European powers implement police state measures in wake of Charlie Hebdo attack

By Ulrich Rippert, 14 January 2015

Governments throughout Europe are exploiting the shock and confusion generated by the assault on Charlie Hebdo to push through policies that have long been prepared.

A Potemkin gathering of world leaders in Paris

By Bill Van Auken, 14 January 2015

“Free Speech” hypocrisy in the aftermath of the attack on Charlie Hebdo

Who is responsible for the French terrorist attacks?

Le Pen at the Elysée Presidential Palace

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Egyptian court overturns last remaining conviction against Mubarak

By Johannes Stern, 14 January 2015

The verdict paves the way for the release of the former dictator, four years after the mass revolutionary struggles that overthrew him.

Blood and capital

The acquittal of Hosni Mubarak

Oil prices and bond yields continue their decline

By Nick Beams, 14 January 2015

Oil prices on Tuesday sank further toward their levels of 2009, while bond yields hit zero in Japan.

The economic and political implications of deflation

New Sri Lankan president appoints his cabinet

By Deepal Jayasekera, 14 January 2015

The overwhelming majority of ministers are drawn from the right-wing and pro-US United National Party.

The outcome of the Sri Lankan election and its international implications

Chinese President Xi Jinping targets CCP party factions

By Ben McGrath, 14 January 2015

In the name of fighting corruption, Xi Jinping is going after political rivals in order to pursue more pro-market restructuring.

Top secret report details FBI mass surveillance

By Thomas Gaist, 14 January 2015

Beginning in 2008, the FBI received daily emailed reports listing new targets being added to the NSA’s spying programs.

Sony hacking allegations used to push antidemocratic “cybersecurity” laws

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Obama administration continues to block report on Saudi financing of 9/11 attacks

By Tom Carter, 14 January 2015

The fact that Washington’s ally was the principal financier of the September 11, 2001 attacks calls into question the entire official “war on terror” narrative.

Washington, DC subway disaster kills one, injures 84

By Gabriel Black, 14 January 2015

An electrical malfunction left passengers trapped in a train filled with heavy smoke.

Murder charges filed against Albuquerque cops who killed James Boyd

By D. Lencho, 14 January 2015

Albuquerque Police Department officers have never before faced criminal charges for a shooting.

Pennsylvania’s new Democratic Party governor prepares austerity measures

By Douglas Lyons, 14 January 2015

Governor-elect Tom Wolf is preparing reductions in spending on public education and other social programs along with deep cuts to the pensions and health benefits.

Australia: New state Labor leader installed to push business agenda

By Terry Cook and Mike Head, 14 January 2015

Luke Foley became the second figure parachuted into the New South Wales leadership of the two traditional ruling parties within eight months.

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Qui est responsable des attaques terroristes en France?

Par Peter Symonds, 14 janvier 2015

Personne ne devrait accepter les explications avancées par la police et les services de sécurité comme quoi les auteurs de l’attentat contre Charlie Hebdo étaient simplement passés entre les mailles du filet.

La France déploie 10.000 militaires suite à l’attentat contre Charlie Hebdo

Par Chris Marsden, 14 janvier 2015

Le président François Hollande a ordonné le déploiement massif de troupes à travers la France lors d’une réunion de crise avec de hauts responsable de l’armée, de la police et du ministère de la Défense.

Obama sera l'hôte d'un sommet mondial sur le terrorisme

Par Patrick Martin, 14 janvier 2015

L'annonce du sommet par la Maison-Blanche semble être une tentative des États-Unis de réaffirmer leur rôle dominant dans la mise en place de méthodes antidémocratiques partout dans le monde.

Il y a 50 ans: la France échangeait ses dollars contre de l'or

14 janvier 2015

Le gouvernement français, l'allié le plus indépendant des États-Unis, fut le premier à réagir au déclin inévitable du système monétaire d'après-guerre.

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Europaweite Staatsaufrüstung nach Anschlag auf Charlie Hebdo

Von Ulrich Rippert, 14. Januar 2015

Die herrschenden Eliten verwandeln Europa in einen Polizeistaat, da der Widerstand der Bevölkerung gegen die EU und ihre Kürzungs- und Kriegspolitik wächst.

Wer ist für die Terroranschläge in Frankreich verantwortlich

Von Peter Symonds, 14. Januar 2015

Niemand sollte die Erklärungen von Polizei und Geheimdiensten akzeptieren, dass die Angreifer bei Charley Hebdo einfach durch das Überwachungsnetz geschlüpft sind.

