Archive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/ 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 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 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 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 publically 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 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 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 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 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 Oil workers remain determined as USW resumes talks to sell out strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/11/oils-f11.html The resumption of backroom talks between union executives and the oil giants is aimed at ending the strike and pushing through a sellout agreement for 30,000 oil workers. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2fb1d727-37ca-4a12-8ca1-8d060d73012B/oils-f11.html 2015-02-11T05:00:00Z A photo slideshow of the US oil workers’ strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/11/slid-f11.html Over 5,000 oil workers are on strike at refineries in California, Texas, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Washington state. The following is a collection of photos from the picket lines as well as photos from the 1980 strike. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5c084d06-ee25-4acf-90ef-b5541b2dbe2G/slid-f11.html 2015-02-11T05:00:00Z Syriza prepares to make a deal with the EU http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/11/syri-f11.html The Greek government has announced a ten-point program that retains large parts of the previous government’s austerity program. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e76c00e2-c889-4921-b709-3f55cd0f562B/syri-f11.html 2015-02-11T05:00:00Z Mayor announces bulletproof vests for New York City cops http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/11/nypd-f11.html A nonstop campaign is being waged to change the subject from police violence to the supposed criminality of protests against police violence. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b62085e2-57d8-45b7-b41d-5ad235c3069I/nypd-f11.html 2015-02-11T05:00:00Z Upstart AAP staggers BJP and Congress in Delhi Assembly election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/11/newd-f11.html The AAP has stormed to office in India’s national capital territory, winning more than 50 percent of the vote and 67 of 70 assembly seats. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/137b8a7d-cb98-4015-8ffc-b1c07cbb003J/newd-f11.html 2015-02-11T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan pseudo-left leader joins top government advisory body http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/11/nssp-f11.html The NSSP leader’s appointment to the National Executive Council marks a new stage in the evolution of pseudo-left organisations into the direct agencies of the bourgeoisie and imperialism. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7274340c-f067-4244-a997-2da5eb42c02P/nssp-f11.html 2015-02-11T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan pseudo-left leader joins top government advisory body http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/11/srrl-f11.html The NSSP leader’s appointment to the National Executive Council marks a new stage in the evolution of pseudo-left organisations into the direct agencies of the bourgeoisie and imperialism. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b2c915a9-6071-4b32-960e-c6956197084F/srrl-f11.html 2015-02-11T05:00:00Z Calls to intensify Australian austerity agenda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/11/aust-f11.html The Murdoch press has proposed a national economic summit to push forward policies that will make even deeper inroads into social spending and living standards. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d71dd3ef-baf5-4d04-be36-acc02704bcaK/aust-f11.html 2015-02-11T05:00:00Z Australia: New South Wales police gun down 22-year-old woman http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/11/hoxt-f11.html The latest police killing is further evidence of an officially-sanctioned “shoot to kill” policy in response to worsening social problems in working-class areas. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/183dfc3a-186a-466b-a253-e5b1b67357dL/hoxt-f11.html 2015-02-11T05:00:00Z UK Police Federation votes for all police to be given access to Taser guns http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/11/tase-f11.html The vote by the Police Federation is part of the move to authoritarian forms of rule in Britain. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c744ba88-6ec3-4da8-98b5-c3864ed1f57O/tase-f11.html 2015-02-11T05:00:00Z Former intelligence chief in South Korea jailed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/11/kore-f11.html While the NIS head has been convicted of electoral interference, the agency retains all of its police-state powers that will be used against the working class. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73b40b2e-be41-407c-a0d7-748e4d1ecb8P/kore-f11.html 2015-02-11T05:00:00Z Spanish government prepares new National Security Law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/11/spai-f11.html The National Security Law has all the hallmarks of the law introduced by the leader of the fascist regime, Francisco Franco, in 1969. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b92bdcf-055c-4955-840a-9eee845ff74N/spai-f11.html 2015-02-11T05:00:00Z Africa subject to billions in illicit capital flight http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/11/afri-f11.html A 2008 study covering the years 2002 to 2006 found that the continent lost $859 billion in cumulative capital flight. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ae80261-962a-4351-970c-984c8580888C/afri-f11.html 2015-02-11T05:00:00Z <em>Wild</em> and <em>Black or White</em>: Social problems, but the solutions? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/11/wild-f11.html <em>Wild</em> tells the true story of one woman’s 1,100-mile hike of self-discovery. <em>Black or White</em> recounts a custody battle between the white maternal grandfather and black paternal grandmother of a seven-year-old girl. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2154d19f-8ea4-476c-bc20-454a9283e22A/wild-f11.html 2015-02-11T05:00:00Z Obama refuses to rule out arming Kiev following talks with Merkel http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/10/merk-f10.html The White House meeting focused on the intensifying crisis in Ukraine, as the US considers massive arms shipments. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f2f34c1-3796-43ff-b64e-b7d78a19035D/merk-f10.html 2015-02-10T05:00:00Z The political significance of the US oil workers’ strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/10/pers-f10.html The strike is a harbinger of a renewal of open class struggle in the United States with far-reaching implications in the US and internationally. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b68e6e8a-7d16-47f7-a225-dfeb5ebb3a7G/pers-f10.html 2015-02-10T05:00:00Z German media backs confrontation with Russia over Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/10/germ-f10.html Despite differences over whether to arm Ukraine, not a single major media outlet in Germany rejects the strategy of pursuing an aggressive confrontation with Russia. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/022af5bd-da6f-4007-b20b-a45d6733db0J/germ-f10.html 2015-02-10T05:00:00Z Stock markets fall on fears of Greek exit from euro zone http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/10/gree-f10.html On Wednesday, a meeting of finance ministers from the euro zone countries will discuss the Greek crisis. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90db7f80-3192-4f95-aabd-f5c71239554F/gree-f10.html 2015-02-10T05:00:00Z Northern Marseille on lock-down after shots fired at police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/10/mars-f10.html Police vehicles reportedly came under rifle fire before French Prime Minister Manuel Valls arrived for a press conference in the city. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a6ffcae8-9b2b-4a00-9d70-b6dc2cbc8c7P/mars-f10.html 2015-02-10T05:00:00Z Catastrophic fire at Russia’s most important social science library http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/10/russ-f10.html A fire that broke out in Moscow on January 30 destroyed the building of the Academic Institute for Scientific Information on Social Science. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c93a5900-0761-4c2f-9a72-6a6933b4143C/russ-f10.html 2015-02-10T05:00:00Z Urgent care center replaces shuttered hospital in impoverished Pennsylvania town http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/10/brad-f10.html This dramatic downgrade graphically illustrates the reality of health care rationing for the poor and working class in the United States, supported by the entire political establishment. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/471b215f-4344-467f-9e9d-93787869ae5F/brad-f10.html 2015-02-10T05:00:00Z Norfolk police chief apologizes for K9 attack as brutality cases mount http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/10/norf-f10.html Police in Norfolk follow the national trend of attack first, ask questions later. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee4cb404-e297-4d62-a7c8-d6c3253402aK/norf-f10.html 2015-02-10T05:00:00Z Shia insurgents disband US-backed Yemeni government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/10/yeme-f10.html The Obama administration is currently considering means to maintain its control over the country, including by working with the Houthis or launching military operations. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c044ebc-25ee-4390-9b09-0c8fe78d509A/yeme-f10.html 2015-02-10T05:00:00Z Canada’s opposition parties acquiesce to government’s draconian “anti-terror” bill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/10/cana-f10.html Canada’s opposition parties have signaled that they will mount no serious opposition to a Conservative bill that grants the national security apparatus sweeping new powers. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ed537b8b-ba22-481c-8113-e98d5d190adP/cana-f10.html 2015-02-10T05:00:00Z East Timorese prime minister resigns, “national unity” government formed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/10/timo-f10.html Previously bitter enemies within the ruling elite have now closed ranks, attempting to shore up their common class interests. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/217ae704-19ca-4a1b-bffa-4828f0d4fcdK/timo-f10.html 2015-02-10T05:00:00Z The Abbott government and the deepening political crisis in Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/10/sepa-f10.html A vast chasm has opened up between the austerity program demanded by the financial elite and the social needs of working people. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/674e2e7e-4944-4802-8b40-e8b04ae13b8B/sepa-f10.html 2015-02-10T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/10/wkrs-f10.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 10 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5951994d-6d18-42f7-b69b-3a5d61210fbD/wkrs-f10.html 2015-02-10T05:00:00Z Oil strike shows growing combativeness of US workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/09/stri-f09.html After decades of declining living standards—even as corporate profits and share prices have soared—the oil refinery strike heralds an emerging “wages push” by American workers. Mon, 09 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/399e50af-c435-48ca-a951-dfd73e26c06M/stri-f09.html 2015-02-09T05:00:00Z US presses for military action against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/09/pers-f09.html The United States is ratcheting up pressure for military escalation in Ukraine, and thus risking a war with Russia. Mon, 09 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f45a3e38-8275-4ff4-a296-d763a8b212aF/pers-f09.html 2015-02-09T05:00:00Z Striking US oil refinery workers speak out http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/09/intr-f09.html WSWS reporting teams spoke to refinery workers on strike throughout the United States. Mon, 09 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c6814ae-a68d-4d33-bd3c-e11ec9c1c00P/intr-f09.html 2015-02-09T05:00:00Z Munich Security Conference: Threats and provocations against Russia over Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/09/muni-f09.html The 51st Munich Security Conference was dominated by the escalation of war threats against Russia by the imperialist powers. Mon, 09 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3f3be4e-e2b4-45d4-8a6b-9941c9d7399O/muni-f09.html 2015-02-09T05:00:00Z Syriza leader issues nationalist appeal in speech to Greek parliament http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/09/tsip-f09.html British Chancellor George Osborne has indicated the UK government has made preparations for the Greek exit from the euro zone. Mon, 09 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4ff92d0-f458-433a-be60-8f2a8431b50D/tsip-f09.html 2015-02-09T05:00:00Z Australian prime minister clings to office http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/09/aust-f09.html Prime Minister Tony Abbott fended off a leadership challenge today, but the political turmoil inside the ruling Liberal Party will continue. Mon, 09 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7136cff-6da5-4cdc-be7e-e7e90043962I/aust-f09.html 2015-02-09T05:00:00Z US official admits to UK role in rendition to Diego Garcia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/09/brit-f09.html Britain colluded in the use of the British overseas territory of Diego Garcia by the US for its criminal activities. Mon, 09 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73fffee4-23e3-462d-9a68-96381dac7c5N/brit-f09.html 2015-02-09T05:00:00Z New Sri Lankan government brings down election budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/09/sril-f09.html Behind false claims of budget “concessions,” the government is preparing new attacks on the working class and the poor. Mon, 09 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08cb9771-78e2-4c3f-861f-fb71979f240P/sril-f09.html 2015-02-09T05:00:00Z Albuquerque moves to escalate evictions of homeless campers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/09/tent-f09.html Removal of the homeless has begun at a “tent city” near downtown, while new encampments have sprung up in other parts of the city. Mon, 09 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/82fbec90-4235-48d9-ac35-4e3c880cbf7F/tent-f09.html 