US corporate tax cheats hiding $1.4 trillion in profits in offshore accounts

By Patrick Martin, 15 April 2016

A report by Oxfam found that the 50 largest US corporations are evading $111 billion in US taxes per year—enough to wipe out child poverty in America.

Panama Papers reveal New Zealand is a tax haven for world’s elites

By John Braddock, 15 April 2016

Labour’s Corbyn pledges to lead pro-EU referendum campaign in UK

By Chris Marsden, 15 April 2016

The intervention by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in favour of Britain remaining in the EU is vital for the ruling elite amid growing popular hatred of the Cameron government.

“Not just for us, but for other workers too”
Verizon workers discuss political issues in strike

By our reporters, 15 April 2016

On picket lines in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania reporters from the WSWS talked to strikers about the significance of the walkout by 39,000 Verizon workers.

Video: Striking Verizon workers speak out

By Samuel Davidson and Zac Corrigan, 15 April 2016

On the picket line in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, striking Verizon workers speak out against intolerable working conditions and cuts to health care and pensions.

The political issues in the Verizon strike

Verizon workers speak on issues in strike

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Thousands attend Sanders rally in New York ahead of primary

By a WSWS reporting team, 15 April 2016

There is an enormous chasm between the aspirations of workers and youth attending Sanders rallies in large numbers and the proposals advanced by the Vermont senator.

The social reality behind the US elections

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Anger mounts over hidden contract terms
Ford workers denounce UAW-backed poverty wages at Michigan stamping plant

By Tim Rivers, 14 April 2016

The UAW agreed to a “competitive wage structure” that will reduce wages to as low as $9 an hour at the Woodhaven Hot Metal Forming plant, just south of Detroit.

“I am certain the UAW knew about this. They sell us out all the time.”
Facing layoffs, Detroit area Fiat Chrysler workers denounce UAW

Nexteer Automotive workers report arbitrary firings, harassment

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Protests in Chicago after police kill 16-year-old boy

By George Gallanis, 15 April 2016

Pierre Loury was shot in the chest while climbing a fence in the Homan Square neighborhood of Chicago.

New revelations of violence at Chicago police “black site”

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White Paper 2016: Blueprint for a new German police and military state

By Johannes Stern, 15 April 2016

The paper dispenses with the limitations imposed on German imperialism following its defeat in two world wars and amounts to a blueprint for a new German police and military state.

Brussels air traffic controllers restart work amid growing scandal over March 22 attacks

By Alex Lantier, 15 April 2016

Unions are negotiating with Belgocontrol and the state over a reactionary contract calling for a three-year increase in the retirement age, to 58.

South Korea’s Democrats narrowly defeat ruling conservatives in national election

By Ben McGrath, 15 April 2016

The Minjoo Party of Korea’s victory is not an endorsement of their policies but a sign of frustration with deteriorating economic conditions.

New in Greek

Ο ΣΥΡΙΖΑ στην Ελλάδα: Πλήρης συνέταιρος στο ιστορικό έγκλημα ενάντια στους πρόσφυγες

Μπιλ Βαν Άουκεν, 12 Απρίλιος 2016

Τα μέτρα αστυνομικού κράτους και οι συνοπτικές απελάσεις που χρησιμοποιούνται από την κυβέρνηση του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ ενάντια στους πρόσφυγες είναι αναπόσπαστα στοιχεία των αδιάκοπων επιθέσεων του ενάντια στην ελληνική εργατική τάξη.

New in Turkish

Merkel’in acımasız sığınmacı politikası

Peter Schwarz, 15 Nisan 2016

Sığınmacıların korunması, demokratik hakların savunusu, sosyal saldırılara direniş ve savaşa ve militarizme karşı mücadele, birbirinden ayrılamaz.

Ukrayna Başbakanı Yatsenyuk derinleşen siyasi krizin ortasında istifa etti

David Levine, 15 Nisan 2016

Yatsenyuk, büyük siyasi skandalların ve krizlerin sık sık ve düzenli olarak meydana geldiği bir ülkede, Ukrayna’nın en nefret edilen politikacısı olarak hükümetten ayrılıyor.

New in French

Les questions politiques dans la grève à Verizon

Par Barry Grey, 15 avril 2016

Au lieu de se tourner vers l’Administration Obama et les politiciens démocrates tels que Sanders, comme ils y sont poussés par les syndicats, les travailleurs de Verizon ont besoin de se tourner largement vers la classe ouvrière aux États-Unis et internationalement.

Les contrôleurs aériens belges lancent une grève sauvage à l’aéroport de Bruxelles

Par Robert Stevens, 15 avril 2016

La classe ouvrière partout en Belgique et en Europe doit défendre les contrôleurs aériens en grève qui agissent pour défendre les retraites.

