US threatens to “re-examine force posture” over Ukraine

By Chris Marsden, 9 April 2014

Moscow has accused the US of supplying mercenaries to forcibly suppress protesters in eastern Ukraine.

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US defence secretary clashes with Chinese counterpart

By Peter Symonds, 9 April 2014

The public display of hostility is another warning of the dangerous tensions that the Obama administration’s “pivot to Asia” has provoked throughout the region.

Incoming French Prime Minister Valls pledges austerity, appeals to far right

By Alex Lantier, 9 April 2014

After its defeat in the municipal elections, the Socialist Party is pledging to slash wage levels and is openly appealing to far-right sentiments.

Repair of defective GM ignitions may take until October

By Shannon Jones, 9 April 2014

The defect has been linked to fatal crashes in which dozens, and possibly hundreds, have been killed.

Families of GM crash victims speak out

By Shannon Jones, 9 April 2014

A large proportion of those killed in crashes linked to the GM ignition defect were young people in their teens or early twenties.

UPS fires 250 workers in Queens, New York over drivers’ walkout

By Philip Guelpa, 9 April 2014

The Teamsters union quickly moved to divert workers' anger in response to a blatant act of intimidation.

Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald address Amnesty International event in Chicago

By Nick Barrickman, 9 April 2014

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden and reporter Glenn Greenwald addressed an event hosted by Amnesty International in Chicago.

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US Senate passes token bill to restore long-term jobless benefits

By Barry Grey, 9 April 2014

The absurdly narrow scope of the measure, under conditions of near-record long-term unemployment in the US, reflects the cynical political calculations that underlie it.

Australia and Japan extend military ties

By Patrick O’Connor, 9 April 2014

The agreements underscore Japan and Australia’s active collaboration with Washington’s drive to militarily encircle and diplomatically isolate China.

Possible black box signals detected in search for Malaysia Airlines plane

By Tom Peters, 9 April 2014

The source of the signals detected in the Indian Ocean over the weekend has not been confirmed.

Indonesians go to the polls amid growing social tensions

By John Roberts, 9 April 2014

Today’s parliamentary election is the prelude to the poll in July to decide on a replacement for President Yudhoyono.

PQ suffers debacle in Quebec election

By Keith Jones, 9 April 2014

The Quebec Liberal Party has returned to power, capitalizing on popular disaffection with the austerity measures imposed by Pauline Marois’s minority Parti Québécois government and its antidemocratic “identity” agenda.”

European automakers outsource production to eastern Europe and China

By Denis Krassnin and Dietmar Henning, 9 April 2014

European automakers are using outsourcing of production to cut jobs and drive down wages and working conditions in western Europe.

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L’agression de l’OTAN contre la Russie et le risque de guerre en Europe

Par Chris Marsden et Julie Hyland, 8 avril 2014

Les ministres des Affaires étrangères des pays de l’OTAN ont élaboré des projets pour étendre l’alliance militaire jusqu’aux frontières de la Russie, y compris des simulations militaires et un stationnement de troupes dans les pays voisins.

Nouvel exposé de Seymour Hersh: la Turquie a organisée des attaques au gaz pour provoquer une guerre des États-Unis contre la Syrie

Par Patrick Martin, 8 avril 2014

Citant diverses sources des services de renseignements et de l'armée, Hersh rapport que le gouvernement Obama était prêt à lancer une frappe aérienne massive contre la Syrie en s'appuyant sur des mensonges.

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IWF-Bericht: Kein Ende des Wirtschaftszusammenbruchs abzusehen

Von Nick Beams, 9. April 2014

Ein wichtiger Bericht, der für eine Reihe internationaler Finanztreffen an diesem Wochenende vorbereitet wurde, malt das Bild einer Weltwirtschaft in permanenter Krise.

Russland warnt vor einem Bürgerkrieg in der Ukraine

Von Johannes Stern, 9. April 2014

Die eskalierenden Spannungen zwischen der vom Westen unterstützten Übergangsregierung in der Ukraine und den pro-russischen östlichen Landesteilen bergen die Gefahr eines Bürgerkriegs und eines Kriegs zwischen den imperialistischen Mächten und Russland.

Premier Tusk verlangt mehr NATO-Truppen in Polen

Von Christoph Dreier, 9. April 2014

In der Zeit spricht sich der polnische Premier Donald Tusk für eine gemeinsame europäische Energie-, Außen- und Militärpolitik unter deutscher Führung aus. Um die russische Expansionspolitik zu stoppen, sei eine europäische Energieunion nötig, so der Premier.

