Iran makes sweeping concessions to US in nuclear “framework” deal

By Keith Jones, 3 April 2015

Obama touted the agreement as a diplomatic coup for the US, while boasting that Iran has been brought to heel by the “toughest sanctions in history.”

John Bolton’s call for war on Iran

Saudi-led air war in Yemen enters second week

By Niles Williamson, 3 April 2015

Despite a week of US-backed air strikes by Saudi Arabia and its regional allies, Shiite rebels seized control of a significant section of the southern port city of Aden.

Dozens killed in airstrike on dairy factory in Yemen

Twelve years after Iraq invasion
Middle East engulfed by war

At least four killed in PEMEX explosion in Gulf of Mexico

By Jake Dean, 2 April 2015

The oil rig disaster has unfolded in the midst of Mexico’s accelerating privatization of its state-owned oil firm, PEMEX.

Germanwings crash: Details are clearer but motive remains unknown

By Christoph Dreier, 3 April 2015

Ten days after the crash of Germanwings flight 4U9525, recovery teams have located the plane’s flight data recorder.

The social and political context of the Germanwings disaster

Obama declares “national emergency” based on alleged cyber threats from Russia, China

By Thomas Gaist, 3 April 2015

In an online statement, Obama made clear that the new powers granted in his latest executive order will be used to target America’s main geopolitical rivals.

Federal judge dismisses private lawsuit based on “state secrets” doctrine

By John Burton, 3 April 2015

For the first time in any US courtroom, a judge has dismissed a purely private lawsuit based on the claim that government secrets might be exposed.

Rising inequality, poverty in Ann Arbor, Michigan

By Naomi Spencer, 3 April 2015

Washtenaw County, Michigan is held up as a “knowledge economy” model for recovery in the state, but a new study finds 37 percent of residents cannot make ends meet.

“They don’t care about the people … all they care about are the rich”
Flint, Michigan residents speak on tainted water supply

State legislature recommends 82 percent cut to Louisiana State University budget
Board of Regents considers privatization

By E.P. Bannon, 3 April 2015

The proposed cuts, if passed, will be the largest budget reduction to any state university system in history.

Germany and France stage joint military build-up

By Peter Schwarz, 3 April 2015

Berlin and Paris are planning to jointly build a combat drone and work together more closely on satellite reconnaissance.

Underground gas fire shuts down central London

By Paul Mitchell, 3 April 2015

Thousands of workers had to be evacuated from the areas around Kingsway, one of London’s busiest office and shopping districts.

Malaysian prime minister under pressure over US-led economic pact

By John Roberts, 3 April 2015

Ex-Prime Minister Mahathir is bitterly opposed to Najib for signing up to US President Obama’s proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Sri Lankan police crackdown on protesting students

By Pradeep Ramanayake, 3 April 2015

The police attack on university students makes clear that the Sirisena government is rapidly moving to impose new austerity measures.

New in French

La France se prépare à augmenter les dépenses militaires

Par Kumaran Ira, 3 avril 2015

L'impérialisme français dépense des milliards pour renforcer sa présence militaire à l'intérieur de la France et à l'étranger.

New in German

US-Imperialismus:
Die „Menschenrechts“-Fassade bröckelt

Von Joseph Kishore, 3. April 2015

Immer dreister fungieren die Vereinigten Staaten weltweit als Speerspitze von Militarismus und Reaktion.

Germanwings-Absturz: Tathergang klärt sich auf, Motiv bleibt offen

Von Christoph Dreier, 3. April 2015

Zehn Tage nach dem Absturz des Germanwings-Flugs 4U9525 haben die Bergungskräfte den Flugschreiber des Airbus 320 gefunden.

Ukraine: US-Armee bildet faschistische Milizen aus

Von Patrick Martin, 3. April 2015

Amerikanische Kommandos werden am 20. April beginnen, Einheiten der ukrainischen Nationalgarde auszubilden, darunter das berüchtigte Asow-Bataillon.

