Netanyahu claims victory in close Israeli election

By Patrick Martin, 18 March 2015

Netanyahu is in a strong position to form the next government after his chief rival rang him to concede defeat.

Netanyahu makes far-right appeal on eve of Israeli election

The toxic crisis of Israeli society

Notes on police violence in America
Video shows police gunning down mentally ill Texas man

By Evan Blake, 18 March 2015

Officers shot the schizophrenic and bipolar man within seconds of arriving at his house, claiming they felt threatened by the screwdriver he was holding.

The paramilitary occupation of America

Police killings and the collapse of democracy in America

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USW isolates remaining oil worker strikes

By Jerry White, 18 March 2015

Oil workers continue to walk the picket lines at refineries across the US despite the efforts of the United Steelworkers to shut down the month-and-a-half long strike.

The oil workers’ strike and the return of the class struggle in the US

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Wall Street bonuses at highest level since 2008 crash

By Shannon Jones, 18 March 2015

The $28.5 billion in Wall Street bonuses is double the annual pay for the 1 million US workers employed full time at the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

Capitalism and the global plutocracy

Financial markets hang on wording of US Federal Reserve statement

By Nick Beams, 18 March 2015

Global financial markets are waiting to see how soon the Fed may begin to raise interest rates.

Visiting Berlin, Poroshenko steps up drive against Russia

By Johannes Stern, 18 March 2015

German Chancellor Angela Merkel used a joint press conference in Berlin to endorse Poroshenko, declaring she had “great respect” for “all of the efforts” of his government.

Russian President Putin says Ukraine crisis threatens nuclear war

Murder in Moscow: Why was Boris Nemtsov assassinated?

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Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis prostrates himself on German talk show

By Christoph Dreier, 18 March 2015

The appearance of the Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis on the Günther Jauch talk show was a pathetic spectacle that symbolized the bankruptcy of Syriza.

Syriza makes new pledges to impose troika austerity

Greece and the dictatorship of finance capital

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Germany: More links revealed between secret service and NSU terror gang

By Dietmar Henning, 18 March 2015

Where state activities end and those of the far-right terrorist group National Socialist Underground begin is increasingly murky and undefined.

Prison officers’ union signs no strike deal with the Scottish government

By Jordan Shilton and Chris Marsden, 18 March 2015

The Prison Officers Association was one of the first trade unions to join the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition, formed by the Socialist Party and Socialist Workers Party.

Modi visits Sri Lanka to push for closer ties against China

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 18 March 2015

The Indian prime minister undertook his trip amid US encouragement of New Delhi to play a greater role in the region, in order to counter China’s influence.

New in Arabic

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5 يناير 2015

لم يعد القرن الحادي والعشرين حديث العهد. ونحن نبدأ عاما جديدا منه، فالسنوات الخمسة عشرالماضية وفرت لنا ما يكفي من البيانات تسمح لنا بالتعرف على العمليات الاقتصادية والجيوسياسية والاجتماعية الأساسية ، والتوجهات التي ستحدد طبيعة واتجاه الأحداث في عام 2015 والسنوات القادمة.

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آنتی مارکسیسم یانیس واروفاکیس

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نیک بیمز

مقالۀ اخیر یانیس واروفاکیس، وزیر مالیۀ حکومت یونان به رهبری حزب سیریزا، که به تازگی در روزنامۀ گاردین منتشر شده است، ضمن آن که تقابل او را با مارکس آشکار می کند، پرده از خصلت طبقاتی سیریزا و گرایش های شِبه چپی که نمایندگی می کند، برمی دارد.

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France : pertes importantes prévues pour le Parti socialiste aux élections départementales

Par Antoine Lerougetel, 18 mars 2015

Le Front national néo-fasciste de Marine Le Pen devrait progresser de façon significative aux prochaines élections départementales.

La France et le Japon renforcent une coopération militaire dirigée contre la Chine

Par Kumaran Ira, 18 mars 2015

En concluant une alliance militaire avec le Japon, la France attise les tensions déjà causées en Asie par le « pivot vers l'Asie » du gouvernement Obama.

