English http://www.wsws.org/en/ Ukrainian regime launches fascist-led crackdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/25/ukra-a25.html The Western-backed regime in Kiev and its fascist allies launched a crackdown in eastern Ukraine that threatens to provoke Russian military intervention. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/193441fa-a8a2-4435-a444-5e3d5122938C/ukra-a25.html 2014-04-25T05:00:00Z Detroit bankruptcy spearheads nationwide attack on pensions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/25/pers-a25.html The Detroit bankruptcy is setting the precedent for the destruction of workers’ pension benefits throughout the US in both the public and private sectors. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6c2e66ff-eb13-4827-8a6d-86fff4fce06G/pers-a25.html 2014-04-25T05:00:00Z German news site Spiegel Online interviews Ukrainian fascist Yarosh http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/25/yaro-a25.html On April 22, <em>Spiegel Online</em> published an interview with Dmytro Yarosh, leader of the Ukrainian fascist paramilitary organisation Right Sector. This interview confirms that the fascists not only played a decisive role in the overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovych on 22 February, but that also play a significant role in the current transitional government headed by Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2bd1cb28-092f-4b32-a2d5-2af62ea3fc2B/yaro-a25.html 2014-04-25T05:00:00Z RAF fighters intercept Russian planes in international air space http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/25/jets-a25.html The scrambling of RAF fighters to intercept two Russian aircraft underscores the dangers posed by US and European imperialism’s reckless actions against Russia. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f045932e-bef8-47f0-8d00-e9ddfd76406H/jets-a25.html 2014-04-25T05:00:00Z US sends Apache attack helicopters to Egyptian junta http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/25/egyp-a25.html US weaponry will soon be turned against the working people of Egypt. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25a4f51b-b546-49a5-88bc-47b756271fcO/egyp-a25.html 2014-04-25T05:00:00Z Lawsuit accuses FBI of using no-fly list to recruit American Muslim informants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/25/nfly-a25.html Four plaintiffs charge a brazen violation of their basic democratic rights. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cedd7347-07d1-48f1-a2eb-a4f085109baO/nfly-a25.html 2014-04-25T05:00:00Z New proposed Internet rules would strengthen corporate control, end “net neutrality” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/25/inte-a25.html The US Federal Communications Commission has proposed a new set of rules allowing companies to pay money in order for their content to be quickly delivered to users. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/458c14d4-5d3c-408f-8fcb-7e2c106365cF/inte-a25.html 2014-04-25T05:00:00Z US Supreme Court chips away at habeas corpus and right against self incrimination http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/25/supr-a25.html The Supreme Court ruling in the case White v. Woodall attacks basic democratic rights. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5bc5eafe-35ba-492c-9855-5d462327ed4A/supr-a25.html 2014-04-25T05:00:00Z India: Modi tries to distance himself from incendiary communalist remarks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/25/modi-a25.html BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi tried to distance himself from inflammatory remarks made by several prominent BJP leaders. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eb2982cf-68fe-4fb2-9517-541dad5a799M/modi-a25.html 2014-04-25T05:00:00Z Nepal: Sherpa strike following fatal Mt Everest avalanche http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/25/sher-a25.html The tragic deaths in an avalanche last Friday have highlighted the dangerous and exploitative conditions in which Sherpa work as mountain guides. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/afe10c9c-a22a-4c55-b57d-3c703290866E/sher-a25.html 2014-04-25T05:00:00Z Thailand’s political crisis continues http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/25/thai-a25.html The opposition Democrat Party refused to attend talks to schedule a fresh election, amid ongoing efforts to overthrow the government. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/751ea6e0-9c1a-4da6-b24e-679a039f263I/thai-a25.html 2014-04-25T05:00:00Z Scottish National Party leader Salmond pledges fealty to US imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/25/salm-a25.html The SNP leader assured Washington of his full support in foreign policy should the September 18 referendum result in Scotland becoming independent of the United Kingdom. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a78606a1-d8cd-4faa-969d-2044e7f7c53M/salm-a25.html 2014-04-25T05:00:00Z Australia: Constitutional challenge to Queensland anti-association laws http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/25/bike-a25.html Under the cover of “anti-bikie” laws, the legislation can be employed against any organisation that the state government deems—for its own political purposes—to be illegal. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba1be01f-3e44-43a3-94ed-cba2ef30741G/bike-a25.html 2014-04-25T05:00:00Z Partei für Soziale Gleichheit greetings to SEP (Australia) Second National Congress http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/25/psgg-a25.html “The gulf between our movement and all the different varieties of pseudo-left petty-bourgeois tendencies has never been as deep, as open and as irreconcilable as now.” Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5fb3c743-9976-4ce3-aa5d-71106a3ab24N/psgg-a25.html 2014-04-25T05:00:00Z Detroit media call for permanent financial dictatorship http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/25/medi-a25.html This week saw leading Detroit publications call for the further dismantling of democratic norms in order to impose the dictates of the corporations and banks. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fbc46ac3-10e2-433f-a064-8334a4ee77cN/medi-a25.html 2014-04-25T05:00:00Z SEP holds meeting of Detroit workers to oppose water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/25/meet-a25.html The event held near Wayne State University drew students, Detroit city workers, retirees and other workers Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0eda82bb-af9c-4284-8804-3dd1a3c90bfN/meet-a25.html 2014-04-25T05:00:00Z International support grows for May Day Online Rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/25/mayd-a25.html Workers and WSWS readers from more than 50 countries have signed up at internationalmayday.org to attend the May 4 International May Day Online Rally. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8576b56a-764a-4432-a0e4-fecb5fc6ebbM/mayd-a25.html 2014-04-25T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/25/wrks-a25.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9345b87-e71f-4972-a891-720116d0aedE/wrks-a25.html 2014-04-25T05:00:00Z Labor reform PH http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/25/Labor+reform+PH Fri, 25 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/380764be-6ec8-487f-a9bf-9e9ab01bedaB/Labor+reform+PH 2014-04-25T05:00:00Z Obama affirms US backing for Japan in any conflict with China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/japa-a24.html Obama’s unequivocal support for Japan will only further fuel tensions with China over disputed islands in the East China Sea. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fd57589d-74ec-4c99-8156-59f357383b5D/japa-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Does Washington want war with Russia? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/pers-a24.html The evident desire of Washington to provoke a military conflict with Russia has brought the world to the brink of a catastrophic confrontation. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b184f73-37bb-436a-8044-890e8b21d65J/pers-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z New York Times tries to whitewash publication of faked Ukraine photos http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/nytu-a24.html The <em>Times</em> is attempting to cover over its participation in an attempt to manufacture evidence of a Russian intervention in Ukraine. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/895d70da-3fad-4ee8-8cdc-c04f3f4c58dK/nytu-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Supreme Court reinstates Michigan ban on affirmative action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/afac-a24.html In a fractured ruling with five separate decisions by the eight participating justices, the US Supreme Court has upheld a voter-enacted prohibition of racial preferences in Michigan. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d0519a27-d425-4700-a2f9-92810fa5175E/afac-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Parents of crash victim speak on GM recall http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/hair-a24.html GM denied any responsibility for the accident in which air bags failed to deploy, despite knowing about the deadly ignition defect. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/27746790-48be-412e-a49e-e19d2321eaaJ/hair-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Twitter campaign backfires on New York Police Department http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/nypd-a24.html Within an hour of the first postings, hundreds of people had uploaded photographs of police brutality. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3f484c0b-8309-41ca-8c73-7b15207bc2bM/nypd-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Germany: The political bankruptcy of the peace movement http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/paci-a24.html The annual pacifist Easter marches adopted the war propaganda of the German government and NATO. Participation was correspondingly low. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/990bd701-2ae2-4795-be70-28db85b0f28M/paci-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Sri Lanka police attack railway workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/sril-a24-1.html The police attack is a message by the Rajapakse government that it will not tolerate any opposition to its austerity program. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fc3406ae-8cc0-487b-9579-7f68e4d89a2K/sril-a24-1.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Albuquerque police kill fleeing 19-year-old woman http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/23/albu-a24.html A US Department of Justice report excoriating the Albuquerque Police Department’s “excessive force that violates the Constitution and federal law” has not slowed the pace of fatal police shootings. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ac45487-6189-49e0-8397-7643cd10d67N/albu-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Family doctor services “under severe threat of extinction” in Britain http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/nhs-a24.html The Royal College of General Practitioners warned that general practice care is being destroyed by health care cuts. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7cd80ee5-0d92-4944-b685-6e09dd3a53cA/nhs-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Australian treasurer to target age pensioners and the poor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/hock-a24.html Hockey’s longer-term goal is to eviscerate the entire social welfare system in the name of “personal responsibility.” Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/154a88f6-b4ef-4a04-8861-a5cfcd2e30cB/hock-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z SEP (Australia) Second National Congress: Greetings by David North http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/dngt-a24.html “The International Committee of the Fourth International is the product of more than six decades of political struggle against opportunism.” Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/67a348a2-47f9-4157-80b8-9ba96184aa0H/dngt-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party (Australia) holds Second National Congress http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/sepa-a24.html The congress unanimously adopted two resolutions: “Australian imperialism and the Obama administration’s ‘pivot to Asia’” and “The social counter-revolution in Australia and the political tasks of the Socialist Equality Party.” Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f7ee14f4-6d54-4a72-99d6-7a0a68266bbA/sepa-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Australia to purchase more US fighter jets http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/jets-a24.html The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter package is designed to help satisfy the Obama administration’s demands for Canberra to increase military spending in order to confront China. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6f564f9a-2bd9-495d-a315-a4604782dccC/jets-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z US lenders force students to pay off loans in full on death of co-signers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/stud-a24.html If the debt is not immediately paid in full, the loan is placed into default, destroying borrowers’ credit records. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8e1b543e-4662-4bc1-b902-6c3369464e9I/stud-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Minnesota renewable energy law overturned by North Dakota coal company lawsuit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/coal-a24.html Minnesota’s Next Generation Energy Act, which barred the state from taking on new coal energy sources, was overturned by a federal judge on Friday. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ac29fdeb-ffed-42dd-83b8-8b29614f234I/coal-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z SEP meeting in Colombo to campaign for International May Day online rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/sril-a24.html A century after the eruption of World War I, the international working class once again confronts the danger of global conflagration. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35e35d9f-760c-41e1-b06b-21d5b7c8b51P/sril-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Government-produced book describes WWI as “successful and profitable” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/fent-a24.html Fenton’s book is part of the government’s WWI centenary program, which is designed to revive militarism and prepare public opinion for future wars. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03d4fb8f-cda7-41f9-b4fc-60818782ec5N/fent-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Oppose the fracking operation at Barton Moss http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/24/frac-a24.html The following statement has been issued by Robert Skelton, candidate of the Socialist Equality Party for the North West England constituency in the upcoming European elections. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee2f4da6-6f8b-40a5-b30c-7551c5f1080K/frac-a24.html 2014-04-24T05:00:00Z Kiev regime orders crackdown as US steps up threats against Moscow http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/23/ukra-a23.html Biden’s visit to Ukraine produced an escalation of US threats against Russia and a resumption by the regime in Kiev of the crackdown against its opponents in the east of the country. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/699b3923-3847-42fc-aa8d-90cd6afec0dI/ukra-a23.html 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z The Boston Marathon and the militarization of America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/23/pers-a23.html The mass police-military operation on display at Monday’s Boston Marathon should serve as a warning of the repressive methods the ruling elite is preparing to defend its class rule. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d290d2c8-215c-41de-a25e-aafe472a504C/pers-a23.html 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z New York Times propaganda photos on Ukraine exposed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/23/nytu-a23.html A day after claiming that it had proof of Russian military intervention in the east Ukraine protests, the <em>Times</em> has been caught in a flagrant fabrication. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/65b60b93-4959-4ac5-bb0e-af3a9385a99D/nytu-a23.html 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z German magazine Der Spiegel campaigns for war and rearmament http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/23/germ-a23.html One of the most unmistakable signs of the return of German militarism is the current barrage of war propaganda in the media. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f2a667f9-9b50-4c43-b2c1-9052d0f7cf2F/germ-a23.html 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Japan to erect new radar base close to China http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/23/japa-a23.html On the eve of Obama’s visit to Tokyo, the Japanese government announced the strengthening of its military posture in areas adjacent to China. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e670ceb5-b10a-4860-88da-2af9777f254H/japa-a23.html 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z GM autoworker: “They say ‘safety first’ but it’s really profit that’s first” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/23/genm-a23.html From 2002 to 2012, GM cut its hourly workforce by 12 percent each year. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e6718708-1dae-4143-b206-a9ff680e859H/genm-a23.html 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z General Motors uses bankruptcy to deflect safety responsibility http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/23/gmot-a23.html General Motors has filed a suit in federal court to enforce a bar on lawsuits resulting from defective cars sold prior to its bankruptcy in 2009. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cb03c5d2-a7c3-49d7-b1ee-410aa746ac5L/gmot-a23.html 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z South Korean government accused of inaction after ferry disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/23/kore-a23.html In an attempt to divert attention from the government, President Park condemned the actions of the crew as “akin to murder.” Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bdff90da-5caa-4c55-b6cb-e833af24a91K/kore-a23.html 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z UK Labour Party hires Obama adviser David Axelrod http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/23/axel-a23.html News that Britain’s Labour Party has appointed David Axelrod to head its campaign for the 2015 General Election came as the Trussell Trust reported that the numbers it was helping to feed through its food banks rose by 163 percent last year. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c214a07a-358a-4de9-98fd-4b8e25f73d7E/axel-a23.html 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Bouteflika wins fourth term as Algerian president http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/23/alge-a23.html Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of the National Liberation Front (FLN) declared victory in presidential elections held Thursday, April 17. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69eefc09-25ce-4361-8040-57216e74161F/alge-a23.html 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z New from Mehring Books: <em>The Truth Behind the Bankruptcy of Detroit</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/23/mehr-a23.html A detailed exposure of a social crime: the decision to use the courts to impose unprecedented attacks on the Detroit working class. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f4d454f-9d78-42a1-9d10-88e478f0401L/mehr-a23.html 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Detroit workers denounce water shutoffs on eve of SEP meeting http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/23/watr-a23.html Detroit workers condemn the city’s policy of shutting off water to those behind in payments. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/447e953e-3176-497f-8052-1b639d3e9b5D/watr-a23.html 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party (UK) speaks to workers about attacks on welfare in Manchester http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/23/manc-a23.html SEP candidate Ajitha Gunaratne spoke to workers and youth in Manchester, a city devastated by de-industrialisation and the austerity policies of successive Conservative and Labour governments. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9508a9e9-447f-45fb-80d5-a05f44de23bB/manc-a23.html 2014-04-23T05:00:00Z Australian Labor leader http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/23/alab-a23 placeholder Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d752b64e-54e3-4506-8779-796c2ff7d99J/alab-a23 2014-04-23T04:00:00Z Obama’s tour to reinforce “pivot to Asia” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/obam-a22.html Obama’s overriding aim is to signal his intention to press ahead with the “pivot to Asia,” which seeks to ensure US hegemony in the region. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6330527a-7e63-4455-b40d-ffe3696fc64K/obam-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Attend the International May Day Online Rally! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/pers-a22.html The May 4 rally, called by the International Committee of the Fourth International, will be held amidst a growing danger of world war, as US and European imperialism ratchet up tensions with nuclear-armed Russia. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ce4529f-34d3-4dd8-a8e0-90a90495bcaP/pers-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z US vice president arrives in Ukraine amid violent provocations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/bide-a22.html Vice President Joseph Biden began his two-day trip to Ukraine Monday amid mounting tensions over killings in eastern Ukraine. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2fb68cc1-1ba0-4361-adaa-e62269109f8F/bide-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z The New York Times finds Russian spies in eastern Ukraine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/time-a22.html The newspaper’s unsubstantiated claim to have proof that Russian spies are driving the eastern Ukraine protests is intended to provide the US government with a pretext to escalate its aggressive confrontation with Russia. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d6dde866-214b-4ba3-965e-d6c0b7c60e0K/time-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z US appeals court orders release of legal memo on drone killings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/dron-a22.html The three-judge panel overturned a lower-court decision favoring the Obama administration and the Justice Department. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4b1c466-1018-4da5-8733-85a949df1bcA/dron-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z As safety complaints mounted, GM avoided recalls that could cut into profits http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/gmre-a22.html GM officials opted to issue “technical service bulletins” to car dealerships instead of removing potentially deadly vehicles from the road. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8caceb03-e34d-4c05-b350-244d1288e3cA/gmre-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Portrait of a modern-day plutocrat: Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/elli-a22.html Larry Ellison, the highest paid CEO in the US, exemplifies the parasitism of today’s super-rich. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b31e4c5-b19e-4a7d-8cb4-6f1ec67b21aJ/elli-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Flouting international law, US bars Iran’s UN ambassador http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/iran-a22.html In a flagrant violation of Iran’s rights, the US is barring Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations from taking up his seat at UN headquarters in New York. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d84080c7-0f0a-4dbd-a29a-e031d9eb15bP/iran-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Washington, DC region has worst year of jobs growth since 2008 crash http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/23/wash-a22.html The Washington, DC region added only 4,800 jobs in the twelve months ending in February. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0e3bff26-0946-488d-b98f-3fc1c2afd7aM/wash-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Spanish Congress rejects Catalan independence referendum http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/cata-a22.html The Spanish Popular Party government and the main opposition Socialist Party have rejected the request by the Catalan regional parliament to hold an independence referendum on November 9. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d46d010-2210-4e79-a316-ab2493efe5eF/cata-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Valparaiso mayor declares Chilean city bankrupt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/valp-a22.html The devastated city reports lacking funds to meet pension contributions or even pay its electricity bills. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/07e1175c-0eec-4232-98e5-3e236515a5cJ/valp-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Australian government plans sweeping privatisation of higher education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/unis-a22.html Labor’s pro-market funding system will be extended to private profit-making providers, allowing them to undercut the public universities. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f1704b2-00c2-4f8b-8171-8ea55e461f1J/unis-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Labour and UK Independence Party debate in Manchester http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/deba-a22.html A debate between Labour and the United Kingdom Independence Party in Manchester over British membership in the European Union underscored the reactionary character of both the official “pro” and “anti”-European camps. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/444ed234-abdb-4824-9725-2910d4c6c16C/deba-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z French TV documentary: “Shoah by Shooting—SS Death Squads in Ukraine” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/shoa-a22.html Earlier this year, the French television documentary “Shoah by Shooting—Death Squads in Ukraine” was released on DVD in Germany. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ff504e8b-2b07-48b5-a1e4-ea20304bde0M/shoa-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Rubin “Hurricane” Carter: 1937-2014 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/hurr-a22.html Hurricane Carter, one-time contender for the world middleweight boxing title, spent 20 years of his life in prison, fighting against the frameup which put him there. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9aceef45-fa69-4112-bfaa-5a87e0935faA/hurr-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit’s creditors, the investment bankers, the unions, academia and identity politics http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/bank-a22.html A group of Detroit’s creditors has been dangling the DIA’s irreplaceable artwork in front of various hedge funds, private equity firms, billionaire collectors and auction houses. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4397e09-666a-46da-8ae0-d5c7ba217e1K/bank-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z <em>Your Inner Fish</em> … An engaging look at our vertebrate ancestry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/fish-a22.html The three-part series on the evolution of vertebrates concludes Wednesday night at 10pm EST on public television. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a908793-6d64-41bf-96b5-b5b6a7a4aa0F/fish-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/22/wkrs-a22.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9ca532c8-9140-4a56-bd63-b6168a3fcc8I/wkrs-a22.html 2014-04-22T05:00:00Z US steps up Mideast military interventions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/dron-a21.html US wars and US-instigated civil wars have killed millions in the Middle East over the past two decades. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f6854d0-fe00-491a-99aa-9b2ee817224K/dron-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z America’s hungry 21st Century http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/pers-a21.html The pervasiveness of hunger in the United States is an indictment of the capitalist system. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08a1d19b-557c-4292-8abc-3effb110846P/pers-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z Western powers, Ukrainian regime call for military buildup against Russia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/ukra-a21.html Ukrainian Premier Arseniy Yatsenyuk, interviewed Sunday on US television, called for a military buildup against Russia that threatens a clash between the major powers. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56dad395-d4a3-465d-9f85-c3ded7319d0E/ukra-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z Donetsk rabbi, protesters reject anti-Semitic leaflet as “provocation” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/leaf-a21.html In Donetsk, the Jewish community and pro-Russian forces protesting against the US puppet regime in Kiev have rejected as a fraud an anti-Semitic leaflet distributed by an anonymous group and attributed to the anti-regime Donetsk People’s Republic. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/850eb8b4-8647-4178-b1a9-b0fe294fbe8C/leaf-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z German government supports NATO rearmament http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/germ-a21.html The German army is fully aligned with the American military in the massive NATO buildup in Eastern Europe directed against Russia. