English http://www.wsws.org/en/ Wealth of world’s billionaires surges past $7 trillion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/forb-m04.html The inexorable rise in the wealth of the ultra-rich, amidst economic stagnation, is an expression of the parasitic character of world capitalism. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4fff9430-37de-49ec-a819-1c3d22bd706N/forb-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z Netanyahu delivers anti-Iran tirade to US Congress http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/neta-m04.html Underlying the acrimony between Washington and Tel Aviv are not merely differing assessments of Iran, but broader divergences in strategic interests. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d6a7db4-6106-4be9-9fe3-104980c6f98J/neta-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z US-trained Afghan security forces committing “systematic” torture and extra-legal killings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/afgh-m04.html The puppet regime in Kabul, established by the US and NATO powers, presides over a web of criminalized security forces and politicized crime syndicates. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ee41702-805a-4c47-9d5c-ee989c5bbddL/afgh-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z Protests follow LAPD shooting of homeless man on Skid Row http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/lapd-m04.html The victim of the latest police killing in the US has been identified has been identified as Charley Saturmin Robinet, a 39-year-old French immigrant. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a770dc7-f5cd-4159-a94a-c96ca44ca0dA/lapd-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z Cleveland court filing alleges Tamir Rice caused his own death http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/rice-m04.html The city’s filing alleges that the 12-year-old, shot dead by police while playing with a pellet gun, caused his own death by failing “to exercise due care to avoid injury.” Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b70de770-8594-4423-9dbb-4a4e8341f00D/rice-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z Georgia woman’s execution postponed for second time in a week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/exec-m04.html Prison officials said the lethal injection drugs were “cloudy” and that Kelly Gissendaner’s execution was being postponed out of “an abundance of caution.” Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/403c9559-1e87-47cf-8eef-04aebce9d27I/exec-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z Ten thousand education workers strike at two Toronto universities http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/toro-m04.html Teaching assistants and contract instructors have gone on strike at Toronto’s principal universities, York and University of Toronto. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a5c0a4d3-43f4-4c2b-963d-b15872bdee3O/toro-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania Democrat calls for cuts to pensions for municipal workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/pens-m04.html Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is threatening a Detroit-style bankruptcy if pension cuts for tens of thousands of municipal workers are not pushed through. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b8bb657-2a2c-4a98-a193-62018200bd2H/pens-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z Germany: State of emergency in Bremen following alleged terror scare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/brem-m04.html There was a heavy presence of military clad police armed with automatic weapons in the city center of Bremen, which has a population of 550,000. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b373805-156a-434a-bfb8-c1216ff5f48L/brem-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z US Army Chief of Staff urges increase in British military spending http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/ukde-m04.html The interview promoted by the <em>Telegraph</em> is part of a concerted campaign to intimidate widespread anti-war sentiment in the face of a significant expansion of militarism. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d03491d-944d-4253-bc3c-b19e27d5ef0M/ukde-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z French Socialist Party government announces new round of free-market reforms http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/refo-m04.html After pushing through the Macron Law on deregulation, the PS government is preparing a further round of sweeping austerity measures and structural reforms. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/720e5f96-2161-4a06-b796-ed442590bc2D/refo-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z Philippines expels Chinese power grid technicians http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/phil-m04.html Manila’s provocative decision not to renew the visas of 16 Chinese technicians will further exacerbate tensions with Beijing over disputes in the South China Sea. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e88b5ccf-d67b-4405-adb1-dbe74ac1008N/phil-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z Big business in Australia lays out its agenda http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/aust-m04.html Behind the political crisis of the Abbott government is a deepening offensive being prepared by the corporate and financial elites against the working class Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/adc47e3f-7961-46b6-9062-6709fd10b12F/aust-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z The police killing in Los Angeles http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/pers-m04.html Police killings are only the most visible expression of the brutality of social relations in the United States. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb24a408-006c-446e-8470-9936627e86fA/pers-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z Interview with Gordon Wood on the American Revolution: Part two http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/wood-m04.html This is the second part of a two-part interview with Gordon Wood, a leading historian of the American Revolution. Part one was posted March 3. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ad2b980-13c6-48ad-8d23-1f62d5a4d23K/wood-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z Syriza's Left Platform in crisis over Greek austerity agreement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/gree-m04.html Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has pledged that the Syriza government will “squeeze blood out of stone” to meet the diktat of the European Union. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6a11ef8-3fbf-4d9e-bb96-7af19896612N/gree-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z Another fatal police shooting in Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/shoo-m04.html Police shootings now occur with sickening regularity mostly in response to low-level incidents that could be resolved by non-lethal means. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b0d3b6f-5531-4ee7-8319-59a7999be82O/shoo-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z NSW meeting announcements http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/nswm-04.html Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f95b669-1aa1-4d7c-aa23-b1827665523F/nswm-04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z Australia: Griffith University obstructs IYSSE campaigns http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/04/grif-m04.html This is a politically-motivated attack, directed against the only student club opposing the drive to war, austerity and overturning of basic democratic rights. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/614bd702-8818-43a7-a943-02dbfcbbea9H/grif-m04.html 2015-03-04T05:00:00Z Obama administration whitewashes police killings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/poli-m03.html The trivial recommendations by the White House Task Force on 21st Century Policing amount to a green light for police violence and murder. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/47c8416c-fcdd-4638-98c1-b35930d6e4cN/poli-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z Murder in Moscow: Why was Boris Nemtsov assassinated? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/pers-m03.html The assassination of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov arises out of the US-Russia confrontation and the struggle now underway within the Russian state. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/548f8327-f6d3-4240-8c91-cbf64a5134dP/pers-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z Millions view video showing police murder of homeless man in Los Angeles http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/lapd-m03.html The video shows multiple LAPD officers shooting the man while he is pinned to the ground. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02020516-f962-49db-b0bc-acfab1d13e1A/lapd-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z Obama administration bows to Israel on eve of speech by Netanyahu http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/bibi-m03.html The Israeli prime minister has organized a speech to the US Congress behind the back of the White House in a bid to scuttle a nuclear deal with Iran. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4179551-1f02-45f3-9005-89ed10f54edP/bibi-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z Cuts to pensions of Detroit retirees go into effect http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/detr-m03.html The pension checks of Detroit city workers saw their first reductions Sunday, in line with the bankruptcy plan imposed by federal judge Steven Rhodes. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cc04452c-e5ce-427f-a821-f8ddabcf547F/detr-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z New Jersey settles major environmental pollution lawsuit with ExxonMobil http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/exxo-m03.html The Christie administration has reportedly reached an out-of-court settlement with ExxonMobil for a fraction of the estimated cleanup cost. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/db98b9dd-fcef-4505-8563-300ee58b591G/exxo-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z Pennsylvania records first US mine fatalities of 2015 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/paco-m03.html Last year, 42 workers died in US mines, including 16 in the coal mining industry. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c4de340-2f77-4af9-8775-e0e0503dc49C/paco-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z Italy threatens military intervention in Libya http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/push-m03.html The threat of military intervention in Libya is driven by Italian oil and business interests and the need to divert attention from growing domestic tensions. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e8066fd-dbdb-4b8b-82a0-df31dc39521D/push-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z Chinese economy under downward pressure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/chin-m03.html The Chinese government is set to lower its growth rate target for this year when Premier Li Keqiang addresses the National People’s Congress, which opens Thursday. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fdbac553-46b8-42b3-a7af-65efc46eee2H/chin-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z India’s “growth” budget coddles business while punishing working people http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/indi-m03.html Big business has lauded Jaitley’s budget as good for investors and profits, Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/09a4919d-17d0-47ac-9139-d2a43d3b4f7L/indi-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z Danish government expands surveillance powers following Copenhagen shootings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/denm-f03.html Plans were already well advanced prior to the Copenhagen shootings to further undermine democratic rights, with only the appropriate pretext being required. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f899fc9d-a5c9-4c6e-b0f2-ac8e23cf81eC/denm-f03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z Bipartisan support for anti-democratic data retention bill in Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/data-m03.html A parliamentary report gives the green light for police-state powers of mass surveillance to be handed to the government and its spy and police services. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c3e98ff-5ff8-4573-85c5-127a74e81e4C/data-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z South African finance minister raises income tax, fuel and electricity levies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/sabu-m03.html South African Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) announced the measures in his first full budget speech since taking office last year. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf0a10bd-9b07-4712-bc48-dcddd4c88beM/sabu-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z The way forward for oil workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/oils-m03.html As the strike by oil workers in the US enters its second month, it is necessary to draw a balance sheet of the key strategic and political issues at stake. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ac6b0469-9f40-4cb6-982c-e5ac55e748bJ/oils-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z Striking BP oil workers in Indiana speak out http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/ind2-m03.html Workers at BP’s refinery in Whiting, Indiana called for an all-out strike by 30,000 USW oil refinery employees. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/581fdc66-980a-4988-a059-819332ac291G/ind2-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z Syriza’s surrender to the banks exposes France’s New Anti-capitalist Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/usec-m03.html The NPA’s publication of a statement, in the name of the International Committee of the Fourth International, supporting Syriza’s right-wing policies is a political provocation. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b3c3f109-ad14-42c1-bc33-02202e52dbfF/usec-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z Two stories of German resistance: <em>The Resistors “their spirit prevails ...”</em> and <em>13 Minutes</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/berl-m03.html One film makes only a partial examination of Hitler’s middle class opponents, while the other makes a more significant look at the opposition from below. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/791aa301-ef96-4a43-8e8a-8670b3f558cI/berl-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z SEP candidates in NSW election campaign against war and austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/nswi-m03.html Bankstown and Wyong workers and youth speak out against worsening living conditions and the danger of war. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/06616bab-bd07-43a3-a350-1b3fddacf6bC/nswi-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z NSW election: The fraud of Labor’s opposition to privatisation and austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/nswe-m03.html Labor leader Foley tried to cover up the record of state and federal Labor governments, in attacking the living standards of workers and youth. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0303fc2f-a20e-4cd6-9fdd-486bf2a5581H/nswe-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/03/wkrs-m03.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a327463e-8a93-4cb6-b38c-6126d93f477H/wkrs-m03.html 2015-03-03T05:00:00Z Steelworkers union blocks broadening of oil workers’ struggle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/stri-m02.html The USW, desperate to head off a confrontation with the Obama administration, is ignoring growing demands from oil workers for a national strike. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6a4353e8-b1f5-4193-8661-43a882684eeB/stri-m02.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z Wisconsin Governor Walker, American workers and terrorism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/pers-m02.html The Wisconsin governor has repeatedly said that the struggle against the working class at home is a critical component of Washington’s militarist policy abroad. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4341d14b-96d2-434a-a866-2478636169fA/pers-m02.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z Louisiana oil workers call for expansion of refinery strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/lous-m02.html The walkout in Louisiana demonstrates the militancy and resolve of the working class in the American Deep South. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/268c04fb-7bcf-46bb-b344-18d9be7578dM/lous-m02.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z Video shows execution-style murder of homeless man by Los Angeles police http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/zamb-m02.html Los Angeles police officers shot a homeless man five times at point blank range after pinning him to the ground. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ead8d66c-d5a6-47cc-a6c4-c451ed67be5E/zamb-m02.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov assassinated in Moscow http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/nemt-m02.html Whoever authored the killing of Nemtsov, the US government and media are using his murder to further vilify the Putin regime and whip up anti-Russian hysteria. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb6d5aa8-3dd6-4cd8-8bb1-97463e9c820B/nemt-m02.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z Manhattan terror trial vs. PLO: The hypocrisy of imperialist justice http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/terr-m02.html If the PA and the PLO can be held liable in US courts for $655.5 million, the bill owed by the United States and Israel should run into the trillions. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67db371d-8a97-4c99-a0d7-3ab9d596635O/terr-m02.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z US inflames South China Sea disputes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/ssea-m02.html The immediate result has been the rise of tensions between China and the Philippines, which, backed by the US, has aggressively asserted its maritime claims. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36a01a62-3fdd-4d66-a7db-42f08343fedN/ssea-m02.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z US and South Korea begin joint military exercises http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/kore-m02.html In the past few years, the US has used the war games to escalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad06f7fe-a00f-4f0c-a876-0173e86650cA/kore-m02.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z Wisconsin unions hold rally against “right-to-work” legislation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/wisc-m02.html The union-sanctioned protest was markedly smaller than in 2011, when tens of thousands of workers and students filled the streets of the state capital to oppose right-wing legislation. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e461ebf9-0dc2-4aa5-87c2-5c1d468eeebB/wisc-m02.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z South African MP warned against investigating Russia-South Africa spy satellite http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/safr-m02.html The Spy Cables describe Johannesburg as the “El Dorado of espionage.” Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3476e786-fcc7-4dbb-bf59-05bafe976d1H/safr-m02.