Seymour Hersh exposes official lies about Bin Laden killing

By Niles Williamson, 12 May 2015

An article by the Pulitzer Prize winner, published Sunday in the London Review of Books, exposes the entire official narrative of the 2011 killing of Osama bin Laden as a concoction of lies.

The killing of Osama bin Laden: Obama’s “historic moment”

Detroit begins new round of water shutoffs

By Andre Damon, 12 May 2015

Residents, many of them elderly and disabled or living with children, are scrambling to raise money by any means to avoid having their water shut off.

Detroit to resume water shutoffs this month

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Ex-CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling sentenced to three years in prison

By Thomas Gaist, 12 May 2015

Sterling allegedly provided details of covert operations conducted by the CIA against Iran to journalist James Risen.

Ex-Guantanamo child detainee Omar Khadr released on bail

By Carl Bronski, 12 May 2015

The Conservatives have gone to extraordinary lengths to prolong Khadr’s ordeal since he was repatriated, fighting to ensure he remains behind bars.

Greece pledges to repay IMF loans early in EU talks on bailout deals

By Kumaran Ira, 12 May 2015

The Syriza-led government is prostrating itself before the European Union, working to tighten austerity and repaying its loans early to cut a deal with the EU at the workers’ expense.

Syriza government endorses “war on terror” to divert opposition to austerity

The lessons of the capitulation of Syriza

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Fire erupts at nuclear power plant outside of New York City

By Daniel de Vries, 12 May 2015

The third major fire in eight years broke out at the nuclear facility, spilling thousands of gallons of oil into the Hudson River.

Massachusetts governor deepens austerity drive with early retirement legislation

By John Marion, 12 May 2015

Social service agencies could lose as much as half of their staff under an early retirement measure enacted by the Republican governor with the backing of the Democrats.

Siemens announces massive job cuts worldwide

By Dietmar Henning, 12 May 2015

The new job cuts were agreed upon between the trade union, works council and management.

Germany: Auschwitz survivors testify against former SS officer

By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 12 May 2015

The prosecution of former SS officer Oskar Gröning has highlighted his role in crimes against humanity.

Trial of former SS soldier begins in Germany

Spain lines up behind US-led destabilization campaign against Venezuela

By Alejandro López, 12 May 2015

The Declaration of Panama, signed by former Spanish prime ministers González and Aznar, echoes the line emanating from Washington.

Twenty two killed during Albanian terror group border post attack in Macedonia

By Paul Mitchell, 12 May 2015

The weekend attack is a sign of the simmering ethnic tensions fueled by the country’s economic and social crisis.

Australian government shifts tactics in pursuit of budget austerity

By Nick Beams, 12 May 2015

The Liberal government is standing the concept of “fairness” on its head to try to push through greater social inequality in its second budget, to be delivered today.

New Zealand: State-owned mining company announces job cuts

By Chris Ross, 12 May 2015

The opposition Labour Party and the trade union bureaucracy are helping impose 151 job cuts at Solid Energy’s Stockton Mine.

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L’Expo 2015 e il Primo Maggio rivelano profondi antagonismi di classe

Di Marc Wells, 12 maggio 2015

Il 1° maggio si è aperta a Milano l’Esposizione Universale, conosciuta anche come Expo 2015.

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El sur de Asia, el "pivote" estadounidense y la Revolución Permanente

Por Wije Dias, 12 mayo 2015

Discurso de Wije Dias, Secretario General del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad (Sri Lanka) ante la Manifestación del Dia Internacional del Trabajador, el 3 de mayo, organizada por el Comité Internacional de la Cuarta Internacional.

Ataque de la policía militar a maestros brasileños deja más de doscientos heridos

Por Bill Van Auken, 12 mayo 2015

Unos doscientos maestros en huelga resultaron heridos en Curitiba, Brasil el 29 de abril cuando la policía militar les disparó balas de goma, gases lacrimógenos, granadas paralizantes, gas pimienta y aporreo a maestros reclamando sus derechos de pensión.

