Archive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/ One and a half billion people live on less than $1.25 per day http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/pove-a17.html A new report by the Overseas Development Institute claims that official statistics may undercount the number of people in extreme poverty worldwide by as many as 350 million. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c7140a8-07e4-484c-9af5-4130a626351H/pove-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z A historic attack on Medicare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/pers-a17.html The new Medicare bill, which takes aim at health care for seniors, has been hatched as a conspiracy behind the backs of the American people. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e83541b6-ad0c-4254-8e0e-83a1729ab24I/pers-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z European Union, banks ramp up pressure on Greece’s Syriza government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/gree-a17.html The Syriza government is responding to EU demands for austerity by looting Greece’s cash reserves and preparing further austerity measures against the working class. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f267076-944f-441d-a200-179def4be94L/gree-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z White House and Congress reach deal over Iran nuclear talks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/iran-a17.html The Obama administration signaled approval Tuesday for legislation that would give Congress a role in the event that a deal is reached on Iran’s nuclear program. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/384b9ea2-7cfe-4a06-bdc0-16c4d0de773H/iran-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z Unions organize pro-Democratic Party protests over low wages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/fift-a17.html The demonstrations, organized mainly by the unions, were aimed at boosting Democratic Party politicians at the city, state and national levels. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c4be1c7-9fff-40aa-a74f-a07f1c223a9P/fift-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z Video shows Arizona officer ramming police car into man http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/ariz-a17.html The local district attorney said the officer driving the police cruiser would not be charged. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1aa4f04-3383-4d11-8f82-dbf0a2c3860K/ariz-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z Report documents carnage of US drone war in Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/yeme-j17.html A report released this week documents nine separate instances in which workers, merchants, pregnant women and children were either killed or wounded by American airstrikes. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/187b02f0-8d89-485a-85dd-216370aa4c1F/yeme-j17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z Petrobras crisis intensifies as treasurer of Brazil’s Workers Party arrested http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/braz-a17.html The response of the Rousseff government to the crisis has been to move even further to the right, while handing over key functions of her presidency to right-wing figures. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9213574-b1c9-449f-98c8-835d9a5c035L/braz-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z Germany: Behind the conflict at Volkswagen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/back-a17.html A public attack by Volkswagen chief executive Ferdinand Piëch on the chairman of the board has provoked a leadership crisis at Europe’s largest auto company. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85f3eb55-8783-4a5b-a47b-08956021c95O/back-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z Quebec government criminalizes student strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/cana-a17.html The government is determined to break the student protest movement against its austerity program and to put an end to Quebec’s tradition of political protest through student strikes. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35a1ba45-0ce6-46d3-a4ca-25bf8553365P/cana-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z Australia: Corporate exploitation of Anzac myth triggers a furore http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/anza-a17.html The outcry over Woolworths’ advertising campaign offers a revealing insight into the real character of the official four-year “celebration” of World War I. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84eeb0fe-5458-4704-a27d-880ed4f0a17P/anza-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z Japan’s ruling party wins local elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/japa-a17.html The near-record low turnout is another indication of broad public alienation from the political establishment and parliamentary set-up as a whole. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b9a1066-10b4-4967-8e2e-c9ddb364a1cG/japa-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z Detroit Chrysler workers express support for May Day rally against war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/chry-a17.html Supporters of the SEP and the IYSSE campaigned at the Fiat-Chrysler Warren Truck plant outside Detroit, urging workers to take part in the International May Day 2015 Online Rally. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/238f58c3-18d7-490e-91c0-62501b06ecfG/chry-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z More letters opposing Australian council’s attack on democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/bule-a17.html Burwood City Council is refusing to provide any political explanation for its actions. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df477341-7e15-4247-bfbd-c9295fa6fc3E/bule-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z Journalist Richard Engel’s 2012 kidnapping account was part of drive to war with Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/engl-a17.html NBC’s Engel claimed he was held captive by pro-Assad forces. It turns out his kidnappers were associated with the anti-Assad rebels backed by the US. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0753d02c-be55-437c-80d4-974f2792041O/engl-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z Oppose NATO war mongering: Attend International May Day online rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/game-a17.html The Socialist Equality Party is the only political party putting forward a genuine, socialist, opposition to war in the UK elections. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96a7ab61-c212-4c3b-aa2a-7c61708a4ecI/game-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z The political fraud of Britain’s Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/tusc-a17.html The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition offers no answer for anyone seeking a left alternative to the Labour Party. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9cce8c81-046f-434e-a164-4f1a6e1aabcA/tusc-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/wrks-a17.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c0e8411-9975-46de-9662-7e9fc86792fG/wrks-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z Another 400 refugees feared dead in latest Mediterranean Sea disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/refu-a16.html As desperate migrants increasingly seek refuge in Europe, the EU is transforming the Mediterranean into a no-go zone, resulting in a string of horrific tragedies. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/815d3b25-0596-4244-b9bd-d328cb0b0d0F/refu-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z Blackwater and the crimes of US imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/pers-a16.html This week’s sentencing of four Blackwater mercenaries for the murder of 17 Iraqis only begs the question: Why have no top US officials been held accountable for the deaths of hundreds of thousands? Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7bc25105-d958-434c-bdf8-377bc09f776E/pers-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z US Senate passes “milestone” bill to means-test Medicare, ration health care http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/medi-m16.html The bill, overwhelmingly backed by both Democrats and Republicans, is a significant step in the ongoing drive to attack Medicare and health care in the United States. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68247133-cd94-4545-b18f-4a209cc8581P/medi-m16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z China’s growth rate takes another downturn http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/chin-a16.html The decline in Chinese growth to the lowest point since the global financial crisis is having significant international consequences. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c4c1ed2-3f0a-4be2-90de-038b1fda78aO/chin-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z Obama to take Cuba off state terror list http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/cuba-a16.html The decision clears the way to normalization of US-Cuban ties as well as the penetration of the island’s economy by US finance capital. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ccaa59f-6068-4970-a258-5bf8d619145P/cuba-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z Nordic countries sign defence cooperation agreement aimed at Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/nord-a16.html With the full backing of US imperialism, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Finland and Sweden are committing themselves to transforming the region into yet another flashpoint with Moscow. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/611186d3-68b6-4308-94bd-12ea2a1d755P/nord-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z Ukrainian regime rehabilitates Nazi collaborationists, bans communism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/nazi-a16.html The official promotion of fascist forces who participated in the Nazi Holocaust exposes the ultra-right character of the putsch NATO backed last year in Kiev. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5dbfcfbd-b712-44d3-bc2c-06d8ba65cb5C/nazi-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z Media lends support to Toronto Symphony’s barring of pianist http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/lisi-a16.html Instead of denouncing the TSO’s barring of Valentina Lisitsa as a blatant act of political censorship, the media has widely portrayed it as nothing more than a public relations blunder. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d5a07c4e-2071-4138-94ab-42991d1750aD/lisi-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z Australian government dispatches 330 more troops to Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/aust-a16.html While denying any further expansion of the Australian role in the US-led war, Prime Minister Abbott said such matters were under “constant review.” Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e77935b-8b6e-4bd0-9834-3f6871dc04cL/aust-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z Unions move to end month-long Radio France strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/radi-a16.html The unions are seeking to strangle a strike that challenges French President François Hollande’s austerity policies and threatens to ignite broader social anger in the working class. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8503a0e-6b09-4cd1-8c17-4b41f7e3d39H/radi-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z India: Stalinist CPM begins its 21st congress http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/indi-a16.html With the working class on a collision course with Narendra Modi and his BJP government, the Stalinists intend to redouble their efforts to chain it to the BJP’s big-business political rivals. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/01a84739-7ae0-4ec7-bbcc-5f346474437P/indi-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z Burmese regime signs draft ceasefire with ethnic separatists http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/burm-a16.html The peace accord is part of the government’s bid to meet the demands of the US and its allies in return for a further relaxation of sanctions. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52e505cc-6ec8-4c5c-9751-35b76064a44A/burm-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z State premier threatens to “disengage” from Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/west-a16.html Western Australia’s premier said the state faced its “Boston tea party moment” over the sharing of tax revenues. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85096765-3e7f-4ef5-b72c-bad28c00080K/west-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z University of California doctors strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/ucmd-a16.html For the second time in three months, doctors at the University of California went on strike against the UC administration over stalled contract negotiations. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7a06c16-0fce-4ebf-8741-03d1ecdb10cC/ucmd-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z WSWS readers condemn Australian council ban on anti-war meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/burw-a16.html Scores of emails have been sent from the UK, France, the United States, Thailand and Australia passionately condemning the Labor-controlled council’s ban on the SEP anti-war meeting. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/715b2e44-e292-4f99-98d1-d3f8f3fc57cI/burw-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z SEP election teams speak to workers in London, Glasgow: “Revolution is the only way we are going to change things.” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/inte-a16.html Socialist Equality Party campaign teams in Glasgow Central and in Holborn and St. Pancras in London, have spoken to hundreds of workers and young people in the last few days. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8109f4a1-7dda-47aa-b17c-fff9246a1cfL/inte-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z German professor Herfried Münkler: Combat drones and poison gas are “humane” weapons http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/munk-a16.html That Münkler now places poison gas in the same category as drones shows that inhumane and militaristic attitudes are once again running rampant in ruling circles in Berlin. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52c0d405-c3ef-4efd-8dbc-33f60175b43B/munk-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z Overturn the decision to block IYSSE affiliation on University of Melbourne campus! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/iyss-a16.html The following open letter to the Clubs and Societies Committee at the University of Melbourne is being distributed by members of the IYSSE to students on campus. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f564b213-9d06-49e1-b92d-aa2ceac85e5O/iyss-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z Special offer from Mehring Books http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/mehr-a16.html Sale on <em>Tsar to Lenin</em> and the <em>Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century</em>. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ec059ba-f6ee-4062-8160-b4f622d2e11K/mehr-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z Judge hands down brutal sentences in Atlanta test “cheating” case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/15/atla-a15.html Ten former educators were sentenced to prison Tuesday in a case that has been used to further vilify teachers and promote the privatization of public education. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc0f8ab2-56f5-4d00-803f-f6358db78a5H/atla-a15.html 2015-04-15T05:00:00Z UN imposes arms embargo on rebels as Yemen slaughter continues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/15/yeme-a15.html While the US has provided intelligence and logistical support to the Saudi coalition from the onset of the assault, it has been gradually increasing its involvement in the conflict. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45681250-1174-4cd7-a501-796f86ddbe9B/yeme-a15.html 2015-04-15T05:00:00Z US, Israel condemn Russian missile deal with Iran http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/15/iran-a15.html Moscow’s lifting of its ban on delivery of defensive surface-to-air missiles to Iran has cut across US and Israeli threats of military action. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e17ac25-3455-49a0-b4f8-97f99c1f51eC/iran-a15.html 2015-04-15T05:00:00Z NATO, Russian air intercepts escalate war tensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/15/nato-a15.html Aggressive maneuvers by warplanes over Europe are raising tensions amid a NATO buildup on Russia’s borders. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67687c0d-9a86-47db-8eaa-bbd8da84a8bI/nato-a15.html 2015-04-15T05:00:00Z Republican presidential hopeful proposes means testing of Social Security http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/15/elec-a15.html The proposals from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are a political signal of the direction of social policy for the whole ruling elite in the United States. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d936d53-3a0a-4a53-bd79-959b7b28de2O/elec-a15.html 2015-04-15T05:00:00Z Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis pledges to impose austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/15/gree-a15.html Syriza’s austerity agenda and its pledges to work with the “troika” means that it is heading for a direct collision with the Greek working class. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1acd1956-1bb2-4aa1-aecb-c067821421fE/gree-a15.html 2015-04-15T05:00:00Z Right-wing extremist Geert Wilders delivers diatribe in Dresden, Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/15/pegi-a15.html Although only a few thousand people came to the event, the major media outlets sought to use Wilders’ appearance to resurrect the Islamophobic movement. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2dacfa9d-d585-47e5-9bd8-8171eeee1e7I/pegi-a15.html 2015-04-15T05:00:00Z Thai junta replaces martial law with absolute powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/15/thai-a15.html Almost one year after seizing power in a coup, the US-backed military dictatorship continues to tighten its grip on power. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15f6d779-acc4-4e12-842f-966c9167702E/thai-a15.html 2015-04-15T05:00:00Z Political turmoil continues in Bangladesh http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/15/bang-a15.html Nothing has been resolved in the protracted confrontation between the ruling Awami League and opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c3b8db52-c17d-4351-ad50-66f2e6cefb7A/bang-a15.html 2015-04-15T05:00:00Z Massachusetts governor’s panel calls for attacks on transit workers, privatization http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/15/mbta-j01.html Despite an MBTA maintenance backlog of $6.7 billion, the governor’s panel blames worker absenteeism for the systemic breakdown during February’s snowstorms. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a4d809ab-d53a-44d0-8b76-1596e0e745fJ/mbta-j01.html 2015-04-15T05:00:00Z Oppose the political censorship of the SEP (Australia) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/15/pers-a15.html Everything indicates that discussions have taken place, at far higher levels of the political establishment than the Burwood Council, to ban the SEP’s anti-war meeting. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f7fbb227-85bb-4656-8142-abc95574d1aK/pers-a15.html 2015-04-15T05:00:00Z Campaign for International May Day Rally: workers and youth denounce militarism and war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/15/mayd-a15.html SEP and IYSSE members spoke to workers and students in Detroit, Michigan about the deepening capitalist crisis and the threat of world war. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/64144e5a-595f-4dbf-ac41-e8faf504329O/mayd-a15.html 2015-04-15T05:00:00Z <em>The Gunman</em>, Sean Penn’s attack on WikiLeaks and related matters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/15/gunm-a15.html Penn’s views and activities are worth considering, especially in the light of his recent disgraceful comments about Julian Assange of WikiLeaks and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1611468-18d4-4776-ad93-f483761a64cG/gunm-a15.html 2015-04-15T05:00:00Z Latest UK pension reforms will lead to a yet deeper crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/15/pens-a15.html The move by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition and the major parties is another step in dismantling the pension system. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6783c57a-a015-41a9-a8aa-c0eaa32e4d1N/pens-a15.html 2015-04-15T05:00:00Z Australian city council refuses to revoke ban on SEP meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/15/burw-a15.html The Labor council’s decision to maintain its ban is an expression of its hostility to any discussion among workers and youth on the dangers of militarism and imperialist war. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d20991d-969f-4025-ad45-c1a920b9926A/burw-a15.html 2015-04-15T05:00:00Z US government targeted second American citizen for assassination http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/usdr-a14.html In a lead article posted Monday, the <em>New York Times</em> revealed the name of an American citizen who had been placed on the so-called “kill list” for drone assassination. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e853a076-e756-4063-9ef7-7046bda06b2B/usdr-a14.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z Obama and Castro at the OAS summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/pers-a14.html The Cuban leader praised Obama for his “humility” and “honesty,” while exonerating him for all the crimes of US imperialism. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/926dc059-ccd4-48c4-b879-9c8d812c659B/pers-a14.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z Australian citizen on US drone “kill list” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/dron-a14.html The complicity of the Australian political establishment underscores not only its support for Washington’s crimes but its contempt for democratic rights at home. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/964bd965-bcda-47d8-a1cd-e6848ea3186G/dron-a14.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z Egyptian junta condemns Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie to death http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/badi-a14.html The trials of Muslim Brotherhood leaders aim to promote an atmosphere of political terror in Egypt, aimed in the final analysis at the working class. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/70e4a7d7-487e-4f47-bfee-17d140e0fdfO/badi-a14.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z Tulsa, Oklahoma deputy who shot unarmed man charged with manslaughter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/tuls-a14.html Charges were filed Monday against Robert Bates for the killing of Eric Harris, as the victim's family denounced the shooting and subsequent brutal actions of police. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf00bb3b-ec81-4142-a810-c87f8d7e423G/tuls-a14.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z Blackwater mercenaries sentenced for 2007 Iraq massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/blac-a14.html Four former employees of private security contractor Blackwater were sentenced to lengthy prison terms on Monday for their role in the notorious Nisour Square slayings. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e9ea196-c033-41db-bcd0-27136146f05D/blac-a14.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z US defense secretary promotes “pivot” in South Korea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/kore-a14.html Carter made clear that Washington is intent on increasing its overall military presence in the country. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53dd5ee1-5bbd-4a7e-8e2e-bc5fb29e11eE/kore-a14.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z Congressional briefing paper highlights US/UK tensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/spec-a14-.html A report prepared by the Congressional Research Service concludes, “The UK may not be viewed as centrally relevant to the United States in all of the issues... on the US agenda.” Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/845b7520-7fcb-46ad-bb53-47d09ebcd4dL/spec-a14-.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z French officials debunk NATO warnings of Russian invasion of Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/fren-a14.html Like the Iraq war launched by the Bush administration in 2003, the NATO drive to rearm Europe and prepare for war against Russia is based on lies. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9af7aa99-9cf9-44ea-8589-b787ab85edbM/fren-a14.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z US deports Salvadoran war criminal Vides Casanova http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/vide-a14.html The former defense minister argued that he was only acting in accord with Washington’s policy in El Salvador. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b78cba45-f1d8-4f62-9181-635446c2ffbN/vide-a14.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z Drownings in Rio Grande increase after US Border Patrol expansion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/immi-a14.html Drowning deaths along the US-Mexico border have spiked since last fall as the Border Patrol increased its surveillance. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/58f148f5-1fc9-4956-9e05-1702ca716b3P/immi-a14.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z Letters demand Australian council reverse censorship of SEP http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/blet-a14.html The letters condemn the Burwood Council’s cancellation of the SEP’s booking for a public meeting entitled “Anzac Day, the glorification of militarism and the drive to World War III.” Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67781b51-f477-41ea-a32c-266c7b607e8G/blet-a14.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z 150 years since the assassination of Abraham Lincoln http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/linc-a14.html In office, Lincoln guided the Civil War and transformed it from a struggle for the preservation of the Union into a revolutionary war for the abolition of slavery. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2a55d9e-12d6-4641-98bc-37bd26e0088F/linc-a14.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z World famous German author Günter Grass dies at age 87 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/gras-a14.html Grass was one of the most important German writers of the 20th century and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1999. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6379acbd-6155-4221-8009-eecb7e22042D/gras-a14.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z <em>The Good Soldier Švejk</em>: A classic satire about World War I http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/svej-a14.html Josef Švejk is a Czech soldier who makes himself appear a fool to get around his superiors and fights a peculiar and hilarious war of attrition against the difficult circumstances he finds himself in. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e310a06e-6e75-4e9c-a311-9171e0d9febB/svej-a14.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z Why is Syriza demanding reparations from Germany? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/gree-a14.html Demands for reparations are inappropriate means of combating fascism, war and social attacks. They do nothing to address their causes, but rather serve to reproduce them. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c3ff1a96-5a6f-470c-9f39-cacf162b14dD/gree-a14.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z Holborn and St. Pancras: A long association with the revolutionary workers movement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/hsp2-a14.html The Holborn and St. Pancras district in London is deeply associated with the struggle for the political independence of the working class. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb95e978-205a-4972-b068-09de8b9acebO/hsp2-a14.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/wkrs-a14.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ee53aa0-b10d-434d-8806-e6e0b2822e1K/wkrs-a14.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z Yemen slaughter escalates as regional powers exchange threats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/yeme-a13.html US-backed and Saudi-led military forces bombarding Yemen “will soon take action on the ground,” a Saudi commander vowed this weekend. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53c0bafb-2956-4072-a971-dcb0d7d566fI/yeme-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z No to imperialist war! Join the 2015 International May Day Online Rally! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/pers-a13.html Not since 1939, on the eve of World War II, has the danger of world war been so immediate, nor a mass movement of the working class against imperialism so necessary. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/362fd680-0f6e-4311-b899-61c2dbc29cfG/pers-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z Obama heightens tensions over South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/scse-a13.html Over the past five years, the US has deliberately inflamed territorial disputes in the South China Sea into dangerous flashpoints that risk triggering a war. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af53818c-2500-45ae-ac20-3121534c359J/scse-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z Hillary Clinton announces presidential campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/clin-a13.html The Democratic frontrunner in the 2016 presidential campaign formally announced her candidacy Sunday in an online video utterly devoid of political content. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/daef3640-fc92-4bc6-bdfd-001fb49fa8fH/clin-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z Obama, Raul Castro meet at Panama summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/cuba-a13.html The summit meeting is part of an accelerating effort by the US and Cuba to establish a new political and economic relationship between American imperialism and its former semi-colony. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f1de997-8e9e-494d-8072-907b51ae148A/cuba-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z Hundreds attend funeral for South Carolina man killed by cop http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/poli-a13.html The funeral of Walter Scott took place the same day as a report that only eleven police officers had been convicted in connection with the thousands of police killings since 2005. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d1f2ff62-67fd-4bb1-950b-04c82052a68N/poli-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z Virginia’s Democratic governor moves to expand police surveillance powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/virg-a13.html The move to undermine the population’s protections against police spying is of a piece with the anti-democratic policies undertaken by the Democratic Party nationwide. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56afe9f1-cb44-4a10-aef1-66b8a9a38f9K/virg-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z ISIS takeover of Yarmouk marks new stage in Syrian conflict http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/yarm-a13.html The takeover of the Palestinian-populated enclave is the first time ISIS has gained a foothold so near to the Syrian capital Damascus, the stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/565c4ca0-5eb6-4a2d-9e6f-634c91c8b27B/yarm-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z Indian Stalinists meet amid political-organizational crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/indi-a13.html Support for the CPM has hemorrhaged as a result of its leading role in implementing the bourgeoisie’s drive to make India a global hub of cheap-labor production. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93e53e9f-fe40-4e1c-93c2-1d11cb13ec5N/indi-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z Oil giants and USW seek concessions at last refineries still on strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/oil-a13.html As the oil companies insist there is no money to improve working conditions or wages, last week Shell announced a $70 billion takeover of the natural gas company BG. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a9e36a59-43d3-4f07-966e-57310014519K/oil-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z After Le Pen’s pro-Nazi outburst, French media try to normalize neo-fascists http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/lepe-a13.html Layers of the ruling class who want to promote the National Front are pressing the party to verbally distance itself from Jean-Marie Le Pen’s pro-Nazi sympathies. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a844fadd-c828-4171-861e-9203d454048I/lepe-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z German postal workers strike against outsourcing of jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/germ-a13.html While the trade union was forced to call a short-term strike, it is involved at the highest level in the restructuring of Deutsche Post and associated attacks on working conditions. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d6687d7-e82c-4845-8346-60435c14500O/germ-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: Relatives of “disappeared” Tamils protest in Colombo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/warv-a13.html Holding photographs of their missing loved ones, wives and mothers demanded that the government release them. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f569ebaa-95c1-4197-bdac-e9a93ddcbbfO/warv-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z South African police fire on protesting foreign nationals http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/safr-a13.html The forces directing enmity against foreigners seek to deflect attention from the responsibility of the South Africa ruling elite in condemning millions to poverty. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b85c2f71-b009-4176-b975-ca4d31f4519F/safr-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z Australian workers and youth oppose Labor council’s ban on SEP anti-war meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/camp-a13.html Hundreds of people have signed petitions demanding that Burwood Council reverse its decision to block the SEP’s April 26 anti-war meeting. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c932581a-99ea-45bd-9987-5ac7e1b6980G/camp-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z Defenders of democratic rights condemn Australian council’s anti-war meeting ban http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/emai-a13.html Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b4d5055-a7a0-4a9c-8c2a-fa2861d4d09D/emai-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z Letter to Burwood Council from SEP National Secretary James Cogan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/burw-a13.html The following letter demanding the reversal of the cancellation of the SEP’s hall booking was sent on April 13. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d940002c-9fa0-468a-b522-e0038c832f5L/burw-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z Holborn and St. Pancras: London’s great social divide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/holb-a13.html A quarter of households in the constituency have incomes of £20,000 or less, while in St. Pancras and Somers Town this figure rises to 44 percent. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/435d0612-6fe4-4231-b4bc-f9cefe5e8ceH/holb-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z Media tributes for Victor Gotbaum, union leader who saved banks in 1975 New York City fiscal crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/gotb-a13.html Gotbaum’s precedent-setting surrender of New York City workers’ rights in the 1970s paved the way for the American ruling class’ offensive against workers throughout the US and the record inequality of today. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7341b282-fbdf-42c6-bafb-084403ccebbK/gotb-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z This week in history: April 13-19 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/twih-a13.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7fc86854-c9e4-4b52-9e04-1ee8a6fcc71G/twih-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z IMF warns of slow growth, high unemployment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/11/econ-a11.html The IMF’s analysis amounts to a tacit acknowledgement that the crisis is of historical dimensions and the underlying problems in the global capitalist system have not been resolved. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eefa855b-df30-4954-9844-1fdfef52ee4G/econ-a11.html 2015-04-11T05:00:00Z US presidential campaign begins: A travesty of democracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/11/pers-a11.html Both Hillary Clinton and her Republican rivals are seeking the support of the billionaire financiers who will determine the course of the 2016 campaign. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/77869667-c3fc-4109-a6f8-54b08a1fe5aA/pers-a11.html 2015-04-11T05:00:00Z Texas executes mentally ill man who shot police officer http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/11/exec-a11.html The execution took place the same day that Oklahoma passed a law allowing prisoners to be killed by nitrogen gas asphyxiation. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e82dbe4-b219-43c8-b343-185365930b7C/exec-a11.html 2015-04-11T05:00:00Z California police caught on video beating man after chase http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/11/poli-a11.html After surrendering peacefully, Francis Pusok was shocked with a Taser twice and struck 58 times by police. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a6122471-7a4c-4fed-ae4e-881e5762147P/poli-a11.html 2015-04-11T05:00:00Z NATO rearmament increases risk of war in Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/11/natb-a11.html NATO’s military buildup in Eastern Europe is increasingly taking the form of preparation for war against Russia. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/83756b11-e06e-453b-ae06-ecc651f2e47H/natb-a11.html 2015-04-11T05:00:00Z French oil giant Total uses Chinese funds to finance Russian oil project http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/11/tota-a11.html As the imperialist powers in North America and Europe seek to divide up markets in Russia and Asia, inter-imperialist tensions are coming to the fore. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0c266b1-43c2-42d4-af2d-8ba62f4d4beB/tota-a11.html 2015-04-11T05:00:00Z Obama green lights weapons sales to Egypt, Pakistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/11/usar-a11.html The arms transfers are being coordinated to meet the needs of the US-backed, Saudi and Egyptian-led war against Yemen Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45b82b8e-da8a-48ff-8749-0e2fe763dceL/usar-a11.html 2015-04-11T05:00:00Z Obama, Castro to meet at Americas summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/11/sota-a11.html The meeting, the first between top US and Cuban officials in nearly six decades, is part of a rapprochement between Washington and Havana. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45672a2b-d765-42af-bd75-ac4020e31b2L/sota-a11.html 2015-04-11T05:00:00Z Scottish nationalist advocates “devo-max” in Aberdeen leaders’ debate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/11/scot-a11.html SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said she would push for complete control of taxation and spending in Scotland “as quickly as the other parties agree to give it.” Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5340dc43-dbf4-4d31-b8d8-dd62e732bd5M/scot-a11.html 2015-04-11T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan government postpones constitutional amendment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/11/cons-a11.html The proposed changes are not to defend democratic rights but to hoodwink working people as the government prepares to impose its austerity agenda. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bddf5a72-f381-421a-b05d-761b77cc586N/cons-a11.html 2015-04-11T05:00:00Z Massive fire at Chinese chemical factory http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/11/chin-a11.html Industrial accidents in China are a regular occurrence amid the corporate drive to boost profits at the expense of safety and health standards. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fee63fc5-1448-4648-ac9c-9a48e8f9ef9J/chin-a11.html 2015-04-11T05:00:00Z Canada: Conservatives fast-tracking Bill C-51 into law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/11/cana-a11.html Canada’s Conservative government is determined to adopt legislation that attacks core democratic rights. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e87afc9-c393-4afb-93bd-5156a9c18b0D/cana-a11.html 2015-04-11T05:00:00Z The UAW’s loyal opposition http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/11/note-a11.html At last month’s UAW bargaining convention, a group of self-styled “dissidents” worked to bolster illusions that the UAW is a viable organization that can be reformed through pressure from below. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d6830b28-c3ab-4554-add9-ad09174702eK/note-a11.html 2015-04-11T05:00:00Z <em>Cymbeline</em>: Michael Almereyda returns to Shakespeare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/11/cymb-a11.html Michael Almereyda, who previously directed a version of Hamlet starring Ethan Hawke, has turned to one of Shakespeare’s lesser known plays, with intelligent results. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2cec7fc7-2af8-42c9-a604-fa1ae4058a5K/cymb-a11.html 2015-04-11T05:00:00Z Australian council cancels hall booking for SEP anti-war meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/11/burw-a11.html It is already clear that Burwood Council cancelled the hall booking in a knee-jerk response to phone calls from racist and nationalist elements. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c78561d2-f97c-4fe9-9c1a-1b549228492P/burw-a11.html 2015-04-11T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party overturns election hustings exclusion in Camden http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/11/hust-a11.html The exclusion of SEP general election candidate David O’Sullivan was overturned after the chair was forced to call a vote. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5518715d-3c97-46bf-93ab-cc2acda06c1K/hust-a11.html 2015-04-11T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/11/labo-a11.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae5885b6-f920-4ddb-8df9-1ee88fda7b7E/labo-a11.html 2015-04-11T05:00:00Z Killer cop in South Carolina shooting had history of brutality http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/10/poli-a10.html The North Charleston, South Carolina police department exonerated Michael Slager after he repeatedly used a Taser on an innocent and unarmed man in 2013. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57b4871b-c637-4004-9402-ef7fd35690bE/poli-a10.html 2015-04-10T05:00:00Z Obama’s criminal war against Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/10/pers-a10.html Washington is arming and directing a war by Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf monarchies against the poorest country in the Middle East. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b4e9c46-727d-468d-b874-56e6e1aa954A/pers-a10.html 2015-04-10T05:00:00Z Greece makes €450 million payment to International Monetary Fund http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/10/gree-a10.html In the face of the dire social conditions in Greece, the Syriza-led government’s pledge to repay all debts are an unmistakable commitment to further austerity. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/adc5236b-c88e-4d87-a656-4c01ac11732J/gree-a10.html 2015-04-10T05:00:00Z Amidst widespread strikes, limited turnout at French union demonstrations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/10/fran-a10.html Despite overwhelming opposition to Socialist Party (PS) austerity, workers sense that PS-allied unions offer no way forward in a struggle against austerity. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9dd32285-fba1-422f-9059-8014fbb8581F/fran-a10.html 2015-04-10T05:00:00Z Obama visits Jamaica as part of regional “energy security” initiative http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/10/jama-a10.html The president’s one-day visit to the island nation was part of a political offensive aimed at shoring up US hegemony in the Caribbean and Central America. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/12e9795d-1615-4199-bb88-efb3c8af149A/jama-a10.html 2015-04-10T05:00:00Z Iranian regime cautiously embraces international nuclear deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/10/iran-a10.html Public criticism has been largely limited to the terms of the agreement, with no prominent figure calling for an end to the talks. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/230e5768-4454-4b4c-83f8-b68f8339f21M/iran-a10.html 2015-04-10T05:00:00Z NDP opposes Canada’s role in Mideast war on tactical grounds http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/10/cana-a10.html The debate over Canada’s participation in the US-led war in the Middle East has once again demonstrated that the New Democrats are a pro-imperialist party. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c6f39ac-be81-45f3-bc2a-9921b136c66B/cana-a10.html 2015-04-10T05:00:00Z Air Force base jet fuel spill threatens Albuquerque water supply http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/10/kirt-a10.html Air Force officials say the fuel has been leaking from an underground pipe for at least 40 years dating back to the 1970s. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fdda970f-b8a9-466b-87ed-fd423ce723fN/kirt-a10.html 2015-04-10T05:00:00Z Tata ends British Steel pension scheme http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/10/pens-a10.html The Indian steel giant stands to save around £1 billion by ending the defined benefit pensions it inherited from the once state-owned British steelmaker Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d6107c57-5d19-44b1-8a99-0376ba473b5M/pens-a10.html 2015-04-10T05:00:00Z German Left Party leader praises right-wing politician Peter Gauweiler http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/10/lafo-a10.html Following the resignation of Peter Gauweiler from political office, Left Party stalwart Oskar Lafontaine praised the CSU right-winger in the German tabloid <em>Bild</em>. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c7ab87c-4c0e-4e50-8dc4-fdac66b9640M/lafo-a10.html 2015-04-10T05:00:00Z Dutch Labor Party collapses in provincial elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/10/pvda-a10.html Amid mass abstention, voters dealt a sharp rebuff to the Netherlands’ ruling liberal and social-democratic parties. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/945e136f-8f4a-47c9-8493-2ff95339810M/pvda-a10.html 2015-04-10T05:00:00Z Australian Senate tax grandstanding: A preparation for austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/10/taxe-a10.html The posturing in a Senate committee this week over the need to “tax the rich” is window dressing for deeper cuts to essential social spending. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71849d86-7f78-4fa3-a88a-f8196d2394aK/taxe-a10.html 2015-04-10T05:00:00Z New Zealanders shun Camp Gallipoli WWI celebration http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/10/gall-a10.html The Camp Gallipoli debacle reflects widespread anti-war sentiment among ordinary people who are hostile to the campaign to glorify World War I. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87c5070c-cd56-4491-89c3-abde2b17b87M/gall-a10.html 2015-04-10T05:00:00Z Fifty years since the death of Viola Liuzzo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/10/liuz-a10.html The fight against Jim Crow segregation drew in white workers and youth as well as African-Americans from the North and the South. Liuzzo’s determination to participate in the civil rights struggle reflected great changes taking place in the US in the 1960s. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a46ef66e-79b0-4043-b574-69bdb36a88dJ/liuz-a10.html 2015-04-10T05:00:00Z SEP candidate for Glasgow Central addresses Caledonian University hustings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/10/scot-a10.html Not only was SEP candidate Katie Rhodes the only socialist speaking, she was the only one speaking for a party that did not define itself as “Scottish”. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/569ce3db-0874-4e3c-88c2-28265342162J/scot-a10.html 2015-04-10T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/10/wkrs-a10.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/66c77322-54e7-4da2-857d-398384d3dcbK/wkrs-a10.html 2015-04-10T05:00:00Z Industrial action mounts in France against Socialist Party’s austerity drive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/09/fran-a09.html In seeking to resist reactionary policies in France and across Europe, the working class faces a political struggle against the Socialist Party and the European Union. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c010d6e9-f43f-4850-bc38-361e3a6c0e2N/fran-a09.html 2015-04-09T05:00:00Z Police murder in South Carolina http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/09/pers-a09.html A video released Tuesday shows police officer Michael Slager shooting unarmed Walter Scott in the back—the latest in an unending series of police murders in the US. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bf613ebe-adf6-415e-856f-007ddccda56C/pers-a09.html 2015-04-09T05:00:00Z Tsarnaev found guilty on all counts in Boston bombing trial http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/09/bost-a09.html While there is no doubt that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is guilty of a horrific crime, the more fundamental issues in the bombing are being excluded from the media coverage of the trial. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/497b182e-6900-4749-9ef7-c405f7b7eb2E/bost-a09.html 2015-04-09T05:00:00Z Greece’s Tsipras manoeuvres with Russia in bid to strike better bargain with Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/09/gree-a09.html The moves towards Russia are seen by sections of the Greek bourgeoisie as a bargaining chip in their ongoing negotiations with the European powers over Greece's debts. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80069448-dbcb-4ae9-a2db-7d803c88337C/gree-a09.html 2015-04-09T05:00:00Z Greek riot police clash with protesters in Athens and at Hellas gold mine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/09/riot-a09-a09.html Attacks on Syriza by opposition parties for its supposed leniency last Friday prompted the alternate minister for public order, Yiannis Panousis, to call for the suppression of protests. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2281cc9e-2416-45f4-af06-095a6ba2c8bE/riot-a09-a09.html 2015-04-09T05:00:00Z US defence secretary warns China over Asian maritime disputes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/09/cart-a09.html Ashton Carter is visiting Japan and South Korea to integrate their militaries more closely into the Pentagon’s preparations for war with China. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aaebc1b7-94fc-4e85-a9d3-ae8ed3d9f80E/cart-a09.html 2015-04-09T05:00:00Z Police killing of 10-year-old sparks protests in Brazil http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/09/braz-a09.html The brutal police violence is unfolding as the government prepares to implement a punishing austerity package to meet the demands of global finance capital. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc21b7f2-f650-42be-80be-8b7427d13eaD/braz-a09.html 2015-04-09T05:00:00Z Right-wing Democrat reelected as Chicago mayor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/09/chic-a09.html The first-ever runoff election for mayor in the city of Chicago resulted in a second term for current mayor Rahm Emanuel, who is preparing major cuts to pensions and city services. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4cbb75d-cc0e-437c-ae27-5c5b42f5b2fE/chic-a09.html 2015-04-09T05:00:00Z US drug agency tracked billions of international phone calls http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/09/data-a09.html A report in <i>USA Today</i> found that the Drug Enforcement Administration tracked most international phone calls made from the US over a period of two decades. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/511ce5ed-a265-42cf-8ae3-8b972fb6ee6H/data-a09.html 2015-04-09T05:00:00Z Bills in Kansas and Missouri target public aid recipients http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/09/miso-a09.html The punitive and vindictive proposals aim to sharply limit public aid benefits going to the poorest and most vulnerable sections of the working class. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08eaa33a-79a8-4c4e-a113-aecdf46e003L/miso-a09.html 2015-04-09T05:00:00Z Affordable housing increasingly scarce in New York City http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/09/home-a09.html A growing number of people are being forced into city homeless shelters or onto the streets as the demand for luxury condominiums pushes rents ever higher. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd6f6943-0013-4bde-9263-62d9d4d4beaA/home-a09.html 2015-04-09T05:00:00Z Toronto Symphony bans pianist critical of Kiev regime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/09/pian-a09.html The cancellation of Valentina Lisitsa’s Toronto performances is a brazen act of political censorship. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7d83112d-7cdf-48fc-bb11-2643d6faefdM/pian-a09.html 2015-04-09T05:00:00Z China’s former security chief indicted on corruption charges http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/09/chin-a09.html Xi Jinping’s government is cracking down on state-owned enterprises as it imposes a pro-market agenda. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28cb8673-e94f-4322-b48e-e6d4d5c8a33H/chin-a09.html 2015-04-09T05:00:00Z Harun Farocki’s <em>Labour in a Single Shot</em> in Berlin: An exhibition of films about working people http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/09/faro-a09.html The final project of German filmmaker Harun Farocki (1944-2014) brings together dozens of short films about working people. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c8eb437-424b-4742-ae6c-c7c35547595J/faro-a09.html 2015-04-09T05:00:00Z John Oliver’s interview with Edward Snowden: Pseudo-satire in defense of NSA surveillance http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/09/oliv-a09.html The comedy host had the audacity to reprimand the NSA whistleblower during an interview broadcast as part of Sunday’s edition of the “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.” Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/65d86727-8ece-4639-b66f-217c2b5e1aeA/oliv-a09.html 2015-04-09T05:00:00Z Glasgow Central: SEP on the ballot in socially-polarised constituency http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/09/gla1-a09.html Some of the most depressed neighbourhoods in Glasgow fall within the constituency. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e302aca-7efc-43ed-979d-7d6dfc45dbfI/gla1-a09.html 2015-04-09T05:00:00Z Glasgow Central: A history of working class struggle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/09/gla2-a09.html Savage conditions in the early days of industrial production along with terrible overcrowding and insanitary housing gave rise to decades of brutal class warfare. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d67549b7-f12a-4607-b9f9-8a3bc58a95aM/gla2-a09.html 2015-04-09T05:00:00Z Eight dead in Maryland following utility shutoff http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/08/mary-a08.html Rodney Todd and his children were the apparent victims of carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator they were using after the local utility company cut off power to the financially struggling family. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a8784e4-d728-4566-b1ed-8a5f1e63227E/mary-a08.html 2015-04-08T05:00:00Z Syriza discusses the need for state repression http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/08/pers-a08.html Behind the smokescreen provided by its apologists, Syriza is making its preparations for the time when rhetoric will no longer suffice to cover for its imposition of austerity. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a5a6a49-1b04-4215-a6d6-54e2757c70dD/pers-a08.html 2015-04-08T05:00:00Z US-backed assault creating humanitarian disaster in Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/08/yeme-a08.html The US-supported, Saudi-led bombardment has killed and maimed more than 100 children. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef957e92-9f5a-4cd2-9b85-6fa33d9446eI/yeme-a08.html 2015-04-08T05:00:00Z New York Governor Cuomo cuts financial aid to immigrants from state budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/08/nyci-a08.html Governor Cuomo has abandoned his campaign pledge to pass the Dream Act granting undocumented students equal access to financial aid. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e7ae0ab3-c3e0-47f6-85dc-9f679f9c5e2D/nyci-a08.html 2015-04-08T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania: Wealthy pay less in taxes, but receive more money for education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/08/penn-a08.html The wealthy in Pennsylvania pay less in taxes while receiving more in per-pupil education spending than working class school districts. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/431b6cfc-4bf9-46c1-91d3-473acc3f3ddO/penn-a08.html 2015-04-08T05:00:00Z Behind the airline workers strike at Alitalia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/08/alit-a08.html While the airlines continue to attack employees’ wages and working conditions, the unions pursue a purely nationalist strategy directed against their own members. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a7a6321-da68-434b-8807-39a7fd6ee1fD/alit-a08.html 2015-04-08T05:00:00Z Third witness dies in German trial against far-right NSU http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/08/nsua-a08.html Melissa M. is the third witness to die under mysterious circumstances in the investigation into murders committed by the National Socialist Underground. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93c51f50-27b3-4c9f-9a92-6f615b2707dC/nsua-a08.html 2015-04-08T05:00:00Z Australian central bank warns of worsening economic outlook http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/08/econ-a08.html Yesterday’s Reserve Bank decision to leave record low interest rates on hold highlights the precarious state of Australian capitalism. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74e5c8a4-2218-41a0-baca-437817ac4a3C/econ-a08.html 2015-04-08T05:00:00Z Australia: Socialist Alliance lauds Greens wins in NSW election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/08/soca-a08.html The pseudo-left organisation ascribes to the Greens vote an anti-capitalist and even socialist character that it does not have. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92de76ce-25eb-4f63-919a-dbd0a5e44a6P/soca-a08.html 2015-04-08T05:00:00Z Australia: Political witch-hunt against Sydney University academic http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/08/educ-a08.html The attempt to remove Lynch from his academic position is part of a broader assault on democratic rights on university campuses. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d82753f-44ef-423e-b8b2-fbd9f2ffd50I/educ-a08.html 2015-04-08T05:00:00Z The insider trading fix and class justice in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/08/just-a08.html In America, “justice” for the working class and poor is remorseless, brutal and final. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34d89daa-dfbc-43a6-9234-b28670c4f06F/just-a08.html 2015-04-08T05:00:00Z Detroit arts projects highlight brutal US prison system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/08/natu-a08.html Recent exhibitions and ongoing projects examine human rights abuses throughout the US prison system, focusing on the sentencing of juveniles to life in prison without parole. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d22a7e02-0c35-4fdd-9607-2604f11d52dB/natu-a08.html 2015-04-08T05:00:00Z CERN restarts Large Hadron Collider http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/08/lhcr-a08.html As a result of two years of upgrades, the world’s most powerful particle accelerator will generate 30 petabytes of data per year in the search for a deeper understanding of nature. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f036f75-46f0-470b-83bb-82e2c966fbaI/lhcr-a08.html 2015-04-08T05:00:00Z London: The Kingsway pavement fire and the need for socialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/08/fire-a08.html Thousands of workers had to be evacuated from the Holborn area. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d8e3a36-c12d-4f86-9c16-7d4edf26f34H/fire-a08.html 2015-04-08T05:00:00Z Australian “No to racism rallies” silent on Labor and union role http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/07/race-a07.html Under conditions of political crisis, right-wing nationalist and neo-fascist organisations are raising their heads, exploiting fears whipped up about Islamic immigrants. Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cde2942f-1192-4533-be81-197cb370b8eF/race-a07.html 2015-04-07T05:00:00Z Fascist leader Yarosh appointed advisor to Ukrainian army http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/07/ukra-a07.html On the basis of the struggle against “communism,” the regime in Kiev installed and financed by the West is turning ever more directly into an ultra-right dictatorship. Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f2f579a-f049-4c42-ad5e-bc277b9cfd6D/ukra-a07.html 2015-04-07T05:00:00Z The political issues in the Chicago mayoral election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/07/pers-a07.html The phony “populist” campaign of “Chuy” Garcia has been mounted, under conditions of mass disaffection from the two-party system, to head off the emergence of a politically independent movement of the working class. Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8197c7d-c972-4e80-8940-2135f0dea55J/pers-a07.html 2015-04-07T05:00:00Z Syriza promises IMF Greece will “meet all obligations to all its creditors” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/07/gree-a07.html Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis flew to Washington on an unscheduled trip to assure the IMF that the Syriza-led government will pay it €450 million this week. Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a4c20f46-78da-4888-b1bc-929239ec4b5N/gree-a07.html 2015-04-07T05:00:00Z Obama defends Iran nuclear pact as Pentagon prepares for war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/07/iran-a07.html The Pentagon tested a new “bunker-buster” bomb, the most destructive non-nuclear weapon it has, to ensure Washington is “able to provide military options for Iran.” Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38537111-3454-45e5-a8c3-7d5696573c0O/iran-a07.html 2015-04-07T05:00:00Z Preparing ground invasion of Yemen, Saudi military to raze some 100 border towns http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/07/yeme-a07.html Even before a ground campaign, the US-backed Saudi-led war against Yemen has produced hundreds of civilian casualties and growing social breakdown. Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93a082b5-f73c-4534-a831-f4cc9ee9d9aM/yeme-a07.html 2015-04-07T05:00:00Z Detroit water department lays off all building maintenance workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/07/dwsd-a07.html In the move toward the transition to a new regional water authority, the Detroit water department is launching an assault on the jobs and living standard of workers Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/134998c3-8b74-48ca-ae9a-d29965a421aO/dwsd-a07.html 2015-04-07T05:00:00Z Pseudo-left rally behind Scottish National Party at anti-nuclear submarine rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/07/scot-a07.html The organisers of Saturday’s protest are seeking to channel opposition to war behind capitalist parties fully committed to militarism. Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ae41f95-5048-4106-a062-3f80b4fe9f6K/scot-a07.html 2015-04-07T05:00:00Z French bosses’ call to end permanent job contracts, facilitate mass layoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/07/mede-a07.html The French business group Medef is calling for the creation of a new type of job contract in order to facilitate individual and mass sackings of workers. Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca0b07f7-973f-41b5-9b6d-9ad3c59f040K/mede-a07.html 2015-04-07T05:00:00Z Germany: Speculation mounts over Thyssen Krupp plan to outsource steel production http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/07/thys-a07.html Speculation is growing at Germany’s largest technology firm that Thyssen Krupp may be preparing to separate from its steel production division, affecting some 26,000 jobs. Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2bbcc19-5f98-4613-868a-408228306b3E/thys-a07.html 2015-04-07T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan president performs delicate balancing act in Beijing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/07/slch-a07.html Newly-elected Sirisena has shifted foreign policy toward the US and India, but has few options other than to seek much-needed financial assistance from China. Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/606b1656-a06b-4822-a577-f1399c35c5fI/slch-a07.html 2015-04-07T05:00:00Z New Zealand: Sham inquiry established into spying revelations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/07/gcsb-a07.html The aim of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security’s investigation is to whitewash the mass surveillance carried out by the Government Communications Security Bureau. Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e1d32f6-4eca-44ea-839a-2efe83e809eL/gcsb-a07.html 2015-04-07T05:00:00Z Rolling Stone’s retraction of University of Virginia gang rape story http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/07/roll-a07.html <em>Rolling Stone</em> magazine commissioned Steve Coll, dean of the Columbia School of Journalism, and two colleagues, to investigate the writing and publication of “A Rape on Campus.” Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8cc5ab0a-2196-4dd4-bd93-986614b2221A/roll-a07.html 2015-04-07T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/07/wkrs-a07.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87c2d76a-7433-40ee-a03e-161612b03ddI/wkrs-a07.html 2015-04-07T05:00:00Z Mass killings, looting in Tikrit by US-backed Shiite militia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/06/iraq-a06.html Amnesty International is investigating reports of widespread human rights violations by Shiite militiamen after the recapture of Tikrit from ISIS. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7773ba55-70bf-4a91-90f6-2882e2eb503H/iraq-a06.html 2015-04-06T05:00:00Z Iran nuclear deal: US prepares for new wars http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/06/pers-a06.html The agreement with Iran does not represent a US turn towards peace, but is aimed at buttressing Washington’s position as it plans for war with Russia and China. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/356b0834-bd4c-4267-a150-b2b8ea04d63D/pers-a06.html 2015-04-06T05:00:00Z UK sends military trainers to Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/06/uksy-a06.html The aim is to create a militia capable of installing a regime in Syria that will carry out the dictates of the imperialist powers. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46b4deac-e58e-42ca-bbc2-9af8129db53M/uksy-a06.html 2015-04-06T05:00:00Z Alabama prisoner released after 28 years on death row http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/06/pris-a06.html Alabama authorities spent nearly three decades trying to execute Anthony Ray Hinton for a crime he did not commit. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d4148dc-4b29-4cd8-82bd-c558e3cb521I/pris-a06.html 2015-04-06T05:00:00Z Mass strike by Vietnamese shoe workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/06/viet-a06.html As many as 90,000 workers conducted a week-long strike against a government attack on their social insurance benefits. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0cd1eb8-94b8-40dd-8eb3-a115f84a580O/viet-a06.html 2015-04-06T05:00:00Z DiCaprio proposes resort on private island to “change the world” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/06/dica-a06.html Leonardo DiCaprio’s proposal to build an eco-resort for the super-rich reflects a Hollywood aristocracy separated from the population by an unbridgeable chasm based on vast wealth and privilege. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/214f00a3-907f-457a-af28-777df99cb7cM/dica-a06.html 2015-04-06T05:00:00Z Anzac Day, the glorification of militarism and the drive to World War III http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/06/anza-a06.html The Anzac Day celebrations are part of conscious efforts to indoctrinate youth with patriotism and drown out anti-war sentiment. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/037d1873-d3af-410e-ac14-d8a14f947c9L/anza-a06.html 2015-04-06T05:00:00Z Federal judge bans pilot strike at Las Vegas-based airline http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/06/alle-a06.html The US government has all but abolished the right of airline workers to strike. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/da2bde32-d15b-495b-8d80-4a9988836fcG/alle-a06.html 2015-04-06T05:00:00Z USW continues betrayal of remaining oil refinery strikers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/06/oils-a06.html The United Steelworkers union pushed through a sellout contract at the striking Marathon refinery in Kentucky last Friday, further isolating workers at the remaining four struck facilities. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/507ea959-b08b-436b-8e7c-5123300e05fI/oils-a06.html 2015-04-06T05:00:00Z Workers and youth denounce social conditions, express no confidence in Chicago mayoral candidates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/06/chgo-a06.html Workers and youth in Chicago speak out on deteriorating social conditions in the final days before the mayoral election runoff vote. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a4bfaee6-28d0-43dd-906b-cc3ee4d160bJ/chgo-a06.html 2015-04-06T05:00:00Z Report details massive police response to Boston Marathon bombing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/06/bost-a06.html A new report reveals the extensive mobilization of police and intelligence forces following the April 15, 2013, bombings. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee415567-82fd-4a9c-a53f-2fa43b48dd8F/bost-a06.html 2015-04-06T05:00:00Z Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon denies claim she wants a Conservative government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/06/stur-a06.html Labour is polling poorly across the UK and is forecast to be wiped out in Scotland, with the Scottish National Party the beneficiary. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bf1bdf15-9e15-41fd-a697-a70569f59bdO/stur-a06.html 2015-04-06T05:00:00Z French press expresses concerns over German re-militarization http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/06/fran-a06.html The policy of rearmament across Europe is sharpening deeply rooted tensions between Germany and France. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa29c66b-72f0-400a-a218-2edd21031b4K/fran-a06.html 2015-04-06T05:00:00Z New Zealand: International Socialist Organisation leaves Mana Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/06/isom-a06.html The pseudo-left ISO has no principled political differences with the capitalist Mana Party and hopes to continue collaborating with it. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8eab1481-b3b2-4436-b5f4-2b3ec3314ebP/isom-a06.html 2015-04-06T05:00:00Z A revealing forum on “Politics and film criticism” at Mexican film festival http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/06/fic5-a06.html WSWS arts editor David Walsh participated in a panel at the FICUNAM film festival on “Politics and Film Criticism,” hosted by film critic Roger Koza and including Cristina Nord, from <em>Die Tageszeitung</em> in Germany. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca1dd73a-1bc4-4735-b89c-1ae8ab8a957C/fic5-a06.html 2015-04-06T05:00:00Z Backing Syriza, UK’s Left Unity reveals anti-working class, anti-socialist perspective http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/06/left-a06.html Speaking at a meeting launching Left Unity’s election campaign, a representative of Syriza’s London group called the primacy of the working class “a fantasy of the left.” Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd47520e-e092-49c5-9c18-af04e195b7aA/left-a06.html 2015-04-06T05:00:00Z This week in history: April 6-12 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/06/twih-a06.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9cd89793-12a7-4fa1-8332-fedbeffb804C/twih-a06.html 2015-04-06T05:00:00Z March US jobs growth slowest since 2013 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/04/econ-a04.html The latest jobs report adds to a growing body of data showing that US economic growth has slowed significantly over the past six months. Sat, 04 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f1493c0c-5532-446b-b55a-d7b332c50f9H/econ-a04.html 2015-04-04T05:00:00Z “Religious freedom” and the assault on democratic rights in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/04/pers-a04.html The attack on anti-discrimination laws is part of a drive to erode gains made through the social struggles of the working class, including the fight against segregation. Sat, 04 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0fe08ffd-5112-4193-b45a-25a24751e03B/pers-a04.html 2015-04-04T05:00:00Z Obama hails Iran deal as US strategic triumph http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/04/usir-a04-2.html The Obama administration calculates that an accommodation with Iran will strengthen US imperialism’s hand against its more formidable geo-strategic rivals, Russia and China. Sat, 04 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9cc246e4-cdb2-4723-939e-3f3bf23f5eeD/usir-a04-2.html 2015-04-04T05:00:00Z Congressional Republicans, Democrats seek vote on Iran deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/04/usir-a04.html Congressional reaction was significantly more cautious than the full-throated denunciations that preceded this week’s agreement. Sat, 04 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/94d5a8b6-97b6-4e59-8d25-b98849c19b0I/usir-a04.html 2015-04-04T05:00:00Z US faces another debacle on Pacific economic treaty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/04/tppo-a04.html Talks have broken down again on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed US-dominated bloc. Sat, 04 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b53d89a-d826-4ece-b1fc-d1096d08791G/tppo-a04.html 2015-04-04T05:00:00Z Somali militants massacre Kenyan university students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/04/keny-a04.html The attack was apparently organized by al Shabaab, a clan-based militia that emerged out of the protracted destruction of Somali society by US imperialism. Sat, 04 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7400f522-044e-41f5-b8b9-8698e60460dF/keny-a04.html 2015-04-04T05:00:00Z German carmakers withdraw from Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/04/auto-a04.html Western economic sanctions against Russia are having an effect, and workers in the Russian and European car industries are paying the price. Sat, 04 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2067c8c2-0104-4837-bdf5-897ad065eb5L/auto-a04.html 2015-04-04T05:00:00Z Two New York women snared in FBI terror “sting” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/04/terr-a04.html As in previous prosecutions, the alleged plot would not have existed without the FBI’s intervention. Sat, 04 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f55923a9-06a1-4362-bad7-6c5ede0ff0eD/terr-a04.html 2015-04-04T05:00:00Z “Chuy” Garcia, Bernie Sanders promote trade unions, Democratic Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/04/chic-a04.html A rally held in the final days before Chicago’s runoff elections sought to rehabilitate the increasingly discredited Democratic Party and trade unions. Sat, 04 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/10e2bedb-721a-480b-92f0-099992666e4G/chic-a04.html 2015-04-04T05:00:00Z Quebec education minister urges mass expulsions of striking students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/04/queb-a04.html Education Minister Blais has told university rectors to use their disciplinary powers to break a student strike against the Quebec Liberal government’s sweeping austerity measures. Sat, 04 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02397889-e777-48e3-8066-79c5f9d7179E/queb-a04.html 2015-04-04T05:00:00Z Mothers on hunger strike at Texas immigrant detention center http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/04/karn-a04.html Dozens of detainees at the Karnes County Residential Center have refused to eat until they are allowed to go before a judge to have their asylum pleas heard. Sat, 04 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dee85c7d-e055-4467-bcd8-753584cdc36A/karn-a04.html 2015-04-04T05:00:00Z Virginia police force confession from deaf, homeless man http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/04/arli-a04.html Abreham Zemedagegehu spent six weeks in the county jail, essentially incommunicado, until he confessed to a crime that had not taken place. Sat, 04 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9100f34a-a286-41b7-89d4-7207473eb0eJ/arli-a04.html 2015-04-04T05:00:00Z UK party leaders’ debate: Pro-business parties discuss how best to impose austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/04/deba-a04.html The debate underscored the vast chasm that exists between Britain’s ruling elite and the concerns of the broad mass of working people. Sat, 04 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d152b3c-9048-45bf-b3e8-48495e241b3M/deba-a04.html 2015-04-04T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/04/labo-a04.html The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 04 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a471707-f973-4740-87f5-d48875deec9M/labo-a04.html 2015-04-04T05:00:00Z Iran makes sweeping concessions to US in nuclear “framework” deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/03/iran-a03.html Obama touted the agreement as a diplomatic coup for the US, while boasting that Iran has been brought to heel by the “toughest sanctions in history.” Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62927e6e-05e7-423f-9233-d71fcdd9376P/iran-a03.html 2015-04-03T05:00:00Z Saudi-led air war in Yemen enters second week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/03/yeme-a03.html Despite a week of US-backed air strikes by Saudi Arabia and its regional allies, Shiite rebels seized control of a significant section of the southern port city of Aden. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cbf52d44-c444-4897-867e-dfa0bb5fcc3J/yeme-a03.html 2015-04-03T05:00:00Z Germanwings crash: Details are clearer but motive remains unknown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/03/wing-a03.html Ten days after the crash of Germanwings flight 4U9525, recovery teams have located the plane’s flight data recorder. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89883cb9-2a2a-4258-bfec-e5029f52246A/wing-a03.html 2015-04-03T05:00:00Z Obama declares “national emergency” based on alleged cyber threats from Russia, China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/03/cybe-a03.html In an online statement, Obama made clear that the new powers granted in his latest executive order will be used to target America’s main geopolitical rivals. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a92dd19-88ab-4e76-97d3-686cb7efdfaJ/cybe-a03.html 2015-04-03T05:00:00Z Federal judge dismisses private lawsuit based on “state secrets” doctrine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/03/secr-a03.html For the first time in any US courtroom, a judge has dismissed a purely private lawsuit based on the claim that government secrets might be exposed. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5934fa7-df80-459f-b31a-99bbb4879b5C/secr-a03.html 2015-04-03T05:00:00Z Rising inequality, poverty in Ann Arbor, Michigan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/03/wash-a03.html Washtenaw County, Michigan is held up as a “knowledge economy” model for recovery in the state, but a new study finds 37 percent of residents cannot make ends meet. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d9a29f7-1756-42f2-adc3-3d93ead1778K/wash-a03.html 2015-04-03T05:00:00Z State legislature recommends 82 percent cut to Louisiana State University budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/03/lsub-a03.html The proposed cuts, if passed, will be the largest budget reduction to any state university system in history. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/591c2d5d-b7c6-43d3-8bb3-88a92d0ab51I/lsub-a03.html 2015-04-03T05:00:00Z Germany and France stage joint military build-up http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/03/euro-a03.html Berlin and Paris are planning to jointly build a combat drone and work together more closely on satellite reconnaissance. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/974a0f04-91ad-4af7-86bf-b9d10eeacadP/euro-a03.html 2015-04-03T05:00:00Z Underground gas fire shuts down central London http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/03/fire-a03.html Thousands of workers had to be evacuated from the areas around Kingsway, one of London’s busiest office and shopping districts. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/637f3c0c-7c72-465f-a04e-f1ec25adba9E/fire-a03.html 2015-04-03T05:00:00Z Malaysian prime minister under pressure over US-led economic pact http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/03/mala-a03.html Ex-Prime Minister Mahathir is bitterly opposed to Najib for signing up to US President Obama’s proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ab8d07b-e5a7-4c04-bec5-5648b9308d6D/mala-a03.html 2015-04-03T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan police crackdown on protesting students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/03/univ-a03.html The police attack on university students makes clear that the Sirisena government is rapidly moving to impose new austerity measures. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c3168fbc-6475-4822-aee1-a89da6b5705P/univ-a03.html 2015-04-03T05:00:00Z The Atlanta “cheating” case and the crisis of public education in the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/03/pers-a03.html The conviction of Atlanta educators on “racketeering” charges takes place in a country where bankers and other corporate criminals ravage the lives of tens of millions with impunity. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ea01448-a450-4548-bccf-c7bcd4a3735I/pers-a03.html 2015-04-03T05:00:00Z New York exhibition looks at “political art” of the 1930s http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/03/left-a03.html The Grey Art Gallery show presents the work of dozens of American artists who were radicalized in the period of the Depression, revolutionary struggle, the rise of fascism and the looming threat of world war. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/adbbaead-ac78-4ea0-9f51-6538b36b431P/left-a03.html 2015-04-03T05:00:00Z Tommy Sheridan’s call for a Scottish National Party vote: An exposure of Britain’s pseudo-left http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/03/sher-a03.html The decision is a devastating indictment, not just of Sheridan and his Solidarity fan club, but of the entire pseudo-left fraternity in Britain. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02c86f13-c864-4c55-9dfa-ebefc581506A/sher-a03.html 2015-04-03T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/03/wrks-a03.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4451a88e-60fe-4935-9ec2-ff15cdacac6F/wrks-a03.html 2015-04-03T05:00:00Z At least four killed in PEMEX explosion in Gulf of Mexico http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/03/pemx-a03.html The oil rig disaster has unfolded in the midst of Mexico’s accelerating privatization of its state-owned oil firm, PEMEX. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/261b159c-bba1-424b-b7b0-cb71506cc59C/pemx-a03.html 2015-04-03T04:00:00Z Washington’s “human rights” imperialism exposed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/02/pers-a02.html With increasing brazenness, the United States functions as the spearhead of militarism and reaction all over the world. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee90c3a6-bce1-41b3-84d1-2ad7cea7f1aP/pers-a02.html 2015-04-02T05:00:00Z Dozens killed in airstrike on dairy factory in Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/02/yeme-a02.html Armed and supported by US imperialism, the coalition of Middle Eastern dictatorships headed by Saudi Arabia is bombing targets throughout Yemen. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7d05034-1a55-4093-bd15-468272582acG/yeme-a02.html 2015-04-02T05:00:00Z Atlanta teachers, principals convicted in cheating scandal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/02/atla-a02.html The conviction of Atlanta teachers on racketeering charges is a vindictive attempt to scapegoat education workers for the crisis created by decades of attacks on public education. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0522df22-0e31-4b25-8a12-f107a758d81C/atla-a02.html 2015-04-02T05:00:00Z Greece verges on default as creditors demand deeper austerity cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/02/gree-a02.html Greece’s international creditors are set to reject a new set of austerity proposals from the government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras as insufficient. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3531805f-dac6-4e65-b7b2-842052cd22dA/gree-a02.html 2015-04-02T05:00:00Z France prepares to boost military spending http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/02/fran-a02.html French imperialism is pouring billions into its military presence at home and abroad. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21871470-f683-4299-aae5-0ce573f8642G/fran-a02.html 2015-04-02T05:00:00Z US admiral threatens Beijing over South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/02/ssea-a02.html Prominent figures in Washington are attempting to make China’s alleged activities a major issue of geopolitical tension. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f40944b8-7196-4516-bc67-6ebe4c086e5O/ssea-a02.html 2015-04-02T05:00:00Z Final debate of Chicago mayoral runoff shows agreement on budget cutting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/02/chic-a02.html In the course of an hour-long debate, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia focused on how to resolve the fiscal problems of the city by cutting spending. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0070806-b68a-430b-bffb-e3bd0a8632dO/chic-a02.html 2015-04-02T05:00:00Z Democratic senator indicted on corruption charges http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/02/mene-a02.html Robert Menendez of New Jersey, former chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, is one of the most powerful Democrats in the US Senate. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28ab7e65-cfec-49b4-a9ce-a1e8245735dJ/mene-a02.html 2015-04-02T05:00:00Z Closing arguments in Boston Marathon bombing case set for April 6 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/02/bost-a02.html The strategy of the defense team is to concede Tsarnaev’s guilt but make the case that he should be spared the death penalty. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61e97b4b-3478-4921-8c01-449b5357ee3I/bost-a02.html 2015-04-02T05:00:00Z Lawyer for suspect in shooting of Ferguson cop says confession was coerced http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/02/ferg-a02.html The March 11 shooting of the police officers has been used to discredit opposition to police brutality. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e48e65d-29bd-4d84-bb5a-1b425b60e53A/ferg-a02.html 2015-04-02T05:00:00Z US auto executives handed multimillion-dollar pay packages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/02/auto-a02.html The CEOs of the three major US-based car companies have announced huge pay packages for top officials in advance of contract negotiations with the United Auto Workers. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/375e9f3e-17b9-49f8-8cdd-5d36da7406aL/auto-a02.html 2015-04-02T05:00:00Z Toronto university strikes end http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/02/toro-a02.html CUPE worked to ensure that strikes did not become the catalyst for a working class challenge to the provincial Liberal government’s austerity agenda. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0657ee28-f7e5-4f6f-8001-2db94f1c476G/toro-a02.html 2015-04-02T05:00:00Z Brazil’s government vows “huge cuts” as economic crisis intensifies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/02/braz-a02.html Faced with a massive corruption scandal and rising pressure from the right, President Rousseff is embarking on another round of austerity measures. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d5c26e4-db53-4a76-b412-4018877524dL/braz-a02.html 2015-04-02T05:00:00Z Six months since the disappearance of the 43 Mexican students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/02/mexi-a02.html Thousands marched and rallied in Mexico City demanding justice for the disappeared rural student teachers. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b1a4c7b-adf9-45f1-9768-97305e82ec8M/mexi-a02.html 2015-04-02T05:00:00Z The election of Syriza in Greece: Marxism vs. the pseudo-left http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/02/meet-a02.html WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North will speak on the theoretical and political origins of the pseudo-left at meetings in Minnesota and California. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7346a3da-e0af-4074-89fc-21f52f4c845H/meet-a02.html 2015-04-02T05:00:00Z US Army to train Ukrainian fascist militias http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/ukra-a01.html American commandos will begin training Ukrainian National Guard units, including the notorious Azov Battalion, on April 20. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b04fb05c-12ca-44f4-acb9-851018c94feA/ukra-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z Iran nuclear talks extended to Wednesday http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/iran-a01.html The framework talks have reportedly stalled over the extent to which Iran will be free to pursue civilian nuclear research and when and how UN sanctions will be lifted. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5781f3da-07b1-4471-8bb2-afa8ff77571I/iran-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z Former military dictator wins Nigerian presidency http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/nige-a01.html The campaign of Muhammadu Buhari, who ruled as a dictator after a 1983 coup d’etat, was supported by consultants with ties to the Obama White House. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/30e2885f-9061-4e9c-9433-8029c61c428K/nige-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z Honduran death squads kill four student protesters, including a 13-year-old http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/hond-a01.html All signs point to the US-backed government of President Hernández as the author of a savage wave of repression against Honduran youth. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d190617d-11e1-4a35-9141-bc5fd59b92dC/hond-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z UN warns of collapse in Yemen amid Saudi-led assault http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/yeme-a01.html As the US-backed air war entered its sixth day, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights called for an end to the fighting. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b7f0aee-fc70-4992-9e57-db83fa5f683D/yeme-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z Canada’s parliament approves major expansion of Mideast war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/cana-a01.html The Conservative government has indicated that Canadian war planes could begin bombing Syrian targets within days. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f3ee512-66b9-4d86-b52a-a985bef9da1O/cana-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z Greek Navy Seals in rightist provocation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/gree-a01.html One of the bastions of the Greek military junta of 1967-1974, the Greek Navy SEALs, have developed strong links with the fascist Golden Dawn. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62bb9b34-6ab9-42c7-a855-92a2d75c6f4G/gree-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z Indiana “solidarity” rally promotes Democrats, covers up USW betrayal of oil workers’ strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/whit-a01.html The March 27 event sponsored by the United Steelworkers and AFL-CIO was billed as a “solidarity” rally for 1,100 workers on strike at the BP Whiting, Indiana refinery for nearly two months. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3cf9fd3f-a9ba-46b4-a1e5-180856c2926I/whit-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z Flint, Michigan residents speak on tainted water supply http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/flin-a01.html Flint residents expressed anger and frustration over unsafe water, high bills and the emergency manager overseeing the destruction of living conditions in the city. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d6fb8c32-bf54-4cb0-afc4-f5d61020231K/flin-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z Leaked document exposes repressive character of US airport screenings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/leak-a01.html The <em>Intercept</em> published a document outlining the criteria used by the TSA to flag airline travelers for interrogation. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/355a0aaa-206a-4980-b1fb-d21e49363faM/leak-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z German public service contract: Teachers sold out once again http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/germ-a01.html Anger is running high among trade union members over the latest deal. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2e53ed5-bd98-472d-941d-fd0da5bc46fC/germ-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z Australia: NSW voters denounce war and austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/nint-a01.html Workers and youth in New South Wales speak out about the attacks on social welfare, the danger of war and why they voted for the Socialist Equality Party. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6893877f-c54a-45b8-a230-7ebb6bf0044E/nint-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z Queensland Labor government destabilised by witch-hunt against indigenous MP http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/quld-a01.html The sudden eruption of the Billy Gordon affair highlights the instability of the parliamentary system. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/967fbcf1-01d9-4aad-a417-217fadfb708E/quld-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z A decisive turning point in the crisis of American imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/pers-a01.html The decision by some 40 countries to sign up for the China-backed Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank is a critical marker in the economic decline of American imperialism. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02effcec-514f-41e0-a8a3-8e01cc7cea7F/pers-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z The return of the Bismarck cult http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/bism-a01.html Two hundred years after his birth, the “Iron Chancellor” is being paraded as a role model for Germany, especially in relation to foreign policy. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52f6d0b2-81b2-4d4a-aa29-1456758bebdF/bism-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z How Moratorium NOW! facilitated the Detroit bankruptcy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/mora-a01.html Moratorium NOW! worked to conceal the role of the courts and promote the trade unions and Democratic Party as part of the political conspiracy against the workers of Detroit. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5613decb-0d82-4437-8689-3d1594dfcebN/mora-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z London: SEP candidate exposes false housing promises of Labour and Greens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/osul-a01.html O’Sullivan explained that decades of government promises to address the problems of high rents, tenants’ rights and inadequate housing have never been honoured. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c58a82e-96d5-42d1-92c6-4643396420dO/osul-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z Lee Kuan Yew, founder of Singapore (1923-2015) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/sing-a01.html The sheer quantity of condolences from heads of states and obituaries in major newspapers was remarkable for a politician who headed a city state with just 5.5 million people. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ec21f1cc-1762-4615-b972-00e127c2020E/sing-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z EU, demanding deeper cuts, rejects Syriza’s austerity list http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/gree-m31.html Among the austerity measures demanded by the Brussels Group are anti-working class changes to Greece’s labour laws and further cuts to the pension system. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7fe80e68-827c-4b07-a723-da817aa2ff3H/gree-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Middle East engulfed by war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/pers-m31.html With the entire region engulfed by war, Washington’s pursuit of seemingly contradictory policies in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and elsewhere has provoked charges of “strategic incoherence.” Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f8fd0568-239a-4835-9951-cf9930f49beI/pers-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Dozens of refugees killed in Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/yeme-m31.html Now in its sixth day, the Saudi-led, US-backed assault claimed the lives of at least forty people at a refugee camp in northern Yemen on Monday. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4981c75-e8d6-4bc6-abb2-f0ccbf2ba04M/yeme-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Turkish government supports Saudi-led coalition’s attacks on Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/tuye-m31.html In supporting Saudi-led strikes in Yemen and taking a tougher line against Iran, Ankara is reconciling itself to the interests of US imperialism and Saudi Arabia. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/662caec3-0338-4a7d-8207-afa893db523G/tuye-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z South Korea joins Chinese-led investment bank http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/kore-m31.html Seoul’s decision was welcomed by China and came in defiance of US pressure. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/481c976f-610b-44a4-af46-c3874ac49b2P/kore-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Labour offers itself to business backers to kick off UK election campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/labo-m31.html Labour took out a full-page advert in the <em>Financial Times</em> featuring quotes from the heads of six of the largest corporations in Britain over the dangers of leaving the EU. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69745c78-e173-4e34-b74c-62b2786ca44I/labo-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z German army expands its submarine fleet http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/boat-m31.html A current strategy paper states that the German navy is preparing to militarily defend “free and unhindered world trade as the basis for the welfare of Germany and Europe.” Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3355b994-6127-490a-9495-90c02854674M/boat-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Poland integrates paramilitary groups into the army http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/pola-m31.html Paramilitary groupings have strengthened right-wing forces within the police and army while intensifying the confrontation with Russia. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7125279-d7cc-4654-863c-dbccb1c65baL/pola-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Indiana governor signs bill allowing for discrimination on religious grounds http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/indi-m31.html Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act is a reactionary attack on democratic rights and a violation of the constitutional principle of separation of church and state. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1faa21f9-75bc-4bd7-b708-98c835b970aK/indi-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Judge boasts of his “political” role in Detroit bankruptcy conspiracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/rhod-m31.html Recent remarks by Judge Steven Rhodes further underscore the anti-democratic character of the Detroit bankruptcy proceedings. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69902a20-ea71-4f54-88d4-6cdfdfbbc20O/rhod-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Los Angeles rail accident exposes decaying state of public transit in the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/lamt-m31.html The crash revealed the lack of effective safety provisions in Los Angeles public transportation due to years of cost-cutting and budget cuts. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb41818a-d394-4aa0-adf2-b00b9c3afcfL/lamt-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Death of Louisiana refinery worker exposes USW treachery in oil strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/loui-m31.html The death at Valero’s St. Charles refinery occurred as the United Steelworkers began winding down the strike at Motiva’s Norco refinery, which lies directly across the street. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/83c2625a-834f-4791-a91c-a7ef6c378f5F/loui-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Working class voters in NSW denounce the parliamentary parties http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/nswi-m31.html At polling booths last Saturday, the prevailing sentiment was contempt for Liberal, Labor and other parliamentary parties. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2cd741a9-dd95-4baf-8ffa-6820b7b4c34N/nswi-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Opposition celebrates anti-immigrant New Zealand First’s by-election victory http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/nzel-m31.html The opposition Labour, Green and Mana parties have embraced NZ First’s anti-Chinese xenophobia. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d7eb1ff-8a18-4e4c-8867-14a02755503L/nzel-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Exhibition in Berlin: Rediscovery of a Russian revolutionary art school http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/berl-m31.html “VKhUTEMAS: A Russian Laboratory of Modernity—Architectural Designs 1920-1930,” at the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, December 5, 2014 to April 6, 2015. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2d976daa-41a4-487f-8a79-383f5a69be9M/berl-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/wkrs-m31.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2511ea8-02af-4df8-82a6-22c168d0b80C/wkrs-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z IYSSE Meeting in Montreal: The struggle against austerity and lessons of the 2012 Quebec student strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/mont-m31.html Quebec’s striking students must make their anti-austerity strike a catalyst for the independent political mobilization of the working class in Quebec and across Canada. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a9dea83-9d96-4fbf-9fa0-8e8798bf081D/mont-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Arab League agrees to formation of regional army as Yemen assault expands http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/yeme-m30.html Amidst an escalating Saudi-led, US-backed air campaign against Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen, the Arab League announced plans to establish a regional military force. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8443c515-2239-4853-be2f-58ff35e2af0J/yeme-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z The vendetta against Bowe Bergdahl http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/pers-m30.html The purpose of the Pentagon’s charges against the former POW is to intimidate soldiers who, like Bergdahl, turn against the savagery of the US wars in the Middle East and Central Asia. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b281058f-7acc-4ed3-8cad-291de094149N/pers-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z Iran nuclear talks in countdown to US-imposed deadline http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/iran-m30.html Washington is insisting that the economic sanctions that have crippled Iran’s economy remain in place for years to come. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d8c8342-6ed1-4c4a-ac73-5e8ade5977eA/iran-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z New defeat for Socialist Party in second round of French local elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/fran-m30.html The right-wing Union for a Popular Movement swept up to 70 of France’s 101 departments, as voters punished the Socialist Party for its attacks on jobs and wages. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/66fa6ead-8405-4211-bb96-ff281abcf12M/fran-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z Further blow to US as Australia signs up to China-backed bank http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/aiib-m30.html Intense geo-political tensions continue over the planned Asian investment bank. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/898730d8-d8ca-47bb-8423-2574cf2cb32K/aiib-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z Australia: Liberals hold power in NSW election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/nswr-m30.html Baird’s government is on a collision course with the working class as it attempts, alongside the federal government and other states, to impose austerity. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/867e218f-5b4a-4c91-ad44-3c846a7c4d8K/nswr-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z Building in deadly Manhattan gas explosion had history of dangerous conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/nycg-m30.html Repeated instances of illegal and substandard work on the building’s gas delivery system preceded the explosion. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a861274d-9879-44d0-bbc3-5199f328462L/nycg-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z Supreme Court rejects challenge to Wisconsin voter identification law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/wisc-m30.html The law effectively disenfranchises 300,000 otherwise eligible voters in the state. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f5413b96-e866-4fff-af60-ea838c180c0N/wisc-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z CIA helped spy on US cell phone data http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/cias-m30.html The CIA worked with the Justice Department to develop a program to spy on US cell phone conversations and data. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6ca7ace-866a-40dc-a6b8-dfa93571034G/cias-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z UAW president open to discuss new lower pay scale for auto workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/uawt-m30.html In a March 25 press conference following the United Auto Workers bargaining convention in Detroit, UAW President Dennis Williams said he was willing to consider the creation of a new, third tier of workers. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bad86459-a34a-4dfa-b01b-952e49dc1f3A/uawt-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z Syriza continues immigration policy of previous Greek government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/syri-m30.html Despite its empty promises to treat refugees humanely, the Syriza government is working closely with the EU Commission to reject and persecute them. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/987fa205-ae68-467c-bafe-b76f1c591dfH/syri-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z Germany extends military deployment in Somalia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/soma-m30.html The extension of military commitments is part of the efforts of German imperialism to establish itself in Africa. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4f65a32b-cd1a-4eb2-944e-09cd6c82a04D/soma-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z Further welfare cuts being considered by UK Conservatives http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/welf-m30.html All three major parties in Britain are committed to huge cuts in welfare spending. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bddb6d92-778b-4817-8045-bd43bdd8ddcF/welf-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z Scaffolding collapse in Vietnam kills 13 workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/viet-m30.html Last week’s fatal accident was not the first disaster at FPG’s government-backed steel complex. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/061d7922-392e-400c-ba36-a48bf5a8725G/viet-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party (UK) 2015 General Election manifesto: No to war and austerity! Fight for socialism! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/mani-m30.html The <em>Socialist Equality Party</em> in Britain is seeking to mobilise working people in a political struggle against austerity and war through the fight for a workers’ government based on socialist policies. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/668be255-b562-428f-adb0-60f20ea4834P/mani-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z This week in history: March 30-April 4 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/twih-m30.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5107a3ed-87ba-4083-9733-f2438e74966M/twih-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z US layoffs mount amid signs of economic slowdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/econ-m28.html US steel companies announced thousands of layoffs this week. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a8e0b8b-78c1-4a1a-9f61-e4c7996c647K/econ-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z The war in Yemen and the American drive for global domination http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/pers-m28.html The United States is backing the Saudi-led assault in Yemen as part of a wider drive to dominate the Middle East, Eurasia and, ultimately, the entire world by means of military violence. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5bb13806-1a9e-459d-b1ee-1dea858eb6eC/pers-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z Republican budget plan slashes Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/budg-m28.html Similar plans were passed by the House of Representatives Wednesday and the Senate early Friday. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5fe25775-512c-4aaf-9178-eec69b8c5adG/budg-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z US political establishment hails bipartisan bill attacking Medicare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/medi-m28.html The bill is designed to effect a paradigm shift in health care, away from “fee for service” to a system that rewards doctors for rationing care and cutting costs. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/449c1a80-a373-4836-8169-96890e53d93C/medi-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z Dozens hurt and two missing after gas explosion and fire level buildings in Manhattan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/nyce-m28.html The latest disaster once again points to aging and neglected infrastructure amidst growing inequality. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f469ecd9-6900-464f-85f0-3465f9f31a5M/nyce-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z Syriza government submits new list of austerity proposals to Greece’s creditors http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/gree-m28.html It is not certain that Syriza’s measures will go far enough to satisfy creditors demanding deeper cuts in workers’ living standards. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/337bf889-cbc6-4ac3-86d4-2ad40e1eecdH/gree-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z US troops, immune from prosecution, raped dozens of Colombian children http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/colo-m28.html The crimes, committed under cover of a treaty granting the US military complete impunity, have gone unreported in the mass media. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/10648cc2-decf-4524-a5c0-7046ba30a99A/colo-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z Hungarian government works closely with fascist Jobbik party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/hung-m28.html In the most recent polls by the Ipsos Social Research Institute, the neo-fascist party Jobbik trails the ruling Fidesz party by only 3 percent. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/01b86058-4252-47a6-ac17-5e28f3dbd04N/hung-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan tea plantation workers oppose Glenugie estate witch-hunt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/esta-m28.html The charges are a crude attempt to intimidate the workforce, following a three-day strike against increased work quotas. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/494acaa2-f60c-4761-a499-a9952e3d086F/esta-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z Ohio man exonerated after almost four decades of wrongful imprisonment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/exon-m28.html A series of recent exonerations point to widespread misconduct by police and prosecutors in obtaining criminal convictions. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2cbec0a5-1c09-41a3-b122-edd1311f6c3P/exon-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z Food stamp cuts hit Wisconsin poor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/wisc-m28.html Wisconsin’s most vulnerable residents are facing both steep reductions in monthly food aid and stricter eligibility requirements. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08e58445-9d8a-48a0-8788-54be2ac2759O/wisc-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z The social and political context of the Germanwings disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/wing-m28.html To understand the actions of Andreas Lubitz, who plunged Germanwings Flight 9525 into a French mountainside, one must consider not only his individual illness, but also the society in which he lived. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57901cec-ed20-441d-957a-ed976205197K/wing-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z Tackling life head on: The films of Uzbek-Soviet director Ali Khamraev http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/fic4-m28.html One of the genuine contributions of the recent FICUNAM film festival in Mexico City was its presentation of the works of veteran film director Ali Khamraev. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a623311a-a5c9-41e2-9f8a-5cb209cc712O/fic4-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z <em>I Remember You</em>: A comment on the history of his film by director Ali Khamraev http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/irem-m28.html Filmmaker Ali Khamraev explains the difficulties surrounding the making of his remarkable film <em>I Remember You</em> in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2860c147-10b6-4fce-bce0-b0a578eee3eA/irem-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z New discoveries show that Mars may have once been habitable http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/mars-m28.html Recent evidence of nitrogen in the soil and of an ancient Martian ocean increases the likelihood that Mars once housed life. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c6fda216-4b41-4c63-b7c1-ac7e89fc4d5D/mars-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/labo-m28.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9296c1b-d11f-4c57-ba27-3acbf75da0cC/labo-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z US House passes sweeping new bipartisan assault on Medicare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/medi-m27.html The coming together of the Republican and Democratic parties behind the overhaul underscores the unanimity within the ruling class on the need for massive cuts in health care spending. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/908c4981-2e59-440d-8697-a9b70a371c6M/medi-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z John Bolton’s call for war on Iran http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/pers-m27.html The psychotic militarism of the Bush administration’s ambassador to the UN is seen by the political establishment as a legitimate approach to US foreign policy. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/961bc857-2918-4740-b559-1d3f8b059daN/pers-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z Saudi Arabia, Egypt prepare US-backed invasion of Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/yeme-m27.html The State Department announced US “intelligence sharing, targeting assistance, and advisory and logistical support” for the Saudi-led invasion of Yemen. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1cb05600-aae2-4465-bf9a-39dd009bd69G/yeme-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z US warplanes attack targets in center of Tikrit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/iraq-m27.html The air strikes followed a direct request from Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi, and the withdrawal of the Iranian official who was directing the ground assault on the city. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bff4d3f9-d408-4ff8-853b-480aea4a582C/iraq-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z Dashboard camera captures shocking beating of Detroit-area auto worker http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/brut-m27.html Floyd Dent was grabbed from his car and savagely beaten during a routine traffic stop in January. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/681a495f-d6c1-4b48-b1cf-d7d23b81654B/brut-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z US armored convoy: A military provocation in Eastern Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/uspr-m27.html A long convoy of US armored Stryker vehicles is traveling from Estonia on a trip transversing Eastern Europe via Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the Czech Republic and ending in Germany. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/94d84fd9-357b-49a7-9dfb-84c41062d73D/uspr-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z French prosecutor says copilot deliberately crashed Germanwings flight http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/luft-m27.html According to French prosecutors in Marseille, the German copilot of the Airbus A320 deliberately flew the jetliner into a mountain in the Alps. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35f8bc00-33f2-46a6-a592-c83cdc7019fJ/luft-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z Merger between Heinz and Kraft likely to destroy thousands of jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/merg-m27.html H.J. Heinz and Kraft Foods announced Wednesday that they would merge to form the world’s fifth-largest food company. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/631e15c9-7f40-4dc3-a489-bf2c5d27babF/merg-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z Boston School Committee approves austerity budget, school closures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/bost-m27.html Virtually no aspect of children’s education will be left untouched by the budget unanimously approved Wednesday. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c867fa5-f94f-4b87-ba4c-aeeb35a15e9O/bost-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z White House announces pro-corporate fracking rules http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/frac-m27.html The Obama administration’s newly announced rules on hydraulic fracturing on federal lands will allow oil companies to continue endangering human health and the environment. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d11e6dd-a21b-483d-9b50-0aab2e59601G/frac-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z Labor plays anti-Chinese race card in NSW election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/race-m27.html Labor and trade union leaders are trying to incite fears that China could take over Australia’s most sensitive electricity networks. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3fe8beb6-818f-4b88-b71d-b371ba32852P/race-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z India bans BBC documentary on 2012 Delhi gang rape http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/indi-m27.html In a blatant attack on free speech, India’s Hindu supremacist BJP government has banned India’s Daughter, a BBC documentary on a notorious 2012 gang rape and murder in Delhi. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c29a489-fe72-49c0-973d-ceb5b530fe8K/indi-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z Students occupy University of Cape Town building in anti-Cecil Rhodes campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/safr-m27.html Students have called for nearly three weeks for the removal from the campus of a statue of the colonialist Cecil Rhodes. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6c056b9-0ac7-4285-a595-e9ee2103670L/safr-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z Against war, austerity and repression. For a socialist solution to the capitalist crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/nswe-m27.html The working class can only overcome the crisis produced by the failure of the capitalist profit system by taking up the fight for a socialist and internationalist perspective. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89982779-4ab7-44f0-aa4e-73cdbd376deN/nswe-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z The bankrupt perspective of Blockupy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/comm-m27.html The Blockupy protest against the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, was a political cover for the right wing politics of Syriza and the Left Party. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e9660bd3-1420-4dca-8459-bbfe5cce2aeK/comm-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/work-m27.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4b1bc7a-1998-40c0-9073-7a6479c2a11C/work-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z US backs Saudi airstrikes against Houthis in Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/yeme-m26.html In addition to airstrikes on Houthi positions, Saudi Arabia has positioned heavy artillery on its southern border amid reports that Yemeni President Hadi has fled the advance of the rebels. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/599731e2-4529-471e-a8a4-62b02d26f82K/yeme-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z The firing squad returns to America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/pers-m26.html The revival of execution methods most people had long considered relics of a more barbaric past exposes the real state of class relations in America. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/315d66fe-50bb-4e8c-b7c2-66e37a19bdeG/pers-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z Clash of oligarchs shakes Ukrainian regime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/ukra-m26.html The confrontation between President Petro Poroshenko and oligarch Igor Kolomoisky has laid bare the real social base of the US-backed regime in Kiev. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c9ed235-d0a2-4067-b45f-c69eb8aebbcI/ukra-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z Bowe Bergdahl, former POW critical of war in Afghanistan, charged with desertion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/berg-m26.html Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network for nearly five years, could face life in prison if convicted. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8084509a-b193-402d-99e1-71b425ce33dM/berg-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z Canada plans dramatic expansion of its role in Mideast war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/exte-m26.html The expansion of Canadian bombing raids to Syria is a new act of aggression and a major step towards Canada’s participation in a war for regime change in Damascus. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f218e175-e10f-4119-aa27-ccfbb91f706P/exte-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z The Germanwings Airbus crash: What is the state of airline safety? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/airb-m26.html In light of the latest tragedy, which killed 150 people, it is necessary to examine the state of safety conditions in the international airline industry. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/44d216fe-f29d-476f-9bfb-40b46a5b10eF/airb-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z Ultra-right Texas senator is first official US presidential candidate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/cruz-m26.html Senator Ted Cruz announced his presidential campaign at Liberty University in Virginia, a Christian fundamentalist college founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71d725a3-ba65-4007-8ea7-10c34135cd0E/cruz-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z UAW president insists auto workers must “face the facts” of global competition http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/auto-m26.html Facing demands from workers for a significant improvement of wages, the UAW reasserted its commitment to maintaining the competitiveness and profitability of the US automakers. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba72d83a-534d-44b3-b1c2-f1e34dbdf71G/auto-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z BP workers in Indiana denounce USW isolation of oil workers strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/oils-m26.html Workers at BP’s Whiting, Indiana plant and a handful of other refineries remain on strike, as the USW works to quickly end the walkout at Shell, Tesoro and other companies. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33e3c44c-56ab-4f8d-8b5c-a12d2943e94M/oils-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z The California drought: Water-rationing plan leaves corporate interests untouched http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/cali-m26.html Last week, the state passed emergency legislation targeting residential “water wasters,” while giving free rein to the agricultural giants to continue their overuse of groundwater. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eccffa07-b7b7-4ee4-adc9-180b0bb4244L/cali-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z New York State budget proposals intensify attack on public education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/nyed-m26.html The plan from Governor Cuomo and the state legislature continues the drive to dismantle public education through the expansion of charter schools and attacks on teachers. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8800d35c-54df-40c2-ac4f-b810692b558O/nyed-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z Former Massey CEO Don Blankenship pleads not guilty to updated charges http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/blan-m26.html It is nearly five years since the April 2010 explosion at Upper Big Branch killed 29 West Virginia miners in the worst US mine disaster in nearly four decades. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c1cec80-353f-4ceb-b84e-568e84b6c28K/blan-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z UK police watchdog justifies killing of Mark Duggan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/dugg-m26.html Duggan, a 29-year-old father of six, was unarmed when he was shot twice in Tottenham, north London by an armed police officer on August 4, 2011. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e5629bad-2b5a-4b8a-906f-d5d0b7c0b2dA/dugg-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z Australian property bubble could be heading for a bust http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/econ-m26.html Australian household debt has reached a record high, fuelled by low interest rates. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cdd53d8c-99df-4434-94a8-19281d9a3d3L/econ-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z Australian trade unions spearhead slashing of wage penalty rates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/pena-m26.html The agreement sends a wider signal: the unions and the Labor Party are ready to enforce an all-out assault on wages and working conditions. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96def4a3-ec4b-40e2-81e2-0c10747c0a9I/pena-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z Opposition parties promote anti-immigrant New Zealand First http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/nort-m26.html This chauvinist campaign dovetails with US moves to incorporate New Zealand more fully into its anti-China operations. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b950a41-7b2d-466a-b811-07f1157f008I/nort-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z Quebec Liberals respond to student anti-austerity strike with repression and threats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/queb-m26.html The greatest fear and concern of the Canadian ruling class is that the student protests could trigger an eruption of mass working-class struggle. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f627fa7-cc1c-4c74-b20c-214f221ef4aK/queb-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z The Quebec student strike and the fight against austerity: A socialist perspective is necessary http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/stud-m26.html To prevent a defeat like in 2012, students must reject the nationalist-protest politics of ASSE and the Spring 2015 committee. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/952f4b31-e409-41de-8c13-c48bb0a4515O/stud-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z Syriza leader Tsipras meets with Left Party leaders in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/germ-m26.html The Left Party is firmly backing Tsipras precisely at the point when he is uncritically accepting the line of the German government and the austerity policy of the European banks. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3776898a-cfa5-43c4-acb4-70929284a01J/germ-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z Revealing candidates forum in NSW election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/sepf-m26.html Apart from SEP National Secretary James Cogan, all the election candidates sought to confine the debate to so-called local issues and promote illusions in the parliamentary system. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f191f76-c021-469a-849d-8fff523439aC/sepf-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z Washington halts drawdown of troops from Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/afgh-m25.html Obama announced his reversal Tuesday of plans to withdraw some 5,000 more troops this year, under conditions of a further deterioration of the situation facing the US-backed regime in Afghanistan. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40953cf3-62ad-4c3e-af22-f827ed99cd4I/afgh-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z Israel spied on US-Iran talks in effort to block deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/isra-m25.html Israeli intelligence services spied on the Iran nuclear talks and leaked details to congressional Republicans and Democrats in an effort to block a prospective deal. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb64acde-611c-4956-bd67-11182a61a45D/isra-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z German Airbus crash in southern France kills 150 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/germ-m25.html The plane, which belonged to a subsidiary of Lufthansa, had recently been grounded due to technical problems. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84d78106-8b0a-4f6f-a3bc-b2c1a598cf0B/germ-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z Philadelphia police shot nearly four hundred people over the past eight years http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/phil-m25.html The Justice Department’s report on the Philadelphia Police Department is the latest in a series of documents revealing rampant police violence in cities throughout the country. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95f6991e-d970-487c-917b-aab16901da8P/phil-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z United Auto Workers union meets in Detroit to prepare 2015 contract betrayal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/auto-m25.html The first day of the UAW bargaining convention underscored the organization’s role as a tool of the auto companies and the Obama administration. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e746670-071b-41be-b107-5761777502aA/auto-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z Stockton, California teachers endorse possible strike action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/stoc-m25.html The Stockton Teachers Association and School District have exchanged allegations of illegal labor practices in the wake of a recent strike authorization vote. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc2b39fd-a592-4e3d-8be9-abd203af063I/stoc-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z Washington, DC homelessness rises to record levels http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/home-m25.html With the winter “hypothermia season” not set to officially end until April, the number of families requiring shelter has already exceeded official expectations. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e5e3b22-3383-4eae-b392-61bc503c864C/home-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z Military court clears four Polish soldiers of war crimes in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/poli-m25.html A Polish squad from the 18th storm trooper battalion fired mortar shells into a wedding party in an Afghan village in 2007, killing eight civilians. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c2a3aa9-3ae5-4631-b06e-eb34ed74381P/poli-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z Whistleblower from UK covert police unit reveals spying on workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/whis-m25.html The covert Special Demonstration Squad monitored hundreds of political groups between 1968 and 2008. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be747e14-c025-4a78-96ff-5def29f5487E/whis-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z UK National Gallery staff face privatisation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/natl-m24.html Government funding to the arts in the UK has been cut by 36 percent in the last four years. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4dbd2231-575e-419e-a1dd-f07378cf874C/natl-m24.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z Centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign: Turkish elite commemorates imperialist bloodbath http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/gall-m25.html The Turkish ruling elite has promoted the glorification of the imperialist bloodbath at the Dardanelles as “the defence of the motherland.” Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92bba9dc-ca56-403b-9079-90d9579427aH/gall-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan president forms a “national government” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/sril-m25.html Sirisena allocated 26 ministerial posts to Sri Lanka Freedom Party parliamentarians in an attempt to stabilise his shaky government. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e67d80b-48ec-4bcf-ab39-8478e4fc110J/sril-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z Swine flu ravages India http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/swin-m25.html Almost two thousand people have died from swine flu in India in the past four months and a further 33,000 have contracted the disease. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1310986f-8da5-42cd-8042-591e78c1d3fI/swin-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z Growing warnings of another financial disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/pers-m25.html There are an increasing number of warnings that financial markets could be headed for a “liquidity crunch” if major players head for the exits at the same time. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53ff36a1-202b-4332-bc65-693ceca3e05A/pers-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z Malcolm Fraser (1930–2015): A political assessment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/fras-m25.html Fraser’s name is indelibly etched in history for his role in the ousting of the Whitlam government in the 1975 Canberra Coup. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8df452b-cd22-4166-b60c-500f8ece482F/fras-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z Official endorsements reveal Kshama Sawant’s close ties with Democratic Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/sawa-m25.html As Sawant racks up endorsements from prominent Democrats and Wall Street speculators, an internal Socialist Alternative memo exposes Sawant’s close ties to the two-party system. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be7bf63f-7afc-4599-bb3c-dfe37d1571bG/sawa-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z Pedro Costa’s <em>Horse Money</em>, Jean-Marie Straub’s “leftism” and other problems http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/fic3-m25.html The recent FICUNAM festival in Mexico City screened a number of films which, while not belonging to a single school by any means, provide the opportunity for something of a generalized overview. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f44d128-f2ed-4b6b-a883-902db2aeb75O/fic3-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z NSW election: Greens strike vote-swapping deal with Labor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/gree-m25.html The pact is a clear signal of the party’s hopes of returning Labor to office, in partnership with the Greens. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43b93408-8d36-4f79-a8e9-03a2e746886E/gree-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z Key historical issues discussed at SEP’s final New South Wales election meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/meet-m25.html The SEP’s final campaign meeting provoked discussion on the Russian Revolution, Trotsky’s struggle against Stalinism, revolutionary leadership and other critical historical and political issues. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c561295-6bc6-465d-b260-0fb0fac0fd6O/meet-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z Youth, students and workers discuss SEP’s socialist perspective http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/sepi-m25.html Workers, youth, students and retirees who attended the Socialist Equality Party’s final New South Wales state election rally last Sunday in Sydney spoke to the WSWS about the issues raised at the meeting. For some, it was their first SEP event. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e727647-609a-496d-abfb-e773b4a0e86N/sepi-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z The political issues in the fight to defend education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/iyss-m25.html The following statement is being distributed by members of the IYSSE at “day of action” rallies called by the National Union of Students in Australia on Wednesday. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24bc951e-8a94-4d9a-9d3b-5aee7c0f31bK/iyss-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z Tsipras in Berlin: Germany and Greece pledge “cooperation” in imposing austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/24/gree-m24.html Syriza has completely capitulated to the demands of the European banks, making clear that it will not only continue the austerity measures dictated by the “troika,” but will intensify them. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/da089d58-e61f-42b0-8291-f536ca11697D/gree-m24.html 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z Behind the tensions between Obama and Netanyahu http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/24/pers-m24.html With his explicit rejection of the so-called “two-state solution,” the Israeli prime minister exposed the fraud of US policy, cutting across Washington’s interests in the region. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/238bb70b-1912-469a-9e6f-3037b0500c0J/pers-m24.html 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z New defeat for Socialist Party as neo-fascists rise in French local elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/24/depa-m24.html The outcome of the first round of France’s departmental elections on Sunday is a stinging rebuke to the Socialist Party government and its policies of austerity and war. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d71a0e4-4ee5-422c-8b4e-cd099223cdcJ/depa-m24.html 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z USW imposes sellout, seeks to wind down remaining oil strikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/24/oils-m24.html Strikes continue at BP, Marathon, LyondellBasell and Tesoro, as the United Steelworkers seeks to impose its pro-company deal on oil workers throughout the country. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d87a1511-d35a-4aaa-a28d-43a9078887eA/oils-m24.html 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z Media worries whether UAW can contain auto workers’ expectations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/24/uawc-m24.html With GM, Ford and Chrysler raking in an estimated $76 billion since 2009, auto workers are determined to win improvements in the upcoming auto contract talks. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bfe1e57e-35e2-4620-ab38-afbe94df66fN/uawc-m24.html 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z Obama administration seeks to conceal records of discredited airport screening program http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/24/aclu-m24.html The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit alleging that the Obama administration improperly withheld records related to "behavior detection" airport screening programs. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08473e0f-9516-4b25-9443-debaf2ec0cbE/aclu-m24.html 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z FBI helped infiltrate Minnesota protest against police murders http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/24/mall-m24.html Mall of America security created a fake Facebook account to spy on demonstrators in order to arrest and prosecute “ringleaders.” Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e45eb378-6147-479b-bc67-74a553204cfK/mall-m24.html 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z Star US professional football player retires over fears of brain trauma http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/24/borl-m24.html National Football League linebacker Chris Borland, after a starring rookie season, announced last week that he is retiring in order to avoid crippling brain injuries. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d93572c-f2aa-4510-838c-985a56983a5J/borl-m24.html 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z Germany: ThyssenKrupp workers force union-dominated works council to resign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/24/thys-m24.html Workers supporting the opposition “List 5” have succeeded in their challenge to the result of the works council elections last year at steelmaker ThyssenKrupp. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c65ad916-24f0-4fcb-bd5d-a528b9c5b91P/thys-m24.html 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z Toronto university strikes: Workers reject another sell-out contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/24/cana-m24.html Six thousand education workers at the University of Toronto and a further three thousand teaching and graduate assistants at York, Toronto’s other principal university, have been on strike for three weeks. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3ed121e-f0a0-4bde-85f9-d66effb000aC/cana-m24.html 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z New documents expose New Zealand surveillance of Solomon Islands http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/24/gcsb-m24.html New Zealand spies on the Solomons and other Pacific countries to defend its imperialist interests in the region. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e1e9219-feee-4b4e-8c37-341e480eeacD/gcsb-m24.html 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z Australian government welfare report prepares brutal assault against disabled, unemployed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/24/welf-m24.html The dismantling of welfare aims to give many recipients no choice but to accept low-wage employment. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45475ffb-ed3d-4040-81f6-b8b51044fbaH/welf-m24.html 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z The Coming of the American Revolution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/24/stamp-m24.html The Stamp Act set into motion a series of events that led, in one decade, to the American Revolution. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11041be6-5112-4854-ab0a-f6925732aacE/stamp-m24.html 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z Democrats, pseudo-left groups maneuver in lead-up to Chicago mayoral runoff http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/24/garc-m23.html The April 7 runoff pits Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel against Jesus “Chuy” García, a long-time Democratic Party operative who has the backing of the International Socialist Organization. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/025b8cd1-49cc-4331-a669-033cf51c21eN/garc-m23.html 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z Bleakness without respite: Atticus Lish’s novel <em>Preparation for the Next Life</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/24/prep-m24.html Atticus Lish’s lengthy novel is a love story between an undocumented Chinese immigrant and an American veteran of the Iraq War. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af0d5574-f67d-48f1-995e-f88b976df1dI/prep-m24.html 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z Youth, students and workers discuss SEP’s socialist perspective http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/24/sepi-m24.html Workers, youth, students and retirees who attended the Socialist Equality Party’s final New South Wales state election rally last Sunday in Sydney spoke to the WSWS about the issues raised at the meeting. For some, it was their first SEP event. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eefe0706-0eb5-4c49-a6b7-5fe507beeaeJ/sepi-m24.html 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/24/wkrs-m24.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/132a2886-07f3-4bff-93bc-90015709e0cP/wkrs-m24.html 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z Houthi militia takes over Taiz as Yemen descends into civil war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/23/yeme-m23.html American imperialism bears the ultimate responsibility for the chaos that is now engulfing the impoverished Arab country, which is positioned next to a major oil transportation juncture. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c527648-f4ee-4f8d-9741-07926a65329P/yeme-m23.html 2015-03-23T05:00:00Z Detroit’s water shutoffs and the aristocratic principle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/23/pers-m23.html In few places anywhere on the globe is the systematized, ruthless cruelty of the ruling class—facilitated by all factions of the political establishment—so flagrantly on display as in Detroit. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/159a5c19-97f2-49bf-886e-ad163998057B/pers-m23.html 2015-03-23T05:00:00Z Reign of police violence continues with killing of unarmed teen in Cleveland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/23/poli-m23.html Brandon Jones had allegedly broken into a grocery store and was carrying out a few boxes of cigarettes and some coins when police cornered and shot him. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b449d25-e1a1-4d5e-b4e9-af76468fc1fK/poli-m23.html 2015-03-23T05:00:00Z Seven children die in New York house fire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/23/fire-m23.html The fire, which was apparently sparked by a hot plate, is the deadliest in New York City since 2007, when 10 West African immigrants died in their sub-standard Bronx home. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d6555ea-da74-451f-b5db-5246eb4e4feB/fire-m23.html 2015-03-23T05:00:00Z Striking Houston-area oil workers denounce USW betrayal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/23/hous-m23.html Workers at the LyondellBasell refinery expressed frustration and anger at the United Steelworkers for deliberately isolating their struggle. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57aaaa62-e0a0-4083-a458-93310b5a4aeD/hous-m23.html 2015-03-23T05:00:00Z Judge orders end to Pentagon stalling on torture photos http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/23/tort-m23.html The Pentagon has been fighting for more than a decade to keep visual evidence of the torture at Abu Ghraib and other military sites from becoming public. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24019f7f-a03c-4038-a5b3-69480e34712P/tort-m23.html 2015-03-23T05:00:00Z Dozens killed in Indian railway accident http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/23/rail-m23.html While the immediate cause appears to be brake failure, the broader reason for the derailment lies in the rundown of the rail network by successive governments. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c4116ff-8414-4cfb-8a1a-02f590ed376A/rail-m23.html 2015-03-23T05:00:00Z Unemployment benefits availability in US at lowest level in history http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/23/unem-m23.html Only 23.1 percent of unemployed workers were receiving benefits in December 2014, the lowest level since unemployment insurance benefits were first established. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/94c5111e-30ec-4061-8351-5d0b3d86fe9B/unem-m23.html 2015-03-23T05:00:00Z The fraud of Obama’s “Student Aid Bill of Rights” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/23/stud-m23.html Obama’s proposal for student loan aid is both a publicity stunt to appease popular concern over ever-rising student loan debt and a plan to tighten enforcement on repayment. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a775e2c-36f6-4983-95a7-03c64245768H/stud-m23.html 2015-03-23T05:00:00Z Tucson, Arizona, officials considering banning homeless from downtown park http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/23/tucs-m23.html After removing tents and shelters from the park, authorities also want to ban sleeping in boxes, tents and pods on city streets. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a0cc7d1-a131-41cd-8f49-242cbe34f8fK/tucs-m23.html 2015-03-23T05:00:00Z German government plans new “anti-terrorism unit” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/23/para-m23.html The build-up of a paramilitary police force in Germany under the framework of the "war on terror" is part of a massive military expansion at home and abroad. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/987bd7cb-dc9d-4a17-a04c-a7ef35f4ad3F/para-m23.html 2015-03-23T05:00:00Z Australian spies assist Japan’s plans for intelligence agency http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/23/japa-m23.html Australia’s involvement in training Japanese spies demonstrates just how closely the two US allies are intertwined with Washington’s war preparations against China. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d3f7d55-ca00-4fa7-9e98-8963ca5e533D/japa-m23.html 2015-03-23T05:00:00Z Mexican migrant workers strike over wages and working conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/23/mexi-m23.html On Wednesday, March 17, thousands of agricultural workers went on strike in the Mexican state of Baja California. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a3a411e-9373-449d-a540-3575d294640A/mexi-m23.html 2015-03-23T05:00:00Z UK: Police commander at 1989 Hillsborough disaster admits causing 96 deaths http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/23/hill-m23.html An inquest heard how the lies and cover-up by the authorities began within minutes of the tragedy. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8589768-824a-48a2-8d50-05c34aec5aaG/hill-m23.html 2015-03-23T05:00:00Z This week in history: March 23-29 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/23/twih-m23.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/723b4c71-eae9-40d6-b28d-bdb6d6c290fK/twih-m23.html 2015-03-23T05:00:00Z Philistinism and crime in the German art market http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/23/comm-m23.html The greed and ignorance of the super-rich and the operations of unprincipled entrepreneurs are threatening public access to many art works. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a460847-de92-473f-8c45-bcf6257dd39M/comm-m23.html 2015-03-23T05:00:00Z UK: Private sector given largest ever National Health Service contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/23/heal-m23.html The deal, worth £780 million over four years, is the latest in the ongoing privatisation process of the publicly run health service. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8f466b9-e97d-4d3b-b5da-143f7e09e6bA/heal-m23.html 2015-03-23T05:00:00Z Detroit to resume mass water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/21/detr-m21.html As many as 28,000 households in America’s poorest large city face having their water service shut off. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ebbb8c08-2c98-403f-a7d7-4ea3426b253L/detr-m21.html 2015-03-21T05:00:00Z Bellum Americanum: US imperialism’s delusions of world conquest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/21/pers-m21.html There is near-universal agreement among Democrats and Republicans in Washington to substantially increase funding for the already gargantuan Pentagon war machine. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40e013ca-c96c-46e8-a194-1a1bd81f357I/pers-m21.html 2015-03-21T05:00:00Z Philadelphia cops cleared in killing of 26-year-old http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/21/poli-m21.html The Philadelphia District Attorney announced Thursday that no charges will be brought against two police officers who stopped and killed Brandon Tate-Brown in December. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e21c6a44-9c4e-4f88-9237-1a8e6d83c6dC/poli-m21.html 2015-03-21T05:00:00Z Suicide bombings kill more than one hundred in Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/21/yeme-m21.html Amid an intensifying civil war, the Yemeni branch of ISIS claimed responsibility for attacks on two mosques in Sanaa. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60192e29-5440-470a-9cc6-eccbfaf1fafJ/yeme-m21.html 2015-03-21T05:00:00Z Israeli settlers, soldiers attack Palestinians in East Jerusalem and Nablus http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/21/isra-m21.html The attacks signal a new offensive by settlers encouraged by the election victory of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing coalition. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0bf68ba6-cb06-464c-9938-6db6b7167f3L/isra-m21.html 2015-03-21T05:00:00Z Australian government in crisis over budget strategy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/21/aust-m21.html Big business leaders, financial commentators and political pundits have ridiculed the government for its failure to press ahead with austerity measures. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dedd6304-8334-49fc-abc3-59c50f0b6d0H/aust-m21.html 2015-03-21T05:00:00Z Strike by Lufthansa pilots continues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/21/luft-m21.html Management wants to force the pilots to submit and make an example of them in order to push through worse conditions for the other 110,000 staff. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a39de66-4144-463e-bec9-22395352a62F/luft-m21.html 2015-03-21T05:00:00Z German Social Democrat leader backs mass data retention by telecommunication companies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/21/data-m21.html Sigmar Gabriel, SPD chairman, spoke out in favour of a data storage law in an interview with radio broadcaster Deutschlandfunk. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7aea1a48-ae35-4e0d-8929-0555b5098dcL/data-m21.html 2015-03-21T05:00:00Z Canadian military intelligence seeks greater integration with domestic security agencies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/21/cana-m21.html Canada’s military has formulated plans to become a “main player” in the intelligence apparatus of the Canadian government and its international allies. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/692eddf4-f106-42ee-b79f-2a0341ac09bG/cana-m21.html 2015-03-21T05:00:00Z Early Andalucía elections mark growing political volatility in Spain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/21/spai-m21.html The combined vote of the PSOE and PP has fallen to less than 40 percent, compared to 80 percent in 2009. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b5a66c6e-0495-49f9-893a-e9887accb19E/spai-m21.html 2015-03-21T05:00:00Z Top South African police officials targeted in ANC faction fight http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/21/safr-m21.html The suspension of leading police officials has been allegedly linked to investigations of corruption by President Jacob Zuma. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d10c4ea9-c915-4397-a777-dae82c0c2d1D/safr-m21.html 2015-03-21T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan police arrest estate workers following strike against quota increase http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/21/esta-m21.html The arrests are part of a police-media witch-hunt against workers who struck for three days against an increase in their daily picking loads. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/574469da-d746-4f28-9ee8-5dee5293c29E/esta-m21.html 2015-03-21T05:00:00Z International Socialist Organization hails USW backstabbing of oil workers’ strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/21/sust-m21.html The ISO does not even pretend to criticize the USW, which from the beginning of the strike worked to prevent it from developing into a broader movement of the working class. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/302ea18d-d3a6-43db-8eba-93e52babbd6A/sust-m21.html 2015-03-21T05:00:00Z <em>Chappie</em>: Is the sum greater than the parts? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/21/chap-m21.html Neill Blomkamp’s latest release presents an oddly sweet, if rather violent, tale, but something is missing. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ea518f3a-bf1b-4f19-8130-4a7e44f82fcG/chap-m21.html 2015-03-21T05:00:00Z Australia: IYSSE campaign pushes back Griffith University’s political censorship http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/21/grif-m21.html Support from students and WSWS readers has forced the university’s authorities to drop their outright refusal to allow the IYSSE to register a club this year. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c9ad3e3-ea32-439d-b62f-9d5fdbb83baK/grif-m21.html 2015-03-21T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/21/labo-m21.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53e3de49-bfa0-47e0-bf3c-7a386f7c944P/labo-m21.html 2015-03-21T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party election rally in NSW http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/21/meet-m21.html The SEP candidates will address a combined election rally on Sunday March 22. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/700014d2-94f1-497f-b190-188801da1cfK/meet-m21.html 2015-03-21T05:00:00Z Syriza promises new austerity list as European institutions intensify pressure on Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/20/gree-m20.html In advance of an EU summit, the political representatives of the European banks insisted that Greece must impose austerity measures or risk being cut off from further loans. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/347f55a2-5bb7-4fa3-aaf1-c56fcfe2300A/gree-m20.html 2015-03-20T05:00:00Z Capital punishment and the brutality of class rule in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/20/pers-m20.html The political establishment’s continued support for state-sanctioned killing reflects the barbaric and exploitative character of social relations in the United States. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a6c7d3b1-5842-4137-b1ca-b470e153d12A/pers-m20.html 2015-03-20T05:00:00Z Netanyahu begins post-election maneuvers, in Israel and abroad http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/20/isra-m20.html After his apparent election victory, the Israeli prime minister has sought to cover up the blatant anti-Arab racism of his final campaign appeals. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7174ca3e-7b0b-4ad4-b239-8d222f8b461L/isra-m20.html 2015-03-20T05:00:00Z Tunisian army called out after terror attack kills 23 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/20/tuni-m20.html In the final analysis, the atrocity in Tunis is the result of the catastrophes created by the US wars in Iraq and Libya and the proxy war Washington has waged in Syria. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/832c1965-3e36-4275-9a46-b8546012398O/tuni-m20.html 2015-03-20T05:00:00Z Obama administration sets record for denying access to government documents http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/20/foia-m20.html The backlog of unanswered Freedom of Information Act requests grew by 55 percent last year—part of a broader expansion of government secrecy. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29ac0c81-b484-485f-a2f2-7f0b0299fa7G/foia-m20.html 2015-03-20T05:00:00Z Mass protests at University of Virginia after honors student beaten by state police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/20/brut-m20.html Thousands of students gathered Wednesday night to protest the beating of Martese Johnson, a student at the University of Virginia, by state police outside an off-campus bar. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29747665-9866-453a-b670-6f7f575a8daE/brut-m20.html 2015-03-20T05:00:00Z German government increases defence budget by €8 billion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/20/bund-m20.html The rapid boost to military spending, amounting to an increase of more than 6.2 percent, heralds a new stage in the return of German militarism. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f71fbf20-faf5-4f9c-9f5a-5576c653c68C/bund-m20.html 2015-03-20T05:00:00Z Attack on democratic rights in Germany follows Blockupy protest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/20/bloc-m20.html The German media and politicians have responded to the Blockupy protests against the ECB on Wednesday by denouncing the protesters and demanding restrictions on the freedom of assembly. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f2a4eff-8df7-47be-8f1f-9ec40d203c3D/bloc-m20.html 2015-03-20T05:00:00Z Senior Toronto Police officer calls 2010 G-20 demonstrators “terrorists” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/20/toro-m20.html The fear-mongering comes as the Canadian government is pushing for legislation that gives sweeping new powers to the state in the name of fighting “terrorism.” Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/075d0a7c-cc69-4c8e-901c-814f8b98b75N/toro-m20.html 2015-03-20T05:00:00Z South Korea pushes for inclusion in US anti-missile system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/20/kore-m20.html Tensions between South Korea and China could rise if the US established an anti-ballistic missile battery on the Korean Peninsula. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e15fb889-beb6-42e7-b3f1-41043e72fc2K/kore-m20.html 2015-03-20T05:00:00Z IMF rejects Sri Lankan request for loan bailout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/20/sril-m20.html The IMF’s blunt message to Sri Lanka is for new social attacks on the working class and poor. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d5935ed5-2a83-4d84-913d-ab36d543e67F/sril-m20.html 2015-03-20T05:00:00Z Striking US oil workers explain issues at stake in their struggle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/20/video-m20.html Oil workers who remain on strike at the Tesoro Carson refinery near Los Angeles, California and the BP Husky refinery near Toledo, Ohio spoke to the <em>World Socialist Web Site</em>. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/55092fce-06e3-44db-9697-705aabd54caF/video-m20.html 2015-03-20T05:00:00Z The rule and the exceptions—three good films: <em>Court</em>, <em>National Gallery</em> and <em>The Gold Bug</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/20/fic2-m20.html There are filmmakers who devote themselves seriously and conscientiously to representing life, not life in the abstract, not “life as a river,” but concrete life, the life of social classes and relationships. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/763c9743-7401-4475-bb15-27357b41397A/fic2-m20.html 2015-03-20T05:00:00Z An interview with Alejo Moguillansky, co-director of <em>The Gold Bug</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/20/inte-m20.html David Walsh spoke to Alejo Moguillansky, the co-director of <em>The Gold Bug</em>, in Mexico City during the FICUNAM film festival. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0243358d-6cca-4d8f-b509-0119bbf487fE/inte-m20.html 2015-03-20T05:00:00Z Syriza government’s surrender to the EU in Greece exposes Podemos in Spain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/20/pode-m20.html Syriza’s record in power shows what a Podemos government in Spain would be: a tool of imperialism, working with openly right-wing forces to attack the working class. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/19e47a5b-f6f0-44ec-8918-523057ebd99C/pode-m20.html 2015-03-20T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East and Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/20/euro-m20.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2a8fcf23-d544-4989-aaad-65981dd016eL/euro-m20.html 2015-03-20T05:00:00Z Youth unemployment—a social catastrophe for the working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/20/unem-m20.html The major parties have nothing to offer youth because they defend the profit system and have helped create the conditions of mass unemployment and poverty. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/679012d9-3d30-42da-912f-4b5c3c5641dA/unem-m20.html 2015-03-20T05:00:00Z Obama set to veto any cuts to Pentagon war machine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/19/budg-m19.html The president has made no threat to veto budget proposals imposing spending caps on vital social services. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6243ae20-8c3e-4642-b3c1-d976f77c369B/budg-m19.html 2015-03-19T05:00:00Z The conflict over the China-backed Asian investment bank http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/19/pers-m19.html The British decision to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has opened the way for other European powers to sign up, despite intense opposition from the US. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b72a8a53-504b-4e53-96ef-9a7ad29f68dH/pers-m19.html 2015-03-19T05:00:00Z Massive police mobilization against anti-austerity protest in Frankfurt, Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/19/prot-m19.html Police arrested 350 people after thousands of protesters from across Europe converged on Frankfurt to protest austerity measures targeting Greece and other countries. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be324b55-7770-4c53-89d5-9faff8fd10bL/prot-m19.html 2015-03-19T05:00:00Z Right-wing Israeli parties begin talks on coalition http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/19/isra-m19.html Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to head his fourth coalition government committed to the expansion of illegal settlements on the West Bank. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6df9b8d-6f05-466a-afe7-9bb5d84aa34G/isra-m19.html 2015-03-19T05:00:00Z US stocks surge as Fed signals slower rise in interest rates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/19/fomc-m19.html Any tightening of the central bank cash spigot threatens to bring the bull market, and the windfalls it provides the rich and the super-rich, crashing down. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2dddb80b-0f65-44bb-b660-693ddd7fea3E/fomc-m19.html 2015-03-19T05:00:00Z USW sellout leaves oil workers at mercy of energy giants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/19/oils-m19.html The sellout deal signed by the United Steelworkers has opened the door for the companies to break up the national agreement and reverse the past gains of oil workers. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e7f7feb3-8ce7-4775-837a-77aca9952b6P/oils-m19.html 2015-03-19T05:00:00Z Canadian oil workers laid off without warning http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/19/cano-m19.html One thousand oil construction workers were fired from their jobs at a remote site in Alberta last week. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5878222f-6c6a-4460-b5fa-99a146b1b14P/cano-m19.html 2015-03-19T05:00:00Z Missouri executes brain-damaged 74-year-old http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/19/exec-m19.html Cecil Clayton was put to death despite overwhelming evidence of intellectual disability caused by a sawmill accident more than four decades ago. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2d2a76fc-03d6-4bf5-9b4e-0ab378d289dK/exec-m19.html 2015-03-19T05:00:00Z Federal court upholds Virginia’s solitary confinement policy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/19/virg-m19.html A federal appeals court upheld the state’s practice of automatically placing all death row inmates in solitary confinement until their execution. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b2ba659-18b0-48aa-9a7c-ad52cdf637aL/virg-m19.html 2015-03-19T05:00:00Z US to train special police forces in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/19/ukra-m19.html Washington is helping Kiev create tactical assault units akin to American SWAT teams. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa276140-1259-446d-a9c5-fa242fa2716J/ukra-m19.html 2015-03-19T05:00:00Z UK: Greater Manchester devolution agreement sets agenda for private sector bonanza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/19/traf-m19.html Private corporations are being primed to win up to £5 billion in contracts as Trafford council prepares to sell contracts to run vital services. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49219eb5-9f7e-40f5-90fa-18319f4c9ecA/traf-m19.html 2015-03-19T05:00:00Z Four years after Fukushima disaster, government to restart Japan’s nuclear plants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/19/fuku-m19.html The crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is still decades from being decommissioned and environmental problems continue to mount. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c402544-574c-45c9-baf8-fc0ba839490A/fuku-m19.html 2015-03-19T05:00:00Z Australia: Bipartisan deal to fast-track mass surveillance metadata bill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/19/data-m19.html Labor voted to rush the bill through parliament on the basis of a token government proposal to obtain warrants before accessing journalists’ data. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/661308ba-9888-4d2d-8a4c-c298f321ffeP/data-m19.html 2015-03-19T05:00:00Z State frame-up of Maruti Suzuki India workers continues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/19/indi-m19.html Although the prosecution’s case is manifestly in tatters, 150 Maruti Suzuki India workers continue to face the threat of conviction on false, politically motivated charges of murder and other grave crimes . Thu, 19 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bae8092c-a586-4beb-8a10-96fcd9f7936O/indi-m19.html 2015-03-19T05:00:00Z Netanyahu claims victory in close Israeli election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/18/isra-m18.html Netanyahu is in a strong position to form the next government after his chief rival rang him to concede defeat. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4260fcea-d3c5-41c5-981c-7df4131b594F/isra-m18.html 2015-03-18T05:00:00Z Financial markets hang on wording of US Federal Reserve statement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/18/bank-m18.html Global financial markets are waiting to see how soon the Fed may begin to raise interest rates. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c0a5118-a71c-4002-86b6-dc144fb670aM/bank-m18.html 2015-03-18T05:00:00Z USW isolates remaining oil worker strikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/18/oils-m18.html Oil workers continue to walk the picket lines at refineries across the US despite the efforts of the United Steelworkers to shut down the month-and-a-half long strike. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d6093ad-0887-4b90-aa05-258551f5e88G/oils-m18.html 2015-03-18T05:00:00Z Wall Street bonuses at highest level since 2008 crash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/18/wstr-m18.html The $28.5 billion in Wall Street bonuses is double the annual pay for the 1 million US workers employed full time at the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/848fa74f-dd61-481d-89bc-7d3e4b9933eK/wstr-m18.html 2015-03-18T05:00:00Z Video shows police gunning down mentally ill Texas man http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/18/police+violence-m18.html Officers shot the schizophrenic and bipolar man within seconds of arriving at his house, claiming they felt threatened by the screwdriver he was holding. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae1004e1-093d-47fa-bf8a-4e63cb7d259G/police+violence-m18.html 2015-03-18T05:00:00Z Visiting Berlin, Poroshenko steps up drive against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/18/poro-m18.html German Chancellor Angela Merkel used a joint press conference in Berlin to endorse Poroshenko, declaring she had “great respect” for “all of the efforts” of his government. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/64351868-30ab-4835-bc44-bd5cedb54e7P/poro-m18.html 2015-03-18T05:00:00Z Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis prostrates himself on German talk show http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/18/varo-m18.html The appearance of the Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis on the Günther Jauch talk show was a pathetic spectacle that symbolized the bankruptcy of Syriza. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9fb2ab57-3503-4c1c-ba89-281048f07d5P/varo-m18.html 2015-03-18T05:00:00Z Germany: More links revealed between secret service and NSU terror gang http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/18/nazi-m18.html Where state activities end and those of the far-right terrorist group National Socialist Underground begin is increasingly murky and undefined. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34786431-8650-4cfd-b7ac-abc6857714eC/nazi-m18.html 2015-03-18T05:00:00Z Prison officers’ union signs no strike deal with the Scottish government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/18/nost-m18.html The Prison Officers Association was one of the first trade unions to join the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition, formed by the Socialist Party and Socialist Workers Party. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73527c93-eca0-4297-8378-52d222ace6cL/nost-m18.html 2015-03-18T05:00:00Z Modi visits Sri Lanka to push for closer ties against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/18/modi-m18.html The Indian prime minister undertook his trip amid US encouragement of New Delhi to play a greater role in the region, in order to counter China’s influence. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/123e29f3-7e17-490e-bdd0-6be72da8959E/modi-m18.html 2015-03-18T05:00:00Z Brazil’s right-wing protests: A warning to the working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/18/pers-m18.html If right-wing forces can once again openly agitate for a military coup, it is thanks to the reactionary role of the PT and the various pseudo-left groups that have sought to promote illusions in this capitalist party. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/542614b1-f94f-42fe-a132-1095c77b268P/pers-m18.html 2015-03-18T05:00:00Z A remarkable film festival in Mexico City http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/18/mexi-m18.html David Walsh and Joanne Laurier recently attended the film festival associated with the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/82462783-61e2-43d3-97f7-898ea203098B/mexi-m18.html 2015-03-18T05:00:00Z Oppose the anti-mosque campaign in Penrith! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/18/mosq-m18.html The vendetta against Muslims is not simply the work of local bigots, but a product of the bogus “war on terror” whipped up by the media and political establishment. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62e1a80a-88a0-4c90-a43d-1fda36697eeF/mosq-m18.html 2015-03-18T05:00:00Z Russian President Putin says Ukraine crisis threatens nuclear war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/17/nucl-m17.html Putin said that after Western-backed forces came to power in Kiev, the Kremlin feared a NATO attack on Russia and ordered its nuclear forces to prepare for all-out war. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b93dfedf-b919-46c3-9685-c3dfa33eca2I/nucl-m17.html 2015-03-17T05:00:00Z The oil workers’ strike and the return of the class struggle in the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/17/pers-m17.html The oil refinery strike has pitted 30,000 workers against some of the richest and most politically connected corporations in the world. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eca02fa2-3d3d-45db-b0fe-19d3cec89bbP/pers-m17.html 2015-03-17T05:00:00Z Syriza makes new pledges to impose troika austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/17/gree-m17.html Greece’s Syriza government has made clear any anti-austerity pledges in its election programme are to be shelved indefinitely. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/383ff5fe-66f6-439f-ab9c-153458c2327J/gree-m17.html 2015-03-17T05:00:00Z Netanyahu makes far-right appeal on eve of Israeli election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/17/isra-m17.html In an interview Monday, Netanyahu said that if reelected, he would not permit the establishment of a Palestinian state. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2acf357e-3193-4150-b789-d349255677bA/isra-m17.html 2015-03-17T05:00:00Z China-Burma tensions rise after bomb kills Chinese citizens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/17/burm-m17.html Closer ties with Washington have encouraged the Burmese military to take a more pronounced anti-China stance. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f7ed0c0-997c-4820-8ae0-c21c3ee0ceeA/burm-m17.html 2015-03-17T05:00:00Z Hundreds of thousands join right-wing protests for ouster of Brazil’s president http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/17/braz-m17.html The protracted corruption and betrayals of the Workers Party have provided the Brazilian right with its greatest opening since the end of the military dictatorship. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c127eac-470d-4f76-af0d-37d72c7743bL/braz-m17.html 2015-03-17T05:00:00Z Turkey escalates involvement in Iraq-Syria war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/17/turk-m17.html Turkey was until recently reluctant to play an active role in the US-led coalition, and was subject to considerable criticism from the Western powers. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bc7e2c79-9f51-4f41-977c-2d46c3ad858G/turk-m17.html 2015-03-17T05:00:00Z ACLU sues White House over drone “kill list” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/17/aclu-m17.html A lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union challenges the secrecy of the Obama administration’s “targeted killing” drone assassination program. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eff95f6e-093a-4118-ae28-8e8df55040dK/aclu-m17.html 2015-03-17T05:00:00Z Man held for 900 days in US prison without charge http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/17/oreg-m17.html Benito Vasquez-Hernandez, detained as a “material witness,” has been in jail since March 16, 2012. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d6e0654e-4708-48f7-b466-589a42f8d98E/oreg-m17.html 2015-03-17T05:00:00Z Alabama food stamp use doubles since 2007 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/17/alab-m17.html The surge in food stamp use coincides with a sharp decline in the percentage of people working full-time. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4691d4f2-2b72-46f0-94a5-0b60cc4fd7fJ/alab-m17.html 2015-03-17T05:00:00Z California Democrat plans ballot proposal to cut public employee pensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/17/cali-m17.html Former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed will lead a ballot initiative in May to eliminate constitutional protections for CalPERS and other state pension funds. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7faaa809-0c4b-4687-bc45-7972aee7cfcE/cali-m17.html 2015-03-17T05:00:00Z Loss for Socialist Party expected in French local elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/17/fran-m17.html The neo-fascist National Front of Marine Le Pen is expected to make significant advances in the upcoming departmental elections. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11831886-c6c4-43d4-82ab-fac8eb40b8fP/fran-m17.html 2015-03-17T05:00:00Z Vanuatu cyclone relief efforts grossly inadequate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/17/vanu-m17.html Four days after Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu and other Pacific countries, tens of thousands of people have received no assistance. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e4a02ac-b576-446c-913d-7165a2927f4G/vanu-m17.html 2015-03-17T05:00:00Z Australian PM attacks “lifestyle choice” of poverty-stricken Aborigines http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/17/abbt-m17.html Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s contemptuous remark sought to justify the wholesale closure of remote indigenous communities. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b6c572b0-2b51-4681-8868-996399fc85bL/abbt-m17.html 2015-03-17T05:00:00Z Socialism and historical truth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/17/lect-m17.html This lecture was delivered before an audience of 450 people on the occasion of the publication of the German-language edition of <em>The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century</em>. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c3685e3-9a92-4fa6-9dc0-83a9d022b0cE/lect-m17.html 2015-03-17T05:00:00Z Hundreds attend lecture introducing German edition of <i>The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century</i> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/17/lei2-m17.html WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North presented the German edition of his book to an audience of students, workers and visitors to the Leipzig Book Fair. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b7a9138-5649-406f-9aa1-a29572436edM/lei2-m17.html 2015-03-17T05:00:00Z Australian workers call for support for striking US oil workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/17/sepc-m17.html Workers and young people back the six-week strike and condemn the United Steelworkers union for trying to ram through a sellout agreement. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7f80b8a-8a9f-46a9-93c8-19e0bc17a8eA/sepc-m17.html 2015-03-17T05:00:00Z Quebec student union ASSE promotes trade unions as students vote for anti-austerity strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/17/queb-m17.html ASSE is using its reputation for militancy to provide a “left” cover to the unions even as they promote the big business PQ and enforce anti-strike laws. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56dd6de3-2c61-4bf0-bc89-1297a27ac9eB/queb-m17.html 2015-03-17T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/17/wkrs-m17.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 17 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ffe38c4e-7bb0-406b-a05a-5944b8e9ac1E/wkrs-m17.html 2015-03-17T05:00:00Z This week in history: March 16-22 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/16/twih-m16.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb7ff56c-8e1a-4aec-93cd-74dcefdad8aD/twih-m16.html 2015-03-16T05:00:00Z US intensifies pressure on Iran at nuclear talks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/16/iran-m16.html US Secretary of State Kerry has made clear that the US will walk away from the negotiating table if Iran does not meet its demands. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73d815fc-689f-462b-aaa7-8092acb1868M/iran-m16.html 2015-03-16T05:00:00Z America’s “dirty brigades” in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/16/iraq-m16.html The atrocities committed by American-backed units in Iraq, including beheadings and the desecration of corpses, expose the hypocritical claims that the war against ISIS is being waged in defense of human rights. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f9cb521b-fc23-470e-9571-a25ed2cbfd1E/iraq-m16.html 2015-03-16T05:00:00Z Divisions emerge between Britain and US over China bank http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/16/usuk-m16.html The British decision to participate in the Chinese-backed Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank was taken largely behind the back of the United States. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b25b0c7-aa53-4952-a0b8-7ba4a15a352H/usuk-m16.html 2015-03-16T05:00:00Z France, Japan boost military ties directed against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/16/frja-m16.html In a deal aimed primarily at China, France and Japan agreed to stepped-up cooperation between their armies and defense industries after talks in Tokyo. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e06c1749-6f25-43e8-aedf-08cb1de5229K/frja-m16.html 2015-03-16T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka-China tensions rise over suspended port project http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/16/chin-m16.html Suspension of the Chinese investment project is bound up with the shift of Sri Lankan foreign policy under the new government away from Beijing and towards Washington. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24341d30-1c36-4463-a690-6ee62d94581L/chin-m16.html 2015-03-16T05:00:00Z Police arrest man in shooting of Ferguson police officers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/16/ferg-m16.html Despite a lack of evidence, St. Louis County authorities sought to associate Wednesday’s shooting with ongoing demonstrations against police violence. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50bbcc8c-0d4e-4176-aa64-7df762ab90fD/ferg-m16.html 2015-03-16T05:00:00Z 1,600 people attend funeral for 19-year-old killed by police in Madison, Wisconsin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/16/fune-m16.html The funeral followed days of protests against police violence in which thousands of people participated. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7fee7127-652a-4649-9b6b-0c48ce0be13K/fune-m16.html 2015-03-16T05:00:00Z New York Police Department caught whitewashing police crimes on Wikipedia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/16/wiki-m16.html The NYPD’s rewriting of Wikipedia entries on police violence—including pages for Sean Bell, Eric Garner and Michael Brown—is part of a larger effort at disruption and surveillance on social media. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2a503f7-7fdf-463a-b734-429e8b4a81aE/wiki-m16.html 2015-03-16T05:00:00Z Despite Swedish interview request, WikiLeaks founder Assange remains in danger http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/16/assa-m16.html For more than four years and counting, the Swedish authorities consistently refused Assange’s request to be interviewed in London. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26c01b7c-60ff-4606-8a0c-213fdca38e6L/assa-m16.html 2015-03-16T05:00:00Z Hunger strike by UK asylum seekers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/16/hung-m16.html An estimated 30,000 migrants and asylum seekers, nearly one-third of them women and children, are being detained indefinitely in Britain while their immigration status is resolved. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/988588ed-6fac-40b9-b76d-a566d671984H/hung-m16.html 2015-03-16T05:00:00Z Australia: Phony “leaders’ debate” for NSW state election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/16/deba-m16.html Labor is cynically hoping to win the election by exploiting popular hostility to privatisation and the federal Abbott government. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5acbc6f2-3cd7-4855-aabc-e0c3f0f11caI/deba-m16.html 2015-03-16T05:00:00Z Report shows low-cost private housing in Washington, DC virtually eliminated http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/16/hous-m16.html Without subsidies, the typical family of four in the bottom fifth tier of households spends 80 percent of its yearly earnings on housing. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a85c2e7-88dc-4d9f-9721-17f1448a76dC/hous-m16.html 2015-03-16T05:00:00Z For a general strike to defend jobs, safety and living standards! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/16/oils-m16.html The rotten agreement reached by the unions and Shell is not why workers walked on the picket lines for a month and a half, sacrificing their paychecks and health benefits. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7da9d181-e099-4ffb-afde-c8ce1a9c2afF/oils-m16.html 2015-03-16T05:00:00Z ISO-allied pseudo-lefts within Syriza defend their capitulation to austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/16/syri-m16.html Syriza’s claims that it had no option but to surrender to austerity are cowardly lies, rooted in the material interests of the reactionary upper-middle class forces for whom Syriza speaks. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d18ba5e0-279c-4030-aaa4-27dcaf263d3B/syri-m16.html 2015-03-16T05:00:00Z A socialist strategy to defeat austerity and defend education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/16/cana-m16.html While the strikers have shown great determination and militancy, their struggle is in grave danger of being strangled by the pro-capitalist trade unions. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c9b26c86-3cd9-4d75-a899-b5b97a2e48fP/cana-m16.html 2015-03-16T05:00:00Z SEP candidates in NSW election address public meetings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/16/nswe-m16.html SEP candidates warned that irrespective of the state election outcome, the incoming government would intensify the attacks on the working class. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ec2f359-7590-4c9b-bf61-e5a40646106A/nswe-m16.html 2015-03-16T05:00:00Z Students and workers discuss SEP’s election campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/16/inte-m16.html WSWS correspondents spoke to audience members at meetings called by the Socialist Equality Party last week as part of its New South Wales state election campaign Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/22fae30f-024b-4ed5-adbb-f871b604501M/inte-m16.html 2015-03-16T05:00:00Z Investors pledge billions to Egyptian junta at Sharm el-Sheikh conference http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/14/egyp-m14.html Finance capital is launching new projects because it assumes the Egyptian military dictatorship’s bloody repression will guarantee low wages and high profits. Sat, 14 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/473acb01-dfea-4135-bf15-27af27711f9B/egyp-m14.html 2015-03-14T05:00:00Z US ramps up anti-China “pivot to Asia” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/14/pers-m14.html The US maritime strategic document released yesterday is a recipe for intensifying tensions in Asia and compounding the danger of war with China. Sat, 14 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/78c7b7d8-4ccf-4744-acdc-ac26a0d8ffeE/pers-m14.html 2015-03-14T05:00:00Z Media, politicians seize on Ferguson shooting to blackguard protests against police violence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/14/ferg-m14.html The wounding of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri is being used to delegitimize mass anger over the unending wave of police killings in America. Sat, 14 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8fe42778-2b4f-4eaf-9329-5520c63dfb9F/ferg-m14.html 2015-03-14T05:00:00Z Steelworkers union pushes local contracts following national deal to end US oil strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/14/oils-m14.html Picketing by oil workers will continue until agreements are passed at each separate refinery, with workers who do not accept the terms left completely isolated. Sat, 14 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f20552e1-e15e-4b51-9efa-2f15f09841bC/oils-m14.html 2015-03-14T05:00:00Z Walkout at Louisiana gas terminal highlights steel union’s isolation of refinery strikers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/14/wild-m14.html The March 6 walkout by over 1,000 non-union contract employees revealed the potential for refinery strikers to link up with workers throughout the industry. Sat, 14 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76aa488c-6b1d-4b53-96bc-a5495aae5afD/wild-m14.html 2015-03-14T05:00:00Z US retail sales fall for third consecutive month http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/14/econ-m14.html The sustained decline in retail sales underscores the emergence of a new economic slump threatening workers’ livelihoods. Sat, 14 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b12eeef4-4d98-4c5f-879c-d98f77e8dbfP/econ-m14.html 2015-03-14T05:00:00Z UK government pledges further spying powers and to “move on” from Snowden http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/14/gchq-m14.html Hammond’s speech was meant to reassure Britain’s spies that they will be protected from any possible fall-out, and that their criminal actions can continue. Sat, 14 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e9bac02-e394-4751-9a02-5bb66b7e24bK/gchq-m14.html 2015-03-14T05:00:00Z UK parliamentary committee justifies mass spying on e-communications http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/14/parl-m14.html The Intelligence and Security Committee report is a whitewash, aimed at legitimising the spy apparatus exposed by whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013. Sat, 14 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/12cf44a2-a246-4eec-ab86-e06d3b70e32I/parl-m14.html 2015-03-14T05:00:00Z Snowden documents reveal New Zealand’s spying on China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/14/gcsb-m14.html The government has attempted to suppress discussion of the revelations, which point to New Zealand’s collaboration with the US “pivot to Asia,” aimed at militarily encircling China. Sat, 14 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c1a9bab9-b92d-4dba-912c-dcc920ab325P/gcsb-m14.html 2015-03-14T05:00:00Z “Super cyclone” Pam hits South Pacific islands http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/14/cycl-m14.html While the full scale of the destruction is yet to emerge, the storm has flattened entire villages in Vanuatu, with unconfirmed reports of dozens killed. Sat, 14 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8247b7b2-63fc-4b00-ad0a-e8888b9520bL/cycl-m14.html 2015-03-14T05:00:00Z Modi bears strategic “gifts” to Seychelles and Mauritius http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/14/modi-m14.html With Washington’s backing and encouragement, India is seeking to counter China’s growing influence by harnessing key Indian Ocean island states. Sat, 14 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/246f78db-6840-4b21-aa0a-268930f5a24M/modi-m14.html 2015-03-14T05:00:00Z Quebec workers on a collision course with Liberal government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/14/queb-m14.html The Quebec government’s social spending cuts and concession demands are being met with growing rank-and-file calls for defiance of the anti-strike laws. Sat, 14 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4bd7a718-17e2-480a-94f5-fafdcab7869D/queb-m14.html 2015-03-14T05:00:00Z Why the media silence on Lindsey Graham’s vow to use the military to force vote in Congress? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/14/medi-m14.html With the media poised to jump on candidates’ slightest “gaffes,” there are virtually no reports on Graham’s vow to “use the military” to push through a Pentagon budget. Sat, 14 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1bb0db51-4fe4-4e86-b3df-dc8a6901609N/medi-m14.html 2015-03-14T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/14/labo-m14.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 14 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/05ed08b9-be6f-456b-aefa-d5cecb63e00A/labo-m14.html 2015-03-14T05:00:00Z USW reaches sellout deal, moves to shut down oil workers’ strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/13/oils-m13.html Any deal reached on the basis of blocking the full mobilization of oil workers against the intransigence of the energy giants can be nothing but a miserable betrayal. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b15a57fb-a9c5-4097-a301-d2c687625b1O/oils-m13.html 2015-03-13T05:00:00Z US presidential election season begins http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/13/pers-m13.html The United States is entering a 2016 presidential election campaign that demonstrates the narrow basis of the two-party system and the oligarchical character of American society. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76ade337-9c16-4dd1-bcd7-e4b6ede8a53F/pers-m13.html 2015-03-13T05:00:00Z Danger of war with Russia grows as US sends military equipment to Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/13/nato-m13.html Washington’s moves to provide military hardware to its right-wing puppet regime in Kiev, despite sharp opposition from Russia, threaten all-out war. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b404c121-e39e-4abb-ae83-920cf48a10fM/nato-m13.html 2015-03-13T05:00:00Z IMF loans $17 billion to Ukraine to repay banks, loot economy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/13/imfu-m13.html The International Monetary Fund formally signed off yesterday on a $17.5 billion, four-year loan to the far-right regime in Kiev. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e7ef96ee-1f17-4820-b414-867866b2b8dH/imfu-m13.html 2015-03-13T05:00:00Z Police launch manhunt in Ferguson, Missouri after officers wounded http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/13/ferg-m13.html The Obama administration used Wednesday’s shooting to restate its support for the police in the face of ongoing demonstrations against police killings. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d2fe2d3-d972-4a6a-b96f-81c8d363f45F/ferg-m13.html 2015-03-13T05:00:00Z Troika enforcers return to Athens to step up looting of Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/13/gree-m13.html The European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund are finalizing new austerity measures in co-operation with the Syriza government. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6833e69-e93b-4c37-a008-e7f4c265d91K/gree-m13.html 2015-03-13T05:00:00Z UN torture investigator barred from US prisons http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/13/tort-m13.html A UN official lashed out at the US government for barring him from investigating federal prisons, as well as for being the only nation that sentences children to life in prison without parole. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/132a4bcc-34bb-41cd-a1da-26772efa54aE/tort-m13.html 2015-03-13T05:00:00Z Obama’s criticism of right-to-work law: A defense of the corporatist bureaucracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/13/wisc-m13.html Obama’s criticism of the recently enacted right-to-work law in Wisconsin reflects divisions in the ruling establishment over the best way to pursue attacks on the working class. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f8b08ffb-9ff0-4ec4-8ecf-6038aa16b67F/wisc-m13.html 2015-03-13T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania budget underfunds education, cuts taxes for the wealthy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/13/penn-m13.html Tax increases for the working class, including sales and income taxes, underwrite much of what is new in Democratic Governor Tom Wolf’s budget. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b2ae259-d4b4-4d05-a6c3-2ca90c43badA/penn-m13.html 2015-03-13T05:00:00Z Six dead in Bangladesh factory collapse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/13/bang-m13.html Nearly two years after the Rana Plaza disaster claimed more than 1,120 lives, shoddy and unsafe building standards remain the norm in Bangladesh. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae58e214-b71a-48b0-af87-174f3fa1edeL/bang-m13.html 2015-03-13T05:00:00Z Australian pseudo-lefts defend Syriza’s austerity pact http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/13/syri-m13.html The January 25 election of Syriza has laid bare the evolution of these groups into open supporters of capitalist governments. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d075daf3-ede1-4bc5-96d3-a9ffc704c64E/syri-m13.html 2015-03-13T05:00:00Z Australian audiences turn off <em>Gallipoli</em> TV war drama http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/13/anza-m13.html The multi-episode program, which glorifies Australian military involvement in the World War I invasion of Turkey, has been ratings failure. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a48e1d36-bc3b-486d-b09a-7e7efe06830E/anza-m13.html 2015-03-13T05:00:00Z Canadian government seizes on first Iraq casualty to press for war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/13/cair-m13.html The death last week of Canadian Special Forces Sgt. Andrew Doiron provides further proof of Ottawa’s growing involvement in ground combat operations in Iraq. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4dc95c26-a815-43ff-8f55-c00fe9a582aF/cair-m13.html 2015-03-13T05:00:00Z Berlin professor sees Germany as the “taskmaster” of Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/13/munk-m13.html In his new book, <em>Power in the Center</em>, political scientist Herfried Münkler, who has close ties to the political establishment, argues openly for German hegemony in Europe. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d71a5332-eb10-442f-a761-9bb5d9495f4E/munk-m13.html 2015-03-13T05:00:00Z Lindsey Graham threatens troops to force Congress vote on military cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/13/grah-m13.html The Republican senator’s proposal for ringing the Capitol with soldiers to force through a Pentagon budget says a great deal about the US political setup. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8865df76-3d3e-4294-888e-ff32488c1fdB/grah-m13.html 2015-03-13T05:00:00Z <em>Lincoln Speaks: Words That Transformed a Nation</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/13/linc-m13.html An exhibition of letters and speeches makes the US Civil War and the role of Abraham Lincoln come alive. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4445b545-a55b-4257-8fc1-e7fee08782aK/linc-m13.html 2015-03-13T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/13/wkrs-m13.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/439ed061-19bb-4470-b1cf-21b038a185bP/wkrs-m13.html 2015-03-13T05:00:00Z Obama administration seeks wider war powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/12/aumf-m12.html Top national security officials urged a Senate committee to approve a broadly worded Authorization for Use of Military Force against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18c0bf56-4ca1-4c02-9b78-ab739424654O/aumf-m12.html 2015-03-12T05:00:00Z The paramilitary occupation of America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/12/pers-m12.html The regularity of police murders in the United States has reached the point where it is appropriate to speak of the victims as casualties in a war against the country’s poor and working people. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f244945-0f59-41a5-9062-470588b0c07G/pers-m12.html 2015-03-12T05:00:00Z The fight against police violence in Madison, Wisconsin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/12/vide-m12.html In this video, students and workers in Madison speak about the significance of the ongoing wave of state-sanctioned police killings in the United States. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/938947be-1a07-4253-8cae-947a3568a78B/vide-m12.html 2015-03-12T05:00:00Z With Senate letter, tensions mount over US policy toward Iran http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/12/iran-m12.html The extraordinary intervention of Senate Republicans to derail any nuclear treaty with Iran is symptomatic of deep divisions within the US government. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef2a9df9-23ea-48bf-a782-5f42104e6c9D/iran-m12.html 2015-03-12T05:00:00Z European Central Bank bond-buying program fuels financial turbulence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/12/econ-m12.html The commencement of the European Central Bank’s bond-buying program is already sending shock waves through global financial markets. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8ebd4ab-ad83-40b3-ac5f-276c5141314F/econ-m12.html 2015-03-12T05:00:00Z Toronto: University strikers denounce union officials http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/12/york-m12.html Striking education workers at Toronto’s York University have roundly rejected tentative contracts the union had hailed as “historic.” Thu, 12 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fd9ddb7e-aa13-4a96-b401-ad02b55cda5K/york-m12.html 2015-03-12T05:00:00Z UK general election: Conflicts intensify over possible hung parliament http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/12/hung-m12.html Amidst a possible Labour Party rout in Scotland, what emerges from the discussions on the makeup of a future UK government is the right-wing agenda of all the parties. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c55e0ce5-9a84-4fe0-a0e5-e19eae787a6K/hung-m12.html 2015-03-12T05:00:00Z Tens of thousands of auto supply jobs under threat in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/12/germ-m12.html As global auto production falls, the pressure exercised by auto manufacturers on small and medium-sized suppliers to cut costs is increasing continuously. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b3320f5-734f-413b-b537-6b50e74ae6eB/germ-m12.html 2015-03-12T05:00:00Z Japan pushes forward with plans for overseas intelligence agency http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/12/japa-m12.html Tokyo is exploiting fears of terrorism to promote remilitarization plans that have long been under preparation and are broadly opposed by the population. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb63db02-5714-4436-87db-dcd8625ea45H/japa-m12.html 2015-03-12T05:00:00Z Protests in New Zealand against Trans Pacific Partnership http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/12/tppa-m12.html The anti-TPP campaign organisers represent sections of business that fear their interests and profits will be undermined by international competition. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c286f9f0-9880-47d9-b44d-52b769ccfb6C/tppa-m12.html 2015-03-12T05:00:00Z Los Angeles school district approves hundreds of education layoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/12/utla-m12.html The Los Angeles Unified School District Board voted on Tuesday to deliver “reduction in force” notices to 609 elementary school teachers and education workers. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/037018fb-49b6-4ccf-8d58-b7c1b47e802F/utla-m12.html 2015-03-12T05:00:00Z Report alleges systemic neglect of special needs students at New Orleans charter school http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/12/nola-m12.html The scandal exposes the social devastation wrought by the pro-corporate charter “reform” implemented following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0be0ec4c-914e-42f5-b3a3-a49a16e6ce8C/nola-m12.html 2015-03-12T05:00:00Z Successful campaign for book presentation in Leipzig http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/12/sepc-m12.html Historical questions come up immediately in discussions with workers and students in Leipzig. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/130288ee-1d73-4cb0-a867-dd04a22b34eC/sepc-m12.html 2015-03-12T05:00:00Z USW “partnership” with oil companies and Democrats undermines strike and worker safety http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/12/teso-m12.html The crippling of the oil workers’ strike by the USW is the outcome of decades of labor-management collaboration and support for the big-business Democratic Party. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa12c353-d74b-4409-862b-3a743c1db24F/teso-m12.html 2015-03-12T05:00:00Z SEP pamphlet on US oil strike now available http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/12/mehr-m12.html This pamphlet is vital reading to gain a deeper understanding of this significant movement of the working class in the heart of world capitalism. It contains articles reviewing the political lessons and historical background to the strike. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/55bf86de-0fef-4d3c-8e8c-ce9cdab5e10M/mehr-m12.html 2015-03-12T05:00:00Z Dark Crimes: Film Noir Thrillers, Volume Two: Surprises from Fritz Lang and William Castle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/12/dark-m12.html This collection offers two films by Fritz Lang and two by William Castle that reveal different sides of each director’s canon. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e36adef7-d455-43c4-aaec-8f1fa41cc88O/dark-m12.html 2015-03-12T05:00:00Z Australian university students oppose the drive to war and militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/12/iyss-m12.html The IYSSE’s campaign during Australian campus orientation events won thoughtful responses from a layer of students. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/920983bd-87a3-4ea1-b74c-d6feb10d76bN/iyss-m12.html 2015-03-12T05:00:00Z Shootings in Georgia and Colorado continue wave of police violence in US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/11/poli-m11.html On Monday, a Georgia police officer shot and killed 27-year-old Anthony Hill, who was naked and unarmed at the time, and was apparently suffering from a mental illness. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43de8f6e-51f1-4ff3-a24b-722078d7a95I/poli-m11.html 2015-03-11T05:00:00Z Protests continue in Wisconsin following police killing of Anthony Robinson http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/11/madi-m11.html A <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> reporting team spoke with demonstrators at a rally in Madison, Wisconsin. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/309b8740-8fb0-4a6b-b0a1-e1a4ae1dde1H/madi-m11.html 2015-03-11T05:00:00Z Media furor over Hillary Clinton’s use of private email http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/11/clin-m11.html The presumed frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination held a brief press conference Tuesday in an effort to deflect the media barrage. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b5e52de-cede-4b58-8674-c2c1cfcb267O/clin-m11.html 2015-03-11T05:00:00Z Obama brands Venezuela “threat to national security” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/11/vene-m11.html The extraordinary designation of Venezuela as a “threat” signals a sharp escalation of Washington's intervention into the country’s political life. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74fb39e6-4c44-49cf-88ba-87f03c400b7K/vene-m11.html 2015-03-11T05:00:00Z US-backed Chadian forces invade Nigeria as Pentagon prepares broader war in West Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/11/nige-m11.html Thousands of Chadian troops, including elite units trained and equipped by the US military, occupied portions of northern Nigeria this week. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/074fcb9e-01ca-4aee-a771-ef0967a2199O/nige-m11.html 2015-03-11T05:00:00Z The social crisis in Greece: Part Two http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/11/gree-m11.html WSWS reporters spoke to Evgenia Thanou, general manager of Medicin du Monde (Doctors of the World) at its Athens headquarters. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ace7878-c4f1-4284-92de-e495a327e46M/gree-m11.html 2015-03-11T05:00:00Z Canada helping arm Kiev regime to fight Ukrainian civil war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/11/cana-m11.html The Canadian-Ukrainian network Ottawa has been used to promote pro-western “civil society” groups in Ukraine is now supplying arms to the Ukrainian Army. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0a7e464-db3f-428c-a84c-e2632680350D/cana-m11.html 2015-03-11T05:00:00Z Germany’s poverty trap for welfare recipients http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/11/germ-m11.html A recent German television program described the government’s punitive policy of cutting unemployment benefits for people involved in job training. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7d702791-6137-443f-be2d-fbafbae3411I/germ-m11.html 2015-03-11T05:00:00Z UK general election: Labour tries to deflect from its commitment to continued austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/11/ball-m11.html Labour is committed to further spending cuts, which is why it voted overwhelmingly with the Tory-led government in January to rush the Budgetary Responsibility Bill through parliament. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2a12b2d-52c8-4962-8edf-82d42613c23F/ball-m11.html 2015-03-11T05:00:00Z Fraternity banned, students expelled from University of Oklahoma after racist video appears online http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/11/frat-m11.html Sigma Alpha Epsilon, which has historical ties to the antebellum South, has been involved in a rash of incidents of a reactionary character. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7dc08af5-e75a-4f26-9437-069ce8adf9aJ/frat-m11.html 2015-03-11T05:00:00Z New York City transit faces fiscal crisis despite fare hikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/11/nyct-m11.html Amid increased overcrowding and worsening service, both fares and tolls are set to increase an average of 4 percent later this month. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a73ea6cc-6b3a-42fd-95ab-6bdf082164aC/nyct-m11.html 2015-03-11T05:00:00Z US auto union hails $5 billion GM stock buy-back http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/11/unit-m11.html The deal funnels money into the pockets of wealthy stockholders and, not coincidently, into the retiree health care fund controlled by the UAW. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/933fa114-24fc-4860-ab51-f7c6bd609b1P/unit-m11.html 2015-03-11T05:00:00Z Collection agency buys Corinthian Colleges chain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/11/cori-m11.html The Obama administration has brokered the sale of career-college chain Corinthian (CCI) to ECMC, a ruthless student loan collection agency. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/47c4d491-f21c-4a35-ade9-4ebd76fc082P/cori-m11.html 2015-03-11T05:00:00Z Greece and the dictatorship of finance capital http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/11/pers-m11.html Remarks on the Greek debt crisis by the head of the Belgian central bank, Luc Coene, expose the fictions of parliamentary democracy. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4674a10e-19ff-4c55-bb2f-e90e3625310L/pers-m11.html 2015-03-11T05:00:00Z USW union sabotages support for striking US oil workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/11/oils-m11.html The USW has concentrated its energy not on defending workers against the energy conglomerates, but on threatening and harassing reporters from the <em>World Socialist Web Site</em>. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c24d02c5-8ae2-4f8d-834a-351c3d46294B/oils-m11.html 2015-03-11T05:00:00Z New Anti-capitalist Party calls for escalating intervention in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/11/npau-m11.html The NPA’s statement, fraudulently published under the name of the ICFI, calls for the deployment of “UN peacekeepers” to police Ukraine in the interests of the imperialist powers. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2d65780e-cdfc-43e7-af68-1ba9d470e9bD/npau-m11.html 2015-03-11T05:00:00Z NSW election: Lies and deception on privatisation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/11/noel-m11.html Fraudulent claims by both Labor and the Liberals are running rife in the lead up to the March 28 state election. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60701c60-ef45-4bd3-b40d-b30b580f0f6M/noel-m11.html 2015-03-11T05:00:00Z Australian SEP candidates campaign against war drive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/10/camp-m10.html Socialist Equality Party campaigners held discussions with a wide range of people on the threat of another global war, and the growing social inequality. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df1d2f9b-b23d-42cf-ba31-07e7ea513d5O/camp-m10.html 2015-03-10T05:00:00Z Greece told deeper austerity needed to secure additional loans http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/10/gree-m10.html Demanding that the Syriza-led government carry out further austerity, an ECB board member said the Greek people “will understand quickly that they were deceived by false promises.” Tue, 10 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/86388945-49e5-48f1-bd7d-9799f5adfbbK/gree-m10.html 2015-03-10T05:00:00Z Police killings and the collapse of democracy in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/10/pers-m10.html In working-class communities across the United States, police brutalize and kill with impunity, demonstrated once again in the killing of Anthony Robinson in Madison, Wisconsin. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14a479f3-a8fd-4ae9-b01d-fc5e7fc4919B/pers-m10.html 2015-03-10T05:00:00Z Students protest Madison, Wisconsin police killing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/10/madi-m10.html As many as 3,000 high school and college students converged inside the state capitol Monday afternoon to protest the police murder of unarmed teenager Anthony Robinson. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a885c53f-56c4-40f0-97af-93c9209926bM/madi-m10.html 2015-03-10T05:00:00Z US bombs kill oil workers in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/10/iraq-m10.html The Pentagon claims that seven months of US air strikes have killed 8,700 “militants” in Iraq and Syria, while providing no estimate of how many civilians have died. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e324c6b-0612-4bfe-b8a7-113a4ff78c5P/iraq-m10.html 2015-03-10T05:00:00Z NATO begins military manoeuvres in Black Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/10/nato-m10.html The exercise is a further provocation against Moscow and increases the danger of war between the Western powers and Russia. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ac93c39-3289-44b1-b616-819f7df539fG/nato-m10.html 2015-03-10T05:00:00Z Modi visiting Indian Ocean islands in bid to undermine China’s influence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/10/modi-m10.html The Indian prime minister’s tour of Indian Ocean island states is unfolding just days after the head of the US Pacific Fleet urged New Delhi to play a much larger role in the Asia-Pacific region. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c143762b-7109-44dd-89b3-1c70a562485K/modi-m10.html 2015-03-10T05:00:00Z German teachers and pre-school workers stage protest strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/10/germ-m10.html There is deep mistrust among teachers of the trade union leadership, which two years ago abandoned the central demand of equal pay for equal work. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c51b8da-1aa1-465b-b397-917a42c7e1fD/germ-m10.html 2015-03-10T05:00:00Z West Virginia mine roof collapse kills one worker, injures two http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/10/mine-m10.html The McElroy Mine, owned by the Murray Energy Corporation, has already received 189 citations from the US Mine Safety and Health Administration so far this year. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/55ed87c6-15c4-4593-bac9-70448b5f70aH/mine-m10.html 2015-03-10T05:00:00Z Report shows massive reductions in US workers’ compensation pay http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/10/comp-m10.html Over the past 15 there has been a concerted, bipartisan drive to slash employer assistance to workers injured on the job. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b173e2cf-c13e-4218-b16d-e64b5ef0864K/comp-m10.html 2015-03-10T05:00:00Z National Transportation Safety Board expanding investigation of DC Metro http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/10/ntsb-m10.html The decision to expand the recommendation for a safety overhaul to the national level indicates that January’s accident was likely the result of budget cuts. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0964af68-10d0-4d3b-8b60-b36b9367d6dN/ntsb-m10.html 2015-03-10T05:00:00Z US heroin overdose death rates nearly quadrupled since 2000 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/10/hero-m10.html The findings of a new report serve as a barometer of the current conditions of life in America, and expose one of the many symptoms of the decay of capitalist society. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e0a21913-9acc-47c1-a55c-7d915219702I/hero-m10.html 2015-03-10T05:00:00Z Poverty in Germany reaches a record high http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/10/reco-m10.html The mounting gap between rich and poor in Germany is causing the country to fragment into disparate socio-economic regions. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15f1df9d-1a1e-4785-b056-bd12cdb8b1eK/reco-m10.html 2015-03-10T05:00:00Z Provocations against Russia dominate Estonian parliamentary elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/10/esto-m10.html A few days before the election, the government organized a provocation jointly with the US and European imperialist powers just a few hundred metres from the Russian border. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/000ee0cc-471e-4b42-b652-fd877da26b5H/esto-m10.html 2015-03-10T05:00:00Z Sharp political infighting in Maldives http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/10/mald-m10.html The intense rivalry between the government and opposition is bound up with sharpening geo-political tensions throughout Asia and internationally. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a6857c2d-4c93-479a-a670-38de6ffab80D/mald-m10.html 2015-03-10T05:00:00Z As impasse continues, USW blocks wider strike by oil workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/10/oils-m10.html At the massive Tesoro refinery in Carson, California, near Los Angeles, strikers said they were fighting for all workers and against years of eroding wages and work conditions. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/05bfc845-aa86-4799-b188-67719d48845L/oils-m10.html 2015-03-10T05:00:00Z The phony internationalism of the United Steelworkers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/10/numa-m10.html Last month’s tour of Houston picket lines by officials from South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers underscored the anti-working class character of the United Steelworkers. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/94a7f010-ddf2-4dd5-a145-a4a0eb42061A/numa-m10.html 2015-03-10T05:00:00Z Australia: Official campaign against Indonesian executions steeped in hypocrisy and cynicism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/10/bali-m10.html Examples of the glaring double standards of Australian governments on the death penalty could be multiplied endlessly. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c1cc0a9-f5dd-4a39-b725-64a4209c049L/bali-m10.html 2015-03-10T05:00:00Z Oldest <em>Homo</em> fossil from Ethiopia links human genus to Australopithecus http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/10/homo-m10.html The discovery of the jaw fossil is an exciting link between older hominins and our own ancestors who, only a few hundred thousand years later, would be manufacturing stone tools. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e206d46-8ddc-4ee2-946e-22ad67902b8D/homo-m10.html 2015-03-10T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/10/wkrs-m10.html The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ac3acd3-2738-40f1-94a7-661539f1fcdF/wkrs-m10.html 2015-03-10T05:00:00Z Australian Labor Party lines up behind big business agenda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/09/bowe-m09.html The ALP is committing itself to an ongoing austerity program based on the agenda set out by the country’s leading big business organisation. Mon, 09 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3999ae37-1a80-4320-b808-b7e7485178bH/bowe-m09.html 2015-03-09T05:00:00Z Egyptian junta begins executions of Islamists http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/09/egyp-m09.html The junta’s aim is to prevent a renewed revolutionary upsurge of the working class by stepping up its police-state terror against all opposition to the military. Mon, 09 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ac7fd0b-a6cc-48e6-952f-6b292511477C/egyp-m09.html 2015-03-09T05:00:00Z Selma and the legacy of the US civil rights movement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/09/pers-m09.html Obama’s commemoration of “Bloody Sunday” was a political farce aimed at sanctifying a corrupt apparatus with the blood of those who made great sacrifices as part of the civil rights movement. Mon, 09 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68741483-1c0a-4ab8-980f-b7a21a7fb18G/pers-m09.html 2015-03-09T05:00:00Z Wisconsin cop guns down unarmed teenager http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/09/poli-m09.html The same day that President Obama declared his “complete confidence” in the decision not to charge Darren Wilson, another young man was killed by a police officer in Madison. Mon, 09 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/115c0c20-d4a4-483c-a012-5fde8ae7379F/poli-m09.html 2015-03-09T05:00:00Z Ferguson refuses to fire police chief after Justice Department report reveals widespread abuse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/09/ferg-m09.html The Justice Department report documented the fact that Ferguson police illegally beat, taser and detain residents. Mon, 09 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2a87b727-44db-49f5-8bf2-b2c5f1cc191L/ferg-m09.html 2015-03-09T05:00:00Z ISIS destroys ancient sites near Mosul http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/09/nimr-m09.html ISIS has destroyed the remnants of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, statues in the Nineveh Museum, manuscripts in the Mosul Library and the Roman-period city of Hatra. Mon, 09 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41486939-4ef5-4061-9588-ca46a183a31J/nimr-m09.html 2015-03-09T05:00:00Z Suspects arrested in Boris Nemtsov murder http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/09/nemt-m09.html Five men were detained in the investigation into the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, while a sixth allegedly committed suicide. Mon, 09 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fbda5efe-75fb-481e-8461-d923b6b2570F/nemt-m09.html 2015-03-09T05:00:00Z Amid US talks with Iran, France debates rapprochement with Syria’s Assad http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/09/quil-m09.html The debate over how to proceed in imperialist circles testifies to the disaster unleashed in the Middle East by the NATO proxy wars against Libya and Syria. Mon, 09 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb4f0239-c69c-4f73-929a-57be8bcb56dH/quil-m09.html 2015-03-09T05:00:00Z US hypocritically denounces Chinese Internet spying http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/09/chin-m07.html President Barack Obama harshly criticized proposed Chinese digital surveillance laws that are modeled on NSA and FBI Internet spying. Mon, 09 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b21c35f-0dac-4585-bfcd-b6febffab9bK/chin-m07.html 2015-03-09T05:00:00Z Snowden documents reveal New Zealand’s spying in Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/09/gcsb-m09.html New Zealand’s spying on almost two dozen countries is bound up with its own neo-colonial interests and US efforts to undermine China’s influence. Mon, 09 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb31e714-25ea-4097-af4d-77af3faddc8J/gcsb-m09.html 2015-03-09T05:00:00Z Mounting anger over Bangladeshi ferry disasters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/09/bang-m09.html Ferry owners maximise their profits by violating safety rules and regulations in league with government authorities at the expense of passengers’ lives. Mon, 09 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fe8ba7e2-e949-4b99-acf5-576b9b69ce3D/bang-m09.html 2015-03-09T05:00:00Z Toronto university strikes: OFL head conceals unions’ support for Liberals http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/09/ryan-m09.html Ontario Federation of Labour head Sid Ryan masqueraded as an opponent of Ontario’s Liberal government at rallies to support 10,000 workers at Toronto’s two main universities. Mon, 09 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bc256b29-0b12-4d9a-8909-f5b3693ea64P/ryan-m09.html 2015-03-09T05:00:00Z Five Boston public schools slated for closure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/09/bost-m09.html Facing a $42 to $51 million budget shortfall, Boston Public Schools is preparing to push through a new round of school closings following previous cuts in 2011 and 2014. Mon, 09 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f8085f40-3ebb-45b9-838f-bd4b8fb45ddL/bost-m09.html 2015-03-09T05:00:00Z New far-right party in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/15/balt-d15.html Panayiotis Baltakos, the force behind this move, is a former cabinet secretary under Prime Minister Antonis Samaris. He has close relations to the fascist Golden Dawn party. Mon, 09 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/653ae383-02d5-4e17-9de9-e8d0e59679dN/balt-d15.html 2015-03-09T05:00:00Z Oil workers express growing discontent at limited strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/09/oils-m09.html The USW has constrained the extent of the oil workers’ strike as the companies are preparing to bring in full-time strikebreakers. Mon, 09 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53f498fd-9fd5-43f1-a23e-13496b6314dE/oils-m09.html 2015-03-09T05:00:00Z The social crisis in Greece: Part one http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/09/gree-m09.html This is the first part of a two-part WSWS on-the-spot report from Athens. Mon, 09 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fe57e395-55df-4f8b-850a-f91d04e6edeG/gree-m09.html 2015-03-09T05:00:00Z This week in history: March 9-15 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/09/twih-m09.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 09 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b3d3e465-cae3-4d63-b7b6-f16f162a1c6F/twih-m09.html 2015-03-09T05:00:00Z The Justice Department report on Ferguson police: An indictment of American capitalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/07/pers-m07.html The report documents systematic and wanton brutality, violence and outright criminality on the part of police in Ferguson, Missouri. Sat, 07 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f103f1c-576a-4d3d-b705-d03c60fdfa1I/pers-m07.html 2015-03-07T05:00:00Z US orders 7,700 children deported without court hearings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/07/immi-m07.html While Obama pretends to sympathize with undocumented children, his administration is carrying out the most brutal crackdown on immigrants in US history. Sat, 07 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4bdf5ac-2331-4df7-8081-207107e871cF/immi-m07.html 2015-03-07T05:00:00Z European Union press Syriza to deepen its austerity program for Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/07/gree-m07.html European Union officials are insisting that until Syriza imposes deep austerity measures, it will not receive another cent in loans. Sat, 07 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15275ef5-6d25-4701-9f6a-88a74a9f229D/gree-m07.html 2015-03-07T05:00:00Z Refining sector in US producing windfall profits for oil companies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/07/oils-m07.html While the oil giants have pointed to the fall in crude prices to justify their hard line against striking oil workers, they continue to make vast profits through their refining operations. Sat, 07 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2569e965-5f64-44a8-b952-c986b4a4c6fP/oils-m07.html 2015-03-07T05:00:00Z Behind the US jobs report: Low wages and persistent mass unemployment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/07/econ-m07.html The nominal fall in the unemployment rate ignores the millions of workers who have given up looking for a job, while those jobs that have been created are primarily low-wage. Sat, 07 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f9bab592-9228-40a7-8440-86a3c98f65aK/econ-m07.html 2015-03-07T05:00:00Z Report finds FBI undercounts police killings by half http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/07/brut-m07.html The Bureau of Justice Statistics found that an average of 928 people a year were killed by police from 2003 to 2011, more than twice the level reported in the FBI’s official reporting. Sat, 07 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f188b2a8-634f-45b7-bca5-4623d260689J/brut-m07.html 2015-03-07T05:00:00Z Australian Intergenerational Report: A fraudulent justification for sweeping budget cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/07/inte-m07.html The report’s argument that a budget crisis will be created because people are living longer as a result of medical advances highlights the perverted logic of the profit system. Sat, 07 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/534c6c79-aaab-4c33-b0b1-296ac94e651O/inte-m07.html 2015-03-07T05:00:00Z Devolution for Greater Manchester spells the end of the National Health Service http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/07/manc-m07.html There has been no debate on the biggest overhaul in the provision of health care and welfare since the foundation of the welfare state, either nationally or in Manchester. Sat, 07 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e7a34da-b80d-4bb8-8bf5-92a6c8b820dP/manc-m07.html 2015-03-07T05:00:00Z Polish court delays decision in Polanski extradition case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/07/pola-m07.html The 81-year-old filmmaker testified February 25 for nine hours in Krakow in the extradition case filed against him by US authorities. Sat, 07 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a201883-cd36-4164-8406-df3b08395b3P/pola-m07.html 2015-03-07T05:00:00Z “Ukraine Tomorrow”: Domestic oligarchs and western politicians plunder Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/07/ukra-m07.html At the invitation of notorious oligarch Dmytro Fertash, representatives of the European elites met in Vienna under the banner of “Ukraine tomorrow.” Sat, 07 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/480847fe-68b8-46a3-813d-e86820d94e3D/ukra-m07.html 2015-03-07T05:00:00Z Canada’s Bill C-51: A sweeping assault on democratic rights and legal principles—Part 2 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/07/cana-m07.html The WSWS continues its exposure of how Canada’s ostensible new anti-terror legislation attacks key democratic and constitutionally protected rights. Sat, 07 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f50378d9-8952-4b3d-b17f-0cb8ee7aad9I/cana-m07.html 2015-03-07T05:00:00Z Tamil party in Sri Lanka calls for international war crimes inquiry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/07/npsl-m07.html The TNA is attempting to put maximum pressure on the new Colombo government to secure a significant devolution of power to the Tamil elite. Sat, 07 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fd2f1e3b-c320-44dc-b942-d73c4f181daB/npsl-m07.html 2015-03-07T05:00:00Z Dawn spacecraft enters orbit around Ceres http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/07/dawn-m07.html Dawn is the first spacecraft to successfully orbit two extraterrestrial bodies. Sat, 07 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b756bee-9e51-4f58-858c-8b6e65d7ce7E/dawn-m07.html 2015-03-07T05:00:00Z Socialist Alternative’s Kshama Sawant attends Democratic Party fundraiser http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/07/sawa-m07.html Sawant’s support for a Democratic Party leader who recently voted to approve a $210 million prison for children is a damning exposure of her phony “socialist” pretensions. Sat, 07 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e82f6d8-8abd-470b-92ce-00511b1469eD/sawa-m07.html 2015-03-07T05:00:00Z Cystic fibrosis and the rundown of public health care http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/07/cyst-m07.html Significant advances in medical treatment have advanced the life expectancy of cystic fibrosis sufferers, but vitally necessary clinics remain badly understaffed. Sat, 07 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/94be9878-7705-4b52-bc62-074fcf0db06K/cyst-m07.html 2015-03-07T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/07/labo-m07.