After Yemeni regime’s collapse, calls mount for US military escalation across Middle East and Africa

By Thomas Gaist, 24 January 2015

The collapse of Hadi’s regime represents another major debacle for US imperialism in the Middle East.

2015 and the rising tide of war

White House to draft Iraq-Syria war resolution

Saudi king’s death threatens to deepen US crisis in Middle East

By Bill Van Auken, 24 January 2015

The death of the monarchical tyrant was mourned profusely by Washington and its allies, along with the Western media.

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

Saudi Arabia destabilised by high-risk move on oil production

Obama to press India for economic and strategic concessions

By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones, 24 January 2015

In a gesture meant to underline that Washington and New Delhi are enhancing their strategic partnership, Obama will be the guest of honor at Monday’s Republic Day celebrations.

India’s Modi regime imposes big business “reforms” by executive fiat

New Senate Intelligence Committee chair moves to suppress CIA torture report

By Patrick Martin, 24 January 2015

The new Republican chairman of the committee has demanded the Obama administration return all copies of the report on CIA torture.

Behind whitewash of CIA spying: The trail leads to the White House

Washington buries the CIA torture report

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Ransom deadline passes for Japanese hostages held by ISIS

By Ben McGrath, 24 January 2015

The seizure of Japanese hostages provides the Abe government with a pretext to escalate its rehabilitation of Japanese militarism.

US blocked negotiations for hostages killed in Yemen raid

Detroit regional water authority prepares double-digit rate increases

By Shannon Jones, 24 January 2015

The news comes as Detroit continues its draconian policy of shutting off water to residents who are too poor to pay for it.

One in seven Detroiters threatened with eviction in wave of home foreclosures

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Measles outbreak in California spreads to six other states

By Kevin Martinez, 24 January 2015

The disease, declared eradicated in the US in 2000, has made a comeback.

Influenza reaches epidemic proportions in US

Mounting hunger in western Wisconsin

By Gary Joad, 24 January 2015

Hunger among working poor families continues to grow in western Wisconsin, where lumber and manufacturing remain deeply depressed.

One in five US children do not have enough to eat

Fate of GM production in Canada uncertain

By Carl Bronski, 24 January 2015

The automaker has remained silent on its plans for continued production in Canada beyond 2017.

Australian man dies after being tasered by police

By Oliver Campbell, 24 January 2015

Kevin Norris became the third person to die after being tasered by New South Wales state police since 2010.

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Οι εκλογές στην Ελλάδα και τα πολιτικά καθήκοντα της εργατικής τάξης

Του Πέτερ Σβαρτς, 24 Ιανουαρίου 2015

Οι βουλευτικές εκλογές που γίνονται στην Ελλάδα την Κυριακή περιέχουν σημαντικά διδάγματα για τη διεθνή εργατική τάξη.

Εργαζόμενοι, νέοι στην Αθήνα συζητούν τις επερχόμενες εκλογές

Των ανταποκριτών μας, 24 Ιανουαρίου 2015

Μια ομάδα ανταποκριτών από τον Παγκόσμιο Σοσιαλιστικό Ιστότοπο βρίσκεται στην Αθήνα εν όψει των γενικών εκλογών που θα γίνουν στις 25 Ιανουαρίου. Μιλήσαμε σε εργαζόμενους και νέους για την κοινωνική και πολιτική κατάσταση.

Επιτόπια κάλυψη των εκλογών στην Ελλάδα
Οι άνεργοι Έλληνες εργαζόμενοι αντιμετωπίζουν μια απελπιστική κατάσταση

24 Ιανουαρίου 2015

Την Πέμπτη οι ανταποκριτές του Διεθνούς Σοσιαλιστικού Ιστοτόπου (WSWS) μίλησαν με άνεργους έξω από τα γραφεία του Ο.Α.Ε.Δ. στην Ομόνοια στο κέντρο Αθήνας.

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Après l’attentat de Charlie Hebdo, la France annonce une loi antiterroriste draconienne

Par Alex Lantier, 24 janvier 2015

Partout en Europe, les gouvernements profitent des attentats terroristes de Paris pour étendre de façon spectaculaire l’appareil de régimes policiers.

Le gouvernement espagnol se sert des attentats de Paris pour s’en prendre aux libertés civiles

Par Alejandro López, 24 janvier 2015

La tentative du gouvernement de Mariano Rajoy d’imposer des mesures antidémocratiques a été soutenue par des médias qui attisent l’islamophobie.

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Die Wahl in Griechenland und die Aufgaben der Arbeiterklasse

Von Peter Schwarz, 24. Januar 2015

Syriza ist, ungeachtet ihrer linken Fassade, eine bürgerliche Partei, die sich auf wohlhabende Schichten der Mittelklasse stützt.

