Investors pledge billions to Egyptian junta at Sharm el-Sheikh conference

By Alex Lantier, 14 March 2015

Finance capital is launching new projects because it assumes the Egyptian military dictatorship’s bloody repression will guarantee low wages and high profits.

Egyptian junta begins executions of Islamists

Blood and capital

Media, politicians seize on Ferguson shooting to blackguard protests against police violence

By Andre Damon, 14 March 2015

The wounding of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri is being used to delegitimize mass anger over the unending wave of police killings in America.

Police launch manhunt in Ferguson, Missouri after officers wounded

The paramilitary occupation of America

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Steelworkers union pushes local contracts following national deal to end US oil strike

By our reporters, 14 March 2015

Picketing by oil workers will continue until agreements are passed at each separate refinery, with workers who do not accept the terms left completely isolated.

Walkout at Louisiana gas terminal highlights steel union’s isolation of refinery strikers

By Tom Hall, 14 March 2015

Defend the US oil workers!

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US retail sales fall for third consecutive month

By Gabriel Black, 14 March 2015

The sustained decline in retail sales underscores the emergence of a new economic slump threatening workers’ livelihoods.

UK government pledges further spying powers and to “move on” from Snowden

By Chris Marsden, 14 March 2015

Hammond’s speech was meant to reassure Britain’s spies that they will be protected from any possible fall-out, and that their criminal actions can continue.

UK parliamentary committee justifies mass spying on e-communications

By Paul Mitchell, 14 March 2015

The Intelligence and Security Committee report is a whitewash, aimed at legitimising the spy apparatus exposed by whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013.

Snowden documents reveal New Zealand’s spying on China

By Tom Peters, 14 March 2015

The government has attempted to suppress discussion of the revelations, which point to New Zealand’s collaboration with the US “pivot to Asia,” aimed at militarily encircling China.

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“Super cyclone” Pam hits South Pacific islands

By Will Morrow, 14 March 2015

While the full scale of the destruction is yet to emerge, the storm has flattened entire villages in Vanuatu, with unconfirmed reports of dozens killed.

Modi bears strategic “gifts” to Seychelles and Mauritius

By Deepal Jayasekera, 14 March 2015

With Washington’s backing and encouragement, India is seeking to counter China’s growing influence by harnessing key Indian Ocean island states.

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

Quebec workers on a collision course with Liberal government

By Laurent Lafrance, 14 March 2015

The Quebec government’s social spending cuts and concession demands are being met with growing rank-and-file calls for defiance of the anti-strike laws.

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États-Unis: Le syndicat des métallurgistes conclut une entente à rabais et cherche à mettre un terme à la grève des travailleurs du pétrole

Par Jerry White, 14 mars 2015

Toute entente conclue en bloquant la mobilisation complète des travailleurs du secteur pétrolier contre l’intransigeance des géants de l’énergie ne peut représenter rien d’autre qu’une misérable trahison.

Québec: l’ASSÉ se soumet aux syndicats alors que les étudiants votent la grève

Par Richard Dufour, 14 mars 2015

L'ASSÉ donne une couverture de «gauche» aux syndicats en leur prêtant son image de militantisme et en renforçant leur autorité politique aux yeux des membres de la base.

La crise sociale en Grèce : deuxième partie

Par nos reporters, 14 mars 2015

Ceci est le second article d’un reportage réalisé par le WSWS à Athènes

La guerre nazie d’anéantissement contre l’Union soviétique: Première partie

Par Clara Weiss, 14 mars 2015

L’ouvrage donne un aperçu des antécédents historiques criminels du siège actuel des villes d'Ukraine de l’Est par le régime installé à Kiev par l’Occident et mené par des forces fascistes ukrainiennes.

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Perspective

US ramps up anti-China “pivot to Asia”

14 March 2015

The US maritime strategic document released yesterday is a recipe for intensifying tensions in Asia and compounding the danger of war with China.

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Commentary

Why the media silence on Lindsey Graham’s vow to use the military to force vote in Congress?

By Bill Van Auken, 14 March 2015

With the media poised to jump on candidates’ slightest “gaffes,” there are virtually no reports on Graham’s vow to “use the military” to push through a Pentagon budget.

Lindsey Graham threatens troops to force Congress vote on military cuts

US presidential election season begins

By Patrick Martin, 13 March 2015

Danger of war with Russia grows as US sends military equipment to Ukraine

By Johannes Stern and Alex Lantier, 13 March 2015

IMF loans $17 billion to Ukraine to repay banks, loot economy

New Anti-capitalist Party calls for escalating intervention in Ukraine

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Canadian government seizes on first Iraq casualty to press for war

By Roger Jordan, 13 March 2015

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Obama’s criticism of right-to-work law: A defense of the corporatist bureaucracy

By Shannon Jones, 13 March 2015

Berlin professor sees Germany as the “taskmaster” of Europe

By Peter Schwarz, 13 March 2015

US Oil Workers Strike

USW reaches sellout deal, moves to shut down oil workers’ strike

By Jerry White, 13 March 2015

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.

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

By Jerry White and Seraphine Collins, 5 March 2015

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

USW union sabotages support for striking US oil workers

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The fight against police violence in Madison, Wisconsin

By Andre Damon and Niles Williamson, 12 March 2015

History

Exhibition at New York’s Morgan Library
Lincoln Speaks: Words That Transformed a Nation

By Fred Mazelis, 13 March 2015

An exhibition of letters and speeches makes the US Civil War and the role of Abraham Lincoln come alive.

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”

The Crisis in Greece

Troika enforcers return to Athens to step up looting of Greece

By Robert Stevens, 13 March 2015

Australian pseudo-lefts defend Syriza’s austerity pact

By Mike Head, 13 March 2015

Greece and the dictatorship of finance capital

By Nick Beams, 11 March 2015

The capitulation of Syriza and the lessons for the working class

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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

Socialist Equality Party election meetings in NSW

Australian SEP candidates campaign against war drive

Cystic fibrosis and the rundown of public health care

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

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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

14 March 2015

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

Toronto: University strikers denounce union officials

By Carl Bronski, 12 March 2015

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.

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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