Protests grow in Baltimore in defiance of police-military siege

By Jerry White, 30 April 2015

Even as 3,000 National Guard troops and cops occupied the city, protests against police violence and poverty grew in Baltimore and around the country.

Thousands protest police violence nationwide

By our reporters, 30 April 2015

Demonstrations against police violence took place Wednesday in New York City, Boston, Washington, Minneapolis, Denver, Houston, and other cities.

Hundreds protest shooting of Detroit man by federal officer

By Shannon Jones, 30 April 2015

The social eruption in Baltimore, Maryland

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US economy stalled in first quarter

By Andre Damon, 30 April 2015

Business investment collapsed in the first quarter, even as US companies sat atop a record $1.4 trillion cash hoard.

Economic stagnation, financial parasitism dominate IMF-World Bank meeting

US Supreme Court hears arguments on Oklahoma lethal injection protocol

By Kate Randall, 30 April 2015

Oklahoma and other states are preparing backup methods, including firing squads and nitrogen gas, should the high court ban the use of lethal injections to execute people.

The firing squad returns to America

Syriza floats proposal for referendum to impose EU austerity in Greece

By Kumaran Ira, 30 April 2015

Syriza is trying to provide a false veneer of democratic legitimacy for EU austerity policies that have been overwhelmingly rejected by the Greek people.

Syriza-led government prepares new austerity measures against Greek workers

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Major shake-up in Saudi monarchy

By Patrick Martin, 30 April 2015

King Salman removed the crown prince, his half-brother Muqrin, reportedly because he was opposed to the current Saudi-led war in Yemen.

Saudi warplanes pound Yemen despite talk of ending aggression

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Documents confirm fascists murdered Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca

By Alejandro López, 30 April 2015

Newly published police reports prepared in 1965 under Franco’s fascist regime confirm that García Lorca was executed by fascist forces in the summer of 1936.

Britain’s super-rich have doubled their wealth since 2009

By Robert Stevens, 30 April 2015

Britain is more attractive to the super-rich than anywhere except America.

Finland’s navy drops depth charges in search for “underwater object” in Baltic Sea

By Roger Jordan, 30 April 2015

Finland’s dropping of depth charges off of its coast comes just weeks after it signed a joint defence agreement with its Nordic neighbours directed at Russia.

Deutsche Bank: Union trades jobs for speculation

By Gustav Kemper and Peter Schwarz, 30 April 2015

Deutsche Bank is now concentrating on international speculation and substantially downsizing its business with smaller customers.

South Korean unions hold one-day token strike

By Ben McGrath, 30 April 2015

Confronted by broad working class opposition to government austerity measures, the unions are confining workers to limited protests.

India: CPM General-Secretary Sitaram Yechury’s right-wing record

By Arun Kumar, 30 April 2015

The new leader of the Stalinist CPM has for years functioned as a member of the political establishment, helping stitch together and prop-up a series of rightwing governments.

New in Turkish

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (Sri Lanka) birinci ulusal kongresini düzenledi

Muhabirlerimizden, 30 Nisan 2015

Sri Lanka’daki Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (SEP), birinci ulusal kongresini, 27-30 Mart tarihleri arasında Colombo’da düzenledi.

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L’éruption sociale de Baltimore

Par Andre Damon et Joseph Kishore, 30 avril 2015

L’éruption de colère de masse qui s’est produite à Baltimore, Maryland, suite au meurtre policier de Freddie Gray, et la prise de contrôle de la ville par l’armée et la police, ont révélé la réalité de la vie sociale en Amérique.

Népal: la colère monte devant la réponse du gouvernement népalais à la catastrophe

Par W.A. Sunil, 30 avril 2015

Des centaines de milliers de personnes manquent des nécessités les plus élémentaires, sont entassées dans des camps de fortune ou dorment en plein air.

Les célébrations de la Journée commémorative de l'ANZAC en Australie et la lutte contre la guerre

Par Nick Beams, 30 avril 2015

En dépit de tentatives concertées pour les interdire, les réunions organisées par le Parti de l'égalité socialiste (Australie), en opposition à la campagne officielle de la Journée commémorative de l'ANZAC ont néanmoins eu lieu – le résultat d'une lutte intense pour une clarification politique face au barrage de propagande déclenchée par le gouvernement et les médias de l'establishment.

New in German

Soziale Explosion in Baltimore

Von Andre Damon und Joseph Kishore, 30. April 2015

In Baltimore (Maryland) zeigt die amerikanische Gesellschaft ihr wahres Gesicht. Seit dem Polizeimord an Freddie Gray wird die Stadt von Polizei und Militär besetzt.

Großer Zuspruch für den International May Day

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 30. April 2015

Die WSWS sprach mit Streikenden an der Berliner Charité und Studenten der Frankfurter Goethe-Universität über die Online-Maikundgebung der Vierten Internationale.

Gewerkschaften unterbinden Streik bei Skoda

Von Markus Salzmann, 30. April 2015

Mit einem raschen Tarifabschluss haben die tschechischen Gewerkschaften den Weg für Angriffe auf die rund 24.000 Beschäftigten der VW-Tochter Skoda geebnet.

