6 March 2015

China cuts growth forecast, warning of “deep-seated” economic problems

By Nick Beams, 6 March 2015

In opening the National People’s Congress yesterday, Chinese Premier Li Kequiang warned that “the downward pressure on China’s economy is intensifying.”

Wealth of world’s billionaires surges past $7 trillion

Record global stock prices reflect growth of financial parasitism

Justice Department report documents criminal abuse by Ferguson police

By Evan Blake, 6 March 2015

The report states that police in the St. Louis, Missouri suburb unlawfully arrest, beat, and taser residents.

Obama Justice Department: No charges against Ferguson killer cop

The police killing in Los Angeles

Mayoral candidates silent on secret Chicago police prison

By Kristina Betinis, 6 March 2015

While more victims of police torture at Homan Square have come forward, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his liberal Democratic challenger, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, have said nothing.

Chicago’s Abu Ghraib

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US Supreme Court hears challenge to Obamacare subsidies

By Kate Randall, 6 March 2015

A ruling for the plaintiffs could invalidate subsidies for up to 7.5 million people purchasing coverage on the federal Obamacare exchange.

Greek debt crisis sharpens geostrategic tensions between US, Europe, Russia

By John Vasilopoulos, 6 March 2015

Voices in the Western media have expressed concern that a Greek default could undermine the integrity of NATO in the strategically vital eastern Mediterranean.

German Left Party backs Schäuble and European austerity policies

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US Ambassador to South Korea slashed in knife attack

By Ben McGrath, 6 March 2015

The South Korean media is seizing upon the attack, carried out by a nationalist with ties to the ruling conservative party, to denounce “left-wing extremism.”

South Korean president calls for Japanese apology

By Ben McGrath, 6 March 2015

Compared to past speeches Park Geun-hye appeared to pull her punches on the crimes of Japanese imperialism in the 1930s and 1940s.

German government to increase its military budget

By Philipp Frisch and Johannes Stern, 6 March 2015

The German government wants to raise the defence budget starting in 2017 and massively expand the armed forces.

FCC ruling sides with tech companies on “net neutrality”

By Mike Ingram, 6 March 2015

The decision of the FCC to reclassify broadband providers as a “telecommunications service” favors one set of corporate giants over another.

Canada’s Bill C-51: A sweeping assault on democratic rights and legal principles—Part 1

By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 6 March 2015

Canada’s ostensible new anti-terror legislation contains provisions that attack a vast array of key democratic and constitutionally protected rights.

New in Russian

Книга Русская революция и незавершенное XX столетие вышла на немецком языке

Петер Шварц, 6 марта 2015 г.

Книга Норта имеет исключительное значение с точки зрения выработки политической ориентации и формулирования социалистического ответа на глобальный кризис капитализма.

Судья по делу о банкротстве Детройта призывает к демонтажу систем пенсионного обеспечения бюджетников по всей Америке

Томас Гайст, 6 марта 2015 г.

Судья Стивен Роудс выражил сожаление по поводу того, что сокращение пенсий, проведенное в ходе банкротства Детройта, не было дополнено упразднением всех гарантированных пенсионных выплат.

New in French

Il faut se porter à la défense des travailleurs du pétrole américains!

Par Jerry White, 6 mars 2015

Encouragé par la trahison du syndicat des métallos (USW), le géant mondial du pétrole Shell a annoncé qu'il va former des briseurs de grève pour reprendre la pleine production à ses usines du Texas et de la Louisiane.

New in German

Der Polizeimord in Los Angeles

Von Andre Damon und Barry Grey, 6. März 2015

Die Polizeimorde sind nur der sichtbarste Ausdruck der Brutalität, die mittlerweile die sozialen Beziehungen in den Vereinigten Staaten dominiert.

Syrizas Kapitulation vor den Banken entlarvt die NPA

Von Alex Lantier, 6. März 2015

Die NPA hat im Namen des Internationalen Komitees der Vierten Internationale eine Erklärung veröffentlicht, in der sie Syrizas rechte Politik unterstützt. Dabei handelt es sich um eine politische Provokation.

„Ukraine Tomorrow“: Einheimische Oligarchen und westliche Politiker plündern die Ukraine

Von Johannes Stern, 6. März 2015

Am Dienstag trafen sich auf Einladung des berüchtigten ukrainischen Oligarchen Dmytro Firtasch zahlreiche Vertreter der europäischen Eliten im prunkvollen Palais Ferstel in Wien, um eine „Agentur zur Modernisierung der Ukraine“ ins Leben zu rufen.

