US talks ceasefire as Israel intensifies Gaza slaughter

By Bill Van Auken, 24 July 2014

Secretary of State Kerry shuttled between Egypt and Israel promoting a ceasefire proposal that amounts to an unconditional surrender by Gaza’s Palestinian population.

New anti-Gaza war marches held in Paris and across France

By Kumaran Ira, 24 July 2014

While supporting Israeli mass murder in Gaza, the Socialist Party, with the help of pseudo-left parties, seeks to control anti-war protests.

European Union backs Israel’s Gaza offensive

By Chris Marsden, 24 July 2014

US lies and hypocrisy on Gaza and Ukraine

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Dozens killed in renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine

By Patrick Martin, 24 July 2014

More than 400 people have been killed and over 1,000 wounded since the right-wing regime in Kiev launched its attack on separatist rebel forces.

After Malaysian Airlines disaster
German media steps up pro-war agitation

By Uli Rippert, 24 July 2014

MH17 crash provokes fresh crisis for Malaysian government

By Peter Symonds, 24 July 2014

Australian prime minister lauded over anti-Russian stance and MH17 resolution

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Arizona man dies in horrific two-hour execution

By Gabriel Black, 24 July 2014

Joseph Wood was executed by lethal injection Wednesday in a botched process that took nearly two hours during which Wood was constantly gasping.

From El Salvador to the United States: An immigrant teenager’s story

By Kevin Martinez and Marc Wells, 24 July 2014

The WSWS spoke with an individual who as a teenager escaped poverty and violence in El Salvador.

A crime against humanity on America’s border

Defend the rights of immigrant workers and youth!

New York City police sought to cover up use of chokehold in death of Eric Garner

By Sandy English, 24 July 2014

The police officers who filed a report on the choking death of Staten Island resident Eric Garner omitted crucial information.

New York City settles suit by family of inmate beaten to death at Rikers Island

Arkansas denies life-extending drug to Medicaid recipients

By Douglas Lyons, 24 July 2014

Chloe Jones, a fourteen-year-old cystic fibrosis patient, has been denied the use of a life-extending drug by the state of Arkansas.

San Diego City Council passes token minimum wage increase

By Marko Leone, 24 July 2014

The increase in the minimum wage is an attempt to provide political cover for the Democratic Party.

US pressures Balkan countries to cut ties with Russia

By Paul Mitchell, 24 July 2014

The push for a renewed offensive in the Balkans to counter Russian influence will be stepped up at a top-level conference next month on the integration of the Balkans into the EU.

Spanish and Portuguese imperialism join the new scramble for Africa

By Alejandro López, 24 July 2014

Spanish and Portuguese officials are calling for stepped-up imperialist intervention in the oil-rich Gulf of Guinea region.

Water cannons arrive on mainland Britain

By Paul Stuart, 24 July 2014

The arrival of three water cannons in the UK represents a new stage in the militarisation of British police.

Bangladesh jute workers oppose government’s privatisation drive

By Wimal Perera, 24 July 2014

The jute mill protests point to rising class battles amid the deepening impact of the post-2008 global recession.

New in Turkish

ABD’nin Gazze ve Ukrayna üzerine yalanları ve ikiyüzlülüğü

Bill Van Auken, 24 Temmuz 2014

Washington’ın şu ya da bu ülkedeki can kayıplarına ya da insan haklarının ve demokrasinin ihlal edildiğine ilişkin iddiaları, her zaman, ikiyüzlülüğe batmaktadır.

New in Spanish

Un crimen contra la humanidad en la frontera de los Estados Unidos

Por Bill Van Auken, 24 Julio 2014

La "señal clara" enviada por el gobierno de Obama demuestra el desprecio de la Casa Blanca hacia el derecho internacional tanto dentro como fuera del país.

New in French

Les mensonges et l'hypocrisie des Etats-Unis à propos de Gaza

Par Bill Van Auken, 24 juillet 2014

Le même gouvernement qui se dit bouleversé par les morts du vol MH17 en Ukraine et profère les accusations les plus provocatrices de responsabilité morale est entièrement complice des morts de Gaza.

Les élites de Detroit déclarent que « l'eau n'est pas un droit social »

Par Jerry White, 24 juillet 2014

Le gestionnaire non élu de la ville, Kevyn Orr, a défendu les coupures d'eau de masse.

