Washington seizes on Malaysian airliner crash in Ukraine to threaten Russia

By Alex Lantier, 18 July 2014

Before anyone could determine how this tragedy took place, US politicians and media demanded stepped-up action against Russia.

The bombing of eastern Ukraine

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Microsoft to cut 18,000 jobs

By Andre Damon, 18 July 2014

Software giant Microsoft announced plans to eliminate 18,000 jobs over the next year, becoming the fourth major US technology company to announce mass layoffs since January.

US seeks to extend interim nuclear accord with Iran

By Keith Jones, 18 July 2014

Obama’s decision to seek an extension of the interim nuclear agreement with Iran is part of a drive to strengthen Washington’s hold over the world’s principal oil-exporting region.

United Nations report: US, UK surveillance programs violate international law

By Thomas Gaist, 18 July 2014

The UN has declared that bulk metadata collection, use of secret courts, and surveillance-guided drone strikes violate basic principles of international law.

Federal Judge rules California death penalty law is unconstitutional

By Alan Gilman, 18 July 2014

The judge found that lengthy and unpredictable delays have resulted in an arbitrary and unfair capital punishment system.

US plans to expand border drone use

By Jake Dean, 18 July 2014

The “humanitarian crisis” of 57,000 unaccompanied immigrant children escaping violence and poverty in Central America is being used to further militarize the US border.

A crime against humanity on America’s border

Three killed in Stockton, California after police open fire on vehicle

By Eric London, 18 July 2014

Two men suspected of bank robbery and a female hostage were killed and three others wounded by police who fired on the escape vehicle.

Indonesian election conflict continues, but financial markets set agenda

By John Roberts, 18 July 2014

Regardless of which candidate is declared the winner next week, the global markets are dictating sweeping restructuring and austerity measures.

Australia: New terrorism scare used to unveil vast surveillance powers

By Mike Head, 18 July 2014

The Abbott government, together with the spy chiefs and the media, are seeking to whip up fears of imminent terrorist attacks in order to justify police-state measures.

EU summit fails to elect top officials

By Peter Schwarz, 18 July 2014

A special summit of the European Union called to choose top EU officials ended without a decision Wednesday night.

UK government sets up “overarching” inquiries into child sex abuse

By Julie Hyland, 18 July 2014

The inquiries are the outcome of allegations that first emerged following the 2011 death a former DJ and TV presenter accused of using his celebrity status to abuse women and children.

Newly founded party wins election in Slovenia

By Markus Salzmann, 18 July 2014

The virtual collapse of the established bourgeois parties and the victory of a little-known jurist make clear the depth of the political crisis in Slovenia.

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Doğu Ukrayna’nın bombalanması

Peter Schwarz, 18 Temmuz 2014

Kriz içindeki AB’nin ve Avrupa kapitalizminin, çalışanlara, toplumsal çöküşten, sömürüden ve savaştan başka sunacak bir şeyi bulunmuyor.

İsrail, sahte ateşkesin ardından Gazze katliamını yoğunlaştırmaya yemin etti

Bill Van Auken, 18 Temmuz 2014

Birleşmiş Milletler’in verdiği rakamlara göre, şimdiki operasyonda öldürülenlerin yaklaşık yüzde 80’i, aralarında onlarca çocuğun da olduğu sivillerden oluşuyor.

Obama tarafından desteklenen İsrailli liderler Gazze’yi istila tehditinde bulunuyor

Mike Head, 18 Temmuz 2014

Dün, İsrail Silahlı Kuvvetleri’nin yedeklerinden 8 bin kişiye daha ani bir kara saldırısına hazır olmaları çağrısı yapıldı.

İsrail’in Gazze’deki savaş suçları dünya çapında öfkeye yolaçıyor

Patrick Martin, 18 Temmuz 2014

İsrail’in savaş suçlarına ilişkin her türlü tartışma üzerinde etkili bir yasağın olduğu tek bir yer var: ABD’deki şirketlerin kontrolündeki medya.

New in French

Le bombardement de l'Est de l'Ukraine

Par Peter Schwarz, 18 juillet 2014

Les actes brutaux commis contre les villes de Donetsk et de Lugansk à l'Est de l'Ukraine visent à terroriser tous ceux qui s'opposent aux objectifs politiques et sociaux du régime de Kiev.

Dans l'assaut lancé contre l’est de l’Ukraine par le régime soutenu par les USA les atrocités fascistes se multiplient

Par Alex Lantier, 18 juillet 2014

Les forces du gouvernement ukrainien organisent la terreur dans l'Est du pays avec le soutien de Washington et de l'UE.

