Explosion at Turkish coal mine kills at least 238

By Thomas Gaist, 14 May 2014

With more than 100 miners still trapped underground, Turkey's energy minister said hopes for rescue were "dimming."

Two West Virginia coal miners killed in roof collapse

By Naomi Spencer, 14 May 2014

Two miners were killed at a mine owned by Patriot Coal Monday night after the collapse of a roof and wall.

US security mission arrives in Nigeria

By Jean Shaoul, 14 May 2014

Under conditions where the government is tottering, the US has--to all intents and purposes--taken over the running of Nigeria.

Kiev regime spurns German foreign minister’s call for “round table” talks with pro-Russian separatists

By Barry Grey, 14 May 2014

The Western powers are increasingly concerned that resistance in east Ukraine to the ultra-right Kiev regime could spark either civil war or a broader rebellion.

Serbia pleads with Europe to respect its ties to Russia

By Ognjen Markovic and Paul Mitchell, 14 May 2014

Blackwater mercenaries direct Kiev regime’s crackdown in Ukraine

What took place in Odessa on May 2?

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Australian budget targets workers and youth

By Nick Beams, 14 May 2014

The Abbott government’s first budget will deepen social inequality in order to meet the dictates of the corporate and financial elites.

An overview of the Australian budget’s austerity measures

By James Cogan, 14 May 2014

Texas death row inmate granted last-minute stay of execution

By Kate Randall, 14 May 2014

The 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals granted a stay of execution to Robert Campbell to allow his lawyers to file a new petition arguing he is developmentally disabled and ineligible for the death penalty.

US-aligned Human Rights Watch indicts Syria for gas attack

By Bill Van Auken, 14 May 2014

The claims by HRW serve to provide a fresh pretext for imperialist intervention against Syria.

ANC’s parliamentary majority reduced amid worsening economic conditions

By Thabo Seseane Jr., 14 May 2014

Protests during South Africa’s election expressed for the first time since 1994 working class hostility to the entire bourgeois post-apartheid establishment.

Further warnings on Chinese property markets

By Nick Beams, 14 May 2014

The “housing construction frenzy” in China has reached its “highest peak in human history” over the past three years.

Iran slashes price subsidies, auctions off public assets to European capital

By Sahand Avetis and Keith Jones, 14 May 2014

In close collaboration with the IMF, Iran’s government is eliminating price subsidies and accelerating the sell-off of public assets.

Sri Lanka: Pro-government forces issue death threats against Jaffna university teachers and students

By S. Jayanth, 14 May 2014

Teachers marched around the campus with placards such as: “Is a university an academic field or a killing field?”

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ABD’de siyasi muhalefetin suç sayılması

Patrick Martin, 14 Mayıs 2014

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi, üç NATO karşıtının, Cecily McMillan’ın ve siyasi komplolar sonucunda ABD hapishanelerinde tutulan başkalarının serbest bırakılmasını talep eder.

ABD ve Avrupa Doğu Ukrayna’daki özerklik referandumu üzerine yeni tehditlerde bulunuyor

Chris Marsden, 14 Mayıs 2014

Ukrayna’nın doğusundaki Donetsk ve Luhansk bölgelerindeki Rusya yanlısı ayrılıkçılar, dün düzenlenen referandumda “özerklik” yanlısı bir zafer ilan ettiler.

Avrupa Birliği ve Avrupa Birleşik Sosyalist Devletleri

Peter Schwarz, 14 Mayıs 2014

AB, gerçekte, toplumsal bölünmeleri kışkırtan, ulusal çelişkileri besleyen ve otoriter egemenlik biçimlerini geliştiren başlıca araçtır.

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Le modèle de Détroit: le règne permanent des banques

Par Jerry White, 14 mai 2014

L'assemblée législative de l’Etat du Michigan est en train de débattre d’une série de lois visant à imposer une autorité financière permanente à Détroit et qui serait maintenue bien après que la ville aura été libérée de la faillite.

Que s’est-il passé le 2 mai à Odessa ?

Par Stefan Steinberg, 14 mai 2014

De nouvelles informations, des témoignages oculaires, des photographies et des vidéos révèlent l’ampleur du massacre perpétré le 2 mai par les forces fascistes dans la ville ukrainienne d’Odessa.