2015-02-09T05:00:00Z Illinois Democrats concoct pseudo-legal justification for cutting public employee pensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/09/pens-f09.html Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will argue before the state Supreme Court that Illinois is entitled to use its “police powers” to overturn the state constitution. Mon, 09 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/05fa4bee-9302-4eaa-bd85-0910711d2bfE/pens-f09.html 2015-02-09T05:00:00Z Snowstorms cripple aging public transit in Boston area http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/09/mbta-f09.html The recent spate of snowstorms in the Boston area have laid bare the effects of years of inadequate funding for public transportation in Boston. Mon, 09 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8159e7f7-9fe2-4a3b-96d8-ae43912fcf2J/mbta-f09.html 2015-02-09T05:00:00Z Leader of German Social Democrats sides with right-wing Pegida movement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/09/germ-f09.html Sigmar Gabriel used a news magazine interview to legitimize fascist views. Mon, 09 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ec7ed98-1504-428a-9c64-856045ae36aA/germ-f09.html 2015-02-09T05:00:00Z New Zealand First Party attacks foreign students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/09/nzst-f09.html The unions and opposition parties have supported the NZ First Party’s racist campaign against Asian students and immigrants. Mon, 09 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e3d96a2-1502-42ac-89d6-bd7d5f0f48cA/nzst-f09.html 2015-02-09T05:00:00Z This week in history: February 9-15 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/09/twih-f09.html <em>This Week in HistoryM,/em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 09 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a9299f14-58dc-4122-9b6b-2fc3a2ac94aE/twih-f09.html 2015-02-09T05:00:00Z German television series <em>Tannbach</em> and German postwar history http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/09/tann-f09.html The ZDF mini-series attempts to encompass the history of divided Germany following the Second World War. Mon, 09 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0582ff9f-d297-4485-90d1-dd0295d2c19F/tann-f09.html 2015-02-09T05:00:00Z Meeting in Moscow fails to produce agreement as US plots escalation in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/07/ukra-f07.html The meeting between Merkel, Hollande and Putin took place amidst threats by the US to directly arm the regime in Kiev that was installed in a right-wing coup one year ago. Sat, 07 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13c43bca-dd27-4486-abc5-2d2378391e6N/ukra-f07.html 2015-02-07T05:00:00Z Europe on the brink of war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/07/pers-f07.html “Unfortunately, war with Russia is conceivable,” former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt told the <em>Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung</em> at the Munich Security Conference. Sat, 07 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8658e5c2-3185-430a-9d54-b445c40af18M/pers-f07.html 2015-02-07T05:00:00Z German chancellor seeks to push Hungary away from Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/07/hung-f07.html The Hungarian prime minister has criticised Western sanctions against Russia, declaring they would “harm us more than Russia.” Sat, 07 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3ff4153a-6cf1-4799-a143-d02fe7bf231P/hung-f07.html 2015-02-07T05:00:00Z National Security Strategy document affirms US drive for world domination http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/07/nssd-f07.html The document elaborates the American ruling class’ view that the US is “the world’s leading global power with interests in every part of an increasingly interconnected world.” Sat, 07 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc5240f4-a6b7-41c8-b87d-8a76268ab1bG/nssd-f07.html 2015-02-07T05:00:00Z French National Front leader Marine Le Pen addresses Oxford Union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/07/lepe-f07.html The invitation of the neo-fascist leader is of a piece with both contemporary political requirements within ruling circles and the recent political pedigree of the Oxford Union. Sat, 07 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e0e372b-dc0c-46c4-9925-1f129c329d8K/lepe-f07.html 2015-02-07T05:00:00Z Australian prime minister faces leadership vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/07/abbo-f07.html The move against Prime Minister Abbott arises from a deepening economic and political crisis that has seen the country without a stable government for the past five years. Sat, 07 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f6b1602-94e1-4bf9-b396-940bae560baH/abbo-f07.html 2015-02-07T05:00:00Z White House urges USW to strangle oil workers’ strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/07/refi-f05.html The Obama administration is concerned that the USW could lose control and the struggle could inspire other sections of workers into action against deteriorating wages and working conditions. Sat, 07 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/421e74f5-2d3b-4289-832b-fd80034be04F/refi-f05.html 2015-02-07T05:00:00Z Official enthusiasm over January jobs report belied by economic reality http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/07/jobs-f07.html Media figures and politicians hailed the latest US jobs report as evidence of an economic turnaround, ignoring the thousands of store closings and layoffs announced in recent days. Sat, 07 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90f8df81-8b8b-479b-a54a-fec37f44108D/jobs-f07.html 2015-02-07T05:00:00Z Political conflict between Argentinian president and intelligence agencies intensifies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/07/arge-f07.html President Cristina Fernandez has blamed the Argentinian intelligence agency, SIDE, for the mysterious death of senior prosecutor Alberto Nisman. Sat, 07 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cb961b23-577d-43e5-8d07-4ab0771e271K/arge-f07.html 2015-02-07T05:00:00Z Hong Kong protest falls short of expectations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/07/hong-f07.html The small turnout was a reflection of the political dead-end into which so-called pro-democracy leaders steered last year’s weeks-long protest movement. Sat, 07 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bdf59ff0-b0d5-4eaf-871f-3218710b6aeC/hong-f07.html 2015-02-07T05:00:00Z Haiti: Martelly to rule by decree http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/07/hait-f07.html After precipitating an election crisis that dissolved the parliament, President Michel Martelly is moving to shore up his power with backing from the US and United Nations. Sat, 07 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7125e04c-322a-4d08-b958-e59261af7ecJ/hait-f07.html 2015-02-07T05:00:00Z South Africa: Mpumalanga premier roiled by African National Congress faction fight http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/07/safr-f07.html The Stalinist South African Communist Party has accused Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza of the African National Congress of instigating violence at a Communist Party lecture. Sat, 07 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25526b73-580a-425d-8e69-4fdebb66016K/safr-f07.html 2015-02-07T05:00:00Z Syriza capitulates to the European Union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/07/syri-f07.html Syriza leaders are traveling across Europe to assure governments they can rely on the party to push through “deep reforms." Sat, 07 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6ad3ff59-6e96-4dbd-8383-8b90adbb614A/syri-f07.html 2015-02-07T05:00:00Z The twentieth century was lived in vain: Leonardo Padura’s <em>The Man Who Loved Dogs</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/07/revi-f07.html Padura’s novel takes a pessimistic, cynical view of history as it describes the life of Ramon Mercader, the assassin of Trotsky. Sat, 07 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b8f3b18-aa2c-4a81-90c8-b35ae73e2edB/revi-f07.html 2015-02-07T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Group in Ireland holds first public meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/07/dubl-f07.html The newly formed Socialist Equality Group (SEG) held a meeting entitled “The Struggle for Trotskyism in Ireland” in Dublin on February 3. Sat, 07 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ed5cc60-98d5-4ea9-a510-6743254979cI/dubl-f07.html 2015-02-07T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/07/labo-f07.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 07 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/17ac7837-c0f7-4736-b199-003bfd42d8bA/labo-f07.html 2015-02-07T05:00:00Z German, French leaders fly to Russia amidst warnings of “total war” over Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/06/ukra-f06.html While Washington considers directly arming Ukraine, European leaders warned of an uncontrolled escalation that could set off a war between nuclear armed powers. Fri, 06 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f52fe1a3-441c-432e-981a-8ab8561e8b2G/ukra-f06.html 2015-02-06T05:00:00Z Saudi Arabia, 9/11 and the “war on terror” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/06/pers-f06.html Sworn testimony and affidavits filed in federal court shed light on the role of the Saudi monarchy in the 9/11 attacks, long covered up by the US military/intelligence apparatus. Fri, 06 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/425785c8-f473-4889-be91-30f70b6e360O/pers-f06.html 2015-02-06T05:00:00Z NATO doubles combat forces in Eastern Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/06/nato-f06.html The imperialist powers are massing their troops to compel Russia to make concessions and subordinate itself to their interests in Eastern Europe and Asia. Fri, 06 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/115d147d-e233-422b-a8d9-a0e52eca388F/nato-f06.html 2015-02-06T05:00:00Z Germany demands Greek austerity as Syriza pledges “frenzy of reasonableness” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/06/gree-f06.html At a press conference with his German counterpart, Greece’s new finance minister pleaded with the European powers to “use us to implement the European programme.” Fri, 06 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3f1ab5b-56c2-4058-905a-318a1b7873cE/gree-f06.html 2015-02-06T05:00:00Z European Central Bank tightens its grip on Greece in response to Syriza “debt swap” proposal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/06/ecba-f06.html The European Central Bank has tightened its grip on both the Greek government and the country’s banking system. Fri, 06 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e4bca9a-a6dc-4ba4-bdc8-5245a669800J/ecba-f06.html 2015-02-06T05:00:00Z US electronics retailer RadioShack files for bankruptcy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/06/radi-f06.html The company has been squeezed by competition from Walmart and Amazon, as well as Best Buy and other traditional electronics retailers. Fri, 06 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0707ae80-4ced-48fa-9d11-5974aa5d977D/radi-f06.html 2015-02-06T05:00:00Z Office supply giants Staples and Office Depot announce $6.3 billion merger http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/06/stap-f06.html The deal, which will lead to job losses for thousands of workers, is part of the growing monopolization in all parts of the American economy. Fri, 06 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e9c05bec-33a7-417e-973d-c28eae31c4dN/stap-f06.html 2015-02-06T05:00:00Z US federal court hearing highlights widespread misconduct by prosecutors http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/06/pros-f06.html US prosecutors routinely use false testimony to obtain criminal convictions. They are rarely, if ever, punished for it. Fri, 06 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5ed1c1f-4f61-49f5-ba3b-aa81e9a24a8O/pros-f06.html 2015-02-06T05:00:00Z USW rejects new offer by Shell as oil strike enters sixth day http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/06/oilw-f06.html With largely symbolic picketing doing little to hurt production, the companies can afford to wait for the union to wear down workers who have lost pay and health care. Fri, 06 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fdd38aa5-db9d-4825-b1ee-879577fe981C/oilw-f06.html 2015-02-06T05:00:00Z The GM-UAW profit-sharing fraud http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/06/prof-f06.html The profit-sharing checks being passed out by the Detroit automakers are a pittance compared to what auto workers have lost through wage and benefit cuts. Fri, 06 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/802f454d-059f-45ea-b193-0017e3e4370G/prof-f06.html 2015-02-06T05:00:00Z Mexican government announces budget cuts in response to economic turmoil http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/06/mexi-f06.html The Mexican government is imposing deep budget cuts in response to a drop in oil prices and the global economic downturn. Fri, 06 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/51972b9b-fa50-4666-8a13-a3eda23fd9aO/mexi-f06.html 2015-02-06T05:00:00Z Top US diplomat heaps praise on new Sri Lankan government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/06/sril-f06.html Washington’s support for Sri Lankan President Sirisena is above all because he is reorienting the country’s foreign policy away from China and firmly towards the US. Fri, 06 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/207c33c3-b44a-4ce8-8c37-07bad500a35L/sril-f06.html 2015-02-06T05:00:00Z Japanese government pushes to revise US history text http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/06/comf-f06.html Prime Minister Abe’s justification of the past crimes of Japanese imperialism, including the abuse of “comfort women,” is in order to prepare for new wars. Fri, 06 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af7f8a4d-b8d8-4aca-9dcd-fa4d7dfe9d8I/comf-f06.html 2015-02-06T05:00:00Z UK Conservatives set out “English Votes for English Laws” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/06/nats-f06.html Greater devolution, whether in its Scottish or English guise, is directed towards a layer of the upper middle class hostile to any semblance of redistributive economic measures. Fri, 06 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/756341ba-f798-4c0d-8930-5913e154601M/nats-f06.html 2015-02-06T05:00:00Z Former Australian Labor minister endorses university fee deregulation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/06/dawk-f06.html The measures that the government is attempting to implement are the continuation of a bipartisan assault on higher education. Fri, 06 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7026fe21-fd55-40b2-ab1e-b2193fe2977K/dawk-f06.html 2015-02-06T05:00:00Z <em>Guantánamo Diary</em>: A book that needs to be read http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/06/guan-f06.html <em>Guantánamo Diary</em>, written by a current inmate of the infamous camp and suppressed by the US government for seven years, is a terrifying exposure of the secret US torture program—and much more. Fri, 06 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee84cc85-424c-44a5-aef2-11d94460e83G/guan-f06.html 2015-02-06T05:00:00Z <em>Leviathan</em>: A latter-day Job http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/06/levi-f06.html Oscar-nominated <em>Leviathan</em> is a dark tale about an individual struggling against the power of the state in contemporary Russia. Fri, 06 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bed45c6f-b043-4ad3-b154-b03d9335016G/levi-f06.html 2015-02-06T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/06/wkrs-f06.