Nach Anschlag auf Charlie Hebdo:
Frankreich mobilisiert 10.000 Soldaten

Von Chris Marsden, 14. Januar 2015

Präsident Francois Holland hat bei einem Krisentreffen mit hohen Vertretern des Militär- und Polizeiapparates am Montag eine massive Mobilisierung von Soldaten in ganz Frankreich angeordnet.

Veranstaltung: Die Relativierung der Nazi-Verbrechen an der Humboldt-Universität

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 14. Januar 2015

Am Montagabend kamen mehr als 60 Studierende und Arbeiter an der Humboldt-Universität in Berlin zusammen, um über die Relativierung der Naziverbrechen an der Hochschule zu diskutieren.

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Imperialist war, the “war on terror” and the end of democracy

14 January 2015

For decades, the US, France and other imperialist powers have rained down bombs on defenceless civilians, carried out assassinations, and committed horrible war crimes.

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The Fight Against Imperialist War

Well-attended meeting at Berlin’s Humboldt University on attempts to downplay the crimes of Nazism

By our correspondents, 14 January 2015

The meeting was one in a series of lectures on historical and political issues being held as part of the campaign of the IYSSE in the Humboldt University student parliament elections.

Scholarship, not war propaganda!
The IYSSE’s campaign against war and historical falsification at Humboldt University

By Andre Damon and Jesse Olsen, 13 January 2015

Arts Review

Downton Abbey: A rose-tinted depiction of class relations

By Paul Mitchell, 14 January 2015

Downton Abbey, set in Yorkshire, depicts the lives of the Crawley family and their 16 servants in the early decades of the twentieth century.

Goya: Order and Disorder: A comprehensive view of the work of the Spanish genius

By Clare Hurley, 12 January 2015


2014–2015: Results and prospects

By David North and Joseph Kishore, 5 January 2015

The twenty-first century is no longer a novelty. As we begin the New Year, the past fifteen years provide sufficient data to allow us to identify the principal economic, geopolitical and social processes and tendencies that will determine the nature and direction of events in 2015 and the years ahead.

Elizabeth Warren speaks at AFL-CIO meeting

By Tom Hall, 13 January 2015

Ezekiel Emanuel’s latest advice: “Skip Your Annual Physical”

By Kate Randall, 13 January 2015

Obama’s health care counterrevolution

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Obama defends GM cover-up of deadly ignition defect

By Shannon Jones, 13 January 2015

Justice Department considering felony charges against Petraeus

By Patrick Martin, 13 January 2015

Violence intensifies in Mexico as authorities unearth 10 headless bodies

By Jake Dean, 13 January 2015

Leaked information confirms police refused to negotiate with Sydney siege gunman

By Will Morrow, 13 January 2015

Book Review

The Nazi war of annihilation against the Soviet Union: Part two
Nazi Policy on the Eastern Front, 1941: Total War, Genocide, and Radicalization

By Clara Weiss, 13 January 2015

Socialist Equality Party

SEP (UK) public meetings: Socialism and the fight against austerity and war


Leading German historian Hermann Weber dies

By Wolfgang Weber, 10 January 2015

The World Socialist Web Site is reposting an interview it conducted with the noted German historian Hermann Weber in November of 2011.

New, expanded edition of In Defense of Leon Trotsky now available

Sri Lanka SEP Election Campaign

Sri Lankan opposition parties line up behind US regime-change agenda

By K. Ratnayake, 8 January 2015

Tamil nationalists support US-backed opposition in Sri Lankan election

JVP campaigns for pro-US opposition candidate in Sri Lankan presidential election

Pseudo-left USP plays double game in Sri Lankan presidential election

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25 years ago: Nationalist anti-Armenian riots in Azerbaijan provoke civil war

On January 12, 1990, forces of the Popular Front of Azerbaijan (PFA) seized the Caspian Sea port city of Lankaran, taking control of Communist Party offices and the local radio station.

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50 years ago: US, Canada eliminate auto tariffs

On January 16, 1965, US President Lyndon Johnson and Canadian Prime Minister Lester Pearson formalized an agreement striking down tariff barriers separating the two nations’ auto industries.

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75 years ago: Fascists arrested in New York

On January 14, 1940, eighteen members of the Christian Front, fascist thugs promoted by the anti-Semitic Catholic priest Charles Coughlin, were arrested in New York by the FBI.

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100 years ago: Japan issues “21 demands” against China

On January 18, 1915, Japan presented the Chinese government with 21 demands aimed at securing dominance over China at the expense of the other major imperialist powers.

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