English http://www.wsws.org/en/ 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/euro-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/euro-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 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