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 06 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5705719-699e-420c-b20e-844068709ddL/wkrs-f06.html 2015-02-06T05:00:00Z NATO meeting in Brussels heightens danger of war with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/05/nato-f05.html Today’s meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels is aimed at consolidating the military alliance against Russia. Thu, 05 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4307ad71-68f3-497c-a3c7-794bb16f296K/nato-f05.html 2015-02-05T05:00:00Z Imperialist hypocrisy over ISIS execution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/05/pers-f05.html Prior to the 2003 US invasion, there was no Al Qaeda in Iraq. The organization, the forerunner of ISIS, arose on the ruins of Iraqi society at the hands of US imperialism. Thu, 05 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eccbaab2-9c5e-4e55-8fe5-535486b5107H/pers-f05.html 2015-02-05T05:00:00Z European leaders turn against Syriza’s appeals to alter Greek debt payments http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/05/syri-f05.html As Syriza leaders reiterate their willingness to accommodate the demands of European governments, the banks are pressing for intensified attacks on the working class in Greece. Thu, 05 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/17c42379-5e16-4533-be1e-31755b8125bJ/syri-f05.html 2015-02-05T05:00:00Z German ruling class demands that austerity, debt payments continue after Greek elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/05/germ-f05.html The position of the German ruling class is that the elections in Greece must have no impact on the policies dictated by the European banks and their political representatives. Thu, 05 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9eaa1cfa-c5fb-4fff-8d81-d31c86787b1P/germ-f05.html 2015-02-05T05:00:00Z Testimony of Moussaoui in civil suit implicates Saudi monarchy as principal sponsor of Al Qaeda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/05/mous-f05.html Moussaoui’s account conforms to what is known about the open secret of the 9/11 attacks: that they were largely financed by one of the US’s chief allies in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia. Thu, 05 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ed764e8-e255-4223-8b88-89d17265a23A/mous-f05.html 2015-02-05T05:00:00Z Deadliest commuter rail crash in New York history kills six http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/05/rail-f05.html The latest accident comes only 14 months after a derailment that killed four and involved the same Metro-North commuter line. Thu, 05 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a9689ec7-13b0-4408-bb18-9528f60827eI/rail-f05.html 2015-02-05T05:00:00Z Chicago mayoral race enters final weeks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/05/chic-f05.html None of the challengers to Mayor Rahm Emanuel—all Democrats—represent the interests of working people or offer any opposition to his right-wing austerity policies. Thu, 05 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33985fe3-02c1-4ad0-98b8-54c9b7551eeE/chic-f05.html 2015-02-05T05:00:00Z Video shows Baltimore school cop beating 13-year-old girl with baton http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/05/poli-f05.html The school officer struck Diamond Neals on the forehead and pepper sprayed her two cousins. Thu, 05 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/db54b6de-6f56-4b87-93b8-f6f7a959015I/poli-f05.html 2015-02-05T05:00:00Z People from wealthy families eight times more likely to graduate college http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/05/educ-f05.html In the United States, seventy-seven percent of people from wealthy families obtain bachelor’s degrees by the time they turn 24, compared with only 9 percent of those from low-income families. Thu, 05 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2edaf861-a556-4b99-95d1-1879af0d837K/educ-f05.html 2015-02-05T05:00:00Z Falling oil prices trigger new layoffs, budget cuts in Louisiana and Texas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/05/oil-f05.html Low oil prices have sparked layoffs and pay cuts throughout all sectors of industry. Thu, 05 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87f6609f-bcbb-4725-b5e5-bebe5c1c756A/oil-f05.html 2015-02-05T05:00:00Z US spy bases in Australia central to war plans against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/05/base-f05.html A recent <em>Australian Financial Review</em> article highlights the far-reaching implications of Canberra’s alignment with the Obama administration’s “pivot to Asia.” Thu, 05 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9baf364-3a6f-4b1e-8dfa-9cd4332e5e8K/base-f05.html 2015-02-05T05:00:00Z Australian High Court rubberstamps detention of refugees at sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/05/refu-f05.html The ruling gives a green light to the bipartisan drive to go to ever-greater lengths to stop all asylum seekers entering Australia. Thu, 05 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f384e4b2-a5d9-4ba0-9913-310639f3d5eD/refu-f05.html 2015-02-05T05:00:00Z Former Maldives president mounts challenge to government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/05/mald-f05.html Opposition leader Nasheed visited Sri Lanka to sound out Western support for his moves against President Yameen. Thu, 05 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a2c55db-b077-4b7a-a74e-d7735128555F/mald-f05.html 2015-02-05T05:00:00Z Oil slump triggers North Sea crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/05/scot-f05.html The slump upends the Scottish National Party’s mendacious perspective of an independent capitalist Scotland awash in oil revenue. Thu, 05 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/30294665-8716-42c3-aaad-f11cf443abeG/scot-f05.html 2015-02-05T05:00:00Z Further evidence of deaths due to UK welfare benefits sanctions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/05/welf-f05.html Those sanctioned are often the most poor and vulnerable, who will face having to live on little or no money. Thu, 05 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5c6857a7-4a6a-45d0-8443-e34cb95bc0aB/welf-f05.html 2015-02-05T05:00:00Z <em>The Humbling</em>: An actor who can no longer act http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/05/humb-f05.html In Barry Levinson’s film, based on a Philip Roth novel, an aging stage actor, who has lost the appetite for performing, encounters a younger woman with interesting consequences. Thu, 05 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2bcefed3-b625-4c42-ba6a-678dad78781J/humb-f05.html 2015-02-05T05:00:00Z ISIS releases video of barbaric execution of Jordanian pilot http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/04/isis-f04.html As with previous ISIS killings, the murder of al-Kasasbeh plays directly into the hands of imperialism. Wed, 04 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4936d9fd-ba2b-4c6e-bb01-2b3b404ef0eP/isis-f04.html 2015-02-04T05:00:00Z Japanese PM pushes for new military powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/04/japa-f04.html Abe is exploiting the murder of two Japanese hostages to call for legislation to further expand the scope for dispatching Japan’s armed forces overseas. Wed, 04 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a63b6ef-a3dc-4b57-9798-44163bd81d8K/japa-f04.html 2015-02-04T05:00:00Z Financial markets celebrate as Syriza repudiates pledge to write off Greek debt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/04/syri-f04.html The <em>Financial Times</em> lauded Syriza’s request for “debt swaps” as deserving of a “full and even sympathetic hearing.” Wed, 04 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb1b6dc3-7dfb-4d4b-bc35-bf37fcf9964A/syri-f04.html 2015-02-04T05:00:00Z The Obama budget: A populist fig leaf for militarism and reaction http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/04/pers-f04.html The budget document released Monday is another attempt by President Obama to disguise his program of war and austerity with populist phrases. Wed, 04 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c05410b8-0c9b-45d2-8d7a-7f6a0e2848fE/pers-f04.html 2015-02-04T05:00:00Z Washington moves toward arming Ukrainian regime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/04/ukra-f04.html The plans are being formulated behind the backs of the American people by a cabal of unelected, high-ranking military and diplomatic officials. Wed, 04 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d4e2bf6c-7677-4024-9287-bbb9c2c35daM/ukra-f04.html 2015-02-04T05:00:00Z Mistreatment of detainees and asylum seekers widespread in Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/04/tort-f04.html The Committee for the Prevention of Torture visited detention centres in 25 of the 47 member countries of the Council of Europe to examine detainee conditions. Wed, 04 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba2e32c3-9c24-42f1-a9c9-eb79601edcfO/tort-f04.html 2015-02-04T05:00:00Z Alternative for Germany attempts to establish equivalent of French National Front http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/04/germ-f04.html The Alternative for Germany is seeking to mobilize extreme right-wing forces and appeal to anti-Islamic sentiment. Wed, 04 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b80d2eb-662a-4530-8fd3-8c59d8d6af6N/germ-f04.html 2015-02-04T05:00:00Z US oil industry strike enters fourth day as companies resist wage and safety demands http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/04/oils-f04.html While workers are looking for a serious struggle, the United Steelworkers has limited the job action to largely symbolic picketing at nine out of 65 unionized refineries. Wed, 04 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ecb1bf53-46ac-4f2d-9e83-041d5bf863dL/oils-f04.html 2015-02-04T05:00:00Z Obama administration announces cosmetic surveillance “reforms” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/04/obam-f04.html As the NSA spying programs have grown in size and scope, the Obama administration has staged a series of “reform” charades to confuse the public. Wed, 04 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c083c449-89b3-4c96-b308-e1ca2021191P/obam-f04.html 2015-02-04T05:00:00Z Canada’s Conservatives launch sweeping assault on democratic rights with new anti-terror bill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/04/cana-f04.html The latest anti-terror bill presented by Canada’s Conservative government marks a vast intensification of the drive to abrogate democratic rights. Wed, 04 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28eb1885-7c43-4462-8e35-6a1cf913552J/cana-f04.html 2015-02-04T05:00:00Z US measles outbreak spreads to fourteen states http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/04/meas-f04.html The Centers for Disease Control said Monday that 102 people have become infected with the virus in the US. Wed, 04 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/66f70309-9684-47d8-b0ec-abd4323f150H/meas-f04.html 2015-02-04T05:00:00Z S&P agrees to sweetheart settlement on inflated ratings of subprime mortgages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/04/rati-f04.html The settlement amounts to yet another slap on the wrist for companies whose fraudulent activities contributed to the 2008 financial collapse. Wed, 04 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a9fa369d-97d3-452f-a0fb-f8a27850a1fB/rati-f04.html 2015-02-04T05:00:00Z Australian central bank cuts rates as economic downturn accelerates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/04/aust-f04.html Australia has now joined the global currency war amid deepening economic and political crisis. Wed, 04 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02e8adff-f8dd-4b24-84e3-b77a1f2baf6A/aust-f04.html 2015-02-04T05:00:00Z Egyptian court confirms mass death sentence against 183 political prisoners http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/03/egyp-f03.html Egypt’s military regime handed down mass death sentences against 529 alleged MB supporters in April 2014 and against another 683 in May 2014 Tue, 03 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e715506-be1e-433a-9bf1-fa4dfc8d592I/egyp-f03.html 2015-02-03T05:00:00Z The US arming of Ukraine and the danger of World War III http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/03/pers-f03.html US plans to spend billions of dollars to equip the far-right Kiev regime with offensive weapons threaten to unleash ethnic massacres in eastern Ukraine and full-scale war between NATO and Russia. Tue, 03 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6237f2fd-f0f6-4f8a-9661-3f235ad7babD/pers-f03.html 2015-02-03T05:00:00Z Obama’s “pro-middle class” budget: Cut corporate taxes, raise military spending, slash Medicare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/03/budg-f03.html Obama’s 2016 budget, cynically packaged as a populist boon to the middle class at the expense of the rich, in reality continues the reactionary policies of austerity, war and repression. Tue, 03 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/75850075-a472-4a58-9764-0cad04ea649K/budg-f03.html 2015-02-03T05:00:00Z Oil giants take hard line against US workers on strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/03/oils-f03.html Shell and