Bipartisan assault on health care intensifies in US

By Andre Damon, 7 April 2014

The Affordable Care Act constitutes a handout to major insurance companies, an attack on bedrock social programs and a pretext for companies to drop their existing health insurance coverage.

New exposé by Seymour Hersh: Turkey staged gas attack to provoke US war on Syria

By Patrick Martin, 7 April 2014

Citing numerous US intelligence and military sources, Hersh reports that the Obama administration was prepared to launch massive air strikes against Syria on the basis of lies.

Afghan election prepares way for new puppet government

By James Cogan, 7 April 2014

Washington’s sole concern is to ensure that Karzai exits the scene and is replaced with a less erratic puppet.

EU discusses further Russia sanctions as US steps up war rhetoric

By Chris Marsden, 7 April 2014

The ratings agency Moody’s has downgraded Ukraine’s credit rating from “extremely speculative” to “default imminent with little prospect for recovery.”

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Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging drone assassinations of US citizens

By Tom Carter, 7 April 2014

Federal Judge Rosemary M. Collyer ruled that there is no legal remedy for the extrajudicial killing of a US citizen, endorsing a battery of totalitarian pseudo-legal doctrines advanced by the Obama administration.

Harvard University report endorses police state measures in Boston Marathon lockdown

By Nick Barrickman, 7 April 2014

The report demonstrates that one year after the Boston Marathon bombings, the political establishment, including those sections aligned with the Democratic Party, continues to cover up the grave and reactionary implications of the Boston lockdown.

UN climate change report spells out growing dangers

By Fred Mazelis, 7 April 2014

The 2,500-page report issued by the Intergovernment Panel on Climate Change reveals the depth of the crisis and the inability of world capitalism to cope with it.

More artworks discovered in Salzburg: Second Act in the Gurlitt case

By Verena Nees, 7 April 2014

The affair surrounding Cornelius Gurlitt, son of Nazi art dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt, has taken a new turn with the discovery of 238 more artworks hidden in Gurlitt’s Salzburg house.

Western Australian government cuts hospital beds and jobs

By Joe Lopez, 7 April 2014

Hundreds of public health jobs to be eliminated at hospitals in Perth, the state capital.

San Diego Opera closure announcement meets with widespread opposition

By Dan Conway and Dorota Niemitz, 7 April 2014

The recent decision to shut down the San Diego Opera Company after 49 seasons has evoked widespread popular outrage, with more than 20,000 signatures gathered in opposition to the closure.

Two-year-old killed in Pittsburgh-area fire
Deplorable housing for workers and poor leads to tragedy

By Samuel Davidson, 7 April 2014

The tragic death of a two-year-old girl in a house fire last month exposes the deplorable housing conditions for the working class and poor in the city of McKeesport, only 12 miles south of Pittsburgh.

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Le nouveau gouvernement de la France: un tournant politique pour l’Europe

Par Peter Schwarz, 7 avril 2014

La nomination de Manuel Valls au poste de premier ministre sur la base d’un programme d’austérité et sécuritaire témoigne du tournant droitier de la politique en Europe.

Les services de renseignement collectent les données d’Orange/France Télécom

Par Anthony Torres, 7 avril 2014

Les services de renseignement puisent librement, et de toute apparence de manière totalement illégale, dans les données des clients d’Orange-France Télécom.

Québec solidaire se positionne comme un parti respectable pour l'élection du 7 avril

Par Louis Girard et Richard Dufour, 7 avril 2014

Les «réformes ambitieuses» promises par QS ne sont que de simples palliatifs, qui s'inscrivent entièrement dans le cadre de l'austérité capitaliste

Le scandale des défauts d’allumage de GM et la nationalisation de l'industrie

Par Shannon Jones, 7 avril 2014

Les gestionnaires de l’entreprise et les inspecteurs du gouvernement ont ignoré pendant des années les nombreux décès et blessures causés par une pièce défectueuse.

La pseudo-gauche bosniaque fonce vers la droite

Par Ognjen Markovic, 7 avril 2014

La pseudo-gauche en ex-Yougoslavie traite avec mépris les grandes questions historiques et s'associe avec des forces qui ont un long passé contre-révolutionnaire.

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NATO’s aggression against Russia and the danger of war in Europe

7 April 2014

The NATO foreign ministers summit last week set out plans for the military alliance’s expansion up to Russia’s borders, including war games and the possible stationing of troops in neighbouring states.

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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!


Quebec “left” hails media mogul Péladeau’s entry into the PQ

By Laurent Lafrance, 7 April 2014

Because Péladeau’s emergence as a “star” PQ candidate speaks volumes about the reactionary class character of the indépendantiste movement, the trade union bureaucracy and pseudo-lefts are seeking to drown out its meaning with thunderous applause.

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

By Peter Schwarz, 5 April 2014

The rightward gallop of the Bosnian pseudo-left

By Ognjen Markovic, 5 April 2014

25 years ago: Stalinists humiliated in Soviet election fiasco

On April 9, 1989, the second round of elections in the USSR were held with the Stalinist bureaucracy still reeling over its losses on the first ballot, held two weeks earlier.

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50 years ago: National US rail strike threatened

On June 10, 1964, US union leaders called off a threatened nationwide rail strike against massive job cuts, averting a showdown with the Johnson administration.

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75 years ago: Mussolini’s army invades Albania

Faced with minimal armed opposition, Italian forces entered Albanian territory on April 7, 1939 and completed their military occupation of the entire country by April 12.

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100 years ago: Tampico Affair triggers US intervention in Mexican Revolution

On April 9, 1914, nine US seamen working off a whaling vessel in Tampico were mistakenly arrested by Mexican forces loyal to dictator Victoriano Huerta.

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Crisis in Ukraine

EU and Ukrainian regime seek to discipline fascist Right Sector

By Stefan Steinberg and Chris Marsden, 5 April 2014

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

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Arts Review

Beautification: An exhibition by Sri Lankan artist Chandraguptha Thenuwara

By Darshana Medis and Panini Wijesiriwardane, 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

Socialist Equality Party

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

By Julie Hyland, 3 April 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

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


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.