US orders 7,700 children deported without court hearings

By Patrick Martin, 7 March 2015

While Obama pretends to sympathize with undocumented children, his administration is carrying out the most brutal crackdown on immigrants in US history.

European Union press Syriza to deepen its austerity program for Greece

By Robert Stevens, 7 March 2015

European Union officials are insisting that until Syriza imposes deep austerity measures, it will not receive another cent in loans.

Greek debt crisis sharpens geostrategic tensions between US, Europe, Russia

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Refining sector in US producing windfall profits for oil companies

By E.P. Bannon, 7 March 2015

While the oil giants have pointed to the fall in crude prices to justify their hard line against striking oil workers, they continue to make vast profits through their refining operations.

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Behind the US jobs report: Low wages and persistent mass unemployment

By Gabriel Black, 7 March 2015

The nominal fall in the unemployment rate ignores the millions of workers who have given up looking for a job, while those jobs that have been created are primarily low-wage.

China cuts growth forecast, warning of “deep-seated” economic problems

Notes on police violence in America
Report finds FBI undercounts police killings by half

By Tom Hall, 7 March 2015

The Bureau of Justice Statistics found that an average of 928 people a year were killed by police from 2003 to 2011, more than twice the level reported in the FBI’s official reporting.

Justice Department report documents criminal abuse by Ferguson police

Mayoral candidates silent on secret Chicago police prison

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“Ukraine Tomorrow”: Domestic oligarchs and western politicians plunder Ukraine

By Johannes Stern, 7 March 2015

At the invitation of notorious oligarch Dmytro Fertash, representatives of the European elites met in Vienna under the banner of “Ukraine tomorrow.”

Australian Intergenerational Report: A fraudulent justification for sweeping budget cuts

By Nick Beams, 7 March 2015

The report’s argument that a budget crisis will be created because people are living longer as a result of medical advances highlights the perverted logic of the profit system.

Devolution for Greater Manchester spells the end of the National Health Service

By Margot Miller, 7 March 2015

There has been no debate on the biggest overhaul in the provision of health care and welfare since the foundation of the welfare state, either nationally or in Manchester.

Polish court delays decision in Polanski extradition case

By Dorota Niemitz, 7 March 2015

The 81-year-old filmmaker testified February 25 for nine hours in Krakow in the extradition case filed against him by US authorities.

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Canada’s Bill C-51: A sweeping assault on democratic rights and legal principles—Part 2

By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 7 March 2015

The WSWS continues its exposure of how Canada’s ostensible new anti-terror legislation attacks key democratic and constitutionally protected rights.

Canada’s Bill C-51: A sweeping assault on democratic rights and legal principles—Part 1

Tamil party in Sri Lanka calls for international war crimes inquiry

By S. Jayanth, 7 March 2015

The TNA is attempting to put maximum pressure on the new Colombo government to secure a significant devolution of power to the Tamil elite.

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ABD petrol grevi ve işçi sınıfının uluslararası mücadeleleri

Jerry White, 7 Mart 2015

Dördüncü haftasına giren ABD petrol rafinerisi işçileri grevi, işçilerin, işlerini, ücretlerini, iş güvenliği ve çalışma koşullarını savunma uğruna mücadeleye olan giderek artan istekliliğinin bir ifadesidir.

Rapor, ABD’nin küresel casus yazılım operasyonuna işaret ediyor

Thomas Gaist, 7 Mart 2015

Rapor, Eşitleme grubunun, Rusya, Çin, Suriye, Libya, Afganistan, Nijerya, Pakistan, Yemen, Mali, Hindistan, Filipinler, Güney Afrika, Almanya, Irak, Meksika, Brezilya ve diğer ülkeler dahil, birçok yeri hedeflediğini ortaya koyuyor.

New in French

Washington prêt à provoquer un bain de sang au Moyen-Orient

Par Bill Van Auke,, 7 mars 2015

Le commandant en chef des forces américaines a déclaré que les troupes américaines pourraient envahir la Syrie pour combattre aux côtés de milices islamistes, alors même qu'elles combattent des forces similaires de l'autre côté de la frontière, en Irak.

La fortune des milliardaires dans le monde dépasse sept mille milliards de dollars

Par Joseph Kishore, 7 mars 2015

L’inexorable accroissement de la fortune des ultra-riches au beau milieu de la stagnation économique est une manifestation du caractère parasitaire du capitalisme mondial.

Après plus d'un mois d'un grève
La voie à suivre pour les travailleurs du pétrole

Parti de l’égalité socialiste, 7 mars 2015

Alors que la grève des travailleurs du pétrole américains entame son deuxième mois, il est essentiel de tracer un bilan des enjeux politiques et stratégiques clés.

Citizenfour: Le documentaire sur Edward Snowden présenté en avant-première au Royaume-Uni et aux États-Unis

Par Robert Stevens, 7 mars 2015

Nous affichons à nouveau cet article avec la sortie en salle cette semaine en France de ce film qui suscite un grand intérêt. Faisant référence à la NSA et à l'appareil d'espionnage, Snowden affirme dans le documentaire de Laura Poitras que «Nous sommes en train de créer la plus puissante arme d'oppression de l'histoire de l'humanité.»

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Washington bereitet neues Blutbad im Nahen Osten vor

Von Bill Van Auken, 7. März 2015

Der Oberkommandierende der US-Armee sagte, dass seine Truppen in Syrien einmarschieren könnten, um dort zusammen mit islamistischen Milizen zu kämpfen, auch wenn sie jenseits der Grenze im Irak gegen ähnliche Streitkräfte Krieg führen.