other international oil firms are opposing workers’ demands for improved wages and safety conditions. Tue, 03 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0880432e-cf59-43b2-99f7-4c0bc7c2886O/oils-f03.html 2015-02-03T05:00:00Z German military experts demand purchase of drones http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/03/dron-f03.html Germany’s move to acquire combat drones exposes the lie that the German ruling class and its military have been forced to wage war in defence of human rights and democracy. Tue, 03 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5df9a9e1-29fd-4cc5-90fd-53fc878369eK/dron-f03.html 2015-02-03T05:00:00Z Germany’s working poor and the government’s “jobs miracle” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/03/ger2-f03.html Germany’s much vaunted “jobs miracle” is a fraud, ignoring the mounting number of working poor. Tue, 03 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2238d84-58b6-446b-bf14-f5ed274dc14M/ger2-f03.html 2015-02-03T05:00:00Z Podemos leader promotes patriotism at mass rally in Madrid http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/03/pode-f03.html The speech at the rally by Pablo Iglesias gives the lie to any claim that Podemos is a threat to the Spanish ruling class. Tue, 03 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5eb4c459-1456-415c-a246-46de7f985aaK/pode-f03.html 2015-02-03T05:00:00Z Australian PM recommits to war and austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/03/abbo-f03.html Abbott began his National Press Club address by invoking the bogus “war on terror.” Tue, 03 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/747f0a63-672d-4f17-8451-6b61887753bH/abbo-f03.html 2015-02-03T05:00:00Z Bangladesh plastics factory fire kills 13 workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/03/bang-f03.html An exploding gas cylinder is believed to have sparked a fatal fire in one of Dhaka’s many illegal factories. Tue, 03 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/530ef26d-13b6-466a-a868-fea6722baecF/bang-f03.html 2015-02-03T05:00:00Z South Africa: Apartheid-era assassin Eugene De Kock granted parole http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/03/safr-f03.html Nicknamed “Prime Evil,” Eugene De Kock confessed to more than 100 acts of murder, torture and fraud. Tue, 03 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5630f239-d09c-4633-91d0-2c880f0f69bE/safr-f03.html 2015-02-03T05:00:00Z Wisconsin governor proposes largest ever cuts to public university system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/03/wisc-f03.html Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a possible Republican candidate for president in 2016, plans to slash $300 million from the state’s public universities. Tue, 03 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f9cec26-ec58-4cb1-9e5e-929b8c4bea8H/wisc-f03.html 2015-02-03T05:00:00Z Federal panel calls for slashing tens of billions from veteran benefits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/03/mili-f03.html The appointed commission’s report released last Thursday calls for slashing pension payouts for new veterans by twenty percent and opening the VA hospital system up to for-profit insurance companies. Tue, 03 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc1442de-dbe1-4e84-b8b3-645e3f12c85B/mili-f03.html 2015-02-03T05:00:00Z “Smoking gun” documents prove massive Canadian spy operations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/03/cana-f03.html Documents provided by Edward Snowden provide the “smoking gun” showing that the Communications Security Establishment collects data on millions of Canadians. Tue, 03 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e44b3ffe-fc48-41c5-b799-982df102ee4F/cana-f03.html 2015-02-03T05:00:00Z New Zealand: Labour leader outlines his pro-business agenda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/03/litt-f03.html Opposition leader Little made virtually no criticism of the government’s pro-market measures because Labour has accepted almost all of them. Tue, 03 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d1b6d0a-be15-4902-9ee4-1d79f82aacbA/litt-f03.html 2015-02-03T05:00:00Z A guest reviewer: Quiet, now—three photographers (Salgado, Struth, Atget) in New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/03/quie-f03.html Three recent or current exhibitions in New York City present the work of photographers who stop time and allow us to contemplate what they see before their lens. Tue, 03 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4361e414-eaa2-4144-bbcd-c310d6874d8C/quie-f03.html 2015-02-03T05:00:00Z Planetary boundaries—a systems approach to the environmental crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/03/clim-f03.html Environmental degradation by a range of metrics, of which climate change is only one, has the potential for large-scale disruptions of both biological and social life. Tue, 03 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e39adb9f-f3eb-4bec-91ad-8aae6ae629eP/clim-f03.html 2015-02-03T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/03/wkrs-f03.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 03 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/893b6fb9-66f9-47ac-9069-c0b1042f4fdF/wkrs-f03.html 2015-02-03T05:00:00Z Tsipras rushes to reassure EU, banks on Greek debt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/02/gree-f02.html If Greece fails to reach an agreement with its creditors on €3.5 billion due in February and March, funding could be withdrawn from its banks. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf1ecd8c-48ff-45f1-849e-a0cbbd7361aF/gree-f02.html 2015-02-02T05:00:00Z The beheading of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/02/pers-f02.html The execution of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto is a criminal act, which plays into the hands of Japan's ever-more aggressive militarist agenda. The Abe government immediately seized on the killing to justify its agenda of militarism and war. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ea25a800-1d41-43ae-a980-2ca5281544eO/pers-f02.html 2015-02-02T05:00:00Z New police unit in New York: The ruling elite prepares for class struggle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/02/poli-f02.html Last week’s announcement of a new militarized police force to counter social unrest exposes the role and character of the administration of Democratic Party Mayor Bill de Blasio. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3df3648b-89a4-4229-8394-17e325e2c58E/poli-f02.html 2015-02-02T05:00:00Z Romney pullout gives Bush advantage in Republican money race http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/02/elec-f02.html Lack of support among Republican fundraisers pushed Romney out of the race, with many of them backing former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e6c998c-35b1-4fa5-825c-557925edb35I/elec-f02.html 2015-02-02T05:00:00Z Russian central bank cuts interest rate amid growing economic chaos http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/02/russ-f02.html The rate cut is a sign of the deepening crisis of Russia’s economy resulting from the economic, diplomatic and military offensive led by Washington. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4eb81948-d503-4276-9be5-387d0477318H/russ-f02.html 2015-02-02T05:00:00Z US wage and GDP growth decline in the fourth quarter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/02/econ-f02.html While the United States has been slowly adding jobs, many of these jobs are in low-wage sectors or industries that are moving in that direction. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ceb57d5e-5695-4454-ac20-809d1e72128O/econ-f02.html 2015-02-02T05:00:00Z Limited strike called at US oil refineries as national contract expires http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/02/usw-f02.html The United Steelworkers union called a selective strike at nine oil refineries after the labor agreement covering 30,000 oil industry workers expired Sunday morning. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8ff63cb-07ae-4f7c-ae74-fc83a0d1742A/usw-f02.html 2015-02-02T05:00:00Z US AFRICOM commander calls for “huge” military campaign in West Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/02/afri-f02.html The US to moving to massively expand its military operations in the resource-rich region, as it combats the influence of China and other powers. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ba5ecb2-36d2-49da-82f9-65bd9fcb681K/afri-f02.html 2015-02-02T05:00:00Z Queensland state government defeated in anti-austerity vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/02/quee-f02.html In an unprecedented political reversal, the Liberal National Party is poised to lose office just three years after coming to power in a landslide victory. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/00937278-60c8-41cd-a135-bf178572737K/quee-f02.html 2015-02-02T05:00:00Z Australian politics in upheaval after election shock in Queensland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/02/aust-f02.html A definite pattern has emerged in Australian political life where elections, at both the federal and state level, have an entirely negative character. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43db3ca7-d0ca-4997-b85b-c1f64692db1D/aust-f02.html 2015-02-02T05:00:00Z Queensland voters give voice to disaffection http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/02/ints-f02.html During last Saturday’s state election in the Australian state of Queensland, Socialist Equality Party members and supporters spoke to voters at Kippa-Ring, an outer northern suburb of Brisbane, the state capital. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4aed9fe-624c-4f6c-8010-ec8eeec338eK/ints-f02.html 2015-02-02T05:00:00Z UK: Blair government colluded in extraordinary rendition of Libyans http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/02/blai-f02.html Former Prime Minister Tony Blair wrote to then-Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi that he was “disappointed” that Britain was unable to send more regime opponents back to Libya. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa96e027-e5bc-43e1-b689-18316f926edO/blai-f02.html 2015-02-02T05:00:00Z Thousands march against water charges in Dublin and other Irish cities http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/02/irel-f02.html The water charges are supported by the Dublin government as part of the multi-billion euro bailout programme concluded with the Troika in 2010. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/232c50af-f7a4-4d94-a639-a21c42f0002C/irel-f02.html 2015-02-02T05:00:00Z Former German President Richard von Weizsäcker dies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/02/weiz-f02.html The glorification of Weizsäcker has less to do with his actual role than with the current political situation, amidst a resurgence of German militarism. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d0fb916-ad38-4e4d-ab9e-de6ed267d06G/weiz-f02.html 2015-02-02T05:00:00Z Canadian prime minister praises troops as military clashes escalate in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/02/cana-f02.html The growing involvement of Canada’s armed forces in ground combat makes a mockery of the government’s claim that the deployment in Iraq is purely a training and assistance mission. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0e85fdb0-38c5-4ab2-a930-39e1eca5627D/cana-f02.html 2015-02-02T05:00:00Z Peru’s currency falls sharply amidst economic crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/02/peru-f02.html The most significant cause of the deterioration of the Peruvian economy is the sharp drop in copper exports caused by a slowdown in global demand. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ff92445-a166-423c-b1fe-241ef43628aH/peru-f02.html 2015-02-02T05:00:00Z Lawsuit challenges use of pepper spray in Birmingham, Alabama schools http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/02/alab-f02.html Police in Birmingham City Schools used pepper spray on students 300 times between 2006 and 2011, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s lawsuit. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7521d0d-560f-48e0-8fe8-894492078ebI/alab-f02.html 2015-02-02T05:00:00Z This week in history: February 2-8 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/02/twih-f02.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e9055f7-7500-4ce0-bde8-7112d4f6e3fJ/twih-f02.html 2015-02-02T05:00:00Z The WSWS needs your support to expand on-the-spot coverage and online videos http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/02/fund-f02.html With assistance from readers like you, the WSWS has significantly expanded its on-the-spot reporting and use of streaming media over the past year. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26b4fc81-1f33-4d00-9952-99b4c072d11B/fund-f02.html 2015-02-02T05:00:00Z Gorbachev warns Ukraine could ignite World War III http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/31/ukra-j31.html Gorbachev’s warning comes amid escalating fighting between forces of the Western-backed regime in Kiev and pro-Russian separatists in the east. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e6b9260-aaa9-40ed-b122-64599518a3eF/ukra-j31.html 2015-01-31T05:00:00Z Police murders and the criminalization of protest in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/31/pers-j31.html The official response to protests across the US against police murders has been repression, the whitewashing of killer cops, and the linking of political opposition to terrorism. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87a894f8-d471-405c-afe9-b113e675706P/pers-j31.html 2015-01-31T05:00:00Z Inquiry into death of Alexander Litvinenko opens in London http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/31/litv-j31.html Any examination of the role of Britain’s security services, and whether they could have prevented the former Russian spy's killing, has been ruled out. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c739936-b20f-4681-bf00-20dc5ad6dfcK/litv-j31.html 2015-01-31T05:00:00Z New England blizzard blamed for numerous deaths http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/31/bliz-j31.html A number of deaths have been attributed to the storm that dumped record levels of snow across much of New England this week. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bbcc8baf-11f6-4848-a281-5d7bf77ec99M/bliz-j31.html 2015-01-31T05:00:00Z US Senator McCain calls police on anti-Kissinger protesters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/31/pink-j31.html Official Washington can defend the crimes of US imperialism only with repression. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f927275f-28a1-49f2-8dff-417fe67432dL/pink-j31.html 2015-01-31T05:00:00Z Obama administration moves to open US coastlines to offshore drilling http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/31/ener-j31.html In a major giveaway to US energy corporations, the Department of the Interior announced that it would open a large section of the Atlantic coast to oil and gas drilling for the first time. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/545274ef-82fe-4de5-8b2d-c8d09261c49I/ener-j31.html 2015-01-31T05:00:00Z Drug Enforcement Administration tracks movements of millions of Americans http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/31/dea-j31.html Under the guise of the “war on drugs,” the federal government is moving to create a centralized database of all drivers’ movements throughout the country. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2607505a-1663-40d9-a5ca-75c6e5ab097P/dea-j31.html 2015-01-31T05:00:00Z Maryland’s new Republican governor unveils austerity budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/31/mary-j31.html In his first move since taking office last week, Maryland’s newly inaugurated governor, Republican Larry Hogan, unveiled an austerity budget aimed at eliminating a $750 million shortfall. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69b79c1b-0fe6-4ce8-8508-1a4cccf4d90B/mary-j31.html 2015-01-31T05:00:00Z Germany to send troops into northern Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/31/germ-j31.html In February, Bundeswehr trainers leave to train the Kurdish Peshmerga in the fight against the Islamic State. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eceae76a-b500-4f8c-b7be-7ae75460206N/germ-j31.html 2015-01-31T05:00:00Z Fate of ISIS’s Japanese and Jordanian captives uncertain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/31/japa-j31.html The Jordanian, Japanese and US governments are all seeking to exploit the hostage crisis for militarist purposes. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d81c94c9-abf8-4c43-8981-2a2bf5a753fB/japa-j31.html 2015-01-31T05:00:00Z Target CEO’s “golden parachute” exceeds total severance for 17,600 Canadian workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/31/targ-j31.html Steinhafel was forced by Target’s Board of Directors to resign after he had spearheaded the expansion of Target stores into Canada, which turned into a fiasco. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b5da28b-1116-4bc0-8618-e933a537cf9L/targ-j31.html 2015-01-31T05:00:00Z Australian government plunged into leadership crisis by Murdoch intervention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/31/abbo-j31.html The affair has underscored the enormous weight wielded by Murdoch personally and his ability to manufacture crises to effect right-wing political shifts. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eabc0e08-3674-4595-a9db-d9c1686f8ccF/abbo-j31.html 2015-01-31T05:00:00Z UK’s first privatised hospital fails http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/31/hosp-j31.html The NHS now has to step in and clear up the financial and patient care disaster created by the private health care operator at Hinchingbrooke Hospital. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d5370f08-f78d-4f18-8263-c669bdfba46A/hosp-j31.html 2015-01-31T05:00:00Z New Zealand Internet and Mana Parties split following electoral debacle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/31/ipma-j31.html The pro-business alliance, which was actively supported by various pseudo-left groups, collapsed after it failed to win a single seat in parliament. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb51d812-45f8-4d04-8e28-e445f9a6dd3F/ipma-j31.html 2015-01-31T05:00:00Z The controversy surrounding <em>American Sniper</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/31/cont-j31.html The campaign in defense of Clint Eastwood’s film is the latest means by which the political and media establishment in the US is promoting its war-mongering agenda. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f5338e7-32d5-4a74-9860-944377240f5A/cont-j31.html 2015-01-31T05:00:00Z New pamphlet on police killings from Mehring Books http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/31/mehr-j31.html <em>The War Comes Home: Race, Class and Police Violence in America</em> examines the connection between the growth of police violence and the expanding powers of the repressive military/intelligence apparatus. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d0ec791f-304d-450b-835b-f8e2847c325L/mehr-j31.html 2015-01-31T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/31/labo-j31.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63187e2e-d464-4035-af43-786c2bebeb3K/labo-j31.html 2015-01-31T05:00:00Z Public meeting Tuesday in Dublin, Ireland: The Struggle for Trotskyism in Ireland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/31/dubl-j31.html The Socialist Equality Group is holding a public meeting in Dublin on February 3. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/44260087-2e79-46cc-9f0d-1b3e772e3ddL/dubl-j31.html 2015-01-31T05:00:00Z Income inequality soars in every US state http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/30/ineq-j30.html In the period between 1979 and 2007, every state in the US saw the income share of the top 1 percent grow by at least 25 percent. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/428b5d37-f63b-444e-9d37-fb86fe827aaA/ineq-j30.html 2015-01-30T05:00:00Z The class character of Syriza revealed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/30/pers-j30.html The bourgeois character of the new Greek government is exposed first of all in Syriza’s political alliance with the Independent Greeks, a right-wing nationalist party. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f45f29b-7b72-4bb7-a082-cd5d2adc275G/pers-j30.html 2015-01-30T05:00:00Z EU foreign ministers toughen sanctions against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/30/brus-j30.html In the first foreign policy action of the new Syriza government, Greece agreed to new measures to step up the US-EU economic war against Moscow. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/94f00431-1cd3-493a-8ff4-b64975dd000H/brus-j30.html 2015-01-30T05:00:00Z German president uses Auschwitz commemoration to justify militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/30/gauc-j30.html With the utmost cynicism, President Joachim Gauck is using the terrible crimes of German imperialism in the past to prepare new crimes in the future. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d2370a8-7b7a-451c-ae64-39f698ac27dE/gauc-j30.html 2015-01-30T05:00:00Z Police shoot and kill teenage girl in Longview, Texas police station http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/30/polie-j30.html The incident follows the police shooting of 16-year-old Jessica Hernandez in Denver, Colorado this week. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b0b5b52-0c13-477b-934c-6574129131fJ/polie-j30.html 2015-01-30T05:00:00Z No further prosecution for policeman who killed Detroit seven-year-old http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/30/jone-j30.html The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office announced they would not pursue a third trial against Officer Joseph Weekley for the death of Aiyana Stanley-Jones. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3457a59-a9fb-4e21-bc4c-55e50b32d8aJ/jone-j30.html 2015-01-30T05:00:00Z Texas, Georgia execute intellectually disabled death row inmates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/30/exec-j30.html The US Supreme Court decided not to grant reprieves to two death row inmates executed this week who demonstrated clear mental disabilities. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b37a0b0-06fb-41fe-968c-b5e8869e74dD/exec-j30.html 2015-01-30T05:00:00Z Six million hit with Obamacare penalties for being uninsured http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/30/care-j30.html The penalty is a minimum of $95 for individuals but can be one percent of family income—potentially hundreds of dollars—if a dependent is not covered. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21720b43-c114-4cad-8b2a-e59a2d6312bF/care-j30.html 2015-01-30T05:00:00Z Germany moves into deflation as global bond prices point to deepening slump http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/30/germ-j30.html The potential consequences of falling consumer prices and money flooding into bond markets threaten to outweigh even those of the 2008 financial crisis. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/270cfa6e-c484-43fe-ae4f-8dfb95c6948C/germ-j30.html 2015-01-30T05:00:00Z Sydney siege inquest: An exercise in damage control http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/30/sydn-j30.html The overriding aim is to counter public suspicion, while protecting the government, police and intelligence agencies that were responsible for the tragic outcome. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8458c5d5-2771-4123-bf45-0e725f0db1cN/sydn-j30.html 2015-01-30T05:00:00Z At least two dead after gas explosion in Mexico City maternity hospital http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/30/mexi-j30.html A truck was supplying gas to the hospital when a hose apparently broke, causing a leak that resulted in the blast, which injured dozens. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee30d7df-b77d-4b4e-90b7-265381f54ebJ/mexi-j30.html 2015-01-30T05:00:00Z Court sentences two Chileans, indicts US in the 1973 murder of Charles Horman http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/30/horm-j30.html The Chilean court’s ruling makes it clear that the US government was fully complicit in the executions of two young Americans. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa76242e-123f-4db8-b0a8-2ed8ce9c98bB/horm-j30.html 2015-01-30T05:00:00Z Peruvian government repeals law targeting young workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/30/peru-j30.html Marches against the bill were met with state violence, along with a campaign of intimidation by the government and alleged infiltration by agents provocateurs. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c6a1b5b-e958-4daf-85f3-052f4108170F/peru-j30.html 2015-01-30T05:00:00Z Indonesian authorities prepare for more executions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/30/indo-j30.html Eleven more prisoners, including two Australians, face death after President Joko Widodo ruled out clemency for anyone convicted of drug offences. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4998216c-16ae-4b07-92ec-8467ceea2dbK/indo-j30.html 2015-01-30T05:00:00Z University of California doctors hold one-day strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/30/ucmd-j30.html In line with its strategy of subordinating workers to the Democratic Party, AFSCME limited the strike by doctors to one day, focused on claims of unfair labor practices. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0cac4cd-6415-4fad-a316-792c53ed741C/ucmd-j30.html 2015-01-30T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/30/wkrs-j30.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/440e54a6-9669-47dd-8c99-0e6483c8186I/wkrs-j30.html 2015-01-30T05:00:00Z Syriza hands Greek defence ministry to right-wing nationalist http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/29/gree-j29.html Panos Kammenos, leader of the right-wing Independent Greeks, has built close links to the military and demanded his party be given control over defence. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d692b10-d4e3-4a08-ab15-10287dd8aa4I/gree-j29.html 2015-01-29T05:00:00Z Israel threatens war following clashes with Hezbollah http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/29/isra-j29.html Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said that the world should “look at what happened in the Gaza Strip” as a model for what Israel plans in Lebanon and Syria. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e0fa69a-bc86-4368-89c0-9444ec4ff9dA/isra-j29.html 2015-01-29T05:00:00Z US stock sell-off in response to Fed policy statement on interest rates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/29/bank-j29.html The Fed has come under increasing pressure from Wall Street to delay any rate hike until the final months of this year or some time in 2016. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80feaee4-ca06-46b5-9d66-50c0d6502b8D/bank-j29.html 2015-01-29T05:00:00Z Koch brothers pledge to spend nearly $900 million on 2016 US elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/29/koch-j29.html Charles and David Koch plan to spend more money to elect right-wing candidates in 2016 than either the Democratic or Republican parties. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd3f41ee-3943-4ffc-bbf2-871631dc92aD/koch-j29.html 2015-01-29T05:00:00Z Denver police shoot and kill sixteen-year-old girl http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/29/denv-j29.html Denver officers responding to a “suspicious activity” complaint fired several rounds into a car carrying 16-year-old Jessica Hernandez and four of her friends. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c1d091a8-2835-4209-921f-5ecd72fbf5fE/denv-j29.html 2015-01-29T05:00:00Z WikiLeaks considers legal action over Google’s compliance with US search orders http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/29/wiki-j29.html The Internet company secretly turned over emails, IP addresses, photographs, calendars and other private information of WikiLeaks staff to the US government. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f543b29f-573d-46aa-b87d-4a18f1e12c9F/wiki-j29.html 2015-01-29T05:00:00Z Diesel spill in West Virginia leaves 12,000 without water http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/29/spill-j29.html Chemical spills and leaks are endemic throughout the US, threatening the health and safety of the population and the quality of the environment. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/174878ab-ad42-4649-9701-b8209feb321N/spill-j29.html 2015-01-29T05:00:00Z Standard and Poor’s downgrades Russia’s credit rating to junk http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/29/russ-j08.html The downgrade is part of a campaign by the United States, Germany, and their allies to step up economic pressure on Russia. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4645884-bcf4-44b5-9dfc-e6f5cb02058E/russ-j08.html 2015-01-29T05:00:00Z Australian opposition Labor leader visits troops in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/29/shor-j29.html Shorten’s trip to Iraq underscores the Labor Party’s complete alignment with the US-led war in the Middle East and Washington’s broader militarist agenda. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35bf4181-a423-49c6-a7f7-16f145992eeF/shor-j29.html 2015-01-29T05:00:00Z Australia: Queensland election reveals wider political crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/29/quee-j29.html The election campaign has underscored the popular hostility toward budget-slashing measures and the instability of the parliamentary system in Australia. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0276ca80-6537-468a-b9f4-293cd6cc436D/quee-j29.html 2015-01-29T05:00:00Z South Africa’s politically connected elites profit amid power outages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/29/sapo-f01-m01.html On Monday, ESKOM, the largest South African power utility, began implementing “managed” blackouts, cutting 2,000 megawatts from its grid. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63b7e1fc-62e3-4082-8707-c2878826005B/sapo-f01-m01.html 2015-01-29T05:00:00Z Mexican government rushes to close case of disappeared students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/29/pers-j29.html Peña Nieto told Mexicans to get over the fate of the 43 students so he can move ahead with a “reform” agenda backed by Washington. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4fe340ab-56b7-4cad-affd-1376b231270B/pers-j29.html 2015-01-29T05:00:00Z Australian pseudo-left group hails Syriza’s victory in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/29/salt-j29.html Socialist Alternative’s enthusiasm stems from years of promoting illusions in Syriza and presenting it as a model for new “left” formations internationally. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7b04c606-463b-499a-9755-aa317ebcb9bH/salt-j29.html 2015-01-29T05:00:00Z Politically driven hysteria over the New York City snowstorm that wasn’t http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/29/snow-j29.html The residents of New York City were subjected to warnings of a “historic snowstorm,” declarations of states of emergency and a virtual lockdown for what turned out to be a few inches of snow. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2dfa2762-01f6-4d1b-92e1-4bb8f5925d8K/snow-j29.html 2015-01-29T05:00:00Z Obama’s State of the Union and the fraud of Kshama Sawant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/29/sawa-j29.html The Seattle City Council member's response to Obama’s State of the Union address is a defense of US imperialism and the Democratic Party. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf787360-eac8-4074-a17c-7deb335ba51A/sawa-j29.html 2015-01-29T05:00:00Z Experimental data supports the interactive development of language and technology http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/29/lang-j29.html An experimental archaeology study demonstrates the increased effectiveness of language as opposed to other teaching methods in transmitting manufacturing techniques for stone tools. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34156ac3-22d4-457a-abb2-852692d3e64L/lang-j29.html 2015-01-29T05:00:00Z The Dardenne brothers’ <i>Two Days, One Night</i>: Who should pay for the present situation? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/29/days-j29.html In a small Belgian factory, a woman fights to keep her job by trying to convince her workmates not to take a pay bonus. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a170f21-d0e2-4e18-b0b2-db387784fa7H/days-j29.html 2015-01-29T05:00:00Z US announces plan to ration health care under Medicare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/28/medi-j28.html The realignment of Medicare more directly with the profit dictates of the market will become the model for the American health care system as a whole. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/44b21623-5997-458a-b954-a892421b6a2D/medi-j28.html 2015-01-28T05:00:00Z The 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/28/pers-j28.html The anniversary’s observance was overshadowed by a new drive toward world war and the threat of historic crimes to come. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/368fd72a-86bc-4134-9d46-085dafb1ad6I/pers-j28.html 2015-01-28T05:00:00Z India, US boost military-strategic drive against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/28/obin-j28.html US President Barack Obama returns from a three-day visit to India with a series of agreements that dramatically enhance the Indo-US “global strategic partnership.” Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7ed04325-7387-463c-94d6-d65eea7acffP/obin-j28.html 2015-01-28T05:00:00Z Japanese government exploits hostage crisis to push remilitarisation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/28/japa-j28.html The Abe government plans to introduce 10 new laws lifting restrictions on the dispatch of the Japanese military overseas. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b99c09d-84e4-482d-8a69-f5ed9f9d975N/japa-j28.html 2015-01-28T05:00:00Z Concerns over Fed tightening as deflation fears grow http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/28/econ-j28.html William White, former chief economist at the Bank for International Settlements, declared, “We’re seeing true currency wars and everybody is doing it, and I have no idea where this is going to end.” Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/895803af-4769-493f-80fb-e8ed8f5a206K/econ-j28.html 2015-01-28T05:00:00Z Whistleblower who exposed CIA nuclear sabotage operation convicted under Espionage Act http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/28/ster-j28.html Jeffrey Sterling faces a possible maximum sentence of nearly 100 years for allegedly speaking to investigative reporter James Risen about covert operations targeting Iran. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fe40ee3f-6a4c-436d-ab24-7543eb2aa69H/ster-j28.html 2015-01-28T05:00:00Z New figures show continued decline in US union membership http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/28/unio-j28.html The unionization rate in America is at its lowest point in 100 years. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e5db767-4579-4370-9498-921813c8d1aG/unio-j28.html 2015-01-28T05:00:00Z Snowstorm ‘Juno’ shuts down much of northeastern US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/28/juno-j28.html The blizzard knocked out electricity for thousands and prompted a shutdown of transportation in major metropolitan areas. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1269e0e7-c4ba-4189-934a-05b76085830C/juno-j28.html 2015-01-28T05:00:00Z Mass layoffs at northwest Indiana steel mills http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/28/steel-j28.html In response to plunging oil prices and falling steel demand worldwide, producers ArcelorMittal and US Steel have announced hundreds of layoffs in East Chicago, Indiana. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/992e2fee-f0ef-4149-9033-aa54edf3a4fO/steel-j28.html 2015-01-28T05:00:00Z Delinquency rates for auto loans hit highest level since 2008 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/28/auto-j28.html Rising delinquency rates have paralleled the growth of “subprime” auto lending. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bda3cf81-7096-4be8-b96e-6a66023092dC/auto-j28.html 2015-01-28T05:00:00Z German Social Democratic leader enters into discussions with Pegida http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/28/pegi-j28.html The head of the Social Democratic Party has provided the right-wing, anti-Muslim Pegida movement with official recognition. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11c09bf6-bb21-488e-9577-dd19094bd0fG/pegi-j28.html 2015-01-28T05:00:00Z Governments in Eastern Europe intensify attacks on democratic rights and immigrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/28/eeur-j28.html The attacks on immigrants, which go hand in hand with restrictions on democratic rights and the adoption of police state measures, are directed against the entire population. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4474eb26-be9a-4777-ae8c-04e385fe535P/eeur-j28.html 2015-01-28T05:00:00Z Xenophobic attacks on foreign shop-owners spread in Gauteng, South Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/28/safr-j28.html The African National Congress government’s policy of Black Economic Empowerment explicitly excludes foreign nationals. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb97f20f-7b4d-4a2f-a4e4-4afb2f42e03D/safr-j28.html 2015-01-28T05:00:00Z Syriza’s electoral success and the pseudo-left http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/28/syri-j28.html The new government of Alexis Tsipras has unleashed a wave of enthusiasm within pseudo-left organisations in Greece and internationally. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b62d347-29d4-4d9a-bd58-af7a01a26d7D/syri-j28.html 2015-01-28T05:00:00Z Who are the Independent Greeks? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/28/ingr-j28.html The Independent Greeks party, Syriza’s coalition partner, is a staging post for some of the most reactionary layers in Greek society. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb3b6ac0-d631-404d-a277-7a77f2ca306B/ingr-j28.html 2015-01-28T05:00:00Z The motives behind Australian PM’s knighting of Prince Philip http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/28/abbo-j28.html While derided as a relic of Australia’s past colonial relationship with Britain, the monarchy remains central to the Australian capitalist state and particularly to the military. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/032338fc-0ccc-4e8f-98e6-7ad3527238eJ/abbo-j28.html 2015-01-28T05:00:00Z <em>Inherent Vice</em>: Thomas Pynchon’s novel adapted for the screen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/28/vice-j28.html Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film, his seventh feature, is based on the 2009 novel of the same name by well-known American writer Thomas Pynchon. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6076ce01-2c5b-42af-a63e-b4c8ed88c88C/vice-j28.html 2015-01-28T05:00:00Z The political struggle facing Detroit teachers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/27/lflt-j27.html The following leaflet was distributed to teachers attending Sunday’s union meeting in Detroit. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a7521ad-677e-4158-8305-e179cb28c74E/lflt-j27.html 2015-01-27T05:00:00Z Syriza forms coalition government with right-wing Independent Greeks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/27/gree-j27.html Syriza‘s programme has been developed in close collaboration with sections of international finance capital. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/439ed9c6-9dc4-4762-a683-c1d640251f3L/gree-j27.html 2015-01-27T05:00:00Z The significance of the election of Syriza in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/27/pers-j27.html Syriza has come to power based upon a programme that articulates the interests of a powerful section of the Greek bourgeoisie and more privileged sections of the upper-middle class. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8143ee0-80b0-424c-b1d5-81eed9b7c8aP/pers-j27.html 2015-01-27T05:00:00Z US resumes drone strikes in Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/27/yeme-j27.html The strike comes amid mounting indications that the US is preparing military escalations in Yemen, Syria, Iraq and numerous other countries. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d756d95f-f88b-49a7-ab8f-d1a2c07c249C/yeme-j27.html 2015-01-27T05:00:00Z State of emergency declared in eastern Ukraine, as US vows more sanctions against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/27/ukra-j27.html President Obama threatened to use all means short of open war to increase pressure on Russia in the wake of renewed hostilities in Ukraine’s eastern Donbass region. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87abc76b-465f-4ab0-a8f0-7c775c3d50aH/ukra-j27.html 2015-01-27T05:00:00Z Republican presidential campaign begins: A mixture of corporate cash and far-right politics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/27/2016-j27.html The first significant events in the campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination took place this weekend in California and Iowa. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b70c9a52-6dea-42c4-8b09-2d59e16a0bcJ/2016-j27.html 2015-01-27T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court to hear challenge to Oklahoma lethal injection protocol http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/27/leth-j27.html Attorneys representing death row inmates say the protocol, which led to the “botched” 43-minute execution of Clayton Lockett, amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80e99da7-f2a3-49d6-810c-4d21f5d29fcM/leth-j27.html 2015-01-27T05:00:00Z New president of Detroit teachers union looks for collaboration with Democratic Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/27/dft-j27.html The new leader of the DFT, Steve Conn, is seeking to convince teachers to appeal to a coalition of corporate executives and big business politicians to defend public education. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/002cc75c-6213-4079-bd4f-cc1f9a1d717E/dft-j27.html 2015-01-27T05:00:00Z Pseudo-left groups mislead protests against water charges in Ireland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/27/irel-j27.html The trade union bureaucracy in Ireland has actively worked to undermine every attempt at resistance to austerity, including imposing a strike ban in the public sector. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fe1d3508-4f02-4975-874d-bccc39f9e41B/irel-j27.html 2015-01-27T05:00:00Z Berlin mayor resigns: The end of the era http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/27/berl-j27.html The tenure of Klaus Wowereit was marked by sharp social divisions, growing poverty and the further enrichment of the city’s already wealthy ruling elite. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6ba5804d-cd7b-4b65-b6d9-1da91b3d174H/berl-j27.html 2015-01-27T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan government promises “devolution pact” to woo Tamil elite http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/27/sril-j27.html Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s statement underscores the shift in foreign policy toward the US and India following the recent presidential election. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d49f238-e386-4f64-b4ad-11a1bcf2a81D/sril-j27.html 2015-01-27T05:00:00Z Australian Productivity Commission launches wage-cutting review http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/27/prod-j27.html The inquiry openly canvasses abolishing penalty wage rates for after-hours work and scrapping the minimum wage. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02a05347-6404-4427-93b1-b0b7c2c1d61G/prod-j27.html 2015-01-27T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/27/wkrs-j27.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/de1b697e-451c-4869-a368-b181cd878f0A/wkrs-j27.html 2015-01-27T05:00:00Z <em>Mr. Turner</em> brings the great painter to life http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/27/turn-j27.html Timothy Spall gives a powerful performance as the complicated genius who had such a lasting impact on the history of painting. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d7509f6-d80c-4c06-b448-55508ad1daeL/turn-j27.html 2015-01-27T05:00:00Z Syriza wins Greek elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/26/gree-j26.html While the election result reflects broad popular opposition to austerity in Greece and across Europe, Syriza is committed to the EU, the euro and the defense of capitalism. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cac68b23-fc9b-4218-a135-290854ce83eP/gree-j26.html 2015-01-26T05:00:00Z Imperialist mourning for King Abdullah http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/26/pers-j26.html The close collaboration between Washington and the Saudi regime speaks volumes about the nature of American intervention in the Middle East. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aec6c3a0-7bb2-4a90-b982-82f67133c68D/pers-j26.html 2015-01-26T05:00:00Z At least 18 dead as Egyptian military regime violently represses demonstrations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/26/egyp-j26.html At least 18 protestors were killed by security forces during mass demonstrations marking the anniversary of protests that led to the downfall of the Mubarak regime. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41b8a736-a272-46d6-8c9c-f11b486a251N/egyp-j26.html 2015-01-26T05:00:00Z ISIS kills Japanese hostage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/26/japa-j26.html The apparent murder of one of the hostages held by ISIS, Haruna Yukawa, comes as Japan plans to expand its military presence in the Middle East. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa96d817-3f27-4a41-9f96-4765c827fffI/japa-j26.html 2015-01-26T05:00:00Z Top New York state Democrat indicted for corruption http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/26/silv-j26.html Sheldon Silver, Speaker of the New York State Assembly, was indicted for accepting bribes and influence peddling. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f699544-b5c4-4021-aa09-1f171e28f5bA/silv-j26.html 2015-01-26T05:00:00Z Rikers Island officers fired for hog-tying and beating prisoner http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/26/rike-j26.html The horrific beating of Robert Hinton was only one case in a string of violence and murder in New York City’s Rikers Island prison. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49e6a8fe-1d3a-4479-a767-1501fb297ffE/rike-j26.html 2015-01-26T05:00:00Z Mass job losses unfold in global oil industry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/26/petr-j26.html Several major oil service companies announced that they would cut significant sections of their workforce, leading to tens of thousands of new layoffs. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/816e7368-409b-410e-9f8e-e047c46d1b7H/petr-j26.html 2015-01-26T05:00:00Z Pipeline leak spills thousands of gallons of crude oil into Yellowstone River http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/26/mont-j26.html Residents of Glendive, Montana were forced to use bottled water for five days after the January 17 spill. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/47922211-5c1e-4c2c-9c25-ad6cf6a4445K/mont-j26.html 2015-01-26T05:00:00Z First round of US-Cuba talks end as restrictions eased http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/26/cuba-j26.html While deep disagreements remain between the regimes in Havana and Washington, the movement towards the resumption of relations continues at great speed. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36ac4f0e-67b8-45aa-8b28-a92f5efdb8dA/cuba-j26.html 2015-01-26T05:00:00Z German corporations call for new forms of workplace exploitation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/26/germ-j26.html Corporations and government institutions in Germany have called for a “fourth industrial revolution” based on at-will employment. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7df8bb19-db9a-4654-b34d-41456ea1888J/germ-j26.html 2015-01-26T05:00:00Z Spain: Regional Catalan president calls early elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/26/cata-j26.html The calling of early elections comes as the Catalan parliament discusses its 2015 budget, which will impose further austerity measures on the region. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fd89f453-f246-48c7-b877-da4c14856d3P/cata-j26.html 2015-01-26T05:00:00Z Japan: Two workers killed at TEPCO nuclear plants in Fukushima http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/26/fuku-j26.html The deaths are another reminder of the ongoing dangers at the tsunami-affected Fukushima Daiichi complex, and the official disregard for workers’ health and safety. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/559b746f-48fa-40f1-9bd2-c268cbdcaceJ/fuku-j26.html 2015-01-26T05:00:00Z Housing affordability crisis worsens in New Zealand http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/26/hous-j26.html A property bubble and rampant speculation has contributed to soaring income inequality, housing over-crowding and homelessness. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25ae502f-3cb2-4295-acfc-963cac8fad5D/hous-j26.html 2015-01-26T05:00:00Z Greek students describe social crisis facing youth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/26/inte-j26.html The economic crisis has forced hundreds of thousands of Greek workers and young people to leave the country in search of jobs and better prospects. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c28dcbe1-6738-443d-be2d-d79e0212bf7I/inte-j26.html 2015-01-26T05:00:00Z This week in history: January 26-February 1 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/26/twih-j26.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9442a6f9-195b-464a-a776-a6ec61ccb2cM/twih-j26.html 2015-01-26T05:00:00Z After Yemeni regime’s collapse, calls mount for US military escalation across Middle East and Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/24/yeme-j24.html The collapse of Hadi’s regime represents another major debacle for US imperialism in the Middle East. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f1a6b33a-c9d9-4fac-9058-944cece653aI/yeme-j24.html 2015-01-24T05:00:00Z The election in Greece and the political tasks of the working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/24/pers-j24.html Despite its left-wing facade, Syriza is a bourgeois party that rests on affluent layers of the middle class. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ce8375d5-ae39-4a0a-9918-3f0c9eb8812F/pers-j24.html 2015-01-24T05:00:00Z Saudi king’s death threatens to deepen US crisis in Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/24/saud-j24.html The death of the monarchical tyrant was mourned profusely by Washington and its allies, along with the Western media. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5c59936-aa76-46d4-afdc-b142eb81eb1F/saud-j24.html 2015-01-24T05:00:00Z Obama to press India for economic and strategic concessions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/24/indi-j24.html In a gesture meant to underline that Washington and New Delhi are enhancing their strategic partnership, Obama will be the guest of honor at Monday’s Republic Day celebrations. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0cdee537-cb86-4c74-8b94-00ad2a07f85L/indi-j24.html 2015-01-24T05:00:00Z New Senate Intelligence Committee chair moves to suppress CIA torture report http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/24/tort-j24.html The new Republican chairman of the committee has demanded the Obama administration return all copies of the report on CIA torture. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5cd298aa-1ecf-4d6f-b0f1-46aa5a82342D/tort-j24.html 2015-01-24T05:00:00Z Ransom deadline passes for Japanese hostages held by ISIS http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/24/japa-j24.html The seizure of Japanese hostages provides the Abe government with a pretext to escalate its rehabilitation of Japanese militarism. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/22253525-6d1b-412f-977d-75cd27fb65eN/japa-j24.html 2015-01-24T05:00:00Z Detroit regional water authority prepares double-digit rate increases http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/24/watr-j24.html The news comes as Detroit continues its draconian policy of shutting off water to residents who are too poor to pay for it. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02addbc2-70b8-4c00-adac-4bd7ac83c3eE/watr-j24.html 2015-01-24T05:00:00Z Measles outbreak in California spreads to six other states http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/24/meas-j24.html The disease, declared eradicated in the US in 2000, has made a comeback. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50c23d28-b0cb-429b-9274-82421f1d24dD/meas-j24.html 2015-01-24T05:00:00Z Mounting hunger in western Wisconsin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/24/hung-j24.html Hunger among working poor families continues to grow in western Wisconsin, where lumber and manufacturing remain deeply depressed. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68c26042-1bd0-43a4-86f0-693ff36ad8dN/hung-j24.html 2015-01-24T05:00:00Z Fate of GM production in Canada uncertain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/24/cagm-j24.html The automaker has remained silent on its plans for continued production in Canada beyond 2017. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2aab0315-7e6a-4307-8ee4-4936a92b5e6L/cagm-j24.html 2015-01-24T05:00:00Z Australian man dies after being tasered by police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/24/tase-j24.html Kevin Norris became the third person to die after being tasered by New South Wales state police since 2010. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/83b3a518-31a5-40cf-bc2f-aa052f2b099E/tase-j24.html 2015-01-24T05:00:00Z Greek election: SYRIZA leader calls for “new patriotic alliance” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/24/syri-j24.html Alexis Tsipras promised that, should his party come to power, it would guarantee the existing political and social order. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fbd32ba1-968e-40c8-9657-874bc08141aA/syri-j24.html 2015-01-24T05:00:00Z <em>American Sniper</em>: A wolf in sheep dog’s clothing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/24/snip-j24.html Clint Eastwood’s newest film tells the story of Chris Kyle, reputedly the deadliest marksman in US military history. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d82f98b6-c499-4d8f-8ab6-117f74d8797B/snip-j24.html 2015-01-24T05:00:00Z Europe faces political “earthquakes,” BBC warns on Democracy Day http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/24/demo-j24.html A report commissioned by the BBC states that the rise of populist anti-establishment parties is set to cause political earthquakes across Europe in 2015. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa0da3d6-34b9-4cf1-812f-ad0e9afb2eeC/demo-j24.html 2015-01-24T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/24/labo-j24.html The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6126fbc7-bc8f-47b3-97f1-091079e56c0L/labo-j24.html 2015-01-24T05:00:00Z Financial markets celebrate European Central Bank launch of €1 trillion quantitative easing program http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/23/bank-j23.html The measure will have little or no impact on the real economy. Rather, it is aimed at making available further supplies of ultra-cheap cash for financial speculation. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b637445-3a15-4b24-a957-5e62ac0bc28A/bank-j23.html 2015-01-23T05:00:00Z Crisis talks in London over Islamic State http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/23/kerr-j23.html The UK/US-hosted summit in London discussed plans for stepping up military action in Iraq. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/668a87f6-7854-4f36-a93f-98074d79a05A/kerr-j23.html 2015-01-23T05:00:00Z Yemeni president resigns as Houthi insurgents consolidate control over capital http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/23/yeme-j23.html Hadi’s resignation marks a major defeat for US-Saudi efforts to counter the accelerating breakdown of Yemen’s political order. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dbf14bf0-25cf-4042-b88a-f8800aa66e1B/yeme-j23.html 2015-01-23T05:00:00Z US announces plans to deploy military advisers to Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/23/ukra-j23.html The announcement came amidst renewed fighting between Ukrainian armed forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1c8191e-4bb7-4f40-87a9-8e523a856fdC/ukra-j23.html 2015-01-23T05:00:00Z Russia and US end collaboration on nuclear disarmament http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/23/russ-j23.html Russia and the United States ended collaboration in the disposal of nuclear waste in mid-December, according to a report in the <i>Boston Globe</i> on Monday. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ac18915c-817a-4784-8a9a-51c9bddce41C/russ-j23.html 2015-01-23T05:00:00Z St. Louis police gun down another teenager http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/23/poli-j23.html An eyewitness account contradicted officers’ claims that the young man was holding a pistol. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4583164-4936-4674-a2b2-667767e6c35G/poli-j23.html 2015-01-23T05:00:00Z Video shows New Jersey police killing man as he attempts to surrender http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/23/brut-j23.html Officers shot Jerame Reid nine times as he got out of a car with his hands raised. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8fa9fc48-ceea-4c79-8666-2a8f46317dbP/brut-j23.html 2015-01-23T05:00:00Z Texas carries out first execution of 2015 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/23/exec-j23.html Arnold Prieto was the fourth US death row inmate executed so far this year. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/457ce44f-e156-451d-b9ac-cb49f9050d8P/exec-j23.html 2015-01-23T05:00:00Z Influenza reaches epidemic proportions in US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/23/flu-j23.html Roughly 8.5 percent of all deaths across the country for the week ending on January 10 resulted from influenza or pneumonia. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3aa83200-4e54-43c1-942e-14d51cf5550M/flu-j23.html 2015-01-23T05:00:00Z Governor Cuomo pushes casino expansion in Upstate New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/23/casi-j23.html Cuomo said building casinos was "safe, clean economic development." Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0340f4b9-ea25-41ad-a4e4-77f300f312dC/casi-j23.html 2015-01-23T05:00:00Z UK Iraq war inquiry report delayed yet again http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/23/chil-j23.html Among the records that will reportedly not be published is a minute of a conversation between Tony Blair and George W. Bush six weeks before the Iraq invasion. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/493bfbad-89f1-47ca-9cdc-4089659427dG/chil-j23.html 2015-01-23T05:00:00Z New York Times columnist advises how to protect pro-US government in Sri Lanka http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/23/sril-j23.html Law professor Ryan Goodman suggests a targeted “human rights” campaign to prevent members of the previous government returning to power. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84492a78-68f7-49ed-aa04-bc461e5a101P/sril-j23.html 2015-01-23T05:00:00Z Australian authorities issue another bogus “terror” alert http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/23/terr-j23.html The police “high alert” has all the hallmarks of yet another politically motivated diversion. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/14191fc5-6f90-4543-a6ae-73e46161bbaC/terr-j23.html 2015-01-23T05:00:00Z 2015 and the rising tide of war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/23/pers-j23.html On virtually every continent, US imperialism is engaged in reckless militarist interventions that threaten to provoke a new world war. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cbdd6f9f-10df-401a-9bc3-5c5a0546ff0H/pers-j23.html 2015-01-23T05:00:00Z Unemployed Greek workers face desperate situation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/23/gree-j23.html Mass unemployment has been a permanent feature of Greek life since the imposition of austerity measures in 2010. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/036a800b-2036-4003-85f1-561f8a8592aM/gree-j23.html 2015-01-23T05:00:00Z Australia: Murdoch newspaper denounces universities for “over-educating” students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/23/unia-j23.html An editorial in the <em>Australian</em> newspaper reveals the deeply-reactionary ideological agenda that underlies the bipartisan political assault on the right to university education. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aed56be0-5e51-4607-9b0e-d72f353744bG/unia-j23.html 2015-01-23T05:00:00Z Fiat-Chrysler boss wants wages tied to profits in new auto contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/23/marc-j23.html In remarks at the Detroit auto show last week, Sergio Marchionne reiterated his demand that the two-tier wage be abolished by phasing out higher-paid workers. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a78c765-0693-4baf-8449-a5cc8a59f73N/marc-j23.html 2015-01-23T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/23/brie-j23.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e97d9a52-0861-4af0-9bda-e71f37fd4d8E/brie-j23.html 2015-01-23T05:00:00Z After Charlie Hebdo attack, France announces draconian anti-terror law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/22/fran-j22.html Governments throughout Europe are exploiting the <em>Charlie Hebdo</em> terrorist attacks to dramatically expand the machinery of police-state rule. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae3d85fe-3361-4e81-9f61-061bf49d2d7E/fran-j22.html 2015-01-22T05:00:00Z Obama’s State of Delusion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/22/pers-j22.html The delusional character of Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday is perhaps matched only by its presentation by the media and supporters of the Democratic Party. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/efdaeda8-2aeb-4831-8853-ca1bd884062M/pers-j22.html 2015-01-22T05:00:00Z Report: No federal charges against Ferguson, Missouri cop who killed Michael Brown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/22/ferg-j22.html The Obama administration’s decision not to pursue civil rights charges against Darren Wilson is only the final act in the drive to shield Darren Wilson from prosecution. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e54ee06-b7bc-413a-9258-1b41f949a6eA/ferg-j22.html 2015-01-22T05:00:00Z EU foreign ministers discuss attacks on democratic rights, provocations against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/22/euro-j22.html The meeting underscored the inseparable link between imperialist militarism in the Middle East, war preparations against Russia, and the drive to dictatorship. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d11e6d40-4c22-4960-9d42-612ab72a7b0M/euro-j22.html 2015-01-22T05:00:00Z Workers, youth in Athens discuss upcoming election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/22/gree-j22.html Tens of thousands of Greeks now rely on food handouts and soup kitchens as a consequence of devastating austerity measures. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21c065ab-3f0e-464f-b94f-b6910e6f840G/gree-j22.html 2015-01-22T05:00:00Z Boko Haram and the return of German imperialism to Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/22/germ-j01.html Earlier this week, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced German support for the fight against Boko Haram in West and Central Africa. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8bb78cb9-1777-4eed-b9bd-a3101793bdcM/germ-j01.html 2015-01-22T05:00:00Z Israeli strike in Syria threatens wider war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/22/isra-j22.html Israeli troops and anti-missile batteries have been rushed to the country’s northern border in the wake of Sunday’s assassination strike. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fd36b60-94e2-4156-a99e-d65b3016026O/isra-j22.html 2015-01-22T05:00:00Z Houthi insurgents seize Yemen’s presidential palace http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/22/yeme-j22.html The seizure of government buildings in central Sanaa by Shia militants represents another debacle for US imperialism. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f1dc495-b746-4693-884e-35627766a69F/yeme-j22.html 2015-01-22T05:00:00Z Cincinnati bridge collapse kills one worker, injures another http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/22/brid-j22.html Experts said cost-cutting by a construction company may have led to the collapse. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bfb72cf4-8a55-4590-96f7-60b9f44318cH/brid-j22.html 2015-01-22T05:00:00Z North Korean defector recants prison camp claims http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/22/kore-j22.html The retraction has not diminished the cynical US-led human rights campaign against North Korea. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae3a58db-c170-4a44-b425-03c5be0d043I/kore-j22.html 2015-01-22T05:00:00Z Amid a worsening Australian government crisis, Labor pledges to impose austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/22/abbo-j22.html While opposing the government’s key budget measures, Labor is drawing up policies to make even deeper inroads into social spending. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ec46c0ce-1eff-41d4-ac4c-9b0e0da3982P/abbo-j22.html 2015-01-22T05:00:00Z New Zealand opposition parties seize on “illegal” fishing to promote militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/22/fish-j22.html The right-wing New Zealand First Party and Labour are calling for a more powerful and aggressive navy in order to extend the country’s control over the Southern Ocean. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6214473f-7ad3-4714-8e8a-898bd448c74E/fish-j22.html 2015-01-22T05:00:00Z Miami begins “virtual policing” of residents http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/22/miam-j22.html The Miami Police Department has rolled out a mass public surveillance system consisting of 25 high-definition cameras spread throughout the city. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/313f5ee6-741f-49e1-9292-62ff3855c3dK/miam-j22.html 2015-01-22T05:00:00Z Proposed New York reactor closing puts 700 jobs at risk http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/22/nucl-j22.html The R. E. Ginna nuclear power plant, located twenty miles east of Rochester, New York, is slated to be closed by Exelon Corporation. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/144f16b6-bbe2-43f1-8329-07814b5e015A/nucl-j22.html 2015-01-22T05:00:00Z US agencies rank 2014 as Earth’s warmest recorded year http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/22/noaa-j22.html The weight of scientific evidence points to the increase of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere as a result of human activity as the cause. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/97a6abb2-17b3-4465-89a4-643b3fc462fF/noaa-j22.html 2015-01-22T05:00:00Z IYSSE wins seat in Humboldt University Parliament http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/22/iyss-j22.html According to the preliminary election results released early Thursday morning by Humboldt University, the International Youth and Students for Social Equality will have one seat in the student parliament. The ballots were tabulated late Wednesday night following voting that was held over two days. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d367795a-b49d-46f2-bcba-acc0cb26af8A/iyss-j22.html 2015-01-22T05:00:00Z Delusion and deception in Obama’s State of Union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/21/sotu-j21.html The State of the Union speech delivered by President Obama Tuesday night painted a picture of America and the world that is the diametric opposite of the real conditions of social crisis, economic breakdown and imperialist war. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b5eaa80-a176-4385-a3af-e9aa3c63b79A/sotu-j21.html 2015-01-21T05:00:00Z Capitalism and the global plutocracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/21/pers-j21.html A group of people who can fit into a double-decker bus control more wealth than 3.5 billion people, equivalent to the combined populations of China, India, the United States and the European Union. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/edf630f0-dc9d-48b7-8820-17eb949c62aD/pers-j21.html 2015-01-21T05:00:00Z German media and politicians promote right-wing, anti-Muslim Pegida movement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/21/pegi-j21.html A leading commentator in the German media has proposed that the slogan “We are Pegida” be placed alongside “I am Charlie” as part of a campaign to promote the right-wing movement. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60807b15-e3c8-4f1d-9d1d-51b9190b3c3P/pegi-j21.html 2015-01-21T05:00:00Z China records lowest growth in 24 years http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/21/chin-j21.html China’s economy is racked by mounting debt and productive overcapacity, resulting from the stimulus measures adopted by the Chinese regime since the 2008 crash. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f159bbf3-1712-4ff6-89d1-624792f2632B/chin-j21.html 2015-01-21T05:00:00Z IMF cuts growth forecast amid warnings of rising global unemployment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/21/imfr-j21.html The International Monetary Fund has downgraded its forecast for global economic growth in 2015, slicing 0.3 percentage points off its estimate last October. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7743d830-fb9d-4f2d-886c-d0f23815a5fP/imfr-j21.html 2015-01-21T05:00:00Z European Central Bank appears set to introduce quantitative easing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/21/ecba-j21.html European stock markets rose to seven-year highs this week in anticipation that the ECB will decide tomorrow to start purchasing sovereign bonds. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7dcc0575-fd7a-4855-809d-6b5adac4e12I/ecba-j21.html 2015-01-21T05:00:00Z Syria strike caps Israel’s provocations in Middle East http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/21/isra-j21.html Israel’s air strike follows its denunciations of the International Criminal Court’s decision to launch a preliminary investigation into possible war crimes in Palestine. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6ef63f3d-ba06-43c6-9dfc-86590ac4925N/isra-j21.html 2015-01-21T05:00:00Z Canada’s foreign minister greeted by protests on Mideast tour http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/21/cana-j21.html Palestinians angered by Ottawa’s full-throated support for Israeli aggression pelted eggs and shoes at Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister when he visited the West Bank. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41958763-09ad-4bcf-afab-d3a565d2d73L/cana-j21.html 2015-01-21T05:00:00Z Canadian Special Forces engage in ground combat in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/21/csfo-j21.html Canada’s military is playing an important role in planning Peshmerga attacks and in coordinating its operations with air strikes by the US and its war coalition allies. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/380f4b37-776f-41ef-9b7e-77739fa83caE/csfo-j21.html 2015-01-21T05:00:00Z Evidence of India’s involvement in regime change in Sri Lanka http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/21/sril-j21.html Reuters reported that an Indian intelligence agent was expelled before the Sri Lankan presidential election, following complaints that he assisted the opposition parties. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3b476b5-044e-4e06-b42e-98853ac9dacG/sril-j21.html 2015-01-21T05:00:00Z The murder of Akai Gurley and police repression in New York City public housing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/21/vert-j21.html The cop who killed Gurley last November was conducting a “vertical patrol,” a regular NYPD tactic, with his gun drawn. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b567e1a6-0674-446b-9339-3fdce9914c2J/vert-j21.html 2015-01-21T05:00:00Z