Archive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/ Ukrainian regime launches fascist-led crackdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/25/ukra-a25.html The Western-backed regime in Kiev and its fascist allies launched a crackdown in eastern Ukraine that threatens to provoke Russian military intervention. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/193441fa-a8a2-4435-a444-5e3d5122938C/ukra-a25.html 2014-04-25T05:00:00Z Detroit bankruptcy spearheads nationwide attack on pensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/25/pers-a25.html The Detroit bankruptcy is setting the precedent for the destruction of workers’ pension benefits throughout the US in both the public and private sectors. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c2e66ff-eb13-4827-8a6d-86fff4fce06G/pers-a25.html 2014-04-25T05:00:00Z US sends Apache attack helicopters to Egyptian junta http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/25/egyp-a25.html US weaponry will soon be turned against the working people of Egypt. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25a4f51b-b546-49a5-88bc-47b756271fcO/egyp-a25.html 2014-04-25T05:00:00Z New proposed Internet rules would strengthen corporate control, end “net neutrality” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/25/inte-a25.html The US Federal Communications Commission has proposed a new set of rules allowing companies to pay money in order for their content to be quickly delivered to users. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/458c14d4-5d3c-408f-8fcb-7e2c106365cF/inte-a25.html 2014-04-25T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court chips away at habeas corpus and right against self incrimination http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/25/supr-a25.html The Supreme Court ruling in the case White v. Woodall attacks basic democratic rights. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5bc5eafe-35ba-492c-9855-5d462327ed4A/supr-a25.html 2014-04-25T05:00:00Z India: Modi tries to distance himself from incendiary communalist remarks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/25/modi-a25.html BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi tried to distance himself from inflammatory remarks made by several prominent BJP leaders. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb2982cf-68fe-4fb2-9517-541dad5a799M/modi-a25.html 2014-04-25T05:00:00Z Nepal: Sherpa strike following fatal Mt Everest avalanche http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/25/sher-a25.html The tragic deaths in an avalanche last Friday have highlighted the dangerous and exploitative conditions in which Sherpa work as mountain guides. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/afe10c9c-a22a-4c55-b57d-3c703290866E/sher-a25.html 2014-04-25T05:00:00Z Thailand’s political crisis continues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/25/thai-a25.html The opposition Democrat Party refused to attend talks to schedule a fresh election, amid ongoing efforts to overthrow the government. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/751ea6e0-9c1a-4da6-b24e-679a039f263I/thai-a25.html 2014-04-25T05:00:00Z Partei für Soziale Gleichheit greetings to SEP (Australia) Second National Congress http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/25/psgg-a25.html “The gulf between our movement and all the different varieties of pseudo-left petty-bourgeois tendencies has never been as deep, as open and as irreconcilable as now.” Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5fb3c743-9976-4ce3-aa5d-71106a3ab24N/psgg-a25.html 2014-04-25T05:00:00Z Detroit media call for permanent financial dictatorship http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/25/medi-a25.html This week saw leading Detroit publications call for the further dismantling of democratic norms in order to impose the dictates of the corporations and banks. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fbc46ac3-10e2-433f-a064-8334a4ee77cN/medi-a25.html 2014-04-25T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/25/wrks-a25.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9345b87-e71f-4972-a891-720116d0aedE/wrks-a25.html 2014-04-25T05:00:00Z Labor reform PH http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/25/Labor+reform+PH Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/380764be-6ec8-487f-a9bf-9e9ab01bedaB/Labor+reform+PH 2014-04-25T05:00:00Z Obama affirms US backing for Japan in any conflict with China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/japa-a24.html Obama’s unequivocal support for Japan will only further fuel tensions with China over disputed islands in the East China Sea. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fd57589d-74ec-4c99-8156-59f357383b5D/japa-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Does Washington want war with Russia? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/pers-a24.html The evident desire of Washington to provoke a military conflict with Russia has brought the world to the brink of a catastrophic confrontation. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b184f73-37bb-436a-8044-890e8b21d65J/pers-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z New York Times tries to whitewash publication of faked Ukraine photos http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/nytu-a24.html The <em>Times</em> is attempting to cover over its participation in an attempt to manufacture evidence of a Russian intervention in Ukraine. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/895d70da-3fad-4ee8-8cdc-c04f3f4c58dK/nytu-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Supreme Court reinstates Michigan ban on affirmative action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/afac-a24.html In a fractured ruling with five separate decisions by the eight participating justices, the US Supreme Court has upheld a voter-enacted prohibition of racial preferences in Michigan. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d0519a27-d425-4700-a2f9-92810fa5175E/afac-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Parents of crash victim speak on GM recall http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/hair-a24.html GM denied any responsibility for the accident in which air bags failed to deploy, despite knowing about the deadly ignition defect. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/27746790-48be-412e-a49e-e19d2321eaaJ/hair-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Twitter campaign backfires on New York Police Department http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/nypd-a24.html Within an hour of the first postings, hundreds of people had uploaded photographs of police brutality. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f484c0b-8309-41ca-8c73-7b15207bc2bM/nypd-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Germany: The political bankruptcy of the peace movement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/paci-a24.html The annual pacifist Easter marches adopted the war propaganda of the German government and NATO. Participation was correspondingly low. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/990bd701-2ae2-4795-be70-28db85b0f28M/paci-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka police attack railway workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/sril-a24-1.html The police attack is a message by the Rajapakse government that it will not tolerate any opposition to its austerity program. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc3406ae-8cc0-487b-9579-7f68e4d89a2K/sril-a24-1.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Albuquerque police kill fleeing 19-year-old woman http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/23/albu-a24.html A US Department of Justice report excoriating the Albuquerque Police Department’s “excessive force that violates the Constitution and federal law” has not slowed the pace of fatal police shootings. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ac45487-6189-49e0-8397-7643cd10d67N/albu-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Family doctor services “under severe threat of extinction” in Britain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/nhs-a24.html The Royal College of General Practitioners warned that general practice care is being destroyed by health care cuts. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7cd80ee5-0d92-4944-b685-6e09dd3a53cA/nhs-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z SEP (Australia) Second National Congress: Greetings by David North http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/dngt-a24.html “The International Committee of the Fourth International is the product of more than six decades of political struggle against opportunism.” Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67a348a2-47f9-4157-80b8-9ba96184aa0H/dngt-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party (Australia) holds Second National Congress http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/sepa-a24.html The congress unanimously adopted two resolutions: “Australian imperialism and the Obama administration’s ‘pivot to Asia’” and “The social counter-revolution in Australia and the political tasks of the Socialist Equality Party.” Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f7ee14f4-6d54-4a72-99d6-7a0a68266bbA/sepa-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Australian treasurer to target age pensioners and the poor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/hock-a24.html Hockey’s longer-term goal is to eviscerate the entire social welfare system in the name of “personal responsibility.” Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/154a88f6-b4ef-4a04-8861-a5cfcd2e30cB/hock-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Australia to purchase more US fighter jets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/jets-a24.html The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter package is designed to help satisfy the Obama administration’s demands for Canberra to increase military spending in order to confront China. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f564f9a-2bd9-495d-a315-a4604782dccC/jets-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z US lenders force students to pay off loans in full on death of co-signers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/stud-a24.html If the debt is not immediately paid in full, the loan is placed into default, destroying borrowers’ credit records. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e1b543e-4662-4bc1-b902-6c3369464e9I/stud-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Minnesota renewable energy law overturned by North Dakota coal company lawsuit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/coal-a24.html Minnesota’s Next Generation Energy Act, which barred the state from taking on new coal energy sources, was overturned by a federal judge on Friday. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ac29fdeb-ffed-42dd-83b8-8b29614f234I/coal-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z SEP meeting in Colombo to campaign for International May Day online rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/sril-a24.html A century after the eruption of World War I, the international working class once again confronts the danger of global conflagration. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35e35d9f-760c-41e1-b06b-21d5b7c8b51P/sril-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Government-produced book describes WWI as “successful and profitable” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/fent-a24.html Fenton’s book is part of the government’s WWI centenary program, which is designed to revive militarism and prepare public opinion for future wars. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03d4fb8f-cda7-41f9-b4fc-60818782ec5N/fent-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Oppose the fracking operation at Barton Moss http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/frac-a24.html The following statement has been issued by Robert Skelton, candidate of the Socialist Equality Party for the North West England constituency in the upcoming European elections. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee2f4da6-6f8b-40a5-b30c-7551c5f1080K/frac-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Kiev regime orders crackdown as US steps up threats against Moscow http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/23/ukra-a23.html Biden’s visit to Ukraine produced an escalation of US threats against Russia and a resumption by the regime in Kiev of the crackdown against its opponents in the east of the country. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/699b3923-3847-42fc-aa8d-90cd6afec0dI/ukra-a23.html 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z The Boston Marathon and the militarization of America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/23/pers-a23.html The mass police-military operation on display at Monday’s Boston Marathon should serve as a warning of the repressive methods the ruling elite is preparing to defend its class rule. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d290d2c8-215c-41de-a25e-aafe472a504C/pers-a23.html 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z New York Times propaganda photos on Ukraine exposed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/23/nytu-a23.html A day after claiming that it had proof of Russian military intervention in the east Ukraine protests, the <em>Times</em> has been caught in a flagrant fabrication. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/65b60b93-4959-4ac5-bb0e-af3a9385a99D/nytu-a23.html 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z German magazine Der Spiegel campaigns for war and rearmament http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/23/germ-a23.html One of the most unmistakable signs of the return of German militarism is the current barrage of war propaganda in the media. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2a667f9-9b50-4c43-b2c1-9052d0f7cf2F/germ-a23.html 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Japan to erect new radar base close to China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/23/japa-a23.html On the eve of Obama’s visit to Tokyo, the Japanese government announced the strengthening of its military posture in areas adjacent to China. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e670ceb5-b10a-4860-88da-2af9777f254H/japa-a23.html 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z GM autoworker: “They say ‘safety first’ but it’s really profit that’s first” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/23/genm-a23.html From 2002 to 2012, GM cut its hourly workforce by 12 percent each year. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e6718708-1dae-4143-b206-a9ff680e859H/genm-a23.html 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z General Motors uses bankruptcy to deflect safety responsibility http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/23/gmot-a23.html General Motors has filed a suit in federal court to enforce a bar on lawsuits resulting from defective cars sold prior to its bankruptcy in 2009. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cb03c5d2-a7c3-49d7-b1ee-410aa746ac5L/gmot-a23.html 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z South Korean government accused of inaction after ferry disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/23/kore-a23.html In an attempt to divert attention from the government, President Park condemned the actions of the crew as “akin to murder.” Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bdff90da-5caa-4c55-b6cb-e833af24a91K/kore-a23.html 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z UK Labour Party hires Obama adviser David Axelrod http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/23/axel-a23.html News that Britain’s Labour Party has appointed David Axelrod to head its campaign for the 2015 General Election came as the Trussell Trust reported that the numbers it was helping to feed through its food banks rose by 163 percent last year. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c214a07a-358a-4de9-98fd-4b8e25f73d7E/axel-a23.html 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Bouteflika wins fourth term as Algerian president http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/23/alge-a23.html Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of the National Liberation Front (FLN) declared victory in presidential elections held Thursday, April 17. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69eefc09-25ce-4361-8040-57216e74161F/alge-a23.html 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z New from Mehring Books: <em>The Truth Behind the Bankruptcy of Detroit</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/23/mehr-a23.html A detailed exposure of a social crime: the decision to use the courts to impose unprecedented attacks on the Detroit working class. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f4d454f-9d78-42a1-9d10-88e478f0401L/mehr-a23.html 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Detroit workers denounce water shutoffs on eve of SEP meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/23/watr-a23.html Detroit workers condemn the city’s policy of shutting off water to those behind in payments. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/447e953e-3176-497f-8052-1b639d3e9b5D/watr-a23.html 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party (UK) speaks to workers about attacks on welfare in Manchester http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/23/manc-a23.html SEP candidate Ajitha Gunaratne spoke to workers and youth in Manchester, a city devastated by de-industrialisation and the austerity policies of successive Conservative and Labour governments. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9508a9e9-447f-45fb-80d5-a05f44de23bB/manc-a23.html 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Australian Labor leader http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/23/alab-a23 placeholder Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d752b64e-54e3-4506-8779-796c2ff7d99J/alab-a23 2014-04-23T04:00:00Z Obama’s tour to reinforce “pivot to Asia” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/obam-a22.html Obama’s overriding aim is to signal his intention to press ahead with the “pivot to Asia,” which seeks to ensure US hegemony in the region. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6330527a-7e63-4455-b40d-ffe3696fc64K/obam-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Attend the International May Day Online Rally! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/pers-a22.html The May 4 rally, called by the International Committee of the Fourth International, will be held amidst a growing danger of world war, as US and European imperialism ratchet up tensions with nuclear-armed Russia. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ce4529f-34d3-4dd8-a8e0-90a90495bcaP/pers-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z US vice president arrives in Ukraine amid violent provocations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/bide-a22.html Vice President Joseph Biden began his two-day trip to Ukraine Monday amid mounting tensions over killings in eastern Ukraine. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2fb68cc1-1ba0-4361-adaa-e62269109f8F/bide-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z The New York Times finds Russian spies in eastern Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/time-a22.html The newspaper’s unsubstantiated claim to have proof that Russian spies are driving the eastern Ukraine protests is intended to provide the US government with a pretext to escalate its aggressive confrontation with Russia. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d6dde866-214b-4ba3-965e-d6c0b7c60e0K/time-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z US appeals court orders release of legal memo on drone killings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/dron-a22.html The three-judge panel overturned a lower-court decision favoring the Obama administration and the Justice Department. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4b1c466-1018-4da5-8733-85a949df1bcA/dron-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z As safety complaints mounted, GM avoided recalls that could cut into profits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/gmre-a22.html GM officials opted to issue “technical service bulletins” to car dealerships instead of removing potentially deadly vehicles from the road. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8caceb03-e34d-4c05-b350-244d1288e3cA/gmre-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Portrait of a modern-day plutocrat: Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/elli-a22.html Larry Ellison, the highest paid CEO in the US, exemplifies the parasitism of today’s super-rich. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b31e4c5-b19e-4a7d-8cb4-6f1ec67b21aJ/elli-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Flouting international law, US bars Iran’s UN ambassador http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/iran-a22.html In a flagrant violation of Iran’s rights, the US is barring Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations from taking up his seat at UN headquarters in New York. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d84080c7-0f0a-4dbd-a29a-e031d9eb15bP/iran-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Washington, DC region has worst year of jobs growth since 2008 crash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/23/wash-a22.html The Washington, DC region added only 4,800 jobs in the twelve months ending in February. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0e3bff26-0946-488d-b98f-3fc1c2afd7aM/wash-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Spanish Congress rejects Catalan independence referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/cata-a22.html The Spanish Popular Party government and the main opposition Socialist Party have rejected the request by the Catalan regional parliament to hold an independence referendum on November 9. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d46d010-2210-4e79-a316-ab2493efe5eF/cata-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Valparaiso mayor declares Chilean city bankrupt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/valp-a22.html The devastated city reports lacking funds to meet pension contributions or even pay its electricity bills. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07e1175c-0eec-4232-98e5-3e236515a5cJ/valp-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Australian government plans sweeping privatisation of higher education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/unis-a22.html Labor’s pro-market funding system will be extended to private profit-making providers, allowing them to undercut the public universities. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f1704b2-00c2-4f8b-8171-8ea55e461f1J/unis-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Labour and UK Independence Party debate in Manchester http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/deba-a22.html A debate between Labour and the United Kingdom Independence Party in Manchester over British membership in the European Union underscored the reactionary character of both the official “pro” and “anti”-European camps. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/444ed234-abdb-4824-9725-2910d4c6c16C/deba-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z French TV documentary: “Shoah by Shooting—SS Death Squads in Ukraine” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/shoa-a22.html Earlier this year, the French television documentary “Shoah by Shooting—Death Squads in Ukraine” was released on DVD in Germany. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ff504e8b-2b07-48b5-a1e4-ea20304bde0M/shoa-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Rubin “Hurricane” Carter: 1937-2014 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/hurr-a22.html Hurricane Carter, one-time contender for the world middleweight boxing title, spent 20 years of his life in prison, fighting against the frameup which put him there. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9aceef45-fa69-4112-bfaa-5a87e0935faA/hurr-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit’s creditors, the investment bankers, the unions, academia and identity politics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/bank-a22.html A group of Detroit’s creditors has been dangling the DIA’s irreplaceable artwork in front of various hedge funds, private equity firms, billionaire collectors and auction houses. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4397e09-666a-46da-8ae0-d5c7ba217e1K/bank-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z <em>Your Inner Fish</em> … An engaging look at our vertebrate ancestry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/fish-a22.html The three-part series on the evolution of vertebrates concludes Wednesday night at 10pm EST on public television. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a908793-6d64-41bf-96b5-b5b6a7a4aa0F/fish-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/wkrs-a22.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ca532c8-9140-4a56-bd63-b6168a3fcc8I/wkrs-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z US steps up Mideast military interventions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/dron-a21.html US wars and US-instigated civil wars have killed millions in the Middle East over the past two decades. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f6854d0-fe00-491a-99aa-9b2ee817224K/dron-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z America’s hungry 21st Century http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/pers-a21.html The pervasiveness of hunger in the United States is an indictment of the capitalist system. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08a1d19b-557c-4292-8abc-3effb110846P/pers-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z Western powers, Ukrainian regime call for military buildup against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/ukra-a21.html Ukrainian Premier Arseniy Yatsenyuk, interviewed Sunday on US television, called for a military buildup against Russia that threatens a clash between the major powers. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56dad395-d4a3-465d-9f85-c3ded7319d0E/ukra-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z Donetsk rabbi, protesters reject anti-Semitic leaflet as “provocation” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/leaf-a21.html In Donetsk, the Jewish community and pro-Russian forces protesting against the US puppet regime in Kiev have rejected as a fraud an anti-Semitic leaflet distributed by an anonymous group and attributed to the anti-regime Donetsk People’s Republic. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/850eb8b4-8647-4178-b1a9-b0fe294fbe8C/leaf-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z German government supports NATO rearmament http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/germ-a21.html The German army is fully aligned with the American military in the massive NATO buildup in Eastern Europe directed against Russia. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/948b2d0d-85a2-416d-a3d9-82dabf7adccL/germ-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z France’s incoming government launches historic attack on working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/fran-a21.html The PS is repudiating all the social concessions made to the working class after the fall of the Nazi collaborationist regime at the end of World War II. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c71866b6-89af-4280-82f8-fe116353fc0M/fran-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z Anger of victims’ families mounts over South Korean ferry disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/kore-a21.html While the official death toll continues to climb, families of the victims are increasingly angry at the government and the ferry company. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/31dd9a44-d3f3-4a40-bde5-03c0256a548B/kore-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z Massive police presence in place for Boston Marathon http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/bost-a21.html An unprecedented security operation has been planned for this year’s Boston Marathon, involving more than 60 local, state and federal agencies commanded from a underground bunker. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11eb7187-71db-485a-b6fc-32eddf1531bC/bost-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z Anger builds among New York transit workers against sellout contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/nyct-a21.html This deal has an economic and political significance that affects all sections of the working class, not only the city’s transit workforce. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa13de0f-3d56-480e-b050-5b64ddd8e71C/nyct-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z Bay Area Rapid Transit fined in death of two workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/bart-a21.html BART has been found guilty of three willful and serious safety violations. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43e7a03a-69b8-47bd-92d5-baa25f90977G/bart-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z Search crew finds location but not source of leak at New Mexico nuclear waste storage site http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/wipp-a21.html Over two months after airborne radiation at New Mexico’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant was detected and 21 workers were exposed, the location of the contamination was found on April 16. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c27bc8e2-da22-48a0-8258-d3c2e2d7c38I/wipp-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z Turkish parliament adopts law strengthening secret service http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/turk-a21.html The action is a further step by the government of Prime Minister Erdogan in building up a powerful police/intelligence apparatus against the working class and youth. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f7d065c4-6838-4b10-b479-57baa258df6P/turk-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z UK poor hit by double tax whammy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/brit-a21.html A joint investigation by the <em>Guardian</em> newspaper and the campaigning organisation False Economy has revealed that 670,000 of the poorest households throughout England will face an average £120 council tax increase. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d4bd00a5-6726-4e68-92d9-c9e80934a9bB/brit-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z US intensifies pressure on Sri Lanka via UN human rights inquiry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/23/sril-a21.html Washington uses the threat of war crimes charges to demand a “comprehensive military relationship” with Colombo. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd55144e-eadc-4c25-9195-901ae97129dP/sril-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z Workers speak on importance of International May Day Online Rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/mayd-a21.html Registrants from more than 40 countries on six continents have so far registered for the May 4 International Online May Day Rally, organized by the International Committee of the Fourth International . Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e854007-a715-456e-b85d-16df801dc07I/mayd-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z SEP European Election campaign: Oppose the assault on immigrants and asylum seekers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/immi-a21.html The Socialist Equality Party (UK), together with the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit in Germany, is standing candidates for the elections to the European Parliament. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d741101-5755-458d-a6fc-27626c317d4C/immi-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z This week in history: April 21-27 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/twih-a21.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab6b8bcd-839f-4892-85e3-268d4ea0d55O/twih-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z Earth-sized planet in a star’s habitable zone confirmed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/kepl-a21.html This is the first exoplanet detected that potentially has liquid water on its surface. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6ab9668-ce3b-4fcb-8297-2f6a707bedaF/kepl-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z Detroit workers speak out against water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/detr-a21.html Detroit workers and youth denounced water shutoffs and social conditions in the city. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb211e45-58d7-4686-8e37-98b9fd33a13N/detr-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z One in five US children do not have enough to eat http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/19/food-a19.html Feeding America released its annual report on local food insecurity Thursday, showing that there are dozens of counties in the US where a third of children do not get enough to eat. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2f7d601-f4e7-4177-9782-4308acfda0aJ/food-a19.html 2014-04-19T05:00:00Z More lies from Obama on Obamacare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/19/pers-a19.html Rationing of health care, including moves by medical groups to establish guidelines rating medical treatments according to cost, has accelerated under Obamacare. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90a20df0-9729-4afc-b735-f70a04dd5c8P/pers-a19.html 2014-04-19T05:00:00Z US prepares to send troops to Poland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/19/ukra-a19.html Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak told the Washington Post Friday that the US would deploy ground troops to Poland as part of an expansion of NATO military forces in Central and Eastern Europe. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5dd4d41e-ce8d-4fa7-a9e0-c42df418e9aI/ukra-a19.html 2014-04-19T05:00:00Z US imperialism and the anti-Semitic leaflet in Donetsk http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/19/leaf-a19.html US outrage at a vile anti-Semitic leaflet circulating in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, demanding that all Jews register with local pro-Russian authorities, is a hypocritical fraud. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ebde901b-ddd2-4cb1-a852-753b19cd8ecI/leaf-a19.html 2014-04-19T05:00:00Z German media demand a NATO war against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/19/zeit-a19.html Leading German journalists intensified their propaganda after Tuesday’s announcement that NATO was stepping up its intervention in Eastern Europe. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2221f2e9-3e3b-4d9d-b31b-e820ca96910H/zeit-a19.html 2014-04-19T05:00:00Z Forty thousand workers strike at shoe manufacturer in southern China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/19/chin-a19.html The Yue Yuen strike is described by China Labor Watch as “likely one of the largest Chinese worker strikes in recent history.” Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5eb2ec5c-9d93-4ee1-9f1a-e603054a367H/chin-a19.html 2014-04-19T05:00:00Z 268 still missing after South Korean ferry disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/19/sout-a19.html Hope has dimmed for finding survivors among the 268 passengers missing from Wednesday’s sinking of the South Korean ferry <em>The Sewol</em>. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e3fe53f7-d588-48a5-a810-8c43dc11261K/sout-a19.html 2014-04-19T05:00:00Z One year since the West, Texas chemical blast http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/19/west-a19.html The town of West, despite the best efforts of its residents, is millions of dollars short of what it needs to rebuild. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc883c9b-ef46-47e7-a609-873b1d42f73K/west-a19.html 2014-04-19T05:00:00Z Albuquerque, New Mexico civilian board members resign, citing fraud of police oversight http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/19/albu-a19.html Three civilian members of the Albuquerque Police Oversight Commission said they can no longer “continue to pretend” they have power after a spate of police killings. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89e9063b-3f1d-4215-8184-5aac645a532D/albu-a19.html 2014-04-19T05:00:00Z Judge denies suit seeking to force GM to ground recalled cars http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/19/auto-a19.html The cars have defective ignitions that have been tied to fatal crashes in which airbags failed to deploy. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c973b278-4e45-409a-9d4b-49d710c8dd9N/auto-a19.html 2014-04-19T05:00:00Z Australian government scraps refugees’ rights to legal aid http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/19/refu-a19.html The denial of access to legal aid escalates the government’s drive to coerce asylum seekers to abandon their refugee applications. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d440507-1eb4-40f8-9ff5-6e5345fefb5N/refu-a19.html 2014-04-19T05:00:00Z Detroit workers speak out against revised bankruptcy plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/19/detr-a19.html Detroit workers expressed deep hostility and skepticism towards pension and other cuts that are part of the bankruptcy restructuring plans. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f05c1c8c-0707-4377-ab04-2196c8fc307D/detr-a19.html 2014-04-19T05:00:00Z Canada joins NATO build-up against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/19/cana-a19.html Canada is deploying six CF-18 fighter jets to Eastern Europe in support of the war threats against Russia made by the US, Germany and NATO. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99d7ea4f-ef56-4f7f-87f1-ba03bc1ec07M/cana-a19.html 2014-04-19T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/19/labo-a19.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3ca3be4d-6719-49f9-9d62-7e5fa4e555aD/labo-a19.html 2014-04-19T05:00:00Z The right-wing nationalism of the United Kingdom Independence Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/19/ukip-a19.html The promotion of the UKIP is part of a strategy to move politics sharply to the right in the lead-up to the European elections. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f70e932c-c6e5-446f-afb7-852da51dbbbL/ukip-a19.html 2014-04-19T05:00:00Z Despite Geneva talks on Ukraine, Washington escalates standoff with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/18/ukra-a18.html US officials threatened harsher sanctions and increased military deployments to Eastern Europe after Moscow distanced itself from protests in eastern Ukraine. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4981cec2-e1ae-426a-a86c-d5b7faada52M/ukra-a18.html 2014-04-18T05:00:00Z The Snowden Pulitzer http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/18/pers-a18.html While the award went to the <em>Guardian US</em> and the <em>Washington Post</em> for publishing articles exposing illegal NSA spying and surveillance, there is no question that the main honoree was former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3fec9d3-50d7-4167-b333-be983b9570cA/pers-a18.html 2014-04-18T05:00:00Z German right-wing press calls for demolition of Soviet memorial http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/18/germ-a18.html On Monday, the right-wing Bild newspaper demanded the demolition of the Soviet memorial in Berlin, which honours those who liberated the city. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35cfe7aa-5fe4-4509-a558-5da85c0adebM/germ-a18.html 2014-04-18T05:00:00Z Brazilian government sends troops to Bahia state http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/18/braz-a18.html The Workers Party government has deployed 6,000 troops to the state after a police strike gave rise to looting. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/264329bb-527d-4583-aaed-ac0fd0162a1E/braz-a18.html 2014-04-18T05:00:00Z Occupy Wall Street activist on trial for assaulting New York City cop http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/18/nypd-a18.html Cecily McMillan faces up to seven years in prison if she is convicted. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/82e5522a-4c50-4540-b107-b999ef09c4eI/nypd-a18.html 2014-04-18T05:00:00Z Former Yahoo executive to collect nearly $110 million for 15 months of work http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/18/yaho-a18.html Henrique de Castro, the former chief operating officer of Yahoo, will receive a $58 million severance package after 15 months on the job, on top of his salary and starting bonus. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e6484b2-f575-4126-9fdc-e438763410cK/yaho-a18.html 2014-04-18T05:00:00Z Libyan kangaroo court trials begin against Gaddafi’s sons http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/18/liby-a18.html The mass trial that began Monday in Tripoli, involving 38 people, including two of deposed Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s sons, exposes the criminality of the Western powers. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/553e5323-addb-4d4e-9826-33b25adf18cE/liby-a18.html 2014-04-18T05:00:00Z Australia: Industry watchdog seizes construction workers’ property http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/18/cfme-a18.html The response of the trade unions to the seizure of CBI workers’ property has been to demonstrate their unwavering support for the draconian Fair Work laws. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a655d45-6e70-46ac-a206-32a20d1f1c8O/cfme-a18.html 2014-04-18T05:00:00Z India: New evidence of BJP role, Congress complicity in razing of Babri Masjid http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/18/babr-a18.html Cobrapost has provided new evidence demonstrating that the 1992 razing of the Babri Masjid was a carefully planned provocation organized by Hindu communalist organizations with the knowledge and approval of top BJP leaders. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b5d0f5b-3de8-4943-90d2-f2bbdf9e7f7D/babr-a18.html 2014-04-18T05:00:00Z Worldwide support grows for online May Day rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/18/mayd-a18.html Participants from more than 35 countries have registered for the May 4 online event, sponsored by the International Committee of the Fourth International. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/612b16eb-8ef5-4710-a615-886e3afd78bB/mayd-a18.html 2014-04-18T05:00:00Z The face of food stamp cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/18/food-a18.html In this photo essay, the first in a series on food stamp cuts in the US, the WSWS speaks to Jennifer Noonan, a mother of two, whose monthly food stamp benefits were cut by $49 last year. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/599c5d8f-6816-4ca9-9219-a854316acb2K/food-a18.html 2014-04-18T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/18/wkrs-a18.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/504905cd-94a0-456e-8f78-a1daa5f2541H/wkrs-a18.html 2014-04-18T05:00:00Z No to war! Vote PSG! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/18/stat-a18.html The PSG is the only party that opposes the revival of German militarism. All other parties are conspiring against the population, which is broadly opposed to militaristic great-power politics. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2932e620-1a1a-4f80-b35b-7424709665aF/stat-a18.html 2014-04-18T05:00:00Z Obama, NATO escalate anti-Russian campaign over Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/ukr1-a17.html On the eve of Geneva talks on Ukraine, Washington and NATO threatened to escalate economic and military measures against Russia. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4f5d248-1e1e-4365-acc2-e63210518f3L/ukr1-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z The social counterrevolution accelerates in Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/pers-a17.html All the principal political actors are being lined up in Detroit to browbeat workers over the next several weeks into accepting a bankruptcy restructuring plan, which contains sweeping attacks on the working class. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d319acb-7959-448b-bb6a-89b9bdde06fH/pers-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Ukrainian troops reject orders from US puppet regime in Kiev http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/ukr2-a17.html Ukrainian troops sent to the eastern part of the country have refused orders to suppress opposition to the right-wing imperialist-backed government in Kiev. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/254eecd9-7e4f-4a62-8281-ff71d22202dK/ukr2-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z GM seeks to squelch lawsuits stemming from ignition defect http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/gmre-a17.html The company is asking a bankruptcy judge in New York to block lawsuits from accidents that occurred prior to July 2009. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/09875531-c433-486d-9bcb-e95642b5c71C/gmre-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Hundreds still missing after South Korean ferry sinks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/kfer-a17.html A ferry that sank on Wednesday carrying some 470 people could turn out to be South Korea’s worst shipping accident in decades. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0826d360-1e22-4ac3-b71f-801b85195c8L/kfer-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Australian, New Zealand citizens killed by US drone strike in Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/dron-a17.html Canberra and Wellington both indicated their approval for the extra-judicial assassinations, setting a dangerous new precedent for attacking legal and democratic rights. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e7b09a71-b5eb-4e47-983c-c14439904c3P/dron-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Venezuela arrests 30 more military officers in coup plot http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/vene-a17.html The report of the arrest came as the Maduro government continued its talks with the right-wing opposition. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e840cecf-e86d-4732-8ecb-b035b47a864O/vene-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Impact of fire in Valparaiso, Chile, fueled by poverty, inequality http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/chil-a17.html The conditions of life to which people have been reduced on the hills of Valparaiso were a key factor in producing a “perfect conflagration.” Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b92f02bb-e12e-44bc-9f92-a91763ba471O/chil-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Letter from “Valinferno” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/valp-a17.html The following was sent to the World Socialist Web Site from a resident of the fire-ravaged city of Valparaiso, Chile. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b991d0ae-81fc-491c-85cf-c4caaa43e2cJ/valp-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z French intelligence collects all data of France Telecom/Orange http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/oran-a17.html French intelligence services are collecting all the data of Orange’s customers with no restrictions, oversight, or legal foundation. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b77a1436-36eb-4cf3-9cdf-02fca664a6bD/oran-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z SEP holds first European election meeting in North West England constituency http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/manc-a17.html SEP National Secretary Chris Marsden told the first European election meeting, “Our programme has stood the test of time. We ask you not just to vote for us, but to join and help build the SEP.” Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f4ce0f7-6011-4eec-9bd4-ae0c16529d9E/manc-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z More than a bottle of wine involved in ousting of Australian state premier http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/ofar-a17.html The scandal that led to NSW Premier O’Farrell’s sudden resignation is about effecting a further lurch to the right by governments at the state and federal level. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53890f94-05f0-417a-870e-585cf5493c0F/ofar-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z EU Africa summit plans increased European military intervention in Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/euaf-a17.html The summit dispatched more troops to the French-led war in the Central African Republic, amid a broader escalation of European imperialist intervention in Africa. