Obama plans deployment of troops, drones along US-Mexico border

By Patrick Martin, 11 July 2014

Responding to Texas Governor Rick Perry, President Obama said he was open to suggestions to send National Guard troops and drones to the US border with Mexico.

Defend the rights of immigrant workers and youth!

German government demands departure of US spy chief

By Peter Schwarz, 11 July 2014

The exposure of a second US spy in Germany in five days has unleashed a major scandal.

Kiev regime pursues east Ukraine offensive, threatens to ban Communist Party

By Christoph Dreier, 11 July 2014

The brutal military offensive by the Ukrainian government, backed by the US and EU, makes clear the reactionary character of the regime in Kiev.

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Israel warns of imminent ground invasion of Gaza

By Mike Head, 11 July 2014

The Israeli offensive is being intensified with the clear backing of the Obama administration.

Family of Tariq Khdeir denounces beating by Israeli police

New York protesters demand end to Israeli assault on Gaza

By a WSWS reporting team, 11 July 2014

Thousands marched in front of the Israeli Mission to the UN as the Israeli bombardment intensified.

Death toll mounts in Israeli attacks on Gaza

Portugal banking crisis sparks global stock selloff

By Andre Damon, 11 July 2014

Stocks plunged in Europe and the US Thursday amid a sell-off in the Portuguese banking sector, prompting fears of a resurgence of the European debt crisis.

The 17,000 Dow: Surging towards a disaster

UK public sector workers hold one-day strike

By Julie Hyland, 11 July 2014

Thursday’s action was the minimum necessary for the trade union bureaucrats to persuade the government that it needs their assistance in policing the working class.

Trial begins for friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect accused of obstruction

By Nick Barrickman, 11 July 2014

Azamat Tazhayakov faces charges of obstruction of justice and conspiracy and could face up to 25 years imprisonment and $250,000 in fines if found guilty.

Government and corporate officials continue to deflect blame for Lac-Mégantic train disaster

By Carl Bronski, 11 July 2014

One year after 47 people died in the Lac-Mégantic train disaster, Canada’s Conservative government continues to deny any culpability.

India: BJP tables right-wing, pro-investor budget

By Keith Jones, 11 July 2014

The budget announced a flurry of measures to strengthen big business control over economic life and make India’s workers and toilers pay for the capitalist crisis.

Senate vote ends in fiasco for Australian government

By James Cogan, 11 July 2014

Fury is growing in the corporate media over the government’s failure to push through austerity cuts.

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Indonesian presidential election produces disputed result

By John Roberts, 11 July 2014

With both Widodo and Prabowo claiming victory, weeks of political uncertainty, court challenges and social unrest could lie ahead.

Sri Lankan government to deport Pakistani and Afghan refugees

By W. A. Sunil, 11 July 2014

The Rajapakse government’s decision is a blatant violation of democratic rights and international law.

Oppose Australia’s handover of refugees to Sri Lankan navy

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Le Dow Jones dépasse les 17.000 points: une catastrophe en préparation

Par Nicks Beams, 10 juillet 2014

La hausse de l'indice Dow Jones des valeurs industrielles est une autre indication des contradictions explosives qui se développent au sein du système financier américain et mondial.

Les frappes aériennes tuent des civils tandis qu'Israël prépare un nouveau bain de sang à Gaza

Par Bill Van Auken, 10 juillet 2014

Le blitz israélien contre les quartiers de Gaza densément peuplés a été préparé politiquement par des semaines de propagande contre les Palestiens.

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Japanischer Premier rührt weiter Kriegstrommel gegen China

Von Nick Beams, 11. Juli 2014

Wie Ministerpräsident Shinzo Abe in Australien deutlich machte, wirft Japan gerade seine Fesseln der „pazifistischen“ Nachkriegsverfassung ab.

Bundesregierung fordert US-Geheimdienstler zur Ausreise auf

Von Peter Schwarz, 11. Juli 2014

Die Entlarvung eines zweiten US-Spions innerhalb von fünf Tagen hat in Deutschland hohe Wellen geschlagen.

Repressionen begleiten Großoffensive der Kiewer Regierung

Von Christoph Dreier, 11. Juli 2014

In Vorbereitung der militärischen Offensive gegen die Rebellen-Hochburgen im Osten verschärft die Regierung in Kiew die Repressionen im ganzen Land.

