While wages, jobs stagnate
Median CEO pay in US tops $10 million

By Patrick Martin, 5 April 2014

The median worker would have to work 257 years to earn as much as the typical top 500 CEO made in 2013 alone.

Another mediocre US jobs report

By Andre Damon, 5 April 2014

The latest US jobs report points to a continued slump following the economic collapse five-and-a-half years ago.

EU and Ukrainian regime seek to discipline fascist Right Sector

By Stefan Steinberg and Chris Marsden, 5 April 2014

Since the February putsch in Kiev, ties between the supposedly “democratic” regime installed by Washington and its fascist allies have become increasingly tense.

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“Cuban twitter” affair exposes USAID as instrument of regime-change

By Bill Van Auken, 5 April 2014

Washington insisted that its role in setting up an Internet text-messaging scheme be kept secret from the Cuban people.

Slovakian presidential election won by non-aligned millionaire

By Markus Salzmann, 5 April 2014

The bankruptcy of all the established parties has provided fertile ground for the rapid political rise of the millionaire Andrej Kiska.

Indian Stalinists promote fraud of “secular,” “pro-people” Third Front

By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones, 5 April 2014

The Indian Stalinists have responded to the intensification of the class struggle by redoubling their efforts to patch together an alliance with right-wing regional and caste-based parties—once and future allies of the Congress and/or BJP.

Court ruling escalates campaign to oust Thai government

By Tom Peters, 5 April 2014

After annulling the February election, the Constitutional Court is considering a petition to dismiss the prime minister.

Texas carries out lethal injection with drug from unidentified source

By Kate Randall, 5 April 2014

Tommy Lynn Sells was executed Thursday after the US Supreme Court denied a petition that charged his lethal injection constituted cruel and unusual punishment.

Worker killed at US Steel facility in Ecorse, Michigan

By Thomas Gaist, 5 April 2014

The incident comes just months after the death of Antonino Palazzolo, whose mother has accused the company of blocking a serious investigation into her son’s death.

Former US baseball pitcher alleges police brutality ended his career

By Tom Hall, 5 April 2014

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Brandon Backe and 11 co-litigants allege that Galveston police indiscriminately attacked a wedding party in 2008.

New in Greek

«Το Ποτάμι» στην Ελλάδα: μια λαϊκιστική απάτη

Του Ρόμπερτ Στήβενς, 5 Απριλίου 2014

Κάτω από το σλόγκαν «πολιτική για όλους» ο Θεοδωράκης προωθεί την ιδέα πως η επίτευξη εθνικής οικονομικής αναγέννησης μέσα στα πλαίσια του καπιταλιστικού κερδοσκοπικού συστήματος είναι εφικτή.

New in French

Risque d'effondrement du crédit en Chine

Par Nick Beams, 5 avril 2014

La Chine a connue une expansion du crédit sans précédent dans l'histoire économique mondiale, en fait équivalente au volume de l'ensemble du système bancaire américain.

La Russie met en garde l’OTAN contre un renforcement de la présence militaire en Europe de l’Est

Par Johannes Stern et Alex Lantier, 5 avril 2014

Le renforcement irresponsable de la présence militaire de l’OTAN en Europe de l'Est, organisé en dépit des avertissements par l’oligarchie du Kremlin du danger d'une escalade, pose le risque d'une guerre.

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

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Die neue Regierung in Frankreich

Von Peter Schwarz, 5. April 2014

Die Ernennung von Manuel Valls zum französischen Ministerpräsidenten ist Bestandteil eines scharfen Rechtsrucks der politischen Eliten in ganz Europa.

Obamas NSA-“Reform” – Ein Schwindel

Von Joseph Kishore, 5. April 2014

Das Weiße Haus beschränkt die Aktivitäten der NSA nicht, sondern vergrößert die Datenmengen, auf die der Spionagedienst Zugriff hat.

Frankreich: Neue Regierung kündigt harte Angriffe auf die Arbeiterklasse an

Von Kumaran Ira, 5. April 2014

Vertreter der Sozialistischen Partei fordern Schocktherapie für Arbeiterklasse – Premierminister Valls benennt sein Kabinett.

