Senate Intelligence head accuses CIA of undermining US “constitutional framework”

By Barry Grey, 12 March 2014

The chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday accused the CIA of spying on committee staff members conducting an investigation into the agency’s program of interrogation and torture under President Bush.

Kiev to build new army, impose austerity as civil war threatens Ukraine

By Alex Lantier, 12 March 2014

With Ukraine facing the likely secession of Crimea, the far-right regime in Kiev is moving to slash social spending and build a new army.

What the European Union said in 2012 about its current fascist allies in Ukraine

By Alex Lantier, 12 March 2014

Oligarchs to the fore once again in Ukraine

By Julie Hyland, 12 March 2014

War propaganda in the German media

By Ulrich Rippert, 12 March 2014

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US highway safety agency abetted GM cover-up of defect linked to fatal crashes

By Shannon Jones, 12 March 2014

Documents show the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration knew of ignition defects in several GM models for years but took no action.

Iron ore price slump points to mounting Chinese economic problems

By Nick Beams, 12 March 2014

A sharp drop in the price of iron ore this week cast a shadow over global financial markets amid concerns about the state of the Chinese economy.

India’s election campaign goes into high gear

By Keith Jones, 12 March 2014

India’s elections are taking place under conditions of deepening economic crisis and mounting opposition among workers and toilers.

French unions sign Socialist Party’s “Responsibility Pact”

By Kumaran Ira, 12 March 2014

France’s unions are collaborating with President Hollande on the implementation of an austerity program that intensifies attacks on workers’ living standards.

German trade union advises workers to invest redundancy money with Thyssen Krupp

By Dietmar Henning, 12 March 2014

IG Metall and the works council at Thyssen Krupp have suggested unemployed rail manufacturing workers hand their redundancy payments to the company to obtain another job.

South African police attack naked assault victim

By Thabo Seseane Jr., 12 March 2014

The latest instance of brutality involving the South African Police Service, the beating of a naked man who had already suffered an assault, was filmed by concerned office workers from a nearby block.

Australian government defies UN call to release refugee detainees

By Mike Head, 12 March 2014

The indefinite detention of refugees denied security clearances demonstrates the contempt for fundamental democratic rights within the Australian ruling elite.

Number of British hospitals in debt doubles in one year

By Ajanta Silva, 12 March 2014

Foundation trusts have delivered “efficiency savings” of £867 million so far this year, but this is 18 percent behind what the government has demanded.

New in Russian

Кризис на Украине и исторические последствия распада Советского Союза

Петер Шварц и Дэвид Норт, 12 марта 2014 г.

С каждым становится днем все яснее, что Соединенные Штаты и Германия были зачинщиками кризиса на Украине и добились создания правого националистического режима, полностью зависимого от Вашингтона и НАТО, с намерением спровоцировать конфронтацию с Россией.

New in French

L’Ukraine, les États-Unis et le droit international

Par Joseph Kishore, 12 mars 2014

Les Etats-Unis et leurs alliés ont dénoncé le référendum en Crimée comme étant une violation de la souveraineté nationale.

La CIA espionne le sénat américain

Par Tom Carter, 12 mars 2014

Ces opérations de la CIA sont en flagrante violation de la loi et de la séparation des pouvoirs inscrites dans la constitution américaine.

Le président allemand Gauck en visite en Grèce

Par Christoph Dreier, 12 mars 2014

Lors de sa visite de trois jours en Grèce, le président allemand a exposé toute la malhonnêteté et toute l’hypocrisie qui sont devenues sa marque de fabrique politique.

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

New in German

Was steht hinter der Kriegshetze der deutschen Medien?

Von Peter Schwarz, 12. März 2014

Zwei Wochen nachdem der ukrainische Präsident Viktor Janukowitsch mithilfe bewaffneter faschistischer Banden aus dem Amt gejagt wurde, sind die deutschen Medien einhellig auf den Konfrontationskurs mit Russland eingeschwenkt.

Washington, Brüssel und Berlin verschärfen Konfrontation mit Russland

Von Johannes Stern, 12. März 2014

Vor dem Referendum über den Status der Krim am 16. März erhöhen Washington, Brüssel und Berlin den diplomatischen und militärischen Druck auf Russland.

Die Ukraine, die Vereinigten Staaten und das Völkerrecht

Von Joseph Kishore, 12. März 2014

Das geplante Referendum über die Lostrennung der Krim von der Ukraine am kommenden Sonntag steht im Mittelpunkt verschärfter Angriffe auf Russland seitens der Regierung Obama und ihrer europäischen Verbündeten.

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Perspective

What is behind the warmongering of the German media?

12 March 2014

Two weeks after Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was chased out of office by armed gangs of fascists, the German media is virtually unanimous in support of the confrontational course adopted by Berlin and Washington towards Russia.

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Crisis in Ukraine

Ukraine, the United States and international law

By Joseph Kishore, 11 March 2014

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

By Peter Schwarz and David North, 7 March 2014

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Announcement

David North to speak at the New School in NYC
The Unfinished Twentieth Century: The Philosophy and Politics of Historical Falsification

18 February 2014

At this public meeting, WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North will examine the philosophical premises and political impulses that find expression in the falsification of the history of the “unfinished” twentieth century. In particular, he will focus on disturbing tendencies in historiography in Germany, where leading historians are relativizing and legitimizing the crimes of Hitler’s Third Reich.

Arts Review

Alain Resnais (1922-2014), a major figure in postwar filmmaking

By David Walsh, 12 March 2014

Unlike virtually any other leading filmmaker, Resnais chose to treat colonialism in Africa, the Holocaust and World War II, the atomic bombing of Japan, the Algerian War, the Spanish Civil War and the Vietnam War.

Drive-by Truckers release new album, English Oceans

By Eric London, 10 March 2014

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Barclays loan deal would use Detroit income tax revenue, city assets as collateral

By Thomas Gaist and Usman Clemens, 12 March 2014

The $120 million loan will be used to fund city services until the bankruptcy plan is implemented.

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

By Barry Grey, 28 February 2014

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NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

Snowden denounces global mass surveillance at SXSW festival

By Thomas Gaist and Barry Grey, 11 March 2014

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Commentary

Spike Lee, gentrification and the crisis of affordable housing

By Clare Hurley, 11 March 2014

CIA caught spying on US Senate

By Tom Carter, 10 March 2014

The US media returns to the mysterious death of Ibragim Todashev

By Nick Barrickman and Patrick Martin, 11 March 2014

Socialist Equality Party

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

By our correspondents, 8 March 2014

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

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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