New in Turkish

Britanya’daki genel seçimler ve sınıf uzlaşmazlıklarındaki büyüme

Chris Marsden, 12 Mayıs 2015

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin (Britanya) ulusal sekreteri Chris Marsden’in, Dördüncü Enternasyonal’in Uluslararası Komitesi tarafından 3 Mayıs’ta düzenlenen Uluslararası Çevrimiçi 1 Mayıs Toplantısı’nda yaptığı konuşmanın metni.

Latin Amerika’daki kriz ve devrimci önderlik uğruna mücadele

Bill Van Auken, 12 Mayıs 2015

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin (ABD) önderlerinden Bill Van Auken’in, Dördüncü Enternasyonal’in Uluslararası Komitesi tarafından 3 Mayıs’ta düzenlenen Uluslararası Çevrimiçi 1 Mayıs Toplantısı’nda yaptığı konuşmanın metni.

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La fin du travaillisme britannique

Par Chris Marsden et Julie Hyland, 12 mai 2015

Les travailleurs ont déserté le Parti travailliste parce qu'ils le considèrent comme un Parti conservateur bis; près d'un tiers de l'électorat ne voit aucune raison de voter.

Les pouvoirs européens veulent bombarder la Libye pour arrêter les migrants

Par Patrick Martin, 12 mai 2015

L’intervention militaire de l’UE vise à empêcher les réfugiés cherchant actuellement à traverser la Méditerranée, de même s’embarquer sur des bateaux – en détruisant ces derniers.

Le Canada augmente considérablement ses dépenses militaires

Par Keith Jones, 12 mai 2015

Le Canada est profondément impliqué dans les trois principales offensives militaires et stratégiques de Washington depuis 2001.

Le NPA tente d'étrangler l'opposition à la loi sur le Renseignement

Par Anthony Torres, 12 mai 2015

Malgré ses critiques en surface de la loi sur le renseignement, le NPA est complice de la construction de l'appareil d'un Etat policier en France.

La guerre au Moyen-Orient, l’impérialisme et les leçons de la Révolution égyptienne

Par Johannes Stern, 12 mai 2015

Cette allocution fut prononcée par Johannes Stern, membre dirigeant du Partei für Soziale Gleichheit en Allemagne, le 3 mai, au Rassemblement international en ligne pour le 1er mai.

New in German

Das Ende der britischen Sozialdemokratie

Von Chris Marsden und Julie Hyland, 12. Mai 2015

Arbeiter haben sich von der Labour Party abgewandt, weil sie sie als eine Konservative Partei 2.0 sehen. Fast ein Drittel der Wahlberechtigten hat keinen Grund mehr gesehen, überhaupt noch zu Wahl zu gehen.

Bürgerschaftswahl in Bremen offenbart Kluft zwischen Politik und Bevölkerung

Von Dietmar Henning, 12. Mai 2015

Die SPD hat in der Wahl zur Bürgerschaft in Bremen ihr schlechtestes Ergebnis seit dem Zweiten Weltkrieg eingefahren.

Europäische Mächte planen Luftangriffe auf Libyen, um Flüchtlinge aufzuhalten

Von Patrick Martin, 12. Mai 2015

Das Ziel der EU-Militärintervention ist die Zerstörung von Schleuserbooten, damit Flüchtlinge gar nicht erst die Möglichkeit haben, das Mittelmeer zu überqueren.

Die Flüchtlingstragödie im Mittelmeer und die Verbrechen des Imperialismus

Von Julie Hyland, 12. Mai 2015

Diese Rede hielt Julie Hyland, die stellvertretende Vorsitzende der Socialist Equality Party (Großbritannien), auf der Online-Kundgebung zum International May Day am 3. Mai.

Krieg im Nahen Osten, Imperialismus und die Lehren der ägyptischen Revolution

Von Johannes Stern, 12. Mai 2015

Diese Rede hielt Johannes Stern, ein führendes Mitglied der Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (PSG), auf der Online-Kundgebung zum International May Day am 3. Mai.

