US-EU sanctions against Russia: A barely veiled threat of war

By Alex Lantier, 18 March 2014

As he announced the imposition of sanctions, President Obama signaled that the US would consider all means necessary, including military action, to humiliate and crush Russia.

Israel backs far-right coup in Ukraine

By Jean Shaoul, 18 March 2014

Ukrainian putsch creates economic and political turmoil in Russia

By Andrea Peters, 18 March 2014

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Irish high court outlaws strike by airport workers

By Jordan Shilton, 18 March 2014

The corporate elite are demonising the airport workers for daring to resist attacks on their working conditions.

Obamacare short of enrollment target ahead of March 31 deadline

By Kate Randall, 18 March 2014

About 4.2 million have signed up, far short of the Obama administration’s projected 5.7 million, and only 25 percent of these are young people.

Washington, DC workers speak on budget cuts and inequality

By our reporters, 18 March 2014

Workers in the nation’s capital spoke about conditions facing the long-term unemployed.

Louisiana inmate exonerated after 30 years on death row

By E.P. Bannon, 18 March 2014

Glenn Ford, 64, was held in the brutal Angola penitentiary for three decades for a crime he did not commit.

US continues to militarize space

By Douglas Lyons, 18 March 2014

The US military is planning to launch two satellites later this year and two more in 2016 to lay the basis for space hegemony over countries such as China and Russia.

Australian state elections point to deep discontent

By Mike Head, 18 March 2014

After years of implementing the agenda of the corporate elite, Labor’s votes fell to new lows in Tasmania and South Australia.

Sri Lanka: Police attack Hanwella villagers protesting against water pollution

By our correspondents, 18 March 2014

The police assault underscores the necessity of building the independent workers inquiry into the Weliweriya water pollution.

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Ukraine: ce que prépare pour les travailleurs le régime soutenu par l’Occident

Par Julie Hyland, 18 mars 2014

Ce pays déjà assujetti à une économie de la terre brûlée dans le cadre de la restauration capitaliste doit à présent être dévasté socialement.

Les États-Unis et l'Union européenne menacent de représailles alors que la Crimée vote pour rejoindre la Russie

Par Alex Lantier, 18 mars 2014

Les responsables aux États-Unis et dans l'Union européenne (UE) ont menacé la Russie de sanctions dévastatrices et d'une escalade militaire alors que les premiers sondages à la sortie des isoloirs dimanche dans le référendum en Crimée ont montré un vote massif en faveur de la sécession de l'Ukraine pour rejoindre la Russie.

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Die Krim und imperialistische Heuchelei

Von Joseph Kishore, 18. März 2014

Das Referendum auf der Krim muss als Begründung für die weitere imperialistische Offensive in der Ukraine und in Osteuropa herhalten.

Washington und Brüssel verhängen Sanktionen gegen Russland

Von Alex Lantier und Johannes Stern, 18. März 2014

Nach dem Krim-Referendum beschließen die USA und die EU Sanktionen und verschärfen die militärische Konfrontation mit Russland.

Die Aktualität von Trotzkis „Europa im Krieg“ und die Kriegsgefahr in der Ukraine

Von Peter Schwarz, 18. März 2014

Der Mehring Verlag stellte auf der Leipziger Buchmesse auf einer gut besuchten Veranstaltung Leo Trotzkis Schriften zum Ersten Weltkrieg vor und verband sie mit einer Diskussion über die Krise in der Ukraine.

Ungarische Wahlen: Umfragen sagen Wahlsieg für Fidesz voraus

Von Markus Salzmann, 18. März 2014

Trotz der katastrophalen sozialen Lage gehen Umfragen davon aus, dass der rechte Ministerpräsident Victor Orban als Sieger aus den Parlamentswahlen vom 6. April hervorgeht.

Proteste in der Türkei gefährden Erdogan-Regierung

Von Jean Shaoul, 18. März 2014

Als Reaktion auf den Tod eines Fünfzehnjährigen, der ursprünglich bei den regierungsfeindlichen Demonstrationen im letzten Juni verletzt worden war, kam es in der Türkei zu Protesten.

New in Turkish

Batı destekli yönetim Ukraynalı işçiler için ne planlıyor?

