US builds up military forces, threatens end to diplomacy over Ukraine

By Chris Marsden, 10 March 2014

Washington spent the weekend ramping up pressure on its allies to intensify the provocations and threats against Russia over Ukraine.

Germany: The Süddeutsche Zeitung and the poison of militarism

By Ulrich Rippert, 10 March 2014

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Snowden’s testimony to European Parliament: “Billions of innocents” unlawfully spied upon

By Robert Stevens, 10 March 2014

The former NSA contractor gave eloquent testimony to the European Parliament’s civil liberties committee Friday, but the Guardian has made no mention of it to date.

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Many questions unanswered about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

By Peter Symonds, 10 March 2014

The lack of information has led to speculation about the aircraft’s sudden disappearance, including catastrophic mechanical failure, freak weather conditions and hijacking.

Japanese government signals restart of nuclear power plants

By Will Morrow, 10 March 2014

Three years after the Fukushima disaster, the Abe government is riding roughshod over overwhelming popular opposition to the nuclear industry.

Boeing to freeze US salaried workers’ pensions

By Hector Cordon, 10 March 2014

Nearly 70,000 Boeing salaried workers will have their defined-benefit pensions frozen as of January 1, 2016, to be replaced with a defined-contribution plan.

US immigration detainees begin hunger strike

By Matthew MacEgan, 10 March 2014

Several hundred detainees at an immigration holding center in Tacoma, Washington have gone on hunger strike to demand better conditions at the facility and an end to deportations.

Tesoro refinery barred inspectors from site of accident in California

By Eric Abu Kweder, 10 March 2014

Last month, two workers at the Golden Eagle plant owned by Tesoro Corporation in Martinez, California suffered severe facial burns after a pipe containing sulfuric acid burst.

New attacks on Boston Public School workers, students

By John Marion, 10 March 2014

The new school budget threatens the layoff of hundreds of teachers and administrative staff and deep cuts to student transportation services.

Probes continue in scandal involving New Jersey governor

By Fred Mazelis, 10 March 2014

The scandal that erupted two months ago over unscheduled lane closings at the George Washington Bridge continues to simmer.

Australian youth unemployment reaches “crisis point”

By Alan Leigh, 10 March 2014

Joblessness among young workers is comparable to levels across southern Europe, where governments have imposed savage austerity measures.

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Les États-Unis et l'Europe accentuent la pression tandis que la crise en Ukraine s'intensifie

Par Peter Symonds, 10 mars 2014

Une déclaration du ministre russe des Affaires étrangères hier 7 mars condamne les sanctions des États-Unis et de l'UE comme étant « une approche extrêmement non-constructive, » et prévient qu'« elles ne resteront pas sans réponse. »

Un appel téléphonique indique que des tireurs de l'opposition auraient abattu des manifestants sur Maïdan

Par Alex Lantier, 10 mars 2014

On en sait maintenant plus sur les forces dont se sont servis les puissances impérialistes pour renverser Ianoukovitch.

Christine Buchholz du groupe Marx21 rend visite aux troupes allemandes en Afrique

Par Johannes Stern, 10 mars 2014

Le voyage effectué par Christine Buchholz en Afrique fait ressortir à quel point le parti La Gauche et les groupes pseudo de gauche qui en font partie assument un rôle central dans la résurgence du militarisme allemand.

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Perspective

CIA caught spying on US Senate

10 March 2014

The revelations of CIA spying on the legislative committee charged with overseeing it underscores the fact that America is actually run by an unelected, unaccountable military/intelligence apparatus.

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Crisis in Ukraine

The crisis in Ukraine and the historical consequences of the dissolution of the Soviet Union

By Peter Schwarz and David North, 7 March 2014

The fascist danger in Ukraine

By Julie Hyland, 6 March 2014

25 years ago: Testimony reveals Reagan ordered illegal Contra aid be kept secret

On March 10, 1989, former National Security Adviser Robert C. McFarlane testified that President Ronald Reagan authorized the solicitation of illegal financial support for the right-wing Contra guerrilla war against Nicaragua.

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50 years ago: US military increases aid to South Vietnamese puppet regime

A top-level US delegation led by Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Maxwell Taylor and CIA director John McCone visited Saigon this week in 1964 to assess the military situation and bolster the position of the puppet military government of South Vietnam.

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75 years ago: Nazi Germany invades Czechoslovakia

With severe inflationary economic pressures forcing the pace of territorial expansion, the German Nazi regime invaded Czechoslovakia on March 15, 1939.

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100 years ago: Serbia and Turkey sign Treaty of Constantinople

On March 14, 1914, senior diplomatic representatives of Serbia and Turkey signed the Treaty of Constantinople, affirming the Treaty of London of May 1913.

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Commentary

Five years of Obama’s “recovery”

By Patrick Martin, 8 March 2014

Marx 21’s Christine Buchholz visits German troops in Africa

By Johannes Stern, 8 March 2014

Senate Democrats reject Justice Department nominee over Abu-Jamal case

By Eric London, 8 March 2014

Sexual assault case against US Army general begins

By Gabriel Black, 8 March 2014

The assault on Qantas workers and the global airline crisis

By Patrick O’Connor, 7 March 2014

Arts Review

Drive-by Truckers release new album, English Oceans

By Eric London, 10 March 2014

The Southern alternative-country group has set high standards after 18 years of making music—but they have not outdone themselves on their newest release.

Tim’s Vermeer: Art and technology

By Joanne Laurier, 8 March 2014

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Why is Ron Bloom representing Detroit’s retirees?

By Thomas Gaist, 8 March 2014

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

By Barry Grey, 28 February 2014

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Socialist Equality Party

Over 4,000 signatures support German Socialist Equality Party for European elections

By our correspondents, 8 March 2014

The Socialist Equality Party (PSG) handed in over 4,000 signatures to the federal election office supporting its candidature in the European election. The PSG is the only party opposing the European Union from the standpoint of the working class.

Sri Lankan SEP election campaign receives wide hearing

By our correspondents, 6 March 2014

UK public meetings
Ukraine: The danger of fascism and war

SEP (Canada) meeting to oppose PQ’s chauvinist Charter, unite workers on socialist program

Socialist Equality Party public meeting in Melbourne
A global political strategy to defend car industry jobs

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.

In Defence of Leon Trotsky

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

22 February 2014

Auto Workers Struggles

Ford Australia refuses to guarantee production until 2016

By Will Morrow, 8 March 2014

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Feature

100 years since Ford’s five dollar day

By Tom Mackaman, 5 March 2014

Ford’s profit-sharing scheme was billed as the key to social harmony. Yet socialism and the Russian Revolution, coming just four years later, breathed a new spirit into the American class struggle.

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

CIA spied on US Senate oversight committee

By Patrick Martin, 7 March 2014

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