HSBC documents reveal criminal conspiracy of banks and governments

By Andre Damon, 11 February 2015

The British, American and other governments buried evidence that Europe’s largest bank was running a massive tax fraud service.

Capitalism and the global plutocracy

Fighting in Ukraine intensifies ahead of Minsk talks

By Niles Williamson, 11 February 2015

Fighting flared in east Ukraine as pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces sought to make territorial gains ahead of today’s cease-fire talks in Belarus.

Spiegel Online warns of nuclear war

By Johannes Stern, 11 February 2015

Obama refuses to rule out arming Kiev following talks with Merkel

Europe on the brink of war

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Oil workers remain determined as USW resumes talks to sell out strike

By E.P. Bannon, 11 February 2015

The resumption of backroom talks between union executives and the oil giants is aimed at ending the strike and pushing through a sellout agreement for 30,000 oil workers.

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Mayor announces bulletproof vests for New York City cops

By Fred Mazelis, 11 February 2015

A nonstop campaign is being waged to change the subject from police violence to the supposed criminality of protests against police violence.

Syriza prepares to make a deal with the EU

By Christoph Dreier, 11 February 2015

The Greek government has announced a ten-point program that retains large parts of the previous government’s austerity program.

Stock markets fall on fears of Greek exit from euro zone

Syriza leader issues nationalist appeal in speech to Greek parliament

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Upstart AAP staggers BJP and Congress in Delhi Assembly election

By Kranti Kumara, 11 February 2015

The AAP has stormed to office in India’s national capital territory, winning more than 50 percent of the vote and 67 of 70 assembly seats.

Sri Lankan pseudo-left leader joins top government advisory body

By K. Ratnayake, 11 February 2015

The NSSP leader’s appointment to the National Executive Council marks a new stage in the evolution of pseudo-left organisations into the direct agencies of the bourgeoisie and imperialism.

New Sri Lankan government brings down election budget

Calls to intensify Australian austerity agenda

By Nick Beams, 11 February 2015

The Murdoch press has proposed a national economic summit to push forward policies that will make even deeper inroads into social spending and living standards.

The Abbott government and the deepening political crisis in Australia

Australia: New South Wales police gun down 22-year-old woman

By Richard Phillips, 11 February 2015

The latest police killing is further evidence of an officially-sanctioned “shoot to kill” policy in response to worsening social problems in working-class areas.

UK Police Federation votes for all police to be given access to Taser guns

By Margot Miller, 11 February 2015

The vote by the Police Federation is part of the move to authoritarian forms of rule in Britain.

Former intelligence chief in South Korea jailed

By Ben McGrath, 11 February 2015

While the NIS head has been convicted of electoral interference, the agency retains all of its police-state powers that will be used against the working class.

Spanish government prepares new National Security Law

By Vicky Short and Alejandro López, 11 February 2015

The National Security Law has all the hallmarks of the law introduced by the leader of the fascist regime, Francisco Franco, in 1969.

Africa subject to billions in illicit capital flight

By Thabo Seseane Jr., 11 February 2015

A 2008 study covering the years 2002 to 2006 found that the continent lost $859 billion in cumulative capital flight.

New in Russian

После встречи с Меркель Обама отказывается исключить возможность вооружения Киева

Патрик Мартин и Бэрри Грей, 11 февраля 2015 г.

Встреча в вашингтонском Белом доме была посвящена усиливающемуся кризису на Украине на фоне того, как США рассматривают вопрос о масштабных поставках вооружений киевскому режиму.

New in Turkish

Almanya Kuzey Irak’a asker gönderiyor

Johannes Stern, 11 Şubat 2015

Almanya parlamentosu (Bundestag), 29 Ocak Perşembe günü, Kuzey Irak’a silahlı birlikler göndermeyi kabul etti.

New in French

Après la visite de Merkel à Washington
Obama refuse d’exclure un armement de Kiev

Par Patrick Martin et Barry Grey, 11 février 2015

Alors que les Etats-Unis envisagent de massives livraisons d’armes à Kiev, la rencontre entre Obama et Merkel à la Maison Blanche s’est concentrée sur l’intensification de la crise en Ukraine.

La grève du secteur pétrolier révèle une combativité croissante des travailleurs américains

Par Jerry White, 11 février 2015

La grève des raffineries annonce une « poussée des salaires » des travailleurs américains après des décennies de baisse du niveau de vie et de hausse des bénéfices et des cours de la bourse.

Un quartier du nord de Marseille bouclé suite à des tirs visant la police

Par Kanda Gabriel, 11 février 2015

Des voitures de police auraient été visées par tirs de fusils automatiques avant l'arrivée du premier ministre français pour une conférence de presse dans la ville.

Les experts militaires allemands réclament des drones de combat

Par Johannes Stern, 11 février 2015

L’intention qu’a l’Allemagne d’acquérir des drones de combat démasque le mensonge que sa classe dirigeante et son armée seraient contraintes de faire la guerre pour défendre les droits humains ou la démocratie.

GM et le syndicat UAW: la supercherie de la participation aux bénéfices

Par Jerry White, 11 février 2015

Les chèques de participation aux bénéfices distribués par les constructeurs automobiles de Detroit sont une bagatelle si on les compare à ce que les travailleurs ont subi en baisses de salaire et pertes d’avantages sociaux.

Il y a 75 ans, Vsevolod Meyerhold était exécuté par la bureaucratie stalinienne

11 février 2015

Le metteur en scène de théâtre visionnaire et dramaturge d’avant-garde était un opposant du « réalisme socialiste » stalinien et sympathisait avec les luttes de l’Opposition de gauche.

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Perspective

The danger of escalation in Ukraine

11 February 2015

No one is stating clearly the cost in lives that a broader conflict between NATO and Russia over Ukraine might be.

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US Oil Workers Strike

A photo slideshow of the US oil workers’ strike

11 February 2015

Over 5,000 oil workers are on strike at refineries in California, Texas, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Washington state. The following is a collection of photos from the picket lines as well as photos from the 1980 strike.

The political significance of the US oil workers’ strike

By Jerry White, 10 February 2015

Oil strike shows growing combativeness of US workers

By Jerry White, 9 February 2015

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

By our reporters, 9 February 2015

The coming fight over wages in the US

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Arts Review

Wild and Black or White: Social problems, but the solutions?

By Joanne Laurier, 11 February 2015

Wild tells the true story of one woman’s 1,100-mile hike of self-discovery. Black or White recounts a custody battle between the white maternal grandfather and black paternal grandmother of a seven-year-old girl.

German television series Tannbach and German postwar history

By Sybille Fuchs, 9 February 2015

Commentary

Northern Marseille on lock-down after shots fired at police

By Kanda Gabriel, 10 February 2015

Shia insurgents disband US-backed Yemeni government

By Thomas Gaist, 10 February 2015

Canada’s opposition parties acquiesce to government’s draconian “anti-terror” bill

By Roger Jordan, 10 February 2015

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

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

National Security Strategy document affirms US drive for world domination

French National Front leader Marine Le Pen addresses Oxford Union

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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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