Egyptian coup leader al-Sisi announces presidential candidacy

By Johannes Stern, 28 March 2014

Sisi is a US-backed dictator prepared to use fascistic methods to suppress the working class at the behest of its imperialist patrons and international finance capital.

Britain seeks to make up lost ground with US over Ukraine

By Julie Hyland, 28 March 2014

Former General Lord Dannatt proposes that the UK station 3,000 troops in Germany as part of a new military build-up against Moscow.

The real face of Ukraine’s Maidan “democrats”

By Ulrich Rippert, 28 March 2014

The violent death of Alexander Musytchko and an intercepted telephone conversation with Yulia Timoschenko have exposed the propaganda used by the German government and its allies to justify their actions in Ukraine.

India attempts precarious balancing act in Ukraine crisis

By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones, 28 March 2014

With Russia and the US now pitted against each other in the most serious crisis in Europe since the end of the Second World War, New Delhi is groping for a stance that will enable it to avoid seriously damaging its relations with either Moscow or Washington.

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Obama administration submits formal plan for NSA “reforms”

By Thomas Gaist, 28 March 2014

A White House “fact sheet” includes proposed changes to the bulk phone records program, and is intended as a framework for new legislation to legitimize and further institutionalize mass spying.

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Search continues for Malaysia Airlines plane

By Alan Leigh, 28 March 2014

According to experts, images with much higher clarity would be available from military surveillance satellites.

Venezuelan generals arrested in alleged coup plot

By Bill Van Auken, 28 March 2014

After nearly two months of right-wing-led protests, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro announced the arrest of three air force generals on charges of plotting a military coup.

Area of Washington mudslide long known and documented as unstable

By Christine Schofelt, 28 March 2014

A 2010 Natural Hazard report specifically cited the area as susceptible to slides, and a 1999 Army Corps report warned of “large catastrophic failure” for the area, yet logging and building permits continued to be issued.

Police shooting of New Mexico homeless man caught on video

By D. Lencho and Stuart Winter, 27 March 2014

Barely a year after the Albuquerque Police Department’s chief resigned over escalating police violence, the fatal shooting of a mentally ill, homeless man captured on video has sparked outrage in New Mexico’s largest city.

74-year-old woman, wrongly imprisoned, released after 32 years

By Gabriel Black, 28 March 2014

Mary Virginia Jones spent 32 years behind bars on the charge of first-degree murder, a crime her boyfriend at the time committed.

Australian government instigates moves to quash PNG judge’s refugee inquiry

By Eduardo Ballesteros, 28 March 2014

The Papua New Guinea government, at Canberra’s behest, is blocking a judicial inquiry into abuses against refugees inside Australia’s detention camp on Manus Island.

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La fraude de la «réforme» de la NSA d'Obama

Par Joseph Kishore, 28 mars 2014

Loin de réduire les activités de la NSA, le gouvernement cherche à avoir accès à encore plus d'informations.

Les menaces de guerre contre la Russie et la crise sociale aux Etats-Unis

Par Joseph Kishore, 28 mars 2014

Le fait que les Etats-Unis soient toujours en guerre ou sur le point de partir en guerre est un phénomène politique et sociologique qui nécessite une explication.

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Stoppt den Pinochet von Ägypten! Verhindert den Mord an 529 Anhängern der Muslimbrüder!

Von Johannes Stern, 28. März 2014

Vergangenen Montag wurden in Ägypten 529 Anhänger der Muslimbruderschaft zum Tode verurteilt. Mit diesem Schauprozess hat die Militärjunta ein neues Stadium des Terrors gegen die Bevölkerung eröffnet.

Die „Demokraten“ des Maidan

Von Ulrich Rippert, 28. März 2014

Der gewaltsame Tod von Alexander Musytschko und ein abgehörtes Telefongespräch von Julia Timoschenko werfen ein grelles Licht auf die Lügenpropaganda, mit der die Bundesregierung ihr Vorgehen in der Ukraine rechtfertigt.

Die Zeit wirbt für Rückkehr zur Wehrpflicht

Von Christoph Dreier, 28. März 2014

Die Zeit und hochrangige Generäle fordern als Antwort auf die Krise in der Ukraine die Rückkehr zu einer Wehrpflichtigenarmee.

Obamas Rede zur Ukraine: Propaganda und Lügen

Von Patrick Martin, 28. März 2014

Der US-Präsident hielt eine reine Propagandarede, um eine aggressive und konfrontative Politik in der Ukraine zu rechtfertigen.

Britischer Endlos-Sparhaushalt nützt Unternehmern und Reichen

Von Julie Hyland, 28. März 2014

Während Reallöhne und Lebensstandard von Arbeitern sinken, will die britische Regierung ihren Sparhaushalt fortsetzen.

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Perspective

What way forward for workers in Ukraine?

28 March 2014

Devastating austerity measures imposed by the unelected pro-US regime in Kiev confirm the perspective for struggle outlined by the ICFI amid the dissolution of the USSR.

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The Bankruptcy of Detroit

No to Detroit water shutoffs!
Utilities are a basic social right!

By Lawrence Porter, 28 March 2014

Larry Porter, SEP assistant national secretary and chairman of the Workers Inquiry into the Bankruptcy of Detroit, denounced the decision by city officials to shut off water service to tens of thousands of poor residents who are late on their water bills.

The Detroit News endorses mass water shutoffs

By Thomas Gaist, 27 March 2014

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

By Shannon Jones, 26 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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Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lanka: SEP campaigns among villagers protesting water pollution

By our correspondents, 28 March 2014

A Socialist Equality Party team wins support in Thunnana village, which is under siege from government security forces.

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.

Arts Review

Finding Vivian Maier: A brief comment …

By David Walsh, 28 March 2014

The subject of this documentary is American photographer Vivian Maier (1926-2009), who made virtually no efforts to publish her remarkable photos during her lifetime.

Divergent: A different sort of dystopia

By Christine Schofelt, 27 March 2014

Divergent, billed as the “next Hunger Games,” offers greater depth.

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

Crisis in Ukraine

Obama’s speech on Ukraine: Propaganda and lies

By Patrick Martin, 27 March 2014

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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NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

The fraud of Obama’s NSA “reform”

By Joseph Kishore, 27 March 2014

Former President Jimmy Carter says NSA likely spying on his communications

By Andre Damon, 26 March 2014

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Workers Struggles

Nationwide strike by UK teachers

By our reporters, 28 March 2014

Teachers held marches and rallies across the UK during their 24-hour strike Wednesday.

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

28 March 2014

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

Commentary

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

By Johannes Stern, 26 March 2014

Egypt on the verge of a social explosion

By Jean Shaoul, 26 March 2014

Science

Imprint of primordial gravitational waves detected

By C. Frederick Graves, 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