27 April 2015

Democrats step up repression against protests over police killing of Freddie Gray

By Nick Barrickman, 27 April 2015

Protests over the weekend were the largest demonstrations against police violence in Baltimore, Maryland since Gray succumbed last week to injuries sustained upon his arrest.

Baltimore residents speak out against police killing

By our reporters, 27 April 2015

The widespread anger in Baltimore is an expression of the growing popular outrage against police violence throughout the US.

The police murder in Baltimore

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Earthquake kills thousands in Nepal

By W.A. Sunil, 27 April 2015

Though an earthquake is the product of enormous natural forces, the extent of death and destruction has definite social roots.

UK general election reveals crisis of capitalist rule

By Chris Marsden, 27 April 2015

The only predictable outcome of Britain’s May 7 general election is that it will mark a descent into political uncertainty and crisis.

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Miliband lays out Labour’s militarist foreign policy for Britain

By Robert Stevens, 27 April 2015

The Labour leader’s efforts to reinforce he party's militarist credentials were aimed especially at reassuring US imperialism.

Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau attacked for criticizing Charlie Hebdo

By Patrick Martin, 27 April 2015

In a speech earlier this month, Garry Trudeau opposed the French magazine’s practice of publishing anti-Muslim cartoons.

“Free Speech” hypocrisy in the aftermath of the attack on Charlie Hebdo

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Former CIA head Petraeus gets wrist-slap sentence for leaking classified material

By Tom Hall, 27 April 2015

While Petraeus received two years’ probation, whistleblowers such as Chelsea Manning face the full wrath of the state for leaking state secrets.

US settlement shields Deutsche Bank from criminal prosecution for rigging Libor

By Gabriel Black and Barry Grey, 27 April 2015

The monetary settlement with the US Justice Department protects the bank’s executives from criminal liability for the rigging of the global interest rate.

The insider trading fix and class justice in America

Stress and speedup in German GM-Opel plants

By Marianne Arens, 27 April 2015

The IG Metall trade union is collaborating with management to pressure workers to increase output at GM-Opel factories.

New in Persian

نه به جنگ امپریالیستی!
به گردهمایی آنلاین روز جهانی کارگر بپیوندید!

روز یکشنبه، سوم ماه مه (13 اردیبهشت) کمیتۀ بین المللی انترناسیونال چهارم گردهمایی جهانی آنلاین خود را به مناسبت اول ماه مه، روز تاریخی همبستگی بین المللی طبقۀ کارگر برگزار خواهد کرد.

New in Russian

Жизнь, как она есть: Фильмы советско-узбекского режиссера Али Хамраева

Дэвид Уолш и Джоанн Лаурье, 27 апреля 2015 г.

Настоящим достижением недавнего кинофестиваля FICUNAM в Мехико явилась презентация серии работ узбекско-советского режиссера Али Хамраева

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Avec la guerre des drones d'Obama l’assassinat est devenu routine

Par Patrick Martin, 27 avril 2015

L’admission par le président Obama que des missiles lancés par des drones de la CIA ont tué deux otages détenus par Al-Qaïda n’a suscité aucune remise en cause significative de son programme d’assassinats ciblés.

Après son sommet extraordinaire, l'UE renforce ses opérations policières et militaires contre les réfugiés

Par Johannes Stern, 27 avril 2015

Le sommet extraordinaire de l'Union européenne qui s’est tenu à Bruxelles mercredi 22 avril a été consacré à la construction de la « forteresse Europe » et aux efforts des puissances européennes pour recoloniser l'Afrique.

Le président François Hollande fait la promotion du Front national néo-fasciste

Par Stéphane Hugues, 27 avril 2015

Le commentaire de Hollande comparant le FN au Parti communiste est une tentative réactionnaire de donner aux néo-fascistes une couverture populiste de « gauche. »

Les présidents tunisien et français utilisent les attentats terroristes pour renforcer leurs liens militaires

Par Antoine Lerougetel, 27 avril 2015

Hollande et Essebsi utilisent l'horreur provoquée par les attentats terroristes islamistes pour justifier un développement massif des pouvoirs d'État policier et militaires.

New in Turkish

Ellerinde kan var: Libya’nın tekne mültecileri ve “insani” emperyalizm

Johannes Stern ve Bill Van Auken, 27 Nisan 2015

Akdeniz üzerinden Avrupa’ya geçmeye çalışan Afrikalı ve Ortadoğulu mülteciler ile göçmenlerin korkunç ölü sayısı, başlıca emperyalist güçlere, özellikle de Amerika Birleşik Devletleri’ne yönelik mahkum edici bir suçlamadır.

ABD Donanması Yemen açıklarına savaş gemileri sevk ediyor

Thomas Gaist, 27 Nisan 2015

Pentagon, USS Theodore Roosevelt uçak gemisini, USS Normandy güdümlü füze kruvazörünü ve gemilere yönelik özel harekat timleri taşıyan birkaç destroyeri kapsayan bir savaş gemisi filosunun Yemen açıklarına gitmesini emretti.