Zur Verschärfung des Berliner Polizeigesetzes

Von Bernd Reinhardt, 12. Mai 2015

Die Ende März beschlossenen Veränderungen am Berliner „Allgemeinen Sicherheits- und Ordnungsgesetz“ (ASOG) stärken die Vollmachten der Polizei und höhlen bürgerliche Grundrechte aus.

New York Times unterstützt das neo-faschistische Regime in Kiew mit Lügen und Geschichtsfälschung

Von Barry Grey, 12. Mai 2015

Die New York Times vertuscht die pro-faschistische Politik des Regimes in Kiew mit Geschichtsfälschungen.

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Perspective

The Baltimore upheaval: On race and class in America

12 May 2015

The relentless fixation on race is aimed at preventing any serious examination of the deep class divisions in American society, which are at the root of police violence.

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International May Day 2015

Speeches to the International May Day Online Rally


Socialism and the struggle against war

By David North, 4 May 2015

Enthusiastic response in Sri Lanka to online May Day rally

By our correspondents, 12 May 2015

Workers and students explain why they participated in the ICFI’s international May Day event.

More on International May Day 2015 »

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

12 May 2015

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

SEP in Germany participates in panel discussion on train drivers strike

By our correspondents, 11 May 2015

Video: “It’s about the defense of the right to strike”
Train drivers demonstrate in Berlin

The political issues in the German train drivers strike

History

75 years since the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands
The Westerbork transit camp and the destruction of Dutch Jewry

By Josh Varlin, 11 May 2015

Seventy years since the defeat of Hitler’s Third Reich

By Fred Williams, 9 May 2015

VE Day in Germany: War commemoration and war propaganda

Commentary

The death of British Labourism

By Chris Marsden and Julie Hyland, 11 May 2015

General election produces political earthquake in Britain

Public Meetings: The way forward after Britain’s general election

More on the SEP (UK) election campaign »

European powers seek to bomb Libya to stop migrants

By Patrick Martin, 11 May 2015

Yemen rebels announce support for Saudi cease-fire plan

By Niles Williamson, 11 May 2015

More on US militarism »

Illinois Supreme Court strikes down state pension cuts

By Alexander Fangmann, 11 May 2015

Historians condemn Japan’s whitewashing of war crimes

By Ben McGrath, 11 May 2015

Bond market sell-off signals mounting financial crisis

Obama administration moves to bolster police in Baltimore

Netanyahu forms far-right coalition government in Israel

Featured

The cost of military domination

By Jeff Lusanne, 8 May 2015

The US federal government’s expenditures on roads, bridges, and education research is a mere fraction of what it spends maintaining the world’s deadliest military.

The new global arms race

Arts Review

Jean-Michel Basquiat at the Art Gallery of Ontario: Graffiti, fame and the art market

By Lee Parsons, 8 May 2015

Statues of Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Bradley Manning unveiled in Berlin

By Stefan Steinberg, 7 May 2015

Socialist Equality Party (Australia)

A second open letter to the vice chancellor
Further on political censorship at the University of Sydney

By James Cogan, 6 May 2015

University of Sydney meeting discusses attacks on democratic rights

Australia’s Anzac celebrations and the fight against war

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

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

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

25 years ago: US-backed Nicaraguan regime rocked by strike

Just three weeks after taking office, the US-backed government of Violeta de Chamorro confronted a working class upsurge.

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50 years ago: OAS forces join Dominican occupation

On May 14, 1965, token contingents of “peacekeeping forces” sent by the Organization of American States arrived in the Dominican Republic, joining over 20,000 US troops.

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75 years ago: French Army in rapid retreat before Nazi invasion

On May 13, 1940, just three days after Nazi Germany attacked Western Europe, the armed forces of French imperialism fell into ignominious retreat.

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100 years ago: Britain announces internment of “enemy aliens”

On May 13, 1915, Herbert Asquith, prime minister of Great Britain, announced a new internment policy for “persons of hostile origins.”

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