Mexican military threatens intervention against mass protests

By Eric London, 22 November 2014

The entire political establishment in Mexico, backed by the United States, is implicated in the disappearance and likely massacre of the 43 student teachers.

Los Angeles: One thousand protest Mexican student massacre and disappearances

By Rafael Azul, 22 November 2014

Ahead of grand jury decision in Ferguson
Obama administration dispatches 100 FBI agents to St. Louis

By Andre Damon, 22 November 2014

FBI agents arrested two men in the Ferguson, Missouri area Friday evening, allegedly for seeking to buy explosives.

New York police kill unarmed man in Brooklyn housing project

By Tom Hall, 22 November 2014

Akai Gurley was killed in front of his girlfriend when an officer on patrol reportedly panicked and fired his gun in a poorly lit stairwell.

Preemptive state of emergency in Missouri

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US manufacturing wages plummet

By Gabriel Black, 22 November 2014

Six years after Obama’s ascendancy, a report by the National Employment Law Project summarizes the sharp decline in manufacturing wages amidst the supposed “economic recovery.”

The bank bailout and the Forbes 400

UK paved way for Sweden’s new demand for Assange’s extradition

By Robert Stevens, 22 November 2014

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s only “crime” is his exposure of imperialist war crimes and conspiracies against the world’s population.

Swedish court upholds vendetta against Julian Assange

German Greens parade pro-business, pro-war credentials

By Dietmar Henning, 22 November 2014

The Greens aim to become the favoured party of German big business.

Netherlands covers up secret pact controlling investigation of MH17 crash

By Alex Lantier, 22 November 2014

The imperialist powers have exploited the tragedy as a propaganda exercise for the purpose of threatening Russia.

Merkel’s “Hun Speech” against Russia

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Greek riot police attack protesters

By John Vassilopulos, 22 November 2014

Athens was placed on virtual lockdown by an enormous police presence just days after tens of thousands gathered to mark the military junta’s crushing of a student uprising 41 years ago.

UK Independence Party wins Rochester by-election

By Julie Hyland, 22 November 2014

The result is another blow to the Conservative Party, which lost its Clacton seat to UKIP only last month.

Right-wing protests against the Czech president

By Markus Salzmann, 22 November 2014

At celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the so-called Velvet Revolution supporters of the Ukraine regime denounced President Zeman.

Australian mining services workers reject 25 percent pay cut

By Declan O’Malley and Mike Head, 22 November 2014

Hastings Deering’s ultimatum points to an intensification of the assault against jobs and conditions in the mining industry.

North Korea releases two jailed Americans

By Ben McGrath, 22 November 2014

The dispatch of US intelligence chief James Clapper to Pyongyang indicates that more was discussed than the release of the American prisoners.

New in Italian

Aumentano le proteste contro le politiche di austerità

Di Marianne Arens, 22 novembre 2014

Le proteste contro la Jobs Act, la riforma del mercato del lavoro redatta dal primo ministro Matteo Renzi (PD), si stanno intensificando.

New in French

Le gouvernement Hollande refuse de livrer à la date prévue un porte-hélicoptères Mistral à la Russie

Par Francis Dubois, 22 novembre 2014

Les tensions entre Paris et Moscou montent brusquement alors que le gouvernement PS de François Hollande bloque la livraison du premier de deux porte-hélicoptères destinés à la marine russe.

Conservateurs et Travaillistes font des immigrés les boucs émissaires de la crise sociale en Grande-Bretagne

Par Robert Stevens et Julie Hyland, 22 novembre 2014

L’attitude anti-immigration adoptée par les partis bourgeois vise à restreindre davantage les droits démocratiques et sociaux de tous les travailleurs.

New in Turkish

Savaşa karşı mücadele ve PSG’nin görevleri

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (Almanya), 22 Kasım 2014

Dördüncü Enternasyonal’in Uluslararası Komitesi’nin Almanya şubesi Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, PSG), 31 Ekim ile 2 Kasım tarihleri arasında, Berlin’de, olağan parti kongresini topladı.

New in German

Rot-Rot-Grün in Thüringen: Sozialabbau und Staatsaufrüstung

Von Christoph Dreier, 22. November 2014

Linkspartei, SPD und Grüne machen im Koalitionsvertrag unmissverständlich deutlich, dass sie die Politik des Sozialabbaus und der Staatsaufrüstung fortsetzen und verschärfen werden.

