Ukraine alleges Russian “invasion” of Crimea as Obama warns of “costs”

By Chris Marsden, 1 March 2014

The putsch engineered by Washington in alliance with corrupt oligarchs and fascist gangs threatens to lead to a direct clash between Russia and the US and European powers.

US economy slows as companies announce thousands of layoffs

By Andre Damon, 1 March 2014

US economic growth slowed significantly in the final quarter of last year, the Commerce Department said Friday, while Best Buy, Boeing, Wells Fargo, and JPMorgan Chase announced mass layoffs.

NSA listens in on the German chancellor’s contacts

By Konrad Kreft, 1 March 2014

After President Obama’s promise not to listen in on Angela Merkel’s phone calls, the NSA has stepped up its operations against everybody she speaks to.

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Documents confirm US military spying on antiwar groups

By Patrick Martin, 1 March 2014

A US Army agent infiltrated groups and sought to incite violence.

FBI, CIA lied to 9/11 Commission on bin Laden ties

By a reporter, 1 March 2014

The FBI had recruited an informant who had close contact with bin Laden years before the 9/11 attacks.

Homelessness on the rise in Boston

By John Marion, 1 March 2014

A long, cold winter leads to increased shelter use while families suffer from government funding cuts.

Scottish independence referendum campaign dominated by currency dispute

By Steve James, 1 March 2014

That the most explosive dispute of the Scottish referendum campaign to date should be over currency and public debt speaks to the class character of both the “Yes” and “No” camps.

Germany: Union plays key role in job losses at ThyssenKrupp

By Elizabeth Zimmermann and Dietmar Henning, 1 March 2014

The ThyssenKrupp Group plans to cuts wages and up to 3,300 jobs, half of them in Germany.

Australian trade unions move to enforce Qantas layoffs, wage cuts

By Patrick O’Connor, 1 March 2014

The unions have no problem with making workers bear the cost of the Qantas crisis, but want to maintain their privileged position within the airline industry.

Australian regional brewery closure announced

By Joshua Newsham, 1 March 2014

In one shutdown after another, the unions have functioned on behalf of management to suppress any struggle to defend jobs.

Québec Solidaire gives PQ friendly advice on its chauvinist Charter

By Louis Girard and Richard Dufour, 1 March 2014

Far from condemning the PQ’s Charter as a flagrant attack on democratic rights aimed at diverting attention from the government’s austerity policies, the QS’s Amir Khadir has offered the PQ friendly advice on securing its passage.

New in Spanish

La “Investigación de Trabajadores” informa sobre la conspiración política detrás de la bancarrota de Detroit

Por Kate Randall, 1 Marzo 2014

Trabajadores y jóvenes de la ciudad de Detroit, otras partes de EE.UU. y del mundo, se reunieron en la Universidad Estatal Wayne (WSU) el sábado 14 de febrero para escuchar los resultados de la Investigación de Trabajadores sobre la bancarrota de la ciudad y los ataques a las pensiones y al museo Instituto de Arte de Detroit.

New in French

Les troupes américaines et japonaises s'entraînent à la guerre contre la Chine

Par Peter Symonds, 1 mars 2014

L'impérialisme américain, après ses guerres lancées contre l'Afghanistan, l'Irak et la Libye, se prépare à un nouveau conflit bien plus terrible contre la Chine

La géopolitique du coup d’Etat en Ukraine

Par Peter Schwarz, 1 mars 2014

Ce qui est en jeu en Ukraine c’est une lutte internationale pour le pouvoir et l’influence et qui a débuté il y a un quart de siècle.

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

New in German

Amerikanische und japanische Truppen üben Krieg gegen China

Von Peter Symonds, 1. März 2014

Der US-Imperialismus bereitet unter dem Deckmantel von Frieden und Stabilität nach einem Jahrzehnt von Aggressionskriegen in Afghanistan, Irak und Libyen einen neuen, noch schrecklicheren Konflikt gegen das nuklear bewaffnete China vor.

USA und Europa verschärfen Drohungen gegen Russland wegen Ukraine

Von Stefan Steinberg, 1. März 2014

Die Stellungnahmen der USA und der EU, die andere Länder dazu aufrufen, in der Ukraine auf "Provokationen" zu verzichten, sind zutiefst scheinheilig.

Statt der Kanzlerin belauscht die NSA nun ihre Gesprächspartner

Von Konrad Kreft, 1. März 2014

Laut Bild am Sonntag spioniert die NSA 320 hochrangige Zielpersonen in Deutschland aus, „vorwiegend Entscheidungsträger aus der Politik, aber auch aus der Wirtschaft.“

Die Reichen werden reicher
Größte soziale Ungleichheit der Eurozone in Deutschland

Von Dietmar Henning, 1. März 2014

Eine Studie des Deutschen Instituts für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) stellt fest, dass die Schere zwischen Arm und Reich immer weiter auseinandergeht.

