Missile strikes in Yemen, weapons to Syria
US steps up Mideast military interventions

By Patrick Martin, 21 April 2014

US wars and US-instigated civil wars have killed millions in the Middle East over the past two decades.

Western powers, Ukrainian regime call for military buildup against Russia

By Alex Lantier, 21 April 2014

Ukrainian Premier Arseniy Yatsenyuk, interviewed Sunday on US television, called for a military buildup against Russia that threatens a clash between the major powers.

Donetsk rabbi, protesters reject anti-Semitic leaflet as “provocation”

By Alex Lantier, 21 April 2014

German government supports NATO rearmament

By Johannes Stern, 21 April 2014

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France’s incoming government launches historic attack on working class

By Kumaran Ira, 21 April 2014

The PS is repudiating all the social concessions made to the working class after the fall of the Nazi collaborationist regime at the end of World War II.

Anger of victims’ families mounts over South Korean ferry disaster

By Ben McGrath, 21 April 2014

While the official death toll continues to climb, families of the victims are increasingly angry at the government and the ferry company.

Massive police presence in place for Boston Marathon

By Kate Randall, 21 April 2014

An unprecedented security operation has been planned for this year’s Boston Marathon, involving more than 60 local, state and federal agencies commanded from a underground bunker.

Anger builds among New York transit workers against sellout contract

By Alan Whyte, 21 April 2014

This deal has an economic and political significance that affects all sections of the working class, not only the city’s transit workforce.

Bay Area Rapid Transit fined in death of two workers

By David Brown, 21 April 2014

BART has been found guilty of three willful and serious safety violations.

Search crew finds location but not source of leak at New Mexico nuclear waste storage site

By D. Lencho, 21 April 2014

Over two months after airborne radiation at New Mexico’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant was detected and 21 workers were exposed, the location of the contamination was found on April 16.

Turkish parliament adopts law strengthening secret service

By Halil Celik, 21 April 2014

The action is a further step by the government of Prime Minister Erdogan in building up a powerful police/intelligence apparatus against the working class and youth.

UK poor hit by double tax whammy

By Barry Mason, 21 April 2014

A joint investigation by the Guardian newspaper and the campaigning organisation False Economy has revealed that 670,000 of the poorest households throughout England will face an average £120 council tax increase.

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Les médias allemands réclament une guerre de l’OTAN contre la Russie

Par Johannes Stern, 21 avril 2014

Les influents journalistes allemands qui réclament depuis des semaines une guerre contre la Russie ont intensifié leur propagande après l’annonce faite mardi que l’OTAN allait renforcer son intervention en Europe de l’Est.

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America’s hungry 21st Century

21 April 2014

The pervasiveness of hunger in the United States is an indictment of the capitalist system.

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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

“A campaign to revive the May Day traditions and socialist consciousness is much needed”
Workers speak on importance of International May Day Online Rally

By our reporters, 21 April 2014

Registrants from more than 40 countries on six continents have so far registered for the May 4 International Online May Day Rally, organized by the International Committee of the Fourth International .

Worldwide support grows for online May Day rally
Register today at internationalmayday.org

18 April 2014

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!

SEP European Election Campaign

SEP European Election campaign: Oppose the assault on immigrants and asylum seekers

By SEP candidate Danny Dickinson, 21 April 2014

The Socialist Equality Party (UK), together with the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit in Germany, is standing candidates for the elections to the European Parliament.

The right-wing nationalism of the United Kingdom Independence Party

By Jordan Shilton, 19 April 2014

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

18 April 2014

25 years ago: Chinese pro-democracy protest takes over Tiananmen Square

The funeral of former Chinese leader Hu Yaobang on April 22, 1989 became the occasion for a protest of 100,000 students in Tiananmen Square.

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50 years ago: Civil rights demonstration at World’s Fair

On April 22, 1964, police carried out mass arrests of civil rights demonstrators who had attempted to block the opening of the New York City World’s Fair.

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75 years ago: Bolivian President proclaims totalitarian state

The self-appointed President of Bolivia, Colonel German Busch Becerra, declared the Republic of Bolivia a totalitarian state on April 24, 1939.

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100 years ago: US Occupation of Veracruz

On April 21, 1914, more than 700 United States marines and sailors landed in Veracruz, the main port of Mexico and gateway to the capital, Mexico City.

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The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Detroit workers speak out against water shutoffs

By Shannon Jones and Thomas Gaist, 21 April 2014

Detroit workers and youth denounced water shutoffs and social conditions in the city.

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

More on the bankruptcy of Detroit »


Earth-sized planet in a star’s habitable zone confirmed

By Bryan Dyne, 21 April 2014

This is the first exoplanet detected that potentially has liquid water on its surface.


More lies from Obama on Obamacare

By Kate Randall, 19 April 2014

One in five US children do not have enough to eat

By Andre Damon, 19 April 2014

Crisis in Ukraine

US imperialism and the anti-Semitic leaflet in Donetsk

By Alex Lantier, 19 April 2014

Canada joins NATO build-up against Russia

By Keith Jones, 19 April 2014

German media demand a NATO war against Russia

By Johannes Stern, 19 April 2014

More on the crisis in Ukraine »

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

The Snowden Pulitzer

By Patrick Martin, 18 April 2014

More on NSA spying and the defense of Edward Snowden »

Arts Review

Bioshock Infinite and the video game phenomenon

By Theo McLean and David Walsh, 17 April 2014

Workers Struggles

Baltimore hospital workers go on three-day strike

By Adam Soroka, 17 April 2014

In Defence of Leon Trotsky

Berlin IYSSE protests Professor Jörg Baberowski’s suppression of democratic discussion at Humboldt University

22 February 2014