La politique brutale de Merkel à l’égard des réfugiés

Par Peter Schwarz, 15 avril 2016

Il n’y a pas si longtemps, un âpre conflit faisait rage en Europe entre les partisans de la fermeture des frontières européennes et les partisans d’une « solution européenne » à la crise des réfugiés.

Contre la course à la guerre, l’austérité et les assauts contre les droits démocratiques !
Construisez l’International Youth and Students for Social Equality !

l’International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Australie) , 15 avril 2016

Le syndicat National Union of Students appelle à la tenue de rassemblements pour colporter le mensonge que l’élection d’un gouvernement travailliste mettra fin aux attaques contre l’enseignement supérieur.

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Perspective

Zika, social inequality and capitalism

15 April 2016

The criminal indifference of the US Congress to the spread of the Zika virus stands as an indictment of a social system that subordinates the vital needs of humanity to the accumulation of wealth by a tiny oligarchy.

Earlier Perspectives »

Socialism and the Fight Against War
Build an International Movement of the Working Class and Youth Against Imperialism!

Statement of the International Committee of the Fourth International, 18 February 2016

Commentary

Ex-car czar Steven Rattner touts Obama’s “pro-worker” record

By Shannon Jones, 15 April 2016

Investment banker and New York Times columnist Rattner, former head of Obama’s Auto Task force, cynically portrays Obama as a tireless advocate of the working man.

Behind the designation of Russia and China as “imperialist”: A case study in theoretical charlatanry

By Johannes Stern, 14 April 2016

Economic nationalism and the global steel crisis

By Nick Beams, 14 April 2016

Defend jobs in the steel industry!
For international workers’ unity, not national unity with the corporations!

Financial instability far from over, says IMF

By Nick Beams, 14 April 2016

Plan B: CIA prepares to arm Syrian “rebels” with antiaircraft weapons

By Bill Van Auken, 14 April 2016

The US to further expand its military presence in the Philippines

By Peter Symonds, 14 April 2016

Once again on Saudi complicity in the 9/11 attacks

Rousseff denounces “coup” leaders as impeachment draws nearer

Canada’s NDP dumps party leader Mulcair

Arts Review

Midnight Special: “Shining the light” on unfreedom in America

By Joanne Laurier, 15 April 2016

Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special is a disturbing science fiction thriller that conveys deep anxiety about the state of the world.

Louder than Bombs from Norwegian director Joachim Trier

Workers Struggles

The crisis in Detroit and Flint

Research team confirms dangerous levels of lead still contaminate Flint water supply

By Carlos Delgado, 14 April 2016

Racketeering lawsuit filed against Michigan governor, officials over Flint poisoning

Photo essay: Contaminated water and hazardous conditions at Michigan mobile home park

More on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan »

Class action lawsuit details destruction of Detroit Public Schools

By Nancy Hanover, 14 April 2016

The 2016 US elections

US elections: Republican crisis deepens over prospect of contested convention

By Patrick Martin, 14 April 2016

Sanders campaigns in Syracuse, New York

By Steve Filips, 13 April 2016

Is Sanders’ call to “break up the banks” a socialist demand?

Paul Krugman smears Bernie Sanders

More on the 2016 US elections »

Socialist Equality Party

SEP/IYSSE meetings in California: Art, War and Social Revolution

14 April 2016

WSWS Arts Editor David Walsh will speak at meetings in San Diego and Berkeley, California, addressing the political and cultural situation in relation to American imperialism’s relentless war drive.

Meeting May 24 in London
For an active boycott of the Brexit referendum! For the United Socialist States of Europe!

Upcoming events in Cambridge, Mass. and Albuquerque, New Mexico
SEP meetings in the US: Socialism and the fight against war

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Oppose the drive to war, austerity and the assault on democratic rights!
Build the International Youth and Students for Social Equality!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Australia), 13 April 2016

Oppose the political ban on the IYSSE at University of Melbourne!
For democratic and political rights on campus!

Oppose Indian government’s witch-hunt of JNU students

Socialism and the Fight Against War
IYSSE meetings in Australia and New Zealand—Build an International Movement of the Working Class and Youth Against Imperialism!

25 years ago: Bush reverses “neutrality” in northern Iraq civil war

On April 16, 1991, President Bush announced that America would belatedly join plans for an imperialist occupation of the northern part of Iraq.

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50 years ago: Premier Ky agrees to elections in South Vietnam

On April 14, 1966, the military dictatorship in South Vietnam announced that elections to a constituent assembly would be held within three to five months.

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75 years ago: Stalin clings to the Axis

On April 13, 1941 Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin signed a five-year pact with Japanese Foreign Minister Yosuke Matsuoka.

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100 years ago: Scottish workers’ leaders convicted of sedition in Britain

On April 11, 1916, John Maclean, a socialist workers leader in the area of Glasgow, Scotland dubbed “Red Clydeside,” was convicted of sedition by British authorities.

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