US-backed crackdown threatens civil war in Ukraine

By Johannes Stern, 16 April 2014

Having received the green light from Washington, the Kiev regime launched a bloody crackdown on protests in eastern Ukraine, threatening to unleash a full-blown civil war.

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Detroit pension deal sets stage for unions to push through bankruptcy plan

By Jerry White, 16 April 2014

The retiree association representing 6,500 former policemen and firefighters has reached an agreement with the city on pension and health care cuts.

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Empty platitudes, jingoism mark Boston bombings anniversary

By Kate Randall, 16 April 2014

The official commemoration of the Marathon bombings provided little insight into the events of April 15, 2013 and their aftermath.

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FBI infiltrates Guantanamo detainee’s defense team

By Gabriel Black, 16 April 2014

The military trial of five men accused of murder for the attacks on 9/11 has been halted after it was revealed that the FBI had turned a member of the defense team into an informant.

Police violence in Minneapolis after university hockey game

By Mike Stapleton, 16 April 2014

Nineteen people were arrested by the combined force of some 300 officers.

German government seeks to prevent parliamentary committee from questioning Edward Snowden

By Sven Heymanns, 16 April 2014

The coalition government parties are dead set against Snowden being allowed to endanger German foreign policy relations with the US.

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Military junta implements reign of terror in Egypt

By Jean Shaoul, 16 April 2014

Egypt’s interim president, Adly Mansour, is due to sign a new anti-terrorism bill that effectively outlaws all political opposition.

Looming job cuts in South African platinum strike

By Thabo Seseane Jr., 16 April 2014

South Africa’s ruling elite hope to utilise the long-running strike in the platinum mines to push through a sweeping “restructuring” of the industry.

Sri Lankan military kills alleged “LTTE suspects”

By S. Jayanth, 16 April 2014

The Rajapakse government has unleashed a military intimidation campaign in Sri Lanka’s north and east.

New Zealand: Mana Party AGM endorses talks with Internet Party

By Tom Peters, 16 April 2014

The sordid electoral alliance is intended to increase Mana’s seats in parliament while establishing a presence for the right-wing, pro-business Internet Party.

New in Polish

Przeciw Unii Europejskiej, za Socjalistycznymi Stanami Zjednoczonymi Europy!
Wspólna odezwa PSG i SEP przed wyborami do Parlamentu Europejskiego 2014

15 kwiecień 2014

Partia na rzecz Równości Społecznej (Niemcy, die Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, PSG) i Socjalistyczna Partia Równości (Wielka Brytania, Socialist Equality Party, SEP) wezmą udział w wyborach do Parlamentu Europejskiego w maju 2014.

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La crise en Ukraine et le retour de l’impérialisme allemand

Par Johannes Stern, 16 avril 2014

Ces mêmes cercles dirigeants, les banques et les grandes entreprises qui ont déclenché deux guerres mondiales, cherchent à relancer leurs crimes haineux.

La néo-démocrate Olivia Chow se lance dans la course à la mairie de Toronto

Par Carl Bronski, 16 avril 2014

Olivia Chow a lancé sa campagne à la mairie de Toronto en reprenant les attaques de Rob Ford sur les dépenses sociales.

Le gouvernement espagnol attaque les droits démocratiques

Par Alejandro Lopez, 16 avril 2014

Madrid intensifie ses attaques contre les droits démocratiques en réaction à la vive opposition à la catastrophe sociale engendrée par ses mesures d'austérité.

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013
Année passée en revue : 2009
Pourquoi je lis le WSWS: Courrier des lecteurs

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Nein zum imperialistischen Krieg! Erneuert die revolutionären Traditionen des Maifeiertags!

Von David North, 15. April 2014

Am Sonntag, den 4. Mai wird das Internationale Komitee der Vierten Internationale eine globale Online-Kundgebung gegen Ungleichheit, Diktatur und Krieg abhalten.

CIA-Direktor zu Besuch in der Ukraine, Washington verschärft Drohungen gegen Russland.

Von Mike Head, 16. April 2014

Der Besuch von CIA-Direktor John Brennan in Kiew am Wochenende war ein deutliches Anzeichen dafür, dass die USA ihr Engagement in der Ukraine verstärken.

Münchner Grüne fordern Berufsverbot für russischen Dirigenten Gergiev

Von Verena Nees, 16. April 2014

Die Ukraine-Krise hat zu einer heftigen Auseinandersetzung um den künftigen Chefdirigenten der Münchner Philharmoniker geführt.

Pulitzer-Preis für Snowden-Enthüllung des NSA-Lauschangriffs

Von Patrick Martin, 16. April 2014

Die Columbia University hat den Pulitzer-Preis an jene Zeitungen verliehen, die die NSA-Dokumente des Whistleblowers Edward Snowden publik machten.

Generalstreik in Argentinien

Von Rafael Azul, 16. April 2014

An den hohen Teilnehmerzahlen am Generalstreik vom 10. April zeigt sich die Wut der Arbeiterklasse über die Sparmaßnahmen der Regierung.

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Perspective

Inequality and the drive to war

16 April 2014

The eruption of US militarism is bound up with the enormous growth of social inequality.

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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!

Crisis in Ukraine

The International Socialist Organization and the Ukraine crisis

By Bill Van Auken, 16 April 2014

The ISO has responded to the events in Ukraine like a State Department-funded NGO tasked with providing a “left” cover for US imperialist policy.

The crisis in Ukraine and the return of German militarism

By Johannes Stern, 15 April 2014

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The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Detroit water retiree speaks on health care, pension cuts

By WSWS correspondents, 16 April 2014

Retired Detroit city worker Mushak Meah explained to World Socialist Web Site reporters the devastating impact the cuts were having on his life

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

By our reporter, 14 April 2014

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

By Workers Inquiry Chairman Lawrence Porter, 15 April 2014

A discussion with Detroit retirees

By Lawrence Porter, 15 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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Commentary

One year since the Boston Marathon bombing

By Barry Grey, 15 April 2014

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Sinn Fein’s McGuinness joins Irish president in toasting Queen

By Jordan Shilton, 15 April 2014

Al Sharpton: FBI informer and proud of it

By Dan Brennan, 15 April 2014

Employee pensions under attack in the US

By Andre Damon, 15 April 2014

Killer at Kansas Jewish centers a prominent right-wing extremist

By Thomas Gaist, 15 April 2014

Governor Cuomo spearheads attack on New York City public schools

By Fred Mazelis, 15 April 2014

Arts Review

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

By Joanne Laurier, 15 April 2014

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

Pulitzer Prize awarded for Snowden exposures of NSA spying

By Patrick Martin, 15 April 2014

NSA exploited Heartbleed bug

By Joseph Santolan, 14 April 2014

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Workers Struggles

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

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.