20 April 2015

US admits FBI falsified evidence to obtain convictions

By Kate Randall, 20 April 2015

It is highly likely that innocent people were executed based on fraudulent FBI testimony.

The firing squad returns to America

EU, Syriza prepare to suppress popular opposition to austerity in Greece

By Kumaran Ira, 20 April 2015

There is rising awareness in ruling circles that the Greek government is heading for a confrontation with the working class.

Syriza dispatches police to clear protesters from Athens university

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IMF head Christine Lagarde praises UK for austerity measures

By Richard Tyler, 20 April 2015

Warnings by the IMF undermine claims by the Labour Party that it would achieve a balanced budget by 2020, should it win power on May 7.

Economic stagnation, financial parasitism dominate IMF-World Bank meeting

Australia: Police “terrorism” raids exploited to boost Anzac Day events

By Mike Head, 20 April 2015

Without providing any evidence, the federal and state governments claimed that two teenagers planned attacks at Anzac Day ceremonies.

Majority of Boston residents oppose death penalty for marathon bomber Tsarnaev

By Nick Barrickman, 20 April 2015

Federal prosecutors are determined to secure Tsarnaev's execution in the face of broad opposition to capital punishment.

Tsarnaev found guilty on all counts in Boston bombing trial

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Striking Houston-area refinery workers reject “last, best” contract offers

By Tom Hall, 20 April 2015

LyondellBasell will begin unilaterally imposing the terms of a contract that includes huge givebacks on overtime pay.

USW imposes sellout, seeks to wind down remaining oil strikes

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Mexican police confront immigrant protest caravan

By Rafael Azul, 20 April 2015

This year’s protest attacked President Peña Nieto’s Southern Border Program, designed to block the movement of immigrants toward the US.

German government introduces new mass data retention regulations

By Johannes Stern and Denis Krassnin, 20 April 2015

The re-introduction of mass data retention is another step towards a total surveillance state.

California governor’s emergency drought measures leave agribusiness giants untouched

By Evan Blake and Glenn Ricketts, 20 April 2015

Democratic Party Governor Jerry Brown acknowledged that California’s agricultural monopolies are essentially off limits.

UK welfare benefit sanctions hit the homeless

By Dennis Moore, 20 April 2015

Sanctions affect one-third of homeless people claiming Job Seekers Allowance.

Sri Lankan government to pass laws banning “hate speech”

By Sanjaya Jayasekera, 20 April 2015

Regardless of the immediate pretext, the new laws are aimed at strengthening the state apparatus against the working class.

New in Russian

Всемирно-известный немецкий писатель Гюнтер Грасс умер в возрасте 87 лет

Петер Шварц, 20 апреля 2015 г.

Грасс был одним из наиболее значимых писателей Германии XX столетия. В 1999 году он был награжден Нобелевской премией по литературе.

New in French

Stagnation économique et parasitisme financier dominent la réunion du FMI et de la Banque mondiale

Par Nick Beams et Barry Grey, 20 avril 2015

Les rapports officiels préparés par le Fonds monétaire international montrent que l’économie mondiale n’est pas sur le point de connaître une reprise et qu’elle s’enfonce plus profondément dans la crise.

Une vague d’assassinats en Ukraine vise des critiques du régime de Kiev

Par Alex Lantier, 20 avril 2015

La responsabilité des meurtres incombe aux puissances impérialistes qui ont installé le régime de Kiev et soutenu sa propagande antirusse et sa réhabilitation du fascisme.

New in German

Neue Flüchtlingskatastrophe im Mittelmeer fordert 700 Tote

Von Martin Kreickenbaum, 20. April 2015

120 Seemeilen südlich der italienischen Insel Lampedusa nahe der libyschen Küste ist in der Nacht zum Sonntag ein Flüchtlingsboot mit bis zu 700 Insassen gekentert. Nur 28 konnten gerettet werden.

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Perspective

Mass drownings in the Mediterranean: A crime of imperialism

20 April 2015

The horrific death toll in the Mediterranean Sea is a direct consequence of the militaristic policies of the US government, backed by its European allies, in the Middle East and Africa.