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Perspective

Bureaucratized murder and the “war on terror”

27 April 2015

An article that appeared in the New York Times on Sunday describes a drone assassination program that has become bureaucratized and institutionalized and enjoys the support of the entire political establishment.

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International May Day 2015


No to imperialist war! Join the 2015 International May Day Online Rally!

By the International Committee of the Fourth International, 13 April 2015

Capitalism, war and the collapse of democracy

By Tom Carter, 22 April 2015

WSWS publishes Persian translation of the ICFI May Day statement

By the International Committee of the Fourth International

Posted here is a translation into Persian of the statement “No to imperialist war! Join the 2015 International May Day Online Rally!”

Sri Lanka: Campaign for International May Day wins warm response

Chicago auto workers voice support for May Day rally

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SEP Australia

Australian broadcaster sacks journalist for criticising Anzac Day
Defend Scott McIntyre! Defend freedom of speech!

By the Socialist Equality Party, 27 April 2015

The sacking of Scott McIntyre is a transparent act of politically-motivated persecution.

Workers and youth defy Anzac Day propaganda to attend SEP anti-war meetings

By our reporters, 27 April 2015

The SEP’s meetings were the only ones to challenge the quasi-religious atmosphere being whipped up over the centenary of Australian and New Zealand involvement in the failed Anglo-French invasion of Turkey in April 1915.

International greetings to the SEP (Australia) meetings

27 April 2015

Workers and young people speak at SEP (Australia) anti-war meetings

By our reporters, 27 April 2015

Australia’s Anzac Day and the glorification of militarism and war

The political censorship of the SEP (Australia) and the fight against war

Humboldt University IYSSE denounces Australian university’s anti-war meeting ban

World War I: The breakdown of capitalism

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Commentary

After exposure of 2012 kidnapping story
Vanity Fair, Richard Engel and NBC attempt a cover-up

By David Walsh, 27 April 2015

The magazine’s article abstracts the 2012 alleged kidnapping from the furious propaganda campaign against the Syrian regime, which is the only way to make sense of the incident.

White House Correspondent’s Dinner: Wealth, influence, hypocrisy

By Kate Randall, 27 April 2015

Obama's remarks, well received by the media, exemplified the hypocrisy of official Washington.

Obama’s drone warfare: Assassination made routine

By Patrick Martin, 25 April 2015

Civilian casualties mount as Saudi-led airstrikes continue in Yemen

By Niles Williamson, 25 April 2015

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Greece’s Syriza government signals pension cuts

By Christoph Dreier, 25 April 2015

More on the crisis in Greece »

Poland builds up military against Russia

French President Hollande promotes the neo-fascist National Front

The refugee crisis and the new “scramble for Africa”

25 years ago: South Korean workers battle police

Hundreds of thousands of workers and students clashed with police in cities throughout South Korea in May Day protests called to denounce violent attacks on strikers.

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50 years ago: US invades Dominican Republic

On April 28, 1965, over 500 US Marines were airlifted to the Dominican Republic in an act of imperialist aggression aimed at reinstating a pro-American dictatorship.

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75 years ago: Himmler orders construction of Auschwitz

On April 27, 1940, SS head Heinrich Himmler ordered the creation of a prison concentration camp near the Polish village of Oswiecim.

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100 years ago: Italy breaks alliance with Germany, Austria-Hungary

On May 3, 1915, Italy officially revoked the Triple Alliance, a military pact with Austria-Hungary and Germany.

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Socialist Equality Party (UK) Election Campaign

Defend migrants and refugees! Oppose British imperialism!

By David O’Sullivan, 25 April 2015

UK General Election: Green Party offers no real alternative to austerity and militarism

Scottish Socialist Party manifesto: Nationalism and class collaboration

SEP candidate tells London hustings:
“Whoever forms the next government makes no fundamental difference”

Socialist Equality Party (UK) 2015 General Election manifesto: No to war and austerity! Fight for socialism!

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Arts Review

An appraisal of German writer Günter Grass: 1927-2015

By Sybille Fuchs, Wolfgang Weber and Peter Schwarz, 25 April 2015

Günter Grass, who died at the age of 87 on April 13, was one of Germany’s most outstanding storytellers and a man who remained true to his political principles throughout his life.

“Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit,” at the Detroit Institute of Arts
In defense of Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry frescoes

By Tim Rivers and David Walsh, 21 April 2015

Book Review

The role of Australian schools in World War I
Soldier Boys: The Militarisation of Australian and New Zealand Schools for World War I

By Margaret Rees and Linda Levin, 25 April 2015

Science

Twenty-five years of the Hubble Space Telescope

By Bryan Dyne, 24 April 2015