NATO steps up military pressure on Russia

By Stefan Steinberg and Peter Schwarz, 31 March 2014

NATO continued its military build-up on the Russian border as talks between top US and Russian foreign officials ended without agreement.

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New Snowden documents detail political and corporate espionage by US, UK

By Thomas Gaist, 31 March 2014

The NSA has carried out systematic surveillance against more than 100 heads of state.

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At least 18 dead in Washington mudslide, dozens still missing

By Christine Schofelt, 31 March 2014

Once again, a natural disaster has been made far worse by a lack of planning and infrastructure.

New evidence of US intelligence links to Boston Marathon bomber

By Nick Barrickman, 31 March 2014

Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have alleged that FBI agents attempted to force his older brother Tamerlan to inform on the Chechen and Muslim community in the Boston area.

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Obama administration urges Supreme Court to dismiss First Amendment suit brought by anti-Bush demonstrators

By Eric London, 31 March 2014

In oral arguments before the Supreme Court, the Obama administration asserted a near-absolute right to arrest and sequester demonstrators on the basis of their political views.

US appeals court upholds reactionary Texas anti-abortion law

By Tom Carter, Jeff Lincoln and Charles Abelard, 31 March 2014

The ruling represents a further attack on the principle of the separation of church and state and on basic democratic rights.

UN body call for international probe into Sri Lankan human rights violations

By Sampath Perera and K. Ratnayake, 31 March 2014

The UN Human Rights Council resolution marks a shift by the US to a more aggressive stance against the Sri Lankan government.

UK benefits claimants victimised and driven into destitution

By Barry Mason, 31 March 2014

Thousands of people have had their benefits withdrawn, as sanctions on the unemployed increase.

Australian government reintroduces imperial honours system

By Patrick O’Connor, 31 March 2014

The government has revived the central elements of the old system of knights and dames as another means of glorifying the army and its commanders.

Spokane, Washington police kill man as he surrenders

By Hector Cordon, 31 March 2014

Police officers in Spokane, Washington shot and killed a man Wednesday as he was walking out of his house in compliance with their orders.

Boston School Committee approves austerity budget

By John Marion, 31 March 2014

Teaching, paraprofessional and administrative jobs will be cut, while 7th and 8th graders are forced to ride public transportation to school.

Chicago Transit Authority wreck raises questions of safety equipment and operator fatigue

By Jeff Lusanne, 31 March 2014

A CTA derailment injured 32 passengers and could have been far worse.

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Türk yetkililer Suriye ile savaşa bahane yaratmak için sahte bayrak saldırısı planlıyor

Alex Lantier, 31 Mart 2014

Erdoğan yönetiminin bu komplodaki tavrı, özünde, önde gelen NATO devletlerinden farklı değildir.

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La crisis en Ucrania y las consecuencias históricas de la disolución de la Unión Soviética

Por Peter Schwartz y David North, 31 Marzo 2014

Cada día que pasa es más claro que Estados Unidos y Alemania instigaron la crisis en Ucrania, la instalación de un régimen de derecha nacionalista completamente servil a Washington y la OTAN, con la intención de provocar una confrontación con Rusia.

Las batallas entre carteles de drogas y grupos vigilantes desestabilizan a México

Por Don Knowland, 31 Marzo 2014

El primer trimestre del 2014 ha traído batallas entre los "autodefensas", o grupos vigilantes, y el cartel de drogas Caballeros Templarios en el estado occidental mexicano de Michoacán, desestabilizando la región.

Campaña de elección del PSI de Sri Lanka recibe una gran acogida

Por nuestros corresponsales, 31 Marzo 2014

El PSI y miembros de la Juventud y Estudiantes Internacionalistas por la Igualdad Social (IYSSE, siglas en inglés) hicieron campaña en Wanathamulla, Isla de Esclavos y Wellawatte en la ciudad de Colombo y en el suburbio de Ratmalana en los últimos días.

