US-backed regime drops deadline against east Ukraine protesters, but threat of war remains

By Mike Head, 12 April 2014

The dangers of a civil war and a US-provoked war with Russia still hang over the people of Ukraine, despite the Western-backed regime in Kiev backing away from a 48-hour deadline for a violent crackdown on protesters in eastern Ukraine.

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German chancellor visits Greece to prop up right-wing regime

By Stefan Steinberg, 12 April 2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel flew to Athens Friday to bolster the prospects of the right-wing government of Antonis Samaras in the forthcoming European elections.

Department of Justice reports Albuquerque police engaged in “excessive force”

By D. Lencho and Stuart Winters, 12 April 2014

The US Department of Justice released a damning report on escalating violence by the Albuquerque Police Department.

GM expands ignition recall to include another defect it concealed

By Barry Grey, 12 April 2014

GM said it knew of several hundred complaints of keys coming out of the slot of the ignition lock cylinder in Cobalts and other small models while the engine was running.

Sebelius out at US Department of Health and Human Services

By Kate Randall, 12 April 2014

The HHS secretary’s ouster is a crass political maneuver by the White House aimed at damage control in advance of the mid-term elections.

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Mass stabbing at Pittsburgh-area school injures 21 students and security guard

By Samuel Davidson, 12 April 2014

Twenty-one students and one security guard were injured in a school stabbing attack Wednesday morning at a high school near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

US retailer Family Dollar to close 370 stores

By Jake Dean, 12 April 2014

Discount retailer Family Dollar said it plans to close about 5 percent of its 8,100 locations in the next six months.

General strike in Argentina

By Rafael Azul, 12 April 2014

Mass participation in the April 10 general strike expressed working class anger over government austerity measures.

UK campaigners against police killings hold demonstration and rally

By our reporters, 12 April 2014

The protest reflected growing anger at police brutality and impunity.

Scotland: Demolition to open Commonwealth Games provokes anger

By Steve James, 12 April 2014

The organising committee for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, to be held in Glasgow in August, have announced their intention to demolish five of the city's Red Road tower blocks.

Australia: Socialist Alliance holds bogus “defend Geelong jobs” rally

By Will Marshall, 12 April 2014

Far from being a fight to defend jobs, the rally was aimed at promoting the Labor Party and unions, which bear full responsibility for the devastation of cities like Geelong.

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ABD yanlısı yönetim doğu Ukraynalı protestocuları katliamla tehdit ediyor
Ukrayna’da iç savaş belirtileri

Alex Lantier, 12 Nisan 2014

Katliam riskini arttırmanın sorumluluğu, doğrudan doğruya Obama yönetimine ve onun Avrupalı müttefiklerine aittir.

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Die Linkspartei und die Kriegsverschwörung

Von Ulrich Rippert, 12. April 2014

Linksparteiabgeordnete haben das erste Mal für einen Bundeswehreinsatz gestimmt und damit gezeigt, was die Partei wirklich ist: ein Teil der Kriegsverschwörung aller Bundestagsparteien gegen die Bevölkerung.

Bürgerkriegsgefahr in der Ost-Ukraine
Proamerikanisches Regime droht Demonstranten mit blutiger Gewalt

Von Alex Lantier, 12. April 2014

Das amerikanische Marionettenregime in Kiew plant, den Widerstand gewaltsam zu unterdrücken, und riskiert damit den Ausbruch eines Bürgerkriegs. Russland und die Nato-Mächte könnten miteinbezogen werden.

ARD-Bericht: Opposition für Todesschüsse in Kiew verantwortlich

Von Johannes Stern, 12. April 2014

Sieben Wochen nach dem rechten Putsch in der Ukraine verdichten sich die Hinweise, dass die vom Westen unterstützte damalige Opposition für die Todesschüsse auf dem Maidan verantwortlich ist.

