Killer cop in South Carolina shooting had history of brutality

By Andre Damon, 10 April 2015

The North Charleston, South Carolina police department exonerated Michael Slager after he repeatedly used a Taser on an innocent and unarmed man in 2013.

Police murder in South Carolina

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Greece makes €450 million payment to International Monetary Fund

By Christoph Dreier, 10 April 2015

In the face of the dire social conditions in Greece, the Syriza-led government’s pledge to repay all debts are an unmistakable commitment to further austerity.

Greece’s Tsipras manoeuvres with Russia in bid to strike better bargain with Europe

Greek riot police clash with protesters in Athens and at Hellas gold mine

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Amidst widespread strikes, limited turnout at French union demonstrations

By Stéphane Hugues, 10 April 2015

Despite overwhelming opposition to Socialist Party (PS) austerity, workers sense that PS-allied unions offer no way forward in a struggle against austerity.

Industrial action mounts in France against Socialist Party’s austerity drive

Obama visits Jamaica as part of regional “energy security” initiative

By Thomas Gaist, 10 April 2015

The president’s one-day visit to the island nation was part of a political offensive aimed at shoring up US hegemony in the Caribbean and Central America.

Iranian regime cautiously embraces international nuclear deal

By Peter Symonds, 10 April 2015

Public criticism has been largely limited to the terms of the agreement, with no prominent figure calling for an end to the talks.

Obama defends Iran nuclear pact as Pentagon prepares for war

NDP opposes Canada’s role in Mideast war on tactical grounds

By Roger Jordan, 10 April 2015

The debate over Canada’s participation in the US-led war in the Middle East has once again demonstrated that the New Democrats are a pro-imperialist party.

Air Force base jet fuel spill threatens Albuquerque water supply

By Stuart Winter and Charles Abelard, 10 April 2015

Air Force officials say the fuel has been leaking from an underground pipe for at least 40 years dating back to the 1970s.

Tata ends British Steel pension scheme

By Danny Richardson, 10 April 2015

The Indian steel giant stands to save around £1 billion by ending the defined benefit pensions it inherited from the once state-owned British steelmaker

German Left Party leader praises right-wing politician Peter Gauweiler

By Ulrich Rippert, 10 April 2015

Following the resignation of Peter Gauweiler from political office, Left Party stalwart Oskar Lafontaine praised the CSU right-winger in the German tabloid Bild.

Dutch Labor Party collapses in provincial elections

By Josh Varlin, 10 April 2015

Amid mass abstention, voters dealt a sharp rebuff to the Netherlands’ ruling liberal and social-democratic parties.

Australian Senate tax grandstanding: A preparation for austerity

By Mike Head, 10 April 2015

The posturing in a Senate committee this week over the need to “tax the rich” is window dressing for deeper cuts to essential social spending.

New Zealanders shun Camp Gallipoli WWI celebration

By Tom Peters, 10 April 2015

The Camp Gallipoli debacle reflects widespread anti-war sentiment among ordinary people who are hostile to the campaign to glorify World War I.

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Meurtre policier en Caroline du Sud

Par Joseph Kishore, 10 avril 2015

Une vidéo diffusée mardi montre un agent de police, Michael Slager, tirant sur Walter Scott qui ne portait pas d’arme – le plus récent d'une interminable suite d’assassinats perpétrés par la police aux États-Unis.

France: les mouvements de grèves s’amplifient contre la campagne d’austérité du Parti socialiste

Par Pierre Mabut, 10 avril 2015

Dans sa résistance à la politique réactionnaire menée tant en France que dans toute l’Europe, la classe ouvrière est confrontée à une lutte politique contre le PS et l'UE.

Rétractation du magazine Rolling Stone dans l'histoire de viol collectif à l'Université de Virginie

Par David Walsh, 10 avril 2015

Le magazine Rolling Stone a demandé à Steve Coll, doyen de l'École de journalisme de Columbia, secondé par deux de ses collègues, d'enquêter sur la rédaction et la publication de «A Rape on Campus» (Un viol sur le campus).

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Polizeimord in South Carolina

Von Joseph Kishore, 10. April 2015

Auf einem Video ist zu sehen, wie der Polizist Michael Slager den unbewaffneten Walter Scott in den Rücken schießt. Dies ist nur der jüngste Fall in einer endlosen Mordserie der amerikanischen Polizei.

Griechenland zahlt IWF aus

Von Christoph Dreier, 10. April 2015

Am Donnerstag überwies die griechische Regierung rund 450 Millionen Euro an den Internationalen Währungsfonds (IWF).

In Frankreich wächst die Zahl der Arbeitskämpfe gegen den Sparkurs der Regierung

Von Pierre Mabut, 10. April 2015

Um gegen die reaktionäre Politik in Frankreich und Europa vorzugehen, muss die Arbeiterklasse einen politischen Kampf gegen die Sozialistische Partei und die Europäische Union führen.

Streik bei der Deutschen Post

Von Gustav Kemper, 10. April 2015

Es brodelt in der Belegschaft der Post. Durch die Ausgliederung der Paketzustellung will das Unternehmen das Lohnniveau um 20 Prozent senken.

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Perspective

Obama’s criminal war against Yemen

10 April 2015

Washington is arming and directing a war by Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf monarchies against the poorest country in the Middle East.

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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

History

Fifty years since the death of Viola Liuzzo

By Helen Hayes, 10 April 2015

The fight against Jim Crow segregation drew in white workers and youth as well as African-Americans from the North and the South. Liuzzo’s determination to participate in the civil rights struggle reflected great changes taking place in the US in the 1960s.

San Francisco International Film Festival 2004
Interview with Mary Liuzzo Lilleboe, daughter of Viola Liuzzo

Socialist Equality Party (UK) election campaign

SEP candidate for Glasgow Central addresses Caledonian University hustings

By Julie Hyland, 10 April 2015

Not only was SEP candidate Katie Rhodes the only socialist speaking, she was the only one speaking for a party that did not define itself as “Scottish”.

Glasgow Central: SEP on the ballot in socially-polarised constituency

By Steve James and Stephen Alexander, 9 April 2015

Glasgow Central: A history of working class struggle

By Steve James and Stephen Alexander, 9 April 2015

London: The Kingsway pavement fire and the need for socialism

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

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

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Commentary

Tsarnaev found guilty on all counts in Boston bombing trial

By Barry Grey, 9 April 2015

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John Oliver’s interview with Edward Snowden: Pseudo-satire in defense of NSA surveillance

By Thomas Gaist, 9 April 2015

Toronto Symphony bans pianist critical of Kiev regime

By Roger Jordan, 9 April 2015

Report details massive police response to Boston Marathon bombing

Right-wing Democrat reelected as Chicago mayor

By Kristina Betinis, 9 April 2015

The political issues in the Chicago mayoral election

The insider trading fix and class justice in America

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

Arts Review

Harun Farocki’s Labour in a Single Shot in Berlin: An exhibition of films about working people

By Hiram Lee, 9 April 2015

Detroit arts projects highlight brutal US prison system

By Seraphine Collins, 8 April 2015

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

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

Science

CERN restarts Large Hadron Collider

By Bryan Dyne, 8 April 2015

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

10 April 2015

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

Behind the airline workers strike at Alitalia

By Mariane Arens, 8 April 2015

Mass strike by Vietnamese shoe workers

By Ben McGrath, 6 April 2015

Federal judge bans pilot strike at Las Vegas-based airline

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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