English http://www.wsws.org/en/ One in five US children do not have enough to eat http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/19/food-a19.html Feeding America released its annual report on local food insecurity Thursday, showing that there are dozens of counties in the US where a third of children do not get enough to eat. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2f7d601-f4e7-4177-9782-4308acfda0aJ/food-a19.html 2014-04-19T05:00:00Z More lies from Obama on Obamacare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/19/pers-a19.html Rationing of health care, including moves by medical groups to establish guidelines rating medical treatments according to cost, has accelerated under Obamacare. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/90a20df0-9729-4afc-b735-f70a04dd5c8P/pers-a19.html 2014-04-19T05:00:00Z US prepares to send troops to Poland http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/19/ukra-a19.html Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak told the Washington Post Friday that the US would deploy ground troops to Poland as part of an expansion of NATO military forces in Central and Eastern Europe. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5dd4d41e-ce8d-4fa7-a9e0-c42df418e9aI/ukra-a19.html 2014-04-19T05:00:00Z US imperialism and the anti-Semitic leaflet in Donetsk http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/19/leaf-a19.html US outrage at a vile anti-Semitic leaflet circulating in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, demanding that all Jews register with local pro-Russian authorities, is a hypocritical fraud. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ebde901b-ddd2-4cb1-a852-753b19cd8ecI/leaf-a19.html 2014-04-19T05:00:00Z German media demand a NATO war against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/19/zeit-a19.html Leading German journalists intensified their propaganda after Tuesday’s announcement that NATO was stepping up its intervention in Eastern Europe. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2221f2e9-3e3b-4d9d-b31b-e820ca96910H/zeit-a19.html 2014-04-19T05:00:00Z Forty thousand workers strike at shoe manufacturer in southern China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/19/chin-a19.html The Yue Yuen strike is described by China Labor Watch as “likely one of the largest Chinese worker strikes in recent history.” Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5eb2ec5c-9d93-4ee1-9f1a-e603054a367H/chin-a19.html 2014-04-19T05:00:00Z 268 still missing after South Korean ferry disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/19/sout-a19.html Hope has dimmed for finding survivors among the 268 passengers missing from Wednesday’s sinking of the South Korean ferry <em>The Sewol</em>. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e3fe53f7-d588-48a5-a810-8c43dc11261K/sout-a19.html 2014-04-19T05:00:00Z One year since the West, Texas chemical blast http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/19/west-a19.html The town of West, despite the best efforts of its residents, is millions of dollars short of what it needs to rebuild. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc883c9b-ef46-47e7-a609-873b1d42f73K/west-a19.html 2014-04-19T05:00:00Z Albuquerque, New Mexico civilian board members resign, citing fraud of police oversight http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/19/albu-a19.html Three civilian members of the Albuquerque Police Oversight Commission said they can no longer “continue to pretend” they have power after a spate of police killings. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89e9063b-3f1d-4215-8184-5aac645a532D/albu-a19.html 2014-04-19T05:00:00Z Judge denies suit seeking to force GM to ground recalled cars http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/19/auto-a19.html The cars have defective ignitions that have been tied to fatal crashes in which airbags failed to deploy. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c973b278-4e45-409a-9d4b-49d710c8dd9N/auto-a19.html 2014-04-19T05:00:00Z Australian government scraps refugees’ rights to legal aid http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/19/refu-a19.html The denial of access to legal aid escalates the government’s drive to coerce asylum seekers to abandon their refugee applications. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d440507-1eb4-40f8-9ff5-6e5345fefb5N/refu-a19.html 2014-04-19T05:00:00Z Canada joins NATO build-up against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/19/cana-a19.html Canada is deploying six F-16 fighter jets to Eastern Europe in support of the war threats against Russia made by the US, Germany and NATO. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99d7ea4f-ef56-4f7f-87f1-ba03bc1ec07M/cana-a19.html 2014-04-19T05:00:00Z Detroit workers speak out against revised bankruptcy plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/19/detr-a19.html Detroit workers expressed deep hostility and skepticism towards pension and other cuts that are part of the bankruptcy restructuring plans. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f05c1c8c-0707-4377-ab04-2196c8fc307D/detr-a19.html 2014-04-19T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/19/labo-a19.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3ca3be4d-6719-49f9-9d62-7e5fa4e555aD/labo-a19.html 2014-04-19T05:00:00Z The right-wing nationalism of the United Kingdom Independence Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/19/ukip-a19.html The promotion of the UKIP is part of a strategy to move politics sharply to the right in the lead-up to the European elections. