3 March 2015

In wake of latest atrocity
Obama administration whitewashes police killings

By Andre Damon, 3 March 2015

The trivial recommendations by the White House Task Force on 21st Century Policing amount to a green light for police violence and murder.

Millions view video showing police murder of homeless man in Los Angeles

By John Burton, 3 March 2015

The video shows multiple LAPD officers shooting the man while he is pinned to the ground.

Chicago’s Abu Ghraib

Obama Justice Department: No federal charges to be filed in Trayvon Martin slaying

The human rights disaster in America

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Obama administration bows to Israel on eve of speech by Netanyahu

By Bill Van Auken, 3 March 2015

The Israeli prime minister has organized a speech to the US Congress behind the back of the White House in a bid to scuttle a nuclear deal with Iran.

Cuts to pensions of Detroit retirees go into effect

By Thomas Gaist, 3 March 2015

The pension checks of Detroit city workers saw their first reductions Sunday, in line with the bankruptcy plan imposed by federal judge Steven Rhodes.

Judge in Detroit bankruptcy calls for dismantling public employee pensions nationwide

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New Jersey settles major environmental pollution lawsuit with ExxonMobil

By Philip Guelpa, 3 March 2015

The Christie administration has reportedly reached an out-of-court settlement with ExxonMobil for a fraction of the estimated cleanup cost.

Pennsylvania records first US mine fatalities of 2015

By Clement Daly, 3 March 2015

Last year, 42 workers died in US mines, including 16 in the coal mining industry.

Black lung disease hits highest levels in four decades

Italy threatens military intervention in Libya

By Marianne Arens, 3 March 2015

The threat of military intervention in Libya is driven by Italian oil and business interests and the need to divert attention from growing domestic tensions.

Chinese economy under downward pressure

By Nick Beams, 3 March 2015

The Chinese government is set to lower its growth rate target for this year when Premier Li Keqiang addresses the National People’s Congress, which opens Thursday.

India’s “growth” budget coddles business while punishing working people

By Kranti Kumara and Keith Jones, 3 March 2015

Big business has lauded Jaitley’s budget as good for investors and profits,

Danish government expands surveillance powers following Copenhagen shootings

By Jordan Shilton, 3 March 2015

Plans were already well advanced prior to the Copenhagen shootings to further undermine democratic rights, with only the appropriate pretext being required.

Bipartisan support for anti-democratic data retention bill in Australia

By Mike Head, 3 March 2015

A parliamentary report gives the green light for police-state powers of mass surveillance to be handed to the government and its spy and police services.

South African finance minister raises income tax, fuel and electricity levies

By Thabo Seseane Jr., 3 March 2015

South African Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) announced the measures in his first full budget speech since taking office last year.

New in Persian

«جان جهادی»، امپریالیسم و داعش

28 فوریه 2015

روز پنجشنبه، واشنگتن پست هویت «جان جهادیِ» دولت اسلامی عراق و سوریه (داعش) را برملا کرد. همان شخصی که در ویدیوهای هولناک منتشر شده، روزنامه نگاران آمریکایی جیمز فولی و استیون ساتلوف و همچنین دو امدادگر بریتانیایی، دیوید هینز، و آلن هنینگ را گردن می زند.

New in French

Le gouverneur du Wisconsin, les travailleurs américains et le terrorisme

Par Patrick Martin, 3 mars 2015

Le gouverneur du Wisconsin a dit de façon répétée que la lutte contre la classe ouvrière aux Etats-Unis était une composante essentielle de la politique militariste que Washington mène à l'étranger.

Les raffineries de pétrole en grève depuis un mois
Aux Etats-Unis, le syndicat bloque une extension de la lutte des ouvriers du pétrole

Par Jerry White, 3 mars 2015

Le syndicat américain de la métallurgie USW, qui veut à tout prix empêcher une confrontation avec l'administration Obama, ignore les demandes de plus en plus nombreuses des travailleurs du pétrole en faveur d'une grève nationale.

Election en Grèce: le dirigeant de SYRIZA appelle à une « nouvelle alliance patriotique »

Par nos reporters, 3 mars 2015

Alexis Tsipras a promis que si son parti devait arriver au pouvoir, il garantirait l’ordre politique et social existant.

New in German

Gouverneur von Wisconsin vergleicht amerikanische Arbeiter mit Terroristen

Von Patrick Martin, 3. März 2015

Der Gouverneur von Wisconsin hat in den vergangenen Tagen mehrfach die Angriffe auf die Arbeiterklasse im Inland in Zusammenhang mit Washingtons militärischen Interventionen im Ausland gestellt.

Ausnahmezustand in Bremen wegen angeblichem Terrorverdacht

Von Dietmar Henning, 3. März 2015

Mit Maschinenpistolen bewaffnete Polizisten in Kampfmontur dominierten am Wochenende die gesamte Innenstadt der 550.000-Einwohner-Stadt Bremen.

Die Linkspartei stellt sich hinter Schäuble und das europäische Spardiktat

Von Johannes Stern, 3. März 2015

Am vergangenen Freitag stimmte die Linkspartei mit überwältigender Mehrheit für die Verlängerung des sogenannten Hilfsprogramms für Griechenland bis Ende Juni.

