1 April 2015

US Army to train Ukrainian fascist militias

By Patrick Martin, 1 April 2015

American commandos will begin training Ukrainian National Guard units, including the notorious Azov Battalion, on April 20.

Poland integrates paramilitary groups into the army

Murder in Moscow: Why was Boris Nemtsov assassinated?

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Iran nuclear talks extended to Wednesday

By Keith Jones, 1 April 2015

The framework talks have reportedly stalled over the extent to which Iran will be free to pursue civilian nuclear research and when and how UN sanctions will be lifted.

Iran nuclear talks in countdown to US-imposed deadline

John Bolton’s call for war on Iran

Former military dictator wins Nigerian presidency

By Thomas Gaist, 1 April 2015

The campaign of Muhammadu Buhari, who ruled as a dictator after a 1983 coup d’etat, was supported by consultants with ties to the Obama White House.

Honduran death squads kill four student protesters, including a 13-year-old

By Eric London, 1 April 2015

All signs point to the US-backed government of President Hernández as the author of a savage wave of repression against Honduran youth.

UN warns of collapse in Yemen amid Saudi-led assault

By Niles Williamson, 1 April 2015

As the US-backed air war entered its sixth day, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights called for an end to the fighting.

The war in Yemen and the American drive for global domination

Canada’s parliament approves major expansion of Mideast war

By Roger Jordan, 1 April 2015

The Conservative government has indicated that Canadian war planes could begin bombing Syrian targets within days.

America’s “dirty brigades” in Iraq

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Greek Navy Seals in rightist provocation

By John Vassilopoulos, 1 April 2015

One of the bastions of the Greek military junta of 1967-1974, the Greek Navy SEALs, have developed strong links with the fascist Golden Dawn.

EU, demanding deeper cuts, rejects Syriza’s austerity list

The capitulation of Syriza and the lessons for the working class

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“They don’t care about the people … all they care about are the rich”
Flint, Michigan residents speak on tainted water supply

By a WSWS reporting team, 1 April 2015

Flint residents expressed anger and frustration over unsafe water, high bills and the emergency manager overseeing the destruction of living conditions in the city.

Indiana “solidarity” rally promotes Democrats, covers up USW betrayal of oil workers’ strike

By George Marlowe and Jerry White, 1 April 2015

The March 27 event sponsored by the United Steelworkers and AFL-CIO was billed as a “solidarity” rally for 1,100 workers on strike at the BP Whiting, Indiana refinery for nearly two months.

Death of Louisiana refinery worker exposes USW treachery in oil strike

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

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Leaked document exposes repressive character of US airport screenings

By Zaida Green, 1 April 2015

The Intercept published a document outlining the criteria used by the TSA to flag airline travelers for interrogation.

German public service contract: Teachers sold out once again

By Dietmar Henning, 1 April 2015

Anger is running high among trade union members over the latest deal.

Australia: NSW voters denounce war and austerity

By our correspondents, 1 April 2015

Workers and youth in New South Wales speak out about the attacks on social welfare, the danger of war and why they voted for the Socialist Equality Party.

Working class voters in NSW denounce the parliamentary parties

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Queensland Labor government destabilised by witch-hunt against indigenous MP

By Mike Head, 1 April 2015

The sudden eruption of the Billy Gordon affair highlights the instability of the parliamentary system.

New in Persian

جنگ در یمن و پیشروی آمریکا برای سلطه بر جهان

نیلز ویلیامسون
28 مارس 2015

اکنون جبهه دیگری در پیشرَوی جنگی به رهبری ایالات متحده، در خاورمیانه، این بار در یمن گشوده شده است. در نقض آشکار قوانین بین المللی، عربستان سعودی، با حمایت دولت اوباما، روز سوم حملات هوایی خود به اهداف استراتژیک و همچنین مناطق مسکونی در یمن را پشت سر گذاشته است.

New in Arabic

الاشتراكية والنضال ضد الحرب الامبريالية

بيان اللجنة الدولية للمؤتمر الدولي الرابع
3 يوليو 2014

1- بعد مئة عام من اندلاع الحرب العالمية الأولى و بعد 75 سنة من بدء الحرب العالمية الثانية، يقوم النظام الإمبريالي مرة أخرى بتهديد البشرية بكارثة.