L’administration Obama fait semblant de sévir contre les banques

Par Gabriel Black, 14 mai 2014

Le département de la Justice des États-Unis a mis une vidéo en ligne la semaine dernière dans laquelle le ministre de la Justice des États-Unis Eric Holder a cherché à réfuter la conception largement répandue et entièrement justifiée selon laquelle l'administration Obama traite les grandes banques et institutions financières américaines comme si elles étaient au-dessus de la loi.

Discours de Nick Beams : la Journée internationale des travailleurs et l'effondrement du capitalisme mondial

Par Nick Beams, 14 mai 2014

Nous publions ici le texte du discours prononcé par Nick Beams, secrétaire national du SEP australien, lors de la conférence internationale en ligne pour la Journée internationale des travailleurs organisée le dimanche 4 mai par le Comité international de la Quatrième Internationale et le WSWS.

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

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Капиталистический кризис и борьба за социалистический интернационализм

Дэвид Норт, 14 мая 2014 г.

Это текст доклада, прочитанного Дэвидом Нортом на международном онлайн-митинге, который был проведен Международным Комитетом Четвертого Интернационала и МСВС в воскресенье, 4 мая.

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Justizputsch in Thailand

Von Peter Symonds, 14. Mai 2014

Die vom Verfassungsgericht verfügte Amtsenthebung der thailändischen Premierministerin Yingluck Shinawatra in der vergangenen Woche muss Arbeitern eine deutliche Warnung sein, dass die herrschenden Klassen in Thailand und weltweit zu antidemokratischen Herrschaftsformen greifen.

Nato und Kiew verschärfen Drohungen wegen Referenden der Ost-Ukraine

Von Alex Lantier, 14. Mai 2014

Nachdem die Bevölkerung das prowestliche Marionettenregime in Kiew eindeutig zurückgewiesen hat, verschärften sich die Zusammenstöße in der Ostukraine und die Drohungen der Nato-Mächte gegen Russland.

Blackwater-Söldner leiten Angriff der Kiewer Regierung in Ostukraine

Von Alex Lantier, 14. Mai 2014

Mehrere hundert amerikanische Söldner leiten die Angriffe der Kiewer Soldaten und Faschisten gegen Demonstranten in der Ostukraine.

Italien: „Liste Tsipras“ verteidigt die EU

Von Marianne Arens und Peter Schwarz, 14. Mai 2014

Angesichts der Feindschaft gegen die EU und die Regierung Renzi fällt der Liste „Das andere Europa mit Tsipras“ die entscheidende Rolle dabei zu, die Entstehung einer linken Oppositionsbewegung der Arbeiterklasse zu verhindern.

Spaniens neue Partei
Podemos – Ein politischer Betrug
Teil 1

Von Alejandro López, 14. Mai 2014

Dies ist der erste von zwei Artikeln, die die Bildung einer neuen Partei der Pseudolinken in Spanien kommentieren.

LKW-Fahrer protestieren europaweit gegen Lohndumping

Von Elisabeth Zimmermann und Christoph Dreier, 14. Mai 2014

Am ersten Samstag im Mai demonstrierten in Berlin mehrere Hundert LKW-Fahrer gegen Lohn- und Sozialdumping in Europa. Die Aktion war Teil von Protesten in mehreren europäischen Städten.

Video: PSG-Kundgebung auf dem Alexanderplatz
“Kampf gegen Krieg erfordert Kampf gegen Kapitalismus“

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 14. Mai 2014

Am Samstag hielt die Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (PSG) im Rahmen ihres Europawahlkampfs eine Kundgebung gegen Krieg auf dem Alexanderplatz in Berlin ab.

Internationales MayDay Meeting
Die Europäische Union und die Vereinigten Sozialistischen Staaten von Europa

Von Peter Schwarz, 14. Mai 2014

Wir veröffentlichen hier die Rede von Peter Schwarz, dem Sekretär des Internationalen Komitees der Vierten Internationale (IKVI), die er bei der am 4. Mai vom IKVI und der WSWS abgehaltenen internationalen Online-Kundgebung zum Maifeiertag hielt.

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Perspective

The Wall Street bonanza

14 May 2014

The vast redistribution of wealth from the bottom to the top that has taken place since the 2008 crash is expressed in the colossal rise in stock prices, which have nearly tripled since March 2009.

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Arts Review

Gabriel García Márquez: A giant in the literature of the Americas

By Rafael Azul, 14 May 2014

The Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez, one of the major literary figures of the past half-century, died in Mexico City on April 17 at the age of 87.

