Oil strike shows growing combativeness of US workers

By Jerry White, 9 February 2015

After decades of declining living standards—even as corporate profits and share prices have soared—the oil refinery strike heralds an emerging “wages push” by American workers.

“If we all took a stand together we would be stronger”
Striking US oil refinery workers speak out

By our reporters, 9 February 2015

WSWS reporting teams spoke to refinery workers on strike throughout the United States.

As walkout spreads to Indiana, Ohio BP refineries
White House urges USW to strangle oil workers’ strike

The coming fight over wages in the US

Munich Security Conference: Threats and provocations against Russia over Ukraine

By Johannes Stern, 9 February 2015

The 51st Munich Security Conference was dominated by the escalation of war threats against Russia by the imperialist powers.

Europe on the brink of war

The US arming of Ukraine and the danger of World War III

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Syriza leader issues nationalist appeal in speech to Greek parliament

By Nick Beams, 9 February 2015

British Chancellor George Osborne has indicated the UK government has made preparations for the Greek exit from the euro zone.

Syriza capitulates to the European Union

The class character of Syriza revealed

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Australian prime minister clings to office

By Peter Symonds, 9 February 2015

Prime Minister Tony Abbott fended off a leadership challenge today, but the political turmoil inside the ruling Liberal Party will continue.

New Sri Lankan government brings down election budget

By Saman Gunadasa, 9 February 2015

Behind false claims of budget “concessions,” the government is preparing new attacks on the working class and the poor.

Top US diplomat heaps praise on new Sri Lankan government

US official admits to UK role in rendition to Diego Garcia

By Jean Shaoul, 9 February 2015

Britain colluded in the use of the British overseas territory of Diego Garcia by the US for its criminal activities.

Albuquerque moves to escalate evictions of homeless campers

By D. Lencho, 9 February 2015

Removal of the homeless has begun at a “tent city” near downtown, while new encampments have sprung up in other parts of the city.

Illinois Democrats concoct pseudo-legal justification for cutting public employee pensions

By Alexander Fangmann, 9 February 2015

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will argue before the state Supreme Court that Illinois is entitled to use its “police powers” to overturn the state constitution.

Chicago mayoral race enters final weeks

Snowstorms cripple aging public transit in Boston area

By John Marion, 9 February 2015

The recent spate of snowstorms in the Boston area have laid bare the effects of years of inadequate funding for public transportation in Boston.

Leader of German Social Democrats sides with right-wing Pegida movement

By Ulrich Rippert, 9 February 2015

Sigmar Gabriel used a news magazine interview to legitimize fascist views.

New Zealand First Party attacks foreign students

By Tom Peters, 9 February 2015

The unions and opposition parties have supported the NZ First Party’s racist campaign against Asian students and immigrants.

New in Turkish

Kapitalizm ve küresel zenginerki

Andre Damon, 9 Şubat 2015

Uluslararası yardım kuruluşu Oxfam, toplumsal eşitsizlik üzerine, süper zenginler ile toplumun çoğunluğu arasındaki uçurumun küçülmemekle kalmayıp, her zamankinden daha hızlı bir şekilde büyüdüğünü gösteren bir rapor yayımladı.

Aralarında 12 yaşında bir çocuğun da bulunduğu üç kişi öldürüldü
ABD Yemen’deki insansız hava aracı saldırılarını sürdürüyor

Thomas Gaist, 9 Şubat 2015

Washington, Husi isyancıların Yemen’in başkenti Sana’da, ABD destekli Abd Rabbuh Mansur al-Hadi hükümetini devirmesinden yalnızca birkaç gün sonra, bu yoksul ülkeye yönelik insansız hava aracı savaşını yeniden başlattı.

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El Nuevo Sol peruano cae bruscamente en medio de crisis económica

Por Cesar Uco, 9 febrero 2015

El desmoronamiento de la moneda peruana a cruzado la línea sicológica.

Gobierno peruano anula ley que tenía en la mira a los trabajadores jóvenes

Por Armando Cruz, 9 febrero 2015

La enorme ola de manifestaciones de jóvenes y trabajadores ha hecho que el gobierno dé marcha atrás al proyecto de ley laboral juvenil.

Despidos masivos luego de elección de nuevo alcalde de derecha en Lima, Perú

Por Armando Cruz, 9 febrero 2015

Los despidos repentinos han causado indignación masiva y ha provocado especulaciones de que una vasta reorganización del municipio puede estar en marcha.

