US child poverty remains at highest rate in 20 years

By Andre Damon, 27 October 2014

A report published in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics found that nearly one in four US children lives in poverty, and a similar proportion do not get enough to eat.

Right-wing nationalist parties dominate Ukrainian parliamentary elections

By Andrea Peters, 27 October 2014

The vast majority of the electorate in eastern Ukraine did not participate in Sunday’s parliamentary elections.

Right-wing oligarchs vie for power in Ukraine elections

Human Rights Watch documents Ukrainian military’s use of cluster rockets

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Biographies of assailants undermine claim that Canada is under attack

By Roger Jordan, 27 October 2014

The government is depicting the country as under terrorist assault so as to silence opposition to Canada’s role in the new US-led war in the Middle East and rush through further anti-democratic laws.

The Ottawa shooting

Obama administration continues to obstruct release of CIA torture report

By Tom Carter, 27 October 2014

The CIA and the Obama administration are attempting to censor key facts from a Senate report on the agency’s illegal torture program.

Blackwater, torture and US imperialism

Chinese Communist Party plenum pushes pro-market agenda

By Ben McGrath, 27 October 2014

The Chinese leadership used the plenum to tighten its grip on power and to continue the drive for more extensive pro-market restructuring.

US and China clash over infrastructure bank

By Nick Beams, 27 October 2014

The US is campaigning against participation by Australia and other regional powers in an Asian infrastructure bank set up by China.

A quarter of South Africans regularly go hungry

By Thabo Seseane Jr., 27 October 2014

Malnutrition is especially severe among women and children in South Africa, with Oxfam researchers reporting that childhood stunting has increased to 26.5 percent.

Albuquerque authorities seek to dampen public outrage over police violence

By D. Lencho, 27 October 2014

Since 2010, Albuquerque police officers have shot more than 40 people, with most of the victims being unarmed and mentally ill.

Amnesty International: Ferguson police crackdown violated US and international law

Autopsy shows St. Louis teenager Vonderrit Myers was gunned down by police while fleeing

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Judge orders Philadelphia officials to negotiate school cuts with teachers union

By Nick Barrickman, 27 October 2014

A judge barred the School Reform Commission from unilaterally revoking a contract covering 15,000 Philadelphia teachers.

Two killed, four wounded in Washington school shooting

By Christine Schofelt, 27 October 2014

The shooting in Marysville, Washington is at least the eighth school shooting in the US this semester.

The California drought: A tale of two cities

By Evan Blake and Gabriel Black, 27 October 2014

The California drought has left thousands of people without access to drinking water while the super-rich are trucking in water to maintain their private lakes and gardens.

Australian student union’s phony “day of action”

By Oliver Campbell and Zac Hambides, 27 October 2014

The National Union of Students is promoting the illusion that education can be defended by pressuring Labor and the Greens to block the Abbott government’s budget cuts.

New in Persian

پیش نویس ارتش ایالات متحده طرحی برای جنگ جهانی سوم

14 اکتبر 2014
بیل فان اکن و دیوید نورث

بحث و جدل های تند و دامنه دار سیاستمداران و رسانه های آمریکایی مبنی بر استراتژی هدایت جنگ اخیر آمریکا در خاورمیانه، ارتش ایالات متحده را واداشت تا از سند جدیدی با عنوان مفهوم عملیات نظامی (AOC) پرده بردارد؛ طرحی از"چشم انداز درگیری های نظامی آینده " که پیامدهای بسیار شومی به دنبال خواهد داشت. این سند آخرین بخش از مجموعه اسنادی است که در آن پنتاگون استراتژی پنهان جنگ پیشگیرانه که در سال 1992 آن را علنی ساخت را به تفصیل شرح داده است؛ بهره گیری از جنگ برای نابودی رقبای ژئوپولتیک و اقتصادی بالقوه پیش از آن که آنقدر قدرت پیدا کنند تا سلطه آمریکا در جهان را با تهدید مواجه کنند.

New in French

La fusillade d’Ottawa

Par Keith Jones, 27 octobre 2014

Le gouvernement Harper exploite la fusillade pour accroître le rôle du Canada dans la guerre au Moyen-Orient et renforcer l’appareil répressif de l’État.

Salle comble pour la réunion de l’EJIES à l’université Humboldt de Berlin

Par nos correspondants, 27 octobre 2014

Salle comble pour la réunion de l’EJIES à l’université Humboldt de Berlin

Le dépeçage de Detroit

Par Jerry White, 27 octobre 2014

Alors que la procédure de faillite de la ville américaine de Detroit entre dans sa phase finale, le pillage des biens municipaux par les spéculateurs de Wall Street se fait de plus en plus éhonté.

