23 April 2014

Kiev regime orders crackdown as US steps up threats against Moscow

By Bill Van Auken, 23 April 2014

Biden’s visit to Ukraine produced an escalation of US threats against Russia and a resumption by the regime in Kiev of the crackdown against its opponents in the east of the country.

German magazine Der Spiegel campaigns for war and rearmament

By Peter Schwarz, 23 April 2014

One of the most unmistakable signs of the return of German militarism is the current barrage of war propaganda in the media.

Global media promote New York Times propaganda photos on Ukraine

By Alex Lantier, 23 April 2014

Photos published by the New York Times, purporting to show Russian Special Forces active in pro-Russian protests in eastern Ukraine have been circulated by media around the world..

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Japan to erect new radar base close to China

By John Watanabe, 23 April 2014

On the eve of Obama’s visit to Tokyo, the Japanese government announced the strengthening of its military posture in areas adjacent to China.

GM autoworker: “They say ‘safety first’ but it’s really profit that’s first”
GM safety violations linked to cost-cutting attacks on workers

By Jerry White, 23 April 2014

From 2002 to 2012, GM cut its hourly workforce by 12 percent each year.

General Motors uses bankruptcy to deflect safety responsibility

By Matthew MacEgan, 23 April 2014

General Motors has filed a suit in federal court to enforce a bar on lawsuits resulting from defective cars sold prior to its bankruptcy in 2009.

Washington, DC region has worst year of jobs growth since 2008 crash

By Nick Barrickman, 22 April 2014

The Washington, DC region added only 4,800 jobs in the twelve months ending in February.

Less than two weeks after scathing Department of Justice report
Albuquerque police kill fleeing 19-year-old woman

By D. Lencho, 24 April 2014

A US Department of Justice report excoriating the Albuquerque Police Department’s “excessive force that violates the Constitution and federal law” has not slowed the pace of fatal police shootings.

South Korean government accused of inaction after ferry disaster

By Ben McGrath, 23 April 2014

In an attempt to divert attention from the government, President Park condemned the actions of the crew as “akin to murder.”

UK Labour Party hires Obama adviser David Axelrod

By Julie Hyland, 23 April 2014

News that Britain’s Labour Party has appointed David Axelrod to head its campaign for the 2015 General Election came as the Trussell Trust reported that the numbers it was helping to feed through its food banks rose by 163 percent last year.

Bouteflika wins fourth term as Algerian president

By Stéphane Hugues, 23 April 2014

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of the National Liberation Front (FLN) declared victory in presidential elections held Thursday, April 17.

US intensifies pressure on Sri Lanka via UN human rights inquiry

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 21 April 2014

Washington uses the threat of war crimes charges to demand a “comprehensive military relationship” with Colombo.

New in Turkish

Uluslararası çevrimiçi 1 Mayıs toplantısına katılın!

Joseph Kishore, 23 Nisan 2014

1 Mayıs’ın devrimci sosyalist ve enternasyonalist geleneğini yeniden geliştirmek gerekiyor!

New in French

La tournée d’Obama vise à renforcer le « pivot vers l’Asie »

Par Peter Symonds, 23 avril 2014

L’objectif principal d’Obama est d’afficher son intention de poursuivre le « pivot vers l’Asie » qui cherche à garantir l’hégémonie américaine dans la région.

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013
Année passée en revue : 2009
Pourquoi je lis le WSWS: Courrier des lecteurs

New in German

Der Spiegel wirbt für Krieg und Aufrüstung

Von Peter Schwarz, 23. April 2014

Laut Spiegel-Autor Dirk Kurbjuweit braucht der Westen „Waffen, kriegerische Fähigkeiten und manchmal die Entschlossenheit, all das einzusetzen“.

Ostermärsche 2014: Der politische Bankrott der Friedensbewegung

Von Ulrich Rippert, 23. April 2014

Die Friedensbewegung übernahm in diesem Jahr teilweise die Kriegspropaganda der Bundesregierung. Die Zahl der Teilnehmer an den Ostermärschen war entsprechend gering.

Beteilige Dich an der Online-Kundgebung zum Maifeiertag!

Von Joseph Kishore, 23. April 2014

Am Sonntag, den 4. Mai, veranstalten das Internationale Komitee der Vierten Internationale und die World Socialist Web Site eine internationale Online-Kundgebung zum Maifeiertag.

US-Vizepräsident besucht Ukraine begleitet von gewalttätigen Provokationen

Von Bill Van Auken, 23. April 2014

Vizepräsident Joseph Biden begann am Montag seinen zweitägigen Besuch in der Ukraine, während die Spannungen angesichts von Mordanschlägen in der Ostukraine zunehmen.

Der rechte Nationalismus der United Kingdom Independence Party

Von Jordan Shilton, 23. April 2014

Das öffentliche Interesse für die UKIP entspricht der bewussten Strategie, das Klima vor der Europawahl nach rechts zu rücken.

