US-backed military junta in Egypt sentences 529 Brotherhood members to death

By Johannes Stern, 25 March 2014

The biggest mass death sentence in recent history marks another escalation in the ruthless efforts of the US-backed military junta in Egypt to annihilate its political opponents.

G7 powers exploit Ukraine crisis to isolate Russia

By Mike Head, 25 March 2014

At a summit in The Hague, the major powers excluded Moscow from the Group of Eight and warned of further financial sanctions.

Leading US-backed Ukrainian politician calls for annihilation of Russia

By Mike Head, 25 March 2014

German foreign minister Steinmeier woos Ukrainian oligarchs

By Peter Schwarz, 25 March 2014

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Malaysian PM: Missing plane crashed in southern Indian Ocean

By Tom Peters, 25 March 2014

Malaysian authorities say analysis of satellite data shows the plane crashed, with no survivors, but no wreckage has been recovered.

Obama’s 2015 budget continues attack on public education

By Isabelle Belanger, 25 March 2014

Obama’s 2015 education budget includes more “competitive grants” to reward school districts that tailor their programs to meet the needs of corporate America.

Fourteen dead, over 100 missing in Washington state landslide

By Christine Schofelt, 25 March 2014

At least 14 people are confirmed dead and over 100 still missing after a landslide in Washington took out a section of highway and buried a neighborhood.

More signs of a weakening Chinese economy

By Nick Beams, 25 March 2014

The fall in a key manufacturing index points to a continuing slowdown in China.

UK parliament approves assault on National Health Service

By Robert Stevens, 25 March 2014

Under Clause 119 of the Care Bill passed in parliament last week, the health secretary will be able to close hospitals and cut services.

Canada: Truckers and rail workers face antistrike laws

By Carl Bronski, 25 March 2014

British Columbia’s Liberal government has introduced legislation to criminalize a strike by truckers at the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s largest port facility.

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Les Etats-Unis et l’OTAN utilisent la crise ukrainienne pour promouvoir un renforcement militaire en Europe de l’Est

Par Patrick O’Connor, 25 mars 2014

Le gouvernement Obama cherche à présent à exploiter la crise qu’il a instiguée pour en faire un nouveau prétexte à d'autres manœuvres agressives.

Le rapport «Panorama de la société» de l'OCDE: le portrait d'un système en faillite

Par Andre Damon, 25 mars 2014

Ce rapport de l'OCDE documente la montée vertigineuse de la pauvreté, de la faim et du chômage ainsi que de la détresse sociale dans des pays du monde entier à la suite de l'effondrement économique de 2008.

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

New in German

Die Nato stockt ihre Truppen in Osteuropa auf

Von Patrick O’Connor, 25. März 2014

Erst heizt die Obama-Regierung die Krise an, dann nutzt sie sie als Vorwand für weitere Kriegsmanöver.

Steinmeier umwirbt ukrainische Oligarchen

Von Peter Schwarz, 25. März 2014

Steinmeiers ist nach Donezk gereist, um den ukrainischen Oligarchen zu versichern, dass ihr illegitimer Reichtum durch das imperialistische Vordringen nicht gefährdet wird.

Handelspakt zwischen EU und Ukraine ebnet Weg für brutale Sparmaßnahmen

Von Mike Head, 25. März 2014

Während der Westen Sanktionen und anti-russische Provokationen verschärft, hat am Freitag die von der EU unterstützte Regierung ein Abkommen unterzeichnet, das den Weg für brutale Sparmaßnahmen und "Marktreformen" ebnet.

Malaysia Airlines-Flugzeug angeblich abgestürzt

Von Tom Peters, 25. März 2014

Die Suche nach MH 370 wurde bis zum Schluss von strategischen Rivalitäten und staatlicher Geheimhaltung behindert.

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Perspective

What accounts for the electoral victories of France’s neo-fascist National Front?

25 March 2014

The National Front can appeal to social discontent only because pseudo-left groups such as the New Anti-capitalist Party block all expression of working class opposition to the austerity policies of the Socialist Party government.

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Commentary

The International Socialist Organization’s silence on CIA spying

By Patrick Martin, 25 March 2014

The pseudo-left International Socialist Organization is covering up the far-reaching assault on democratic rights involved in the CIA spying scandal.

The OECD’s “Society at A Glance” report: A portrait of a failed system

By Andre Damon, 24 March 2014

FBI agent to be cleared in killing of Ibragim Todashev

By Patrick Martin, 24 March 2014

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Three Detroit metro hospitals planning mega-merger

By Thomas Gaist, 25 March 2014

The merger was unknown to the public until it was reported in the press, indicating that the hospitals’ management preferred to keep the deal under wraps as long as possible.

As retired city workers are forced onto private exchanges
Half of Detroit’s residents too poor to afford Obamacare

By Lawrence Porter, 24 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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Arts Review

The Grand Budapest Hotel from Wes Anderson

By Joanne Laurier, 25 March 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel is a stylish, fantastical film, sometimes comic and sometimes tragic in its re-imagining of the period between the two world wars and the emergence of fascistic forces in Europe.

Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush comes to Lexington, Kentucky

By Hiram Lee, 24 March 2014

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

By our reporter, 21 March 2014

Science

Imprint of primordial gravitational waves detected

By C. Frederick Graves, 24 March 2014

Crisis in Ukraine

Canada’s Harper visits Kiev to laud coup, threaten Russia

By Keith Jones, 24 March 2014

EU-Ukraine trade pact paves way for brutal austerity

By Mike Head, 22 March 2014

German media seeks to paint Putin as new “Hitler”

By Ulrich Rippert, 22 March 2014

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25 years ago: Massive oil spill in Alaska’s Prince William Sound

On March 24, 1989, oil tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska, spilling up to 750,000 barrels of crude oil.

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50 years ago: Palace coup in Saudi Arabia

On March 28, 1964, King Saud was forced into abdication of his throne and exile from Saudi Arabia after his brother, Prince Faisal, won a contest for power in the oil-rich kingdom.

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75 years ago: Spanish Republic surrenders Madrid to Franco

When the Spanish Republican government finally fell to Franco’s fascist forces on March 28, 1939, it was not defeated militarily, but surrendered without so much as a shot being fired by the Republican army.

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100 years ago: Martial law near Buffalo to stop strike unrest

On March 24, 1914, martial law was imposed in the town of Depew near Buffalo, New York.

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Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan SEP speaks to Colombo residents about austerity and war

By our correspondents, 24 March 2014

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.

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

25 March 2014

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

Toyota locks out auto workers in India

By Kranti Kumara, 24 March 2014

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden exposes NSA spying against Chinese telecom firm Huawei

By Tom Carter, 24 March 2014

Christopher Boyce: “Snowden is a very brave man”
Former US intelligence contractor speaks on 1975 Australian coup

By Mike Head, 24 March 2014

More on NSA spying and the defense of Edward Snowden »

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