Missouri governor triples national guard force in Ferguson

By Jerry White, 26 November 2014

With federal and state officials and the media calling for a crackdown on “lawlessness,” Governor Nixon dispatched an additional 1,500 National Guard troops Monday to suppress protests in the St. Louis suburb.

Demonstrations across the US against Michael Brown decision

By Tom Eley, 26 November 2014

The grand jury decision exonerating the policeman who murdered black teenager Michael Brown has provoked demonstrations in an estimated 130 cities, across 37 states.

Protesters condemn exoneration of cop who killed Michael Brown

By WSWS reporting teams, 26 November 2014

Cleveland police defend shooting death of 12-year-old boy

By Samuel Davidson, 26 November 2014

Two more Australian police killings in working-class areas

By Mike Head, 26 November 2014

Who is responsible for violence in Ferguson?

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Economic blockade of Ukrainian rebel regions inflicts mass suffering

By David Levine, 26 November 2014

The Ukrainian government has cut off economic relations with the rebel-controlled Donetsk People's Republic and Luhansk People's Republic, deepening the social and economic crisis engulfing the region.

Franco-German reform plan calls for deep social cuts, wage freeze in France

By Kumaran Ira, 26 November 2014

France and Germany are proposing a joint economic reform plan with deep social cuts and flexible labour rules in favour of big business.

Former Portuguese Prime Minister Sócrates held on corruption charges

By Paul Mitchell, 26 November 2014

The timing and manner of Sócrates’ arrest suggest motivations of a right-wing character.

Protests against Hungarian government continue

By Markus Salzmann, 26 November 2014

Around 20,000 people demonstrated in front of the parliament against the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Budapest on Monday last week.

Germany: ThyssenKrupp returns to profitability and steps up its cuts program

By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 26 November 2014

ThyssenKrupp is using the international economic crisis to drastically intensify the exploitation of its workforce.

Texas woman exonerated 10 years after fatal crash
GM acknowledges vehicle defect to blame

By Shannon Jones, 26 November 2014

GM did not disclose its finding regarding the cause of the crash in a death inquiry it submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

GM ignition defect death claims continue to mount

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Political wrangling continues over Keystone pipeline

By Philip Guelpa, 26 November 2014

The long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline was defeated by one vote in the US Senate last week but will be taken up again early in 2015.

Death of 15-year-old exposes growing use of child labour by Canadian employers

By Ashley Tseng, 26 November 2014

The fatality at an Alberta gravel-crushing site has exposed the myth that child labour is a problem only in the developing world.

US intervenes in South China Sea dispute

By Peter Symonds, 26 November 2014

Washington’s posturing as an honest broker in the longstanding, competing claims involving China and its neighbours is completely cynical.

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New in Spanish

¿Quien es culpable de violencia en Ferguson?

Por Andre Damon, 25 noviembre 2014

Cuanto más se demora la decisión judicial, más crecen las amenazas e intimidaciones de la policía, municipal, estatal y federal.

New in French

Pas d’inculpation pour le policier qui a tué Michael Brown à Ferguson

Par André Damon, 26 novembre 2014

La procédure toute entière par laquelle le Grand jury est arrivé à ses décisions est une fraude juridique et son résultat dicté par les calculs politiques de la classe dirigeante.

Obama limoge le Secrétaire à la Défense Chuck Hagel

Par Patrick Martin, 26 novembre 2014

Le limogeage du secrétaire à la Défense Chuck Hagel exprime les tensions de plus en plus fortes au sein de l’administration Obama sur fond de crises liées à la politique étrangère.

New in German

Wer ist für die Gewalt in Ferguson verantwortlich?

Von Andre Damon, 26. November 2014

Die Entscheidung der Jury wurde lange hinausgezögert, und gleichzeitig wurde ein Einschüchterungs- und Drohzenarium hochgefahren.

Polizeimörder von Michael Brown in Ferguson kommt nicht vor Gericht

Von Andre Damon, 26. November 2014

Der ganze Prozess, durch den das Geschworenengericht zu seiner Entscheidung kam, ist ein juristischer Betrug. Sein Ergebnis hat die herrschende Klasse diktiert.

Obama entlässt Verteidigungsminister Hagel

Von Patrick Martin, 26. November 2014

Die Entlassung von Verteidigungsminister Chuck Hagel ist ein Ausdruck der zunehmenden Spannungen innerhalb der Regierung angesichts einer Reihe von außenpolitischen Krisen.

