Israel rejects Kerry’s Gaza ceasefire

By Bill Van Auken, 26 July 2014

The unanimous vote of the Israeli security cabinet signaled that Tel Aviv intends to expand the massacre of Palestinians.

India covers up Israeli war crimes in Gaza

By Deepal Jayasekera, 26 July 2014

Canada’s New Democratic Party supports Israeli war crimes

By Carl Bronski, 26 July 2014

The Gaza war crimes and the bankruptcy of nationalism

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Russian media allege flight MH17 shot down by Ukrainian missile unit

By Peter Schwarz, 26 July 2014

Citing Ukrainian security sources, Russian news agencies report that a Ukrainian anti-aircraft unit accidentally shot down the Malaysian airliner.

Provocative Australian-Dutch push for security forces at MH17 crash site

By Peter Symonds, 26 July 2014

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

US lies and hypocrisy on Gaza and Ukraine

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Obama summit with Central American leaders plans “massive” deportation of immigrants

By Patrick Martin, 26 July 2014

Obama and three Central American presidents discussed stepped-up funding of local military forces to halt the flow of immigrants.

Interview with US immigrants’ rights activist: “This administration has been terrible for us on many fronts”

By Kevin Martinez and Marc Wells, 26 July 2014

The World Socialist Web Site spoke with the leader of an immigrants’ rights group in Southern California.

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

A crime against humanity on America’s border

Federal guidelines lay out loose criteria for terrorism watch list

By Nick Barrickman, 26 July 2014

US officials have adopted procedures that allow virtually anyone to be designated a “suspected” or “known” terrorist by intelligence agencies, subjecting them to increased monitoring.

UK tribunal hears evidence of mass surveillance

By Robert Stevens, 26 July 2014

A hearing on the operations of Britain’s GCHQ revealed that state interception of electronic communications can relate to political opposition to US foreign policy.

Former State Department employee reveals spying on Americans by executive order

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Steelworkers union covers for death of contract worker at New York aluminum plant

By Sam Davidson and Steve Filips, 26 July 2014

Steven Cooper, a contract worker in the Novelis Aluminum plant in Upstate New York, was killed June 30 while working at the plant’s remelt and recycling area.

Long Island Railroad unions accept concessions

By Alan Whyte, 26 July 2014

The LIRR settlement is only the latest in a series of concessions contracts negotiated between public employee unions and New York’s Democratic-led state and city administrations.

Turkey moves toward talks with Kurdish nationalists

By Isaac Finn, 26 July 2014

The AKP government is establishing the legal basis for discussions with Kurdish militants in Iraq, Turkey, and Syria.

Executive pay at German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp swells amid mass layoffs

By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 26 July 2014

The salaries of top executives at Germany’s ThyssenKrupp increased by up to 69 percent last year, even as the company laid off thousands of workers.

Ex-Australian union boss Paul Howes handed top corporate post

By Terry Cook and Mike Head, 26 July 2014

Howes is treading a well-worn path, taken by a host of union bureaucrats, into the financial elite and the political establishment.

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Les crimes de guerre commis à Gaza et la faillite du nationalisme

Par le Comité de rédaction international du WSWS, 26 juillet 2014

Ce qu'il faut c'est une perspective politique capable d'unifier dans une lutte commune pour l'internationalisme socialiste la classe ouvrière de toutes appartenances religieuses et de toutes origines ethniques.

De nouveaux défilés contre la guerre à Gaza ont lieu à Paris et aux quatre coins de la France

Par Kumaran Ira, 26 juillet 2014

Tout en soutenant le meurtre de masse organisé par Israël à Gaza, le Parti socialiste cherche, avec l'appui des partis de la pseudo-gauche, à contrôler les protestations anti-guerre.

Orson Welles: un « artiste inachevé » dans un siècle inachevé

Par David Walsh et Joanne Laurier, 26 juillet 2014

Welles demeure à ce jour l'un des personnages les plus remarquables de l'histoire du cinéma et du théâtre du 20e siècle.

New in German

Die Kriegsverbrechen im Gazastreifen und der Bankrott des Nationalismus

Von der Internationalen Redaktion der WSWS, 26. Juli 2014

Erforderlich ist eine politische Perspektive, die die Arbeiterklasse, unabhängig von Religion und Ethnie, in einem gemeinsamen Kampf für den sozialistischen Internationalismus.

MH17 möglicherweise von ukrainischer Flugabwehr-Einheit abgeschossen

Von Peter Schwarz, 26. Juli 2014

Die russische Nachrichtenagentur Rianovosti meldet unter Berufung auf eine anonyme Quelle im ukrainischen Sicherheitsapparat, dass eine ukrainischen Einheit die malaysische Boeing versehentlich während einer Übung abgeschossen habe.

Neue Demonstrationen in Frankreich gegen den Gaza-Krieg

Von Kumaran Ira, 26. Juli 2014

Am Mittwoch zogen Tausende Menschen in Paris und in anderen Städten überall in Frankreich auf die Straßen, um gegen die blutige Militärintervention gegen die wehrlose Bevölkerung des Gazastreifens zu protestieren.

Die USA setzen Balkanländer unter Druck all ihre Verbindungen mit Russland abzubrechen

Von Paul Mitchell, 26. Juli 2014

Auf einer Konferenz auf höchster Ebene im nächsten Monat soll eine neue Offensive zur Integration der Balkanländer in die EU gestartet werden, um Russlands Einfluss auf dem Balkan zurückzudrängen.

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Arizona’s two-hour execution and the brutalization of America

26 July 2014

The execution of Joseph Wood exemplifies the brutality meted out on a regular basis by the ruling establishment in 21st century America.

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Arts Review

New York’s Metropolitan Opera threatens August 1 lockout

By Fred Mazelis, 26 July 2014

The board of trustees is demanding that musicians and other staff pay for the financial difficulties of the opera company.

The Kill Team: The murderous reality of the US war in Afghanistan

By Joanne Laurier, 26 July 2014

The “Kill Team,” the nickname applied by the media to members of a US army unit that committed war crimes in Afghanistan, is also the title of the film by documentarian Dan Krauss.

The Passenger depicts the Holocaust and its aftermath in opera form

Northampton sale of Egyptian statue: Major assault on art and cultural provision in the UK

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

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

SEP rallies workers and youth against Detroit water shutoffs

By David Brown, 25 July 2014

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

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World capitalism in 2014
Two billion poor, one billion hungry

By Patrick Martin, 25 July 2014

Washington, DC workers speak out against social inequality and rising costs of living

By Todd Mason, 25 July 2014

Contradictions of capitalism underlie monetary policy dispute

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

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

26 July 2014

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

Socialist Equality Party

SEP and IYSSE public meetings in Australia
On the centenary of WWI: Socialism and the fight against war

25 July 2014

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

By our reporters, 24 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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