Russland warnt Nato vor weiterer Aufrüstung in Osteuropa

Von Johannes Stern und Alex Lantier, 5. April 2014

Die Nato verstärkt ohne Rücksicht auf die Warnungen des Kreml vor der Gefahr einer Eskalation ihr Militäraufgebot in Osteuropa und riskiert damit einen Krieg.

Französische NPA unterstützt faschistischen Putsch in der Ukraine

Von Alex Lantier, 5. April 2014

Die Neue Antikapitalistische Partei unterstützt einen Putsch, von dem sie selbst zugibt, dass er von faschistischen Gruppen angeführt wird.

Parteiloser Millionär gewinnt slowakische Präsidentenwahl

Von Markus Salzmann, 5. April 2014

Den Nährboden für den steilen politischen Aufstieg des Millionärs Andrej Kiska bot der Bankrott aller etablierten Parteien.

Vor den Parlamentswahlen in Ungarn

Von Markus Salzmann, 5. April 2014

Allen Umfragen zufolge wird die Regierung von Victor Orban im Amt bestätigt. Offen ist, ob das Linksbündnis oder die neofaschistische Jobbik stärkste Oppositionspartei wird.

Wie Fed-Chefin Yellen ihren Einsatz für die Wall Street verpackte

Von Nick Beams, 5. April 2014

Janet Yellen, die Vorsitzenden der Federal Reserve, versuchte in ihrer Rede auf Übelkeit erregende Weise ihre Unterwürfigkeit unter die Interessen der Wall Street mit der Sorge um die arbeitenden Menschen zu bemänteln.

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Perspective

France’s new government: A political turning point for Europe

5 April 2014

The appointment of Manuel Valls as France’s prime minister on a pro-austerity, law-and-order platform exemplifies the rightward shift in European politics.

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Announcement

Celebrate May Day 2014 with the World Socialist Web Site!

The International Committee of the Fourth International and the WSWS are hosting an International Online Rally on Sunday, May 4, with speakers from all over the world. Register to participate today by visiting internationalmayday.org!

Commentary

The rightward gallop of the Bosnian pseudo-left

By Ognjen Markovic, 5 April 2014

The pseudo-left in Bosnia treat major historical issues with contempt and associate with forces with longstanding counterrevolutionary records.

Four years since the Upper Big Branch mine disaster

By Clement Daly, 5 April 2014

Saturday marks the fourth anniversary of the Upper Big Branch mine tragedy in Montcoal, West Virginia, when a massive explosion ripped through the Massey Energy-owned mine, killing 29 coal miners.

The Supreme Court ruling on campaign donations: Government of, by and for the rich

By Andre Damon, 4 April 2014

Ft. Hood shooting highlights mental illness crisis in US military

By Jerry White, 4 April 2014

Senate panel votes to declassify part of report on CIA torture

By Patrick Martin, 4 April 2014

Crisis in Ukraine

Russia warns NATO over military build-up in eastern Europe

By Johannes Stern and Alex Lantier, 4 April 2014

The crisis in Ukraine and the sea change in German foreign policy

By Peter Schwarz, 3 April 2014

Germany: Warmongering against Russia by Die Zeit editor Josef Joffe

By Johannes Stern, 3 April 2014

France’s New Anti-capitalist Party backs fascist-led putsch in Ukraine

By Alex Lantier, 2 April 2014

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The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Detroit bankruptcy judge considers $85 million payment to global banks

By Thomas Gaist at the Federal Court, 4 April 2014

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

More on the bankruptcy of Detroit »

Arts Review

Beautification: An exhibition by Sri Lankan artist Chandraguptha Thenuwara

By Darshana Medis and Panini Wijesiriwardane, 4 April 2014

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

5 April 2014

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

German pilots conduct largest strike in Lufthansa history

By Dietmar Henning, 4 April 2014

California: Graduate student workers union stages two-day strike on UC campuses

By Joseph Santolan, 4 April 2014

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Oppose the use of SSAF to attack student political clubs!
Defend the democratic rights of Griffith University students!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Australia), 4 April 2014

SEP European Election Campaign

Socialist Equality Party stands in UK’s North West constituency in European Elections

By Julie Hyland, 3 April 2014

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

By our reporters, 31 March 2014

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

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

By Thomas Gaist, 31 March 2014

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In Defence of Leon Trotsky

Berlin IYSSE protests Professor Jörg Baberowski’s suppression of democratic discussion at Humboldt University

22 February 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.

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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