New in German

Faschistische Gräueltaten bei Angriff auf Ostukraine

Von Alex Lantier, 18. Juli 2014

Die ukrainische Regierung entfesselt mit Unterstützung Washingtons und der EU ein Terrorregime gegen Städte in der Ostukraine.

Mit Obamas Unterstützung:
Israelische Regierung droht mit Einmarsch in Gaza

Von Mike Head, 18. Juli 2014

Die israelische Regierung bereitet mit voller Unterstützung Washingtons einen umfassenden Bodenangriff vor.

EU-Gipfel streitet über Führungspositionen

Von Peter Schwarz, 18. Juli 2014

Ein Sondergipfel der Europäischen Union, der die EU-Spitzenjobs für die nächsten Jahre besetzen sollte, ist Mittwoch Nacht ohne Ergebnis zu Ende gegangen.

EU gibt Milliarden für Krieg gegen Flüchtlinge aus

Von Sybille Fuchs, 18. Juli 2014

Die Europäische Union investiert Milliarden, um verzweifelte Flüchtlinge abzuwehren. Das geht aus dem Bericht ?The Human Cost of Fortress Europe? von Amnesty International hervor.

Australischer Minister rechtfertigt Repression auf Sri Lanka

Von Mike Head, 18. Juli 2014

Beim Staatsbesuch auf Sri Lanka lobte der australische Einwanderungsminister die Rajapakse-Regierung, während gleichzeitig 153 tamilische Asylsuchende auf einem australischen Zollschiff festgehalten werden.

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Oppose the Israeli invasion of Gaza

18 July 2014

The aim of the offensive is to carry out mass killings and inflict mass destruction, leaving Gaza a smoking ruin.

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The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Detroit elites declare: “Water is not a social right”

By Jerry White, 18 July 2014

The city’s unelected emergency manager Kevyn Orr has declared his full support for mass water shutoffs.

Workers and young people rally against water shutoffs in Detroit

By our reporters, 18 July 2014

City workers, retirees and students participated in a rally Thursday against water shutoffs called by the Socialist Equality Party.

Who ordered the water shutoffs in Detroit?

Detroit retirees denounce bankruptcy plan

Video: Detroit residents speak out on water shutoffs

By Tim Rivers, 9 July 2014

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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

18 July 2014

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


Fascist atrocities mount as US-backed regime assaults eastern Ukraine

Netroots meeting in Detroit: “Progressive” cover for right-wing Democrats

Swedish court upholds detention order against Julian Assange

Pseudo-left Awami Workers Party cheers on Pakistani offensive in North Waziristan

Torture and death in America’s prisons

Why is Stefan Kornelius so angry over the CIA spying scandal in Germany?

Arts Review

Detroit Institute of Arts on track to become wholly owned corporate subsidiary

By David Walsh, 17 July 2014

Prasanna Vithanage’s With You, Without You: The human impact of Sri Lanka’s communal war

By Wasantha Rupasinghe and Panini Wijesiriwardane, 14 July 2014

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

US knew of British plans to raid the Guardian for Snowden documents

By Nick Barrickman, 16 July 2014

Edward Snowden condemns UK surveillance legislation

By Robert Stevens, 15 July 2014

French anti-terrorism law tramples fundamental democratic rights

Cybersecurity bill will expand surveillance powers of US military and intelligence agencies

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IYSSE meeting in Wellington, New Zealand
The imperialist debacle in Iraq and the struggle against war

The New Zealand ruling class has strengthened its ties with Washington and is supporting all its crimes and conspiracies.

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan SEP public meeting on Independent Workers Inquiry into Water Pollution

The meeting will present the inquiry’s report into the water pollution in Weliweriya. Please note the change in venue.

Book Review

Sting of the Drone: Richard A. Clarke’s reservations about American war crimes

By Sandy English, 16 July 2014

Richard A. Clarke, former counterterrorism “czar” under presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, has written a third novel, about drone warfare.

25 years ago: Soviet coal miners defy Stalinist regime

By the end of this week in 1989, the wildcat strikes of Soviet coal miners spread from Siberia to regions as far as Ukraine, involving hundreds of thousands.

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50 years ago: Urban uprising in Harlem

On July 18, 1964, thousands of black workers and youth poured into the streets of Harlem in rioting sparked by the brutal police murder of 15-year-old James Powell.

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75 years ago: US miners union betrays workers’ struggle in “Harlan County War”

A protracted and bloody strike by 13,000 coal miners in Harlan County, Kentucky was betrayed by the United Mineworkers of America leadership on July 19, 1939.

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100 years ago: Preparations for war escalate in Europe

This week in July 1914, the major European powers escalated their preparations for war in the wake of the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

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