Compañía petrolera estatal de México despide miles de trabajadores

Por Don Knowland, 9 febrero 2015

Las cancelaciones, que la propia Pemex describió como una medida de "austeridad", expresan su intención de recortar costes de producción ante la caída del precio del petróleo.

Cien años desde que Zapata y Villa tomaron Ciudad de México—Parte 3

Por Eric London, 9 febrero 2015

Domina todos los aspectos de la vida política y culturas la Revolución Mexicana de hace un siglo.

Agencias US marcan 2014 año más cálido jamás registrado en la Tierra

Por Bryan Dyne, 9 febrero 2015

Expertos del gobierno señalan que el 2014 ha sido el año más caliente en 135 años.

New in French

L’Europe au bord de la guerre

Par Alex Lantier, 9 février 2015

« Une guerre avec la Russie est malheureusement concevable, » a dit l’ancien premier ministre suédois Carl Bildt au journal Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung lors de la Conférence de Munich sur la sécurité.

La capitulation de Syriza devant l’Union européenne

Par Peter Schwarz, 9 février 2015

Les dirigeants de Syriza font la tournée des capitales européennes pour assurer les gouvernements de l’UE qu’ils peuvent compter sur eux pour imposer des « réformes de fond. »

La dirigeante du Front national Marine Le Pen invitée à parler par l'Oxford Union

Par Chris Marsden, 9 février 2015

L'invitation de la dirigeante néo-fasciste est dans la ligne tant des exigences politiques actuelles d’une partie de la classe dirigeante britannique que de l'évolution politique récente de l'Oxford Union

New in German

Die Münchner Kriegskonferenz

Von Johannes Stern, 9. Februar 2015

Die 51. Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz, die am Wochenende in der bayerischen Landeshauptstadt stattfand, stand ganz im Zeichen der Kriegseskalation der imperialistischen Mächte gegen Russland.

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Perspective

US presses for military action against Russia

9 February 2015

The United States is ratcheting up pressure for military escalation in Ukraine, and thus risking a war with Russia.

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Arts Review

German television series Tannbach and German postwar history

By Sybille Fuchs, 9 February 2015

The ZDF mini-series attempts to encompass the history of divided Germany following the Second World War.

Leviathan: A latter-day Job

By Dorota Niemitz and David Walsh, 6 February 2015

25 years ago: Nelson Mandela released from prison

After weeks of negotiations, the South African government of F.W. de Klerk released African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela from prison.

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50 years ago: Cattle prods used on Selma school children

On February 10, 1965, black school children demonstrating for civil rights were brutally attacked by Selma Sheriff Jim Clark and his deputies.

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75 years ago: Stalin launches mass deportation of Poles

On February 10, 1940, Stalin launched the first of four mass deportations of Poles from eastern Poland, which had been occupied by the Red Army.

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100 years ago: Russian troops sustain heavy casualties in the Second Battle of the Masurian Lakes

By the end of the offensive, 200,000 Russian soldiers were dead, wounded, missing or taken prisoner.

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Commentary

National Security Strategy document affirms US drive for world domination

By Patrick Martin, 7 February 2015

French National Front leader Marine Le Pen addresses Oxford Union

By Chris Marsden, 7 February 2015

Official enthusiasm over January jobs report belied by economic reality

By Nick Barrickman, 7 February 2015

Political conflict between Argentinian president and intelligence agencies intensifies

By Rafael Azul and Eric London, 7 February 2015

Saudi Arabia, 9/11 and the “war on terror”

By Patrick Martin, 6 February 2015

Imperialist hypocrisy over ISIS execution

The Obama budget: A populist fig leaf for militarism and reaction

The 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Group in Ireland holds first public meeting

By Paul Mitchell, 7 February 2015

Book Review

Guantánamo Diary: A book that needs to be read

By Tom Carter, 6 February 2015

Guantánamo Diary, written by a current inmate of the infamous camp and suppressed by the US government for seven years, is a terrifying exposure of the secret US torture program—and much more.

Workers Struggles

The GM-UAW profit-sharing fraud

By Jerry White, 6 February 2015

Mehring Books

New pamphlet on police killings from Mehring Books

By Shannon Jones, 31 January 2015

The War Comes Home: Race, Class and Police Violence in America examines the connection between the growth of police violence and the expanding powers of the repressive military/intelligence apparatus.

The Fight Against Imperialist War

IYSSE wins seat in Humboldt University Parliament

22 January 2015