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 07 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ac3caab-578e-422d-acfa-aec15c20a90O/labo-m07.html 2015-03-07T05:00:00Z China cuts growth forecast, warning of “deep-seated” economic problems http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/06/chin-m06.html In opening the National People’s Congress yesterday, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang warned that “the downward pressure on China’s economy is intensifying.” Fri, 06 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af8448d4-00d6-4967-bc2a-cc86295df91C/chin-m06.html 2015-03-06T05:00:00Z Washington stokes Middle East bloodbath http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/06/pers-m06.html The top US commander has said that US troops may invade Syria to fight alongside Islamist militias, even as they are waging war against similar forces across the border in Iraq. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84d24dfb-bdbb-41f9-bd55-2a888d33007G/pers-m06.html 2015-03-06T05:00:00Z Justice Department report documents criminal abuse by Ferguson police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/06/ferg-m06.html The report states that police in the St. Louis, Missouri suburb unlawfully arrest, beat, and taser residents. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18f5a502-2b3c-4a48-8364-33a091a92f7L/ferg-m06.html 2015-03-06T05:00:00Z Mayoral candidates silent on secret Chicago police prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/06/chic-m06.html While more victims of police torture at Homan Square have come forward, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his liberal Democratic challenger, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, have said nothing. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f54773d-d353-471e-acd0-dd8a6c60e78H/chic-m06.html 2015-03-06T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court hears challenge to Obamacare subsidies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/06/obam-m06.html A ruling for the plaintiffs could invalidate subsidies for up to 7.5 million people purchasing coverage on the federal Obamacare exchange. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e232b471-0550-4194-8a05-676b435fe14G/obam-m06.html 2015-03-06T05:00:00Z Greek debt crisis sharpens geostrategic tensions between US, Europe, Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/06/gree-m06.html Voices in the Western media have expressed concern that a Greek default could undermine the integrity of NATO in the strategically vital eastern Mediterranean. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36b20031-6eff-4865-aa76-89898579047N/gree-m06.html 2015-03-06T05:00:00Z US Ambassador to South Korea slashed in knife attack http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/06/kore-m06.html The South Korean media is seizing upon the attack, carried out by a nationalist with ties to the ruling conservative party, to denounce “left-wing extremism.” Fri, 06 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c2d6834-b1bc-4c4e-836c-c67c8e9ebacH/kore-m06.html 2015-03-06T05:00:00Z South Korean president calls for Japanese apology http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/06/kor2-m06.html Compared to past speeches Park Geun-hye appeared to pull her punches on the crimes of Japanese imperialism in the 1930s and 1940s. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ed87452-544e-42a0-94ad-0cb50dc9021E/kor2-m06.html 2015-03-06T05:00:00Z German government to increase its military budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/06/germ-m06.html The German government wants to raise the defence budget starting in 2017 and massively expand the armed forces. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee358d40-92d8-4b93-9182-dafac097352K/germ-m06.html 2015-03-06T05:00:00Z FCC ruling sides with tech companies on “net neutrality” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/06/netn-m06.html The decision of the FCC to reclassify broadband providers as a “telecommunications service” favors one set of corporate giants over another. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1026cfd9-802e-485c-829b-4060f4aa041F/netn-m06.html 2015-03-06T05:00:00Z Canada’s Bill C-51: A sweeping assault on democratic rights and legal principles—Part 1 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/06/anti-m06.html Canada’s ostensible new anti-terror legislation contains provisions that attack a vast array of key democratic and constitutionally protected rights. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5328d19b-6c2a-4025-b399-243bb8a9fe7P/anti-m06.html 2015-03-06T05:00:00Z The United Steelworkers’ intimate ties to Wall Street http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/06/carl-m06.html The USW boasts of close relations with the Carlyle Group, a private equity firm that profits off the restructuring and downsizing of distressed companies. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/699acede-d143-47bb-8503-e05d835c580M/carl-m06.html 2015-03-06T05:00:00Z No Australian troops to Iraq! Oppose the US war drive! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/06/aust-m06.html Workers and youth must take the sharpest warning from the latest decision to send more Australian troops to Iraq as part of Washington’s broader war plans. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8720f68-aec3-49ef-be4a-8f48b3c7a61P/aust-m06.html 2015-03-06T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party election meetings in NSW http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/06/meet-m06.html The SEP candidates will address meetings in their electorates next week, and a combined election rally on Sunday March 22. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a27193ff-ce51-44fa-b0e0-b6fab6983d4H/meet-m06.html 2015-03-06T05:00:00Z <em>Images of War—Sensory War 1914-2014</em>: An exhibition at Manchester City Art Gallery http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/06/sens-m06.html The gallery assembled both contemporary and historical art, adding to its already substantial collection of WWI art exhibits. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/86450502-155b-4447-9f00-32e9432754bC/sens-m06.html 2015-03-06T05:00:00Z German Greens press for confrontation with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/06/boel-m06.html A recent conference convened by the Green Party’s Heinrich Böll Foundation consisted of four hours of hysterical warmongering against Russia. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48295734-d320-41c9-904f-fed02c80de2B/boel-m06.html 2015-03-06T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan pseudo-left dresses up US regime-change as a “democratic revolution” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/06/nssp-m06.html The grubbier the political whitewash, the bigger the lies and historical falsifications—and it so proves to be the case with NSSP leader Karunaratne. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fff8f31b-a23b-4f26-869d-0699fe93787O/nssp-m06.html 2015-03-06T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/06/work-m06.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4a96d38e-ea01-42c1-8842-2ca11fc3c9bI/work-m06.html 2015-03-06T05:00:00Z Obama Justice Department: No charges against Ferguson killer cop http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/05/ferg-m05.html The decision not to bring charges against Darren Wilson exposes the fraud of the Obama administration’s supposed sympathy for the victims of police violence. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4f23bb16-1f47-446d-9ba4-c643a11f785M/ferg-m05.html 2015-03-05T05:00:00Z Defend the US oil workers! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/05/pers-m05.html Encouraged by the treachery of the United Steelworkers union, global oil giant Shell has announced that it will train strikebreakers to resume full production at its Texas and Louisiana plants. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb9f4d1d-ad56-4db5-87b2-397c81b5061D/pers-m05.html 2015-03-05T05:00:00Z Dozens killed in fatal methane blast at east Ukraine coal mine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/05/mine-m05.html The deaths at the Zasyadko mine underscore yet again the bloody price that workers living in the former Soviet Union are paying for the restoration of capitalism. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d988b97-7225-4ab2-90f2-ea3d69701c1B/mine-m05.html 2015-03-05T05:00:00Z Judge limits evidence on role of main perpetrator of Boston Marathon bombings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/05/bost-m05.html The ruling indicates the government’s intention to exclude questions relating to contacts between the FBI and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c018b003-e60b-4ad6-b562-2f8c91d44a0G/bost-m05.html 2015-03-05T05:00:00Z Petraeus gets slap on the wrist in state secrets case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/05/petr-m05.html The former top military commander and CIA chief gave notebooks containing an array of closely guarded state secrets to his mistress and lied to investigators about doing so. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5363c0ba-7cbc-499c-9e75-6cdf04fefa8D/petr-m05.html 2015-03-05T05:00:00Z New York State prison guards take plea deal to avoid jail for brutal beating http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/05/atti-m05.html The news from Attica reveals the reality of prisons in America and shows how little has changed since the prison rebellion of 1971. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b082b89-14be-431d-993e-9cdd2359154O/atti-m05.html 2015-03-05T05:00:00Z Target announces layoff of several thousand workers in US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/05/targ-m05.html The retail giant Target announced this week that it is cutting jobs in order to save $2 billion, which will be invested in its online business. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba8b730b-6f16-48a7-95b9-361af0ba449D/targ-m05.html 2015-03-05T05:00:00Z New York City mayor bids out final school bus routes without job protections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/05/nysb-m05.html More than 4,000 additional school bus workers will either lose their jobs or see their pay cut in half under the bids now being organized under Democratic Party Mayor de Blasio. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad081b8d-5c62-49b5-b7bd-3ae90a3bab0H/nysb-m05.html 2015-03-05T05:00:00Z US-Iran nuclear talks hint at a possible deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/05/iran-m05.html As far as Washington is concerned, a deal over Iran’s nuclear programs has always been bound up with broader geo-political considerations. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/10cdac86-86a3-42c2-9fa3-dda0ee54fadC/iran-m05.html 2015-03-05T05:00:00Z German, Romanian officials plan further escalation against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/05/roma-m05.html In a visit to Berlin, the Romanian president demanded a stronger NATO presence in Romania and the entire Black Sea region in response to the Ukraine crisis. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5423e75-5ecd-497f-9fc3-9aefd24babaB/roma-m05.html 2015-03-05T05:00:00Z Australian union rallies seek to divert anger over attacks on wages and services http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/05/rall-m05.html The ACTU staged a “National Day of Action” yesterday to try to head off the intense hostility among workers to the mounting assault on wages, working conditions and social services. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6661934b-3f6e-4b25-8b40-00423d29ec1E/rall-m05.html 2015-03-05T05:00:00Z Australian workers denounce budget cuts and austerity drive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/05/ints-m05.html Workers from a variety of industries spoke to WSWS correspondents after yesterday’s trade union rallies in Sydney and Melbourne, explaining what issues led them to join the protests and discussing the political questions raised by the speakers’ promotion of the perspective of returning another Labor government. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b2ea83f4-3ed7-4aeb-b76b-c6066faf3daA/ints-m05.html 2015-03-05T05:00:00Z Saskatchewan Fire Department refuses to answer call; two children die http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/05/sask-m05.html Two aboriginal children died in a house fire on a Saskatchewan reservation after the fire department in the neighbouring, off-reserve village refused to respond due to an outstanding bill. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e80afa24-8b45-4a13-a095-c1e7e759219G/sask-m05.html 2015-03-05T05:00:00Z Video: Contract worker speaks on safety issues in US oil strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/05/oilv-m05.html A contractor with extensive experience in oil refineries speaks on the long hours, dangerous conditions and other issues that have led to the largest strike in the oil industry since 1980. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d44ce050-a38d-43e8-85ec-f459882ffaeP/oilv-m05.html 2015-03-05T05:00:00Z Former Guantanamo detainee David Hicks speaks with the WSWS http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/05/hick-m05.html Hicks discusses the overturn of his 2007 “terrorism” conviction, the response of the Australian government and media and his concerns about escalating attacks on basic democratic rights. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5c3b8327-ab3e-475a-9663-da80181069dC/hick-m05.html 2015-03-05T05:00:00Z German Left Party backs Schäuble and European austerity policies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/05/left-m05.html By agreeing to “Greek aid,” the Left Party is backing the German government, the European Union, the banks and their brutal austerity policies in Greece and Europe as a whole. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/00d3d8de-2ce4-42e4-b7d9-fe09ceaa4f1K/left-m05.html 2015-03-05T05:00:00Z Philip Levine (1928–2015): A poet of working class life and struggle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/05/phil-m05.html The appeal of the Detroit native, who won a Pulitzer Prize and was named Poet Laureate of the US, was due in part to the accessibility and directness of his poems. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/12f3a6f5-57ca-4855-a2f0-187755b13ceM/phil-m05.html 2015-03-05T05:00:00Z Wealth of world’s billionaires surges past $7 trillion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/forb-m04.html The inexorable rise in the wealth of the ultra-rich, amidst economic stagnation, is an expression of the parasitic character of world capitalism. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4fff9430-37de-49ec-a819-1c3d22bd706N/forb-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z Netanyahu delivers anti-Iran tirade to US Congress http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/neta-m04.html Underlying the acrimony between Washington and Tel Aviv are not merely differing assessments of Iran, but broader divergences in strategic interests. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d6a7db4-6106-4be9-9fe3-104980c6f98J/neta-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z US-trained Afghan security forces committing “systematic” torture and extra-legal killings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/afgh-m04.html The puppet regime in Kabul, established by the US and NATO powers, presides over a web of criminalized security forces and politicized crime syndicates. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ee41702-805a-4c47-9d5c-ee989c5bbddL/afgh-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z Protests follow LAPD shooting of homeless man on Skid Row http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/lapd-m04.html The victim of the latest police killing in the US has been identified has been identified as Charley Saturmin Robinet, a 39-year-old French immigrant. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a770dc7-f5cd-4159-a94a-c96ca44ca0dA/lapd-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z Cleveland court filing alleges Tamir Rice caused his own death http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/rice-m04.html The city’s filing alleges that the 12-year-old, shot dead by police while playing with a pellet gun, caused his own death by failing “to exercise due care to avoid injury.” Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b70de770-8594-4423-9dbb-4a4e8341f00D/rice-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z Georgia woman’s execution postponed for second time in a week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/exec-m04.html Prison officials said the lethal injection drugs were “cloudy” and that Kelly Gissendaner’s execution was being postponed out of “an abundance of caution.” Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/403c9559-1e87-47cf-8eef-04aebce9d27I/exec-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z Ten thousand education workers strike at two Toronto universities http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/toro-m04.html Teaching assistants and contract instructors have gone on strike at Toronto’s principal universities, York and University of Toronto. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a5c0a4d3-43f4-4c2b-963d-b15872bdee3O/toro-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania Democrat calls for cuts to pensions for municipal workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/pens-m04.html Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is threatening a Detroit-style bankruptcy if pension cuts for tens of thousands of municipal workers are not pushed through. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b8bb657-2a2c-4a98-a193-62018200bd2H/pens-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z Germany: State of emergency in Bremen following alleged terror scare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/brem-m04.html There was a heavy presence of military clad police armed with automatic weapons in the city center of Bremen, which has a population of 550,000. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b373805-156a-434a-bfb8-c1216ff5f48L/brem-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z US Army Chief of Staff urges increase in British military spending http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/ukde-m04.html The interview promoted by the <em>Telegraph</em> is part of a concerted campaign to intimidate widespread anti-war sentiment in the face of a significant expansion of militarism. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d03491d-944d-4253-bc3c-b19e27d5ef0M/ukde-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z French Socialist Party government announces new round of free-market reforms http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/refo-m04.html After pushing through the Macron Law on deregulation, the PS government is preparing a further round of sweeping austerity measures and structural reforms. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/720e5f96-2161-4a06-b796-ed442590bc2D/refo-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z Philippines expels Chinese power grid technicians http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/phil-m04.html Manila’s provocative decision not to renew the visas of 16 Chinese technicians will further exacerbate tensions with Beijing over disputes in the South China Sea. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e88b5ccf-d67b-4405-adb1-dbe74ac1008N/phil-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z Big business in Australia lays out its agenda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/aust-m04.html Behind the political crisis of the Abbott government is a deepening offensive being prepared by the corporate and financial elites against the working class Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/adc47e3f-7961-46b6-9062-6709fd10b12F/aust-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z The police killing in Los Angeles http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/pers-m04.html Police killings are only the most visible expression of the brutality of social relations in the United States. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb24a408-006c-446e-8470-9936627e86fA/pers-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z Interview with Gordon Wood on the American Revolution: Part two http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/wood-m04.html This is the second part of a two-part interview with Gordon Wood, a leading historian of the American Revolution. Part one was posted March 3. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ad2b980-13c6-48ad-8d23-1f62d5a4d23K/wood-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z Syriza’s Left Platform in crisis over Greek austerity agreement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/gree-m04.html Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has pledged that the Syriza government will “squeeze blood out of stone” to meet the diktat of the European Union. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6a11ef8-3fbf-4d9e-bb96-7af19896612N/gree-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z Another fatal police shooting in Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/shoo-m04.html Police shootings now occur with sickening regularity mostly in response to low-level incidents that could be resolved by non-lethal means. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b0d3b6f-5531-4ee7-8319-59a7999be82O/shoo-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z NSW meeting announcements http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/nswm-04.html Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f95b669-1aa1-4d7c-aa23-b1827665523F/nswm-04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z Australia: Griffith University obstructs IYSSE campaigns http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/grif-m04.html This is a politically-motivated attack, directed against the only student club opposing the drive to war, austerity and overturning of basic democratic rights. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/614bd702-8818-43a7-a943-02dbfcbbea9H/grif-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z Obama administration whitewashes police killings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/poli-m03.html The trivial recommendations by the White House Task Force on 21st Century Policing amount to a green light for police violence and murder. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/47c8416c-fcdd-4638-98c1-b35930d6e4cN/poli-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z Murder in Moscow: Why was Boris Nemtsov assassinated? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/pers-m03.html The assassination of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov arises out of the US-Russia confrontation and the struggle now underway within the Russian state. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/548f8327-f6d3-4240-8c91-cbf64a5134dP/pers-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z Millions view video showing police murder of homeless man in Los Angeles http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/lapd-m03.html The video shows multiple LAPD officers shooting the man while he is pinned to the ground. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02020516-f962-49db-b0bc-acfab1d13e1A/lapd-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z Obama administration bows to Israel on eve of speech by Netanyahu http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/bibi-m03.html The Israeli prime minister has organized a speech to the US Congress behind the back of the White House in a bid to scuttle a nuclear deal with Iran. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4179551-1f02-45f3-9005-89ed10f54edP/bibi-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z Cuts to pensions of Detroit retirees go into effect http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/detr-m03.html The pension checks of Detroit city workers saw their first reductions Sunday, in line with the bankruptcy plan imposed by federal judge Steven Rhodes. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc04452c-e5ce-427f-a821-f8ddabcf547F/detr-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z New Jersey settles major environmental pollution lawsuit with ExxonMobil http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/exxo-m03.html The Christie administration has reportedly reached an out-of-court settlement with ExxonMobil for a fraction of the estimated cleanup cost. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/db98b9dd-fcef-4505-8563-300ee58b591G/exxo-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania records first US mine fatalities of 2015 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/paco-m03.html Last year, 42 workers died in US mines, including 16 in the coal mining industry. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c4de340-2f77-4af9-8775-e0e0503dc49C/paco-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z Italy threatens military intervention in Libya http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/push-m03.html The threat of military intervention in Libya is driven by Italian oil and business interests and the need to divert attention from growing domestic tensions. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e8066fd-dbdb-4b8b-82a0-df31dc39521D/push-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z Chinese economy under downward pressure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/chin-m03.html The Chinese government is set to lower its growth rate target for this year when Premier Li Keqiang addresses the National People’s Congress, which opens Thursday. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fdbac553-46b8-42b3-a7af-65efc46eee2H/chin-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z India’s “growth” budget coddles business while punishing working people http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/indi-m03.html Big business has lauded Jaitley’s budget as good for investors and profits, Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/09a4919d-17d0-47ac-9139-d2a43d3b4f7L/indi-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z Danish government expands surveillance powers following Copenhagen shootings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/denm-f03.html Plans were already well advanced prior to the Copenhagen shootings to further undermine democratic rights, with only the appropriate pretext being required. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f899fc9d-a5c9-4c6e-b0f2-ac8e23cf81eC/denm-f03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z Bipartisan support for anti-democratic data retention bill in Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/data-m03.html A parliamentary report gives the green light for police-state powers of mass surveillance to be handed to the government and its spy and police services. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c3e98ff-5ff8-4573-85c5-127a74e81e4C/data-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z South African finance minister raises income tax, fuel and electricity levies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/sabu-m03.html South African Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) announced the measures in his first full budget speech since taking office last year. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf0a10bd-9b07-4712-bc48-dcddd4c88beM/sabu-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z The way forward for oil workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/oils-m03.html As the strike by oil workers in the US enters its second month, it is necessary to draw a balance sheet of the key strategic and political issues at stake. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ac6b0469-9f40-4cb6-982c-e5ac55e748bJ/oils-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z Striking BP oil workers in Indiana speak out http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/ind2-m03.html Workers at BP’s refinery in Whiting, Indiana called for an all-out strike by 30,000 USW oil refinery employees. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/581fdc66-980a-4988-a059-819332ac291G/ind2-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z Syriza’s surrender to the banks exposes France’s New Anti-capitalist Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/usec-m03.html The NPA’s publication of a statement, in the name of the International Committee of the Fourth International, supporting Syriza’s right-wing policies is a political provocation. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b3c3f109-ad14-42c1-bc33-02202e52dbfF/usec-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z Interview with Gordon Wood on the American Revolution: Part one http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/wood-m03.html Gordon Wood, a leading historian of the American Revolution, recently spoke with the <em>World Socialist Web Site</em>. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/360b9db2-4218-401e-9de4-d599ec7c73aO/wood-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z Two stories of German resistance: <em>The Resistors “their spirit prevails ...”</em> and <em>13 Minutes</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/berl-m03.html One film makes only a partial examination of Hitler’s middle class opponents, while the other makes a more significant look at the opposition from below. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/791aa301-ef96-4a43-8e8a-8670b3f558cI/berl-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z SEP candidates in NSW election campaign against war and austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/nswi-m03.html Bankstown and Wyong workers and youth speak out against worsening living conditions and the danger of war. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/06616bab-bd07-43a3-a350-1b3fddacf6bC/nswi-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z NSW election: The fraud of Labor’s opposition to privatisation and austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/nswe-m03.html Labor leader Foley tried to cover up the record of state and federal Labor governments, in attacking the living standards of workers and youth. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0303fc2f-a20e-4cd6-9fdd-486bf2a5581H/nswe-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/wkrs-m03.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a327463e-8a93-4cb6-b38c-6126d93f477H/wkrs-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z Steelworkers union blocks broadening of oil workers’ struggle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/stri-m02.html The USW, desperate to head off a confrontation with the Obama administration, is ignoring growing demands from oil workers for a national strike. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a4353e8-b1f5-4193-8661-43a882684eeB/stri-m02.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z Wisconsin Governor Walker, American workers and terrorism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/pers-m02.html The Wisconsin governor has repeatedly said that the struggle against the working class at home is a critical component of Washington’s militarist policy abroad. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4341d14b-96d2-434a-a866-2478636169fA/pers-m02.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z Louisiana oil workers call for expansion of refinery strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/lous-m02.html The walkout in Louisiana demonstrates the militancy and resolve of the working class in the American Deep South. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/268c04fb-7bcf-46bb-b344-18d9be7578dM/lous-m02.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z Video shows execution-style murder of homeless man by Los Angeles police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/zamb-m02.html Los Angeles police officers shot a homeless man five times at point blank range after pinning him to the ground. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ead8d66c-d5a6-47cc-a6c4-c451ed67be5E/zamb-m02.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov assassinated in Moscow http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/nemt-m02.html Whoever authored the killing of Nemtsov, the US government and media are using his murder to further vilify the Putin regime and whip up anti-Russian hysteria. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb6d5aa8-3dd6-4cd8-8bb1-97463e9c820B/nemt-m02.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z Manhattan terror trial vs. PLO: The hypocrisy of imperialist justice http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/terr-m02.html If the PA and the PLO can be held liable in US courts for $655.5 million, the bill owed by the United States and Israel should run into the trillions. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67db371d-8a97-4c99-a0d7-3ab9d596635O/terr-m02.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z US inflames South China Sea disputes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/ssea-m02.html The immediate result has been the rise of tensions between China and the Philippines, which, backed by the US, has aggressively asserted its maritime claims. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36a01a62-3fdd-4d66-a7db-42f08343fedN/ssea-m02.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z US and South Korea begin joint military exercises http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/kore-m02.html In the past few years, the US has used the war games to escalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad06f7fe-a00f-4f0c-a876-0173e86650cA/kore-m02.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z Wisconsin unions hold rally against “right-to-work” legislation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/wisc-m02.html The union-sanctioned protest was markedly smaller than in 2011, when tens of thousands of workers and students filled the streets of the state capital to oppose right-wing legislation. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e461ebf9-0dc2-4aa5-87c2-5c1d468eeebB/wisc-m02.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z South African MP warned against investigating Russia-South Africa spy satellite http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/safr-m02.html The Spy Cables describe Johannesburg as the “El Dorado of espionage.” Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3476e786-fcc7-4dbb-bf59-05bafe976d1H/safr-m02.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z Puerto Rico: Regressive taxes levied on workers as island’s economy falters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/puer-f03.html Predatory financiers are creating tax havens in Puerto Rico and using the federal courts to protect their interests. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e475e8e-f6d8-4504-9dd5-e76b87c4c69J/puer-f03.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z <em>The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century</em> published in German http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/uftc-m02.html David North’s book is essential in providing a political orientation and formulating a socialist response to the global crisis of capitalism. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33bc737e-0950-46dd-acf0-b87546e0e37G/uftc-m02.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z Vote Socialist Equality Party in the New South Wales election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/nsws-m02.html Our campaign is aimed at building the SEP as the new revolutionary leadership of the working class and advancing a socialist and internationalist program. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50ca5ec4-9a79-4a73-9e1b-b7ed213c92eF/nsws-m02.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z Der Spiegel lionizes Syriza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/spie-m02.html The German news magazine’s Jakob Augstein is promoting Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis at the very moment when Syriza is capitulating to the EU and the banks. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f8e80c1-c39c-429b-a4e4-91ba81354d9M/spie-m02.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z <em>House of Cards</em> collapses http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/hous-m02.html In its third season, the Netflix program that began as the American <em>Macbeth</em> has turned into a conformist celebration of the political establishment. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fd643eb-2d38-4b47-876d-c2e8009a18fJ/hous-m02.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z Ken Loach’s <em>Jimmy’s Hall</em>: An honest artistic effort, or something else? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/jimm-m02.html What may be the British director’s final feature is a historical drama based on the life of James Gralton, deported in 1933 from Ireland for his communist activities by the nationalists he supported. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2fe9290e-9760-4a2f-8384-6097fb5bc07M/jimm-m02.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z This week in history: March 2-8 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/twih-m02.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a66023d-3559-4403-bb38-4c2ff6a3c35O/twih-m02.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z German Left Party leader outlines campaign against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/left-m02.html The lecture at a leading German think tank by the defense spokesperson for the Left Party makes clear how deeply the organization is integrated into imperialism. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/826f4be8-895e-4202-894e-aeef8c2e294N/left-m02.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z US economy in deflation and slump http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/28/econ-f28.html The latest figures belie claims that the US is a counterbalance to the overall slump and deflation that now encompass most of the world. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48dd4d04-24b5-40bb-9ae1-ed04f138f56N/econ-f28.html 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z “Jihadi John,” imperialism and ISIS http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/28/pers-f28.html Not only did Britain’s security service MI5 carefully track the movements of “Jihadi John,” it carried out an active campaign to recruit him as an informant and covert agent. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/314257ef-e741-4164-8199-cb4b415bbaaN/pers-f28.html 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z German parliament endorses Syriza’s proposed austerity measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/28/gree-f28.html The Left Party and the Green Party backed a new round of austerity in Greece in the vote in Germany’s Bundestag. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9df5e9f0-2ccd-4035-837a-fcc3e9f4aeeC/gree-f28.html 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z Governor compares Wisconsin protesters to terrorists http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/28/walk-f28.html The remarks by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker demonstrate the ferocious hostility of the entire US ruling elite, Democrat as well as Republican, towards the working class. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6aa2e1ad-ff93-4b38-b666-fee852a9567N/walk-f28.html 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z Judge in Detroit bankruptcy calls for dismantling public employee pensions nationwide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/28/detr-f28.html Judge Steven Rhodes said he regretted that the Detroit bankruptcy did not eliminate defined benefit pensions altogether for the city’s retirees. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d0dac1f-de4f-4063-9d65-4ec81bf7293I/detr-f28.html 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z As US oil strike reaches one month, companies sit on billions in profits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/28/oils-f28.html The companies are among the most profitable multinational corporations in the world, with deep ties to the Obama administration and the federal government. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fab340c4-7eef-457c-b55d-1f339a23699F/oils-f28.html 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z Clinton Foundation raked in cash from right-wing regimes, corporations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/28/clin-f28.html Persian Gulf regimes and huge military contractors gave tens of millions of dollars to the foundation, which functions as an auxiliary institution in American imperialist foreign policy. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/744d808d-bf4c-4c60-b108-88e632d8f1cG/clin-f28.html 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z Missouri Republican candidate, apparent target of anti-Semitic comments, commits suicide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/28/schw-f28.html According to a spokesperson for Schweich, he had been preparing to go public with allegations of anti-Semitism against state Republican Party Chairman, John Hancock. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d4fcfa1b-d4aa-4f5d-ac53-7951848454cH/schw-f28.html 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z Canada invokes “jihadi threat” to pursue agenda of war and reaction http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/28/cana-f28.html Canada’s Conservative government is steamrolling through parliament legislation that tramples on core democratic rights and dramatically augments the power of the state. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2761b43-8694-4101-a513-f37997587a7D/cana-f28.html 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z Anti-Muslim actions rise sharply in France after Charlie Hebdo shooting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/28/fran-f28.html As the officially sanctioned hysteria against Muslims grows, police are even investigating comments made by young children. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35e91a40-9965-4ca5-b5bd-32a5030bce9B/fran-f28.html 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan opposition parties seek to bring back Rajapakse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/28/sril-f28.html Racked by political instability and economic crisis, both wings of the ruling elite are preparing for deep attacks on the working class. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3756d776-672a-40a4-850d-aef205759fdD/sril-f28.html 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z Two cyclones devastate areas of northern and eastern Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/28/cycl-f28.html Thousands of people have been left to fend for themselves, with little or no government support, and been forced to turn to charities, friends and family to survive. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e506e52a-8460-4a23-8d51-4a5156124a7E/cycl-f28.html 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z The anti-Marxism of Yanis Varoufakis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/28/varo-f28.html Varoufakis completely distorts Marx’s analysis of capitalism in order to justify his program of trying to save capitalism from itself. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/440bb0b7-591f-42cc-afc8-85346b07c7dB/varo-f28.html 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z German television documentary on the troika and Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/28/revi-f28.html While the film shows how the troika engineered a social catastrophe, it promotes the policies of Syriza and other bourgeois critics who support the EU austerity program. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/454b8fc9-8033-4b32-a9ff-afc255e0892N/revi-f28.html 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z A revealing exposure of the destruction of health care in the UK http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/28/nhsr-f28.html The documentary exposes the extent to which Britain’s National Health Service has been privatised. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/86d153a7-1f24-4686-ac0f-cea924cb167H/nhsr-f28.html 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/28/labo-f28.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/357f0358-2bad-45f1-a03b-8ad7ea20041J/labo-f28.html 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z Record global stock prices reflect growth of financial parasitism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/27/econ-f27.html The emergence of negative bond yields signifies that the international bond market is being transformed into a gigantic Ponzi scheme. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb72390d-9785-47fb-a0e6-694f3f669acB/econ-f27.html 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z Chicago’s Abu Ghraib http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/27/pers-f27.html The <em>Guardian</em> newspaper has revealed the existence of a “black site” on the West Side of Chicago, where police detain, beat and torture prisoners. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/98f04c26-be71-4de9-9400-80cbb0d1751O/pers-f27.html 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z Syriza’s parliamentary group supports Greek austerity agreement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/27/gree-f27.html The vote comes amidst a developing crisis within Syriza’s ranks over the implications of the party’s repudiation of its election manifesto. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aab51231-166f-4eb5-aa2d-6a1f811f794N/gree-f27.html 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z USW blocks way forward for striking oil workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/27/oils-f27.html In a “Letter to USW Oil Workers,” USW President Gerard made no attempt to explain the union’s selective strike policy or present a strategy against the intransigence of the oil giants. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c7c8ae1-a3a4-47d6-9f3a-b4464e7220fP/oils-f27.html 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z Obama Justice Department: No federal charges to be filed in Trayvon Martin slaying http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/27/tray-f27.html Three years after the killing of the unarmed teen in Florida, the US government announced it would not press civil rights charges against Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d5b8b6a-5822-402c-9fc4-ba6f616ffacJ/tray-f27.html 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z Three New York men charged in alleged terror plot http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/27/edny-f27.html As in so many similar “home-grown terrorism” cases brought by the government, a confidential informant was at the center of the alleged crimes. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb2ac7e8-5656-4ff8-b168-3a40aaaa089E/edny-f27.html 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z Federal prison regulations violate constitutional rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/27/pris-f27.html New prison regulations isolate inmates from visitors, including their attorneys. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c9654dd4-b251-4576-9491-355ee5c77b9D/pris-f27.html 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z Independent autopsy finds Zambrano-Montes was shot twice from behind http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/27/viol-f27.html The ongoing revelations of the killing in Pasco, Washington have renewed protests against police brutality and wanton killings of unarmed people across the US. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/441e68fb-4cb8-4f1c-a67c-268b266ae51B/viol-f27.html 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z Top British politicians caught in cash for access sting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/27/disp-f27.html Former ministers Jack Straw and Sir Malcolm Rifkind were caught on camera in a Channel 4 television broadcast attempting to peddle their political influence to business contacts. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3645e933-828b-4dc2-820f-3b644c55146I/disp-f27.html 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z German trade union approves 1,400 layoffs at Karstadt department store http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/27/kars-f27.html The job and wage cuts at the German department store are proceeding with the full support of the United Services Union (Verdi) and the joint works council. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7223e3b9-3fbe-4002-836a-4a3e1a2cf15G/kars-f27.html 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z Germany and Austria discriminate against Kosovo refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/27/koso-f27.html In the course of the past six months, 50,000 people have fled Kosovo due to catastrophic economic and social conditions. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f50a03e-bdc4-4dcf-bfdb-6e26144eb26I/koso-f27.html 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z Opposition to Japanese government’s lies on “comfort women” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/27/comf-f27.html The revision of history is bound up with the government’s plans to remilitarize and to end constitutional restrictions on operations of the Japanese military. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dae309c3-8301-411f-9064-76671325b82B/comf-f27.html 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z Mass layoffs shake India’s IT industry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/27/indi-f27.html Indian IT companies have fired over 15,000 workers in the past year as they attempt to offload the impact of the global capitalist crisis. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fde5237e-7e8d-4f9b-bd7e-719e723e5b5P/indi-f27.html 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z East Timorese government promotes new “free trade zone” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/27/timo-f27.html Former bitter rivals within the Timorese ruling elite have come together on the basis of establishing the country as a cheap labour platform. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1cd30b55-4e72-4a7d-b305-0bb21668b92H/timo-f27.html 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z Nick Beams retires as Socialist Equality Party (Australia) national secretary http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/27/nbea-f27.html Nick Beams, a founding member and long-time leader of the Australian section of the International Committee of the Fourth International, announced last Sunday he was stepping down as national secretary. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92269ec4-e991-46d0-b407-e15d11ad144D/nbea-f27.html 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/27/wrkr-f27.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be2f27f9-ce23-471a-a51c-d46ba918612I/wrkr-f27.html 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z <em>Every Thing Will Be Fine</em> from Wim Wenders, <em>Taxi</em> from Jafar Panahi, and other films http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/27/ber4-f27.html New films from veteran German director Wim Wenders and Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi were screened at this year’s Berlin Film Festival. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b01b0807-b42e-441f-8db5-4549b5cd81cC/ber4-f27.html 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z Child poverty at devastating levels in US cities and states http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/26/cpov-f26.html Detroit, once an industrial powerhouse, now has a child poverty rate of 59 percent, while African-American child poverty rates are actually worse in the Midwest than in the Deep South. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71537990-1e0e-4e50-a033-fd016e6a141B/cpov-f26.html 2015-02-26T05:00:00Z Pentagon provocation on Russia’s border http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/26/pers-f26.html As US armored vehicles paraded within sight of the Russian border, a senior American commander stressed that Washington has nuclear weapons at the ready to prosecute its conflict with Moscow. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e1942363-5d2c-45cc-81fd-65143d402f3B/pers-f26.html 2015-02-26T05:00:00Z Half a million children in poverty in Michigan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/26/mipo-f26-1.html The number of children of families in the state designated as officially poor reached 549,000 in 2012 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d850b39-4d5a-408b-9329-f19f46e0abeH/mipo-f26-1.html 2015-02-26T05:00:00Z Talks remain suspended as US oil workers continue strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/26/stri-f26.html With US oil workers locked in their biggest battle in 35 years, the United Steelworkers union and the AFL-CIO continue to isolate their strike. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d3704ae-b6d9-4ed4-b25c-4adc1c6f2eeM/stri-f26.html 2015-02-26T05:00:00Z A photo essay on the US oil workers’ strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/26/slid-f26.html Some 6,500 oil workers are on strike at refineries in Texas, California, Louisiana, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Washington state. This is a new collection of photos taken on the picket lines. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63bc0636-021d-4e60-a695-b95e63b90e2L/slid-f26.html 2015-02-26T05:00:00Z Mounting outrage over Syriza betrayal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/26/corr-f26.html The following letter was sent to the <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> from a reader in Athens, Greece. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ce0ea758-eeb0-4332-ac3e-8779055e06fO/corr-f26.html 2015-02-26T05:00:00Z German Left Party votes for austerity measures in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/26/link-f26.html Leading representatives of the Left Party went out of their way to justify the capitulation of the Syriza-led government, which broke all its campaign promises in less than four weeks. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96d00c88-bb3f-4e9c-a83f-2239871c3c4D/link-f26.html 2015-02-26T05:00:00Z UK joins US, Poland in sending military trainers to Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/26/ukra-f26.html London is joining the US and Polish governments in arming the Kiev regime, risking outright war with Russia. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54528758-f505-44fe-9ea7-cdd7fe9b631K/ukra-f26.html 2015-02-26T05:00:00Z US-Iran negotiations inch toward a nuclear agreement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/26/iran-f26.html The prospect of a deal has fuelled considerable tension between the US and its allies in the Middle East, particularly Israel. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/015e06b5-03d7-4410-bdf5-b8f746f7ad1F/iran-f26.html 2015-02-26T05:00:00Z Australian prime minister’s leadership continues to unravel http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/26/abbo-f26.html Underlying the destabilisation is mounting business dissatisfaction with the Abbott government’s failure to impose deep cuts to social spending and workers’ wages and conditions. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7497b97-299f-4b90-a289-3e9fae05151E/abbo-f26.html 2015-02-26T05:00:00Z New Zealand to send troops to Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/26/nziq-f26.html Prime Minister John Key described support for the war as the “price” of New Zealand’s membership in the US-led Five Eyes intelligence alliance. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6ce8b49b-0ecf-404c-9919-52a4d79a79cP/nziq-f26.html 2015-02-26T05:00:00Z Unions demobilize Canadian railway workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/26/cana-f26.html Unifor reached a pact with CN Rail late Monday evening under threat of a management lockout of 4,800 safety inspectors and rail maintenance workers and Conservative government intervention. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d41006cb-ba3d-4a02-9da5-c748295b729D/cana-f26.html 2015-02-26T05:00:00Z In testimony before US Congress, Fed chair signals likely delay in interest rate hike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/26/yell-f26.html Fed Chair Janet Yellen stressed “patience” in raising interest rates, sending stock prices to new record highs. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f06d99f7-ce57-4d3e-af2f-7fc45f11713I/yell-f26.html 2015-02-26T05:00:00Z Chicago mayor forced into runoff election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/26/chic-f26.html The election was a political debacle for both incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel and President Obama. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/314ab75c-ca4b-43a5-a431-97b374d8854K/chic-f26.html 2015-02-26T05:00:00Z Record utility shutoffs in New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/26/util-f26.html The state Public Service Commission reports double digit increases in the number of people whose utilities were shut off. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e4500da-f879-4262-ab60-70903eeec24G/util-f26.html 2015-02-26T05:00:00Z Greece’s Syriza government proposes list of social cuts to European Union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/25/gree-f25.html Days after capitulating to EU demands for austerity, Syriza presented the EU with a list of cuts it is proposing to impose on the working class. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72a13182-ca5f-4a0a-bf20-ede9a142052E/gree-f25.html 2015-02-25T05:00:00Z The US oil strike and the international struggles of the working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/25/pers-f25.html The struggles of oil and dockworkers in the US and strikes by German and Australian rail workers point to the need for an international strategy for the working class. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d42d487d-3662-4f11-9994-c1e579a8f54O/pers-f25.html 2015-02-25T05:00:00Z Rightist mayor faces coup charges as Venezuela’s crisis deepens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/25/vene-f25.html While there is no doubt that the US and the Venezuelan right are up to their necks in plots, the principal conspiracy is aimed against the country’s working class. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cda1dccf-8e46-4aac-bc34-3aad1d1af5eB/vene-f25.html 2015-02-25T05:00:00Z United Steelworkers reaffirm support for big business Parti Quebecois http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/25/oilq-f25.html The United Steelworkers union is championing Martine Ouellet’s bid to win the leadership of the Parti Quebecois—a pro-austerity big business party. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c257c367-4564-489f-ba45-b37004f6bb7M/oilq-f25.html 2015-02-25T05:00:00Z Striking oil workers from Kentucky, Ohio and Louisiana speak out http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/25/oilw-f25.html As the strike by oil refinery workers entered its fourth week, workers remained defiant in the face of intransigence by the oil giants. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d58cb68-df50-4d69-a138-a922ed48f21K/oilw-f25.html 2015-02-25T05:00:00Z Chicago Police Department operates “black site” interrogation compound http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/25/chic-f25.html The <em>Guardian</em> revealed the existence of a secret detention and interrogation building used by Chicago police to “disappear” prisoners. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f55f1348-ffc3-4e1e-a8f0-d8ba0a4c0c5D/chic-f25.html 2015-02-25T05:00:00Z Conflict over DHS funding masks bipartisan attack on immigrants in US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/25/immi-f25.html Both the Democrats and Republicans favor the repression and exploitation of immigrant workers. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/01fa9f77-a9c0-4908-bf77-f33fc4d36f8D/immi-f25.html 2015-02-25T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania school district to be run for profit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/25/york-f25.html York City School District is set to become the largest school district in the US to be run by a single for-profit company. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f8c90456-aadf-4dae-831e-c26650717d3L/york-f25.html 2015-02-25T05:00:00Z In leaked recording, Egyptian minister calls for machine-gunning protesters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/25/shab-f25.html Mass protests could leave the US-backed Sisi dictatorship "helpless" unless they were crushed, Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim warned subordinates last year. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5c306a5e-7317-4006-b68f-d2fbaa4ccafA/shab-f25.html 2015-02-25T05:00:00Z The US “pivot to Asia” and the Australian leadership crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/25/turn-f25.html A major obstacle to Malcolm Turnbull’s ambitions to take over as prime minister lies in Washington. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/786c1139-8b0b-400f-8dc9-bd20db258c0I/turn-f25.html 2015-02-25T05:00:00Z Australia: Aurizon workers confront deep assault on conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/25/rail-f25.html Amid plummeting coal prices, the rail freight company is seeking to dismantle long-standing working conditions and protections for its Queensland workforce. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8dd19794-16a5-4d5c-bcd9-2bcad7e0118D/rail-f25.html 2015-02-25T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan president’s visit to India highlights foreign policy shift http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/25/siri-f25.html Four bilateral agreements were signed during Sri Lankan President Sirisena’s trip, including a strategic civil nuclear cooperation pact. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3963052e-80c1-4f31-8732-9c4c5d12b9fJ/siri-f25.html 2015-02-25T05:00:00Z Poland increases military spending http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/25/pola-f25.html Poland will spend the equivalent of two percent of its GDP on its defence budget by 2016, fulfilling NATO’s minimum requirements for military spending. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e277b15f-cdef-4a2c-bab6-be8266ec627O/pola-f25.html 2015-02-25T05:00:00Z Irish police clamp down on water charge protesters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/25/wate-f25.html There is widespread opposition from working people to the water charge, which is seen as an attempt to make them pay for the economic crisis. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4cdac16-3480-4dca-babf-4ce086bad95J/wate-f25.html 2015-02-25T05:00:00Z UK retail giant Tesco announces thousands of job losses http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/25/tesc-f25.html The UK’s largest retailer is cutting jobs in the face of growing competition from low-cost supermarket chains. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0bdb48ae-259d-4d6f-9b70-13fd12e0255M/tesc-f25.html 2015-02-25T05:00:00Z The UAW and the GM share buy-back scheme http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/25/uaw-f25.html The UAW has indicated that it could endorse share buy-backs, enriching billionaire shareholders at the expense of workers. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/296905e8-a3f4-41a5-9d3e-2eba9374ef7P/uaw-f25.html 2015-02-25T05:00:00Z Haiti and Romania: Drama and social life in <em>Murder in Pacot</em> and <em>Why me?</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/25/berl-f25.html Raoul Peck’s film focuses on a middle class couple whose home in Port-au-Prince has been ruined by the 2011 earthquake. Tudor Giurgiu’s feature looks at all-pervasive corruption in Romania. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84f37561-92ce-4b84-81bd-338b050a4adN/berl-f25.html 2015-02-25T05:00:00Z Stock markets rise after Greece signs new austerity agreement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/24/gree-f24.html The financial aristocracy celebrated the Syriza government’s abject capitulation to the European Union’s demands for renewed austerity. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/79d81ad6-3b97-4182-9b3d-b21a67f7591N/gree-f24.html 2015-02-24T05:00:00Z White House economic report calls for cutting corporate taxes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/24/obam-f24.html The White House economic report released last week seeks to justify right-wing, pro-business policies in the name of “middle-class economics.” Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/223594dc-48a9-4ade-b945-74fb4e6b3dcA/obam-f24.html 2015-02-24T05:00:00Z US oil strike highlights sacrifice of workers’ safety to corporate profit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/24/refi-f24.html As the strike by oil workers enters its fourth week, the energy conglomerates are refusing to budge on demands for improved safety and working conditions. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b35bc88-108d-4e50-8dd0-30efcab22c0D/refi-f24.html 2015-02-24T05:00:00Z Governor, legislature move to pass right-to-work legislation in Wisconsin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/24/wisc-f24.html The right-to-work law is reactionary and undemocratic, but opposition from the trade unions is based on defending their role as a mechanism for suppressing working class resistance. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/44a4699f-6ca6-4f1c-adf6-19169650653C/wisc-f24.html 2015-02-24T05:00:00Z US seizes on video to escalate repression at home and war in Somalia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/24/shab-f24.html US officials vowed Sunday to ramp up domestic surveillance and covert operations targeting “extremism” in immigrant communities. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f143908-d61f-40bb-a985-fccaf0e85e1B/shab-f24.html 2015-02-24T05:00:00Z Australian PM outlines sweeping new “anti-terror” measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/24/secu-f24.html Yesterday’s “national security” speech sought to stoke fears of terrorism and incite anti-Muslim sentiment as a means of diverting political discontent. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f90a042-9ef1-4495-bed2-b9105a971f4C/secu-f24.html 2015-02-24T05:00:00Z Netanyahu exploits Islamist attacks on European Jews http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/24/isra-f24.html Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu has mounted a hysterical campaign in the Israeli media, claiming that Jews can never be safe in Europe. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c77a5a80-c0e4-4edd-bfcd-b2b9f5eb1b5B/isra-f24.html 2015-02-24T05:00:00Z US federal study predicts ten oil derailments per year http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/24/oil-f24.html A Department of Transportation report predicts derailments could occur near populated areas and cause fatalities. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a161a248-d386-43bc-a604-b24e0a7bcedI/oil-f24.html 2015-02-24T05:00:00Z Virginia bill shields companies producing lethal injection chemicals http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/24/virg-f24.html The state Senate passed legislation to make secret “all information relating to the execution process.” Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/32db1ef3-6cc5-4e61-a2dc-398cc204698F/virg-f24.html 2015-02-24T05:00:00Z Burmese army clashes with separatist militia near Chinese border http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/24/burm-f24.html While not directly accusing China of backing the MNDAA, the Burmese president clearly implied that his country faced an external threat. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46852268-9123-403b-865a-4f1bd0da8c2M/burm-f24.html 2015-02-24T05:00:00Z One fifth of world suicides linked to unemployment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/24/suic-f24.html In 2008, the beginning of the economic crisis, suicides associated with job loss were nine times greater than previously thought. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0837fe93-920c-4599-abb8-5b5f5eef735J/suic-f24.html 2015-02-24T05:00:00Z Pro-European forces threaten Moldova to toe the line http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/24/mold-f24.html The sanctions against Russia and pressure from powerful international forces push old regional conflicts to the fore. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72c57f2b-e8d4-45d1-8225-b65262bcb8cJ/mold-f24.html 2015-02-24T05:00:00Z German constitutional court justifies state use of agents provocateurs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/24/germ-f24.html The court ruling undermines the right to a fair trial for those set up by undercover agents. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e51b087f-9553-41d4-9a0f-2fdb89fe5baH/germ-f24.html 2015-02-24T05:00:00Z US slaughter in Afghanistan rages on http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/24/pers-f24.html The escalation of a war declared less than two months ago to have reached “a responsible conclusion” is part of the global eruption of US militarism. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fe0b359-fe5c-4f14-a4a4-4a0a8cacbb7L/pers-f24.html 2015-02-24T05:00:00Z A comment on Syriza's “back-flips” over austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/24/corr-f24.html This letter was sent to the WSWS from a reader in Greece in response to the Perspective “The capitulation of Syriza and the lessons for the working class.” Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a71d2ef-0a56-46e2-b5dd-dd2eea7dfa5K/corr-f24.html 2015-02-24T05:00:00Z The theoretical and historical origins of the pseudo-left http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/24/pseu-f24.html This 2012 report by WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North provides the critical theoretical and historical background to the events in Greece, where the pseudo-left Syriza has risen to state power and rapidly capitulated to the European banks. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a2d78d6-5eaf-4644-90c1-a412f65b868M/pseu-f24.html 2015-02-24T05:00:00Z 87th Academy Awards: A more intriguing event than in recent years http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/24/acad-f24.html Social and political realities found expression on Sunday in a manner that accords with the film world’s peculiarities and contradictions. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9597b9fb-f551-4202-bcad-33b2b1c436aO/acad-f24.html 2015-02-24T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/24/wkrs-f24.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/057cc65f-0125-4a1c-aa71-3a7736142a3A/wkrs-f24.html 2015-02-24T05:00:00Z US oil workers strike spreads to more plants in Texas and Louisiana http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/23/oils-f23.html There is a growing sentiment among oil workers for a unified struggle against the companies—a sentiment that the unions are determined to contain and suppress. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c11144bd-58e3-488f-bdbc-eb026e13eb6M/oils-f23.html 2015-02-23T05:00:00Z The capitulation of Syriza and the lessons for the working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/23/pers-f23.html It has taken less than one month for the Syriza government in Greece to repudiate its anti-austerity election program and betray, totally and utterly, the impoverished working people whose votes placed it in power. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/78d160b0-afba-4b57-b6d6-b8e2cf79889E/pers-f23.html 2015-02-23T05:00:00Z Auto workers speak out in support of oil strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/23/oilw-f23.html Ford workers in Chicago and Chrysler workers outside Detroit called for expanding the strike to other industries. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95885602-8e4b-46db-aee3-dea67de17deC/oilw-f23.html 2015-02-23T05:00:00Z Obama administration forces five-year agreement on West Coast dockworkers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/23/ilwu-f23.html The main goal of the port operators has been to push for even greater casualization of the labor force, aimed at the reintroduction of the notorious “shape up” system. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/100fd337-c1f3-4246-b645-ed8670cc605L/ilwu-f23.html 2015-02-23T05:00:00Z European Union leaders hail Syriza austerity agreement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/23/gree-f23.html As the European powers declared their support for the agreement with Greece, Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras presented his government's abject capitulation as a victory. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/31f158f7-0c7d-453e-8252-5b0db378aaeN/gree-f23.html 2015-02-23T05:00:00Z Turkish troops enter northern Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/23/syri-f23.html The two-day operation, which reportedly began Saturday and ended Sunday, was denounced as a “flagrant aggression” by Syrian officials. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c021c436-596c-4606-b10c-8beca0e5d3dL/syri-f23.html 2015-02-23T05:00:00Z Australian government uses Sydney siege report to ramp up anti-terror laws http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/23/terr-f23.html The report is a whitewash designed to cover-up the extensive relations between the hostage-taker Monis and various police and intelligence agencies. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e62f7ee-dea5-4ff2-8513-0b5f133675cG/terr-f23.html 2015-02-23T05:00:00Z US expands “secret war” in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/23/afgh-f23.html Despite the official end to US combat operations on December 31, US commandos are intensifying their deadly “counterterrorism” operations in Afghanistan. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3205b9c7-2474-4007-af26-2cca1d50484A/afgh-f23.html 2015-02-23T05:00:00Z Inmates riot against miserable conditions at south Texas prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/23/pris-f23.html Willacy County Correctional Center is one of fifteen federal for-profit prisons that house mostly undocumented immigrants under deplorable conditions. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/58817d92-d516-4b84-ad97-e1f1d8dd7c2C/pris-f23.html 2015-02-23T05:00:00Z Cleanup continues after West Virginia oil train explosion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/23/dera-f23.html Existing government regulations are woefully inadequate given the new reality of ever-longer trains pulling massive shipments of volatile oil through towns and cities. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/632a573e-1b08-4e82-baf9-6808f4934e2A/dera-f23.html 2015-02-23T05:00:00Z Massachusetts public transit crisis drags into fourth week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/23/mbta-f23.html While Governor Baker has appointed a commission that will serve as a delaying tactic, workers are losing wages and prisoners are made to shovel subway tracks. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14b52698-37a5-4177-b5e2-af87655687bN/mbta-f23.html 2015-02-23T05:00:00Z The Danish roots of the Copenhagen terror attack http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/23/denm-f23.html Omar El-Hussein’s terrorist attack was a reactionary and demoralised response to growing anti-immigrant chauvinism, militarism and social inequality in Denmark. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60206ea3-d703-4add-b400-f01f7f7e14bJ/denm-f23.html 2015-02-23T05:00:00Z UK steps up militaristic propaganda against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/23/lord-f23.html Speaking at the Royal United Services Institute think tank, Sir Adrian Bradshaw stated that the alliance must prepare for a “Russian blitzkrieg” against the continent. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1165fbdf-db15-4d51-87c4-605785a067fN/lord-f23.html 2015-02-23T05:00:00Z Canada’s NDP belatedly opposes Conservatives’ draconian “anti-terror” bill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/23/cana-f23.html The NDP is now striking a pose as a principled opponent of Bill C-51. In fact its opposition is two-faced and motivated by tactical, largely electoral, considerations. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/781716af-ce2a-4ca9-8674-cebd399e528E/cana-f23.html 2015-02-23T05:00:00Z UN delays war crimes report on Sri Lanka http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/23/unsl-f23.html The delay is a clear concession to the new Sri Lankan government in return for its rapid realignment of Colombo’s foreign policy away from Beijing towards Washington. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f067a34-a434-4860-9b07-755e6a86e83F/unsl-f23.html 2015-02-23T05:00:00Z Australia: Sydney city council attacks the homeless http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/23/home-f23.html The harsh treatment of Sydney’s homeless is in response to growing numbers of people sleeping on the street in inner city areas. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ecf88026-501c-41d6-86d0-7ecef8a7b9dB/home-f23.html 2015-02-23T05:00:00Z As temperatures drop, overcrowded New York City shelters forced to turn away homeless http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/23/cold-f23.html Record-low temperatures in New York City are driving tens of thousands of the city’s homeless to seek shelter anywhere they can find it. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b83049f0-c041-4b0a-a24e-e791ab84ac3L/cold-f23.html 2015-02-23T05:00:00Z This week in history: February 23-March 1 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/23/twih-f23.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d00df7b-9c6f-4437-b6da-5b8cd0a580fK/twih-f23.html 2015-02-23T05:00:00Z <em>Still Alice</em> and <em>Kingsman: The Secret Service</em>—A woman battles disease and a street kid helps save the world … http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/23/alic-f23.html In <em>Still Alice</em>, a middle class professor and her family struggle with Alzheimer’s, and in the comic book-based <em>Kingsman: The Secret Service</em>, a working class youth is recruited by an elite spy agency. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d88c2f7e-46da-4aa7-a4fe-fdffec17058H/alic-f23.html 2015-02-23T05:00:00Z Syriza capitulates to the EU http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/21/gree-f21.html Tsipras and Varoufakis have agreed to enforce the EU-dictated austerity program, exposing—within weeks of forming a government—the fraudulent and reactionary character of Syriza. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dd750cf2-9b57-4b67-83f1-d9a1d7f1879P/gree-f21.html 2015-02-21T05:00:00Z Guantanamo in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/21/pers-f21.html A report in the <em>Guardian</em> has revealed that a leading interrogator at Guantanamo Bay had used torture to extract false confessions as a police detective in Chicago. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/761b3cfc-4568-44e3-8bbf-b9ac72ec2e5O/pers-f21.html 2015-02-21T05:00:00Z US preparing major ground offensive against Iraqi city of Mosul http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/21/iraq-f21.html US advisors and special forces will train and accompany Iraqi combat forces in a drive to retake the largest city currently under ISIS control, threatening a new bloodbath. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52969049-2e15-4dc7-a290-765b425c4b8I/iraq-f21.html 2015-02-21T05:00:00Z US and UK intelligence agencies hacked cell phone encryption keys http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/21/encr-f21.html The latest revelations of hacking of the world's largest SIM card company further expose the criminality of the NSA and GCHQ spying operations. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d814704-0d89-4c02-a07e-cc18ffc342bB/encr-f21.html 2015-02-21T05:00:00Z Argentina charges US interference in crisis over prosecutor’s death http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/21/arge-f21.html The CIA and other foreign intelligence agencies were intimately involved in the investigation headed by Alberto Nisman, who was killed on January 18. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e9f1a1bb-0d95-4bb1-b11b-915fc5f2fc1A/arge-f21.html 2015-02-21T05:00:00Z Japan rewrites foreign aid rules to include military assistance http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/21/japa-f21.html The decision on foreign military aid is just one aspect of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s far broader agenda to revive Japanese militarism. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c86d7f3a-9ab2-42d0-8a94-854f07a183bN/japa-f21.html 2015-02-21T05:00:00Z Record cold weather in the US leads to spate of deadly house fires http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/21/fire-f21.html There have been 576 fatalities from house fires so far this year, often caused by the use of unsafe heating methods to reduce costs amidst record cold weather. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3ac7788b-02a0-42e7-8870-06e4eab3a93A/fire-f21.html 2015-02-21T05:00:00Z Family of man shot by police in Pasco, Washington demands independent autopsy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/21/brut-f21.html Pasco police have refused to say how many times officers shot 35 year-old Antonio Zambrano-Montes, who was unarmed when he was killed last Tuesday. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d083976-b53b-4bd4-a3d9-19f6bc9598eJ/brut-f21.html 2015-02-21T05:00:00Z Obama budget cuts target high school counselors http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/21/coun-f21.html The Obama administration is promoting a low-paid untrained corps of “near-peers” while continuing to propose cuts in federal funding. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bfd3d0bd-3dea-45f0-ba7a-8694faf00deE/coun-f21.html 2015-02-21T05:00:00Z Refugees deported from the EU, imprisoned in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/21/ukra-f21.html Refugees who manage to cross the border into EU countries have been immediately deported back to Ukrainian prisons where they are tortured and abused. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5797d0cd-96b0-4044-aadb-cb5189ba746F/ukra-f21.html 2015-02-21T05:00:00Z Germany: Further strike action imminent at Deutsche Bahn http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/21/rail-f21.html A strike called by the German train drivers’ union would be the seventh strike in the ongoing contract dispute between the railway and the train drivers. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b42efff5-b5d9-4491-862e-5304a4a3babM/rail-f21.html 2015-02-21T05:00:00Z Unemployment in Australia at 12-year high http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/21/jobs-f21.html Officially, the number of jobless workers now stands at nearly 800,000, due to the job destruction under Liberal-National and Labor governments alike. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90fd2135-b84e-4e7c-9fa7-6b7ec25d7ecM/jobs-f21.html 2015-02-21T05:00:00Z Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis’ mission to save capitalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/21/varo-f21.html Varoufakis’ essay on becoming an “erratic Marxist” is a damning exposure of the political role of the new Syriza-led government in Greece and the social layer that it represents. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37e63a5f-3518-4a2d-a8c3-e6d5e1bbb77F/varo-f21.html 2015-02-21T05:00:00Z A comment from a reader: The peculiar socialism of Syriza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/21/corr-f21.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> received this comment from a reader in Greece on the nature of the new Syriza-led government. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/089c385a-4ea9-47dc-97b3-371fb0976e4H/corr-f21.html 2015-02-21T05:00:00Z Schäuble’s arrogance towards Greece and the class divide in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/21/scha-f21.html Schäuble's arrogant attack on Greece is primarily directed at opposition to austerity in the working class in Germany and across Europe. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f280561-fe97-41e8-a942-4c9635c1d37A/scha-f21.html 2015-02-21T05:00:00Z The upcoming Academy Awards: <em>Selma</em>, <em>American Sniper</em> and other issues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/21/awar-f21.html If recent ceremonies are anything to go by, Sunday’s event will be thoroughly scripted and lacking in spontaneity. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3b1ae47-81b0-40d6-8a30-1727be9cf87H/awar-f21.html 2015-02-21T05:00:00Z Marcel Ophüls’ <em>Memory of Justice</em> and other documentaries http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/21/ber2-f21.html A newly restored version of Marcel Ophüls’ 1976 documentary <em>Memory of Justice</em> was given a special screening at this year’s Berlinale. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca7c451f-3e2b-4b4b-976f-acd1f6e3fd5L/ber2-f21.html 2015-02-21T05:00:00Z Oil refinery workers denounce USW treachery, call for national strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/21/refi-f21.html On social media, striking oil refinery workers have expressed overwhelming support for a national strike and anger towards the divisive policy of the United Steelworkers union. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/438665e2-e680-4d6f-9963-1f7f650ad83G/refi-f21.html 2015-02-21T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/21/labo-f21.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3ab4f69-7c1c-446b-be58-9787b923aa8N/labo-f21.html 2015-02-21T05:00:00Z Oppose political censorship at Griffith University! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/21/guni-f21.html Griffith University’s bans are a direct political attack on the IYSSE, and the democratic rights of students. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a6564e67-d61e-458c-9dd6-1048f740f8bO/guni-f21.html 2015-02-21T05:00:00Z German finance minister demands unconditional surrender from Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/20/germ-f20.html As it negotiates the terms of surrender, Syriza is not being allowed even the mildest concessions needed to maintain some small degree of political credibility. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0074fa91-de7e-4096-b5c4-9d722f31c9aN/germ-f20.html 2015-02-20T05:00:00Z Obama’s terror summit: An exercise in hypocrisy, falsification and self-delusion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/20/pers-f20.html With all the talk about confronting the “root causes” of terrorism, not a word was spoken about the chain of catastrophes unleashed by US imperialism over the past decade. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa48b3f5-3178-46d5-b9af-0f1d990577bJ/pers-f20.html 2015-02-20T05:00:00Z Illinois budget to cut $6.7 billion from pensions, health care, social services http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/20/illi-f20.html The budget proposed by Governor Bruce Rauner, a hedge-fund multi-millionaire, demonstrates the savagery of Wall Street’s attack on the working class. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e1d65a31-04ea-4cb0-8746-1a8fff6b7f3F/illi-f20.html 2015-02-20T05:00:00Z US-backed Kiev regime faces military debacle in east Ukraine war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/20/ukra-f20.html After its defeat at Debaltseve, the Kiev regime has provocatively called for military intervention by European Union peacekeepers along the border with Russia. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc46e6cd-c659-4c77-8da3-9f4d759ebc2I/ukra-f20.html 2015-02-20T05:00:00Z US court overturns “terrorism” charge against Australian Guantanamo prisoner http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/20/hick-f20.html The Australian government’s defence of the illegal incarceration and torture of David Hicks is a warning that it is preparing to ramp up the “war on terror” and its attacks on democratic rights. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cdccc3bc-2f46-4d92-ad40-151ebb8c5b1E/hick-f20.html 2015-02-20T05:00:00Z French government survives confidence vote over austerity law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/20/fren-f20.html The posturing by so-called “rebel” factions of the ruling Socialist Party and its political allies against austerity stands exposed as a reactionary fraud. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8aca5440-a989-4d20-b686-10acfb80173B/fren-f20.html 2015-02-20T05:00:00Z Obama, port owners line up against West Coast dockworkers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/20/ports-f20.html Labor Secretary Thomas Perez has gone to California to press the International Longshore and Warehouse Union to impose another sellout agreement on West Coast dockworkers. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2b29698-c642-4e0d-bcf6-5e8d44b544cN/ports-f20.html 2015-02-20T05:00:00Z Freezing temperatures spell misery and danger to America’s poor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/20/cold-f20.html A record cold spell across the Eastern half of the United States has caused dozens of deaths among the most vulnerable sections of society: the homeless, the poor, and the elderly. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f9788d37-c63b-48aa-816d-08d3cbcfe96M/cold-f20.html 2015-02-20T05:00:00Z Up to six million face Obamacare penalties for 2014 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/20/obam-f20.html Tax penalties imposed on the uninsured who fail to sign up for health coverage by the February 15 deadline will be higher than last year. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/973cefb1-64a9-4c90-8c52-4aa5bb645daC/obam-f20.html 2015-02-20T05:00:00Z ACLU report documents horror of solitary confinement in US prisons http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/20/aclu-f20.html Over 80,000 people languish in solitary confinement in the country’s penitentiaries, sometimes for years or decades at a time. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf55ef6b-01dd-41a8-a726-1f66001d8a3L/aclu-f20.html 2015-02-20T05:00:00Z Canadian NDP declares willingness to enter coalition with Liberals http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/20/ndpc-f20.html The leader of the social democratic NDP has reiterated the possibility of joining hands with a party that has carried out the greatest social spending cuts in Canadian history. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4074c6b9-4b44-4349-ac57-1f8aa0753baG/ndpc-f20.html 2015-02-20T05:00:00Z Polish trade unions end miners’ strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/20/pola-f20.html Strikers showed enormous militancy during the course of the two-week-long struggle involving clashes with police wielding teargas and rubber bullets. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/912fcd4e-aaed-4d90-b046-ab8c31f4914P/pola-f20.html 2015-02-20T05:00:00Z Australian government launches vicious attack on human rights commissioner http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/20/refu-f20.html Prime Minister Abbott vilified the Human Rights Commission over its report on children incarcerated in refugee detention centres in breach of international conventions. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d0c57095-db38-44e9-889a-033c37fe046G/refu-f20.html 2015-02-20T05:00:00Z USW forced to reject another contract offer as oil workers press for national strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/20/oilw-f20.html The growing determination of oil workers has made it impossible for the United Steelworkers union, up to this point, to bring back another sellout deal. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/51592ac2-f4df-40f0-a1d5-3535d110c83L/oilw-f20.html 2015-02-20T05:00:00Z “Cultural appropriation,” “white privilege” and the attacks on rapper Iggy Azalea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/20/azal-f20.html In recent months, the hip hop music industry has witnessed a controversy surrounding the commercial success of Australian-born rapper Iggy Azalea. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6bed6c4f-4aab-4ec9-adb1-e2e6673589cM/azal-f20.html 2015-02-20T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/20/wkrs-f20.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1eff49ac-831f-43b9-be33-16453567626K/wkrs-f20.html 2015-02-20T05:00:00Z Germany and EU look set to reject Greece’s request for six-month loan extension http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/19/gree-f19.html German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble denounced a new Greek proposal for a six-month loan extension and demanded further austerity measures. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f7d8581-816b-4204-a160-45fef912795A/gree-f19.html 2015-02-19T05:00:00Z Japanese prime minister pushes to end constitutional limits on the military http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/19/pers-f19.html The Japanese ruling class increasingly views the post-war constitution as an intolerable impediment to pursuing its imperialist ambitions in Asia and internationally. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d15b63d7-251d-4669-967c-7839f4870e5A/pers-f19.html 2015-02-19T05:00:00Z US steps up threats against Russia as Ukrainian troops retreat from Debaltseve http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/19/ukra-f19.html US and EU officials continued to threaten further economic sanctions and military escalation as pro-Russian separatists solidified control over a key transit hub in eastern Ukraine. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/340c32c4-a435-4e6a-81a8-a2c000c7df6O/ukra-f19.html 2015-02-19T05:00:00Z German government prepares new military doctrine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/19/germ-f19.html German Defense Minister von der Leyen delivered a speech Tuesday announcing the preparation of a new foreign policy White Paper codifying a program of militarism and rearmament. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3853d737-d9f6-49e9-bf43-5ec33688af6A/germ-f19.html 2015-02-19T05:00:00Z Mounting violence against Muslims in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/19/musl-f19.html The American political and media establishment bears a significant portion of the responsibility for the spurt of racist attacks on Muslims. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/db7f6c94-0b4f-4cfd-8240-367ae02262eB/musl-f19.html 2015-02-19T05:00:00Z Alabama judge asks courts to defy order granting same-sex marriage licenses http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/19/alab-f18.html Judge Roy Moore’s order amounts to a repudiation of the Fourteenth Amendment, which was passed after the American Civil War. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a84ff05d-f0ba-4638-904e-852f6bef0c7M/alab-f18.html 2015-02-19T05:00:00Z White House outlines policy for deepening intervention in Central America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/19/ceam-f19.html The Obama administration’s rhetoric about democracy and immigration reform masks US imperialism’s real aims in the region. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ae8ba36-7fc7-4813-8152-302e6d4575cK/ceam-f19.html 2015-02-19T05:00:00Z Right-wing nationalists regain Croatian presidency http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/19/croat-f19-j01.html Croatia's unemployment rate is among the highest in Europe, and nearly half of the country's youth are without jobs. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c032dca-4958-4a10-99b9-90ae75fd043N/croat-f19-j01.html 2015-02-19T05:00:00Z Study shows inequality much higher in Germany than previously estimated http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/19/ger2-f19.html The richest .1 percent of the German population controls as much as 16 percent of the country's wealth. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fdd4f99c-24a0-4a62-b5c7-bad1d53cf99B/ger2-f19.html 2015-02-19T05:00:00Z Finance capital pushes for Australian economic “restructuring” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/19/econ-f19.html For the dominant sections of the financial elite, the political impasse facing the Abbott government goes far beyond currently-stalled budgetary measures. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2661175f-0684-4150-9d17-160f4203071F/econ-f19.html 2015-02-19T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan foreign minister visits US to strengthen ties http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/19/slfm-f19.html Samaraweera’s trip underscores the rapid transformation of relations between the two countries since the Sirisena government was installed in Colombo. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b3b8f5e3-e9b8-4714-9029-095e9c028f1F/slfm-f19.html 2015-02-19T05:00:00Z Australia: Sydney residents shocked by police shooting of 22-year-old woman http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/19/hoxt-f19.html Workers and youth voiced their concerns about the brutal police killing of Courtney Topic in Hoxton Park, a southwestern Sydney suburb. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f8c3c80-c852-49f6-acaa-7db51316366E/hoxt-f19.html 2015-02-19T05:00:00Z Explosion rocks California refinery as oil strike continues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/19/oilw-f19.html There is widespread support among workers at Exxon Mobil’s Torrance, California refinery—where the explosion took place Wednesday—to join the 5,200 oil workers already on strike. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ea7c095-dfb6-4aa5-bf1f-f96c868ed20F/oilw-f19.html 2015-02-19T05:00:00Z House fire in Hamtramck, Michigan kills four, including two children http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/19/hamt-f19.html The source of the fire is not yet known, though house fires are often caused by space heaters or other unsafe heating devices. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2fd8be66-3b1a-4c26-8d18-923e7e935b3C/hamt-f19.html 2015-02-19T05:00:00Z Report documents growth of extreme poverty in Rochester, New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/19/roch-f19.html 16.2 percent of Rochester's population lives in extreme poverty, more than any other mid-sized city in the US. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d4f4f552-03ab-4858-9129-56735c08a88N/roch-f19.html 2015-02-19T05:00:00Z SEP Australia to stand in New South Wales state election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/19/nswe-f19.html The SEP campaign will advance a socialist and internationalist program to fight war, austerity budget cuts, attacks on jobs and conditions and the assault on democratic rights. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa65f3a7-8f15-4351-83bd-51ad49f4cedC/nswe-f19.html 2015-02-19T05:00:00Z Pulling down the shutters at the Berlinale http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/19/berl-f19.html War raging in the middle of Europe, accelerating inequality, social decline at a level unknown since the 1930s…none of these issues got a look in. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a967b3f-a398-4023-8756-d481b336cbbN/berl-f19.html 2015-02-19T05:00:00Z White House delays immigration order after court ruling http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/18/immi-f18.html The Obama administration, no less than the Republicans, accepts the premise that undocumented immigrants are “criminals” who must face harsh and punitive sanctions. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54f63e04-cba9-4acf-ac4d-07f17c16ddeN/immi-f18.html 2015-02-18T05:00:00Z Minsk cease-fire verging on collapse as fighting continues in east Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/18/ukra-f18.html Behind the continued conflicts is the determination of the US, which installed the right-wing regime in Kiev last February, to press ahead in its campaign against Russia. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b0ee8d2-2cd0-4870-9ec2-1b2f42d73aaC/ukra-f18.html 2015-02-18T05:00:00Z French government forces through austerity measures without vote in parliament http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/18/macr-f18.html Using the anti-democratic provision 49-3 of the French Constitution, the government pushed through its reactionary law. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72b81b15-3fae-45c3-9555-fde3c2c52efJ/macr-f18.html 2015-02-18T05:00:00Z Mounting signs of global economic stagnation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/18/econ-f18.html Profits are increasingly being accumulated not through investment and increased production, but by various forms of speculation. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f1260d1-e233-456b-9968-829f0094a14N/econ-f18.html 2015-02-18T05:00:00Z Report points to global spyware operation by US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/18/equa-f18.html While it is constantly charging China and Russia with hacking, the US government is by far the leading perpetrator of cyberwarfare on the planet. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48edf32d-9ea1-4d37-b94a-80876d27f99P/equa-f18.html 2015-02-18T05:00:00Z Defence establishment complains of Britain’s “irrelevance” in world affairs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/18/mili-f18.html There is growing criticism of the government of Prime Minister David Cameron for not playing a more aggressive role in military operations worldwide. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/395f78fa-1b55-48a1-9e76-12e0ed311c3L/mili-f18.html 2015-02-18T05:00:00Z German government to establish Eastern Europe Institute http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/18/euro-f18.html The new institute will serve as a think tank for an aggressive German foreign policy in eastern Europe. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5db694e5-0f30-48d5-9813-a4a02a5630bF/euro-f18.html 2015-02-18T05:00:00Z UN survey documents Israeli war crimes in Gaza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/18/gaza-j01.html Israel’s war on Gaza last summer killed at least 2,205 Palestinians, including 540 children, according to UN estimates. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd81a655-f771-493b-ace1-c6ebc6682a4P/gaza-j01.html 2015-02-18T05:00:00Z Detroit bankruptcy judge approves $178 million in legal and consulting fees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/18/detr-f18.html The ruling comes three months after Judge Steven Rhodes rubber-stamped the city’s plan to exit bankruptcy by slashing retirees’ pensions and health care benefits. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b2eb26e0-dde8-458a-a9eb-4e111a86972P/detr-f18.html 2015-02-18T05:00:00Z Oil trains derail and burst into flames in Canada, US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/18/rail-f18.html Major railroads are pursuing attacks on railroad workers at the expense of working conditions and safety. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33025070-49ca-4748-a662-0ee35898459P/rail-f18.html 2015-02-18T05:00:00Z Sydney siege survivors speak on Australian television http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/18/host-f18.html Wounded hostage Marcia Mikhael said the police have treated her “like a criminal.” Wed, 18 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95181a2a-fec6-4900-a1d5-ba7b35f9c65C/host-f18.html 2015-02-18T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan police attack estate workers protesting police killing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/18/esta-f18.html The arrest of scores of demonstrators is a major attack on democratic rights by President Sirisena’s administration. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35e22d6c-9486-4778-8c30-a28d587a7b7K/esta-f18.html 2015-02-18T05:00:00Z European Union gives no quarter in war against Greek workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/18/pers-f18.html The ruling class has taken the measure of Syriza, viewing it not as the representative of insurgent masses, but as a supplicant speaking for failing Greek capitalists. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7eadf8f-6905-48cc-91f9-c191c6355feJ/pers-f18.html 2015-02-18T05:00:00Z A warning to US oil workers: The United Steelworkers’ record of betrayal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/18/stee-f18.html Over the past three decades, the USW has overseen the betrayal of scores of strikes and the decimation of workers’ jobs, health care and pensions. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ea35d7b3-8528-48d7-8c09-9a951506d34D/stee-f18.html 2015-02-18T05:00:00Z Hazel Park, Michigan retiree dies of hypothermia after gas shutoff http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/18/util-f18.html The 69-year-old Vietnam veteran was found huddled under blankets next to a space heater. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2424aae4-1a9b-48a3-a6de-842987f0a35F/util-f18.html 2015-02-18T05:00:00Z Canada: Why is the Globe and Mail denouncing Harper’s latest “anti-terrorism” bill? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/18/glob-f18.html That a newspaper hitherto so supportive of the Harper government and so closely identified with the Canadian ruling class’s embrace of imperialist war and austerity is expressing alarm over Bill C-51 should give workers pause. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a95a0050-11b5-42e1-a067-527b0e4d556F/glob-f18.html 2015-02-18T05:00:00Z No agreement reached between EU finance ministers and Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/17/gree-f17.html The opposition of the Syriza-led government amounts to pleading for terminological window dressing to conceal its capitulation to the EU austerity agenda. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73fabcef-ec3c-4069-8233-d16904f01b3P/gree-f17.html 2015-02-17T05:00:00Z US imperialism and the catastrophe in Libya http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/17/pers-f17.html The disaster in Libya and throughout the Middle East and North Africa arises from the criminal operations of the United States and the other imperialist powers. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a519394-958e-4e66-ab52-7273024055dD/pers-f17.html 2015-02-17T05:00:00Z Two detained on charges of aiding Copenhagen terror attack http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/17/cope-f17.html More details have emerged regarding the alleged gunman's biography, confirming how well-known he was to police. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e1c9a48d-7197-4e1b-b669-5fb4d1d397fM/cope-f17.html 2015-02-17T05:00:00Z Citing government threats, Teamsters suppress Canadian Pacific rail strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/17/cpra-f17.html The Teamsters union capitulated to the Conservative government’s threat of strikebreaking legislation and ordered an end to the strike little more than 36 hours after it began. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4f458f2-515f-4f7f-a884-dcd9f39d658F/cpra-f17.html 2015-02-17T05:00:00Z US-NATO war games prepare massive military escalation in West Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/17/boko-f17.html Operation Flintlock 2015, encompassing Chad, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon and Tunisia, is being used by the US and European powers to escalate their military presence in the oil-rich region. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/172f5d89-b8aa-4726-84f8-66daba26776D/boko-f17.html 2015-02-17T05:00:00Z Report documents attacks on press freedom in US and Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/17/repo-f16.html Reporters Without Borders now ranks the United States below Niger and El Salvador on media freedom. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/270247e7-d57b-47cd-aa81-d506391accdJ/repo-f16.html 2015-02-17T05:00:00Z CIA whistleblower calls for prosecution of officials responsible for torture http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/17/kira-f17.html John Kiriakou, the former CIA agent who helped reveal the agency’s use of waterboarding, was released from prison this month after serving a two-year sentence. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2acfd58-5cbd-45e1-a440-58a38d163b1B/kira-f17.html 2015-02-17T05:00:00Z Lawsuits allege Missouri cities run “debtors’ prisons” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/17/ferg-f17.html Poor residents are routinely jailed for inability to pay traffic tickets, court costs and other debts in Ferguson and Jennings, Missouri. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b24884dc-f72e-4443-a909-3689d9c26b7C/ferg-f17.html 2015-02-17T05:00:00Z Eleven-year-old Ohio girl charged with murder http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/17/elev-f17.html The United States incarcerates more children than any other country in the world. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e1777ec-9414-4362-9788-8ac1a16e3e5D/elev-f17.html 2015-02-17T05:00:00Z Growing problems for Chinese economy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/17/chin-f17.html Inflation in China has fallen to its lowest level in five years as the economic slowdown continues. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80b92aa2-3132-45bf-ba9e-d28c1bfccd4O/chin-f17.html 2015-02-17T05:00:00Z New revelations in the 1980 Munich Oktoberfest bombing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/17/muni-f17.html A new television documentary suggests state intelligence agencies may have been involved in perpetrating the worst terrorist act in postwar German history. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a8e2ed7-c262-4b2d-9d16-f56175d08f8H/muni-f17.html 2015-02-17T05:00:00Z SPD victory in German state election conceals growing gulf between political establishment and population http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/17/hamb-f17.html Only 56.6 percent of those eligible to vote in the Hamburg state election went to the polls, down from 71 percent in 2001. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b39f0b8-9861-483d-81d6-8e1024551cdJ/hamb-f17.html 2015-02-17T05:00:00Z Malaysia’s highest court jails opposition leader on trumped-up charge http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/17/anwa-f17.html The court dismissed Anwar Ibrahim's claim that he was the victim of a political conspiracy by the government. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b3e5b6e0-90c1-4866-aa46-dbc714cb74aD/anwa-f17.html 2015-02-17T05:00:00Z South Africa: ANC provincial premier renounces electronic-tolling populism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/17/toll-f17.html David Makhura of the African National Congress has called on motorists to pay the widely hated electronic tolls introduced on the province’s roads in December 2013. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03ed3a87-453e-4ee1-916e-8bcd63a6d93O/toll-f17.html 2015-02-17T05:00:00Z US oil strike enters third week with corporations refusing to budge on wages, safety conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/17/oils-f17.html Refinery workers are locked in a bitter confrontation with the oil conglomerates, with no new talks scheduled until Wednesday. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1d1c051-6ac4-4a79-9cd9-05e96b1bfeeG/oils-f17.html 2015-02-17T05:00:00Z Nearly 4,000 blacks were lynched in Jim Crow South, report finds http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/17/lync-f17.html A new study compiles extra-judicial murders of African Americans that took place between 1870 and 1940. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e736a53-95d2-4cd3-aa99-1314c693faeA/lync-f17.html 2015-02-17T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/17/wkrs-f17.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/018c1f3f-af9b-4510-a393-80cc310974eA/wkrs-f17.html 2015-02-17T05:00:00Z Obama administration intervenes against West Coast dock workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/16/port-f16.html The White House is intervening entirely on behalf of the shipping and terminal owners and, more generally, the corporate and financial elite in the US. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a03b4fb-26fe-438c-b964-2fffa4bb780J/port-f16.html 2015-02-16T05:00:00Z The human rights disaster in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/16/pers-f16.html The government’s human rights rhetoric is not only at odds with American imperialist foreign policy, it is belied by the reality of life within the United States itself. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7d3972ea-2692-4586-ad38-476a6046225E/pers-f16.html 2015-02-16T05:00:00Z Harper government to criminalize Canadian Pacific railway strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/16/cprs-f16.html Canada’s Conservative government is set to introduce legislation today outlawing a two-day-old strike by 3,300 CP Rail workers. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d855e43-6198-481b-ba4a-2f598e815b0P/cprs-f16.html 2015-02-16T05:00:00Z A revealing Financial Times comment on the Greek debt crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/16/munc-f16.html <em>Financial Times</em> columnist advises Syriza-led government to stand firm in “high noon” showdown with euro zone finance ministers. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28e1bddb-2c42-4343-837e-c483b0f6836J/munc-f16.html 2015-02-16T05:00:00Z Alleged terrorist gunman shot dead in Copenhagen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/16/cope-f16.html Police said the gunman who attacked a meeting featuring a cartoonist who published a caricature of Mohammed and later attacked a synagogue was already known to them. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bbc3c81a-ae96-405c-b903-deef8b00627K/cope-f16.html 2015-02-16T05:00:00Z Hostilities ease in eastern Ukraine on first day of cease-fire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/16/ukra-f16.html The intensity of fighting declined in eastern Ukraine as the cease-fire negotiated in Minsk last week came into effect. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8aa9824d-7cd2-4e1e-b069-5f6e0557af0A/ukra-f16.html 2015-02-16T05:00:00Z New evidence implicates pro-US opposition in Maidan killings during Kiev coup http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/16/maid-f16.html Recent BBC and <em>Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung</em> reports indicate that the far-right forces backed by NATO led the killings of civilians in last year’s coup in Kiev. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0a06bb21-6372-44e8-aaaf-488e2beffbfP/maid-f16.html 2015-02-16T05:00:00Z France sells 24 Rafale fighter jets to Sisi dictatorship in Egypt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/16/rafa-f16.html The deal constitutes a public endorsement by France of the slaughter of thousands of opponents of the Sisi coup. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a9f9c8a0-0303-448e-8ac7-70c03a6bb09E/rafa-f16.html 2015-02-16T05:00:00Z Rise in value of Swiss franc threatens workers in Eastern Europe with ruin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/16/reva-f16.html Following moves by the Swiss National Bank in January, the value of the Swiss franc has risen sharply—and with it the debt of hundreds of thousands of workers in Eastern Eruope. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ce7cbd3-8b3e-452e-a6d7-3ca4f711805L/reva-f16.html 2015-02-16T05:00:00Z Obama’s budget proposal cuts $50 million from immunization funding http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/16/meas-f16.html As the latest measles outbreak spread to over 120 confirmed cases, the White House announced an 8 percent cut to the federal immunization program. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/39fdc8c7-ede0-4d56-8629-2517a4d8f75J/meas-f16.html 2015-02-16T05:00:00Z More evidence of US involvement in Sri Lankan regime-change http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/16/slus-f16.html The installation of Maithripala Sirisena as Sri Lankan president via the January 8 election was the outcome of a carefully orchestrated operation in which the US was intimately involved. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/04832652-628b-4a22-b25f-bf3b10e6ff0J/slus-f16.html 2015-02-16T05:00:00Z US military looks to expand use of Australian bases and ports http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/16/mari-f16.html The expansion of US-Australia military relations is bound up with the US “pivot to Asia.” Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87fd2a07-3a88-4fe9-99d0-2ffa7367effP/mari-f16.html 2015-02-16T05:00:00Z US historians criticize Tokyo’s efforts to whitewash war crimes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/16/japa-f16.html American historians have signed a statement condemning the Japanese government’s attempts to whitewash the military’s abuse of “comfort women” in the 1930s and 1940s. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba9c774f-43ee-41ae-826b-433e4bc96c6O/japa-f16.html 2015-02-16T05:00:00Z <em>The Two Faces of January</em>: Three Americans joined together by crime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/16/janu-f16.html Set in Greece in the early 1960s, Iranian-born director Hossein Amini’s film, based on a Patricia Highsmith novel, follows a trio of Americans caught up in a series of increasingly traumatic events. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/698974c5-09ec-467b-a5b3-7070e6bc5faP/janu-f16.html 2015-02-16T05:00:00Z Pseudo-left embrace Syriza’s alliance with the Independent Greeks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/16/anel-f16.html Various pseudo-left groups have moved from providing political apologies for Syriza’s coalition with the Independent Greeks to fully embracing the alliance as a model to be emulated Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/44813b30-cbc3-4562-a90f-e9366e3241cA/anel-f16.html 2015-02-16T05:00:00Z Seventy years since the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/16/ausc-f16.html The role of the Red Army in World War II was a confirmation of the profoundly progressive character of the Russian Revolution out of which the Red Army emerged. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d15760e0-cf7f-4306-ae21-8b938c852e0N/ausc-f16.html 2015-02-16T05:00:00Z This week in history: February 16-22 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/16/twih-f16.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b541ca6b-a17a-4df6-89e1-be766e74e34J/twih-f16.html 2015-02-16T05:00:00Z No to war and austerity! Join the International Youth and Students for Social Equality! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/16/iyss-f16.html The following statement is being distributed by members of the IYSSE at university orientation days across Australia over the next two weeks. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f46ba6c-1355-4d9f-83ed-bced9011a21P/iyss-f16.html 2015-02-16T05:00:00Z US and Ukrainian officials seek to torpedo Minsk cease-fire agreement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/14/ukra-f14.html Talk of stepped-up Russian military involvement in eastern Ukraine suggests that the Obama administration is seeking to justify a decision to directly arm the Kiev regime. Sat, 14 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5c615fb-bd68-4fb1-8ed0-1e128a5ca3fJ/ukra-f14.html 2015-02-14T05:00:00Z The drive to dismantle pensions in the United States http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/14/pers-f14.html The attack on pensions is proceeding with complete disregard for the law, riding roughshod over state constitutional provisions protecting benefits that employees have earned over decades of toil. Sat, 14 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03607564-fce1-4b19-be16-fb374ab1cdbN/pers-f14.html 2015-02-14T05:00:00Z Ukrainian government moves to stifle dissent as military morale plunges http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/14/ukr2-f14.html The Ukrainian military is showing signs of decomposition and demoralization, as antiwar sentiment erupts among Ukrainians in Kiev-controlled territories. Sat, 14 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a39e31b-715c-4264-bccc-37cd8bce27fO/ukr2-f14.html 2015-02-14T05:00:00Z German army association demands massive armaments increase http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/14/bund-f14.html The end of restraint in matters of foreign policy, announced by President Gauck and the German government a year ago, is the primary reason for the demand to build up the army. Sat, 14 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c8ecb85-ba17-44f2-afec-5313820175bO/bund-f14.html 2015-02-14T05:00:00Z US threatens military intervention as UN warns of “disintegration” in Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/14/yeme-f14.html Comments from the top UN official and US politicians suggest that escalated military intervention in Yemen is imminent. Sat, 14 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad8f9e11-7600-4c01-8421-6c1babed8b1J/yeme-f14.html 2015-02-14T05:00:00Z Fresh talks begin on forcing Greece to accept austerity package http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/14/gree-f14.html Since it was elected on January 25 on an anti-austerity ticket, Syriza has made one concession after another, including ditching pre-election pledges to write off a large part of the debt. Sat, 14 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5996ffe0-fc5f-4608-a6c4-bd70e33386cO/gree-f14.html 2015-02-14T05:00:00Z Indian grandfather partially paralyzed by Alabama police beating http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/14/brut-f14.html 57-year-old Indian national Sureshbhai Patel required spinal surgery after he was slammed into the ground by Madison police. Sat, 14 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69231dad-92f1-4a9d-b31c-b08b0567424F/brut-f14.html 2015-02-14T05:00:00Z House fires kill 71 people in the US during the first week of February http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/14/fire-f14.html The death toll is rising steadily as utility costs and cold temperatures force many people to use dangerous space heaters to keep warm. Sat, 14 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c0f6c7a7-e0b3-42cc-974e-57c21f7b30cF/fire-f14.html 2015-02-14T05:00:00Z Japanese PM calls for constitutional change in keynote speech http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/14/japa-f14.html Central to Abe’s “reform” agenda is the removal of constraints on the use of the military to prosecute Japanese imperialism's strategic interests. Sat, 14 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/580583c5-7739-4643-a8d1-daca222ed4cA/japa-f14.html 2015-02-14T05:00:00Z Siemens unveils another round of job cuts in Germany and worldwide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/14/siem-f14.html The German electronics firm is cutting 7,800 jobs globally, 3,300 of them in Germany, with the collaboration of the IG Metall trade union. Sat, 14 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a063a3b-8c1e-4f48-8324-2c197885658C/siem-f14.html 2015-02-14T05:00:00Z Australian PM prejudices rights of terrorist suspects to fair trial http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/14/terr-f14.html Prime Minister Abbott used parliamentary privilege to make highly prejudicial statements alleging that a plot was underway to commit a terrorist attack. Sat, 14 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9924be37-355a-4a94-b967-1cef7d022b6I/terr-f14.html 2015-02-14T05:00:00Z Australia: Labor forms minority government in Queensland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/14/quee-f14.html Labor’s precarious hold on office underscores the fragility and volatility of the parliamentary system in Australia. Sat, 14 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18849f5b-78be-448a-843d-8d2648b9571A/quee-f14.html 2015-02-14T05:00:00Z British unions recommend health service workers accept another pay cut http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/14/heal-f14.html Health care workers have already suffered from four years of pay freezes, cuts, worsening job conditions and an increase in pension contributions. Sat, 14 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29ad2ab9-140e-4ee1-804a-36f49d757e5B/heal-f14.html 2015-02-14T05:00:00Z Oil workers on strike denounce poor safety and work conditions at US refineries http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/14/stri-f14.html As the strike of US oil workers enters its second week, the WSWS spoke to picketers at the Tesoro Golden Eagle Refinery in Martinez, California. Sat, 14 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d09b1652-db51-4c7d-8492-65b91f44c0eN/stri-f14.html 2015-02-14T05:00:00Z Thirty-five years since the nationwide US refinery strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/14/ocaw-f14.html Thirty-five years ago, US oil refinery workers carried out a nationwide strike, breaking through wage guidelines set by the Carter administration. Sat, 14 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2306b914-842d-4367-8c6b-18d95d1ccdcE/ocaw-f14.html 2015-02-14T05:00:00Z <em>The Water Diviner</em>: Russell Crowe’s contribution to the WWI centenary http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/14/crow-f14.html The movie dovetails with the Australian government’s reactionary promotion of the war centenary and the Gallipoli incursion. Sat, 14 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e54710c-dd2c-468e-b408-fea79a21e0aI/crow-f14.html 2015-02-14T05:00:00Z German President Gauck’s human rights imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/14/gauc-f14.html The meeting on Tuesday was to launch a further escalation of German militarism in the name of human rights and civilian intervention. Sat, 14 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bcec1a8d-2664-4dad-a5a6-1e02316ecfbH/gauc-f14.html 2015-02-14T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/14/labo-f14.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 14 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/79c6eb5a-d7d2-4c4d-8849-d967fa387eaI/labo-f14.html 2015-02-14T05:00:00Z Port owners lock out West Coast dock workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/13/strik-f13.html Coinciding with punitive actions against striking oil workers, the lockout of dock workers is part of an offensive against workers’ demands for improved wages and conditions. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/efd11fe1-a088-4c09-b96a-51f4014fc31I/strik-f13.html 2015-02-13T05:00:00Z The Minsk truce: A hiatus in an escalating war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/13/pers-f13.html The Minsk agreement between Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine only came about because the regime in Kiev has its back to the wall and urgently needs a respite. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be54d379-040f-495c-a798-7b312efecb1L/pers-f13.html 2015-02-13T05:00:00Z Greece’s Syriza government pledges to serve the EU http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/13/gree-f13.html In the talks with the EU, the Syriza government is preparing to implement new austerity measures and "respect the European rules." Fri, 13 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f6f95c5-e2fa-4174-b968-25b56467d7aE/gree-f13.html 2015-02-13T05:00:00Z IMF announces new $17 billion loan agreement for Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/13/ukra-f13.html The latest multi-billion dollar loan agreement is a prelude to further attacks on the living standards of the working class throughout Ukraine. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb3623da-04fb-4b94-aed2-eccb8e72ca1I/ukra-f13.html 2015-02-13T05:00:00Z Senate approves Ashton Carter as new Pentagon chief http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/13/mili-f13.html The near-unanimous vote shows the lockstep support of both Republicans and Democrats for a policy of militarism and worldwide aggression. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33d30ddd-36b6-4ff6-97f2-48513a139a1C/mili-f13.html 2015-02-13T05:00:00Z Interpreter for 9/11 defendants at Guantanamo Bay was a CIA agent http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/13/guan-f13.html The presence of a CIA spy on the defense team fits the show trial character of the proceedings as a whole, which make a mockery of due process. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5fc10953-164c-47da-9261-7d5a5ac001bO/guan-f13.html 2015-02-13T05:00:00Z Study says US jails have become “massive warehouses” for the poor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/13/pris-f13.html A report by the Vera Institute of Justice compares American jails to debtors’ prisons and “de facto mental hospitals” housing prisoners unable to pay onerous fees. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8aac83d8-b805-45e6-94ce-b8f2134b5bdB/pris-f13.html 2015-02-13T05:00:00Z Widespread anger over killing of three Muslim students in North Carolina http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/13/chap-f13.html The killings have sparked protests internationally, as the victims’ families demand a hate crime investigation. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d414a81-a71f-401f-b46c-520d7cc958dE/chap-f13.html 2015-02-13T05:00:00Z Boston, Massachusetts storm-related crisis deepens at MBTA http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/13/mbta-f13.html The breakdown of the Greater Boston public transportation system, caused by years of grossly inadequate maintenance funding, has deepened in the wake of another storm. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a723655b-f288-4073-a544-e481284f191C/mbta-f13.html 2015-02-13T05:00:00Z Illinois governor prepares attack on state workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/13/illi-f13.html The new governor has halted payment of agency fees to public employee unions as part of a broader policy of budget cuts and austerity. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bc7fcb98-dda4-4876-ba5d-ea74c1181d2C/illi-f13.html 2015-02-13T05:00:00Z Two brothers die in Detroit house fire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/13/fire-f13.html The fire station nearest to the house was shuttered due to budget cuts. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38625cdd-f6fc-4459-b500-aa703baa627B/fire-f13.html 2015-02-13T05:00:00Z Britain’s GCHQ given free rein to continue mass surveillance http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/13/gchq-f13.html GCHQ and the UK government welcomed the Investigatory Powers Tribunal ruling as it allows them to continue the mass surveillance of the population. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/750f70fb-2fd4-4218-a12b-e3c96a84cddD/gchq-f13.html 2015-02-13T05:00:00Z Quebec Liberals aim to level what remains of welfare state http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/13/queb-f13.html Quebec’s 10-month-old Liberal government is mounting a sweeping assault on public services and on the wages and working conditions of the workers who administer them. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d364b88-d39c-4218-83f7-3b49eac211bM/queb-f13.html 2015-02-13T05:00:00Z Political crisis in Jakarta over national police chief http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/13/indo-f13.html Widodo’s appointee was accused of corruption provoking a public confrontation between the president and his party, as well as between the police and the anti-corruption watchdog. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13ab475f-adb7-41af-adc8-d751dade9dfF/indo-f13.html 2015-02-13T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan plantation union pressures workers to end strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/13/esta-f13.html The National Union of Workers intervened yesterday to shut down a strike by 600 plantation workers from the Glenuige Estate over increased workloads. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca37536f-518a-4c66-89f5-5fa7cb614ceB/esta-f13.html 2015-02-13T05:00:00Z Australia: NSW electricity workers face more job losses http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/13/elec-f14.html Both the Liberal and Labor parties are preparing for the further sale of government-owned assets following next month’s state election. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2290f5c0-93e3-41d9-bd4e-31c52b42734G/elec-f14.html 2015-02-13T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/13/wkrs-f13.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7f85b11-7d42-48f6-a480-707ef8d3091L/wkrs-f13.html 2015-02-13T05:00:00Z Ceasefire agreement for Eastern Ukraine announced after Minsk summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/12/mins-f12.html The announcement of a ceasefire agreement in eastern Ukraine came as Washington is pushing for an escalation of the conflict that threatens to make any deal a dead letter. Thu, 12 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9832aec7-6990-4e82-9f0f-a9a6378b569J/mins-f12.html 2015-02-12T05:00:00Z Obama administration seeks blank check for perpetual war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/12/pers-f12.html The Authorization for Use of Military Force presented to Congress by the White House yesterday aims to establish a new legal framework for war throughout the Middle East and beyond. Thu, 12 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2ceb9068-37e5-4d8e-bdf6-2c9801a9b35K/pers-f12.html 2015-02-12T05:00:00Z Leading German newspaper says Russia should be threatened with nuclear war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/12/nuke-f12.html A co-editor of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung made clear he was prepared to consider the use of nuclear weapons against Russia in the Ukraine conflict. Thu, 12 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15145bcd-e66a-439e-a3b9-4f0525ff904N/nuke-f12.html 2015-02-12T05:00:00Z German Left Party backs Merkel on Ukraine crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/12/left-f12.html As tensions between Berlin and Washington have surfaced, the Left Party has abandoned all pretensions of distancing itself from German imperialism. Thu, 12 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c06cb9d-ef32-4236-b5a8-127410bc6b1M/left-f12.html 2015-02-12T05:00:00Z Over 300 migrant workers perish off Italian coast http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/12/migr-f12.html The toll is the biggest loss of life since October, 2013, when a boat carrying migrants from Libya to Italy sank off the island of Lampedusa. Thu, 12 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c53e2f29-038d-4f8c-b572-9a9243ff255A/migr-f12.html 2015-02-12T05:00:00Z Ohio BP-Husky workers express support for national oil strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/12/oils-f12.html Workers at the BP-Husky refinery outside of Toledo, Ohio spoke on working conditions and the need to broaden their 12-day strike against the world’s richest oil companies. Thu, 12 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4af4433c-9333-4da7-be01-0137602735fP/oils-f12.html 2015-02-12T05:00:00Z Talks on Greek bailout terms break down http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/12/gree-f12.html The talks in Brussels on Greek bailout terms failed to reach agreement even on a statement of principles as to how discussions should proceed. Thu, 12 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80f57fac-1402-47b3-a0c8-e963ed4ef22N/gree-f12.html 2015-02-12T05:00:00Z Judge in Stockton bankruptcy upholds retiree benefit cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/12/stck-f12.html The ruling paves the way for cities throughout California and nationwide to use bankruptcy courts to slash pensions. Thu, 12 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a4fb397-5bfd-457c-a195-a91beab1743J/stck-f12.html 2015-02-12T05:00:00Z New York Mayor de Blasio announces meager housing goals http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/12/nych-f12.html Homelessness in New York City soared to an all-time high last year. Thu, 12 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0e55352-dbb8-435b-ba4c-18722b3d170K/nych-f12.html 2015-02-12T05:00:00Z Brooklyn grand jury indicts cop who shot Akai Gurley http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/12/broo-f12-f12.html Peter Liang, the New York City police officer who shot Brooklyn resident Akai Gurley last November, will face charges of manslaughter. Thu, 12 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/66ab15c4-92d7-4aef-90e1-50458440fa5H/broo-f12-f12.html 2015-02-12T05:00:00Z USW isolates militant strike at Toronto Crown Holdings plant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/12/cana-f12.html Crown Holdings is using scabs to break a 17-month-long strike at its north Toronto metal can manufacturing plant. Thu, 12 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13febf2d-0759-4408-9718-584b9a4a9b5C/cana-f12.html 2015-02-12T05:00:00Z US closes diplomatic facilities in Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/12/usev-f12.html US Special Forces operations and drone strikes will continue despite the closure of the American embassy, according to statements from the Pentagon. Thu, 12 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bbf6b093-b945-4d88-b41b-2d38d01ab5dG/usev-f12.html 2015-02-12T05:00:00Z Australian police carry out another anti-terror raid http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/12/terr-f12.html The spectre of the “lone wolf” attack is being exploited to push for a new round of draconian anti-terror legislation. Thu, 12 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef968ce1-0406-4cf0-8032-164542a3d0aN/terr-f12.html 2015-02-12T05:00:00Z Australia: Homeless people speak on worsening social crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/12/home-f12.html “I think all the austerity measures are terrible—the rich and poor divide is growing.” Thu, 12 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fdb008d4-a438-4cc4-a1ad-77b5b5679ccN/home-f12.html 2015-02-12T05:00:00Z German Karstadt department store plans more layoffs and pay cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/12/kars-f12.html The retailer is working with the Ver.di trade union to slash labour costs by 20 percent. Thu, 12 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fd2471ef-0ba1-47df-8f06-7592b32d90cN/kars-f12.html 2015-02-12T05:00:00Z NBC suspends news anchor Brian Williams over Iraq war episode http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/12/bria-f12.html What is the fitting punishment for those commentators and pundits who helped plunge the US into the catastrophic 2003 invasion of Iraq through their systematic deception? Thu, 12 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3561804c-3beb-4c13-a161-15a3e87c56eA/bria-f12.html 2015-02-12T05:00:00Z New York Times takes aim at treatment for peripheral artery disease http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/12/sten-f12.html Using flawed data analyzed by a health care think tank, the <em>Times</em> targets “huge payments” by Medicare to treat PAD, a serious condition that can lead to gangrene, amputations and death. Thu, 12 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/487a565b-5968-4212-bc2a-b3ca5cd07e3E/sten-f12.html 2015-02-12T05:00:00Z HSBC documents reveal criminal conspiracy of banks and governments http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/11/hsbc-f11.html The British, American and other governments buried evidence that Europe’s largest bank was running a massive tax fraud service. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93acf0f4-4f66-41e2-a41e-ff7eb4af19cE/hsbc-f11.html 2015-02-11T05:00:00Z The danger of escalation in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/11/pers-f11.html No one is stating clearly the cost in lives that a broader conflict between NATO and Russia over Ukraine might be. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/101fe9dd-8d7e-423b-aef6-8691646c523M/pers-f11.html 2015-02-11T05:00:00Z Fighting in Ukraine intensifies ahead of Minsk talks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/11/ukra-f11.html Fighting flared in east Ukraine as pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces sought to make territorial gains ahead of today’s cease-fire talks in Belarus. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/10eb6583-3fa7-4438-8679-63eb65af73fL/ukra-f11.html 2015-02-11T05:00:00Z Spiegel Online warns of nuclear war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/11/nucl-f11.html The 51st Munich Security Conference, held in the Bavarian capital last weekend, was dominated by threats of war against Russia by the imperialist powers. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20664cdf-c8ca-4275-bd5d-05c4ea08ae5L/nucl-f11.html 2015-02-11T05:00:00Z