Nach Erdbeben in Nepal: Wachsende Wut über Untätigkeit der Regierung

Von W.A. Sunil, 30. April 2015

Hunderttausende Menschen leben zusammengepfercht in überfüllten provisorischen Lagern oder schlafen im Freien. Es fehlt selbst am Nötigsten.

China investiert 46 Milliarden Dollar in strategischen Wirtschaftskorridor mit Pakistan

Von Athiyan Silva, 30. April 2015

Das Vorhaben würde es China ermöglichen, Erdöl aus dem Nahen Osten direkt über den Landweg durch Pakistan zu beziehen.

New in Persian

نه به جنگ امپریالیستی!
به گردهمایی آنلاین روز جهانی کارگر بپیوندید!

روز یکشنبه، سوم ماه مه (13 اردیبهشت) کمیتۀ بین المللی انترناسیونال چهارم گردهمایی جهانی آنلاین خود را به مناسبت اول ماه مه، روز تاریخی همبستگی بین المللی طبقۀ کارگر برگزار خواهد کرد.

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Perspective

US Congress applauds Japan’s militarist prime minister

30 April 2015

Abe’s address to the US Congress was pitched at cementing US-Japanese military collaboration in Asia against an unstated enemy—China.

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History

Forty years since the fall of Saigon

By Bill Van Auken, 30 April 2015

Four decades after the Vietnamese people inflicted a historic defeat on US imperialism, the Hanoi government is aligning itself with Washington’s “pivot to Asia.”

International May Day 2015


Campaign for 2015 International May Day Online Rally
German workers, students express opposition to war

By our correspondents, 30 April 2015

Workers and students spoke about their opposition to austerity and the necessity of a struggle against war.

WSWS publishes Indonesian translation of ICFI May Day statement

By the International Committee of the Fourth International

Posted here is a translation into Indonesian of the statement “No to imperialist war! Join the 2015 International May Day Online Rally!”

Worldwide support for 2015 International May Day Online Rally

By our reporters, 29 April 2015

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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IYSSE

For freedom of speech at Humboldt University

By the Socialist Equality Party (Germany) and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 29 April 2015

Socialism and historical truth
A lecture delivered at the Leipzig Book Fair

Scholarship, not war propaganda!
The IYSSE’s campaign against war and historical falsification at Humboldt University

Socialist Equality Party

The political struggle against war and the tasks of the Socialist Equality Party
Perspective resolution of the First National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)

30 April 2015

The resolution was unanimously adopted by the first national congress of the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) held on March 27–30, 2015.

Socialist Equality Party (UK) Election Campaign

SEP’s David O’Sullivan addresses UK general election meeting on role of unions

By Jean Shaoul, 30 April 2015

O’Sullivan focused his remarks on the key role the unions had played in allowing successive governments to implement austerity measures.

SEP candidate Katie Rhodes addresses Glasgow Central Mosque hustings

Tommy Sheridan’s “Hope over Fear”: Cheerleaders for the Scottish National Party

UK general election reveals crisis of capitalist rule

Miliband lays out Labour’s militarist foreign policy for Britain

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

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Commentary

The New York Times deploys to Nepal

By Bill Van Auken, 29 April 2015

Anger mounts over government response to Nepal earthquake disaster

US and Japan tighten military ties in stepped up war drive against China

By Nick Beams, 29 April 2015

US-Al Qaeda offensive against Syrian regime

Obama gave CIA free rein for drone assassinations in Pakistan

Writers oppose free speech award for Charlie Hebdo

South China Sea disputes dominate ASEAN summit

Arts Review

Woman in Gold: The battle to recover art stolen by the Nazis

By David Walsh, 29 April 2015

An appraisal of German writer Günter Grass: 1927-2015

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

SEP Australia

Australia’s Anzac celebrations and the fight against war

By Nick Beams, 28 April 2015

More details emerge over sacking of Australian journalist for challenging Anzac myth

By Mike Head, 29 April 2015

Australian broadcaster sacks journalist for criticising Anzac Day
Defend Scott McIntyre! Defend freedom of speech!

Workers and youth defy Anzac Day propaganda to attend SEP anti-war meetings

The role of Australian schools in World War I
Soldier Boys: The Militarisation of Australian and New Zealand Schools for World War I

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

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

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

Science

Twenty-five years of the Hubble Space Telescope

By Bryan Dyne, 24 April 2015

25 years ago: South Korean workers battle police

Hundreds of thousands of workers and students clashed with police in cities throughout South Korea in May Day protests called to denounce violent attacks on strikers.

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50 years ago: US invades Dominican Republic

On April 28, 1965, over 500 US Marines were airlifted to the Dominican Republic in an act of imperialist aggression aimed at reinstating a pro-American dictatorship.

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75 years ago: Himmler orders construction of Auschwitz

On April 27, 1940, SS head Heinrich Himmler ordered the creation of a prison concentration camp near the Polish village of Oswiecim.

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100 years ago: Italy breaks alliance with Germany, Austria-Hungary

On May 3, 1915, Italy officially revoked the Triple Alliance, a military pact with Austria-Hungary and Germany.

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