Government indifference compounds Ebola disaster

By Kate Randall, 18 October 2014

A UN trust fund for Ebola has only $100,000 on hand, a fraction of the nearly $1 billion the world body says is needed to contain the spread of the deadly virus.

Australian government refuses to send teams to fight Ebola

By Mike Head, 18 October 2014

Ebola in America

Political issues in the Ebola crisis

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FBI director demands unfettered access to all encrypted phone data

By Thomas Gaist, 18 October 2014

FBI Director James Comey’s remarks at the Brookings Institution underscored the unwillingness of the US ruling elite to tolerate any obstacles to its mass surveillance programs.

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Judge delays order to release Guantanamo force-feeding videos

By Patrick Martin, 18 October 2014

The one-month “pause” gives the Obama administration time to seek an appeals court review of the order to make the tapes public.

French President Hollande moves to end universality of family benefits

By Stéphane Hugues, 18 October 2014

Benefits paid to all families with children in France since the end of World War II are being slashed by Hollande's Socialist Party government.

Spanish students eject Ukrainian fascist thugs

By Alfie Cook, 18 October 2014

Madrid’s Complutense University is hosting an exhibition, “The Tragedy of Odessa,” detailing the attack by Ukrainian fascists on the trade union building in the city, which killed 42 people.

Russia, Ukraine to negotiate amid deepening crisis

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University study exposes growing hunger in South London borough of Lambeth

By Allison Smith, 18 October 2014

A study on food insecurity in Lambeth, South London revealed that more than 75 percent of parents had reduced the size of their meals or skipped meals.

Europe’s police target refugees in operation Mos Maiorum

By Martin Kreikenbaum, 18 October 2014

Intensified checks at major traffic spots, borders and airports are aimed at identifying refugees without valid residency permits.

Thousands protest disappearance of Mexican teaching students

By Don Knowland, 18 October 2014

Outrage remains widespread as the Mexican government has failed to reveal what happened to the missing students.

Protests across Mexico over disappearance of students

Notes on police violence in America
Texas man dies after being tased by police

By E.P. Bannon, 18 October 2014

The family of a man killed by a Sheriff’s deputy says the officer tased him twice before he died.

Two months since the police murder of Michael Brown

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Police harass street performers in New York’s Times Square

By Mark Witkowski, 18 October 2014

Immigrant workers and others try to make a living in the city’s tourist mecca.

After privatization of custodial services
Reports of garbage, vermin in Chicago public schools

By Christopher Davion, 18 October 2014

In spite of the reports, officials, backed by the SEIU, intend to proceed with the layoff of nearly 300 janitors.

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Les questions politiques dans la crise d’Ebola

Par Patrick Martin, 18 octobre 2014

L’épidémie du virus Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest nécessite une action massive, mondiale et immédiate pour sauver des vies et empêcher la propagation de la maladie.

Le parti allemand Die Linke s’affirme comme parti de guerre

Par Ulrich Rippert, 18 octobre 2014

Die Linke utilise la défense de la minorité kurde comme prétexte pour soutenir une politique de guerre impérialiste.

L'Ebola aux États-Unis

Par Andre Damon, 18 octobre 2014

La réaction incompétente et irresponsable à la crise de l'Ebola aux Etats-Unis constitue une condamnation de l'establishment politique américain.

New in German

Die amerikanischen Halbzeitwahlen und der Bankrott des kapitalistischen Systems

Von Joseph Kishore, 18. Oktober 2014

Die amerikanischen Halbzeitwahlen finden sechs Jahre nach Obamas Wahlsieg statt. Obama wurde als Kandidat des "Wandels" gefeiert, der den Kurs der amerikanischen Politik verändern werde.

Reges Interesse an Anti-Kriegs-Kampagne der IYSSE

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 18. Oktober 2014

Die Jugendorganisation der Partei für Soziale Gleichheit lädt in mehreren Städten zu Veranstaltungen zum Thema „Warum wollen die deutschen Eliten wieder Krieg?“ ein

Operation Mos Maiorum: Europas Polizei macht Jagd auf Flüchtlinge

Von Martin Kreickenbaum, 18. Oktober 2014

Durch verschärfte Kontrollen an Verkehrsknotenpunkten, Grenzen und Flughäfen werden Flüchtlinge ohne gültige Aufenthaltspapiere im ganzen Schengenraum zwei Wochen lang systematisch aufgespürt.

