Eight dead in Maryland following utility shutoff

By Jerry White, 8 April 2015

Rodney Todd and his children were the apparent victims of carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator they were using after the local utility company cut off power to the financially struggling family.

Detroit’s water shutoffs and the aristocratic principle

US-backed assault creating humanitarian disaster in Yemen

By Niles Williamson, 8 April 2015

The US-supported, Saudi-led bombardment has killed and maimed more than 100 children.

The war in Yemen and the American drive for global domination

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New York Governor Cuomo cuts financial aid to immigrants from state budget

By Isaac Finn, 8 April 2015

Governor Cuomo has abandoned his campaign pledge to pass the Dream Act granting undocumented students equal access to financial aid.

Pennsylvania: Wealthy pay less in taxes, but receive more money for education

By Douglas Lyons, 8 April 2015

The wealthy in Pennsylvania pay less in taxes while receiving more in per-pupil education spending than working class school districts.

Behind the airline workers strike at Alitalia

By Mariane Arens, 8 April 2015

While the airlines continue to attack employees’ wages and working conditions, the unions pursue a purely nationalist strategy directed against their own members.

Third witness dies in German trial against far-right NSU

By Dietmar Henning, 8 April 2015

Melissa M. is the third witness to die under mysterious circumstances in the investigation into murders committed by the National Socialist Underground.

Germany: More links revealed between secret service and NSU terror gang

Australian central bank warns of worsening economic outlook

By Mike Head, 8 April 2015

Yesterday’s Reserve Bank decision to leave record low interest rates on hold highlights the precarious state of Australian capitalism.

Australia: Socialist Alliance lauds Greens wins in NSW election

By James Cogan, 8 April 2015

The pseudo-left organisation ascribes to the Greens vote an anti-capitalist and even socialist character that it does not have.

Australia: Political witch-hunt against Sydney University academic

By Oliver Campbell, 8 April 2015

The attempt to remove Lynch from his academic position is part of a broader assault on democratic rights on university campuses.

New in Russian

Онлайн митинг Международного Комитета Четвертого Интернационала
Международный Первомай 2015

8 апреля 2015 г.

Долой капитализм и империализм! Прими участие в международном праздновании Первомая!

New in Turkish

Irak’ın istilasından on iki yıl sonra
Ortadoğu savaşın içine çekildi

Bill Van Auken, 8 Nisan 2015

Yemen’deki ABD destekli müdahalenin başlaması ile birlikte, fiilen bütün Ortadoğu askeri çatışmanın içine çekildi ki bu, muhtemelen 20. yüzyıldaki iki dünya savaşı dışında örneği olmayan bir durum.

Germanwings faciasının toplumsal ve siyasi içeriği

Peter Schwarz, 8 Nisan 2015

Germanwings faciasının açıklaması, basitçe, Andreas Lubitz’in aklında ve psikolojisinde bulunamaz. Aksine, onun rahatsızlığını gerçek bağlamına; yani, işlevsiz ve hastalıklı bir toplumsal düzen bağlamına yerleştirmek gerekiyor.

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin (Britanya) genel seçim manifestosu:
Savaşa ve kemer sıkma politikalarına hayır! Sosyalizm için mücadele et!

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (Britanya), 8 Nisan 2015

Bu metin, Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin (Britanya) 7 Mayıs’ta yapılacak olan genel seçimlere ilişkin manifestosudur.

New in French

Le dirigeant fasciste Yarosh nommé conseiller de l’armée ukrainienne

Par Johannes Stern, 8 avril 2015

Sur la base de sa lutte contre le « communisme », le régime de Kiev, mis en place et financé par l’Occident, se transforme de plus en plus ouvertement en dictature d’extrême-droite.

Le patronat français demande la fin du contrat de travail permanent

Par Kumaran Ira, 8 avril 2015

L'organisation patronale Medef appelle à la création d'un nouveau type de contrat de travail pour faciliter les licenciements individuels et collectifs.

Le socialisme et la vérité historique
Conférence prononcée à la fête du livre à Leipzig

Par David North, 8 avril 2015

Cette conférence, prononcée devant un auditoire de 450 personnes, marque la publication de l'édition allemande de La Révolution russe et le vingtième siècle inachevé.

New in German

Französische Presse äußert Bedenken über Deutschlands Remilitarisierung

Von Kumaran Ira und Alex Lantier, 8. April 2015

Die Aufrüstung in ganz Europa verschärft die tief verwurzelten Spannungen zwischen Deutschland und Frankreich.

Dritter Tod eines Zeugen im NSU-Komplex

Von Dietmar Henning, 8. April 2015

Am 28. März starb die 20-jährige Melitta M., die drei Wochen zuvor als Zeugin im NSU-Untersuchungsausschuss des baden-württembergischen Landtags in Stuttgart ausgesagt hatte.

USA droht ein weiteres Debakel bei Transpazifischem Abkommen TPP

Von Mike Head, 8. April 2015

Die Verhandlungen über den US-dominierten Handelsblock Transpazifische Partnerschaft (TPP) sind erneut zum Stillstand gekommen.

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

Syriza discusses the need for state repression

8 April 2015

Behind the smokescreen provided by its apologists, Syriza is making its preparations for the time when rhetoric will no longer suffice to cover for its imposition of austerity.

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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

Commentary

The insider trading fix and class justice in America

By Barry Grey, 8 April 2015

In America, “justice” for the working class and poor is remorseless, brutal and final.

The political issues in the Chicago mayoral election

By Kristina Betinis and Patrick Martin, 7 April 2015

Rolling Stone’s retraction of University of Virginia gang rape story

By David Walsh, 7 April 2015

Fascist leader Yarosh appointed advisor to Ukrainian army

By Johannes Stern, 7 April 2015

More on the crisis in Ukraine »

Syriza promises IMF Greece will “meet all obligations to all its creditors”

By Robert Stevens, 7 April 2015

More on the crisis in Greece »

Obama defends Iran nuclear pact as Pentagon prepares for war

By Bill Van Auken, 7 April 2015

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

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

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

UK sends military trainers to Syria

Report details massive police response to Boston Marathon bombing

Arts Review

Detroit arts projects highlight brutal US prison system

By Seraphine Collins, 8 April 2015

Recent exhibitions and ongoing projects examine human rights abuses throughout the US prison system, focusing on the sentencing of juveniles to life in prison without parole.

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

6 April 2015

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

Science

CERN restarts Large Hadron Collider

By Bryan Dyne, 8 April 2015

As a result of two years of upgrades, the world’s most powerful particle accelerator will generate 30 petabytes of data per year in the search for a deeper understanding of nature.

Socialist Equality Party (UK) election campaign

London: The Kingsway pavement fire and the need for socialism

By David O’Sullivan, 8 April 2015

Thousands of workers had to be evacuated from the Holborn area.

Pseudo-left rally behind Scottish National Party at anti-nuclear submarine rally

By Julie Hyland, 7 April 2015

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

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

More on the SEP (UK) election campaign »

The Detroit bankruptcy

Detroit water department lays off all building maintenance workers

By James Brewer, 7 April 2015

Judge boasts of his “political” role in Detroit bankruptcy conspiracy

Workers Struggles

Mass strike by Vietnamese shoe workers

By Ben McGrath, 6 April 2015

Federal judge bans pilot strike at Las Vegas-based airline

By Jerry White, 6 April 2015

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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