China korrigiert Wachstumsprognose und warnt vor tief verwurzelten wirtschaftlichen Problemen

Von Nick Beams, 7. März 2015

Der chinesische Premier Li Kequiang warnte bei seiner Eröffnungsrede vor dem Nationalen Volkskongress am Donnerstag vor einem zunehmenden Abwärtsdruck auf die chinesische Wirtschaft.

Amerikanisch-iranische Atomverhandlungen könnten zu Abkommen führen

Von Peter Symonds, 7. März 2015

Für Washington ist das mögliche Abkommen mit dem Iran Teil größerer geopolitischer Erwägungen.

Netanjahus Iran-feindliche Tirade im US Kongress

Von Bill Van Auken, 7. März 2015

Die Brandrede des israelischen Ministerpräsidenten deutet auf Spannungen zwischen dem US-Imperialismus und seinem Satellitenstaat Israel hin.

Armutsfalle Hartz IV

Von Elisabeth Zimmermann, 7. März 2015

Das ARD-Magazin Monitor schilderte im Beitrag „Langzeitarbeitslose: Wer sich engagiert, wird bestraft“, wie zwei Frauen ihre Unterstützung verloren, weil sie eine Ausbildung machen.

Autozulieferer Mahle will Lohnkürzungen erpressen

Von Michael Regens, 7. März 2015

Beim Autozulieferer Mahle geht die Abwärtsspirale aus erpressten Zugeständnissen, kurzfristiger Standortsicherung und Profitmaximierung in eine neue Runde.

WChUTEMAS – Wiederentdeckung einer revolutionären russischen Kunstschule
Zur Berliner Ausstellung „Ein russisches Labor der Moderne. Architekturentwürfe 1920-1930“

Von Sibylle Fuchs und Verena Nees, 7. März 2015

Die Ausstellung im Martin-Gropius-Bau gibt einen faszinierenden Einblick in eine Kunstschule, die die moderne Architektur stärker revolutioniert hat als bisher bekannt.

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Perspective

The Justice Department report on Ferguson police: An indictment of American capitalism

7 March 2015

The report documents systematic and wanton brutality, violence and outright criminality on the part of police in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Science

Dawn spacecraft enters orbit around Ceres

By Bryan Dyne, 7 March 2015

Dawn is the first spacecraft to successfully orbit two extraterrestrial bodies.

SEP (Australia) Campaign in New South Wales Election

Cystic fibrosis and the rundown of public health care

By Carolyn Kennett—SEP candidate for Penrith, 7 March 2015

Significant advances in medical treatment have advanced the life expectancy of cystic fibrosis sufferers, but vitally necessary clinics remain badly understaffed.

No Australian troops to Iraq! Oppose the US war drive!

By James Cogan—SEP candidate for Summer Hill, 6 March 2015

Socialist Equality Party election meetings in NSW

6 March 2015

Australian union rallies seek to divert anger over attacks on wages and services

Australian workers denounce budget cuts and austerity drive

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Commentary

Socialist Alternative’s Kshama Sawant attends Democratic Party fundraiser

By Eric London, 7 March 2015

Sawant’s support for a Democratic Party leader who recently voted to approve a $210 million prison for children is a damning exposure of her phony “socialist” pretensions.

Washington stokes Middle East bloodbath

By Bill Van Auken, 6 March 2015

US Supreme Court hears challenge to Obamacare subsidies

By Kate Randall, 6 March 2015

German Greens press for confrontation with Russia

Sri Lankan pseudo-left dresses up US regime-change as a “democratic revolution”

Murder in Moscow: Why was Boris Nemtsov assassinated?

As federal trial opens
Judge limits evidence on role of main perpetrator of Boston Marathon bombings

US-Iran nuclear talks hint at a possible deal

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

7 March 2015

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

US Oil Workers Strike

The United Steelworkers’ intimate ties to Wall Street

By Shannon Jones, 6 March 2015

Defend the US oil workers!

By Jerry White, 5 March 2015

Video: Contract worker speaks on safety issues in US oil strike

By Jerry White and Seraphine Collins, 5 March 2015

As strike passes one-month mark
The way forward for oil workers

By the Socialist Equality Party, 3 March 2015

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Arts Review

The horrors of war depicted
Images of War—Sensory War 1914-2014: An exhibition at Manchester City Art Gallery

By Margot Miller, 6 March 2015

Philip Levine (1928–2015): A poet of working class life and struggle

By Dorota Niemitz and Matthew Brennan, 5 March 2015

65th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 5
Two stories of German resistance: The Resistors “their spirit prevails ...” and 13 Minutes

House of Cards collapses

WSWS Interview

Former Guantanamo detainee David Hicks speaks with the WSWS

By Richard Phillips, 5 March 2015

Hicks discusses the overturn of his 2007 “terrorism” conviction, the response of the Australian government and media and his concerns about escalating attacks on basic democratic rights.

History

Interview with Gordon Wood on the American Revolution: Part two
“History has to engage the whole public”

By Tom Mackaman, 4 March 2015

Interview with Gordon Wood on the American Revolution: Part one
“Labor celebrated as the highest value”

The Crisis in Greece

Syriza’s Left Platform in crisis over Greek austerity agreement

By Robert Stevens, 4 March 2015

The theoretical and historical origins of the pseudo-left

By David North, 24 February 2015

Syriza’s surrender to the banks exposes France’s New Anti-capitalist Party

The anti-Marxism of Yanis Varoufakis

The capitulation of Syriza and the lessons for the working class

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International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Australia: Griffith University obstructs IYSSE campaigns

By our correspondents, 4 March 2015

This is a politically-motivated attack, directed against the only student club opposing the drive to war, austerity and overturning of basic democratic rights.

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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