Global stock sell-off highlights financial parasitism

By Barry Grey, 25 January 2014

Stock markets around the world plunged Friday as emerging market currencies hit record lows.

Obama poses as opponent of inequality ahead of State of the Union address

By Andre Damon, 25 January 2014

After presiding over a year of unprecedented attacks on working people, President Obama plans to make the question of economic inequality the centerpiece of his State of the Union address.

Australian foreign minister slanders Edward Snowden

By Patrick O’Connor, 25 January 2014

Julie Bishop’s statements point to Australian imperialism’s role as the junior partner of the United States.

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Pakistan air force pounds North Waziristan, massacring scores of civilians

By Sampath Perera, 25 January 2014

The Pakistani military offensive is part of a US campaign to crush opposition to its plans for keeping military bases in Afghanistan after a so-called “withdrawal.”

Survivors say Greek policy caused deaths of 12 migrants in Aegean Sea

By Robert Stevens, 25 January 2014

Afghan and Syrian refugees were allegedly “pushed back” towards Turkey.

Fire at Quebec retirement home kills dozens

By Keith Jones, 25 January 2014

Firefighters and other emergency workers have pointed to the absence of a sprinkler system in the older half of the residence as the main reason for the horrendous loss of life.

Irish government presses ahead with public sector attacks

By Dermot Quinn and Jordan Shilton, 25 January 2014

The next stage of the Fine Gael-Labour coalition’s reform plans will see further job cuts, rationalisations and the elimination of essential social services.

Australia: Glaring social inequality in Sydney

By Mark Church, 25 January 2014

A comparison between Mosman, on Sydney’s north shore, and the working class suburb of Liverpool provides a glimpse of Australia’s social polarisation.

Liverpool residents condemn Australia’s growing social divide

By our reporters, 25 January 2014

Oklahoma carries out second execution this year using pentobarbital

By Nick Barrickman, 25 January 2014

Authorities utilized a three-drug protocol for the lethal injection that included a lethal dose of pentobarbital, an anesthetic commonly used to euthanize animals.

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“Cenevre II” ve ABD’nin Suriye’de rejim değişikliği dürtüsü

Patrick O'Connor, 25 Ocak 2014

Ukrayna’daki ve Suriye’deki krizler, Obama yönetiminin, Amerikan egemen sınıfının yağmacı ve jeo-stratejik çıkarlarını ilerletmek için aşırı sağcı güçleri pervasızca desteklemedeki kararlılığını göstermektedir.

İsyan yayılırken, sağcı Ukrayna muhalefeti yeni çatışmalar tehditinde bulunuyor

Alex Lantier, 25 Ocak 2014

Batı destekli sağcı muhalefetin önderleri, dün Ukrayna devlet başkanı Viktor Yanukoviç ile yaptıkları toplantının ardından şiddet içeren gösterileri arttırma tehditinde bulundular.

Alman hükümeti Afrika’daki askeri misyonunu genişletiyor

Ulrich Rippert, 24 Ocak 2014

Süddeutsche Zeitung ile Spiegel Online’a göre, Berlin, Almanya’nın Afrika’daki harekatlara katılımını büyük ölçüde genişletmek istiyor.

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France : la lutte des travailleurs de Goodyear pour l'emploi menacée par la trahison syndicale

Par Pierre Mabut, 25 janvier 2014

La CGT de Goodyear Dunlop Tires France à Amiens a accepté une offre d'indemnités de licenciement en échange de la perte de 1173 emplois.

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013
Année passée en revue : 2008
Pourquoi je lis le WSWS: Courrier des lecteurs

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Demokratische Rechte und die Verteidigung von Edward Snowden

Von Thomas Gaist und Joseph Kishore, 25. Januar 2014

Nach Obamas Rede über die Überwachungsprogramme der NSA verschärft das politische Establishment Amerikas seine Hetzkampagne gegen den Whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Rechte ukrainische Opposition droht weitere gewaltsame Zusammenstöße an

Von Alex Lantier, 25. Januar 2014

Nach einem Treffen mit dem ukrainischen Präsidenten Viktor Janukowitsch gestern drohten die Führer der rechten, vom Westen unterstützten Opposition, die gewalttätigen Proteste hochzufahren.

Arbeitskampf der europäischen Fluglotsen
Nach juristischen Drohungen sagt Gewerkschaft Streik ab

Von Dietmar Henning, 25. Januar 2014

Nächste Woche wollten die Fluglotsen in mehreren europäischen Ländern streiken. Doch nachdem die Lufthansa und die Flugsicherung die Gerichte angerufen haben, um den Streik verbieten zu lassen, zog die Gewerkschaft den Streikaufruf zurück.

PSG-Team sammelt Unterschriften in Leipzig und Halle
Region geprägt von Billiglöhnern

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 25. Januar 2014

Große Unterstützung für PSG-Unterschriftensammlung von Arbeitern und Jugendlichen in Leipzig und Halle.

Dringender Appell
Liebe Leserinnen und Leser, die World Socialist Web Site braucht heute Eure Unterstützung

25. Januar 2014

Es bleiben nur noch wenige Tage, um den Monatsfonds von 3.000 Euro zu erreichen. Bitte spendet heute noch!