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03666cf3-4d11-42c7-b8e2-13465156b8eL/euaf-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Munich Greens demand cancellation of Russian orchestra conductor’s contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/germ-a17.html The crisis in Ukraine has led to sharp conflicts over the proposed conductor of the Munich Philharmonic orchestra. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5630ecda-f03f-4d58-9cba-a51c65b4d4aL/germ-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z New wave of tuition hikes proposed for California universities http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/cali-a17.html Despite the passage of Prop 30 in 2012, universities throughout California are seeking to impose new tuition hikes and fee increases. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee3fd783-89c4-4a6c-982a-5678627b9f6H/cali-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z The New York Times’ propaganda campaign against Russia over Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/nytu-a17.html The <em>Times</em> is backing the assault launched by the US puppet regime in Kiev on eastern Ukrainian protesters, brazenly claiming that Russia is the aggressor. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9eab19aa-ce0e-42bd-8eb9-1c587958810K/nytu-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Guardian’s Zoe Williams tries to rehabilitate Tony Blair http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/blai-a17.html Britain’s ruling elite, above all, want to erase the lessons of Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and elsewhere in order to prepare even greater crimes. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/10087a47-533f-4a8a-9148-e56958c977fN/blai-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Public meeting April 23 in Detroit: No to water shutoffs! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/meet-a17.html The Detroit Workers Inquiry and the Socialist Equality Party are holding a public meeting April 23 to mobilize the working class against mass water shutoffs in the city of Detroit. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93050d3c-ae60-4476-96a5-c411191f8f4O/meet-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Manchester meeting: “It’s like a blindfold being taken off” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/ints-a17.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> spoke to several members of the audience at the SEP European election meeting in the North West England constituency. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ec550113-fdc1-4225-bbb1-f92e5abe695P/ints-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Baltimore hospital workers go on three-day strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/balt-a17.html About 2,000 maintenance workers, janitors, technical workers and kitchen staff staged a three-day strike last week at Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH) to demand higher wages. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/705f89e0-dfa8-417f-9a99-4f1ffeedf01F/balt-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Bioshock Infinite and the video game phenomenon http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/bios-a17.html The third in the <em>Bioshock</em> series of popular video games, <em>Infinite</em> follows thematically in the footsteps of its predecessors. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b9bfb87-6b36-4d36-9234-830bf8b3537L/bios-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z US-backed crackdown threatens civil war in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/16/ukra-a16.html Having received the green light from Washington, the Kiev regime launched a bloody crackdown on protests in eastern Ukraine, threatening to unleash a full-blown civil war. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa8db12c-f57e-4c7d-acbc-5a1642b1c98E/ukra-a16.html 2014-04-16T05:00:00Z Inequality and the drive to war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/16/pers-a16.html The eruption of US militarism is bound up with the enormous growth of social inequality. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/970548da-49d7-48f5-a85e-90094946850H/pers-a16.html 2014-04-16T05:00:00Z Detroit pension deal sets stage for unions to push through bankruptcy plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/16/pens-a16.html The retiree association representing 6,500 former policemen and firefighters has reached an agreement with the city on pension and health care cuts. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a100e5ed-2875-4953-9526-ed43fd97c4eM/pens-a16.html 2014-04-16T05:00:00Z Empty platitudes, jingoism mark Boston bombings anniversary http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/16/bost-a16.html The official commemoration of the Marathon bombings provided little insight into the events of April 15, 2013 and their aftermath. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ed7c9549-0f38-4880-aef9-d00637bc1e2H/bost-a16.html 2014-04-16T05:00:00Z FBI infiltrates Guantanamo detainee’s defense team http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/16/guan-a16.html The military trial of five men accused of murder for the attacks on 9/11 has been halted after it was revealed that the FBI had turned a member of the defense team into an informant. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93261c29-612f-465c-a1e5-9274228d6c3D/guan-a16.html 2014-04-16T05:00:00Z Police violence in Minneapolis after university hockey game http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/16/hock-a16.html Nineteen people were arrested by the combined force of some 300 officers. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13c20a61-1e2c-4642-8786-b06574f8f84B/hock-a16.html 2014-04-16T05:00:00Z German government seeks to prevent parliamentary committee from questioning Edward Snowden http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/16/snow-a16.html The coalition government parties are dead set against Snowden being allowed to endanger German foreign policy relations with the US. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf246bad-02f8-4b7e-abf3-dd5d63d773cJ/snow-a16.html 2014-04-16T05:00:00Z Looming job cuts in South African platinum strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/16/sast-a16.html South Africa’s ruling elite hope to utilise the long-running strike in the platinum mines to push through a sweeping “restructuring” of the industry. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7acd0e30-c391-4ddb-b477-0bbd48343b0I/sast-a16.html 2014-04-16T05:00:00Z Military junta implements reign of terror in Egypt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/16/egyp-a16.html Egypt’s interim president, Adly Mansour, is due to sign a new anti-terrorism bill that effectively outlaws all political opposition. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa1da9e2-50c1-4095-a03b-b9e6308c6e0F/egyp-a16.html 2014-04-16T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan military kills alleged “LTTE suspects” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/16/sril-a16.html The Rajapakse government has unleashed a military intimidation campaign in Sri Lanka’s north and east. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61138222-09a3-45f8-ba6d-470d4452a59M/sril-a16.html 2014-04-16T05:00:00Z New Zealand: Mana Party AGM endorses talks with Internet Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/16/maip-a16.html The sordid electoral alliance is intended to increase Mana’s seats in parliament while establishing a presence for the right-wing, pro-business Internet Party. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/420b29ff-8d31-4074-ae3e-cf9f4518e33A/maip-a16.html 2014-04-16T05:00:00Z The International Socialist Organization and the Ukraine crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/16/swuk-a16.html The ISO has responded to the events in Ukraine like a State Department-funded NGO tasked with providing a “left” cover for US imperialist policy. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/152007a0-d874-406c-925f-b313ba934b5K/swuk-a16.html 2014-04-16T05:00:00Z Detroit water retiree speaks on health care, pension cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/16/detr-a16.html Retired Detroit city worker Mushak Meah explained to <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> reporters the devastating impact the cuts were having on his life Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/539a353e-0c39-4367-8c60-7555c4949ebC/detr-a16.html 2014-04-16T05:00:00Z CIA director in Ukraine as Washington steps up threats against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/ukra-a15.html In the clearest sign of intensifying US involvement in the Ukraine crisis, CIA Director John Brennan flew into Kiev over the weekend. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6ddd0ff-557b-4d29-a997-67a97cd0dd2C/ukra-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z The crisis in Ukraine and the return of German militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/pers-a15.html The same ruling circles, banks and corporations that unleashed two world wars are seeking to reprise their heinous crimes. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c899a750-0577-4b7d-9c95-e27a6367e92O/pers-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Employee pensions under attack in the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/pens-a15.html The American financial elite has launched a sweeping nationwide assault on the pension benefits of US workers in both the public and private sectors. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/32ccd46f-28a8-4b48-acd3-f7ba7cdaf21H/pens-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Pulitzer Prize awarded for Snowden exposures of NSA spying http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/puli-a15.html Columbia University has given the most prestigious award in journalism, the Pulitzer Prize gold medal for public service, to the newspapers that published articles based on documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0be8896a-3200-4704-8bcb-0a44fe84513H/puli-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Spanish government attacks democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/spai-a15.html Madrid is escalating its attacks on democratic rights in response to widespread opposition to the social catastrophe produced by its austerity measures. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37b7a4fd-e47e-4bd9-849b-4772e4b6140I/spai-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Cuts to legal aid in UK will deny thousands the right to a fair trial http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/lega-a15.html The dismantling of legal aid is bound up with the drive by the British ruling elite to eliminate the last vestiges of the welfare state. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e7c522bf-6737-4749-85eb-9ad0aac08beL/lega-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Governor Cuomo spearheads attack on New York City public schools http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/cuom-a15.html The recent budget deal revealed the role of the charter school movement and the Democratic Party. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b3fe470c-b988-4ad0-ad5c-6e9f233ae7aB/cuom-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Killer at Kansas Jewish centers a prominent right-wing extremist http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/kans-a15.html The shooter, Frazier Glenn Miller, was founder of the White Patriot Party and “grand dragon” of the Carolina Knights of the KKK Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50c2586d-4e56-48b0-a761-ba0cd451ee3O/kans-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Autopsy report reveals Capitol Hill police shot woman five times http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/care-a15.html An autopsy report made public a week ago by District of Columbia medical examiners revealed that Miriam Carey, the Connecticut woman killed by Capitol Hill police last fall, was shot five times in the back and head. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8670169f-9f5f-419f-8783-52922eec8dbB/care-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Australian PM pushes for free trade deal with China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/abbt-a15.html The trip was generally praised in the Australian media, simply because Abbott managed to avoid any diplomatic rows with Beijing. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3076faff-e1a2-4daa-a97f-7842e5f60c7N/abbt-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Major floods devastate Solomon Islands http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/solo-a15.html Tens of thousands made homeless by the disaster now face the danger of dysentery and other diseases. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dcb8258b-8b5e-4b0c-b307-c20f7924f9aF/solo-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Australia: Rejected Tamil asylum seeker sets himself on fire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/refu-a15.html This tragedy flows from the deliberate government policy of blocking refugees from exercising their basic legal and democratic right to claim asylum. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95c4c6be-a857-42ff-b655-fbc24ab72a1E/refu-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Sinn Fein’s McGuinness joins Irish president in toasting Queen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/irel-a15.html The state banquet organised by the British monarchy for Irish President Higgins, and attended by Sinn Fein’s McGuinness, is an acknowledgement of the common interests of the ruling class on both sides of the Irish Sea. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d12dfc65-b874-4e46-aeaa-5fed626241aM/irel-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Los Angeles, a city of poverty and unemployment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/losa-a15.html The second part of a report released last Wednesday exposes staggering levels of poverty and unemployment in Los Angeles, as well as the city’s overall decay. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/def63d2f-f496-4ff5-bd39-33e2813f7a6B/losa-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z One year since the Boston Marathon bombing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/bomb-a15.html The bombings on April 15, 2013 became the occasion for an unprecedented state operation, in which for the first time a major American city was placed under de facto martial law. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4eee5fb-f7b2-483b-83d4-1f66d0922d1M/bomb-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Al Sharpton: FBI informer and proud of it http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/shar-a15.html As Sharpton hosted a who’s who of Democratic politicians at his National Action Network convention, new revelations of his role as FBI informant surfaced. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a59537ce-929f-4f51-9fb1-3a4b68386f6J/shar-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Moratorium Now protest in Detroit: A cover-up for bureaucrats, Democrats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/mor1-a15.html The event was not intended as a genuine mobilization of the working class. It was organized to support the unions and the Democratic Party. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7853518-719b-4ae8-b61f-379b61dec99L/mor1-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z A discussion with Detroit retirees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/mor2-a15.html Lawrence Porter, chairman of the Workers Inquiry, spoke to protesters, consisting overwhelmingly of retirees, demonstrating April 1 against the draconian bankruptcy proposals of Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/77cc749e-164a-420e-a564-9a86953dfccI/mor2-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z <em>Captain America—The Winter Soldier</em>: So much noise and action you almost fall asleep http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/capt-a15.html This is the latest film installment featuring Marvel Comics’ character Captain America, one of the most prominent and patriotic superheroes introduced in American comic books in the World War II era. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7118dfa3-4cc5-4dae-bae1-18c7b33e1deA/capt-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/wkrs-a15.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21f0b338-c1d6-455d-a26b-38f3b31e22fB/wkrs-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z UN Security Council holds emergency meeting over Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/ukra-a14.html In calling the meeting, Russia pointed to the danger posed by large-scale military operations to crush protests across eastern Ukraine. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4f648fe-2121-4d3f-80f2-9155d0a549dA/ukra-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z European Union: From economic community to alliance of warmongers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/pers-a14.html In turning to an aggressive foreign and military policy, the ruling elite is responding to a profound crisis of European capitalism. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c167e8a-6638-4d34-94bf-eb7ab8c3361C/pers-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z German television report indicates Ukrainian opposition responsible for lethal shootings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/getv-a14.html Seven weeks after the right-wing coup in Ukraine, evidence is mounting that the Western-backed opposition was responsible for the lethal shootings in Independence Square. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25f4c27e-2b47-46f4-809d-1ee1740efb9H/getv-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z Syrian regime, “rebels” trade poison gas charges http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/syri-a14.html It is the US-backed “rebels,” not the regime, who have the clearest incentive to stage gas attacks, as a pretext to provoke foreign military intervention. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18b2fe5e-db87-42f3-887c-541f00547ecD/syri-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z NSA exploited Heartbleed bug http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/nsa-a14.html Both the White House National Security Council (NSC) and the NSA issued categorical denials that they had any awareness of the existence of the Heartbleed bug prior to its public disclosure on April 7. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f3ec21f9-bd01-4ca4-8575-bcbb077aaadD/nsa-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z Tens of thousands in France, Italy protest austerity measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/prot-a14.html Tens of thousands of people marched in France and Italy, protesting the social democratic governments’ austerity measures and pro-market labour reforms. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/828a01a3-5ab5-4ac6-946d-afcdbf3aac5A/prot-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z Gunman kills three people at Jewish facilities in Kansas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/pass-a14.html Three people were shot to death in a Jewish community center and a Jewish retirement home outside Kansas City Sunday. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5fd66761-5201-4b59-aad3-b7021c2dd6dN/pass-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z Australian government to target pensions in budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/budg-a14.html The Abbott government’s first budget will contain major attacks against pensioners, together with deep cuts in public spending. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73dd138a-bf09-48fd-be93-bcf4ae597daF/budg-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z Indonesian election produces fractured parliament http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/indo-a14.html The inconclusive result will mean frantic wheeling and dealing as parties manoeuvre for the presidential poll in July. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7237cbd1-2c9a-4914-99a0-3cc6e78801fM/indo-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z Police state measures intensified in run-up to 2014 Boston Marathon http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/bost-a14.html City officials have unveiled a plan for massive video surveillance and police checkpoints along the route of the April 21 Boston Marathon. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1f94cf7d-46ce-43e8-a935-e0dcc85cca8B/bost-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z Mayor De Blasio rebuffs New York school bus workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/nybu-a14.html The city administration refused to attend a hearing on the impact of removing employee protections from school bus contracts. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6738f7fc-63ec-4e94-8691-e0fd709440aA/nybu-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z Ex-Australian foreign minister voices concern about unconditional support for Israel and the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/carr-a14.html Carr’s <em>The Diary of a Foreign Minister</em> points to wider unease in ruling circles about Canberra’s “too-desperate” embrace of Washington. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d2e53968-cfbe-421e-b6a0-f40390b0049F/carr-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z Violent fire hits Valparaiso, Chile http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/chil-a14.html High winds and temperatures helped spread a forest fire to populated areas of Valparaiso. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/51b265dd-3881-462f-989a-c4a1d01ce35H/chil-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z German Left Party delegates vote for military deployment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/germ-a14.html The Left Party’s recent parliamentary support for German overseas military operations reveals its true colours as an imperialist party of the establishment. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a30505df-60b1-49cb-8243-22104103146K/germ-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z Britain’s Left Unity lays out its right-wing policies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/left-a14.html Consisting primarily of the detritus from various pseudo-left groups, Left Unity pretends to be a socialist alternative to the Labour Party. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8dcc5fbc-bf8d-4237-858a-08566403383B/left-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z This week in history: April 14-20 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/twih-a14.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1731e467-0f16-46bb-8e49-5f71f9c0973N/twih-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z Teamsters officials agree to pay UPS and accept ten-day suspensions to end revolt against firings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/ups-a14.html In exchange for taking the 250 workers back, the company has obtained a statement from the union that the walkout was “illegal and unauthorized.” Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e9a37dac-5afe-4f87-8161-7cec28e25c4A/ups-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z New York City radio drive collects 2,500 musical instruments for public school students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/musi-a14.html The used instruments were accumulated in a ten-day drive conducted by classical station WQXR that ended on April 7. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d132e41a-592f-41d0-89aa-48c5663e789F/musi-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z <em>Cosmos</em> reboot falls short of the mark http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/cosm-a14.html The remake of Carl Sagan’s <em>Cosmos</em>, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, has its moments, but does not go far enough either in its exposition of science or its criticism of anti-science. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d6f5b94-f8e5-4a79-8dec-eedac747d11F/cosm-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z SEP and Detroit Workers Inquiry to hold meeting April 23 to oppose water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/detr-a14.html Campaign teams visited several locations in the Detroit area over the past several days. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b652370-6dd8-4364-98cd-992ab108e75B/detr-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z US-backed regime drops deadline against east Ukraine protesters, but threat of war remains http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/12/ukra-a12.html The dangers of a civil war and a US-provoked war with Russia still hang over the people of Ukraine, despite the Western-backed regime in Kiev backing away from a 48-hour deadline for a violent crackdown on protesters in eastern Ukraine. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d886e804-1c0f-4d5f-a17c-2bf012cb803N/ukra-a12.html 2014-04-12T05:00:00Z No to imperialist war! Reclaim the revolutionary traditions of May Day! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/12/pers-a12.html On Sunday, May 4, the International Committee of the Fourth International will hold an international online rally to celebrate May Day 2014. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f537063c-bbfc-4405-8d85-0ec575a54a9I/pers-a12.html 2014-04-12T05:00:00Z German chancellor visits Greece to prop up right-wing regime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/12/gree-a12.html German Chancellor Angela Merkel flew to Athens Friday to bolster the prospects of the right-wing government of Antonis Samaras in the forthcoming European elections. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1e32823-f91a-4bd3-ba26-f4cf0a4bd0fL/gree-a12.html 2014-04-12T05:00:00Z Sebelius out at US Department of Health and Human Services http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/12/sebe-a12.html The HHS secretary’s ouster is a crass political maneuver by the White House aimed at damage control in advance of the mid-term elections. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5533a5d0-0521-42c2-83d8-b8d89eb1954K/sebe-a12.html 2014-04-12T05:00:00Z Department of Justice reports Albuquerque police engaged in “excessive force” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/12/albu-a12.html The US Department of Justice released a damning report on escalating violence by the Albuquerque Police Department. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/55f44368-5237-4a72-933d-fc87947f7faB/albu-a12.html 2014-04-12T05:00:00Z GM expands ignition recall to include another defect it concealed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/12/auto-a12.html GM said it knew of several hundred complaints of keys coming out of the slot of the ignition lock cylinder in Cobalts and other small models while the engine was running. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9fcd3db-16cb-4454-996c-fec8c873ed7C/auto-a12.html 2014-04-12T05:00:00Z Mass stabbing at Pittsburgh-area school injures 21 students and security guard http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/12/stab-a12.html Twenty-one students and one security guard were injured in a school stabbing attack Wednesday morning at a high school near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a183131-df7c-4ca4-b5c6-461420d89fcO/stab-a12.html 2014-04-12T05:00:00Z US retailer Family Dollar to close 370 stores http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/12/fdol-a12.html Discount retailer Family Dollar said it plans to close about 5 percent of its 8,100 locations in the next six months. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f07eccf8-159f-45c4-867e-b76bed5719dN/fdol-a12.html 2014-04-12T05:00:00Z General strike in Argentina http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/12/arge-a12.html Mass participation in the April 10 general strike expressed working class anger over government austerity measures. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd1c37a3-2864-41a9-8497-156ba9ebbe1N/arge-a12.html 2014-04-12T05:00:00Z UK campaigners against police killings hold demonstration and rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/12/alde-a12.html The protest reflected growing anger at police brutality and impunity. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba5dbb52-c691-4751-8825-55811612076N/alde-a12.html 2014-04-12T05:00:00Z Scotland: Demolition to open Commonwealth Games provokes anger http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/12/scot-a12.html The organising committee for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, to be held in Glasgow in August, have announced their intention to demolish five of the city's Red Road tower blocks. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56832d22-4b79-4c9e-b5d8-d35b697d127P/scot-a12.html 2014-04-12T05:00:00Z Australia: Socialist Alliance holds bogus “defend Geelong jobs” rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/12/geel-a12.html Far from being a fight to defend jobs, the rally was aimed at promoting the Labor Party and unions, which bear full responsibility for the devastation of cities like Geelong. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c0452b4b-0c39-410a-a6af-81025d878a4K/geel-a12.html 2014-04-12T05:00:00Z Detroit to pay millions to banks that swindled city http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/12/detr-a12.html UBS and Bank of America are being paid to unwind illegal swap deals that have already cost the city hundreds of millions of dollars. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8aed11bb-67d6-49aa-98d4-b46a9893381O/detr-a12.html 2014-04-12T05:00:00Z Creditors, unions renew effort to loot Detroit Institute of Arts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/12/cred-a12.html Major Detroit creditors filed a motion in federal bankruptcy court calling on the court to order the city to cooperate with investor groups interested in purchasing some or all of the DIA’s collection. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e7c0a0e1-280d-4c87-8194-3fdce371494H/cred-a12.html 2014-04-12T05:00:00Z US defence secretary’s provocative tour of Asia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/12/hage-a12.html Hagel’s trip has been an emphatic declaration that the US will not back away from its “pivot to Asia” against China, even as its confrontation with Russia over Ukraine intensifies. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/228663c3-479c-4d8b-abc6-5189c80f87cK/hage-a12.html 2014-04-12T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/12/labo-a12.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49cca82e-fac4-4a74-b00b-759ede71556G/labo-a12.html 2014-04-12T05:00:00Z Civil war looms as pro-US regime threatens massacre of east Ukraine protesters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/11/ukra-a11.html Plans for a bloody crackdown by the US-backed regime in Kiev threaten to plunge Ukraine into a civil war that could draw in Russia and the NATO powers. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4eae4e7c-e3f4-42f5-85da-b512a2739caP/ukra-a11.html 2014-04-11T05:00:00Z Fifty years since the US Civil Rights Act http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/11/pers-a11.html The weeklong official commemoration of the enactment of the Civil Rights Act under President Lyndon Johnson has sought to cover up, rather than illuminate, the historical issues involved. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ca726a7-1eb4-44f1-9bd3-cbc47035e1bO/pers-a11.html 2014-04-11T05:00:00Z German government planning major military build-up http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/11/germ-a11.html The German government is using the mounting conflict between NATO and Russia to massively rearm the army. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89049fbc-6437-4b63-afc7-9f16be2eaa8I/germ-a11.html 2014-04-11T05:00:00Z Prime Minister Tusk calls for more NATO troops in Poland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/11/pola-a11.html In an interview with the weekly Die Zeit, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk spoke out in favour of a common European energy, foreign and military policy under German leadership, in order to “stop Russian expansionism”. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f91098a8-1263-4ea7-a6e0-473fa74cf8fD/pola-a11.html 2014-04-11T05:00:00Z India stages national election amid mounting social crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/11/indi-a11.html Whatever combination of parties forms India’s government after the tallying of votes on May 16, India will soon be beset by political crisis and convulsed by intensifying class struggle. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8687f60d-0d6e-49da-9b0f-3d34a9e6ec1K/indi-a11.html 2014-04-11T05:00:00Z Snowden says NSA spying on civil rights organizations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/11/snow-a11.html In testimony to the Council of Europe, Snowden said the NSA has been targeting “peaceful groups, unrelated to any terrorist threat.” Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d00ef122-3191-49d7-8a96-890bb747144M/snow-a11.html 2014-04-11T05:00:00Z New York Times whitewashes FBI’s handling of Boston Marathon bomber http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/11/bost-a11.html Reality is turned inside out, with the Russian government blamed for the failure of US authorities to intercept Tamerlan Tsarnaev before he carried out a bombing on American soil. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45dff64d-5cd3-49c3-a052-c2c1ee53f56O/bost-a11.html 2014-04-11T05:00:00Z Apartheid-era coup leader Bantu Holomisa calls for South African electoral commission head to resign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/11/safr-a11.html Holomisa first gained prominence in 1987 when he led a coup as a major-general in the defence force of Transkei, the apartheid-era Bantustan now incorporated into South Africa’s Eastern Cape province. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f22ec53-2799-4f28-9c5a-8ead3d7febdD/safr-a11.html 2014-04-11T05:00:00Z Australian treasurer calls for “a global age of responsibility” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/11/hock-a11.html Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey outlined a fundamental assault on social spending in Australia and internationally, in line with the demands of the global financial elite. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/22e4bbad-5d65-4ab2-bfbe-32ddfd8c9a2G/hock-a11.html 2014-04-11T05:00:00Z Irish government rocked by exposure of secret police wire-tapping http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/11/irel-a11.html Leaks show that for over 30 years, Garda stations and prisons across the country have been bugged with listening devices that have been used to record outgoing and incoming telephone calls. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a318bba7-6cc3-4063-94cc-b9452b8e638H/irel-a11.html 2014-04-11T05:00:00Z Texas executes Mexican citizen in defiance of international law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/11/exec-a11.html Ramiro Hernandez-Llanas, a Mexican national with severe mental disabilities, died by lethal injection with a drug from an unidentified source on Wednesday in Texas. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ed3118d0-460d-43f8-a305-90b5e64b4c0I/exec-a11.html 2014-04-11T05:00:00Z Heartbleed security bug compromises vast portion of Internet traffic http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/11/secu-a11.html Whether Heartbleed originated as a mistake or was deliberately planted by the National Security Agency, it is a near certainty that the NSA has been using it for the past two years. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e83e13c4-8e3b-468d-bfe7-cdc80efb498M/secu-a11.html 2014-04-11T05:00:00Z State of Maryland drops health exchange software http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/11/mdhe-a11.html Upon its initial launch in October 2013, the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange website crashed almost immediately, and it has since been plagued by a wide variety of technical glitches. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/276df962-f444-4c49-ada0-e5998e9aac9A/mdhe-a11.html 2014-04-11T05:00:00Z Detroit Workers’ Inquiry speaks to city retirees at club luncheon http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/11/retr-a11.html Retirees spoke to the Workers’ Inquiry about the attack on pensions, skyrocketing health care costs and the economic decimation of Detroit. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36af5c3b-dd5c-4ac9-b509-ed39b06155fI/retr-a11.html 2014-04-11T05:00:00Z Police attack locked-out Toyota workers in India http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/11/toyoind-a11.html Toyota India workers engaged in hunger strike were brutally attacked by state police on April 6. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52f6b4f3-329e-469e-a237-e91867f2b0eJ/toyoind-a11.html 2014-04-11T05:00:00Z Oppose the government crackdown on Sri Lankan Tamils http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/11/sril-a11.html The SEP warns that the government’s increased repression against Tamils is the preparation for a deepening assault on the basic rights of the working class. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9cad3987-48c4-48ac-9107-36f1bad1ac7M/sril-a11.html 2014-04-11T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/11/wkrs-a11.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60dcec21-fe4d-4f19-9014-dd7818f3eeeJ/wkrs-a11.html 2014-04-11T05:00:00Z A concert of twentieth century masterworks by Britten, Bartók and Shostakovich http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/11/phil-a11.html The program performed April 2 by the New York Philharmonic was a powerful demonstration of the heights reached by classical music in the first half of the last century. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/417139cd-245a-4b1d-b79f-c85b184f7c2N/phil-a11.html 2014-04-11T05:00:00Z On eve of Merkel visit, massive anti-austerity strike in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/10/gree-a10.html The strike call was widely observed, but few workers attended rallies called by the two main union confederations, which have helped implement deep social cuts. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/44dc8c3a-e15a-421c-9ed8-979e354b029B/gree-a10.html 2014-04-10T05:00:00Z Imperialist hypocrisy and lies on eastern Ukraine protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/10/pers-a10.html US allegations that protests in eastern Ukraine are a Russian conspiracy are intended to justify a bloody crackdown and new escalation of the Ukraine crisis. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb93c1be-4155-4be3-8c38-bd88397d7c6P/pers-a10.html 2014-04-10T05:00:00Z Ukrainian regime announces utility price hikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/10/ukra-a10.html Over the course of four years, Ukraine’s Western-backed, ultra-right government plans to implement a 120 percent increase in the cost of natural gas for households. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c0271ac7-2392-4312-a547-355517cf614D/ukra-a10.html 2014-04-10T05:00:00Z German Left Party MPs vote for military deployments http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/10/left-a10.html The April 9 vote by Left Party members for military intervention marks a further shift to the right by the party. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c97cc076-2fc3-4270-8504-c635fae883bK/left-a10.html 2014-04-10T05:00:00Z Venezuela’s Maduro charges US with fomenting Ukraine-style coup http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/10/vene-a10.html The indictment of Washington’s role in recent upheavals came as the government sought an accommodation with its right-wing opposition. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19aabbae-c46e-4005-9da8-6070e90a37fC/vene-a10.html 2014-04-10T05:00:00Z Obama’s empty eulogy for Fort Hood shooting victims http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/10/obam-a10.html The hollow remarks of the president and the general atmosphere of the memorial left an impression of callousness combined with perplexed anxiety over the mounting signs of crisis within the ranks of the American military. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a62539c-6bd8-4a95-ad91-ac43613d6f2L/obam-a10.html 2014-04-10T05:00:00Z More attacks on right to vote in US states http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/10/vote-a10.html Nineteen states have either enacted or taken steps towards measures limiting the right to vote. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60a266cc-0b6e-4f77-8cfd-4f4f2b83451N/vote-a10.html 2014-04-10T05:00:00Z Democrats’ plan to gut pensions approved by Illinois legislature http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/10/chip-a10.html New legislation backed by the Democratic Party and the unions will require more in contributions from city workers while cutting benefits. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48f0f17e-0e9f-4640-8934-8655fd780daO/chip-a10.html 2014-04-10T05:00:00Z Israeli-Palestinian talks collapse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/10/isra-a10.html The failure of the Israeli-Palestinian talks was precipitated by the refusal of Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu to release 26 Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails, as agreed. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f94af5fd-2d30-4fed-8faf-5c1992ea19fM/isra-a10.html 2014-04-10T05:00:00Z US assistant secretary of state visits Thailand amid push to overthrow government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/10/thai-a10.html Russel indicated that the US does not oppose the opposition’s anti-democratic campaign to oust the Yingluck government. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0fb0705-955b-4367-82d1-648dd133860C/thai-a10.html 2014-04-10T05:00:00Z New Zealand: Mana Party seeks alliance with pro-business Internet Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/10/mana-a10.html The talks again expose the reactionary politics of Mana and its pseudo-left affiliates: the International Socialist Organisation (ISO), Fightback and Socialist Aotearoa. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e0d0e710-5b2f-410e-9f40-ad58f82b402B/mana-a10.html 2014-04-10T05:00:00Z Young workers super-exploited in Australian meat industry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/10/prim-a10.html Young Asian workers on temporary visas are being systematically underpaid and mistreated. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e130b4b-3c2d-4493-bcd8-85aad31e069H/prim-a10.html 2014-04-10T05:00:00Z German secret service paid undercover agent “Hitler’s birthday” premium http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/10/germ-a10.html In recent weeks, there have been a series of revelations about the German secret service’s systematic build-up of neo-Nazi elements in the 1990s. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f62f674a-41c9-4fd2-b0fb-af2a36bd13fO/germ-a10.html 2014-04-10T05:00:00Z South Africa’s platinum strike in its 10th week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/10/scab-a10.html Some 70,000 members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union have been on strike at the three largest platinum producers since January 23. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72878ff4-378c-47c3-b62a-091897247d7L/scab-a10.html 2014-04-10T05:00:00Z Detroit Emergency Manager offers 78 cents on the dollar to major creditors http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/10/bank-a10.html The offer is a huge increase from the 15 cents on the dollar previously proposed. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab0a8005-dc85-431c-a26a-8564be84727K/bank-a10.html 2014-04-10T05:00:00Z Artistic resistance to the US-backed juntas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/10/arte-a10.html The exhibition, presented in Madrid in 2012 and recently in Lima, Peru, is a fascinating compilation of works from the 1980s that voiced opposition to the militarized regimes in Latin America. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5331c54a-fde0-4a11-aa1b-1a1130fe846I/arte-a10.html 2014-04-10T05:00:00Z US threatens to “re-examine force posture” over Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/09/ukra-a09.html Moscow has accused the US of supplying mercenaries to forcibly suppress protesters in eastern Ukraine. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3579a02e-26c0-40ea-adc8-4dec7efab63M/ukra-a09.html 2014-04-09T05:00:00Z Police killings in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/09/pers-a09.html The shooting of a homeless man in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is only the latest in a string of police killings this year. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d921762-4337-47c6-95a6-3daee225f0dL/pers-a09.html 2014-04-09T05:00:00Z Incoming French Prime Minister Valls pledges austerity, appeals to far right http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/09/fran-a09.html After its defeat in the municipal elections, the Socialist Party is pledging to slash wage levels and is openly appealing to far-right sentiments. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dd2cc59e-3078-4c7d-b920-8d84d9a3153H/fran-a09.html 2014-04-09T05:00:00Z Repair of defective GM ignitions may take until October http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/09/auto-a09.html The defect has been linked to fatal crashes in which dozens, and possibly hundreds, have been killed. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c585187c-5f23-48c1-8798-3af84f61c6aM/auto-a09.html 2014-04-09T05:00:00Z Families of GM crash victims speak out http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/09/intr-a09.html A large proportion of those killed in crashes linked to the GM ignition defect were young people in their teens or early twenties. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3c1d3ed-984a-4dec-87b6-b24d1d0b259C/intr-a09.html 2014-04-09T05:00:00Z Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald address Amnesty International event in Chicago http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/09/snow-a09.html Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden and reporter Glenn Greenwald addressed an event hosted by Amnesty International in Chicago. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6cdba93c-230c-432c-9474-0ae6af81287A/snow-a09.html 2014-04-09T05:00:00Z Indonesians go to the polls amid growing social tensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/09/indo-a09.html Today’s parliamentary election is the prelude to the poll in July to decide on a replacement for President Yudhoyono. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ff6793a5-9be3-4948-9b06-d07d6f66af6J/indo-a09.html 2014-04-09T05:00:00Z Australia and Japan extend military ties http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/09/japa-a09.html The agreements underscore Japan and Australia’s active collaboration with Washington’s drive to militarily encircle and diplomatically isolate China. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9eba1b5f-0f26-4d78-8d5b-93ed11b3779L/japa-a09.html 2014-04-09T05:00:00Z US Senate passes token bill to restore long-term jobless benefits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/09/unem-a09.html The absurdly narrow scope of the measure, under conditions of near-record long-term unemployment in the US, reflects the cynical political calculations that underlie it. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d2eac260-4d2a-4e9b-b6c0-48c5f0c4d4bJ/unem-a09.html 2014-04-09T05:00:00Z European automakers outsource production to eastern Europe and China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/09/germ-a09.html European automakers are using outsourcing of production to cut jobs and drive down wages and working conditions in western Europe. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c88d0929-f10b-47ab-9019-970122f768dP/germ-a09.html 2014-04-09T05:00:00Z PQ suffers debacle in Quebec election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/09/cana-a09.html The Quebec Liberal Party has returned to power, capitalizing on popular disaffection with the austerity measures imposed by Pauline Marois’s minority Parti Québécois government and its antidemocratic “identity” agenda.” Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3823b532-18ac-439e-91c8-7c379e6cf03C/cana-a09.html 2014-04-09T05:00:00Z US defence secretary clashes with Chinese counterpart http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/09/hage-a09.html The public display of hostility is another warning of the dangerous tensions that the Obama administration’s “pivot to Asia” has provoked throughout the region. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cff86b67-4ac8-49b9-86c6-8bf2f4f8f37B/hage-a09.html 2014-04-09T05:00:00Z WSWS arts editor David Walsh speaks at The New School in New York City http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/09/wals-a09.html The lecture was a part of the tour to promote the new book, <em>The Sky Between the Leaves</em>, a selection of film reviews, interviews and essays on cinema and cultural issues. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e5335bc0-05cc-4e1f-8a1c-a89d80c98abD/wals-a09.html 2014-04-09T05:00:00Z UPS fires 250 workers in Queens, New York over drivers’ walkout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/09/upsf-a09.html The Teamsters union quickly moved to divert workers' anger in response to a blatant act of intimidation. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a36c9d0f-32a2-4217-9fa8-f8d2bfcaba5F/upsf-a09.html 2014-04-09T05:00:00Z Possible black box signals detected in search for Malaysia Airlines plane http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/09/airc-a09.html The source of the signals detected in the Indian Ocean over the weekend has not been confirmed. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a17025bf-c945-4b42-ba49-39f4bf40d84O/airc-a09.html 2014-04-09T05:00:00Z Video: Retired city workers denounce Detroit pension cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/09/detr-a09.html This is the first of several interviews conducted by the <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> with retired Detroit city workers who are facing deep pension and health care cuts. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7576e9de-5315-4ed5-8d84-06ce98969daP/detr-a09.html 2014-04-09T05:00:00Z Nokia India workers protest to defend jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/09/nok2-a09.html Over 4,000 Nokia India workers staged a mass protest on March 31 in Chennai, the capital of the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa8a2d4b-b0a1-4be8-8820-66d94552efaF/nok2-a09.html 2014-04-09T05:00:00Z Nokia India workers speak on job threats and low wages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/09/noki-a09.html A WSWS reporting team spoke to Nokia workers at a March 31 demonstration in Chennai, against the Finnish company’s threats to close their plant. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b2b657cc-cde3-4631-8e69-80b111dbbf5N/noki-a09.html 2014-04-09T05:00:00Z <em>A Permanent Member of the Family</em>: Responses to trying and frustrating times—short stories by Russell Banks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/09/bank-a09.html In recent years, novelist Russell Banks has shifted his focus to upstate New York, where he lives, making it the locale of many of the stories in this interesting new volume. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5526d447-011b-42e5-b7d5-62efb327bb0F/bank-a09.html 2014-04-09T05:00:00Z BBC debates between Clegg and Farage: A political fraud http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/09/cleg-a09.html The televised debates between the leaders of the Liberal Democrats and the UK Independence Party demonstrated the chasm that separates the interests of the working class from the entire parliamentary setup. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/78379ff9-7aeb-4347-98cf-9a5f9017363I/cleg-a09.html 2014-04-09T05:00:00Z Pro-Russian protesters in eastern Ukraine demand Crimean-style referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/08/ukra-a08.html Conflicts between the pro-Western Kiev regime and pro-Russian regions in eastern Ukraine pose the threat of civil war and war between the imperialist powers and Russia. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/873400c7-39b7-4352-8689-9cc2ce9bcd7I/ukra-a08.html 2014-04-08T05:00:00Z IMF report: No end to economic breakdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/08/pers-a08.html A major IMF report prepared for a series of international financial meetings this weekend describes a world economy in permanent crisis. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1f8a194d-a940-454a-9df5-92c97e09e23F/pers-a08.html 2014-04-08T05:00:00Z Japan gives green light to shoot down North Korean missiles http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/08/kore-a08.html Washington and Tokyo are hypocritically using North Korean missile drills as an excuse for the remilitarisation of Japan, directed against China and Russia. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0cceb2c0-0d92-4cd7-b3ba-e2205331c48E/kore-a08.html 2014-04-08T05:00:00Z US defense secretary threatens China during Japan visit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/08/hage-a08.html Hagel publicly stressed that the Obama administration is prepared to go to war alongside Japan against China. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1762ebf0-c327-4157-b3f1-33a74027944J/hage-a08.html 2014-04-08T05:00:00Z Top Greek state official resigns over collusion with fascist Golden Dawn http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/08/gree-a08.html Panayiotis Baltakos was seen as the “No. 2” man in the government, co-ordinating its policies. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fec7044d-52ae-479a-afe3-af51f499383P/gree-a08.html 2014-04-08T05:00:00Z Media blacks out Seymour Hersh exposé of US lies on Syrian gas attack http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/08/hrsh-a08.html Seymour Hersh reported that the gas attack on Ghouta last August was staged with the assistance of Turkey to bring the US into the Syrian war. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5a10c12-da4f-49b3-ad58-bec0a6fbbe3P/hrsh-a08.html 2014-04-08T05:00:00Z Syria, Russia and Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/08/sysi-a08.html The ongoing war in Syria, like the wars for regime change in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, is in part aimed against Russian political and commercial interests in the region. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/518692b0-b046-43b5-96a9-208be32b1beE/sysi-a08.html 2014-04-08T05:00:00Z Officials rejected plan to relocate homeowners years before Washington state mudslide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/08/osom-a08.html In the past week, revelations have emerged about the use of decades-old maps in the issuing of logging permits above the towns of Oso and Darrington, the area buried by the fatal March 22 mudslide. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e317c38c-3fd0-4101-a7ef-b4576866bb5M/osom-a08.html 2014-04-08T05:00:00Z Australian Senate vote points to acute political disaffection http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/08/wael-a08.html Amid an unprecedented mass abstention, just one in five voters cast a ballot for Labor. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14fe8c1b-232b-4c9d-a04b-37fcb70c10dM/wael-a08.html 2014-04-08T05:00:00Z Hungarian fascists win over 20 percent of the vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/08/hung-a08.html While the right-wing Fidesz won the Hungarian parliamentary elections on Sunday, the real winner is the neo-fascist party Jobbik. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b515953d-d103-4795-8348-45081bb3217P/hung-a08.html 2014-04-08T05:00:00Z US conducting drone war from Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/08/rams-a08.html New research proves that the US Ramstein military base in Germany plays a central role in Washington’s global drone war. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f5e157bb-3a81-465f-8e40-2af29687f0cB/rams-a08.html 2014-04-08T05:00:00Z Cuban government passes new law on foreign investment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/08/cuba-a08.html Desperate for foreign currency, the Castro regime passed a new law opening up the economy for direct investment while offering huge tax breaks for investors. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/42f7ac28-923d-4357-87bd-4103412529aF/cuba-a08.html 2014-04-08T05:00:00Z US targets Syria for stepped-up aggression http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/08/ussy-a08.html US officials say they have a plan to supply the “moderate opposition” in Syria with weapons that are to be channelled through Washington’s regional allies. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80d5e47d-b008-466b-ae93-d93f469e73aC/ussy-a08.html 2014-04-08T05:00:00Z French pseudo-left falls in line with Valls’ attacks on the working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/08/fran-a08.html The petty-bourgeois “left” parties seek to block popular opposition to the shift to the right being prepared by the newly-installed Socialist Party government. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ac6c589e-e130-456e-bda9-675ddbf8443J/fran-a08.html 2014-04-08T05:00:00Z Mickey Rooney, popular film star of the 1930s and 1940s, dies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/08/roon-a08.html Longtime film, television and stage actor Mickey Rooney died on Sunday at the age of 93. Rooney was one of the most popular American movie stars in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f44c60d4-1da3-4948-95fb-67cf661e7fcA/roon-a08.html 2014-04-08T05:00:00Z Privatization of Detroit’s water moving forward at “lightning pace” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/08/dwsd-a08.html Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr is lining up private firms for what could become the largest water utility privatization in US history. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18f05b39-e862-43cc-8fa2-78ad4e7fb37K/dwsd-a08.html 2014-04-08T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/08/wkrs-a08.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9348e124-fb9c-45dd-a83b-5008b98a761D/wkrs-a08.html 2014-04-08T05:00:00Z Bipartisan assault on health care intensifies in US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/07/heal-a07.html The Affordable Care Act constitutes a handout to major insurance companies, an attack on bedrock social programs and a pretext for companies to drop their existing health insurance coverage. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/82a9a4cd-d702-46f3-8384-b165c87de36J/heal-a07.html 2014-04-07T05:00:00Z NATO’s aggression against Russia and the danger of war in Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/07/pers-a07.html The NATO foreign ministers summit last week set out plans for the military alliance’s expansion up to Russia’s borders, including war games and the possible stationing of troops in neighbouring states. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/002e9084-a134-4c61-9a69-9dfc55c5723E/pers-a07.html 2014-04-07T05:00:00Z New exposé by Seymour Hersh: Turkey staged gas attack to provoke US war on Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/07/syri-a07.html Citing numerous US intelligence and military sources, Hersh reports that the Obama administration was prepared to launch massive air strikes against Syria on the basis of lies. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e20d45c-b998-4d5e-8599-cde5c00dfdeI/syri-a07.html 2014-04-07T05:00:00Z Afghan election prepares way for new puppet government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/07/afgh-a07.html Washington’s sole concern is to ensure that Karzai exits the scene and is replaced with a less erratic puppet. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f8c670ce-ba4c-42ed-97a7-938e5a7b083K/afgh-a07.html 2014-04-07T05:00:00Z EU discusses further Russia sanctions as US steps up war rhetoric http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/07/ukra-a07.html The ratings agency Moody’s has downgraded Ukraine’s credit rating from “extremely speculative” to “default imminent with little prospect for recovery.” Mon, 07 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ed15d1d-8f85-4264-8fd9-44264061f4fF/ukra-a07.html 2014-04-07T05:00:00Z Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging drone assassinations of US citizens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/07/cour-a07.html Federal Judge Rosemary M. Collyer ruled that there is no legal remedy for the extrajudicial killing of a US citizen, endorsing a battery of totalitarian pseudo-legal doctrines advanced by the Obama administration. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76767d65-5ccd-40e5-b19a-18bfb98eeb4L/cour-a07.html 2014-04-07T05:00:00Z Harvard University report endorses police state measures in Boston Marathon lockdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/07/bost-a07.html The report demonstrates that one year after the Boston Marathon bombings, the political establishment, including those sections aligned with the Democratic Party, continues to cover up the grave and reactionary implications of the Boston lockdown. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f20ac8a-a007-4788-8c0c-7ef5e9e2576A/bost-a07.html 2014-04-07T05:00:00Z UN climate change report spells out growing dangers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/07/clim-a07.html The 2,500-page report issued by the Intergovernment Panel on Climate Change reveals the depth of the crisis and the inability of world capitalism to cope with it. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62933458-71c2-49ca-928f-58155b6955fO/clim-a07.html 2014-04-07T05:00:00Z More artworks discovered in Salzburg: Second Act in the Gurlitt case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/07/nazi-a07.html The affair surrounding Cornelius Gurlitt, son of Nazi art dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt, has taken a new turn with the discovery of 238 more artworks hidden in Gurlitt’s Salzburg house. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2165bd8-9b85-4b9f-a000-f4615fa4cf5E/nazi-a07.html 2014-04-07T05:00:00Z Western Australian government cuts hospital beds and jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/07/waph-a07.html Hundreds of public health jobs to be eliminated at hospitals in Perth, the state capital. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/17bed5df-beeb-43ee-98d1-06314186368O/waph-a07.html 2014-04-07T05:00:00Z San Diego Opera closure announcement meets with widespread opposition http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/07/sdop-a07.html The recent decision to shut down the San Diego Opera Company after 49 seasons has evoked widespread popular outrage, with more than 20,000 signatures gathered in opposition to the closure. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3ae241b9-82ab-4bdf-900e-2fb1d82a0ddN/sdop-a07.html 2014-04-07T05:00:00Z Two-year-old killed in Pittsburgh-area fire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/07/mcke-a07.html The tragic death of a two-year-old girl in a house fire last month exposes the deplorable housing conditions for the working class and poor in the city of McKeesport, only 12 miles south of Pittsburgh. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/59c84a8e-6493-4210-a4e9-9688b66aa49G/mcke-a07.html 2014-04-07T05:00:00Z This week in history: April 7-13 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/07/twih-a07.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4be57be-5534-4c2d-bea6-11f3a12335bB/twih-a07.html 2014-04-07T05:00:00Z Quebec “left” hails media mogul Péladeau’s entry into the PQ http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/07/cana-a07.html Because Péladeau’s emergence as a “star” PQ candidate speaks volumes about the reactionary class character of the indépendantiste movement, the trade union bureaucracy and pseudo-lefts are seeking to drown out its meaning with thunderous applause. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/094a01d9-3e5c-45a2-b410-985b52a90b2D/cana-a07.html 2014-04-07T05:00:00Z Median CEO pay in US tops $10 million http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/05/ceos-a05.html The median worker would have to work 257 years to earn as much as the typical top 500 CEO made in 2013 alone. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/582bd3d8-2e20-46e5-8b9b-3229d10b207B/ceos-a05.html 2014-04-05T05:00:00Z France’s new government: A political turning point for Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/05/pers-a05.html The appointment of Manuel Valls as France’s prime minister on a pro-austerity, law-and-order platform exemplifies the rightward shift in European politics. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0e233eb8-df87-4d5c-98ff-b4376f4a020O/pers-a05.html 2014-04-05T05:00:00Z Another mediocre US jobs report http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/05/jobs-a05.html The latest US jobs report points to a continued slump following the economic collapse five-and-a-half years ago. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ea29b4fb-d58b-46d0-a7c4-edc9c916347D/jobs-a05.html 2014-04-05T05:00:00Z EU and Ukrainian regime seek to discipline fascist Right Sector http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/05/ukra-a05.html Since the February putsch in Kiev, ties between the supposedly “democratic” regime installed by Washington and its fascist allies have become increasingly tense. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c68a04ba-21c6-4f0a-97d0-73c3695a295C/ukra-a05.html 2014-04-05T05:00:00Z “Cuban twitter” affair exposes USAID as instrument of regime-change http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/05/cuba-a05.html Washington insisted that its role in setting up an Internet text-messaging scheme be kept secret from the Cuban people. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c0ea3bb8-338d-415a-9bd6-f80a001bb78B/cuba-a05.html 2014-04-05T05:00:00Z Slovakian presidential election won by non-aligned millionaire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/05/slov-a05.html The bankruptcy of all the established parties has provided fertile ground for the rapid political rise of the millionaire Andrej Kiska. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d7e4c9dd-cd8c-48d6-8904-832f239c8ebN/slov-a05.html 2014-04-05T05:00:00Z Indian Stalinists promote fraud of “secular,” “pro-people” Third Front http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/05/indi-a05.html The Indian Stalinists have responded to the intensification of the class struggle by redoubling their efforts to patch together an alliance with right-wing regional and caste-based parties—once and future allies of the Congress and/or BJP. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3ccefc4-c8e8-4281-99fd-c3c6cba6a34A/indi-a05.html 2014-04-05T05:00:00Z Texas carries out lethal injection with drug from unidentified source http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/05/exec-a05.html Tommy Lynn Sells was executed Thursday after the US Supreme Court denied a petition that charged his lethal injection constituted cruel and unusual punishment. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc952b61-50e3-4aa1-a105-e2febec5b0eE/exec-a05.html 2014-04-05T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/05/labo-a05.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6566fcc4-74b9-42bf-96e7-a0e061384ecO/labo-a05.html 2014-04-05T05:00:00Z Worker killed at US Steel facility in Ecorse, Michigan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/05/usst-a05.html The incident comes just months after the death of Antonino Palazzolo, whose mother has accused the company of blocking a serious investigation into her son’s death. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/70db0800-3b9a-4b18-81e3-f94a223336fP/usst-a05.html 2014-04-05T05:00:00Z Court ruling escalates campaign to oust Thai government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/05/thai-a05.html After annulling the February election, the Constitutional Court is considering a petition to dismiss the prime minister. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e7620542-8068-46e9-9cf5-2f83a2266bbE/thai-a05.html 2014-04-05T05:00:00Z Former US baseball pitcher alleges police brutality ended his career http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/05/base-a05.html Former Major League Baseball pitcher Brandon Backe and 11 co-litigants allege that Galveston police indiscriminately attacked a wedding party in 2008. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c2238c2-cf9e-4e9a-a5fa-93eafd64526L/base-a05.html 2014-04-05T05:00:00Z The rightward gallop of the Bosnian pseudo-left http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/05/bosn-a05.html The pseudo-left in Bosnia treat major historical issues with contempt and associate with forces with longstanding counterrevolutionary records. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67f0ca30-a0e6-406f-b31c-5df6b351f82P/bosn-a05.html 2014-04-05T05:00:00Z Four years since the Upper Big Branch mine disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/05/ubba-a05.html Saturday marks the fourth anniversary of the Upper Big Branch mine tragedy in Montcoal, West Virginia, when a massive explosion ripped through the Massey Energy-owned mine, killing 29 coal miners. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ec20db7e-4337-4f4f-af37-743a3688df6A/ubba-a05.html 2014-04-05T05:00:00Z California: Graduate student workers union stages two-day strike on UC campuses http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/04/stud-m04.html The UAW called the strike, did not inform the majority of its affected members, and, it would seem, deliberately provoked the arrest of undergraduate students in a bid to gain some press coverage prior to the conclusion of a sell-out contract. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e5f2342-3757-4f2c-b9f7-dc279a189feI/stud-m04.html 2014-04-05T04:00:00Z Russia warns NATO over military build-up in eastern Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/04/ukra-a04.html NATO’s reckless military build-up in Eastern Europe, carried out over the Kremlin oligarchy’s warnings of escalation, poses the risk of war. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aabd8abe-57c0-4d5f-bc1d-ba25a3c448bE/ukra-a04.html 2014-04-04T05:00:00Z The Supreme Court ruling on campaign donations: Government of, by and for the rich http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/04/pers-a04.html The ruling is the latest in a series of anti-democratic decisions relating to election laws. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fce93b04-d1e8-48b6-8bee-a49136e67ebM/pers-a04.html 2014-04-04T05:00:00Z Popular discontent grows with German media lies in Ukraine crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/04/ukrm-a04.html Many people are repulsed by the unprecedented wave of anti-Russian propaganda that has dominated the German media recently. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91258843-7be8-4aab-bef8-029ece3e609C/ukrm-a04.html 2014-04-04T05:00:00Z Ft. Hood shooting highlights mental illness crisis in US military http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/04/hood-a04.html The latest violent rampage at a US military base was carried out by a soldier who was being treated for possible post-traumatic stress disorder. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36dd6777-a340-4262-8c9d-7f3fbc69cebF/hood-a04.html 2014-04-04T05:00:00Z US Republican Paul Ryan’s budget plan revives voucher system for Medicare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/04/ryan-a04.html Both big business parties are eyeing Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid for not only sweeping funding cuts, but ultimate destruction through privatization and other means. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a49b1388-7894-4cd3-8894-ba8b17a70cdG/ryan-a04.html 2014-04-04T05:00:00Z Growing danger of Chinese credit collapse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/04/chin-a04.html China experienced an expansion of credit unprecedented in world economic history—equivalent to the size of the entire US banking system. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/687167e9-8ad5-463e-95b0-c9a1143d909A/chin-a04.html 2014-04-04T05:00:00Z Strong earthquake shakes Chile http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/04/chil-a04.html Tuesday's 8.2 tremor in Chile exposes a social divide. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d446534b-56ff-45f7-8158-a1c3a452ab1M/chil-a04.html 2014-04-04T05:00:00Z Bangladesh garment workers still face dangerous conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/04/bang-a04.html A limited investigation shows that many garment factories are structurally unsound and lack basic fire protections. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7a8e423-a0b6-473e-9c33-744ef32fdf9L/bang-a04.html 2014-04-04T05:00:00Z South African police evidence in tatters as Marikana Commission enters phase two http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/04/safr-a04.html At the Farlam Inquiry into the police murder of 34 striking miners in Marikana, evidence was heard that the victims were surrendering when they were killed. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c448be45-9522-4e30-b0b3-27b2985d845J/safr-a04.html 2014-04-04T05:00:00Z Defend the democratic rights of Griffith University students! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/04/grif-a04.html Members of political clubs at the university are being denied rights enjoyed by all other students, and attempts are being made to restrict or even proscribe their activities. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/550c8657-7ff3-40c7-a9c9-d9c1d1f8024P/grif-a04.html 2014-04-04T05:00:00Z NDP’s Olivia Chow challenges Rob Ford in Toronto mayoralty race http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/04/toro-a04.html Oliva Chow has launched her campaign for mayor of Canada’s largest city by echoing arch-rightwinger Rob Ford’s attacks on “tax and spend” policies. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28b35eb8-6c08-4fde-9d05-b8e82afaae6M/toro-a04.html 2014-04-04T05:00:00Z California State Senate suspends three Democratic lawmakers under indictment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/04/lyee-a04.html The suspensions mean that the Democrats lost the two-thirds majority in the upper house that gave them full control of the California state government. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54dcbd2b-62aa-4378-aa77-c862849b955D/lyee-a04.html 2014-04-04T05:00:00Z Eastern Michigan University axes non-tenured faculty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/04/emu-a03.html Eastern Michigan University issued layoff notices to ten of its eleven full-time non-tenured faculty in the College of Education, some of whom have been with the university for decades. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c95a76a-285d-4e79-b914-694e45d4f45L/emu-a03.html 2014-04-04T05:00:00Z Students and faculty protest EMU partnership with Education Achievement Authority http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/04/meaa-a04.html About 30 students and faculty attended EMU’s Board of Regents meeting to speak against and protest EMU’s partnership with the state Education Achievement Authority. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90abbd0d-26ff-4a7f-b052-346d338c6dcI/meaa-a04.html 2014-04-04T05:00:00Z <em>Beautification</em>: An exhibition by Sri Lankan artist Chandraguptha Thenuwara http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/04/then-a04.html Thenuwara’s show partially revealed a post-war Sri Lanka reality that the government wants to hide. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/117a9816-97af-4fa6-9c0c-51477fb3d4fI/then-a04.html 2014-04-04T05:00:00Z Detroit bankruptcy judge considers $85 million payment to global banks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/04/detr-a04.html The payment would terminate the “swaps deal,” which has already cost the city hundreds of millions Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e0c60ba-1653-4b08-9d79-4e018768c65L/detr-a04.html 2014-04-04T05:00:00Z German pilots conduct largest strike in Lufthansa history http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/04/germ-a04.html The walkout followed a virtually unanimous vote to strike in defence of pension entitlements. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8781540a-31b9-42a9-a087-38eb93b7d1eH/germ-a04.html 2014-04-04T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/04/wkrs-a04.html The<em> World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5b4d657-dbda-4448-820e-47cf827fc84E/wkrs-a04.html 2014-04-04T05:00:00Z Senate panel votes to declassify part of report on CIA torture http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/04/tort-a04.html The Intelligence Committee voted to make public its executive summary, while continuing to keep secret a more detailed accounting of the CIA torture program. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15b59948-540b-49e7-a081-1f7ac5087bdB/tort-a04.html 2014-04-04T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court strikes down limits on political contributions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/03/cour-a03.html The Supreme Court has invalidated the provision of the federal election finance law that limits wealthy individuals from donating more than $123,000 to candidates and committees during any two-year election cycle. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d2387c6-37ec-4892-a960-d9cf6c26e64D/cour-a03.html 2014-04-03T05:00:00Z CIA torture and the threat of dictatorship http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/03/pers-a03.html Details of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture demonstrate that the ruling elite in the United States is a criminal class. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/633cbb95-a349-4f14-bbc3-c4e149bf8ccN/pers-a03.html 2014-04-03T05:00:00Z NATO maneuvers with Georgia, Ukraine threaten war with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/03/ukra-a03.html The NATO military alliance is provocatively seeking to install its forces on Russia’s borders. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2cff17b-bf71-4ec0-a89d-77abb9cb2fcD/ukra-a03.html 2014-04-03T05:00:00Z French government vows deep attacks on the working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/03/fran-a03.html Socialist Party officials called for shock therapy against the working class as ministers of the new cabinet of Prime Minister Manuel Valls were named. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68811466-c07e-4842-83fd-2c7f00bd921I/fran-a03.html 2014-04-03T05:00:00Z Senate hearing sets stage for cover-up of GM, government role in fatal crashes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/03/auto-a03.html For the second consecutive day, General Motors CEO Mary Barra appeared before a congressional panel and refused to provide answers regarding the company’s cover-up of an ignition switch defect linked to at least 13 deaths and 31 crashes. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1585ad2e-e84c-47eb-aa0a-5a5901f5690M/auto-a03.html 2014-04-03T05:00:00Z Australian Treasury chief calls for “hard policy decisions” on spending cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/03/budg-a03.html Treasury Secretary Parkinson demands the resetting of “community expectations” on health care and welfare. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2edb051-16d5-460f-8737-12f530e36aaB/budg-a03.html 2014-04-03T05:00:00Z Rival right-wing appeals dominate Quebec election campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/03/queb-a03.html The Parti Quebecois has responded to a spate of opinion polls that indicate it will fall from power in next Monday’s provincial election by even more aggressively promoting its anti-democratic “identity agenda.” Thu, 03 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6942cc21-b225-4f4a-98df-a97dca086f2F/queb-a03.html 2014-04-03T05:00:00Z Rajapakse government bans Sri Lankan Tamil groups operating abroad http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/03/sril-a03.html The new ban will not only increase repression against Tamils, but will be directed at the working class as a whole. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6ed4bb5c-d842-4144-8030-534183283e3G/sril-a03.html 2014-04-03T05:00:00Z ANC and its competitors stir up racialism in advance of South African elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/03/safr-a03.html Some 500 people joined an African National Congress march in Cape Town on March 26 to demand better sanitation, housing and land from the ruling Democratic Alliance. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02d286fd-4103-44ee-9d5e-daf5ea2f340N/safr-a03.html 2014-04-03T05:00:00Z Manila files legal case against Beijing’s South China Sea claim http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/03/phil-a03.html The real author of this latest provocation is not Beijing or Manila, but Washington. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d88f1182-f7c3-4d27-ab36-7dde731c9a2J/phil-a03.html 2014-04-03T05:00:00Z Mexico captures drug cartel head http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/03/chap-a03.html The Mexican military has captured the number one narcotics trafficker in Mexico, Joaquín Guzmán of the Sinaloa cartel. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e1bef7a1-11c3-48a2-92aa-eea516c8af6C/chap-a03.html 2014-04-03T05:00:00Z Minnesota Orchestra president resigns in aftermath of bitter musicians’ lockout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/03/minn-a03.html The issues raised by the 16-month musicians’ struggle have not disappeared. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d80b6ce-0d15-4f62-ae89-f6bb87c86c1C/minn-a03.html 2014-04-03T05:00:00Z Amtrak CEO tells employees to expect pay cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/03/amtr-a03.html In a letter to employees, Amtrak’s CEO singled out employee wages as the source of losses, ignoring low funding from Congress and massive delays from private freight railroads. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a4d8ffcf-129e-4429-80fb-d32a9f66891K/amtr-a03.html 2014-04-03T05:00:00Z The crisis in Ukraine and the sea change in German foreign policy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/03/germ-a03.html German foreign policy has shifted toward confrontation with Russia. Berlin is pursuing a course of aggressive imperialist expansion along the same lines as in 1914 and 1941. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92bec945-0774-4f8f-832e-600a3a268e2I/germ-a03.html 2014-04-03T05:00:00Z Germany: Warmongering against Russia by <em>Die Zeit</em> editor Josef Joffe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/03/joff-a03.html Together with Stefan Kornelius of the <em>Süddeutsche Zeitung</em>, Joffe is one of the journalists who have agitated most aggressively against Russia during the Ukraine crisis. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/022fee9c-b2ac-493f-97d2-f851e62d508D/joff-a03.html 2014-04-03T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party stands in UK’s North West constituency in European Elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/03/nwes-a-a03.html Covering the birthplace of the industrial revolution, the North West has been decimated by the de-industrialisation and austerity policies of successive Conservative and Labour governments. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1590c5fc-2760-4449-bfe7-94589a124d0H/nwes-a-a03.html 2014-04-03T05:00:00Z Detroit emergency manager revises restructuring plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/03/detr-a03.html The new Plan of Adjustment includes larger cuts to firefighter and police pensions. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ce44128a-5740-4b7e-87ea-fc9180cb0a9E/detr-a03.html 2014-04-03T05:00:00Z How Fed Chair Yellen packaged her commitment to Wall Street http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/03/yell-a03.html Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s speech on Monday was a nauseating attempt to conceal her deep commitment to the interests of Wall Street behind expressions of concern for working people. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19ae6c0c-8962-4c7b-a886-753596859fbL/yell-a03.html 2014-04-03T05:00:00Z National Union of Mineworkers presses for end of 10-week platinum strike in South Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/03/mine-a03.html Mine owners are holding the threat of mechanisation and mass layoffs over the heads of the strikers. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dd36ff66-a050-4d31-905b-b7e7f2c8903C/mine-a03.html 2014-04-03T05:00:00Z Jason Bateman’s <em>Bad Words</em>: An inauspicious debut http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/03/badw-a03.html Actor-director Jason Bateman plays Guy Trilby, a petulant, miserable 40-year-old who breaks into the spelling bee circuit by taking advantage of a loophole in the rules. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7d91f36c-4812-4188-a1cb-e283a3a4e93N/badw-a03.html 2014-04-03T05:00:00Z CIA scandal: Leaks reveal brutal torture methods and government lies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/02/tort-a02.html Information leaked from a still classified Senate Intelligence Committee report reveals previously unknown CIA torture methods, implicating the spy agency in a web of lies. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2d42b2a2-3995-4920-a315-6dfc654820cI/tort-a02.html 2014-04-02T05:00:00Z The Wall Street settlements and the new aristocracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/02/pers-a02.html While major global banks have agreed to over $100 billion in fraud settlements with US regulators, no top bank executive has been criminally prosecuted, let alone jailed, in the aftermath of the 2008 Wall Street crash. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d883908-7020-481b-9b2d-934c0e2d203L/pers-a02.html 2014-04-02T05:00:00Z US intelligence director confirms that NSA runs warrantless searches of Americans’ communications http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/02/nsas-a02.html Director of National Intelligence James Clapper admitted in a letter made public Tuesday that the NSA conducts searches for personal information about Americans. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/82411619-a3cc-44d0-baa8-302940fa336H/nsas-a02.html 2014-04-02T05:00:00Z General Motors CEO stonewalls House committee on ignition scandal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/02/auto-a02.html Committee members repeatedly suggested that the problem was merely a lack of communication within the company. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f888edba-5b06-4a95-b3a2-1cf4630f376L/auto-a02.html 2014-04-02T05:00:00Z Eastern European states demand stronger action against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/02/east-a02.html Eastern European governments have fully supported the right-wing US and EU-led coup in Ukraine and are now demanding intensified military action against Russia. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19bf3dc9-082a-4af0-9a5f-cc73edc1cbcP/east-a02.html 2014-04-02T05:00:00Z Joschka Fischer advocates aggressive foreign policy against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/02/fisc-a03.html Former Green Party foreign minister Joschka Fischer spoke out vehemently in the <em>Süddeutsche Zeitung</em> in favour of the major European powers pursuing an imperialist foreign policy. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb171cd0-a49d-4653-97df-bb1f8cf9e02J/fisc-a03.html 2014-04-02T05:00:00Z Brazil marks 50 years since US-backed coup http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/02/braz-a02.html April 1 marked the 50th anniversary of the Brazilian military’s seizure of power in a US-backed coup that ushered in 21 years of brutal military dictatorship. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34dda470-f3ff-440d-8bbd-51f7cdc6e92L/braz-a02.html 2014-04-02T05:00:00Z Chinese President Xi Jinping visits France http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/02/xifr-a02.html Despite the massive trade deals signed between China and France, relations between the two countries are dominated by rising geo-strategic tensions. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b6df2728-9730-4810-bd9d-0fc93a8ac35J/xifr-a02.html 2014-04-02T05:00:00Z Obama brings South Korean president and Japanese PM together http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/02/abep-a02.html Obama was forced to personally intervene to bring Park and Abe together after previous efforts to pressure them to meet had failed. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3aeed0a6-db39-48fd-a80a-749212e5282G/abep-a02.html 2014-04-02T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: Provincial elections show growing opposition to government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/02/slel-a02.html About 35 percent of voters abstained, showing the level of disillusionment with both the Rajapakse government and the opposition parties. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/265ecbf9-4528-45a8-ad03-8f13a4b0ec9J/slel-a02.html 2014-04-02T05:00:00Z NATO summit ends cooperation with Russia and announces further troop build-up http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/02/ukra-a02.html The US and its NATO allies agreed yesterday to “suspend all practical civilian and military cooperation between NATO and Russia.” Wed, 02 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15b5a752-4c02-4cdb-8274-88d17df6240K/ukra-a02.html 2014-04-02T05:00:00Z Indian government abets repression of workers in Saudi Arabia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/02/saud-a02.html The Indian government has joined the Saudi monarchy in threatening striking overseas Indian workers with imprisonment and deportation. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/27f4fd57-eeaa-46fb-b087-afffc022d0eL/saud-a02.html 2014-04-02T05:00:00Z Republican presidential hopefuls begin the “money primary” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/02/repu-a02.html Billionaire casino boss Sheldon Adelson held an audience last week for five prospective candidates for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52554e09-dd1b-45c2-ab43-03ea6587247H/repu-a02.html 2014-04-02T05:00:00Z Mississippi throws out murder conviction of death row inmate Michelle Byrom http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/02/byro-a02.html In a rapid turn of events on Monday, the Mississippi Supreme Court threw out the murder conviction of Michelle Byrom, a 56-year-old woman who was sentenced to death in 1999 for “masterminding” the murder of her husband. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/04e92891-0bac-4433-a75f-4774f269c20H/byro-a02.html 2014-04-02T05:00:00Z New York State budget: Tax breaks for the rich, continued attacks on basic services http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/02/nysb-a02.html Governor Cuomo, who is running for re-election this year, has made cutting taxes on the rich a primary goal of his administration. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a531598-d189-4460-b6e1-8324480a48fA/nysb-a02.html 2014-04-02T05:00:00Z German trade union Verdi seeks quick end of public sector strikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/02/verd-a02.html The widespread participation in warning strikes last week confirmed the anger of public sector workers over the conditions they confront. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa15cbd9-8e93-4b56-917f-45fd4983e43L/verd-a02.html 2014-04-02T05:00:00Z France’s New Anti-capitalist Party backs fascist-led putsch in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/02/npau-a02.html The NPA’s support for a putsch it admits is led by fascist groups constitutes irrefutable proof of its passage into the camp of the blackest political reaction. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4b97121-87ad-4ef8-b435-18a411dbcf4H/npau-a02.html 2014-04-02T05:00:00Z <em>The Eternal Zero:</em> Propaganda in the service of present day militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/02/zero-a02.html The film about Japanese kamikaze pilots during World War II is part of a concerted campaign to revive militarism and condition young people for new wars. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb2f88f4-babc-42b9-8b1d-5e75dc0e0e5B/zero-a02.html 2014-04-02T05:00:00Z Hollande names right-wing interior minister as new premier after defeat in French municipal elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/01/fran-a01.html By naming Interior Minister Manuel Valls as premier, Hollande is signaling new social cuts and law-and-order policies such as those advocated by the far-right National Front. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a03fb864-c875-46d8-8ed8-6728b148e26C/fran-a01.html 2014-04-01T05:00:00Z The GM ignition scandal and the case for public ownership http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/01/pers-a01.html Both corporate management and government regulators turned a blind eye for years to mounting reports of death and injury caused by a defective ignition system. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63f9f34d-b68d-4519-b6bb-8e0d53b5994F/pers-a01.html 2014-04-01T05:00:00Z Tense standoff after North Korean-South Korean artillery exchange http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/01/kore-a01.html The incident highlights the fragile state of relations on the Korean Peninsula, one of a string of dangerous flashpoints in Asia. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d710d21-191f-492a-a36a-d07045f3c9fN/kore-a01.html 2014-04-01T05:00:00Z Erdogan’s AKP wins Turkish municipal elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/01/turk-a01.html The AKP’s election victory will not defuse the tense political situation in Turkey. On election night, Erdogan threatened his political opponents. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/233370d8-1188-4dcf-9585-e4c5f188a84D/turk-a01.html 2014-04-01T05:00:00Z Medvedev visits Crimea, as Putin announces partial troop withdrawal from Ukraine border http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/01/ukra-a01.html Claims of a Russian troop build-up are part of a campaign to justify US and European aggression that centres on the incorporation of neighbouring states into NATO. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8219ea2e-2c95-44a7-9b6c-de5a210327eH/ukra-a01.html 2014-04-01T05:00:00Z Ukraine: Right Sector militias besiege Ukrainian parliament http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/01/righ-a01.html Since Wednesday, hundreds of militia members from the neo-fascist Right Sector organization have besieged the Ukrainian parliament on a daily basis. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb2d544e-b6e3-4606-88fc-dc5ce26dffbN/righ-a01.html 2014-04-01T05:00:00Z Congressional report whitewashes government’s role in Boston Marathon bombing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/01/tsar-a01.html The 38-page report is heavily redacted, with large sections of text dealing with the most critical issues blacked out. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ad9dde5-c3c5-4d15-9882-5ea3627b999P/tsar-a01.html 2014-04-01T05:00:00Z New Mexico: SWAT teams and police shut down police brutality protest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/01/albu-a01.html Police fired tear gas, made arrests and beat protesters at a march protesting police violence by the Albuquerque police department. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ccb58637-7af0-45d3-be0e-646e6bcb727I/albu-a01.html 2014-04-01T05:00:00Z Port Authority chairman resigns as George Washington Bridge traffic scandal drags on http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/01/chrs-a01.html Investigations continue into Governor Christie’s role in last year’s traffic chaos. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/350a671b-832b-4078-8f4c-b96f68423fcA/chrs-a01.html 2014-04-01T05:00:00Z India: Books withdrawn from circulation after threat from Hindu right http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/01/book-a01.html Hindu supremacist organisations and parties are waging a censorship campaign against books, films or anything else that “offend” Hinduism. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ce06e04-c3f9-4886-84ae-eb59f24ad2aO/book-a01.html 2014-04-01T05:00:00Z No wreckage of Malaysian Airline plane recovered http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/01/airc-a01.html Satellite images that appeared to show debris in the southern Indian Ocean have not been verified. