Judge hands down brutal sentences in Atlanta test “cheating” case

By Jerry White and Kranti Kumara, 15 April 2015

Ten former educators were sentenced to prison Tuesday in a case that has been used to further vilify teachers and promote the privatization of public education.

The insider trading fix and class justice in America

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

UN imposes arms embargo on rebels as Yemen slaughter continues

By Niles Williamson, 15 April 2015

While the US has provided intelligence and logistical support to the Saudi coalition from the onset of the assault, it has been gradually increasing its involvement in the conflict.

Obama’s criminal war against Yemen

US, Israel condemn Russian missile deal with Iran

By Bill Van Auken, 15 April 2015

Moscow’s lifting of its ban on delivery of defensive surface-to-air missiles to Iran has cut across US and Israeli threats of military action.

NATO, Russian air intercepts escalate war tensions

By Bill Van Auken, 15 April 2015

French officials debunk NATO warnings of Russian invasion of Ukraine

Iran nuclear deal: US prepares for new wars

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Republican presidential hopeful proposes means testing of Social Security

By Patrick Martin, 15 April 2015

The proposals from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are a political signal of the direction of social policy for the whole ruling elite in the United States.

Hillary Clinton announces presidential campaign

US presidential campaign begins: A travesty of democracy

Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis pledges to impose austerity

By Robert Stevens, 15 April 2015

Syriza’s austerity agenda and its pledges to work with the “troika” means that it is heading for a direct collision with the Greek working class.

Why is Syriza demanding reparations from Germany?

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Right-wing extremist Geert Wilders delivers diatribe in Dresden, Germany

By Christoph Dreier, 15 April 2015

Although only a few thousand people came to the event, the major media outlets sought to use Wilders’ appearance to resurrect the Islamophobic movement.

Thai junta replaces martial law with absolute powers

By Tom Peters, 15 April 2015

Almost one year after seizing power in a coup, the US-backed military dictatorship continues to tighten its grip on power.

Political turmoil continues in Bangladesh

By Sarath Kumara, 15 April 2015

Nothing has been resolved in the protracted confrontation between the ruling Awami League and opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP).

Massachusetts governor’s panel calls for attacks on transit workers, privatization

By John Marion, 15 April 2015

Despite an MBTA maintenance backlog of $6.7 billion, the governor’s panel blames worker absenteeism for the systemic breakdown during February’s snowstorms.

New in Italian

Dietro lo sciopero del personale di volo dell’Alitalia

Di Marianne Arens, 14 aprile 2015

Il 20 marzo più di 2.000 dipendenti Alitalia, piloti e personale di cabina, hanno scioperato per otto ore.

New in German

Gegen imperialistischen Krieg! Nehmt teil an der internationalen Online-Kundgebung zum Maifeiertag!

Von dem Internationalen Komitee der Vierten Internationale, 15. April 2015

Das zentrale Event gegen die wachsende Kriegsgefahr!

Herfried Münkler preist Kampfdrohnen und Giftgas als „humane“ Waffen

Von Johannes Stern, 15. April 2015

In einem Gespräch mit der Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung verharmlost der Humboldt-Professor den Gaskriegs im Ersten Weltkrieg und plädiert für Kampfdrohnen.

Rechtsextremist Wilders hält Hetzrede in Dresden

Von Christoph Dreier, 15. April 2015

Am Montagabend sprach der niederländische Rechtsextremist Geert Wilders auf einer Pegida-Demonstration in Dresden.

IWF warnt vor niedrigem Wachstum und hoher Arbeitslosigkeit

Von Barry Grey, 15. April 2015

Die Analyse des IWF ist ein stillschweigendes Eingeständnis, dass die grundlegenden Probleme des Weltkapitalismus nicht gelöst wurden und die Krise ein historisches Ausmaß angenommen hat.

Ägyptische Junta verurteilt Führer der Muslimbruderschaft zum Tode

Von Alex Lantier, 15. April 2015

Die Prozesse gegen die Führer der Muslimbruderschaft sollen eine Atmosphäre von politischem Terror in Ägypten verbreiten, der sich letzten Endes gegen die Arbeiterklasse richtet.

New in Persian

نتی مارکسیسم یانیس واروفاکیس

نیک بیمز

مقالۀ اخیر یانیس واروفاکیس، وزیر مالیۀ حکومت یونان به رهبری حزب سیریزا، که به تازگی در روزنامۀ گاردین منتشر شده است، ضمن آن که تقابل او را با مارکس آشکار می کند، پرده از خصلت طبقاتی سیریزا و گرایش های شِبه چپی که نمایندگی می کند، برمی دارد.

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Perspective

Oppose the political censorship of the SEP (Australia)

15 April 2015

Everything indicates that discussions have taken place, at far higher levels of the political establishment than the Burwood Council, to ban the SEP’s anti-war meeting.

Earlier Perspectives »

Campaign for International May Day Rally: workers and youth denounce militarism and war

By Thomas Gaist, 15 April 2015

SEP and IYSSE members spoke to workers and students in Detroit, Michigan about the deepening capitalist crisis and the threat of world war.

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

By the International Committee of the Fourth International, 13 April 2015

Socialist Equality Party

The election of Syriza in Greece: Marxism vs. the pseudo-left
A lecture series by David North (April 8 - 22)

Australian city council refuses to revoke ban on SEP meeting

By our reporter, 15 April 2015

The Labor council’s decision to maintain its ban is an expression of its hostility to any discussion among workers and youth on the dangers of militarism and imperialist war.

Letters demand Australian council reverse censorship of SEP

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”

Letter to Burwood Council from SEP National Secretary James Cogan

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

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

Arts Review

The Gunman, Sean Penn’s attack on WikiLeaks and related matters

By David Walsh, 15 April 2015

Penn’s views and activities are worth considering, especially in the light of his recent disgraceful comments about Julian Assange of WikiLeaks and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

World famous German author Günter Grass dies at age 87

By Peter Schwarz, 14 April 2015

The Good Soldier Švejk: A classic satire about World War I

By Isaac Finn, 14 April 2015

Socialist Equality Party (UK) election campaign

Latest UK pension reforms will lead to a yet deeper crisis

By Katie Rhodes—SEP candidate for Glasgow Central, 15 April 2015

The move by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition and the major parties is another step in dismantling the pension system.

Holborn and St. Pancras: A long association with the revolutionary workers movement

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

Socialist Equality Party overturns election hustings exclusion in Camden

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

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History

“The world only discovered him a hero after he had fallen a martyr”
150 years since the assassination of Abraham Lincoln

By Tom Mackaman, 14 April 2015

In office, Lincoln guided the Civil War and transformed it from a struggle for the preservation of the Union into a revolutionary war for the abolition of slavery.

Commentary

Obama and Castro at the OAS summit

By Bill Van Auken, 14 April 2015

US government targeted second American citizen for assassination

By Andre Damon, 14 April 2015

Australian citizen on US drone “kill list”

Egyptian junta condemns Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie to death

By Alex Lantier, 14 April 2015

Tulsa, Oklahoma deputy who shot unarmed man charged with manslaughter

By Evan Blake, 14 April 2015

Police murder in South Carolina

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Blackwater mercenaries sentenced for 2007 Iraq massacre

By Niles Williamson, 14 April 2015

Obama heightens tensions over South China Sea

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

IMF warns of slow growth, high unemployment

The UAW’s loyal opposition

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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