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f70e932c-c6e5-446f-afb7-852da51dbbbL/ukip-a19.html 2014-04-19T05:00:00Z Despite Geneva talks on Ukraine, Washington escalates standoff with Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/18/ukra-a18.html US officials threatened harsher sanctions and increased military deployments to Eastern Europe after Moscow distanced itself from protests in eastern Ukraine. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4981cec2-e1ae-426a-a86c-d5b7faada52M/ukra-a18.html 2014-04-18T05:00:00Z The Snowden Pulitzer http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/18/pers-a18.html While the award went to the <em>Guardian US</em> and the <em>Washington Post</em> for publishing articles exposing illegal NSA spying and surveillance, there is no question that the main honoree was former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a3fec9d3-50d7-4167-b333-be983b9570cA/pers-a18.html 2014-04-18T05:00:00Z German right-wing press calls for demolition of Soviet memorial http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/18/germ-a18.html On Monday, the right-wing Bild newspaper demanded the demolition of the Soviet memorial in Berlin, which honours those who liberated the city. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35cfe7aa-5fe4-4509-a558-5da85c0adebM/germ-a18.html 2014-04-18T05:00:00Z Brazilian government sends troops to Bahia state http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/18/braz-a18.html The Workers Party government has deployed 6,000 troops to the state after a police strike gave rise to looting. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/264329bb-527d-4583-aaed-ac0fd0162a1E/braz-a18.html 2014-04-18T05:00:00Z Occupy Wall Street activist on trial for assaulting New York City cop http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/18/nypd-a18.html Cecily McMillan faces up to seven years in prison if she is convicted. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/82e5522a-4c50-4540-b107-b999ef09c4eI/nypd-a18.html 2014-04-18T05:00:00Z Former Yahoo executive to collect nearly $110 million for 15 months of work http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/18/yaho-a18.html Henrique de Castro, the former chief operating officer of Yahoo, will receive a $58 million severance package after 15 months on the job, on top of his salary and starting bonus. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e6484b2-f575-4126-9fdc-e438763410cK/yaho-a18.html 2014-04-18T05:00:00Z Libyan kangaroo court trials begin against Gaddafi’s sons http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/18/liby-a18.html The mass trial that began Monday in Tripoli, involving 38 people, including two of deposed Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s sons, exposes the criminality of the Western powers. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/553e5323-addb-4d4e-9826-33b25adf18cE/liby-a18.html 2014-04-18T05:00:00Z Australia: Industry watchdog seizes construction workers’ property http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/18/cfme-a18.html The response of the trade unions to the seizure of CBI workers’ property has been to demonstrate their unwavering support for the draconian Fair Work laws. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5a655d45-6e70-46ac-a206-32a20d1f1c8O/cfme-a18.html 2014-04-18T05:00:00Z India: New evidence of BJP role, Congress complicity in razing of Babri Masjid http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/18/babr-a18.html Cobrapost has provided new evidence demonstrating that the 1992 razing of the Babri Masjid was a carefully planned provocation organized by Hindu communalist organizations with the knowledge and approval of top BJP leaders. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b5d0f5b-3de8-4943-90d2-f2bbdf9e7f7D/babr-a18.html 2014-04-18T05:00:00Z Worldwide support grows for online May Day rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/18/mayd-a18.html Participants from more than 35 countries have registered for the May 4 online event, sponsored by the International Committee of the Fourth International. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/612b16eb-8ef5-4710-a615-886e3afd78bB/mayd-a18.html 2014-04-18T05:00:00Z The face of food stamp cuts: Part one http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/18/food-a18.html In this photo essay, the first in a series on food stamp cuts in the US, the WSWS speaks to Jennifer Noonan, a mother of two, whose monthly food stamp benefits were cut by $49 last year. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/599c5d8f-6816-4ca9-9219-a854316acb2K/food-a18.html 2014-04-18T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/18/wkrs-a18.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/504905cd-94a0-456e-8f78-a1daa5f2541H/wkrs-a18.html 2014-04-18T05:00:00Z No to war! Vote PSG! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/18/stat-a18.html The PSG is the only party that opposes the revival of German militarism. All other parties are conspiring against the population, which is broadly opposed to militaristic great-power politics. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2932e620-1a1a-4f80-b35b-7424709665aF/stat-a18.html 2014-04-18T05:00:00Z Obama, NATO escalate anti-Russian campaign over Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/ukr1-a17.html On the eve of Geneva talks on Ukraine, Washington and NATO threatened to escalate economic and military measures against Russia. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f4f5d248-1e1e-4365-acc2-e63210518f3L/ukr1-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z The social counterrevolution accelerates in Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/pers-a17.html All the principal political actors are being lined up in Detroit to browbeat workers over the next several weeks into accepting a bankruptcy restructuring plan, which contains sweeping attacks on the working class. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d319acb-7959-448b-bb6a-89b9bdde06fH/pers-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Ukrainian troops reject orders from US puppet regime in Kiev http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/ukr2-a17.html Ukrainian troops sent to the eastern part of the country have refused orders to suppress opposition to the right-wing imperialist-backed government in Kiev. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/254eecd9-7e4f-4a62-8281-ff71d22202dK/ukr2-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z GM seeks to squelch lawsuits stemming from ignition defect http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/gmre-a17.html The company is asking a bankruptcy judge in New York to block lawsuits from accidents that occurred prior to July 2009. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/09875531-c433-486d-9bcb-e95642b5c71C/gmre-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Hundreds still missing after South Korean ferry sinks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/kfer-a17.html A ferry that sank on Wednesday carrying some 470 people could turn out to be South Korea’s worst shipping accident in decades. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0826d360-1e22-4ac3-b71f-801b85195c8L/kfer-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Australian, New Zealand citizens killed by US drone strike in Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/dron-a17.html Canberra and Wellington both indicated their approval for the extra-judicial assassinations, setting a dangerous new precedent for attacking legal and democratic rights. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e7b09a71-b5eb-4e47-983c-c14439904c3P/dron-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Venezuela arrests 30 more military officers in coup plot http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/vene-a17.html The report of the arrest came as the Maduro government continued its talks with the right-wing opposition. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e840cecf-e86d-4732-8ecb-b035b47a864O/vene-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Impact of fire in Valparaiso, Chile, fueled by poverty, inequality http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/chil-a17.html The conditions of life to which people have been reduced on the hills of Valparaiso were a key factor in producing a “perfect conflagration.” Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b92f02bb-e12e-44bc-9f92-a91763ba471O/chil-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Letter from “Valinferno” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/valp-a17.html The following was sent to the World Socialist Web Site from a resident of the fire-ravaged city of Valparaiso, Chile. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b991d0ae-81fc-491c-85cf-c4caaa43e2cJ/valp-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z SEP holds first European election meeting in North West England constituency http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/manc-a17.html SEP National Secretary Chris Marsden told the first European election meeting, “Our programme has stood the test of time. We ask you not just to vote for us, but to join and help build the SEP.” Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f4ce0f7-6011-4eec-9bd4-ae0c16529d9E/manc-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z More than a bottle of wine involved in ousting of Australian state premier http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/ofar-a17.html The scandal that led to NSW Premier O’Farrell’s sudden resignation is about effecting a further lurch to the right by governments at the state and federal level. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53890f94-05f0-417a-870e-585cf5493c0F/ofar-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z French intelligence collects all data of France Telecom/Orange http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/oran-a17.html French intelligence services are collecting all the data of Orange’s customers with no restrictions, oversight, or legal foundation. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b77a1436-36eb-4cf3-9cdf-02fca664a6bD/oran-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z EU Africa summit plans increased European military intervention in Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/euaf-a17.html The summit dispatched more troops to the French-led war in the Central African Republic, amid a broader escalation of European imperialist intervention in Africa. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03666cf3-4d11-42c7-b8e2-13465156b8eL/euaf-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Munich Greens demand cancellation of Russian orchestra conductor’s contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/germ-a17.html The crisis in Ukraine has led to sharp conflicts over the proposed conductor of the Munich Philharmonic orchestra. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5630ecda-f03f-4d58-9cba-a51c65b4d4aL/germ-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z New wave of tuition hikes proposed for California universities http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/cali-a17.html Despite the passage of Prop 30 in 2012, universities throughout California are seeking to impose new tuition hikes and fee increases. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee3fd783-89c4-4a6c-982a-5678627b9f6H/cali-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z The New York Times’ propaganda campaign against Russia over Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/nytu-a17.html The <em>Times</em> is backing the assault launched by the US puppet regime in Kiev on eastern Ukrainian protesters, brazenly claiming that Russia is the aggressor. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9eab19aa-ce0e-42bd-8eb9-1c587958810K/nytu-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Guardian’s Zoe Williams tries to rehabilitate Tony Blair http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/blai-a17.html Britain’s ruling elite, above all, want to erase the lessons of Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and elsewhere in order to prepare even greater crimes. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/10087a47-533f-4a8a-9148-e56958c977fN/blai-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Public meeting April 23 in Detroit: No to water shutoffs! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/meet-a17.html The Detroit Workers Inquiry and the Socialist Equality Party are holding a public meeting April 23 to mobilize the working class against mass water shutoffs in the city of Detroit. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93050d3c-ae60-4476-96a5-c411191f8f4O/meet-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Manchester meeting: “It’s like a blindfold being taken off” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/ints-a17.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> spoke to several members of the audience at the SEP European election meeting in the North West England constituency. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ec550113-fdc1-4225-bbb1-f92e5abe695P/ints-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Bioshock Infinite and the video game phenomenon http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/bios-a17.html The third in the <em>Bioshock</em> series of popular video games, <em>Infinite</em> follows thematically in the footsteps of its predecessors. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b9bfb87-6b36-4d36-9234-830bf8b3537L/bios-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z Baltimore hospital workers go on three-day strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/balt-a17.html About 2,000 maintenance workers, janitors, technical workers and kitchen staff staged a three-day strike last week at Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH) to demand higher wages. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/705f89e0-dfa8-417f-9a99-4f1ffeedf01F/balt-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z US-backed crackdown threatens civil war in Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/16/ukra-a16.html Having received the green light from Washington, the Kiev regime launched a bloody crackdown on protests in eastern Ukraine, threatening to unleash a full-blown civil war. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa8db12c-f57e-4c7d-acbc-5a1642b1c98E/ukra-a16.html 2014-04-16T05:00:00Z Inequality and the drive to war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/16/pers-a16.html The eruption of US militarism is bound up with the enormous growth of social inequality. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/970548da-49d7-48f5-a85e-90094946850H/pers-a16.html 2014-04-16T05:00:00Z Detroit pension deal sets stage for unions to push through bankruptcy plan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/16/pens-a16.html The retiree association representing 6,500 former policemen and firefighters has reached an agreement with the city on pension and health care cuts. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a100e5ed-2875-4953-9526-ed43fd97c4eM/pens-a16.html 2014-04-16T05:00:00Z Empty platitudes, jingoism mark Boston bombings anniversary http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/16/bost-a16.html The official commemoration of the Marathon bombings provided little insight into the events of April 15, 2013 and their aftermath. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ed7c9549-0f38-4880-aef9-d00637bc1e2H/bost-a16.html 2014-04-16T05:00:00Z FBI infiltrates Guantanamo detainee’s defense team http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/16/guan-a16.html The military trial of five men accused of murder for the attacks on 9/11 has been halted after it was revealed that the FBI had turned a member of the defense team into an informant. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/93261c29-612f-465c-a1e5-9274228d6c3D/guan-a16.html 2014-04-16T05:00:00Z Police violence in Minneapolis after university hockey game http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/16/hock-a16.html Nineteen people were arrested by the combined force of some 300 officers. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/13c20a61-1e2c-4642-8786-b06574f8f84B/hock-a16.html 2014-04-16T05:00:00Z German government seeks to prevent parliamentary committee from questioning Edward Snowden http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/16/snow-a16.html The coalition government parties are dead set against Snowden being allowed to endanger German foreign policy relations with the US. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf246bad-02f8-4b7e-abf3-dd5d63d773cJ/snow-a16.html 2014-04-16T05:00:00Z Looming job cuts in South African platinum strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/16/sast-a16.html South Africa’s ruling elite hope to utilise the long-running strike in the platinum mines to push through a sweeping “restructuring” of the industry. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7acd0e30-c391-4ddb-b477-0bbd48343b0I/sast-a16.html 2014-04-16T05:00:00Z Military junta implements reign of terror in Egypt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/16/egyp-a16.html Egypt’s interim president, Adly Mansour, is due to sign a new anti-terrorism bill that effectively outlaws all political opposition. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa1da9e2-50c1-4095-a03b-b9e6308c6e0F/egyp-a16.html 2014-04-16T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan military kills alleged “LTTE suspects” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/16/sril-a16.html The Rajapakse government has unleashed a military intimidation campaign in Sri Lanka’s north and east. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/61138222-09a3-45f8-ba6d-470d4452a59M/sril-a16.html 2014-04-16T05:00:00Z New Zealand: Mana Party AGM endorses talks with Internet Party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/16/maip-a16.html The sordid electoral alliance is intended to increase Mana’s seats in parliament while establishing a presence for the right-wing, pro-business Internet Party. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/420b29ff-8d31-4074-ae3e-cf9f4518e33A/maip-a16.html 2014-04-16T05:00:00Z The International Socialist Organization and the Ukraine crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/16/swuk-a16.html The ISO has responded to the events in Ukraine like a State Department-funded NGO tasked with providing a “left” cover for US imperialist policy. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/152007a0-d874-406c-925f-b313ba934b5K/swuk-a16.html 2014-04-16T05:00:00Z Detroit water retiree speaks on health care, pension cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/16/detr-a16.html Retired Detroit city worker Mushak Meah explained to <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> reporters the devastating impact the cuts were having on his life Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/539a353e-0c39-4367-8c60-7555c4949ebC/detr-a16.html 2014-04-16T05:00:00Z CIA director in Ukraine as Washington steps up threats against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/ukra-a15.html In the clearest sign of intensifying US involvement in the Ukraine crisis, CIA Director John Brennan flew into Kiev over the weekend. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6ddd0ff-557b-4d29-a997-67a97cd0dd2C/ukra-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z The crisis in Ukraine and the return of German militarism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/pers-a15.html The same ruling circles, banks and corporations that unleashed two world wars are seeking to reprise their heinous crimes. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c899a750-0577-4b7d-9c95-e27a6367e92O/pers-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Employee pensions under attack in the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/pens-a15.html The American financial elite has launched a sweeping nationwide assault on the pension benefits of US workers in both the public and private sectors. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/32ccd46f-28a8-4b48-acd3-f7ba7cdaf21H/pens-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Pulitzer Prize awarded for Snowden exposures of NSA spying http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/puli-a15.html Columbia University has given the most prestigious award in journalism, the Pulitzer Prize gold medal for public service, to the newspapers that published articles based on documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0be8896a-3200-4704-8bcb-0a44fe84513H/puli-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Spanish government attacks democratic rights http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/spai-a15.html Madrid is escalating its attacks on democratic rights in response to widespread opposition to the social catastrophe produced by its austerity measures. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37b7a4fd-e47e-4bd9-849b-4772e4b6140I/spai-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Cuts to legal aid in UK will deny thousands the right to a fair trial http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/lega-a15.html The dismantling of legal aid is bound up with the drive by the British ruling elite to eliminate the last vestiges of the welfare state. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e7c522bf-6737-4749-85eb-9ad0aac08beL/lega-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Governor Cuomo spearheads attack on New York City public schools http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/cuom-a15.html The recent budget deal revealed the role of the charter school movement and the Democratic Party. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b3fe470c-b988-4ad0-ad5c-6e9f233ae7aB/cuom-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Killer at Kansas Jewish centers a prominent right-wing extremist http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/kans-a15.html The shooter, Frazier Glenn Miller, was founder of the White Patriot Party and “grand dragon” of the Carolina Knights of the KKK Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/50c2586d-4e56-48b0-a761-ba0cd451ee3O/kans-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Autopsy report reveals Capitol Hill police shot woman five times http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/care-a15.html An autopsy report made public a week ago by District of Columbia medical examiners revealed that Miriam Carey, the Connecticut woman killed by Capitol Hill police last fall, was shot five times in the back and head. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8670169f-9f5f-419f-8783-52922eec8dbB/care-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Australian PM pushes for free trade deal with China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/abbt-a15.html The trip was generally praised in the Australian media, simply because Abbott managed to avoid any diplomatic rows with Beijing. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3076faff-e1a2-4daa-a97f-7842e5f60c7N/abbt-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Australia: Rejected Tamil asylum seeker sets himself on fire http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/refu-a15.html This tragedy flows from the deliberate government policy of blocking refugees from exercising their basic legal and democratic right to claim asylum. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95c4c6be-a857-42ff-b655-fbc24ab72a1E/refu-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Major floods devastate Solomon Islands http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/solo-a15.html Tens of thousands made homeless by the disaster now face the danger of dysentery and other diseases. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dcb8258b-8b5e-4b0c-b307-c20f7924f9aF/solo-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Sinn Fein’s McGuinness joins Irish president in toasting Queen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/irel-a15.html The state banquet organised by the British monarchy for Irish President Higgins, and attended by Sinn Fein’s McGuinness, is an acknowledgement of the common interests of the ruling class on both sides of the Irish Sea. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d12dfc65-b874-4e46-aeaa-5fed626241aM/irel-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Los Angeles, a city of poverty and unemployment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/losa-a15.html The second part of a report released last Wednesday exposes staggering levels of poverty and unemployment in Los Angeles, as well as the city’s overall decay. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/def63d2f-f496-4ff5-bd39-33e2813f7a6B/losa-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z One year since the Boston Marathon bombing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/bomb-a15.html The bombings on April 15, 2013 became the occasion for an unprecedented state operation, in which for the first time a major American city was placed under de facto martial law. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4eee5fb-f7b2-483b-83d4-1f66d0922d1M/bomb-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Al Sharpton: FBI informer and proud of it http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/shar-a15.html As Sharpton hosted a who’s who of Democratic politicians at his National Action Network convention, new revelations of his role as FBI informant surfaced. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a59537ce-929f-4f51-9fb1-3a4b68386f6J/shar-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Moratorium Now protest in Detroit: A cover-up for bureaucrats, Democrats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/mor1-a15.html The event was not intended as a genuine mobilization of the working class. It was organized to support the unions and the Democratic Party. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7853518-719b-4ae8-b61f-379b61dec99L/mor1-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z A discussion with Detroit retirees http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/mor2-a15.html Lawrence Porter, chairman of the Workers Inquiry, spoke to protesters, consisting overwhelmingly of retirees, demonstrating April 1 against the draconian bankruptcy proposals of Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/77cc749e-164a-420e-a564-9a86953dfccI/mor2-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z <em>Captain America—The Winter Soldier</em>: So much noise and action you almost fall asleep http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/capt-a15.html This is the latest film installment featuring Marvel Comics’ character Captain America, one of the most prominent and patriotic superheroes introduced in American comic books in the World War II era. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7118dfa3-4cc5-4dae-bae1-18c7b33e1deA/capt-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/15/wkrs-a15.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/21f0b338-c1d6-455d-a26b-38f3b31e22fB/wkrs-a15.html 2014-04-15T05:00:00Z UN Security Council holds emergency meeting over Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/ukra-a14.html In calling the meeting, Russia pointed to the danger posed by large-scale military operations to crush protests across eastern Ukraine. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4f648fe-2121-4d3f-80f2-9155d0a549dA/ukra-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z European Union: From economic community to alliance of warmongers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/pers-a14.html In turning to an aggressive foreign and military policy, the ruling elite is responding to a profound crisis of European capitalism. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1c167e8a-6638-4d34-94bf-eb7ab8c3361C/pers-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z German television report indicates Ukrainian opposition responsible for lethal shootings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/getv-a14.html Seven weeks after the right-wing coup in Ukraine, evidence is mounting that the Western-backed opposition was responsible for the lethal shootings in Independence Square. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25f4c27e-2b47-46f4-809d-1ee1740efb9H/getv-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z Syrian regime, “rebels” trade poison gas charges http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/syri-a14.html It is the US-backed “rebels,” not the regime, who have the clearest incentive to stage gas attacks, as a pretext to provoke foreign military intervention. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18b2fe5e-db87-42f3-887c-541f00547ecD/syri-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z NSA exploited Heartbleed bug http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/nsa-a14.html Both the White House National Security Council (NSC) and the NSA issued categorical denials that they had any awareness of the existence of the Heartbleed bug prior to its public disclosure on April 7. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f3ec21f9-bd01-4ca4-8575-bcbb077aaadD/nsa-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z Gunman kills three people at Jewish facilities in Kansas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/pass-a14.html Three people were shot to death in a Jewish community center and a Jewish retirement home outside Kansas City Sunday. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5fd66761-5201-4b59-aad3-b7021c2dd6dN/pass-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z Tens of thousands in France, Italy protest austerity measures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/prot-a14.html Tens of thousands of people marched in France and Italy, protesting the social democratic governments’ austerity measures and pro-market labour reforms. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/828a01a3-5ab5-4ac6-946d-afcdbf3aac5A/prot-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z Australian government to target pensions in budget http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/budg-a14.html The Abbott government’s first budget will contain major attacks against pensioners, together with deep cuts in public spending. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/73dd138a-bf09-48fd-be93-bcf4ae597daF/budg-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z Indonesian election produces fractured parliament http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/indo-a14.html The inconclusive result will mean frantic wheeling and dealing as parties manoeuvre for the presidential poll in July. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7237cbd1-2c9a-4914-99a0-3cc6e78801fM/indo-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z Police state measures intensified in run-up to 2014 Boston Marathon http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/bost-a14.html City officials have unveiled a plan for massive video surveillance and police checkpoints along the route of the April 21 Boston Marathon. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1f94cf7d-46ce-43e8-a935-e0dcc85cca8B/bost-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z Mayor De Blasio rebuffs New York school bus workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/nybu-a14.html The city administration refused to attend a hearing on the impact of removing employee protections from school bus contracts. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6738f7fc-63ec-4e94-8691-e0fd709440aA/nybu-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z Ex-Australian foreign minister voices concern about unconditional support for Israel and the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/carr-a14.html Carr’s <em>The Diary of a Foreign Minister</em> points to wider unease in ruling circles about Canberra’s “too-desperate” embrace of Washington. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d2e53968-cfbe-421e-b6a0-f40390b0049F/carr-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z Violent fire hits Valparaiso, Chile http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/chil-a14.html High winds and temperatures helped spread a forest fire to populated areas of Valparaiso. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/51b265dd-3881-462f-989a-c4a1d01ce35H/chil-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z German Left Party delegates vote for military deployment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/germ-a14.html The Left Party’s recent parliamentary support for German overseas military operations reveals its true colours as an imperialist party of the establishment. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a30505df-60b1-49cb-8243-22104103146K/germ-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z Britain’s Left Unity lays out its right-wing policies http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/left-a14.html Consisting primarily of the detritus from various pseudo-left groups, Left Unity pretends to be a socialist alternative to the Labour Party. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8dcc5fbc-bf8d-4237-858a-08566403383B/left-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z This week in history: April 14-20 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/twih-a14.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1731e467-0f16-46bb-8e49-5f71f9c0973N/twih-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z Teamsters officials agree to pay UPS and accept ten-day suspensions to end revolt against firings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/ups-a14.html In exchange for taking the 250 workers back, the company has obtained a statement from the union that the walkout was “illegal and unauthorized.” Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e9a37dac-5afe-4f87-8161-7cec28e25c4A/ups-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z New York City radio drive collects 2,500 musical instruments for public school students http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/musi-a14.html The used instruments were accumulated in a ten-day drive conducted by classical station WQXR that ended on April 7. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d132e41a-592f-41d0-89aa-48c5663e789F/musi-a14.html 2014-04-14T05:00:00Z