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/948b2d0d-85a2-416d-a3d9-82dabf7adccL/germ-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z France’s incoming government launches historic attack on working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/fran-a21.html The PS is repudiating all the social concessions made to the working class after the fall of the Nazi collaborationist regime at the end of World War II. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c71866b6-89af-4280-82f8-fe116353fc0M/fran-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z Anger of victims’ families mounts over South Korean ferry disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/kore-a21.html While the official death toll continues to climb, families of the victims are increasingly angry at the government and the ferry company. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/31dd9a44-d3f3-4a40-bde5-03c0256a548B/kore-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z Massive police presence in place for Boston Marathon http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/bost-a21.html An unprecedented security operation has been planned for this year’s Boston Marathon, involving more than 60 local, state and federal agencies commanded from a underground bunker. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/11eb7187-71db-485a-b6fc-32eddf1531bC/bost-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z Anger builds among New York transit workers against sellout contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/nyct-a21.html This deal has an economic and political significance that affects all sections of the working class, not only the city’s transit workforce. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa13de0f-3d56-480e-b050-5b64ddd8e71C/nyct-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z Bay Area Rapid Transit fined in death of two workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/bart-a21.html BART has been found guilty of three willful and serious safety violations. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43e7a03a-69b8-47bd-92d5-baa25f90977G/bart-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z Search crew finds location but not source of leak at New Mexico nuclear waste storage site http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/wipp-a21.html Over two months after airborne radiation at New Mexico’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant was detected and 21 workers were exposed, the location of the contamination was found on April 16. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c27bc8e2-da22-48a0-8258-d3c2e2d7c38I/wipp-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z Turkish parliament adopts law strengthening secret service http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/turk-a21.html The action is a further step by the government of Prime Minister Erdogan in building up a powerful police/intelligence apparatus against the working class and youth. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f7d065c4-6838-4b10-b479-57baa258df6P/turk-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z UK poor hit by double tax whammy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/brit-a21.html A joint investigation by the <em>Guardian</em> newspaper and the campaigning organisation False Economy has revealed that 670,000 of the poorest households throughout England will face an average £120 council tax increase. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d4bd00a5-6726-4e68-92d9-c9e80934a9bB/brit-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z US intensifies pressure on Sri Lanka via UN human rights inquiry http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/23/sril-a21.html Washington uses the threat of war crimes charges to demand a “comprehensive military relationship” with Colombo. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd55144e-eadc-4c25-9195-901ae97129dP/sril-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z Workers speak on importance of International May Day Online Rally http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/mayd-a21.html Registrants from more than 40 countries on six continents have so far registered for the May 4 International Online May Day Rally, organized by the International Committee of the Fourth International . Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e854007-a715-456e-b85d-16df801dc07I/mayd-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z SEP European Election campaign: Oppose the assault on immigrants and asylum seekers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/immi-a21.html The Socialist Equality Party (UK), together with the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit in Germany, is standing candidates for the elections to the European Parliament. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d741101-5755-458d-a6fc-27626c317d4C/immi-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z This week in history: April 21-27 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/twih-a21.html <em>This Week in History</em> provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab6b8bcd-839f-4892-85e3-268d4ea0d55O/twih-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z Earth-sized planet in a star’s habitable zone confirmed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/kepl-a21.html This is the first exoplanet detected that potentially has liquid water on its surface. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6ab9668-ce3b-4fcb-8297-2f6a707bedaF/kepl-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z Detroit workers speak out against water shutoffs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/detr-a21.html Detroit workers and youth denounced water shutoffs and social conditions in the city. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fb211e45-58d7-4686-8e37-98b9fd33a13N/detr-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z 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