Washington responsible for fascist massacre in Odessa

By Mike Head, 3 May 2014

The killings expose the brutal character of the right-wing government installed in Kiev.

Appearing with Germany’s Merkel, Obama backs Ukraine crackdown

By Bill Van Auken, 3 May 2014

Using arguments steeped in hypocrisy and lies, the US president escalated threats against Russia and justified the violent suppression of protests in eastern Ukraine.

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German government thwarts investigation of NSA scandal

By Sven Heymanns, 3 May 2014

While Chancellor Merkel was being welcomed at the White House Friday by President Obama, the Bundestag (parliamentary) Committee of Inquiry into the NSA received a government file opposing the questioning of whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

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“Positive” US jobs report reflects economic stagnation

By Patrick Martin, 3 May 2014

While the official jobless rate declined, 800,000 workers dropped out of the labor force and stopped looking for work.

US military basing deal sets legal framework for neocolonial rule in the Philippines

By Joseph Santolan, 3 May 2014

The agreement allows the US military to base its forces throughout the Philippines at will, immune from oversight under Philippine law.

Oklahoma execution: Clayton Lockett was tasered by guards before lethal injection

By Thomas Gaist, 3 May 2014

A UN statement condemned the execution as “cruel, inhuman and degrading,” while Obama defended the use of lethal injection for “heinous” crimes.

Public meetings in Albuquerque attempt to defuse anger over police brutality

By D. Lencho in Albuquerque, 3 May 2014

The restricted character of the DOJ meetings showed that they were aimed not at addressing the sources of police brutality, but at restoring public confidence in a police department that has been totally discredited.

Indian elections: Rival right-wing parties in Tamil Nadu make populist promises

By Sasi Kumar, 3 May 2014

All the parties and fronts that are contesting the elections in Tamil Nadu are committed to continuing the socially incendiary economic “reforms” demanded by foreign investors and Indian big business.

Irish government creates police unit to target social welfare claimants

By Dermott Quinn, 3 May 2014

The government’s 2014 budget aims to slash social spending by €2.5 billion.

New York City mayor and UFT announce nine-year teachers’ contract

By Fred Mazelis, 3 May 2014

The tentative agreement, designed to set a pattern, shows the role of the unions as guarantors of “labor peace.”

New in Turkish

Washington’ın Venezuela’da rejim değişikliği yönelimi

Bill Van Auken, 3 Mayıs 2014

ABD’li yetkililer, geçtiğimiz birkaç gün içinde, Venezuela’daki Nicolas Maduro yönetimine karşı suçlama davulları çalmaya başladılar.

Tüm dünyada 1 Mayıs gösterileri ve çatışmalar

Patrick Martin, 3 Mayıs 2014

1 Mayıs, kemer sıkma önlemlerine ve işçilerin haklarına yönelik saldırılara karşı yaygın protestolarla damgalandı.

New in Spanish

Hijos de miembros de la Oposición de Izquierda
Entrevista con Zorya Serebryakova

Por nuestro corresponsal, 3 Mayo 2014

Zorya Leonidovna Serebryakova nació en 1923. Ella es la hija del líder bolchevique y Oposicionista de Izquierda Leonid Petrovich Serebryakov.

New in French

Le président allemand Gauck en visite en Turquie – l’arrogance de l’impérialisme allemand

Par Peter Schwarz, 3 mai 2014

En fustigeant amèrement le gouvernement de Recep Tayyip Erdogan, le président allemand Joachim Gauck a provoqué une âpre dispute publique durant sa visite d’Etat en Turquie

Le documentaire français «Shoah par balles, l’Histoire oubliée»

Par Clara Weiss, 3 mai 2014

Ce documentaire français est sorti en DVD en Allemagne cette année

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

New in German

Washington strebt Regimewechsel in Venezuela an

Von Bill Van Auken, 3. Mai 2014

Die rechten Proteste, die die USA finanziert haben, konnten Präsident Maduro zwar nicht stürzen, doch der Imperialismus und die lokale Bourgeoisie haben sie benutzt, um seine Regierung noch weiter nach rechts zu rücken.

Ostukraine: pro-westliches Regime verschärft Militäroffensive

Von Alex Lantier und Johannes Stern, 3. Mai 2014

Das vom Westen unterstützte Regime in Kiew verschärft die gewaltsame Niederschlagung der regierungsfeindlichen Proteste im Osten der Ukraine. Es provoziert damit einen offenen Bürgerkrieg, der sich zu einem Krieg zwischen den Westmächten und der Atommacht Russland ausweiten kann.

Massenhafte Todesstrafen in Ägypten: Ein Verbrechen “Made in USA“

Von Bill Van Auken, 3. Mai 2014

Das ägyptische Regime ist sich sicher, dass Washington seine Massentodesurteile im Schnellverfahren stillschweigend unterstützt.

Das Wall Street Journal skizziert die militärischen Optionen gegen China

Von Tom Peters, 3. Mai 2014

Das Pentagon hat Pläne in der Schublade, Nuklearwaffen-fähige Bomber und Flugzeugträger vor der Küste Chinas in Stellung zu bringen.