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International May Day 2015

Chicago auto workers voice support for May Day rally

By George Marlowe, 20 April 2015

A Socialist Equality Party campaign team called on auto workers at the Ford Chicago Assembly plant to take part in the International May Day 2015 Online Rally.

Detroit Chrysler workers express support for May Day rally against war

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

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

SEP Australia

Oppose political censorship at the University of Sydney!
An Open Letter to the Vice Chancellor

By James Cogan—National Secretary SEP (Australia), 20 April 2015

SEP national secretary James Cogan wrote to the Sydney University vice chancellor demanding that he allow the SEP the right to hire a venue at the university to hold a public anti-war meeting.

Growing opposition to censorship of SEP (Australia) anti-war meeting

By our reporter, 20 April 2015

For an international campaign to defend the democratic rights of the Socialist Equality Party
Sydney University blocks SEP’s anti-war meeting

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 18 April 2015

Australia: Corporate exploitation of Anzac myth triggers a furore

Oppose the political censorship of the SEP (Australia)

Public meetings in Australia and New Zealand:
Anzac Day, the glorification of militarism and the drive to World War III

6 April 2015

Socialist Equality Party (UK) Election Campaign

“Nothing can be resolved without ending the dictatorship of the super-rich”
SEP candidate for Glasgow Central Katie Rhodes speaks at hustings

By Barry Mason, 20 April 2015

Rhodes outlined the SEP’s programme at a meeting organised by the Garnethill Community Council.

SEP candidate at Kentish Town Community Centre hustings
“We are fighting for a massive movement of the working class to oppose austerity and war”

By Ajanta Silva, 18 April 2015

Oppose NATO war mongering: Attend International May Day online rally

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

More on the SEP (UK) election campaign »

25 years ago: Hubble Space Telescope launched into orbit

The much-anticipated launch of the Hubble Space Telescope aboard the space shuttle Discovery took place on April 24, 1990 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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50 years ago: Sukarno completes nationalization of foreign property

On April 24, 1965, President Sukarno signed a decree nationalizing the remaining foreign property held in Indonesia.

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75 years ago: US admiral says war against Japan inevitable

On April 22, 1940, Rear Admiral J.K. Taussig bluntly revealed US imperialism’s aims before the Senate committee on naval affairs.

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100 years ago: Allied forces launch disastrous Gallipoli landing in Turkey

On April 25, 1915 troops from Britain, Australia and New Zealand began the land phase of what has become known as the Gallipoli campaign.

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History

Twenty years since the Oklahoma City bombing

20 April 2015

April 19 marked the twentieth anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City, the bloodiest act of terrorism on US soil up to that point.

Australian World War I “celebration” buries history of mass anti-war opposition

By Richard Phillips, 18 April 2015

“The world only discovered him a hero after he had fallen a martyr”
150 years since the assassination of Abraham Lincoln

By Tom Mackaman, 14 April 2015

Commentary

Wave of assassinations in Ukraine targets critics of Kiev regime

By Alex Lantier, 18 April 2015

Murder in Moscow: Why was Boris Nemtsov assassinated?

More on the crisis in Ukraine »

Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke hired by hedge fund Citadel

By Andre Damon, 18 April 2015

Fighting rages in Iraqi provincial capital

By Patrick Martin, 18 April 2015

Blackwater and the crimes of US imperialism

More on the war in Iraq and Syria »

National Guard referred to Ferguson protesters as “enemy forces”

By Gabriel Black, 18 April 2015

More on police violence in America »

Indian Stalinists reaffirm right-wing “political-tactical” line

By our correspondents in Visakhapatnam, 18 April 2015

A historic attack on Medicare

Journalist Richard Engel’s 2012 kidnapping account was part of drive to war with Syria

One and a half billion people live on less than $1.25 per day

Mehring Books

On the anniversary of Lenin’s birth
Special offer from Mehring Books

16 April 2015

Sale on Tsar to Lenin and the Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century.

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

An open letter to the Clubs and Societies Committee at the University of Melbourne
Overturn the decision to block IYSSE affiliation on University of Melbourne campus!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Australia), 16 April 2015