US court ruling upholds state efforts to disenfranchise voters

By Patrick Martin, 21 March 2014

A judge in Wichita, Kansas has ordered the federal government to assist efforts to restrict voting by state officials in Kansas and Arizona.

US judge slams surveillance requests as “repugnant to the Fourth Amendment”

By Thomas Gaist, 21 March 2014

A federal judge ruled that warrant applications submitted by the Justice Department were unconstitutional.

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Australian government joins US sanctions against Russia

By Mike Head, 21 March 2014

In announcing the sanctions, the Australian foreign minister specifically warned of a potential military confrontation.

German Left Party promotes government propaganda against Russia

By Ulrich Rippert, 21 March 2014

In a statement on the situation in Ukraine, the Left Party’s executive has condemned “threats of military action by the Russian Federation.”

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Provocative remarks by US Pacific fleet commander fuel disputes with China

By Nick Beams, 21 March 2014

A senior US admiral invokes the Crimea crisis to accuse China of expansionism.

Toyota pays $1.2 billion to escape prosecution for defect deaths and injuries

By James Cogan, 21 March 2014

The fine agreed by Toyota and the US Justice Department sets a precedent that can be used by General Motors.

Republican house speaker rejects US Senate deal to restore long-term unemployment benefits

By Andre Damon, 21 March 2014

Obama and the Democrats are in practice carrying out the same class-war policy as the Republicans, but seeking to mask it with demagogy and maneuvering.

US Army general charged in sexual assault case let off with small fine

By Gabriel Black, 21 March 2014

General Sinclair was fined $20,000 by his military superiors in a case which could have originally seen him spend the rest of his life in jail.

Family of murdered Indian mine worker speak out

By Sasi Kumar and Moses Rajkumar, 21 March 2014

WSWS reporters visited the town of Neyveli in the southern state of Tamil Nadu to interview the family of 31-year-old worker Rajkumar who was murdered by a paramilitary security guard on Monday, March 17.

More than 100 immigrants found locked in Houston, Texas house

By Kate Randall, 21 March 2014

The discovery of 108 men, women and children held against their will is an indictment of the Obama administration’s immigration policies.

Endless austerity in UK budget tailored to big business and wealthy

By Julie Hyland, 20 March 2014

The Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition is just halfway through an austerity programme that has already seen a £150 billion reduction in public spending.

Australia: Massive fire at Sydney’s Barangaroo building site

By Eduardo Ballesteros, 21 March 2014

A construction site blaze highlights the drastic deterioration of health and safety in Australian workplaces.

New in Turkish

ABD medyası ve CIA’in Kongre’yi gözetlemesi

Patrick Martin, 21 Mart 2014

ABD medyası, bu siyasi komploda, bir kez daha, kendisine biçilmiş olan ve birçok kez aşırı şekilde tekrarladığı, gerçekleri gizleme ve karartma rolünü oynuyor.

Rusya’ya karşı ABD-AB yaptırımları:
Pek örtülü olmayan bir savaş tehditi

Alex Lantier, 21 Mart 2014

Böylesi bir meydan okuma, büyük tehlikeler doğurmakta ve Avrupa’daki ve ABD’deki işçi sınıfı içinde destek bulmamaktadır.

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Mientras continúan los enfrentamientos la cifra de muertos llega a seis en Venezuela

Por Bill Van Auken, 21 Marzo 2014

La cifra de muertos en la semana de enfrentamientos que comenzó el 12 de Febrero en Venezuela alcanzó el número de seis; mientras tanto el presidente Nicolás Maduro acusó a Washington de fomentar las violentas insurgencias en el país.

New in German

Timoschenkos Hitler-Putin-Vergleich

Von Ulrich Rippert, 21. März 2014

Timoschenko warf Putin in der Bild-Zeitung vor, er beabsichtige „die Neuzeichnung von Weltkarten durch Kriege, Massenmord und Blut“.