US-Verteidigungsminister streitet mit chinesischem Kollegen

Von Peter Symonds, 12. April 2014

Die öffentlich zur Schau gestellte Feindseligkeit ist ein weiteres Warnzeichen für die gefährlichen Spannungen, die die Obama-Regierung mit ihrem „Pivot to Asia“ (Konzentration auf Asien) in der ganzen Region provoziert hat.

Streik in Südafrikas Platinminen geht in die zehnte Woche

Von Thabo Seseane Jr, 12. April 2014

Etwa 70.000 Mitglieder der Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) bestreiken seit dem 23. Januar die drei größten Platinproduzenten. Sie fordern eine Anhebung der Grundeinstiegsgehälter um mehr als 100% auf 12.500 Rand (870 €) im Monat.

Widersetzt Euch den Maßnahmen der Regierung gegen die srilankischen Tamilen

Von der Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 12. April 2014

Die SEP warnt, dass die zunehmende Unterdrückung der Regierung gegen Tamilen die Vorbereitung für einen Angriff auf den Lebensstandrad und die demokratischen Rechte der Arbeiterklasse darstellt.

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Risque de guerre civile en Ukraine
Le régime proaméricain menace de réprimer dans le sang les manifestants de l’est du pays

Par Alex Lantier, 12 avril 2014

Les plans d'une répression sanglante de la part du régime de Kiev soutenu par les États-Unis pourraient plonger l’Ukraine dans une guerre civile et provoquer l’intervention de la Russie et des puissances de l'OTAN.

Le gouvernement allemand envisage un important réarmement militaire

Par Johannes Stern, 12 avril 2014

Le gouvernement allemand utilise l’escalade du conflit entre l’OTAN et la Russie pour opérer un réarmement militaire massif. C’est ce que souligne un article paru dans la dernière édition de l’hebdomadaire Der Spiegel.

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No to imperialist war! Reclaim the revolutionary traditions of May Day!

12 April 2014

On Sunday, May 4, the International Committee of the Fourth International will hold an international online rally to celebrate May Day 2014.

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Announcement

Online Rally May 4
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

US defence secretary’s provocative tour of Asia

By Peter Symonds, 12 April 2014

Hagel’s trip has been an emphatic declaration that the US will not back away from its “pivot to Asia” against China, even as its confrontation with Russia over Ukraine intensifies.

Fifty years since the US Civil Rights Act

By Patrick Martin, 11 April 2014

New York Times whitewashes FBI’s handling of Boston Marathon bomber

By Bill Van Auken, 11 April 2014

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Detroit to pay millions to banks that swindled city

By Shannon Jones, 12 April 2014

UBS and Bank of America are being paid to unwind illegal swap deals that have already cost the city hundreds of millions of dollars.

Creditors, unions renew effort to loot Detroit Institute of Arts

By David Walsh, 12 April 2014

Major Detroit creditors filed a motion in federal bankruptcy court calling on the court to order the city to cooperate with investor groups interested in purchasing some or all of the DIA’s collection.

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.

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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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

12 April 2014

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

Police attack locked-out Toyota workers in India

By Arun Kumar, Moses Rajkumar and Kranti Kumara, 11 April 2014

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

11 April 2014

Crisis in Ukraine

Civil war looms as pro-US regime threatens massacre of east Ukraine protesters

By Alex Lantier, 11 April 2014

German government planning major military build-up

By Johannes Stern, 11 April 2014

Imperialist hypocrisy and lies on eastern Ukraine protests

By Alex Lantier, 10 April 2014

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Arts Review

A concert of twentieth century masterworks by Britten, Bartók and Shostakovich

By Fred Mazelis, 11 April 2014

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

Snowden says NSA spying on civil rights organizations

By Thomas Gaist, 11 April 2014

Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald address Amnesty International event in Chicago

By Nick Barrickman, 9 April 2014

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SEP European Election Campaign

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

By our reporters, 31 March 2014

Socialist Equality Party (Germany) officially on ballot for European election

By our reporter, 17 March 2014

Socialist Equality Party

Oppose the government crackdown on Sri Lankan Tamils

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 11 April 2014

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: 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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