Moskau:
Oppositionspolitiker Boris Nemzow erschossen

Von Andrea Peters, 3. März 2015

Die US-Regierung und die westlichen Medien nutzen den Mord schamlos aus, um gegen Russland und das Putin-Regime Stimmung zu machen.

Italien drängt auf Militärintervention in Libyen

Von Marianne Arens, 3. März 2015

Die Regierung Renzi begründet einen Kriegseinsatz in Libyen mit dem wachsenden Einfluss islamischer Terrormilizen. Tatsächlich geht es um italienische Öl- und Wirtschaftsinteressen und darum, von den wachsenden Spannungen in Italien abzulenken.

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Perspective

Murder in Moscow: Why was Boris Nemtsov assassinated?

3 March 2015

The assassination of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov arises out of the US-Russia confrontation and the struggle now underway within the Russian state.

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History

Interview with Gordon Wood on the American Revolution: Part one
“Labor celebrated as the highest value”

By Tom Mackaman, 3 February 2015

Gordon Wood, a leading historian of the American Revolution, recently spoke with the World Socialist Web Site.

US Oil Workers Strike

As strike passes one-month mark
The way forward for oil workers

By the Socialist Equality Party, 3 March 2015

As the strike by oil workers in the US enters its second month, it is necessary to draw a balance sheet of the key strategic and political issues at stake.

Striking BP oil workers in Indiana speak out

By George Marlowe and Jeff Lussane, 3 March 2015

Workers at BP’s refinery in Whiting, Indiana called for an all-out strike by 30,000 USW oil refinery employees.

A photo essay on the US oil workers’ strike

By Jerry White, 26 February 2015

The Crisis in Greece

Syriza’s surrender to the banks exposes France’s New Anti-capitalist Party

By Alex Lantier, 3 March 2015

The NPA’s publication of a statement, in the name of the International Committee of the Fourth International, supporting Syriza’s right-wing policies is a political provocation.

The anti-Marxism of Yanis Varoufakis

By Nick Beams, 28 February 2015

The capitulation of Syriza and the lessons for the working class

By the International Committee of the Fourth International, 23 February 2015

The theoretical and historical origins of the pseudo-left

By David North, 24 February 2015

This 2012 report by WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North provides the critical theoretical and historical background to the events in Greece, where the pseudo-left Syriza has risen to state power and rapidly capitulated to the European banks.

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SEP (Australia) Campaign in New South Wales Election

SEP candidates in NSW election campaign against war and austerity

By our reporters, 3 March 2015

Bankstown and Wyong workers and youth speak out against worsening living conditions and the danger of war.

NSW election: The fraud of Labor’s opposition to privatisation and austerity

By James Cogan—SEP candidate for Summer Hill, 3 March 2015

Labor leader Foley tried to cover up the record of state and federal Labor governments, in attacking the living standards of workers and youth.

Vote Socialist Equality Party in the New South Wales election
Against war and austerity! For social equality and democratic rights! For a workers government and socialist policies!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 2 March 2015

Arts Review

65th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 5
Two stories of German resistance: The Resistors “their spirit prevails ...” and 13 Minutes

By Bernd Reinhardt, 3 March 2015

One film makes only a partial examination of Hitler’s middle class opponents, while the other makes a more significant look at the opposition from below.

House of Cards collapses

By Andre Damon, 2 March 2015

Ken Loach’s Jimmy’s Hall: An honest artistic effort, or something else?

By Dorota Niemitz, 2 March 2015

Socialist Equality Party

The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century published in German

By Peter Schwarz, 2 March 2015

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

3 March 2015

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

Wisconsin unions hold rally against “right-to-work” legislation

By Niles Williamson, 2 March 2015

Commentary

Wisconsin Governor Walker, American workers and terrorism

By Patrick Martin, 2 March 2015

Manhattan terror trial vs. PLO: The hypocrisy of imperialist justice

By Tom Carter, 2 March 2015

US inflames South China Sea disputes

By James Cogan, 2 March 2015

German Left Party leader outlines campaign against Russia

By Johannes Stern, 2 March 2015

“Jihadi John,” imperialism and ISIS

Clinton Foundation raked in cash from right-wing regimes, corporations

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25 years ago: Iran-Contra trial of Admiral Poindexter begins

Poindexter served as national security advisor from late 1985 through late 1986, when the Iran-Contra crisis was at its height.

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50 years ago: Police assault Selma-to-Montgomery March

On March 7, 1965, Alabama state police and Dallas County Sheriff deputies carried out a bloody attack against civil rights demonstrators on the outskirts of Selma.

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75 years ago: Finland capitulates to Soviet Union

On March 5, 1940, the government of Finland notified the Soviet Union that it would accept Moscow’s terms to end the Winter War.

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100 years ago: Greek prime minister resigns over war policy

On March 6, 1915, Greek Prime Minister Eleftherios Venizelos resigned following a conflict over the nation’s involvement in World War I.

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