Houthi militia takes over Taiz as Yemen descends into civil war

By Niles Williamson, 23 March 2015

American imperialism bears the ultimate responsibility for the chaos that is now engulfing the impoverished Arab country, which is positioned next to a major oil transportation juncture.

Suicide bombings kill more than one hundred in Yemen

Reign of police violence continues with killing of unarmed teen in Cleveland

By Gabriel Black, 23 March 2015

Brandon Jones had allegedly broken into a grocery store and was carrying out a few boxes of cigarettes and some coins when police cornered and shot him.

Philadelphia cops cleared in killing of 26-year-old

The paramilitary occupation of America

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Judge orders end to Pentagon stalling on torture photos

By Patrick Martin, 23 March 2015

The Pentagon has been fighting for more than a decade to keep visual evidence of the torture at Abu Ghraib and other military sites from becoming public.

Seven children die in New York house fire

By Daniel de Vries, 23 March 2015

The fire, which was apparently sparked by a hot plate, is the deadliest in New York City since 2007, when 10 West African immigrants died in their sub-standard Bronx home.

Unemployment benefits availability in US at lowest level in history

By E.P. Bannon, 23 March 2015

Only 23.1 percent of unemployed workers were receiving benefits in December 2014, the lowest level since unemployment insurance benefits were first established.

Tucson, Arizona, officials considering banning homeless from downtown park

By Kevin Martinez, 23 March 2015

The fraud of Obama’s “Student Aid Bill of Rights”

By Nancy Hanover, 23 March 2015

Obama’s proposal for student loan aid is both a publicity stunt to appease popular concern over ever-rising student loan debt and a plan to tighten enforcement on repayment.

German government plans new “anti-terrorism unit”

By Johannes Stern, 23 March 2015

The build-up of a paramilitary police force in Germany under the framework of the "war on terror" is part of a massive military expansion at home and abroad.

Australian spies assist Japan’s plans for intelligence agency

By Peter Symonds, 23 March 2015

Australia’s involvement in training Japanese spies demonstrates just how closely the two US allies are intertwined with Washington’s war preparations against China.

Dozens killed in Indian railway accident

By Sujeewa Amaranath, 23 March 2015

While the immediate cause appears to be brake failure, the broader reason for the derailment lies in the rundown of the rail network by successive governments.

Mexican migrant workers strike over wages and working conditions

By Rafael Azul, 23 March 2015

On Wednesday, March 17, thousands of agricultural workers went on strike in the Mexican state of Baja California.

UK: Police commander at 1989 Hillsborough disaster admits causing 96 deaths

By Barry Mason, 23 March 2015

An inquest heard how the lies and cover-up by the authorities began within minutes of the tragedy.

New in Urdu

امریکہ میں تیل کے مزدوروں کی ہڑتال اور طبقاتی جدو جہد کی واپسی

17 مارچ 2015

امریکہ میں تیل کے مزدور ں کی ڈیڑھ ماہ سے جاری ہڑتال نے ایک بار پھر ثابت کیا ہے کہ سماج کی محرک قوت سماجی اور سیاسی ترقی کے حوالے سے نہ صرف امریکہ بلکہ عالمی سطح پر صرف طبقاتی جدوجہد ہے۔

New in Serbo-Croatian

Ubistvo u Moskvi: Zašto je ubijen Boris Njemcov

David North, 23. mart 2015.

Ubistvo ruskog opozicionog političara Borisa Njemcova predstavlja značajan politički događaj koji proizlazi iz konfrontacije između SAD-a i Rusije i žestoke borbe koja je sada u toku na najvišim nivoima ruske države.

New in Spanish

Delirios imperialistas de conquista del mundo: Bellum Americanum

Por Joseph Kishore, 23 marzo 2015

Tanto el Partido Republicano como el Partido Demócrata están casi en total acuerdo en mayores aumentos al presupuesto de Guerra del Pentágono.

FICUNAM 2015: Parte 1
Un festival de cine notable en la Ciudad de México

Por David Walsh, 23 marzo 2015

David Walsh y Joanne Laurier acaban de regresar del festival de cine de la Universidad Autónoma de México en México D.F.

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Petrol işçilerinin grevi ve ABD’de sınıf mücadelesinin dönüşü

Jerry White, 23 Mart 2015

ABD’deki petrol işçilerinin bir buçuk aylık grevi, ABD’deki toplumsal ve siyasi gelişmenin esas itici gücünün, dünyanın geri kalanında olduğu gibi, sınıf mücadelesi olduğunu bir kez daha gösterdi.

