US pushes cyber-war confrontation with China

By Patrick Martin, 20 May 2014

The Justice Department indicted five officers of the Peoples Liberation Army on 31 counts of computer hacking and economic espionage.

Thai army declares martial law

By Tom Peters, 20 May 2014

The military has intervened as part of a protracted campaign to oust the elected government.

Occupy Wall Street protester jailed for three months in case of police beating

By Sandy English, 20 May 2014

In a ruling designed to intimidate opponents of social inequality in the US, a judge in New York City sentenced Occupy Wall Street activist Cecily McMillan to 90 days in jail.

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

Political repression mounts in run-up to Ukrainian presidential vote

By Alex Lantier, 20 May 2014

As the unelected Western-backed regime in Kiev prepares to hold presidential elections on May 25, right-wing forces are attacking and murdering members of opposition parties.

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International talks on Iran’s nuclear program stall

By Peter Symonds, 20 May 2014

The US is insisting that Iran largely dismantle its nuclear facilities before crippling international sanctions are lifted.

CIA-linked general launches Libya coup bid

By Bill Van Auken, 20 May 2014

General Khalifa Haftar launched his armed actions as the Pentagon positioned a US Marine task force for a possible intervention.

Documentary reviews history of domestic spying under Bush and Obama

By Ed Hightower, 20 May 2014

A massive spying apparatus and program has been implemented, not without opposition even within the National Security Agency itself.

The NSA and the New York Times

By our reporter, 20 May 2014

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Quebec charges employees, not owners, of railroad in Lac-Mégantic tragedy

By Jeff Lusanne, 20 May 2014

Charges of criminal negligence have been filed against three employees of the now-bankrupt Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railroad, but not its CEO and principal shareholder.

Australia: Financial ratings agency cracks the whip on budget

By Mike Head, 20 May 2014

Standard & Poor’s said Australia’s triple-A credit rating was at risk if the government did not overcome the popular opposition to the budget.

WSWS speaks with workers and youth about Australian budget

By our reporters, 20 May 2014

The Balkan floods and the break-up of Yugoslavia

By Paul Mitchell, 20 May 2014

The severity of the floods has been compounded by the fall-out from the break-up of the former Yugoslavia, the Bosnian War (1991-95) and the NATO bombardment of Serbia in 1999.

Greek ruling coalition takes losses in local elections

By Stefan Steinberg, 20 May 2014

The central government in Athens suffered a blow in central populated areas of Greece in the regional and municipal elections held on Sunday.

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Ukrayna hükümeti, yuvarlak masa görüşmelerine rağmen baskıyı arttırıyor

Johannes Stern, 20 Mayıs 2014

Batılı güçler ve Kiev yönetimi çok daha saldırgan önlemleri hazırlamak için “yuvarlak masa görüşmeleri” örtüsünden yararlanırken, Moskova, emperyalist devletlerle ve Kiev yönetimiyle bir anlaşma arayışı içinde.

Türkiye’deki maden felaketi: Hükümete olan öfke artıyor

Peter Schwarz, 20 Mayıs 2014

Soma’daki maden felaketinin kurbanları için toplu cenaze törenleri başlarken, Erdoğan hükümetine karşı öfke artıyor.

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Nick Beams: El primero de Mayo del 2014 y el colapso del capitalismo mundial

Por Nick Beams, 20 Mayo 2014

A continuación el texto del discurso pronunciado por Nick Beams, secretario nacional del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad de Australia, al Mitin Internacional Online celebrando el Primero de Mayo organizado por el Comité Internacional de la Cuarta Internacional y el World Socialist Web Site, el domingo 4 de mayo.

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Le WSWS publie des entretiens avec des descendants de membres de l’Opposition de gauche

Par Fred Williams et Clara Weiss, 20 mai 2014

Le World Socialist Web Site publiera cette semaine des entretiens avec trois enfants de membres de l’Opposition de gauche soviétique – Tatiana Smilga, Zorya Serebryakova et Yuri Primakov, ainsi qu’avec Tatiana Isaeva, la petite-fille de l’exceptionnel critique littéraire marxiste Alexandre Voronsky.

Kathryn Davron: 2 mars 1950-1er mai 2014

Par Chris Marsden et Julie Hyland, 20 mai 2014

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Wahl in Indien, ein Wendepunkt in der Politik

Von Keith Jones, 20. Mai 2014

Im Wahlsieg der BJP und dem Zusammenbruch der Kongress- und der stalinistischen Parteien zeigt sich eine Veränderung der indischen Politik, die eine deutliche Verschärfung des Klassenkampfs ankündigt.

Im Dienst des Imperialismus: Rechte „Intellektuelle“ versammeln sich in Kiew

Von David North, 20. Mai 2014

Unter der Leitung von Professor Timothy Snyder (Yale University) wollen rechts stehende Wissenschaftler, Journalisten und Aktivisten das politische und moralische Ansehen der neuen ukrainischen Regierung aufpolieren.

Achmetow und andere Oligarchen wollen in der Ukraine für Ordnung sorgen

Von Chris Marsden, 20. Mai 2014

Die New York Times hat sich wieder einmal als nützliches Sprachrohr für übelste Propaganda im Dienste des US-Imperialismus bewährt.

Die Wahlkampagne der PSG in Leipzig

Von unserem Korrespondenten, 20. Mai 2014

In der vergangenen Woche verbreitete ein Team der Partei für Soziale Gleichheit in Leipzig den Aufruf „Stimmt gegen Krieg! Wählt PSG!“ und stieß dabei auf große Unterstützung.

