As refugee death toll mounts, EU and US plan new military actions in Libya

By Martin Kreickenbaum, 22 April 2015

With consummate hypocrisy, European government heads and EU officials are shedding crocodile tears for the victims of their own war crimes.

Australian government sends refugees back to Vietnam by naval warship

By Mike Head, 22 April 2015

Blood on their hands: Libya’s boat refugees and “humanitarian” imperialism

The pseudo-left and the Libyan catastrophe

Ousted Egyptian President Mursi sentenced to 20 years

By Bill Van Auken, 22 April 2015

Confirming the judiciary’s complete subordination to Egypt’s military regime, Mursi was sentenced along with 14 other Muslim Brotherhood members.

Blood and capital

US troops arrive at western Ukraine training camp

By Patrick Martin, 22 April 2015

The 290 soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade will train and equip some 900 Ukrainian National Guard troops, including some publicly linked to neo-Nazi groups.

Wave of assassinations in Ukraine targets critics of Kiev regime

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More than one thousand protest police killing in Baltimore, Maryland

By Evan Blake, 22 April 2015

Protests swelled as the Justice Department announced a civil rights investigation and city officials released the names of officers involved in Gray’s beating.

Judge acquits Chicago police officer who killed unarmed woman in 2012

By George Marlowe, 22 April 2015

The courtroom erupted in outrage after a Cook County judge threw out all charges against police officer involved in a fatal shooting of Rekia Boyd.

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Trial of former SS soldier begins in Germany

By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 22 April 2015

The trial of Oskar Gröning is likely to be one of the last trials of living perpetrators of the mass war crimes committed by the Nazis.

Family members of disappeared Mexican students appeal for support in US

By Seraphine Collins, 22 April 2015

”The US holds a lot of responsibility for what’s happening in Mexico,” the mother of one of the disappeared students told the World Socialist Web Site.

Detroit workers denounce water shutoffs

By Jerry White, 22 April 2015

City officials will issue 800 shutoff notices a day to households late on their bills, as part of a strategy to privatize the water system and channel more money to financial speculators.

Workers must mobilize to stop water shutoffs in Detroit!

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California’s Inland Empire: A model of low-wage “growth”

By Marc Wells, 22 April 2015

California’s Inland Empire, one of the fastest growing economies in the US, is creating low-paying, unsafe jobs despite a considerable boom in the logistics industry.

Saudi-led coalition halts air assault in Yemen

By Niles Williamson, 22 April 2015

Saudi Arabia announced Tuesday after nearly a month of daily bombardments that it was winding up the US-backed air campaign against Houthi rebels.

US Navy deploys warships to intercept Iranian aid convoy off Yemen coast

Syriza plunders Greece’s public finances

By Christoph Dreier, 22 April 2015

The Syriza government has announced that it will continue raiding public assets to pay off the banks.

EU, Syriza prepare to suppress popular opposition to austerity in Greece

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New Zealand’s WWI exhibitions falsify history and glorify war for a new generation

By John Braddock and Tom Peters, 22 April 2015

Two exhibitions designed by filmmakers Peter Jackson and Richard Taylor cover up the causes of WWI and the working-class opposition to war.

New in Greek

Ο αντι-μαρξισμός του Γιάνη Βαρουφάκη

Του Νικ Μπιμς, 22 Απρίλιος 2015

Ο Βαρουφάκης διαστρεβλώνει εντελώς την ανάλυση του καπιταλισμού από τον Μαρξ, ούτως ώστε να δικαιολογήσει το δικό του πρόγραμμα για την διάσωση του καπιταλισμού από τον εαυτό του.

New in French

Du sang sur les mains: l'impérialisme « humanitaire » et les réfugiés en provenance de Libye

Par Johannes Stern et Bill Vann Auken, 22 avril 2015

Le nombre effarant de réfugiés qui meurent en Méditerranée est une forme sinistre du « dommage collatéral » causé par les guerres impérialistes menées au nom des « droits de l’homme » en Afrique et au Moyen-Orient.

La pseudo-gauche et la catastrophe libyenne

Par Bill Vann Auken, 22 avril 2015

Les organisations de la pseudo-gauche qui ont cautionné l’intervention de l’impérialisme en Afrique du Nord et au Moyen-Orient partagent la responsabilité du dernier désastre.

Le Canada envoie des troupes en Ukraine pour une mission d’entraînement de deux ans

Par Roger Jordan et Keith Jones, 22 avril 2015

Le déploiement représente une autre escalade de la campagne d’agression dirigée contre la Russie par les États-Unis, le Canada et leurs autres alliés impérialistes : une campagne qui pourrait déclencher une guerre totale entre des États qui possèdent l’arme nucléaire.

New in German

Mehr als 700 Flüchtlinge im Mittelmeer ertrunken:
Ein Verbrechen des Imperialismus

Von Patrick Martin, 22. April 2015

Das Massensterben im Mittelmeer ist eine direkte Folge der Kriege, die die USA und ihre europäischen Verbündeten im Nahen Osten und in Afrika angezettelt haben.