Bundesregierung stoppt Aufklärung des NSA-Skandals

Von Sven Heymanns, 3. Mai 2014

Während die Kanzlerin im Weißen Haus von US-Präsident Obama empfangen wurde, erhielt der NSA-Ausschuss des Bundestags ein Gutachten der Bundesregierung, das eine Befragung Edward Snowdens strikt ablehnt.

Stimmen gegen den Krieg
“Es stimmt nicht, dass die Westmächte für Demokratie und Menschenrechte stehen“

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 3. Mai 2014

Auf ihrer Website veröffentlicht die Partei für Soziale Gleichheit regelmäßig Kommentare von Arbeitern und Jugendlichen zur aggressiven Außenpolitik der Bundesregierung in der Ukraine.

Schweizer Arbeiter unterstützen Online-Maifeier des IKVI

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 3. Mai 2014

Die Schweiz, eins der reichsten Länder der Welt, erlebt eine starke Polarisierung. Während 1,6 Millionen Menschen arm sind, verfügen 400.000 Haushalte über ein Privatvermögen von mehr als einer Million US-Dollar.

Freiheit für die “Nato 3”!

Von der Socialist Equality Party (USA), 3. Mai 2014

Die Socialist Equality Party verurteilt den politisch motivierten Schauprozess gegen die Nato 3, die diese Woche zu Gefängnisstrafen von fünf bis acht Jahren verurteilt wurden.

Detroits Medien fordern permanente Finanzdiktatur

Von Thomas Ghaist, 3. Mai 2014

Diese Woche forderten führende Detroiter Publikationen, demokratische Normen noch weiter abzubauen, um die Diktate der Konzerne und Banken durchzusetzen.

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Perspective

Halt the drive to war!

3 May 2014

The accelerating drive to military conflict over the Ukraine crisis is a stark warning to the international working class of the dangers of world war.

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International May Day

One day left to register for May 4 online rally
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!

Swiss workers support ICFI May Day rally

By our correspondents, 3 May 2014

Switzerland, one of the richest countries in the world, has become extremely polarized.

Sri Lankan public meeting discusses significance of online May Day rally

By our reporters, 3 May 2014

Workers and youth in Colombo signed up for the World Socialist Web Site’s International May Day event.

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

Crisis in Ukraine

Ukraine reinstates military draft as NATO threatens Russia

By Alex Lantier, 2 May 2014

Ukrainian nationalists commemorate massacre of Yanova Dolina

By Sonja Bach, 2 May 2014

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SEP European Election Campaign

Fight job losses at Liverpool museums

By Danny Dickinson—SEP (UK) candidate in the European elections, 2 May 2014

The following appeal for a struggle in defence of Liverpool’s art and culture has been issued by Danny Dickinson, one of the Socialist Equality Party’s candidates for the North West England constituency in the upcoming elections for the European Parliament.

Commentary

Washington’s drive for regime change in Venezuela

By Bill Van Auken, 2 May 2014

German President Gauck visits Turkey—the arrogance of German imperialism

By Peter Schwarz, 2 May 2014

Free the NATO 3!
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (US)

1 May 2014

State murder in Oklahoma

By Kate Randall, 1 May 2014

Egypt’s mass death sentences: A crime made in the USA

By Bill Van Auken, 1 May 2014

Spain’s new Podemos party a political fraud—Part two

By Alejandro López, 1 May 2014

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Unions pose as critics as they collaborate with Detroit emergency manager

By Thomas Gaist, 2 May 2014

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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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

3 May 2014

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

History

Anti-Semitism and the Russian Revolution: Part three

By Clara Weiss, 1 May 2014

Socialist Equality Party

Greetings to Australian congress from Sri Lankan SEP

By Deepal Jayasekera, 29 April 2014

Greetings to Australian congress from the Canadian SEP

By Keith Jones, 28 April 2014

British Trotskyist leader addresses Australian SEP congress

By Chris Marsden, 26 April 2014

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

By Peter Schwarz, 25 April 2014

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

By David North, 24 April 2014

Socialist Equality Party (Australia) holds Second National Congress

24 April 2014

Arts Review

The Long Way Home: Sydney Theatre Company signs up with the Australian military

By Richard Phillips, 26 April 2014

Science

One million years of the human story in Britain

By Joan Smith, 26 April 2014

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

FISA court rejects Verizon suit vs. NSA telephone metadata surveillance

By Eric London, 28 April 2014

Panel discussion on NSA surveillance covers for government spy programs

By Nick Barrickman, 28 April 2014

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Jury returns verdict in trial of Iran-Contra defendant

On May 4, 1989, after 11 days of deliberation, the jury cleared Lt. Col. Oliver North of nine of the 12 charges against him.

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50 years ago: May Day protests against fascism, Stalinism, war

May 1, 1964 was marked by protests in Europe, Asia and the Western Hemisphere, some of them suppressed violently by the police of fascist or Stalinist regimes.

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75 years ago: Moscow Stalinists call for Popular Front alliance with “democratic” bourgeois parties

A May Day manifesto published May 1, 1939 in the Soviet Stalinist bureaucracy’s main organ, Pravda, perverted the traditional call for international workers unity by calling instead for the subordination of workers to bourgeois parties.

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100 years ago: Police attack mass May Day rally in New York

This week, 100 years ago, a May Day rally in New York, celebrating the revolutionary holiday of the international working class, was brutally attacked by baton-wielding police, injuring dozens.

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