Janine Wissler (Marx 21): Die neue stellvertretende Vorsitzende der Linkspartei

Von Marianne Arens, 20. Mai 2014

Wissler soll dem Rechtskurs der Linkspartei ein „linkes Gesicht“ geben und ihn gleichzeitig verschärfen.

EU drängt auf Assoziierungsabkommen mit Moldawien

Von Markus Salzmann, 20. Mai 2014

Die Staats- und Regierungschefs der 28 EU-Staaten wollen am 27. Juni in Brüssel ein weit reichendes Assoziierungsabkommen mit der Moldawien unterzeichnen.

Indien:
Erdrutschsieg für Hindu-chauvinistische BJP

Von Keith Jones, 20. Mai 2014

Das BJP-Regime wird eine Regierung in einer schweren Krise sein. sie wird die Aufgabe haben, marktorientierte "Reformen" durchzusetzen, die in der Bevölkerung auf großen Widerstand treffen werden.

Amerikanisches Stationierungsabkommen mit den Philippinen:
Ein Schritt zur neokolonialen Herrschaft

Von Joseph Santolan, 20. Mai 2014

Das amerikanische Stationierungsabkommen mit den Philippinen im Rahmen der Versuche, China militärisch einzukreisen, erhöht die Gefahr eines Weltkrieges und schafft die rechtlichen Grundlagen für die neokoloniale Herrschaft der USA über ihre ehemalige Kolonie.

Südafrika:
Lonmins Versuch scheitert, den 16wöchigen Streik der Platinarbeiter zu beenden

Von Thabo Seseane Jr., 20. Mai 2014

70.000 streikende Arbeiter der Platinminen, Mitglieder der Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), setzten sich über das ihnen vom Bergbauunternehmen Lonmin per SMS gestellte Ultimatum hinweg, spätestens am 14. Mai die Arbeit wieder aufzunehmen.

Die amerikanische Schwerpunktverlagerung und die Kriegsgefahr in Asien

Von James Cogan, 20. Mai 2014

Es folgt die Rede von James Cogan, dem stellvertretenden nationalen Sekretär der Socialist Equality Party Australiens, die er bei der internationalen Online-Kundgebung zum Maifeiertag hielt, welche am 4. Mai vom Internationalen Komitee der Vierten Internationale und der World Socialist Web Site abgehalten wurde.

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Perspective

Obama administration whitewashes GM cover-up

20 May 2014

Last week the US Department of Transportation ended its investigation into General Motors over an ignition switch default, which led to the loss of at least 13 lives.

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SEP European Election Campaign

SEP candidate Chris Marsden speaks to BBC Radio Stoke and Radio Cumbria

By our reporter, 20 May 2014

Marsden responds to interviewer Stuart George’s questions regarding what the Socialist Equality Party was born out of and what it stood for.

Osram workers in Berlin support PSG election campaign

By Verena Nees, 20 May 2014

PSG candidates distributed the party’s European election statement “Fight against war” at the Osram plant in Berlin during a shift change on May 15.

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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

20 May 2014

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

UK rail workers vote down union-backed productivity package

By Michael Barnes, 19 May 2014

Commentary

India’s watershed election

By Keith Jones, 19 May 2014

VA scandal in US exposes disastrous state of veteran health care

By Eric London, 19 May 2014

Turkish Mine Disaster

After clashes, riot police put Turkish disaster mine under lockdown

By Patrick Martin, 19 May 2014

The Turkish catastrophe and the global mining slaughterhouse

By Jerry White, 16 May 2014

Crisis in Ukraine

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25 years ago: Political upheaval in Argentina

On May 21, 1989, the president of Argentina, Raul Alfonsín, after the defeat of his Radical Civic Union at the polls the previous week, agreed to move up the inauguration date of his successor.

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50 years ago: Goldwater proposes atomic bombing in Vietnam

Speaking on the ABC news and radio program “Issues and Answers” on May 24, 1964, US Senator Barry Goldwater, proposed that atomic bombs might be used to defoliate South Vietnam.

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75 years ago: Hitler informs German military of war plans

During this week in 1939, Nazi Germany traveled further down the road towards waging “total war.”

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100 years ago: Irish Home Rule passed by the UK’s House of Commons

On May 25, 1914, the Irish Home Rule bill, also known as the Government of Ireland Act 1914, was passed in the British House of Commons.

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Arts Review

“We won’t let anybody fool us”: Tune-Yards’ Nikki Nack

By Hiram Lee, 17 May 2014

Indie-pop band Tune-Yards has returned with a strong follow-up to its 2011 release Whokill.

San Francisco International Film Festival 2014
Part two: Tamako in Moratorium, Standing Aside, Watching, Three Letters from China: Greater urgency from Japan, Greece and China

By Joanne Laurier, 16 May 2014

International May Day

“All over the world, socialism and the ideas of the Fourth International are growing”
Turkish workers and youth salute the International May Day Online Rally

17 May 2014

“A powerful historical tradition found voice in this event”
Reactions from global participants in May Day Online Rally

An assessment of the International May Day Online Rally

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Socialist Equality Party

Australia: How to fight the Abbott government’s budget

By the Socialist Equality Party Australia, 17 May 2014

SEP Australia public meetings: A socialist program to fight war and austerity

The May 13 budget handed down by the Abbott government marks a major intensification of the assault on all the rights of the working class.

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

SEP (Australia) Second National Congress
Resolution 2: The social counter-revolution in Australia and the political tasks of the Socialist Equality Party

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Corruption revelations shake Michigan education authority

By Muhammad Khan, 14 May 2014

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