Obama, NATO escalate anti-Russian campaign over Ukraine

By Patrick Martin, 17 April 2014

On the eve of Geneva talks on Ukraine, Washington and NATO threatened to escalate economic and military measures against Russia.

Ukrainian troops reject orders from US puppet regime in Kiev

By Patrick Martin, 17 April 2014

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GM seeks to squelch lawsuits stemming from ignition defect

By Shannon Jones, 17 April 2014

The company is asking a bankruptcy judge in New York to block lawsuits from accidents that occurred prior to July 2009.

Hundreds still missing after South Korean ferry sinks

By John Watanabe, 17 April 2014

A ferry that sank on Wednesday carrying some 470 people could turn out to be South Korea’s worst shipping accident in decades.

Australian, New Zealand citizens killed by US drone strike in Yemen

By Tom Peters, 17 April 2014

Canberra and Wellington both indicated their approval for the extra-judicial assassinations, setting a dangerous new precedent for attacking legal and democratic rights.

Venezuela arrests 30 more military officers in coup plot

By Bill Van Auken, 17 April 2014

The report of the arrest came as the Maduro government continued its talks with the right-wing opposition.

Impact of fire in Valparaiso, Chile, fueled by poverty, inequality

By Rafael Azul, 17 April 2014

The conditions of life to which people have been reduced on the hills of Valparaiso were a key factor in producing a “perfect conflagration.”

Letter from “Valinferno”

17 April 2014

More than a bottle of wine involved in ousting of Australian state premier

By Nick Beams, 17 April 2014

The scandal that led to NSW Premier O’Farrell’s sudden resignation is about effecting a further lurch to the right by governments at the state and federal level.

French intelligence collects all data of France Telecom/Orange

By Anthony Torres, 17 April 2014

French intelligence services are collecting all the data of Orange’s customers with no restrictions, oversight, or legal foundation.

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EU Africa summit plans increased European military intervention in Africa

By Antoine Lerougetel, 17 April 2014

The summit dispatched more troops to the French-led war in the Central African Republic, amid a broader escalation of European imperialist intervention in Africa.

Munich Greens demand cancellation of Russian orchestra conductor’s contract

By Verena Nees, 17 April 2014

The crisis in Ukraine has led to sharp conflicts over the proposed conductor of the Munich Philharmonic orchestra.

New wave of tuition hikes proposed for California universities

By Marko Leone and Clodomiro Puentes, 17 April 2014

Despite the passage of Prop 30 in 2012, universities throughout California are seeking to impose new tuition hikes and fee increases.

New in French

L’inégalité et la poussée vers la guerre

Par Andre Damon, 17 avril 2014

L’éruption du militarisme américain est liée à l’énorme croissance de l’inégalité sociale

L'International Socialist Organization et la crise en Ukraine

Par Bill Van Auken, 17 avril 2014

L'ISO a réagi aux événements en Ukraine comme une ONG financée par le ministère des affaires étrangères à laquelle on a demandé de fournir une couverture « de gauche » à la politique impérialiste des États-Unis.

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

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Ungleichheit und Kriegshetze

Von Andre Damon, 17. April 2014

Der amerikanische Militarismus ist mit einer gewaltig angestiegenen sozialen Ungleichheit verbunden.

Kämpft gegen Krieg! - Wählt PSG!
Aufruf der Partei für Soziale Gleichheit zur Europawahl

17. April 2014

Die Partei für Soziale Gleichheit ruft dazu auf, die Europawahl zu einem Plebiszit gegen die Kriegstreiber und ihre Komplizen in den Medien zu machen.

Springer-Presse fordert Demontage von sowjetischem Ehrenmal

Von Christoph Dreier, 17. April 2014

Am Montag forderte die Bild-Zeitung die Demontage des sowjetischen Ehrenmals in Berlin-Tiergarten, das an die Befreier Berlins erinnert.

Kanzlerin Merkel besucht Griechenland und stützt rechte Regierung

Von Stefan Steinberg, 17. April 2014

Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel flog am Freitag nach Athen, um die Chancen der rechten Regierung von Antonis Samaras bei der bevorstehenden Europawahl zu verbessern.

Wechselseitige Giftgasvorwürfe in Syrien

Von Patrick Martin, 17. April 2014

Gasangriffe wie der vom letzten Freitag nützen als Vorwand für eine mögliche Nato-Intervention weit mehr den „Rebellen“ als dem syrischen Regime.

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Perspective

The social counterrevolution accelerates in Detroit

17 April 2014

All the principal political actors are being lined up in Detroit to browbeat workers over the next several weeks into accepting a bankruptcy restructuring plan, which contains sweeping attacks on the working class.

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Crisis in Ukraine

The New York Times’ propaganda campaign against Russia over Ukraine

By Alex Lantier, 17 April 2014

The Times is backing the assault launched by the US puppet regime in Kiev on eastern Ukrainian protesters, brazenly claiming that Russia is the aggressor.

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.

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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!

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Public meeting April 23 in Detroit: No to water shutoffs!

17 April 2014

The Detroit Workers Inquiry and the Socialist Equality Party are holding a public meeting April 23 to mobilize the working class against mass water shutoffs in the city 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

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

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

Guardian’s Zoe Williams tries to rehabilitate Tony Blair

By Julie Hyland, 17 April 2014

Britain’s ruling elite, above all, want to erase the lessons of Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and elsewhere in order to prepare even greater crimes.

Inequality and the drive to war

By Andre Damon, 16 April 2014

One year since the Boston Marathon bombing

By Barry Grey, 15 April 2014

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SEP European Election Campaign

SEP holds first European election meeting in North West England constituency

By Paul Mitchell, 17 April 2014

SEP National Secretary Chris Marsden told the first European election meeting, “Our programme has stood the test of time. We ask you not just to vote for us, but to join and help build the SEP.”

Manchester meeting: “It’s like a blindfold being taken off”

By our reporters, 17 April 2014

The World Socialist Web Site spoke to several members of the audience at the SEP European election meeting in the North West England constituency.

Arts Review

Bioshock Infinite and the video game phenomenon

By Theo McLean and David Walsh, 17 April 2014

The third in the Bioshock series of popular video games, Infinite follows thematically in the footsteps of its predecessors.

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

By Joanne Laurier, 15 April 2014

Workers Struggles

Baltimore hospital workers go on three-day strike

By Adam Soroka, 17 April 2014

About 2,000 maintenance workers, janitors, technical workers and kitchen staff staged a three-day strike last week at Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH) to demand higher wages.

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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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: 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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