest 400 Americans surges to $2.29 trillion

By Andre Damon, 6 October 2014

US social inequality in two graphs
Income gains after recessions increasingly go to the wealthy

US Supreme Court Justice Scalia attacks separation of church and state

New Anti-capitalist Party, Lutte Ouvrière hail union sellout of Air France strike

US exploiting West Africa Ebola outbreak to establish military foothold

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The LSSP’s Great Betrayal: Part 1
The liquidation of the Bolshevik Leninist Party of India

By Nanda Wickremasinghe and K. Ratnayake, 7 October 2014

The first of four articles on the political lessons of the entry of the LSSP into the government of Madame Sirima Bandaranaike in June 1964.

The Struggle Against War

New pamphlet outlines basis for struggle against imperialist war

7 October 2014

The pamphlet contains three important statements on war from the International Committee of the Fourth International, the Socialist Equality Party in the US and the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit in Germany.

Socialism and the Fight Against Imperialist War
Statement of the International Committee of the Fourth International

3 July 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

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

Police violence in America

Notes on police violence in the US
Police killed 77 people in September

By E.P. Bannon, 7 October 2014

Over the past week, police have killed at least fourteen more people, while judges and prosecutors continued to protect the perpetrators of police violence.

Three more New York City police killings last week

Revelations of brutality deepen crisis over New York’s Rikers Island prison

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25 years ago: Thousands of demonstrators confront East German police

On October 9, 1989, the streets and squares of East Berlin, Dresden and Leipzig and other East German cities were the scene of demonstrations by thousands against the ruling Stalinist bureaucracy.

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50 years ago: Nasser releases Tshombe from jail

On October 9, 1964, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser released Congolese President Moise Tshombe from house arrest, after he had attempted to attend a gathering of the “nonaligned countries” held in Cairo.

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75 years ago: Nazi Germany carves up Poland

On October 8, 1939, after the fall of Warsaw to the Nazi invaders days earlier, Hitler redrew Poland’s borders.

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100 years ago: Japan seizes German possession in the Pacific

On October 7, 1914, it was reported in the press that Japanese military forces had seized the island of Jaluit, a German colony in the Marshall Islands situated in the western Pacific.

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