Despite Geneva talks on Ukraine, Washington escalates standoff with Russia

By Alex Lantier, 18 April 2014

US officials threatened harsher sanctions and increased military deployments to Eastern Europe after Moscow distanced itself from protests in eastern Ukraine.

German right-wing press calls for demolition of Soviet memorial

By Christoph Dreier, 18 April 2014

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Brazilian government sends troops to Bahia state

By Bill Van Auken, 18 April 2014

The Workers Party government has deployed 6,000 troops to the state after a police strike gave rise to looting.

Occupy Wall Street activist on trial for assaulting New York City cop

By Sandy English, 18 April 2014

Cecily McMillan faces up to seven years in prison if she is convicted.

Former Yahoo executive to collect nearly $110 million for 15 months of work

By Gabriel Black, 18 April 2014

Henrique de Castro, the former chief operating officer of Yahoo, will receive a $58 million severance package after 15 months on the job, on top of his salary and starting bonus.

Libyan kangaroo court trials begin against Gaddafi’s sons

By Jean Shaoul, 18 April 2014

The mass trial that began Monday in Tripoli, involving 38 people, including two of deposed Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s sons, exposes the criminality of the Western powers.

Australia: Industry watchdog seizes construction workers’ property

By Terry Cook, 18 April 2014

The response of the trade unions to the seizure of CBI workers’ property has been to demonstrate their unwavering support for the draconian Fair Work laws.

India: New evidence of BJP role, Congress complicity in razing of Babri Masjid

By Deepal Jayasekera, 18 April 2014

Cobrapost has provided new evidence demonstrating that the 1992 razing of the Babri Masjid was a carefully planned provocation organized by Hindu communalist organizations with the knowledge and approval of top BJP leaders.

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Eşitsizlik ve savaş yönelimi

Andre Damon, 18 Nisan 2014

Mali oligarşinin elinde toplanan her zamankinden fazla servet, hem kaynakların dağıtımında devasa bir bozukluk hem de insanlığın geleceğine yönelik bir tehdittir.

Obama ve NATO Rusya karşıtı kampanyayı Ukrayna üzerinden tırmandırıyor

Patrick Martin, 18 Nisan 2014

Rasmussen, “denizde, havada ve karada acil, yani birkaç gün içinde, sevkiyatların gerçekleştiğine tanık olacaksınız” dedi.

Mısır’daki askeri cunta terör dönemi uyguluyor

Jean Shaoul, 18 Nisan 2014

Askeri cunta, Mısır’da, demokratik ve siyasi haklardan geride kalan herşeyi ortadan kaldıran bir terör devrini kurumsallaştırıyor.

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FAZ und Zeit fordern Krieg der Nato gegen Russland

Von Johannes Stern, 18. April 2014

Die Aufrüstung der Nato in Osteuropa spornt die deutschen Leitartikler, die seit Wochen für Krieg gegen Russland hetzen, zu einer weiteren Verschärfung ihrer Propaganda an.

Obama und Nato verschärfen antirussische Kampagne

Patrick Martin, 18. April 2014

Am Vorabend der Genfer Gespräche drohen Washington und die Nato mit einer Verschärfung der wirtschaftlichen und militärischen Maßnahmen gegen Russland.

Bundesregierung unterstützt Nato-Aufrüstung

Johannes Stern, 18. April 2014

Die Bundesregierung beteiligt sich mit mindestens einem Kriegsschiff und und sechs Kampfflugzeugen an der Nato-Aufrüstung in Osteuropa.

Ukraine: New York Times verbreitet Propaganda gegen Russland

Alex Lantier, 18. April 2014

Die Times unterstützt den Angriff des amerikanischen Marionettenregimes in Kiew gegen ostukrainische Demonstranten und behauptet dreist, Russland sei der Aggressor

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The Snowden Pulitzer

18 April 2014

While the award went to the Guardian US and the Washington Post for publishing articles exposing illegal NSA spying and surveillance, there is no question that the main honoree was former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden.

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Slideshow Feature

"The system is set up for those in poverty to stay in poverty"
The face of food stamp cuts
Jennifer - Portland, Oregon

By C.W. Rogers, 18 April 2014

In this photo essay, the first in a series on food stamp cuts in the US, the WSWS speaks to Jennifer Noonan, a mother of two, whose monthly food stamp benefits were cut by $49 last year.

International May Day

Worldwide support grows for online May Day rally
Register today at

18 April 2014

Participants from more than 35 countries have registered for the May 4 online event, sponsored by the International Committee of the Fourth International.

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!

SEP European Election Campaign

No to war! Vote PSG!
European election statement of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party of Germany)

18 April 2014

The PSG is the only party that opposes the revival of German militarism. All other parties are conspiring against the population, which is broadly opposed to militaristic great-power politics.

SEP holds first European election meeting in North West England constituency

By Paul Mitchell, 17 April 2014

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

By our reporters, 17 April 2014

Crisis in Ukraine

Obama, NATO escalate anti-Russian campaign over Ukraine

By Patrick Martin, 17 April 2014

The New York Times’ propaganda campaign against Russia over Ukraine

By Alex Lantier, 17 April 2014

The International Socialist Organization and the Ukraine crisis

By Bill Van Auken, 16 April 2014

Munich Greens demand cancellation of Russian orchestra conductor’s contract

By Verena Nees, 17 April 2014

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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

18 April 2014

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

Baltimore hospital workers go on three-day strike

By Adam Soroka, 17 April 2014

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

The social counterrevolution accelerates in Detroit

By Jerry White, 17 April 2014

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

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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Guardian’s Zoe Williams tries to rehabilitate Tony Blair

By Julie Hyland, 17 April 2014

GM seeks to squelch lawsuits stemming from ignition defect

By Shannon Jones, 17 April 2014

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

By Nick Beams, 17 April 2014

Hundreds still missing after South Korean ferry sinks

By John Watanabe, 17 April 2014

Arts Review

Bioshock Infinite and the video game phenomenon

By Theo McLean and David Walsh, 17 April 2014

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

French intelligence collects all data of France Telecom/Orange

By Anthony Torres, 17 April 2014

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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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


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.