As strike passes one-month mark
Steelworkers union blocks broadening of oil workers’ struggle

By Jerry White, 2 March 2015

The USW, desperate to head off a confrontation with the Obama administration, is ignoring growing demands from oil workers for a national strike.

Louisiana oil workers call for expansion of refinery strike

By E.P. Bannon and Tom Hall, 2 March 2015

The walkout in Louisiana demonstrates the militancy and resolve of the working class in the American Deep South.

The US oil strike and the international struggles of the working class

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Notes on police violence in America
Video shows execution-style murder of homeless man by Los Angeles police

By Evan Blake, 2 March 2015

Los Angeles police officers shot a homeless man five times at point blank range after pinning him to the ground.

Chicago’s Abu Ghraib

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Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov assassinated in Moscow

By Andrea Peters, 2 March 2015

Whoever authored the killing of Nemtsov, the US government and media are using his murder to further vilify the Putin regime and whip up anti-Russian hysteria.

Manhattan terror trial vs. PLO: The hypocrisy of imperialist justice

By Tom Carter, 2 March 2015

If the PA and the PLO can be held liable in US courts for $655.5 million, the bill owed by the United States and Israel should run into the trillions.

US inflames South China Sea disputes

By James Cogan, 2 March 2015

The immediate result has been the rise of tensions between China and the Philippines, which, backed by the US, has aggressively asserted its maritime claims.

US and South Korea begin joint military exercises

By Ben McGrath, 2 March 2015

In the past few years, the US has used the war games to escalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

German Left Party leader outlines campaign against Russia

By Johannes Stern, 2 March 2015

The lecture at a leading German think tank by the defense spokesperson for the Left Party makes clear how deeply the organization is integrated into imperialism.

Wisconsin unions hold rally against “right-to-work” legislation

By Niles Williamson, 2 March 2015

The union-sanctioned protest was markedly smaller than in 2011, when tens of thousands of workers and students filled the streets of the state capital to oppose right-wing legislation.

Governor compares Wisconsin protesters to terrorists

Puerto Rico: Regressive taxes levied on workers as island’s economy falters

By John Marion, 2 March 2015

Predatory financiers are creating tax havens in Puerto Rico and using the federal courts to protect their interests.

South African MP warned against investigating Russia-South Africa spy satellite

By Thabo Seseane Jr., 2 March 2015

The Spy Cables describe Johannesburg as the “El Dorado of espionage.”

New in Spanish

El paro de los petroleros estadounidenses y la clase obrera mundial

Por Jerry White, 2 marzo 2015

La lucha de los trabajadores de refinería en Estados Unidos y las huelgas de ferroviarios alemanes y australianos requieren una estrategia internacional para la clase trabajadora.

Casa Blanca retrasa plan de inmigración

Por Andre Damon, 2 marzo 2015

El gobierno Obama, no menos que los Republicanos, acepta la premisa que los inmigrantes indocumentados son “criminales” que deben aceptar sanciones.

New in Polish

Kapitulacja Syrizy - lekcja dla klasy robotniczej

Międzynarodowy Komitet Czwartej Międzynarodówki, 2 marzec 2015

Wystarczył niecały miesiąc, aby rząd Syrizy w Grecji wyparł się swojego anty-oszczędnościowego programu wyborczego i całkowicie zdradził doprowadzonych do ubóstwa ludzi pracy, dzięki którym doszedł do władzy.

Polska zwiększa wydatki na cele wojskowe

Sonja Bach, 2 marzec 2015

Polska przeznaczy równowartość dwóch procent swego PKB na budżet obronny do roku 2016, spełniając minimalne wymagania NATO w zakresie wydatków na cele wojskowe.

New in Serbo-Croatian

Desničarski nacionalisti osvojili hrvatsko predsjedništvo

Paul Mitchell, 2. mart 2015.

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović iz Hrvatske Demokratske Zajednice (HDZ) je inaugurisana za predsjednika 15. februara.

New in French

Les cours boursiers record dans le monde reflètent la croissance du parasitisme financier

Par Nick Beams, 2 mars 2015

L’apparition de rendements négatifs des obligations signifie que le marché obligataire est en train de se transformer en gigantesque chaîne de Ponzi.

Une chaîne de télévision franco-allemande diffuse un documentaire sur la Grèce et la troïka

Par Christoph Dreier, 2 mars 2015

Si le film montre bien comment la troïka a fabriqué une catastrophe sociale, il promeut la politique de Syriza et celle d’autres critiques bourgeois qui défendent le programme d’austérité de l’UE..

