CIA director in Ukraine as Washington steps up threats against Russia

By Mike Head, 15 April 2014

In the clearest sign of intensifying US involvement in the Ukraine crisis, CIA Director John Brennan flew into Kiev over the weekend.

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Employee pensions under attack in the US

By Andre Damon, 15 April 2014

The American financial elite has launched a sweeping nationwide assault on the pension benefits of US workers in both the public and private sectors.

Pulitzer Prize awarded for Snowden exposures of NSA spying

By Patrick Martin, 15 April 2014

Columbia University has given the most prestigious award in journalism, the Pulitzer Prize gold medal for public service, to the newspapers that published articles based on documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.

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Spanish government attacks democratic rights

By Alejandro López, 15 April 2014

Madrid is escalating its attacks on democratic rights in response to widespread opposition to the social catastrophe produced by its austerity measures.

Cuts to legal aid in UK will deny thousands the right to a fair trial

By Tony Robson, 15 April 2014

The dismantling of legal aid is bound up with the drive by the British ruling elite to eliminate the last vestiges of the welfare state.

Killer at Kansas Jewish centers a prominent right-wing extremist

By Thomas Gaist, 15 April 2014

The shooter, Frazier Glenn Miller, was founder of the White Patriot Party and “grand dragon” of the Carolina Knights of the KKK

Governor Cuomo spearheads attack on New York City public schools

By Fred Mazelis, 15 April 2014

The recent budget deal revealed the role of the charter school movement and the Democratic Party.

Autopsy report reveals Capitol Hill police shot woman five times

By Nick Barrickman, 15 April 2014

An autopsy report made public a week ago by District of Columbia medical examiners revealed that Miriam Carey, the Connecticut woman killed by Capitol Hill police last fall, was shot five times in the back and head.

Australian PM pushes for free trade deal with China

By Peter Symonds, 15 April 2014

The trip was generally praised in the Australian media, simply because Abbott managed to avoid any diplomatic rows with Beijing.

Australia: Rejected Tamil asylum seeker sets himself on fire

By Will Morrow, 15 April 2014

This tragedy flows from the deliberate government policy of blocking refugees from exercising their basic legal and democratic right to claim asylum.

Major floods devastate Solomon Islands

By Allan Leigh, 15 April 2014

Tens of thousands made homeless by the disaster now face the danger of dysentery and other diseases.

Los Angeles, a city of poverty and unemployment

By Gabriel Black, 15 April 2014

The second part of a report released last Wednesday exposes staggering levels of poverty and unemployment in Los Angeles, as well as the city’s overall decay.

New in French

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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Die Krise in der Ukraine und die Wiederkehr des deutschen Militarismus

Von Johannes Stern, 15. April 2014

Russland hat das pro-westliche Regime in Kiew vor einem Militäreinsatz gegen Regierungsgegner in der Ostukraine gewarnt und damit in Berlin eine neue Welle anti-russischer Kriegshetze ausgelöst.

Bundesregierung will Befragung Edward Snowdens verhindern

Von Sven Heymanns, 15. April 2014

Während Union und SPD fürchten, eine Anhörung Snowdens könnte das transatlantische Verhältnis belasten, sind Grüne und Linkspartei bemüht, dem NSA-Untersuchungsausschuss ein scheindemokratisches Deckmäntelchen umzuhängen.

US-Verteidigungsminister provoziert auf Reise durch Asien

Von Peter Symonds, 15. April 2014

Hagel hat durch seine Reise klar gemacht, dass die USA nicht von ihrer "Konzentration auf Asien" gegen China abrücken werden, auch während sich ihre Konfrontation mit Russland verschärft.

New in Turkish

Avrupa Birliği: Ekonomik topluluktan savaş kışkırtıcıları ittifakına

Peter Schwarz, 15 Nisan 2014

Moskova ile bir krizin ve çatışmanın kışkırtılması, bölünmüş Avrupa Birliği’ni (AB) birleştirmeyi ve tüm toplumsal muhalefeti susturmayı amaçlıyor.

BM Güvenlik Konseyi Ukrayna üzerine acil toplantı yaptı

Alex Lantier, 14 Nisan 2014

Batılı emperyalistlerin ve onların Kiev’deki aşırı sağcı kuklalarının propagandası, gerçeği tersine çevirmektedir.

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Perspective

The crisis in Ukraine and the return of German militarism

15 April 2014

The same ruling circles, banks and corporations that unleashed two world wars are seeking to reprise their heinous crimes.

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Announcement

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.

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

One year since the Boston Marathon bombing

By Barry Grey, 15 April 2014

The bombings on April 15, 2013 became the occasion for an unprecedented state operation, in which for the first time a major American city was placed under de facto martial law.

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Sinn Fein’s McGuinness joins Irish president in toasting Queen

By Jordan Shilton, 15 April 2014

The state banquet organised by the British monarchy for Irish President Higgins, and attended by Sinn Fein’s McGuinness, is an acknowledgement of the common interests of the ruling class on both sides of the Irish Sea.

Al Sharpton: FBI informer and proud of it

By Dan Brennan, 15 April 2014

As Sharpton hosted a who’s who of Democratic politicians at his National Action Network convention, new revelations of his role as FBI informant surfaced.

European Union: From economic community to alliance of warmongers

By Peter Schwarz, 14 April 2014

German Left Party delegates vote for military deployment

By Ulrich Rippert, 14 April 2014

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

By Julie Hyland, 14 April 2014

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Moratorium Now protest in Detroit: A cover-up for bureaucrats, Democrats

By Workers Inquiry Chairman Lawrence Porter, 15 April 2014

The event was not intended as a genuine mobilization of the working class. It was organized to support the unions and the Democratic Party.

A discussion with Detroit retirees

By Lawrence Porter, 15 April 2014

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

By our reporter, 14 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.

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

Captain America—The Winter Soldier: So much noise and action you almost fall asleep

By Joanne Laurier, 15 April 2014

This is the latest film installment featuring Marvel Comics’ character Captain America, one of the most prominent and patriotic superheroes introduced in American comic books in the World War II era.

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

By Fred Mazelis, 14 April 2014

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

15 April 2014

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

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

By Philip Guelpa, 14 April 2014

Police attack locked-out Toyota workers in India

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

Crisis in Ukraine

German television report indicates Ukrainian opposition responsible for lethal shootings

By Johannes Stern, 14 April 2014

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

NSA exploited Heartbleed bug

By Joseph Santolan, 14 April 2014

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Science

Cosmos reboot falls short of the mark

By Bryan Dyne, 14 April 2014

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

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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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.