Ägyptische Junta kündigt massive Erhöhung der Strom- und Treibstoffpreise an

Von Johannes Stern, 11. Juli 2014

Die Ankündigung der ägyptischen Militärjunta, die Treibstoff- und Stromsubventionen zu kürzen, läuft auf eine Kriegserklärung an die Arbeiterklasse hinaus.

WM-Debakel für Brasilien
Soziale Spannungen nehmen zu

Von Bill Van Auken, 11. Juli 2014

Brasiliens beispielloses Debakel im WM-Halbfinale gegen Deutschland hat die tiefen sozialen Konflikte um die diesjährige Weltmeisterschaft ans Licht gebracht.

Clinton über Edward Snowden: Wer sind die wahren Verbrecher?

Von Patrick Martin, 11. Juli 2014

Ex-US-Außenministerin Hillary Clinton erklärte am Freitag, Edward Snowden solle in die USA zurückkehren und sich vor Gericht für die Enthüllung streng geheimer Dokumente verantworten.

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Obama and the CIA—who runs Washington?

11 July 2014

Either the US president is lying about being unaware of espionage in Germany, or he is patently not in control of the military-intelligence complex.

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The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Detroit mothers die in childbirth at three times national rate

By Thomas Gaist, 11 July 2014

The overall US maternal death rate has risen sharply during the past two decades even as the global average has fallen.

Detroit Workers Committee meeting discusses strategy to fight water shutoffs

By David Brown, 11 July 2014

A group of workers, retirees and students attended a meeting of the Detroit Workers Committee (DWC) Thursday at Wayne State University to organize a fight against the ongoing plans by the city to shut off water to thousands of households.

“It is inhumane”
Detroit water shutoffs hit families, ill and elderly residents

By a WSWS reporting team, 10 July 2014

Thousands more Detroit families had their water shut off this week as part of the city administration’s plan to cut service to 150,000 households who are overdue on their water bills.

Video: Detroit residents speak out on water shutoffs

By Tim Rivers, 9 July 2014

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German foreign minister Steinmeier and the Civitella massacre

By Johannes Stern, 11 July 2014

Steinmeier cynically uses commemorations of Nazi war crimes to obscure the crimes of Berlin’s current war policy.

War drums beat louder against China as Japanese imperialism re-emerges

By Nick Beams, 10 July 2014

Brazil suffers World Cup rout amid mounting social tensions

By Bill Van Auken, 10 July 2014

The US Supreme Court and religion

Afghanistan in turmoil over presidential election result

Violence in Chicago: A symptom of social breakdown

ICFI Statement

Socialism and the Fight Against Imperialist War
Statement of the International Committee of the Fourth International

3 July 2014

One hundred years after the outbreak of World War I and 75 years after the start of World War II, the imperialist system is once again threatening humanity with a catastrophe.

Arts Review

HBO’s Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro Sr. and Ida

By Joanne Laurier, 10 July 2014

Two hundred years since the publication of Waverley
Sir Walter Scott and the drama of history

By David Walsh, 9 July 2014

Monday marked 200 years since the publication of Waverley, a novel by Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), an event of genuine artistic and intellectual significance.

Veteran soul singer Bobby Womack dies, aged 70

The career of popular songwriter Gerry Goffin (1939-2014)

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

Snowden documents show NSA spied on prominent Muslim-Americans

By Thomas Gaist, 10 July 2014

Vast majority of those spied on by NSA are non-suspects
New revelations shatter US government lies on illegal surveillance

By Thomas Gaist, 7 July 2014

More on NSA spying and the defense of Edward Snowden »

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

11 July 2014

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

Truck drivers on strike at two California ports

25 years ago: US coal miner rebellion spreads

On July 8, 1989, 2,500 striking coal miners and their supporters rallied in Logan, West Virginia to back the wildcat strikes that had been spreading throughout US coalfields.

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50 years ago: Leftists sentenced to prison in Cuba

On July 12, 1964, the Pabloite revisionist tendency led by Juan Posadas of Argentina reported that three of its members were sentenced to prison terms by the government of Fidel Castro in Cuba.

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75 years ago: Deportation trial begins for US West Coast longshoremen’s leader

Harry Bridges, the leader of the American West Coast Longshoremen and West Coast director of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), faced the US Immigration Service on July 11, 1939.

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100 years ago: Austria-Hungary, Germany prepare war against Serbia

On July 7, 1914, Austro-Hungarian diplomat Count Hoyo returned to Vienna bearing news to the Austro-Hungarian Crown Council meeting of Germany’s full support for preparations for war against Serbia.

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