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Lügen und Heuchelei der USA über Gaza und die Ukraine

Von Bill Van Auken, 24. Juli 2014

Die gleiche Regierung, die wegen der Toten des Flugzeugabsturzes die Hände ringt und mit Vorwürfen über moralische Verantwortung provoziert, ist in vollem Umfang mitschuldig an den Toten im Gazastreifen.

Kriegshetze in deutschen Medien nimmt zu

Von Ulrich Rippert, 24. Juli 2014

Eine wilde Horde von Medien-Demagogen stürzt sich verantwortungslos in eine Konfrontation mit Russland hinein, ohne die Folgen zu durchdenken.

EU-Außenminister kündigen "schärfere" Maßnahmen gegen Russland an

Von Julie Hyland, 24. Juli 2014

Nachdem die Nato-Mächte die Ukraine destabilisiert und die Spannungen mit Russland verschärft haben, setzen sie Maßnahmen um, von denen sie wissen, dass sie die europäische- und die Weltwirtschaft schwer schädigen werden.

Die Elite von Detroit erklärt: Wasser ist kein soziales Grundrecht

Von Jerry White, 24. Juli 2014

Zehntausenden Detroitern wurde mit eiskaltem Zynismus das Wasser abgestellt. Indem die Konsumenten ausgeschaltet werden, die am wenigsten Profit bringen, soll ein höherer Preis für die geplante Privatisierung des drittgrößten Wasserversorgers in den USA erzielt werden.

WMF plant Abbau von 700 Stellen

Von K. Nesan, 24. Juli 2014

Die 1853 gegründete Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik (WMF) mit Sitz in Geislingen hat den Abbau von über 700 Arbeitsplätzen angekündigt.

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What are the politics of the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17?

24 July 2014

The response of the American media and state to the crash of flight MH17 follows a modus operandi US imperialism has repeatedly used to railroad the population into war.

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The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Dan Gilbert’s “New Detroit”
Billionaire land speculator witch-hunts teens for graffiti near his property

By Zac Corrigan, 24 July 2014

Dan Gilbert wants to exclude those who don't fit in with the upscale design of his “New Detroit.”

Video: Detroit residents speak out against water shutoffs

By James Brewer, 22 July 2014

Officials hail anti-democratic vote in Detroit to sanction attack on pension rights

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Arts Review

American film and television actor James Garner (1928-2014)

By David Walsh, 24 July 2014

Over the course of nearly five decades, and for the benefit of several generations, Garner represented something generous, affable and skeptical of authority in film and television.

Below the surface of Louis Theroux’s LA Stories: City of Dogs

By Charles Thorpe and Norisa Diaz, 23 July 2014

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lanka: Independent Workers Inquiry presents findings on Weliweriya water pollution

By our reporters, 24 July 2014

The investigation revealed that the Dipped Products Company, the government, the military and the police worked together to suppress mass opposition to industrial pollution.

Workers and students in Australia discuss SEP’s antiwar program

By our reporters, 22 July 2014


Contradictions of capitalism underlie monetary policy dispute

By Nick Beams, 24 July 2014

A war of words over monetary policy has erupted between the Bank for International Settlements and major central banks.

Joseph Stiglitz in Australia: A desperate attempt to promote the illusion of reform

Nearly one quarter of US children in poverty

US-backed Iraqi regime fails to retake Tikrit from Al Qaeda-linked ISIS forces

Report documents government orchestration of US “terror” plots

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

Anniversary report from 9/11 Commission seeks to bolster “war on terror”

Obama administration added 1.5 million names to US terrorist watch list

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Workers Struggles

Dock workers at Piraeus Port, Greece end strike

By John Vassilopoulos, 23 July 2014

25 years ago: Stalinist regimes in Poland and Hungary on last legs

On July 25, 1989, Polish Solidarity leader Lech Walesa informed newly elected President Wojciech Jaruzelski that there would be no coalition government between Solidarity and the Communist Party.

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50 years ago: Record production, corporate profits in US

Led by the auto industry, US corporations reported record profits for the first half of 1964.

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75 years ago: Tensions mount between US and Japan

The Roosevelt administration renounced the nearly 30-year-old trade treaty between the United States and Japan on July 26, 1939.

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100 years ago: European powers begin mobilizing in preparation for war

On July 23, 1914, Austria-Hungary issued an ultimatum to the Serbian government, in the wake of the assassination of Austrian Archduke, Franz Ferdinand, by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo the previous month.

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