US intensifies pressure on Iran at nuclear talks

By Peter Symonds, 16 March 2015

US Secretary of State Kerry has made clear that the US will walk away from the negotiating table if Iran does not meet its demands.

Divisions emerge between Britain and US over China bank

By Nick Beams, 16 March 2015

The British decision to participate in the Chinese-backed Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank was taken largely behind the back of the United States.

France, Japan boost military ties directed against China

By Kumaran Ira, 16 March 2015

Sri Lanka-China tensions rise over suspended port project

By Manusha Fernando, 16 March 2015

US ramps up anti-China “pivot to Asia”

Police arrest man in shooting of Ferguson police officers

By Nick Barrickman and Andre Damon, 16 March 2015

Despite a lack of evidence, St. Louis County authorities sought to associate Wednesday’s shooting with ongoing demonstrations against police violence.

1,600 people attend funeral for 19-year-old killed by police in Madison, Wisconsin

By Eric London, 16 March 2015

New York Police Department caught whitewashing police crimes on Wikipedia

By Mark Witkowski, 16 March 2015

The NYPD’s rewriting of Wikipedia entries on police violence—including pages for Sean Bell, Eric Garner and Michael Brown—is part of a larger effort at disruption and surveillance on social media.

The paramilitary occupation of America

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Despite Swedish interview request, WikiLeaks founder Assange remains in danger

By Julie Hyland, 16 March 2015

For more than four years and counting, the Swedish authorities consistently refused Assange’s request to be interviewed in London.

Four years since the arrest of Julian Assange

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Hunger strike by UK asylum seekers

By Barry Mason, 16 March 2015

An estimated 30,000 migrants and asylum seekers, nearly one-third of them women and children, are being detained indefinitely in Britain while their immigration status is resolved.

Australia: Phony “leaders’ debate” for NSW state election

By Mike Head, 16 March 2015

Labor is cynically hoping to win the election by exploiting popular hostility to privatisation and the federal Abbott government.

Report shows low-cost private housing in Washington, DC virtually eliminated

By Nick Barrickman, 16 March 2015

Without subsidies, the typical family of four in the bottom fifth tier of households spends 80 percent of its yearly earnings on housing.

New in Spanish

Comienza en Estados Unidos la carrera al balotaje presidencial

Por Patrick Martin, 16 marzo 2015

A dieciocho meses del balotaje presidencial de Estados Unidos, la élite política y los medios de difusión ya comienzan fijarse en ese concurso de tráfico de influencias y compañerismo corrupto operaciones que son las elecciones estadounidenses.

Estados Unidos bajo ocupación paramilitar

Por Joseph Kishore, 16 marzo 2015

En Estados Unidos la policía se ha transformado en un ejército de ocupación de los barrios obreros. Su salvajismo y violencia es parte de una guerra contra la gente pobre y trabajadora.

New in French

Les États Unis intensifient la politique anti-Chine du « pivot vers l'Asie »

Par Peter Symonds, 16 mars 2015

Le document de stratégie maritime rendu public vendredi aux États Unis garanti que les tensions vont s’intensifier en Asie et renforce le danger d’une guerre avec la Chine.

Conférence de Charm el-Cheikh
Les investisseurs promettent des milliards au régime militaire égyptien

Par Alex Lantier, 16 mars 2015

Le capital financier lance de nouveaux projets parce qu’il présume que la répression sanglante menée par la dictature militaire égyptienne va lui garantir des bas salaires et des profits élevés.

La pseudo-gauche australienne défend le pacte d’austérité de Syriza

Par Mick Head, 16 mars 2015

L’élection de Syriza a fait apparaître l’évolution suivie par ces groupes qui sont devenus des partisans déclarés de gouvernements capitalistes.

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

Par Clara Weiss, 16 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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America’s “dirty brigades” in Iraq

16 March 2015

The atrocities committed by American-backed units in Iraq, including beheadings and the desecration of corpses, expose the hypocritical claims that the war against ISIS is being waged in defense of human rights.

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In Defense of Historical Truth

Christoph Vandreier from Mehring Verlag
welcomes audience to lecture by David North

David North speaks in Leipzig on publication of German edition of The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century

16 March 2015

Four hundred and fifty people attended the presentation at the Leipzig Book Fair of the German edition of The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century by David North. A report on the meeting will be published shortly.

US Oil Workers Strike

Reject USW-Shell sellout deal!
For a general strike to defend jobs, safety and living standards!

By Jerry White, 16 March 2015

The rotten agreement reached by the unions and Shell is not why workers walked on the picket lines for a month and a half, sacrificing their paychecks and health benefits.

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

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Commentary

ISO-allied pseudo-lefts within Syriza defend their capitulation to austerity

By Alex Lantier, 16 March 2015

Syriza’s claims that it had no option but to surrender to austerity are cowardly lies, rooted in the material interests of the reactionary upper-middle class forces for whom Syriza speaks.

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

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

By Alex Lantier, 14 March 2015

Quebec workers on a collision course with Liberal government

US retail sales fall for third consecutive month

New Anti-capitalist Party calls for escalating intervention in Ukraine

IYSSE

Toronto university strikes:
A socialist strategy to defeat austerity and defend education

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Canada), 16 March 2015

While the strikers have shown great determination and militancy, their struggle is in grave danger of being strangled by the pro-capitalist trade unions.

SEP (Australia) Campaign in New South Wales Election

SEP candidates in NSW election address public meetings

By our correspondents, 16 March 2015

SEP candidates warned that irrespective of the state election outcome, the incoming government would intensify the attacks on the working class.

Students and workers discuss SEP’s election campaign

By our correspondents, 16 March 2015

WSWS correspondents spoke to audience members at meetings called by the Socialist Equality Party last week as part of its New South Wales state election campaign

Socialist Equality Party election meetings in NSW

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Featured Video

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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NSA Spying

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

By Chris Marsden, 14 March 2015

UK parliamentary committee justifies mass spying on e-communications

By Paul Mitchell, 14 March 2015

Snowden documents reveal New Zealand’s spying in Pacific

By Tom Peters, 9 March 2015

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