Obama affirms US backing for Japan in any conflict with China

By Peter Symonds, 24 April 2014

Obama’s unequivocal support for Japan will only further fuel tensions with China over disputed islands in the East China Sea.

New York Times tries to whitewash publication of faked Ukraine photos

By Alex Lantier, 24 April 2014

The Times is attempting to cover over its participation in an attempt to manufacture evidence of a Russian intervention in Ukraine.

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Supreme Court reinstates Michigan ban on affirmative action

By John Andrews, 24 April 2014

In a fractured ruling with five separate decisions by the eight participating justices, the US Supreme Court has upheld a voter-enacted prohibition of racial preferences in Michigan.

Parents of crash victim speak on GM recall
“There wasn’t anyone in senior management who didn’t know about this”

By Shannon Jones, 24 April 2014

GM denied any responsibility for the accident in which air bags failed to deploy, despite knowing about the deadly ignition defect.

Twitter campaign backfires on New York Police Department

By Sandy English, 24 April 2014

Within an hour of the first postings, hundreds of people had uploaded photographs of police brutality.

Germany: The political bankruptcy of the peace movement

By Ulrich Rippert, 24 April 2014

The annual pacifist Easter marches adopted the war propaganda of the German government and NATO. Participation was correspondingly low.

Sri Lanka police attack railway workers

By Panini Wijesiriwardane, 24 April 2014

The police attack is a message by the Rajapakse government that it will not tolerate any opposition to its austerity program.

Family doctor services “under severe threat of extinction” in Britain

By Mark Blackwood, 24 April 2014

The Royal College of General Practitioners warned that general practice care is being destroyed by health care cuts.

Australian treasurer to target age pensioners and the poor

By Nick Beams, 24 April 2014

Hockey’s longer-term goal is to eviscerate the entire social welfare system in the name of “personal responsibility.”

Australia to purchase more US fighter jets

By Mike Head, 24 April 2014

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter package is designed to help satisfy the Obama administration’s demands for Canberra to increase military spending in order to confront China.

US lenders force students to pay off loans in full on death of co-signers

By Andre Damon, 24 April 2014

If the debt is not immediately paid in full, the loan is placed into default, destroying borrowers’ credit records.

Minnesota renewable energy law overturned by North Dakota coal company lawsuit

By Gabriel Black, 24 April 2014

Minnesota’s Next Generation Energy Act, which barred the state from taking on new coal energy sources, was overturned by a federal judge on Friday.

New in Turkish

Der Spiegel dergisi savaş ve silahlanma kampanyası yapıyor

Peter Schwarz, 24 Nisan 2014

Alman militarizminin dönüşünün en yanılmaz işaretlerinden biri, medyadaki savaş propagandasıdır.

Batılı güçler ve Ukrayna yönetimi Rusya’ya karşı askeri yığınak çağrısı yapıyor

Alex Lantier, 24 Nisan 2014

Kiev ve onun Batılı destekleyicileri, Kiev’deki ABD kuklası yönetimin Sağ Sektör’e verdiği açık çekin ortaya koyduğu üzere, Cenevre açıklamasını yok sayıyorlar.

New in French

Les photos de propagande du New York Times sur l’Ukraine sont démasquées

Par Alex Lantier, 24 avril 2014

Un jour seulement après avoir prétendu avoir la preuve d'une intervention militaire russe dans les manifestations en Ukraine orientale, le Times est pris en flagrant délit de fabrication de preuves.

Le nouveau gouvernement français lance une attaque historique contre la classe ouvrière

Par Kumaran Ira, 24 avril 2014

Le PS rejette toutes les concessions sociales faites à la classe ouvrière à la fin de la Deuxième Guerre mondiale après la chute du régime collaborationniste nazi.

Le Canada participe à l'escalade militaire de l'OTAN contre la Russie

Par Keith Jones, 24 avril 2014

Le Canada envoie six avions de combat CF-18 en Europe de l'Est, en appui aux menaces belliqueuses proférées contre la Russie par les États-Unis, l'Allemagne et l'OTAN.

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

New in German

Der Boston-Marathon und die Militarisierung Amerikas

Von Kate Randall, 24. April 2014

Der Masseneinsatz von Polizei und Militär, der am Montag demonstriert wurde, muss als Mahnung angesichts der Methoden betrachtet werden, welche die herrschende Elite zur Verteidigung ihrer Klassenherrschaft einzusetzen gewillt ist.