Massensterben im Mittelmeer: EU und Washington planen neue Militärintervention in Libyen

Von Martin Kreickenbaum, 22. April 2015

Die Europäischen Mächte und die USA reagieren auf das Massensterben im Mittelmeer mit einer Verschärfung ihrer Kriegspolitik in Nordafrika.

Syriza plündert die öffentlichen Kassen Griechenlands

Von Christoph Dreier, 22. April 2015

Während Vertreter der Troika den Druck auf Griechenland erhöhen, hat die Syriza-Regierung angekündigt, sämtliche öffentliche Kassen des Landes zu plündern. Die Opposition gegen die Regierung wächst.

Unbefristeter Streik bei der Postbank

Von Gustav Kemper, 22. April 2015

Seit Montag streiken mehre Tausend Beschäftigte der Postbank. 94,8 Prozent der Gewerkschaftsmitglieder haben bei einer Urabstimmung für einen unbefristeten Streik gestimmt.

Kämpfe in irakischer Provinzhauptstadt Ramadi

Von Patrick Martin, 22. April 2015

Der Islamische Staat hat eine Gegenoffensive gegen Stellungen der irakischen Regierung in Ramadi begonnen, der Hauptstadt der Provinz Anbar.

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Perspective

The political censorship of the SEP (Australia) and the fight against war

22 April 2015

The attempt to block the SEP meeting shows the fear in ruling circles of mass anti-war sentiment being provided with a socialist and revolutionary political program.

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International May Day 2015

Capitalism, war and the collapse of democracy

By Tom Carter, 22 April 2015

The struggle to defend democratic rights and improve the material and social conditions of the working class is inseparably bound up with the fight against imperialist war.

Chicago auto workers voice support for May Day rally

Detroit Chrysler workers express support for May Day rally against war

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

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

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SEP Australia

Socialist Equality Party meetings to proceed on April 26

By the Socialist Equality Party, 22 April 2015

The concerted attempt to politically censor the SEP by denying it access to meeting facilities in Sydney has failed.

Humboldt University IYSSE denounces Australian university’s anti-war meeting ban

By our reporter, 22 April 2015

Alan Seymour (1927–2015)—a critical voice against Australian militarism

Oppose political censorship at the University of Sydney!
An Open Letter to the Vice Chancellor

Oppose the political censorship of the SEP (Australia)

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

6 April 2015

More on the banning of SEP (Australia) anti-war meetings »

Socialist Equality Party (UK) Election Campaign

UK welfare benefit sanctions bring hardship and hunger

By Katie Rhodes, 22 April 2015

Nothing so graphically exposes the destruction of the welfare state established following the Second World War than the return to Victorian social norms.

SEP speaker at London election meeting: Only socialism can bring about genuine equality

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

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Commentary

Iran’s Zarif volunteers Tehran as US strategic partner

By Keith Jones, 22 April 2015

Zarif’s “message” is remarkable both for what it says and what it doesn’t say.

US economic decline overshadows IMF-World Bank meeting

By Nick Beams, 21 April 2015

Economic stagnation, financial parasitism dominate IMF-World Bank meeting

Two dead children found inside Detroit freezer

By Lawrence Porter, 21 April 2015

Kids Count director: Rising poverty and mental health cuts spawn child abuse and neglect

US admits FBI falsified evidence to obtain convictions

Mexican police confront immigrant protest caravan

Majority of Boston residents oppose death penalty for marathon bomber Tsarnaev

New in Greek

WSWS publishes Greek translation of "The anti-Marxism of Yanis Varoufakis"

By Nick Beams

Posted here is a translation into Greek of “The anti-Marxism of Yanis Varoufakis,” a critical analysis of the political and economic views of the Greek finance minister.

Arts Review

“Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit,” at the Detroit Institute of Arts
In defense of Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry frescoes

By Tim Rivers and David Walsh, 21 April 2015

Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) holds first national congress

By our correspondents, 21 April 2015

History

Twenty years since the Oklahoma City bombing

20 April 2015

Australian World War I “celebration” buries history of mass anti-war opposition

By Richard Phillips, 18 April 2015

25 years ago: Hubble Space Telescope launched into orbit

The much-anticipated launch of the Hubble Space Telescope aboard the space shuttle Discovery took place on April 24, 1990 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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50 years ago: Sukarno completes nationalization of foreign property

On April 24, 1965, President Sukarno signed a decree nationalizing the remaining foreign property held in Indonesia.

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75 years ago: US admiral says war against Japan inevitable

On April 22, 1940, Rear Admiral J.K. Taussig bluntly revealed US imperialism’s aims before the Senate committee on naval affairs.

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100 years ago: Allied forces launch disastrous Gallipoli landing in Turkey

On April 25, 1915 troops from Britain, Australia and New Zealand began the land phase of what has become known as the Gallipoli campaign.

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