UN Security Council holds emergency meeting over Ukraine

By Alex Lantier, 14 April 2014

In calling the meeting, Russia pointed to the danger posed by large-scale military operations to crush protests across eastern Ukraine.

German television report indicates Ukrainian opposition responsible for lethal shootings

By Johannes Stern, 14 April 2014

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Syrian regime, “rebels” trade poison gas charges

By Patrick Martin, 14 April 2014

It is the US-backed “rebels,” not the regime, who have the clearest incentive to stage gas attacks, as a pretext to provoke foreign military intervention.

NSA exploited Heartbleed bug

By Joseph Santolan, 14 April 2014

Both the White House National Security Council (NSC) and the NSA issued categorical denials that they had any awareness of the existence of the Heartbleed bug prior to its public disclosure on April 7.

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Gunman kills three people at Jewish facilities in Kansas

By Matthew MacEgan, 14 April 2014

Three people were shot to death in a Jewish community center and a Jewish retirement home outside Kansas City Sunday.

Australian government to target pensions in budget

By Nick Beams, 14 April 2014

The Abbott government’s first budget will contain major attacks against pensioners, together with deep cuts in public spending.

Ex-Australian foreign minister voices concern about unconditional support for Israel and the US

By Mike Head, 14 April 2014

Carr’s The Diary of a Foreign Minister points to wider unease in ruling circles about Canberra’s “too-desperate” embrace of Washington.

Tens of thousands in France, Italy protest austerity measures

By Kumaran Ira, 14 April 2014

Tens of thousands of people marched in France and Italy, protesting the social democratic governments’ austerity measures and pro-market labour reforms.

Indonesian election produces fractured parliament

By John Roberts, 14 April 2014

The inconclusive result will mean frantic wheeling and dealing as parties manoeuvre for the presidential poll in July.

Police state measures intensified in run-up to 2014 Boston Marathon

By Mike Ingram, 14 April 2014

City officials have unveiled a plan for massive video surveillance and police checkpoints along the route of the April 21 Boston Marathon.

Mayor De Blasio rebuffs New York school bus workers

By Dan Brennan, 14 April 2014

The city administration refused to attend a hearing on the impact of removing employee protections from school bus contracts.

Violent fire hits Valparaiso, Chile

By Rafael Azul, 14 April 2014

High winds and temperatures helped spread a forest fire to populated areas of Valparaiso.

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Non à l'impérialisme et à la guerre! Il faut se réapproprier les traditions révolutionnaires du premier mai!

Par David North, 14 avril 2014

Le dimanche 4 mai, le Comité international de la Quatrième Internationale organisera un rassemblement international sur Internet pour célébrer le premier mai 2014

Cinquante ans depuis la Loi sur les droits civiques au États-Unis

Par Patrick Martin, 14 avril 2014

Les cérémonies pour commémorer l’entrée en vigueur de la Loi sur les droits civiques sous le président Lyndon Johnson ont servi à masquer plutôt qu’à éclaircir l’importance historique de la lutte contre la ségrégation et la discrimination raciale.

La chancelière allemande se rend en Grèce pour soutenir le régime droitier

Par Stefan Steinberg, 14 avril 2014

La chancelière allemande Angela Merkel s’est envolée vendredi pour Athènes afin de soutenir les perspectives du gouvernement droitier d’Antonis Samaras lors des prochaines élections européennes.

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European Union: From economic community to alliance of warmongers

14 April 2014

In turning to an aggressive foreign and military policy, the ruling elite is responding to a profound crisis of European capitalism.

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

By David North, 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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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!


German Left Party delegates vote for military deployment

By Ulrich Rippert, 14 April 2014

The Left Party’s recent parliamentary support for German overseas military operations reveals its true colours as an imperialist party of the establishment.

Britain’s Left Unity lays out its right-wing policies

By Julie Hyland, 14 April 2014

Consisting primarily of the detritus from various pseudo-left groups, Left Unity pretends to be a socialist alternative to the Labour Party.

US defence secretary’s provocative tour of Asia

By Peter Symonds, 12 April 2014

25 years ago: 96 die in British stadium disaster

A football match at Sheffield’s Hillsborough Stadium on April 15, 1989 became Britain’s worst-ever sports disaster.

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50 years ago: Right-wing coup in Laos

On April 19, 1964, a coup by right-wing army generals overthrew the regime of Prince Souvanna Phouma, who under the guise of “neutrality” had been serving as a proxy of US interests.

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75 years ago: Roosevelt shifts naval fleet to Asia

On April 16, 1939, US President Franklin Roosevelt ordered the bulk of the US naval fleet into the Pacific.

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100 years ago: The Ludlow Massacre

On April 20, 1914, some two dozen workers, and their relatives, including women and children, were killed by the Colorado National Guard and private goons.

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Arts Review

New York City radio drive collects 2,500 musical instruments for public school students

By Fred Mazelis, 14 April 2014

The used instruments were accumulated in a ten-day drive conducted by classical station WQXR that ended on April 7.

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

SEP and Detroit Workers Inquiry to hold meeting April 23 to oppose water shutoffs

By our reporter, 14 April 2014

Campaign teams visited several locations in the Detroit area over the past several days.

Detroit to pay millions to banks that swindled city

By Shannon Jones, 12 April 2014

Creditors, unions renew effort to loot Detroit Institute of Arts

By David Walsh, 12 April 2014

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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Cosmos reboot falls short of the mark

By Bryan Dyne, 14 April 2014

The remake of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, has its moments, but does not go far enough either in its exposition of science or its criticism of anti-science.

Workers Struggles

Teamsters officials agree to pay UPS and accept ten-day suspensions to end revolt against firings

By Philip Guelpa, 14 April 2014

In exchange for taking the 250 workers back, the company has obtained a statement from the union that the walkout was “illegal and unauthorized.”

Police attack locked-out Toyota workers in India

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

Crisis in Ukraine

Imperialist hypocrisy and lies on eastern Ukraine protests

By Alex Lantier, 10 April 2014

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NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

Snowden says NSA spying on civil rights organizations

By Thomas Gaist, 11 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

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.