Julie Hyland, 18 Mart 2014

Ukrayna’da kısa süre önce kurulan bankalar, faşistler ve oligarklar hükümeti, “demokratik devrim”e yapılan sürekli göndermelerin ardında, sert kemer sıkma önlemleri hazırlıyor.

Protestolar Erdoğan hükümetini korkutuyor

Jean Shaoul, 18 Mart 2014

Başbakan, İslamcı Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi’nin (AKP) kazanması beklenen 30 Mart’taki yerel seçimleri kaybetmesi durumunda istifa edeceğini açıkladı.

Alex Callinicos: Emperyalizmin bir savunucusu Ukrayna üzerine yazıyor

Chris Marsden, 18 Mart 2014

Ukrayna’da Callinicos’un 3 Mart tarihli “Putin emperyalist Kırım krizinde riski arttırıyor” başlıklı bir makalesi, açıkça ABD emperyalizminin üstü örtülü bir savunusudur.

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Что прозападный режим готовит украинским рабочим?

Джулия Хайленд, 18 марта 2014 г.

Шаблонная риторика по поводу «демократической революции» на Украине скрывает факт того, что новое правительство в Киеве, составленное из вчерашних банкиров, фашистов и олигархов, готовит жестокие меры строгой экономии.

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Perspective

The US media and the CIA’s spying on Congress

18 March 2014

A virtual blanket of silence covers the explosive allegations that the CIA spied on the US Senate committee charged with overseeing its activities.

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Crisis in Ukraine

Imperialist hypocrisy on Crimea

By Joseph Kishore, 17 March 2014

The New York Times deploys C.J. Chivers to Ukraine

By Patrick Martin, 17 March 2014

What the Western-backed regime is planning for Ukrainian workers

By Julie Hyland, 15 March 2014

Alex Callinicos: An imperialist apologist writes on Ukraine

By Chris Marsden, 14 March 2014

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The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Facing destitution, Detroit retirees denounce pension cuts in letters to court

By Thomas Gaist, 18 March 2014

Retired Detroit city workers are bracing for punishing blows to their pensions under the emergency manager’s Plan of Adjustment.

Report to the Workers Inquiry
The Political Conspiracy Behind the Bankruptcy of Detroit: Anatomy of a Crime

By Larry Porter, 21 February 2014

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Commentary

Australian feminists campaign to promote ex-PM Julia Gillard

By Patrick O’Connor and Peter Symonds, 18 March 2014

All the details of Gillard’s anti-working class policies were overlooked in her public appearances before crowds of adoring admirers.

Malaysian PM declares missing aircraft deliberately diverted

By Peter Symonds, 17 March 2014

The New York City gas explosion and the neglect of infrastructure

By Philip Guelpa, 17 March 2014

Evidence mounts of cover-up of deaths related to GM ignition defect

By Shannon Jones, 17 March 2014

Obama’s “high crimes and misdemeanors”

By Joseph Kishore and Barry Grey, 14 March 2014

The CIA, the Senate and the breakdown of American democracy

By Patrick Martin, 13 March 2014

Socialist Equality Party

SEP holds meeting to oppose Australian car industry shutdown

By our reporters, 18 March 2014

Speakers outlined the need for the global unity of workers, and a socialist perspective, to fight the worldwide assault by the auto giants.

Socialist Equality Party (Germany) officially on ballot for European election

By our reporter, 17 March 2014

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

18 March 2014

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

Arts Review

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

By David Walsh, 12 March 2014

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

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

Senate Armed Services Committee hearing promotes cyberwarfare and illegal spying

By Ed Hightower, 15 March 2014

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25 years ago: Eastern Airline strikers face betrayal by unions

This week in 1989, the strike by Eastern Airlines mechanics, ground crew, pilots and flight attendants was entering its third week.

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50 years ago: Civil rights school boycotts in NYC

Over 25 percent of New York City public school students participated in a boycott on March 16, 1964 to press demands for civil rights.

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75 years ago: Gestapo rounds up opponents in Czechoslovakia

Beginning March 17, 1939, the German Gestapo launched a round-up of political opponents after Hitler’s annexation of Czechoslovakia.

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100 years ago: Curragh incident marks turn to partition of Ireland

This week in March 1914, Sir Edward Carson and his Ulster Volunteer Force threatened to engulf Ireland in civil war in response to the British government’s proposal for Irish home rule.

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