New in Turkish

Türk hükümeti yeni polis devleti yetkileri peşinde

Jean Shaoul, 27 Ekim 2014

Cumhurbaşkanı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’ın hükümeti, Irak ve Şam İslam Devleti (IŞİD) tarafından bir aydır kuşatılmış olan Suriye sınır kenti Kobani’ye uygulanan ablukanın tetiklediği Kürt yanlısı protestolara göz açtırmamak için, Türk güvenlik güçlerine çok geniş yeni yetkiler vermeyi amaçlıyor.

Citizenfour belgeselinin öngösterimi ABD’de ve Birleşik Krallık’ta yapıldı

Robert Stevens, 27 Ekim 2014

Edward Snowden ve onun ABD, Birleşik Krallık ve başka ülke hükümetlerinin kitlesel gözetleme faaliyetlerini ifşa etmesiyle ilgili belgesel Citizenfour’un öngösterimi, Cuma günü Londra’da Britanya yapıldı.

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The US elections and the American plutocracy

27 October 2014

Popular alienation from the political system coincides with the ever more naked domination of both parties and manipulation of elections by a handful of multi-millionaires and billionaires.

Earlier Perspectives »


Interview with Tatiana Smilga-Poluyan, daughter of leading Soviet Left Oppositionist

By Clara Weiss, 27 October 2014

Tatiana Smilga-Poluyan (May 1919-September 2014) came from a remarkable family with longstanding revolutionary traditions. Not only her parents, but also her uncles and aunts were active participants in the Bolshevik Revolution and the subsequent Civil War.

Tatiana Ivarovna Smilga-Poluyan: May 22, 1919 – September 27, 2014

The LSSP’s Great Betrayal: Part 4
The political consequences of the LSSP’s betrayal

By Sujeeva Amaranath and K. Ratnayake, 21 October 2014

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

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

Socialist Equality Party

Packed IYSSE meeting at Humboldt University in Berlin

By our correspondents, 25 October 2014

IYSSE antiwar campaign resonates with workers and youth in Berlin

By our correspondents, 23 October 2014

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

German IYSSE defends freedom of speech at Humboldt University

IYSSE protests censorship at Berlin’s Humboldt University

25 years ago: Anti-Stalinist demonstrations spread in East Germany

Hundreds of thousands demonstrated in three major cities in East Germany (GDR) on October 30, 1989.

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50 years ago: General strike brings down Sudanese government

On October 31, 1964, General Ibrahim Abboud resigned as prime minister of Sudan, after a week-long general strike and escalating protests against his government.

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75 years ago: Soviet Union expropriates capitalist property in Poland

On October 28, 1939 the Stalinist Soviet bureaucracy announced the expropriation of capitalist property in the eastern Polish territory that had been annexed by the Red Army after the Stalin-Hitler pact.

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100 years ago: Trotsky writes The War and the International

This week in October 1914, the Russian Marxist leader Leon Trotsky finalized his work The War and the International for serialized publication the following month in Golos, a daily socialist newspaper in Paris.

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US Marine lawyer Michael Mori discusses fight to release Guantanamo prisoner David Hicks

By Richard Phillips, 25 October 2014

In this interview, Mori explains his experiences defending former Guantanamo Bay prisoner David Hicks and how the US violated the Geneva Conventions.


As World Health Organization, drug companies meet
Why is there no vaccine for Ebola?

By Patrick Martin, 25 October 2014

More on the Ebola crisis »

Washington Post seizes on chemical weapons claims to press for wider war in Syria

By Niles Williamson, 25 October 2014

More on the crisis in Iraq and Syria »

Pennsylvania’s “Mumia Law”: New attack on political prisoners and new threat to freedom of speech

By Ed Hightower, 25 October 2014

Democratic Senate candidates sound right-wing themes in pre-election debates

By Patrick Martin, 24 October 2014

Mass protests in Mexico over Iguala Massacre

By Rafael Azul, 24 October 2014

Germany’s SPD leadership backs Left Party premier in Thuringia

College police across the US armed with military-grade weaponry

The carve-up of Detroit

Arts Review

The Death of Klinghoffer premieres in New York

By Fred Mazelis, 22 October 2014

The Metropolitan Opera’s censorship of The Death of Klinghoffer

Citizenfour documentary on Edward Snowden premieres in UK and US

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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.