Kerry, Carter, Dempsey testify at Senate hearing
Obama administration seeks wider war powers

By Patrick Martin, 12 March 2015

Top national security officials urged a Senate committee to approve a broadly worded Authorization for Use of Military Force against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

Washington stokes Middle East bloodbath

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The fight against police violence in Madison, Wisconsin

By Andre Damon and Niles Williamson, 12 March 2015

In this video, students and workers in Madison speak about the significance of the ongoing wave of state-sanctioned police killings in the United States.

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

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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With Senate letter, tensions mount over US policy toward Iran

By Bill Van Auken, 12 March 2015

The extraordinary intervention of Senate Republicans to derail any nuclear treaty with Iran is symptomatic of deep divisions within the US government.

European Central Bank bond-buying program fuels financial turbulence

By Nick Beams, 12 March 2015

The commencement of the European Central Bank’s bond-buying program is already sending shock waves through global financial markets.

Toronto: University strikers denounce union officials

By Carl Bronski, 12 March 2015

Striking education workers at Toronto’s York University have roundly rejected tentative contracts the union had hailed as “historic.”

UK general election: Conflicts intensify over possible hung parliament

By Julie Hyland, 12 March 2015

Amidst a possible Labour Party rout in Scotland, what emerges from the discussions on the makeup of a future UK government is the right-wing agenda of all the parties.

Tens of thousands of auto supply jobs under threat in Germany

By Jan Peters, 12 March 2015

As global auto production falls, the pressure exercised by auto manufacturers on small and medium-sized suppliers to cut costs is increasing continuously.

Japan pushes forward with plans for overseas intelligence agency

By Ben McGrath, 12 March 2015

Tokyo is exploiting fears of terrorism to promote remilitarization plans that have long been under preparation and are broadly opposed by the population.

Protests in New Zealand against Trans Pacific Partnership

By John Braddock, 12 March 2015

The anti-TPP campaign organisers represent sections of business that fear their interests and profits will be undermined by international competition.

Los Angeles school district approves hundreds of education layoffs

By Dan Conway, 12 March 2015

The Los Angeles Unified School District Board voted on Tuesday to deliver “reduction in force” notices to 609 elementary school teachers and education workers.

Report alleges systemic neglect of special needs students at New Orleans charter school

By Tom Hall, 12 March 2015

The scandal exposes the social devastation wrought by the pro-corporate charter “reform” implemented following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

New in Serbo-Croatian

Srpska Opozicija: Portret Zorana Đinđića

Peter Schwarz, 12. mart 2015.

Povodom godišnjice ubistva tadašnjeg premijera Srbije Zorana Đinđića 12. marta 2003. ponovo objavljujemo analizu njegove politike, koju smo prvobitno objavili na engleskom i srpskohrvatskom jeziku 30. jula 1999.

New in Russian

«Украина завтра»: Местные олигархи и западные политики грабят Украину

Йоганнес Штерн, 12 марта 2015 г.

По приглашению пресловутого украинского олигарха Дмитрия Фирташа представители европейских элит собрались в Вене на мероприятие под названием «Украина завтра».

New in Turkish

Yunanistan ve mali sermayenin diktatörlüğü

Nick Beams, 12 Mart 2015

Yunanistan’daki ve tüm ülkelerdeki işçi sınıfının bu acı deneyimden dersler çıkartması gerekiyor. Mali sermayenin diktatörlüğüne, “sol” sözcüklerle ve yarım yamalak bir programla karşı konamaz.

Syriza’nın Sol Platformu kemer sıkma anlaşması üzerine krizde

Robert Stevens, 12 Mart 2015

Syriza, iktidara geldiği bir ay içinde, kemer sıkma politikaların karşı olduğu iddialarını terk etti ve Sol Platform ile partinin savunucularının her bir “kırmızı çizgi”sini sildi.

New in French

La Grèce et la dictature du capital financier

Par Nick Beams, 12 mars 2015

Les commentaires du dirigeant de la Banque centrale belge Luc Coene à propos de la dette grecque révèlent l’aspect fictif de la démocratie parlementaire.

Le Nouveau Parti anticapitaliste appelle à une escalade de l'intervention en Ukraine

Par Alex Lantier, 12 mars 2015

La déclaration du NPA, publiée frauduleusement sous le nom du CIQI, appelle au déploiement de «Casques bleus» pour maintenir l’ordre en Ukraine dans l'intérêt des puissances impérialistes.