Wahl in Griechenland: Syriza-Führer Tsipras schägt “neue patriotische Allianz“ vor

Von unseren Reportern, 24. Januar 2015

Tsipras rief die Wähler aller Parteien auf, am Sonntag Syriza zu wählen und schlug allen politischen Lagern eine Zusammenarbeit vor.

Finanzmärkte feiern quantitative Lockerung der Europäischen Zentralbank

Von Nick Beams, 24. Januar 2015

Die Maßnahme wird auf die Realwirtschaft kaum oder überhaupt keine Auswirkungen haben. Vielmehr soll noch mehr ultrabilliges Geld für Finanzspekulationen verfügbar gemacht werden.

Nach Charlie Hebdo-Anschlag:
Frankreich plant drakonisches Antiterrorgesetz

Von Alex Lantier, 24. Januar 2015

Das neue Gesetz, das François Hollandes PS-Regierung einführen will, ist dem amerikanischen Patriot Act nachempfunden.

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The election in Greece and the political tasks of the working class

24 January 2015

Despite its left-wing facade, Syriza is a bourgeois party that rests on affluent layers of the middle class.

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The Greek Election

Greek election: SYRIZA leader calls for “new patriotic alliance”

By our reporters, 24 January 2015

Alexis Tsipras promised that, should his party come to power, it would guarantee the existing political and social order.

Pseudo-left groups in Greece line up behind SYRIZA

Unemployed Greek workers face desperate situation

Workers, youth in Athens discuss upcoming election

Coverage of the election in Greek language »

Arts Review

American Sniper: A wolf in sheep dog’s clothing

By Matthew MacEgan, 24 January 2015

Clint Eastwood’s newest film tells the story of Chris Kyle, reputedly the deadliest marksman in US military history.

The historical and political issues in Selma

By Fred Mazelis and Tom Mackaman, 20 January 2015

The Fight Against Imperialist War

IYSSE wins seat in Humboldt University Parliament

22 January 2015

According to the preliminary election results released early Thursday morning by Humboldt University, the International Youth and Students for Social Equality will have one seat in the student parliament. The ballots were tabulated late Wednesday night following voting that was held over two days.

German IYSSE meeting series ends with discussion on historical falsification and the universities

By our reporters, 21 January 2015

Humboldt University discussion: “The Charlie Hebdo campaign is being used to suppress freedom of speech”

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


Europe faces political “earthquakes,” BBC warns on Democracy Day

By Paul Mitchell, 24 January 2015

A report commissioned by the BBC states that the rise of populist anti-establishment parties is set to cause political earthquakes across Europe in 2015.

Australia: Murdoch newspaper denounces universities for “over-educating” students

By Will Morrow, 23 January 2015

Financial markets celebrate European Central Bank launch of €1 trillion quantitative easing program

By Nick Beams, 23 January 2015

IMF cuts growth forecast amid warnings of rising global unemployment

Financial markets rocked by decision to abandon ceiling on Swiss franc

Obama’s State of Delusion

US announces plans to deploy military advisers to Ukraine

By Niles Williamson, 23 January 2015

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Russia and US end collaboration on nuclear disarmament

By Clara Weiss, 23 January 2015

St. Louis police gun down another teenager

By Kevin Martinez, 23 January 2015

More on police violence in America »

After Charlie Hebdo attack, France announces draconian anti-terror law

By Alex Lantier, 22 January 2015

The legitimization of Marine Le Pen

Charlie Hebdo and the specter of Vichy: From Laval to Hollande

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

More on the Charlie Hebdo killings »

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

24 January 2015

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

Auto Workers Struggles

Fiat-Chrysler boss wants wages tied to profits in new auto contract

By Shannon Jones, 23 January 2015

Socialist Equality Party

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

25 years ago: Soviets troops storm Baku

In the early hours of January 20, 1990, thousands of Soviet troops confronted Azeri militants in the streets of Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan.

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50 years ago: Leaders jailed in welfare strike

On January 20, 1965, New York Supreme Court Justice Irving Saypol found the leaders of a 17-day strike by workers at the New York City Welfare Department guilty of contempt of court.

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75 years ago: CPUSA head Earl Browder convicted in frame-up

On January 22, 1940, Earl Browder, the leader of the Stalinist Communist Party USA, was sentenced to four years in a federal prison and fined $2,000.

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100 years ago: German navy suffers heavy casualties in battle of Dogger Bank

On January 24, 1915, British and German naval forces confronted one another at Dogger Bank, a shallow area of the North Sea some sixty miles off the English coast.

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