Mass killings, looting in Tikrit by US-backed Shiite militia

By Patrick Martin, 6 April 2015

Amnesty International is investigating reports of widespread human rights violations by Shiite militiamen after the recapture of Tikrit from ISIS.

Twelve years after Iraq invasion
Middle East engulfed by war

UK sends military trainers to Syria

By Jean Shaoul, 6 April 2015

The aim is to create a militia capable of installing a regime in Syria that will carry out the dictates of the imperialist powers.

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Political crisis in Pakistan as Saudi Arabia demands it join war against Yemen

By Sampath Perera, 6 April 2015

Islamabad fears its participation in the US-backed war will intensify conflicts with its neighbor Iran while fueling sectarian tensions within the country.

Saudi-led air war in Yemen enters second week

The war in Yemen and the American drive for global domination

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Mass strike by Vietnamese shoe workers

By Ben McGrath, 6 April 2015

As many as 90,000 workers conducted a week-long strike against a government attack on their social insurance benefits.

Alabama prisoner released after 28 years on death row

By Tom Carter, 6 April 2015

Alabama authorities spent nearly three decades trying to execute Anthony Ray Hinton for a crime he did not commit.

Ohio man exonerated after almost four decades of wrongful imprisonment

The firing squad returns to America

Federal judge bans pilot strike at Las Vegas-based airline

By Jerry White, 6 April 2015

The US government has all but abolished the right of airline workers to strike.

USW continues betrayal of remaining oil refinery strikers

By Tom Hall, 6 April 2015

The United Steelworkers union pushed through a sellout contract at the striking Marathon refinery in Kentucky last Friday, further isolating workers at the remaining four struck facilities.

At least four killed in PEMEX explosion in Gulf of Mexico

The US oil strike and the international struggles of the working class

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Workers and youth denounce social conditions, express no confidence in Chicago mayoral candidates

By George Marlowe and George Gallanis, 6 April 2015

Workers and youth in Chicago speak out on deteriorating social conditions in the final days before the mayoral election runoff vote.

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

Report details massive police response to Boston Marathon bombing

By Nick Barrickman, 6 April 2015

A new report reveals the extensive mobilization of police and intelligence forces following the April 15, 2013, bombings.

Closing arguments in Boston Marathon bombing case set for April 6

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Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon denies claim she wants a Conservative government

By Julie Hyland, 6 April 2015

Labour is polling poorly across the UK and is forecast to be wiped out in Scotland, with the Scottish National Party the beneficiary.

French press expresses concerns over German re-militarization

By Kumaran Ira and Alex Lantier, 6 April 2015

The policy of rearmament across Europe is sharpening deeply rooted tensions between Germany and France.

Germany and France stage joint military build-up

New Zealand: International Socialist Organisation leaves Mana Party

By Tom Peters, 6 April 2015

The pseudo-left ISO has no principled political differences with the capitalist Mana Party and hopes to continue collaborating with it.

New in French

L’impérialisme « humanitaire » de Washington démasqué

Par Joseph Kishore, 2 avril 2015

Les Etats-Unis opèrent à travers le monde entier, avec toujours plus d'impudence, comme le fer de lance du militarisme et de la réaction.

L'Iran fait des concessions radicales dans « l'accord-cadre » nucléaire avec Washington

Par Keith Jones, 6 avril 2015

Obama a présenté l'accord comme un triomphe diplomatique, ajoutant que l'Iran a été rappelé à l'ordre par les « sanctions les plus sévères de l'histoire ».

Les Etats-Unis subissent une nouvelle défaite économique au Pacifique

Par Mick Head, 6 avril 2015

Les négociations ont achoppé de nouveau sur l’accord de Partenariat transpacifique, un bloc proposé et dominé par les Etats-Unis.

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.

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Perspective

Iran nuclear deal: US prepares for new wars

6 April 2015

The agreement with Iran does not represent a US turn towards peace, but is aimed at buttressing Washington’s position as it plans for war with Russia and China.

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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

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

By David North, 17 March 2015

Public meetings in Australia and New Zealand:
Anzac Day, the glorification of militarism and the drive to World War III

6 April 2015

The Anzac Day celebrations are part of conscious efforts to indoctrinate youth with patriotism and drown out anti-war sentiment.

Commentary

An odor of decadence
DiCaprio proposes resort on private island to “change the world”

By Eric London, 6 April 2015

Leonardo DiCaprio’s proposal to build an eco-resort for the super-rich reflects a Hollywood aristocracy separated from the population by an unbridgeable chasm based on vast wealth and privilege.

Backing Syriza, UK’s Left Unity reveals anti-working class, anti-socialist perspective

By Robert Stevens, 6 April 2015

Speaking at a meeting launching Left Unity’s election campaign, a representative of Syriza’s London group called the primacy of the working class “a fantasy of the left.”

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

By Eric London, 4 April 2015

March US jobs growth slowest since 2013

Obama hails Iran deal as US strategic triumph

US faces another debacle on Pacific economic treaty

A decisive turning point in the crisis of American imperialism

Quebec education minister urges mass expulsions of striking students

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

Arts Review

FICUNAM 2015: Part 5
A revealing forum on “Politics and film criticism” at Mexican film festival

6 April 2015

WSWS arts editor David Walsh participated in a panel at the FICUNAM film festival on “Politics and Film Criticism,” hosted by film critic Roger Koza and including Cristina Nord, from Die Tageszeitung in Germany.

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

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.

25 years ago: Reagan official convicted on Iran-Contra charges

Admiral John M. Poindexter was convicted on five felony charges of lying, conspiracy and obstructing Congress.

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50 years ago: Longshoremen’s union boycotts Alabama

Responding to a call by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the ILWU voted to refuse to handle Alabama goods on April 9, 1965.

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75 years ago: Germany invades Denmark and Norway

On April 9, 1940, German forces overran Denmark and invaded Norway.

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100 years ago: Socialist youth conference held in Berne, Switzerland

On April 7, 1915, an international meeting of young socialists held in Berne, Switzerland concluded its proceedings.

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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

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

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

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