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Perspective

The Boston Marathon and the militarization of America

23 April 2014

The mass police-military operation on display at Monday’s Boston Marathon should serve as a warning of the repressive methods the ruling elite is preparing to defend its class rule.

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International May Day

Attend the International May Day Online Rally!

By Joseph Kishore, 22 April 2014

The May 4 rally, called by the International Committee of the Fourth International, will be held amidst a growing danger of world war, as US and European imperialism ratchet up tensions with nuclear-armed Russia.

No to imperialist war! Reclaim the revolutionary traditions of May Day!

By David North, 12 April 2014

Online Rally May 4
Celebrate May Day 2014 with the World Socialist Web Site!

The International Committee of the Fourth International and the WSWS are hosting an International Online Rally on Sunday, May 4, with speakers from all over the world. Register to participate today by visiting internationalmayday.org!

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

New from Mehring Books: The Truth Behind the Bankruptcy of Detroit

23 April 2014

A detailed exposure of a social crime: the decision to use the courts to impose unprecedented attacks on the Detroit working class.

Detroit workers denounce water shutoffs on eve of SEP meeting

By Thomas Gaist, 23 April 2014

Detroit workers condemn the city’s policy of shutting off water to those behind in payments.

Public meeting April 23 in Detroit: No to water shutoffs!

17 April 2014

The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit’s creditors, the investment bankers, the unions, academia and identity politics

By David Walsh, 22 April 2014

Video: Retired city workers denounce Detroit pension cuts

9 April 2014

Report to the Workers Inquiry
The Political Conspiracy Behind the Bankruptcy of Detroit: Anatomy of a Crime

By Larry Porter, 21 February 2014

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Featured Photo Essay

"The system is set up for those in poverty to stay in poverty"
The face of food stamp cuts
Jennifer - Portland, Oregon

By C.W. Rogers, 18 April 2014

In this photo essay, the first in a series on food stamp cuts in the US, the WSWS speaks to Jennifer Noonan, a mother of two, whose monthly food stamp benefits were cut by $49 last year.

SEP European Election Campaign

Socialist Equality Party (UK) speaks to workers about attacks on welfare in Manchester

By SEP candidate Ajitha Gunaratne, 23 April 2014

SEP candidate Ajitha Gunaratne spoke to workers and youth in Manchester, a city devastated by de-industrialisation and the austerity policies of successive Conservative and Labour governments.

Labour and UK Independence Party debate in Manchester

By Julie Hyland and Paul Mitchell, 22 April 2014

SEP European Election campaign: Oppose the assault on immigrants and asylum seekers

By SEP candidate Danny Dickinson, 21 April 2014

No to war! Vote PSG!
European election statement of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party of Germany)

18 April 2014

History

French TV documentary: “Shoah by Shooting—SS Death Squads in Ukraine”

By Clara Weiss, 22 April 2014

Crisis in Ukraine

The New York Times finds Russian spies in eastern Ukraine

By Alex Lantier, 22 April 2014

Donetsk rabbi, protesters reject anti-Semitic leaflet as “provocation”

By Alex Lantier, 21 April 2014

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Obituary

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter: 1937-2014

By James Brewer, 22 April 2014

Hurricane Carter, one-time contender for the world middleweight boxing title, spent 20 years of his life in prison, fighting against the frameup which put him there.

Commentary

Obama’s tour to reinforce “pivot to Asia”

By Peter Symonds, 22 April 2014

US appeals court orders release of legal memo on drone killings

By Patrick Martin, 22 April 2014

Portrait of a modern-day plutocrat: Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle

By Julien Kiemle, 22 April 2014

Flouting international law, US bars Iran’s UN ambassador

By Keith Jones, 22 April 2014

Science

Your Inner Fish … An engaging look at our vertebrate ancestry

By Walter Gilberti, 22 April 2014

Earth-sized planet in a star’s habitable zone confirmed

By Bryan Dyne, 21 April 2014

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

The Snowden Pulitzer

By Patrick Martin, 18 April 2014

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Arts Review

Bioshock Infinite and the video game phenomenon

By Theo McLean and David Walsh, 17 April 2014

25 years ago: Chinese pro-democracy protest takes over Tiananmen Square

The funeral of former Chinese leader Hu Yaobang on April 22, 1989 became the occasion for a protest of 100,000 students in Tiananmen Square.

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50 years ago: Civil rights demonstration at World’s Fair

On April 22, 1964, police carried out mass arrests of civil rights demonstrators who had attempted to block the opening of the New York City World’s Fair.

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75 years ago: Bolivian President proclaims totalitarian state

The self-appointed President of Bolivia, Colonel German Busch Becerra, declared the Republic of Bolivia a totalitarian state on April 24, 1939.

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100 years ago: US Occupation of Veracruz

On April 21, 1914, more than 700 United States marines and sailors landed in Veracruz, the main port of Mexico and gateway to the capital, Mexico City.

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In Defence of Leon Trotsky

Berlin IYSSE protests Professor Jörg Baberowski’s suppression of democratic discussion at Humboldt University

22 February 2014