Shootings in Georgia and Colorado continue wave of police violence in US

By Niles Williamson and Andre Damon, 11 March 2015

On Monday, a Georgia police officer shot and killed 27-year-old Anthony Hill, who was naked and unarmed at the time, and was apparently suffering from a mental illness.

Protests continue in Wisconsin following police killing of Anthony Robinson

By Eric London and Niles Williamson, 11 March 2015

A World Socialist Web Site reporting team spoke with demonstrators at a rally in Madison, Wisconsin.

Police killings and the collapse of democracy in America

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

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Obama brands Venezuela “threat to national security”

By Bill Van Auken, 11 March 2015

The extraordinary designation of Venezuela as a “threat” signals a sharp escalation of Washington's intervention into the country’s political life.

Media furor over Hillary Clinton’s use of private email

By Patrick Martin, 11 March 2015

The presumed frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination held a brief press conference Tuesday in an effort to deflect the media barrage.

US-backed Chadian forces invade Nigeria as Pentagon prepares broader war in West Africa

By Thomas Gaist, 11 March 2015

Thousands of Chadian troops, including elite units trained and equipped by the US military, occupied portions of northern Nigeria this week.

The social crisis in Greece: Part Two
“If you visit a hospital right now you will see that they are in shambles”

By our reporters, 11 March 2015

WSWS reporters spoke to Evgenia Thanou, general manager of Medicin du Monde (Doctors of the World) at its Athens headquarters.

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

Greece told deeper austerity needed to secure additional loans

The capitulation of Syriza and the lessons for the working class

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Canada helping arm Kiev regime to fight Ukrainian civil war

By Roger Jordan, 11 March 2015

The Canadian-Ukrainian network Ottawa has been used to promote pro-western “civil society” groups in Ukraine is now supplying arms to the Ukrainian Army.

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Germany’s poverty trap for welfare recipients

By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 11 March 2015

A recent German television program described the government’s punitive policy of cutting unemployment benefits for people involved in job training.

UK general election: Labour tries to deflect from its commitment to continued austerity

By Paul Mitchell, 11 March 2015

Labour is committed to further spending cuts, which is why it voted overwhelmingly with the Tory-led government in January to rush the Budgetary Responsibility Bill through parliament.

Fraternity banned, students expelled from University of Oklahoma after racist video appears online

By Nick Barrickman, 11 March 2015

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, which has historical ties to the antebellum South, has been involved in a rash of incidents of a reactionary character.

New York City transit faces fiscal crisis despite fare hikes

By Alan Whyte, 11 March 2015

Amid increased overcrowding and worsening service, both fares and tolls are set to increase an average of 4 percent later this month.

US auto union hails $5 billion GM stock buy-back

By Shannon Jones, 11 March 2015

The deal funnels money into the pockets of wealthy stockholders and, not coincidently, into the retiree health care fund controlled by the UAW.

Obama administration arranges deal
Collection agency buys Corinthian Colleges chain

By Nancy Hanover, 11 March 2015

The Obama administration has brokered the sale of career-college chain Corinthian (CCI) to ECMC, a ruthless student loan collection agency.

New in Russian

Греческий долговой кризис обостряет геостратегическую напряженность между США, Европой и Россией

Джон Василопулос, 11 марта 2015 г.

Некоторые западные СМИ выражают опасения относительно того, что дефолт Греции может подорвать единство НАТО в стратегически важном регионе восточного Средиземнорья.

New in Turkish

Washington Ortadoğu’daki kan banyosunu canlandırıyor

Bill Van Auken, 11 Mart 2015

Martin Dempsey, Çarşamba günkü bir Kongre komitesine, Şam’daki Beşar Esad yönetimini devirmeye çalışan sözde asilerin yanında savaşmak üzere Suriye’ye ABD askerleri gönderilebileceğini söyledi.

ABD’li petrol işçilerini savunun!

Jerry White, 11 Mart 2015

ABD petrol rafinerilerindeki grevin birinci ayına girerken, petrol şirketleri işçi sınıfına meydan okuyorlar.

Çin ekonomisi aşağı yönlü baskı altında

Nick Beams, 11 Mart 2015

Çin hükümeti, Başbakan Li Keqiang’ın 5 Mart Perşembe günü başlayacak olan Ulusal Halk Kongresi’ndeki konuşmasında, bu yılki büyüme oranı hedefini düşürmeye hazırlanıyor.

