Obama White House targeting American for drone murder

By Bill Van Auken, 11 February 2014

The aim of the AP report is to lend a veneer of "transparency" and legality to a conspiratorial and unconstitutional program of state murder.

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Following Ford and GM, Toyota Australia announces end of car production

By Patrick O’Connor, 11 February 2014

Unless the working class takes up a fight in defence of jobs against the closures, the entire auto industry in Australia will be wiped out.

Initiative to restrict immigration passed in Swiss referendum vote

By Marianne Arens, 11 February 2014

The initiative commits the government to renegotiate the agreement on freedom of movement with the EU within three years.

Former State Department employee pleads guilty to information leak
Obama’s war on journalism continues

By Ed Hightower, 11 February 2014

Stephen Jin-Woo Kim is one of nine US citizens to be prosecuted under the 1917 Espionage Act by the Obama administration as part of the latter’s war on journalism.

US Supreme Court justice declares mass internment inevitable

By Tom Carter, 11 February 2014

Referring to America’s mass internment of people of Japanese ancestry during the Second World War, current Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia declared, “You are kidding yourself if you think the same thing will not happen again.”

Two Brooklyn men freed after 21 years in prison for wrongful murder conviction

By Kate Randall, 11 February 2014

A record 87 exonerations were recorded in the United States in 2013.

Robert McBride appointed as South Africa police watchdog: The ANC’s “answer” to police brutality

By Thabo Seseane Jr., 11 February 2014

Police brutality is rising amid protests that show no sign of abating.

French automaker PSA plans to slash jobs at Poissy, shift production to Asia

By Stéphane Hugues, 11 February 2014

PSA is intensifying the exploitation of its work force, relying on speedup and job cuts in Europe while preparing a major production shift towards Asia.

Workers ignore token union protest against French Socialist Party’s cuts

By Pierre Mabut, 11 February 2014

The unions denounce opposition to social cuts from the left as aiding fascism, even as they negotiate austerity measures with the Socialist Party government.

Tokyo election reveals widespread political alienation

By Peter Symonds, 11 February 2014

The turnout was just 46.1 percent, down from 62.6 percent in 2012, and the third lowest figure ever.

Australian government to expand “work for the dole”

By Mark Church, 11 February 2014

By forcing the unemployed to perform demoralising work, the program seeks to humiliate, harass and coerce them into low-paid jobs.

New in Turkish

Japon militarizminin canlanması

Peter Symonds, 11 Şubat 2014

Savaş hazırlıklarına, işçi sınıfına karşı sınıf savaşına işaret eden bir yalan ve şovenizm kampanyası eşlik ediyor.

ABD’nin Ukrayna’daki rejim değişikliği operasyonu sızdırılmış diplomatik telefon görüşmesinde açığa çıktı

Patrick O’Connor, 11 Şubat 2014

Bu konuşmalar, Obama yönetimi içinde, onun Ukrayna’da faşist hareketle ortaklık çinde çalıştığına ilişkin herhangi bir kafa karışıklığı olmadığını doğrulamaktadır.

New in French

La divulgation d'un appel téléphonique au sujet de l’Ukraine dévoile le banditisme de Washington

Par Bill Van Auken, 11 février 2014

La divulgation de l’enregistrement d’une conversation téléphonique entre la secrétaire d’Etat Victoria Nuland et l’ambassadeur américain en Ukraine fournit une expression crue des méthodes de bandit utilisées par l’impérialisme américain.

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013
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Telefonat über Ukraine enthüllt Washingtons kriminelle Methoden

Von Bill Van Auken, 11. Februar 2014

Die Äußerungen der Vize-US-Außenministerin Victoria Nuland über die EU und die Ukraine erlauben einen ungeschönten Blick auf die Gangstermethoden des US-Imperialismus.

Schweiz: Initiative „gegen Masseneinwanderung“ knapp angenommen

Von Marianne Arens, 11. Februar 2014

Die Initiative verpflichtet die Schweizer Regierung, das Freizügigkeitsabkommen mit der EU innerhalb von drei Jahren neu zu verhandeln.

Europawahl-Kampagne der Partei für Soziale Gleichheit findet Resonanz in Nordrhein-Westfalen

Von Elisabeth Zimmermann, 11. Februar 2014

In den vergangenen Wochen haben in NRW über 900 Wahlberechtigte die Wahlzulassung der PSG mit ihrer Unterschrift unterstützt.

Tony Blair beschönigt die Rolle des Imperialismus im Nahen Osten

Von Jordan Shilton, 11. Februar 2014

Mit der Behauptung, die Wurzeln für Krieg lägen in extremistischen Religionen, will der ehemalige Labour-Premierminister seine eigene Verantwortung für sektiererische Spannungen im Nahen Osten verschleiern.

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Perspective

Mass unemployment in America

11 February 2014

Speaking Friday in advance of signing a bill slashing $8.7 billion from the food stamp program, President Obama hailed the dismal jobs report for January.

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Socialist Equality Party

Reddit forum blacklists WSWS

By the WSWS Editorial Board, 11 February 2014

In a blatant act of political censorship, the moderators of the r/socialism forum on the popular link aggregating site Reddit have decided to “blacklist” the World Socialist Web Site for a period of one month.

In Defence of Leon Trotsky

Nine questions for Robert Service

By the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party of Germany), 11 February 2014

On February 12, British author Robert Service will speak at Berlin’s Humboldt University about his internationally discredited biography of Leon Trotsky. The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit has formulated nine questions for Service.

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

Detroit firefighters speak on Workers Inquiry

By Thomas Gaist, 11 February 2014

With less than a week before the Workers Inquiry into the Bankruptcy of Detroit and the Attack on the DIA & Pensions, the World Socialist Web Site spoke with Detroit firefighters about the Inquiry.

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!

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

By WSWS reporters, 10 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.

Auto Workers Struggles

Build rank-and-file committees to defend VW workers
Reject UAW-Volkswagen company union
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (US)

11 February 2014

Workers have no interest in voting for recognition of the UAW, which functions as a pro-company police force in the auto plants.

Workers Struggles

Support the London Underground strikers!
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (UK)

11 February 2014

All those workers who have seen their jobs and living standards decimated must come to the defence of the London Underground workers.

Unite the working class behind University of California workers!
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (US)

11 February 2014

UC workers throughout California will be casting ballots in a strike vote beginning today.

Workers Struggles: the Americas

11 February 2014

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

Arts Review

The Monuments Men: An establishment film, in almost every way

By Joanne Laurier, 11 February 2014

George Clooney’s new film is the story of a squad of art experts serving in the US and Allied military who, toward the end of World War II, attempt to rescue art masterpieces stolen by the Nazis.

Commentary

Leaked phone call on Ukraine lays bare Washington’s gangsterism

By Bill Van Auken, 10 February 2014

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

US media, politicians mobilize against Sochi Olympics

By Andrea Peters, 10 February 2014

SYRIZA’s pose of opposition to Greek austerity unravels

By Robert Stevens, 10 February 2014

The revival of Japanese militarism

By Peter Symonds, 8 February 2014

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

By David Walsh, 5 February 2014

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

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

By Eric London, 10 February 2014

New York Times and Washington Post intensify Snowden smear campaign

By Eric London, 10 February 2014

US threats mount against journalists, Snowden

By Patrick Martin, 6 February 2014

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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.

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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