Des centaines de personnes assistent à la conférence sur la présentation de l’édition allemande de La Révolution russe et le 20e siècle inachevé

Par nos correspondants, 18 mars 2015

Le président du comité de rédaction international du WSWS, David North, a présenté l’édition allemande de son livre à un public d’étudiants, de travailleurs et visiteurs à la Foire du livre de Leipzig.

New in German

Amerikas „schmutzige Brigaden“ im Irak

Von Niles Williamson, 18. März 2015

Die Gräueltaten amerikanischer Stellvertretertruppen im Irak strafen die Behauptung Lügen, der Krieg gegen den Islamischen Staat werde im Namen der Menschenrechte geführt.

Varoufakis biedert sich an deutsche Regierung an

Von Christoph Dreier, 18. März 2015

Der Auftritt des griechischen Finanzministers Yanis Varoufakis bei der Talk-Sendung von Günther Jauch war ein erbärmliches Schauspiel, das den politischen Bankrott Syrizas versinnbildlichte.

Frankreich: NPA fordert Verstärkung der Ukraine-Intervention

Von Alex Lantier, 18. März 2015

Die Neue Antikapitalistische Partei (NPA) fordert in einer Stellungnahme, die sie fälschlicherweise im Namen des IKVI veröffentlicht hat, die Entsendung von "UN-Friedenstruppen," um im Interesse der imperialistischen Mächte für Ordnung in der Ukraine zu sorgen.

Großbritannien und USA uneinig über chinesische Bank

Von Nick Beams, 18. März 2015

Hinter dem Rücken der USA wird sich Großbritannien an der von China unterstützten Asiatischen Investmentbank für Infrastruktur beteiligen.

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Perspective

Brazil’s right-wing protests: A warning to the working class

18 March 2015

If right-wing forces can once again openly agitate for a military coup, it is thanks to the reactionary role of the PT and the various pseudo-left groups that have sought to promote illusions in this capitalist party.

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In Defense of Historical Truth

Socialism and historical truth
A lecture delivered at the Leipzig Book Fair

By David North, 17 March 2015

This lecture was delivered before an audience of 450 people on the occasion of the publication of the German-language edition of The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century.

Hundreds attend lecture introducing German edition of The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century

By our correspondents, 17 March 2015

Arts Review

FICUNAM 2015: Part 1
A remarkable film festival in Mexico City

By David Walsh, 18 March 2015

David Walsh and Joanne Laurier recently attended the film festival associated with the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City.

SEP (Australia) Campaign in New South Wales Election

Oppose the anti-mosque campaign in Penrith!

By Carolyn Kennett—SEP candidate for Penrith, 18 March 2015

The vendetta against Muslims is not simply the work of local bigots, but a product of the bogus “war on terror” whipped up by the media and political establishment.

Australian workers call for support for striking US oil workers

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

SEP candidates in NSW election address public meetings

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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

SEP pamphlet on US oil strike now available

12 March 2015

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Commentary

Turkey escalates involvement in Iraq-Syria war

By Halil Celik, 17 March 2015

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ACLU sues White House over drone “kill list”

By Eric London, 17 March 2015

America’s “dirty brigades” in Iraq

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

Despite Swedish interview request, WikiLeaks founder Assange remains in danger

Divisions emerge between Britain and US over China bank

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Quebec student union ASSE promotes trade unions as students vote for anti-austerity strike

By Richard Dufour, 17 March 2015

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

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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”

25 years ago: Frame-up of striking Greyhound bus driver

Greyhound driver Roger D. Cawthra was arrested and jailed on March 16, 1990, on frame-up charges stemming from the alleged shooting of a scab bus on March 12 in Farmington, Connecticut.

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50 years ago: Bandaranaike coalition defeated in Ceylon

On March 22, 1965, the coalition government of Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike was defeated in parliamentary elections in Ceylon.

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75 years ago: War crisis brings down French government

On March 20, 1940, in a secret session of the French parliament, liberal premier Eduard Daladier resigned after losing a vote of confidence.

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100 years ago: Allied naval attack on the Dardanelles repelled by Turkey

On March 18, 1915, Allied naval forces launched a major attack on Ottoman defenses in the Dardanelles, the geo-strategically critical strait connecting the Sea of Marmara and the Aegean Sea.

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