Obama “reform” seeks new framework for illegal NSA spying

By Thomas Gaist and Joseph Kishore, 26 March 2014

The proposed changes to the bulk telephone metadata program would affect only a small portion of the vast and unconstitutional police-state spying apparatus.

Former President Jimmy Carter says NSA likely spying on his communications

By Andre Damon, 26 March 2014

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US, EU press Russia to recognize Ukraine’s putschist regime

By Alex Lantier, 26 March 2014

Obama spoke in The Hague yesterday to increase military and economic pressure on Moscow to recognize the regime in Kiev.

Leader of US-backed Ukrainian fascist Right Sector militia killed in police shootout

By Alex Lantier, 26 March 2014

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Egypt on the verge of a social explosion

By Jean Shaoul, 26 March 2014

The Egyptian military junta’s savage repression of the Muslim Brotherhood takes place in the context of growing social tensions and a wave of strikes.

US Supreme Court hears corporate challenge to Obamacare contraception provision

By Barry Grey, 26 March 2014

A ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga would mark an historic and unprecedented attack on the principle of separation of church and state.

Search continues for survivors in massive Washington State mudslide

By Hector Cordon, 26 March 2014

Search and rescue operations continue at a massive Washington State landslide as news emerges of long-standing warnings by geologists of the probability of such an occurrence.

As BP receives new contracts for Gulf Coast
Oil spill threatens Houston-area wildlife

By Tom Hall, 26 March 2014

Twenty-five years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, oil industry and government practices continue to threaten the environment.

Turkey shoots down Syrian fighter jet

By Halil Celik and Ulrich Rippert, 26 March 2014

Just days before regional elections, Turkey’s government led by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is increasingly unstable.

Thousands of refugees intercepted off the coast of Sicily

By Martin Kreickenbaum, 26 March 2014

The Italian authorities’ boasting about the recent rescue of refugees in the Mediterranean is a cynical cover for their anti-refugee policies.

Australian government minister steps aside: A revealing episode

By Terry Cook, 26 March 2014

A corruption scandal sheds light on growing inequality and the aspirations of an upper middle class layer.

Australia: State government to sell off Sydney Harbour public housing

By Stephen Griffiths, 26 March 2014

The NSW government aims to drive low-paid workers and pensioners out of inner Sydney.

“No section of public housing is safe”
Inner-Sydney tenants denounce government’s privatisation

By our reporters, 26 March 2014

Following the New South Wales Liberal government’s announcement that it was privatising all public housing in the area, WSWS reporters spoke with residents of Millers Point and The Rocks.

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Comment expliquer les victoires électorales du Front national néofasciste en France ?

Par Alex Lantier, 26 mars 2014

Le Front national n'est en mesure de tirer parti du mécontentement social que parce que les groupes de pseudo-gauche comme le Nouveau Parti anticapitaliste étouffent toute expression d’opposition de la classe ouvrière à la politique menée par le gouvernement du Parti socialiste.

Égypte: La junte militaire condamne à mort 529 membres des Frères musulmans

Par Johannes Stern, 26 mars 2014

La plus grande condamnation à mort de masse de l'histoire récente marque une nouvelle étape dans l'escalade des efforts de la junte militaire soutenue par les États-Unis pour annihiler ses opposants politiques et noyer la révolution égyptienne dans le sang.

Le premier ministre canadien Harper visite Kiev pour saluer le coup d’État et menacer la Russie

Par Keith Jones, 26 mars 2014

Le Canada a joué un rôle important dans la campagne menée par les États-Unis et l’Allemagne pour détacher l’Ukraine de la sphère d’influence de la Russie.

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Fransa’daki neo-faşist Ulusal Cephe’nin seçim zaferi ne anlama geliyor?

Alex Lantier, 26 Mart 2014

Fransa’daki yerel seçimler, hem bu ülkedeki hem de bir bütün olarak Avrupa’daki siyasi krizi ve işçi sınıfının karşı karşıya olduğu tehlikeleri açığa vurdu.

Mısır’daki ABD destekli cunta 529 Müslüman Kardeşler üyesine ölüm cezası verdi

Johannes Stern, 26 Mart 2014

Dün, Mısır’daki bir mahkeme Müslüman Kardeşler’in (MK) 529 üyesine ölüm cezası verdi.

Almanya Dışişleri Bakanı Steinmeier Ukraynalı oligarkların desteğini kazanmaya çalışıyor

Peter Schwarz, 26 Mart 2014

Almanya Dışişleri Bakanı Frank-Walter Steinmeier (Sosyal Demokrat Parti-SPD), hafta sonu, bu sanayi kentinin oligarklarını onore etmek için Ukrayna’nın doğusundaki Donetsk kentini ziyaret etti.

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Perspective

Stop Egypt’s Pinochet from murdering 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters!

26 March 2014

Monday’s death sentence handed down by a kangaroo court in Egypt to 529 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) marks a new stage in the military junta’s brutal efforts to terrorize and intimidate popular opposition.

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Commentary

What was US teachers union president Randi Weingarten doing in Kiev?

By Jerry White, 26 March 2014

The president of the American Federation of Teachers traveled to Kiev to praise the Western-backed regime installed through a fascist-led coup.

The US State Department’s “labor man” in Ukraine

By Jerry White, 26 March 2014

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

By Alex Lantier, 25 March 2014

The International Socialist Organization’s silence on CIA spying

By Patrick Martin, 25 March 2014

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Detroit emergency manager at the University of Michigan
Kevyn Orr justifies pension cuts, attack on DIA

By Shannon Jones, 26 March 2014

The appearance of Kevyn Orr Tuesday at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor was an exercise in cynicism and deceit.

IYSSE statement: University of Michigan welcomes the dictator of Detroit

By International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 25 March 2014

Three Detroit metro hospitals planning mega-merger

By Thomas Gaist, 25 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

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

By our reporter, 21 March 2014

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

By Hiram Lee, 24 March 2014

Science

Imprint of primordial gravitational waves detected

By C. Frederick Graves, 24 March 2014

Crisis in Ukraine

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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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.

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 »

Workers Struggles

Toyota locks out auto workers in India

By Kranti Kumara, 24 March 2014

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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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