March US jobs growth slowest since 2013

By Andre Damon, 4 April 2015

The latest jobs report adds to a growing body of data showing that US economic growth has slowed significantly over the past six months.

US layoffs mount amid signs of economic slowdown

Unemployment benefits availability in US at lowest level in history

Obama hails Iran deal as US strategic triumph

By Keith Jones, 4 April 2015

The Obama administration calculates that an accommodation with Iran will strengthen US imperialism’s hand against its more formidable geo-strategic rivals, Russia and China.

Congressional Republicans, Democrats seek vote on Iran deal

By Patrick Martin, 4 April 2015

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

John Bolton’s call for war on Iran

US faces another debacle on Pacific economic treaty

By Mike Head, 4 April 2015

Talks have broken down again on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed US-dominated bloc.

A decisive turning point in the crisis of American imperialism

Somali militants massacre Kenyan university students

By Thomas Gaist, 4 April 2015

The attack was apparently organized by al Shabaab, a clan-based militia that emerged out of the protracted destruction of Somali society by US imperialism.

German carmakers withdraw from Russia

By Jan Peters, 4 April 2015

Western economic sanctions against Russia are having an effect, and workers in the Russian and European car industries are paying the price.

Two New York women snared in FBI terror “sting”

By Bill Van Auken, 4 April 2015

As in previous prosecutions, the alleged plot would not have existed without the FBI’s intervention.

Chicago mayoral election rally
“Chuy” Garcia, Bernie Sanders promote trade unions, Democratic Party

By Marcus Day and George Marlowe, 4 April 2015

A rally held in the final days before Chicago’s runoff elections sought to rehabilitate the increasingly discredited Democratic Party and trade unions.

Final debate of Chicago mayoral runoff shows agreement on budget cutting

Quebec education minister urges mass expulsions of striking students

By Keith Jones, 4 April 2015

Education Minister Blais has told university rectors to use their disciplinary powers to break a student strike against the Quebec Liberal government’s sweeping austerity measures.

Mothers on hunger strike at Texas immigrant detention center

By D. Lencho, 4 April 2015

Dozens of detainees at the Karnes County Residential Center have refused to eat until they are allowed to go before a judge to have their asylum pleas heard.

Virginia police force confession from deaf, homeless man

By Joe Williams, 4 April 2015

Abreham Zemedagegehu spent six weeks in the county jail, essentially incommunicado, until he confessed to a crime that had not taken place.

New in Russian

Ли Куан Ю — основатель Сингапура (1923–2015)

Густав Кемпер, 4 апреля 2015 г.

Примечательно огромное количество телеграмм сочувствия и соболезнования, направленных главами государств со всех концов мира, по поводу политика, возглавлявшего небольшую страну-город с населением в пять с половиной миллиона человек.

New in Greek

Οι θεωρητικές και ιστορικές καταβολές της ψευτο-αριστεράς

Του Ντέϊβιντ Νορθ, 2 Απρίλιος 2015

Το World Socialist Web Site αναδημοσιεύει εδώ στα ελληνικά την εναρκτήρια αναφορά του πρόεδρου της Διεθνούς Συντακτικής Επιτροπής του WSWS Ντέιβιντ Νορθ προς το Δεύτερο Εθνικό Συνέδριο του Σοσιαλιστικού Κόμματος Ισότητας (ΗΠΑ) στις 8 Ιουλίου 2012.

New in Arabic

الاشتراكية والنضال ضد الحرب الامبريالية

بيان اللجنة الدولية للمؤتمر الدولي الرابع
3 يوليو 2014

1- بعد مئة عام من اندلاع الحرب العالمية الأولى و بعد 75 سنة من بدء الحرب العالمية الثانية، يقوم النظام الإمبريالي مرة أخرى بتهديد البشرية بكارثة.

New in French

L'Allemagne et la France renforcent leurs coopération militaire

Par Peter Schwarz, 4 avril 2015

Berlin et Paris envisagent de construire conjointement un drone de combat et de travailler ensemble plus étroitement sur la reconnaissance par satellite.

Le ministre de l'Éducation du Québec appelle à l'expulsion en masse d'étudiants en grève

Par Keith Jones, 4 avril 2015

Le ministre de l'Éducation du Québec François Blais a dit aux recteurs de la province d'utiliser leur pouvoir disciplinaire pour mettre un terme à la grève étudiante qui tente de s'opposer au vaste programme d'austérité du gouvernement Couillard.

New in German

Verhandlungen über iranisches Atomprogramm:Iran macht umfassende Zugeständnisse an die USA

Von Keith Jones, 4. April 2015

Obama stellt das Abkommen als diplomatischen Sieg für die USA dar und behauptet, der Iran sei durch „die strengsten Sanktionen der Geschichte“ in die Knie gezwungen worden.

Deutsche Autohersteller ziehen sich aus Russland zurück

Von Jan Peters, 4. April 2015

Die Wirtschaftssanktionen gegen Russland zeigen ihre Wirkung. Leidtragende sind die Beschäftigten in der russischen und europäischen Autoindustrie.

UAW bereit, über neuen Niedriglohntarif für Autoarbeiter zu sprechen

Von Jerry White, 4. April 2015

Auf einer Pressekonferenz sagte der Präsident der United Auto Workers (UAW), Dennis Williams, er sei bereit, über eine neue dritte Lohnkategorie für Arbeiter in der Automobilindustrie zu sprechen.

100 Jahre seit der Schlacht von Gallipoli: Türkische Eliten gedenken des imperialistischen Blutvergießens

Von Halil Celik, 4. April 2015

Vor zwei Wochen beging die Türkei den 100. Jahrestag der Seeschlacht von Çanakkale, einem fürchterlichen Gemetzel im Ersten Weltkrieg.

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Perspective

“Religious freedom” and the assault on democratic rights in America

4 April 2015

The attack on anti-discrimination laws is part of a drive to erode gains made through the social struggles of the working class, including the fight against segregation.

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Socialist Equality Party (UK) election campaign

UK party leaders’ debate: Pro-business parties discuss how best to impose austerity

By Chris Marsden, 4 April 2015

The debate underscored the vast chasm that exists between Britain’s ruling elite and the concerns of the broad mass of working people.

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

By Steve James, 3 April 2015

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

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

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

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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.

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

By David North, 17 March 2015

Arts Review

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

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

By Fred Mazelis, 3 April 2015

Exhibition in Berlin: Rediscovery of a Russian revolutionary art school

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

4 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

Commentary

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

By Jerry White, 3 April 2015

Saudi-led air war in Yemen enters second week

By Niles Williamson, 3 April 2015

Germanwings crash: Details are clearer but motive remains unknown

By Christoph Dreier, 3 April 2015

At least four killed in PEMEX explosion in Gulf of Mexico

By Jake Dean, 2 April 2015

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

By John Burton, 3 April 2015

Washington’s “human rights” imperialism exposed

Closing arguments in Boston Marathon bombing case set for April 6

Greece verges on default as creditors demand deeper austerity cuts

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

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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