Linkspartei-Abgeordnete stimmen für Auslandseinsatz der Bundeswehr

Von Ulrich Rippert, 9. April 2014

Bisher hatte die Linkspartei Auslandseinsätze der Bundeswehr offiziell abgelehnt. Damit soll nun Schluss sein.

Sonderprämien zum Führergeburtstag

Von Sven Heymanns, 9. April 2014

Neue Erkenntnisse aus dem Umfeld des NSU unterstreichen, dass die Geheimdienste beim Aufbau der rechtsextremen Szene eine wichtige Rolle spielten.

Neues Exposé von Seymour Hersh:
Türkei inszenierte Gasangriff, um Krieg zwischen den USA und Syrien zu provozieren

Von Patrick Martin, 9. April 2014

Hersh berichtet unter Berufung auf zahlreiche Quellen aus den amerikanischen Geheimdiensten und dem Militär, dass die Obama-Regierung bereit war, auf der Grundlage von Lügen massive Luftschläge gegen Syrien zu führen.

Pseudolinke akzeptiert Valls’ Angriffe auf Arbeiterklasse

Von Kumaran Ira, 9. April 2014

Die kleinbürgerlichen “linken” Parteien versuchen, die Opposition in der Bevölkerung gegen die Rechtswende der neuen sozialistischen Regierung zu blockieren.

Pseudolinke in Bosnien im Laufschritt nach rechts

Von Ognjen Markovic, 9. April 2014

Die Pseudolinken von JOSD/Lijevi behandeln große historische Fragen mit Verachtung und arbeiten mit Kräften zusammen, die eine eindeutig konterrevolutionäre Bilanz aufweisen.

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Police killings in America

9 April 2014

The shooting of a homeless man in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is only the latest in a string of police killings this year.

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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!

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Video: Retired city workers denounce Detroit pension cuts

9 April 2014

This is the first of several interviews conducted by the World Socialist Web Site with retired Detroit city workers who are facing deep pension and health care cuts.

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The Political Conspiracy Behind the Bankruptcy of Detroit: Anatomy of a Crime

By Larry Porter, 21 February 2014

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Workers Struggles

Nokia India workers protest to defend jobs

By Arun Kumar and Kranti Kumara, 9 April 2014

Over 4,000 Nokia India workers staged a mass protest on March 31 in Chennai, the capital of the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

Nokia India workers speak on job threats and low wages

By Sasi Kumar, Nanda Kumar and Moses Rajkumar, 9 April 2014

Arts Review

A Permanent Member of the Family: Responses to trying and frustrating times—short stories by Russell Banks

By Sandy English, 9 April 2014

In recent years, novelist Russell Banks has shifted his focus to upstate New York, where he lives, making it the locale of many of the stories in this interesting new volume.

WSWS arts editor David Walsh speaks at The New School in New York City

By Our reporters, 9 April 2014

The lecture was a part of the tour to promote the new book, The Sky Between the Leaves, a selection of film reviews, interviews and essays on cinema and cultural issues.

Mickey Rooney, popular film star of the 1930s and 1940s, dies

By David Walsh, 8 April 2014

Longtime film, television and stage actor Mickey Rooney died on Sunday at the age of 93. Rooney was one of the most popular American movie stars in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

Beautification: An exhibition by Sri Lankan artist Chandraguptha Thenuwara

By Darshana Medis and Panini Wijesiriwardane, 4 April 2014


BBC debates between Clegg and Farage: A political fraud

By Paul Mitchell and Chris Marsden, 9 April 2014

The televised debates between the leaders of the Liberal Democrats and the UK Independence Party demonstrated the chasm that separates the interests of the working class from the entire parliamentary setup.

French pseudo-left falls in line with Valls’ attacks on the working class

By Kumaran Ira, 8 April 2014

IMF report: No end to economic breakdown

By Nick Beams, 8 April 2014

Media blacks out Seymour Hersh exposé of US lies on Syrian gas attack

By Patrick Martin, 8 April 2014

Crisis in Ukraine

Pro-Russian protesters in eastern Ukraine demand Crimean-style referendum

By Johannes Stern, 8 April 2014

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

By Chris Marsden and Julie Hyland, 7 April 2014

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Socialist Equality Party

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

By Julie Hyland, 3 April 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.

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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