Ebola nurse treated “like a criminal” in New Jersey quarantine

By Patrick Martin, 28 October 2014

Kaci Hickox was detained on the orders of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, despite having no symptoms of disease.

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

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Lawyers deliver closing statements in Detroit bankruptcy case

By Jerry White, 28 October 2014

Fifteen months after Detroit was thrown into bankruptcy, a federal judge is set to rubber-stamp a financial restructuring plan that marks a new stage in the attack on workers.

The carve-up of Detroit

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US, EU hail election staged by ultra-right regime in Ukraine

By Niles Williamson, 28 October 2014

Sunday’s parliamentary elections will be utilized to legitimize further attacks on pro-Russian opponents of the US puppet regime and impose sweeping austerity measures on the working class as a whole.

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

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Workers Party’s Rousseff re-elected in closest vote since end of Brazil’s dictatorship

By Bill Van Auken, 28 October 2014

Behind Rousseff’s call for unity, the government is preparing to implement economic adjustment measures along the lines advocated by its right-wing opponents.

Canada’s government tables bill to expand intelligence agency powers

By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 28 October 2014

Canada’s Conservative government tabled legislation yesterday to significantly strengthen the powers of the CSIS.

The Ottawa shooting

French Socialist Party plans to scrap post-World War II job security rules

By Kumaran Ira, 28 October 2014

Valls is proposing to eliminate long-term job contracts in order to boost French competitiveness by allowing businesses to hire and fire at will.

Anti-terror law passed by the French Senate attacks democratic rights

By Anthony Torres, 28 October 2014

The bill is an attack on freedom of movement as defined by international law and vastly expands the state’s ability to censor political speech.

US-Japan conflicts stall Obama’s Trans-Pacific economic pact

By Mike Head, 28 October 2014

The impasse points to the underlying conflicts between the interests of the US and those of its current allies such as Japan.

One million protest in Rome against Renzi’s labor “reforms”

By Stefan Steinberg, 28 October 2014

Saturday’s mass demonstration was called by the trade unions to preempt any effective action against the government and cover up the role of the unions in developing the new legislation.

German government plans massive rearmament

By Philipp Frisch, 28 October 2014

German Defense Department officials are demanding a huge increase in military spending.

Germany plans to expand its military operations in the Middle East

The revival of German militarism: One year on

ALS patients face loss of Medicare coverage for speech-generating devices

By Kate Randall, 28 October 2014

Medicare may not provide coverage for speech-generating devices that can be upgraded to connect to the Internet or perform basic functions such as turning on room lights.

Automakers, US federal regulators limit recall of deadly airbags

By Shannon Jones, 28 October 2014

US federal safety regulators have limited the recall of vehicles equipped with defective airbags to a restricted geographical area.

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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.

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Schüsse in Ottawa

Von Keith Jones, 28. Oktober 2014

Das jüngste Attentat dient der Harper-Regierung als Vorwand, um lange geplante Vorhaben umzusetzen: Kanadas Rolle im Nahost-Krieg zu verstärken und die Repression im Innern auszuweiten.

Bundesregierung plant massive Aufrüstung der Bundeswehr

Von Philipp Frisch, 28. Oktober 2014

Führende Verteidigungspolitiker der Großen Koalition fordern eine deutliche Erhöhung und Modernisierung des Bestands von Radpanzern und Leopard-Kampfpanzern.

Rechte nationalistische Parteien dominieren ukrainische Parlamentswahl

Von Andrea Peters, 28. Oktober 2014

Die große Mehrheit der Wähler in der Ostukraine nahm an der Parlamentswahl am Sonntag nicht teil.

Gasstreit zwischen Ukraine, EU und Russland droht zu eskalieren

Von Clara Weiss, 28. Oktober 2014

Ein Ausfall der Gaslieferungen aus Russland in die EU würde für viele EU-Länder eine wirtschaftliche Katastrophe bedeuten.

Amnesty International: Vorgehen der Polizei in Ferguson verstieß gegen amerikanisches und internationales Recht

Von Andre Damon, 28. Oktober 2014

Die Polizei hat Journalisten verhaftet und misshandelt und versuchte, Einwohner von Ferguson und friedliche Demonstranten „kollektiv“ zu bestrafen.

Zwei neu ernannte japanische Minister treten zurück

Von Ben McGrath, 28. Oktober 2014

Der Rücktritt der Minister ist ein sicheres Zeichen für einen weiteren Rechtsschwenk der Regierung Abe.

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The $2 billion Congress

28 October 2014

The US government is not only controlled by, but increasingly composed of, the extremely rich.

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Arts Review

The Cut, a story of the Armenian Genocide

By Hiram Lee, 28 October 2014

Turkish-German filmmaker Fatih Akin returns with a story of a family torn apart by the Armenian Genocide of 1915.

The Death of Klinghoffer premieres in New York

By Fred Mazelis, 22 October 2014

The Metropolitan Opera’s censorship of The Death of Klinghoffer

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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

Socialist Equality Party

Packed IYSSE meeting at Humboldt University in Berlin

By our correspondents, 25 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


International Socialist Organisation seeks to revive New Zealand Labour Party

By Tom Peters, 27 October 2014

Following Labour’s worst election defeat in 92 years, a pseudo-left group is continuing to promote the pro-war party of big business as “left wing.”

The US elections and the American plutocracy

By Patrick Martin and Barry Grey, 27 October 2014

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

The US midterm elections and the bankruptcy of the capitalist system

US child poverty remains at highest rate in 20 years

Obama administration continues to obstruct release of CIA torture report

Blackwater, torture and US imperialism

Chinese Communist Party plenum pushes pro-market agenda

US and China clash over infrastructure bank

Albuquerque authorities seek to dampen public outrage over police violence

By D. Lencho, 27 October 2014

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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

28 October 2014

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

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: 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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