Constitutional conflict escalates between US Senate and CIA

By Patrick Martin, 22 March 2014

A letter from the Senate Majority Leader to the Justice Department renewed charges of unconstitutional CIA spying on the Senate.

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EU-Ukraine trade pact paves way for brutal austerity

By Mike Head, 22 March 2014

Amid intensifying sanctions and military provocations against Russia, the EU and the Western-backed government in Ukraine yesterday signed a pact that paves the way for brutal austerity measures and free market “reforms.”

German Green Party campaigns for war

By Christoph Dreier, 22 March 2014

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Time Warner CEO to receive $80 million payout after six weeks of work

By Andre Damon, 22 March 2014

Robert D. Marcus the chief executive of Time Warner Cable, is set to receive an $80 million payout if the company goes through with its planned acquisition by Comcast

Search for missing Malaysia Airlines plane enters third week

By Tom Peters, 22 March 2014

Strategic rivalries and state secrecy continue to mar the search for MH370.

Massive budget cuts and labour reforms to follow Serbian election

By Paul Mitchell, 22 March 2014

In the fortnight leading up to the elections, the International Monetary Fund sent its latest mission to Serbia to drum home the precarious state of the economy.

Duke Energy illegally pumps millions of gallons of contaminated water into North Carolina river

By Matthew MacEgan, 22 March 2014

The nation’s largest electricity company has been cited for the eighth time in less than a month for illegally pumping contaminated water into the Cape Fear River in North Carolina.

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.

Australia: Mounting anger over coal mine fire health crisis

By Daniel Saul, 22 March 2014

The official response underscored the utter contempt for working class communities like Morwell and neighbouring towns.

Puerto Rico’s pensions in the crosshairs

By Marc Wells, 22 March 2014

As Puerto Rico may be heading toward a default, investors prepare to dodge their losses by attacking pensions and social programs.

New in Turkish

CIA’in casusluk skandalı, Watergate ve Amerikan demokrasisinin çürümesi

Eric London, 22 Mart 2014

Devletin ve onun istihbarat örgütlerinin işlediği suçların gerçek bir hesabının verilmesi, işçi sınıfının bağımsız ve devrimci bir güç olarak müdahalesine bağlıdır.

New in French

La propagande anti-russe et la fabrication d'un nouveau consensus pro-guerre

Par Alex Lantier, 22 mars 2014

Les affirmations voulant que Washington tente de protéger l'Ukraine contre une agression russe sont des mensonges visant à donner une nouvelle vie aux politiques impérialistes discréditées.

Le parti allemand Die Linke promeut la propagande gouvernementale contre la Russie

Par Ulrich Rippert, 22 mars 2014

Dans une déclaration sur la situation en Ukraine, la direction du parti Die Linke a condamné les « menaces d’action militaire de la Fédération de Russie. »

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

New in German

Russenfeindliche Propaganda und ein neuer Kriegskonsens

Von Alex Lantier, 22. März 2014

Die Vereinigten Staaten behaupten, die Ukraine gegen russische Aggression zu verteidigen. Diese Lüge soll ihre imperialistische Kriegspolitik neu beleben.

Richter erklärt Antrag auf Überwachung für unvereinbar mit Verfassung

Von Thomas Gaist, 22. März 2014

Ein Bundesrichter hat entschieden, dass von der NSA gestellte Anträge auf Vollmachten verfassungswidrig sind.

64. Internationales Berliner Filmfestival
Zeit der Kannibalen und Amma und Appa: Zwei Seiten der Globalisierung
Teil 6

Von Bernd Reinhardt, 22. März 2014

Deutsche Filme waren auf dem diesjährigen Berliner Filmfestival gut vertreten. Allein im Wettbewerbsprogramm des Festivals liefen nicht weniger als vier Produktionen.

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Perspective

Sexual violence and abuse in the US military

22 March 2014

The slap on the wrist administered to US Army Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair was predictable and entirely in line with the character and policies of the American military.

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Crisis in Ukraine

German media seeks to paint Putin as new “Hitler”

By Ulrich Rippert, 22 March 2014

A prominent Germany newspaper recently interviewed Ukrainian oligarch Yulia Tymoshenko, who accused Russia of seeking to “redraw the map of the world through war, mass murder and blood.”

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

By Alex Lantier, 21 March 2014

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The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Detroit water department preparing mass utility shutoffs

By Thomas Gaist, 22 March 2014

The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department is launching an aggressive campaign to shut off between 1,500 and 3,000 customers per week.

“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 pseudo-left and the plenums in Bosnia

By Ognjen Markovic and Paul Mitchell, 22 March 2014

Protests in Bosnia last month originated in the working class district of Tuzla, after the closure of four privatized bankrupt factories threw thousands out of a job without redundancy pay.

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

By Eric London, 20 March 2014

Arts Review

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

By our reporter, 21 March 2014

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

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

22 March 2014

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

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

By Rafael Azul, 21 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

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

By Thomas Gaist, 21 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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