Press leaks claim NSA collects “only” 30 percent of US phone calls

By Eric London, 10 February 2014

This weekend saw the publication of new Snowden revelations in addition to the publishing of planted government leaks.

New York Times and Washington Post intensify Snowden smear campaign

By Eric London, 10 February 2014

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Jury acquits on terrorism, convicts on lesser charges
NATO Three face prison terms in frame-up

By Alexander Fangmann and Kristina Betinis, 10 February 2014

The court proceedings revealed the role of police provocateurs in framing the men on terrorism charges.

Enraged workers and youth protest austerity in Bosnia

By Ognjen Markovic, 10 February 2014

Protests in Tuzla against economic conditions in the north have spread across the country, forcing the resignation of government officials.

US media, politicians mobilize against Sochi Olympics

By Andrea Peters, 10 February 2014

The Sochi Olympics opened on Friday amid a propaganda onslaught from the US media, taking its cues from the Obama administration and allied powers in Europe.

SYRIZA’s pose of opposition to Greek austerity unravels

By Robert Stevens, 10 February 2014

The SYRIZA coalition has acknowledged that if it came to power, it would pay back the vast bulk of the country’s debt.

Thailand: Election fails to resolve political deadlock

By Tom Peters, 10 February 2014

The opposition is seeking to nullify the election, while anti-government protests continued in Bangkok last week.

US analysts debate plans for war against China

By James Cogan, 10 February 2014

The issue being debated is not whether the US should be planning a war on China, but the methods to be used.

Pakistani government provides the military with further antidemocratic powers

By Sampath Perera, 10 February 2014

The Protection of Pakistan Ordinance will give the military total legal immunity.

Large neo-fascist vote expected in French municipal elections

By Anthony Torres, 10 February 2014

The media is predicting a significant far-right vote against the ruling Socialist Party and its austerity policies.

Australian by-election reveals voter disaffection

By Mike Head, 10 February 2014

Amid a very low voter turnout, Labor suffered a further loss of votes in former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s electorate.

West Australian fires expose government failure to provide safe electricity supplies

By Zac Hambides, 10 February 2014

The state government blamed a major blaze on an 82-year-old widow who allegedly failed to maintain “private” power poles on her property.

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Devaluación de monedas en mercados emergentes: nueva etapa en la crisis monetaria global

Por Nick Beams, 10 Febrero 2014

Cualquiera sea el resultado inmediato de la turbulencia en los tipos de cambio afectando las llamadas economías "emergentes", ésta representa una nueva etapa en crisis económica mundial.

Puerto Rico implementa medidas de austeridad tras la reducción de su calificación crediticia

Por Bill Van Auken, 10 Febrero 2014

El gobierno de Puerto Rico ordenó recortes presupuestarios de un 2 por ciento el miércoles y prometió mayores medidas de austeridad después que Standard & Poors rebajó los bonos soberanos de la isla a la categoría crediticia de bonos-basura.

Fallece poeta argentino Juan Gelman en la Ciudad de México

Por Rafael Azul, 10 Febrero 2014

El célebre poeta argentino Juan Gelman murió en la Ciudad de México el 14 de enero de 2014.

New in French

Le réveil du militarisme japonais

Par Peter Symonds, 10 février 2014

Le déni de crimes, tel celui du Viol de Nankin n’a qu’une seule signification, la préparation idéologique en vue de nouvelles guerres et de nouvelles atrocités.

L'opération américaine de changement de régime révélée par la divulgation d'un appel téléphonique

Par Patrick O'connor, 10 février 2014

Les responsables américains faisaient une revue détaillée des diverses personnalités de l'opposition de droite que Washington envisage d'installer au pouvoir.

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Leaked phone call on Ukraine lays bare Washington’s gangsterism

10 February 2014

The leaked tape of a phone call between the State Department’s Victoria Nuland and the US ambassador to Ukraine provides an unvarnished expression of the gangster methods employed by US imperialism.

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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.

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Tenants Council welcomes Lawrence Porter
Detroit meeting builds delegation for February 15 Workers Inquiry

By WSWS reporters, 10 February 2014

Socialist Equality Party Assistant National Secretary Lawrence Porter addressed a lively meeting of tenants at the invitation of the United Tenant Council of Councils on February 7.

Video: Detroit tenants determined to fight eviction

3 February 2014

Video: Workers Inquiry into the Detroit Bankruptcy

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

“We have to be conscious, think, plan and unite”
Detroiters endorse Workers Inquiry, denounce bankruptcy

By WSWS reporters, 8 February 2014

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Mehring Books

New pamphlet on Detroit bankruptcy
Exposing the Bankers Conspiracy
For a Workers Inquiry into the Bankruptcy of Detroit

4 February 2014

This new SEP pamphlet examines the financial swindles behind the bankruptcy of Detroit.

25 years ago: Bush proposes continued Reagan-style spending cuts

During the week of February 10, 1989, press reports gave the details of the cuts in social spending proposed by US President George H.W. Bush in his first budget.

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50 years ago: Johnson proposes US health plan for elderly

In what was called a “special health message to Congress,” US President Lyndon Johnson proposed a system of national health insurance for those over 65.

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75 years ago: Catalonia falls to Franco

On February 10, 1939, the last part of the province of Catalonia fell to the military forces of General Franco.

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100 years ago: Constitutional crisis in Sweden over military build-up

On February 10, 1914, the Swedish government resigned, with more than 100 Liberal members of parliament issuing a joint statement warning that the actions of King Gustav V threatened to put an end to parliamentary rule.

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Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party kicks off campaign on social inequality with meeting in Minneapolis

By our reporters, 10 February 2014

The SEP and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality began a series of meetings on the growth of social inequality with a talk and discussion in Minneapolis, Minnesota on February 5.

Sri Lankan SEP to contest provincial election

By Socialist Equality Party, 8 February 2014

Commentary

The revival of Japanese militarism

By Peter Symonds, 8 February 2014

Obama hails dismal jobs report, signs bill to slash food stamps

By Andre Damon and Barry Grey, 8 February 2014

In latest “human rights” crusade, NY Times’ Kristof promotes allegations against Woody Allen

By David Walsh, 5 February 2014

Arts Review

Portuguese government tries to auction 85 works by Joan Miró

By Sybille Fuchs, 8 February 2014

Workers Struggles

Pseudo-left groups silent on rail unions’ effort to call off strikes

By Michael Barnes, 7 February 2014

Obituary

Lou Renfrow (1925-2014)

By Shannon Jones, 6 February 2014

Lou Renfrow played an important role in the party’s intervention among auto workers in Dayton, Ohio.

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

US threats mount against journalists, Snowden

By Patrick Martin, 6 February 2014

Canada’s government curtly dismisses concerns over blanket spying

By Keith Jones, 6 February 2014

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