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76806273-10e4-4836-b645-7f1894dd61bG/airc-a01.html 2014-04-01T05:00:00Z Report: Thousands of Polish children go hungry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/01/pola-a01.html A recent report by the Central Statistical Office of Poland shows that more than half a million of the country’s children suffer from malnutrition. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/30f50a20-9e1e-49e0-9f92-62216a8ae68C/pola-a01.html 2014-04-01T05:00:00Z Greek parliament approves new attacks on workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/01/gree-a01.html The latest agreement between the European Union-led troika and the Greek government includes measures to limit the right to strike. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6b8051a6-2901-4a65-8a7a-0e6e043c0c5F/gree-a01.html 2014-04-01T05:00:00Z Detroit workers denounce water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/01/dwsd-a01.html Last week, the city of Detroit announced an aggressive campaign of water shutoffs targeting some 150,000 residents who are behind on their payments. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4146ba48-51b7-44e8-b1d4-c6365cc73f4H/dwsd-a01.html 2014-04-01T05:00:00Z The Chicago Teachers Union’s “opt-out” campaign and the defense of public education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/01/boyc-a01.html Earlier this month, the Chicago Teachers Union promoted a boycott of state-wide tests at two elementary schools. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f789e886-424e-4fff-ad12-f8212e5a082K/boyc-a01.html 2014-04-01T05:00:00Z David Walsh continues book tour at Cornell University http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/01/itha-a01.html WSWS arts editor David Walsh discussed problems of art, culture, and cinema at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York on March 27. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49b9f767-cacd-4bf5-9430-ef69e0bd0ecK/itha-a01.html 2014-04-01T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/01/wkrs-a01.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5111791e-9c97-4dc2-bf2d-94f7d0ab48cN/wkrs-a01.html 2014-04-01T05:00:00Z NATO steps up military pressure on Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/31/ukra-m31.html NATO continued its military build-up on the Russian border as talks between top US and Russian foreign officials ended without agreement. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9029274a-2aed-42e9-8a56-5ebcb5a04b3F/ukra-m31.html 2014-03-31T05:00:00Z White House ally reveals anti-working class agenda behind Obamacare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/31/pers-m31.html Ezekiel Emanuel, former adviser to the White House on health care reform, predicts that few private-sector employers will still be providing health insurance to their workers by 2025. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f5a666d1-a9e3-4ea7-ac4e-f9adbb269d7K/pers-m31.html 2014-03-31T05:00:00Z New Snowden documents detail political and corporate espionage by US, UK http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/31/nsas-m31.html The NSA has carried out systematic surveillance against more than 100 heads of state. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/635b234d-e269-46c8-8578-32ede99a675L/nsas-m31.html 2014-03-31T05:00:00Z At least 18 dead in Washington mudslide, dozens still missing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/31/wash-m31.html Once again, a natural disaster has been made far worse by a lack of planning and infrastructure. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/943d92dc-e424-40f0-80e9-8fe5c241010A/wash-m31.html 2014-03-31T05:00:00Z New evidence of US intelligence links to Boston Marathon bomber http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/31/tsar-m31.html Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have alleged that FBI agents attempted to force his older brother Tamerlan to inform on the Chechen and Muslim community in the Boston area. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/328df25a-c0b2-46be-8d68-ad3824cac8aA/tsar-m31.html 2014-03-31T05:00:00Z Obama administration urges Supreme Court to dismiss First Amendment suit brought by anti-Bush demonstrators http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/31/cour-m31.html In oral arguments before the Supreme Court, the Obama administration asserted a near-absolute right to arrest and sequester demonstrators on the basis of their political views. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d4eae375-9c9d-4ba0-924e-202a16ac1d9P/cour-m31.html 2014-03-31T05:00:00Z US appeals court upholds reactionary Texas anti-abortion law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/31/abor-m31.html The ruling represents a further attack on the principle of the separation of church and state and on basic democratic rights. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c212ecad-759a-4e18-9bf0-a741dd82c54G/abor-m31.html 2014-03-31T05:00:00Z UN body call for international probe into Sri Lankan human rights violations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/31/sril-m31.html The UN Human Rights Council resolution marks a shift by the US to a more aggressive stance against the Sri Lankan government. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69a3229e-fec4-46d5-a62f-8a3cb3bb4f2K/sril-m31.html 2014-03-31T05:00:00Z UK benefits claimants victimised and driven into destitution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/31/bene-m31.html Thousands of people have had their benefits withdrawn, as sanctions on the unemployed increase. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/333109bc-64fa-428b-b938-d3980eb6d70B/bene-m31.html 2014-03-31T05:00:00Z Australian government reintroduces imperial honours system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/31/dame-m31.html The government has revived the central elements of the old system of knights and dames as another means of glorifying the army and its commanders. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e31311f-7a89-4fb7-8bc2-08421122f1aD/dame-m31.html 2014-03-31T05:00:00Z Spokane, Washington police kill man as he surrenders http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/31/spok-m31.html Police officers in Spokane, Washington shot and killed a man Wednesday as he was walking out of his house in compliance with their orders. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ab81174-fe41-47c6-aca8-69ae3affaa4H/spok-m31.html 2014-03-31T05:00:00Z Boston School Committee approves austerity budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/31/bost-m31.html Teaching, paraprofessional and administrative jobs will be cut, while 7th and 8th graders are forced to ride public transportation to school. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8b8a72b-5075-458b-9332-afc060ece54F/bost-m31.html 2014-03-31T05:00:00Z Chicago Transit Authority wreck raises questions of safety equipment and operator fatigue http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/31/cta-m31.html A CTA derailment injured 32 passengers and could have been far worse. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/943c6620-1e2e-49d4-9518-566420b9a96B/cta-m31.html 2014-03-31T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party in Britain joins German Partei für Soziale Gleichheit in European election campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/31/cand-m31.html The aim of the SEP and PSG in the elections is to unite working people against the capitalist European Union and its national governments in the fight for the United Socialist States of Europe. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b9284b6-97cd-42fa-b9b9-1e7180db81dG/cand-m31.html 2014-03-31T05:00:00Z This week in history: March 31-April 6 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/31/twih-m31.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3724683e-8b7c-42ee-8e2a-5f208f40dc0E/twih-m31.html 2014-03-31T05:00:00Z In talks with Saudi monarch, Obama prepares escalation of US-backed war in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/29/syri-m29.html The US government will reportedly supply anti-aircraft missiles and launchers to the Syrian “rebels.” Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6b49cc31-b899-4491-8da0-7944c892da7H/syri-m29.html 2014-03-29T05:00:00Z The Detroit water cutoffs and the social counterrevolution in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/29/pers-m29.html The plan to shut off running water to tens of thousands of Detroit households is the latest step in a deliberate policy of mass impoverishment in the United States. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/66660159-9032-4f71-910a-e74452cd837H/pers-m29.html 2014-03-29T05:00:00Z Turkish officials plan false-flag attacks to create pretext for war with Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/29/turk-m29.html Leaked recordings show that top Turkish diplomats and intelligence officials planned covert attacks on Turkish forces to justify starting a war with Syria. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e9014d5d-a9a2-4306-acc0-0eca0d7f29fG/turk-m29.html 2014-03-29T05:00:00Z Obama demands Russia withdraw troops from Ukraine border http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/29/ukra-m29.html Following his speech in Brussels on Wednesday, Obama appeared in an interview with CBS News yesterday in which he again sought to present the United States as a global upholder of peace and democracy and Russia as an aggressor. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91acdef1-1e29-4847-92ed-1e9090dbe83P/ukra-m29.html 2014-03-29T05:00:00Z German magazine Die Zeit calls for reintroduction of compulsory military service http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/29/germ-m29.html In response to the crisis in Ukraine, the weekly magazine Die Zeit and high-ranking generals are calling for the return of compulsory military service. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f1d5fde8-c566-482c-a350-0b5d23e5d61N/germ-m29.html 2014-03-29T05:00:00Z Ukraine conflict exacerbates tensions in the Caucasus http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/29/cauc-m29.html The Caucasus has been a renewed focal point of imperialist interests since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ccd3cdff-07c5-47f4-a6b9-9f7059c3537A/cauc-m29.html 2014-03-29T05:00:00Z Canada’s Harper stokes imperialism’s drive against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/29/cana-m29.html Canadian Prime Minster Stephen Harper has hectored European leaders to intensify the US-led drive to bully and isolate Russia, blithely stoking a conflict that could easily spin into a global military conflagration. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/482c9ad8-4963-48ab-b7c0-1509e007d2aC/cana-m29.html 2014-03-29T05:00:00Z UN report details US human rights abuses http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/29/huma-m29.html The UN Human Rights Committee charged the US with violations of international law, including inhumane treatment of migrants, dragnet surveillance, torture and extralegal targeted killings. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/574d4c36-ef5f-4ca0-bc46-7c3a084285eK/huma-m29.html 2014-03-29T05:00:00Z Mississippi court delays state killing of mentally incompetent woman http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/29/exec-m29.html Mississippi’s Supreme Court denied a motion placed by the state attorney general to execute Michelle Byrom by March 27. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a55c513-6ec3-4272-8c8c-1be1107a556C/exec-m29.html 2014-03-29T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/29/labo-m29.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91d353a6-e1d7-4906-ba70-274bc7d5cb7L/labo-m29.html 2014-03-29T05:00:00Z Defeat in French municipal elections staggers ruling Socialist Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/29/muni-m29.html The Socialist Party is responding to its defeat and the rise of the neo-fascist vote by appealing to the right-wing UMP party and preparing a further shift to the right. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8cc5a496-f2eb-4f63-a360-0a384e6f06eB/muni-m29.html 2014-03-29T05:00:00Z Iceland’s government seeks to abandon EU membership negotiations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/29/icel-m29.html The government’s decision to pull out of talks with the European Union over membership has led to a series of protests. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c39dbb96-bd7a-42f3-9bd5-dbb68f9f8d4J/icel-m29.html 2014-03-29T05:00:00Z Malaysian government deepens crackdown on opposition http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/29/mala-m29.html Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim and other leading figures face jail and fines on trumped-up charges. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/899913c2-5c99-4eb0-b579-39044849ff7J/mala-m29.html 2014-03-29T05:00:00Z Australian student union’s “Day of Action” promotes Labor and the Greens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/29/rall-m29.html That broad layers of the student population view the protest politics of the NUS as unserious was reflected in a low turnout. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a802da6d-b2c7-49a2-ab81-c8f0101aee9P/rall-m29.html 2014-03-29T05:00:00Z Battles between drug cartels and vigilante groups destabilize Mexico http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/29/mexi-m29.html The highest level of instability in Mexico in over 80 years has resulted from armed clashes between drug cartels and rural self-defense groups and the intervention of federal troops. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61bf0133-8c4f-4df8-9f3b-15b6c46a2e8G/mexi-m29.html 2014-03-29T05:00:00Z French elections: Rising neo-fascist vote exposes bankruptcy of pseudo-left NPA http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/29/npae-m29.html The New Anti-capitalist Party has responded to the rising neo-fascist vote in the municipal elections by endorsing France’s bourgeois “left” parties. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93f8bfbc-1478-4823-a39d-b810e79fd62G/npae-m29.html 2014-03-29T05:00:00Z Detroit meeting called by SEP endorses fight against water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/29/meet-m29.html In a unanimous vote, a group of Detroit workers, students and retirees endorsed a resolution condemning plans by the city to cut off residents who are behind in their water bills Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/262e29ef-e15a-4946-be15-0fe5ccea13dM/meet-m29.html 2014-03-29T05:00:00Z UK National Union of Teachers stage one-day strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/29/teac-m29.html The strike forced 3,000 schools—12 percent of the total number of schools—to shut their doors completely. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/581b16c5-3edd-4909-a335-917674e9de4K/teac-m29.html 2014-03-29T05:00:00Z The growing danger of dictatorship in Thailand http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/29/thai-m29.html The Constitutional Court’s decision to annul last month’s election is a warning that the ruling classes throughout the region are dispensing with their democratic façade. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18f4cda8-1065-413f-af2b-4f12329da6fO/thai-m29.html 2014-03-29T05:00:00Z Egyptian coup leader al-Sisi announces presidential candidacy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/28/egyp-m25.html Sisi is a US-backed dictator prepared to use fascistic methods to suppress the working class at the behest of its imperialist patrons and international finance capital. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89dfec21-4781-4329-8543-c6ed55c33c2N/egyp-m25.html 2014-03-28T05:00:00Z What way forward for workers in Ukraine? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/28/pers-m28.html Devastating austerity measures imposed by the unelected pro-US regime in Kiev confirm the perspective for struggle outlined by the ICFI amid the dissolution of the USSR. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/471360bf-6fdd-458e-b5d4-9fe52fcf255G/pers-m28.html 2014-03-28T05:00:00Z The real face of Ukraine’s Maidan “democrats” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/28/sect-m28.html The violent death of Alexander Musytchko and an intercepted telephone conversation with Yulia Timoschenko have exposed the propaganda used by the German government and its allies to justify their actions in Ukraine. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4a5f6000-ecd4-4d3f-be76-f08fe98f953J/sect-m28.html 2014-03-28T05:00:00Z India attempts precarious balancing act in Ukraine crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/28/indi-m28.html With Russia and the US now pitted against each other in the most serious crisis in Europe since the end of the Second World War, New Delhi is groping for a stance that will enable it to avoid seriously damaging its relations with either Moscow or Washington. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b09b990a-be1f-4f09-9b45-0612e654bbeL/indi-m28.html 2014-03-28T05:00:00Z Obama administration submits formal plan for NSA “reforms” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/28/spyi-m28.html A White House “fact sheet” includes proposed changes to the bulk phone records program, and is intended as a framework for new legislation to legitimize and further institutionalize mass spying. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d2436141-f363-4400-98cb-6246229b0d2B/spyi-m28.html 2014-03-28T05:00:00Z Search continues for Malaysia Airlines plane http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/28/airl-m28.html According to experts, images with much higher clarity would be available from military surveillance satellites. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fec3a503-3dd3-4668-bf2f-2c4169af45bB/airl-m28.html 2014-03-28T05:00:00Z Venezuelan generals arrested in alleged coup plot http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/28/vene-m28.html After nearly two months of right-wing-led protests, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro announced the arrest of three air force generals on charges of plotting a military coup. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35bc6320-770a-4aaf-903b-6ce8844149aM/vene-m28.html 2014-03-28T05:00:00Z Area of Washington mudslide long known and documented as unstable http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/28/osow-m28.html A 2010 Natural Hazard report specifically cited the area as susceptible to slides, and a 1999 Army Corps report warned of “large catastrophic failure” for the area, yet logging and building permits continued to be issued. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95fb5796-a4f4-4464-a99e-62778406717P/osow-m28.html 2014-03-28T05:00:00Z Britain seeks to make up lost ground with US over Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/28/dann-m28.html Former General Lord Dannatt proposes that the UK station 3,000 troops in Germany as part of a new military build-up against Moscow. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fdf883ba-1f83-4a60-8cc0-40ad6530652F/dann-m28.html 2014-03-28T05:00:00Z Australian government instigates moves to quash PNG judge’s refugee inquiry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/28/manu-m28.html The Papua New Guinea government, at Canberra’s behest, is blocking a judicial inquiry into abuses against refugees inside Australia’s detention camp on Manus Island. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/867be478-277b-44c6-92e4-8f7e78a2da3F/manu-m28.html 2014-03-28T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: SEP campaigns among villagers protesting water pollution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/28/sril-m28.html A Socialist Equality Party team wins support in Thunnana village, which is under siege from government security forces. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2a5535b-884a-400b-bca6-d9210e3aa7cE/sril-m28.html 2014-03-28T05:00:00Z 74-year-old woman, wrongly imprisoned, released after 32 years http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/28/mary-m28.html Mary Virginia Jones spent 32 years behind bars on the charge of first-degree murder, a crime her boyfriend at the time committed. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9451d1b3-ed72-46ea-8d58-b5ccc35eb60A/mary-m28.html 2014-03-28T05:00:00Z <em>Finding Vivian Maier</em>: A brief comment … http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/28/maie-m28.html The subject of this documentary is American photographer Vivian Maier (1926-2009), who made virtually no efforts to publish her remarkable photos during her lifetime. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e143414c-8a7d-462a-91d8-7674a0e6e04G/maie-m28.html 2014-03-28T05:00:00Z No to Detroit water shutoffs! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/28/wate-m28.html Larry Porter, SEP assistant national secretary and chairman of the Workers Inquiry into the Bankruptcy of Detroit, denounced the decision by city officials to shut off water service to tens of thousands of poor residents who are late on their water bills. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0a85eff0-8a2b-496b-8d30-f203d68e78aN/wate-m28.html 2014-03-28T05:00:00Z Nationwide strike by UK teachers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/28/teac-m28.html Teachers held marches and rallies across the UK during their 24-hour strike Wednesday. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/55a22307-2f23-43fe-92a0-7292f2adb7dD/teac-m28.html 2014-03-28T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/28/wkrs-m28.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26ba6a68-cc79-4162-8a75-8cace34817eB/wkrs-m28.html 2014-03-28T05:00:00Z Obama’s speech on Ukraine: Propaganda and lies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/27/obam-m27.html The US president delivered a speech of pure propaganda, aimed at justifying an aggressive and confrontational policy in Ukraine. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c764dc3d-fc03-4fb2-9245-39824c50653H/obam-m27.html 2014-03-27T05:00:00Z The fraud of Obama’s NSA “reform” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/27/pers-m27.html Far from curtailing the NSA’s activities, the White House is seeking to expand the amount of data to which the spy agency has access. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3df5f86f-96c1-4c88-93b8-309ac855c15I/pers-m27.html 2014-03-27T05:00:00Z New Zealand joins Washington’s sanctions against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/27/nzcr-m27.html The New Zealand government has aligned itself with the escalating US and EU provocations against Moscow. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d546bf5-710a-448f-9a5f-070b6f28cb0G/nzcr-m27.html 2014-03-27T05:00:00Z California police departments capture cellphone data http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/27/stin-m27.html A local news station has revealed that “StingRay” technology is used regularly by the major police departments of California to collect all cellphone communications in a given area. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e8d09b6-06ad-4555-909c-9652a0fa558C/stin-m27.html 2014-03-27T05:00:00Z Florida prosecutor’s report whitewashes FBI killing of Ibragim Todashev http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/27/toda-m27.html State Attorney Jeffrey Ashton’s report cherry picks facts, ignores conflicting evidence, and weaves a tale of “justified self defense” to exonerate a state murder. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41245c13-3d2f-400b-bf26-1d71b4512f5E/toda-m27.html 2014-03-27T05:00:00Z Following death of workers, report indicts safety at New York Metro-North rail system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/27/metr-m27.html Days after the death of a Metro-North worker, the Federal Railroad Administration issued a report on safety deficiencies that led to four major accidents last year. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/207cf8fa-c077-49c9-907c-af64de6e74aG/metr-m27.html 2014-03-27T05:00:00Z One in three people in the US live “hand-to-mouth” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/27/whtm-m03.html A paper published by the Brookings institution last week shows that economic distress is far more widespread than is shown in official poverty statistics. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/759ede8c-2464-491d-900c-6f15ed210eeN/whtm-m03.html 2014-03-27T05:00:00Z Five more convicted in Madoff Ponzi scheme http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/27/mado-m27.html A federal jury on Monday convicted five former employees of Bernard Madoff for helping him run the biggest Ponzi scheme in US history. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3d82aec-a58a-4d65-b6ff-b704859cc28D/mado-m27.html 2014-03-27T05:00:00Z UK Labour Party proposes compulsory cheap-labour scheme http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/27/jobs-m27.html Under Labour’s scheme, young people will be compelled to work for a six-month period at the minimum wage. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61a6dd89-129e-4769-8568-08aa58204edG/jobs-m27.html 2014-03-27T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan government revives terror campaign against Tamils http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/27/sril-m27.html The real target of the anti-Tamil communal campaign is the working class as a whole. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f163f7d-5aa6-439c-998f-57bafc19236I/sril-m27.html 2014-03-27T05:00:00Z Police shooting of New Mexico homeless man caught on video http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/28/boyd-m27.html Barely a year after the Albuquerque Police Department’s chief resigned over escalating police violence, the fatal shooting of a mentally ill, homeless man captured on video has sparked outrage in New Mexico’s largest city. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92139d80-3a39-4da5-8dbc-8e060f74adaD/boyd-m27.html 2014-03-27T05:00:00Z Quebec elections: The issues facing the working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/27/queb-m27.html Eighteen months ago, the unions, Québec Solidaire, and the student associations welcomed the election of the big business PQ. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2820cd71-f5b5-445e-ab55-e0d5c1ff47eN/queb-m27.html 2014-03-27T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan pseudo-lefts justify front with right-wing UNP http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/27/usps-m27.html The USP is seeking to subordinate the developing struggles of the working class to the UNP, which is notorious for its attacks on workers. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d4924dd4-45a5-4464-8bac-98e4e47a10cD/usps-m27.html 2014-03-27T05:00:00Z AFSCME cancels University of California strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/27/ucal-m27.html The union accepted a tentative agreement and called off a planned five-day strike. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1560e75f-5c5a-4fb6-a328-2aa19baa829A/ucal-m27.html 2014-03-27T05:00:00Z The Detroit News endorses mass water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/27/shut-m27.html In an editorial, the <em>News</em> showered contempt on the more than 100,000 Detroit families who are behind on their water bills, denouncing them as “scofflaws” Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48d0e4c0-fa2d-41b0-a3fb-fece9e598faC/shut-m27.html 2014-03-27T05:00:00Z <em>Divergent</em>: A different sort of dystopia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/27/dive-m27.html <em>Divergent</em>, billed as the “next <em>Hunger Games</em>,” offers greater depth. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae3cd1c6-60cd-46fa-b518-3d5db1e3ef7B/dive-m27.html 2014-03-27T05:00:00Z Obama “reform” seeks new framework for illegal NSA spying http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/26/spyi-m26.html The proposed changes to the bulk telephone metadata program would affect only a small portion of the vast and unconstitutional police-state spying apparatus. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b6158837-acd4-47c5-8824-e1059f4fc47P/spyi-m26.html 2014-03-26T05:00:00Z Stop Egypt’s Pinochet from murdering 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/26/pers-m26.html Monday’s death sentence handed down by a kangaroo court in Egypt to 529 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) marks a new stage in the military junta’s brutal efforts to terrorize and intimidate popular opposition. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2357e2ca-0b29-4bb6-a93f-fb3c54a55f3L/pers-m26.html 2014-03-26T05:00:00Z Former President Jimmy Carter says NSA likely spying on his communications http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/26/cart-m26.html Carter told reporters this week that he does not use email or phone calls for sensitive political correspondence. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2290783-81a2-4bf4-b13b-fe80c6ab7efN/cart-m26.html 2014-03-26T05:00:00Z US, EU press Russia to recognize Ukraine’s putschist regime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/26/ukra-m26.html Obama spoke in The Hague yesterday to increase military and economic pressure on Moscow to recognize the regime in Kiev. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f81a9abc-4acc-40a5-8333-85858f3eaabN/ukra-m26.html 2014-03-26T05:00:00Z Leader of US-backed Ukrainian fascist Right Sector militia killed in police shootout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/26/muzy-m26.html Oleksandr Muzychko was killed in a high-level police operation that underscores the instability of the far-right Western-backed regime in Kiev. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43c710d7-b351-427f-aab0-6a26c998ab4M/muzy-m26.html 2014-03-26T05:00:00Z Egypt on the verge of a social explosion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/26/egyp-m26.html The Egyptian military junta’s savage repression of the Muslim Brotherhood takes place in the context of growing social tensions and a wave of strikes. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0945b1d-b55e-4e7f-8fe6-babafe0f420I/egyp-m26.html 2014-03-26T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court hears corporate challenge to Obamacare contraception provision http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/26/cour-m26.html A ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga would mark an historic and unprecedented attack on the principle of separation of church and state. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa09be7a-f5ea-4be2-882a-f4dcb88009dA/cour-m26.html 2014-03-26T05:00:00Z Search continues for survivors in massive Washington State mudslide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/26/wash-m26.html Search and rescue operations continue at a massive Washington State landslide as news emerges of long-standing warnings by geologists of the probability of such an occurrence. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dfe11e55-b34c-47aa-9892-bd7f52f5946I/wash-m26.html 2014-03-26T05:00:00Z Inner-Sydney tenants denounce government’s privatisation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/26/mint-m26.html Following the New South Wales Liberal government’s announcement that it was privatising all public housing in the area, WSWS reporters spoke with residents of Millers Point and The Rocks. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5cbbf059-a8a1-453f-9caa-0b9e26f584fB/mint-m26.html 2014-03-26T05:00:00Z Oil spill threatens Houston-area wildlife http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/26/oils-m26.html Twenty-five years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, oil industry and government practices continue to threaten the environment. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/06f1714c-f56b-491b-8a75-355ad08947cP/oils-m26.html 2014-03-26T05:00:00Z Australian government minister steps aside: A revealing episode http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/26/sino-m26.html A corruption scandal sheds light on growing inequality and the aspirations of an upper middle class layer. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/934ab5ee-0a24-4cba-9188-d7d9af07933O/sino-m26.html 2014-03-26T05:00:00Z Academic experts advise Spanish government to escalate attacks on the working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/27/spai-m26.html Among the proposals from nine Spanish academics is a nearly 10 percent reduction in income tax on the richest sections of the population. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cbb28aba-f41c-4f69-984e-5cec5f9fbeaP/spai-m26.html 2014-03-26T05:00:00Z Australia: State government to sell off Sydney Harbour public housing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/26/mill-m26.html The NSW government aims to drive low-paid workers and pensioners out of inner Sydney. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c063cfcc-f4fc-42e7-97cf-124299814b8L/mill-m26.html 2014-03-26T05:00:00Z Turkey shoots down Syrian fighter jet http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/26/turk-m26.html Just days before regional elections, Turkey’s government led by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is increasingly unstable. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a46c496-bbf0-4464-a575-d6364b47b31K/turk-m26.html 2014-03-26T05:00:00Z Thousands of refugees intercepted off the coast of Sicily http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/26/immi-m26.html The Italian authorities’ boasting about the recent rescue of refugees in the Mediterranean is a cynical cover for their anti-refugee policies. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/86046016-4ab6-44dc-bc41-1fd425805a1N/immi-m26.html 2014-03-26T05:00:00Z What was US teachers union president Randi Weingarten doing in Kiev? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/26/wein-m26.html The president of the American Federation of Teachers traveled to Kiev to praise the Western-backed regime installed through a fascist-led coup. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a7f5a05-a279-4799-adc1-eae87fa74dfL/wein-m26.html 2014-03-26T05:00:00Z The US State Department’s “labor man” in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/26/side-m26.html The KVPU, whose headquarters served as an organizing center for the right-wing Maidan protests, has long been financed by State Department money funneled through the AFL-CIO’s American Center for International Labor Solidarity. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2d23d32-c046-4673-b243-4d8651da9a3A/side-m26.html 2014-03-26T05:00:00Z SL USP election campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/26/SL+USP+election+campaign placeholder Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f422bfe-5af0-47c7-8540-f0eac9db7b2L/SL+USP+election+campaign 2014-03-26T05:00:00Z Detroit emergency manager at the University of Michigan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/26/korr-m26.html The appearance of Kevyn Orr Tuesday at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor was an exercise in cynicism and deceit. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef5676b4-0510-466d-b5cb-0c1d545b0e8F/korr-m26.html 2014-03-26T05:00:00Z US-backed military junta in Egypt sentences 529 Brotherhood members to death http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/25/egyp-m25.html The biggest mass death sentence in recent history marks another escalation in the ruthless efforts of the US-backed military junta in Egypt to annihilate its political opponents. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/780194c3-f294-4174-84e7-e5addcccf8bM/egyp-m25.html 2014-03-25T05:00:00Z What accounts for the electoral victories of France’s neo-fascist National Front? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/25/pers-m25.html The National Front can appeal to social discontent only because pseudo-left groups such as the New Anti-capitalist Party block all expression of working class opposition to the austerity policies of the Socialist Party government. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4106b92b-b567-4321-8b9b-dbca9f06333N/pers-m25.html 2014-03-25T05:00:00Z G7 powers exploit Ukraine crisis to isolate Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/25/ukra-m25.html At a summit in The Hague, the major powers excluded Moscow from the Group of Eight and warned of further financial sanctions. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/322904c8-6529-40b7-8e9a-cb0cc4c4c90D/ukra-m25.html 2014-03-25T05:00:00Z Leading US-backed Ukrainian politician calls for annihilation of Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/25/tymo-m25.html In a leaked phone conversation, Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko called for Ukrainians to take up arms against Russians and for Western powers to reduce Russia to a “scorched field.” Tue, 25 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8bbd1baa-1fd2-4132-a5ee-61d18a2e364M/tymo-m25.html 2014-03-25T05:00:00Z Malaysian PM: Missing plane crashed in southern Indian Ocean http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/25/mala-m25.html Malaysian authorities say analysis of satellite data shows the plane crashed, with no survivors, but no wreckage has been recovered. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3165c434-5dda-4500-852c-0b97ee4d0f8M/mala-m25.html 2014-03-25T05:00:00Z German foreign minister Steinmeier woos Ukrainian oligarchs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/25/olig-a25.html German foreign minister Steinmeier spent the weekend courting some of Ukraine’s wealthiest oligarchs. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d44095a-b7cc-4c01-bb47-c8691cb41ffO/olig-a25.html 2014-03-25T05:00:00Z Obama’s 2015 budget continues attack on public education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/25/educ-m25.html Obama’s 2015 education budget includes more “competitive grants” to reward school districts that tailor their programs to meet the needs of corporate America. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3aed83c0-3150-4f81-b437-62091ec8598G/educ-m25.html 2014-03-25T05:00:00Z Fourteen dead, over 100 missing in Washington state landslide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/25/wash-m25.html At least 14 people are confirmed dead and over 100 still missing after a landslide in Washington took out a section of highway and buried a neighborhood. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e055549-44c2-40b3-8190-4f8296354caJ/wash-m25.html 2014-03-25T05:00:00Z More signs of a weakening Chinese economy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/25/chin-m25.html The fall in a key manufacturing index points to a continuing slowdown in China. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b240faff-0521-4d78-9242-4da0b2c4075D/chin-m25.html 2014-03-25T05:00:00Z UK parliament approves assault on National Health Service http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/25/nhs-m25.html Under Clause 119 of the Care Bill passed in parliament last week, the health secretary will be able to close hospitals and cut services. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/83a34cc6-0b1c-441a-b6bb-20e8cea9114A/nhs-m25.html 2014-03-25T05:00:00Z Canada: Truckers and rail workers face antistrike laws http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/25/cana-m25.html British Columbia’s Liberal government has introduced legislation to criminalize a strike by truckers at the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s largest port facility. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5409ce69-c1ca-43f1-b075-36e0cbe2285I/cana-m25.html 2014-03-25T05:00:00Z The International Socialist Organization’s silence on CIA spying http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/25/socw-m25.html The pseudo-left International Socialist Organization is covering up the far-reaching assault on democratic rights involved in the CIA spying scandal. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d5e605fe-b75b-4721-9e81-5ec090057c8H/socw-m25.html 2014-03-25T05:00:00Z <em>The Grand Budapest Hotel</em> from Wes Anderson http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/25/buda-m25.html <em>The Grand Budapest Hotel</em> is a stylish, fantastical film, sometimes comic and sometimes tragic in its re-imagining of the period between the two world wars and the emergence of fascistic forces in Europe. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89d9b1b1-4f6e-409f-bfff-f1f169034fdO/buda-m25.html 2014-03-25T05:00:00Z Three Detroit metro hospitals planning mega-merger http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/25/hosp-m25.html The merger was unknown to the public until it was reported in the press, indicating that the hospitals’ management preferred to keep the deal under wraps as long as possible. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5c1a8f4a-537f-4fa4-b338-8c339231dd2P/hosp-m25.html 2014-03-25T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/25/wkrs-m25.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 25 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d201051-0583-4185-8cc3-2985754bc9eE/wkrs-m25.html 2014-03-25T05:00:00Z IYSSE statement: University of Michigan welcomes the dictator of Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/26/orrl-m25.html The following leaflet was distributed at the March 25 appearance of Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr at the University of Michigan. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa4a0135-ec9f-43be-8229-c514a32006dA/orrl-m25.html 2014-03-25T05:00:00Z US and NATO use Ukrainian crisis to advance military build-up in Eastern Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/24/ukra-m24.html The Obama administration is now seeking to exploit the crisis that it instigated as a new pretext for further aggressive manoeuvres. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76cd6c7e-dc66-4b60-bf74-271fcaa3a7dE/ukra-m24.html 2014-03-24T05:00:00Z The OECD’s “Society at A Glance” report: A portrait of a failed system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/24/pers-m24.html The OECD report documents the staggering rise of poverty, hunger, unemployment, and social distress in countries throughout the world in the aftermath of the 2008 economic crash. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/98007327-4b9c-44e8-bbc3-d7f860f043cC/pers-m24.html 2014-03-24T05:00:00Z Canada’s Harper visits Kiev to laud coup, threaten Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/24/canu-m24.html At a joint press conference with Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the interim prime minister installed as a result of last month’s coup, Harper repeatedly denounced and threatened Russia. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c07108c2-bccb-4b59-9350-ea8e5a74939M/canu-m24.html 2014-03-24T05:00:00Z FBI agent to be cleared in killing of Ibragim Todashev http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/24/toda-m24.html The FBI has whitewashed every case of an agent killing or wounding a suspect over the last 20 years. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72114170-872a-463b-a997-c412e5dc23aB/toda-m24.html 2014-03-24T05:00:00Z Edward Snowden exposes NSA spying against Chinese telecom firm Huawei http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/24/huaw-m24.html The NSA has been doing to the Huawei telecommunications firm exactly what the US government has routinely accused the Chinese company of doing. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ccb2ce4-9208-4aa6-9ca6-cfc7e03cc98O/huaw-m24.html 2014-03-24T05:00:00Z Former US intelligence contractor speaks on 1975 Australian coup http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/24/boyc-m24.html Boyce, now 61, confirmed his previous statements that the CIA was centrally involved in the dismissal of the Whitlam government. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ca0b0a5-6023-4303-94b4-317a9271a98E/boyc-m24.html 2014-03-24T05:00:00Z Political crisis deepens as Thai court annuls election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/24/thai-m24.html The Constitutional Court’s blatantly anti-democratic ruling heightens the danger of a judicial coup. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3cd301da-2cfd-4fcf-a50c-a2bbe2f6c6cL/thai-m24.html 2014-03-24T05:00:00Z Spain: One million march in Madrid against austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/24/madr-m24.html A mass demonstration on Saturday in the Spanish capital Madrid protested growing austerity, evictions, unemployment and poverty. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e78941da-8887-4c1c-b394-08c8405fe30A/madr-m24.html 2014-03-24T05:00:00Z Greece’s “The River” party: A populist fraud http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/24/rive-m23.html Under the slogan “politics for everyone”, founder Stavros Theodorakis advances the conception that it is possible to achieve a national economic revival within the framework of the capitalist profit system. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19b2419a-a258-4754-8208-c48a08935b0M/rive-m23.html 2014-03-24T05:00:00Z Scottish Socialist Party pronounces on the currency question http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/24/scot-m24.html The Scottish Socialist Party, like the Scottish National Party itself, identifies completely with the need to stabilise capitalism in Scotland, particularly its vast financial sector. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c30f61f2-d964-47ca-981a-1a43f018fd1P/scot-m24.html 2014-03-24T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan SEP speaks to Colombo residents about austerity and war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/24/sril-m24.html Colombo workers and youths denounced the government’s attacks on living conditions and democratic rights while voicing their concerns about the danger of a third world war. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/763f405f-5b2f-4c9b-9c1c-13f6ad7d09dC/sril-m24.html 2014-03-24T05:00:00Z Germany: 24-hour warning strikes in public sector http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/24/germ-a24.html A 24-hour strike on Wednesday saw public sector workers down tools throughout large parts of the state of Hesse. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/beca8d44-139e-4b0c-9bf6-32bf6aa4094D/germ-a24.html 2014-03-24T05:00:00Z New Jersey motel fire kills Hurricane Sandy evacuees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/24/jers-m24.html A fire at a New Jersey motel Friday killed and injured Hurricane Sandy evacuees who had not been able to return to their homes due to the inadequate and corrupt government recovery program. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d40eaaa-55ad-4b96-87f4-c6877b1fd05L/jers-m24.html 2014-03-24T05:00:00Z This week in history: March 24-30 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/24/twih-m24.html <em>This Week in History provides</em> brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/789f076e-9ca8-4a29-86e4-d403c779179O/twih-m24.html 2014-03-24T05:00:00Z Imprint of primordial gravitational waves detected http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/24/grav-m24.html The finding by astronomers working at the South Pole provides confirmation of a key aspect of the Big Bang theory, called the inflationary hypothesis. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f2f5470-c891-48bf-8f20-3202d984da3A/grav-m24.html 2014-03-24T05:00:00Z Half of Detroit’s residents too poor to afford Obamacare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/24/detr-m24.html Several hundred workers, retirees and unemployed workers attended a publicly sponsored health care exposition at Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit last Wednesday. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee6ad0f0-9c04-49bb-b68f-b6cfca3542aJ/detr-m24.html 2014-03-24T05:00:00Z Charlie Chaplin’s <em>The Gold Rush</em> comes to Lexington, Kentucky http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/24/gold-m24.html On March 14, the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra accompanied a showing of Charlie Chaplin’s classic film <em>The Gold Rush</em> in Kentucky. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d02ae12-7e7c-4e34-ba52-dd2b4c7951eN/gold-m24.html 2014-03-24T05:00:00Z Toyota locks out auto workers in India http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/24/toyo-m24.html Japanese auto company Toyota has locked out its entire unionized workforce at its two plants in India. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ecd97f40-7d6b-41ef-8aa0-798531eea79F/toyo-m24.html 2014-03-24T05:00:00Z Constitutional conflict escalates between US Senate and CIA http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/22/spyi-m22.html A letter from the Senate Majority Leader to the Justice Department renewed charges of unconstitutional CIA spying on the Senate. Sat, 22 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/311fa8b1-9c73-48aa-a2fa-e9f3929938fC/spyi-m22.html 2014-03-22T05:00:00Z Sexual violence and abuse in the US military http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/22/pers-m22.html The slap on the wrist administered to US Army Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair was predictable and entirely in line with the character and policies of the American military. Sat, 22 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8de9ebab-c866-424e-8504-4018be004a2O/pers-m22.html 2014-03-22T05:00:00Z EU-Ukraine trade pact paves way for brutal austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/22/ukra-m22.html Amid intensifying sanctions and military provocations against Russia, the EU and the Western-backed government in Ukraine yesterday signed a pact that paves the way for brutal austerity measures and free market “reforms.” Sat, 22 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/51dda511-0756-432d-8b46-c5f7ce43ae8A/ukra-m22.html 2014-03-22T05:00:00Z German Green Party campaigns for war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/22/germ-m22.html The German government’s confrontational approach towards Russia is supported by all the parties in the federal parliament but none do so as aggressively and hysterically as the Greens. Sat, 22 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48d6dae7-b821-4181-a2b6-ad4d85f2da3A/germ-m22.html 2014-03-22T05:00:00Z Time Warner CEO to receive $80 million payout after six weeks of work http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/22/marc-m22.html Robert D. Marcus the chief executive of Time Warner Cable, is set to receive an $80 million payout if the company goes through with its planned acquisition by Comcast Sat, 22 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9909707-c6a6-4992-b18e-52da9983382J/marc-m22.html 2014-03-22T05:00:00Z Search for missing Malaysia Airlines plane enters third week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/22/mala-m22.html Strategic rivalries and state secrecy continue to mar the search for MH370. Sat, 22 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad558fcf-6d3a-42df-85d1-9a99fdcf7dcM/mala-m22.html 2014-03-22T05:00:00Z Massive budget cuts and labour reforms to follow Serbian election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/22/serb-m22.html In the fortnight leading up to the elections, the International Monetary Fund sent its latest mission to Serbia to drum home the precarious state of the economy. Sat, 22 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ea8bb225-0178-4ba3-8172-aa2bfc59c3fB/serb-m22.html 2014-03-22T05:00:00Z Duke Energy illegally pumps millions of gallons of contaminated water into North Carolina river http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/22/duke-m22.html The nation’s largest electricity company has been cited for the eighth time in less than a month for illegally pumping contaminated water into the Cape Fear River in North Carolina. Sat, 22 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2412bccb-ed95-4f9c-b825-7c0972180f2F/duke-m22.html 2014-03-22T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/22/labo-m22.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 22 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e36fb93-09c4-4e2a-b141-521cdac3e2cP/labo-m22.html 2014-03-22T05:00:00Z Australia: Mounting anger over coal mine fire health crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/22/morw-m22.html The official response underscored the utter contempt for working class communities like Morwell and neighbouring towns. Sat, 22 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4086e357-42fa-481c-9323-af9d2ab5136O/morw-m22.html 2014-03-22T05:00:00Z The Unfinished Twentieth Century: The Philosophy and Politics of Historical Falsification http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/22/meet-m22.html David North, chairman of the International Editorial Board of the WSWS, will be speaking at a series of meetings in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Sat, 22 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d0ad267-f31b-4ab5-b88b-80e27a026c4O/meet-m22.html 2014-03-22T05:00:00Z Puerto Rico’s pensions in the crosshairs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/22/puer-m22.html As Puerto Rico may be heading toward a default, investors prepare to dodge their losses by attacking pensions and social programs. Sat, 22 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c0f61153-bbf7-45b5-9da2-dc369a570bfI/puer-m22.html 2014-03-22T05:00:00Z German media seeks to paint Putin as new “Hitler” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/22/hitl-m22.html A prominent Germany newspaper recently interviewed Ukrainian oligarch Yulia Tymoshenko, who accused Russia of seeking to “redraw the map of the world through war, mass murder and blood.” Sat, 22 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b590ec2-7c8d-435a-a899-bcb150feb4cO/hitl-m22.html 2014-03-22T05:00:00Z Detroit water department preparing mass utility shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/22/dwsd-m22.html The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department is launching an aggressive campaign to shut off between 1,500 and 3,000 customers per week. Sat, 22 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/825d2b9a-f7e9-458e-adaa-4ad9b4d821cA/dwsd-m22.html 2014-03-22T05:00:00Z The pseudo-left and the plenums in Bosnia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/22/bosn-m22.html Protests in Bosnia last month originated in the working class district of Tuzla, after the closure of four privatized bankrupt factories threw thousands out of a job without redundancy pay. Sat, 22 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b65b92fd-7082-4014-8a29-253b0d42624E/bosn-m22.html 2014-03-22T05:00:00Z US court ruling upholds state efforts to disenfranchise voters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/21/vote-m21.html A judge in Wichita, Kansas has ordered the federal government to assist efforts to restrict voting by state officials in Kansas and Arizona. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20e60308-1f76-4466-b53a-7e8d92907afL/vote-m21.html 2014-03-21T05:00:00Z Anti-Russia propaganda and the fabrication of a new pro-war consensus http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/21/pers-m21.html Claims that Washington is defending Ukraine against Russian aggression are lies, promoted to give discredited policies of imperialist war a new lease on life. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34ffb3d6-7e4f-4b56-aaa1-67503d88fa0F/pers-m21.html 2014-03-21T05:00:00Z US judge slams surveillance requests as “repugnant to the Fourth Amendment” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/21/nsar-m21.html A federal judge ruled that warrant applications submitted by the Justice Department were unconstitutional. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d5e6c24f-df71-4d86-bf68-b28d02aa8a4I/nsar-m21.html 2014-03-21T05:00:00Z Australian government joins US sanctions against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/21/auuk-m21.html In announcing the sanctions, the Australian foreign minister specifically warned of a potential military confrontation. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4ae89a0-1eae-41a3-8d35-6d748fd4996B/auuk-m21.html 2014-03-21T05:00:00Z German Left Party promotes government propaganda against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/21/left-m21.html In a statement on the situation in Ukraine, the Left Party’s executive has condemned “threats of military action by the Russian Federation.” Fri, 21 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85c86d6b-2c31-4d92-a1b5-b5ac7b9143eL/left-m21.html 2014-03-21T05:00:00Z Provocative remarks by US Pacific fleet commander fuel disputes with China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/21/usch-m21.html A senior US admiral invokes the Crimea crisis to accuse China of expansionism. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15cf4f40-b5a1-49f1-aef4-e0c0164904eB/usch-m21.html 2014-03-21T05:00:00Z Toyota pays $1.2 billion to escape prosecution for defect deaths and injuries http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/21/toya-m21.html The fine agreed by Toyota and the US Justice Department sets a precedent that can be used by General Motors. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/657dd01d-7fde-496e-acb7-dde949dcdb7I/toya-m21.html 2014-03-21T05:00:00Z Republican house speaker rejects US Senate deal to restore long-term unemployment benefits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/21/jobs-m21.html Obama and the Democrats are in practice carrying out the same class-war policy as the Republicans, but seeking to mask it with demagogy and maneuvering. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8eab6f72-5fc7-46c6-bf01-0464efa4f38E/jobs-m21.html 2014-03-21T05:00:00Z US Army general charged in sexual assault case let off with small fine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/21/sinc-m21.html General Sinclair was fined $20,000 by his military superiors in a case which could have originally seen him spend the rest of his life in jail. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e7f4e89b-01b6-4522-9370-3c04c776c2eJ/sinc-m21.html 2014-03-21T05:00:00Z More than 100 immigrants found locked in Houston, Texas house http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/21/immi-m21.html The discovery of 108 men, women and children held against their will is an indictment of the Obama administration’s immigration policies. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e458995-784a-4482-b9b3-b8b8455b850A/immi-m21.html 2014-03-21T05:00:00Z Australia: Massive fire at Sydney’s Barangaroo building site http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/21/acon-m21.html A construction site blaze highlights the drastic deterioration of health and safety in Australian workplaces. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a112bce0-c091-4834-a0d6-d6c065358d6J/acon-m21.html 2014-03-21T05:00:00Z Family of murdered Indian mine worker speak out http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/21/indi-m21.html WSWS reporters visited the town of Neyveli in the southern state of Tamil Nadu to interview the family of 31-year-old worker Rajkumar who was murdered by a paramilitary security guard on Monday, March 17. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fa5c53f-ad9a-444c-80e9-2522780e2bbD/indi-m21.html 2014-03-21T05:00:00Z WSWS Arts Editor David Walsh speaks at Wayne State University in Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/21/sbtl-m21.html The event, sponsored by the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, drew a diverse and attentive audience. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3fe90d8d-b1b7-42c5-8f7d-bf1277a0a4bA/sbtl-m21.html 2014-03-21T05:00:00Z Argentina: Tens of thousands of striking teachers protest in La Plata http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/21/arge-m21.html As inflation rages in the country, teachers in five provinces are on strike over cost of living increases. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d23fe738-d056-497e-af86-b576df71222D/arge-m21.html 2014-03-21T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/21/wkrs-m21.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43a95814-e807-4884-ae10-b3084fdc3a7A/wkrs-m21.html 2014-03-21T05:00:00Z US, EU escalate war threats against Russia over Crimea annexation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/20/ukra-m20.html In response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea in the Ukraine crisis, US and European officials called for putting NATO on a perpetual war footing against Moscow. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/982a47be-378e-4247-94ea-69a2ed89277M/ukra-m20.html 2014-03-20T05:00:00Z The CIA spying scandal, Watergate and the decay of American democracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/20/pers-m20.html Whereas Nixon’s cover-up involved illegal “dirty tricks” operations, the Obama administration is covering up even more serious crimes—an international program of state torture and assassination. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e47c204-f310-44b7-b815-8f863c37d2cK/pers-m20.html 2014-03-20T05:00:00Z Svoboda thugs attack head of Ukrainian national television http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/20/side-m20.html A shocking video on YouTube shows the reign of terror fascist thugs are unleashing in the streets of Kiev following last month’s Western-backed putsch. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/01514287-54ef-4cc5-aff0-d23f05c7e2cK/side-m20.html 2014-03-20T05:00:00Z German media campaigns for economic sanctions against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/20/germ-m20.html Following the referendum in Crimea, leading German media outlets are intensifying their warmongering while calling for tough sanctions against Russia. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5fe7b055-f510-4169-86b6-2b655e2f8d0H/germ-m20.html 2014-03-20T05:00:00Z Lack of international cooperation mars search for Malaysia Airlines plane http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/20/mala-m20.html All the countries involved, including the US, India and Australia, are extremely reluctant to share information that could reveal their military capabilities. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ef7f498-3a2f-432a-8ac9-fa33cdacf90A/mala-m20.html 2014-03-20T05:00:00Z Federal Reserve reaffirms commitment to cheap money for Wall Street http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/20/fedr-m20.html Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen reassured US financial interests that the central bank would continue to keep interest rates near zero. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1391264e-b159-41a2-9b73-dccfe39dab4I/fedr-m20.html 2014-03-20T05:00:00Z Israel air strikes on Syrian military raise Mideast tensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/20/isra-m20.html One Syrian soldier was killed and seven injured in the ninth Israeli military strike across its borders in the past month. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d273288-a094-4ef0-b076-42dfa4c6af6A/isra-m20.html 2014-03-20T05:00:00Z US Navy SEALs seize tanker carrying Libyan oil http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/20/liby-m20.html Libya represents yet another catastrophe created by US imperialism in the Middle East and North Africa. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/824c1526-1f1d-4afc-a76b-2c863008bc0E/liby-m20.html 2014-03-20T05:00:00Z SEP/IYSSE to hold final election meeting in Colombo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/20/slmt-m20.html Sunday’s meeting will discuss the urgent task of building an anti-war movement of the working class based on international socialism. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d5adb6b8-7481-4a0c-8afd-c6ab41d717bL/slmt-m20.html 2014-03-20T05:00:00Z Cyprus parliament passes privatisation programme http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/20/cypr-m20.html The sale of state-owned companies to international investors is anticipated to net the government €1.4 billion. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b6392cda-3db0-47d2-809b-f77a95f0ccdF/cypr-m20.html 2014-03-20T05:00:00Z Chinese real estate developer on brink of collapse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/20/chin-m20.html Concerns about the property market point to wider problems in China’s economy and financial system. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46ffcb4f-5333-442c-b3a0-dd7a856d347O/chin-m20.html 2014-03-20T05:00:00Z South Korean doctors walk out over medical privatization http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/20/kore-m20.html Medical residents and doctors struck for 24 hours over regulations introduced that allow hospitals to run profit-seeking subsidiaries. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/32f31022-3009-46a3-a681-d2f73bcac56O/kore-m20.html 2014-03-20T05:00:00Z Newark, New Jersey school official threatens to fire one third of district’s teachers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/20/newa-m20.html The layoffs are part of the drive to privatize public education in the state’s largest city. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ee16442-392a-441a-b91f-3bc75f74550H/newa-m20.html 2014-03-20T05:00:00Z Indian security forces gun down coal mine worker http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/20/mine-m20.html A 31-year-old contract worker was shot and killed in cold blood in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/251bb279-4845-4a87-a8d3-c3d807caaf2C/mine-m20.html 2014-03-20T05:00:00Z Endless austerity in UK budget tailored to big business and wealthy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/21/budg-m20.html The Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition is just halfway through an austerity programme that has already seen a £150 billion reduction in public spending. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f290f4c-21b2-48f2-9f80-a96d0b8ccbfI/budg-m20.html 2014-03-20T05:00:00Z New York mayor offers empty words to besieged school bus workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/20/nybu-m20.html The difference between de Blasio and former Mayor Bloomberg is one of style and tactics, not substance. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/824dc3fd-68b5-4d2e-a6d1-c94c4824721E/nybu-m20.html 2014-03-20T05:00:00Z New York school bus workers defiant in face of attacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/20/nybi-m20.html Workers at Reliant Bus Company in New York City spoke to the WSWS about the conditions they face. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96d4db4b-3e38-4885-92ee-399c827c31dE/nybi-m20.html 2014-03-20T05:00:00Z The “left” posturing of South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/20/frfi-m20.html The aptitude for horse-trading that Julius Malema of the Economic Freedom Fighters displays, the willingness to sit around a table and cut deals, is the hallmark of a self-seeking member of the elite. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5289b20a-dca8-412a-9b95-f1b2654dbbfK/frfi-m20.html 2014-03-20T05:00:00Z An interview with Detroit retiree attorney http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/20/caro-m20.html The WSWS spoke with attorney Carole Neville about the historic cuts to pensions and health benefits contained in the plan of adjustment Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dff0a15f-fd96-4a69-9694-e4dec28f61cN/caro-m20.html 2014-03-20T05:00:00Z US/European military provocations greet Russian annexation of Crimea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/19/puti-m19.html The United States is lining up its puppet regime in Ukraine and its regional allies to prepare a series of military provocations against Russia. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0090f6a3-d888-4c0d-9e77-08305d2d45aP/puti-m19.html 2014-03-19T05:00:00Z War threats against Russia and the social crisis in the United States http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/19/pers-m19.html The fact that the US is always at war or on the verge of going to war is a political and sociological phenomenon that requires explanation. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8344da6a-9632-4a93-84b9-a522b0af8e0B/pers-m19.html 2014-03-19T05:00:00Z US hypocrisy on Crimean independence referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/19/side-m19.html All invocations of Ukrainian sovereignty are in reference to a government that was installed by a coup engineered and financed by the Western powers. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b27ee1cf-7e7a-498f-bd3b-96182a5eb79M/side-m19.html 2014-03-19T05:00:00Z The NSA records “every single” phone call in a targeted country http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/19/nsas-m19.html The National Security Agency has developed and deployed a system capable of recording “100 percent” of the telephone calls made by residents of a targeted country. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0df4e1f8-d330-4cd5-8877-3d6bc919403F/nsas-m19.html 2014-03-19T05:00:00Z New Zealand media bury fresh Snowden revelations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/19/nzsn-m19.html A wall of silence surrounds Snowden’s testimony that New Zealand was pressured by the NSA to change its laws to facilitate mass surveillance. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87ba0171-bd63-409c-911b-64cd794f1c5K/nzsn-m19.html 2014-03-19T05:00:00Z Police and ANC fire on protesting South African schoolchildren http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/19/safr-m19.html Along with scores of other towns, Bekkersdal in the west of Gauteng is the scene of violent protests over issues such as municipal corruption. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/da12a8b9-407e-48a6-9192-4265a7f9761B/safr-m19.html 2014-03-19T05:00:00Z March 18 protest against social cuts in France: A political dead end http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/19/fran-m19.html Workers see one-day protests called by unions that are negotiating austerity policies as a political charade. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7df87dd7-8122-4e8b-9435-ea9ef5c53e3M/fran-m19.html 2014-03-19T05:00:00Z Polls predict victory for right-wing Fidesz in Hungarian elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/19/hung-m19.html Despite catastrophic social conditions, polls anticipate that right-wing Prime Minister Victor Orban will emerge victorious in parliamentary elections on April 6. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54ff2632-a9bb-44d8-b6a6-af4c5060416C/hung-m19.html 2014-03-19T05:00:00Z Australia: Ex-Labor minister urges sweeping attack on workers’ conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/19/ferg-m19.html Martin Ferguson accused the Abbott government of being too “timid” on industrial relations “reform.” Wed, 19 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b608107-4110-4d90-b13a-ff7ecc40ba5E/ferg-m19.html 2014-03-19T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan government detains human rights activists under anti-terror law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/19/kili-m19.html Rajapakse’s government is making a renewed attack on those who are exposing its war crimes and abuses, while fabricating claims of an LTTE revival. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eda43ab0-1f6f-4c9d-a958-e7fdebe1182A/kili-m19.html 2014-03-19T05:00:00Z US Army general avoids charges of sexual assault in plea deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/19/sinc-m19.html General Jeffrey Sinclair entered a plea bargain after an Army judge threw out the military court’s earlier rejection of such a deal. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6786f233-c107-4c96-9f32-2ed76f7feb3E/sinc-m19.html 2014-03-19T05:00:00Z Novelis workers reject steelworkers union in upstate New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/19/usw-m19.html Six hundred workers at an aluminum processing plant near Syracuse, New York voted not to join the United Steelworkers of America in elections held last month. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52a1ea76-4b78-42f6-9249-5d7eb0d803eJ/usw-m19.html 2014-03-19T05:00:00Z Financial backer of Washington, DC mayor pleads guilty to illegal contributions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/19/scan-m19.html Last week, Jeffrey E. Thompson, a regional powerbroker and government contractor in Washington, DC, pleaded guilty to felony charges. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/840b831f-7724-4e5e-9511-ea15dbcb29bF/scan-m19.html 2014-03-19T05:00:00Z One hundred people killed in New York house fires this winter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/19/nyfi-m19.html This winter’s bitter cold, shabby housing and benefit cuts are driving New York’s fire wave. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7517f47-2840-4079-a68b-575e18ee51dH/nyfi-m19.html 2014-03-19T05:00:00Z David North speaks on “The Philosophy and Politics of Historical Falsification” at The New School in New York City http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/19/lect-m19.html North spoke on the political and philosophical roots of the falsification of history that has emerged in the more than two decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union and today figures prominently in a renewed drive toward world war. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40531c65-9a99-4c82-9546-740bccbd087J/lect-m19.html 2014-03-19T05:00:00Z Meetings at Leipzig Book Fair: The relevance of Trotsky’s <em>Europe at War</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/19/leip-m19.html Mehring Books held two meetings at the Leipzig Book Fair devoted to Leon Trotsky’s writings on the First World War and their relevance to current developments in Ukraine. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8f3e9d3-cd12-4e20-bae0-039df4d13b5F/leip-m19.html 2014-03-19T05:00:00Z Joe Louis Arena facing closure, demolition as part of stadium deal with Ilitch http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/19/joel-m19.html The deal represents yet another huge giveaway to billionaire Mike Ilitch. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc516a3b-3b7b-4f6a-bd48-04aaff537eaM/joel-m19.html 2014-03-19T05:00:00Z India: Demanding pay rise, 200,000 power-loom operators continue strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/19/loom-m19.html Over 200,000 power-loom operators have been on strike for the past month in two districts of Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore and Tirupur. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b7ac474-531c-4d90-b605-598180cccb4C/loom-m19.html 2014-03-19T05:00:00Z Moscow weighs the fate of historic Shukhov radio tower http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/19/towr-m19.html The Shukhov radio tower, a symbol of the revolutionary aspirations of the early Soviet Union and a technical marvel, is threatened by profit-hungry real estate speculators in central Moscow. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1213b753-f3c2-49f0-bc05-d8067413e45M/towr-m19.html 2014-03-19T05:00:00Z The US media and the CIA’s spying on Congress http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/18/pers-m18.html A virtual blanket of silence covers the explosive allegations that the CIA spied on the US Senate committee charged with overseeing its activities. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0fbf294-6b8a-4f5f-a192-82f775a962fK/pers-m18.html 2014-03-18T05:00:00Z Israel backs far-right coup in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/18/isra-m18.html The Israeli government is supporting the fascist-led coup in Ukraine and keeping silent on the role of neo-Nazi and anti-Semitic forces. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/291d15ab-90cc-468b-bbd4-76fbcf84f3fC/isra-m18.html 2014-03-18T05:00:00Z Ukrainian putsch creates economic and political turmoil in Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/18/russ-m18.html In the face of an intensifying economic and geo-political crisis, the Kremlin is attempting to corral popular opposition to the far-right putsch in Ukraine behind Russian nationalism. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c3483928-979b-460a-a504-3d910b021b9M/russ-m18.html 2014-03-18T05:00:00Z Irish high court outlaws strike by airport workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/18/irel-m18.html The corporate elite are demonising the airport workers for daring to resist attacks on their working conditions. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38466b5c-3ac2-412d-97f8-93282e8cb6dG/irel-m18.html 2014-03-18T05:00:00Z Washington, DC workers speak on budget cuts and inequality http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/18/wash-m18.html Workers in the nation’s capital spoke about conditions facing the long-term unemployed. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d518525d-853e-4bfc-9d82-8f74a7b28d6F/wash-m18.html 2014-03-18T05:00:00Z Louisiana inmate exonerated after 30 years on death row http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/18/deat-m18.html Glenn Ford, 64, was held in the brutal Angola penitentiary for three decades for a crime he did not commit. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b1eb8fc-f4a6-4121-8b45-13453499223B/deat-m18.html 2014-03-18T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/18/wkrs-m18.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cdf68b3c-6ef0-4521-942a-99c34dff4f5O/wkrs-m18.html 2014-03-18T05:00:00Z Obamacare short of enrollment target ahead of March 31 deadline http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/18/obam-m18.html About 4.2 million have signed up, far short of the Obama administration’s projected 5.7 million, and only 25 percent of these are young people. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/982cd13f-6b1e-4a55-9fe5-212e9e5e38bN/obam-m18.html 2014-03-18T05:00:00Z US continues to militarize space http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/18/gssa-m18.html The US military is planning to launch two satellites later this year and two more in 2016 to lay the basis for space hegemony over countries such as China and Russia. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90044050-7557-45bf-a069-1543c1a072eA/gssa-m18.html 2014-03-18T05:00:00Z Australian state elections point to deep discontent http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/18/poll-m18.html After years of implementing the agenda of the corporate elite, Labor’s votes fell to new lows in Tasmania and South Australia. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/27900d65-fdf5-4a07-9c31-2f94aeb03feN/poll-m18.html 2014-03-18T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: Police attack Hanwella villagers protesting against water pollution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/18/hanw-m18.html The police assault underscores the necessity of building the independent workers inquiry into the Weliweriya water pollution. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d12bff2f-f936-4b36-9453-a39d14cb9aeC/hanw-m18.html 2014-03-18T05:00:00Z SEP holds meeting to oppose Australian car industry shutdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/18/meet-m18.html Speakers outlined the need for the global unity of workers, and a socialist perspective, to fight the worldwide assault by the auto giants. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4a45eb0-987b-47cd-b773-2eb5ece5672F/meet-m18.html 2014-03-18T05:00:00Z US-EU sanctions against Russia: A barely veiled threat of war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/18/ukra-m18.html As he announced the imposition of sanctions, President Obama signaled that the US would consider all means necessary, including military action, to humiliate and crush Russia. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2a21fd89-8bf7-4c8c-8b07-c70e03ac91aI/ukra-m18.html 2014-03-18T05:00:00Z Facing destitution, Detroit retirees denounce pension cuts in letters to court http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/18/detr-m18.html Retired Detroit city workers are bracing for punishing blows to their pensions under the emergency manager’s Plan of Adjustment. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/936c2cce-211a-443d-b90d-703396f08f6E/detr-m18.html 2014-03-18T05:00:00Z Australian feminists campaign to promote ex-PM Julia Gillard http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/18/gill-m18.html All the details of Gillard’s anti-working class policies were overlooked in her public appearances before crowds of adoring admirers. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/084f1461-0097-4ced-ba21-88455ec7964L/gill-m18.html 2014-03-18T05:00:00Z US, EU threaten retaliation as Crimea votes to join Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/17/ukra-m17.html US and EU officials pushed for sanctions and military escalation against Russia after Crimea rejected the Western-backed, far-right regime in Kiev and voted to join Russia. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7aab0053-415d-490a-9675-e3081016a5cE/ukra-m17.html 2014-03-17T05:00:00Z Imperialist hypocrisy on Crimea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/17/pers-m17.html Sunday’s referendum in Crimea has been seized upon to escalate the imperialist offensive in Ukraine and Eastern Europe, whose ultimate aim is regime change or war against Russia. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36d5fd91-69c9-41d3-afb4-a7f8ba7ad07D/pers-m17.html 2014-03-17T05:00:00Z The New York Times deploys C.J. Chivers to Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/17/chiv-m17.html The former Marine Corps officer with Special Forces training has been closely aligned with US dirty work in the Middle East and Central Asia. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/663718b6-59f5-43d7-a129-4e9fc8c00a3C/chiv-m17.html 2014-03-17T05:00:00Z Concerns mount over Chinese growth and financial stability http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/17/econ-m17.html Is the Chinese financial system heading for a “Lehman moment”—the equivalent of the US investment bank failure that triggered the 2008 global financial crisis? Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81d55627-d125-42c2-9f4d-5338c7f128eL/econ-m17.html 2014-03-17T05:00:00Z Malaysian PM declares missing aircraft deliberately diverted http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/17/airc-m17.html More than a week after MH370 disappeared, the questions surrounding its fate are only multiplying. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a280bcba-04e6-4433-a984-b6c7c1a8202G/airc-m17.html 2014-03-17T05:00:00Z South African union bureaucrats seek to break strike by platinum miners http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/17/safr-m17.html The Confederation of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) issued a statement urging the employers and police to break the platinum miners’ strike led by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU). Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ce62687-76c6-4c05-a499-2a3f3471e38A/safr-m17.html 2014-03-17T05:00:00Z The New York City gas explosion and the neglect of infrastructure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/17/infr-m17.html The gas explosion in New York City’s East Harlem neighborhood is just one of a growing number of deadly incidents resulting from the decades-long neglect of infrastructure. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/721e3bde-ba90-4efe-aac6-567b78258ddE/infr-m17.html 2014-03-17T05:00:00Z Evidence mounts of cover-up of deaths related to GM ignition defect http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/17/gmre-m17.html A new study of crash data shows that 303 fatalities may be linked to an ignition problem with several GM models. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ff5fbc0d-9f44-4d17-a8d8-36f04b4d97aM/gmre-m17.html 2014-03-17T05:00:00Z Ireland: Letters promising immunity for IRA fugitives revealed in Downey prosecution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/17/irel-m17.html The UK government is determined to conceal the criminal practices of the British state in Northern Ireland. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f9d1073-d2ee-4c43-8daf-448c8715ec9P/irel-m17.html 2014-03-17T05:00:00Z New evidence in murder of German police officer by far-right http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/17/neon-m17.html Recent testimony regarding the murder of a German police officer raises further questions about ties between the police and the far-right. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc25c24e-e5c7-49da-94b2-5cff17f94a2G/neon-m17.html 2014-03-17T05:00:00Z US Environmental Protection Agency lifts ban on federal contracts for BP http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/17/bpep-m17.html The EPA announced last week that it would allow BP to compete for new federal oil contracts, lifting a ban instituted in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/351d805d-187a-4d8e-81bf-001d99e9e0bG/bpep-m17.html 2014-03-17T05:00:00Z Australian government threatens arts funding following Sydney Biennale protest over refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/17/sbie-m17.html Attorney-General George Brandis demanded new arts funding protocols following the Biennale’s decision to end a funding deal with Transfield, a refugee camp contractor. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d0c33303-0edb-44bc-bb4d-4e3a24fd006I/sbie-m17.html 2014-03-17T05:00:00Z Minnesota: Worker denied restroom break sues Electrolux http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/17/minn-m17.html A woman was forced to urinate without leaving the assembly line after being denied a bathroom break. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fd9c427d-dda9-451f-add1-cfd62b42f0fC/minn-m17.html 2014-03-17T05:00:00Z Detroit attorney says pension cuts actually close to 50 percent http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/17/detr-m17.html Taking into account the end of cost-of-living adjustments (COLA), non-uniformed city worker pensions will be cut by 47 percent. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56250afb-d599-4907-b0ad-2a4f5fdb8e2I/detr-m17.html 2014-03-17T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party (Germany) officially on ballot for European election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/17/psgs-m17.html The Federal Electoral Committee has approved the participation of the Socialist Equality Party in the European election set for May 25. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/185f62a6-4d9a-467b-a016-bd923bfbc98C/psgs-m17.html 2014-03-17T05:00:00Z This week in history: March 17-23 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/17/twih-m17.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f861a900-1ad7-4181-9ca4-20dd1cc1b50D/twih-m17.html 2014-03-17T05:00:00Z US-Russia talks on Ukraine collapse ahead of Crimean independence referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/15/ukra-m15.html Pressure from Washington and the European powers is driving the Ukrainian crisis to the brink of war. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/39c37b33-3611-4e7f-b1b9-ae0df7a209eD/ukra-m15.html 2014-03-15T05:00:00Z What the Western-backed regime is planning for Ukrainian workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/15/pers-m15.html Social devastation is to be unleashed against a country that has already been subjected to the scorched earth economics of capitalist restoration. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ce8fcbdd-cc08-488b-aae0-370750f11cbP/pers-m15.html 2014-03-15T05:00:00Z White House withholding documents from CIA torture probe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/15/fein-m15.html The Obama administration has blocked the release of documents that likely include a presidential finding to authorize CIA torture of prisoners. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/681d5a87-d8f3-4a5d-9c22-580ae932022C/fein-m15.html 2014-03-15T05:00:00Z Senate Armed Services Committee hearing promotes cyberwarfare and illegal spying http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/15/nsa-m15.html Senators took the hearing as an opportunity to attack Edward Snowden and to inquire about the “PR” issues around the burgeoning military intelligence apparatus. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f8cecea3-7b88-4729-9b2f-7133c72f551F/nsa-m15.html 2014-03-15T05:00:00Z Senate negotiators reach deal to extend jobless benefits by cutting pension funding http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/15/unem-m15.html A group of bipartisan Senate negotiators said they had reached an agreement to extend federal emergency jobless benefits for five months, to be offset by cuts to pension funding and increased user fees. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aea7e547-c881-4946-a94f-35178659ddcA/unem-m15.html 2014-03-15T05:00:00Z Scandals grow in wiretapping of ex-French President Sarkozy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/15/srko-m15.html A wave of political scandals has hit France’s right-wing UMP shortly before the March 23 municipal elections. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d461a6f6-a610-41c2-af98-dbceac10abfA/srko-m15.html 2014-03-15T05:00:00Z Protests in Turkey threaten Erdogan government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/15/turk-m15.html Protests have erupted across Turkey in response to the death of a 15-year-old initially injured in anti-government demonstrations last June. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a819d70f-1e8d-4d9f-98d5-6e955a5d100H/turk-m15.html 2014-03-15T05:00:00Z Australian unions assist Qantas airways to sack workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/15/qant-m15.html The Australian Council of Trade Unions immediately hailed the ASU agreement as a template for implementing all 5,000 Qantas job cuts. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf191a95-892f-4fcb-b097-991e4e50a0bF/qant-m15.html 2014-03-15T05:00:00Z Thai government faces threat of judicial coup http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/15/thai-m15.html The Constitution Court vetoed a government spending bill and announced it will consider a petition to annul the February 2 election. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/30fbce6c-61bb-485e-b9ac-9dbb5e1f0e0N/thai-m15.html 2014-03-15T05:00:00Z Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 may have veered off course http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/15/airc-m15.html Search operations are now focussed on areas of the Indian Ocean, hundreds of kilometres to the west of MH370’s last known position. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/91bd97e8-8ff5-4cec-a6f7-c80c5f6f59bN/airc-m15.html 2014-03-15T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/15/labo-m15.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/454c77de-7ecc-4882-b25a-26b31d1b5e5M/labo-m15.html 2014-03-15T05:00:00Z Ukraine coup intensifies conflicts within Iran’s elite http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/15/iran-m15.html While Iran has signaled its readiness to reach an accommodation with Washington, there are huge apprehensions and bitter internal conflicts over this course of action. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d9c86c2-a669-43b1-b36a-a2375c76abcP/iran-m15.html 2014-03-15T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: SEP election campaign explains danger of war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/15/sril-m15.html War, water pollution and the impoverished conditions of rubber plantation workers were among the issues discussed by SEP campaigners in Awissawella. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ad3b38c-290a-470b-b261-dcb852bf37cP/sril-m15.html 2014-03-15T05:00:00Z Veteran Labour “left” Tony Benn dead at 88 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/15/benn-m15.html Tony Benn, the former Labour Party MP, died yesterday, aged 88. Benn was the figure most closely associated with the left of the party, particularly in the decades since the 1970s. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/244ddd16-c971-43bd-ac69-146156c5e5aB/benn-m15.html 2014-03-15T05:00:00Z Germany threatens “massive damage” to Russia ahead of Crimea referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/14/ukra-m14.html Ahead of Sunday’s referendum on the status of Crimea, Berlin and Washington are escalating pressure on Russia, risking civil war in Ukraine and war with Russia itself. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3956b539-cf25-44fe-a9be-0ed39629218G/ukra-m14.html 2014-03-14T05:00:00Z Obama’s “high crimes and misdemeanors” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/14/pers-m14.html The extraordinary speech delivered Tuesday on the Senate floor by Senator Dianne Feinstein provides grounds for immediate impeachment proceedings against top government officials, including President Barack Obama. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5073fef5-0f64-48ec-a740-aa5e9a6eab7L/pers-m14.html 2014-03-14T05:00:00Z Alex Callinicos: An imperialist apologist writes on Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/14/call-m14.html Callinicos happily forgets what he wrote in 2008 because he is intent on defending the putsch carried out by Washington in Kiev and insisting that Russia is the imperialist aggressor. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0cb39d3a-0fbc-4acc-bb23-4c3b55d63a1C/call-m14.html 2014-03-14T05:00:00Z Leaked NSA documents expose agency’s sophisticated malware arsenal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/14/malw-m14.html NSA operations have already infected at least 80,000 computers according to documents provided by Edward Snowden. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4855314f-364d-487e-ad8c-ff0b87ae795L/malw-m14.html 2014-03-14T05:00:00Z New York City gas explosion likely caused by 127-year-old pipes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/14/harl-m14.html The gas explosion that has killed at least eight people and demolished two buildings in New York City is a product of the metropolis’ failing and antiquated infrastructure Fri, 14 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fcda76fa-a03a-42d3-8b92-d0e10dda0e4D/harl-m14.html 2014-03-14T05:00:00Z Wall Street bonuses up by 15 percent last year http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/14/wall-m14.html Bonus payouts for Wall Street employees grew to the highest level since the 2008 crash. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3fdde2b7-6e6a-49e9-a4c3-5fe76c2f23bK/wall-m14.html 2014-03-14T05:00:00Z State officials seek pension cuts in Pennsylvania http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/14/pape-m14.html The governor and state legislators are seeking to cut pensions for hundreds of thousands of state employees and teachers covered by the two state pension systems. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf3de8e8-2d88-498a-8316-71627526da4B/pape-m14.html 2014-03-14T05:00:00Z Boston parents, students oppose public school budget cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/14/bost-m14.html Several hundred people turned out Wednesday for a public hearing to address the impact of cuts to the Boston Public Schools budget for fiscal year 2015. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56171aa1-801b-4897-955f-000c006cb5fF/bost-m14.html 2014-03-14T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: JVP pledges to defend big business interests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/14/jvps-m14.html The JVP’s “new socialism” is a plan to transform Sri Lanka into a cheap labour platform through the ruthless suppression of the working class. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aba1f0b4-fb36-4ace-9a1f-6240e15db62G/jvps-m14.html 2014-03-14T05:00:00Z Investigations into Lac-Mégantic rail disaster show government culpability http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/14/trai-m14.html A series of investigations into last July’s train disaster have demonstrated that governments and regulatory bodies consistently privileged corporate profitability over basic safety. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/70e0c292-cbc5-418e-b862-c4a11c34cffM/trai-m14.html 2014-03-14T05:00:00Z Final two Australian state Labor governments face defeat http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/14/elec-m14.html Labor’s anti-working class program—severe public sector cuts, mass layoffs by major companies, and deteriorating social services—has fuelled deep popular hostility. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d484868-91be-4a82-8d6e-e533b7d957bL/elec-m14.html 2014-03-14T05:00:00Z Top British universities exclude poorer students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/14/poor-m14.html Just one in a hundred children who receives free school meals, receives a place at either of the top two British universities, Oxford and Cambridge. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4cba0800-05d1-439b-9fda-0e2ed4976ddB/poor-m14.html 2014-03-14T05:00:00Z Australian refugee camp atrocity: The class issues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/14/manu-m14.html The brutal treatment of refugees is a sharp warning of the police-state measures being prepared against the working class as a whole. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e071a2c-e5cc-49d0-aa9d-239cf82a387H/manu-m14.html 2014-03-14T05:00:00Z Ex-German chancellor Gerhard Schröder and international law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/14/schr-m14.html Gerhard Schröder described Putin’s actions in Ukraine as a violation of international law, but the former German chancellor also accepted that he had been in breach of international law in Yugoslavia. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76d7982b-4e46-448b-abc1-fd2537b4139O/schr-m14.html 2014-03-14T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/14/wkrs-m14.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/795ed82a-3c8b-4866-88cb-7ed76964d90K/wkrs-m14.html 2014-03-14T05:00:00Z Obama issues new threats against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/13/ukra-m13.html The US has effectively taken operational control of the military activities of Ukraine’s neighbours. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f32c8574-e805-4695-8949-6642fcb2113K/ukra-m13.html 2014-03-13T05:00:00Z The CIA, the Senate and the breakdown of American democracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/13/pers-m13.html The public clash between the Senate and the CIA reflects the effective collapse of democratic forms of governance in the United States. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3427460-0c3d-4860-9a7e-5ca059b40dbG/pers-m13.html 2014-03-13T05:00:00Z Conflicting accounts of vanished Malaysia Airline Flight 370 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/13/airc-m13.html The lack of clarity is compounded by the competing interests at stake—including those of Malaysia Airlines, Boeing and the various governments involved. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03ce0cab-ba3b-4ee7-b858-22295d0b40dE/airc-m13.html 2014-03-13T05:00:00Z Obama peddles private health care to young people in web interview http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/13/obam-m13.html President Barack Obama appeared in an episode of the comedy interview web series <em>Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis</em> Tuesday in an effort to salvage the pro-corporate Obamacare program. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bebef797-6607-4d4a-97e7-8ff8e9adc9dH/obam-m13.html 2014-03-13T05:00:00Z At least three dead in Manhattan explosion blamed on gas leak http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/13/expl-m13.html Ten people are still missing and 60 were injured in the massive explosion, which destroyed two apartment buildings. There are signs that aging infrastructure is to blame. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/092d794d-5913-4e22-aae1-afe244c38a4M/expl-m13.html 2014-03-13T05:00:00Z Greek students face prosecution for protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/13/gree-m13.html Students in Greece protesting for the right to an education are facing prosecution and possible imprisonment. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/272013ed-a621-4433-bacb-a7e28ae0511F/gree-m13.html 2014-03-13T05:00:00Z Spanish government abolishes prosecutions under universal jurisdiction laws http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/13/spai-m13.html As the result of a new Spanish law, dozens of investigations will be dropped into crimes against humanity, war crimes, genocide and torture. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5bad9c5d-02dd-4d3c-a367-088607d3456J/spai-m13.html 2014-03-13T05:00:00Z Japanese government seeks to whitewash crimes against “comfort women” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/13/japa-m13.html The Abe government has suggested it will revise the 1993 apology for the women and girls forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military in the 1930s and 1940s. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e45d2c38-6d62-4cf4-8a39-d68fa29fb76A/japa-m13.html 2014-03-13T05:00:00Z Quebec: PQ welcomes right-wing billionaire as star candidate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/13/queb-m13.html The emergence of the CEO who has served as the spokesman for the most voracious sections of big business as the champion of Quebec independence underscores the reactionary class character of the <em>indépendantiste</em> movement. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d6e4fe9-5e1c-4fa2-aa5d-abf0ad79790F/queb-m13.html 2014-03-13T05:00:00Z Republican wins special election in Florida http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/13/flor-m13.html Republican David Jolly narrowly defeated Democrat Alex Sink, due in part to Sink’s support for the Affordable Care Act and the Obama administration. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2fcb7c0-ecc3-4e77-8a74-ddfe7344566P/flor-m13.html 2014-03-13T05:00:00Z Detroit emergency manager examines privatizing the water department http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/13/dwsd-m13.html Orr is exerting pressure to have a plan in place by the time of the bankruptcy hearing with the city’s creditors next month. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8bc8077e-6318-497d-9a2e-086f91c6746O/dwsd-m13.html 2014-03-13T05:00:00Z Mehring Books and SEP (Germany) hold two meetings at Leipzig Book Fair http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/13/leip-m13.html On March 15, Mehring Books will showcase Leon Trotsky’s work, <em>Europe at War</em>. Mehring Books and the German SEP are also sponsoring a second meeting on the relevance of Trotsky’s work to the danger of war and the crisis in Ukraine. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26d2e950-9bbb-407d-97b2-3f89b13ba74I/leip-m13.html 2014-03-13T05:00:00Z Senate Intelligence head accuses CIA of undermining US “constitutional framework” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/12/fein-m12.html The chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday accused the CIA of spying on committee staff members conducting an investigation into the agency’s program of interrogation and torture under President Bush. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb45b44b-d130-4bc8-ac46-a081f062383G/fein-m12.html 2014-03-12T05:00:00Z What is behind the warmongering of the German media? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/12/pers-m12.html Two weeks after Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was chased out of office by armed gangs of fascists, the German media is virtually unanimous in support of the confrontational course adopted by Berlin and Washington towards Russia. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1021d253-cd7f-4546-af4b-0f8f69a8e09J/pers-m12.html 2014-03-12T05:00:00Z Kiev to build new army, impose austerity as civil war threatens Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/12/ukra-m12.html With Ukraine facing the likely secession of Crimea, the far-right regime in Kiev is moving to slash social spending and build a new army. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92d0af3e-11ab-4bac-9b2d-14c37af79d4G/ukra-m12.html 2014-03-12T05:00:00Z What the European Union said in 2012 about its current fascist allies in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/12/eupa-m12.html The EU’s 2012 resolution condemning Ukrainian fascism refutes media claims that fascism plays only a minor role in the new pro-Western regime in Kiev. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b324ced-4511-4caf-970b-877b237847fE/eupa-m12.html 2014-03-12T05:00:00Z Oligarchs to the fore once again in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/12/olig-m12.html The unelected Ukrainian government has appointed prominent oligarchs to head regional administrations in Ukraine’s most important industrial eastern regions. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2151c3c-54b6-4d7c-a5da-56785c5351bD/olig-m12.html 2014-03-12T05:00:00Z War propaganda in the German media http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/12/med-m12.html On the issue of the conflict in Ukraine leading German newspapers have replaced any serious attempt to convince their readers with a barrage of propaganda. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/534392a1-6517-4257-ba44-ab94d29f22dK/med-m12.html 2014-03-12T05:00:00Z US highway safety agency abetted GM cover-up of defect linked to fatal crashes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/12/genm-m12.html Documents show the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration knew of ignition defects in several GM models for years but took no action. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36664aed-ad63-4081-b8d2-736503e0b74D/genm-m12.html 2014-03-12T05:00:00Z Iron ore price slump points to mounting Chinese economic problems http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/12/iron-m12.html A sharp drop in the price of iron ore this week cast a shadow over global financial markets amid concerns about the state of the Chinese economy. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/184ede86-4ce4-4a8d-8317-aa1be5bf238D/iron-m12.html 2014-03-12T05:00:00Z India’s election campaign goes into high gear http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/12/indi-m12.html India’s elections are taking place under conditions of deepening economic crisis and mounting opposition among workers and toilers. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/04652cee-57a4-4ab4-9991-47b74b79b5cM/indi-m12.html 2014-03-12T05:00:00Z French unions sign Socialist Party’s “Responsibility Pact” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/12/fran-m12.html France’s unions are collaborating with President Hollande on the implementation of an austerity program that intensifies attacks on workers’ living standards. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/86cd02e3-90b7-4a73-a675-d21fa71e891K/fran-m12.html 2014-03-12T05:00:00Z German trade union advises workers to invest redundancy money with Thyssen Krupp http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/12/unio-m12.html IG Metall and the works council at Thyssen Krupp have suggested unemployed rail manufacturing workers hand their redundancy payments to the company to obtain another job. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b34f3db8-305f-48e5-af2c-df843514abeM/unio-m12.html 2014-03-12T05:00:00Z South African police attack naked assault victim http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/12/saps-m12.html The latest instance of brutality involving the South African Police Service, the beating of a naked man who had already suffered an assault, was filmed by concerned office workers from a nearby block. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9bc2229d-6166-4915-8118-12dddf6dc45K/saps-m12.html 2014-03-12T05:00:00Z Australian government defies UN call to release refugee detainees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/12/asio-m12.html The indefinite detention of refugees denied security clearances demonstrates the contempt for fundamental democratic rights within the Australian ruling elite. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e379eaed-92ef-4228-83cb-9d63a38ad0bO/asio-m12.html 2014-03-12T05:00:00Z Number of British hospitals in debt doubles in one year http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/12/moni-m12.html Foundation trusts have delivered “efficiency savings” of £867 million so far this year, but this is 18 percent behind what the government has demanded. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e906adc-6bb6-4434-a97d-0e883d8a9beD/moni-m12.html 2014-03-12T05:00:00Z Barclays loan deal would use Detroit income tax revenue, city assets as collateral http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/12/barc-m12.html The $120 million loan will be used to fund city services until the bankruptcy plan is implemented. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5babb3b8-58de-474a-9454-15e966409d1F/barc-m12.html 2014-03-12T05:00:00Z Alain Resnais (1922-2014), a major figure in postwar filmmaking http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/12/resn-m12.html Unlike virtually any other leading filmmaker, Resnais chose to treat colonialism in Africa, the Holocaust and World War II, the atomic bombing of Japan, the Algerian War, the Spanish Civil War and the Vietnam War. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/970cbfda-cd28-454b-a47e-360b45edccaL/resn-m12.html 2014-03-12T05:00:00Z Denouncing Crimea referendum, US and EU step up pressure on Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/11/ukra-m11.html Officials from the EU and the US are reportedly to meet in London today to discuss another round of sanctions that could be formally adopted at an EU foreign ministers summit on March 17—the day after the Crimean referendum. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/88300438-774b-4a85-aa35-1a9ecc207fdJ/ukra-m11.html 2014-03-11T05:00:00Z Ukraine, the United States and international law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/11/pers-m11.html The United States has systematically violated the national sovereignty of Ukraine to unconstitutionally overthrow an elected government and install a far-right regime that includes Neo-Nazis whose thugs served as the shock troops for the February 22 putsch. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0695bb0c-7a1b-4365-a010-2bb4b710080J/pers-m11.html 2014-03-11T05:00:00Z Snowden denounces global mass surveillance at SXSW festival http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/11/snow-m11.html NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden gave a live interview Monday to the South by Southwest event in Austin, Texas. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/97d67abf-a11c-40fb-8b51-5c3affdd52dK/snow-m11.html 2014-03-11T05:00:00Z The US media returns to the mysterious death of Ibragim Todashev http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/11/toda-m11.html More than nine months after the unexplained shooting death of Ibragim Todashev by the FBI, the US media has suddenly revived interest in the case. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c0020af-8684-4aa2-8b8f-ccd27905743O/toda-m11.html 2014-03-11T05:00:00Z German President Gauck visits Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/11/gauc-m11.html The German president exhibited all of the dishonesty and hypocrisy that have become his political trademarks on his three-day trip to Greece. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d5e759d1-0f50-43e2-8f90-512a883eca4P/gauc-m11.html 2014-03-11T05:00:00Z Searches fail to locate Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/11/airc-m11.html All the sightings of debris and oil slicks have been discounted as having no connection to the vanished aircraft. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45ba341c-673a-46b9-b7e3-ab25c50f8e5K/airc-m11.html 2014-03-11T05:00:00Z Twenty-six died from the cold in Chicago area this winter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/11/chic-m11.html The elderly residents and homeless people who died this winter lacked access to the most basic necessities. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e2ff2d8c-1033-402a-8d62-aa7d43a9a03K/chic-m11.html 2014-03-11T05:00:00Z US grocery chain takeover threatens workers’ jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/11/groc-m11.html The purchase of Safeway by Cerberus, a private equity firm, portends an assault on workers’ wages and benefits. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e6fb1cd-702b-4983-bc20-92336662f6bI/groc-m11.html 2014-03-11T05:00:00Z New Zealand Labour leader appoints new chief of staff http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/11/mcca-m11.html Matt McCarten, leader of the Unite union, has a long history of establishing bogus “left” formations as a political trap for workers. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6766bd8-945f-4e90-be2b-3910b37d2c5M/mcca-m11.html 2014-03-11T05:00:00Z Malaysian court overturns acquittal of opposition leader Anwar http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/11/mala-m11.html The sodomy conviction follows clear support from Washington for Prime Minister Najib’s government. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/deacf7e1-a8f1-48c0-ae1c-5958d52fd3dI/mala-m11.html 2014-03-11T05:00:00Z Maryland politicians plan wave of business tax cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/11/mary-m11.html The Maryland state legislature is deliberating over various proposals aimed at cutting taxes for corporations and the state’s wealthiest residents. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/efabcdfd-6a47-4428-b717-07d8498a87bG/mary-m11.html 2014-03-11T05:00:00Z Students sue British government over ban on loans and grants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/11/bulg-m11.html Romanian and Bulgarian students are taking the British government to court over its decision to end financial support while they study in the UK. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26a961c5-c256-480a-9820-5b565d40226B/bulg-m11.html 2014-03-11T05:00:00Z Spike Lee, gentrification and the crisis of affordable housing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/11/gent-m11.html The relentless gentrification of working class neighborhoods poses the urgent need to fight for housing as a social right. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7bb84bfe-c454-440a-9632-1364ef6d078L/gent-m11.html 2014-03-11T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/11/wkrs-m11.html <em>The World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 11 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43cf3911-cb4f-498b-8888-1cc2d7110adD/wkrs-m11.html 2014-03-11T05:00:00Z Arts Obit test http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/11/artsobit-m11 placeholder for test obit Tue, 11 Mar 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/393118e8-462f-49b5-a650-291a363e691O/artsobit-m11 2014-03-11T04:00:00Z US builds up military forces, threatens end to diplomacy over Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/10/ukra-m10.html Washington spent the weekend ramping up pressure on its allies to intensify the provocations and threats against Russia over Ukraine. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a4f5fc0-1de1-4559-9d00-982a4bc262fM/ukra-m10.html 2014-03-10T05:00:00Z CIA caught spying on US Senate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/10/pers-m10.html The revelations of CIA spying on the legislative committee charged with overseeing it underscores the fact that America is actually run by an unelected, unaccountable military/intelligence apparatus. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/006063a1-baa8-4045-837f-1c09baf9e55N/pers-m10.html 2014-03-10T05:00:00Z Germany: The Süddeutsche Zeitung and the poison of militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/10/germ-m10.html The escalation of the crisis in Ukraine is being used to fire a media propaganda campaign against widespread anti-war attitudes in Germany. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/891e82ef-75fd-4d37-abb0-36128e5ccefF/germ-m10.html 2014-03-10T05:00:00Z Snowden’s testimony to European Parliament: “Billions of innocents” unlawfully spied upon http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/10/snow-m10.html The former NSA contractor gave eloquent testimony to the European Parliament’s civil liberties committee Friday, but the Guardian has made no mention of it to date. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f7f319c8-d0ad-49e5-bf83-85e23cd7c44F/snow-m10.html 2014-03-10T05:00:00Z Many questions unanswered about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/10/airc-m10.html The lack of information has led to speculation about the aircraft’s sudden disappearance, including catastrophic mechanical failure, freak weather conditions and hijacking. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95254bbb-394f-4e4d-bce8-25b7726f7eeM/airc-m10.html 2014-03-10T05:00:00Z Japanese government signals restart of nuclear power plants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/10/japa-m10.html Three years after the Fukushima disaster, the Abe government is riding roughshod over overwhelming popular opposition to the nuclear industry. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e58f463-600c-43fa-8c6f-d15b5a8a863A/japa-m10.html 2014-03-10T05:00:00Z Boeing to freeze US salaried workers’ pensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/10/boei-m10.html Nearly 70,000 Boeing salaried workers will have their defined-benefit pensions frozen as of January 1, 2016, to be replaced with a defined-contribution plan. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cfba7394-725d-45d9-8140-b13f3f38134L/boei-m10.html 2014-03-10T05:00:00Z US immigration detainees begin hunger strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/10/immi-m10.html Several hundred detainees at an immigration holding center in Tacoma, Washington have gone on hunger strike to demand better conditions at the facility and an end to deportations. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c574affa-58fe-4188-9b15-5cf6c628ca4G/immi-m10.html 2014-03-10T05:00:00Z Australian youth unemployment reaches “crisis point” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/10/yout-m10.html Joblessness among young workers is comparable to levels across southern Europe, where governments have imposed savage austerity measures. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a9b34729-8ed7-4c88-a004-702ea238e70O/yout-m10.html 2014-03-10T05:00:00Z Tesoro refinery barred inspectors from site of accident in California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/10/teso-m10.html Last month, two workers at the Golden Eagle plant owned by Tesoro Corporation in Martinez, California suffered severe facial burns after a pipe containing sulfuric acid burst. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45c13112-75db-48f6-ba8e-f57211bdd0bE/teso-m10.html 2014-03-10T05:00:00Z New attacks on Boston Public School workers, students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/10/bost-m10.html The new school budget threatens the layoff of hundreds of teachers and administrative staff and deep cuts to student transportation services. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46c19ee2-6c66-416d-add7-e8e394a4a30P/bost-m10.html 2014-03-10T05:00:00Z Probes continue in scandal involving New Jersey governor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/10/chrs-m10.html The scandal that erupted two months ago over unscheduled lane closings at the George Washington Bridge continues to simmer. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d6bb7ea1-fc87-4c2c-afbc-7349b861815G/chrs-m10.html 2014-03-10T05:00:00Z This week in history: March 10-16 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/10/twih-m10.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/841c5820-942b-4cf6-aa75-00175e260b4G/twih-m10.html 2014-03-10T05:00:00Z Drive-by Truckers release new album, <em>English Oceans</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/10/dbtr-m10.html The Southern alternative-country group has set high standards after 18 years of making music—but they have not outdone themselves on their newest release. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6bb0976-2d62-4610-a387-b31b4350f90A/dbtr-m10.html 2014-03-10T05:00:00Z US, Europe step up pressure as Ukrainian crisis intensifies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/08/ukra-m08.html A Russian foreign ministry statement condemned the US and EU sanctions as “extremely unconstructive” and warned “they will not remain unanswered.” Sat, 08 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bc808c5d-731d-4708-9313-9b75a1eb949H/ukra-m08.html 2014-03-08T05:00:00Z Five years of Obama’s “recovery” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/08/pers-m08.html In the five years since the stock market lows of March 2009, there has been a historic redistribution of wealth from the working class to the corporate and financial elite. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21696d13-8d74-4146-8181-b8c886fc2beN/pers-m08.html 2014-03-08T05:00:00Z New Zealand parliament unanimously backs US in Ukraine crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/08/nzuk-m08.html Labour, the Greens and the Mana Party supported the government’s motion condemning Russia and backing the extreme right-wing US-backed regime installed in Kiev. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ebf3ae29-7ccc-4b69-a728-17974ca4ac4H/nzuk-m08.html 2014-03-08T05:00:00Z Sexual assault case against US Army general begins http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/08/army-m08.html The first day of General Jeffrey Sinclair’s court-martial came as a bill to reform sexual abuse litigation in the military was rejected by the US Senate. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11f6f26b-b064-479f-b7c1-0218a67e090F/army-m08.html 2014-03-08T05:00:00Z Anemic US jobs report shows growth in long-term unemployed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/08/jobs-m08.html The US economy added 175,000 jobs in February, barely enough to keep up with population growth. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/509eb624-27b8-4e37-998c-59b6c714a94I/jobs-m08.html 2014-03-08T05:00:00Z Senate Democrats reject Justice Department nominee over Abu-Jamal case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/08/adeg-m08.html The Senate vote makes clear that admission to the political establishment requires a track record of unwavering opposition to democratic rights. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e01c161f-da31-4a8d-af7a-36e2f7dd560E/adeg-m08.html 2014-03-08T05:00:00Z UK High Court backs government imposition of fees for workers’ claims http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/08/cour-m08.html Workers are compelled, for the first time in the history of the Tribunal system, to pay upfront to bring a claim against mistreatment by an employer. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7aa0d3d4-f16d-4291-aeb9-d0d1acfc3feN/cour-m08.html 2014-03-08T05:00:00Z US presents new UNHRC resolution on Sri Lankan human rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/08/sril-m08.html Though the draft does not call for an international probe, it is a sharp warning to Colombo to align with the US. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c38fe8c-8470-4d97-9544-1cc9d13ccd4A/sril-m08.html 2014-03-08T05:00:00Z Germany: Workers protest Johnson Controls closure in Bochum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/08/boch-m08.html Johnson Controls plans to eliminate 220 of 660 jobs in Bochum when the neighbouring GM/Opel plant closes at the end of the year. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e6ad7ca9-d101-4f42-88f6-01b9082e56dE/boch-m08.html 2014-03-08T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/08/labo-m08.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9bbc4550-81a8-41f8-9f0d-5267b118057F/labo-m08.html 2014-03-08T05:00:00Z Britain: More health services face privatisation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/08/priv-m08.html A recent UK survey found that 71 percent of GPs questioned believed rationing of health provision in their area had increased “significantly” since April 2013. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24a0d9ba-52db-4ada-8d88-a47b19c1941B/priv-m08.html 2014-03-08T05:00:00Z Why is Ron Bloom representing Detroit’s retirees? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/08/bloo-m08.html Bloom has built a career around cutting favorable deals with Wall Street on behalf of the union bureaucracy. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b97f8c5-829d-4de2-bf38-a9108f00350C/bloo-m08.html 2014-03-08T05:00:00Z More evidence of Australian government responsibility for refugee camp assault http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/08/manu-m08.html After initially lying that no violence occurred within the Manus detention camp, Prime Minister Abbott and Immigration Minister Morrison are proceeding with an abject whitewash. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d56f3220-19e1-473d-a3b9-d9dd8a81f8aD/manu-m08.html 2014-03-08T05:00:00Z Latino immigrants robbed by police during traffic stops in suburban New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/08/suff-m08.html The accusation of police misconduct is the latest example of racial profiling and anti-immigrant bigotry encouraged by the authorities. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/979b8968-c621-41d1-84e0-d7e3611eeeaF/suff-m08.html 2014-03-08T05:00:00Z Marx 21’s Christine Buchholz visits German troops in Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/08/marx-m08.html Christine Buchholz’s trip to Africa underscores how the Left Party and the pseudo-left groups within it play a central role in the revival of German militarism. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2713a5dd-6190-4457-bee5-e6ea877813aG/marx-m08.html 2014-03-08T05:00:00Z <em>Tim’s Vermeer</em>: Art and technology http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/08/verm-m08.html The intriguing documentary centers on the attempt by Texas inventor Tim Jenison to explore the possibility that painter Johannes Vermeer used optical devices to help achieve his intricate interweaving of light, color and proportion. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37fca1fd-86aa-452a-b476-ca8dda40fe3O/verm-m08.html 2014-03-08T05:00:00Z Over 4,000 signatures support German Socialist Equality Party for European elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/08/psg-m08.html The Socialist Equality Party (PSG) handed in over 4,000 signatures to the federal election office supporting its candidature in the European election. The PSG is the only party opposing the European Union from the standpoint of the working class. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bc3eef56-1e4f-41c2-9b83-a593509e11cO/psg-m08.html 2014-03-08T05:00:00Z Ukraine: The danger of fascism and war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/08/ukmt-m08.html The International Youth and Students for Social Equality invites you to a meeting on the critical events in the Ukraine where we will outline the socialist perspective in opposition to the dangers of fascism and war. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bf846dc7-9b95-42fb-a908-e67d0eb9994F/ukmt-m08.html 2014-03-08T05:00:00Z SEP (Canada) meeting to oppose PQ’s chauvinist Charter, unite workers on socialist program http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/08/cana-m08.html As part of its fight to arm the working class with a socialist-internationalist program, the SEP is holding a public meeting in Montreal on March 20 to oppose the Quebec government’s anti-democratic Charter of Quebec Values. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d6b71bb0-a449-4d58-b75a-4f0e4b3e96dK/cana-m08.html 2014-03-08T05:00:00Z Ford Australia refuses to guarantee production until 2016 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/08/ford-m08.html The threat of an imminent plant closure will be used to intimidate workers into accepting deeper attacks on wages and conditions. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d93a50c4-5d68-4407-9c56-4123469472cF/ford-m08.html 2014-03-08T05:00:00Z Letter on growing social polarization and class conflict in Alberta http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/08/lett-m08.html The WSWS has received a letter from an Alberta government worker that places the recent Conservative laws attacking public sector workers in a broader context of growing social polarization and class conflict. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/441d865e-9084-4460-bfd7-632565b688cG/lett-m08.html 2014-03-08T05:00:00Z British government cuts funding for poorest university students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/07/unis-m07.html University application figures in 2013 dropped to their lowest since 2009, with research highlighting the trebling of tuition fees to £9,000 as the main cause. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a089509-8659-4be5-8dcb-701e0ef71d4C/unis-m07.html 2014-03-07T06:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East and Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/07/wkrs-m07.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50ab07bf-93ad-4bd7-87fb-d04f4449dd1A/wkrs-m07.html 2014-03-07T06:00:00Z US, European Union impose sanctions against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/07/ukra-m07.html The Western powers ratcheted up threats and sanctions against Russia Thursday, while the US mounted a major military buildup in Europe. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14da2ec1-263d-4fd5-aa10-d2b0837cb9eH/ukra-m07.html 2014-03-07T05:00:00Z The crisis in Ukraine and the historical consequences of the dissolution of the Soviet Union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/07/pers-m07.html It is becoming clearer every day that the United States and Germany instigated the crisis in Ukraine with the intention of provoking a confrontation with Russia. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b547bc37-bcb2-4946-9ae5-d71a47d9e50M/pers-m07.html 2014-03-07T05:00:00Z German media campaigns for war in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/07/germ-m07.html So-called liberal German media outlets have responded to the intensification of the crisis in Ukraine with a vehement campaign for war. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8faebce-b14b-4962-b6d5-a48a363d12fA/germ-m07.html 2014-03-07T05:00:00Z Japan’s diplomacy in shambles over Ukraine crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/07/japa-m07.html Japanese support for the US confrontation with Russia is undermining Tokyo’s efforts over the past year to forge closer ties with Moscow. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0411ebb9-9d28-4878-9c4f-c02baac04b4G/japa-m07.html 2014-03-07T05:00:00Z CIA spied on US Senate oversight committee http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/07/spyi-m07.html At least one Senate Democrat has suggested that President Obama was aware of the massive violation of the constitutional separation of powers, potentially an impeachable offense. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ec8d60cf-43a6-4271-a950-e49e60146dcD/spyi-m07.html 2014-03-07T05:00:00Z China: IBM workers strike against sale of business to Lenovo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/07/chin-m07.html Workers at IBM-owned factory in Shenzhen fear that the new owner will reduce wages and conditions and cut staff. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/503df6fd-0163-4d43-82c0-16889d70f48K/chin-m07.html 2014-03-07T05:00:00Z Obama administration again extends life of “skinny” health plans http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/07/obam-m07.html The Affordable Care Act has been tweaked multiple times in the interests of insurance companies and employers. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b109031a-f4a3-4861-b152-504b1eab169A/obam-m07.html 2014-03-07T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court hears oral arguments in police killing of unarmed driver and passenger http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/07/sup-m07.html The court may sanction the officers’ brutal and unnecessary actions through the qualified immunity doctrine, which sets a high standard for cases involving police misconduct. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/75966d4e-c327-4668-b297-b61474aee80H/sup-m07.html 2014-03-07T05:00:00Z Vergara v. California: A smokescreen to hide the attack on education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/07/cali-m07.html Under the guise of defending civil rights, the Vergara case seeks to enable corporate interests to take full control of the education system. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8aaa87d4-3741-4c93-b61e-83c94575e91P/cali-m07.html 2014-03-07T05:00:00Z Australian economy heads for slump and deepening inequality http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/07/econ-m07.html The two-decade mining boom is starting to collapse, yet the country’s richest people are enjoying soaring profits and share prices. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1707234a-8191-4615-a15e-30e0415a0bcL/econ-m07.html 2014-03-07T05:00:00Z The assault on Qantas workers and the global airline crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/07/qant-m07.html The only way that Qantas workers can defend their jobs and conditions is through a unified struggle with airline workers internationally against the global airline conglomerates. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/78e2ae03-cdef-409e-889c-7e3449b94f2F/qant-m07.html 2014-03-07T05:00:00Z Art and commerce: Austrian documentary <em>The Great Museum</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/07/bff6-m07.html Austrian director Johannes Holzhausen’s film is a fond, and at the same time scathing documentary about the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts) in Vienna. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1f408d2f-702d-426a-a2c3-9e1a85ab532N/bff6-m07.html 2014-03-07T05:00:00Z José Padilha’s new <em>RoboCop</em>: Largely missing the point http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/07/robo-m07.html José Padilha’s <em>RoboCop</em> is based on the 1987 film of the same title. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/39d0178e-10f0-4763-a364-5777d9dfbc6N/robo-m07.html 2014-03-07T05:00:00Z Australia: Strong response to IYSSE campaign at University of Newcastle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/07/newc-m07.html IYSSE members won support, campaigning against an attempted university ban on “political members” being invited onto the campus. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dad2015f-e0d6-4962-b0ba-be93a0f849eI/newc-m07.html 2014-03-07T05:00:00Z Detroit unions seek protection from retiree lawsuits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/07/reti-m07.html Anticipating blowback as the unions collaborate in the cutting of pensions, a union-affiliated retiree organization is seeking insurance protection against future lawsuits. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb649b92-9c70-4915-abc9-8dab57f982bB/reti-m07.html 2014-03-07T05:00:00Z Amid Ukraine crisis, US launches military escalation in Eastern Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/06/ukra-m06.html The military moves were a continuation of the provocative stance the US has adopted following Russian moves to secure Crimea in the wake of the anti-Russian coup in Ukraine. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15fda121-51e0-4180-ad5b-1fb02e1b5fdK/ukra-m06.html 2014-03-06T05:00:00Z The fascist danger in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/06/pers-m06.html For the first time since 1945, an avowedly anti-Semitic, pro-Nazi party controls key levers of state power in a European capital, courtesy of US and European imperialism. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d4d17b93-a24e-44d9-9922-c00490527a8J/pers-m06.html 2014-03-06T05:00:00Z Leaked phone call suggests opposition snipers killed Maidan protesters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/06/ukr2-m06.html More details are emerging on the forces the imperialist powers relied upon to oust Yanukovych. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/520f6dbd-4a34-46d2-8a01-96712926380L/ukr2-m06.html 2014-03-06T05:00:00Z Number of US long-term jobless who lost benefits hits 2 million http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/06/unem-m06.html Some 1.3 million people lost their unemployment benefits on December 28, and the ranks of those affected by the cutoff have been growing by 73,000 every week. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f183841-b409-458a-9d12-4e3f8770ad0I/unem-m06.html 2014-03-06T05:00:00Z Crisis at General Motors over safety recall http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/06/gmre-m06.html GM knew for years that fatal crashes were linked to a defect in the ignition system but did nothing. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/987069bf-d26f-41df-9750-ef1a85ba97fF/gmre-m06.html 2014-03-06T05:00:00Z Former German President Wulff acquitted on bribery charge http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/06/wulf-m06.html Two years after his resignation as president, Christian Wulff has been acquitted by the Hannover Regional Court of receiving bribes. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/836a9be0-f590-4c11-9a89-6c29d48e050K/wulf-m06.html 2014-03-06T05:00:00Z Thai political standoff continues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/06/thai-m06.html While protest numbers have dwindled, the courts and other official agencies are continuing their efforts to oust the Yingluck government. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53967832-880c-4129-bd5a-7d335df009aG/thai-m06.html 2014-03-06T05:00:00Z British Labour Party ends block union membership http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/06/labo-m06.html A succession of trade union general secretaries, including Len McCluskey and Dave Prentis from the two largest unions, Unite and Unison, pledged their ongoing support to Labour at a special weekend conference. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cff6d18b-a3a7-42b8-8a57-8868f3e1d7dF/labo-m06.html 2014-03-06T05:00:00Z International court permits Australian seizure of Timor’s documents http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/06/timo-m06.html The ruling protects Australian spying operations in the Asia-Pacific and undermines East Timor’s legal challenge to an energy treaty with Australia. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02106543-f9c9-4f9d-9d59-2238200097aL/timo-m06.html 2014-03-06T05:00:00Z South Korean unions hold token “people’s strike” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/06/kore-m06.html The unions called the protest to contain mounting anger among workers and block an independent movement against the Park government. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9118b4a-2f92-44cd-8525-3ef8835381fH/kore-m06.html 2014-03-06T05:00:00Z Artists boycott Sydney biennale over Australia’s asylum seeker regime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/06/bien-m06.html Australian and international artists protest over Canberra’s incarceration and brutal treatment of refugees. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0eb219af-3cee-4fd3-b0df-09578366d34E/bien-m06.html 2014-03-06T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan SEP election campaign receives wide hearing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/06/slel-m06.html Colombo workers denounce the false promises of the government and the candidates of the political establishment. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/39d0a42b-f6b4-4242-acaf-4df9f0baf85J/slel-m06.html 2014-03-06T05:00:00Z A global political strategy to defend car industry jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/06/carm-m06.html Working class suburbs in Melbourne, Geelong and Adelaide face being deindustrialised and impoverished like American cities such as Detroit. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0eb6742d-edcc-49f8-8cdc-6f501f92366N/carm-m06.html 2014-03-06T05:00:00Z California Democrat sponsors bill to expedite teacher removal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/06/cali-m06.html The bill would intensify the assault on California teachers in the name of cutting costs. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/82a6462b-c9b2-44a7-8e9a-fc1aba0b232N/cali-m06.html 2014-03-06T05:00:00Z New York governor proposes $4 million cut to public libraries http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/06/libr-m06.html The proposed cuts to libraries in New York State will leave funding well below where it was in 1998. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b4803bd-c57a-4dec-a1db-020ea8ab12cE/libr-m06.html 2014-03-06T05:00:00Z Former state treasurer gets job at firm cashing in from Detroit bankruptcy. http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/06/dill-m06.html After helping select the financial consulting firm for a $19 million contract to restructure Detroit, Michigan’s former state treasurer has been hired as a “project adviser” by Conway MacKenzie Thu, 06 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c6d6cca-5096-41a0-a8f0-907b52cb31dI/dill-m06.html 2014-03-06T05:00:00Z Submission to Workers Inquiry: Social conditions facing workers in California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/06/detr-m06.html The following report was submitted to the Workers Inquiry into the Bankruptcy of Detroit and the Attack on the DIA &amp; Pensions held at Wayne State University on February 15. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a153aa6-6816-4055-9db1-dcacc68dbf7A/detr-m06.html 2014-03-06T05:00:00Z US threatens Russia as Ukraine crisis escalates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/05/ukra-m05.html Having backed a fascist-led putsch in Ukraine, US officials are seeking to deepen alliances with various ex-Soviet republics in order to isolate Russia. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bbc7bf52-adad-47d4-8e80-a1da1467550M/ukra-m05.html 2014-03-05T05:00:00Z US imperialism, Ukraine and the danger of World War III http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/05/pers-m05.html The fact that Washington has chosen to provoke a direct confrontation with a nuclear power must be taken by the people of the world as a stark warning. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87801caa-4793-4e92-8c1e-a39e35f71a6H/pers-m05.html 2014-03-05T05:00:00Z China treads cautiously after pro-US coup in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/05/chuk-m05.html The response of China to the US- and European Union-backed coup in Ukraine, and Russia’s subsequent intervention to maintain control over the Crimean peninsula, is being closely monitored by political leaders and strategic analysts around the world. Any decision by Beijing to openly support Moscow’s actions would dramatically escalate the global tensions that now exist. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eea99179-c83f-46c6-a103-849ce9f2daeN/chuk-m05.html 2014-03-05T05:00:00Z Australian government backs Washington’s anti-Russian confrontation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/05/aust-m05.html The entire Australian political and media establishment has lined up in lock-step behind the Obama administration’s intervention into the Ukraine crisis, its support of last month’s fascist-led putsch and its denunciations of Russian President Vladimir Putin for the dispatch of troops into Crimea. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf5e84fa-cdac-4492-9dd0-a10fb545024I/aust-m05.html 2014-03-05T05:00:00Z Obama budget: Populist demagogy and empty promises http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/05/budg-m05.html The budget proposes to restore sequester cuts to Pentagon spending but not to domestic social programs. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4af59f69-feca-44a9-ab48-d831336c903A/budg-m05.html 2014-03-05T05:00:00Z Forbes list of world’s richest people highlights growth of social inequality http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/05/forb-m05.html The number of billionaires worldwide increased by 268, the largest such increase ever, with a combined net worth of $6.4 trillion. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c45ec4db-b53f-4105-9029-fe6fac43e48A/forb-m05.html 2014-03-05T05:00:00Z RadioShack to close up to 1,100 stores http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/05/radi-m05.html Following a dismal sales report, RadioShack has announced that it will close up to 1,100 stores, roughly 20 percent of its locations. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab8ef8a4-0d39-404f-b3fc-515be073415P/radi-m05.html 2014-03-05T05:00:00Z Eurozone social inequality most extreme in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/05/germ-m05.html Statistics on income and wealth distribution in Germany show the social divide between rich and poor is growing. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a73cc9d0-d308-41e9-9c04-76759702d39D/germ-m05.html 2014-03-05T05:00:00Z Erdogan crisis destabilises Turkey http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/05/turk-m05.html The turmoil within the Turkish ruling elite comes in the wake of the political crisis provoked by sudden shifts in US imperialism’s Middle East policy. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e03ceb9a-e744-481b-81cb-2222caf195dA/turk-m05.html 2014-03-05T05:00:00Z Australian government signals breakup of Qantas airline http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/05/qant-m05.html Prime Minister Abbott made clear that Qantas must continue to axe workers’ jobs and conditions. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f76bda1-dd8f-4fa9-95ae-ba376a32cebL/qant-m05.html 2014-03-05T05:00:00Z India’s government lies about 2012 military coup fears http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/05/indi-m05.html India’s Congress Party-led government continues to lie about its fears that an unauthorized January 2012 army exercise was in fact an attempted military coup. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/58865bb6-34d6-4e98-bd35-f59410b34c8D/indi-m05.html 2014-03-05T05:00:00Z Chronic kidney disease spreads in rural Sri Lanka http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/05/slfm-m05.html The disease has reached epidemic levels because of inadequate health facilities and government neglect. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1be0b4d6-76a8-43a2-96be-19cefefbcccC/slfm-m05.html 2014-03-05T05:00:00Z Thirteen workers exposed to radiation at New Mexico nuclear waste site http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/05/wipp-m05.html The latest incident is another reminder of the hazards involved with nuclear waste. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cec08561-33e2-4979-8184-b1e6fffed9fP/wipp-m05.html 2014-03-05T05:00:00Z “Emergency Town Hall meeting” in Detroit promotes Obama http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/05/wwp-m05.html The March 2 meeting, sponsored by liberal and “left” supporters of the Democratic Party, called on Detroit pensioners to appeal to the Obama administration to defend them. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76cf4b51-ac94-4b10-9e2d-861e7162d24L/wwp-m05.html 2014-03-05T05:00:00Z New deal would pay $85 million to banks that swindled Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/05/swap-m05.html The disastrous interest rate swaps deal signed in 2005-06 with UBS and Bank of America has cost the city some $50 million annually Wed, 05 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/867fac78-e307-4b03-a04a-e6011edfe60M/swap-m05.html 2014-03-05T05:00:00Z 100 years since Ford’s five dollar day http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/05/ford-m05.html Ford’s profit-sharing scheme was billed as the key to social harmony. Yet socialism and the Russian Revolution, coming just four years later, breathed a new spirit into the American class struggle. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62aed93d-fb03-4258-bc1d-59fbacc28f1F/ford-m05.html 2014-03-05T05:00:00Z Cultural theorist Stuart Hall (1932-2014): A political career dedicated to opposing Marxism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/05/hall-m05.html Cultural Studies, in which Stuart Hall specialised, sought to shift the focus of social criticism away from class and onto other social formations, promoting the development of identity politics. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f370ae87-5351-483b-be57-faebd98cbf4M/hall-m05.html 2014-03-05T05:00:00Z <em>Age of Cannibals</em> and <em>Amma and Appa</em>: Two sides of globalisation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/05/ber5-m05.html German films were well represented at this year’s Berlin film festival, with no less than four productions screened in the festival competition programme alone. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc72ae89-9609-4fef-889d-6f70c74ed2fH/ber5-m05.html 2014-03-05T05:00:00Z <em>The Past</em> from Iran’s Asghar Farhadi: Something of a disappointment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/05/past-m05.html <em>The Past</em> takes place in Paris. Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) arrives from Tehran to finalize a divorce from his French wife, Marie (Bérénice Bejo, The Artist ), after a four-year separation. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e91dec0-f6c7-4123-8558-2bcbb43aa75F/past-m05.html 2014-03-05T05:00:00Z Irish government preparing army to break strike by airport workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/05/irel-m05.html The plan to involve the military marks an intensification of the assault on any section of Irish workers seeking to defend their jobs and living conditions. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29d4e6a0-9ff6-4e44-a4b9-b365d0d9a06J/irel-m05.html 2014-03-05T05:00:00Z US steps up pressure on Russia amid growing risk of war over Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/04/ukra-m04.html The world is being brought face to face with the disastrous consequences of the dissolution of the USSR, which has left the region vulnerable to imperialist intrigue, provocations and the rise of far-right forces functioning as tools of imperialism. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/290e180e-30c7-4a7e-8f9e-f09ba2012e6O/ukra-m04.html 2014-03-04T05:00:00Z US media escalates propaganda offensive on Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/04/pers-m04.html In the wake of the right-wing coup in Ukraine organized by the United States and the European powers, the American media is unleashing a torrent of lies and propaganda. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9b27bfa-d76a-4796-b088-da3c0699da4N/pers-m04.html 2014-03-04T05:00:00Z Canada supports Ukraine coup, threats to Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/04/ukca-m04.html Canada’s Conservative government is issuing bellicose threats against Russia in unison with the Obama administration. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb93b946-290d-4918-bdd1-f8660a96962H/ukca-m04.html 2014-03-04T05:00:00Z China: Uighur separatists blamed for railway station killings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/04/chin-m04.html Attackers armed with long knives killed 29 travellers and employees at Kunming railway station in southwestern China. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba06d4fc-c5dc-41b3-861f-99589a77493G/chin-m04.html 2014-03-04T05:00:00Z US Justice Department protocols include sweeping attacks on press freedom http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/04/just-m04.html New protocols published by the Obama administration standardize widespread First Amendment violations. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b12c14bc-c11b-486e-8871-6007c209424F/just-m04.html 2014-03-04T05:00:00Z Rome at risk of Detroit-style bankruptcy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/04/ital-m04.html Italy’s new premier, Matteo Renzi, has approved a decree that prepares the framework for an unprecedented assault on public workers and services as well as the selloff of cultural assets. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c10045fb-1fff-4e71-a86f-a3bd801165eC/ital-m04.html 2014-03-04T05:00:00Z Germany’s Angela Merkel feted by the UK to little effect http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/04/merk-m04.html The German chancellor allotted just six hours to her visit, stopping off on the way back to Berlin from Israel, where she had spent two days with her entire cabinet. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4c91477-9784-4c4c-98e0-bd884c39525I/merk-m04.html 2014-03-04T05:00:00Z UK: Families of Hillsborough disaster victims placed under police surveillance http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/04/hill-m04.html Hillsborough family campaigners strongly believed their phone calls were being monitored in the aftermath of the football stadium disaster. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a733220-9eb9-44c5-8626-75fa454f355O/hill-m04.html 2014-03-04T05:00:00Z What the 2008 Federal Reserve transcripts reveal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/04/fedr-m04.html The release of Federal Reserve transcripts from 2008 shines a light on decisions that shaped political and economic conditions for years to come. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cca55b8e-72c6-4bb7-986e-d86be35bf29G/fedr-m04.html 2014-03-04T05:00:00Z New report documents Sri Lankan military’s killing of surrendering LTTE leaders http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/04/sril-m04.html The ICEP report provides further compelling evidence of Colombo’s war crimes. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad5a2245-c072-468b-8799-162c28d2e3bK/sril-m04.html 2014-03-04T05:00:00Z Unarmed man dies in custody of Oklahoma police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/04/okla-m04.html Luis Rodriguez was pepper sprayed, held down on the pavement and placed in two sets of handcuffs. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5cd659b1-3328-4b5c-94c9-407d2fa1887N/okla-m04.html 2014-03-04T05:00:00Z California Democrats attack pension protections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/04/cali-m04.html San Jose mayor Chuck Reed is pushing for an amendment to the state Constitution to remove protections for public employee pensions. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c889adf-437f-47be-a781-cf114326accN/cali-m04.html 2014-03-04T05:00:00Z 2014 Academy Awards: Life versus the film industry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/04/acad-m04.html Sunday’s awards ceremony in Hollywood was undistinguished for the most part by excitement, urgency or social insight. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb0de8df-1778-4d87-a0d2-941e920eca2F/acad-m04.html 2014-03-04T05:00:00Z Detroit emergency manager targets bus riders, transit workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/04/busd-m04.html Both bus riders and bus drivers in Detroit are being singled out for further pain under Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr’s Plan of Adjustment. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18d6d72b-5eee-409e-a128-f7e012a04c7P/busd-m04.html 2014-03-04T05:00:00Z Vote “no” on St. Paul Federation of Teachers sellout contract! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/04/spft-m04.html The St. Paul Federation of Teachers contract proposal does not in the slightest manner defend the right to public education. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/043dac82-dedf-4e30-a7ea-a7215a0e765K/spft-m04.html 2014-03-04T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/04/wkrs-m04.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd35898d-5f11-4eb4-b9b3-3a5028f4129P/wkrs-m04.html 2014-03-04T05:00:00Z Letters from our readers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/04/corr-m04.html A selection of recent letters to the <em>World Socialist Web Site</em>. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/939358bb-afde-4570-8acd-09549dfb663F/corr-m04.html 2014-03-04T05:00:00Z US-backed Ukrainian regime mobilizes reserves, threatening war with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/03/ukra-m03.html The tensions between Moscow and Kiev directly raise the risk of a clash between Russia and the NATO powers backing Kiev. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/edb110f9-718f-46e0-b671-ec7efe5e84eM/ukra-m03.html 2014-03-03T05:00:00Z The crisis in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/03/pers-m03.html The crisis that has erupted in Ukraine following the right-wing coup engineered by the United States and Germany and the intervention of Russia into Crimea has created the most dangerous international confrontation since the end of World War II. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4816e38-8ae4-4b85-9fd2-ea1b985e228K/pers-m03.html 2014-03-03T05:00:00Z UK facing housing costs time bomb http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/03/hous-m03.html The number of UK families currently spending more than half their disposable income on mortgage repayments could treble by 2018. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4785bb95-e1aa-4019-86e8-d4d636a4603L/hous-m03.html 2014-03-03T05:00:00Z Socialist Party uses opposition to bedroom tax to promote Scottish nationalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/03/bedr-m03.html The Scottish Anti-Bedroom Tax Federation, led by figures from the Socialist Party, sought to convince workers that the Scottish National Party could be pressured to oppose the very austerity measures it has played a central role in implementing. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c3667f38-a17d-4c4a-b6ce-2e06cf339fbB/bedr-m03.html 2014-03-03T05:00:00Z Residents speak on continued water problems in West Virginia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/03/wvir-m03.html Following the disastrous release of toxic chemicals into the water supply, residents of Charleston, West Virginia spoke to the <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> at one of many water distribution sites that has run out of clean water. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d29aa907-9ca4-430e-ab43-af17a832315O/wvir-m03.html 2014-03-03T05:00:00Z Company responsible for West Virginia chemical spill plans to liquidate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/03/free-m03.html Freedom Industries—the company responsible for the January 9 chemical spill that contaminated the water for 300,000 West Virginians—recently announced it plans to liquidate. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e7a04cfa-4fd0-4125-aed0-42d737f3009N/free-m03.html 2014-03-03T05:00:00Z Kazakhstan devalues national currency http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/03/kaza-m03.html The national bank devalued Kazakhstan’s currency by 18.9 percent against the US dollar without warning, cutting the purchasing power of workers by almost one fifth. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fa96a4b-c8ab-4eff-a117-da5adfc53dbM/kaza-m03.html 2014-03-03T05:00:00Z Mining corporations pressure Indonesian government over mineral export law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/03/indo-m03.html Indonesia’s mineral export trade virtually ceased overnight after the 2009 ban on export of unprocessed ores came into effect. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5706e3ae-8c8e-43ff-8364-2f3c2acf3b5F/indo-m03.html 2014-03-03T05:00:00Z New Zealand: Sordid deal to avoid prosecution over Pike River mine disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/03/pike-m03.html A letter from Pike River Coal's CEO urged the government to drop charges against him in exchange for a payment to the victims’ families. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f466ebe5-d066-4f3f-ab44-2406307b726P/pike-m03.html 2014-03-03T05:00:00Z AFSCME cancels strike, accepts concessions at University of California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/03/ucst-m03.html AFSCME Local 3299 has accepted a tentative concessions contract with University of California officials, canceling the five-day strike planned to begin this week. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f5aaf5af-7200-4bfb-b747-72d0e11b3fdM/ucst-m03.html 2014-03-03T05:00:00Z Australia: Aurizon coal train drivers locked out http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/03/rail-m03.html Big business regards the dispute as an important test case for a wider corporate drive to slash wages and conditions throughout the mining and energy sectors. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aac70b08-8ea7-430f-818c-a5f1a67a11bH/rail-m03.html 2014-03-03T05:00:00Z The political fraud of International Viewpoint’s statement on Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/03/pabl-m03.html The attribution of this statement to the ICFI is a political provocation whose purpose is to discredit Trotskyism by associating it with the right-wing politics of the neo-Pabloite organizations. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a2dd646-962f-4fc2-8a8a-277647f6148M/pabl-m03.html 2014-03-03T05:00:00Z Emergency manager steps up blackmail of Detroit pensioners http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/03/pens-m03.html After releasing his bankruptcy restructuring plan late last month, Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr is pressing the city’s 23,500 retired municipal workers to accept unprecedented pension and health care cuts. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a43fcdd2-a4d5-4359-a24a-1caf7877f73O/pens-m03.html 2014-03-03T05:00:00Z This week in history: March 3-9 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/03/twih-m03.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28b51d35-06b9-4621-b4f1-ab6b84b2af0E/twih-m03.html 2014-03-03T05:00:00Z Ukraine alleges Russian “invasion” of Crimea as Obama warns of “costs” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/01/ukra-m01.html The putsch engineered by Washington in alliance with corrupt oligarchs and fascist gangs threatens to lead to a direct clash between Russia and the US and European powers. Sat, 01 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6714a39c-5d83-492d-9dbc-4cebb6fcdd2J/ukra-m01.html 2014-03-01T05:00:00Z Obama and Kerry lecture Russia on Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/01/pers-m01.html Who are Obama and Kerry to lecture Moscow on “stability” and “territorial integrity” after US imperialism has promoted mayhem and the breakup of states in the region? Sat, 01 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a0dc7a0-13fb-4ebb-9f60-034eb4379faB/pers-m01.html 2014-03-01T05:00:00Z US economy slows as companies announce thousands of layoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/01/econ-m01.html US economic growth slowed significantly in the final quarter of last year, the Commerce Department said Friday, while Best Buy, Boeing, Wells Fargo, and JPMorgan Chase announced mass layoffs. Sat, 01 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7973655c-8463-46ea-a133-e72cb5ae2bdC/econ-m01.html 2014-03-01T05:00:00Z NSA listens in on the German chancellor’s contacts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/01/nsas-m01.html After President Obama’s promise not to listen in on Angela Merkel’s phone calls, the NSA has stepped up its operations against everybody she speaks to. Sat, 01 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/165c722d-4b24-4587-ab68-a73bef2f381K/nsas-m01.html 2014-03-01T05:00:00Z Documents confirm US military spying on antiwar groups http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/01/anti-m01.html A US Army agent infiltrated groups and sought to incite violence. Sat, 01 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5584ad71-3877-4c64-9cc1-f2b40a640c6I/anti-m01.html 2014-03-01T05:00:00Z Homelessness on the rise in Boston http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/01/home-m01.html A long, cold winter leads to increased shelter use while families suffer from government funding cuts. Sat, 01 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ed16e80-5a9c-48d0-892e-f5e93df1c46O/home-m01.html 2014-03-01T05:00:00Z Scottish independence referendum campaign dominated by currency dispute http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/01/scot-m01.html That the most explosive dispute of the Scottish referendum campaign to date should be over currency and public debt speaks to the class character of both the “Yes” and “No” camps. Sat, 01 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b785b700-e717-489c-8349-9e598c313cfI/scot-m01.html 2014-03-01T05:00:00Z Germany: Union plays key role in job losses at ThyssenKrupp http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/01/thys-m01.html The ThyssenKrupp Group plans to cuts wages and up to 3,300 jobs, half of them in Germany. Sat, 01 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b7623f6-89a0-4111-a892-8d6a82a7bfbI/thys-m01.html 2014-03-01T05:00:00Z FBI, CIA lied to 9/11 Commission on bin Laden ties http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/01/mole-m01.html The FBI had recruited an informant who had close contact with bin Laden years before the 9/11 attacks. Sat, 01 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7c0d709-b43e-4ee1-b49f-dc812aa8792F/mole-m01.html 2014-03-01T05:00:00Z Australian trade unions move to enforce Qantas layoffs, wage cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/01/qant-m01.html The unions have no problem with making workers bear the cost of the Qantas crisis, but want to maintain their privileged position within the airline industry. Sat, 01 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d8462dc-f90d-4cb4-807b-5a8aee294f4J/qant-m01.html 2014-03-01T05:00:00Z Québec Solidaire gives PQ friendly advice on its chauvinist Charter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/01/queb-m01.html Far from condemning the PQ’s Charter as a flagrant attack on democratic rights aimed at diverting attention from the government’s austerity policies, the QS’s Amir Khadir has offered the PQ friendly advice on securing its passage. Sat, 01 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e49fa946-bdce-4fd2-8e40-cc7493209edF/queb-m01.html 2014-03-01T05:00:00Z Calls for pension cuts spread across US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/01/pens-m01.html Leading corporate media outlets and think tanks are pushing for the “modification” of pensions owed to workers throughout the country. Sat, 01 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/314aaff6-6430-4f11-8af3-c1562f757aeB/pens-m01.html 2014-03-01T05:00:00Z Australian regional brewery closure announced http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/01/brew-m01.html In one shutdown after another, the unions have functioned on behalf of management to suppress any struggle to defend jobs. Sat, 01 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d5b9655d-c4e2-44a6-b55a-1fc9c988be2L/brew-m01.html 2014-03-01T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/01/labo-m01.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 01 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef1d8307-a5b3-44d8-83be-42ea30e0129A/labo-m01.html 2014-03-01T05:00:00Z US, Europe step up threats against Russia over Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/28/ukra-f28.html US and European statements calling upon other countries to avoid “provocative action” in Ukraine are utterly hypocritical. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8782f9a3-6352-4fc4-abbb-68e7103eed3A/ukra-f28.html 2014-02-28T05:00:00Z US and Japanese troops train for war against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/28/pers-f28.html US imperialism, following its wars of aggression in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, is preparing for a new and more terrible conflict against China. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6925a25c-09f2-4e83-aa4c-c2ba372e627P/pers-f28.html 2014-02-28T05:00:00Z GCHQ, NSA collected webcam images from 1.8 million Yahoo users http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/28/gchq-f28.html A secret surveillance program, “Optic Nerve,” has been engaged in mass collection of screen shots from users’ webcams. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fdb6797a-519b-47ac-bb29-2e46ef26f50O/gchq-f28.html 2014-02-28T05:00:00Z US insurers protest planned cuts to Medicare Advantage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/28/medi-f28.html Moves to implement cuts in Medicare Advantage reimbursements have faced an annual challenge from the insurance industry lobby. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a8d5a70-90b1-4e09-8341-7ec32fee23bL/medi-f28.html 2014-02-28T05:00:00Z Thailand: Navy officers arrested for involvement in anti-government protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/28/thai-f28.html The arrests indicate that sections of the military are actively participating in the anti-democratic campaign to overthrow the Yingluck government. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0e1660e7-3836-42be-bfdc-94f2232bd5dL/thai-f28.html 2014-02-28T05:00:00Z Devastation of health care in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/28/gree-f28-f28.html The closure of the entire state-run outpatient clinic network for one month to introduce the new Primary Healthcare Network could lead to thousands of job losses. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8deff541-507d-4084-82d9-53b79fd8f8bD/gree-f28-f28.html 2014-02-28T05:00:00Z In the name of “peace”, the European Union readies for war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/28/eumi-f28.html A recent series of policy briefs indicate a new stage in the aggressive imperialist foreign policy of the European powers. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49c3d56f-80ab-4577-85a3-78dbaf32185P/eumi-f28.html 2014-02-28T05:00:00Z Pakistani air raids escalate in North Waziristan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/28/paki-f28.html Up to 100 people have reportedly been killed, triggering a mass exodus of people fearing a full-scale military offensive, as demanded by Washington. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/604a7b37-9397-4e59-a419-49491ba36b8L/paki-f28.html 2014-02-28T05:00:00Z Australian coal mine fire endangers working-class town http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/28/fire-f28.html Despite health warnings about the dangers of toxic smoke and ash, residents of Morwell have received virtually no assistance from the government or the corporate mine owners. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fd542946-8bc4-41b6-ad42-32255bd0fa7P/fire-f28.html 2014-02-28T05:00:00Z The rape of Detroit: Deindustrialization, financialization and parasitism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/28/barr-f28.html This report was presented February 15 to the Workers Inquiry into the Bankruptcy of Detroit and the Attack on the DIA &amp; Pensions by Barry Grey, <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> US national editor. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f10c045f-a533-4f44-83a3-81f9d75dd31C/barr-f28.html 2014-02-28T05:00:00Z Report exposes denial of school lunches to children in Minnesota http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/28/mnlu-f28.html A new report by Legal Aid exposes the widespread practice of denying or limiting access to hot lunches for children who cannot pay. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11258348-ac6b-4cd3-a0ba-d0007b26b1eE/mnlu-f28.html 2014-02-28T05:00:00Z Netflix to pay Comcast to prioritize content http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/28/netf-f28.html In a deal announced last Sunday, Netflix will pay Comcast to ensure that its content gets sent to customers faster than that from other services. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b4b939b-ec59-4a5b-b10e-625939eb944J/netf-f28.html 2014-02-28T05:00:00Z Interview with Tatiana Isaeva http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/28/tati-f28.html Tatiana Isaeva is the granddaughter of the Marxist literary critic Aleksandr Konstantinovich Voronsky, a Bolshevik from 1904 and participant in the revolutions of 1905 and 1917 who later became an important figure in the Left Opposition. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6b8fd86f-58ed-4410-a2fa-e4137855750K/tati-f28.html 2014-02-28T05:00:00Z Detroit developers force artists out of downtown apartment building http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/28/gris-f28.html Today in downtown Detroit about 20 tenants, most of them young artists and musicians, are being evicted from their apartments at 1217 Griswold Street. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b9507b9-63c0-4275-8870-3cdaef1d30eJ/gris-f28.html 2014-02-28T05:00:00Z Following Workers Inquiry, SEP meeting discusses Detroit restructuring plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/28/detr-f28.html Lawrence Porter, chairman of the Workers Inquiry, addressed the well-attended meeting, which attracted city workers and retirees, Griswold tenants facing eviction, students, young workers and professionals Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7de5a6a7-3c5f-4584-bd72-ff35d744a9dO/detr-f28.html 2014-02-28T05:00:00Z Between faith and the striving for truth: German films in competition at the Berlinale http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/28/bff4-f28.html German films were well represented at this year’s Berlin film festival, with no less than four productions screened in the festival competition programme alone. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96b47ead-3971-4341-8a99-f55f061da9eM/bff4-f28.html 2014-02-28T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/28/wkrs-f28.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f3f6b355-6f86-4d03-9fb6-0744954ae8dK/wkrs-f28.html 2014-02-28T05:00:00Z After pro-EU putsch in Ukraine, Russia puts military on alert http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/27/ukra-f27.html Moscow carried out large-scale military exercises yesterday amid rising tensions over the Crimea with the Western-backed, far-right regime in Kiev. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb97bb49-5b69-4292-b5db-62fd1508f6eP/ukra-f27.html 2014-02-27T05:00:00Z The political lessons of the UAW debacle in Tennessee http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/27/pers-f27.html The rejection of the United Auto Workers union by workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee has provoked an outpouring of handwringing and despair from liberal and pseudo-left publications. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3958b167-47a6-4a03-976b-03c2750dad5B/pers-f27.html 2014-02-27T05:00:00Z The geopolitical dimensions of the coup in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/27/geop-f27.html What is at stake in the Ukraine is an international struggle for power and influence that stretches back a quarter of a century. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc551512-e430-45fb-8dea-4cad6f526afK/geop-f27.html 2014-02-27T05:00:00Z Snowden documents show US, UK spy agencies infiltrate online groups http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/27/gchq-f27.html The NSA and GCHQ are employing deceptive tactics to monitor, manipulate and subvert online activities. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0942f1f9-de22-4e66-b6c6-f1cec14a967N/gchq-f27.html 2014-02-27T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court backs police on warrantless searches http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/27/supr-f27.html The 6-3 majority backed the warrantless search of a home after police arrested the resident who had objected to it. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7dbea0a3-6fc8-49ac-8084-f00cefcbe6fO/supr-f27.html 2014-02-27T05:00:00Z Obama threatens total US withdrawal from Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/27/afgh-f27.html In the face of Karzai’s failure to sign a deal granting blanket immunity to US troops, Obama is threatening to withdraw them all. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d02b67c6-e255-4f72-90b5-bfae9d78175J/afgh-f27.html 2014-02-27T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: Police intimidation against SEP workers inquiry on industrial pollution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/27/weli-f27.html The SEP warns that the police surveillance is in preparation for a witch hunt against its members and supporters. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc776517-66ad-4993-9c63-1cf651f83f7D/weli-f27.html 2014-02-27T05:00:00Z India: BJP PM candidate Modi makes provocative anti-China speech http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/27/modi-f27.html Just days after the US signaled its readiness to do business with the BJP prime ministerial candidate, he travelled to one of the remotest corners of India to denounce Chinese “expansionism.” Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e31c377f-df7d-44e5-8189-a2f592e5388J/modi-f27.html 2014-02-27T05:00:00Z North West police commissioner appears before inquiry into Marikana massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/27/mari-f27.html Evidence belies the testimony of Police Commissioner Zukiswa Mbombo that the massacre at the Lonmin mine in 2012 was not a premeditated bloodbath. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b74b6b5-d968-4e06-9d89-2f050cea1f2D/mari-f27.html 2014-02-27T05:00:00Z Australia: Qantas Airways to cut 5,000 jobs and impose wage freeze http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/27/qant-f27.html The job destruction flows directly from the cut-throat competition for market share and profits among rival transnational airline alliances since the 2008 global financial crisis. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53d980e8-d694-403c-bda5-f2d7166a070M/qant-f27.html 2014-02-27T05:00:00Z More evidence about atrocity at Australian-run refugee camp http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/27/refu-f27.html The government is intending to whitewash the assault on refugees, while exploiting the death and injuries to deter asylum seekers from trying to reach Australia. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/895d4894-92d1-4ddf-a135-f2b98e7516eD/refu-f27.html 2014-02-27T05:00:00Z US seeks to hijack Bosnia protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/27/bosn-f27.html Washington has grown increasingly dissatisfied with the intransigence of local politicians and the EU’s failure to resolve the quagmire. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7524ad79-9b0c-40a3-9fa6-de3e5e479afL/bosn-f27.html 2014-02-27T05:00:00Z Czech government embarks on more austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/27/czec-f27.html The new Czech government is committed to a political course that is aligned to the European Union but abhorred by the population. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e4316ec-c93a-4f0a-b75f-978ecb74704N/czec-f27.html 2014-02-27T05:00:00Z New York City budget exposes contrast between mayor’s rhetoric and reality http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/27/budg-f27.html New mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposals reveal the emptiness of his campaign promises to address the growing poverty and unemployment that have made New York one of the most unequal cities in the world. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b18f212-7030-4777-9d32-2db27384bfeH/budg-f27.html 2014-02-27T05:00:00Z Interview with Zorya Serebryakova http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/27/sere-f27.html Zorya Leonidovna Serebryakova’s father, Leonid Petrovich Serebryakov, was a leading Bolshevik and Left Oppositionist. One of the main defendants in the Second Moscow Trial, he was found guilty and shot on February 1, 1937. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8673b6b-2c6b-451a-b5a7-27d3136ebc6P/sere-f27.html 2014-02-27T05:00:00Z Video: Attendees speak on the Workers Inquiry into the Bankruptcy of Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/27/vide-f27.html In this video, workers and youth reflect on the content of the Inquiry, its significance and the way forward in the fight to defend the rights of working people. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c1130612-1629-4098-9633-cbcb6df993bH/vide-f27.html 2014-02-27T05:00:00Z Attempts of EU, far-right opposition to set up Ukraine government collapse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/26/ukra-f26.html Amid pressure for austerity from international banks and rising tensions with Russia, Saturday’s fascist-led putsch is proving to be an attempt to impose a dictatorship of finance capital. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e7b4fbd1-d59f-4321-9ea9-2df6f4141a9O/ukra-f26.html 2014-02-26T05:00:00Z The David Miranda ruling and the attack on press freedom http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/26/pers-f26.html The subordination of fundamental democratic rights to an omnipotent state runs as a constant thread through the ruling that deems David Miranda’s detention lawful. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8936f16-ddd7-4a96-9473-d0a2a36ed6dH/pers-f26.html 2014-02-26T05:00:00Z Thailand: Five dead in latest attacks on anti-government protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/26/thai-f26.html The opposition blamed the government for the deaths, but it has more to gain from violence that could provide the pretext for a military coup. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ea3f7a2-8220-44df-a8e9-633f1a9d562O/thai-f26.html 2014-02-26T05:00:00Z As growth slows, Bank of Japan “opens spigot” to the rich http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/26/japa-f26.html Japan’s central bank decided to expand its massive monetary easing program. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6b750a8f-05a4-465f-9186-70ef3974f20M/japa-f26.html 2014-02-26T05:00:00Z Pentagon chief proposes $115 billion increase in military spending http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/26/mili-f26.html The five-year budget plan assumes that Congress will rescind all future cuts in military spending called for by the current “sequester” budget deal. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1313a669-d0dd-48a3-999b-5196914baf6P/mili-f26.html 2014-02-26T05:00:00Z Judge dismisses suit against New York police spying on Muslims http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/26/nypd-f26.html District Judge William Martini blamed the Associated Press for reporting on the surveillance rather than the government for its misconduct. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae5f77b1-ad5d-462e-b583-0fde80059e9H/nypd-f26.html 2014-02-26T05:00:00Z Homeless population in US capital up 135 percent from last year http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/26/home-f26.html The unprecedented rate of homeless families seeking shelter in the US capital is straining the family shelter system to capacity. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/05862b00-3175-40e7-87bb-b8286cf6e67K/home-f26.html 2014-02-26T05:00:00Z Arizona legislature enacts anti-gay legislation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/26/ariz-f26.html SB 1062 allows businesses to refuse service to gays on the flimsy pretext of respecting religious beliefs. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6649d907-9e74-4d6d-9745-02c5cc36f36F/ariz-f26.html 2014-02-26T05:00:00Z California board votes to increase pension contributions as benefits face attack http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/26/cali-f26.html The move by the pension board will translate into increased payments from workers, with some employees faced with an immediate rise equivalent to 0.75 percent of their salaries. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c3ab3808-e1e4-41f7-abe2-6ab6d1ec8c7J/cali-f26.html 2014-02-26T05:00:00Z Italy’s new prime minister prepares attacks on working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/26/ital-f26.html Combined with rhetoric about uniting the nation, the end of ideological struggles and the courage to make radical decisions, Renzi declared war on the working class. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ec1cc78-eb4c-4e11-9158-7fdbeea4f59M/ital-f26.html 2014-02-26T05:00:00Z Australia: Community services minister denounces public housing tenants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/26/pgow-f26.html New South Wales minister attacks residents, claiming they are responsible for conditions produced by decades of poverty, government cost-cutting and social neglect. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7b8ff60-c333-43f4-a73f-61b6257a67aJ/pgow-f26.html 2014-02-26T05:00:00Z Massive education cuts in German state of Saxony http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/26/uni-f26.html Universities in the eastern German state of Saxony are threatened with massive cuts, including the closure of entire departments. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e332e2a2-1544-41ea-a8eb-c4a801f423fH/uni-f26.html 2014-02-26T05:00:00Z Communication Workers Union becomes official tool of management at Royal Mail in Britain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/26/post-f26.html In return for seats at the top table the CWU are seeking to impose the terms of the agreement made as part of privatisation. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08065dff-5799-4795-9792-b707e2d30a4M/post-f26.html 2014-02-26T05:00:00Z Unions betray Israel’s Hadassah hospital strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/26/hada-f26.html The bitter two-week dispute at Jerusalem’s Hadassah hospital won broad popular support at a time of other hospital closures in Jerusalem and elsewhere. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a36a8987-dfcb-4e53-aed0-972805bda42G/hada-f26.html 2014-02-26T05:00:00Z Parti Quebecois government intensifies big business’ austerity drive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/26/pqau-f26.html Quebec’s Parti Quebecois government presented an austerity budget last week with the aim of solidifying big business support before making a bid to win a parliamentary majority in a Spring election. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02c5c93f-ba8d-4bbd-a66a-de8a058bb85M/pqau-f26.html 2014-02-26T05:00:00Z Interview with Yuri Primakov http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/26/prim-f26.html Vitaly Markovich Primakov was a hero of the October Revolution and the Civil War and later an important member of the Left Opposition. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bc84c6d9-64bf-4309-b7ad-af17258e72eO/prim-f26.html 2014-02-26T05:00:00Z Art and the working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/26/dave-f26.html This report was presented February 15 to the Workers Inquiry into the Bankruptcy of Detroit and the Attack on the DIA &amp; Pensions by David Walsh, World Socialist Web Site arts editor. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ae9bfca-2bcf-4b22-9ce3-34638926812E/dave-f26.html 2014-02-26T05:00:00Z New fossil discovery sheds light on the evolution of the human hand http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/26/styl-f26.html The discovery of a fossilized hominin metacarpal bone in Kenya demonstrates that the evolution of a key adaptation of the hand, thought to be associated with sophisticated tool production, occurred much earlier than had previously been known. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d2e3b58-8f5a-40e9-9758-1d94f3e0082N/styl-f26.html 2014-02-26T05:00:00Z <em>We Come as Friends</em> and <em>Run Boy Run</em>: Two more films that take a serious approach http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/26/ber3-f26.html Hubert Sauper’s documentary examines the record of Western intervention in Africa, while Pepe Danquart’s fiction film recounts the experience of a fatherless Jewish boy in wartime Poland. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34cf25a5-d93b-417d-a770-0ba1aefa91eO/ber3-f26.html 2014-02-26T05:00:00Z Egyptian cabinet resigns as strike wave grows http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/25/egyp-f25.html The military-backed government’s resignation is aimed at preparing coup leader Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi’s presidential bid and a confrontation with the working class. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13f216ef-2af6-4f06-9991-dd714369574M/egyp-f25.html 2014-02-25T05:00:00Z Coup in Ukraine: A warning to the international working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/25/pers-f25.html What has seemed unthinkable since 1945 has come to pass: while the US and Germany ruthlessly destabilized Ukraine, fascists have become the decisive force on the ground. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56c260db-c152-48f5-aa72-6ed652cbefeD/pers-f25.html 2014-02-25T05:00:00Z Death toll rises to 14 in Venezuelan protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/25/vene-f25.html The Maduro government has alternated between repression and calls for “dialogue” with both the Venezuelan right and Washington. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3cf81af4-e350-4f86-8eda-20cac7deb30C/vene-f25.html 2014-02-25T05:00:00Z Machinists union imposes deep concessions at St. Louis Boeing plant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/25/boei-f25.html Management, the IAM and big business politicians, threatening job losses, have forced a seven-and-a-half-year concessions contract onto Boeing workers in St. Louis. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e524e96-38ae-402d-bd73-09814e282c9E/boei-f25.html 2014-02-25T05:00:00Z Truck delays at Port of New York and New Jersey spark outrage and protest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/25/port-f25.html Severe congestion at the port is devastating the livelihoods of thousands of port truckers. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad1f7772-013b-4043-a444-3fe7a578154J/port-f25.html 2014-02-25T05:00:00Z Australian government eyes purchase of Triton drone aircraft http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/25/trit-f25.html Triton drones would vastly expand the area of the Indian and Pacific Oceans under surveillance by the Australian military. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f300cccb-6154-4012-b9bc-69013498fc1A/trit-f25.html 2014-02-25T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan military training against mock student protest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/25/sril-f25.html Troops with assault rifles and riot police armed with batons and transparent shields were used to disperse and arrest the mock protestors, demanding free education. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4b93c93-fee8-426a-9317-35dd84a9f27G/sril-f25.html 2014-02-25T05:00:00Z Australian “union corruption” inquiry targets workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/25/inqu-f25.html The Royal Commission witchhunt is part of a sweeping drive to dismantle working conditions. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/58691914-819f-46e8-a3ff-1a360449738H/inqu-f25.html 2014-02-25T05:00:00Z Greek police enter schools, quiz children on political activities http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/25/scho-f25.html One of the police raids took place at the Keratsini High School on February 8, where students questioned by police were singled out because they had participated in a protest occupation of the school in October. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a11e0fb-fff8-4494-b5a1-ee90966652fL/scho-f25.html 2014-02-25T05:00:00Z New far-right party VOX launched in Spain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/25/spai-f25.html Although VOX’s manifesto contains some populist calls, the real message is reminiscent of Franco’s motto, “Spain One Great and Free.” Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/888de310-ed76-46d8-9e31-0f9ae25b10fM/spai-f25.html 2014-02-25T05:00:00Z GM’s job destruction and the South Korean pseudo-left http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/25/kore-f25.html In conditions of growing distrust and anger among workers, All Together is playing a filthy role as apologist and defender of the KCTU, KMWU and other trade unions. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6d02965-0c73-4319-8b54-c4f3d5128c0L/kore-f25.html 2014-02-25T05:00:00Z Public health care workers clash with riot police in Peru http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/25/peru-f25.html Doctors working for the Ministry of Health earn US$1,000 a month, making them among the lowest paid in Latin America. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5541332b-4d1c-4bb0-aea8-f21074d9b44P/peru-f25.html 2014-02-25T05:00:00Z WSWS publishes interviews with children of the Left Opposition http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/25/intr-f25.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> is publishing interviews with three children of Soviet Left Oppositionists—Tatiana Smilga, Zorya Serebryakova and Yuri Primakov—and with Tatiana Isaeva, granddaughter of the outstanding Marxist literary critic, Alexander Voronsky. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a1f9f4c-3113-45e3-8a04-154db366582K/intr-f25.html 2014-02-25T05:00:00Z Interview with Tatiana Smilga-Poluyan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/25/smil-f25.html Ivar Tenisovich Smilga, the father of Tatiana Smilga-Poluyan, was one of the leading members of the Bolshevik Party during the October Revolution and one of Lenin’s closest confidants. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/273de839-ad27-4f4f-8972-57769b869dbA/smil-f25.html 2014-02-25T05:00:00Z Detroit workers denounce bankruptcy restructuring plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/25/detr-f25.html Anger is building in the working class against the emergency manager’s plan of adjustment, which includes slashing pensions and health benefits. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f3474ee-eef5-49ca-a7ad-f0ec32068bdB/detr-f25.html 2014-02-25T05:00:00Z Detroit News feigns sympathy for Griswold tenants as evictions loom http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/25/evic-f25.html After months of remaining silent on the plight of the Griswold and other low-income residents being evicted from downtown, the <em>Detroit News</em> published a front page feature February 20 entitled, “Downside of upswing: Downtown Detroit squeeze forces out longtime tenants.” Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba12941c-0650-4c81-bc63-3239f333321K/evic-f25.html 2014-02-25T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/25/wkrs-f25.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d006e8e-1493-4e88-80d6-b71b69b2c7fF/wkrs-f25.html 2014-02-25T05:00:00Z Letters from our readers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/25/corr-f25.html A selection of recent letters to the <em>World Socialist Web Site</em>. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8105f43f-a125-4231-972b-0a23c4b0856M/corr-f25.html 2014-02-25T05:00:00Z Western-backed Ukrainian opposition seizes power in fascist-led putsch http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/24/ukra-f24.html After Saturday’s putsch backed by the US and European Union, fascistic elements allied to various sections of the Ukrainian oligarchy have seized Kiev. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4b5e679-ba4d-4f85-bb21-36bfc88e1d6C/ukra-f24.html 2014-02-24T05:00:00Z A bankers’ plan for Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/24/pers-f24.html The “plan of adjustment” released by Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr is a massive assault on the city’s working class. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b528636-65fc-4022-a45e-3ea58e2d070P/pers-f24.html 2014-02-24T05:00:00Z French government applauds coup in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/24/fren-f24.html Paris’ embrace of Ukrainian fascists exposes the political criminality of its foreign policy and the hypocrisy of its claims to oppose neo-fascism in France. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8acea05-0d19-4110-883c-180b3a193deE/fren-f24.html 2014-02-24T05:00:00Z Freed “illegal” miners face imprisonment and deportation in South Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/24/safr-f24.html Abandoned mines around Johannesburg, often improperly secured by mining companies, are a magnet for laid-off workers, and the sites of numerous fatalities. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/db17dc07-1a77-4a48-b878-385230b2054N/safr-f24.html 2014-02-24T05:00:00Z Canadian intelligence agencies deepen integration, expand spying http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/24/csec-f24.html Canada’s principal spy agencies are becoming more tightly integrated as the state expands its spying on ordinary Canadians. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4635bfe8-f6b3-4bc2-a5d8-eb049d07437I/csec-f24.html 2014-02-24T05:00:00Z New York mayor de Blasio and unions prepare new attacks on city workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/24/cont-f24.html The stage is being set for concessions deals between the Democrat in City Hall and his partners in the trade unions. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4c29d0e-9bbf-48d4-83a8-0d8b94a2177C/cont-f24.html 2014-02-24T05:00:00Z California enters third year of severe drought http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/24/cali-f24.html California is in the midst of the worst drought on record. Millions will be devastated by the state’s lack of planning and modern infrastructure. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eabafd08-8eef-4667-9bb9-4ef5870290cE/cali-f24.html 2014-02-24T05:00:00Z Another US provocation: Obama meets the Dalai Lama http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/24/dala-f24.html The meeting was designed to reinforce US support for the Tibetan government-in-exile and the threat to China of Tibetan separatism. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26b1e737-9e3b-4945-b3b7-7e57d2f8a11P/dala-f24.html 2014-02-24T05:00:00Z Japan: New radioactive water leak at Fukushima http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/24/fuku-f24.html No faith can be placed in any of TEPCO’s claims about the extent of radioactive material that has reached the environment. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/55a8eb7b-bf0a-4341-9114-fc8b8014dd5O/fuku-f24.html 2014-02-24T05:00:00Z Australian government changes its story on refugee camp killing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/24/manu-f24.html The shifting official version of events is further evidence of a cover up of what initial witness accounts indicate was state sanctioned violence. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a419071-2e21-4c43-9589-6711a13b385B/manu-f24.html 2014-02-24T05:00:00Z Oppose political discrimination at University of Newcastle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/24/newc-f24.html For the first time at any university, University of Newcastle Clubs and Societies is re-interpreting the Students Services and Amenities Fee legislation to justify proscribing political activities. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e50372a8-7274-4f0f-a67b-b8c7eba6870A/newc-f24.html 2014-02-24T05:00:00Z Tony Blair offered aid to Murdoch in phone-hacking scandal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/24/murd-f24.html Tony Blair offered to help the Murdoch media empire just a week after the News of the World was forced to close for being involved in criminality on an “industrial scale.” Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/843d839d-1cc0-43bf-bb9b-0998c27caa9L/murd-f24.html 2014-02-24T05:00:00Z Ford Cologne: Management and IG Metall union blackmail workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/24/ford-f24.html After the closure of Ford plants in Genk, Southampton and Dagenham, now the plant in Cologne is under threat. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3183be8d-0f06-438f-a653-5cec9db93fbJ/ford-f24.html 2014-02-24T05:00:00Z Scramble for Cuba begins with shifts among US ruling elite http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/24/cuba-f24.html Significant sections of the US political and business establishment are seeking normalized relations with Cuba to take advantage of opportunities and undercut rivals. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ed92fb4f-9da5-403d-bf21-818f11cd145O/cuba-f24.html 2014-02-24T05:00:00Z Argentina on the brink of a social explosion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/24/arge-f24.html Argentina’s devaluation and inflationary crisis are rapidly undermining living standards. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/720c8d86-bec9-4e2a-a8e8-6831b9f34caD/arge-f24.html 2014-02-24T05:00:00Z The Detroit Bankruptcy: A Travesty of Democracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/24/cart-f24.html This report was presented February 15 to the Workers Inquiry into the Bankruptcy of Detroit and the Attack on the DIA &amp; Pensions, by Tom Carter, World Socialist Web Site legal correspondent. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/83761cb2-57b9-44f2-b3c2-3ca2774ba56P/cart-f24.html 2014-02-24T05:00:00Z Portland teachers to vote on tentative contract deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/24/port-f24.html Teachers in Portland, Oregon will be voting this week on whether to accept or reject a tentative agreement. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e8656ebb-c23d-4c3d-9115-7f1a97c34c5G/port-f24.html 2014-02-24T05:00:00Z Defend the social right to public education: Oppose St. Paul Federation of Teachers’ sellout contract! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/24/spau-f24.html This statement by the Socialist Equality Party is being distributed to teachers in St. Paul, Minnesota attending an informational meeting today about the tentative contract reached by union and district officials. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0e1ec3a-00e0-4983-9abe-82b90b9f14cK/spau-f24.html 2014-02-24T05:00:00Z A serious approach to history: <em>Non-Fiction Diary</em> by South Korea’s Jung Yoon-suk http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/24/berl-f24.html A refreshingly serious approach to history is taken by South Korean filmmaker Jung Yoon-suk in his new documentary, <em>Non-Fiction Diary</em>, which deservedly won a prize at the 64th Berlinale. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3aae9219-e710-491d-8161-126983968c3E/berl-f24.html 2014-02-24T05:00:00Z This week in history: February 24-March 2 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/24/twih-f24.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2204073c-cd27-496f-8a1e-8809c29c6d8K/twih-f24.html 2014-02-24T05:00:00Z Detroit bankruptcy plan: A savage assault on the working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/22/adju-f22.html The plan released by Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr includes major cuts to city worker pensions and health care. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ceb9e191-98ec-4dc5-b7ce-dcc2c3e80c2K/adju-f22.html 2014-02-22T05:00:00Z The social chasm in America’s cities http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/22/pers-f22.html A report published this week by the Brookings Institution documents the immense growth of social inequality in major US cities, including those that are supposedly economic success stories. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/673b2cda-2ad6-403f-a1e8-908356266f8J/pers-f22.html 2014-02-22T05:00:00Z Ukrainian regime bows to pressure from Washington, EU and far-right opposition http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/22/ukra-f22.html On Friday, President Viktor Yanukovych signed an agreement meeting key demands of the far-right demonstrators in Ukraine. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56dc15c4-6878-4e2e-b426-8297d81ad8eL/ukra-f22.html 2014-02-22T05:00:00Z US public sector cuts part-time work in advance of Obamacare mandate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/22/obam-f22.html Obamacare, whose ostensible aim was to extend health coverage to millions of workers, is apparently having the opposite effect in the public sector. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0069d454-a7bb-47c0-abab-7755536ee31F/obam-f22.html 2014-02-22T05:00:00Z US bank CEOs rake in pay raises, bonuses http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/22/bank-f22.html The CEO of Bank of America received a raise greater than the lifetime pay for the average American worker. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/abd0f4d8-9b14-4985-a79e-21f4484ed5dP/bank-f22.html 2014-02-22T05:00:00Z Child pornography scandal rocks Germany’s grand coalition government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/22/germ-f22.html The scandal surrounding German deputy Sebastian Edathy is linked to his previous criticism of German intelligence agencies. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a82d5d0-2401-4e43-b504-2012046098aN/germ-f22.html 2014-02-22T05:00:00Z Spanish authorities lie about African migrant drownings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/22/spai-f22.html Fourteen migrant workers from sub-Saharan Africa died attempting to swim around the security fence surrounding the Spanish enclave and port-city of Ceuta in North Africa. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bbb9bf35-bf4e-4078-9db3-def6135dcccJ/spai-f22.html 2014-02-22T05:00:00Z Australian government prepares cover-up of refugee detention camp atrocity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/22/manu-f22.html Prime Minister Tony Abbott has effectively welcomed the killing of a 23-year-old refugee as a “deterrent” to others thinking about seeking asylum in Australia. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d387e6dd-0844-4638-8cbd-68a3f1ecb7eA/manu-f22.html 2014-02-22T05:00:00Z Job losses sweep through Australian economy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/22/jobs-f22.html The official unemployment rate in Australia has hit a ten-year high. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3eeaffee-6788-4328-bf42-7bbd388c3b2H/jobs-f22.html 2014-02-22T05:00:00Z Wave of strikes by Egyptian textile workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/22/egyp-f22.html Tens of thousands of textile workers in Mahalla and other industrial centers are on strike for higher wages and better working conditions. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e2762db4-5899-4ee4-a655-2937c0bcc6bG/egyp-f22.html 2014-02-22T05:00:00Z Libyan military commander calls for Egyptian-style military junta http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/22/liby-f22.html The General National Congress is little more than a consortium of Islamist forces, ex-Gaddafi regime elements, and criminal gangs. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93a77d3e-2bad-4ec8-8f0f-88abcddcc43J/liby-f22.html 2014-02-22T05:00:00Z Indian parliament votes to create new Telangana state http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/22/indi-f22.html India’s Congress Party-led government has rammed a bitterly contested law through parliament that creates a new state—Telangana—by bifurcating Andhra Pradesh. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c014e89-b46d-49ac-90aa-0ef35b2583cH/indi-f22.html 2014-02-22T05:00:00Z New Zealand: Three years after the Christchurch earthquake http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/22/chch-f22.html Three years on, less than 10 percent of the rebuild has been completed and the city remains in a deep social crisis. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13e3a940-e08c-4151-83f5-4aa2634f321L/chch-f22.html 2014-02-22T05:00:00Z Berlin IYSSE protests Professor Jörg Baberowski’s suppression of democratic discussion at Humboldt University http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/22/babe-f22.html The International Youth and Students for Social Equality have sent an open letter calling upon the University Board of the Humboldt University to censure Professor Jörg Baberowski for his undemocratic behavior. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56238896-8760-4a88-b974-9bdb3dcaa1eH/babe-f22.html 2014-02-22T05:00:00Z Vote for the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/22/sril-f22.html The SEP is the only party that advances a socialist and internationalist program to mobilise and unite workers against the growing threat of war, austerity and the suppression of democratic rights. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b16b9919-84de-4bff-b666-21afc4ee7ccG/sril-f22.html 2014-02-22T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party campaigns against Toyota Australia shutdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/22/toyo-f22.html SEP campaigners met with a warm response from Toyota workers, many of whom bitterly denounced the union for its partnership with the company. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb54e02f-c37f-4e75-b8d9-605e712e7c0I/toyo-f22.html 2014-02-22T05:00:00Z The glorification of World War I and the preparations for World War III http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/22/stud-f22.html The Australian government has begun a truly grotesque campaign to “celebrate” World War I. It is aimed at promoting nationalism, patriotism and militarism as conflicts between the major powers escalate, creating potential flashpoints all over the world. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/507463b4-c890-4414-81a9-568dab5e498P/stud-f22.html 2014-02-22T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/22/labo-f22.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bc9d3617-c485-4557-a501-2615a5f813aB/labo-f22.html 2014-02-22T05:00:00Z Letters from our readers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/22/corr-f22.html A selection of recent letters to the <em>World Socialist Web Site</em>. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bcdbe5e1-7350-4cc4-9f34-cea2e3e3c43C/corr-f22.html 2014-02-22T05:00:00Z Dozens killed in Ukraine as EU and Washington step up pressure on Yanukovych government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/21/ukra-f21.html The Obama administration and its European allies are supporting far-right and fascistic political forces to achieve their aim of regime-change in Ukraine. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/82ce19be-dc71-49fd-8966-ae019bff195K/ukra-f21.html 2014-02-21T05:00:00Z The US minimum wage “debate” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/21/pers-f21.html That a minor increase in the minimum wage provokes such controversy in the political establishment only underscores the bankruptcy of the entire political system and its contempt for the great majority of the population. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/281020f1-aab9-47f8-9b0e-ce28abec388F/pers-f21.html 2014-02-21T05:00:00Z US authorities seek national license plate tracking system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/21/lice-f21.html A national license plate tracking system sought by the Department of Homeland Security would provide officials with personal information on millions of individuals. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e5fce65c-f796-49fb-b216-2d802c96556I/lice-f21.html 2014-02-21T05:00:00Z Death toll rises to six as clashes continue in Venezuela http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/21/vene-f21.html President Nicolas Maduro has accused Washington of fomenting violent upheavals in Venezuela. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/910ca308-b8de-431d-adfd-ccdff977219E/vene-f21.html 2014-02-21T05:00:00Z US dictates terms in international talks with Iran http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/21/iran-f21.html The Vienna negotiations produced nothing more than a broad framework for further talks. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b41b1a2-13e3-431f-a604-739efc2ef4dH/iran-f21.html 2014-02-21T05:00:00Z Thai court undermines government’s emergency decree http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/21/thai-f21.html The civil court this week banned police from making any attempt to break up anti-government protests. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/472a915a-5ca2-4c63-89df-f10359a1f8aL/thai-f21.html 2014-02-21T05:00:00Z UK teachers union refuses to back one-day strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/21/teac-f21.html The aim of the NUT in calling for a day’s strike is not to fight for the interests of its members but to secure a place at the negotiating table. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/66a62e4b-d992-4166-95e7-fc5dd3f3c00H/teac-f21.html 2014-02-21T05:00:00Z Serious concerns persist over helicopter safety in North Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/21/heli-f21.html A long delayed fatal accident inquiry into the crash of a Super Puma into the sea off the coast of Peterhead in 2009, killing all 16 on board, has finally begun. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9105b1c0-402b-4ab7-ad03-af413b681f7E/heli-f21.html 2014-02-21T05:00:00Z The puzzle of the proton radius http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/21/prot-f21.html For four years, physicists have sought to explain the emergence of two apparently irreconcilable measurements of the radius of the proton. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c51235f-4825-4089-940f-87711fb3701I/prot-f21.html 2014-02-21T05:00:00Z Australian state government closes disability support facilities http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/21/ment-f21.html The closure of Newcastle’s Stockton Centre exposes the purpose of the former Labor government’s National Disability Insurance Scheme. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0e295b64-e45b-4261-986c-2835b3949c4D/ment-f21.html 2014-02-21T05:00:00Z 84-year-old nun sentenced to prison for “sabotaging” US preparations for war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/21/nucl-f21.html Sister Megan Rice and two others were sentenced to several years in prison under the Federal Sabotage Act of 1918 for a non-violent break-in and protest at a nuclear facility. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1489970-6626-4ea5-9c4d-b857d0532f0J/nucl-f21.html 2014-02-21T05:00:00Z The Political Conspiracy Behind the Bankruptcy of Detroit: Anatomy of a Crime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/21/larr-f21.html This report was presented to the February 15 Workers Inquiry by Larry Porter, assistant national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party and chairman of the Workers Inquiry into the Bankruptcy of Detroit and the Attack on the DIA &amp; Pensions. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46c60e6b-3be2-4225-a7d3-a2f60df7cf8O/larr-f21.html 2014-02-21T05:00:00Z <em>House of Cards</em>, season 2: The American politician as conspirator and murderer http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/21/hous-f21.html The second season of <em>House of Cards</em>, the series produced by Netflix, reveals more of the exploits of Frank Underwood, Democratic Party vice president and chief conspirator. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f319372e-9bf6-4716-8365-43ebe304698C/hous-f21.html 2014-02-21T05:00:00Z Irish airport workers latest to strike over pensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/21/irel-f21.html The Irish Airlines Superannuation Scheme is in deficit by around €780 million, and trustees are seeking to offload the funding crisis onto the workers. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46479284-8be3-41e1-b789-12597b6e9e8G/irel-f21.html 2014-02-21T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/21/wkrs-f21.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fa380a1-2490-4b23-af55-5d385d6d4e4J/wkrs-f21.html 2014-02-21T05:00:00Z South African unions vie for control of militant workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/21/saf2-f21.html This is the conclusion of a two-part comment on the manoeuvres of South Africa’s trade unions to contain growing militancy in the working class. Part one was posted February 20. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f0d55ac-a2e0-460c-a78b-b8c86230b03D/saf2-f21.html 2014-02-21T05:00:00Z UK ruling against David Miranda escalates assault on democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/20/mira-f20.html The High Court judgement against David Miranda gives legal sanction to the police state apparatus built up by successive British governments on the pretext of the “war on terror.” Thu, 20 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43a158d6-aab9-4f4b-aecb-a6a6bfc8604C/mira-f20.html 2014-02-20T05:00:00Z Berlin and Washington foment civil war in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/20/pers-f20.html Political leaders in Washington, Berlin and Brussels are prepared to split Ukraine, drive the country into civil war and risk a conflagration in the entire region to achieve their geopolitical goals. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d7512e4d-2973-4e7e-b9fe-77cfb5d531bK/pers-f20.html 2014-02-20T05:00:00Z Edward Snowden elected Rector of Glasgow University http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/20/snow-f20.html By electing Snowden as Rector, students showed their opposition to attacks on democratic rights by the NSA and Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). Thu, 20 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dfd63a31-e85d-4aad-994e-b68bce2420cO/snow-f20.html 2014-02-20T05:00:00Z US, European Union threaten sanctions against Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/20/ukra-f20.html Amid warnings of a “coup” and “civil war,” Washington and the EU threatened sanctions against Ukrainian officials as part of the escalating Western campaign for regime change. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f11dc753-5b11-4b4a-a9ba-e693c947044P/ukra-f20.html 2014-02-20T05:00:00Z 100 years since founding of the Los Angeles Public Defender’s Office http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/20/pubd-f20.html In 2014, the Los Angeles Public Defender’s Office marks a century since its founding, amid unprecedented attacks on the right to counsel. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/789239eb-8a28-4ea5-890a-89cb603fec1O/pubd-f20.html 2014-02-20T05:00:00Z GM axes more auto jobs in South Korea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/20/kore-f20.html GM Korea plans to slash 1,100 jobs from its Gunsan factory, part of an overall assault on auto workers in Korea and internationally. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/39f25f49-84be-42ae-a174-f4c59fe8696L/kore-f20.html 2014-02-20T05:00:00Z 741 Delta workers face job cuts at Detroit airport http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/20/delt-f20.html The nation’s third largest air carrier is contracting out ground worker jobs to low wage service providers. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b7604e1-ba62-4c29-a09b-a954f723914E/delt-f20.html 2014-02-20T05:00:00Z Verizon Wireless to close five service centers, affecting 5,200 workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/20/veri-f20.html The largest mobile network operator in the US announced last week that it would close five customer service centers in May 2014, located in Connecticut, California and Pennsylvania. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1afac76e-5cb6-45b4-b285-43fb2e7beb1M/veri-f20.html 2014-02-20T05:00:00Z West Virginia law firm accused of “cutthroat approach” to fighting black lung claims http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/20/blck-f20.html Numerous reports and studies have documented the alarming resurgence of black lung throughout the coal mining industry. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0a121be1-f406-4b29-8444-5666f26f670M/blck-f20.html 2014-02-20T05:00:00Z The hazardous race for petroleum profits in North Dakota http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/20/frac-f20.html The explosive growth of hydrofracturing for oil and gas exposes workers and the public to dangers. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ede8598-4297-4cf8-aa29-11b3231d55aD/frac-f20.html 2014-02-20T05:00:00Z Ontario Conservatives renew push for labor “reform” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/20/onta-f20.html The unions have responded to the threat of US-style “right-to-work” laws by appealing to big business to recognize the pivotal role they play in policing the working class. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f1995947-8f23-4715-a086-79811b6623fA/onta-f20.html 2014-02-20T05:00:00Z Australian corporate profits soar at workers’ expense http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/20/prof-f20.html CEOs are being rewarded for slashing costs, along with the livelihoods of many thousands of people. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f85900b-ec27-45d9-99ba-083fb95a92bA/prof-f20.html 2014-02-20T05:00:00Z Detroit sanitation workers denounce privatization http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/20/sani-f20.html The plan to privatize trash collection was pre-authorized by the Detroit’s emergency manager and rubber stamped by the City Council on Tuesday. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72822427-cd4c-45e9-96da-bc46201e707I/sani-f20.html 2014-02-20T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka’s war crimes and the US “human rights” charade http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/20/sril-a20.html The working class should reject the machinations of the US and its allies, while unequivocally condemning the Sri Lankan government war crimes. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa205951-9ab4-45e2-b1bc-c5836951f6fC/sril-a20.html 2014-02-20T05:00:00Z South African unions vie for control of militant workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/20/safr-f20.html This is first in a two-part comment on the manoeuvres of South Africa’s trade unions to contain the growth of militancy in the working class. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e80a634c-d3fe-429e-b2f9-ef764dcd4b2C/safr-f20.html 2014-02-20T05:00:00Z Striking University of Illinois at Chicago faculty and students speak out http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/20/uic-f20.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> spoke with striking faculty members and student supporters on the picket lines at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a83e0257-7554-4e73-806e-821eebb1a98L/uic-f20.html 2014-02-20T05:00:00Z Political agendas at this year’s Berlinale http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/20/bff1-f20.html A notable feature of the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival was the manner in which certain leading figures in the film word openly promoted their retrograde political agendas. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a8d76db-0ad8-4d98-ae3d-4f09efd946fA/bff1-f20.html 2014-02-20T05:00:00Z Clashes in Ukraine signal escalation of US-EU intervention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/19/ukra-f19.html The bloody scenes in Kiev are the direct outcome of the campaign waged by the US and Germany to oust Ukrainian President Yanukovych. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a03bf14a-de29-4052-a234-a13342a7c2dC/ukra-f19.html 2014-02-19T05:00:00Z The Comcast-Time Warner merger: The case for public ownership http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/19/pers-f19.html The proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable is a case in point for the necessity of putting major corporations under public ownership. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4f5ca3b9-8dd3-4f7e-ae4f-1076b600dd8F/pers-f19.html 2014-02-19T05:00:00Z Leaked documents detail NSA surveillance operations against WikiLeaks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/19/wiki-f19.html Files from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden show that the US has waged an international campaign against WikiLeaks, its founder Julian Assange and its supporters. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f7a16d3-ceb6-44d8-9196-dde9c978741J/wiki-f19.html 2014-02-19T05:00:00Z Thai political crisis worsens as four killed in clashes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/19/thai-f19.html What is underway—anti-government protests, legal challenges and a looming constitutional crisis—parallels the lead-up to the 2006 military coup. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6b190da5-462d-4c40-a79f-c27bb24ca5bH/thai-f19.html 2014-02-19T05:00:00Z University of Illinois faculty members strike in Chicago http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/19/uic-f19.html On Tuesday, more than one thousand faculty members of the University of Illinois at Chicago went on strike for the first time in the school’s history. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b52d2fd1-0688-4b86-993b-1a0dcae0073I/uic-f19.html 2014-02-19T05:00:00Z Department of Homeland Security invests $6.9 million to spy on Boston commuters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/19/mbta-f19.html The MBTA is installing hundreds of cameras on buses that will provide live video streams to transit police cruisers. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3cba95a1-9e1e-45c7-b7d3-d5d354160beG/mbta-f19.html 2014-02-19T05:00:00Z FEMA cuts aid to West Virginians affected by chemical spill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/19/fema-f19.html The Obama administration has done everything in its power to shelter negligent energy corporations as they move to defend their profits in the wake of disasters caused by their own policies. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/64088a42-07f9-4dea-9764-0adf234d302I/fema-f19.html 2014-02-19T05:00:00Z Cameron appeals to “quiet patriots” to save the United Kingdom http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/19/scot-f19.html Central to the campaign for Scottish independence is the endlessly repeated lie that the brutal austerity being imposed by Westminster can only be alleviated by separation from England. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b67d6f6-989a-4048-89fe-8bd1dced4d4H/scot-f19.html 2014-02-19T05:00:00Z German Left Party defends the European Union at party conference http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/19/left-f19.html At its party conference on Europe held in Hamburg, the Left Party signaled its readiness to defend the European Union against growing popular opposition. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/64c03e2f-f5ea-49ff-8205-10b04d52426D/left-f19.html 2014-02-19T05:00:00Z David Walsh to conduct book tour on <em>The Sky Between the Leaves</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/19/wals-f19.html Walsh will be delivering remarks in Illinois and Wisconsin later this month, and on the East Coast and West Coast in April and May. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f970896-ba0e-4d0b-ab9e-e78a41a4ce7J/wals-f19.html 2014-02-19T05:00:00Z Delhi’s AAP government resigns http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/19/delh-f19.html Seeking to become a player in Indian national politics, the now ex-AAP Chief Minister of Delhi is urging big business “to tell us what to do.” Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d09ec290-aba9-4bba-9dbb-7fd4b3af455L/delh-f19.html 2014-02-19T05:00:00Z Refugees killed and maimed in Australian detention camp on Manus Island http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/19/refu-f19.html The horrific incident underscores the barbarism of the “border protection” regime defended by the entire Australian political establishment. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/386e2c57-9ac4-4a9e-9caa-d4727bdf269E/refu-f19.html 2014-02-19T05:00:00Z Alcoa Australia announces smelter closure, sacking 1,000 workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/19/alco-f19.html The Point Henry closure forms part of a ruthless global restructuring of the aluminium industry. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af588dae-78ae-4269-8778-7432dd87929I/alco-f19.html 2014-02-19T05:00:00Z Hundreds of thousands evicted in Spain since 2008 crash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/19/evic-f19.html Evictions have provoked widespread protests in defence of those unable to pay their rents or caught in the mortgage trap. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/88b57c93-b020-43ff-a7e4-0d2891ec6e6I/evic-f19.html 2014-02-19T05:00:00Z Gautier-Sauvagnac affair reveals employer payoffs to French unions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/19/gaut-f19.html French employers’ leader Denis Gautier-Sauvagnac was sentenced to a year in prison for illegally funding the unions. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c2ea65f-cd5c-4235-a633-28d52e47174F/gaut-f19.html 2014-02-19T05:00:00Z The Social and Historical Context of the Detroit Bankruptcy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/19/jerr-f19.html This report was presented to the February 15 Workers Inquiry by Jerry White, a writer for the <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> and the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate in the 2012 US presidential election. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/145ab5aa-8490-4a20-9e92-aa85c6c472aI/jerr-f19.html 2014-02-19T05:00:00Z Decades of budget cuts behind Detroit water main breaks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/19/main-f19.html Water main breaks in Detroit are causing flooding, stranded motorists, damaged basements and a backlog of repairs for the water department. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2e479b7-69fc-47ef-9bc4-52c1b6c0cb5G/main-f19.html 2014-02-19T05:00:00Z “The Permanent Revolution in film criticism” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/19/revi-f19.html A comment on WSWS arts editor David Walsh’s <em>The Sky Between the Leaves</em>, written by Marcelo Arias Souto from Uruguay. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f37c0676-6636-4ffd-9d82-50fe5f30265K/revi-f19.html 2014-02-19T05:00:00Z University of California workers vote overwhelmingly to authorize strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/19/cali-f19.html Patient care and service workers voted by 96 percent to authorize strike action throughout the ten University of California (UC) campuses. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3ec3e0da-ae93-4bd1-916f-af97604898aN/cali-f19.html 2014-02-19T05:00:00Z St. Paul public school teachers to vote for strike authorization http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/19/stpa-f19.html Teachers in Minnesota’s largest urban public school district will decide whether 3,200 will strike. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0416e6d9-c488-4087-bf50-363ffcf9954F/stpa-f19.html 2014-02-19T05:00:00Z UN report on North Korea targets both Pyongyang and Beijing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/18/kore-f18.html The UN’s catalogue of horrors is designed to stampede public opinion behind stepped-up US provocations against Pyongyang and intensify the pressure on China. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81b57d9b-23e1-4ae5-8228-933ec29fbf4A/kore-f18.html 2014-02-18T05:00:00Z The UAW debacle in Tennessee http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/18/pers-f18.html The vote was a verdict on the UAW, which is correctly seen by workers as a tool of the auto companies. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63c8a3ed-5dcd-4abe-95f7-f4b7c0c5f78B/pers-f18.html 2014-02-18T05:00:00Z US intensifies pressure on Iran as talks on permanent nuclear pact begin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/18/iran-f18.html In the four weeks since an interim nuclear agreement between Iran and the P-6 came into force, Washington has ratcheted up its pressure on Iran, including threatening war. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/618912b9-c922-4b9f-a0e8-b500f488246L/iran-f18.html 2014-02-18T05:00:00Z Polk Awards honor Greenwald, other journalists who broke Snowden revelations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/18/polk-f18.html Four journalists who reported on the US National Security Agency’s illegal surveillance programs are being given a prestigious award amid mounting attacks on democratic rights. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/804f3612-7945-4a45-8558-3d0c59df0d2A/polk-f18.html 2014-02-18T05:00:00Z Germany: Duisburg state prosecutor discloses charges in Love Parade disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/18/love-f18.html The state prosecutor is proceeding from the premise that those at the top should walk free while people lower down on the chain of command are punished. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84469037-eace-4630-a145-30395326654K/love-f18.html 2014-02-18T05:00:00Z Jobs disaster looms in Australian car components industry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/18/comp-f18.html At least 44,000 car component jobs are under threat. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b624832e-5a45-4f50-b122-487e83ccf5bO/comp-f18.html 2014-02-18T05:00:00Z Australia: Labor Party promoted at protest against Medicare cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/18/medi-f18.html The pseudo-left organisations that organised the rally are seeking to divert opposition to cuts to social spending behind the Labor Party, Greens, and trade unions. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34d16307-13ce-4b0c-8559-9981bc676b7O/medi-f18.html 2014-02-18T05:00:00Z Alzheimer’s sufferer died in handcuffs at UK immigrant detention centre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/18/dete-f18.html Every year, around 30,000 asylum-seekers are detained in Britain, nearly one-third of them women and children. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fd85f87e-1686-4cb3-bbdd-bbfe93f2d4fK/dete-f18.html 2014-02-18T05:00:00Z Australian government woos Fijian military regime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/18/fiji-f18.html The normalisation of relations with the junta is aimed at undercutting Fiji’s ties with China. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5385cd53-cbb0-4bde-a9e6-77f01a2d6b7C/fiji-f18.html 2014-02-18T05:00:00Z French unions, pseudo-left seek to block opposition to Hollande’s cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/18/fran-f18.html Even as unions insist that they do not oppose Hollande’s reactionary program of cuts, the pseudo-left parties are calling for unity with them. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14019b32-cd23-4904-a582-cfc126ea401C/fran-f18.html 2014-02-18T05:00:00Z Workers, youth speak on the significance of the Detroit Inquiry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/18/inte-f18.html Workers, retirees and youth spoke with the <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> after the Workers Inquiry. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e8679ab9-c75f-44ca-b6e7-1d4f322d95cH/inte-f18.html 2014-02-18T05:00:00Z Over one million petition for Brazil to grant asylum to Snowden http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/18/braz-f18.html The petition has gathered support from throughout Brazil and around the world, providing a powerful expression of popular support for Snowden and hostility to the global spying operations of the NSA. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/31d755f3-f136-48da-b256-9c311fb053fA/braz-f18.html 2014-02-18T05:00:00Z Social inequality and capitalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/18/mtgs-f18.html The International Youth and Students for Social Equality and the Socialist Equality Party are sponsoring a meeting to discuss the roots of social inequality. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74c29f62-bf48-4f97-9dd2-144ced4df04K/mtgs-f18.html 2014-02-18T05:00:00Z Rejecting mediator’s proposal, New York’s transit agency insists on a wage freeze http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/18/lirr-f18.html New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority has rejected a non-binding mediator’s proposal that Long island Railroad employees receive a wage increase. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e893cf8-f2e3-4778-9952-2adbc0a0beeM/lirr-f18.html 2014-02-18T05:00:00Z The Unfinished Twentieth Century: The Philosophy and Politics of Historical Falsification http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/18/meet-f18.html At this public meeting, WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North will examine the philosophical premises and political impulses that find expression in the falsification of the history of the “unfinished” twentieth century. In particular, he will focus on disturbing tendencies in historiography in Germany, where leading historians are relativizing and legitimizing the crimes of Hitler’s Third Reich. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ed16d966-0075-4c17-aa93-eaf51c68ac4B/meet-f18.html 2014-02-18T05:00:00Z Ireland’s Socialist Workers Party promotes strikebreaker David Norris http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/18/norr-f18.html Based on an explicit rejection of socialism, the United Left Alliance has promoted the illusion that Irish capitalism can be saved through a reformist programme carried out by the state. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4e01e82-970f-452f-a275-297c999cdefO/norr-f18.html 2014-02-18T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/18/wkrs-f18.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cbcea6fc-22ca-4265-8583-88e47c5d422F/wkrs-f18.html 2014-02-18T05:00:00Z Workers Inquiry discussion focuses on political strategy to oppose Detroit bankruptcy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/18/disc-f18.html Workers, students and youth discussed the central political issues at stake in the Detroit bankruptcy at the Workers Inquiry on February 15. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a69e3be0-b948-461b-bf8a-f36b4d28201B/disc-f18.html 2014-02-18T05:00:00Z Letters from our readers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/18/corr-f18.html A selection of recent letters to the <em>World Socialist Web Site</em>. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6cb471a7-c6ed-4bac-8062-60dccf39209K/corr-f18.html 2014-02-18T05:00:00Z US escalates Syrian intervention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/17/syri-f17.html Having failed to advance regime-change through talks in Geneva, Washington is stepping up its funding and arming of Islamist and mercenary fighters in Syria. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/58582cd2-4127-4f64-b99a-f92bf69c331H/syri-f17.html 2014-02-17T05:00:00Z Kerry’s Asian trip and the build-up to war with China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/17/pers-f17.html Having deliberately inflamed dangerous flashpoints in Asia, the US is seeking to press home its advantage, regardless of the consequences. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e5d65ea-ead7-4118-84f1-15702b0251eA/pers-f17.html 2014-02-17T05:00:00Z Auto workers reject UAW at Tennessee VW plant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/17/tenn-f17.html The vote at the Chattanooga VW plant is a debacle for the UAW, which had based its survival strategy on being invited into plants by corporations like Volkswagen. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ddc8d97-45a4-45be-87c6-ae52779478fN/tenn-f17.html 2014-02-17T05:00:00Z More Snowden documents expose US-Australian spying on Indonesia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/17/snow-f17.html The latest leaks underscore the central role that Australian intelligence agencies play in the massive US spying operations in the Asia-Pacific region. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/db3ea4c0-0dea-411a-b782-d504adc1e96C/snow-f17.html 2014-02-17T05:00:00Z German government steps up military operations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/17/germ-f17.html Germany’s post-war foreign policy of military restraint is being jettisoned as it prepares to join in the new “scramble for Africa.” Mon, 17 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a14483e9-6293-4c6c-9a64-41e557128afJ/germ-f17.html 2014-02-17T05:00:00Z Australian state government bolsters “move-on” police powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/17/summ-f17.html In an attack on democratic rights, police are to be given wide powers to bar people from areas or exclude them from protests and pickets. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40314e77-dd5a-4c3f-a9ff-5e5003ed609G/summ-f17.html 2014-02-17T05:00:00Z Widespread abstention in UK’s Wythenshawe by-election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/17/wyth-f17.html With a turnout of just 28.5 percent, there is no disguising the widespread alienation of the overwhelming majority of the population from the existing setup. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d3527b8-1a06-4199-91c8-5604407f50bE/wyth-f17.html 2014-02-17T05:00:00Z Comcast, Time Warner in $45 billion merger http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/17/comc-f17.html David Cohen, Comcast’s executive vice president, is linked closely to the Democratic Party and President Obama. Last week, Cohen and his wife dined in the White House with the Obamas and French President Francoise Hollande. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08c408a8-4819-4094-b352-08348dfa015F/comc-f17.html 2014-02-17T05:00:00Z New Zealand government cancels passports over Syrian conflict http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/17/synz-f17.html The government’s decision, taken without any semblance of due process, sets a new precedent in attacks on democratic rights. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f75667e-ff2c-401f-bbd4-b59e3f12f22F/synz-f17.html 2014-02-17T05:00:00Z Indonesian volcanic eruption displaces tens of thousands http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/17/indo-f17.html The eruption last Thursday killed at least four people in Java’s densely populated east. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b62449dd-2736-4c1e-919d-f71b2bea8f6C/indo-f17.html 2014-02-17T05:00:00Z Five die in North Minneapolis fire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/17/fire-f17.html A father lost five children in an apartment fire in the poverty-stricken neighborhood of North Minneapolis. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c83f38e5-f2e2-45a3-8f61-16c723b00d7I/fire-f17.html 2014-02-17T05:00:00Z Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin found guilty of corruption http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/17/nagi-f17.html Nagin was found guilty in federal court of 20 charges related to corruption while in office. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e6834835-fa88-48b8-aef5-a90d0362177P/nagi-f17.html 2014-02-17T05:00:00Z Workers Inquiry examines political conspiracy behind Detroit bankruptcy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/17/inqu-f17.html The inquiry exposed a political conspiracy to rip up city workers’ pensions and benefits, privatize the DIA and restructure the city in the interests of the rich. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a6d3c10-38ff-4577-8319-385683b0db7K/inqu-f17.html 2014-02-17T05:00:00Z Detroit Inquiry attendees denounce attack on workers’ rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/17/inte-f17.html The WSWS spoke with workers, retirees and youth after the Workers Inquiry. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8721cf4f-0c12-473b-ac3f-c5408fee376N/inte-f17.html 2014-02-17T05:00:00Z