30 March 2015

Arab League agrees to formation of regional army as Yemen assault expands

By Niles Williamson, 30 March 2015

Amidst an escalating Saudi-led, US-backed air campaign against Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen, the Arab League announced plans to establish a regional military force.

The war in Yemen and the American drive for global domination

Iran nuclear talks in countdown to US-imposed deadline

By Keith Jones, 30 March 2015

Washington is insisting that the economic sanctions that have crippled Iran’s economy remain in place for years to come.

John Bolton’s call for war on Iran

New defeat for Socialist Party in second round of French local elections

By Alex Lantier, 30 March 2015

The right-wing Union for a Popular Movement swept up to 70 of France’s 101 departments, as voters punished the Socialist Party for its attacks on jobs and wages.

As EU commissioner, former Socialist Party minister demands more austerity in France

Further blow to US as Australia signs up to China-backed bank

By Nick Beams, 30 March 2015

Intense geo-political tensions continue over the planned Asian investment bank.

The conflict over the China-backed Asian investment bank

Australia: Liberals hold power in NSW election

By James Cogan, 30 March 2015

Baird’s government is on a collision course with the working class as it attempts, alongside the federal government and other states, to impose austerity.

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Building in deadly Manhattan gas explosion had history of dangerous conditions

By Philip Guelpa, 30 March 2015

Repeated instances of illegal and substandard work on the building’s gas delivery system preceded the explosion.

Dozens hurt and two missing after gas explosion and fire level buildings in Manhattan

Supreme Court rejects challenge to Wisconsin voter identification law

By Tom Carter, 30 March 2015

The law effectively disenfranchises 300,000 otherwise eligible voters in the state.

CIA helped spy on US cell phone data

By Zaida Green, 30 March 2015

The CIA worked with the Justice Department to develop a program to spy on US cell phone conversations and data.

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UAW president open to discuss new lower pay scale for auto workers

By Jerry White, 30 March 2015

In a March 25 press conference following the United Auto Workers bargaining convention in Detroit, UAW President Dennis Williams said he was willing to consider the creation of a new, third tier of workers.

At bargaining convention in Detroit
UAW president insists auto workers must “face the facts” of global competition

Syriza continues immigration policy of previous Greek government

By Martin Kreickenbaum, 30 March 2015

Despite its empty promises to treat refugees humanely, the Syriza government is working closely with the EU Commission to reject and persecute them.

Syriza government submits new list of austerity proposals to Greece’s creditors

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Germany extends military deployment in Somalia

By Johannes Stern, 30 March 2015

The extension of military commitments is part of the efforts of German imperialism to establish itself in Africa.

Further welfare cuts being considered by UK Conservatives

By Robert Stevens, 30 March 2015

All three major parties in Britain are committed to huge cuts in welfare spending.

UK: Private sector given largest ever National Health Service contract

Scaffolding collapse in Vietnam kills 13 workers

By Daniel Saul, 30 March 2015

Last week’s fatal accident was not the first disaster at FPG’s government-backed steel complex.

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Obama ile Netanyahu arasındaki gerilimlerin arka planı

Bill Van Auken, 30 Mart 2015

İsrail Başbakanı Binyamin Netanyahu’nun sağcı Likud Partisi’nin seçim zaferinden bir hafta sonra, Washington ile Tel Aviv arasındaki gerilimler, onlarca yıldır görülmedik bir düzeyde kalmaya devam ediyor.

Tsipras Berlin’de: Almanya ve Yunanistan kemer sıkma politikalarının uygulanmasında “işbirliği” sözü verdi

Johannes Stern, 30 Mart 2015

Yunanistan Başbakanı Alexis Tsipras, 23 Mart günü, Almanya’ya ilk resmi ziyaretini gerçekleştirdi.

Yemen iç savaşa sürüklenirken Husi milisler Taiz’i ele geçirdi

Niles Williamson, 30 Mart 2015

Husi milisleri, Cumartesi günü, Yemen ordu güçlerinin herhangi bir direnişi ile karşılaşmaksızın, Taiz’deki askeri havaalanını ele geçirdiler.

İntihar saldırıları Yemen’de yüzden fazla kişiyi öldürdü

Niles Williamson, 30 Mart 2015

Yemen’deki iç savaş, Cuma günü, haftalık ibadetin en yoğun olduğu sırada, başkent Sana’daki Husi camilerinde, IŞİD Yemen şubesinin üstlendiği intihar saldırılarıyla birlikte, ivme kazanarak kötüleşmeye devam etti.

Fransa’nın güneyindeki Alman Airbus uçak kazasında 150 kişi öldü

Stefan Steinberg, 30 Mart 2015

İspanya’dan Almanya’ya gitmekte olan bir Airbus uçağının Salı günü Fransa’nın güneyinde çakılması, son dönem Alman tarihinin en kötü hava faciasıdır.