Threat of closure held over heads of San Diego Opera musicians, workers

By Dorota Niemitz and Norisa Diaz, 14 May 2014

The closure threat is being used first and foremost as a means of transforming the company from a thriving cultural institution into an operation run on profit-making lines.

San Francisco International Film Festival 2014
Part one: There is realism, and then there is realism

By David Walsh, 12 May 2014

Science

Study warns of “unstoppable” West Antarctic ice shelf melting

By Gabriel Black and Evan Blake, 14 May 2014

A study shows that the melting of the West Antarctic ice shelf will raise global sea levels substantially beyond the predictions of the UN.

Geopolitical tensions harm international research

By John Marion, 14 May 2014

Research on space, human health, energy, physics, and other subjects suffers as US imperialism promotes war with China and Russia.

Socialist Equality Party

SEP (Australia) Second National Congress
Resolution 1: Australian imperialism and the Obama administration’s “pivot to Asia”

14 May 2014

The resolution outlines the political and theoretical basis for the struggle of the SEP and ICFI to build a unified anti-war movement of the working class in opposition to the war drive by the US and its allies against China.

Commentary

The Benghazi diversion

By Patrick Martin, 14 May 2014

The House Republicans have voted for a select committee to investigate the attack on US diplomatic and intelligence facilities in the Libyan city.

The Detroit model: Permanent rule by the banks

US media steps up espionage slander against Edward Snowden

Sri Lankan ex-radical calls for a JVP presidential candidate

Australia: The politics of Socialist Alternative’s protest on ABC’s “Q&A”

SEP European Election Campaign

PSG holds European election rally at Alexanderplatz in Berlin

By our correspondents, 14 May 2014

Last Saturday, the PSG’s European election campaign held a rally at Alexanderplatz in Berlin, attracting many passersby.

SEP European election campaign: Manchester and Salford residents speak out

By Robert Stevens, 14 May 2014

The Socialist Equality Party’s campaign in the North West of England has met a warm response from workers and young people.

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The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Corruption revelations shake Michigan education authority

By Muhammad Khan, 14 May 2014

The head of the state education authority for “failing” schools used official credit cards for personal expenses.

Detroit firefighters speak out against Plan of Adjustment

Detroit’s “plan of adjustment”: A declaration of war against the working class

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International May Day

An assessment of the International May Day Online Rally

By David North, 6 May 2014

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Speeches from the International May Day Online Rally

Opening report by David North: The capitalist crisis and the fight for socialist internationalism

Nick Beams: May Day 2014 and the breakdown of world capitalism

Peter Schwarz: The European Union and the United Socialist States of Europe

Wije Dias: The international struggles of the working class and the perspective of Permanent Revolution

Chris Marsden: Ukraine crisis—A turning point in world history

Uli Rippert: The struggle against militarism and war

Julie Hyland: The socially criminal consequences of austerity in Europe

James Cogan: The US pivot and the threat of war in Asia

Andre Damon: Young people must fight for the socialist future

Joseph Kishore: May Day and the American working class

Obituary

Kathryn Davron: March 2, 1950—May 1, 2014

By Chris Marsden and Julie Hyland, 7 May 2014

Kath was a Trotskyist all her adult life. Her death follows a four-year struggle against cancer, throughout which she displayed her usual attributes of courage and determination.

Letter to Kathryn Davron from WSWS Chairman David North

Workers Struggles

Hospital workers rally in downtown Baltimore

By our reporters, 13 May 2014

Chicago teachers union president offers to negotiate cuts in teacher pensions

25 years ago: Tiananmen protesters defy bureaucracy’s threats

On May 12, 1989, after more than three weeks of protesting at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, a thousand students began a hunger strike.

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50 years ago: Khrushchev, Nasser mark beginning of Aswan dam

On May 12, 1964, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and Egypt’s military ruler Gamel Abdel Nasser marked the completion of the first phase of the construction of the Aswan High dam.

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75 years ago: Harlan County miners sold out by UMWA

On May 12, 1939, the US government announced that the dispute between Appalachian coal miners and their employers was over.

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100 years ago: Thousands attend memorial for socialist Daniel De Leon

On May 17, 1914, thousands of workers attended a memorial service in New York for Daniel De Leon, an early pioneer of socialism in the American workers’ movement.

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