New in French

Douze ans après l'invasion de l'Irak
Le Moyen-Orient sombre dans la guerre

Par Bill Van Auken, 1 avril 2015

Le déferlement de la guerre à travers tout le Moyen-Orient est une situation sans précédent, hormis les deux guerres mondiales du 20e siècle.

L’UE rejette les mesures d'austérité de Syriza, réclamant des coupes plus profondes

Par Robert Stevens, 1 avril 2015

Parmi les mesures d’austérité exigées par l'UE figurent des modifications anti-ouvrières du code du travail et des réductions des droits à la retraite.

Les représailles contre Bowe Bergdahl

Par Patrick Martin, 1 avril 2015

New in German

Zwölf Jahre nach der Invasion im Irak:
Naher Osten versinkt im Krieg

Von Bill Van Auken, 1. April 2015

Immer mehr Länder werden in den Krieg hineingezogen. Derweil verfolgt die amerikanische Regierung einen in sich widersprüchlichen Kurs.

Die Rückkehr des Bismarckkults

Von Peter Schwarz, 1. April 2015

200 Jahre nach seiner Geburt wird der „Eiserne Kanzler“ wieder als Vorbild für das heutige Deutschland, insbesondere für seine Außenpolitik angepriesen.

EU fordert umfassendere Kürzungen von Syriza

Von Robert Stevens, 1. April 2015

Die Brüsseler Gruppe fordert von der griechischen Regierung Änderungen am griechischen Arbeitsrecht zu Lasten der Beschäftigten und weitere Kürzungen im Rentensystem.

Militärgericht spricht vier polnische Soldaten von Kriegsverbrechen in Afghanistan frei

Von Dorota Niemitz, 1. April 2015

Im August 2007 feuerte das 18. Sturmtruppenbataillon der US- und Nato-Kräfte Mörsergranaten auf eine Hochzeitsgesellschaft und tötete acht Zivilisten.

John Bolton fordert Krieg gegen Iran

Von Bill Van Auken, 1. April 2015

Das politische Establishment Amerikas hält den psychotischen Militarismus des ehemaligen UNO-Botschafters für einen legitimen außenpolitischen Ansatz.

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Perspective

A decisive turning point in the crisis of American imperialism

1 April 2015

The decision by some 40 countries to sign up for the China-backed Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank is a critical marker in the economic decline of American imperialism.

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Commentary

The return of the Bismarck cult

By Peter Schwarz, 1 April 2015

Two hundred years after his birth, the “Iron Chancellor” is being paraded as a role model for Germany, especially in relation to foreign policy.

How Moratorium NOW! facilitated the Detroit bankruptcy

By Lawrence Porter, 1 April 2015

Moratorium NOW! worked to conceal the role of the courts and promote the trade unions and Democratic Party as part of the political conspiracy against the workers of Detroit.

Judge boasts of his “political” role in Detroit bankruptcy conspiracy

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Twelve years after Iraq invasion
Middle East engulfed by war

By Bill Van Auken, 31 March 2015

Indiana governor signs bill allowing for discrimination on religious grounds

By Nick Barrickman, 31 March 2015

The vendetta against Bowe Bergdahl

By Patrick Martin, 30 March 2015

The social and political context of the Germanwings disaster

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

Republican budget plan slashes Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps

US political establishment hails bipartisan bill attacking Medicare

Socialist Equality Party (UK) election campaign

London: SEP candidate exposes false housing promises of Labour and Greens

By Paul Mitchell, 1 April 2015

O’Sullivan explained that decades of government promises to address the problems of high rents, tenants’ rights and inadequate housing have never been honoured.

Labour offers itself to business backers to kick off UK election campaign

By Julie Hyland, 31 March 2015

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

Obituary

Lee Kuan Yew, founder of Singapore (1923-2015)

By Gustav Kemper, 1 April 2015

The sheer quantity of condolences from heads of states and obituaries in major newspapers was remarkable for a politician who headed a city state with just 5.5 million people.

Arts Review

Exhibition in Berlin: Rediscovery of a Russian revolutionary art school

By Sibylle Fuchs and Verena Nees, 31 March 2015

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

IYSSE

IYSSE Meeting in Montreal: The struggle against austerity and lessons of the 2012 Quebec student strike

31 March 2015

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

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

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

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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