Archive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/ US prepares new military provocations in South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/scse-m23.html The unprecedented presence of a CNN news team on a US navy surveillance flight this week was aimed at ramping up pressure on China over the South China Sea. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69a3382d-d2f1-47b9-8064-e57c2d2d425E/scse-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z European Union’s “migrant mission”: War plans in a humanitarian cloak http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/pers-m23.html The European Union is rapidly moving to further subordinate and plunder former imperialist colonies, under the guise of “solving the refugee problem.” Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eaab7676-4e53-4610-bb70-3f305f98568G/pers-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z OECD report: Global social inequality hits new record http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/econ-m23.html The growth of inequality has been accompanied by the expansion of part-time and contingent labor, particularly for younger workers. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c23b3b73-0b42-485a-94f6-dfcc82e13f3I/econ-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z Agreement signed on China-backed investment bank http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/aiib-m23.html Tensions over the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank surfaced again this week when Japan announced it would provide $110 billion for infrastructure investment. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b910a692-7f52-46ea-a401-570a7a7cbdbA/aiib-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z Ten years after riots, French police cleared in deaths of Clichy-sous-Bois youths http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/clic-m23.html The ruling reveals the impunity enjoyed by police, as the ruling class depends ever more directly on law-and-order hysteria to stabilize its rule. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b5595b8-7426-4790-9e0f-f5c9187be17K/clic-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z France boosts military spending, recruits more youth into the army http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/fran-m23.html The army is set to be France’s largest recruiter in the coming year, as the country plunges billions into the armed forces amid a broad military build-up across Europe. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e4b6d66-5382-453c-98ad-f4bced42f15P/fran-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z New York mayor de Blasio’s housing plan: An assault on the working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/hous-m23.html Bill de Blasio’s housing proposal opens the door to privatizing public housing while squeezing more money from low-income residents. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/297d03dc-dbf5-4d24-9c56-3cd87f64f06L/hous-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z Hundreds of unemployed workers apply for jobs in Pittsburgh http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/pitt-m23.html Hundreds of people attended a job fair Wednesday to apply for part-time work, paying $10.75 an hour, at Amazon’s newly opened warehouse. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2bc58726-e0eb-499a-9dd2-7a15dbb7ef2B/pitt-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z Despite surplus, California governor releases austerity budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/cali-m23.html The proposal will further undermine public education and maintain cuts to health care programs for low-income families, children and the disabled. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ecf14e02-ad17-44d5-b7ca-59d148c20c2N/cali-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z UK rail unions call off strike action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/rail-m23.html The unions have betrayed a large strike mandate and disarmed rail-workers in the face of a ferocious assault by the incoming Conservative government. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3a7d4fa-428c-4c24-9b87-0a8707b7199M/rail-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z Murder of Tamil student sparks protests in northern Sri Lanka http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/jaff-m23.html Sinhala extremists have reacted to protests in Jaffna over the killing of an 18-year-old schoolgirl by whipping up anti-Tamil communalism. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9afd94e-a3ff-467a-a432-90b7e339842N/jaff-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z “Münkler-Watch” and the dictatorship of the elites http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/munk-m23.html The attacks on the critics of political science professor Herfried Münkler are now being directed against the freedom of the Internet. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ee8747a-401f-41c6-b8d8-34af2aa9434A/munk-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/23/labo-m23.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8932c07d-2ad2-4279-b46c-d39985189beB/labo-m23.html 2015-05-23T05:00:00Z Massive military escalation looms as ISIS advances in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/isis-m22.html The logic of developments in Iraq is leading to the reintroduction of large numbers of American ground troops and a wider war in the Middle East. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e341e85-034d-46f1-8661-5ffc3f18cc0A/isis-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z US intelligence and media fail to debunk Seymour Hersh on bin Laden http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/binl-m22.html The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has suddenly, after four years, released documents allegedly obtained during the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8003e335-7049-4b14-b685-46904fcaa59P/binl-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Federal court blocks release of CIA torture report http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/tort-m22.html The court turned the facts and the law upside down to keep evidence of CIA torture and spying on Congress from seeing the light of day. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e87b4d9-5a8e-410d-b101-af2881b87a9C/tort-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Maryland grand jury announces charges against six cops in killing of Freddie Gray http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/gray-m22.html Gray’s death last month from spinal injuries incurred while in police custody set off an eruption of social anger and the police-military occupation of the city. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0167e664-b5c2-4973-b5ca-09313d04a86E/gray-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Defying USW, striking US oil workers continue to resist company demands http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/oils-m22.html Workers at Marathon’s Galveston Bay, Texas refinery overwhelmingly defeated an agreement pushed by the United Steelworkers and a federal mediator. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3de187a6-1781-4d96-b6ca-81a8b78a70fJ/oils-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Pipeline rupture causes oil spill in California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/barb-m22.html State officials say that at least 21,000 gallons of oil has reached the sea, causing an oil slick that spans nine miles. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ed3ea40e-2f30-4fad-8126-2d1dccaea66G/barb-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z New York City mayor de Blasio’s housing plan will do little or nothing for the working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/hous-m22.html A range of programs supposed to address the lack of affordable housing and homelessness are pathetically inadequate or worse. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f29712c-c395-47cf-962c-098830e50c5P/hous-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z UK Conservatives plan to scrap Human Rights Act http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/huri-m22.html The act is to go the same way as other key elements of international law over which successive governments in the last 15 years have ridden roughshod. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/888b7e0a-567e-4ce9-8b30-c8a9adec3b1C/huri-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z German train drivers’ union calls off strike and agrees to arbitration http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/gdll-m22.html The strike was called off Thursday, the day before the Bundestag takes up the contentious “contract unity” bill, which would essentially ban strikes by smaller unions in an industry. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73ce8f2c-b7fd-4f36-a36a-eb53b5edd78O/gdll-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Police crackdown on protest in western China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/chin-m22.html The demonstration over plans to re-route a planned rail line away from Linshui county highlights the worsening social crisis in many areas of China. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33e954e4-8efa-49e7-97ba-6537ab7d4beE/chin-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Growing danger of landslides in Sri Lanka http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/land-m22.html The refusal of successive Sri Lankan governments to initiate basic safety measures has led to growing numbers of landslide disasters. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/81697d36-b852-42ba-a912-2fce02f2561A/land-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan landslide victims still in makeshift accommodation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/meer-m22.html The situation facing Meeriyabedda Estate landslide victims highlights the desperate social conditions facing Sri Lankan plantation workers and their families. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71f763f0-f01e-4be9-b0e7-2e2856b5de9O/meer-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Why aren’t the banksters in prison? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/pers-m22.html Behind the threadbare trappings of democracy, America increasingly resembles an aristocratic society. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa92087c-09d6-4e3a-8eb3-e12497856c6D/pers-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z “Münkler-Watch” and the reproach of anonymity: A red herring http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/munk-m22.html A student blog criticizing the lectures of Herfried Münkler at Humboldt University has been attacked for its anonymity in an effort to distract attention from the real issues at stake. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d34651c-8069-4f5a-8c1b-9c9d37678dcF/munk-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/22/labo-m22.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 22 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/01a80458-0a4f-4815-a04f-9e8ad09c63dL/labo-m22.html 2015-05-22T05:00:00Z Token fines for banks caught rigging foreign exchange markets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/bank-m21.html Wednesday’s announcement was further confirmation that the US and international financial aristocracy is above the law. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dda5d779-545d-453e-8dbb-b89ceb64094F/bank-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z Poroshenko says Ukraine is at war with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/poro-m21.html Poroshenko’s statement to the BBC points to the explosive confrontation between the Ukrainian regime’s nuclear-armed NATO backers and nuclear-armed Russia. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c619176c-115b-46d5-811c-5bdd78261ceG/poro-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z EU approves military operation against Mediterranean refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/refu-m21.html On Monday, EU foreign and defence ministers agreed to plans for a military intervention against refugees in the Mediterranean and North Africa. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2222879b-6e2d-41db-b397-50b8aff4f8cP/refu-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z German police officer accused of torturing refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/gede-m21.html A federal police officer in Hannover has been accused of assaulting and dragging a shackled detainee and forcing another to eat rancid pork while he was held down on the floor. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6ca9905f-f194-4079-978a-ac86b5cc10fE/gede-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z Online video exposes French police violence against migrants in Calais http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/frpo-m21.html French police were filmed beating migrants and spraying them with pepper spray at a roadside, as they sought to hide in trucks bound for Britain. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37442da1-6c62-415a-a745-62af1ff7366G/frpo-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z Greek health workers, journalists, pensioners strike against austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/gree-m21.html Public-sector and private-sector unions have worked with successive governments to impose brutal austerity measures. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f62953e7-7b6e-4021-93b3-2965af6cfe1J/gree-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z US brings charges of economic espionage against six Chinese engineers and businessmen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/chin-m21.html The case is a deliberate attempt to increase US-China tensions on the eve of House and Senate votes on an anti-China trade bill. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d6c5d40-fe7f-4a16-ac58-b2f8200bf96N/chin-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z Supreme Court sides with San Francisco police officers who shot mentally ill woman http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/scus-m21.html In another decision endorsing police brutality, the Supreme Court granted immunity to officers who shot a mentally ill woman in her home. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72fbdbfe-96d8-4fdf-8bb1-98aee1d5d12L/scus-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z New details undermine police account of deadly shootout in Waco, Texas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/waco-m21.html Questions are mounting over police claims that biker gangs were solely responsible for the gunfight that killed nine people. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f9061f3-e9b6-45c0-b651-ae0e69eaeffG/waco-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z Los Angeles City Council moves to raise minimum wage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/losa-m21.html The Los Angeles City Council voted to draft an ordinance to raise the city’s minimum wage from $9 to $15 an hour by 2020. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc5e63a9-9f4e-4628-ab96-c59cf1852cdM/losa-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z German train drivers launch new strikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/germ-m21.html After a six-day walkout earlier this month, German train drivers resumed strikes on freight lines and passenger lines. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a9788581-f2bc-4ba0-a2fc-3fd92eb0801I/germ-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z Macedonia conflict threatens to destabilise whole of Balkans http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/mace-m21.html The South Stream gas pipeline was a major element in Russia’s attempt to reduce its reliance on Ukraine as a transit route for its gas supplies to Europe. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f06f1791-0e47-4bf9-80b3-2f8d25e4e7aJ/mace-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z US prepares to challenge China in the South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/scse-m21.html The Australian reports that “momentum is building strongly in Washington” to fly warplanes or send warships within the 12-mile territorial limit surrounding Chinese-held islets. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/78ff7ecf-c672-4600-af4c-bc238afc69aL/scse-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z Australian budget boosts spending on war and surveillance http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/budg-m21.html While cutting funding for health, education and welfare, the budget increased outlays for overseas military operations, weaponry and war-related intelligence activities. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60278582-0a04-4374-9e24-6f261d1a333P/budg-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z India’s Modi woos and warns China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/indc-m21.html Overshadowing Modi’s entire visit was the heightening of tensions across the Indo-Pacific region as a result of Washington’s “pivot to Asia.” Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b79585a-94f3-45d3-9653-2188cd47121H/indc-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z Britain’s anti-terror law and the global assault on democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/pers-m21.html There is no serious opposition within the ruling elite internationally to the abandonment of democratic procedures and implementation of police state measures. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dbcd0fd5-9409-4e1f-9acf-bb55d3aa6b2J/pers-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z Sidney Blumenthal, Clinton, Inc. and the rape of Libya http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/blum-m21.html Revealed in the Blumenthal-Clinton memos is the real nature of the American government: a criminal conspiracy to enrich a ruling oligarchy through war and reaction. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5defad47-b591-40d7-a726-49f9c2e5410J/blum-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z “Frontline” broadcast documents CIA torture program http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/21/fron-m21.html The PBS series’ May 19 episode is a chilling account of the CIA’s torture of hundreds of detainees during the Bush administration. Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f7df57c-1287-4dc1-b18a-6ac2770b155G/fron-m21.html 2015-05-21T05:00:00Z Only one in four workers worldwide has a stable job http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/20/ilor-m20.html Jobs created in the aftermath of the 2008 crisis have been disproportionately contingent and part-time, according to a new report published by the International Labor Organization. Wed, 20 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d903dc33-a4a0-41a2-99b5-6f03d1a7661C/ilor-m20.html 2015-05-20T05:00:00Z The fall of Ramadi and the criminality of US imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/20/pers-m20.html The threat of both a sectarian bloodbath and region-wide war is the byproduct of Washington’s predatory interventions in the Middle East. Wed, 20 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45cd2d7a-477d-40ae-8c0c-8f6b95f9152N/pers-m20.html 2015-05-20T05:00:00Z Greece edges towards collapse as troika demands new austerity plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/20/gree-m20.html Without further loans, the Syriza government, which has pledged to implement austerity measures, could default on an overall debt of €300 billion within weeks. Wed, 20 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/98acb2aa-a829-4769-ac8e-eff6687eba3F/gree-m20.html 2015-05-20T05:00:00Z Surprise move by European Central Bank to speed up debt purchases http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/20/ecba-m20.html The accelerated ECB purchase of sovereign debt is another indication of increasing nervousness in global financial markets. Wed, 20 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e6f48f4b-d758-419f-b2cb-51d088516b6C/ecba-m20.html 2015-05-20T05:00:00Z The Clintons peddle populism while raking in corporate cash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/20/clin-m20.html Financial disclosure forms filed May 15 show that Bill and Hillary Clinton have made more than $125 million since Bill Clinton left the White House in 2001. Wed, 20 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c863472-3acd-4bcc-bcfa-ca5e9ceff26D/clin-m20.html 2015-05-20T05:00:00Z US secretary of state berates North Korea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/20/kore-m20.html Kerry used his trip to South Korea to deepen military ties, supposedly in order to counter the threat posed by North Korea. Wed, 20 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8da932d6-5ad9-4560-b819-9c6b65845d1B/kore-m20.html 2015-05-20T05:00:00Z Saudi Arabian monarchy calls for more executioners http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/20/saud-m20.html The US-backed kingdom is in desperate need of swordsmen as it is on pace to more than double the number of beheadings carried out last year. Wed, 20 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1532a273-5cd4-455a-aebf-eee4ff22114J/saud-m20.html 2015-05-20T05:00:00Z San Bernardino, California officials to vote on bankruptcy plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/20/sanb-m20.html The plan, which follows the bankruptcy of Detroit, would force retirees to pay more for health insurance and contract out the city’s fire and waste disposal departments. Wed, 20 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d40ad06-26fb-4e34-b4f4-d4dc69834f3I/sanb-m20.html 2015-05-20T05:00:00Z Michigan legislation would cut off welfare for families with truant children http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/20/welf-m20.html The threat to remove cash assistance from families with truant children corresponds cruelly to the withdrawal of funding and shutdown of “underperforming” public schools. Wed, 20 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/31b3d903-d421-4ed0-8b06-1f12d16facdJ/welf-m20.html 2015-05-20T05:00:00Z German postal service threatens to lay off strikers while deploying strike-breakers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/20/post-m20.html Despite major attacks on postal workers, their union has restricted the strike to regional centres and only called on a small number of employees to participate. Wed, 20 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b24201a0-c0b7-4ded-9d38-8149ad80a69I/post-m20.html 2015-05-20T05:00:00Z Spanish elections: Support for Podemos declines amid predicted losses for main parties http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/20/pode-m20.html Podemos’ earlier rapid rise was a sign of the volatile political situation and the collapse in support for the Popular Party and the Socialist Party. Wed, 20 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f5d2516e-971d-48d7-83b2-0f78086dfb0M/pode-m20.html 2015-05-20T05:00:00Z Australia sets precedent for worldwide assault on refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/20/refu-m20.html Governments in Europe and Asia are emulating Australia’s draconian “border protection” regime aimed at blocking asylum seekers. Wed, 20 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/105f97d0-9161-43ba-a1f4-a9c5c0f0f8aK/refu-m20.html 2015-05-20T05:00:00Z The deindustrialization of Baltimore http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/20/balt-m20.html While the police murder of Freddie Gray was the trigger, the scope of the social anger that erupted in Baltimore was fueled by decades of economic decay in the once booming industrial port city. Wed, 20 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b709875-8d19-4e42-99de-f1e13dcc18aF/balt-m20.html 2015-05-20T05:00:00Z Alex Garland’s <em>Ex Machina</em>: Will artificial intelligence replace human efforts? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/20/exma-m20.html <em>Ex Machina</em> is an elegant and thought-provoking science fiction thriller that considers the future of humanity in relation to the rapid developments in computer science technology. Wed, 20 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/774d9598-2ece-4369-9ad5-ce890a27a32N/exma-m20.html 2015-05-20T05:00:00Z US air strikes, Shia militia deployment follow Iraqi military’s rout in Ramadi http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/19/iraq-m19.html The fall to ISIS of Ramadi, the provincial capital of Anbar province, is a debacle both for the Baghdad government and the US war strategy in Iraq. Tue, 19 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d90d80a-90a1-4942-bcfe-981c0bc1931M/iraq-m19.html 2015-05-19T05:00:00Z Obama’s paramilitary police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/19/pers-m19.html US President Obama reaffirmed his support Monday for the federal programs that have transferred billions of dollars in military hardware to local police departments. Tue, 19 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0047703-7ee2-4d08-93d8-eab016e80bbI/pers-m19.html 2015-05-19T05:00:00Z Saudi-led coalition resume air strikes in Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/19/yeme-m19.html The US-backed assault resumed Sunday after a five-day suspension of bombing allowed aid groups to fly in and distribute a limited amount of emergency humanitarian aid. Tue, 19 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b66d0512-ec7b-4ce2-b559-5041070619cH/yeme-m19.html 2015-05-19T05:00:00Z Conditions worsen for refugees trapped on boats in South East Asia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/19/refu-m19.html Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia have closed their borders to thousands of asylum seekers adrift at sea in atrocious conditions. Tue, 19 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f352c0a5-a7ee-4750-bdf7-f1a0d9cbb38C/refu-m19.html 2015-05-19T05:00:00Z Nine killed, 170 arrested in Texas biker gang shootout http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/19/waco-m19.html The bloody shootout between rival biker gangs and police in Waco, Texas on May 17 is a symptom of an unhealthy society. Tue, 19 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e6ed652-31ab-497e-ae14-4c40a412caaE/waco-m19.html 2015-05-19T05:00:00Z Rating agencies downgrade Chicago debt after Supreme Court ruling blocks state pension cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/19/chic-m19.html The downgrade is intended to put additional pressure on the city to slash municipal workers’ pensions. Tue, 19 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/23778871-f395-4161-8657-2348dd318e8M/chic-m19.html 2015-05-19T05:00:00Z US House of Representatives passes anti-abortion bill http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/19/abor-m19.html The bill, which bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, highlights the precarious state of abortion rights in the US as the political system slides further to the right. Tue, 19 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0cca223f-f553-4e6e-80b5-326a9ea1cb5O/abor-m19.html 2015-05-19T05:00:00Z Seattle teachers hold one-day strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/19/seat-m19.html Seattle teachers are walking out Tuesday to demand improved living standards and to oppose test-based performance evaluations. Tue, 19 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d94eb214-25cb-46fc-a9a0-5bf0035d5a9J/seat-m19.html 2015-05-19T05:00:00Z Albuquerque, New Mexico: Family charges SWAT team drove son to suicide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/19/albq-m19.html According to the family's complaint, the APD SWAT team’s “deployment of force was excessive” and a cause of the mentally ill man’s death. Tue, 19 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d89409dc-813e-40dc-9a9c-2c450c1b0c9B/albq-m19.html 2015-05-19T05:00:00Z UK rail workers vote for national strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/19/rail-m19.html The one-day stoppage has the potential to become a focal point for opposition within the working class. Tue, 19 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43a24da2-209d-42ed-a991-3e92f5697d4H/rail-m19.html 2015-05-19T05:00:00Z Ontario Liberals move to criminalize teachers’ strikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/19/onta-m19.html Ontario’s trade union-backed Liberal government has moved to outlaw secondary school teachers’ strikes that have affected three of the province’s largest local school boards. Tue, 19 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e7810e0-24be-4b3f-83dc-1b19f9c7120D/onta-m19.html 2015-05-19T05:00:00Z Australian government undermines arts funding body http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/19/aart-m19.html While various creative institutions suffered cuts in last week’s budget, the main shift was to substantially defund the Australia Council for the Arts. Tue, 19 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40b47587-3eff-4aa6-b5d7-b738a594abaH/aart-m19.html 2015-05-19T05:00:00Z Defend student free speech at Humboldt University! Stop state-sponsored censorship! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/19/humb-m19.html The PSG and the IYSSE unequivocally support the students who publish the blog “Münkler-Watch” and have become the target of a massive intimidation campaign. Tue, 19 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a63135e-5824-47a7-8f5d-7b909bade8dA/humb-m19.html 2015-05-19T05:00:00Z Is it a dangerous precedent?: Detroit Institute of Arts tests out art market with van Gogh http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/19/diaa-m19.html The news that the DIA had been considering earlier this year selling an 1886 still life by Vincent van Gogh produced headlines and generated concern last week. Tue, 19 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/384e1c4c-5a5e-45dc-9f43-614cd7679c3M/diaa-m19.html 2015-05-19T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/19/wkrs-m19.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 19 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29bc2de7-4736-415b-bbb9-dad1d9efff5L/wkrs-m19.html 2015-05-19T05:00:00Z UK government counter-terrorism bill would criminalize speech, political activity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/18/terr-m18.html The proposed legislation would give the state the power to require an “extremist” group or individual to submit any written publication to the police before it is printed. Mon, 18 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/257ffe78-f316-4f9c-b3e4-14db385fcc2H/terr-m18.html 2015-05-18T05:00:00Z US special forces stage raid into Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/18/syri-m18.html Nothing certain is known about the circumstances or results of the attack, since the only sources of information are the Pentagon and White House. Mon, 18 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/837bce3c-f795-452b-825b-4a8eb7e29e8A/syri-m18.html 2015-05-18T05:00:00Z Is the US planning a “Gulf of Tonkin” incident in the South China Sea? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/18/pers-m18.html No one should be surprised by a new US provocation suddenly emerging to try to stampede public opinion behind military operations against China. Mon, 18 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/32e946c6-a0a0-481a-963f-47d35381cfbF/pers-m18.html 2015-05-18T05:00:00Z Iraqi officials report the fall of Ramadi http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/18/iraq-m18.html The capital city of Anbar province has been under attack by ISIS forces for more than a year. Mon, 18 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8239872d-7488-41b0-afc5-229893b148cM/iraq-m18.html 2015-05-18T05:00:00Z Egyptian regime hangs six after ex-president Mursi sentenced to death http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/18/egyp-m18.html The executions and death sentence are emblematic of the vicious police-state character of the regime in Cairo, which is a key pillar of US and Western European imperialist interests. Mon, 18 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3522caaa-4b2d-42e7-ae54-e20bfc78e71J/egyp-m18.html 2015-05-18T05:00:00Z No charges for police officer who shot Illinois teen twice in the back http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/18/just-m18.html A state prosecutor announced Thursday that he would not bring criminal charges against the Zion, Illinois police officer who shot and killed 17-year-old Justus Howell. Mon, 18 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62f19926-9d7b-4d76-a0c2-9ff0dc5695dC/just-m18.html 2015-05-18T05:00:00Z Chicago residents speak on police torture at Homan Square "black site" http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/18/homa-m18.html Reporters from the WSWS spoke to workers and youth about recent revelations of torture at Homan Square as well as the decaying social conditions in Chicago. Mon, 18 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/971e5522-2aac-4c17-ac27-d33de4965a5D/homa-m18.html 2015-05-18T05:00:00Z Thousands of auto workers strike in Turkey against Renault and union http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/18/turk-m18.html The strike by 5,000 auto workers at the Renault’s plant in Bursat has quickly spread to other factories, with workers denouncing the pro-corporate Türk-Metal union. Mon, 18 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f6e75fa-82b6-4f07-9377-97ea5af2ba6D/turk-m18.html 2015-05-18T05:00:00Z US panel’s screening guidelines threaten mammograms for 17 million women http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/18/mamm-m18.html Thousands of cases of breast cancer could be missed, resulting in preventable deaths, if the US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations are adopted. Mon, 18 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/394a6d88-4199-41cd-b5b3-6b7dce27242C/mamm-m18.html 2015-05-18T05:00:00Z Second major quake in Nepal deepens political crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/18/nepa-m18.html Nepal was hit on Tuesday by a 7.3 magnitude after-shock that killed over 125 people, injured more than 2,300 and destroyed hundreds of homes. Mon, 18 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f42c39e-4026-4c40-b192-b525614824aJ/nepa-m18.html 2015-05-18T05:00:00Z Hollande, the Clintons and imperialism in Haiti http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/18/hait-m18.html The US and France see in Haiti not just cheap labor, but mineral wealth, a chance to wean the country off of Venezuelan petroleum and an opportunity to make profits. Mon, 18 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1d3b711-7d72-484d-ba89-ac3d4a06114L/hait-m18.html 2015-05-18T05:00:00Z French Rafale fighter sales stoke arms race in Middle East, Asia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/18/rafa-m18.html As it sells billions of dollars in jets, France is stoking Saudi-Iranian tensions over the Yemen war and Indo-Pakistani tensions sharpened by the US “pivot to Asia.” Mon, 18 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd58f3de-d298-4555-840f-ed7cd5c7003J/rafa-m18.html 2015-05-18T05:00:00Z Christie’s $1 billion week: Art market heads for the stratosphere http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/18/chri-m18.html Artwork, particularly 20th century and contemporary art, now functions as another commodity for the financial aristocracy to invest and speculate in. Mon, 18 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0177aa91-2b2d-4ec3-bd33-e07d45a324dL/chri-m18.html 2015-05-18T05:00:00Z Blues musician B.B. King, 1925-2015 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/18/king-m18.html The iconic American blues artist died May 15 at 89, after dozens of albums and decades of intensive touring. Mon, 18 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e250fee6-d7f2-4b78-9e64-42db293b5d3F/king-m18.html 2015-05-18T05:00:00Z This week in history: May 18-24 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/18/twih-m18.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 18 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34a1e41e-916d-4acc-b141-3f985b8e9edC/twih-m18.html 2015-05-18T05:00:00Z Controversy erupts over American B1 bomber deployments to Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/16/aust-m16.html Above all, the denials surrounding US war plans against China are directed at keeping the working class in the dark about the dangers of conflict. Sat, 16 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/59fcfb09-88e2-4a98-ab61-de298da1f60A/aust-m16.html 2015-05-16T05:00:00Z The Amtrak disaster and America’s crumbling infrastructure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/16/pers-m16.html Tuesday’s derailment of an Amtrak train on America’s busiest rail route has exposed before the whole world the dilapidated state of infrastructure in the United States. Sat, 16 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6661ca97-69e5-4995-80a4-6f7e4abac14L/pers-m16.html 2015-05-16T05:00:00Z Japanese cabinet approves new military legislation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/16/japa-m16.html The new laws will allow Japan to play a far larger military role in US-led wars around the world. Sat, 16 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e939b1b-c749-4b29-a029-10ddb614b2aJ/japa-m16.html 2015-05-16T05:00:00Z Federal court sentences Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/16/tsar-m16.html The death sentence is the barbaric culmination of a trial that has excluded any examination of the fundamental political issues raised by the Boston Marathon bombing. Sat, 16 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e645f449-76ef-4962-bfa4-4904595ba09A/tsar-m16.html 2015-05-16T05:00:00Z Thai military sends boat carrying hundreds of Rohingya refugees “out to sea” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/16/refu-m16.html The savage treatment of the Rohingya migrants is an acute manifestation of a growing international refugee crisis comparable in scale and brutality to that produced by World War II. Sat, 16 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/613d6983-0c23-4a8e-bbc2-2fad77e04d6I/refu-m16.html 2015-05-16T05:00:00Z Jeb Bush’s “gaffe”: A revealing comment on the Iraq war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/16/bush-m16.html The younger Bush’s “gaffe” was that he spoke the truth about the warmongering by both imperialist parties, Democrats as well as Republicans. Sat, 16 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35557d1a-59b2-4a7e-a2ec-e4c5e9cff1aP/bush-m16.html 2015-05-16T05:00:00Z New torture allegations from Chicago “black site” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/16/chic-m16.html Further allegations have surfaced of sexual abuse and torture by the Chicago Police Department at the secret Homan Square interrogation facility. Sat, 16 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24dd0065-406e-42be-b4f2-31a6ba20014G/chic-m16.html 2015-05-16T05:00:00Z USW pushes through sellout contracts at Indiana and Texas oil refineries http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/16/oils-m16.html Facing isolation imposed by the union, oil workers voted to accept contracts at BP and LyondellBasell, while workers at Marathon’s Galveston Bay refinery will vote Monday. Sat, 16 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2eee51f7-d83e-4095-ae59-578b29fde5eG/oils-m16.html 2015-05-16T05:00:00Z Crisis envelops UK Labour leadership contest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/16/labo-m16.html In the May 7 general election, Labour received 30.4 percent of the vote, resulting in 232 seats—the party’s worst defeat since 1987. Sat, 16 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/193c8111-93d0-4588-af78-8c895d1d1b5I/labo-m16.html 2015-05-16T05:00:00Z Two killed during mass protest by Chilean students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/16/chil-m16.html The violence that followed the demonstration in Valparaiso is symptomatic of rising political tensions in Chile. Sat, 16 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43cc0262-20d3-456b-9667-b379fc1fe95E/chil-m16.html 2015-05-16T05:00:00Z Alberta’s NDP pledges to “partner” with big business http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/16/albe-m16.html Alberta’s incoming New Democratic Party government has been anxiously seeking to reassure big business that it will loyally serve their interests. Sat, 16 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eeca6f5b-f45d-41c6-9d25-bd53b59ea46P/albe-m16.html 2015-05-16T05:00:00Z Detroit residents speak on the resumption of water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/16/vide-m16.html WSWS reporters spoke to Detroit residents about the drive by the city to shut off water service to as many as 25,000 households. Sat, 16 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3719fcc-592c-4fc2-b55b-b77c2e15391F/vide-m16.html 2015-05-16T05:00:00Z “Marx Is Muss” congress: Germany’s pseudo-left discusses war policy and austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/16/marx-m16.html The Marx 21 congress that began in Berlin on May 14 has absolutely nothing to do with socialist politics or the class struggle. Sat, 16 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/463086ad-2702-49ce-91df-db7e6dd85e3M/marx-m16.html 2015-05-16T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/16/labo-m16-1.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 16 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ff35fb18-85fa-4135-be60-f0cc3ccbc60P/labo-m16-1.html 2015-05-16T05:00:00Z Five major banks to plead guilty to rigging currency markets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/bank-m15.html The effect of guilty pleas for crimes involving massive manipulation of financial markets will be essentially zero, beyond the immediate costs the fines levied on the institutions. Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07f84bb6-31e0-4ba8-b7d2-b692d6f15d1M/bank-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z The growing danger of a US war against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/pers-m15.html Every country in the region, to one degree or another, is embroiled in the war danger. Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa84082b-3463-4be4-af6e-ecd7ec4dddbE/pers-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z Obama hosts Camp David summit for Gulf oil monarchies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/arab-m15.html Assembled at the Maryland retreat were the most reactionary rulers of the Middle East, Washington’s principal allies in the Arab world. Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab8dddd4-ed19-47c1-b316-2c25b12f860K/arab-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z US House passes surveillance “reforms” aimed at codifying illegal spying http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/nsas-m15.html The legislation reauthorizes surveillance powers established by the USA Patriot Act while spreading a facade of legality over mass spying. Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e0c75460-302b-4bf1-8733-8c806fb1a09P/nsas-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z Existing safety equipment would have prevented Philadelphia Amtrak disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/amtr-m15.html The disaster would never have occurred if safety equipment were in place to monitor the train and automatically activate its emergency braking system. Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d1cfa458-4a9a-4539-befc-f4347ee9827J/amtr-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z Many questions remain in death of Detroit Fiat-Chrysler worker http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/jeff-m15.html After the death of Donald Megge, workers at the Jefferson North Assembly plant have described numerous accidents due to pressure to meet production targets. Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/26e0f9ad-1fe3-41f9-b40f-998de703495L/jeff-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z Lawyers detail horrific and illegal conditions of Baltimore arrest victims http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/balt-m15.html City police arrested hundreds of innocent people on April 27 and crammed them into crowded cells for days, with little or no access to medical care, food or legal counsel. Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/51dc81ab-12a6-421e-bb1c-5570aca667eE/balt-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z US prisons rife with violence and torture against mentally disabled prisoners http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/pris-m15.html The mentally ill are often locked in solitary confinement, spending only three to five hours a week of “recreation” alone in caged enclosures. Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d98eedfa-c2f5-4513-b4cb-69582c3649eM/pris-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z Nineteen-year-old Indiana man dies while in police custody http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/16/cops-m15.html As of May 15, an estimated 423 people have been killed by police officers in the US so far this year. Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4a2950f2-a719-4714-a5b5-9162f9994a5O/cops-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z Attempted military coup in Burundi http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/buru-m15.html The military move came after more than two weeks of large protests against the current president’s decision to seek a third term in office. Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a3cd8bd-8394-4395-9430-57e6eabab03F/buru-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z Closer Chinese-Russian ties on display in Moscow http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/chru-m15.html The Chinese President Xi was given pride of place, seated alongside Russian President Putin, during the military parade through Red Square to mark the end of World War II. Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b101c789-6a58-4ecd-ae9d-15e923268b7N/chru-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z Russian finance minister proposes raising retirement age: “The faster, the better” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/russ-m15.html For the ruling class in Russia, the question is not whether to raise the retirement age, but when it and how it can be raised without provoking a major confrontation with the working class. Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/047faf18-1f8b-4736-9be6-07dc9bdd5dfM/russ-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z Australian Labor leader calls for bipartisanship with Abbott government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/aust-m15.html Pressed in his television interview as to where Labor would make cuts, Shorten continually referred to his call for discussions with the government on “reform.” Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d3387c2-e93c-400a-9f0b-30b65ef77dbK/aust-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z India’s BJP government presses forward with big business “reforms” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/indi-m15.html The newly-enacted “reforms” will further enrich local and global investors at the expense of the working class and rural toilers. Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80b2e0f1-feb9-4a53-a228-8ccc7713659B/indi-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z CIA-embedded Hollywood liars and their lies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/lies-m15.html We now know, thanks to Seymour Hersh and his article in the <em>London Review of Books</em>, that, along with everything else, the Bigelow-Boal film was a pack of lies from beginning to end. Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aab1a4c5-cb5b-4861-9acd-4b17be7835bA/lies-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z The right-wing political record of Bernie Sanders http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/sand-m15.html Sander's announcement that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president is the outcome of four decades of establishment liberal politics, occasionally masked with “socialist” rhetoric. Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ea2a53e9-b0e0-47b7-858b-39fda479997J/sand-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z French NPA seeks to strangle opposition to draconian surveillance law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/npas-m15.html Despite its superficial criticisms of the surveillance law, the NPA is complicit in the building of the infrastructure of a police state in France. Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ce28b475-2334-4ea8-80ce-0e4ef0b1a65H/npas-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/15/euro-m15.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to <a href="http://www.wsws.org/wsws/dd-formmailer/dd-formmailer.php">contribute</a> to this regular feature. Fri, 15 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35afa77e-16ba-427b-8763-8e3b2bc74e9J/euro-m15.html 2015-05-15T05:00:00Z US threatens military confrontation with China in South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/14/scse-m14.html The move would be a reckless act of military brinkmanship calculated to force Beijing to back down on its territorial claims. Thu, 14 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f942f5e7-1a33-4a29-b2f2-e68584594c4D/scse-m14.html 2015-05-14T05:00:00Z The worldwide persecution of refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/14/pers-m14.html From Europe, to Asia, to the Americas, the world is witnessing growing numbers of refugees and a wave of state violence directed at denying them their fundamental democratic rights. Thu, 14 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52a08b26-c089-4d5d-bd50-d47d2afb1b7P/pers-m14.html 2015-05-14T05:00:00Z Amtrak train derails in Philadelphia, killing at least seven http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/14/amtr-m14.html A high-speed crash on America’s busiest passenger route injured more than 200 people Tuesday. Thu, 14 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5cbd1395-7e19-4b64-ade8-3fec48af00fI/amtr-m14.html 2015-05-14T05:00:00Z State funding for higher education in US slashed by 20 percent since 2008 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/14/coll-m14.html Throughout the US, states are on average spending $1,805 less per student than before the financial collapse. Thu, 14 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8eb10c8f-a185-4ba4-a88a-615278e8c97H/coll-m14.html 2015-05-14T05:00:00Z US Senate reaches bipartisan deal to push trade pacts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/14/trad-m14.html The deal came less than a day after Senate Democrats blocked a White House-supported effort to hold an immediate vote on Trade Promotion Authority. Thu, 14 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/151f17a5-1e03-4d2c-9bf6-cd82b992c2bG/trad-m14.html 2015-05-14T05:00:00Z At least 45 workers die in Manila factory fire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/14/phil-m14.html Up to 70 Philippine workers may have perished in the blaze inside the two-storey Kentex building on Manila’s northern outskirts. Thu, 14 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cedc9ee7-04a2-4788-8bd0-30411e7ab80L/phil-m14.html 2015-05-14T05:00:00Z Yemen war rages on through first day of humanitarian “cease-fire” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/14/yeme-m14.html From the beginning, the Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen has been backed by the United States, which is determined to retain control over the geostrategically critical country. Thu, 14 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb75a94c-b9e1-44b9-bdfb-35ce93ad8daJ/yeme-m14.html 2015-05-14T05:00:00Z UK: Cameron strikes post-election anti-European pose http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/14/ukeu-m14.html There are significant differences within the Conservative Party over how far to pursue a possible EU rupture. Thu, 14 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c3fa9aed-53a9-4673-a2a7-ffe16b26812D/ukeu-m14.html 2015-05-14T05:00:00Z Soldiers reveal Israeli war crimes in 2014 Gaza assault http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/14/gaza-m14.html A recent report alleges that the Israel Defence Force reduced whole neighbourhoods to rubble for no clear operational reason, just to “demonstrate presence in the area.” Thu, 14 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6df1d19d-676b-4cf7-a1e8-d4e767aa0eeM/gaza-m14.html 2015-05-14T05:00:00Z Nationwide strike by child care workers in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/14/stri-m14.html Striking workers in child care and social services confront not only their employers, but also the trade unions. Thu, 14 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63791c62-83ee-4add-9a2f-a57367159ffP/stri-m14.html 2015-05-14T05:00:00Z Police shift their line on Australia’s latest terrorism “plot” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/14/terr-m14.html For the second time in two weeks, police and media claims of teenagers planning imminent terrorist attacks have proven to be dubious. Thu, 14 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96922d80-24bd-43cb-bdb6-171ed905b0aP/terr-m14.html 2015-05-14T05:00:00Z Former Sri Lankan president warns of government financial bankruptcy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/14/slec-m14.html Kumaratunga blamed the crisis on the previous Rajapakse government’s “lack of transparency.” Thu, 14 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/967a7280-0d5b-4625-a0ab-6ad86cec485L/slec-m14.html 2015-05-14T05:00:00Z Unions reaffirm ties to Parti Québécois as it prepares to anoint arch-right winger http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/14/pqun-m14.html The installation of Pierre-Karl Péladeau as leader of the Parti Québécois will represent a further rightward lurch on the part of the big business, pro-Quebec independence party. Thu, 14 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f9731f8-6b7b-46a9-8096-17f3ffbbf31J/pqun-m14.html 2015-05-14T05:00:00Z <em>‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore</em>: Playwright John Ford’s lurid classic receives Off-Broadway revival http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/14/ford-m14.html Written around 1630, the play, set in Parma, Italy, has an incestuous relationship at its center. Thu, 14 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d4feef0-5cfa-41f1-b2aa-45f73962b92I/ford-m14.html 2015-05-14T05:00:00Z Scientists reveal the history and analysis of Kennewick Man http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/14/kenn-m14.html A new volume published by the Smithsonian Institution serves as the most comprehensive study of the most important human skeleton ever found in North America. Thu, 14 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa65d171-a869-40d9-b04e-d2b4ccf1855F/kenn-m14.html 2015-05-14T05:00:00Z UAW ready to sanction new subclass of low-paid US auto workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/13/auto-m13.html The United Auto Workers union is in discussion with the Detroit automakers about the creation of a new tier of factory workers who will earn as little as $10 an hour. Wed, 13 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/754d43a7-434e-439f-aaee-72820064083A/auto-m13.html 2015-05-13T05:00:00Z The bin Laden assassination and the lies of the “war on terror” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/13/pers-m13.html The latest exposure by Seymour Hersh dismantles the official story of the assassination of Osama bin Laden, exposing systematic lying by the US government and the media. Wed, 13 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7d683ccf-d200-4a50-9c11-0a3dcbc965eF/pers-m13.html 2015-05-13T05:00:00Z Official death toll from GM ignition defect reaches 100 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/13/igni-m13.html The figure probably significantly understates the toll relating to the defect, which can cause some GM vehicles to suddenly lose power. Wed, 13 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e6e6b031-38c0-4fdc-8781-bc10b9828e7J/igni-m13.html 2015-05-13T05:00:00Z No charges in Madison, Wisconsin police killing of unarmed youth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/13/madi-m13.html The killing of teenager Tony Robinson by Madison police officer Matt Kenny on March 6 had generated student walkouts and protests by thousands of workers and youth. Wed, 13 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52e2ff16-7fa4-408e-a21c-d8dc5722642P/madi-m13.html 2015-05-13T05:00:00Z China’s central bank cuts rate amid further signs of slowdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/13/chin-m13.html The latest rate cut has raised concerns that China’s financial authorities are “behind the curve” of the country’s economic slowdown. Wed, 13 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c850944-304e-4f1d-aef0-913c9fc363bI/chin-m13.html 2015-05-13T05:00:00Z White House authorizes Shell to resume drilling in the Arctic http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/13/obam-m13.html Ending a three-year-long suspension, the Obama administration reopened U.S.-controlled Arctic waters to drilling operations by Royal Dutch Shell this week. Wed, 13 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc4fbabd-6acb-4287-9335-c9d7a71ee5fN/obam-m13.html 2015-05-13T05:00:00Z Swedish Supreme Court rejects Julian Assange’s appeal of arrest warrant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/13/assa-m13.html The ruling is another blatant trampling on the democratic rights of Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. Wed, 13 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8142f58a-01bf-4251-bd20-e64ffcca82aO/assa-m13.html 2015-05-13T05:00:00Z Texas executes mentally incompetent death row prisoner http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/13/exec-m13.html The US Supreme Court denied a last-minute appeal on Derrick Charles’s behalf despite clear signs of his intellectual disability. Wed, 13 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e880c65-840a-4993-9903-7e735ab6db3L/exec-m13.html 2015-05-13T05:00:00Z US judge throws out gag law directed against prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/13/mumi-m13.html The judge declared Pennsylvania’s Revictimization Relief Act, aimed at silencing political prisoner Abu-Jamal, to be “manifestly unconstitutional.” Wed, 13 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cbec696b-277a-4b2b-9f99-82d3b408719B/mumi-m13.html 2015-05-13T05:00:00Z Australian budget: A fraudulent bid for political survival http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/13/budg-m13.html Confronting deep public hostility, the government is making a cynical shift in tone, marketing its budget as “fair.” Wed, 13 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d69b7d4-c7e2-4005-a995-bf278981211J/budg-m13.html 2015-05-13T05:00:00Z Australian unemployment levels continue to rise http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/13/jobs-m13.html The latest official unemployment figures and new job cuts expose the Abbott government’s budget forecasts. Wed, 13 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ec824d3f-9cef-4974-8619-a2b14aab38fG/jobs-m13.html 2015-05-13T05:00:00Z Sinn Fein loses ground in UK elections in Northern Ireland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/13/nire-m13.html The key goal shared by Sinn Fein in Northern Ireland and the SNP in Scotland is their attempt to encourage foreign investment into a cheap labour economy. Wed, 13 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ece6c085-00db-4bf2-b9f6-d21b4187ea6B/nire-m13.html 2015-05-13T05:00:00Z German SPD achieves worst result in Bremen state elections since World War II http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/13/brem-m13.html The outcome of the Bremen state elections exposes the immense gulf between official politics and the working class in Germany Wed, 13 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cbd61c0d-2814-4080-86da-da8e06c6b87A/brem-m13.html 2015-05-13T05:00:00Z Berlin police powers strengthened http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/13/berl-m13.html The changes to Berlin’s police powers reveal a mentality that places so-called security needs above the protection of civil liberties. Wed, 13 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80fb90bd-ac2d-4cc1-a348-4b00d215e9dJ/berl-m13.html 2015-05-13T05:00:00Z SEP’s Lawrence Porter discusses socialism, Detroit bankruptcy on public radio program http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/13/port-m13.html On Michigan Radio’s popular “Stateside” program, Porter spoke about the activity of the SEP in the Detroit area and the growing interest in socialism throughout the country. Wed, 13 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e376a3e8-5782-4458-a270-07fec1989e8L/port-m13.html 2015-05-13T05:00:00Z Drone warfare in <em>Good Kill</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/13/good-m13.html New Zealand-born writer-director Andrew Niccol has taken on the subject of drone warfare in <em>Good Kill</em>, featuring Ethan Hawke, Bruce Greenwood, Zoë Kravitz and January Jones. Wed, 13 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89744a93-2ba2-4c8b-8472-45451401e4cI/good-m13.html 2015-05-13T05:00:00Z Enthusiastic response in Sri Lanka to online May Day rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/12/sril-m12.html Workers and students explain why they participated in the ICFI’s international May Day event. Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41c1fbed-4efb-4d9b-9a30-e18e628e0e7A/sril-m12.html 2015-05-12T05:00:00Z Seymour Hersh exposes official lies about Bin Laden killing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/12/binl-m12.html An article by the Pulitzer Prize winner, published Sunday in the London Review of Books, exposes the entire official narrative of the 2011 killing of Osama bin Laden as a concoction of lies. Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a16c065-ff4e-45d7-bec4-46649906157M/binl-m12.html 2015-05-12T05:00:00Z The Baltimore upheaval: On race and class in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/12/pers-m12.html The relentless fixation on race is aimed at preventing any serious examination of the deep class divisions in American society, which are at the root of police violence. Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3032a8f8-4d10-4db0-aa1b-095bb1afcfbM/pers-m12.html 2015-05-12T05:00:00Z Detroit begins new round of water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/12/detr-m12.html Residents, many of them elderly and disabled or living with children, are scrambling to raise money by any means to avoid having their water shut off. Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/39b4233e-4439-4c59-9d77-e8ae2183855F/detr-m12.html 2015-05-12T05:00:00Z Ex-CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling sentenced to three years in prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/12/ster-m12.html Sterling allegedly provided details of covert operations conducted by the CIA against Iran to journalist James Risen. Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f81a924-44b2-4db2-b9ef-abb5d4a974dI/ster-m12.html 2015-05-12T05:00:00Z Ex-Guantanamo child detainee Omar Khadr released on bail http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/12/omar-m12.html The Conservatives have gone to extraordinary lengths to prolong Khadr’s ordeal since he was repatriated, fighting to ensure he remains behind bars. Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53cde094-c85a-4861-9490-903e87a6b63K/omar-m12.html 2015-05-12T05:00:00Z Greece pledges to repay IMF loans early in EU talks on bailout deals http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/12/syri-m12.html The Syriza-led government is prostrating itself before the European Union, working to tighten austerity and repaying its loans early to cut a deal with the EU at the workers’ expense. Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b15e9ba-ac5b-4309-9312-0de20bd6a98F/syri-m12.html 2015-05-12T05:00:00Z Fire erupts at nuclear power plant outside of New York City http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/12/inpt-m12.html The third major fire in eight years broke out at the nuclear facility, spilling thousands of gallons of oil into the Hudson River. Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e356ba19-260c-44ca-8ea3-9749cd468b1F/inpt-m12.html 2015-05-12T05:00:00Z Massachusetts governor deepens austerity drive with early retirement legislation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/12/mass-m12.html Social service agencies could lose as much as half of their staff under an early retirement measure enacted by the Republican governor with the backing of the Democrats. Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dabf8f69-4a97-4b68-a77d-86e38906e5bI/mass-m12.html 2015-05-12T05:00:00Z Siemens announces massive job cuts worldwide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/12/siem-m12.html The new job cuts were agreed upon between the trade union, works council and management. Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37a3b170-370a-4bed-a2c1-6921e1383dcM/siem-m12.html 2015-05-12T05:00:00Z Germany: Auschwitz survivors testify against former SS officer http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/12/ausc-m12.html The prosecution of former SS officer Oskar Gröning has highlighted his role in crimes against humanity. Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/336d3430-b9fb-45bd-9939-db669b5e1abF/ausc-m12.html 2015-05-12T05:00:00Z Spain lines up behind US-led destabilization campaign against Venezuela http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/12/vene-m12.html The Declaration of Panama, signed by former Spanish prime ministers González and Aznar, echoes the line emanating from Washington. Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/01ad5558-8297-4149-b5b1-3575a5b6591I/vene-m12.html 2015-05-12T05:00:00Z Twenty two killed during Albanian terror group border post attack in Macedonia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/12/mace-m12.html The weekend attack is a sign of the simmering ethnic tensions fueled by the country’s economic and social crisis. Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dfd5bb23-6305-45d4-a653-ad9f9fcd148D/mace-m12.html 2015-05-12T05:00:00Z Australian government shifts tactics in pursuit of budget austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/12/budg-m12.html The Liberal government is standing the concept of “fairness” on its head to try to push through greater social inequality in its second budget, to be delivered today. Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c640f146-ed27-4722-ab99-3ddb81aae3cJ/budg-m12.html 2015-05-12T05:00:00Z New Zealand: State-owned mining company announces job cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/12/mine-m12.html The opposition Labour Party and the trade union bureaucracy are helping impose 151 job cuts at Solid Energy’s Stockton Mine. Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d73bc3e7-61c5-41c3-ba69-4f9c317036fE/mine-m12.html 2015-05-12T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/12/wkrs-m12.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 12 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13630731-3df4-45ee-b641-0cf1a5b14a4K/wkrs-m12.html 2015-05-12T05:00:00Z European powers seek to bomb Libya to stop migrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/11/liby-m11.html EU military intervention would be aimed at stopping refugees now seeking transport across the Mediterranean from even setting foot on board a ship—by destroying the ships. Mon, 11 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f93beed7-2697-44aa-9bab-dfff3787895L/liby-m11.html 2015-05-11T05:00:00Z The death of British Labourism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/11/pers-m11.html Workers have deserted the Labour Party because they view it as a Conservative Party Mark Two, with almost one-third of the electorate seeing no point in voting at all. Mon, 11 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/240f253b-d2cb-4c30-afa7-bace69da5a0C/pers-m11.html 2015-05-11T05:00:00Z Yemen rebels announce support for Saudi cease-fire plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/11/yeme-m11.html The Houthi rebels announced on Sunday that they would cooperate with a five day cease-fire even as the US backed, Saudi-led coalition continued to carry out air strikes. Mon, 11 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c3729c0e-17da-4887-b3fe-f0d7d185244O/yeme-m11.html 2015-05-11T05:00:00Z Illinois Supreme Court strikes down state pension cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/11/illi-m11.html Despite the ruling, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel remain committed to slashing public employee pensions. Mon, 11 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f01a8f2f-88ac-4c5e-829e-9309d9be78aB/illi-m11.html 2015-05-11T05:00:00Z Los Angeles police shoot unarmed homeless man http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/11/lapd-m11.html The LAPD is suppressing a video of the May 6 shooting of 29-year-old Brendon Glenn. Mon, 11 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d07b0b0-ef5a-4c5f-89bd-0c8ddd70023C/lapd-m11.html 2015-05-11T05:00:00Z HIV epidemic in rural Indiana exposes social crisis in US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/11/hivi-m11.html Driving the outbreak are high levels of poverty and unemployment, conditions found in small towns throughout the United States. Mon, 11 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f70a52ef-59f8-47b2-bc72-ea2b523f199F/hivi-m11.html 2015-05-11T05:00:00Z Historians condemn Japan’s whitewashing of war crimes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/11/japa-m11.html Nearly 200 historians published a statement last Tuesday calling on Tokyo to cease distorting the history of comfort women. Mon, 11 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d36e2ca1-889f-4361-ac63-8ab334e11fbE/japa-m11.html 2015-05-11T05:00:00Z SEP in Germany participates in panel discussion on train drivers strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/11/gdls-m11.html Ulrich Rippert, national secretary of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, participated in a panel discussion with a leader of the GDL union on the issues facing train drivers. Mon, 11 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f1fdeae-5bbb-4ba4-a11d-55727bd323fN/gdls-m11.html 2015-05-11T05:00:00Z Italy: Expo 2015, May Day reveal deep class antagonisms http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/11/ital-m11.html The opening of Expo 2015 occurs on the backdrop of worsening social conditions and demonstrations led by the pseudo-left. Mon, 11 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b5ac6206-e054-4470-bf87-33ca00fe67cL/ital-m11.html 2015-05-11T05:00:00Z Venezuelan economy continues to deteriorate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/11/vene-m11.html Conditions for the working class are more grim by the day, as the government of Nicolás Maduro prepares for crackdowns. Mon, 11 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3504225b-4f71-4dab-9edb-87e0ddf5b38N/vene-m11.html 2015-05-11T05:00:00Z Australian “Rental Affordability” report highlights housing crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/11/hous-m11.html An overheated housing bubble, growing unemployment and low wages are having a devastating social impact. Mon, 11 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90d427e6-9b9c-4b06-98d9-36f0d7f54afJ/hous-m11.html 2015-05-11T05:00:00Z The crisis of capitalism and the reemergence of class struggle in the United States http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/11/mdjk-m11.html This speech was delivered by Joseph Kishore, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (US), as the concluding remarks to the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.<br /> <a href="https://youtu.be/e0kXQAJ6sLY";>Link to audio</a> Mon, 11 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d34c6540-513c-4d64-92b7-578aa8d3f4eD/mdjk-m11.html 2015-05-11T05:00:00Z The Westerbork transit camp and the destruction of Dutch Jewry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/11/west-m11.html May 10, 2015 marked the 75th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands. Over the next five years, tens of thousands of Jews were deported from the Westerbork transit camp to Auschwitz and other camps. Mon, 11 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef5d1d19-3b9a-4db7-8ea0-92744664bf9G/west-m11.html 2015-05-11T05:00:00Z This week in history: May 11-17 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/11/twih-m11.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 11 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bdd63140-7a71-4bfa-8ea5-fc5ac6384faD/twih-m11.html 2015-05-11T05:00:00Z US begins training new “rebel” army for operations in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/syri-m09.html In preparation for expanded interventions in Syria and elsewhere, the US Defense Department will train some 15,000 militants at camps in Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar. Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43948a11-4a57-4566-adbd-6db05b19285O/syri-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z Seventy years since the defeat of Hitler’s Third Reich http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/pers-m09.html The boycott of the May 9 celebrations in Moscow by the US and Germany is bound up with their alliance with fascistic forces and their virulently anti-Russian foreign policy. Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a0f9fb1-5676-4877-974b-383f5900389H/pers-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z General election produces political earthquake in Britain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/brit-m09.html The general election has claimed the scalps of three party leaders. Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6687e7b5-ff0b-47c1-907a-2fdf418f72fO/brit-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z Video: “It’s about the defense of the right to strike” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/loki-m09.html Several hundred striking train drivers and conductors demonstrated in front of the main train station in Berlin on Wednesday. Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/00aef4c7-c009-4f1d-8ded-6050d60135bE/loki-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z Detroit to resume water shutoffs this month http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/detr-m09.html Some 25,000 households are scheduled to receive shutoff notices beginning May 11. Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0cd013c-6674-4d8d-8c81-e619754e94dM/detr-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z April employment report masks extent of US jobs crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/econ-m09.html The jobs added in the US last month were overwhelmingly in sectors dominated by part-time, low-wage work. Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d6837481-20e0-4ab4-a960-a2de0978823A/econ-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z PEN Gala pays homage to Charlie Hebdo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/pen-m09.html The well-heeled Manhattan crowd gave a standing ovation to two <em>Charlie Hebdo</em> editors, while heavily armed police officers kept watch outside. Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33c5132a-7e35-4123-800b-7fd6e66584fP/pen-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z Police, far right linked to attack on kosher grocery during Charlie Hebdo shooting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/herm-m09.html Local newspapers in northern France are reporting that a gun dealer with ties to right-wing and paramilitary groups supplied the weapons for the January attacks in Paris. Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/389d18a5-e747-443e-acdd-5e5ffab93efC/herm-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z Syriza government endorses “war on terror” to divert opposition to austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/gree-m09.html Fearing mass opposition to its unpopular austerity measures, Greece’s Syriza-led government is endorsing imperialist wars to divert rising social tensions. Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad1d770e-8785-43ba-800e-7d7cdfb8560L/gree-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z German court rejects claims of Kunduz victims http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/kund-m09.html The higher regional court in Cologne has rejected the compensation claims of two survivors of the notorious 2009 massacre perpetrated by the German armed forces. Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d18a252-fdde-4552-9c8b-6e771fb4e9cN/kund-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z Polish presidential election expresses growing hostility towards Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/pola-m09.html The campaign has been characterised by agitation against Russia and the promotion of a military build-up. Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/731eea04-e6a0-47a6-800a-f7882df13feL/pola-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z Unifor bows to latest GM Canada layoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/gmjo-m09.html Seeking to extort further massive concessions, GM has said it will determine the fate of its Oshawa plants only after the 2016 contract negotiations. Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f9197490-f845-4d9b-ace7-701759ee274P/gmjo-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: Evicted Colombo shanty dwellers face desperate situation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/evic-m09.html Some of those forced out are living in wooden huts without water or sanitation. Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/148ac4f7-7667-48a7-b3d8-4e5c0ee809dE/evic-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z New Australian police “terror” raids used to ramp up crisis atmosphere http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/terr-m09.html Prime Minister Abbott again seized on yesterday’s police raids to foment fears of terrorist “plots.” Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f02062a0-a2f7-49da-bff1-4132adec7f6F/terr-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z The tragedy of Mediterranean migrants and the crimes of imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/mdjh-m09.html This speech was delivered by Julie Hyland, assistant national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), to the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.<br /> <a href="https://youtu.be/78TyHVHxohw";>Link to audio</a> Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40f5d2d8-0e1f-453f-9a04-3adceea73bcG/mdjh-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z War in the Middle East, imperialism and the lessons of the Egyptian Revolution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/mdjs-m09.html This speech was delivered by Johannes Stern, leading member of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit in Germany, to the May 3 International May Day Online Rally. <br /> <a href="https://youtu.be/L9FziMxa3f8";>Link to audio</a> Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8185a0f4-bf83-413c-a1c7-e943805e222O/mdjs-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z Workers, students and youth in Australia discuss May Day rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/mdin-m09.html May Day rally participants voice their concerns about the rise of militarism and the necessity to unite the international working class against imperialist war. Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/211c6a6e-6860-47b5-ba2c-cd557af3162B/mdin-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z VE Day in Germany: War commemoration and war propaganda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/veda-m09.html Previous commemorations of the end of the Second World War were dedicated to shared reflection on the past, now they revolve around current conflicts and future wars. Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b6152da8-918a-4165-9734-fb4e6e11d7fC/veda-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/09/labo-m09.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 09 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/399b29aa-e592-4080-88e4-32d98840fd9H/labo-m09.html 2015-05-09T05:00:00Z Bond market sell-off signals mounting financial crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/bond-m08.html In the last two weeks an estimated $2 trillion has been wiped off share and bond markets. Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/045279f6-a707-4548-9f23-51b16961204G/bond-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z Kerry in Riyadh: A meeting of war criminals http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/pers-m08.html The visit by Kerry underscored Washington’s reliance on the most tyrannical and blood-soaked regimes to pursue its predatory interests in the region. Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7be7f827-e63b-4e9a-b8b2-051c39e1157L/pers-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z General election produces political earthquake in Britain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/elec-m08.html The general election has claimed the scalp of three party leaders. Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0bf67147-8554-4dfb-a970-1d77ad87f09D/elec-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z US Court of Appeals finds NSA phone data collection is illegal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/nsa-m08.html Avoiding the vast constitutional issues at stake, the court essentially called on Congress to provide a more robust pseudo-legal basis for unlimited warrantless spying. Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ed5990ef-36d3-4c1f-8397-321799b4992I/nsa-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z NSA conducts real-time analysis of spoken communications http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/nsac-m08.html The US National Security Agency has been automatically transcribing, analyzing, and tagging vocal electronic communications for almost a decade. Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8729aa75-eed6-4349-b33c-70f5092815aH/nsac-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z Canada’s parliament adopts bill to greatly expand intelligence agencies’ powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/cana-m08.html The Conservative government’s Bill C-51, in the name of combating terrorism, overturns core democratic rights and legal principles. Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ce616633-962f-4379-bce7-e46a20596ebM/cana-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z Obama administration moves to bolster police in Baltimore http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/balt-m08.html In a visit to the city where Freddie Gray was killed, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch praised the Baltimore cops as the “hardest working police officers in America.” Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af8c2404-7cd3-412a-b479-5a49154a0a4C/balt-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z Skelos latest veteran New York State politician indicted for corruption http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/skel-m08.html Republican Senate majority leader Dean Skelos is just one of an endless series of politicians from both big business parties who have been charged with criminal activity. Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c14636a5-f25b-4c48-93fa-4cff5279332L/skel-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z Netanyahu forms far-right coalition government in Israel http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/isra-m08.html Netanyahu’s maneuvers leaves him in charge of a fractious cabinet and subject to blackmailing by his partners in pursuit of their own interests. Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/297c181f-1c61-478d-a42b-a11d6ebc6f5L/isra-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z German train drivers’ strike: “This is about our basic right to strike” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/germ-m08.html Freight train employees across Germany have been on strike since Monday afternoon, with passenger services joining on Tuesday. Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd33672e-d607-49dc-a0fe-03a1c3a4697F/germ-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z Irish bus workers strike for 48 hours http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/driv-m08.html The continued undermining of the pay and conditions of bus workers would not have been possible without the collaboration of the trade unions. Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d1d2e683-7837-4662-91c2-cb3ece53a7bI/driv-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z Italian parliament adopts new election law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/ital-m08.html The reforms will provide the government with more room to act independently of the will of the electorate. Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aeb3297a-18c2-45db-a8f9-7b197eaaa0bE/ital-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z China’s Xi meets head of Taiwan’s Kuomintang http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/taiw-m08.html Xi Jinping and Eric Chu met to discuss collaboration as Taiwan seeks to join international trade agreements and China’s AIIB. Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b5b3a9cf-4375-4889-92e8-19a2931bf61K/taiw-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z Australian Greens execute abrupt leadership change http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/gree-m08.html Di Natale, the new leader, announced his readiness to negotiate with Prime Minister Tony Abbott on the budget and other measures. Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28f44b78-fb14-4d30-8bcf-823f7389f9cI/gree-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z The US “pivot to Asia” and the drive to war against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/mdtp-m08.html This speech was delivered by Tom Peters, leading member of the Socialist Equality Party group in New Zealand, to the May 3 International May Day Online Rally. <br /> <a href="https://youtu.be/zpSDqZfYxqU">Link to audio</a> Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e31df37-91a0-4433-9ab5-757b9b304bbO/mdtp-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z The fight for the political independence of the working class in China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/mdtp-m08-1.html This speech was delivered by James Cogan, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), to the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.<br /> <a href="https://youtu.be/sEZdHEOH8AQ">Link to audio</a> Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76ee09f9-ac14-4906-9118-0da49a7ff24I/mdtp-m08-1.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z The cost of military domination http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/mili-m08.html The US federal government’s expenditures on roads, bridges, and education research is a mere fraction of what it spends maintaining the world’s deadliest military. Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aebd2b1e-48e7-4aa8-a544-b4e65228aefP/mili-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/labo-m08.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/723afb1d-0854-404d-bbcd-77b585d6ae4G/labo-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z Jean-Michel Basquiat at the Art Gallery of Ontario: Graffiti, fame and the art market http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/08/basq-m08.html Rapacious art speculators in the 1980s took a particular interest in Basquiat, who was well suited and, sadly, willing to play the part of the latest darling of the art world elite. Fri, 08 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7549dcb8-9960-4c39-9945-321bb8a61a1J/basq-m08.html 2015-05-08T05:00:00Z French National Assembly passes draconian electronic surveillance law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/rens-m07.html The law retroactively sanctions the mass spying already carried out by the intelligence services and formally sets up the surveillance infrastructure of a police state in France. Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a83c161-8fea-4b8c-910d-8cda0a80f2dK/rens-m07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z Britain’s general election: The need for a socialist alternative http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/pers-m07.html The Socialist Equality Party and its candidates, Katie Rhodes in Glasgow Central and David O’Sullivan in Holborn &amp; St. Pancras, offer the only genuine alternative for workers and young people. Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4732684-b84d-41b5-b315-2719f23bb5bA/pers-m07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z Record number of internally displaced people globally in 2014 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/disp-m07.html A record 38 million people were displaced within the borders of their own country by ongoing conflicts through the end of 2014. Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b70ef357-af8b-49b0-9ed6-a751e6065e6D/disp-m07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z FBI spy planes used in police-military operation against Baltimore protests http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/balt-m07.html At least two surveillance aircraft equipped with high-tech infrared sensors patrolled above the mass protests in Baltimore last month. Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a2c0639-17e3-4109-b505-6cc0f4b1402G/balt-m07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z Three more Republican candidates join US presidential race http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/repu-m07.html None of the three, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina or Mike Huckabee, is likely to win the nomination, but their candidacy pushes the electoral process even further to the right. Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bf4932e1-5bd3-4720-9eb2-85e77cdd519G/repu-m07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z Chicago mayor demands wage, benefit cuts from teachers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/chic-m07.html Mayor Rahm Emanuel is using a largely manufactured budget crisis to demand a seven percent pay cut, higher health care payments and pension reductions from Chicago teachers. Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2bc27591-16bf-4d43-b39c-c54325fe675A/chic-m07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z Alberta: NDP election sweep ends 44 years of Tory rule http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/cana-m07.html Within hours of the NDP sweeping the polls, Premier-elect Rachel Notley was pledging to work with Prime Minister Harper and offering obsequious reassurances to big business. Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02aa0d1a-4052-4900-b4a9-3859d866468I/cana-m07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z Kerry visits Colombo to deepen US ties with Sri Lanka http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/slus-m07.html The US secretary of state’s trip was aimed at placing Sri Lanka firmly in line with the Obama administration’s “pivot” to Asia against China. Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35bae8e7-9c4c-4d7c-8e14-b35838c3dffB/slus-m07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z Leading Australian journalist advocates confrontation with China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/hart-m07.html Beijing’s attempts to match US militarism are being seized upon to demand even greater aggression. Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1394870e-4632-437a-b6b5-aabd28e8c96L/hart-m07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z The British election as seen from Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/brit-m07.html The European media regard the British general election as a source of economic instability and a step towards the fracturing of the European Union into its national components. Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90f3d707-6735-4848-8dbd-ba6a340bf68K/brit-m07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z The rotten record of the UK Green Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/gree-m07.html Green Party of England and Wales leader Natalie Bennett insists she is not responsible for what the Greens do internationally. What about in Britain? Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/955131dd-b979-4985-a921-46b44863b5cO/gree-m07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z The UK general election and the growth of class antagonisms http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/mdcm-m07.html This speech was delivered by Chris Marsden, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), to the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.<br><a href="https://youtu.be/FylHvGXC5eo";>Link to audio</a> Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/314ae979-9f2c-4aa4-8192-7e0cbda7ba0A/mdcm-m07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z The crisis in Latin America and the fight for revolutionary leadership http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/mdbv-m07.html This speech was delivered by Bill Van Auken, leading member of the Socialist Equality Party (US), to the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.<br><a href="http://youtu.be/NhPk8CAX7F4 ";>Link to audio</a> Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8f5dee0-8eab-4d09-96d5-fba2fe919a2D/mdbv-m07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z Russell Brand performs volte face and urges Labour vote http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/bran-m07.html Brand won popular support for standing out against the very claims he is now making. Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa7864d7-cba7-4665-ae3a-8243a5311beP/bran-m07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z Statues of Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Bradley Manning unveiled in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/davi-m07.html “Art is called upon to make a choice, to show a new direction,” explains Italian artist Davide Dormino. Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ed06612f-d4b7-481b-ade3-bbec9650cc3C/davi-m07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z The political issues in the German train drivers strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/trai-j07.html The strike by train drivers is doomed to failure if it remains under the control of the GDL union and is subordinated to the nationalist and pro-capitalist perspective. Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ae726b4-c413-4c3d-abd4-038618c3347O/trai-j07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z Public Meetings: The way forward after Britain’s general election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/07/publ-m07.html The Socialist Equality Party is holding public meetings in London and Glasgow following Thursday’s general election to discuss the way forward for workers and young people. Thu, 07 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43f36b6b-1b1a-47d0-a484-f04b3bf69e8C/publ-m07.html 2015-05-07T05:00:00Z Massive payout for US hedge fund chiefs in 2014 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/pers-m06.html On average, the 25 top-earning hedge fund managers last year took home $400 million, or more than 10,000 times the median household income in the United States. Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b04401fe-ebb1-4977-aa08-a8f1e4738ccK/pers-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z US-Jordan war games prepare wider Mideast conflict http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/mide-m06.html Ten thousand troops are participating in the US-led “Eager Lion” war games in Jordan, in preparation for stepped up intervention in Syria, Iraq and throughout the Middle East. Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34c414b0-0379-4515-ae4f-376026864cdA/mide-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z NATO begins largest anti-submarine exercises ever in the North Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/nato-m06.html In a provocation aimed at Russia, the annual NATO naval exercises include forces from non-member state Sweden for the first time. Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0ec09fd-b33e-4df2-b850-c13ea5df3c1A/nato-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z Kerry visits Somalia as US prepares expanded intervention in East Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/soma-m06.html Though subject to decades of bombing, subversion, and special forces raids by US imperialism, Somalia had never before received a visit from America’s top diplomat. Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/97a2eb3d-db5d-413f-9a20-eaf23121d9fL/soma-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z Harper visits Iraq to laud Canada’s role in Mideast war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/harp-m06.html Harper used the trip to promote Canada’s expanding role in the war and his government’s push to increase the powers of the national-security apparatus at home. Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45fa4d1a-3cfb-4519-9e15-643548a0b9fA/harp-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z Fiat-Chrysler worker crushed to death at Detroit assembly plant http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/auto-m06.html Donald Megge, a 53-year-old skilled trades worker, died while repairing machinery at the Jefferson North plant’s wastewater treatment facility. Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d90d338b-ed39-4d3f-a2aa-4b7757060e4G/auto-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z York, Pennsylvania: Social service and education cuts hit workers and students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/york-m06.html Millions of dollars in state funding cuts to York schools have translated to over $1,000 lost per student, resulting in teacher layoffs and cuts to classes and programs. Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f5ef97aa-54cc-42c0-a592-4ef503bdcc0D/york-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z French soldiers sexually abused children in Central African Republic http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/abus-m06.html Young boys have accused French soldiers of sexually assaulting them in exchange for food or money—both before and during the UN-led mission in the impoverished country. Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/31f3ad61-dd68-4b24-bd0f-e48c006740bP/abus-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z Green Party calls for modernisation of British armed forces http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/ukgr-m06.html Green Party defence spokeswoman Rebecca Johnson recently complained that the British army was no longer equipped to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century. Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d31a9f10-24b6-484a-a9e7-e535511ede3B/ukgr-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z Thailand’s draft constitution enshrines dictatorship http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/thai-m06.html The junta’s constitution would ensure that the military and the courts maintain control of the country. Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d23c31eb-057e-4c9b-ba8f-ff15e8b78a4P/thai-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z Australian central bank cuts interest rate to record low http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/aust-m06.html The Reserve Bank of Australia has been caught in the financial vortex created by global interest rate cuts and a developing currency war. Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/23d4a4aa-8c44-4a46-9085-2106d7bc5d8E/aust-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z The European Union and the return of European militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/mdps-m06.html This speech was delivered by Peter Schwarz, secretary of the International Committee of the Fourth International, to the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.<br><a href="http://youtu.be/IfQA0zWihoY">Link to audio</a> Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5835fc7e-f2ff-48ec-a1fd-99762eba4d0D/mdps-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z The fight against militarism, war and the falsification of history http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/mdur-m06.html This speech was delivered by Uli Rippert, national secretary of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit in Germany, to the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.<br><a href="http://youtu.be/Qmf2OwoZ1t4";>Link to audio</a> Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3b093a0-5600-443c-b705-6151bb7d763C/mdur-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z Workers in Britain speak on May Day rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/ukmd-m06.html There was an enthusiastic response by workers and young people who took part in the International May Day Online Rally in the UK. Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0165ba94-ea27-4603-b711-25138dfa4c4B/ukmd-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z The “Fight of the Century”: An orgy of wealth and profit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/figh-m06.html The boxing and entertainment industries generated over a billion dollars in profit out of the spectacle of two men punching at each other for thirty-six minutes. Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/39548e17-0dc6-4cab-895a-356fc5fb5e4G/figh-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z Further on political censorship at the University of Sydney http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/usyd-m06.html Socialist Equality Party national secretary James Cogan has written a second open letter to the University of Sydney Vice Chancellor Dr Michael Spence regarding the university’s ban on the SEP holding a public anti-war meeting. Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8530d1e4-ec1b-484b-841c-b8f16ca3f75C/usyd-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z London’s housing crisis demands a socialist solution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/hous-m06.html Official figures reveal that in the last three years alone more than 50,000 families have been forced to leave London due to welfare cuts and soaring rents. Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a5c91616-684a-405c-a35a-7f60ab4c9edO/hous-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z Co-director Wim Wenders’ <em>The Salt of the Earth</em>: The photographs of Sebastião Salgado http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/06/thes-m06.html Salgado is perhaps best known for his photos of people in impoverished regions and his pictures taken amid various social disasters, especially in Ethiopia and Rwanda. Wed, 06 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fdeed28a-b45f-4606-98e6-a7e52ad4e21H/thes-m06.html 2015-05-06T05:00:00Z The 2015 May Day Online Rally and the fight against imperialist war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/05/pers-m05.html The rally provided a comprehensive analysis of the causes of war and outlined a political program for a renewed anti-imperialist and socialist movement of the international working class. Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/39c44e63-ed7d-44c1-8603-8142f1287efF/pers-m05.html 2015-05-05T05:00:00Z US-backed Saudi forces dropped cluster bombs on Yemeni villages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/05/yeme-m05.html The use of the illegal weapons was corroborated by video footage, photographs, and satellite imagery analyzed by Human Rights Watch. Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb7eef19-616a-4b1a-8290-8cbac662d9fD/yeme-m05.html 2015-05-05T05:00:00Z Police attack demonstration against police violence in Israel http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/05/isra-m05.html Sunday’s protest was sparked by video footage of police officers beating an Ethiopian-Israeli soldier without provocation. Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/de26918c-2418-4304-a38e-2d62deefee3I/isra-m05.html 2015-05-05T05:00:00Z Police quickly suppress spontaneous protests after arrest in Baltimore http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/05/balt-m05.html The crackdown on city residents demonstrates the reality behind all the talk of reforming the police department after the indictment of six cops for the murder of Freddie Gray. Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bbd3d8cf-a2f8-4d1c-b4b8-5075ab7e969N/balt-m05.html 2015-05-05T05:00:00Z Two gunmen killed outside anti-Islam provocation in Texas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/05/texa-m05.html The violence outside the Mohammad cartoon contest had been sought and was welcomed by its organizers. Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f770fa3-0ec7-40d6-8823-d1c40fd5c14J/texa-m05.html 2015-05-05T05:00:00Z Re-sentencing leaves Atlanta educators still facing years in prison http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/05/teac-m05.html From the beginning, the Atlanta case has been a political vendetta aimed at further discrediting public school teachers and accelerating the process of privatizing public education. Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b0de255-8571-4d3e-9373-236dfab9d4eC/teac-m05.html 2015-05-05T05:00:00Z BP and Steelworkers union reach sellout deal to end three-month Indiana refinery strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/05/oil-m05.html Even as it rewards its executives and shareholders, BP has repeatedly claimed that it must cut costs and impose harsh working conditions to remain competitive. Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d4838e2-ac32-4d18-91c2-4ef44d83b8bK/oil-m05.html 2015-05-05T05:00:00Z Wayne County, Michigan “Recovery Plan” guts public worker pensions, health benefits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/05/wayn-m05.html Executive Warren Evans says the “strong medicine” in his financial plan is the only way to avoid emergency management in the county that includes Detroit. Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef894fc2-5384-4387-8db8-6caa8a1616eE/wayn-m05.html 2015-05-05T05:00:00Z German foreign intelligence service aided NSA spying in Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/05/bnds-m05.html The BND has been spying on leading European politicians and companies on behalf of the NSA for decades. Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0e4aafc9-57f9-44d1-93d0-dfc0574c1abE/bnds-m05.html 2015-05-05T05:00:00Z Spain: Rebound in employment based on wage cuts and increased job insecurity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/05/spai-m05.html More than 3.5 million jobs had been eliminated in Spain between 2008 and 2013. Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/092b6c1a-8602-4d73-8248-c27f5bb6e8bE/spai-m05.html 2015-05-05T05:00:00Z Two years since the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/05/bang-m05.html The brutal exploitation of Bangladeshi workers continues as profit-hungry global retailers demand lower-cost goods. Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cb1c2e65-82f0-4d8b-8f09-e7ac1e421e1F/bang-m05.html 2015-05-05T05:00:00Z Australian Federal Police defend decision to expose “Bali 9” to Indonesian death penalty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/05/exec-m05.html The police commissioners refused to apologise for the decisions that led to last week’s executions and declared that they would do the same again. Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/853613e2-1c6e-4c93-9cbc-c8ac1c65bf0P/exec-m05.html 2015-05-05T05:00:00Z The world capitalist crisis and the drive to world war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/05/mdnb-m05.html This speech was delivered by Nick Beams, leading member of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), to the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.<br><a href="http://youtu.be/akONpOo18MA">Link to audio</a> Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18b9aae9-5f3a-4ca4-b8ed-7127774b8b1I/mdnb-m05.html 2015-05-05T05:00:00Z South Asia, the US “pivot” and the perspective of permanent revolution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/05/mdwd-m05.html This speech was delivered by Wije Dias, the general secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) to the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.<br><a href="http://youtu.be/RfxIzcVKbyE";>Link to audio</a> Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb7ac782-4c93-4ff3-8428-78b04629e1aH/mdwd-m05.html 2015-05-05T05:00:00Z German participants respond to International May Day Online Rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/05/germ-m05.html There was an enthusiastic response by workers and young people who took part in the International May Day Online Rally in Germany. Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e01061b5-2f15-4e95-9216-256e648523aH/germ-m05.html 2015-05-05T05:00:00Z University of Sydney meeting discusses attacks on democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/05/meet-m05.html While the meeting expressed growing opposition to attacks on democratic rights at the university, it also underscored political issues that need to be tackled by those seeking to oppose the crackdown on civil liberties. Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/925d0a8f-10b3-47f4-ba04-6e2f6738541N/meet-m05.html 2015-05-05T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/05/wkrs-m05.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e7d5d3a-1142-4670-8150-2b6487dca87F/wkrs-m05.html 2015-05-05T05:00:00Z US warplanes kill dozens of civilians in Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/syri-m04.html The latest atrocity reportedly took place in the Arab village of Bir Mahali in Aleppo province. Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eeb0e2b5-d528-4700-8bd5-be035a32a8eF/syri-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z Socialism and the struggle against war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/pers-m04.html This perspective is the text of the speech delivered by David North, chairman of the <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> International Editorial Board, to open the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.<br /> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y-H6dj1iik";>Link to audio</a> Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50a68fb3-0b40-4174-91ae-9c16aba95d8E/pers-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z Baltimore rally against police brutality encourages illusions in Democrats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/balt-m04.html The response to the eruption of anger over the police murder of Freddie Gray has combined repression with the cultivation of a new layer of careerists steeped in identity politics. Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af1cf523-5666-46d1-a2d5-57da3a49c9cM/balt-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z Baltimore workers and youth speak out http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/bint-m04.html Residents spoke about what it is like living in Baltimore, describing a situation of everyday police violence and economic desperation. Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/583d1bb1-9795-4bc8-8744-f83c9c1695bK/bint-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z German press demands more effective tanks for war against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/germ-m04.html A commentary in one of the major German newspapers is calling for German tanks to be equipped with depleted uranium ammunition to destroy Russian tanks. Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f1432de2-b837-409e-8398-bec705dfb09E/germ-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z France to spend billions on military rearmament program http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/fran-m04.html France plans to boost defense spending amid spreading wars and rising geopolitical tension between major powers in Europe and internationally. Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5828084a-5e26-4c29-a57e-ff4e3380ef5J/fran-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z Muslim girl expelled from French high school for wearing long skirt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/skir-m04.html The expulsion of a high school girl points to the reactionary, Islamophobic atmosphere encouraged by the entire French political establishment. Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/436b28b5-1e99-460e-89af-74192dc58bcJ/skir-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z Murdoch’s Scottish Sun backs the Scottish National Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/scot-m04.html Whatever other motivations are involved, Murdoch’s endorsement of the SNP punctures the carefully constructed myth that the SNP is an anti-austerity party. Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c41d5b9f-8ce3-40a3-9ac6-edd1e2184a5C/scot-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z US sends hundreds of troops to quake-stricken Nepal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/nepa-m04.html The US is exploiting the tragedy in Nepal to strengthen its influence in the strategically located country adjacent to China. Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93489761-0045-4c0d-9080-023d7a8a8f8G/nepa-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z US federal court rules against White House immigrant detention policy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/immi-m04.html District Judge Dolly Gee ruled that the administration’s detention policy violates a 1997 settlement of a federal court case. Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b7b1f8a-c53a-41b1-9fbf-4b910671a0eD/immi-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z Los Angeles teachers face political fight to defend public education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/utla-m04.html The agreement signed by the LA teachers' union will escalate the assault on teachers and public education, while rewarding the union apparatus for backing school “reform.” Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e66ff06-d3b1-4816-ba29-d829990eae2F/utla-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z York, Pennsylvania: Mass unemployment and temporary jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/york-m04.html Like many cities its size in the US state of Pennsylvania, York is mired in unemployment, low-paying jobs and poverty. Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73c3c2dd-50ec-4bb2-9ad0-9da5abd2c75B/york-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z Finance houses warn of loss of Australia’s AAA credit rating http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/econ-m04.html The financial elite is sending a message that the government must impose harsher austerity measures on the working class. Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb85b8d8-0dcc-466a-8483-7617773663cM/econ-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z International Online May Day Rally draws worldwide audience http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/mayd-m04.html Workers and young people on six continents heard speakers from the International Committee of the Fourth International outline a socialist program in opposition to imperialist war. Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f5b93a11-a435-4712-aee6-eacf69c6d95P/mayd-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z Glasgow Care Crisis hustings: Pseudo-left make overtures to the Scottish National Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/hust-m04.html The exclusion of the SEP from the hustings was meant to exclude criticism of the trade union bureaucracy, which is responsible for selling out one dispute after another. Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e369d52e-7621-48a9-9fcc-cb0daff70f1G/hust-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z This week in history: May 4-10 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/twih-m04.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49bf1b14-09a9-4e14-b409-46d2ecdf75aG/twih-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z A review of <em>This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate</em>, by Naomi Klein http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/klei-m04.html Klein calls for a coalition of various organizations to pressure national governments to implement protectionist policies and environmental and social reforms. Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1073752-335b-4e0d-b53d-8a4e6f74211K/klei-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z Fracking linked to earthquakes and increased levels of radon in homes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/04/frac-m04.html Despite industry denials, the process known as fracking, used to extract oil and natural gas, is responsible for serious health and environmental problems. Mon, 04 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0aa39e2-68e0-4160-a6c4-3ef84899cc0M/frac-m04.html 2015-05-04T05:00:00Z Violent arrests of protesters follow charges against Baltimore cops in murder of Freddie Gray http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/gray-m02.html The prosecutor’s action was a highly political decision, made in close consultation with the Obama administration, as protests in the city expanded and a wave of solidarity demonstrations spread across the country. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e3ee879f-3174-4237-a4b4-1b07719604dP/gray-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z Parasitism, plutocracy and economic depression http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/pers-m02.html The ongoing global economic slump is inseparable from the parasitic activities of the financial oligarchy, aided and abetted by the state. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57433f95-7dd4-4e85-b651-2cea88a399bL/pers-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z US sends warships to Strait of Hormuz, claiming Iran threat http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/usna-m02.html The US Central Command justified sending naval forces to patrol the strategic waterway as a response to Iran’s seizure of a cargo ship earlier this week. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1abc1e3f-2393-4a06-95b6-7b2488eded5D/usna-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z The role of the Maryland’s “Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/leob-m02.html Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has sought to divert popular anger over the police killing of Freddie Gray by claiming that the investigation of Gray’s death is hampered by a controversial law known as the Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights (LEOBR). Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3fc050a4-4640-4636-b069-0202c08ca67E/leob-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z Sentencing phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial underway http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/bost-m02.html None of the most essential questions, relating to the unexplained connections between the federal government and the Tsarnaev family, have been raised thus far in the proceedings, which began on April 21. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/039acff4-dd91-4f20-b375-cac3bd58e5dG/bost-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z Joyce Carol Oates, Russell Banks and 143 other writers protest free speech award for Charlie Hebdo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/hebd-m02.html The protesting PEN members have thrown a monkey wrench into the works of a right-wing political operation, provoking screams of outrage from ex-left and ex-liberal circles. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e2c83c8f-4cc7-4323-9152-9ef4937fb07N/hebd-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z Anger mounts among Greek retirees as Syriza threatens to withhold pensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/gree-m02.html The Syriza government delayed pension payments while continuing to repay the banks. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9775f0fc-ebee-437a-a177-8024f6c3db2D/gree-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z US “Grand Strategy” for war against China laid out http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/chin-m02.html The report’s theme is that there is no prospect for peaceful coexistence or mutual understanding between the US and China. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc5a3456-6236-47cb-b93f-207c7c94b1eG/chin-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z European Union steps up repressive measures against refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/refu-m02.html The EU’s militarized anti-refugee measures do not stop at the Libyan coast, but are being extended to Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan, Mali and Niger. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2aedfc1a-7e47-4190-9e46-28edd056d31G/refu-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z Russia, China announce joint naval exercises in the Mediterranean http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/medi-m02.html Live-fire exercises planned by Moscow and Beijing off the coast of Europe testify to escalating tensions between the major powers. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d864eda-52cd-46bb-8a96-c0f85dd7965G/medi-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z Canada hikes military spending http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/incr-m02.html Canada is deeply implicated in all three of Washington’s major military-strategic offensives since 2001. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c5f014e-cb86-4d08-a59a-19bade9b475P/incr-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z Strike of California nurses ends http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/cali-m02.html After a tentative agreement, 6,500 nurses in eight California hospitals returned to work. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/042f1ddd-3910-46d0-b7e6-c929a8908bdF/cali-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z Michigan governor releases plan for assault on public education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/detr-m02.html The governor’s plan to reorganize Detroit Public Schools is the most ambitious structural overhaul of public education since the all-charter school district was established in New Orleans. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4710c39c-30e4-4b8d-a552-424bcd8f00aN/detr-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z Youth and workers in Australia denounce war and join international May Day http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/maya-m02.html University students and workers in Sydney and Melbourne explain why they will be participating in the Online May Day Rally. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a3ebb09-e607-4386-96ad-664d63581a3A/maya-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z Workers in Britain sign up for International May Day Online Rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/ints-m02.html “It’s the only genuine celebration of international workers day anywhere in the world.” Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f399e1cc-907e-4b81-8452-9eefcf96a0fO/ints-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z Pseudo-left to lay foundations for Syriza-type alliance at upcoming Chicago conference http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/chic-m02.html Socialist Alternative, the International Socialist Organization, leaders of the Chicago Teachers Union, and various Green and Democratic elected officials will gather this weekend in Chicago to discuss the possibility of a pseudo-left electoral alliance. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4a7ea982-7f79-4ee2-868d-7fbda8e022eH/chic-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z New York Times lies, falsifies history to promote neo-fascist Kiev regime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/time-m02.html Kramer’s article is part of a broader campaign of historical falsification, portraying the Russian Revolution and the struggle for socialism as the root causes of the catastrophes of the last century. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/096afca3-2d09-4625-8bf7-5d478ff707fL/time-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z SEP UK candidate David O’Sullivan addresses Primrose Hill hustings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/prim-m02.html O’Sullivan’s insistence that a socialist perspective was necessary to address social problems met with a warm response. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f02af3f-1c0f-491a-887f-3fa0aa2da6bN/prim-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/02/labo-m02.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f3b0e298-2601-4075-8559-0125c3334d9K/labo-m02.html 2015-05-02T05:00:00Z Capitalism, the working class and the fight against police violence http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/pers-m01.html The military-police mobilization in Baltimore, Maryland has laid bare the class divide in America and the bankruptcy of the entire political system. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aee6fc74-ec4a-49b7-a23c-c02e5ac95c6P/pers-m01.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z New York Mayor Bill de Blasio defends mass arrests of demonstrators http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/nycp-m01.html Police arrested 143 people in New York City at Wednesday’s protest against police violence. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/301a2428-9be7-4da1-96b6-76afef8c30aN/nycp-m01.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z American Psychological Association played critical role in CIA torture program http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/tort-m01.html A report by health professionals and human rights activists exposes the collusion between the APA and the Bush White House in the torture and abuse of detainees. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1441e7bb-5f55-4f7c-9923-e6ce78ebdadL/tort-m01.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z Protests continue as Baltimore police conclude investigation into death of Freddie Gray http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/balt-m01.html Details of the internal police investigation, including previously unseen video footage, are being kept from the public. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa5b58e7-ac04-4b38-aa53-3a432444422A/balt-m01.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z Victoria, Texas police kill 25-year-old father with PTSD outside his home http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/note-m01.html At least 388 people have been killed by the police in the United States since the beginning of the year. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48932489-3c76-46a3-85b2-411ec969885D/note-m01.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z Military police attack Brazilian teachers, leaving over 200 injured http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/braz-m01.html Striking teachers faced continuous police attacks since setting up a tent camp outside the state legislative building in the southern city of Curitiba on Monday. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f1fe8913-27c1-4ffc-a638-4b4d8e48d07B/braz-m01.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z Bernie Sanders to seek Democratic presidential nomination http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/sand-m01.html The senator from Vermont, despite his populist rhetoric, is neither a socialist nor an independent, but a liberal apologist for an increasingly right-wing Democratic Party. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e1298c1-e4b5-47ee-82f1-520f9d5e0c6B/sand-m01.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z US appeals court grants immunity to border patrol agent who killed Mexican teenager http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/immi-m01.html The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously granted “qualified immunity” to a US border patrol agent who shot an unarmed 15-year-old boy in the face near the Mexican border. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0485f7bb-851d-4ff2-b1a0-249bd01236aH/immi-m01.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z Department of Justice sues Detroit-based Quicken Loans for mortgage fraud http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/quic-m01.html The suit alleges that the firm, owned by billionaire Dan Gilbert, encouraged employees to underwrite loans they knew would go into default. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7b48a5b-de7b-479d-aeda-a6a2362ccf7I/quic-m01.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z Former IG Metall union leader heads Volkswagen supervisory board http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/vw-m01.html As chairman of IG Metall, Berthold Huber turned the trade union into a profitable enterprise that serves major corporations as a consultant and specialist in corporate restructuring. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6658c72d-d1b6-496b-b371-e49b433dabbC/vw-m01.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan parliament passes amendment to restrict presidential powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/sril-m01.html The constitutional amendment is designed to hoodwink workers by providing a democratic façade for repressive measures being prepared to ram through the IMF’s austerity demands. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/65ad08a6-fe7a-437e-9622-7171b798dfeK/sril-m01.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z The new global arms race http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/arms-m01.html Spurred on by the global war drive of US imperialism, governments around the world are purchasing armaments and militarizing large areas of the globe at a terrifying speed. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/baa25f98-77c5-458d-9051-871af1bdd37P/arms-m01.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z Students and young workers in Australia register for international May Day event http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/mdin-m01.html Those planning to attend the rally spoke of their deep concern about the dangers of war as well as the necessity of a struggle by the international working class against it. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87f4b16d-58dd-4f71-9dbb-f38d4bbbed1D/mdin-m01.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z SEP campaigns in Sri Lanka, India for International May Day Online Rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/sril-m01-2.html SEP campaigners have found considerable interest and support when talking to workers, young people and students. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a23fa818-b952-4d29-bbf1-e8fab765735M/sril-m01-2.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z Mehring Books launches May Day sale http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/mehr-m01.html Mehring Books is launching a two-week sale in honor of May Day, the international day of working class solidarity, with almost all titles marked down between 10 and 50 percent. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f199bbd3-0225-4438-8091-2ec98f95be9H/mehr-m01.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z The lessons of the capitulation of Syriza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/gree-m01.html Three months after taking power, Syriza has become the key instrument for continuing the implementation of social cuts. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5be840a4-d884-4033-a319-ee7bf05ad9eI/gree-m01.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z Class issues behind Sun columnist Katie Hopkins’ attacks on migrants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/hopk-m01.html The Hopkins episode demonstrates that the most right-wing forces are being deliberately mobilised, to be used against the working class and the mass opposition that will develop against even deeper austerity. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18c8f6a7-aba5-46f5-9672-243248bc3c3F/hopk-m01.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/01/wrks-m01.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e19179b-7d9e-46ab-aa5d-218540dacf1H/wrks-m01.html 2015-05-01T05:00:00Z Protests grow in Baltimore in defiance of police-military siege http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/balt-a30.html Even as 3,000 National Guard troops and cops occupied the city, protests against police violence and poverty grew in Baltimore and around the country. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ee7f5f0-4036-4a8e-b349-203093e4a53I/balt-a30.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z US Congress applauds Japan’s militarist prime minister http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/pers-a30.html Abe’s address to the US Congress was pitched at cementing US-Japanese military collaboration in Asia against an unstated enemy—China. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c2c5d514-4e31-4bca-bf4a-601d91f4a7aG/pers-a30.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z Thousands protest police violence nationwide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/demo-a30.html Demonstrations against police violence took place Wednesday in New York City, Boston, Washington, Minneapolis, Denver, Houston, and other cities. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cfe99a3a-35b0-4392-8f8e-6756de58881G/demo-a30.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z Hundreds protest shooting of Detroit man by federal officer http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/detr-a30.html About 200 workers and young people assembled on the west side of Detroit Tuesday to protest the killing of 20-year-old Terrance Kellom Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7c94b08-511f-4ee0-b94b-b3569d00430D/detr-a30.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z US economy stalled in first quarter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/usec-a30.html Business investment collapsed in the first quarter, even as US companies sat atop a record $1.4 trillion cash hoard. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a044992-81ab-451a-bfe3-998e460a572L/usec-a30.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court hears arguments on Oklahoma lethal injection protocol http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/okla-a30.html Oklahoma and other states are preparing backup methods, including firing squads and nitrogen gas, should the high court ban the use of lethal injections to execute people. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f1236f4-59dd-499f-96f6-2add5b95749E/okla-a30.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z Major shake-up in Saudi monarchy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/shak-a30.html King Salman removed the crown prince, his half-brother Muqrin, reportedly because he was opposed to the current Saudi-led war in Yemen. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d0ed4613-fd2c-4e05-ba14-448a3008e08A/shak-a30.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z Documents confirm fascists murdered Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/lorc-a30.html Newly published police reports prepared in 1965 under Franco’s fascist regime confirm that García Lorca was executed by fascist forces in the summer of 1936. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2fa46e9-929e-4db9-b413-cdfc90c67a0E/lorc-a30.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z Syriza floats proposal for referendum to impose EU austerity in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/gree-a30.html Syriza is trying to provide a false veneer of democratic legitimacy for EU austerity policies that have been overwhelmingly rejected by the Greek people. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a08e73e1-5f40-4416-b06c-1ae7e93eef5L/gree-a30.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z Britain’s super-rich have doubled their wealth since 2009 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/rich-a30.html Britain is more attractive to the super-rich than anywhere except America. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8cc59742-b348-4489-b6a6-7ba511ed3faF/rich-a30.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z Finland’s navy drops depth charges in search for “underwater object” in Baltic Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/finl-a30.html Finland’s dropping of depth charges off of its coast comes just weeks after it signed a joint defence agreement with its Nordic neighbours directed at Russia. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/930abbd3-5c78-47a2-aacd-47f2c97f6afK/finl-a30.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z Deutsche Bank: Union trades jobs for speculation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/deut-j04.html Deutsche Bank is now concentrating on international speculation and substantially downsizing its business with smaller customers. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b1d4d6c-11df-4af5-bded-569dabd7a3bA/deut-j04.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z South Korean unions hold one-day token strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/kore-a30.html Confronted by broad working class opposition to government austerity measures, the unions are confining workers to limited protests. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca327d23-843a-4a9d-862d-3118e8b0e70M/kore-a30.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z India: CPM General-Secretary Sitaram Yechury’s right-wing record http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/prof-a30.html The new leader of the Stalinist CPM has for years functioned as a member of the political establishment, helping stitch together and prop-up a series of rightwing governments. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c296bc9-682d-42d0-8e91-5e01ee667f0H/prof-a30.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z German workers, students express opposition to war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/mayd-a30.html Workers and students spoke about their opposition to austerity and the necessity of a struggle against war. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cfa9e9ab-bad0-4f3e-b639-95664d58e35A/mayd-a30.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z Tolak perang imperialis! Ikut sertalah dalam 2015 Rapat Umum Hari Buruh Internasional Online! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/indo-a30.html May Day statement translation in Indonesian Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a929f8ba-23a5-425a-b368-5e367e8c03eA/indo-a30.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z The political struggle against war and the tasks of the Socialist Equality Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/sepr-a29.html The resolution was unanimously adopted by the first national congress of the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) held on March 27–30, 2015. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0680b542-2ccd-4361-b1ff-129a0536692I/sepr-a29.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z SEP’s David O’Sullivan addresses UK general election meeting on role of unions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/unis-a30.html O’Sullivan focused his remarks on the key role the unions had played in allowing successive governments to implement austerity measures. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/424906bb-9d8e-46f0-9247-070dff34928F/unis-a30.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z Forty years since the fall of Saigon http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/30/viet-a30.html Four decades after the Vietnamese people inflicted a historic defeat on US imperialism, the Hanoi government is aligning itself with Washington’s “pivot to Asia.” Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a5393dd3-e412-406c-b40f-1f16bf3330aA/viet-a30.html 2015-04-30T05:00:00Z Thousands of national guard troops occupy Baltimore http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/balt-a29.html Despite claims by the state’s national guard chief that “this is not martial law,” the city of 622,000 is under siege by heavily armed troops, military vehicles and helicopters. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/306d22e5-8c98-408e-adac-bb5caf5cdcfD/balt-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z The social eruption in Baltimore, Maryland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/pers-a29.html The eruption of mass anger in Baltimore, Maryland over the police murder of Freddie Gray, and the subsequent military-police takeover of the city have revealed the reality of social life in America. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/27be95b6-61c3-4a6b-bec0-f8c444ebff5N/pers-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z US and Japan tighten military ties in stepped up war drive against China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/usja-a29.html China was not directly mentioned by name following the signing of a new military agreement between the US and Japan, but there is no doubt it is the target. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c2504e6-7e0d-4386-a7c0-7e127d875d1L/usja-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z The New York Times deploys to Nepal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/nyti-a29.html From the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the war for regime change in Syria and the fascist-led coup in Ukraine, the <em>New York Times</em> has served as a propaganda arm for Washington. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/366008fd-ca15-4606-ab4a-d65188b03eeB/nyti-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z Anger mounts over government response to Nepal earthquake disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/nepa-a29.html Hundreds of thousands of people lack rudimentary facilities and are cramped in makeshift camps or sleeping in open spaces. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4df34a49-4c74-4e24-8a0a-4dc563f7199B/nepa-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z US-Iran tensions over seizure of cargo vessel http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/iran-a29.html The incident comes against the backdrop of a redoubling of the US-backed aerial bombardment of Iranian-allied militias in Yemen. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37901aca-5214-4835-aae4-e8674f71242B/iran-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z Australian government hypocrisy over Indonesia’s executions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/bali-a29.html Australia’s political establishment and media have latched onto the state killing of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran to posture as opponents of the death penalty. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/798a7e22-bcd7-4cc3-bdab-e53fe6a9219H/bali-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z More details emerge over sacking of Australian journalist for challenging Anzac myth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/anza-a29.html Any criticism of the Australian ruling elite’s involvement in imperialist wars, past or present, cannot be tolerated. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca9ed1bb-3ea5-4059-b134-c08baa94cfeG/anza-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z US-Al Qaeda offensive against Syrian regime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/syri-a29.html An alliance of anti-Assad rebels, led by the al-Nusra Front, the Syrian branch of Al Qaeda, is armed with US-supplied TOW anti-tank missiles. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0059bf41-d506-477b-bd84-5731bc5f3b9D/syri-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z Governing parties suffer defeat in Finnish elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/finl-a29.html The aggressive US-led drive to encircle Russia in eastern Europe and the Baltic will be one of the main issues confronting the incoming administration. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5fb7df75-86f6-4bea-85ae-7ab47ae5244I/finl-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court hears oral arguments on same-sex marriage cases http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/gaym-a29.html Nearly fifty years after the Supreme Court ruled that the right to marriage applied to interracial couples, the Court today is split on whether to allow states to ban same-sex marriage. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/826b1e5b-f4b1-40de-89c8-a9d1136bbc4L/gaym-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z Port truck drivers walk out again in southern California http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/port-a29.html Truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach went on strike Monday over wage theft and to be reclassified as employees, not “independent contractors.” Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/767fe378-91f0-4738-8d9b-68eaa794d4cP/port-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z New Florida public school superintendent to receive record salary http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/palm-a29.html Palm Beach County, Florida is falling in line behind other school districts in the state by giving its new school superintendent a CEO-style compensation package. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/957f0921-0e9f-443f-82ff-7d44d224f35K/palm-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z Mexico farm workers’ struggle winds down as negotiations continue http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/mexi-a29.html By isolating the strike to the San Quintin region, the union leaderships have allowed the growers to take advantage of the precarious social position of the farm workers. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8768292d-0a05-47bc-91cb-6e220e25ee0H/mexi-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z Worldwide support for 2015 International May Day Online Rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/mday-a29.html Hundreds of workers and young people from more than 60 countries around the world have signed up to join the May 3 rally. Many spoke to the WSWS about why they are attending. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e65ceb2d-9ba7-4235-94b5-ecd7f771ffaK/mday-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z For freedom of speech at Humboldt University http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/humb-a29.html Humboldt University is attempting to intimidate, suppress and criminalize criticism of the controversial political views publicly advanced by Jörg Baberowski, chair of the university’s Department of Eastern European History. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f834f977-fd05-42ca-9a80-a80e59ab9e5O/humb-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z <em>Woman in Gold</em>: The battle to recover art stolen by the Nazis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/woma-a29.html The film is a fictional rendering of the successful legal efforts, undertaken by Maria Altmann, to regain possession of several Gustav Klimt paintings stolen or coerced from her family. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d2167099-64c8-4d29-a69e-12f636ffc70N/woma-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z SEP candidate Katie Rhodes addresses Glasgow Central Mosque hustings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/29/kati-a29.html Rhodes appealed to the audience at the hustings “to reject the false promises made by these candidates and their rotten parties and build a genuine working class party”. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6447fa22-c66d-4aa4-88cb-39cf35d6aa9B/kati-a29.html 2015-04-29T05:00:00Z Anzac Day marches mobilise contingents of youth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/marc-a28.html The Anzac Day processions around Australia last Saturday were carefully choreographed events and far larger than in previous years. Groups of veterans from the wars and military interventions involving Australia since World War II were vastly outnumbered by serving military personnel, municipal bands and contingents of youth. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33a4c032-5fa3-45b4-ab6c-cdaa7d3c576O/marc-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z National Guard deployed in Baltimore after anger erupts over police killing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/balt-a28.html The inflammatory statements of Baltimore officials make clear that the murderous actions of the police reflect the contempt for the city’s workers felt by the entire political establishment. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e3c80290-0178-4f1c-8714-62cf6f27093G/balt-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z Australia’s Anzac celebrations and the fight against war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/pers-a28.html The meetings of the SEP (Australia), held in the teeth of an official campaign to glorify militarism and attempts to prevent them from taking place, gave conscious political expression to opposition to war and attacks on democratic rights. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f3e71a0b-9e08-4f36-a570-b9dd59fe474M/pers-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z Federal agent kills 20-year-old Detroit man in front of family http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/dpol-a28.html An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent working with the Detroit police shot and killed Terrence Kelom inside his home on the west side of Detroit Monday. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3ae71ef2-4812-4ee3-bdff-b1e28cdee72A/dpol-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z City of Chicago offers payouts for police brutality and torture http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/cpd-a28-a28.html Mayor Rahm Emanuel has backed an absurdly small $5.5 million reparations fund for victims of torture under former police commander Jon Burge. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7e36463-5c2d-4148-b5dd-1094ed9995eH/cpd-a28-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z Obama gave CIA free rein for drone assassinations in Pakistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/dron-a28.html Rules supposedly imposed elsewhere to reduce the killing and maiming of civilians were secretly waived for CIA operations in Pakistan. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/719947f8-3580-4fdd-9fac-9e529787bbeE/dron-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z US deploys new “military assets” to Nepal as death toll from earthquake grows http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/nepa-a28.html In contrast to the rapid deployment of military resources, the financial response of the major powers to the disaster has been paltry. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6ffaca15-d0a3-43e2-9a78-7ccf278e05fL/nepa-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z Writers oppose free speech award for Charlie Hebdo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/hebd-a28.html Six American writers have withdrawn from the annual gala of the PEN American Center in protest against the organization’s decision to give a “freedom of expression” award to Charlie Hebdo . Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c2a2702-b64d-48aa-acd8-461091a22cdN/hebd-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z Militarised war centenary events across Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/anza-a28.html Throughout the weekend’s events, the most prominent theme was the need to inculcate in a new young generation a willingness to lay down their lives for their country. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2f14801-a68a-4048-bb17-76c2247a567G/anza-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z Australia: Camp Gallipoli fails to attract support http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/camp-a28.html The event was aimed at inculcating its participants, especially the children and young students, with Australian patriotism and the glorification of militarism and war. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ec3acd1-13ad-472c-b5ba-699906e0172M/camp-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z South China Sea disputes dominate ASEAN summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/asea-a28.html While the summit did not embrace the Philippine demand for an immediate halt to Chinese land reclamation on disputed islands, the final statement did take a more hard-line stand. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f75d1e0-384a-4f4f-bedb-81dea7f2c1dH/asea-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z China invests $46 billion in strategic Pakistan-China Economic Corridor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/paki-a28.html The deal would allow China to largely circumvent the threat of a blockade of its energy imports by US and allied navies in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/83d7c6c5-d564-42f9-8b34-0559d8de4a7E/paki-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z Syriza-led government prepares new austerity measures against Greek workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/gree-a28.html After European finance ministers ruled out any concessions to Greece, the Syriza-led government called an emergency meeting to draft new austerity measures. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef21fd8d-46b6-4e66-beb8-5744fb148caF/gree-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z Surveillance law lays basis for political police in France http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/surv-a28.html The National Assembly is currently debating a digital surveillance bill that would legalize mass spying and data retention practices by French intelligence agencies. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b0347ea4-3348-4bb6-bc08-2e08dfba506K/surv-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z Governing parties suffer defeat in Finnish elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/finl-a00-a28.html The aggressive US-led drive to encircle Russia in eastern Europe and the Baltic will be one of the main issues confronting the incoming administration. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9d9cb91-decc-4d03-9e2e-994a04aeeb3D/finl-a00-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z German child care workers vote for strike action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/germ-a28.html The 240,000 child care workers in German public-sector institutions are demanding a salary increase. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c3585b27-581c-4c2b-a335-65dbe5c8fbcO/germ-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z Tommy Sheridan’s “Hope over Fear”: Cheerleaders for the Scottish National Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/sher-a28.html No one at the rally was in a politically critical frame of mind, least of all the pseudo-lefts in the crowd who have long ago sold their political soul to the SNP and Scottish nationalism. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a43f0306-eab2-4998-8b89-dcd7c6041c3O/sher-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/28/wkrs-a28.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f429f78d-d753-41cc-a126-4e3a2e8363aN/wkrs-a28.html 2015-04-28T05:00:00Z Australian broadcaster sacks journalist for criticising Anzac Day http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/27/mcin-a27.html The sacking of Scott McIntyre is a transparent act of politically-motivated persecution. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/604d4f1b-6aa8-4af1-8b60-cea90bd41dbJ/mcin-a27.html 2015-04-27T05:00:00Z Democrats step up repression against protests over police killing of Freddie Gray http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/27/balt-a27.html Protests over the weekend were the largest demonstrations against police violence in Baltimore, Maryland since Gray succumbed last week to injuries sustained upon his arrest. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/16630ef7-f775-4a1e-aa8f-014ae374c6cK/balt-a27.html 2015-04-27T05:00:00Z Bureaucratized murder and the “war on terror” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/27/pers-a27.html An article that appeared in the <em>New York Times</em> on Sunday describes a drone assassination program that has become bureaucratized and institutionalized and enjoys the support of the entire political establishment. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9039f605-2bae-492e-8e29-8db6e895020P/pers-a27.html 2015-04-27T05:00:00Z Baltimore residents speak out against police killing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/27/bali-a27.html The widespread anger in Baltimore is an expression of the growing popular outrage against police violence throughout the US. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11f1dc3c-d5f6-4540-9b17-4512a506ec7H/bali-a27.html 2015-04-27T05:00:00Z Earthquake kills thousands in Nepal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/27/nepa-a27.html Though an earthquake is the product of enormous natural forces, the extent of death and destruction has definite social roots. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a68122ae-d7c1-4ae0-868d-ad000f96e4fP/nepa-a27.html 2015-04-27T05:00:00Z UK general election reveals crisis of capitalist rule http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/27/elec-a27.html The only predictable outcome of Britain’s May 7 general election is that it will mark a descent into political uncertainty and crisis. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d871c617-469c-4957-b011-02f0c183160B/elec-a27.html 2015-04-27T05:00:00Z Miliband lays out Labour’s militarist foreign policy for Britain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/27/mili-a27.html The Labour leader’s efforts to reinforce he party's militarist credentials were aimed especially at reassuring US imperialism. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d6ec871-8031-4619-b206-aaa4b26dadbM/mili-a27.html 2015-04-27T05:00:00Z Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau attacked for criticizing Charlie Hebdo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/27/trud-a27.html In a speech earlier this month, Garry Trudeau opposed the French magazine’s practice of publishing anti-Muslim cartoons. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/877486f6-3f1d-4243-967e-a05c424d5b8E/trud-a27.html 2015-04-27T05:00:00Z Former CIA head Petraeus gets wrist-slap sentence for leaking classified material http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/27/petr-a27.html While Petraeus received two years’ probation, whistleblowers such as Chelsea Manning face the full wrath of the state for leaking state secrets. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b555fc60-10bb-496d-93d7-2af8c3fe95dP/petr-a27.html 2015-04-27T05:00:00Z US settlement shields Deutsche Bank from criminal prosecution for rigging Libor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/27/bank-a27.html The monetary settlement with the US Justice Department protects the bank’s executives from criminal liability for the rigging of the global interest rate. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/141fa97d-5585-4bcb-bfae-6d9745e09abJ/bank-a27.html 2015-04-27T05:00:00Z Stress and speedup in German GM-Opel plants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/27/gmop-a27.html The IG Metall trade union is collaborating with management to pressure workers to increase output at GM-Opel factories. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9cb3301d-7c31-4d54-a5dd-44292871558B/gmop-a27.html 2015-04-27T05:00:00Z Workers and youth defy Anzac Day propaganda to attend SEP anti-war meetings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/27/meet-a27-1.html The SEP’s meetings were the only ones to challenge the quasi-religious atmosphere being whipped up over the centenary of Australian and New Zealand involvement in the failed Anglo-French invasion of Turkey in April 1915. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d95a2ed-65f3-470c-9871-b4158299de9D/meet-a27-1.html 2015-04-27T05:00:00Z Workers and youth defy Anzac Day propaganda to attend SEP anti-war meetings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/27/meet-a27.html The SEP’s meetings were the only ones to challenge the quasi-religious atmosphere being whipped up over the centenary of Australian and New Zealand involvement in the failed Anglo-French invasion of Turkey in April 1915. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50718c89-53f9-4814-a18a-cfd4337b359O/meet-a27.html 2015-04-27T05:00:00Z International greetings to the SEP (Australia) meetings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/27/gree-a27.html Leaders of the International Committee of the Fourth International, an d its sections around the world, sent greetings to the Socialist Equality Party’s meetings. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5eb64ef0-690e-4aa8-a91e-7e4213f7426A/gree-a27.html 2015-04-27T05:00:00Z Workers and young people speak at SEP (Australia) anti-war meetings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/27/inte-a27.html Workers, students, and young people who attended SEP’s meetings on Sunday entitled “Anzac Day, the glorification of militarism and the drive to World War III,” spoke to the WSWS about the issues raised as well as the attempts by Burwood Council and Sydney University to prevent the events from taking place. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0178a0a4-f1c3-473d-8731-4ecfa2d149eF/inte-a27.html 2015-04-27T05:00:00Z Vanity Fair, Richard Engel and NBC attempt a cover-up http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/27/enge-a27.html The magazine’s article abstracts the 2012 alleged kidnapping from the furious propaganda campaign against the Syrian regime, which is the only way to make sense of the incident. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1395281d-a498-45e9-873f-f6be7262de9A/enge-a27.html 2015-04-27T05:00:00Z White House Correspondent’s Dinner: Wealth, influence, hypocrisy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/27/dinn-a27.html Obama's remarks, well received by the media, exemplified the hypocrisy of official Washington. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc8bddc2-8a4a-4636-9479-1118a0a7927D/dinn-a27.html 2015-04-27T05:00:00Z This week in history: April 27-May 3 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/27/twih-a27.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3ece1fe1-7522-4de3-a9a6-c1342f82d28K/twih-a27.html 2015-04-27T05:00:00Z Civilian casualties mount as Saudi-led airstrikes continue in Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/25/yeme-a25.html Behind the backs of the American population, the Obama administration has given its full support to the bloody and illegal war being waged against the Houthis. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9049f32a-8580-4271-9268-0c8ff644e98H/yeme-a25.html 2015-04-25T05:00:00Z Obama’s drone warfare: Assassination made routine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/25/pers-a25.html President Obama’s admission that CIA drone missiles killed two hostages held by Al Qaeda has evoked no significant questioning of the program of targeted killings. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5805c0a6-5d4f-4b59-b268-c0903769d58P/pers-a25.html 2015-04-25T05:00:00Z Greece’s Syriza government signals pension cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/25/gree-a25.html The elimination of early retirement benefits, which Syriza previously declared a “red line” that would not be crossed, is one of the central demands of the troika. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca1c74e1-c9b8-493c-bc3d-ff05885bfccI/gree-a25.html 2015-04-25T05:00:00Z US, South Korea sign new nuclear pact http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/25/kore-a25.html The treaty is designed to ensure that South Korea does not acquire nuclear weapons and remains militarily dependent on the United States. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e554ff4-33ea-4f10-847a-6a37a49775cJ/kore-a25.html 2015-04-25T05:00:00Z Maryland governor sends state troopers as protests mount over police murder of Freddie Gray http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/25/balt-a25.html With the protests growing and moving from the local police precinct to downtown Baltimore, Democratic officials are raising the red herring of “outside agitators.” Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dcd8d98e-78a2-408b-8934-6a62ade0866A/balt-a25.html 2015-04-25T05:00:00Z Grand jury exonerates killer cops in Dallas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/25/dall-a25.html The whitewash of this killing is only the latest in a series of police homicides in which the perpetrators have been exonerated despite video or eye witness evidence of murder. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4f2852cb-f408-4f94-927c-98e34af4fe4F/dall-a25.html 2015-04-25T05:00:00Z Majority of US public aid recipients are from working families http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/25/berk-a25.html Some 73 percent of people enrolled in public welfare programs, including food assistance, come from families with at least one member who is employed. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/241caa1c-31ad-48df-a7a4-f387148bba9C/berk-a25.html 2015-04-25T05:00:00Z California and Illinois nurses set to strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/25/cali-a25.html Nurses at eight California hospitals and one Chicago medical center have announced a strike against understaffing, limited by the unions to a one- or two-day action. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4001d768-b0a1-4a00-a6f6-f6cba7930d4O/cali-a25.html 2015-04-25T05:00:00Z Public transportation in New Jersey faces service cuts and fare increases http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/25/tran-a25.html The proposed service cuts and fare increases are a step towards eliminating unprofitable routes, with the ultimate aim of privatizing those that remain. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d71b4fe-c7f5-46d3-8087-33039a3a88fJ/tran-a25.html 2015-04-25T05:00:00Z Scottish National Party’s overtures to Labour prompt Conservative backlash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/25/scot-a25.html Faced with a mounting social and economic crisis, the British bourgeoisie’s traditional mechanisms of rule are collapsing. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8633e0db-e112-4466-9860-9752a888022F/scot-a25.html 2015-04-25T05:00:00Z Poland builds up military against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/25/pola-a25.html Poland is increasing its defence spending and planning to build six watchtowers on the border with the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f173cfa1-8f50-49c3-aeff-6481c579e42P/pola-a25.html 2015-04-25T05:00:00Z French President Hollande promotes the neo-fascist National Front http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/25/psfn-a25.html Hollande’s comments comparing the FN to the Communist Party are a reactionary attempt to give the neo-fascists a “left” populist cover. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fa8300b-3d05-423b-88e8-26d8365a0dfA/psfn-a25.html 2015-04-25T05:00:00Z Canadian high schoolers paid $2,000 to take military training course http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/25/cana-a25.html Under a new Saskatchewan government program, the Canadian military is partnering with Regina schools to provide military training to high school students. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab3092ec-1997-4b32-90b8-2cffa6ff6b6N/cana-a25.html 2015-04-25T05:00:00Z An appraisal of German writer Günter Grass: 1927-2015 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/25/gras-a25.html Günter Grass, who died at the age of 87 on April 13, was one of Germany’s most outstanding storytellers and a man who remained true to his political principles throughout his life. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/399227e1-eca3-4d04-b959-5d2307cfe78E/gras-a25.html 2015-04-25T05:00:00Z Australia’s Anzac Day and the glorification of militarism and war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/25/anza-a25.html The Anzac Day juggernaut is a deliberate attempt to inculcate patriotism and overwhelm anti-war sentiment in preparation for new and more terrible wars. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90bb6d12-651d-40c8-9880-c5c64ba0737M/anza-a25.html 2015-04-25T05:00:00Z University of Michigan IYSSE and WSWS readers oppose ban on SEP (Australia) meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/25/lett-a25.html Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4a03f8f7-0a38-49f9-8c2b-59d887a164eF/lett-a25.html 2015-04-25T05:00:00Z The role of Australian schools in World War I http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/25/mili-a25.html The vast majority of recruits to the Australian military during WWI were the product of a harsh and punitive system of compulsory military training. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e7cf4d8c-96f2-48b5-8b2c-77321993081P/mili-a25.html 2015-04-25T05:00:00Z Defend migrants and refugees! Oppose British imperialism! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/25/migr-a25.html The following statement was issued by David O’Sullivan, Socialist Equality Party candidate for the London Holborn &amp; St. Pancras constituency. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1da5f5ec-1e0d-4b2d-996e-6868979b2f3L/migr-a25.html 2015-04-25T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/25/labo-a25.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1fc700dc-7fa8-44c1-b6c6-ab058e61956K/labo-a25.html 2015-04-25T05:00:00Z EU steps up police and military operations against refugees after special summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/24/summ-a24.html The special summit of the European Union yesterday in Brussels was dedicated to the construction of “Fortress Europe” and the efforts of the European powers to recolonize Africa. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7917149-50e5-401f-91e5-79a5e3a0016J/summ-a24.html 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z The police murder in Baltimore http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/24/pers-a24.html The horrific police murder of Freddie Gray encapsulates the brutal and exploitative character of social relations in America. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1f45ff52-f2b8-4ab0-85ba-9d71bf23441K/pers-a24.html 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z Obama admits US drone strike killed two Al Qaeda hostages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/24/dron-a24.html The statement from the White House gives a glimpse of the reality of US drone warfare, in which thousands of innocent people have been slaughtered. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/118a52d0-186b-44e3-9dbe-c956996f338K/dron-a24.html 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z Saudi warplanes pound Yemen despite talk of ending aggression http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/24/yeme-a24.html The Saudi monarchy has continued bombing Yemeni cities even as the US seeks to calibrate the killing. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4bcc7161-210c-4a50-b040-cbf3ee55df3B/yeme-a24.html 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z French police arrest student on charges of plotting Paris terror attack http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/24/terr-a24.html The Socialist Party government is seizing on the recent terror plot in the French capital to legitimise anti-terror and spying measures. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bcee974b-03ec-477e-bd20-3178bca3d0fH/terr-a24.html 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z Most US states saw jobs losses in March http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/24/jobs-a24.html Nonfarm payroll employment declined in 31 states and the District of Columbia last month, further belying the Obama administration’s claims of an economic “recovery.” Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b662915-126b-410f-9322-2d400d86825D/jobs-a24.html 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z Charges dropped against California man who spent 36 years behind bars http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/24/hanl-a24.html Michael Hanline was released from prison after an analysis of DNA evidence cleared him. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bcb18f96-bd65-4c6e-849a-78232204eb9O/hanl-a24.html 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z Australian government to share intelligence with Iranian regime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/24/bish-a24.html The foreign minister’s mission in Tehran was to feel out the possibilities for Washington for greater collaboration with Iran in securing US interests in the Middle East. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc189fef-e60b-4a84-a88c-8a9bd470915D/bish-a24.html 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z Australia: State-funded broadcaster at forefront of Anzac glorification http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/24/abac-a24.html The Australian government directed the national broadcasting network to churn out hours of World War I centenary propaganda. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/77af4ebf-4798-427f-bea0-74905450fa4A/abac-a24.html 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z UK General Election: Green Party offers no real alternative to austerity and militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/24/ukgr-a24.html The Green Party is a pro-capitalist organization that, on all fundamental questions, defends the existing social order based on brutal class exploitation, militarism and violence. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae915860-50df-4754-80f9-cf4006df565F/ukgr-a24.html 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z German train drivers strike for seventh time in a year http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/24/germ-a24.html Deutsche Bahn management is delaying talks with German train drivers’ union (GDL) until the enforcement of a new law that will effectively outlaw strike action. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b808a08-d0d2-4a94-a58a-58a07967712L/germ-a24.html 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z Canada’s Conservatives pledge more austerity and war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/24/cana-a24.html Tuesday’s federal budget is a blueprint for dismantling public services, redistributing wealth to the most privileged, and expanding the military and national-security apparatus. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/762f35d4-63b6-489e-9ab9-9fb268dcedaC/cana-a24.html 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: Campaign for International May Day wins warm response http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/24/imdy-a24.html University students and workers in Colombo are signing up for the May 3 global online rally. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/23eacd6b-db24-422e-b945-12be786852dI/imdy-a24.html 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z Twenty-five years of the Hubble Space Telescope http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/24/hubb-a24.html While it is a public relations boon for NASA, Hubble's true importance lies in its continued and vast contributions to astronomy. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca3f36c5-8d62-4be2-b69a-1b77092c035I/hubb-a24.html 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z Patient sheds light on crisis at England’s biggest NHS hospital trust http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/24/bart-a24.html The Bart’s Health National Health Service (NHS) Trust serves more than 2.5 million people across London. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/118577d7-56c8-42d1-ad21-b04cfba2d0dN/bart-a24.html 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/24/wkrs-a24.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0801fd7-1664-4326-b28f-c62552ee335C/wkrs-a24.html 2015-04-24T05:00:00Z Protests mount in Baltimore over police killing of Freddie Gray http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/23/balt-a23.html The killing of Freddy Gray is the latest in a wave of police murders throughout the United States. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8631a11-ad85-49fb-9e11-4e665a62966J/balt-a23.html 2015-04-23T05:00:00Z World War I: The breakdown of capitalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/23/war1-a23.html Today we are reposting a lecture delivered by Nick Beams at the SEP (US) Summer School held August 14–20, 2005 in Ann Arbor Michigan. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b00d6126-5001-4062-bb1e-ed17d1742f5M/war1-a23.html 2015-04-23T05:00:00Z The refugee crisis and the new “scramble for Africa” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/23/pers-a23.html The European powers are seizing on the mass drownings in the Mediterranean to further their plans for the recolonization of Africa. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/414a58b8-e938-4920-99ef-844c3928bd3F/pers-a23.html 2015-04-23T05:00:00Z Obama, Republicans push anti-China trade pact http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/23/trad-a23.html The Trans-Pacific Partnership is aimed at reinforcing US dominance in the Asia-Pacific region against the rising economic, political and military power of China. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48669a9e-7982-4b65-81f0-41a3b182294G/trad-a23.html 2015-04-23T05:00:00Z Call for new international economic order at Asia-Africa summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/23/summ-a23.html Japanese Prime Minister Abe did not include a significant phrase offered in previous apologies for Japanese war crimes in his remarks to the Asia-Africa summit meeting. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/421f445a-07b5-4d0b-9142-30f14855f9bF/summ-a23.html 2015-04-23T05:00:00Z Washington state teachers hold one-day strikes over wages, class sizes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/23/wash-a23.html While the teachers’ union is limiting the walkouts to one day, the action reflects the determination of educators around the country to fight the bipartisan assault on public education. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0200e7ce-56df-4e76-97d1-9cc7ae9c282L/wash-a23.html 2015-04-23T05:00:00Z Six Minneapolis Somali-Americans arrested in FBI terror “sting” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/23/minn-a23.html The arrests came with the usual announcement that the alleged terrorists posed “no threat to the public,” in a case driven by a confidential FBI informant. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/087c9d5f-4bcd-434f-b925-f340880ecfeJ/minn-a23.html 2015-04-23T05:00:00Z Five years since the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/23/bp5y-a23.html While the disastrous effects of the spill cannot be overstated, five years have passed and none of the perpetrators have been held accountable for their actions. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2d3704ed-e111-4756-b726-d5f56e31f3bD/bp5y-a23.html 2015-04-23T05:00:00Z Families of accident victims denounce ruling upholding GM bankruptcy shield http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/23/gmot-a23.html Accident victims and their families will not be able to sue for death or injuries sustained while driving defective GM vehicles prior to the company’s July 2009 exit from bankruptcy. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e8c236a-034a-4df1-8558-65fa6ee0512H/gmot-a23.html 2015-04-23T05:00:00Z Union agrees to sell-out deal covering Los Angeles teachers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/23/utla-a23.html The agreement covering more than 35,000 Los Angeles teachers abandons any demand for smaller class sizes and does nothing to halt the erosion of living standards. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d0bf6309-fb66-4a2e-8ccd-fa3cc9540a8K/utla-a23.html 2015-04-23T05:00:00Z Workers at Germany’s Postbank begin indefinite strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/23/post-a23.html As part of its gradual takeover of Postbank, Deutsche Bank has carried out a radical cost-cutting program, including outsourcing and wage cuts. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4612e8e3-a116-4a18-8145-f566941f181I/post-a23.html 2015-04-23T05:00:00Z Warnings of an economic downturn in New Zealand http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/23/nzec-a23.html The out-of-control housing market is another example of how the financial elite continue to engage in the same parasitic activity that led to the 2008 financial crash. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef75e6c6-8e2c-47ca-b4a8-d891c5f6aacL/nzec-a23.html 2015-04-23T05:00:00Z French, Tunisian presidents use terror attacks to cement military ties http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/23/esse-a23.html Holland and Essebsi are using the horror provoked by Islamist terror attacks to justify a massive development of police-state and military powers. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0187bc58-ec3e-45bf-baaf-73a3279d083D/esse-a23.html 2015-04-23T05:00:00Z May Day campaign: Workers and students speak out against war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/23/mayd-a23.html Socialist Equality Party supporters campaigned in Brooklyn, Los Angeles and other cities to promote the 2015 International May Day Online Rally. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2456687c-15b7-47ef-b2be-e22c13fc9c9P/mayd-a23.html 2015-04-23T05:00:00Z Sydney pacifist forum blocks motion to oppose bans on SEP’s anti-war meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/23/paci-a23.html The chairman of last night’s event abruptly shut it down to prevent an SEP member asking the audience to support the SEP’s resolution. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0875fba7-3f68-49e2-b41d-aba57f8e92eC/paci-a23.html 2015-04-23T05:00:00Z More letters denouncing Australian city council and university bans on SEP anti-war meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/23/lett-a23.html Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3ceb7b27-cec5-4c16-842c-ca0404a07a8O/lett-a23.html 2015-04-23T05:00:00Z Australia’s Anzac Day: Revising history in preparation for new wars http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/23/anza-a23.html The political establishment can no longer tolerate anything that could open an avenue for anti-war sentiment, including any questioning of martial traditions that have their roots in World War I. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba9caa31-917e-42de-8cb4-66efece3a9fB/anza-a23.html 2015-04-23T05:00:00Z Scottish Socialist Party manifesto: Nationalism and class collaboration http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/23/sspa-a23.html The SSP approaches every issue facing working people solely from the standpoint of the ability of the Scottish bourgeoisie to grab more powers from Westminster. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/05f682bf-b40f-49dd-abcc-40693e64bf1D/sspa-a23.html 2015-04-23T05:00:00Z “Whoever forms the next government makes no fundamental difference” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/23/hust-a23.html O’Sullivan addressed questions at the Somali community hustings on issues of housing and homelessness, Islamophobia, youth education, and unemployment. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dedcaf86-8eca-406f-a26e-3194553e5ccG/hust-a23.html 2015-04-23T05:00:00Z More than one thousand protest police killing in Baltimore, Maryland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/22/poli-a22.html Protests swelled as the Justice Department announced a civil rights investigation and city officials released the names of officers involved in Gray’s beating. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/791e77e6-14d2-4fb3-a7bf-abea65a6837L/poli-a22.html 2015-04-22T05:00:00Z Humboldt University IYSSE denounces Australian university’s anti-war meeting ban http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/22/stud-a22.html Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d68409f-7115-4c31-92b2-e7e8b0da720G/stud-a22.html 2015-04-22T05:00:00Z As refugee death toll mounts, EU and US plan new military actions in Libya http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/22/refu-a22.html With consummate hypocrisy, European government heads and EU officials are shedding crocodile tears for the victims of their own war crimes. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96970562-b3fd-4046-a035-9ec57de123bK/refu-a22.html 2015-04-22T05:00:00Z Australian government sends refugees back to Vietnam by naval warship http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/22/refu-a22-1.html Canberra’s violation of the basic legal and democratic right of refugees to seek asylum has reached a new level. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d693e5f-d6d8-4124-aa63-88f9bb4e75bD/refu-a22-1.html 2015-04-22T05:00:00Z Ousted Egyptian President Mursi sentenced to 20 years http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/22/murs-a22.html Confirming the judiciary’s complete subordination to Egypt’s military regime, Mursi was sentenced along with 14 other Muslim Brotherhood members. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8c994d5-184b-4c22-b9e9-c14f1271586E/murs-a22.html 2015-04-22T05:00:00Z US troops arrive at western Ukraine training camp http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/22/ukra-a22.html The 290 soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade will train and equip some 900 Ukrainian National Guard troops, including some publicly linked to neo-Nazi groups. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e56ed01-7b24-4dca-85b1-8c629006dcbD/ukra-a22.html 2015-04-22T05:00:00Z Trial of former SS soldier begins in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/22/nazi-a22.html The trial of Oskar Gröning is likely to be one of the last trials of living perpetrators of the mass war crimes committed by the Nazis. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb166812-8a3f-4ec0-8bc3-34e968c983fI/nazi-a22.html 2015-04-22T05:00:00Z Family members of disappeared Mexican students appeal for support in US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/22/mexi-a22.html ”The US holds a lot of responsibility for what’s happening in Mexico,” the mother of one of the disappeared students told the <em>World Socialist Web Site</em>. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73880c28-a3c5-43f3-87e5-e394312c36eG/mexi-a22.html 2015-04-22T05:00:00Z Detroit workers denounce water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/22/wate-a22.html City officials will issue 800 shutoff notices a day to households late on their bills, as part of a strategy to privatize the water system and channel more money to financial speculators. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d035ead-7aa7-4738-83d8-b5cfb2d2669C/wate-a22.html 2015-04-22T05:00:00Z Judge acquits Chicago police officer who killed unarmed woman in 2012 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/22/cpd-a22.html The courtroom erupted in outrage after a Cook County judge threw out all charges against police officer involved in a fatal shooting of Rekia Boyd. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f878ab04-5d6d-4c27-ab7f-708c65b8ca4J/cpd-a22.html 2015-04-22T05:00:00Z California’s Inland Empire: A model of low-wage “growth” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/22/cali-a22.html California’s Inland Empire, one of the fastest growing economies in the US, is creating low-paying, unsafe jobs despite a considerable boom in the logistics industry. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab9351a9-ac44-4d8b-9c47-cba8fbd2d30K/cali-a22.html 2015-04-22T05:00:00Z Saudi-led coalition halts air assault in Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/22/yeme-a22.html Saudi Arabia announced Tuesday after nearly a month of daily bombardments that it was winding up the US-backed air campaign against Houthi rebels. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/107f4060-fa9a-4fc8-bb59-404ee77c013F/yeme-a22.html 2015-04-22T05:00:00Z Syriza plunders Greece’s public finances http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/22/syri-a22.html The Syriza government has announced that it will continue raiding public assets to pay off the banks. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c1b19b28-5c44-476d-bb0a-51ccea9eff7K/syri-a22.html 2015-04-22T05:00:00Z New Zealand’s WWI exhibitions falsify history and glorify war for a new generation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/22/anzc-a22.html Two exhibitions designed by filmmakers Peter Jackson and Richard Taylor cover up the causes of WWI and the working-class opposition to war. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8668a881-d670-4367-b0cc-d891972dd3fA/anzc-a22.html 2015-04-22T05:00:00Z The political censorship of the SEP (Australia) and the fight against war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/22/pers-a22.html The attempt to block the SEP meeting shows the fear in ruling circles of mass anti-war sentiment being provided with a socialist and revolutionary political program. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/51515a0c-b139-497f-8e24-022e64b9cd2I/pers-a22.html 2015-04-22T05:00:00Z Capitalism, war and the collapse of democracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/22/demo-a22.html The struggle to defend democratic rights and improve the material and social conditions of the working class is inseparably bound up with the fight against imperialist war. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ecc957ba-5465-4935-a9d8-fbb6764cbfdA/demo-a22.html 2015-04-22T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party meetings to proceed on April 26 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/22/sepm-a22.html The concerted attempt to politically censor the SEP by denying it access to meeting facilities in Sydney has failed. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d1bdd59e-62ad-4596-baca-70c98f94dd6I/sepm-a22.html 2015-04-22T05:00:00Z UK welfare benefit sanctions bring hardship and hunger http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/22/food-a22.html Nothing so graphically exposes the destruction of the welfare state established following the Second World War than the return to Victorian social norms. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1b8758f-cc98-4921-804f-f611cc8755dL/food-a22.html 2015-04-22T05:00:00Z Iran’s Zarif volunteers Tehran as US strategic partner http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/22/zari-a22.html Zarif’s “message” is remarkable both for what it says and what it doesn’t say. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41338898-486b-4d23-a69d-c4479da2434M/zari-a22.html 2015-04-22T05:00:00Z Blood on their hands: Libya’s boat refugees and “humanitarian” imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/21/medi-a21.html The massive refugee death toll in the Mediterranean is a grim form of collateral damage from the imperialist wars waged in the name of “human rights.” Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e98b71f-8931-406d-aba1-1a992c6f51fG/medi-a21.html 2015-04-21T05:00:00Z Workers must mobilize to stop water shutoffs in Detroit! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/21/pers-a21.html Detroit officials are getting ready to cut off water to as many as 73,000 households. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/070ba0f7-e11e-41f1-94c5-a15cfde802dM/pers-a21.html 2015-04-21T05:00:00Z The pseudo-left and the Libyan catastrophe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/21/pseu-a21.html The pseudo-left organizations that served as cheerleaders for imperialist intervention in North Africa and the Middle East share responsibility for the latest disaster. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d37da3ac-21f8-4ee4-8b87-915eab18c6eO/pseu-a21.html 2015-04-21T05:00:00Z European Union plans more aggressive measures against refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/21/euro-a21.html The European powers are preparing to exploit the mass deaths in the Mediterranean to intervene militarily once again in the geostrategically important and resource-rich region. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4040997-9dc8-4cd2-b06f-91702e52a04H/euro-a21.html 2015-04-21T05:00:00Z US economic decline overshadows IMF-World Bank meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/21/econ-a21.html While not on the official agenda, there was a palpable sense that the key institutions of the post-war economic order are starting to crumble. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb898f37-bbe7-45ab-9ce5-8fe1389396cH/econ-a21.html 2015-04-21T05:00:00Z US Navy deploys warships to intercept Iranian aid convoy off Yemen coast http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/21/yeme-a21.html The Pentagon ordered a fleet of warships, including the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, to the coast of Yemen Monday. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9098c6e2-76d8-4870-90ed-42eeb73bc7bG/yeme-a21.html 2015-04-21T05:00:00Z UK Labour competes with Conservatives over most business-friendly pro-austerity manifesto http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/21/mani-a21.html “Our manifesto begins with the Budget Responsibility Lock,” Labour states. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bf98fdac-b307-423b-89aa-08a79336f07B/mani-a21.html 2015-04-21T05:00:00Z Man dies after arrest by Baltimore police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/21/poli-a21.html 25-year-old Freddie Gray died one week after police officers broke his spine. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7caa8d3d-20c2-40b7-9919-6499aea367eK/poli-a21.html 2015-04-21T05:00:00Z Two dead children found inside Detroit freezer http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/21/detr-a21.html An impoverished single mother of four on Detroit’s east side was arrested after two of her children were found dead inside a freezer. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9500ad2c-9694-4909-a069-f395e56929eP/detr-a21.html 2015-04-21T05:00:00Z Kids Count director: Rising poverty and mental health cuts spawn child abuse and neglect http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/21/kids-a21.html The Michigan Kids Count project director spoke to the WSWS about the devastating growth of child poverty throughout the state in the wake of the 2008 economic crash. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/009b530a-0f64-48d6-a9dc-75a58e9d975N/kids-a21.html 2015-04-21T05:00:00Z Unifor Canada preparing to collaborate in slashing auto workers’ pensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/21/unif-a21.html Unifor is willing to surrender the last remnants of a defined-benefit pension plan for newly hired workers at the Big Three automakers in Canada. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/492647b7-959e-4796-93a8-1dc8179309dD/unif-a21.html 2015-04-21T05:00:00Z India: Stalinist CPM shifts still further right http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/21/indi-a21.html The CPM’s new general secretary has long been associated with a party faction that favours closer relations with the Congress, India's traditional party of government. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4bd0222a-987d-4f9d-a609-ab74ada28aeH/indi-a21.html 2015-04-21T05:00:00Z Caterpillar moves to close its plant in Tasmania, Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/21/cate-a21.html Caterpillar will retrench almost its entire workforce in Burnie and relocate production to Thailand over the next 12 months. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d3bfdcb-0b48-4763-961b-2d10f1899aaA/cate-a21.html 2015-04-21T05:00:00Z In defense of Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry frescoes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/21/dieg-a21.html Along with much fascinating material, the current exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts on the 11 months the famed Mexican artists spent in the city has some very troubling and wrongheaded aspects. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/644eca6a-a6f6-493e-a3d3-6976522ab48C/dieg-a21.html 2015-04-21T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) holds first national congress http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/21/seps-a21.html Delegates from across the island unanimously adopted two resolutions on socialist internationalism and the political fight against war. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7f3d8e8f-db94-4d0c-ba68-08af405363fK/seps-a21.html 2015-04-21T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party supporters oppose anti-war meeting ban http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/21/lett-a21.html Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3a5c837-be17-40cd-b849-c6fd2199b2eL/lett-a21.html 2015-04-21T05:00:00Z Alan Seymour (1927–2015)—a critical voice against Australian militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/21/obit-a21.html Seymour’s most successful play <em>The One Day of the Year </em>is one of the very few that challenges the myths surrounding Anzac Day. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b80a4358-15e9-444b-a2bb-8259724c630G/obit-a21.html 2015-04-21T05:00:00Z SEP speaker at London election meeting: Only socialism can bring about genuine equality http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/21/high-a21.html Paul Stickley, the election agent for the Socialist Equality Party candidate in the May 7 General Election, David O’Sullivan, took part in a hustings last Thursday. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0059c85d-6149-4484-8d46-a37faa52b05I/high-a21.html 2015-04-21T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/21/wkrs-a21.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/804d9142-5491-4b54-b42f-ed96a6dba2cH/wkrs-a21.html 2015-04-21T05:00:00Z An Open Letter to the Vice Chancellor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/20/uofs-a20.html SEP national secretary James Cogan wrote to the Sydney University vice chancellor demanding that he allow the SEP the right to hire a venue at the university to hold a public anti-war meeting. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c13ad869-dc28-4e63-a2de-ea0c2927a2bD/uofs-a20.html 2015-04-20T05:00:00Z US admits FBI falsified evidence to obtain convictions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/20/hair-a20.html It is highly likely that innocent people were executed based on fraudulent FBI testimony. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e15293e-8416-4e18-ab39-0768d50fb12M/hair-a20.html 2015-04-20T05:00:00Z Mass drownings in the Mediterranean: A crime of imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/20/pers-a20.html The horrific death toll in the Mediterranean Sea is a direct consequence of the militaristic policies of the US government, backed by its European allies, in the Middle East and Africa. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68a4b6e8-6537-432c-8676-397e919b045F/pers-a20.html 2015-04-20T05:00:00Z EU, Syriza prepare to suppress popular opposition to austerity in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/20/grec-a20.html There is rising awareness in ruling circles that the Greek government is heading for a confrontation with the working class. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8bb7d727-b619-472d-b45e-b0d1ef40b6bJ/grec-a20.html 2015-04-20T05:00:00Z IMF head Christine Lagarde praises UK for austerity measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/20/imfu-a20.html Warnings by the IMF undermine claims by the Labour Party that it would achieve a balanced budget by 2020, should it win power on May 7. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d69e2198-2d6e-4447-8f9d-aaeded7eb59L/imfu-a20.html 2015-04-20T05:00:00Z Australia: Police “terrorism” raids exploited to boost Anzac Day events http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/20/terr-a20.html Without providing any evidence, the federal and state governments claimed that two teenagers planned attacks at Anzac Day ceremonies. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/30f33ade-7fdf-45fb-8c74-fe5b5112d9eK/terr-a20.html 2015-04-20T05:00:00Z Majority of Boston residents oppose death penalty for marathon bomber Tsarnaev http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/20/poll-a20.html Federal prosecutors are determined to secure Tsarnaev's execution in the face of broad opposition to capital punishment. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b28fd77d-f8ff-40bd-b877-9dbb848d03fM/poll-a20.html 2015-04-20T05:00:00Z Striking Houston-area refinery workers reject “last, best” contract offers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/20/oils-a20.html LyondellBasell will begin unilaterally imposing the terms of a contract that includes huge givebacks on overtime pay. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7f88c12-3261-4de0-b7f5-d561efb15c3I/oils-a20.html 2015-04-20T05:00:00Z Mexican police confront immigrant protest caravan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/20/mexi-a20.html This year’s protest attacked President Peña Nieto’s Southern Border Program, designed to block the movement of immigrants toward the US. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69b410bb-72fa-4fcb-a31e-eee273e58d5N/mexi-a20.html 2015-04-20T05:00:00Z German government introduces new mass data retention regulations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/20/germ-a20.html The re-introduction of mass data retention is another step towards a total surveillance state. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f30a648-d4e9-4375-91f6-b2f71cb44dbH/germ-a20.html 2015-04-20T05:00:00Z California governor’s emergency drought measures leave agribusiness giants untouched http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/20/drou-a20.html Democratic Party Governor Jerry Brown acknowledged that California’s agricultural monopolies are essentially off limits. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae21b82a-89af-42ca-9d7c-ad3958a5a6eE/drou-a20.html 2015-04-20T05:00:00Z UK welfare benefit sanctions hit the homeless http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/20/welf-a20.html Sanctions affect one-third of homeless people claiming Job Seekers Allowance. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7bcbf688-da6e-4e7c-811a-d8be136b187B/welf-a20.html 2015-04-20T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan government to pass laws banning “hate speech” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/20/claw-a20.html Regardless of the immediate pretext, the new laws are aimed at strengthening the state apparatus against the working class. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/511f60ec-a903-447f-9e06-18a6a33007fD/claw-a20.html 2015-04-20T05:00:00Z Growing opposition to censorship of SEP (Australia) anti-war meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/20/usyd-a20.html Workers, students, academics, and young people from across Australia and internationally have sent letters of protest to Sydney University and Burwood Council, opposing the attempts by both institutions to block an anti-war meeting called by the Socialist Equality Party (SEP). Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5984060e-f65e-4d42-bc5b-02fae5f9cc0D/usyd-a20.html 2015-04-20T05:00:00Z Chicago auto workers voice support for May Day rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/20/mayd-a20.html A Socialist Equality Party campaign team called on auto workers at the Ford Chicago Assembly plant to take part in the International May Day 2015 Online Rally. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9a2212e-e600-4864-accf-ceec5011623P/mayd-a20.html 2015-04-20T05:00:00Z Growing opposition to censorship of SEP (Australia) anti-war meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/20/usyd-a20-1.html Workers, students, academics, and young people from across Australia and internationally have sent letters of protest to Sydney University and Burwood Council, opposing the attempts by both institutions to block an anti-war meeting called by the Socialist Equality Party (SEP). Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7076d6af-6b81-42c5-a781-61b3c3d6438P/usyd-a20-1.html 2015-04-20T05:00:00Z SEP candidate for Glasgow Central Katie Rhodes speaks at hustings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/20/hust-a20.html Rhodes outlined the SEP’s programme at a meeting organised by the Garnethill Community Council. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/590bc425-5e71-4395-8285-83549d9ad51A/hust-a20.html 2015-04-20T05:00:00Z This week in history: April 20-26 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/20/twih-a20.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57ac89df-509b-4434-b43d-a8c37c5327dK/twih-a20.html 2015-04-20T05:00:00Z Twenty years since the Oklahoma City bombing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/20/okla-a20.html April 19 marked the twentieth anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City, the bloodiest act of terrorism on US soil up to that point. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9ff16b1-20d6-4b74-9552-e16996f140bM/okla-a20.html 2015-04-20T05:00:00Z Syriza dispatches police to clear protesters from Athens university http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/18/gree-a18.html With this action, the Syriza-led government has signalled its readiness to use state repression against opponents of its austerity measures. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4bcf36a5-63b0-41af-9e0e-e19d20442c4G/gree-a18.html 2015-04-18T05:00:00Z Economic stagnation, financial parasitism dominate IMF-World Bank meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/18/pers-a18.html Official reports prepared by the International Monetary Fund show that the global economy is not on the cusp of a recovery, but moving deeper into crisis. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7800e27d-68f5-42b1-ba1c-1356ba394b4F/pers-a18.html 2015-04-18T05:00:00Z Wave of assassinations in Ukraine targets critics of Kiev regime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/18/ukra-a18.html Responsibility for the murders lies with the imperialist powers that installed the Kiev regime and support its anti-Russian propaganda and rehabilitation of fascism. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48dc4761-5f23-4583-b7d4-37abe1480adN/ukra-a18.html 2015-04-18T05:00:00Z Canada sending troops to Ukraine on two-year training mission http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/18/cana-a18.html The deployment marks a further escalation of the aggressive drive the US, Canada and its other imperialist allies are mounting against Russia—a drive that threatens to spark all-out war between nuclear-armed states. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e4029a4-7749-4004-b7dc-0c5e968cfafG/cana-a18.html 2015-04-18T05:00:00Z Fighting rages in Iraqi provincial capital http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/18/iraq-a18.html Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has launched a counteroffensive against Iraqi government positions in Ramadi, capital of Anbar Province. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/789eaa29-c859-494a-a411-7f3efb01aaaF/iraq-a18.html 2015-04-18T05:00:00Z Scottish National Party, Plaid Cymru and Green Party offer “progressive alliance” with Labour http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/18/deba-a18.html Sturgeon’s pleas helped cover for Miliband’s right-wing austerity agenda, as Labour issued its manifesto beginning with a “Budget Responsibility Lock.” Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62b9792f-f237-4679-94ba-6afba733ef4K/deba-a18.html 2015-04-18T05:00:00Z National Guard referred to Ferguson protesters as “enemy forces” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/18/ferg-a18.html National Guard officers referred to demonstrators exercising their constitutionally protected right to assemble as “adversaries” and “enemy forces.” Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f3b45333-e424-4101-b318-acafa09aaf0G/ferg-a18.html 2015-04-18T05:00:00Z Drastic cuts to suburban Detroit school district http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/18/haze-a18.html The suburban Detroit city of Hazel Park is laying off nearly a quarter of its school district staff and slashing the pay of the remaining teachers and support personnel. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd28b008-a7a6-47e9-ac5c-f04f9278853M/haze-a18.html 2015-04-18T05:00:00Z More layoffs as global oil price slump continues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/18/oils-a18.html The world’s largest oilfield service company, Schlumberger, announced this week that as a result of declining oil production it will cut 11,000 jobs worldwide, bringing the firm’s total layoffs so far this year to 20,000. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/edf8059c-089c-4634-b280-5beedc487dfB/oils-a18.html 2015-04-18T05:00:00Z Missouri executes mentally disabled inmate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/18/exec-a18.html Defense attorneys had argued that the execution should be stayed in light of the state’s refusal to disclose the source of the drug cocktail to be used in the execution. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87fedc80-556a-47a6-b782-7b469919922K/exec-a18.html 2015-04-18T05:00:00Z Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke hired by hedge fund Citadel http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/18/bern-a18.html Bernanke’s new job constitutes little more than a kickback for services rendered to Wall Street. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/76ed5982-bf03-47e5-9dee-2522133df54J/bern-a18.html 2015-04-18T05:00:00Z Indian Stalinists reaffirm right-wing “political-tactical” line http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/18/indi-a18.html This week’s congress of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) formally reaffirmed the policy under which it has propped up a series of rightwing governments dedicated to pro-market “reform.” Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1960ae79-dc4b-40d9-be85-05e4a0af985C/indi-a18.html 2015-04-18T05:00:00Z New Zealand shared intelligence with Bangladesh’s repressive agencies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/18/gcsb-a18.html Documents leaked by Edward Snowden show that NZ’s spy agency, the GCSB, has supported Bangladesh’s notorious security apparatus for at least 12 years. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67d1b3d9-b084-4f82-b628-51d9cc299f7G/gcsb-a18.html 2015-04-18T05:00:00Z Banking group HGAA stokes conflict between Vienna and Munich http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/18/hgaa-a18.html The decision of the Austrian government to no longer pay the debts of banking group HGAA has provoked conflicts in Bavaria. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8ab05ce4-0bc8-43d0-9058-460035e8b97O/hgaa-a18.html 2015-04-18T05:00:00Z Octoberfest bombing: German government blocks information on intelligence agency involvement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/18/germ-a18.html Almost 35 years after the worst right-wing extremist attack in post-war Germany, the government is withholding important documents. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/443bd586-4796-4278-a271-eff4af42826M/germ-a18.html 2015-04-18T05:00:00Z Sydney University blocks SEP’s anti-war meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/18/sepa-a18.html The university’s decision is an attack on the democratic rights not only of the SEP but of the working class in Australia and around the world. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50a5a0b5-09dd-43c7-9305-fc90baf34d9L/sepa-a18.html 2015-04-18T05:00:00Z Australian World War I “celebration” buries history of mass anti-war opposition http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/18/awar-a18.html One of the central lies promoted by the saturation media campaign extolling WWI is that Australia was unified in backing the imperialist war. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d872da39-4a34-4767-9ba3-693e00031a5M/awar-a18.html 2015-04-18T05:00:00Z SEP candidate at Kentish Town Community Centre hustings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/18/hust-a18.html David O’Sullivan placed the questions of poverty, the housing crisis and the slashing of social services in a broader international context. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/106a5fd0-4d1a-408e-a419-358b2807aedF/hust-a18.html 2015-04-18T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/18/labo-a18.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/01022d5e-fd4d-4e72-90eb-fa72c1db021A/labo-a18.html 2015-04-18T05:00:00Z One and a half billion people live on less than $1.25 per day http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/pove-a17.html A new report by the Overseas Development Institute claims that official statistics may undercount the number of people in extreme poverty worldwide by as many as 350 million. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c7140a8-07e4-484c-9af5-4130a626351H/pove-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z A historic attack on Medicare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/pers-a17.html The new Medicare bill, which takes aim at health care for seniors, has been hatched as a conspiracy behind the backs of the American people. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e83541b6-ad0c-4254-8e0e-83a1729ab24I/pers-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z European Union, banks ramp up pressure on Greece’s Syriza government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/gree-a17.html The Syriza government is responding to EU demands for austerity by looting Greece’s cash reserves and preparing further austerity measures against the working class. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f267076-944f-441d-a200-179def4be94L/gree-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z White House and Congress reach deal over Iran nuclear talks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/iran-a17.html The Obama administration signaled approval Tuesday for legislation that would give Congress a role in the event that a deal is reached on Iran’s nuclear program. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/384b9ea2-7cfe-4a06-bdc0-16c4d0de773H/iran-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z Unions organize pro-Democratic Party protests over low wages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/fift-a17.html The demonstrations, organized mainly by the unions, were aimed at boosting Democratic Party politicians at the city, state and national levels. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c4be1c7-9fff-40aa-a74f-a07f1c223a9P/fift-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z Video shows Arizona officer ramming police car into man http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/ariz-a17.html The local district attorney said the officer driving the police cruiser would not be charged. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a1aa4f04-3383-4d11-8f82-dbf0a2c3860K/ariz-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z Report documents carnage of US drone war in Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/yeme-j17.html A report released this week documents nine separate instances in which workers, merchants, pregnant women and children were either killed or wounded by American airstrikes. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/187b02f0-8d89-485a-85dd-216370aa4c1F/yeme-j17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z Petrobras crisis intensifies as treasurer of Brazil’s Workers Party arrested http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/braz-a17.html The response of the Rousseff government to the crisis has been to move even further to the right, while handing over key functions of her presidency to right-wing figures. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9213574-b1c9-449f-98c8-835d9a5c035L/braz-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z Germany: Behind the conflict at Volkswagen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/back-a17.html A public attack by Volkswagen chief executive Ferdinand Piëch on the chairman of the board has provoked a leadership crisis at Europe’s largest auto company. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85f3eb55-8783-4a5b-a47b-08956021c95O/back-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z Quebec government criminalizes student strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/cana-a17.html The government is determined to break the student protest movement against its austerity program and to put an end to Quebec’s tradition of political protest through student strikes. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35a1ba45-0ce6-46d3-a4ca-25bf8553365P/cana-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z Australia: Corporate exploitation of Anzac myth triggers a furore http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/anza-a17.html The outcry over Woolworths’ advertising campaign offers a revealing insight into the real character of the official four-year “celebration” of World War I. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84eeb0fe-5458-4704-a27d-880ed4f0a17P/anza-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z Japan’s ruling party wins local elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/japa-a17.html The near-record low turnout is another indication of broad public alienation from the political establishment and parliamentary set-up as a whole. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b9a1066-10b4-4967-8e2e-c9ddb364a1cG/japa-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z Detroit Chrysler workers express support for May Day rally against war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/chry-a17.html Supporters of the SEP and the IYSSE campaigned at the Fiat-Chrysler Warren Truck plant outside Detroit, urging workers to take part in the International May Day 2015 Online Rally. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/238f58c3-18d7-490e-91c0-62501b06ecfG/chry-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z More letters opposing Australian council’s attack on democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/bule-a17.html Burwood City Council is refusing to provide any political explanation for its actions. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/df477341-7e15-4247-bfbd-c9295fa6fc3E/bule-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z Journalist Richard Engel’s 2012 kidnapping account was part of drive to war with Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/engl-a17.html NBC’s Engel claimed he was held captive by pro-Assad forces. It turns out his kidnappers were associated with the anti-Assad rebels backed by the US. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0753d02c-be55-437c-80d4-974f2792041O/engl-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z Oppose NATO war mongering: Attend International May Day online rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/game-a17.html The Socialist Equality Party is the only political party putting forward a genuine, socialist, opposition to war in the UK elections. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96a7ab61-c212-4c3b-aa2a-7c61708a4ecI/game-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z The political fraud of Britain’s Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/tusc-a17.html The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition offers no answer for anyone seeking a left alternative to the Labour Party. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9cce8c81-046f-434e-a164-4f1a6e1aabcA/tusc-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/17/wrks-a17.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c0e8411-9975-46de-9662-7e9fc86792fG/wrks-a17.html 2015-04-17T05:00:00Z Another 400 refugees feared dead in latest Mediterranean Sea disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/refu-a16.html As desperate migrants increasingly seek refuge in Europe, the EU is transforming the Mediterranean into a no-go zone, resulting in a string of horrific tragedies. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/815d3b25-0596-4244-b9bd-d328cb0b0d0F/refu-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z Blackwater and the crimes of US imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/pers-a16.html This week’s sentencing of four Blackwater mercenaries for the murder of 17 Iraqis only begs the question: Why have no top US officials been held accountable for the deaths of hundreds of thousands? Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7bc25105-d958-434c-bdf8-377bc09f776E/pers-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z US Senate passes “milestone” bill to means-test Medicare, ration health care http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/medi-m16.html The bill, overwhelmingly backed by both Democrats and Republicans, is a significant step in the ongoing drive to attack Medicare and health care in the United States. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/68247133-cd94-4545-b18f-4a209cc8581P/medi-m16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z China’s growth rate takes another downturn http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/chin-a16.html The decline in Chinese growth to the lowest point since the global financial crisis is having significant international consequences. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c4c1ed2-3f0a-4be2-90de-038b1fda78aO/chin-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z Obama to take Cuba off state terror list http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/cuba-a16.html The decision clears the way to normalization of US-Cuban ties as well as the penetration of the island’s economy by US finance capital. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ccaa59f-6068-4970-a258-5bf8d619145P/cuba-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z Nordic countries sign defence cooperation agreement aimed at Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/nord-a16.html With the full backing of US imperialism, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Finland and Sweden are committing themselves to transforming the region into yet another flashpoint with Moscow. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/611186d3-68b6-4308-94bd-12ea2a1d755P/nord-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z Ukrainian regime rehabilitates Nazi collaborationists, bans communism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/nazi-a16.html The official promotion of fascist forces who participated in the Nazi Holocaust exposes the ultra-right character of the putsch NATO backed last year in Kiev. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5dbfcfbd-b712-44d3-bc2c-06d8ba65cb5C/nazi-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z Media lends support to Toronto Symphony’s barring of pianist http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/lisi-a16.html Instead of denouncing the TSO’s barring of Valentina Lisitsa as a blatant act of political censorship, the media has widely portrayed it as nothing more than a public relations blunder. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d5a07c4e-2071-4138-94ab-42991d1750aD/lisi-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z Australian government dispatches 330 more troops to Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/aust-a16.html While denying any further expansion of the Australian role in the US-led war, Prime Minister Abbott said such matters were under “constant review.” Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e77935b-8b6e-4bd0-9834-3f6871dc04cL/aust-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z Unions move to end month-long Radio France strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/radi-a16.html The unions are seeking to strangle a strike that challenges French President François Hollande’s austerity policies and threatens to ignite broader social anger in the working class. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b8503a0e-6b09-4cd1-8c17-4b41f7e3d39H/radi-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z India: Stalinist CPM begins its 21st congress http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/indi-a16.html With the working class on a collision course with Narendra Modi and his BJP government, the Stalinists intend to redouble their efforts to chain it to the BJP’s big-business political rivals. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/01a84739-7ae0-4ec7-bbcc-5f346474437P/indi-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z Burmese regime signs draft ceasefire with ethnic separatists http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/burm-a16.html The peace accord is part of the government’s bid to meet the demands of the US and its allies in return for a further relaxation of sanctions. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52e505cc-6ec8-4c5c-9751-35b76064a44A/burm-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z State premier threatens to “disengage” from Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/west-a16.html Western Australia’s premier said the state faced its “Boston tea party moment” over the sharing of tax revenues. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/85096765-3e7f-4ef5-b72c-bad28c00080K/west-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z University of California doctors strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/ucmd-a16.html For the second time in three months, doctors at the University of California went on strike against the UC administration over stalled contract negotiations. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7a06c16-0fce-4ebf-8741-03d1ecdb10cC/ucmd-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z WSWS readers condemn Australian council ban on anti-war meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/burw-a16.html Scores of emails have been sent from the UK, France, the United States, Thailand and Australia passionately condemning the Labor-controlled council’s ban on the SEP anti-war meeting. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/715b2e44-e292-4f99-98d1-d3f8f3fc57cI/burw-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z SEP election teams speak to workers in London, Glasgow: “Revolution is the only way we are going to change things.” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/inte-a16.html Socialist Equality Party campaign teams in Glasgow Central and in Holborn and St. Pancras in London, have spoken to hundreds of workers and young people in the last few days. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8109f4a1-7dda-47aa-b17c-fff9246a1cfL/inte-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z German professor Herfried Münkler: Combat drones and poison gas are “humane” weapons http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/munk-a16.html That Münkler now places poison gas in the same category as drones shows that inhumane and militaristic attitudes are once again running rampant in ruling circles in Berlin. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52c0d405-c3ef-4efd-8dbc-33f60175b43B/munk-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z Overturn the decision to block IYSSE affiliation on University of Melbourne campus! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/iyss-a16.html The following open letter to the Clubs and Societies Committee at the University of Melbourne is being distributed by members of the IYSSE to students on campus. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f564b213-9d06-49e1-b92d-aa2ceac85e5O/iyss-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z Special offer from Mehring Books http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/16/mehr-a16.html Sale on <em>Tsar to Lenin</em> and the <em>Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century</em>. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ec059ba-f6ee-4062-8160-b4f622d2e11K/mehr-a16.html 2015-04-16T05:00:00Z Judge hands down brutal sentences in Atlanta test “cheating” case http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/15/atla-a15.html Ten former educators were sentenced to prison Tuesday in a case that has been used to further vilify teachers and promote the privatization of public education. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc0f8ab2-56f5-4d00-803f-f6358db78a5H/atla-a15.html 2015-04-15T05:00:00Z UN imposes arms embargo on rebels as Yemen slaughter continues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/15/yeme-a15.html While the US has provided intelligence and logistical support to the Saudi coalition from the onset of the assault, it has been gradually increasing its involvement in the conflict. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45681250-1174-4cd7-a501-796f86ddbe9B/yeme-a15.html 2015-04-15T05:00:00Z US, Israel condemn Russian missile deal with Iran http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/15/iran-a15.html Moscow’s lifting of its ban on delivery of defensive surface-to-air missiles to Iran has cut across US and Israeli threats of military action. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e17ac25-3455-49a0-b4f8-97f99c1f51eC/iran-a15.html 2015-04-15T05:00:00Z NATO, Russian air intercepts escalate war tensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/15/nato-a15.html Aggressive maneuvers by warplanes over Europe are raising tensions amid a NATO buildup on Russia’s borders. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67687c0d-9a86-47db-8eaa-bbd8da84a8bI/nato-a15.html 2015-04-15T05:00:00Z Republican presidential hopeful proposes means testing of Social Security http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/15/elec-a15.html The proposals from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are a political signal of the direction of social policy for the whole ruling elite in the United States. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d936d53-3a0a-4a53-bd79-959b7b28de2O/elec-a15.html 2015-04-15T05:00:00Z Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis pledges to impose austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/15/gree-a15.html Syriza’s austerity agenda and its pledges to work with the “troika” means that it is heading for a direct collision with the Greek working class. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1acd1956-1bb2-4aa1-aecb-c067821421fE/gree-a15.html 2015-04-15T05:00:00Z Right-wing extremist Geert Wilders delivers diatribe in Dresden, Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/15/pegi-a15.html Although only a few thousand people came to the event, the major media outlets sought to use Wilders’ appearance to resurrect the Islamophobic movement. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2dacfa9d-d585-47e5-9bd8-8171eeee1e7I/pegi-a15.html 2015-04-15T05:00:00Z Thai junta replaces martial law with absolute powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/15/thai-a15.html Almost one year after seizing power in a coup, the US-backed military dictatorship continues to tighten its grip on power. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/15f6d779-acc4-4e12-842f-966c9167702E/thai-a15.html 2015-04-15T05:00:00Z Political turmoil continues in Bangladesh http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/15/bang-a15.html Nothing has been resolved in the protracted confrontation between the ruling Awami League and opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c3b8db52-c17d-4351-ad50-66f2e6cefb7A/bang-a15.html 2015-04-15T05:00:00Z Massachusetts governor’s panel calls for attacks on transit workers, privatization http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/15/mbta-j01.html Despite an MBTA maintenance backlog of $6.7 billion, the governor’s panel blames worker absenteeism for the systemic breakdown during February’s snowstorms. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a4d809ab-d53a-44d0-8b76-1596e0e745fJ/mbta-j01.html 2015-04-15T05:00:00Z Oppose the political censorship of the SEP (Australia) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/15/pers-a15.html Everything indicates that discussions have taken place, at far higher levels of the political establishment than the Burwood Council, to ban the SEP’s anti-war meeting. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f7fbb227-85bb-4656-8142-abc95574d1aK/pers-a15.html 2015-04-15T05:00:00Z Campaign for International May Day Rally: workers and youth denounce militarism and war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/15/mayd-a15.html SEP and IYSSE members spoke to workers and students in Detroit, Michigan about the deepening capitalist crisis and the threat of world war. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/64144e5a-595f-4dbf-ac41-e8faf504329O/mayd-a15.html 2015-04-15T05:00:00Z <em>The Gunman</em>, Sean Penn’s attack on WikiLeaks and related matters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/15/gunm-a15.html Penn’s views and activities are worth considering, especially in the light of his recent disgraceful comments about Julian Assange of WikiLeaks and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1611468-18d4-4776-ad93-f483761a64cG/gunm-a15.html 2015-04-15T05:00:00Z Latest UK pension reforms will lead to a yet deeper crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/15/pens-a15.html The move by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition and the major parties is another step in dismantling the pension system. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6783c57a-a015-41a9-a8aa-c0eaa32e4d1N/pens-a15.html 2015-04-15T05:00:00Z Australian city council refuses to revoke ban on SEP meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/15/burw-a15.html The Labor council’s decision to maintain its ban is an expression of its hostility to any discussion among workers and youth on the dangers of militarism and imperialist war. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d20991d-969f-4025-ad45-c1a920b9926A/burw-a15.html 2015-04-15T05:00:00Z US government targeted second American citizen for assassination http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/usdr-a14.html In a lead article posted Monday, the <em>New York Times</em> revealed the name of an American citizen who had been placed on the so-called “kill list” for drone assassination. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e853a076-e756-4063-9ef7-7046bda06b2B/usdr-a14.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z Obama and Castro at the OAS summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/pers-a14.html The Cuban leader praised Obama for his “humility” and “honesty,” while exonerating him for all the crimes of US imperialism. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/926dc059-ccd4-48c4-b879-9c8d812c659B/pers-a14.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z Australian citizen on US drone “kill list” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/dron-a14.html The complicity of the Australian political establishment underscores not only its support for Washington’s crimes but its contempt for democratic rights at home. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/964bd965-bcda-47d8-a1cd-e6848ea3186G/dron-a14.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z Egyptian junta condemns Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie to death http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/badi-a14.html The trials of Muslim Brotherhood leaders aim to promote an atmosphere of political terror in Egypt, aimed in the final analysis at the working class. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/70e4a7d7-487e-4f47-bfee-17d140e0fdfO/badi-a14.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z Tulsa, Oklahoma deputy who shot unarmed man charged with manslaughter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/tuls-a14.html Charges were filed Monday against Robert Bates for the killing of Eric Harris, as the victim's family denounced the shooting and subsequent brutal actions of police. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf00bb3b-ec81-4142-a810-c87f8d7e423G/tuls-a14.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z Blackwater mercenaries sentenced for 2007 Iraq massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/blac-a14.html Four former employees of private security contractor Blackwater were sentenced to lengthy prison terms on Monday for their role in the notorious Nisour Square slayings. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e9ea196-c033-41db-bcd0-27136146f05D/blac-a14.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z US defense secretary promotes “pivot” in South Korea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/kore-a14.html Carter made clear that Washington is intent on increasing its overall military presence in the country. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53dd5ee1-5bbd-4a7e-8e2e-bc5fb29e11eE/kore-a14.