Greece told deeper austerity needed to secure additional loans

By Robert Stevens, 10 March 2015

Demanding that the Syriza-led government carry out further austerity, an ECB board member said the Greek people “will understand quickly that they were deceived by false promises.”

The social crisis in Greece: Part one
“I could never imagine so many homeless people in Athens”

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

The capitulation of Syriza and the lessons for the working class

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Students protest Madison, Wisconsin police killing

By Niles Williamson, 10 March 2015

As many as 3,000 high school and college students converged inside the state capitol Monday afternoon to protest the police murder of unarmed teenager Anthony Robinson.

Ferguson refuses to fire police chief after Justice Department report reveals widespread abuse

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

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US bombs kill oil workers in Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 10 March 2015

The Pentagon claims that seven months of US air strikes have killed 8,700 “militants” in Iraq and Syria, while providing no estimate of how many civilians have died.

ISIS destroys ancient sites near Mosul

Amid US talks with Iran, France debates rapprochement with Syria’s Assad

Washington stokes Middle East bloodbath

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NATO begins military manoeuvres in Black Sea

By Johannes Stern, 10 March 2015

The exercise is a further provocation against Moscow and increases the danger of war between the Western powers and Russia.

Pentagon provocation on Russia’s border

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Modi visiting Indian Ocean islands in bid to undermine China’s influence

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 10 March 2015

The Indian prime minister’s tour of Indian Ocean island states is unfolding just days after the head of the US Pacific Fleet urged New Delhi to play a much larger role in the Asia-Pacific region.

US hypocritically denounces Chinese Internet spying

Sharp political infighting in Maldives

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 10 March 2015

The intense rivalry between the government and opposition is bound up with sharpening geo-political tensions throughout Asia and internationally.

German teachers and pre-school workers stage protest strike

By our reporter, 10 March 2015

There is deep mistrust among teachers of the trade union leadership, which two years ago abandoned the central demand of equal pay for equal work.

Poverty in Germany reaches a record high

By Denis Krassnin, 10 March 2015

The mounting gap between rich and poor in Germany is causing the country to fragment into disparate socio-economic regions.

West Virginia mine roof collapse kills one worker, injures two

By Evan Blake, 10 March 2015

The McElroy Mine, owned by the Murray Energy Corporation, has already received 189 citations from the US Mine Safety and Health Administration so far this year.

Report shows massive reductions in US workers’ compensation pay

By Nick Barrickman, 10 March 2015

Over the past 15 there has been a concerted, bipartisan drive to slash employer assistance to workers injured on the job.

National Transportation Safety Board expanding investigation of DC Metro

By Joe Williams, 10 March 2015

The decision to expand the recommendation for a safety overhaul to the national level indicates that January’s accident was likely the result of budget cuts.

US heroin overdose death rates nearly quadrupled since 2000

By Evan Blake, 10 March 2015

The findings of a new report serve as a barometer of the current conditions of life in America, and expose one of the many symptoms of the decay of capitalist society.

Provocations against Russia dominate Estonian parliamentary elections

By Markus Salzmann, 10 March 2015

A few days before the election, the government organized a provocation jointly with the US and European imperialist powers just a few hundred metres from the Russian border.

New in Italian

Syriza si è arresa alla UE

Di Robert Stevens, 10 marzo 2015

Tsipras e Varoufakis hanno concordato l’imposizione del programma di austerity dettato dall’UE, esponendo—dopo poche settimane dalla formazione del governo—il carattere fraudolento e reazionario di Syriza.

L'Italia minaccia intervento militare in Libia

Di Marianne Arens, 10 marzo 2015

La minaccia di un intervento militare in Libia deriva dagli interessi del petrolio e degli affari e dalla necessità di distogliere l’attenzione dalle incalzanti pressioni interne.

New in French

Selma et l'héritage du mouvement américain des droits civiques

Par Fred Mazelis et Joseph Kishore, 10 mars 2015

La commémoration du « dimanche sanglant » par Obama était une farce politique visant à sanctifier un appareil corrompu grâce au sang de ceux qui ont fait de grands sacrifices dans le cadre du mouvement des droits civiques.

La junte égyptienne commence l’exécution d’islamistes

Par Alex Lantier, 10 mars 2015

L'objectif de la junte est d'empêcher un nouveau soulèvement révolutionnaire de la classe ouvrière en renforçant son terrorisme d'Etat policier contre toute opposition à l'armée.

Pendant que Washington mène des pourparlers avec l'Iran, la France discute d'un rapprochement avec le président de la Syrie

Par Antoine Lerougetel, 10 mars 2015

Le débat parmi les cercles impérialistes sur la manière de procéder témoigne de la catastrophe déclenchée au Moyen-Orient par les guerres par procuration de l'OTAN contre la Libye et la Syrie.

New in German

Nato beginnt Militärmanöver im Schwarzen Meer

Von Johannes Stern, 10. März 2015

Das Manöver ist eine weitere Provokation gegen Moskau und erhöht die Kriegsgefahr zwischen den Westmächten und Russland.

