Yemen slaughter escalates as regional powers exchange threats

By Thomas Gaist, 13 April 2015

US-backed and Saudi-led military forces bombarding Yemen “will soon take action on the ground,” a Saudi commander vowed this weekend.

Obama’s criminal war against Yemen

Obama heightens tensions over South China Sea

By Peter Symonds, 13 April 2015

Over the past five years, the US has deliberately inflamed territorial disputes in the South China Sea into dangerous flashpoints that risk triggering a war.

US ramps up anti-China “pivot to Asia”

Hillary Clinton announces presidential campaign

By Andre Damon, 13 April 2015

The Democratic frontrunner in the 2016 presidential campaign formally announced her candidacy Sunday in an online video utterly devoid of political content.

US presidential campaign begins: A travesty of democracy

Obama, Raul Castro meet at Panama summit

By Patrick Martin, 13 April 2015

The summit meeting is part of an accelerating effort by the US and Cuba to establish a new political and economic relationship between American imperialism and its former semi-colony.

Obama, Castro to meet at Americas summit

US-Cuban rapprochement: The lessons of history

Hundreds attend funeral for South Carolina man killed by cop

By Evan Blake, 13 April 2015

The funeral of Walter Scott took place the same day as a report that only eleven police officers had been convicted in connection with the thousands of police killings since 2005.

California police caught on video beating man after chase

Killer cop in South Carolina shooting had history of brutality

Police murder in South Carolina

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Virginia’s Democratic governor moves to expand police surveillance powers

By Nick Barrickman, 13 April 2015

The move to undermine the population’s protections against police spying is of a piece with the anti-democratic policies undertaken by the Democratic Party nationwide.

ISIS takeover of Yarmouk marks new stage in Syrian conflict

By Jean Shaoul, 13 April 2015

The takeover of the Palestinian-populated enclave is the first time ISIS has gained a foothold so near to the Syrian capital Damascus, the stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad.

Indian Stalinists meet amid political-organizational crisis

By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones, 13 April 2015

Support for the CPM has hemorrhaged as a result of its leading role in implementing the bourgeoisie’s drive to make India a global hub of cheap-labor production.

Oil giants and USW seek concessions at last refineries still on strike

By Marcus Day, 13 April 2015

As the oil companies insist there is no money to improve working conditions or wages, last week Shell announced a $70 billion takeover of the natural gas company BG.

After Le Pen’s pro-Nazi outburst, French media try to normalize neo-fascists

By Francis Dubois, 13 April 2015

Layers of the ruling class who want to promote the National Front are pressing the party to verbally distance itself from Jean-Marie Le Pen’s pro-Nazi sympathies.

German postal workers strike against outsourcing of jobs

By Gustav Kemper, 13 April 2015

While the trade union was forced to call a short-term strike, it is involved at the highest level in the restructuring of Deutsche Post and associated attacks on working conditions.

German public service contract: Teachers sold out once again

Sri Lanka: Relatives of “disappeared” Tamils protest in Colombo

By S. Jayanth, 13 April 2015

Holding photographs of their missing loved ones, wives and mothers demanded that the government release them.

South African police fire on protesting foreign nationals

By G.T. Maqhubela, 13 April 2015

The forces directing enmity against foreigners seek to deflect attention from the responsibility of the South Africa ruling elite in condemning millions to poverty.

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Après les propos pétainistes de Le Pen, les médias tentent de dédiaboliser le FN

Par Francis Dubois, 13 avril 2015

Des couches de la bourgeoisie pensent que pour faire monter le FN, la position fasciste mise en avant par Le Pen père doit être mise sous le boisseau jusqu’à nouvel ordre.

Le réarmement de l'OTAN augmente le risque de guerre en Europe

Par Johannes Stern, 13 avril 2015

Le renforcement de la présence et des activités militaires de l'OTAN en Europe de l'Est prend de plus en plus la forme de préparatifs de guerre contre la Russie.

Le pétrolier français Total utilise des fonds chinois pour financer ses opérations russes

Par Athiyan Silva, 13 avril 2015

Alors que les multinationales américaines et européennes cherchent à diviser entre elles les marchés russes et asiatiques, les conflits sur la division des profits montent.

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Perspective

No to imperialist war! Join the 2015 International May Day Online Rally!

13 April 2015

Not since 1939, on the eve of World War II, has the danger of world war been so immediate, nor a mass movement of the working class against imperialism so necessary.

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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

Australian workers and youth oppose Labor council’s ban on SEP anti-war meeting
“If they wanted to honour the dead, they would have stopped all wars”

By our reporters, 13 April 2015

Hundreds of people have signed petitions demanding that Burwood Council reverse its decision to block the SEP’s April 26 anti-war meeting.

Defenders of democratic rights condemn Australian council’s anti-war meeting ban

By our reporters, 13 April 2015

Letter to Burwood Council from SEP National Secretary James Cogan

13 April 2015

Australian council cancels hall booking for SEP anti-war meeting
Defend the democratic rights of the SEP! Oppose political censorship!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 11 April 2015

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

6 April 2015

Socialist Equality Party (UK) election campaign

Holborn and St. Pancras: London’s great social divide

By Paul Stuart, 13 April 2015

A quarter of households in the constituency have incomes of £20,000 or less, while in St. Pancras and Somers Town this figure rises to 44 percent.

Socialist Equality Party overturns election hustings exclusion in Camden

By Paul Mitchell, 11 April 2015

SEP candidate for Glasgow Central addresses Caledonian University hustings

Glasgow Central: A history of working class struggle

London: The Kingsway pavement fire and the need for socialism

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

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Obituary

Media tributes for Victor Gotbaum, union leader who saved banks in 1975 New York City fiscal crisis

By Fred Mazelis, 13 April 2015

Gotbaum’s precedent-setting surrender of New York City workers’ rights in the 1970s paved the way for the American ruling class’ offensive against workers throughout the US and the record inequality of today.

25 years ago: Gorbachev prepares assault on Soviet workers

A high-level Soviet conference on economic policies began in Moscow on April 14, 1990, to prepare a full-scale onslaught against the living standards and jobs of Soviet workers.

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50 years ago: First US demonstration against Vietnam War

On April 17, 1965, the first mass US demonstration against the war in Vietnam was held in Washington, DC.

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75 years ago: General Motors workers vote for CIO over AFL

On April 17, 1940, 150,000 auto workers voted to retain the UAW-CIO over the UAW-AFL as their bargaining representative.

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100 years ago: Revolutionary socialists publish first issue of Die Internationale in Germany

On April 15, 1915, a small group of revolutionary socialists in Germany published the first and only issue of Die Internationale.

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Commentary

IMF warns of slow growth, high unemployment

By Barry Grey, 11 April 2015

NATO rearmament increases risk of war in Europe

By Johannes Stern, 11 April 2015

The UAW’s loyal opposition

By Jerry White, 11 April 2015

Greece makes €450 million payment to International Monetary Fund

Iranian regime cautiously embraces international nuclear deal

German Left Party leader praises right-wing politician Peter Gauweiler

New Zealanders shun Camp Gallipoli WWI celebration

Arts Review

Cymbeline: Michael Almereyda returns to Shakespeare

By David Walsh, 11 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

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