Obama set to veto any cuts to Pentagon war machine

By Bill Van Auken, 19 March 2015

The president has made no threat to veto budget proposals imposing spending caps on vital social services.

Massive police mobilization against anti-austerity protest in Frankfurt, Germany

By Christoph Dreier and Alex Lantier, 19 March 2015

Police arrested 350 people after thousands of protesters from across Europe converged on Frankfurt to protest austerity measures targeting Greece and other countries.

Right-wing Israeli parties begin talks on coalition

By Patrick Martin, 19 March 2015

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to head his fourth coalition government committed to the expansion of illegal settlements on the West Bank.

Netanyahu makes far-right appeal on eve of Israeli election

The toxic crisis of Israeli society

US stocks surge as Fed signals slower rise in interest rates

By Barry Grey, 19 March 2015

Any tightening of the central bank cash spigot threatens to bring the bull market, and the windfalls it provides the rich and the super-rich, crashing down.

Financial markets hang on wording of US Federal Reserve statement

USW sellout leaves oil workers at mercy of energy giants

By Jerry White, 19 March 2015

The sellout deal signed by the United Steelworkers has opened the door for the companies to break up the national agreement and reverse the past gains of oil workers.

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

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

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Canadian oil workers laid off without warning

By Roger Jordan, 19 March 2015

One thousand oil construction workers were fired from their jobs at a remote site in Alberta last week.

Missouri executes brain-damaged 74-year-old

By Kate Randall, 19 March 2015

Cecil Clayton was put to death despite overwhelming evidence of intellectual disability caused by a sawmill accident more than four decades ago.

Federal court upholds Virginia’s solitary confinement policy

By Joe Williams, 19 March 2015

A federal appeals court upheld the state’s practice of automatically placing all death row inmates in solitary confinement until their execution.

Chicago’s Abu Ghraib

US to train special police forces in Ukraine

By David Levine, 19 March 2015

Washington is helping Kiev create tactical assault units akin to American SWAT teams.

Visiting Berlin, Poroshenko steps up drive against Russia

Russian President Putin says Ukraine crisis threatens nuclear war

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UK: Greater Manchester devolution agreement sets agenda for private sector bonanza

By Robert Stevens, 19 March 2015

Private corporations are being primed to win up to £5 billion in contracts as Trafford council prepares to sell contracts to run vital services.

Four years after Fukushima disaster, government to restart Japan’s nuclear plants

By Ben McGrath, 19 March 2015

The crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is still decades from being decommissioned and environmental problems continue to mount.

Australia: Bipartisan deal to fast-track mass surveillance metadata bill

By Mike Head, 19 March 2015

Labor voted to rush the bill through parliament on the basis of a token government proposal to obtain warrants before accessing journalists’ data.

New in Urdu

سیریزا کی اطاعت __ محنت کش طبقے کیلئے سبق

یکم مارچ 2015

ایک ماہ سے کم عرصے میں سیریزا کی حکومت نے یونان میں الیکشن کے دوران جو آسٹریٹی مخالف پروگرام دیا تھا اس سے مکمل انکار کرتے ہوئے غریب محنت کشوں سے غداری کی ہے جن کے ووٹوں سے منتخب ہوکر وہ اقتدار میں آئی تھی

New in Arabic

!2014-2015 نتائج وآفاق

ديفيد نورث و جوزيف كيشور , 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.

New in Spanish

Las protestas derechistas en Brasil: un peligro para la clase obrera

Por Bill Van Auken, 19 marzo 2015

Que la derecha pueda otra vez salir a las calles y exigir un golpe militar, se lo debe al protagonismo reaccionario del PT y de las seudoizquierdas que crean ilusiones en ese partido de la burguesía.

Las cochinas milicias de Estados Unidos en Irak

Por Niles Williamson, 19 marzo 2015

Las atrocidades cometidas por milicias sostenidas por Estados Unidos en Irak (decapitaciones, profanación de cadáveres, y más) desenmascaran la justificación hipócrita de que la guerra contra el Estado Islámico se está librando en defensa de los derechos humanos.

Yanis Varoufakis en misión para rescatar el capitalismo

Por Chris Marsden, 19 marzo 2015

El ministro de finanzas de Grecia se ha embarcado en una misión para rescatar el capitalismo en Grecia, en Europa, el euro, y preservar la Unión Europea, a costillas de la clase obrera.

