Income inequality soars in every US state

By Andre Damon, 30 January 2015

In the period between 1979 and 2007, every state in the US saw the income share of the top 1 percent grow by at least 25 percent.

EU foreign ministers toughen sanctions against Russia

By Johannes Stern, 30 January 2015

In the first foreign policy action of the new Syriza government, Greece agreed to new measures to step up the US-EU economic war against Moscow.

German president uses Auschwitz commemoration to justify militarism

By Ulrich Rippert, 30 January 2015

With the utmost cynicism, President Joachim Gauck is using the terrible crimes of German imperialism in the past to prepare new crimes in the future.

The 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

Notes on police violence in America
Police shoot and kill teenage girl in Longview, Texas police station

By Evan Blake, 30 January 2015

The incident follows the police shooting of 16-year-old Jessica Hernandez in Denver, Colorado this week.

No further prosecution for policeman who killed Detroit seven-year-old

By James Brewer, 30 January 2015

Denver police shoot and kill sixteen-year-old girl

Rikers Island officers fired for hog-tying and beating prisoner

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Texas, Georgia execute intellectually disabled death row inmates

By Kate Randall, 30 January 2015

The US Supreme Court decided not to grant reprieves to two death row inmates executed this week who demonstrated clear mental disabilities.

Six million hit with Obamacare penalties for being uninsured

By Jerry White, 30 January 2015

The penalty is a minimum of $95 for individuals but can be one percent of family income—potentially hundreds of dollars—if a dependent is not covered.

US announces plan to ration health care under Medicare

Germany moves into deflation as global bond prices point to deepening slump

By Nick Beams, 30 January 2015

The potential consequences of falling consumer prices and money flooding into bond markets threaten to outweigh even those of the 2008 financial crisis.

US stock sell-off in response to Fed policy statement on interest rates

Concerns over Fed tightening as deflation fears grow

At least two dead after gas explosion in Mexico City maternity hospital

By Kevin Martinez, 30 January 2015

A truck was supplying gas to the hospital when a hose apparently broke, causing a leak that resulted in the blast, which injured dozens.

Mexican government rushes to close case of disappeared students

Court sentences two Chileans, indicts US in the 1973 murder of Charles Horman

By Bill Van Auken, 30 January 2015

The Chilean court’s ruling makes it clear that the US government was fully complicit in the executions of two young Americans.

Peruvian government repeals law targeting young workers

By Armando Cruz, 30 January 2015

Marches against the bill were met with state violence, along with a campaign of intimidation by the government and alleged infiltration by agents provocateurs.

Sydney siege inquest: An exercise in damage control

By Peter Symonds, 30 January 2015

The overriding aim is to counter public suspicion, while protecting the government, police and intelligence agencies that were responsible for the tragic outcome.

Indonesian authorities prepare for more executions

By John Roberts, 30 January 2015

Eleven more prisoners, including two Australians, face death after President Joko Widodo ruled out clemency for anyone convicted of drug offences.

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2014-2015: Rezultati i prospekti

David North i Joseph Kishore, 30. januar 2015.

U prvih 15 godina 21. vijek je opovrgao, i to na najporazniji način, trijumfaliste 'kraja istorije' koji su nakon raspada Sovjetskog Saveza proklamovali da kapitalizam i buržoaska demokratija predstavljaju nenadmašne vrhunce ljudskog postignuća.

New in Turkish

Yunanistan’da Syriza’nın seçilmesinin önemi

Chris Marsden, 30 Ocak 2015

Syriza’nın seçim zaferi, işçi sınıfı için siyasi bir gelişmeyi, ileriye atılmış bir adımı, bir ilerlemeyi ya da benzeri bir şeyi ifade etmiyor.

Üst Syriza, sağcı Bağımsız Yunanlılar ile koalisyon kuruyor

Robert Stevens, 30 Ocak 2015

Syriza’nın (Radikal Sol Koalisyon) solcu iddialarının Pazar günkü genel seçimlerin ardından teşhir olması yalnızca birkaç saat sürdü.

Bağımsız Yunanlılar kimler?

Robert Stevens, 30 Ocak 2015

Syriza ile Bağımsız Yunanlılar (ANEL) arasında bir koalisyon hükümetinin kurulması, Syriza’nın solcu bir parti olduğunu iddia eden çok sayıda savunucusunu yalanlıyor.

Syriza’nın seçim başarısı ve sahte sol

Peter Schwarz, 30 Ocak 2015

Alexis Tsipras’ın kurduğu yeni Yunan hükümeti, Syriza’nın içinde ya da yörüngesinde yer alan çok sayıda sahte sol grupta ve onun kardeş örgütlerinde bir coşku dalgasına yol açtı.

New in Russian

Начало президентской кампании республиканцев в Америке: Смесь корпоративных денег и ультраправой политики

Патрик Мартин, 30 января 2015 г.

Два первых важных события в кампании по выборам кандидата в президенты от Республиканской партии 2016 года состоялись на прошедших выходных в Калифорнии и Айове.