La crise sociale en Grèce : Première partie
Je n’aurais jamais pu imaginer tant de gens sans-abri à Athènes

Par nos reporters, 12 mars 2015

Ceci est le premier de deux reportages réalisés par le WSWS à Athènes.

New in German

Griechenland und die Diktatur des Finanzkapitals

Von Nick Beams, 12. März 2015

Die Diktatur des Finanzkapitals kann nicht mit einem Programm „linker“ Phrasen und Halbheiten besiegt werden. Sie muss durch den Kampf um die Arbeitermacht auf der Grundlage eines internationalen sozialistischen Programm gestürzt werden.

Herfried Münkler will Deutschland zum „Zuchtmeister“ Europas machen

Von Peter Schwarz, 12. März 2015

In seinem neuen Buch „Macht in der Mitte“ plädiert der Berliner Politwissenschaftler Herfried Münkler unverhüllt für eine deutsche Vormachtstellung in Europa.

„Die Russische Revolution und das unvollendete 20. Jahrhundert“
Großes Interesse für Buchvorstellung in Leipzig

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 12. März 2015

Der Mehring Verlag stellt am kommenden Freitag im Rahmen der Leipziger Buchmesse das neue Buch von David North vor.

Amerikanische Bomben töten Ölarbeiter in Syrien

Von Bill Van Auken, 12. März 2015

Das Pentagon behauptet, in sieben Monaten seien im Irak und Syrien 8700 „Aufständische“ durch amerikanische Luftangriffe getötet worden, gibt aber keine Einschätzung ab, wie viele Zivilisten dabei ums Leben gekommen sind.

65. Berlinale
Marcel Ophüls' Nicht schuldig? und weitere Dokumentarfilme
Teil 2

Von Hiram Lee, 12. März 2015

Auf der diesjährigen Berlinale (5.-15. Februar) wurde Marcel Ophüls’ Dokumentarfilm Nicht schuldig? in einer neu restaurierten Fassung gezeigt.

Other Languages

Perspective

The paramilitary occupation of America

12 March 2015

The regularity of police murders in the United States has reached the point where it is appropriate to speak of the victims as casualties in a war against the country’s poor and working people.

Earlier Perspectives »

Socialist Equality Party

The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century
Successful campaign for book presentation in Leipzig

By Christoph Dreier, 12 March 2015

Historical questions come up immediately in discussions with workers and students in Leipzig.

US Oil Workers Strike

Five years since refinery disaster at Anacortes, Washington
USW “partnership” with oil companies and Democrats undermines strike and worker safety

By Diana Green, 12 March 2015

The crippling of the oil workers’ strike by the USW is the outcome of decades of labor-management collaboration and support for the big-business Democratic Party.

SEP pamphlet on US oil strike now available

12 March 2015

This pamphlet is vital reading to gain a deeper understanding of this significant movement of the working class in the heart of world capitalism. It contains articles reviewing the political lessons and historical background to the strike.

USW union sabotages support for striking US oil workers

By Jerry White, 11 March 2015

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

By Jerry White and Seraphine Collins, 5 March 2015

As impasse continues, USW blocks wider strike by oil workers

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

Defend the US oil workers!

More on the US oil workers strike »

Arts Review

Dark Crimes: Film Noir Thrillers, Volume Two: Surprises from Fritz Lang and William Castle

By Charles Bogle, 12 March 2015

This collection offers two films by Fritz Lang and two by William Castle that reveal different sides of each director’s canon.

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

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

The Crisis in Greece

Greece and the dictatorship of finance capital

By Nick Beams, 11 March 2015

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

The capitulation of Syriza and the lessons for the working class

The theoretical and historical origins of the pseudo-left

More on the crisis in Greece »

Commentary

New Anti-capitalist Party calls for escalating intervention in Ukraine

By Alex Lantier, 11 March 2015

Media furor over Hillary Clinton’s use of private email

By Patrick Martin, 11 March 2015

US bombs kill oil workers in Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 10 March 2015

More on the war in Iraq and Syria »

NATO begins military manoeuvres in Black Sea

By Johannes Stern, 10 March 2015

More on the crisis in Ukraine »

Selma and the legacy of the US civil rights movement

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

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

More on the SEP (Australia) election campaign »

IYSSE

Australian university students oppose the drive to war and militarism

By our reporters, 12 March 2015

The IYSSE’s campaign during Australian campus orientation events won thoughtful responses from a layer of students.

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”

Science

Oldest Homo fossil from Ethiopia links human genus to Australopithecus

By Thomas H. Douglass, 10 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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