Socialismo y verdad histórica

Por David North, 19 marzo 2015

Cuatrocientos cincuenta personas escucharon esta conferencia de David North en la Feria del Fibro en Leipzig, en la ocasión de la publicación de la edición en alemán de La Revolución Rusa y el siglo XX inconcluso.

New in French

Le président russe Poutine dit que la crise ukrainienne comporte le danger d’une guerre nucléaire

Par Alex Lantier, 19 mars 2015

Poutine a déclaré qu'après l'arrivée au pouvoir à Kiev des forces soutenues par l'Occident, le Kremlin, redoutant une attaque de la Russie par l'OTAN, avait ordonné à ses forces nucléaires de se préparer à une guerre véritable.

Les manifestations droitières au Brésil: un avertissement pour la classe ouvrière

Par Bill Van Auken, 19 mars 2015

Si, une fois de plus, des forces de droite sont en mesure de faire de l’agitation en faveur d’un coup d’Etat militaire, c’est grâce au rôle réactionnaire joué par le PT et les divers groupes de la pseudo-gauche qui ont répandu des illusions dans ce parti capitaliste.

New in German

Der Streik der Ölarbeiter und die Wiederkehr des Klassenkampfes in den USA

Von Jerry White, 19. März 2015

Der Streik, den die Ölarbeiter in den USA seit eineinhalb Monaten führen, hat erneut aufgezeigt, dass der Klassenkampf die wichtigste Triebkraft der gesellschaftlichen und politischen Entwicklung in den USA und international ist.

Demonstration gegen die EZB in Frankfurt

Von Christoph Dreier, 19. März 2015

Etwa 20.000 Menschen demonstrierten in Frankfurt gegen die Sparpolitik der EZB in Europa. Die Polizei hatte die Stadt in einen Hochsicherheitstrakt verwandelt.

Bundesregierung erhöht Wehretat um acht Milliarden Euro

Von Johannes Stern, 19. März 2015

Deutschland wird die Verteidigungsausgaben erhöhen und massiv aufrüsten. Das geht aus den Eckpunkten für den Haushalt 2016 und der Finanzplanung bis 2019 hervor, die gestern vom Bundeskabinett verabschiedet wurden.

SPD-Chef Gabriel befürwortet Vorratsdatenspeicherung

Von Denis Krassnin, 19. März 2015

Der SPD-Vorsitzende Sigmar Gabriel sprach sich am vergangenen Sonntag in einem Interview des Deutschlandfunks für die Vorratsdatenspeicherung aus.

ThyssenKrupp Stahl: Arbeiter zwingen IG-Metall-dominierten Betriebsrat zum Rücktritt

Von Dietmar Henning, 19. März 2015

Im Beschwerdeverfahren von ThyssenKrupp Stahl und dem von der IG Metall dominierten Betriebsrat gegen die Anfechtung der Betriebsratswahl des letzten Jahres haben sich die Arbeiter um die oppositionelle Liste 5 durchgesetzt.

Rechte Proteste in Brasilien
Hunderttausende fordern Sturz der Präsidentin

Von Bill Van Auken, 19. März 2015

Die Korruption und der Verrat der brasilianischen Arbeiterpartei verschafft den Rechten Auftrieb, die ihre größten Chancen seit dem Sturz der Militärdiktatur wittern.

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Perspective

The conflict over the China-backed Asian investment bank

19 March 2015

The British decision to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has opened the way for other European powers to sign up, despite intense opposition from the US.

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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

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

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Workers struggles

State frame-up of Maruti Suzuki India workers continues

By Arun Kumar, 19 March 2015

Although the prosecution’s case is manifestly in tatters, 150 Maruti Suzuki India workers continue to face the threat of conviction on false, politically motivated charges of murder and other grave crimes .

Arts Review

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

By David Walsh, 18 March 2015

Commentary

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

By Bill Van Auken, 18 March 2015

Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis prostrates himself on German talk show

By Christoph Dreier, 18 March 2015

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

Greece and the dictatorship of finance capital

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

By Evan Blake, 18 March 2015

The paramilitary occupation of America

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Wall Street bonuses at highest level since 2008 crash

By Shannon Jones, 18 March 2015

Turkey escalates involvement in Iraq-Syria war

ACLU sues White House over drone “kill list”

IYSSE

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

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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