New in French

La Grèce s’entend dire que pour obtenir de nouveaux prêts il lui faudra étendre l’austérité

Par Robert Stevens, 11 mars 2015

Exigeant que le gouvernement dirigé par Syriza réalise de nouvelles mesures d’austérité, un membre du directoire de la BCE dit que le peuple grec « comprendrait rapidement qu’il a été trompé par de fausses promesses. »

Les meurtres policiers et l'effondrement de la démocratie en Amérique

Par Andre Damon, 11 mars 2015

Aux Etats-Unis, la police brutalise et tue en toute impunité dans les communautés ouvrières, un fait encore une fois démontré avec le meurtre d’Anthony Robinson à Madison, Wisconsin.

New in German

Selma und das Vermächtnis der Bürgerrechtsbewegung der USA

Von Fred Mazelis und Joseph Kishore, 11. März 2015

Obamas Rede zur Erinnerung an den „Blutsonntag“ vor 50 Jahren war eine politische Farce.

Griechenland: EZB verlangt noch schärfere Kürzungen für weitere Kredite

Von Robert Stevens, 11. März 2015

Die Finanzminister der Eurozone trafen sich am Montag, um eine Reihe von neuen Vorschlägen der griechischen Syriza-Regierung zu diskutieren.

Automobilzulieferindustrie droht massiver Stellenabbau

Von Jan Peters, 11. März 2015

Die Beschäftigten in der Auto-Zulieferindustrie müssen sich darauf vorbereiten, ihre Arbeitsplätze, Löhne und Arbeitsbedingungen zu verteidigen. Bis zu 150.000 Arbeitsplätze sind allein in Deutschland bedroht.

Thyssen-Krupp Stahl: Anfechtung der Betriebsratswahl erneut vor Gericht

Von Dietmar Henning, 11. März 2015

Vor sechs Monaten hatte das Arbeitsgericht die Betriebsratswahl im Duisburger Werk von TKS für ungültig erklärt, weil Kandidaten einer oppositionellen Liste massiv unter Druck gesetzt worden waren. Nun geht der Fall in Revision.

Lehren aus der Übernahme der Ölraffinerie in Philadelphia:
Die engen Beziehungen der United Steelworkers zur Wall Street

Von Shannon Jones, 11. März 2015

Die Gewerkschaft USW rühmt sich ihrer engen Beziehungen zur Carlyle Group, einem Private Equity-Unternehmen, das von der Sanierung notleidender Unternehmen profitiert.

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Perspective

Greece and the dictatorship of finance capital

11 March 2015

Remarks on the Greek debt crisis by the head of the Belgian central bank, Luc Coene, expose the fictions of parliamentary democracy.

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US Oil Workers Strike

USW union sabotages support for striking US oil workers

By Jerry White, 11 March 2015

The USW has concentrated its energy not on defending workers against the energy conglomerates, but on threatening and harassing reporters from the World Socialist Web Site.

As impasse continues, USW blocks wider strike by oil workers

By Jerry White and Alan Gilman, 10 March 2015

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

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

By Jerry White and Seraphine Collins, 5 March 2015

Defend the US oil workers!

More on the US oil workers strike »

Commentary

New Anti-capitalist Party calls for escalating intervention in Ukraine

By Alex Lantier, 11 March 2015

The NPA’s statement, fraudulently published under the name of the ICFI, calls for the deployment of “UN peacekeepers” to police Ukraine in the interests of the imperialist powers.

US bombs kill oil workers in Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 10 March 2015

Washington stokes Middle East bloodbath

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NATO begins military manoeuvres in Black Sea

By Johannes Stern, 10 March 2015

Pentagon provocation on Russia’s border

More on the crisis in Ukraine »

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

By Peter Symonds, 10 March 2015

Selma and the legacy of the US civil rights movement

Egyptian junta begins executions of Islamists

Murder in Moscow: Why was Boris Nemtsov assassinated?

SEP (Australia) Campaign in New South Wales Election

NSW election: Lies and deception on privatisation

By Noel Holt—SEP candidate for Wyong, 11 March 2015

Fraudulent claims by both Labor and the Liberals are running rife in the lead up to the March 28 state election.

Australian SEP candidates campaign against war drive

By our reporters, 10 March 2015

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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Science

Oldest Homo fossil from Ethiopia links human genus to Australopithecus

By Thomas H. Douglass, 10 March 2015

Dawn spacecraft enters orbit around Ceres

By Bryan Dyne, 7 March 2015

Workers Struggles

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

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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