As thousands mourn murdered teenagers
Israeli government prepares onslaught against Palestinian people

By James Cogan, 2 July 2014

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has seized on the tragic death of the young men as the pretext for escalating Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people.

Poroshenko launches bloody assault on eastern Ukraine

By Chris Marsden, 2 July 2014

Ukrainian President Poroshenko authorised artillery bombardments around the rebel-controlled cities of Slovyansk and Kramatorsk, following the end of a nominal ceasefire.

Ukraine’s EU Association Agreement a prelude to further bloodshed

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Jordan deploys troops along border with Iraq

By Jean Shaoul, 2 July 2014

The civil war in Iraq is drawing in Washington’s allies in the region, including Jordan—long hailed as an oasis of stability in the Middle East.

Who is responsible for the catastrophes in the Middle East?

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Australia to hand Tamil refugees to Sri Lankan navy

By Mike Head, 2 July 2014

If confirmed, the forced transfer of asylum seekers to the military forces whose violence they are fleeing will be a flagrant violation of the international Refugee Convention.

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy arrested in corruption case

By Alex Lantier, 2 July 2014

Sarkozy is the first French head of state to be imprisoned since fascist dictator and Nazi collaborator Marshal Philippe Pétain was jailed on treason charges after World War II.

New documents highlight sweeping NSA surveillance powers at home and abroad

By Thomas Gaist, 2 July 2014

Congressional legislation and secretive executive decrees have invested the NSA with virtually unlimited authority to spy on targets around the world.

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Documents indicate GM tops knew of ignition defect

By Gabriel Black, 2 July 2014

New documents released by Congress indicate high-ranking GM executives knew as early as 2005 about an ignition defect tied to fatal crashes.

GM makes minimal offer to crash victims

Contract expires for Pacific Coast dockworkers in US and Canada

By Rafael Azul, 2 July 2014

As of July 1, 20,000 West Coast dockworkers have been working without a contract

Green Party hypocrisy over protests by refugees in Berlin

By Berndt Reinhardt, 2 July 2014

Refugees in Berlin are demanding the democratic right to be free to choose where they live, work and raise a family.

UK unions propose one-day protest strike over pay

By Tony Robson, 2 July 2014

Since coming to power in May 2010, the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition has been able to mount a one-sided assault on the working class thanks to the unions.

NZ government aligns more closely with US amid rising tensions with China

By Tom Peters, 2 July 2014

Visiting the US, Prime Minister John Key joined President Obama in siding against China in its territorial disputes with Vietnam and the Philippines.

New in Turkish

ABD’nin paramiliter polisi

Andre Damon, 2 Temmuz 2014

ABD’de bir polis devletinin çerçevesinin yaratılması, sürekli olarak servetini ve ayrıcalığını koruma korkusu yaşayan bir egemen sınıfın varlığını göstermektedir.

Ortadoğu’daki felaketin sorumlusu kim?

Bill Van Auken, 2 Temmuz 2014

Kerry, Kristof, Friedman ve Amerikan askeri saldırganlığının diğer savunucuları ile yandaşları sorumluluklarından ve suçlarından aklanmayacaklar.

New in Serbo-Croatian

Ko je odgovoran za katastrofe na Bliskom istoku?

Bill Van Auken, 2, jula 2014

Razaranja američkog imperijalizma u Iraku, Libiji i Siriji predstavljaju snažnu optužbu ne samo protiv određenih političara ili njihovih odluka, već protiv kompletnog korumpiranog i grabežljivog društvenog uređenja.

New in Italian

ll Movimento 5 Stelle di Beppe Grillo si allea con l’estrema destra

Di Marianne Arens e Peter Schwarz, 2 luglio 2014

Il Movimento 5 Stelle (M5S) di Beppe Grillo ha aderito alla coalizione del Parlamento europeo di ultra-destra, l’EFDD (Europa della Libertà e della Democrazia Diretta).

New in French

Le Front National menace de faire une « fournée » de ses critiques

Par Francis Dubois, 2 juillet 2014

L'allusion de Jean-Marie Le Pen aux fours crématoires et à l'extermination fasciste des Juifs est un appel aux tenants de l'idéologie nazie dans l'entourage du FN.

France : la mise en examen d'Aubry annulée dans l'affaire de l'amiante

Par Anthony Torres, 2 juillet 2014

Aubry et le Parti socialiste actuellement au pouvoir en France ont une lourde responsabilité dans la mort due à l'amiante de centaine de milliers de travailleurs.