Wie weiter im Tarifkampf der Lokführer?

Von Ulrich Rippert, 22. November 2014

Während der Bahnvorstand und die Eisenbahngewerkschaft EVG den Druck auf die Lokführergewerkschaft GDL massiv erhöhen, versucht die GDL einer Konfrontation mit der Bundesregierung auszuweichen.

Obama kündigt rechte “Reform” des Einwanderungsrechts an

Von Patrick Martin, 22. November 2014

In einer verachtenswerten Rede erklärte der oberste Vertreter der Wirtschafts- und Finanzaristokratie den Immigranten, sie müssten sich "an die Regeln halten" und würden "zur Verantwortung gezogen".

Interview mit Sorja Serebrjakowa

Von Clara Weiss, 22. November 2014

Die WSWS veröffentlicht Interviews mit Kindern der sowjetischen Linken Opposition, die einen Einblick in die frühe Sowjetunion und den Kampf des Trotzkismus gegen den Stalinismus geben.

"The Death of Klinghoffer"
Oper zeigt “Achille-Lauro“-Entführung von 1985

Von Fred Mazelis, 22. November 2014

John Adams Oper “The Death of Klinghoffer” ist ein würdiger Beitrag zum zeitgenössischen Opern-Repertoire.

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Obama’s “reform” and the criminalization of immigrants

22 November 2014

The executive action issued by the White House treats undocumented immigrants as criminals and maintains their status as super-exploited workers without elementary democratic rights.

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Arts Review

Film and theater director Mike Nichols dies at 83

By David Walsh, 22 November 2014

Nichols, whose career spanned five decades, was undoubtedly an artistically gifted individual, known for his sharp wit and urbanity as well as his considerable skill with actors.

Jon Stewart’s Rosewater: Fatal sins of omission

By Joanne Laurier, 21 November 2014

Distortion and dishonesty: Ukrainian films at the Cottbus Film Festival

Brando’s Smile: His Life, Thought, and Work: A biography of the remarkable actor

Socialist Equality Party

ICFI/WSWS supporters in India hold public meeting on danger of world war

By our correspondents, 22 November 2014

Workers and students from various workplaces and colleges came to discuss an alternative socialist perspective.

Meeting in Montreal this Sunday: Oppose Canada’s participation in the new Mideast War

19 November 2014

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

22 November 2014

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

American Airlines flight attendants and the global airline industry

By Shannon Jones, 20 November 2014

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

The “rescue” of the Detroit Institute of Arts has resolved nothing

By David Walsh, 20 November 2014

Video: Defend the social rights of Detroit workers!

By Lawrence Porter, 13 November 2014

Detroit Workers Action Committee meeting: Lessons of the Detroit bankruptcy

19 November 2014

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Wall Street banks and commodities fraud

By Joseph Kishore, 21 November 2014

Russian conductor barred from German music festival

By Verena Nees, 21 November 2014

University of California’s regents approve tuition hikes

By Gabriel Black and Marc Wells, 21 November 2014

US government, corporations preparing new offensive against workers’ pensions

By Jerry White, 20 November 2014

Spanish military prepares for domestic repression

Global economy falls deeper into slump

Japan’s snap election: A sign of economic and political crisis

Book Review

James Risen on war and the US financial aristocracy
Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014

By Eric London, 19 November 2014

James Risen’s latest book details crimes committed by the Bush and Obama administrations under the auspices of the “war on terror” and the profits made by corporate interests.

25 years ago: Mass demonstrations begin against Czech regime

A mass demonstration of students in Prague on November 17, 1989, followed a smaller one the previous day in the city of Bratislava, both called to commemorate International Students Day.

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50 years ago: FBI Director Hoover denounces Martin Luther King, Jr.

On November 18, 1964, FBI head J. Edgar Hoover publicly denounced civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., calling him “the biggest liar in the country.”

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75 years ago: “Phoney War” punctured by German sinking of HMS Rawalpindi

On November 23, 1939, an armed British merchant cruiser, HMS Rawalpindi, was sunk by two German battleships in the waters known as the Iceland Gap.

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100 years ago: Britain seizes control of Basra in modern-day Iraq

On November 21, 1914, British forces seized Basra from the Ottoman Empire, following a battle that had begun on November 11.

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