New in French

Les impérialistes pleurent le roi Abdallah

Par Patrick Martin, 30 janvier 2015

La collaboration étroite entre Washington et le régime saoudien en dit long sur la nature de l’intervention américaine au Moyen-Orient.

Quatrième anniversaire du soulèvement de 2011 en Egypte
Répression violente des manifestation par le régime militaire

Par Thomas Gaist, 30 janvier 2015

Les forces de sécurité égyptiennes ont tué au moins dix-huit manifestants et en ont blessés au moins quatre-vingt le week-end dernier au cours de manifestations au Caire, à Gizeh, Kafr al-Cheikh et Menya.Les forces de sécurité égyptiennes ont tué au moins dix-huit manifestants et en ont blessés au moins quatre-vingt le week-end dernier au cours de manifestations au Caire, à Gizeh, Kafr al-Cheikh et Menya.

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EU-Außenminister verschärfen Sanktionen gegenüber Russland

Von Johannes Stern, 30. Januar 2015

Beim gestrigen Treffen der EU-Außenminister in Brüssel hat die Europäische Union einen offenen Konflikt über ihren aggressiven Kurs gegenüber Russland vermieden. Die Minister einigten sich auf einen Kompromiss und verschärften die Sanktionen gegen Russland.

Syriza überträgt Verteidigungsministerium an rechte Nationalisten

Von Robert Stevens, 30. Januar 2015

Panos Kammenos von den Unabhängigen Griechen hat in den letzten Jahren enge Beziehungen zum Militär aufgebaut und bei den Koalitionsverhandlungen verlangt, das Verteidigungsministerium zu übernehmen.

CIA-Whistleblower wegen Spionage verurteilt

Von Thomas Gaist, 30. Januar 2015

Jeffrey Sterling droht eine Strafe von fast 100 Jahren Gefängnis, weil er angeblich dem Investigativreporter James Risen Informationen über verdeckte Operationen gegen den Iran zugespielt hat.

WikiLeaks erwägt Klage gegen Google wegen Unterstützung für US-Ermittlungen

Von Evan Blake, 30. Januar 2015

Das Internetunternehmen hat heimlich E-Mails, IP-Adressen, Fotos, Kalender und andere private Informationen von WikiLeaks-Mitarbeitern an die US-Regierung weitergegeben.

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The class character of Syriza revealed

30 January 2015

The bourgeois character of the new Greek government is exposed first of all in Syriza’s political alliance with the Independent Greeks, a right-wing nationalist party.

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The Greek Election

Syriza hands Greek defence ministry to right-wing nationalist

By Robert Stevens, 29 January 2015

Australian pseudo-left group hails Syriza’s victory in Greece

By James Cogan, 29 January 2015

Syriza’s electoral success and the pseudo-left

Who are the Independent Greeks?

The significance of the election of Syriza in Greece

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Workers Struggles

University of California doctors hold one-day strike

By our reporters, 30 January 2015

In line with its strategy of subordinating workers to the Democratic Party, AFSCME limited the strike by doctors to one day, focused on claims of unfair labor practices.

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

30 January 2015

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


Obama’s State of the Union and the fraud of Kshama Sawant

By Eric London, 29 January 2015

Koch brothers pledge to spend nearly $900 million on 2016 US elections

By Patrick Martin, 29 January 2015

Republican presidential campaign begins: A mixture of corporate cash and far-right politics

Politically driven hysteria over the New York City snowstorm that wasn’t

By Jerry White, 29 January 2015

The motives behind Australian PM’s knighting of Prince Philip

Japanese government exploits hostage crisis to push remilitarisation

German Social Democratic leader enters into discussions with Pegida

New figures show continued decline in US union membership

Arts Review

The Dardenne brothers’ Two Days, One Night: Who should pay for the present situation?

By Joanne Laurier, 29 January 2015

Inherent Vice: Thomas Pynchon’s novel adapted for the screen

By David Walsh, 28 January 2015

Mr. Turner brings the great painter to life

By Fred Mazelis, 27 January 2015

NSA Spying

WikiLeaks considers legal action over Google’s compliance with US search orders

By Evan Blake, 29 January 2015

Whistleblower who exposed CIA nuclear sabotage operation convicted under Espionage Act

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Experimental data supports the interactive development of language and technology

By Philip Guelpa, 29 January 2015

The Fight Against Imperialist War

IYSSE wins seat in Humboldt University Parliament

22 January 2015

25 years ago: Haitian strongman lifts state of siege

The state of siege declared in Haiti by Lt. General Prosper Avril was ended on January 30, 1990.

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50 years ago: Mass arrests in Selma, Alabama

On February 1, 1965, Selma Sheriff James G. Clark arrested 770 people, among them Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who were protesting Alabama’s stringent voter registration requirements.

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75 years ago: United Mine Workers leader denounces President Roosevelt

On February 1, 1940, a break between John L. Lewis, Congress of Industrial Organizations president and leader of the United Mine Workers, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt exploded into public view.

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100 years ago: British authorities brutally suppress African uprising

This week in January 1915, British colonial authorities launched a brutal crackdown following an uprising in Nyasaland, modern-day Malawi, that had begun on January 23.

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