Von Vereinigten Staaten unterstütze Milizen begehen Kriegsverbrechen im Irak

Von Bill Van Auken, 18. Oktober 2014

Schiitische Milizen, die fast als einzige am Boden gegen Isis Geländegewinne erzielen, führen eine tödliche sektiererische Kampagne gegen Sunniten.

Geistige Mobilmachung für den Ersten Weltkrieg

Von Verena Nees, 18. Oktober 2014

Am 4. Oktober 1914 erschien der „Aufruf an die Kulturwelt“. Darin verherrlichten 93 Wissenschaftler, Künstler und Literaten den Ersten Weltkrieg als Kampf für die Kultur.

Die Liquidierung der BLPI und der große Verrat der LSSP in Sri Lanka - Teil 1

Von Nanda Wickremasinghe und K. Ratnayake, 18. Oktober 2014

Dies ist der erste von vier Artikeln über die Lehren aus dem Eintritt der LSSP in die Sirima Bandaranaike-Regierung im Juni 1964.

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The American oligarchy

18 October 2014

Whatever the pretense of “one person, one vote,” the fact is that the top 0.1 percent dictates policy and essentially selects the personnel tasked with carrying it out.

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Socialist Equality Party

Scholarship instead of war propaganda! IYSSE statement on the dispute at Humboldt University

the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Germany), 18 October 2014

The IYSSE is seeking to prevent Berlin’s Humboldt University from once again becoming a centre of militarism and dictatorship.

German IYSSE defends freedom of speech at Humboldt University

IYSSE protests censorship at Berlin’s Humboldt University

A bipartisan conspiracy
Australian imperialism and the Middle East war
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia)

13 October 2014

New Zealand WSWS meeting discusses election outcome

Why does the German ruling elite want war? A well-attended meeting in Frankfurt


From pseudo-left to New Right: The trajectory of France’s Jean-Luc Mélenchon

By Alex Lantier and Kumaran Ira, 18 October 2014

Terrified by the global capitalist crisis, Mélenchon is denouncing socialism and building ties with the periphery of the neo-fascist National Front.

The US midterm elections and the bankruptcy of the capitalist system

By Joseph Kishore, 17 October 2014

The invisible election

Richest one percent controls nearly half of global wealth

By Andre Damon, 17 October 2014

Australia’s pseudo-left organisation complicit in US war for regime change in Syria

By Will Morrow, 17 October 2014

US Army drafts blueprint for World War III

US boosts air war in Syria

Deal with bond insurer paves way for approval of Detroit bankruptcy plan

“We protested because we love our teachers and our education”
Students, workers denounce attack on Philadelphia teachers

Germany’s Left Party emerges as a party of war

Arts Review

The Gary Webb story in Kill the Messenger: Shedding light on CIA criminality and conspiracy

By Joanne Laurier, 17 October 2014

Toronto International Film Festival 2014—Part 6
Tigers and global corporate criminality: “We’ve got a really bad system”

By David Walsh, 15 October 2014

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David Greenglass, star witness against the Rosenbergs, dies at 92

By Fred Mazelis, 16 October 2014

The Rosenberg case must serve as a warning in the current climate of preparation for war.

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

18 October 2014

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


The LSSP’s Great Betrayal: Part 3
LSSP enters capitalist coalition government in Sri Lanka.

By Rohantha de Silva and K. Ratnayake, 14 October 2014

The LSSP’s Great Betrayal: Part 2
LSSP rejects the ICFI’s defence of Trotskyism

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

Merhing Books

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.

25 years ago: US role exposed in failed Panamanian coup

On October 13, 1989, US President George H.W. Bush repeated a call for the overthrow of the regime of Gen. Manuel Noriega in Panama.

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50 years ago: Khrushchev ousted as Soviet leader

On October 16, 1964, Communist Party First Secretary and Soviet head of state Nikita Khrushchev was deposed by the Stalinist bureaucracy.

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75 years ago: Cannon defends USSR in SWP internal discussion

On October 15, 1939, before the New York branch of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP), the American Trotskyist leader James Cannon gave a speech on “the Russian question.”

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100 years ago: Lenin delivers anti-war lectures in Lausanne, Switzerland

This week in 1914, Vladimir Lenin, the Russian Marxist and leader of the Bolsheviks, delivered two lectures in Lausanne, Switzerland outlining a socialist and internationalist perspective in opposition to World War I.

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