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Les Etats-Unis soutiennent les bombardements saoudiens au Yémen

Par Niles Williamson, 30 mars 2015

Outre les frappes aériennes contre les positions houthistes, l’Arabie saoudite a positionné son artillerie lourde sur la frontière.

Québec: Les libéraux répondent à la grève contre l’austérité par la répression et les menaces

Par Keith Jones, 30 mars 2015

La plus grande crainte de l’élite dirigeante canadienne est que les manifestations étudiantes provoquent l’éruption de luttes de masse de la classe ouvrière.

Crash de l’Airbus A320 de Germanwings
Le contexte social et politique de la catastrophe aérienne

Par Peter Schwarz, 30 mars 2015

Pour comprendre les actions d’Andreas Lubitz qui a précipité l’Airbus A320 contre la paroi d'une montagne dans les Alpes françaises, il faut tenir compte non seulement de sa maladie personnelle, mais aussi de l’état de la société dans laquelle il vivait.

L’ex-ministre PS Moscovici devenu commissaire européen réclame plus d'austérité en France

Par Antoine Lerougetel, 28 mars 2015

Dans le cadre des attaques de l'UE contre la classe ouvrière dans toute l'Europe, le commissaire européen à l'économie Pierre Moscovici a exigé davantage d'austérité en France.

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Perspective

The vendetta against Bowe Bergdahl

30 March 2015

The purpose of the Pentagon’s charges against the former POW is to intimidate soldiers who, like Bergdahl, turn against the savagery of the US wars in the Middle East and Central Asia.

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Socialist Equality Party

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

By the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 30 March 2015

The Socialist Equality Party in Britain is seeking to mobilise working people in a political struggle against austerity and war through the fight for a workers’ government based on socialist policies.

WSWS publishes Arabic translation of ICFI Statement

Statement of the International Committee of the Fourth International

Posted here is a translation into Arabic of “Socialism and the Fight Against Imperialist War,” published by the International Committee of the Fourth International on June 3, 2014.

25 years ago: Bundesbank plan to impoverish East German workers

On March 31, 1990, the Bundesbank’s proposal for a two-for-one exchange for East German marks was made public.

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50 years ago: East Germany shuts down Berlin Autobahn

On April 5, 1965, East German authorities closed the 110-mile highway linking the Federal Republic of Germany with West Berlin.

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75 years ago: CIO leader Lewis attacks Roosevelt

On April 1, 1940, United Mine Workers President John L. Lewis attacked the Roosevelt administration and threatened to organize labor in opposition.

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100 years ago: Militarist celebrations of Bismarck centenary in Germany

On April 1, 1915, German authorities organized major public commemorations of the centenary of the birth of Otto Von Bismarck.

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Commentary

The social and political context of the Germanwings disaster

By Peter Schwarz, 28 March 2015

US layoffs mount amid signs of economic slowdown

By Andre Damon, 28 March 2015

Republican budget plan slashes Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps

By Patrick Martin, 28 March 2015

US political establishment hails bipartisan bill attacking Medicare

By Kate Randall, 28 March 2015

US troops, immune from prosecution, raped dozens of Colombian children

By Bill Van Auken, 28 March 2015

The bankrupt perspective of Blockupy

US armored convoy: A military provocation in Eastern Europe

The firing squad returns to America

Arts Review

FICUNAM 2015: Part 4
Tackling life head on: The films of Uzbek-Soviet director Ali Khamraev

By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier, 28 March 2015

FICUNAM 2015
I Remember You: A comment on the history of his film by director Ali Khamraev

28 March 2015

FICUNAM 2015: Part 1
A remarkable film festival in Mexico City

Science

New discoveries show that Mars may have once been habitable

By Bryan Dyne, 28 March 2015

SEP (Australia) Campaign in New South Wales Election

Revealing candidates forum in NSW election

By Zac Hambides, 26 March 2015

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In Defense of Historical Truth

Socialism and historical truth
A lecture delivered at the Leipzig Book Fair

By David North, 17 March 2015

Hundreds attend lecture introducing German edition of The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century

Workers Struggles

Sri Lankan tea plantation workers oppose Glenugie estate witch-hunt

By M. Devarajah, 28 March 2015

Toronto university strikes: Workers reject another sell-out contract

Toronto university strikes:
A socialist strategy to defeat austerity and defend education

US oil workers strike

BP workers in Indiana denounce USW isolation of oil workers strike

By George Marlowe, 26 March 2015

Reject USW-Shell sellout deal!
For a general strike to defend jobs, safety and living standards!

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IYSSE

Quebec Liberals respond to student anti-austerity strike with repression and threats

By Keith Jones, 26 March 2015

The Quebec student strike and the fight against austerity: A socialist perspective is necessary

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Canada), 26 March 2015