One in five US children do not have enough to eat

By Andre Damon, 19 April 2014

Feeding America released its annual report on local food insecurity Thursday, showing that there are dozens of counties in the US where a third of children do not get enough to eat.

As eastern Ukrainian protesters dismiss calls to end occupations
US prepares to send troops to Poland

By Johannes Stern, 19 April 2014

Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak told the Washington Post Friday that the US would deploy ground troops to Poland as part of an expansion of NATO military forces in Central and Eastern Europe.

US imperialism and the anti-Semitic leaflet in Donetsk

By Alex Lantier, 19 April 2014

German media demand a NATO war against Russia

By Johannes Stern, 19 April 2014

Canada joins NATO build-up against Russia

By Keith Jones, 19 April 2014

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Forty thousand workers strike at shoe manufacturer in southern China

By Joseph Santolan, 19 April 2014

The Yue Yuen strike is described by China Labor Watch as “likely one of the largest Chinese worker strikes in recent history.”

268 still missing after South Korean ferry disaster

By Tom Eley, 19 April 2014

Hope has dimmed for finding survivors among the 268 passengers missing from Wednesday’s sinking of the South Korean ferry The Sewol.

One year since the West, Texas chemical blast

By Gabriel Black, 19 April 2014

The town of West, despite the best efforts of its residents, is millions of dollars short of what it needs to rebuild.

Albuquerque, New Mexico civilian board members resign, citing fraud of police oversight

By Kevin Martinez, 19 April 2014

Three civilian members of the Albuquerque Police Oversight Commission said they can no longer “continue to pretend” they have power after a spate of police killings.

Judge denies suit seeking to force GM to ground recalled cars

By Shannon Jones, 19 April 2014

The cars have defective ignitions that have been tied to fatal crashes in which airbags failed to deploy.

Australian government scraps refugees’ rights to legal aid

By Alan Leigh, 19 April 2014

The denial of access to legal aid escalates the government’s drive to coerce asylum seekers to abandon their refugee applications.

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La presse allemande de droite réclame la démolition du mémorial soviétique

Par Christoph Dreier, 19 avril 2014

Deux journaux du groupe de presse allemand de droite Springer ont soumis au parlement allemand une pétition appelant à la démolition du mémorial soviétique situé dans le parc du Tiergarten à Berlin.

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

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Pulitzer-Preis für Snowdens Enthüllungen

Von Patrick Martin, 19. April 2014

Der Preis wurde an die amerikanische Ausgabe des Guardian und an die Washington Post verliehen, doch fraglos ist Edward Snowden selbst der eigentliche Preisträger.

Genfer Verhandlungen zum Trotz:
Washington verschärft Konfrontation mit Russland

Von Alex Lantier, 19. April 2014

Obwohl sich Moskau von den Protesten in der Ostukraine distanziert hat, drohten Vertreter der USA mit härteren Sanktionen und weiteren Truppenstationierungen in Osteuropa.

Die Wahlplakate der PSG zur Europawahl

Von unserem Korrespondenten, 19. April 2014

Am Freitag stellte die Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (PSG) ihre Wahlplakate für die Europawahl vor. Im Zentrum stehr der Kampf gegen den Krieg.

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More lies from Obama on Obamacare

19 April 2014

Rationing of health care, including moves by medical groups to establish guidelines rating medical treatments according to cost, has accelerated under Obamacare.

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Featured Photo Essay

"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

The right-wing nationalism of the United Kingdom Independence Party

By Jordan Shilton, 19 April 2014

The promotion of the UKIP is part of a strategy to move politics sharply to the right in the lead-up to the European elections.

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.

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Detroit workers speak out against revised bankruptcy plan

By Thomas Gaist, 19 April 2014

Detroit workers expressed deep hostility and skepticism towards pension and other cuts that are part of the bankruptcy restructuring plans.

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

17 April 2014

The social counterrevolution accelerates in Detroit

By Jerry White, 17 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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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

19 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

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

The Snowden Pulitzer

By Patrick Martin, 18 April 2014

French intelligence collects all data of France Telecom/Orange

By Anthony Torres, 17 April 2014

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Crisis in Ukraine

Despite Geneva talks on Ukraine, Washington escalates standoff with Russia

By Alex Lantier, 18 April 2014

German right-wing press calls for demolition of Soviet memorial

By Christoph Dreier, 18 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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India: New evidence of BJP role, Congress complicity in razing of Babri Masjid

By Deepal Jayasekera, 18 April 2014

Brazilian government sends troops to Bahia state

By Bill Van Auken, 18 April 2014

Guardian’s Zoe Williams tries to rehabilitate Tony Blair

By Julie Hyland, 17 April 2014

Arts Review

Bioshock Infinite and the video game phenomenon

By Theo McLean and David Walsh, 17 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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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.