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z Congressional briefing paper highlights US/UK tensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/spec-a14-.html A report prepared by the Congressional Research Service concludes, “The UK may not be viewed as centrally relevant to the United States in all of the issues... on the US agenda.” Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/845b7520-7fcb-46ad-bb53-47d09ebcd4dL/spec-a14-.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z French officials debunk NATO warnings of Russian invasion of Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/fren-a14.html Like the Iraq war launched by the Bush administration in 2003, the NATO drive to rearm Europe and prepare for war against Russia is based on lies. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9af7aa99-9cf9-44ea-8589-b787ab85edbM/fren-a14.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z US deports Salvadoran war criminal Vides Casanova http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/vide-a14.html The former defense minister argued that he was only acting in accord with Washington’s policy in El Salvador. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b78cba45-f1d8-4f62-9181-635446c2ffbN/vide-a14.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z Drownings in Rio Grande increase after US Border Patrol expansion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/immi-a14.html Drowning deaths along the US-Mexico border have spiked since last fall as the Border Patrol increased its surveillance. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/58f148f5-1fc9-4956-9e05-1702ca716b3P/immi-a14.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z Letters demand Australian council reverse censorship of SEP http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/blet-a14.html The letters condemn the Burwood Council’s cancellation of the SEP’s booking for a public meeting entitled “Anzac Day, the glorification of militarism and the drive to World War III.” Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67781b51-f477-41ea-a32c-266c7b607e8G/blet-a14.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z 150 years since the assassination of Abraham Lincoln http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/linc-a14.html In office, Lincoln guided the Civil War and transformed it from a struggle for the preservation of the Union into a revolutionary war for the abolition of slavery. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2a55d9e-12d6-4641-98bc-37bd26e0088F/linc-a14.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z World famous German author Günter Grass dies at age 87 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/gras-a14.html Grass was one of the most important German writers of the 20th century and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1999. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6379acbd-6155-4221-8009-eecb7e22042D/gras-a14.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z <em>The Good Soldier Švejk</em>: A classic satire about World War I http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/svej-a14.html Josef Švejk is a Czech soldier who makes himself appear a fool to get around his superiors and fights a peculiar and hilarious war of attrition against the difficult circumstances he finds himself in. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e310a06e-6e75-4e9c-a311-9171e0d9febB/svej-a14.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z Why is Syriza demanding reparations from Germany? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/gree-a14.html Demands for reparations are an inappropriate means of combating fascism, war and social attacks. They do nothing to address their causes, but rather serve to reproduce them. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c3ff1a96-5a6f-470c-9f39-cacf162b14dD/gree-a14.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z Holborn and St. Pancras: A long association with the revolutionary workers movement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/hsp2-a14.html The Holborn and St. Pancras district in London is deeply associated with the struggle for the political independence of the working class. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb95e978-205a-4972-b068-09de8b9acebO/hsp2-a14.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/14/wkrs-a14.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ee53aa0-b10d-434d-8806-e6e0b2822e1K/wkrs-a14.html 2015-04-14T05:00:00Z Yemen slaughter escalates as regional powers exchange threats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/yeme-a13.html US-backed and Saudi-led military forces bombarding Yemen “will soon take action on the ground,” a Saudi commander vowed this weekend. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53c0bafb-2956-4072-a971-dcb0d7d566fI/yeme-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z No to imperialist war! Join the 2015 International May Day Online Rally! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/pers-a13.html Not since 1939, on the eve of World War II, has the danger of world war been so immediate, nor a mass movement of the working class against imperialism so necessary. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/362fd680-0f6e-4311-b899-61c2dbc29cfG/pers-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z Obama heightens tensions over South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/scse-a13.html Over the past five years, the US has deliberately inflamed territorial disputes in the South China Sea into dangerous flashpoints that risk triggering a war. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af53818c-2500-45ae-ac20-3121534c359J/scse-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z Hillary Clinton announces presidential campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/clin-a13.html The Democratic frontrunner in the 2016 presidential campaign formally announced her candidacy Sunday in an online video utterly devoid of political content. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/daef3640-fc92-4bc6-bdfd-001fb49fa8fH/clin-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z Obama, Raul Castro meet at Panama summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/cuba-a13.html The summit meeting is part of an accelerating effort by the US and Cuba to establish a new political and economic relationship between American imperialism and its former semi-colony. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f1de997-8e9e-494d-8072-907b51ae148A/cuba-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z Hundreds attend funeral for South Carolina man killed by cop http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/poli-a13.html The funeral of Walter Scott took place the same day as a report that only eleven police officers had been convicted in connection with the thousands of police killings since 2005. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d1f2ff62-67fd-4bb1-950b-04c82052a68N/poli-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z Virginia’s Democratic governor moves to expand police surveillance powers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/virg-a13.html The move to undermine the population’s protections against police spying is of a piece with the anti-democratic policies undertaken by the Democratic Party nationwide. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56afe9f1-cb44-4a10-aef1-66b8a9a38f9K/virg-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z ISIS takeover of Yarmouk marks new stage in Syrian conflict http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/yarm-a13.html The takeover of the Palestinian-populated enclave is the first time ISIS has gained a foothold so near to the Syrian capital Damascus, the stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/565c4ca0-5eb6-4a2d-9e6f-634c91c8b27B/yarm-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z Indian Stalinists meet amid political-organizational crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/indi-a13.html Support for the CPM has hemorrhaged as a result of its leading role in implementing the bourgeoisie’s drive to make India a global hub of cheap-labor production. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93e53e9f-fe40-4e1c-93c2-1d11cb13ec5N/indi-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z Oil giants and USW seek concessions at last refineries still on strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/oil-a13.html As the oil companies insist there is no money to improve working conditions or wages, last week Shell announced a $70 billion takeover of the natural gas company BG. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a9e36a59-43d3-4f07-966e-57310014519K/oil-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z After Le Pen’s pro-Nazi outburst, French media try to normalize neo-fascists http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/lepe-a13.html Layers of the ruling class who want to promote the National Front are pressing the party to verbally distance itself from Jean-Marie Le Pen’s pro-Nazi sympathies. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a844fadd-c828-4171-861e-9203d454048I/lepe-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z German postal workers strike against outsourcing of jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/germ-a13.html While the trade union was forced to call a short-term strike, it is involved at the highest level in the restructuring of Deutsche Post and associated attacks on working conditions. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8d6687d7-e82c-4845-8346-60435c14500O/germ-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka: Relatives of “disappeared” Tamils protest in Colombo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/warv-a13.html Holding photographs of their missing loved ones, wives and mothers demanded that the government release them. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f569ebaa-95c1-4197-bdac-e9a93ddcbbfO/warv-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z South African police fire on protesting foreign nationals http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/safr-a13.html The forces directing enmity against foreigners seek to deflect attention from the responsibility of the South Africa ruling elite in condemning millions to poverty. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b85c2f71-b009-4176-b975-ca4d31f4519F/safr-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z Australian workers and youth oppose Labor council’s ban on SEP anti-war meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/camp-a13.html Hundreds of people have signed petitions demanding that Burwood Council reverse its decision to block the SEP’s April 26 anti-war meeting. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c932581a-99ea-45bd-9987-5ac7e1b6980G/camp-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z Defenders of democratic rights condemn Australian council’s anti-war meeting ban http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/emai-a13.html Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b4d5055-a7a0-4a9c-8c2a-fa2861d4d09D/emai-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z Letter to Burwood Council from SEP National Secretary James Cogan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/burw-a13.html The following letter demanding the reversal of the cancellation of the SEP’s hall booking was sent on April 13. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d940002c-9fa0-468a-b522-e0038c832f5L/burw-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z Holborn and St. Pancras: London’s great social divide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/holb-a13.html A quarter of households in the constituency have incomes of £20,000 or less, while in St. Pancras and Somers Town this figure rises to 44 percent. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/435d0612-6fe4-4231-b4bc-f9cefe5e8ceH/holb-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z Media tributes for Victor Gotbaum, union leader who saved banks in 1975 New York City fiscal crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/gotb-a13.html Gotbaum’s precedent-setting surrender of New York City workers’ rights in the 1970s paved the way for the American ruling class’ offensive against workers throughout the US and the record inequality of today. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7341b282-fbdf-42c6-bafb-084403ccebbK/gotb-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z This week in history: April 13-19 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/13/twih-a13.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7fc86854-c9e4-4b52-9e04-1ee8a6fcc71G/twih-a13.html 2015-04-13T05:00:00Z IMF warns of slow growth, high unemployment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/11/econ-a11.html The IMF’s analysis amounts to a tacit acknowledgement that the crisis is of historical dimensions and the underlying problems in the global capitalist system have not been resolved. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eefa855b-df30-4954-9844-1fdfef52ee4G/econ-a11.html 2015-04-11T05:00:00Z US presidential campaign begins: A travesty of democracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/11/pers-a11.html Both Hillary Clinton and her Republican rivals are seeking the support of the billionaire financiers who will determine the course of the 2016 campaign. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/77869667-c3fc-4109-a6f8-54b08a1fe5aA/pers-a11.html 2015-04-11T05:00:00Z Texas executes mentally ill man who shot police officer http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/11/exec-a11.html The execution took place the same day that Oklahoma passed a law allowing prisoners to be killed by nitrogen gas asphyxiation. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e82dbe4-b219-43c8-b343-185365930b7C/exec-a11.html 2015-04-11T05:00:00Z California police caught on video beating man after chase http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/11/poli-a11.html After surrendering peacefully, Francis Pusok was shocked with a Taser twice and struck 58 times by police. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a6122471-7a4c-4fed-ae4e-881e5762147P/poli-a11.html 2015-04-11T05:00:00Z NATO rearmament increases risk of war in Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/11/natb-a11.html NATO’s military buildup in Eastern Europe is increasingly taking the form of preparation for war against Russia. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/83756b11-e06e-453b-ae06-ecc651f2e47H/natb-a11.html 2015-04-11T05:00:00Z French oil giant Total uses Chinese funds to finance Russian oil project http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/11/tota-a11.html As the imperialist powers in North America and Europe seek to divide up markets in Russia and Asia, inter-imperialist tensions are coming to the fore. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0c266b1-43c2-42d4-af2d-8ba62f4d4beB/tota-a11.html 2015-04-11T05:00:00Z Obama green lights weapons sales to Egypt, Pakistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/11/usar-a11.html The arms transfers are being coordinated to meet the needs of the US-backed, Saudi and Egyptian-led war against Yemen Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45b82b8e-da8a-48ff-8749-0e2fe763dceL/usar-a11.html 2015-04-11T05:00:00Z Obama, Castro to meet at Americas summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/11/sota-a11.html The meeting, the first between top US and Cuban officials in nearly six decades, is part of a rapprochement between Washington and Havana. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45672a2b-d765-42af-bd75-ac4020e31b2L/sota-a11.html 2015-04-11T05:00:00Z Scottish nationalist advocates “devo-max” in Aberdeen leaders’ debate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/11/scot-a11.html SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said she would push for complete control of taxation and spending in Scotland “as quickly as the other parties agree to give it.” Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5340dc43-dbf4-4d31-b8d8-dd62e732bd5M/scot-a11.html 2015-04-11T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan government postpones constitutional amendment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/11/cons-a11.html The proposed changes are not to defend democratic rights but to hoodwink working people as the government prepares to impose its austerity agenda. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bddf5a72-f381-421a-b05d-761b77cc586N/cons-a11.html 2015-04-11T05:00:00Z Massive fire at Chinese chemical factory http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/11/chin-a11.html Industrial accidents in China are a regular occurrence amid the corporate drive to boost profits at the expense of safety and health standards. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fee63fc5-1448-4648-ac9c-9a48e8f9ef9J/chin-a11.html 2015-04-11T05:00:00Z Canada: Conservatives fast-tracking Bill C-51 into law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/11/cana-a11.html Canada’s Conservative government is determined to adopt legislation that attacks core democratic rights. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e87afc9-c393-4afb-93bd-5156a9c18b0D/cana-a11.html 2015-04-11T05:00:00Z The UAW’s loyal opposition http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/11/note-a11.html At last month’s UAW bargaining convention, a group of self-styled “dissidents” worked to bolster illusions that the UAW is a viable organization that can be reformed through pressure from below. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d6830b28-c3ab-4554-add9-ad09174702eK/note-a11.html 2015-04-11T05:00:00Z <em>Cymbeline</em>: Michael Almereyda returns to Shakespeare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/11/cymb-a11.html Michael Almereyda, who previously directed a version of Hamlet starring Ethan Hawke, has turned to one of Shakespeare’s lesser known plays, with intelligent results. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2cec7fc7-2af8-42c9-a604-fa1ae4058a5K/cymb-a11.html 2015-04-11T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party overturns election hustings exclusion in Camden http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/11/hust-a11.html The exclusion of SEP general election candidate David O’Sullivan was overturned after the chair was forced to call a vote. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5518715d-3c97-46bf-93ab-cc2acda06c1K/hust-a11.html 2015-04-11T05:00:00Z Australian council cancels hall booking for SEP anti-war meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/11/burw-a11.html It is already clear that Burwood Council cancelled the hall booking in a knee-jerk response to phone calls from racist and nationalist elements. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c78561d2-f97c-4fe9-9c1a-1b549228492P/burw-a11.html 2015-04-11T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/11/labo-a11.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ae5885b6-f920-4ddb-8df9-1ee88fda7b7E/labo-a11.html 2015-04-11T05:00:00Z Killer cop in South Carolina shooting had history of brutality http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/10/poli-a10.html The North Charleston, South Carolina police department exonerated Michael Slager after he repeatedly used a Taser on an innocent and unarmed man in 2013. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57b4871b-c637-4004-9402-ef7fd35690bE/poli-a10.html 2015-04-10T05:00:00Z Obama’s criminal war against Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/10/pers-a10.html Washington is arming and directing a war by Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf monarchies against the poorest country in the Middle East. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b4e9c46-727d-468d-b874-56e6e1aa954A/pers-a10.html 2015-04-10T05:00:00Z Greece makes €450 million payment to International Monetary Fund http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/10/gree-a10.html In the face of the dire social conditions in Greece, the Syriza-led government’s pledge to repay all debts are an unmistakable commitment to further austerity. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/adc5236b-c88e-4d87-a656-4c01ac11732J/gree-a10.html 2015-04-10T05:00:00Z Amidst widespread strikes, limited turnout at French union demonstrations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/10/fran-a10.html Despite overwhelming opposition to Socialist Party (PS) austerity, workers sense that PS-allied unions offer no way forward in a struggle against austerity. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9dd32285-fba1-422f-9059-8014fbb8581F/fran-a10.html 2015-04-10T05:00:00Z Obama visits Jamaica as part of regional “energy security” initiative http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/10/jama-a10.html The president’s one-day visit to the island nation was part of a political offensive aimed at shoring up US hegemony in the Caribbean and Central America. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/12e9795d-1615-4199-bb88-efb3c8af149A/jama-a10.html 2015-04-10T05:00:00Z Iranian regime cautiously embraces international nuclear deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/10/iran-a10.html Public criticism has been largely limited to the terms of the agreement, with no prominent figure calling for an end to the talks. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/230e5768-4454-4b4c-83f8-b68f8339f21M/iran-a10.html 2015-04-10T05:00:00Z NDP opposes Canada’s role in Mideast war on tactical grounds http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/10/cana-a10.html The debate over Canada’s participation in the US-led war in the Middle East has once again demonstrated that the New Democrats are a pro-imperialist party. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2c6f39ac-be81-45f3-bc2a-9921b136c66B/cana-a10.html 2015-04-10T05:00:00Z Air Force base jet fuel spill threatens Albuquerque water supply http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/10/kirt-a10.html Air Force officials say the fuel has been leaking from an underground pipe for at least 40 years dating back to the 1970s. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fdda970f-b8a9-466b-87ed-fd423ce723fN/kirt-a10.html 2015-04-10T05:00:00Z Tata ends British Steel pension scheme http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/10/pens-a10.html The Indian steel giant stands to save around £1 billion by ending the defined benefit pensions it inherited from the once state-owned British steelmaker Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d6107c57-5d19-44b1-8a99-0376ba473b5M/pens-a10.html 2015-04-10T05:00:00Z German Left Party leader praises right-wing politician Peter Gauweiler http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/10/lafo-a10.html Following the resignation of Peter Gauweiler from political office, Left Party stalwart Oskar Lafontaine praised the CSU right-winger in the German tabloid <em>Bild</em>. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c7ab87c-4c0e-4e50-8dc4-fdac66b9640M/lafo-a10.html 2015-04-10T05:00:00Z Dutch Labor Party collapses in provincial elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/10/pvda-a10.html Amid mass abstention, voters dealt a sharp rebuff to the Netherlands’ ruling liberal and social-democratic parties. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/945e136f-8f4a-47c9-8493-2ff95339810M/pvda-a10.html 2015-04-10T05:00:00Z Australian Senate tax grandstanding: A preparation for austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/10/taxe-a10.html The posturing in a Senate committee this week over the need to “tax the rich” is window dressing for deeper cuts to essential social spending. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71849d86-7f78-4fa3-a88a-f8196d2394aK/taxe-a10.html 2015-04-10T05:00:00Z New Zealanders shun Camp Gallipoli WWI celebration http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/10/gall-a10.html The Camp Gallipoli debacle reflects widespread anti-war sentiment among ordinary people who are hostile to the campaign to glorify World War I. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87c5070c-cd56-4491-89c3-abde2b17b87M/gall-a10.html 2015-04-10T05:00:00Z Fifty years since the death of Viola Liuzzo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/10/liuz-a10.html The fight against Jim Crow segregation drew in white workers and youth as well as African-Americans from the North and the South. Liuzzo’s determination to participate in the civil rights struggle reflected great changes taking place in the US in the 1960s. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a46ef66e-79b0-4043-b574-69bdb36a88dJ/liuz-a10.html 2015-04-10T05:00:00Z SEP candidate for Glasgow Central addresses Caledonian University hustings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/10/scot-a10.html Not only was SEP candidate Katie Rhodes the only socialist speaking, she was the only one speaking for a party that did not define itself as “Scottish”. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/569ce3db-0874-4e3c-88c2-28265342162J/scot-a10.html 2015-04-10T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/10/wkrs-a10.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/66c77322-54e7-4da2-857d-398384d3dcbK/wkrs-a10.html 2015-04-10T05:00:00Z Industrial action mounts in France against Socialist Party’s austerity drive http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/09/fran-a09.html In seeking to resist reactionary policies in France and across Europe, the working class faces a political struggle against the Socialist Party and the European Union. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c010d6e9-f43f-4850-bc38-361e3a6c0e2N/fran-a09.html 2015-04-09T05:00:00Z Police murder in South Carolina http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/09/pers-a09.html A video released Tuesday shows police officer Michael Slager shooting unarmed Walter Scott in the back—the latest in an unending series of police murders in the US. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bf613ebe-adf6-415e-856f-007ddccda56C/pers-a09.html 2015-04-09T05:00:00Z Tsarnaev found guilty on all counts in Boston bombing trial http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/09/bost-a09.html While there is no doubt that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is guilty of a horrific crime, the more fundamental issues in the bombing are being excluded from the media coverage of the trial. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/497b182e-6900-4749-9ef7-c405f7b7eb2E/bost-a09.html 2015-04-09T05:00:00Z Greece’s Tsipras manoeuvres with Russia in bid to strike better bargain with Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/09/gree-a09.html The moves towards Russia are seen by sections of the Greek bourgeoisie as a bargaining chip in their ongoing negotiations with the European powers over Greece's debts. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/80069448-dbcb-4ae9-a2db-7d803c88337C/gree-a09.html 2015-04-09T05:00:00Z Greek riot police clash with protesters in Athens and at Hellas gold mine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/09/riot-a09-a09.html Attacks on Syriza by opposition parties for its supposed leniency last Friday prompted the alternate minister for public order, Yiannis Panousis, to call for the suppression of protests. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2281cc9e-2416-45f4-af06-095a6ba2c8bE/riot-a09-a09.html 2015-04-09T05:00:00Z US defence secretary warns China over Asian maritime disputes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/09/cart-a09.html Ashton Carter is visiting Japan and South Korea to integrate their militaries more closely into the Pentagon’s preparations for war with China. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aaebc1b7-94fc-4e85-a9d3-ae8ed3d9f80E/cart-a09.html 2015-04-09T05:00:00Z Police killing of 10-year-old sparks protests in Brazil http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/09/braz-a09.html The brutal police violence is unfolding as the government prepares to implement a punishing austerity package to meet the demands of global finance capital. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dc21b7f2-f650-42be-80be-8b7427d13eaD/braz-a09.html 2015-04-09T05:00:00Z Right-wing Democrat reelected as Chicago mayor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/09/chic-a09.html The first-ever runoff election for mayor in the city of Chicago resulted in a second term for current mayor Rahm Emanuel, who is preparing major cuts to pensions and city services. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4cbb75d-cc0e-437c-ae27-5c5b42f5b2fE/chic-a09.html 2015-04-09T05:00:00Z US drug agency tracked billions of international phone calls http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/09/data-a09.html A report in <i>USA Today</i> found that the Drug Enforcement Administration tracked most international phone calls made from the US over a period of two decades. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/511ce5ed-a265-42cf-8ae3-8b972fb6ee6H/data-a09.html 2015-04-09T05:00:00Z Bills in Kansas and Missouri target public aid recipients http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/09/miso-a09.html The punitive and vindictive proposals aim to sharply limit public aid benefits going to the poorest and most vulnerable sections of the working class. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08eaa33a-79a8-4c4e-a113-aecdf46e003L/miso-a09.html 2015-04-09T05:00:00Z Affordable housing increasingly scarce in New York City http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/09/home-a09.html A growing number of people are being forced into city homeless shelters or onto the streets as the demand for luxury condominiums pushes rents ever higher. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd6f6943-0013-4bde-9263-62d9d4d4beaA/home-a09.html 2015-04-09T05:00:00Z Toronto Symphony bans pianist critical of Kiev regime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/09/pian-a09.html The cancellation of Valentina Lisitsa’s Toronto performances is a brazen act of political censorship. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7d83112d-7cdf-48fc-bb11-2643d6faefdM/pian-a09.html 2015-04-09T05:00:00Z China’s former security chief indicted on corruption charges http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/09/chin-a09.html Xi Jinping’s government is cracking down on state-owned enterprises as it imposes a pro-market agenda. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28cb8673-e94f-4322-b48e-e6d4d5c8a33H/chin-a09.html 2015-04-09T05:00:00Z Harun Farocki’s <em>Labour in a Single Shot</em> in Berlin: An exhibition of films about working people http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/09/faro-a09.html The final project of German filmmaker Harun Farocki (1944-2014) brings together dozens of short films about working people. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c8eb437-424b-4742-ae6c-c7c35547595J/faro-a09.html 2015-04-09T05:00:00Z John Oliver’s interview with Edward Snowden: Pseudo-satire in defense of NSA surveillance http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/09/oliv-a09.html The comedy host had the audacity to reprimand the NSA whistleblower during an interview broadcast as part of Sunday’s edition of the “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.” Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/65d86727-8ece-4639-b66f-217c2b5e1aeA/oliv-a09.html 2015-04-09T05:00:00Z Glasgow Central: SEP on the ballot in socially-polarised constituency http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/09/gla1-a09.html Some of the most depressed neighbourhoods in Glasgow fall within the constituency. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6e302aca-7efc-43ed-979d-7d6dfc45dbfI/gla1-a09.html 2015-04-09T05:00:00Z Glasgow Central: A history of working class struggle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/09/gla2-a09.html Savage conditions in the early days of industrial production along with terrible overcrowding and insanitary housing gave rise to decades of brutal class warfare. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d67549b7-f12a-4607-b9f9-8a3bc58a95aM/gla2-a09.html 2015-04-09T05:00:00Z Eight dead in Maryland following utility shutoff http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/08/mary-a08.html Rodney Todd and his children were the apparent victims of carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator they were using after the local utility company cut off power to the financially struggling family. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a8784e4-d728-4566-b1ed-8a5f1e63227E/mary-a08.html 2015-04-08T05:00:00Z Syriza discusses the need for state repression http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/08/pers-a08.html Behind the smokescreen provided by its apologists, Syriza is making its preparations for the time when rhetoric will no longer suffice to cover for its imposition of austerity. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a5a6a49-1b04-4215-a6d6-54e2757c70dD/pers-a08.html 2015-04-08T05:00:00Z US-backed assault creating humanitarian disaster in Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/08/yeme-a08.html The US-supported, Saudi-led bombardment has killed and maimed more than 100 children. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef957e92-9f5a-4cd2-9b85-6fa33d9446eI/yeme-a08.html 2015-04-08T05:00:00Z New York Governor Cuomo cuts financial aid to immigrants from state budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/08/nyci-a08.html Governor Cuomo has abandoned his campaign pledge to pass the Dream Act granting undocumented students equal access to financial aid. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e7ae0ab3-c3e0-47f6-85dc-9f679f9c5e2D/nyci-a08.html 2015-04-08T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania: Wealthy pay less in taxes, but receive more money for education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/08/penn-a08.html The wealthy in Pennsylvania pay less in taxes while receiving more in per-pupil education spending than working class school districts. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/431b6cfc-4bf9-46c1-91d3-473acc3f3ddO/penn-a08.html 2015-04-08T05:00:00Z Behind the airline workers strike at Alitalia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/08/alit-a08.html While the airlines continue to attack employees’ wages and working conditions, the unions pursue a purely nationalist strategy directed against their own members. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a7a6321-da68-434b-8807-39a7fd6ee1fD/alit-a08.html 2015-04-08T05:00:00Z Third witness dies in German trial against far-right NSU http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/08/nsua-a08.html Melissa M. is the third witness to die under mysterious circumstances in the investigation into murders committed by the National Socialist Underground. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93c51f50-27b3-4c9f-9a92-6f615b2707dC/nsua-a08.html 2015-04-08T05:00:00Z Australian central bank warns of worsening economic outlook http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/08/econ-a08.html Yesterday’s Reserve Bank decision to leave record low interest rates on hold highlights the precarious state of Australian capitalism. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74e5c8a4-2218-41a0-baca-437817ac4a3C/econ-a08.html 2015-04-08T05:00:00Z Australia: Socialist Alliance lauds Greens wins in NSW election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/08/soca-a08.html The pseudo-left organisation ascribes to the Greens vote an anti-capitalist and even socialist character that it does not have. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92de76ce-25eb-4f63-919a-dbd0a5e44a6P/soca-a08.html 2015-04-08T05:00:00Z Australia: Political witch-hunt against Sydney University academic http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/08/educ-a08.html The attempt to remove Lynch from his academic position is part of a broader assault on democratic rights on university campuses. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d82753f-44ef-423e-b8b2-fbd9f2ffd50I/educ-a08.html 2015-04-08T05:00:00Z The insider trading fix and class justice in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/08/just-a08.html In America, “justice” for the working class and poor is remorseless, brutal and final. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/34d89daa-dfbc-43a6-9234-b28670c4f06F/just-a08.html 2015-04-08T05:00:00Z Detroit arts projects highlight brutal US prison system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/08/natu-a08.html Recent exhibitions and ongoing projects examine human rights abuses throughout the US prison system, focusing on the sentencing of juveniles to life in prison without parole. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d22a7e02-0c35-4fdd-9607-2604f11d52dB/natu-a08.html 2015-04-08T05:00:00Z CERN restarts Large Hadron Collider http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/08/lhcr-a08.html As a result of two years of upgrades, the world’s most powerful particle accelerator will generate 30 petabytes of data per year in the search for a deeper understanding of nature. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f036f75-46f0-470b-83bb-82e2c966fbaI/lhcr-a08.html 2015-04-08T05:00:00Z London: The Kingsway pavement fire and the need for socialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/08/fire-a08.html Thousands of workers had to be evacuated from the Holborn area. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d8e3a36-c12d-4f86-9c16-7d4edf26f34H/fire-a08.html 2015-04-08T05:00:00Z Australian “No to racism rallies” silent on Labor and union role http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/07/race-a07.html Under conditions of political crisis, right-wing nationalist and neo-fascist organisations are raising their heads, exploiting fears whipped up about Islamic immigrants. Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cde2942f-1192-4533-be81-197cb370b8eF/race-a07.html 2015-04-07T05:00:00Z Fascist leader Yarosh appointed advisor to Ukrainian army http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/07/ukra-a07.html On the basis of the struggle against “communism,” the regime in Kiev installed and financed by the West is turning ever more directly into an ultra-right dictatorship. Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f2f579a-f049-4c42-ad5e-bc277b9cfd6D/ukra-a07.html 2015-04-07T05:00:00Z The political issues in the Chicago mayoral election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/07/pers-a07.html The phony “populist” campaign of “Chuy” Garcia has been mounted, under conditions of mass disaffection from the two-party system, to head off the emergence of a politically independent movement of the working class. Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8197c7d-c972-4e80-8940-2135f0dea55J/pers-a07.html 2015-04-07T05:00:00Z Syriza promises IMF Greece will “meet all obligations to all its creditors” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/07/gree-a07.html Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis flew to Washington on an unscheduled trip to assure the IMF that the Syriza-led government will pay it €450 million this week. Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a4c20f46-78da-4888-b1bc-929239ec4b5N/gree-a07.html 2015-04-07T05:00:00Z Obama defends Iran nuclear pact as Pentagon prepares for war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/07/iran-a07.html The Pentagon tested a new “bunker-buster” bomb, the most destructive non-nuclear weapon it has, to ensure Washington is “able to provide military options for Iran.” Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38537111-3454-45e5-a8c3-7d5696573c0O/iran-a07.html 2015-04-07T05:00:00Z Preparing ground invasion of Yemen, Saudi military to raze some 100 border towns http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/07/yeme-a07.html Even before a ground campaign, the US-backed Saudi-led war against Yemen has produced hundreds of civilian casualties and growing social breakdown. Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93a082b5-f73c-4534-a831-f4cc9ee9d9aM/yeme-a07.html 2015-04-07T05:00:00Z Detroit water department lays off all building maintenance workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/07/dwsd-a07.html In the move toward the transition to a new regional water authority, the Detroit water department is launching an assault on the jobs and living standard of workers Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/134998c3-8b74-48ca-ae9a-d29965a421aO/dwsd-a07.html 2015-04-07T05:00:00Z Pseudo-left rally behind Scottish National Party at anti-nuclear submarine rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/07/scot-a07.html The organisers of Saturday’s protest are seeking to channel opposition to war behind capitalist parties fully committed to militarism. Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ae41f95-5048-4106-a062-3f80b4fe9f6K/scot-a07.html 2015-04-07T05:00:00Z French bosses’ call to end permanent job contracts, facilitate mass layoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/07/mede-a07.html The French business group Medef is calling for the creation of a new type of job contract in order to facilitate individual and mass sackings of workers. Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca0b07f7-973f-41b5-9b6d-9ad3c59f040K/mede-a07.html 2015-04-07T05:00:00Z Germany: Speculation mounts over Thyssen Krupp plan to outsource steel production http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/07/thys-a07.html Speculation is growing at Germany’s largest technology firm that Thyssen Krupp may be preparing to separate from its steel production division, affecting some 26,000 jobs. Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2bbcc19-5f98-4613-868a-408228306b3E/thys-a07.html 2015-04-07T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan president performs delicate balancing act in Beijing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/07/slch-a07.html Newly-elected Sirisena has shifted foreign policy toward the US and India, but has few options other than to seek much-needed financial assistance from China. Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/606b1656-a06b-4822-a577-f1399c35c5fI/slch-a07.html 2015-04-07T05:00:00Z New Zealand: Sham inquiry established into spying revelations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/07/gcsb-a07.html The aim of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security’s investigation is to whitewash the mass surveillance carried out by the Government Communications Security Bureau. Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9e1d32f6-4eca-44ea-839a-2efe83e809eL/gcsb-a07.html 2015-04-07T05:00:00Z Rolling Stone’s retraction of University of Virginia gang rape story http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/07/roll-a07.html <em>Rolling Stone</em> magazine commissioned Steve Coll, dean of the Columbia School of Journalism, and two colleagues, to investigate the writing and publication of “A Rape on Campus.” Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8cc5ab0a-2196-4dd4-bd93-986614b2221A/roll-a07.html 2015-04-07T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/07/wkrs-a07.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/87c2d76a-7433-40ee-a03e-161612b03ddI/wkrs-a07.html 2015-04-07T05:00:00Z Mass killings, looting in Tikrit by US-backed Shiite militia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/06/iraq-a06.html Amnesty International is investigating reports of widespread human rights violations by Shiite militiamen after the recapture of Tikrit from ISIS. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7773ba55-70bf-4a91-90f6-2882e2eb503H/iraq-a06.html 2015-04-06T05:00:00Z Iran nuclear deal: US prepares for new wars http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/06/pers-a06.html The agreement with Iran does not represent a US turn towards peace, but is aimed at buttressing Washington’s position as it plans for war with Russia and China. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/356b0834-bd4c-4267-a150-b2b8ea04d63D/pers-a06.html 2015-04-06T05:00:00Z UK sends military trainers to Syria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/06/uksy-a06.html The aim is to create a militia capable of installing a regime in Syria that will carry out the dictates of the imperialist powers. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/46b4deac-e58e-42ca-bbc2-9af8129db53M/uksy-a06.html 2015-04-06T05:00:00Z Political crisis in Pakistan as Saudi Arabia demands it join war against Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/06/paki-a06.html Islamabad fears its participation in the US-backed war will intensify conflicts with its neighbor Iran while fueling sectarian tensions within the country. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e9574c56-d3bb-4680-9a02-d91f03c0170J/paki-a06.html 2015-04-06T05:00:00Z Alabama prisoner released after 28 years on death row http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/06/pris-a06.html Alabama authorities spent nearly three decades trying to execute Anthony Ray Hinton for a crime he did not commit. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d4148dc-4b29-4cd8-82bd-c558e3cb521I/pris-a06.html 2015-04-06T05:00:00Z Mass strike by Vietnamese shoe workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/06/viet-a06.html As many as 90,000 workers conducted a week-long strike against a government attack on their social insurance benefits. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a0cd1eb8-94b8-40dd-8eb3-a115f84a580O/viet-a06.html 2015-04-06T05:00:00Z DiCaprio proposes resort on private island to “change the world” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/06/dica-a06.html Leonardo DiCaprio’s proposal to build an eco-resort for the super-rich reflects a Hollywood aristocracy separated from the population by an unbridgeable chasm based on vast wealth and privilege. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/214f00a3-907f-457a-af28-777df99cb7cM/dica-a06.html 2015-04-06T05:00:00Z Anzac Day, the glorification of militarism and the drive to World War III http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/06/anza-a06.html The Anzac Day celebrations are part of conscious efforts to indoctrinate youth with patriotism and drown out anti-war sentiment. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/037d1873-d3af-410e-ac14-d8a14f947c9L/anza-a06.html 2015-04-06T05:00:00Z Federal judge bans pilot strike at Las Vegas-based airline http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/06/alle-a06.html The US government has all but abolished the right of airline workers to strike. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/da2bde32-d15b-495b-8d80-4a9988836fcG/alle-a06.html 2015-04-06T05:00:00Z USW continues betrayal of remaining oil refinery strikers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/06/oils-a06.html The United Steelworkers union pushed through a sellout contract at the striking Marathon refinery in Kentucky last Friday, further isolating workers at the remaining four struck facilities. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/507ea959-b08b-436b-8e7c-5123300e05fI/oils-a06.html 2015-04-06T05:00:00Z Workers and youth denounce social conditions, express no confidence in Chicago mayoral candidates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/06/chgo-a06.html Workers and youth in Chicago speak out on deteriorating social conditions in the final days before the mayoral election runoff vote. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a4bfaee6-28d0-43dd-906b-cc3ee4d160bJ/chgo-a06.html 2015-04-06T05:00:00Z Report details massive police response to Boston Marathon bombing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/06/bost-a06.html A new report reveals the extensive mobilization of police and intelligence forces following the April 15, 2013, bombings. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee415567-82fd-4a9c-a53f-2fa43b48dd8F/bost-a06.html 2015-04-06T05:00:00Z Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon denies claim she wants a Conservative government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/06/stur-a06.html Labour is polling poorly across the UK and is forecast to be wiped out in Scotland, with the Scottish National Party the beneficiary. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bf1bdf15-9e15-41fd-a697-a70569f59bdO/stur-a06.html 2015-04-06T05:00:00Z French press expresses concerns over German re-militarization http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/06/fran-a06.html The policy of rearmament across Europe is sharpening deeply rooted tensions between Germany and France. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aa29c66b-72f0-400a-a218-2edd21031b4K/fran-a06.html 2015-04-06T05:00:00Z New Zealand: International Socialist Organisation leaves Mana Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/06/isom-a06.html The pseudo-left ISO has no principled political differences with the capitalist Mana Party and hopes to continue collaborating with it. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8eab1481-b3b2-4436-b5f4-2b3ec3314ebP/isom-a06.html 2015-04-06T05:00:00Z A revealing forum on “Politics and film criticism” at Mexican film festival http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/06/fic5-a06.html WSWS arts editor David Walsh participated in a panel at the FICUNAM film festival on “Politics and Film Criticism,” hosted by film critic Roger Koza and including Cristina Nord, from <em>Die Tageszeitung</em> in Germany. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ca1dd73a-1bc4-4735-b89c-1ae8ab8a957C/fic5-a06.html 2015-04-06T05:00:00Z Backing Syriza, UK’s Left Unity reveals anti-working class, anti-socialist perspective http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/06/left-a06.html Speaking at a meeting launching Left Unity’s election campaign, a representative of Syriza’s London group called the primacy of the working class “a fantasy of the left.” Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd47520e-e092-49c5-9c18-af04e195b7aA/left-a06.html 2015-04-06T05:00:00Z This week in history: April 6-12 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/06/twih-a06.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9cd89793-12a7-4fa1-8332-fedbeffb804C/twih-a06.html 2015-04-06T05:00:00Z March US jobs growth slowest since 2013 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/04/econ-a04.html The latest jobs report adds to a growing body of data showing that US economic growth has slowed significantly over the past six months. Sat, 04 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f1493c0c-5532-446b-b55a-d7b332c50f9H/econ-a04.html 2015-04-04T05:00:00Z “Religious freedom” and the assault on democratic rights in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/04/pers-a04.html The attack on anti-discrimination laws is part of a drive to erode gains made through the social struggles of the working class, including the fight against segregation. Sat, 04 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0fe08ffd-5112-4193-b45a-25a24751e03B/pers-a04.html 2015-04-04T05:00:00Z Obama hails Iran deal as US strategic triumph http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/04/usir-a04-2.html The Obama administration calculates that an accommodation with Iran will strengthen US imperialism’s hand against its more formidable geo-strategic rivals, Russia and China. Sat, 04 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9cc246e4-cdb2-4723-939e-3f3bf23f5eeD/usir-a04-2.html 2015-04-04T05:00:00Z Congressional Republicans, Democrats seek vote on Iran deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/04/usir-a04.html Congressional reaction was significantly more cautious than the full-throated denunciations that preceded this week’s agreement. Sat, 04 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/94d5a8b6-97b6-4e59-8d25-b98849c19b0I/usir-a04.html 2015-04-04T05:00:00Z US faces another debacle on Pacific economic treaty http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/04/tppo-a04.html Talks have broken down again on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed US-dominated bloc. Sat, 04 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b53d89a-d826-4ece-b1fc-d1096d08791G/tppo-a04.html 2015-04-04T05:00:00Z Somali militants massacre Kenyan university students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/04/keny-a04.html The attack was apparently organized by al Shabaab, a clan-based militia that emerged out of the protracted destruction of Somali society by US imperialism. Sat, 04 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7400f522-044e-41f5-b8b9-8698e60460dF/keny-a04.html 2015-04-04T05:00:00Z German carmakers withdraw from Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/04/auto-a04.html Western economic sanctions against Russia are having an effect, and workers in the Russian and European car industries are paying the price. Sat, 04 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2067c8c2-0104-4837-bdf5-897ad065eb5L/auto-a04.html 2015-04-04T05:00:00Z Two New York women snared in FBI terror “sting” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/04/terr-a04.html As in previous prosecutions, the alleged plot would not have existed without the FBI’s intervention. Sat, 04 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f55923a9-06a1-4362-bad7-6c5ede0ff0eD/terr-a04.html 2015-04-04T05:00:00Z “Chuy” Garcia, Bernie Sanders promote trade unions, Democratic Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/04/chic-a04.html A rally held in the final days before Chicago’s runoff elections sought to rehabilitate the increasingly discredited Democratic Party and trade unions. Sat, 04 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/10e2bedb-721a-480b-92f0-099992666e4G/chic-a04.html 2015-04-04T05:00:00Z Quebec education minister urges mass expulsions of striking students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/04/queb-a04.html Education Minister Blais has told university rectors to use their disciplinary powers to break a student strike against the Quebec Liberal government’s sweeping austerity measures. Sat, 04 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02397889-e777-48e3-8066-79c5f9d7179E/queb-a04.html 2015-04-04T05:00:00Z Mothers on hunger strike at Texas immigrant detention center http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/04/karn-a04.html Dozens of detainees at the Karnes County Residential Center have refused to eat until they are allowed to go before a judge to have their asylum pleas heard. Sat, 04 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dee85c7d-e055-4467-bcd8-753584cdc36A/karn-a04.html 2015-04-04T05:00:00Z Virginia police force confession from deaf, homeless man http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/04/arli-a04.html Abreham Zemedagegehu spent six weeks in the county jail, essentially incommunicado, until he confessed to a crime that had not taken place. Sat, 04 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9100f34a-a286-41b7-89d4-7207473eb0eJ/arli-a04.html 2015-04-04T05:00:00Z UK party leaders’ debate: Pro-business parties discuss how best to impose austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/04/deba-a04.html The debate underscored the vast chasm that exists between Britain’s ruling elite and the concerns of the broad mass of working people. Sat, 04 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d152b3c-9048-45bf-b3e8-48495e241b3M/deba-a04.html 2015-04-04T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/04/labo-a04.html The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 04 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a471707-f973-4740-87f5-d48875deec9M/labo-a04.html 2015-04-04T05:00:00Z Iran makes sweeping concessions to US in nuclear “framework” deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/03/iran-a03.html Obama touted the agreement as a diplomatic coup for the US, while boasting that Iran has been brought to heel by the “toughest sanctions in history.” Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62927e6e-05e7-423f-9233-d71fcdd9376P/iran-a03.html 2015-04-03T05:00:00Z Saudi-led air war in Yemen enters second week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/03/yeme-a03.html Despite a week of US-backed air strikes by Saudi Arabia and its regional allies, Shiite rebels seized control of a significant section of the southern port city of Aden. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cbf52d44-c444-4897-867e-dfa0bb5fcc3J/yeme-a03.html 2015-04-03T05:00:00Z Germanwings crash: Details are clearer but motive remains unknown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/03/wing-a03.html Ten days after the crash of Germanwings flight 4U9525, recovery teams have located the plane’s flight data recorder. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89883cb9-2a2a-4258-bfec-e5029f52246A/wing-a03.html 2015-04-03T05:00:00Z Obama declares “national emergency” based on alleged cyber threats from Russia, China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/03/cybe-a03.html In an online statement, Obama made clear that the new powers granted in his latest executive order will be used to target America’s main geopolitical rivals. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a92dd19-88ab-4e76-97d3-686cb7efdfaJ/cybe-a03.html 2015-04-03T05:00:00Z Federal judge dismisses private lawsuit based on “state secrets” doctrine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/03/secr-a03.html For the first time in any US courtroom, a judge has dismissed a purely private lawsuit based on the claim that government secrets might be exposed. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c5934fa7-df80-459f-b31a-99bbb4879b5C/secr-a03.html 2015-04-03T05:00:00Z Rising inequality, poverty in Ann Arbor, Michigan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/03/wash-a03.html Washtenaw County, Michigan is held up as a “knowledge economy” model for recovery in the state, but a new study finds 37 percent of residents cannot make ends meet. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d9a29f7-1756-42f2-adc3-3d93ead1778K/wash-a03.html 2015-04-03T05:00:00Z State legislature recommends 82 percent cut to Louisiana State University budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/03/lsub-a03.html The proposed cuts, if passed, will be the largest budget reduction to any state university system in history. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/591c2d5d-b7c6-43d3-8bb3-88a92d0ab51I/lsub-a03.html 2015-04-03T05:00:00Z Germany and France stage joint military build-up http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/03/euro-a03.html Berlin and Paris are planning to jointly build a combat drone and work together more closely on satellite reconnaissance. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/974a0f04-91ad-4af7-86bf-b9d10eeacadP/euro-a03.html 2015-04-03T05:00:00Z Underground gas fire shuts down central London http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/03/fire-a03.html Thousands of workers had to be evacuated from the areas around Kingsway, one of London’s busiest office and shopping districts. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/637f3c0c-7c72-465f-a04e-f1ec25adba9E/fire-a03.html 2015-04-03T05:00:00Z Malaysian prime minister under pressure over US-led economic pact http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/03/mala-a03.html Ex-Prime Minister Mahathir is bitterly opposed to Najib for signing up to US President Obama’s proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ab8d07b-e5a7-4c04-bec5-5648b9308d6D/mala-a03.html 2015-04-03T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan police crackdown on protesting students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/03/univ-a03.html The police attack on university students makes clear that the Sirisena government is rapidly moving to impose new austerity measures. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c3168fbc-6475-4822-aee1-a89da6b5705P/univ-a03.html 2015-04-03T05:00:00Z The Atlanta “cheating” case and the crisis of public education in the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/03/pers-a03.html The conviction of Atlanta educators on “racketeering” charges takes place in a country where bankers and other corporate criminals ravage the lives of tens of millions with impunity. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0ea01448-a450-4548-bccf-c7bcd4a3735I/pers-a03.html 2015-04-03T05:00:00Z New York exhibition looks at “political art” of the 1930s http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/03/left-a03.html The Grey Art Gallery show presents the work of dozens of American artists who were radicalized in the period of the Depression, revolutionary struggle, the rise of fascism and the looming threat of world war. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/adbbaead-ac78-4ea0-9f51-6538b36b431P/left-a03.html 2015-04-03T05:00:00Z Tommy Sheridan’s call for a Scottish National Party vote: An exposure of Britain’s pseudo-left http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/03/sher-a03.html The decision is a devastating indictment, not just of Sheridan and his Solidarity fan club, but of the entire pseudo-left fraternity in Britain. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02c86f13-c864-4c55-9dfa-ebefc581506A/sher-a03.html 2015-04-03T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/03/wrks-a03.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4451a88e-60fe-4935-9ec2-ff15cdacac6F/wrks-a03.html 2015-04-03T05:00:00Z At least four killed in PEMEX explosion in Gulf of Mexico http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/03/pemx-a03.html The oil rig disaster has unfolded in the midst of Mexico’s accelerating privatization of its state-owned oil firm, PEMEX. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/261b159c-bba1-424b-b7b0-cb71506cc59C/pemx-a03.html 2015-04-03T04:00:00Z Washington’s “human rights” imperialism exposed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/02/pers-a02.html With increasing brazenness, the United States functions as the spearhead of militarism and reaction all over the world. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee90c3a6-bce1-41b3-84d1-2ad7cea7f1aP/pers-a02.html 2015-04-02T05:00:00Z Dozens killed in airstrike on dairy factory in Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/02/yeme-a02.html Armed and supported by US imperialism, the coalition of Middle Eastern dictatorships headed by Saudi Arabia is bombing targets throughout Yemen. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b7d05034-1a55-4093-bd15-468272582acG/yeme-a02.html 2015-04-02T05:00:00Z Atlanta teachers, principals convicted in cheating scandal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/02/atla-a02.html The conviction of Atlanta teachers on racketeering charges is a vindictive attempt to scapegoat education workers for the crisis created by decades of attacks on public education. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0522df22-0e31-4b25-8a12-f107a758d81C/atla-a02.html 2015-04-02T05:00:00Z Greece verges on default as creditors demand deeper austerity cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/02/gree-a02.html Greece’s international creditors are set to reject a new set of austerity proposals from the government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras as insufficient. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3531805f-dac6-4e65-b7b2-842052cd22dA/gree-a02.html 2015-04-02T05:00:00Z France prepares to boost military spending http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/02/fran-a02.html French imperialism is pouring billions into its military presence at home and abroad. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21871470-f683-4299-aae5-0ce573f8642G/fran-a02.html 2015-04-02T05:00:00Z US admiral threatens Beijing over South China Sea http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/02/ssea-a02.html Prominent figures in Washington are attempting to make China’s alleged activities a major issue of geopolitical tension. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f40944b8-7196-4516-bc67-6ebe4c086e5O/ssea-a02.html 2015-04-02T05:00:00Z Final debate of Chicago mayoral runoff shows agreement on budget cutting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/02/chic-a02.html In the course of an hour-long debate, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia focused on how to resolve the fiscal problems of the city by cutting spending. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0070806-b68a-430b-bffb-e3bd0a8632dO/chic-a02.html 2015-04-02T05:00:00Z Democratic senator indicted on corruption charges http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/02/mene-a02.html Robert Menendez of New Jersey, former chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, is one of the most powerful Democrats in the US Senate. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28ab7e65-cfec-49b4-a9ce-a1e8245735dJ/mene-a02.html 2015-04-02T05:00:00Z Closing arguments in Boston Marathon bombing case set for April 6 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/02/bost-a02.html The strategy of the defense team is to concede Tsarnaev’s guilt but make the case that he should be spared the death penalty. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61e97b4b-3478-4921-8c01-449b5357ee3I/bost-a02.html 2015-04-02T05:00:00Z Lawyer for suspect in shooting of Ferguson cop says confession was coerced http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/02/ferg-a02.html The March 11 shooting of the police officers has been used to discredit opposition to police brutality. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e48e65d-29bd-4d84-bb5a-1b425b60e53A/ferg-a02.html 2015-04-02T05:00:00Z US auto executives handed multimillion-dollar pay packages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/02/auto-a02.html The CEOs of the three major US-based car companies have announced huge pay packages for top officials in advance of contract negotiations with the United Auto Workers. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/375e9f3e-17b9-49f8-8cdd-5d36da7406aL/auto-a02.html 2015-04-02T05:00:00Z Toronto university strikes end http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/02/toro-a02.html CUPE worked to ensure that strikes did not become the catalyst for a working class challenge to the provincial Liberal government’s austerity agenda. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0657ee28-f7e5-4f6f-8001-2db94f1c476G/toro-a02.html 2015-04-02T05:00:00Z Brazil’s government vows “huge cuts” as economic crisis intensifies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/02/braz-a02.html Faced with a massive corruption scandal and rising pressure from the right, President Rousseff is embarking on another round of austerity measures. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d5c26e4-db53-4a76-b412-4018877524dL/braz-a02.html 2015-04-02T05:00:00Z Six months since the disappearance of the 43 Mexican students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/02/mexi-a02.html Thousands marched and rallied in Mexico City demanding justice for the disappeared rural student teachers. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b1a4c7b-adf9-45f1-9768-97305e82ec8M/mexi-a02.html 2015-04-02T05:00:00Z The election of Syriza in Greece: Marxism vs. the pseudo-left http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/02/meet-a02.html WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North will speak on the theoretical and political origins of the pseudo-left at meetings in Minnesota and California. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7346a3da-e0af-4074-89fc-21f52f4c845H/meet-a02.html 2015-04-02T05:00:00Z US Army to train Ukrainian fascist militias http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/ukra-a01.html American commandos will begin training Ukrainian National Guard units, including the notorious Azov Battalion, on April 20. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b04fb05c-12ca-44f4-acb9-851018c94feA/ukra-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z Iran nuclear talks extended to Wednesday http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/iran-a01.html The framework talks have reportedly stalled over the extent to which Iran will be free to pursue civilian nuclear research and when and how UN sanctions will be lifted. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5781f3da-07b1-4471-8bb2-afa8ff77571I/iran-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z Former military dictator wins Nigerian presidency http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/nige-a01.html The campaign of Muhammadu Buhari, who ruled as a dictator after a 1983 coup d’etat, was supported by consultants with ties to the Obama White House. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/30e2885f-9061-4e9c-9433-8029c61c428K/nige-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z Honduran death squads kill four student protesters, including a 13-year-old http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/hond-a01.html All signs point to the US-backed government of President Hernández as the author of a savage wave of repression against Honduran youth. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d190617d-11e1-4a35-9141-bc5fd59b92dC/hond-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z UN warns of collapse in Yemen amid Saudi-led assault http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/yeme-a01.html As the US-backed air war entered its sixth day, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights called for an end to the fighting. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b7f0aee-fc70-4992-9e57-db83fa5f683D/yeme-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z Canada’s parliament approves major expansion of Mideast war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/cana-a01.html The Conservative government has indicated that Canadian war planes could begin bombing Syrian targets within days. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f3ee512-66b9-4d86-b52a-a985bef9da1O/cana-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z Greek Navy Seals in rightist provocation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/gree-a01.html One of the bastions of the Greek military junta of 1967-1974, the Greek Navy SEALs, have developed strong links with the fascist Golden Dawn. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62bb9b34-6ab9-42c7-a855-92a2d75c6f4G/gree-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z Indiana “solidarity” rally promotes Democrats, covers up USW betrayal of oil workers’ strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/whit-a01.html The March 27 event sponsored by the United Steelworkers and AFL-CIO was billed as a “solidarity” rally for 1,100 workers on strike at the BP Whiting, Indiana refinery for nearly two months. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3cf9fd3f-a9ba-46b4-a1e5-180856c2926I/whit-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z Flint, Michigan residents speak on tainted water supply http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/flin-a01.html Flint residents expressed anger and frustration over unsafe water, high bills and the emergency manager overseeing the destruction of living conditions in the city. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d6fb8c32-bf54-4cb0-afc4-f5d61020231K/flin-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z Leaked document exposes repressive character of US airport screenings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/leak-a01.html The <em>Intercept</em> published a document outlining the criteria used by the TSA to flag airline travelers for interrogation. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/355a0aaa-206a-4980-b1fb-d21e49363faM/leak-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z German public service contract: Teachers sold out once again http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/germ-a01.html Anger is running high among trade union members over the latest deal. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2e53ed5-bd98-472d-941d-fd0da5bc46fC/germ-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z Australia: NSW voters denounce war and austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/nint-a01.html Workers and youth in New South Wales speak out about the attacks on social welfare, the danger of war and why they voted for the Socialist Equality Party. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6893877f-c54a-45b8-a230-7ebb6bf0044E/nint-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z Queensland Labor government destabilised by witch-hunt against indigenous MP http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/quld-a01.html The sudden eruption of the Billy Gordon affair highlights the instability of the parliamentary system. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/967fbcf1-01d9-4aad-a417-217fadfb708E/quld-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z A decisive turning point in the crisis of American imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/pers-a01.html The decision by some 40 countries to sign up for the China-backed Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank is a critical marker in the economic decline of American imperialism. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02effcec-514f-41e0-a8a3-8e01cc7cea7F/pers-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z The return of the Bismarck cult http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/bism-a01.html Two hundred years after his birth, the “Iron Chancellor” is being paraded as a role model for Germany, especially in relation to foreign policy. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52f6d0b2-81b2-4d4a-aa29-1456758bebdF/bism-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z How Moratorium NOW! facilitated the Detroit bankruptcy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/mora-a01.html Moratorium NOW! worked to conceal the role of the courts and promote the trade unions and Democratic Party as part of the political conspiracy against the workers of Detroit. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5613decb-0d82-4437-8689-3d1594dfcebN/mora-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z London: SEP candidate exposes false housing promises of Labour and Greens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/osul-a01.html O’Sullivan explained that decades of government promises to address the problems of high rents, tenants’ rights and inadequate housing have never been honoured. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c58a82e-96d5-42d1-92c6-4643396420dO/osul-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z Lee Kuan Yew, founder of Singapore (1923-2015) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/sing-a01.html The sheer quantity of condolences from heads of states and obituaries in major newspapers was remarkable for a politician who headed a city state with just 5.5 million people. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ec21f1cc-1762-4615-b972-00e127c2020E/sing-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z EU, demanding deeper cuts, rejects Syriza’s austerity list http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/gree-m31.html Among the austerity measures demanded by the Brussels Group are anti-working class changes to Greece’s labour laws and further cuts to the pension system. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7fe80e68-827c-4b07-a723-da817aa2ff3H/gree-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Middle East engulfed by war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/pers-m31.html With the entire region engulfed by war, Washington’s pursuit of seemingly contradictory policies in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and elsewhere has provoked charges of “strategic incoherence.” Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f8fd0568-239a-4835-9951-cf9930f49beI/pers-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Dozens of refugees killed in Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/yeme-m31.html Now in its sixth day, the Saudi-led, US-backed assault claimed the lives of at least forty people at a refugee camp in northern Yemen on Monday. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4981c75-e8d6-4bc6-abb2-f0ccbf2ba04M/yeme-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Turkish government supports Saudi-led coalition’s attacks on Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/tuye-m31.html In supporting Saudi-led strikes in Yemen and taking a tougher line against Iran, Ankara is reconciling itself to the interests of US imperialism and Saudi Arabia. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/662caec3-0338-4a7d-8207-afa893db523G/tuye-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z South Korea joins Chinese-led investment bank http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/kore-m31.html Seoul’s decision was welcomed by China and came in defiance of US pressure. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/481c976f-610b-44a4-af46-c3874ac49b2P/kore-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Labour offers itself to business backers to kick off UK election campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/labo-m31.html Labour took out a full-page advert in the <em>Financial Times</em> featuring quotes from the heads of six of the largest corporations in Britain over the dangers of leaving the EU. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69745c78-e173-4e34-b74c-62b2786ca44I/labo-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z German army expands its submarine fleet http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/boat-m31.html A current strategy paper states that the German navy is preparing to militarily defend “free and unhindered world trade as the basis for the welfare of Germany and Europe.” Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3355b994-6127-490a-9495-90c02854674M/boat-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Poland integrates paramilitary groups into the army http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/pola-m31.html Paramilitary groupings have strengthened right-wing forces within the police and army while intensifying the confrontation with Russia. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7125279-d7cc-4654-863c-dbccb1c65baL/pola-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Indiana governor signs bill allowing for discrimination on religious grounds http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/indi-m31.html Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act is a reactionary attack on democratic rights and a violation of the constitutional principle of separation of church and state. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1faa21f9-75bc-4bd7-b708-98c835b970aK/indi-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Judge boasts of his “political” role in Detroit bankruptcy conspiracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/rhod-m31.html Recent remarks by Judge Steven Rhodes further underscore the anti-democratic character of the Detroit bankruptcy proceedings. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69902a20-ea71-4f54-88d4-6cdfdfbbc20O/rhod-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Los Angeles rail accident exposes decaying state of public transit in the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/lamt-m31.html The crash revealed the lack of effective safety provisions in Los Angeles public transportation due to years of cost-cutting and budget cuts. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb41818a-d394-4aa0-adf2-b00b9c3afcfL/lamt-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Death of Louisiana refinery worker exposes USW treachery in oil strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/loui-m31.html The death at Valero’s St. Charles refinery occurred as the United Steelworkers began winding down the strike at Motiva’s Norco refinery, which lies directly across the street. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/83c2625a-834f-4791-a91c-a7ef6c378f5F/loui-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Working class voters in NSW denounce the parliamentary parties http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/nswi-m31.html At polling booths last Saturday, the prevailing sentiment was contempt for Liberal, Labor and other parliamentary parties. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2cd741a9-dd95-4baf-8ffa-6820b7b4c34N/nswi-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Opposition celebrates anti-immigrant New Zealand First’s by-election victory http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/nzel-m31.html The opposition Labour, Green and Mana parties have embraced NZ First’s anti-Chinese xenophobia. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d7eb1ff-8a18-4e4c-8867-14a02755503L/nzel-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Exhibition in Berlin: Rediscovery of a Russian revolutionary art school http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/berl-m31.html “VKhUTEMAS: A Russian Laboratory of Modernity—Architectural Designs 1920-1930,” at the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, December 5, 2014 to April 6, 2015. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2d976daa-41a4-487f-8a79-383f5a69be9M/berl-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/wkrs-m31.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2511ea8-02af-4df8-82a6-22c168d0b80C/wkrs-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z IYSSE Meeting in Montreal: The struggle against austerity and lessons of the 2012 Quebec student strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/mont-m31.html Quebec’s striking students must make their anti-austerity strike a catalyst for the independent political mobilization of the working class in Quebec and across Canada. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a9dea83-9d96-4fbf-9fa0-8e8798bf081D/mont-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Arab League agrees to formation of regional army as Yemen assault expands http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/yeme-m30.html Amidst an escalating Saudi-led, US-backed air campaign against Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen, the Arab League announced plans to establish a regional military force. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8443c515-2239-4853-be2f-58ff35e2af0J/yeme-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z The vendetta against Bowe Bergdahl http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/pers-m30.html The purpose of the Pentagon’s charges against the former POW is to intimidate soldiers who, like Bergdahl, turn against the savagery of the US wars in the Middle East and Central Asia. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b281058f-7acc-4ed3-8cad-291de094149N/pers-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z Iran nuclear talks in countdown to US-imposed deadline http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/iran-m30.html Washington is insisting that the economic sanctions that have crippled Iran’s economy remain in place for years to come. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d8c8342-6ed1-4c4a-ac73-5e8ade5977eA/iran-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z New defeat for Socialist Party in second round of French local elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/fran-m30.html The right-wing Union for a Popular Movement swept up to 70 of France’s 101 departments, as voters punished the Socialist Party for its attacks on jobs and wages. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/66fa6ead-8405-4211-bb96-ff281abcf12M/fran-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z Further blow to US as Australia signs up to China-backed bank http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/aiib-m30.html Intense geo-political tensions continue over the planned Asian investment bank. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/898730d8-d8ca-47bb-8423-2574cf2cb32K/aiib-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z Australia: Liberals hold power in NSW election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/nswr-m30.html Baird’s government is on a collision course with the working class as it attempts, alongside the federal government and other states, to impose austerity. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/867e218f-5b4a-4c91-ad44-3c846a7c4d8K/nswr-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z Building in deadly Manhattan gas explosion had history of dangerous conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/nycg-m30.html Repeated instances of illegal and substandard work on the building’s gas delivery system preceded the explosion. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a861274d-9879-44d0-bbc3-5199f328462L/nycg-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z Supreme Court rejects challenge to Wisconsin voter identification law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/wisc-m30.html The law effectively disenfranchises 300,000 otherwise eligible voters in the state. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f5413b96-e866-4fff-af60-ea838c180c0N/wisc-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z CIA helped spy on US cell phone data http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/cias-m30.html The CIA worked with the Justice Department to develop a program to spy on US cell phone conversations and data. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6ca7ace-866a-40dc-a6b8-dfa93571034G/cias-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z UAW president open to discuss new lower pay scale for auto workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/uawt-m30.html In a March 25 press conference following the United Auto Workers bargaining convention in Detroit, UAW President Dennis Williams said he was willing to consider the creation of a new, third tier of workers. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bad86459-a34a-4dfa-b01b-952e49dc1f3A/uawt-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z Syriza continues immigration policy of previous Greek government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/syri-m30.html Despite its empty promises to treat refugees humanely, the Syriza government is working closely with the EU Commission to reject and persecute them. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/987fa205-ae68-467c-bafe-b76f1c591dfH/syri-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z Germany extends military deployment in Somalia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/soma-m30.html The extension of military commitments is part of the efforts of German imperialism to establish itself in Africa. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4f65a32b-cd1a-4eb2-944e-09cd6c82a04D/soma-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z Further welfare cuts being considered by UK Conservatives http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/welf-m30.html All three major parties in Britain are committed to huge cuts in welfare spending. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bddb6d92-778b-4817-8045-bd43bdd8ddcF/welf-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z Scaffolding collapse in Vietnam kills 13 workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/viet-m30.html Last week’s fatal accident was not the first disaster at FPG’s government-backed steel complex. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/061d7922-392e-400c-ba36-a48bf5a8725G/viet-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party (UK) 2015 General Election manifesto: No to war and austerity! Fight for socialism! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/mani-m30.html The <em>Socialist Equality Party</em> in Britain is seeking to mobilise working people in a political struggle against austerity and war through the fight for a workers’ government based on socialist policies. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/668be255-b562-428f-adb0-60f20ea4834P/mani-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z This week in history: March 30-April 4 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/twih-m30.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5107a3ed-87ba-4083-9733-f2438e74966M/twih-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z US layoffs mount amid signs of economic slowdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/econ-m28.html US steel companies announced thousands of layoffs this week. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a8e0b8b-78c1-4a1a-9f61-e4c7996c647K/econ-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z The war in Yemen and the American drive for global domination http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/pers-m28.html The United States is backing the Saudi-led assault in Yemen as part of a wider drive to dominate the Middle East, Eurasia and, ultimately, the entire world by means of military violence. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5bb13806-1a9e-459d-b1ee-1dea858eb6eC/pers-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z Republican budget plan slashes Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/budg-m28.html Similar plans were passed by the House of Representatives Wednesday and the Senate early Friday. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5fe25775-512c-4aaf-9178-eec69b8c5adG/budg-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z US political establishment hails bipartisan bill attacking Medicare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/medi-m28.html The bill is designed to effect a paradigm shift in health care, away from “fee for service” to a system that rewards doctors for rationing care and cutting costs. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/449c1a80-a373-4836-8169-96890e53d93C/medi-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z Dozens hurt and two missing after gas explosion and fire level buildings in Manhattan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/nyce-m28.html The latest disaster once again points to aging and neglected infrastructure amidst growing inequality. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f469ecd9-6900-464f-85f0-3465f9f31a5M/nyce-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z Syriza government submits new list of austerity proposals to Greece’s creditors http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/gree-m28.html It is not certain that Syriza’s measures will go far enough to satisfy creditors demanding deeper cuts in workers’ living standards. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/337bf889-cbc6-4ac3-86d4-2ad40e1eecdH/gree-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z US troops, immune from prosecution, raped dozens of Colombian children http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/colo-m28.html The crimes, committed under cover of a treaty granting the US military complete impunity, have gone unreported in the mass media. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/10648cc2-decf-4524-a5c0-7046ba30a99A/colo-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z Hungarian government works closely with fascist Jobbik party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/hung-m28.html In the most recent polls by the Ipsos Social Research Institute, the neo-fascist party Jobbik trails the ruling Fidesz party by only 3 percent. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/01b86058-4252-47a6-ac17-5e28f3dbd04N/hung-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan tea plantation workers oppose Glenugie estate witch-hunt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/esta-m28.html The charges are a crude attempt to intimidate the workforce, following a three-day strike against increased work quotas. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/494acaa2-f60c-4761-a499-a9952e3d086F/esta-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z Ohio man exonerated after almost four decades of wrongful imprisonment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/exon-m28.html A series of recent exonerations point to widespread misconduct by police and prosecutors in obtaining criminal convictions. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2cbec0a5-1c09-41a3-b122-edd1311f6c3P/exon-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z Food stamp cuts hit Wisconsin poor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/wisc-m28.html Wisconsin’s most vulnerable residents are facing both steep reductions in monthly food aid and stricter eligibility requirements. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08e58445-9d8a-48a0-8788-54be2ac2759O/wisc-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z The social and political context of the Germanwings disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/wing-m28.html To understand the actions of Andreas Lubitz, who plunged Germanwings Flight 9525 into a French mountainside, one must consider not only his individual illness, but also the society in which he lived. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57901cec-ed20-441d-957a-ed976205197K/wing-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z Tackling life head on: The films of Uzbek-Soviet director Ali Khamraev http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/fic4-m28.html One of the genuine contributions of the recent FICUNAM film festival in Mexico City was its presentation of the works of veteran film director Ali Khamraev. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a623311a-a5c9-41e2-9f8a-5cb209cc712O/fic4-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z <em>I Remember You</em>: A comment on the history of his film by director Ali Khamraev http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/irem-m28.html Filmmaker Ali Khamraev explains the difficulties surrounding the making of his remarkable film <em>I Remember You</em> in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2860c147-10b6-4fce-bce0-b0a578eee3eA/irem-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z New discoveries show that Mars may have once been habitable http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/mars-m28.html Recent evidence of nitrogen in the soil and of an ancient Martian ocean increases the likelihood that Mars once housed life. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c6fda216-4b41-4c63-b7c1-ac7e89fc4d5D/mars-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/labo-m28.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9296c1b-d11f-4c57-ba27-3acbf75da0cC/labo-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z US House passes sweeping new bipartisan assault on Medicare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/medi-m27.html The coming together of the Republican and Democratic parties behind the overhaul underscores the unanimity within the ruling class on the need for massive cuts in health care spending. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/908c4981-2e59-440d-8697-a9b70a371c6M/medi-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z John Bolton’s call for war on Iran http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/pers-m27.html The psychotic militarism of the Bush administration’s ambassador to the UN is seen by the political establishment as a legitimate approach to US foreign policy. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/961bc857-2918-4740-b559-1d3f8b059daN/pers-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z Saudi Arabia, Egypt prepare US-backed invasion of Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/yeme-m27.html The State Department announced US “intelligence sharing, targeting assistance, and advisory and logistical support” for the Saudi-led invasion of Yemen. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1cb05600-aae2-4465-bf9a-39dd009bd69G/yeme-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z US warplanes attack targets in center of Tikrit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/iraq-m27.html The air strikes followed a direct request from Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi, and the withdrawal of the Iranian official who was directing the ground assault on the city. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bff4d3f9-d408-4ff8-853b-480aea4a582C/iraq-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z Dashboard camera captures shocking beating of Detroit-area auto worker http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/brut-m27.html Floyd Dent was grabbed from his car and savagely beaten during a routine traffic stop in January. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/681a495f-d6c1-4b48-b1cf-d7d23b81654B/brut-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z US armored convoy: A military provocation in Eastern Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/uspr-m27.html A long convoy of US armored Stryker vehicles is traveling from Estonia on a trip transversing Eastern Europe via Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the Czech Republic and ending in Germany. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/94d84fd9-357b-49a7-9dfb-84c41062d73D/uspr-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z French prosecutor says copilot deliberately crashed Germanwings flight http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/luft-m27.html According to French prosecutors in Marseille, the German copilot of the Airbus A320 deliberately flew the jetliner into a mountain in the Alps. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35f8bc00-33f2-46a6-a592-c83cdc7019fJ/luft-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z Merger between Heinz and Kraft likely to destroy thousands of jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/merg-m27.html H.J. Heinz and Kraft Foods announced Wednesday that they would merge to form the world’s fifth-largest food company. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/631e15c9-7f40-4dc3-a489-bf2c5d27babF/merg-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z Boston School Committee approves austerity budget, school closures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/bost-m27.html Virtually no aspect of children’s education will be left untouched by the budget unanimously approved Wednesday. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c867fa5-f94f-4b87-ba4c-aeeb35a15e9O/bost-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z White House announces pro-corporate fracking rules http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/frac-m27.html The Obama administration’s newly announced rules on hydraulic fracturing on federal lands will allow oil companies to continue endangering human health and the environment. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d11e6dd-a21b-483d-9b50-0aab2e59601G/frac-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z Labor plays anti-Chinese race card in NSW election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/race-m27.html Labor and trade union leaders are trying to incite fears that China could take over Australia’s most sensitive electricity networks. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3fe8beb6-818f-4b88-b71d-b371ba32852P/race-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z India bans BBC documentary on 2012 Delhi gang rape http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/indi-m27.html In a blatant attack on free speech, India’s Hindu supremacist BJP government has banned India’s Daughter, a BBC documentary on a notorious 2012 gang rape and murder in Delhi. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c29a489-fe72-49c0-973d-ceb5b530fe8K/indi-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z Students occupy University of Cape Town building in anti-Cecil Rhodes campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/safr-m27.html Students have called for nearly three weeks for the removal from the campus of a statue of the colonialist Cecil Rhodes. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6c056b9-0ac7-4285-a595-e9ee2103670L/safr-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z Against war, austerity and repression. For a socialist solution to the capitalist crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/nswe-m27.html The working class can only overcome the crisis produced by the failure of the capitalist profit system by taking up the fight for a socialist and internationalist perspective. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89982779-4ab7-44f0-aa4e-73cdbd376deN/nswe-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z The bankrupt perspective of Blockupy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/comm-m27.html The Blockupy protest against the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, was a political cover for the right wing politics of Syriza and the Left Party. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e9660bd3-1420-4dca-8459-bbfe5cce2aeK/comm-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/work-m27.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4b1bc7a-1998-40c0-9073-7a6479c2a11C/work-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z US backs Saudi airstrikes against Houthis in Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/yeme-m26.html In addition to airstrikes on Houthi positions, Saudi Arabia has positioned heavy artillery on its southern border amid reports that Yemeni President Hadi has fled the advance of the rebels. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/599731e2-4529-471e-a8a4-62b02d26f82K/yeme-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z The firing squad returns to America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/pers-m26.html The revival of execution methods most people had long considered relics of a more barbaric past exposes the real state of class relations in America. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/315d66fe-50bb-4e8c-b7c2-66e37a19bdeG/pers-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z Clash of oligarchs shakes Ukrainian regime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/ukra-m26.html The confrontation between President Petro Poroshenko and oligarch Igor Kolomoisky has laid bare the real social base of the US-backed regime in Kiev. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c9ed235-d0a2-4067-b45f-c69eb8aebbcI/ukra-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z Bowe Bergdahl, former POW critical of war in Afghanistan, charged with desertion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/berg-m26.html Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network for nearly five years, could face life in prison if convicted. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8084509a-b193-402d-99e1-71b425ce33dM/berg-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z Canada plans dramatic expansion of its role in Mideast war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/exte-m26.html The expansion of Canadian bombing raids to Syria is a new act of aggression and a major step towards Canada’s participation in a war for regime change in Damascus. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f218e175-e10f-4119-aa27-ccfbb91f706P/exte-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z The Germanwings Airbus crash: What is the state of airline safety? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/airb-m26.html In light of the latest tragedy, which killed 150 people, it is necessary to examine the state of safety conditions in the international airline industry. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/44d216fe-f29d-476f-9bfb-40b46a5b10eF/airb-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z Ultra-right Texas senator is first official US presidential candidate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/cruz-m26.html Senator Ted Cruz announced his presidential campaign at Liberty University in Virginia, a Christian fundamentalist college founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71d725a3-ba65-4007-8ea7-10c34135cd0E/cruz-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z UAW president insists auto workers must “face the facts” of global competition http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/auto-m26.html Facing demands from workers for a significant improvement of wages, the UAW reasserted its commitment to maintaining the competitiveness and profitability of the US automakers. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba72d83a-534d-44b3-b1c2-f1e34dbdf71G/auto-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z BP workers in Indiana denounce USW isolation of oil workers strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/oils-m26.html Workers at BP’s Whiting, Indiana plant and a handful of other refineries remain on strike, as the USW works to quickly end the walkout at Shell, Tesoro and other companies. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33e3c44c-56ab-4f8d-8b5c-a12d2943e94M/oils-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z The California drought: Water-rationing plan leaves corporate interests untouched http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/cali-m26.html Last week, the state passed emergency legislation targeting residential “water wasters,” while giving free rein to the agricultural giants to continue their overuse of groundwater. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eccffa07-b7b7-4ee4-adc9-180b0bb4244L/cali-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z New York State budget proposals intensify attack on public education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/nyed-m26.html The plan from Governor Cuomo and the state legislature continues the drive to dismantle public education through the expansion of charter schools and attacks on teachers. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8800d35c-54df-40c2-ac4f-b810692b558O/nyed-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z Former Massey CEO Don Blankenship pleads not guilty to updated charges http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/blan-m26.html It is nearly five years since the April 2010 explosion at Upper Big Branch killed 29 West Virginia miners in the worst US mine disaster in nearly four decades. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c1cec80-353f-4ceb-b84e-568e84b6c28K/blan-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z UK police watchdog justifies killing of Mark Duggan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/dugg-m26.html Duggan, a 29-year-old father of six, was unarmed when he was shot twice in Tottenham, north London by an armed police officer on August 4, 2011. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e5629bad-2b5a-4b8a-906f-d5d0b7c0b2dA/dugg-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z Australian property bubble could be heading for a bust http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/econ-m26.html Australian household debt has reached a record high, fuelled by low interest rates. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cdd53d8c-99df-4434-94a8-19281d9a3d3L/econ-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z Australian trade unions spearhead slashing of wage penalty rates http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/pena-m26.html The agreement sends a wider signal: the unions and the Labor Party are ready to enforce an all-out assault on wages and working conditions. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96def4a3-ec4b-40e2-81e2-0c10747c0a9I/pena-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z Opposition parties promote anti-immigrant New Zealand First http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/nort-m26.html This chauvinist campaign dovetails with US moves to incorporate New Zealand more fully into its anti-China operations. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4b950a41-7b2d-466a-b811-07f1157f008I/nort-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z Quebec Liberals respond to student anti-austerity strike with repression and threats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/queb-m26.html The greatest fear and concern of the Canadian ruling class is that the student protests could trigger an eruption of mass working-class struggle. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f627fa7-cc1c-4c74-b20c-214f221ef4aK/queb-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z The Quebec student strike and the fight against austerity: A socialist perspective is necessary http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/stud-m26.html To prevent a defeat like in 2012, students must reject the nationalist-protest politics of ASSE and the Spring 2015 committee. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/952f4b31-e409-41de-8c13-c48bb0a4515O/stud-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z Syriza leader Tsipras meets with Left Party leaders in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/germ-m26.html The Left Party is firmly backing Tsipras precisely at the point when he is uncritically accepting the line of the German government and the austerity policy of the European banks. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3776898a-cfa5-43c4-acb4-70929284a01J/germ-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z Revealing candidates forum in NSW election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/sepf-m26.html Apart from SEP National Secretary James Cogan, all the election candidates sought to confine the debate to so-called local issues and promote illusions in the parliamentary system. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f191f76-c021-469a-849d-8fff523439aC/sepf-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z Washington halts drawdown of troops from Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/afgh-m25.html Obama announced his reversal Tuesday of plans to withdraw some 5,000 more troops this year, under conditions of a further deterioration of the situation facing the US-backed regime in Afghanistan. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40953cf3-62ad-4c3e-af22-f827ed99cd4I/afgh-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z Israel spied on US-Iran talks in effort to block deal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/isra-m25.html Israeli intelligence services spied on the Iran nuclear talks and leaked details to congressional Republicans and Democrats in an effort to block a prospective deal. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb64acde-611c-4956-bd67-11182a61a45D/isra-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z German Airbus crash in southern France kills 150 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/germ-m25.html The plane, which belonged to a subsidiary of Lufthansa, had recently been grounded due to technical problems. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84d78106-8b0a-4f6f-a3bc-b2c1a598cf0B/germ-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z Philadelphia police shot nearly four hundred people over the past eight years http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/phil-m25.html The Justice Department’s report on the Philadelphia Police Department is the latest in a series of documents revealing rampant police violence in cities throughout the country. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95f6991e-d970-487c-917b-aab16901da8P/phil-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z United Auto Workers union meets in Detroit to prepare 2015 contract betrayal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/auto-m25.html The first day of the UAW bargaining convention underscored the organization’s role as a tool of the auto companies and the Obama administration. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e746670-071b-41be-b107-5761777502aA/auto-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z Stockton, California teachers endorse possible strike action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/stoc-m25.html The Stockton Teachers Association and School District have exchanged allegations of illegal labor practices in the wake of a recent strike authorization vote. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc2b39fd-a592-4e3d-8be9-abd203af063I/stoc-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z Washington, DC homelessness rises to record levels http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/home-m25.html With the winter “hypothermia season” not set to officially end until April, the number of families requiring shelter has already exceeded official expectations. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e5e3b22-3383-4eae-b392-61bc503c864C/home-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z Military court clears four Polish soldiers of war crimes in Afghanistan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/poli-m25.html A Polish squad from the 18th storm trooper battalion fired mortar shells into a wedding party in an Afghan village in 2007, killing eight civilians. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c2a3aa9-3ae5-4631-b06e-eb34ed74381P/poli-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z Whistleblower from UK covert police unit reveals spying on workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/whis-m25.html The covert Special Demonstration Squad monitored hundreds of political groups between 1968 and 2008. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be747e14-c025-4a78-96ff-5def29f5487E/whis-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z UK National Gallery staff face privatisation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/natl-m24.html Government funding to the arts in the UK has been cut by 36 percent in the last four years. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4dbd2231-575e-419e-a1dd-f07378cf874C/natl-m24.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z Centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign: Turkish elite commemorates imperialist bloodbath http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/gall-m25.html The Turkish ruling elite has promoted the glorification of the imperialist bloodbath at the Dardanelles as “the defence of the motherland.” Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92bba9dc-ca56-403b-9079-90d9579427aH/gall-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan president forms a “national government” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/sril-m25.html Sirisena allocated 26 ministerial posts to Sri Lanka Freedom Party parliamentarians in an attempt to stabilise his shaky government. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e67d80b-48ec-4bcf-ab39-8478e4fc110J/sril-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z Swine flu ravages India http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/swin-m25.html Almost two thousand people have died from swine flu in India in the past four months and a further 33,000 have contracted the disease. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1310986f-8da5-42cd-8042-591e78c1d3fI/swin-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z Growing warnings of another financial disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/pers-m25.html There are an increasing number of warnings that financial markets could be headed for a “liquidity crunch” if major players head for the exits at the same time. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53ff36a1-202b-4332-bc65-693ceca3e05A/pers-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z Malcolm Fraser (1930–2015): A political assessment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/fras-m25.html Fraser’s name is indelibly etched in history for his role in the ousting of the Whitlam government in the 1975 Canberra Coup. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8df452b-cd22-4166-b60c-500f8ece482F/fras-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z Official endorsements reveal Kshama Sawant’s close ties with Democratic Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/sawa-m25.html As Sawant racks up endorsements from prominent Democrats and Wall Street speculators, an internal Socialist Alternative memo exposes Sawant’s close ties to the two-party system. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be7bf63f-7afc-4599-bb3c-dfe37d1571bG/sawa-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z Pedro Costa’s <em>Horse Money</em>, Jean-Marie Straub’s “leftism” and other problems http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/fic3-m25.html The recent FICUNAM festival in Mexico City screened a number of films which, while not belonging to a single school by any means, provide the opportunity for something of a generalized overview. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f44d128-f2ed-4b6b-a883-902db2aeb75O/fic3-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z NSW election: Greens strike vote-swapping deal with Labor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/gree-m25.html The pact is a clear signal of the party’s hopes of returning Labor to office, in partnership with the Greens. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43b93408-8d36-4f79-a8e9-03a2e746886E/gree-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z Key historical issues discussed at SEP’s final New South Wales election meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/meet-m25.html The SEP’s final campaign meeting provoked discussion on the Russian Revolution, Trotsky’s struggle against Stalinism, revolutionary leadership and other critical historical and political issues. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c561295-6bc6-465d-b260-0fb0fac0fd6O/meet-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z Youth, students and workers discuss SEP’s socialist perspective http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/sepi-m25.html Workers, youth, students and retirees who attended the Socialist Equality Party’s final New South Wales state election rally last Sunday in Sydney spoke to the WSWS about the issues raised at the meeting. For some, it was their first SEP event. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3e727647-609a-496d-abfb-e773b4a0e86N/sepi-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z The political issues in the fight to defend education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/25/iyss-m25.html The following statement is being distributed by members of the IYSSE at “day of action” rallies called by the National Union of Students in Australia on Wednesday. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24bc951e-8a94-4d9a-9d3b-5aee7c0f31bK/iyss-m25.html 2015-03-25T05:00:00Z Tsipras in Berlin: Germany and Greece pledge “cooperation” in imposing austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/24/gree-m24.html Syriza has completely capitulated to the demands of the European banks, making clear that it will not only continue the austerity measures dictated by the “troika,” but will intensify them. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/da089d58-e61f-42b0-8291-f536ca11697D/gree-m24.html 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z Behind the tensions between Obama and Netanyahu http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/24/pers-m24.html With his explicit rejection of the so-called “two-state solution,” the Israeli prime minister exposed the fraud of US policy, cutting across Washington’s interests in the region. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/238bb70b-1912-469a-9e6f-3037b0500c0J/pers-m24.html 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z New defeat for Socialist Party as neo-fascists rise in French local elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/24/depa-m24.html The outcome of the first round of France’s departmental elections on Sunday is a stinging rebuke to the Socialist Party government and its policies of austerity and war. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d71a0e4-4ee5-422c-8b4e-cd099223cdcJ/depa-m24.html 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z USW imposes sellout, seeks to wind down remaining oil strikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/24/oils-m24.html Strikes continue at BP, Marathon, LyondellBasell and Tesoro, as the United Steelworkers seeks to impose its pro-company deal on oil workers throughout the country. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d87a1511-d35a-4aaa-a28d-43a9078887eA/oils-m24.html 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z Media worries whether UAW can contain auto workers’ expectations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/24/uawc-m24.html With GM, Ford and Chrysler raking in an estimated $76 billion since 2009, auto workers are determined to win improvements in the upcoming auto contract talks. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bfe1e57e-35e2-4620-ab38-afbe94df66fN/uawc-m24.html 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z Obama administration seeks to conceal records of discredited airport screening program http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/24/aclu-m24.html The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit alleging that the Obama administration improperly withheld records related to "behavior detection" airport screening programs. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08473e0f-9516-4b25-9443-debaf2ec0cbE/aclu-m24.html 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z FBI helped infiltrate Minnesota protest against police murders http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/24/mall-m24.html Mall of America security created a fake Facebook account to spy on demonstrators in order to arrest and prosecute “ringleaders.” Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e45eb378-6147-479b-bc67-74a553204cfK/mall-m24.html 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z Star US professional football player retires over fears of brain trauma http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/24/borl-m24.html National Football League linebacker Chris Borland, after a starring rookie season, announced last week that he is retiring in order to avoid crippling brain injuries. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3d93572c-f2aa-4510-838c-985a56983a5J/borl-m24.html 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z Germany: ThyssenKrupp workers force union-dominated works council to resign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/24/thys-m24.html Workers supporting the opposition “List 5” have succeeded in their challenge to the result of the works council elections last year at steelmaker ThyssenKrupp. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c65ad916-24f0-4fcb-bd5d-a528b9c5b91P/thys-m24.html 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z Toronto university strikes: Workers reject another sell-out contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/24/cana-m24.html Six thousand education workers at the University of Toronto and a further three thousand teaching and graduate assistants at York, Toronto’s other principal university, have been on strike for three weeks. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3ed121e-f0a0-4bde-85f9-d66effb000aC/cana-m24.html 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z New documents expose New Zealand surveillance of Solomon Islands http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/24/gcsb-m24.html New Zealand spies on the Solomons and other Pacific countries to defend its imperialist interests in the region. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4e1e9219-feee-4b4e-8c37-341e480eeacD/gcsb-m24.html 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z Australian government welfare report prepares brutal assault against disabled, unemployed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/24/welf-m24.html The dismantling of welfare aims to give many recipients no choice but to accept low-wage employment. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/45475ffb-ed3d-4040-81f6-b8b51044fbaH/welf-m24.html 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z The Coming of the American Revolution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/24/stamp-m24.html The Stamp Act set into motion a series of events that led, in one decade, to the American Revolution. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11041be6-5112-4854-ab0a-f6925732aacE/stamp-m24.html 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z Democrats, pseudo-left groups maneuver in lead-up to Chicago mayoral runoff http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/24/garc-m23.html The April 7 runoff pits Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel against Jesus “Chuy” García, a long-time Democratic Party operative who has the backing of the International Socialist Organization. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/025b8cd1-49cc-4331-a669-033cf51c21eN/garc-m23.html 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z Bleakness without respite: Atticus Lish’s novel <em>Preparation for the Next Life</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/24/prep-m24.html Atticus Lish’s lengthy novel is a love story between an undocumented Chinese immigrant and an American veteran of the Iraq War. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/af0d5574-f67d-48f1-995e-f88b976df1dI/prep-m24.html 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z Youth, students and workers discuss SEP’s socialist perspective http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/24/sepi-m24.html Workers, youth, students and retirees who attended the Socialist Equality Party’s final New South Wales state election rally last Sunday in Sydney spoke to the WSWS about the issues raised at the meeting. For some, it was their first SEP event. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eefe0706-0eb5-4c49-a6b7-5fe507beeaeJ/sepi-m24.html 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/24/wkrs-m24.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/132a2886-07f3-4bff-93bc-90015709e0cP/wkrs-m24.html 2015-03-24T05:00:00Z Houthi militia takes over Taiz as Yemen descends into civil war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/23/yeme-m23.html American imperialism bears the ultimate responsibility for the chaos that is now engulfing the impoverished Arab country, which is positioned next to a major oil transportation juncture. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c527648-f4ee-4f8d-9741-07926a65329P/yeme-m23.html 2015-03-23T05:00:00Z Detroit’s water shutoffs and the aristocratic principle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/23/pers-m23.html In few places anywhere on the globe is the systematized, ruthless cruelty of the ruling class—facilitated by all factions of the political establishment—so flagrantly on display as in Detroit. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/159a5c19-97f2-49bf-886e-ad163998057B/pers-m23.html 2015-03-23T05:00:00Z Reign of police violence continues with killing of unarmed teen in Cleveland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/23/poli-m23.html Brandon Jones had allegedly broken into a grocery store and was carrying out a few boxes of cigarettes and some coins when police cornered and shot him. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b449d25-e1a1-4d5e-b4e9-af76468fc1fK/poli-m23.html 2015-03-23T05:00:00Z Seven children die in New York house fire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/23/fire-m23.html The fire, which was apparently sparked by a hot plate, is the deadliest in New York City since 2007, when 10 West African immigrants died in their sub-standard Bronx home. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d6555ea-da74-451f-b5db-5246eb4e4feB/fire-m23.html 2015-03-23T05:00:00Z Striking Houston-area oil workers denounce USW betrayal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/23/hous-m23.html Workers at the LyondellBasell refinery expressed frustration and anger at the United Steelworkers for deliberately isolating their struggle. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57aaaa62-e0a0-4083-a458-93310b5a4aeD/hous-m23.html 2015-03-23T05:00:00Z Judge orders end to Pentagon stalling on torture photos http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/23/tort-m23.html The Pentagon has been fighting for more than a decade to keep visual evidence of the torture at Abu Ghraib and other military sites from becoming public. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24019f7f-a03c-4038-a5b3-69480e34712P/tort-m23.html 2015-03-23T05:00:00Z Dozens killed in Indian railway accident http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/23/rail-m23.html While the immediate cause appears to be brake failure, the broader reason for the derailment lies in the rundown of the rail network by successive governments. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c4116ff-8414-4cfb-8a1a-02f590ed376A/rail-m23.html 2015-03-23T05:00:00Z Unemployment benefits availability in US at lowest level in history http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/23/unem-m23.html Only 23.1 percent of unemployed workers were receiving benefits in December 2014, the lowest level since unemployment insurance benefits were first established. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/94c5111e-30ec-4061-8351-5d0b3d86fe9B/unem-m23.html 2015-03-23T05:00:00Z The fraud of Obama’s “Student Aid Bill of Rights” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/23/stud-m23.html Obama’s proposal for student loan aid is both a publicity stunt to appease popular concern over ever-rising student loan debt and a plan to tighten enforcement on repayment. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9a775e2c-36f6-4983-95a7-03c64245768H/stud-m23.html 2015-03-23T05:00:00Z Tucson, Arizona, officials considering banning homeless from downtown park http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/23/tucs-m23.html After removing tents and shelters from the park, authorities also want to ban sleeping in boxes, tents and pods on city streets. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a0cc7d1-a131-41cd-8f49-242cbe34f8fK/tucs-m23.html 2015-03-23T05:00:00Z German government plans new “anti-terrorism unit” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/23/para-m23.html The build-up of a paramilitary police force in Germany under the framework of the "war on terror" is part of a massive military expansion at home and abroad. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/987bd7cb-dc9d-4a17-a04c-a7ef35f4ad3F/para-m23.html 2015-03-23T05:00:00Z Australian spies assist Japan’s plans for intelligence agency http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/23/japa-m23.html Australia’s involvement in training Japanese spies demonstrates just how closely the two US allies are intertwined with Washington’s war preparations against China. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d3f7d55-ca00-4fa7-9e98-8963ca5e533D/japa-m23.html 2015-03-23T05:00:00Z Mexican migrant workers strike over wages and working conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/23/mexi-m23.html On Wednesday, March 17, thousands of agricultural workers went on strike in the Mexican state of Baja California. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a3a411e-9373-449d-a540-3575d294640A/mexi-m23.html 2015-03-23T05:00:00Z UK: Police commander at 1989 Hillsborough disaster admits causing 96 deaths http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/23/hill-m23.html An inquest heard how the lies and cover-up by the authorities began within minutes of the tragedy. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8589768-824a-48a2-8d50-05c34aec5aaG/hill-m23.html 2015-03-23T05:00:00Z This week in history: March 23-29 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/23/twih-m23.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/723b4c71-eae9-40d6-b28d-bdb6d6c290fK/twih-m23.html 2015-03-23T05:00:00Z Philistinism and crime in the German art market http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/23/comm-m23.html The greed and ignorance of the super-rich and the operations of unprincipled entrepreneurs are threatening public access to many art works. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8a460847-de92-473f-8c45-bcf6257dd39M/comm-m23.html 2015-03-23T05:00:00Z UK: Private sector given largest ever National Health Service contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/23/heal-m23.html The deal, worth £780 million over four years, is the latest in the ongoing privatisation process of the publicly run health service. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d8f466b9-e97d-4d3b-b5da-143f7e09e6bA/heal-m23.html 2015-03-23T05:00:00Z Detroit to resume mass water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/21/detr-m21.html As many as 28,000 households in America’s poorest large city face having their water service shut off. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ebbb8c08-2c98-403f-a7d7-4ea3426b253L/detr-m21.html 2015-03-21T05:00:00Z Bellum Americanum: US imperialism’s delusions of world conquest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/21/pers-m21.html There is near-universal agreement among Democrats and Republicans in Washington to substantially increase funding for the already gargantuan Pentagon war machine. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/40e013ca-c96c-46e8-a194-1a1bd81f357I/pers-m21.html 2015-03-21T05:00:00Z Philadelphia cops cleared in killing of 26-year-old http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/21/poli-m21.html The Philadelphia District Attorney announced Thursday that no charges will be brought against two police officers who stopped and killed Brandon Tate-Brown in December. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e21c6a44-9c4e-4f88-9237-1a8e6d83c6dC/poli-m21.html 2015-03-21T05:00:00Z Suicide bombings kill more than one hundred in Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/21/yeme-m21.html Amid an intensifying civil war, the Yemeni branch of ISIS claimed responsibility for attacks on two mosques in Sanaa. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/60192e29-5440-470a-9cc6-eccbfaf1fafJ/yeme-m21.html 2015-03-21T05:00:00Z Israeli settlers, soldiers attack Palestinians in East Jerusalem and Nablus http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/21/isra-m21.html The attacks signal a new offensive by settlers encouraged by the election victory of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing coalition. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0bf68ba6-cb06-464c-9938-6db6b7167f3L/isra-m21.html 2015-03-21T05:00:00Z Australian government in crisis over budget strategy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/21/aust-m21.html Big business leaders, financial commentators and political pundits have ridiculed the government for its failure to press ahead with austerity measures. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dedd6304-8334-49fc-abc3-59c50f0b6d0H/aust-m21.html 2015-03-21T05:00:00Z Strike by Lufthansa pilots continues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/21/luft-m21.html Management wants to force the pilots to submit and make an example of them in order to push through worse conditions for the other 110,000 staff. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a39de66-4144-463e-bec9-22395352a62F/luft-m21.html 2015-03-21T05:00:00Z German Social Democrat leader backs mass data retention by telecommunication companies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/21/data-m21.html Sigmar Gabriel, SPD chairman, spoke out in favour of a data storage law in an interview with radio broadcaster Deutschlandfunk. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7aea1a48-ae35-4e0d-8929-0555b5098dcL/data-m21.html 2015-03-21T05:00:00Z Canadian military intelligence seeks greater integration with domestic security agencies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/21/cana-m21.html Canada’s military has formulated plans to become a “main player” in the intelligence apparatus of the Canadian government and its international allies. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/692eddf4-f106-42ee-b79f-2a0341ac09bG/cana-m21.html 2015-03-21T05:00:00Z Early Andalucía elections mark growing political volatility in Spain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/21/spai-m21.html The combined vote of the PSOE and PP has fallen to less than 40 percent, compared to 80 percent in 2009. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b5a66c6e-0495-49f9-893a-e9887accb19E/spai-m21.html 2015-03-21T05:00:00Z Top South African police officials targeted in ANC faction fight http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/21/safr-m21.html The suspension of leading police officials has been allegedly linked to investigations of corruption by President Jacob Zuma. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d10c4ea9-c915-4397-a777-dae82c0c2d1D/safr-m21.html 2015-03-21T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan police arrest estate workers following strike against quota increase http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/21/esta-m21.html The arrests are part of a police-media witch-hunt against workers who struck for three days against an increase in their daily picking loads. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/574469da-d746-4f28-9ee8-5dee5293c29E/esta-m21.html 2015-03-21T05:00:00Z International Socialist Organization hails USW backstabbing of oil workers’ strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/21/sust-m21.html The ISO does not even pretend to criticize the USW, which from the beginning of the strike worked to prevent it from developing into a broader movement of the working class. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/302ea18d-d3a6-43db-8eba-93e52babbd6A/sust-m21.html 2015-03-21T05:00:00Z <em>Chappie</em>: Is the sum greater than the parts? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/21/chap-m21.html Neill Blomkamp’s latest release presents an oddly sweet, if rather violent, tale, but something is missing. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ea518f3a-bf1b-4f19-8130-4a7e44f82fcG/chap-m21.html 2015-03-21T05:00:00Z Australia: IYSSE campaign pushes back Griffith University’s political censorship http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/21/grif-m21.html Support from students and WSWS readers has forced the university’s authorities to drop their outright refusal to allow the IYSSE to register a club this year. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c9ad3e3-ea32-439d-b62f-9d5fdbb83baK/grif-m21.html 2015-03-21T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/21/labo-m21.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53e3de49-bfa0-47e0-bf3c-7a386f7c944P/labo-m21.html 2015-03-21T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party election rally in NSW http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/21/meet-m21.html The SEP candidates will address a combined election rally on Sunday March 22. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/700014d2-94f1-497f-b190-188801da1cfK/meet-m21.html 2015-03-21T05:00:00Z Syriza promises new austerity list as European institutions intensify pressure on Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/20/gree-m20.html In advance of an EU summit, the political representatives of the European banks insisted that Greece must impose austerity measures or risk being cut off from further loans. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/347f55a2-5bb7-4fa3-aaf1-c56fcfe2300A/gree-m20.html 2015-03-20T05:00:00Z Capital punishment and the brutality of class rule in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/20/pers-m20.html The political establishment’s continued support for state-sanctioned killing reflects the barbaric and exploitative character of social relations in the United States. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a6c7d3b1-5842-4137-b1ca-b470e153d12A/pers-m20.html 2015-03-20T05:00:00Z Netanyahu begins post-election maneuvers, in Israel and abroad http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/20/isra-m20.html After his apparent election victory, the Israeli prime minister has sought to cover up the blatant anti-Arab racism of his final campaign appeals. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7174ca3e-7b0b-4ad4-b239-8d222f8b461L/isra-m20.html 2015-03-20T05:00:00Z Tunisian army called out after terror attack kills 23 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/20/tuni-m20.html In the final analysis, the atrocity in Tunis is the result of the catastrophes created by the US wars in Iraq and Libya and the proxy war Washington has waged in Syria. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/832c1965-3e36-4275-9a46-b8546012398O/tuni-m20.html 2015-03-20T05:00:00Z Obama administration sets record for denying access to government documents http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/20/foia-m20.html The backlog of unanswered Freedom of Information Act requests grew by 55 percent last year—part of a broader expansion of government secrecy. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29ac0c81-b484-485f-a2f2-7f0b0299fa7G/foia-m20.html 2015-03-20T05:00:00Z Mass protests at University of Virginia after honors student beaten by state police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/20/brut-m20.html Thousands of students gathered Wednesday night to protest the beating of Martese Johnson, a student at the University of Virginia, by state police outside an off-campus bar. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/29747665-9866-453a-b670-6f7f575a8daE/brut-m20.html 2015-03-20T05:00:00Z German government increases defence budget by €8 billion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/20/bund-m20.html The rapid boost to military spending, amounting to an increase of more than 6.2 percent, heralds a new stage in the return of German militarism. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f71fbf20-faf5-4f9c-9f5a-5576c653c68C/bund-m20.html 2015-03-20T05:00:00Z Attack on democratic rights in Germany follows Blockupy protest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/20/bloc-m20.html The German media and politicians have responded to the Blockupy protests against the ECB on Wednesday by denouncing the protesters and demanding restrictions on the freedom of assembly. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f2a4eff-8df7-47be-8f1f-9ec40d203c3D/bloc-m20.html 2015-03-20T05:00:00Z Senior Toronto Police officer calls 2010 G-20 demonstrators “terrorists” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/20/toro-m20.html The fear-mongering comes as the Canadian government is pushing for legislation that gives sweeping new powers to the state in the name of fighting “terrorism.” Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/075d0a7c-cc69-4c8e-901c-814f8b98b75N/toro-m20.html 2015-03-20T05:00:00Z South Korea pushes for inclusion in US anti-missile system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/20/kore-m20.html Tensions between South Korea and China could rise if the US established an anti-ballistic missile battery on the Korean Peninsula. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e15fb889-beb6-42e7-b3f1-41043e72fc2K/kore-m20.html 2015-03-20T05:00:00Z