Die Entscheidung im Fall David Miranda und der Angriff auf die Pressefreiheit

Von Julie Hyland, 1. März 2014

Die vom High Court gewählten Formulierungen lassen erkennen, dass jeder Gedanke an eine “freie Presse“ geächtet werden soll.

64. Internationales Berliner Filmfestival - Teil 3
We Come as Friends und Lauf Junge, lauf: Zwei weitere Filme mit ernsthaftem Anspruch

Von Stefan Steinberg, 1. März 2014

Hubert Saupers Dokumentarfilm untersucht die Bilanz westlicher Interventionen in Afrika, während Pepe Danquarts Film die Erfahrung eines vaterlosen jüdischen Jungen in Polen im Krieg darstellt.

Amerikanischer Folksänger Pete Seeger verstarb 94-jährig

Von David Walsh, 1. März 2014

Während einer Karriere, die fast ein Dreivierteljahrhundert umspannte, war Seeger Verfasser und Mitverfasser vieler der populärsten Folk- oder Protestlieder der zweiten Hälfte des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts oder wurde mit ihnen identifiziert.

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Perspective

Obama and Kerry lecture Russia on Ukraine

1 March 2014

Who are Obama and Kerry to lecture Moscow on “stability” and “territorial integrity” after US imperialism has promoted mayhem and the breakup of states in the region?

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History

WSWS publishes interviews with children of the Left Opposition

By Fred Williams and Clara Weiss, 25 February 2014

The World Socialist Web Site is publishing interviews with three children of Soviet Left Oppositionists—Tatiana Smilga, Zorya Serebryakova and Yuri Primakov—and with Tatiana Isaeva, granddaughter of the outstanding Marxist literary critic, Alexander Voronsky.

Interview with Tatiana Isaeva

By our reporter, 28 February 2014

In Defence of Leon Trotsky

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

22 February 2014

The International Youth and Students for Social Equality have sent an open letter calling upon the University Board of the Humboldt University to censure Professor Jörg Baberowski for his undemocratic behavior.

Appearance of Robert Service in Berlin ends in fiasco

By Peter Schwarz, 14 February 2014

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

After release of Detroit bankruptcy plan
Calls for pension cuts spread across US

By Thomas Gaist, 1 March 2014

Leading corporate media outlets and think tanks are pushing for the “modification” of pensions owed to workers throughout the country.

Reports to the Workers Inquiry
The rape of Detroit: Deindustrialization, financialization and parasitism

By Barry Grey, 28 February 2014

Video: Attendees speak on the Workers Inquiry into the Bankruptcy of Detroit

By Jeff Lusanne, 27 February 2014

“People with vast means are salivating over our homes”
Detroit developers force artists out of downtown apartment building

By Zac Corrigan, 28 February 2014

Following Workers Inquiry, SEP meeting discusses Detroit restructuring plan

By Shannon Jones, 28 February 2014

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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

1 March 2014

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

Arts Review

64th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 4
Between faith and the striving for truth: German films in competition at the Berlinale

By Bernd Reinhardt, 28 February 2014

Commentary

US and Japanese troops train for war against China

By Peter Symonds, 28 February 2014

The geopolitical dimensions of the coup in Ukraine

By Peter Schwarz, 27 February 2014

Coup in Ukraine: A warning to the international working class

By Peter Schwarz, 25 February 2014

The political lessons of the UAW debacle in Tennessee

By Jerry White, 27 February 2014

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

GCHQ, NSA collected webcam images from 1.8 million Yahoo users

By Thomas Gaist, 28 February 2014

The David Miranda ruling and the attack on press freedom

By Julie Hyland, 26 February 2014

More on NSA spying and the defense of Edward Snowden »

Science

New fossil discovery sheds light on the evolution of the human hand

By Philip Guelpa, 26 February 2014

Socialist Equality Party

SEP manifesto for the Western Provincial Council election
Vote for the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)!
Fight for a socialist program against war, austerity and police state methods!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 22 February 2014

The SEP is the only party that advances a socialist and internationalist program to mobilise and unite workers against the growing threat of war, austerity and the suppression of democratic rights.

Socialist Equality Party European election campaign finds support in German state of North Rhine-Westphalia

By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 13 February 2014

25 years ago: Ten killed in Bombay riots over The Satanic Verses

On February 24,1989, 40,000 Muslims rioted in Bombay, India over Salman Rushdie’s novel, The Satanic Verses.

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50 years ago: US hints at attack on North Vietnam

This week in 1964 the administration of Lyndon Johnson made a series of moves that suggested it was preparing an attack on North Vietnam.

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75 years ago: US Supreme Court moves against sit-down strikes

On February 27,1939, the Supreme Court clamped down on sit-down strikes in the case National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) v. Fansteel Metallurgical Corporation.

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100 years ago: Greeks declare independence in Northern Epirus

The Autonomous Republic of Northern Epirus was declared on February 28, 1914, in a rebellion against the prospect of Albanian rule over the territory, whose population was of mixed Albanian and Greek origins.

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