Dave Hyland: Ein lebenslanger Kampf für den Trotzkismus

Von Chris Marsden, 25. Januar 2014

Als Dave Hyland der SLL beitrat, befand sich nicht bloß die englische, sondern die Weltgeschichte an einer kritischen Wendemarke. Und es waren die Weltereignisse, die Dave letztlich formten.

Rolls Royce meldet Rekordabsatz
Spiegelbild der globalen sozialen Ungleichheit

Von Dietmar Henning, 25. Januar 2014

Manchmal sind es nur kurze, auf den ersten Blick belanglose Nachrichten, die aber stellvertretend für größere politische und soziale Entwicklungen stehen.

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Perspective

Three years of the Egyptian revolution

25 January 2014

On January 25, 2011, mass revolutionary struggles erupted in Egypt against the regime of President Hosni Mubarak.

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In Defence of Leon Trotsky

Socialist Equality Party of Germany publishes open letter to Professor Jörg Baberowski

24 January 2014

We publish here a letter sent by the Socialist Equality Party of Germany to Professor Jörg Baberowski, head of the Department of Eastern European History at the Humboldt University in Berlin.

David North’s In Defense of Leon Trotsky

Through a detailed historical analysis,‭ ‬this book,‭ ‬by WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North,‭ ‬exposes the campaign of historical falsification‭ ‬pursued by means of recent Trotsky biographies,‭ ‬including that of Robert Service.

Socialist Equality Party

A tribute to Dave Hyland

By David North, 23 January 2014

We are posting here the tribute to Dave Hyland, former national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party of Britain, delivered by David North, national chairman of the SEP of the US and chairman of the International Editorial Board of the WSWS, to a memorial meeting held January 18 in honor of Comrade Hyland.

David Edward Hyland: March 7, 1947 — December 8, 2013

By Chris Marsden, 10 December 2013

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Union-affiliated officials acknowledge Detroit “rescue” plan will involve large pension cuts

By Thomas Gaist, 25 January 2014

The “rescue” package for Detroit being promoted by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will not save retirees from reductions in their pension and health benefits.

SEP and IYSSE hold meeting at Wayne State in Detroit to discuss campaign for Workers Inquiry

By a WSWS reporting team, 25 January 2014

The meeting was attended by students, workers and retirees, including a delegation of tenants facing eviction from the Griswold Apartments in downtown Detroit.

Video: Workers Inquiry into the Detroit Bankruptcy

A bankruptcy judge has rubber-stamped plans to steal the pensions of Detroit workers and sell off the city's cultural heritage. Now it's time for the working class to expose and fight this conspiracy.

For a Workers Inquiry into the Attack on the DIA and the Bankruptcy of Detroit!

Public meeting at the University of Michigan
Exposing the Bankers’ Conspiracy: A Report on the Workers Inquiry into the Bankruptcy of Detroit

20 January 2014

The Socialist Equality Party and International Youth and Students for Social Equality will hold a public meeting at the University of Michigan on Wednesday, February 5 to discuss the campaign to build the Workers Inquiry into the Bankruptcy of Detroit.

Workers World Party uses demagogy to conceal unions’ collusion in Detroit bankruptcy

By Thomas Gaist and Jerry White, 23 January 2014

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Arts Review

August: Osage County and Lone Survivor: Sound and fury signifying not too much…and a celebration of the US military

By Joanne Laurier, 22 January 2014

Mehring Books

Video: David Walsh discusses Sky Between the Leaves

23 January 2014

In this video, Andre Damon interviews World Socialist Web Site Arts Editor David Walsh about the themes, content and political background of Walsh’s new book, Sky Between the Leaves.

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

Democratic rights and the defense of Edward Snowden

By Thomas Gaist and Joseph Kishore, 24 January 2014

Snowden defends his exposure of NSA’s mass spying in online chat

By Ed Hightower, 24 January 2014

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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

25 January 2014

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

Auto Workers Struggles

Australia: SEP campaigns among Toyota workers

By a reporting team, 24 January 2014

“The government, courts and police are all stacked against us”—spokesman for victimized Maruti Suzuki India workers

By Deepal Jayasekera and Arun Kumar, 21 January 2014

Commentary

The impact of Obamacare
US retailer Target eliminates health coverage for part-time workers

By Kate Randall, 24 January 2014

At Davos, Japanese prime minister inflames tensions with China

By Peter Symonds, 24 January 2014

“Geneva II” and the US regime-change drive in Syria

By Patrick O’Connor, 23 January 2014

Corporate criminals, billionaires gather for World Economic Forum in Davos

By Andre Damon, 23 January 2013

25 years ago: US President George H.W. Bush sworn in

On January 20, 1989, George Herbert Walker Bush was inaugurated as the 41st US president.

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50 years ago: 24th Amendment bans poll taxes in US

On January 23rd, 1964, the 24th Amendment to the US Constitution, prohibiting the imposition of poll taxes for federal elections, was ratified.

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75 years ago: Barcelona falls to Franco

On January 26, 1939, the Spanish Republican capital Barcelona fell to General Franco’s fascist troops.

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100 years ago: US intervenes in response to revolt in Haiti

This week in 1914, a nationwide revolt in Haiti developed against the rule of President Michael Oreste.

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