Discussion à l'Université Humboldt: «La campagne de Charlie Hebdo est utilisée pour réprimer la liberté d'expression»

Par nos correspondants, 2 mars 2015

Le rapport complet présenté lors de la dernière rencontre organisée par l'EJIES dans le cadre de leur campagne pour les élections au Parlement étudiant de l'Université Humboldt à Berlin, ainsi que la discussion à la fin de la présentation ont encouragé plusieurs participants à s'exprimer à la suite de la conférence.

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Perspective

Wisconsin Governor Walker, American workers and terrorism

2 March 2015

The Wisconsin governor has repeatedly said that the struggle against the working class at home is a critical component of Washington’s militarist policy abroad.

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Arts Review

House of Cards collapses

By Andre Damon, 2 March 2015

In its third season, the Netflix program that began as the American Macbeth has turned into a conformist celebration of the political establishment.

Ken Loach’s Jimmy’s Hall: An honest artistic effort, or something else?

By Dorota Niemitz, 2 March 2015

What may be the British director’s final feature is a historical drama based on the life of James Gralton, deported in 1933 from Ireland for his communist activities by the nationalists he supported.

65th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 4
Every Thing Will Be Fine from Wim Wenders, Taxi from Jafar Panahi, and other films

Socialist Equality Party

The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century published in German

By Peter Schwarz, 2 March 2015

David North’s book is essential in providing a political orientation and formulating a socialist response to the global crisis of capitalism.

Vote Socialist Equality Party in the New South Wales election
Against war and austerity! For social equality and democratic rights! For a workers government and socialist policies!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 2 March 2015

Our campaign is aimed at building the SEP as the new revolutionary leadership of the working class and advancing a socialist and internationalist program.

Nick Beams retires as Socialist Equality Party (Australia) national secretary

The Crisis in Greece

Der Spiegel lionizes Syriza

By Peter Schwarz, 2 March 2015

The German news magazine’s Jakob Augstein is promoting Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis at the very moment when Syriza is capitulating to the EU and the banks.

The anti-Marxism of Yanis Varoufakis

By Nick Beams, 28 February 2015

The capitulation of Syriza and the lessons for the working class

By the International Committee of the Fourth International, 23 February 2015

Letter from Greece
Mounting outrage over Syriza betrayal

Letter from Greece
A comment on Syriza's “back-flips” over austerity

German television documentary on the troika and Greece

The theoretical and historical origins of the pseudo-left

By David North, 24 February 2015

This 2012 report by WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North provides the critical theoretical and historical background to the events in Greece, where the pseudo-left Syriza has risen to state power and rapidly capitulated to the European banks.

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25 years ago: Iran-Contra trial of Admiral Poindexter begins

Poindexter served as national security advisor from late 1985 through late 1986, when the Iran-Contra crisis was at its height.

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50 years ago: Police assault Selma-to-Montgomery March

On March 7, 1965, Alabama state police and Dallas County Sheriff deputies carried out a bloody attack against civil rights demonstrators on the outskirts of Selma.

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75 years ago: Finland capitulates to Soviet Union

On March 5, 1940, the government of Finland notified the Soviet Union that it would accept Moscow’s terms to end the Winter War.

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100 years ago: Greek prime minister resigns over war policy

On March 6, 1915, Greek Prime Minister Eleftherios Venizelos resigned following a conflict over the nation’s involvement in World War I.

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US Oil Workers Strike

A photo essay on the US oil workers’ strike

By Jerry White, 26 February 2015

Some 6,500 oil workers are on strike at refineries in Texas, California, Louisiana, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Washington state. This is a new collection of photos taken on the picket lines.

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Commentary

“Jihadi John,” imperialism and ISIS

By Bill Van Auken, 28 February 2015

US economy in deflation and slump

By Andre Damon, 28 February 2015

Judge in Detroit bankruptcy calls for dismantling public employee pensions nationwide

By Thomas Gaist, 28 February 2015

Clinton Foundation raked in cash from right-wing regimes, corporations

By Tom Hall, 28 February 2015

Canada invokes “jihadi threat” to pursue agenda of war and reaction

By Keith Jones, 28 February 2015

Anti-Muslim actions rise sharply in France after Charlie Hebdo shooting

By Anthony Torres, 28 February 2015

Obama Justice Department: No federal charges to be filed in Trayvon Martin slaying

Federal prison regulations violate constitutional rights

Pentagon provocation on Russia’s border

US-Iran negotiations inch toward a nuclear agreement

NHS Fightback

Sell-off: The abolition of your NHS
A revealing exposure of the destruction of health care in the UK

By Joan Smith, 28 February 2015

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