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Le vrai visage des «démocrates» ukrainiens

Par Ulrich Rippert, 31 mars 2014

La mort d'Alexandre Mousytchko et une conversation téléphonique avec Yulia Timoschenko, qui a été interceptée et rendue publique viennent démasquer la véritable nature des soi-disant démocrates ukrainiens.

Al-Sissi, chef du coup d’Etat en Egypte, annonce sa candidature à la présidentielle

Par Johannes Stern, 31 mars 2014

Al-Sissi est un dictateur soutenu par les Etats-Unis et qui est prêt à recourir à des méthodes de type fasciste pour réprimer la classe ouvrière sur ordre de ses sponsors impérialistes et du capital financier international.

France: La défaite enregistrée aux élections municipales ébranle le Parti socialiste au pouvoir

Par Antoine Lerougetel, 31 mars 2014

Le Parti socialiste réagit à sa défaite et à la montée du vote néofasciste en faisant appel au parti de droite UMP et en se préparant à opérer un nouveau virage à droite.

Élections françaises: la montée du vote pour les néo-fascistes montre la faillite du NPA

Par Kumaran Ira, 31 mars 2014

Le NPA a réagi à la montée du FN dans les dernières élections municipales en se rapprochant des partis bourgeois «de gauche».

De la grève étudiante à un régime d'austérité et de chauvinisme: une analyse marxiste

Par Richard Dufour, 31 mars 2014

C'est en tirant les leçons de la grève étudiante ayant secoué le Québec en 2012 que les travailleurs et les jeunes seront politiquement armés pour faire face aux grandes luttes sociales à venir.

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White House ally reveals anti-working class agenda behind Obamacare

31 March 2014

Ezekiel Emanuel, former adviser to the White House on health care reform, predicts that few private-sector employers will still be providing health insurance to their workers by 2025.

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Socialist Equality Party in Britain joins German Partei für Soziale Gleichheit in European election campaign

By our reporters, 31 March 2014

The aim of the SEP and PSG in the elections is to unite working people against the capitalist European Union and its national governments in the fight for the United Socialist States of Europe.

Sri Lanka: SEP campaigns among villagers protesting water pollution

By our correspondents, 28 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

25 years ago: Judge bars Reagan, Bush testimony on Iran-Contra

A March 31, 1989 ruling by US District Judge Gerhard Gesell blocked an attempt to subpoena former President Ronald Reagan to testify at the trial of Iran-Contra defendant Oliver North.

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50 years ago: CIA backed coup d’état in Brazil

On April 3, 1964, Brazilian President João “Jango” Goulart fled to Uruguay after a fascist-backed military coup swept away his reformist government.

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75 years ago: Britain, Nazi Germany take steps toward war

During this week in 1939, Europe moved inexorably toward armed conflict.

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100 years ago: Russian aviator undertakes record flights

This week in 1914, reports appeared in the international press of two record-breaking flights undertaken by pioneering Russian aviator Igor Sikorsky.

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The Bankruptcy of Detroit

The Detroit water cutoffs and the social counterrevolution in America

By Joseph Kishore, 29 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 growing danger of dictatorship in Thailand

By Tom Peters, 29 March 2014

French elections: Rising neo-fascist vote exposes bankruptcy of pseudo-left NPA

By Kumaran Ira, 29 March 2014

Arts Review

Finding Vivian Maier: A brief comment …

By David Walsh, 28 March 2014

Crisis in Ukraine

What way forward for workers in Ukraine?

By Alex Lantier, 28 March 2014

The real face of Ukraine’s Maidan “democrats”

By Ulrich Rippert, 28 March 2014

Obama’s speech on Ukraine: Propaganda and lies

By Patrick Martin, 27 March 2014

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NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

Obama administration submits formal plan for NSA “reforms”

By Thomas Gaist, 28 March 2014

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

UK National Union of Teachers stage one-day strike

By Margo Miller, 29 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