US/European military provocations greet Russian annexation of Crimea

By Chris Marsden, 19 March 2014

The United States is lining up its puppet regime in Ukraine and its regional allies to prepare a series of military provocations against Russia.

US hypocrisy on Crimean independence referendum

By Chris Marsden, 19 March 2014

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The NSA records “every single” phone call in a targeted country

By Andre Damon, 19 March 2014

The National Security Agency has developed and deployed a system capable of recording “100 percent” of the telephone calls made by residents of a targeted country.

New Zealand media bury fresh Snowden revelations

By John Braddock, 19 March 2014

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Police and ANC fire on protesting South African schoolchildren

By Thabo Seseane Jr., 19 March 2014

Along with scores of other towns, Bekkersdal in the west of Gauteng is the scene of violent protests over issues such as municipal corruption.

March 18 protest against social cuts in France: A political dead end

By Alex Lantier and Stéphane Hugues, 19 March 2014

Workers see one-day protests called by unions that are negotiating austerity policies as a political charade.

Polls predict victory for right-wing Fidesz in Hungarian elections

By Markus Salzmann, 19 March 2014

Despite catastrophic social conditions, polls anticipate that right-wing Prime Minister Victor Orban will emerge victorious in parliamentary elections on April 6.

Australia: Ex-Labor minister urges sweeping attack on workers’ conditions

By Terry Cook, 19 March 2014

Martin Ferguson accused the Abbott government of being too “timid” on industrial relations “reform.”

Sri Lankan government detains human rights activists under anti-terror law

By Athiyan Silva and S. Jayanth, 19 March 2014

Rajapakse’s government is making a renewed attack on those who are exposing its war crimes and abuses, while fabricating claims of an LTTE revival.

US Army general avoids charges of sexual assault in plea deal

By Gabriel Black, 19 March 2014

General Jeffrey Sinclair entered a plea bargain after an Army judge threw out the military court’s earlier rejection of such a deal.

Novelis workers reject steelworkers union in upstate New York

By Steve Filips and Samuel Davidson, 19 March 2014

Six hundred workers at an aluminum processing plant near Syracuse, New York voted not to join the United Steelworkers of America in elections held last month.

Financial backer of Washington, DC mayor pleads guilty to illegal contributions

By Nick Barrickman, 19 March 2014

Last week, Jeffrey E. Thompson, a regional powerbroker and government contractor in Washington, DC, pleaded guilty to felony charges.

One hundred people killed in New York house fires this winter

By Steve Filips, 19 March 2014

This winter’s bitter cold, shabby housing and benefit cuts are driving New York’s fire wave.

New in Turkish

Kırım konusundaki emperyalist ikiyüzlülük

Joseph Kishore, 19 Mart 2014

Kırım’da Pazar günü yapılan referanduma Obama yönetiminden ve Amerikan medyasından gelen bir kınama dalgası eşlik etti.

New in French

Les sanctions des États-Unis et de l'UE contre la Russie : une menace de guerre à peine voilée

Par Alex Lantier, 19 mars 2014

En annonçant l'imposition de sanctions, le président Obama a signalé que les États-Unis considéreraient tous les moyens nécessaires, dont l'action militaire, pour humilier et écraser la Russie.

Élections québécoises: les enjeux pour la classe ouvrière

Par Guy Charron, 19 mars 2014

Pourquoi la grande grève étudiante de 2012 a-t-elle laissé place à 18 mois de mesures d’austérité par le gouvernement péquiste?

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

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Die US-Medien und der Konflikt zwischen CIA und Kongress

Von Patrick Martin, 19. März 2014

Dianne Feinstein beschuldigte im Plenum des Senats die CIA, eine Verschleierungsaktion durchzuführen, Dokumente zurückzuhalten und ihren Ausschuss verfassungswidrig auszuspionieren,

Sanktionen gegen Russland: Eine kaum verhohlene Kriegsdrohung

Von Alex Lantier, 19. März 2014

US-Präsident Barack Obama hat mit der Ankündigung, Sanktionen zu verhängen, signalisiert, dass die USA alle Mittel bis hin zu militärischem Vorgehen in Betracht ziehen, um Russland zu demütigen und niederzuwerfen.

Deutsche Medien trommeln für Wirtschaftssanktionen gegen Russland

Von Johannes Stern, 19. März 2014

Nach dem Krim-Referendum verschärfen führende deutsche Medien ihre Kriegshetze und trommeln für harte Sanktionen gegen Russland.

Linkspartei unterstützt Regierungspropaganda gegen Russland

Von Ulrich Rippert, 19. März 2014

Der Vorstand der Linkspartei hat in einer Erklärung zur Lage in der Ukraine die „militärischen Drohgebärden der Russischen Föderation“ verurteilt.

Israel unterstützt rechten Putsch in der Ukraine

Von Jean Shaoul, 19. März 2014

Die israelische Regierung unterstützt die neue Regierung in der Ukraine, in der offene Antisemiten sitzen.

Die Bücherdiebin: Die Nazis und die Vernichtung der Kultur, damals und heute

Von Joanne Laurier, 19. März 2014

Der Film Die Bücherdiebin läuft seit einer Woche in den deutschen Kinos. Brian Percivals Film behandelt die Schreckensherrschaft in der Zeit der Kristallnacht. Er erinnert an die Auswirkungen der Nazibarbarei auf das Alltagsleben

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Perspective

War threats against Russia and the social crisis in the United States

19 March 2014

The fact that the US is always at war or on the verge of going to war is a political and sociological phenomenon that requires explanation.

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Socialist Equality Party

David North speaks on “The Philosophy and Politics of Historical Falsification” at The New School in New York City

By our reporters, 19 March 2014

North spoke on the political and philosophical roots of the falsification of history that has emerged in the more than two decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union and today figures prominently in a renewed drive toward world war.

Meetings at Leipzig Book Fair: The relevance of Trotsky’s Europe at War

By Peter Schwarz, 19 March 2014

Mehring Books held two meetings at the Leipzig Book Fair devoted to Leon Trotsky’s writings on the First World War and their relevance to current developments in Ukraine.

SEP holds meeting to oppose Australian car industry shutdown

By our reporters, 18 March 2014

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

By our reporter, 17 March 2014

Crisis in Ukraine

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

By Alex Lantier, 18 March 2014

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

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

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The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Joe Louis Arena facing closure, demolition as part of stadium deal with Ilitch

By Thomas Gaist, 19 March 2014

The deal represents yet another huge giveaway to billionaire Mike Ilitch.

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

By Thomas Gaist, 18 March 2014

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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Workers Struggles

India: Demanding pay rise, 200,000 power-loom operators continue strike

By Sasi Kumar and Moses Rajkumar, 19 March 2014

Over 200,000 power-loom operators have been on strike for the past month in two districts of Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore and Tirupur.

Irish high court outlaws strike by airport workers

By Jordan Shilton, 18 March 2014

Arts Review

Moscow weighs the fate of historic Shukhov radio tower

By Tim Rivers, 19 March 2014

The Shukhov radio tower, a symbol of the revolutionary aspirations of the early Soviet Union and a technical marvel, is threatened by profit-hungry real estate speculators in central Moscow.

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

By David Walsh, 12 March 2014

Commentary

The US media and the CIA’s spying on Congress

By Patrick Martin, 18 March 2014

Australian feminists campaign to promote ex-PM Julia Gillard

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

Louisiana inmate exonerated after 30 years on death row

By E.P. Bannon, 18 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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