New in German

Obama schickt weitere Truppen in den Irak

Von Patrick Martin, 2. Juli 2014

Das jüngste Kontingent von 300 Soldaten erreichte Bagdad am Sonntag und soll den Flughafen sichern.

Linkspartei verteidigt Kriegskurs

Von Christoph Dreier, 2. Juli 2014

Dietmar Bartsch stellte sich am Freitag in einem Interview mit dem Tagesspiegel hinter die aggressive Außenpolitik der Bundesregierung.

Berlin: Flüchtlingsproteste und grüne Heuchelei

Von Bernd Reinhardt, 2. Juli 2014

In Berlin-Kreuzberg halten sich Flüchtlinge seit Tagen auf dem Dach der Gerhart-Hauptmann-Schule auf. Sie fordern das Recht, uneingeschränkt in Deutschland leben und arbeiten zu dürfen.

Vermisste Jugendliche tot aufgefunden
Israel greift palästinensische Gebiete an

Von James Cogan, 2. Juli 2014

Netanjahu hat das Schicksal der Jungen seit ihrem Verschwinden schamlos ausgenutzt.

Südafrikanische Minenarbeiter nehmen Arbeit wieder auf

Von Chris Marsden und Barry Mason, 2. Juli 2014

Der fünfmonatige Streik von 70.000 südafrikanischen Platinbergarbeitern ist vorbei. Ein von der AMCU ausgehandelter Tarifvertrag wurde angenommen.

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A deepening global economic and financial breakdown

2 July 2014

The Bank for International Settlements has warned that the supply of ultra-cheap money to financial markets is creating the conditions for another crash.

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Fifty years since the Civil Rights Act

By Tom Mackaman, 2 July 2014

The Civil Rights Act came in response to the mass protests known as the Civil Rights movement that swept the American South beginning in the 1950s.

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

“We are talking about kids who are going to be affected, and the elderly”
Detroit residents call water shutoffs a “crime”

By Khara Sikhan and Zac Corrigan, 2 July 2014

The city’s drive to shut off water service to three thousand households every week is in full swing, spelling catastrophe for the approximately 150,000 Detroit households with overdue water bills.

How the charter school racket operates in Michigan

By Walter Gilberti, 2 July 2014

Over the past two decades, Michigan has become “ground zero” for the spread of for-profit charter schools.

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Socialist Equality Party

Oppose the witch-hunt against Socialist Alternative

the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 2 July 2014

The witch-hunt against Socialist Alternative is aimed at intimidating opponents of the Abbott government.

Oppose police sabotage of SEP workers’ inquiry in Sri Lanka

the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 30 June 2014


America’s paramilitary police

By Andre Damon, 1 July 2014

“Hobby Lobby” contraception ruling
US Supreme Court attacks First Amendment, workers’ rights

By John Burton and Barry Grey, 1 July 2014

Anti-militarism protester sets himself alight in Tokyo

By Peter Symonds, 1 July 2014

Italian comedian Beppe Grillo’s Five-Star Movement joins ranks with the far right

By Marianne Arens and Peter Schwarz, 1 July 2014

EU summit in Ypres: National conflicts and militarism

One hundred years since Sarajevo

Arts Review

The Internet’s Own Boy: Documentary about “hacktivist” Aaron Swartz

By Nick Barrickman, 1 July 2014

The film documents the life of Aaron Swartz, the open Internet activist and web technology prodigy who committed suicide after being hounded by the US government.

… And Then You Shoot Your Cousin: The Roots satirize the hip hop world

New York’s Metropolitan Opera demands major givebacks from thousands of employees

The Metropolitan Opera’s censorship of The Death of Klinghoffer

Workers Struggles

Jailed Maruti Suzuki workers in India continue to be denied bail

By Arun Kumar and Kranti Kumara, 1 July 2014

Unions, pseudo-lefts strangle strike against French rail privatisation

By Pierre Mabut and Alex Lantier, 1 July 2014

Maryland governor blocks strike by Johns Hopkins Hospital workers

25 years ago: Political crisis deepens in Poland

On June 30, 1989, Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski announced he would step down from the Polish presidency in the vote to be held by the newly elected National Assembly.

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50 years ago: US Civil Rights Act signed into law

On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act, which banned racial segregation in most public facilities.

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75 years ago: Mussolini makes overtures towards Moscow

On July 4, 1939 an article appeared in the Italian press which seemed to offer Stalin and the counterrevolutionary bureaucracy in Moscow an olive branch.

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100 years ago: Germany backs Austro-Hungarian preparations for war against Serbia

On July 5, 1914 Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany pledged his country’s unconditional support for any action Austria-Hungary would take against Serbia.

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