Die Debatte über Sterbehilfe

Von Sybille Fuchs, 26. November 2014

Angesichts verbreiteter Altersarmut, sozialen Einsparungen und Haushaltskürzungen drängt sich der Verdacht auf, dass es bei der Sterbehilfedebatte weniger um Fürsorge für Todkranke und Sterbewillige als um Mittel ihrer beschleunigten Entsorgung geht.

Bundesverfassungsgericht stärkt Macht der Kirchen

Von Justus Leicht, 26. November 2014

Das BVG hat die Kündigung des Chefarztes eines Krankenhauses in katholischer Trägerschaft für rechtens erklärt, weil dieser nach einer Scheidung erneut geheiratet hatte.

Ungarn: Proteste gegen Regierung halten an

Von Markus Salzmann, 26. November 2014

Rund 20.000 Menschen haben vergangenen Montag vor dem Parlament in Budapest gegen die Regierung von Premier Viktor Orban demonstriert.

Interview mit Tatjana Isajewa

Von Clara Weiss, 26. 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.

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Political lessons of the Ferguson whitewash

26 November 2014

Monday’s announcement that police officer Darren Wilson will not be charged in the killing of Michael Brown is the outrageous, but not surprising, outcome of a judicial travesty.

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Socialist Equality Party

WSWS readers will be able to participate in this live interview on December 13 with International Editorial Board Chairman David North, the author of The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century.

Sri Lankan SEP to contest presidential election

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 26 November 2014

The SEP will campaign on a socialist and internationalist perspective against the growing danger of world war and deepening attacks on living conditions and democratic rights.

SEP & IYSSE public meetings: Why have Australia’s parliamentary parties all signed up for war?

25 November 2014


Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder receive Presidential Medal of Freedom from Obama

By David Walsh, 26 November 2014

The president bestowed America’s highest civilian honor on 18 politicians, artists, scientists and others in a ceremony Monday afternoon.

The impoverishment of industrial workers in America

By Jerry White, 25 November 2014

Obama fires Defense Secretary Hagel

By Patrick Martin, 25 November 2014

Iran nuclear talks extended

By Keith Jones, 25 November 2014

Markets rise as global economic outlook worsens

By Nick Beams, 25 November 2014

Obama’s “reform” and the criminalization of immigrants

Mexican military threatens intervention against mass protests

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

Arts Review

Night Will Fall: A powerful depiction of Nazi atrocities

By Paul Mitchell, 26 November 2014

Night Will Fall explains the making of a remarkable work, the “German Concentration Camps Factual Survey”, which depicted the terrible crimes of the Holocaust in a ground-breaking and accurate manner.

Israel Nash on the way to excellence with Rain Plans

By Eric London, 25 November 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1: More battle scenes and bloodshed—to what end?

Film and theater director Mike Nichols dies at 83

Jon Stewart’s Rosewater: Fatal sins of omission

Mehring Books

Mehring Books launches holiday sale

24 November 2014

Prices marked down up to 50 percent on a large selection of titles and sale bundles.

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

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

By David Walsh, 20 November 2014

Detroit Workers Action Committee meeting: Lessons of the Detroit bankruptcy

19 November 2014

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Workers Struggles

Teamsters sell out strike by port truck drivers in southern California

By Marc Wells, 24 November 2014

British health unions carrying out fraudulent “fair pay fight”

By Ajanta Silva, 24 November 2014

Australian mining services workers reject 25 percent pay cut

American Airlines flight attendants and the global airline industry

25 years ago: Pilots and flight attendants abandon Eastern Airlines strike

After eight and a half months on the picket line, Eastern Airlines flight attendants voted within a day of the pilots to end their strike.

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50 years ago: US drops Belgian paratroopers into rebel-held Congo

On November 24, 1964, a battalion of Belgian paratroopers, backed by the US Air Force and mercenaries, overwhelmed the capital of the recently-proclaimed “People’s Republic of the Congo.”

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75 years ago: Mounting confrontation between Finland and USSR

On November 26, 1939, four Red Army personnel were killed and nine wounded near the Soviet-Finnish border, in an event staged by Stalin to provoke hostilities between the two countries.

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100 years ago: Russian war losses pass one million

This week, the European press reported that Russian losses during the first three months of World War I had surpassed one million, including the dead, the wounded, those who deserted and those taken prisoner.

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