Leipzig Kitap Fuarı’nda verilen konferans
Sosyalizm ve tarihsel gerçek

David North, 23 Mart 2015

Rus Devrimi ve Tamamlanmamış Yirminci Yüzyıl’ın Almanca basımının tanıtımına yönelik bu konferans 13 Mart 2015’te, Leipzig Kitap Fuarı’nda, 450 kişi önünde verildi.

New in French

Bellum Americanum: le délire impérialiste d’une conquête américaine du monde

Par Joe Kishore, 23 mars 2015

L’accord est quasi universel entre démocrates et républicains à Washington pour augmenter considérablement le financement de la machine de guerre du Pentagone, qui englouti déjà des sommes gargantuesques.

L’armée tunisienne déployée après l’attentat terroriste qui a fait 23 morts

Par Bill Van Auken, 23 mars 2015

En dernière analyse, l'atrocité à Tunis est le résultat des catastrophes créées par les guerres américaines en Irak et en Libye et de la guerre par procuration que Washington mène en Syrie.

La capitulation du gouvernement Syriza devant l’UE démasque Podemos en Espagne

Par Alejandro López et Alex Lantier, 23 mars 2015

Le bilan de Syriza depuis son arrivée au pouvoir montre ce que serait un gouvernement Podemos en Espagne: un instrument de l’impérialisme travaillant avec les forces de droite pour attaquer la classe ouvrière.

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Perspective

Detroit’s water shutoffs and the aristocratic principle

23 March 2015

In few places anywhere on the globe is the systematized, ruthless cruelty of the ruling class—facilitated by all factions of the political establishment—so flagrantly on display as in Detroit.

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US Oil Workers Strike

Striking Houston-area oil workers denounce USW betrayal

By E.P. Bannon and Tom Hall, 23 March 2015

Workers at the LyondellBasell refinery expressed frustration and anger at the United Steelworkers for deliberately isolating their struggle.

Striking US oil workers explain issues at stake in their struggle

By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 20 March 2015

International Socialist Organization hails USW backstabbing of oil workers’ strike

By Jerry White and Kevin Reed, 21 March 2015

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

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

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25 years ago: Australian Labor government narrowly survives election

The Labor government of Prime Minister Bob Hawke barely remained in office for its fourth term after the general election held on March 24, 1990.

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50 years ago: Civil rights worker Viola Liuzzo murdered

On March 25, 1965, civil rights worker Viola Liuzzo was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan near Lowndesboro, Alabama.

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75 years ago: Ali Jinnah advocates separate state for Indian Muslims

At the Muslim League conference in Lahore on March 24, 1940, the group’s President Muhammad Ali Jinnah publicly advocated the division of the Indian subcontinent along religious lines.

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100 years ago: Karl Liebknecht mustered into the German army

On March 25 1915, Karl Liebknecht, a leader of the revolutionary wing of German Social Democracy, was mustered into the German army and assigned to the eastern front.

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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

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

Arts Review

Philistinism and crime in the German art market

By Sybille Fuchs, 23 March 2015

The greed and ignorance of the super-rich and the operations of unprincipled entrepreneurs are threatening public access to many art works.

Chappie: Is the sum greater than the parts?

By Christine Schofelt, 21 March 2015

FICUNAM 2015: Part 2
The rule and the exceptions—three good films: Court, National Gallery and The Gold Bug

By David Walsh, 20 March 2015

FICUNAM 2015
An interview with Alejo Moguillansky, co-director of The Gold Bug

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

NHS FightBack

UK: Private sector given largest ever National Health Service contract

By Ajanta Silva, 23 March 2015

The deal, worth £780 million over four years, is the latest in the ongoing privatisation process of the publicly run health service.

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SEP (Australia) Campaign in New South Wales Election

Youth unemployment—a social catastrophe for the working class

By Oscar Grenfell—SEP candidate for Bankstown, 20 March 2015

The major parties have nothing to offer youth because they defend the profit system and have helped create the conditions of mass unemployment and poverty.

Oppose the anti-mosque campaign in Penrith!

Australian workers call for support for striking US oil workers

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Commentary

Bellum Americanum: US imperialism’s delusions of world conquest

By Joseph Kishore, 21 March 2015

Israeli settlers, soldiers attack Palestinians in East Jerusalem and Nablus

By Patrick Martin, 21 March 2015

Strike by Lufthansa pilots continues

By Philipp Frisch and Ulrich Rippert, 21 March 2015

Capital punishment and the brutality of class rule in America

Syriza government’s surrender to the EU in Greece exposes Podemos in Spain

Attack on democratic rights in Germany follows Blockupy protest

IYSSE

Australia: IYSSE campaign pushes back Griffith University’s political censorship

By our correspondents, 21 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

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

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”