Estland: Spannungen mit Russland dominieren Parlamentswahl

Von Markus Salzmann, 6. März 2015

Bei der Parlamentswahl in Estland hat das bisher amtierende Regierungsbündnis aus Reformpartei (RE) und Sozialdemokraten (SDE) die absolute Mehrheit eingebüßt, kann aber weiter regieren.

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Perspective

Washington stokes Middle East bloodbath

6 March 2015

The top US commander has said that US troops may invade Syria to fight alongside Islamist militias, even as they are waging war against similar forces across the border in Iraq.

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US Oil Workers Strike

The United Steelworkers’ intimate ties to Wall Street

By Shannon Jones, 6 March 2015

The USW boasts of close relations with the Carlyle Group, a private equity firm that profits off the restructuring and downsizing of distressed companies.

Defend the US oil workers!

By Jerry White, 5 March 2015

Video: Contract worker speaks on safety issues in US oil strike

By Jerry White and Seraphine Collins, 5 March 2015

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

By the Socialist Equality Party, 3 March 2015

More on the US oil workers strike »

Commentary

German Greens press for confrontation with Russia

By Peter Schwarz, 6 March 2015

A recent conference convened by the Green Party’s Heinrich Böll Foundation consisted of four hours of hysterical warmongering against Russia.

Sri Lankan pseudo-left dresses up US regime-change as a “democratic revolution”

By K. Ratnayake, 6 March 2015

The grubbier the political whitewash, the bigger the lies and historical falsifications—and it so proves to be the case with NSSP leader Karunaratne.

Murder in Moscow: Why was Boris Nemtsov assassinated?

By David North, 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.

As federal trial opens
Judge limits evidence on role of main perpetrator of Boston Marathon bombings

By Barry Grey, 5 March 2015

US-Iran nuclear talks hint at a possible deal

By Peter Symonds, 5 March 2015

Netanyahu delivers anti-Iran tirade to US Congress

US-trained Afghan security forces committing “systematic” torture and extra-legal killings

SEP (Australia) Campaign in New South Wales Election

No Australian troops to Iraq! Oppose the US war drive!

By James Cogan—SEP candidate for Summer Hill, 6 March 2015

Workers and youth must take the sharpest warning from the latest decision to send more Australian troops to Iraq as part of Washington’s broader war plans.

Socialist Equality Party election meetings in NSW

6 March 2015

The SEP candidates will address meetings in their electorates next week, and a combined election rally on Sunday March 22.

Australian union rallies seek to divert anger over attacks on wages and services

By our reporters, 5 March 2015

Australian workers denounce budget cuts and austerity drive

By our correspondents, 5 March 2015

Another fatal police shooting in Australia

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!

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Arts Review

The horrors of war depicted
Images of War—Sensory War 1914-2014: An exhibition at Manchester City Art Gallery

By Margot Miller, 6 March 2015

The gallery assembled both contemporary and historical art, adding to its already substantial collection of WWI art exhibits.

Philip Levine (1928–2015): A poet of working class life and struggle

By Dorota Niemitz and Matthew Brennan, 5 March 2015

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

House of Cards collapses

WSWS Interview

Former Guantanamo detainee David Hicks speaks with the WSWS

By Richard Phillips, 5 March 2015

Hicks discusses the overturn of his 2007 “terrorism” conviction, the response of the Australian government and media and his concerns about escalating attacks on basic democratic rights.

History

Interview with Gordon Wood on the American Revolution: Part two
“History has to engage the whole public”

By Tom Mackaman, 4 March 2015

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

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

6 March 2015

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

The Crisis in Greece

Syriza’s Left Platform in crisis over Greek austerity agreement

By Robert Stevens, 4 March 2015

The theoretical and historical origins of the pseudo-left

By David North, 24 February 2015

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

The anti-Marxism of Yanis Varoufakis

The capitulation of Syriza and the lessons for the working class

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International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Australia: Griffith University obstructs IYSSE campaigns

By our correspondents, 4 March 2015

This is a politically-motivated attack, directed against the only student club opposing the drive to war, austerity and overturning of basic democratic rights.

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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