Antimarxismus à la Varoufakis

Von Nick Beams, 10. März 2015

Varoufakis verfolgt ausdrücklich das Ziel, den Kapitalismus vor sich selbst zu retten. Um es zu rechtfertigen, entstellt er den Marxismus.

Die soziale Krise in Griechenland: „Ich konnte mir nie vorstellen, dass es so viele Obdachlose in Athen geben würde“
Erster Teil

Von unseren Reportern, 10. März 2015

Seit 2009 haben die brutalen Sparmaßnahmen zum Zusammenbruch der elementaren sozialen Infrastruktur in Griechenland geführt und drei Millionen Menschen von der Gesundheitsversorgung abgeschnitten.

Erste Hinrichtung von Islamisten in Ägypten

Von Alex Lantier, 10. März 2015

Am vergangenen Samstag hat die US-gestützte ägyptische Militärjunta einen ersten Angeklagten hingerichtet, der zusammen mit Hunderten weiterer Menschen in Schauprozessen nach dem Militärputsch 2013 zum Tode verurteilt worden war.

Islamischer Staat zerstört antike Stätten bei Mossul

Von Sandy English, 10. März 2015

Der Islamischen Staat hat die Überreste der antiken assyrischen Stadt Nimrod, Statuen aus dem Museum von Nineve, Manuskripte der Bücherei von Mossul und die antike Stadt Hatra aus der Römerzeit zerstört.

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Perspective

Police killings and the collapse of democracy in America

10 March 2015

In working-class communities across the United States, police brutalize and kill with impunity, demonstrated once again in the killing of Anthony Robinson in Madison, Wisconsin.

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US Oil Workers Strike

As impasse continues, USW blocks wider strike by oil workers

By Jerry White and Alan Gilman, 10 March 2015

At the massive Tesoro refinery in Carson, California, near Los Angeles, strikers said they were fighting for all workers and against years of eroding wages and work conditions.

The phony internationalism of the United Steelworkers
A warning to US oil workers on South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers

By Thabo Seseane Jr., 10 March 2015

Last month’s tour of Houston picket lines by officials from South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers underscored the anti-working class character of the United Steelworkers.

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

By Jerry White and Seraphine Collins, 5 March 2015

Oil workers express growing discontent at limited strike

The United Steelworkers’ intimate ties to Wall Street

Defend the US oil workers!

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Science

Oldest Homo fossil from Ethiopia links human genus to Australopithecus

By Thomas H. Douglass, 10 March 2015

The discovery of the jaw fossil is an exciting link between older hominins and our own ancestors who, only a few hundred thousand years later, would be manufacturing stone tools.

Dawn spacecraft enters orbit around Ceres

By Bryan Dyne, 7 March 2015

Commentary

Australia: Official campaign against Indonesian executions steeped in hypocrisy and cynicism

By Peter Symonds, 10 March 2015

Examples of the glaring double standards of Australian governments on the death penalty could be multiplied endlessly.

Selma and the legacy of the US civil rights movement

By Fred Mazelis and Joseph Kishore, 9 March 2015

Egyptian junta begins executions of Islamists

By Alex Lantier, 9 March 2015

Suspects arrested in Boris Nemtsov murder

By Andrea Peters, 9 March 2015

Murder in Moscow: Why was Boris Nemtsov assassinated?

Socialist Alternative’s Kshama Sawant attends Democratic Party fundraiser

US orders 7,700 children deported without court hearings

SEP (Australia) Campaign in New South Wales Election

Australian SEP candidates campaign against war drive

By our reporters, 10 March 2015

Socialist Equality Party campaigners held discussions with a wide range of people on the threat of another global war, and the growing social inequality.

Cystic fibrosis and the rundown of public health care

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

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

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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

10 March 2015

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

Toronto university strikes: OFL head conceals unions’ support for Liberals

By Carl Bronski, 9 March 2015

History

WSWS podcast interview
Historian Gordon Wood discusses the significance of the American Revolution

9 March 2015

The latest weekend edition of the WSWS podcast features an excerpt from the WSWS’s recent interview with Gordon Wood, a leading historian of the American Revolution.

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

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

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

WSWS Interview

Former Guantanamo detainee David Hicks speaks with the WSWS

By Richard Phillips, 5 March 2015

25 years ago: Widespread protests force Haitian military ruler from office

After days of anti-government demonstrations throughout all of Haiti’s major cities, Lt. Gen. Prosper Avril resigned the presidency on March 10, 1990.

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50 years ago: US troop buildup in Vietnam

On March 12, 1965, General Harold K. Johnson, Army chief of staff, returned from Southeast Asia, calling for more US troops to bolster the South Vietnamese puppet regime.

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75 years ago: Nazis declare “Gala Day” to celebrate conquest of Czechoslovakia

On March 15, 1940, the Czech people were told by the Prague wireless station that they must celebrate the anniversary of the German Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia as “Gala Day.”

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100 years ago: The battle of Neuve Chapelle

On March 10, 1915, British forces launched an offensive against German positions in the Artois region of France.

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