Ukrainian regime launches fascist-led crackdown

By Alex Lantier, 25 April 2014

The Western-backed regime in Kiev and its fascist allies launched a crackdown in eastern Ukraine that threatens to provoke Russian military intervention.

German news site Spiegel Online interviews Ukrainian fascist Yarosh

By Peter Schwarz, 25 April 2014

RAF fighters intercept Russian planes in international air space

By Richard Tyler, 25 April 2014

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US sends Apache attack helicopters to Egyptian junta

By Patrick Martin, 25 April 2014

US weaponry will soon be turned against the working people of Egypt.

Lawsuit accuses FBI of using no-fly list to recruit American Muslim informants

By Fred Mazelis, 25 April 2014

Four plaintiffs charge a brazen violation of their basic democratic rights.

New proposed Internet rules would strengthen corporate control, end “net neutrality”

By Gabriel Black, 25 April 2014

The US Federal Communications Commission has proposed a new set of rules allowing companies to pay money in order for their content to be quickly delivered to users.

US Supreme Court chips away at habeas corpus and right against self incrimination

By Ed Hightower, 25 April 2014

The Supreme Court ruling in the case White v. Woodall attacks basic democratic rights.

India: Modi tries to distance himself from incendiary communalist remarks

By Deepal Jayasekera, 25 April 2014

BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi tried to distance himself from inflammatory remarks made by several prominent BJP leaders.

Nepal: Sherpa strike following fatal Mt Everest avalanche

By Will Morrow, 25 April 2014

The tragic deaths in an avalanche last Friday have highlighted the dangerous and exploitative conditions in which Sherpa work as mountain guides.

Thailand’s political crisis continues

By Tom Peters, 25 April 2014

The opposition Democrat Party refused to attend talks to schedule a fresh election, amid ongoing efforts to overthrow the government.

Scottish National Party leader Salmond pledges fealty to US imperialism

By Jordan Shilton, 25 April 2014

The SNP leader assured Washington of his full support in foreign policy should the September 18 referendum result in Scotland becoming independent of the United Kingdom.

Australia: Constitutional challenge to Queensland anti-association laws

By Robert Morgan, 25 April 2014

Under the cover of “anti-bikie” laws, the legislation can be employed against any organisation that the state government deems—for its own political purposes—to be illegal.

New in French

Washington veut-il la guerre avec la Russie?

Par Bill Van Auken, 25 avril 2014

La volonté manifeste de Washington de provoquer un conflit militaire avec la Russie met le monde au bord d'une confrontation catastrophique

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

New in German

Will Washington Krieg mit Russland?

Von Bill Van Auken, 25. April 2014

Die amerikanische Regierung will offenbar einen militärischen Konflikt mit Russland provozieren und bringt damit die Welt an den Rand einer Katastrophe.

Spiegel Online interviewt ukrainischen Faschistenführer Jarosch

Von Peter Schwarz, 25. April 2014

Die wohlwollende Plattform, die Spiegel Online dem Faschisten Dmytro Jarosch gewährt, zeigt erneut, auf welche reaktionären Kräfte sich die Westmächte gestützt haben, um in Kiew einen Regimewechsel zu erzwingen.

Obama sichert Japan Unterstützung in Konflikt mit China zu

Von Peter Symonds, 25. April 2014

Obamas vorbehaltlose Unterstützung für Japan heizt die Spannungen mit China über die umstrittenen Inseln im Ostchinesischen Meer weiter an.

USA: Berufungsgericht ordnet Herausgabe von Rechtsgutachten über Drohnenmorde an

Von Patrick Martin, 25. April 2014

Ein Beschwerdeausschuss des Berufungsgerichts in New York City, bestehend aus drei Richtern, urteilte, dass die Regierung Obama den redigierten Text eines Rechtsgutachtens freigeben muss, das das Justizministerium hatte erstellen lassen.

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Perspective

Detroit bankruptcy spearheads nationwide attack on pensions

25 April 2014

The Detroit bankruptcy is setting the precedent for the destruction of workers’ pension benefits throughout the US in both the public and private sectors.

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Socialist Equality Party

Partei für Soziale Gleichheit greetings to SEP (Australia) Second National Congress

By Peter Schwarz, 25 April 2014

“The gulf between our movement and all the different varieties of pseudo-left petty-bourgeois tendencies has never been as deep, as open and as irreconcilable as now.”

Socialist Equality Party (Australia) holds Second National Congress

24 April 2014

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

By David North, 24 April 2014

International May Day

“They want us to look somewhere else for the source of our problems, when they are robbing us right here”
International support grows for May Day Online Rally

By our reporters, 25 April 2014

Workers and WSWS readers from more than 50 countries have signed up at internationalmayday.org to attend the May 4 International May Day Online Rally.

Attend the International May Day Online Rally!

By Joseph Kishore, 22 April 2014

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!

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

SEP holds meeting of Detroit workers to oppose water shutoffs

By WSWS reporting team, 25 April 2014

The event held near Wayne State University drew students, Detroit city workers, retirees and other workers

Detroit media call for permanent financial dictatorship

By Thomas Gaist, 25 April 2014

This week saw leading Detroit publications call for the further dismantling of democratic norms in order to impose the dictates of the corporations and banks.

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.

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Crisis in Ukraine

Does Washington want war with Russia?

By Bill Van Auken, 24 April 2014

New York Times tries to whitewash publication of faked Ukraine photos

By Alex Lantier, 24 April 2014

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

The International Socialist Organization and the Ukraine crisis

By Bill Van Auken, 16 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.

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

18 April 2014

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.

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

25 April 2014

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

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.

Commentary

Obama affirms US backing for Japan in any conflict with China

By Peter Symonds, 24 April 2014

Germany: The political bankruptcy of the peace movement

By Ulrich Rippert, 24 April 2014

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

History

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

By Clara Weiss, 22 April 2014

In Defence of Leon Trotsky

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

22 February 2014

Obituary

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.

Science

Your Inner Fish … An engaging look at our vertebrate ancestry

By Walter Gilberti, 22 April 2014

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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