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z Puerto Rico: Regressive taxes levied on workers as island’s economy falters http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/puer-f03.html Predatory financiers are creating tax havens in Puerto Rico and using the federal courts to protect their interests. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e475e8e-f6d8-4504-9dd5-e76b87c4c69J/puer-f03.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z <em>The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century</em> published in German http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/uftc-m02.html David North’s book is essential in providing a political orientation and formulating a socialist response to the global crisis of capitalism. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33bc737e-0950-46dd-acf0-b87546e0e37G/uftc-m02.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z Vote Socialist Equality Party in the New South Wales election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/nsws-m02.html Our campaign is aimed at building the SEP as the new revolutionary leadership of the working class and advancing a socialist and internationalist program. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50ca5ec4-9a79-4a73-9e1b-b7ed213c92eF/nsws-m02.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z Der Spiegel lionizes Syriza http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/spie-m02.html The German news magazine’s Jakob Augstein is promoting Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis at the very moment when Syriza is capitulating to the EU and the banks. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f8e80c1-c39c-429b-a4e4-91ba81354d9M/spie-m02.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z <em>House of Cards</em> collapses http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/hous-m02.html In its third season, the Netflix program that began as the American <em>Macbeth</em> has turned into a conformist celebration of the political establishment. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fd643eb-2d38-4b47-876d-c2e8009a18fJ/hous-m02.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z Ken Loach’s <em>Jimmy’s Hall</em>: An honest artistic effort, or something else? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/jimm-m02.html What may be the British director’s final feature is a historical drama based on the life of James Gralton, deported in 1933 from Ireland for his communist activities by the nationalists he supported. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2fe9290e-9760-4a2f-8384-6097fb5bc07M/jimm-m02.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z This week in history: March 2-8 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/twih-m02.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a66023d-3559-4403-bb38-4c2ff6a3c35O/twih-m02.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z German Left Party leader outlines campaign against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/02/left-m02.html The lecture at a leading German think tank by the defense spokesperson for the Left Party makes clear how deeply the organization is integrated into imperialism. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/826f4be8-895e-4202-894e-aeef8c2e294N/left-m02.html 2015-03-02T05:00:00Z US economy in deflation and slump http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/28/econ-f28.html The latest figures belie claims that the US is a counterbalance to the overall slump and deflation that now encompass most of the world. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48dd4d04-24b5-40bb-9ae1-ed04f138f56N/econ-f28.html 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z “Jihadi John,” imperialism and ISIS http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/28/pers-f28.html Not only did Britain’s security service MI5 carefully track the movements of “Jihadi John,” it carried out an active campaign to recruit him as an informant and covert agent. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/314257ef-e741-4164-8199-cb4b415bbaaN/pers-f28.html 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z German parliament endorses Syriza’s proposed austerity measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/28/gree-f28.html The Left Party and the Green Party backed a new round of austerity in Greece in the vote in Germany’s Bundestag. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9df5e9f0-2ccd-4035-837a-fcc3e9f4aeeC/gree-f28.html 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z Governor compares Wisconsin protesters to terrorists http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/28/walk-f28.html The remarks by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker demonstrate the ferocious hostility of the entire US ruling elite, Democrat as well as Republican, towards the working class. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6aa2e1ad-ff93-4b38-b666-fee852a9567N/walk-f28.html 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z Judge in Detroit bankruptcy calls for dismantling public employee pensions nationwide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/28/detr-f28.html Judge Steven Rhodes said he regretted that the Detroit bankruptcy did not eliminate defined benefit pensions altogether for the city’s retirees. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d0dac1f-de4f-4063-9d65-4ec81bf7293I/detr-f28.html 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z As US oil strike reaches one month, companies sit on billions in profits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/28/oils-f28.html The companies are among the most profitable multinational corporations in the world, with deep ties to the Obama administration and the federal government. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fab340c4-7eef-457c-b55d-1f339a23699F/oils-f28.html 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z Clinton Foundation raked in cash from right-wing regimes, corporations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/28/clin-f28.html Persian Gulf regimes and huge military contractors gave tens of millions of dollars to the foundation, which functions as an auxiliary institution in American imperialist foreign policy. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/744d808d-bf4c-4c60-b108-88e632d8f1cG/clin-f28.html 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z Missouri Republican candidate, apparent target of anti-Semitic comments, commits suicide http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/28/schw-f28.html According to a spokesperson for Schweich, he had been preparing to go public with allegations of anti-Semitism against state Republican Party Chairman, John Hancock. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d4fcfa1b-d4aa-4f5d-ac53-7951848454cH/schw-f28.html 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z Canada invokes “jihadi threat” to pursue agenda of war and reaction http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/28/cana-f28.html Canada’s Conservative government is steamrolling through parliament legislation that tramples on core democratic rights and dramatically augments the power of the state. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2761b43-8694-4101-a513-f37997587a7D/cana-f28.html 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z Anti-Muslim actions rise sharply in France after Charlie Hebdo shooting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/28/fran-f28.html As the officially sanctioned hysteria against Muslims grows, police are even investigating comments made by young children. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35e91a40-9965-4ca5-b5bd-32a5030bce9B/fran-f28.html 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan opposition parties seek to bring back Rajapakse http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/28/sril-f28.html Racked by political instability and economic crisis, both wings of the ruling elite are preparing for deep attacks on the working class. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3756d776-672a-40a4-850d-aef205759fdD/sril-f28.html 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z Two cyclones devastate areas of northern and eastern Australia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/28/cycl-f28.html Thousands of people have been left to fend for themselves, with little or no government support, and been forced to turn to charities, friends and family to survive. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e506e52a-8460-4a23-8d51-4a5156124a7E/cycl-f28.html 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z The anti-Marxism of Yanis Varoufakis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/28/varo-f28.html Varoufakis completely distorts Marx’s analysis of capitalism in order to justify his program of trying to save capitalism from itself. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/440bb0b7-591f-42cc-afc8-85346b07c7dB/varo-f28.html 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z German television documentary on the troika and Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/28/revi-f28.html While the film shows how the troika engineered a social catastrophe, it promotes the policies of Syriza and other bourgeois critics who support the EU austerity program. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/454b8fc9-8033-4b32-a9ff-afc255e0892N/revi-f28.html 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z A revealing exposure of the destruction of health care in the UK http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/28/nhsr-f28.html The documentary exposes the extent to which Britain’s National Health Service has been privatised. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/86d153a7-1f24-4686-ac0f-cea924cb167H/nhsr-f28.html 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/28/labo-f28.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/357f0358-2bad-45f1-a03b-8ad7ea20041J/labo-f28.html 2015-02-28T05:00:00Z Record global stock prices reflect growth of financial parasitism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/27/econ-f27.html The emergence of negative bond yields signifies that the international bond market is being transformed into a gigantic Ponzi scheme. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb72390d-9785-47fb-a0e6-694f3f669acB/econ-f27.html 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z Chicago’s Abu Ghraib http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/27/pers-f27.html The <em>Guardian</em> newspaper has revealed the existence of a “black site” on the West Side of Chicago, where police detain, beat and torture prisoners. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/98f04c26-be71-4de9-9400-80cbb0d1751O/pers-f27.html 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z Syriza’s parliamentary group supports Greek austerity agreement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/27/gree-f27.html The vote comes amidst a developing crisis within Syriza’s ranks over the implications of the party’s repudiation of its election manifesto. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aab51231-166f-4eb5-aa2d-6a1f811f794N/gree-f27.html 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z USW blocks way forward for striking oil workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/27/oils-f27.html In a “Letter to USW Oil Workers,” USW President Gerard made no attempt to explain the union’s selective strike policy or present a strategy against the intransigence of the oil giants. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0c7c8ae1-a3a4-47d6-9f3a-b4464e7220fP/oils-f27.html 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z Obama Justice Department: No federal charges to be filed in Trayvon Martin slaying http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/27/tray-f27.html Three years after the killing of the unarmed teen in Florida, the US government announced it would not press civil rights charges against Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d5b8b6a-5822-402c-9fc4-ba6f616ffacJ/tray-f27.html 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z Three New York men charged in alleged terror plot http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/27/edny-f27.html As in so many similar “home-grown terrorism” cases brought by the government, a confidential informant was at the center of the alleged crimes. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb2ac7e8-5656-4ff8-b168-3a40aaaa089E/edny-f27.html 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z Federal prison regulations violate constitutional rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/27/pris-f27.html New prison regulations isolate inmates from visitors, including their attorneys. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c9654dd4-b251-4576-9491-355ee5c77b9D/pris-f27.html 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z Independent autopsy finds Zambrano-Montes was shot twice from behind http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/27/viol-f27.html The ongoing revelations of the killing in Pasco, Washington have renewed protests against police brutality and wanton killings of unarmed people across the US. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/441e68fb-4cb8-4f1c-a67c-268b266ae51B/viol-f27.html 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z Top British politicians caught in cash for access sting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/27/disp-f27.html Former ministers Jack Straw and Sir Malcolm Rifkind were caught on camera in a Channel 4 television broadcast attempting to peddle their political influence to business contacts. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3645e933-828b-4dc2-820f-3b644c55146I/disp-f27.html 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z German trade union approves 1,400 layoffs at Karstadt department store http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/27/kars-f27.html The job and wage cuts at the German department store are proceeding with the full support of the United Services Union (Verdi) and the joint works council. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7223e3b9-3fbe-4002-836a-4a3e1a2cf15G/kars-f27.html 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z Germany and Austria discriminate against Kosovo refugees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/27/koso-f27.html In the course of the past six months, 50,000 people have fled Kosovo due to catastrophic economic and social conditions. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2f50a03e-bdc4-4dcf-bfdb-6e26144eb26I/koso-f27.html 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z Opposition to Japanese government’s lies on “comfort women” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/27/comf-f27.html The revision of history is bound up with the government’s plans to remilitarize and to end constitutional restrictions on operations of the Japanese military. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dae309c3-8301-411f-9064-76671325b82B/comf-f27.html 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z Mass layoffs shake India’s IT industry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/27/indi-f27.html Indian IT companies have fired over 15,000 workers in the past year as they attempt to offload the impact of the global capitalist crisis. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fde5237e-7e8d-4f9b-bd7e-719e723e5b5P/indi-f27.html 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z East Timorese government promotes new “free trade zone” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/27/timo-f27.html Former bitter rivals within the Timorese ruling elite have come together on the basis of establishing the country as a cheap labour platform. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1cd30b55-4e72-4a7d-b305-0bb21668b92H/timo-f27.html 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z Nick Beams retires as Socialist Equality Party (Australia) national secretary http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/27/nbea-f27.html Nick Beams, a founding member and long-time leader of the Australian section of the International Committee of the Fourth International, announced last Sunday he was stepping down as national secretary. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92269ec4-e991-46d0-b407-e15d11ad144D/nbea-f27.html 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/27/wrkr-f27.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/be2f27f9-ce23-471a-a51c-d46ba918612I/wrkr-f27.html 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z <em>Every Thing Will Be Fine</em> from Wim Wenders, <em>Taxi</em> from Jafar Panahi, and other films http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/27/ber4-f27.html New films from veteran German director Wim Wenders and Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi were screened at this year’s Berlin Film Festival. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b01b0807-b42e-441f-8db5-4549b5cd81cC/ber4-f27.html 2015-02-27T05:00:00Z Child poverty at devastating levels in US cities and states http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/26/cpov-f26.html Detroit, once an industrial powerhouse, now has a child poverty rate of 59 percent, while African-American child poverty rates are actually worse in the Midwest than in the Deep South. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71537990-1e0e-4e50-a033-fd016e6a141B/cpov-f26.html 2015-02-26T05:00:00Z Pentagon provocation on Russia’s border http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/26/pers-f26.html As US armored vehicles paraded within sight of the Russian border, a senior American commander stressed that Washington has nuclear weapons at the ready to prosecute its conflict with Moscow. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e1942363-5d2c-45cc-81fd-65143d402f3B/pers-f26.html 2015-02-26T05:00:00Z Half a million children in poverty in Michigan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/26/mipo-f26-1.html The number of children of families in the state designated as officially poor reached 549,000 in 2012 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d850b39-4d5a-408b-9329-f19f46e0abeH/mipo-f26-1.html 2015-02-26T05:00:00Z Talks remain suspended as US oil workers continue strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/26/stri-f26.html With US oil workers locked in their biggest battle in 35 years, the United Steelworkers union and the AFL-CIO continue to isolate their strike. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5d3704ae-b6d9-4ed4-b25c-4adc1c6f2eeM/stri-f26.html 2015-02-26T05:00:00Z A photo essay on the US oil workers’ strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/26/slid-f26.html Some 6,500 oil workers are on strike at refineries in Texas, California, Louisiana, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Washington state. This is a new collection of photos taken on the picket lines. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63bc0636-021d-4e60-a695-b95e63b90e2L/slid-f26.html 2015-02-26T05:00:00Z Mounting outrage over Syriza betrayal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/26/corr-f26.html The following letter was sent to the <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> from a reader in Athens, Greece. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ce0ea758-eeb0-4332-ac3e-8779055e06fO/corr-f26.html 2015-02-26T05:00:00Z German Left Party votes for austerity measures in Greece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/26/link-f26.html Leading representatives of the Left Party went out of their way to justify the capitulation of the Syriza-led government, which broke all its campaign promises in less than four weeks. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96d00c88-bb3f-4e9c-a83f-2239871c3c4D/link-f26.html 2015-02-26T05:00:00Z