Tsipras in Berlin: Germany and Greece pledge “cooperation” in imposing austerity

By Johannes Stern, 24 March 2015

Syriza has completely capitulated to the demands of the European banks, making clear that it will not only continue the austerity measures dictated by the “troika,” but will intensify them.

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

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New defeat for Socialist Party as neo-fascists rise in French local elections

By Antoine Lerougetel, 24 March 2015

The outcome of the first round of France’s departmental elections on Sunday is a stinging rebuke to the Socialist Party government and its policies of austerity and war.

The legitimization of Marine Le Pen

USW imposes sellout, seeks to wind down remaining oil strikes

By Jerry White, 24 March 2015

Strikes continue at BP, Marathon, LyondellBasell and Tesoro, as the United Steelworkers seeks to impose its pro-company deal on oil workers throughout the country.

Striking US oil workers explain issues at stake in their struggle

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

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As United Auto Workers bargaining convention opens
Media worries whether UAW can contain auto workers’ expectations

By Shannon Jones, 24 March 2015

With GM, Ford and Chrysler raking in an estimated $76 billion since 2009, auto workers are determined to win improvements in the upcoming auto contract talks.

US auto union hails $5 billion GM stock buy-back

Obama administration seeks to conceal records of discredited airport screening program

By Tom Carter, 24 March 2015

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit alleging that the Obama administration improperly withheld records related to "behavior detection" airport screening programs.

FBI helped infiltrate Minnesota protest against police murders

By Zaida Green, 24 March 2015

Mall of America security created a fake Facebook account to spy on demonstrators in order to arrest and prosecute “ringleaders.”

Star US professional football player retires over fears of brain trauma

By Alan Gilman, 24 March 2015

National Football League linebacker Chris Borland, after a starring rookie season, announced last week that he is retiring in order to avoid crippling brain injuries.

Brain damage affects 3 in 10 former National Football League players

Germany: ThyssenKrupp workers force union-dominated works council to resign

By Dietmar Henning, 24 March 2015

Workers supporting the opposition “List 5” have succeeded in their challenge to the result of the works council elections last year at steelmaker ThyssenKrupp.

Toronto university strikes: Workers reject another sell-out contract

By Dylan Lubao, 24 March 2015

Six thousand education workers at the University of Toronto and a further three thousand teaching and graduate assistants at York, Toronto’s other principal university, have been on strike for three weeks.

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

New documents expose New Zealand surveillance of Solomon Islands

By Tom Peters, 24 March 2015

New Zealand spies on the Solomons and other Pacific countries to defend its imperialist interests in the region.

Australian government welfare report prepares brutal assault against disabled, unemployed

By Patrick Kelly, 24 March 2015

The dismantling of welfare aims to give many recipients no choice but to accept low-wage employment.

New in Russian

Дневник Лены Мухиной: Важный документ о блокаде Ленинграда

Клара Вайс, 24 марта 2015 г.

Блокадный дневник Лены Мухиной является важным историческим документом, связанным с одним из крупнейших военных преступлений германского империализма.

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Les milices houthistes occupent Taïz pendant que le Yémen s'enfonce dans la guerre civile

Par Niles Williamson, 24 mars 2015

L’impérialisme américain est responsable du chaos dans lequel est plongé ce pays arabe pauvre qui est situé à proximité d’un important carrefour de transit de pétrole.

Le gouvernement allemand augmentera son budget de la défense de 8 milliards d’euros

Par Johannes Stern, 24 mars 2015

La hausse rapide des dépenses militaires annonce une nouvelle étape dans la résurgence du militarisme allemand.

Le gouvernement allemand veut constituer une nouvelle « unité antiterroriste »

Par Johannes Stern, 24 mars 2015

Le renforcement de la police paramilitaire dans le cadre de la « guerre contre le terrorisme » en Allemagne fait partie d’une massive expansion militaire tant à l’intérieur qu’à l’extérieur du pays.

Un professeur de Berlin voit dans l'Allemagne le « maître de discipline » de l'Europe

Par Peter Schwarz, 24 mars 2015

Dans son nouveau livre, « Macht in der Mitte » le politologue berlinois Herfried Münkler plaide ouvertement pour une suprématie allemande en Europe.

New in German

Bellum Americanum
Der US-Imperialismus und sein Wahn von der Weltherrschaft

Von Joseph Kishore, 24. März 2015

Republikaner und Demokraten in Washington wollen den Etat für die riesige Kriegsmaschinerie des Pentagon noch einmal deutlich erhöhen.

Tsipras in Berlin: Schulterschluss mit Merkel gegen die europäische Arbeiterklasse

Von Johannes Stern, 24. März 2015

Der griechische Regierungschef unterstrich in Berlin seine Bereitschaft, die Austeritätspolitik in enger Zusammenarbeit mit der EU und der deutschen Regierung fortzusetzen.

Kapitulation von Syriza vor der EU entlarvt Podemos in Spanien

Von Alex Lantier und Alejandro López, 24. März 2015

Syrizas Bilanz in der Regierung zeigt, was eine Podemos-Regierung in Spanien wäre: ein Werkzeug des Imperialismus, das mit offen rechten Kräften zusammenarbeitet, um die Arbeiterklasse anzugreifen.

Bürgerkrieg im Jemen: Huthi-Miliz erobert Tais

Von Niles Williamson, 24. März 2015

Letzten Endes ist der amerikanische Imperialismus für das Chaos verantwortlich, das in dem verarmten, arabischen Land ausgebrochen ist, das an einer wichtigen Öltransportroute liegt.

Israelische Siedler und Soldaten greifen Palästinenser in Ost-Jerusalem und Nablus an

Von Patrick Martin, 24. März 2015

Der Wahlsieg der Rechtskoalition von Ministerpräsident Benjamin Netanjahu hat ultrarechte Siedler zu erneuten Angriffen auf Palästinenser ermutigt.

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Perspective

Behind the tensions between Obama and Netanyahu

24 March 2015

With his explicit rejection of the so-called “two-state solution,” the Israeli prime minister exposed the fraud of US policy, cutting across Washington’s interests in the region.

Earlier Perspectives »

History

250 years since the Stamp Act
The Coming of the American Revolution

By Tom Mackaman, 24 March 2015

The Stamp Act set into motion a series of events that led, in one decade, to the American Revolution.

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”

Commentary

Democrats, pseudo-left groups maneuver in lead-up to Chicago mayoral runoff

By Marcus Day, 24 March 2015

The April 7 runoff pits Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel against Jesus “Chuy” García, a long-time Democratic Party operative who has the backing of the International Socialist Organization.

Detroit’s water shutoffs and the aristocratic principle

By Andre Damon, 23 March 2015

Houthi militia takes over Taiz as Yemen descends into civil war

By Niles Williamson, 23 March 2015

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

By Gabriel Black, 23 March 2015

More on police violence in America »

German government plans new “anti-terrorism unit”

By Johannes Stern, 23 March 2015

Bellum Americanum: US imperialism’s delusions of world conquest

Israeli settlers, soldiers attack Palestinians in East Jerusalem and Nablus

Strike by Lufthansa pilots continues

Arts Review

Bleakness without respite: Atticus Lish’s novel Preparation for the Next Life

By Sandy English, 24 March 2015

Atticus Lish’s lengthy novel is a love story between an undocumented Chinese immigrant and an American veteran of the Iraq War.

Philistinism and crime in the German art market

By Sybille Fuchs, 23 March 2015

Chappie: Is the sum greater than the parts?

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

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.

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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

24 March 2015

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

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

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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IYSSE

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

By our correspondents, 21 March 2015

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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