Griechenland am Rande des Staatsbankrotts, Gläubiger fordern drastischere Kürzungen

Von Robert Stevens, 3. April 2015

Die Syriza-Regierung wurde aufgefordert, der Europäischen Union eine umfangreichere Liste von Sparmaßnahmen vorzulegen.

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Perspective

The Atlanta “cheating” case and the crisis of public education in the US

3 April 2015

The conviction of Atlanta educators on “racketeering” charges takes place in a country where bankers and other corporate criminals ravage the lives of tens of millions with impunity.

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Arts Review

New York exhibition looks at “political art” of the 1930s

By Fred Mazelis, 3 April 2015

The Grey Art Gallery show presents the work of dozens of American artists who were radicalized in the period of the Depression, revolutionary struggle, the rise of fascism and the looming threat of world war.

Exhibition in Berlin: Rediscovery of a Russian revolutionary art school

By Sibylle Fuchs and Verena Nees, 31 March 2015

FICUNAM 2015: Part 4
Tackling life head on: The films of Uzbek-Soviet director Ali Khamraev

By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier, 28 March 2015

FICUNAM 2015
I Remember You: A comment on the history of his film by director Ali Khamraev

Socialist Equality Party (UK) election campaign

Tommy Sheridan’s call for a Scottish National Party vote: An exposure of Britain’s pseudo-left

By Steve James, 3 April 2015

The decision is a devastating indictment, not just of Sheridan and his Solidarity fan club, but of the entire pseudo-left fraternity in Britain.

London: SEP candidate exposes false housing promises of Labour and Greens

By Paul Mitchell, 1 April 2015

Labour offers itself to business backers to kick off UK election campaign

By Julie Hyland, 31 March 2015

Socialist Equality Party (UK) 2015 General Election manifesto: No to war and austerity! Fight for socialism!

By the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 30 March 2015

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

3 April 2015

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

Toronto university strikes end

By Carl Bronski and Dylan Lubao, 2 April 2015

Socialist Equality Party

The election of Syriza in Greece: Marxism vs. the pseudo-left
A lecture series by David North (April 8 - 22)

2 April 2015

WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North will speak on the theoretical and political origins of the pseudo-left at meetings in Minnesota and California.

WSWS publishes Greek translation of report on the origins of the pseudo-left

By David North

Commentary

Washington’s “human rights” imperialism exposed

By Joseph Kishore, 2 April 2015

Greece verges on default as creditors demand deeper austerity cuts

By Robert Stevens, 2 April 2015

Greek Navy Seals in rightist provocation

The capitulation of Syriza and the lessons for the working class

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Final debate of Chicago mayoral runoff shows agreement on budget cutting

By Kristina Betinis, 2 April 2015

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

Closing arguments in Boston Marathon bombing case set for April 6

By Barry Grey, 2 April 2015

One year since the Boston Marathon bombing

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A decisive turning point in the crisis of American imperialism

The return of the Bismarck cult

How Moratorium NOW! facilitated the Detroit bankruptcy

US Army to train Ukrainian fascist militias

Obituary

Lee Kuan Yew, founder of Singapore (1923-2015)

By Gustav Kemper, 1 April 2015

The sheer quantity of condolences from heads of states and obituaries in major newspapers was remarkable for a politician who headed a city state with just 5.5 million people.

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

25 years ago: Bundesbank plan to impoverish East German workers

On March 31, 1990, the Bundesbank’s proposal for a two-for-one exchange for East German marks was made public.

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50 years ago: East Germany shuts down Berlin Autobahn

On April 5, 1965, East German authorities closed the 110-mile highway linking the Federal Republic of Germany with West Berlin.

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75 years ago: CIO leader Lewis attacks Roosevelt

On April 1, 1940, United Mine Workers President John L. Lewis attacked the Roosevelt administration and threatened to organize labor in opposition.

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100 years ago: Militarist celebrations of Bismarck centenary in Germany

On April 1, 1915, German authorities organized major public commemorations of the centenary of the birth of Otto Von Bismarck.

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