Schärfere US-Drohungen gegen Moskau
Kiewer Regime geht erneut gegen Proteste vor

Von Bill Van Auken, 24. April 2014

Nach Bidens Besuch in der Ukraine und neuen Drohungen der USA gegen Russland versucht das Regime in Kiew erneut, den Widerstand in der Ostukraine mit Gewalt zu brechen.

Brasilianische Regierung setzt Militär ein

Von Bill Van Auken, 24. April 2014

Die PT-Regierung hat 6.000 Soldaten in den Bundesstaat Bahia geschickt, nachdem es durch einen Polizeistreik zu Plünderungen gekommen war.

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Does Washington want war with Russia?

24 April 2014

The evident desire of Washington to provoke a military conflict with Russia has brought the world to the brink of a catastrophic confrontation.

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Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party (Australia) holds Second National Congress

24 April 2014

The congress unanimously adopted two resolutions: “Australian imperialism and the Obama administration’s ‘pivot to Asia’” and “The social counter-revolution in Australia and the political tasks of the Socialist Equality Party.”

SEP (Australia) Second National Congress: Greetings by David North

By David North, 24 April 2014

“The International Committee of the Fourth International is the product of more than six decades of political struggle against opportunism.”

SEP meeting in Colombo to campaign for International May Day online rally

By Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 24 April 2014

A century after the eruption of World War I, the international working class once again confronts the danger of global conflagration.

International May Day

Attend the International May Day Online Rally!

By Joseph Kishore, 22 April 2014

The May 4 rally, called by the International Committee of the Fourth International, will be held amidst a growing danger of world war, as US and European imperialism ratchet up tensions with nuclear-armed Russia.

No to imperialist war! Reclaim the revolutionary traditions of May Day!

By David North, 12 April 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

New York Times propaganda photos on Ukraine exposed

By Alex Lantier, 23 April 2014

German magazine Der Spiegel campaigns for war and rearmament

By Peter Schwarz, 23 April 2014

More on the crisis in Ukraine »

Book Review

Government-produced book describes WWI as “successful and profitable”
New Zealand and the First World War 1914–1919

By Tom Peters, 24 April 2014

Fenton’s book is part of the government’s WWI centenary program, which is designed to revive militarism and prepare public opinion for future wars.

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

New from Mehring Books: The Truth Behind the Bankruptcy of Detroit

23 April 2014

A detailed exposure of a social crime: the decision to use the courts to impose unprecedented attacks on the Detroit working class.

Detroit workers denounce water shutoffs on eve of SEP meeting

By Thomas Gaist, 23 April 2014

The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit’s creditors, the investment bankers, the unions, academia and identity politics

By David Walsh, 22 April 2014

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SEP European Election Campaign

Oppose the fracking operation at Barton Moss

By SEP candidate Robert Skelton, 24 April 2014

The following statement has been issued by Robert Skelton, candidate of the Socialist Equality Party for the North West England constituency in the upcoming European elections.

Socialist Equality Party (UK) speaks to workers about attacks on welfare in Manchester

By SEP candidate Ajitha Gunaratne, 23 April 2014

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

18 April 2014

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.


The Boston Marathon and the militarization of America

By Kate Randall, 23 April 2014

GM autoworker: “They say ‘safety first’ but it’s really profit that’s first”
GM safety violations linked to cost-cutting attacks on workers

By Jerry White, 23 April 2014

UK Labour Party hires Obama adviser David Axelrod

By Julie Hyland, 23 April 2014

Obama’s tour to reinforce “pivot to Asia”

By Peter Symonds, 22 April 2014


French TV documentary: “Shoah by Shooting—SS Death Squads in Ukraine”

By Clara Weiss, 22 April 2014


Rubin “Hurricane” Carter: 1937-2014

By James Brewer, 22 April 2014

Hurricane Carter, one-time contender for the world middleweight boxing title, spent 20 years of his life in prison, fighting against the frameup which put him there.


Your Inner Fish … An engaging look at our vertebrate ancestry

By Walter Gilberti, 22 April 2014

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

By Bryan Dyne, 21 April 2014

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

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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In Defence of Leon Trotsky

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

22 February 2014