USA und EU verschärfen Kriegsdrohungen gegen Russland wegen Anschluss der Krim

Von Johannes Stern und Alex Lantier, 21. März 2014

Die USA und die EU reagieren auf die offizielle Eingliederung der Krim in die Russische Föderation mit weiteren militärischen Vorbereitungen und stellen die Nato auf permanente Kriegsbereitschaft mit Russland ein.

Swoboda-Schläger prügeln Chef des ukrainischen Fernsehens zum Rücktritt

Von Johannes Stern, 21. März 2014

Ein schockierendes YouTube-Video zeigt, welche Schreckensherrschaft die faschistischen Schläger nach dem vom Westen unterstützten Putsch im letzten Monat in Kiew errichten.

Der CIA-Spionageskandal, Watergate und der Verfall der amerikanischen Demokratie

Von Eric London, 21. März 2014

Richard Nixon verheimlichte im Watergate-Skandal ungesetzliche „schmutzige Tricks“. Die Regierung Obama dagegen vertuscht weitaus schwerwiegendere Verbrechen: ein weltweit praktiziertes Programm staatlicher Folter und Ermordungen.

Hessen: Warnstreik im öffentlichen Dienst

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 21. März 2014

In einem 24-stündigen Warnstreik legten am Mittwoch Beschäftigte des öffentlichen Dienstes in ganz Süd- und Mittelhessen die Arbeit nieder.

New in French

L'hypocrisie des États-Unis sur le référendum d'indépendance de la Crimée

Par Chris Marsden, 21 mars 2014

Toutes les invocations de la souveraineté ukrainienne font référence à un gouvernement qui a été installé au pouvoir par un coup d'Etat mis au point et financé par les puissances occidentales.

Les Etats-Unis et l’UE intensifient les menaces de guerre contre la Russie au sujet de l'annexion de la Crimée

Par Johannes Stern et Alex Lantier, 21 mars 2014

En réaction à l’annexion de la Crimée par la Russie dans la crise en Ukraine, les responsables américains et européens ont demandé à ce que l’OTAN soit placée sur le pied de guerre contre Moscou pour une durée indéterminée

Les voyous de Svoboda attaquent le directeur de la télévision nationale ukrainienne

Par Johannes Stern, 21 mars 2014

Une vidéo choquante sur YouTube montre le règne de la terreur que des voyous fascistes imposent dans les rues de Kiev depuis le putsch soutenu par l'occident le mois dernier.

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Perspective

Anti-Russia propaganda and the fabrication of a new pro-war consensus

21 March 2014

Claims that Washington is defending Ukraine against Russian aggression are lies, promoted to give discredited policies of imperialist war a new lease on life.

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Crisis in Ukraine

Svoboda thugs attack head of Ukrainian national television

By Johannes Stern, 20 March 2014

German media campaigns for economic sanctions against Russia

By Johannes Stern, 20 March 2014

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Arts Review

WSWS Arts Editor David Walsh speaks at Wayne State University in Detroit

By our reporter, 21 March 2014

The event, sponsored by the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, drew a diverse and attentive audience.

Moscow weighs the fate of historic Shukhov radio tower

By Tim Rivers, 19 March 2014

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

Workers Struggles

Argentina: Tens of thousands of striking teachers protest in La Plata

By Rafael Azul, 21 March 2014

As inflation rages in the country, teachers in five provinces are on strike over cost of living increases.

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

21 March 2014

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

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

“The city wants to never have to fund pensions again”
An interview with Detroit retiree attorney

By Thomas Gaist, 20 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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Commentary

The CIA spying scandal, Watergate and the decay of American democracy

By Eric London, 20 March 2014

The US media and the CIA’s spying on Congress

By Patrick Martin, 18 March 2014

Lack of international cooperation mars search for Malaysia Airlines plane

By Tom Peters, 20 March 2014

Chinese real estate developer on brink of collapse

By Nick Beams, 20 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

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

By Andre Damon, 19 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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