English http://www.wsws.org/en/ US Army to train Ukrainian fascist militias http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/ukra-a01.html American commandos will begin training Ukrainian National Guard units, including the notorious Azov Battalion, on April 20. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b04fb05c-12ca-44f4-acb9-851018c94feA/ukra-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z Iran nuclear talks extended to Wednesday http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/iran-a01.html The framework talks have reportedly stalled over the extent to which Iran will be free to pursue civilian nuclear research and when and how UN sanctions will be lifted. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5781f3da-07b1-4471-8bb2-afa8ff77571I/iran-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z Former military dictator wins Nigerian presidency http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/nige-a01.html The campaign of Muhammadu Buhari, who ruled as a dictator after a 1983 coup d’etat, was supported by consultants with ties to the Obama White House Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/30e2885f-9061-4e9c-9433-8029c61c428K/nige-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z Honduran death squads kill four student protesters, including a 13-year-old http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/hond-a01.html All signs point to the US-backed government of President Hernández as the author of a savage wave of repression against Honduran youth. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d190617d-11e1-4a35-9141-bc5fd59b92dC/hond-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z UN warns of collapse in Yemen amid Saudi-led assault http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/yeme-a01.html As the US-backed air war entered its sixth day, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights called for an end to the fighting. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0b7f0aee-fc70-4992-9e57-db83fa5f683D/yeme-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z Canada’s parliament approves major expansion of Mideast war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/cana-a01.html The Conservative government has indicated that Canadian war planes could begin bombing Syrian targets within days. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0f3ee512-66b9-4d86-b52a-a985bef9da1O/cana-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z Greek Navy Seals in rightist provocation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/gree-a01.html One of the bastions of the Greek military junta of 1967-1974, the Greek Navy SEALs, have developed strong links with the fascist Golden Dawn. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/62bb9b34-6ab9-42c7-a855-92a2d75c6f4G/gree-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z Indiana “solidarity” rally promotes Democrats, covers up USW betrayal of oil workers’ strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/whit-a01.html The March 27 event sponsored by the United Steelworkers and AFL-CIO was billed as a “solidarity” rally for 1,100 workers on strike at the BP Whiting, Indiana refinery for nearly two months. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3cf9fd3f-a9ba-46b4-a1e5-180856c2926I/whit-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z Flint, Michigan residents speak on tainted water supply http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/flin-a01.html Flint residents expressed anger and frustration over unsafe water, high bills and the emergency manager overseeing the destruction of living conditions in the city. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d6fb8c32-bf54-4cb0-afc4-f5d61020231K/flin-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z Leaked document exposes repressive character of US airport screenings http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/leak-a01.html The <em>Intercept</em> published a document outlining the criteria used by the TSA to flag airline travelers for interrogation. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/355a0aaa-206a-4980-b1fb-d21e49363faM/leak-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z German public service contract: Teachers sold out once again http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/germ-a01.html Anger is running high among trade union members over the latest deal. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2e53ed5-bd98-472d-941d-fd0da5bc46fC/germ-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z Australia: NSW voters denounce war and austerity http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/nint-a01.html Workers and youth in New South Wales speak out about the attacks on social welfare, the danger of war and why they voted for the Socialist Equality Party. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6893877f-c54a-45b8-a230-7ebb6bf0044E/nint-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z Queensland Labor government destabilised over witch-hunt against indigenous MP http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/quld-a01.html The sudden eruption of the Billy Gordon affair highlights the instability of the parliamentary system. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/967fbcf1-01d9-4aad-a417-217fadfb708E/quld-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z A decisive turning point in the crisis of American imperialism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/pers-a01.html The decision by some 40 countries to sign up for the China-backed Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank is a critical marker in the economic decline of American imperialism. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02effcec-514f-41e0-a8a3-8e01cc7cea7F/pers-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z The return of the Bismarck cult http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/bism-a01.html Two hundred years after his birth, the “Iron Chancellor” is being paraded as a role model for Germany, especially in relation to foreign policy. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52f6d0b2-81b2-4d4a-aa29-1456758bebdF/bism-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z How Moratorium NOW! facilitated the Detroit bankruptcy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/mora-a01.html Moratorium NOW! worked to conceal the role of the courts and promote the trade unions and Democratic Party as part of the political conspiracy against the workers of Detroit. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5613decb-0d82-4437-8689-3d1594dfcebN/mora-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z London: SEP candidate exposes false housing promises of Labour and Greens http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/osul-a01.html O’Sullivan explained that decades of government promises to address the problems of high rents, tenants’ rights and inadequate housing have never been honoured. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c58a82e-96d5-42d1-92c6-4643396420dO/osul-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z Lee Kuan Yew, founder of Singapore (1923-2015) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/01/sing-a01.html The sheer quantity of condolences from heads of states and obituaries in major newspapers was remarkable for a politician who headed a city state with just 5.5 million people. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ec21f1cc-1762-4615-b972-00e127c2020E/sing-a01.html 2015-04-01T05:00:00Z EU, demanding deeper cuts, rejects Syriza’s austerity list http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/gree-m31.html Among the austerity measures demanded by the Brussels Group are anti-working class changes to Greece’s labour laws and further cuts to the pension system. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7fe80e68-827c-4b07-a723-da817aa2ff3H/gree-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Middle East engulfed by war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/pers-m31.html With the entire region engulfed by war, Washington’s pursuit of seemingly contradictory policies in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and elsewhere has provoked charges of “strategic incoherence.” Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f8fd0568-239a-4835-9951-cf9930f49beI/pers-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Dozens of refugees killed in Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/yeme-m31.html Now in its sixth day, the Saudi-led, US-backed assault claimed the lives of at least forty people at a refugee camp in northern Yemen on Monday. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4981c75-e8d6-4bc6-abb2-f0ccbf2ba04M/yeme-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Turkish government supports Saudi-led coalition’s attacks on Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/tuye-m31.html In supporting Saudi-led strikes in Yemen and taking a tougher line against Iran, Ankara is reconciling itself to the interests of US imperialism and Saudi Arabia. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/662caec3-0338-4a7d-8207-afa893db523G/tuye-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z South Korea joins Chinese-led investment bank http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/kore-m31.html Seoul’s decision was welcomed by China and came in defiance of US pressure. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/481c976f-610b-44a4-af46-c3874ac49b2P/kore-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Labour offers itself to business backers to kick off UK election campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/labo-m31.html Labour took out a full-page advert in the <em>Financial Times</em> featuring quotes from the heads of six of the largest corporations in Britain over the dangers of leaving the EU. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69745c78-e173-4e34-b74c-62b2786ca44I/labo-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z German army expands its submarine fleet http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/boat-m31.html A current strategy paper states that the German navy is preparing to militarily defend “free and unhindered world trade as the basis for the welfare of Germany and Europe.” Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3355b994-6127-490a-9495-90c02854674M/boat-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Poland integrates paramilitary groups into the army http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/pola-m31.html Paramilitary groupings have strengthened right-wing forces within the police and army while intensifying the confrontation with Russia. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c7125279-d7cc-4654-863c-dbccb1c65baL/pola-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Indiana governor signs bill allowing for discrimination on religious grounds http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/indi-m31.html Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act is a reactionary attack on democratic rights and a violation of the constitutional principle of separation of church and state. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1faa21f9-75bc-4bd7-b708-98c835b970aK/indi-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Judge boasts of his “political” role in Detroit bankruptcy conspiracy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/rhod-m31.html Recent remarks by Judge Steven Rhodes further underscore the anti-democratic character of the Detroit bankruptcy proceedings. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/69902a20-ea71-4f54-88d4-6cdfdfbbc20O/rhod-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Los Angeles rail accident exposes decaying state of public transit in the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/lamt-m31.html The crash revealed the lack of effective safety provisions in Los Angeles public transportation due to years of cost-cutting and budget cuts. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bb41818a-d394-4aa0-adf2-b00b9c3afcfL/lamt-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Death of Louisiana refinery worker exposes USW treachery in oil strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/loui-m31.html The death at Valero’s St. Charles refinery occurred as the United Steelworkers began winding down the strike at Motiva’s Norco refinery, which lies directly across the street. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/83c2625a-834f-4791-a91c-a7ef6c378f5F/loui-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Working class voters in NSW denounce the parliamentary parties http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/nswi-m31.html At polling booths last Saturday, the prevailing sentiment was contempt for Liberal, Labor and other parliamentary parties. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2cd741a9-dd95-4baf-8ffa-6820b7b4c34N/nswi-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Opposition celebrates anti-immigrant New Zealand First’s by-election victory http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/nzel-m31.html The opposition Labour, Green and Mana parties have embraced NZ First’s anti-Chinese xenophobia. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9d7eb1ff-8a18-4e4c-8867-14a02755503L/nzel-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Exhibition in Berlin: Rediscovery of a Russian revolutionary art school http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/berl-m31.html “VKhUTEMAS: A Russian Laboratory of Modernity—Architectural Designs 1920-1930,” at the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, December 5, 2014 to April 6, 2015. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2d976daa-41a4-487f-8a79-383f5a69be9M/berl-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: The Americas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/wkrs-m31.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a2511ea8-02af-4df8-82a6-22c168d0b80C/wkrs-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z IYSSE Meeting in Montreal: The struggle against austerity and lessons of the 2012 Quebec student strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/31/mont-m31.html Quebec’s striking students must make their anti-austerity strike a catalyst for the independent political mobilization of the working class in Quebec and across Canada. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a9dea83-9d96-4fbf-9fa0-8e8798bf081D/mont-m31.html 2015-03-31T05:00:00Z Arab League agrees to formation of regional army as Yemen assault expands http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/yeme-m30.html Amidst an escalating Saudi-led, US-backed air campaign against Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen, the Arab League announced plans to establish a regional military force. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8443c515-2239-4853-be2f-58ff35e2af0J/yeme-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z The vendetta against Bowe Bergdahl http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/pers-m30.html The purpose of the Pentagon’s charges against the former POW is to intimidate soldiers who, like Bergdahl, turn against the savagery of the US wars in the Middle East and Central Asia. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b281058f-7acc-4ed3-8cad-291de094149N/pers-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z Iran nuclear talks in countdown to US-imposed deadline http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/iran-m30.html Washington is insisting that the economic sanctions that have crippled Iran’s economy remain in place for years to come. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d8c8342-6ed1-4c4a-ac73-5e8ade5977eA/iran-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z New defeat for Socialist Party in second round of French local elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/fran-m30.html The right-wing Union for a Popular Movement swept up to 70 of France’s 101 departments, as voters punished the Socialist Party for its attacks on jobs and wages. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/66fa6ead-8405-4211-bb96-ff281abcf12M/fran-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z Further blow to US as Australia signs up to China-backed bank http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/aiib-m30.html Intense geo-political tensions continue over the planned Asian investment bank. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/898730d8-d8ca-47bb-8423-2574cf2cb32K/aiib-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z Australia: Liberals hold power in NSW election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/nswr-m30.html Baird’s government is on a collision course with the working class as it attempts, alongside the federal government and other states, to impose austerity. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/867e218f-5b4a-4c91-ad44-3c846a7c4d8K/nswr-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z Building in deadly Manhattan gas explosion had history of dangerous conditions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/nycg-m30.html Repeated instances of illegal and substandard work on the building’s gas delivery system preceded the explosion. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a861274d-9879-44d0-bbc3-5199f328462L/nycg-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z Supreme Court rejects challenge to Wisconsin voter identification law http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/wisc-m30.html The law effectively disenfranchises 300,000 otherwise eligible voters in the state. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f5413b96-e866-4fff-af60-ea838c180c0N/wisc-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z CIA helped spy on US cell phone data http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/cias-m30.html The CIA worked with the Justice Department to develop a program to spy on US cell phone conversations and data. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6ca7ace-866a-40dc-a6b8-dfa93571034G/cias-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z UAW president open to discuss new lower pay scale for auto workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/uawt-m30.html In a March 25 press conference following the United Auto Workers bargaining convention in Detroit, UAW President Dennis Williams said he was willing to consider the creation of a new, third tier of workers. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bad86459-a34a-4dfa-b01b-952e49dc1f3A/uawt-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z Syriza continues immigration policy of previous Greek government http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/syri-m30.html Despite its empty promises to treat refugees humanely, the Syriza government is working closely with the EU Commission to reject and persecute them. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/987fa205-ae68-467c-bafe-b76f1c591dfH/syri-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z Germany extends military deployment in Somalia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/soma-m30.html The extension of military commitments is part of the efforts of German imperialism to establish itself in Africa. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4f65a32b-cd1a-4eb2-944e-09cd6c82a04D/soma-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z Further welfare cuts being considered by UK Conservatives http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/welf-m30.html All three major parties in Britain are committed to huge cuts in welfare spending. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bddb6d92-778b-4817-8045-bd43bdd8ddcF/welf-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z Scaffolding collapse in Vietnam kills 13 workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/viet-m30.html Last week’s fatal accident was not the first disaster at FPG’s government-backed steel complex. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/061d7922-392e-400c-ba36-a48bf5a8725G/viet-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z Socialist Equality Party (UK) 2015 General Election manifesto: No to war and austerity! Fight for socialism! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/mani-m30.html The <em>Socialist Equality Party</em> in Britain is seeking to mobilise working people in a political struggle against austerity and war through the fight for a workers’ government based on socialist policies. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/668be255-b562-428f-adb0-60f20ea4834P/mani-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z This week in history: March 30-April 4 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/30/twih-m30.html This Week in History provides brief synopses of important historical events whose anniversaries fall this week. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5107a3ed-87ba-4083-9733-f2438e74966M/twih-m30.html 2015-03-30T05:00:00Z US layoffs mount amid signs of economic slowdown http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/econ-m28.html US steel companies announced thousands of layoffs this week. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a8e0b8b-78c1-4a1a-9f61-e4c7996c647K/econ-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z The war in Yemen and the American drive for global domination http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/pers-m28.html The United States is backing the Saudi-led assault in Yemen as part of a wider drive to dominate the Middle East, Eurasia and, ultimately, the entire world by means of military violence. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5bb13806-1a9e-459d-b1ee-1dea858eb6eC/pers-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z Republican budget plan slashes Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/budg-m28.html Similar plans were passed by the House of Representatives Wednesday and the Senate early Friday. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5fe25775-512c-4aaf-9178-eec69b8c5adG/budg-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z US political establishment hails bipartisan bill attacking Medicare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/medi-m28.html The bill is designed to effect a paradigm shift in health care, away from “fee for service” to a system that rewards doctors for rationing care and cutting costs. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/449c1a80-a373-4836-8169-96890e53d93C/medi-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z Dozens hurt and two missing after gas explosion and fire level buildings in Manhattan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/nyce-m28.html The latest disaster once again points to aging and neglected infrastructure amidst growing inequality. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f469ecd9-6900-464f-85f0-3465f9f31a5M/nyce-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z Syriza government submits new list of austerity proposals to Greece’s creditors http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/gree-m28.html It is not certain that Syriza’s measures will go far enough to satisfy creditors demanding deeper cuts in workers’ living standards. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/337bf889-cbc6-4ac3-86d4-2ad40e1eecdH/gree-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z US troops, immune from prosecution, raped dozens of Colombian children http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/colo-m28.html The crimes, committed under cover of a treaty granting the US military complete impunity, have gone unreported in the mass media. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/10648cc2-decf-4524-a5c0-7046ba30a99A/colo-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z Hungarian government works closely with fascist Jobbik party http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/hung-m28.html In the most recent polls by the Ipsos Social Research Institute, the neo-fascist party Jobbik trails the ruling Fidesz party by only 3 percent. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/01b86058-4252-47a6-ac17-5e28f3dbd04N/hung-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z Sri Lankan tea plantation workers oppose Glenugie estate witch-hunt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/esta-m28.html The charges are a crude attempt to intimidate the workforce, following a three-day strike against increased work quotas. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/494acaa2-f60c-4761-a499-a9952e3d086F/esta-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z Ohio man exonerated after almost four decades of wrongful imprisonment http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/exon-m28.html A series of recent exonerations point to widespread misconduct by police and prosecutors in obtaining criminal convictions. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2cbec0a5-1c09-41a3-b122-edd1311f6c3P/exon-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z Food stamp cuts hit Wisconsin poor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/wisc-m28.html Wisconsin’s most vulnerable residents are facing both steep reductions in monthly food aid and stricter eligibility requirements. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/08e58445-9d8a-48a0-8788-54be2ac2759O/wisc-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z The social and political context of the Germanwings disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/wing-m28.html To understand the actions of Andreas Lubitz, who plunged Germanwings Flight 9525 into a French mountainside, one must consider not only his individual illness, but also the society in which he lived. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/57901cec-ed20-441d-957a-ed976205197K/wing-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z Tackling life head on: The films of Uzbek-Soviet director Ali Khamraev http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/fic4-m28.html One of the genuine contributions of the recent FICUNAM film festival in Mexico City was its presentation of the works of veteran film director Ali Khamraev. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a623311a-a5c9-41e2-9f8a-5cb209cc712O/fic4-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z <em>I Remember You</em>: A comment on the history of his film by director Ali Khamraev http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/irem-m28.html Filmmaker Ali Khamraev explains the difficulties surrounding the making of his remarkable film <em>I Remember You</em> in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2860c147-10b6-4fce-bce0-b0a578eee3eA/irem-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z New discoveries show that Mars may have once been habitable http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/mars-m28.html Recent evidence of nitrogen in the soil and of an ancient Martian ocean increases the likelihood that Mars once housed life. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c6fda216-4b41-4c63-b7c1-ac7e89fc4d5D/mars-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/28/labo-m28.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d9296c1b-d11f-4c57-ba27-3acbf75da0cC/labo-m28.html 2015-03-28T05:00:00Z US House passes sweeping new bipartisan assault on Medicare http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/medi-m27.html The coming together of the Republican and Democratic parties behind the overhaul underscores the unanimity within the ruling class on the need for massive cuts in health care spending. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/908c4981-2e59-440d-8697-a9b70a371c6M/medi-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z John Bolton’s call for war on Iran http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/pers-m27.html The psychotic militarism of the Bush administration’s ambassador to the UN is seen by the political establishment as a legitimate approach to US foreign policy. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/961bc857-2918-4740-b559-1d3f8b059daN/pers-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z Saudi Arabia, Egypt prepare US-backed invasion of Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/yeme-m27.html The State Department announced US “intelligence sharing, targeting assistance, and advisory and logistical support” for the Saudi-led invasion of Yemen. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1cb05600-aae2-4465-bf9a-39dd009bd69G/yeme-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z US warplanes attack targets in center of Tikrit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/iraq-m27.html The air strikes followed a direct request from Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi, and the withdrawal of the Iranian official who was directing the ground assault on the city. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bff4d3f9-d408-4ff8-853b-480aea4a582C/iraq-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z Dashboard camera captures shocking beating of Detroit-area auto worker http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/brut-m27.html Floyd Dent was grabbed from his car and savagely beaten during a routine traffic stop in January. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/681a495f-d6c1-4b48-b1cf-d7d23b81654B/brut-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z US armored convoy: A military provocation in Eastern Europe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/uspr-m27.html A long convoy of US armored Stryker vehicles is traveling from Estonia on a trip transversing Eastern Europe via Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the Czech Republic and ending in Germany. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/94d84fd9-357b-49a7-9dfb-84c41062d73D/uspr-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z French prosecutor says copilot deliberately crashed Germanwings flight http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/luft-m27.html According to French prosecutors in Marseille, the German copilot of the Airbus A320 deliberately flew the jetliner into a mountain in the Alps. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/35f8bc00-33f2-46a6-a592-c83cdc7019fJ/luft-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z Merger between Heinz and Kraft likely to destroy thousands of jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/merg-m27.html H.J. Heinz and Kraft Foods announced Wednesday that they would merge to form the world’s fifth-largest food company. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/631e15c9-7f40-4dc3-a489-bf2c5d27babF/merg-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z Boston School Committee approves austerity budget, school closures http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/bost-m27.html Virtually no aspect of children’s education will be left untouched by the budget unanimously approved Wednesday. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7c867fa5-f94f-4b87-ba4c-aeeb35a15e9O/bost-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z White House announces pro-corporate fracking rules http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/frac-m27.html The Obama administration’s newly announced rules on hydraulic fracturing on federal lands will allow oil companies to continue endangering human health and the environment. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d11e6dd-a21b-483d-9b50-0aab2e59601G/frac-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z Labor plays anti-Chinese race card in NSW election http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/race-m27.html Labor and trade union leaders are trying to incite fears that China could take over Australia’s most sensitive electricity networks. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3fe8beb6-818f-4b88-b71d-b371ba32852P/race-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z India bans BBC documentary on 2012 Delhi gang rape http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/indi-m27.html In a blatant attack on free speech, India’s Hindu supremacist BJP government has banned India’s Daughter, a BBC documentary on a notorious 2012 gang rape and murder in Delhi. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3c29a489-fe72-49c0-973d-ceb5b530fe8K/indi-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z Students occupy University of Cape Town building in anti-Cecil Rhodes campaign http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/safr-m27.html Students have called for nearly three weeks for the removal from the campus of a statue of the colonialist Cecil Rhodes. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f6c056b9-0ac7-4285-a595-e9ee2103670L/safr-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z Against war, austerity and repression. For a socialist solution to the capitalist crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/nswe-m27.html The working class can only overcome the crisis produced by the failure of the capitalist profit system by taking up the fight for a socialist and internationalist perspective. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89982779-4ab7-44f0-aa4e-73cdbd376deN/nswe-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z The bankrupt perspective of Blockupy http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/comm-m27.html The Blockupy protest against the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, was a political cover for the right wing politics of Syriza and the Left Party. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e9660bd3-1420-4dca-8459-bbfe5cce2aeK/comm-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/27/work-m27.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b4b1bc7a-1998-40c0-9073-7a6479c2a11C/work-m27.html 2015-03-27T05:00:00Z US backs Saudi airstrikes against Houthis in Yemen http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/yeme-m26.html In addition to airstrikes on Houthi positions, Saudi Arabia has positioned heavy artillery on its southern border amid reports that Yemeni President Hadi has fled the advance of the rebels. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/599731e2-4529-471e-a8a4-62b02d26f82K/yeme-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z The firing squad returns to America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/pers-m26.html The revival of execution methods most people had long considered relics of a more barbaric past exposes the real state of class relations in America. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/315d66fe-50bb-4e8c-b7c2-66e37a19bdeG/pers-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z Clash of oligarchs shakes Ukrainian regime http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/ukra-m26.html The confrontation between President Petro Poroshenko and oligarch Igor Kolomoisky has laid bare the real social base of the US-backed regime in Kiev. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8c9ed235-d0a2-4067-b45f-c69eb8aebbcI/ukra-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z Bowe Bergdahl, former POW critical of war in Afghanistan, charged with desertion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/berg-m26.html Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network for nearly five years, could face life in prison if convicted. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8084509a-b193-402d-99e1-71b425ce33dM/berg-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z Canada plans dramatic expansion of its role in Mideast war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/exte-m26.html The expansion of Canadian bombing raids to Syria is a new act of aggression and a major step towards Canada’s participation in a war for regime change in Damascus. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f218e175-e10f-4119-aa27-ccfbb91f706P/exte-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z The Germanwings Airbus crash: What is the state of airline safety? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/airb-m26.html In light of the latest tragedy, which killed 150 people, it is necessary to examine the state of safety conditions in the international airline industry. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/44d216fe-f29d-476f-9bfb-40b46a5b10eF/airb-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z Ultra-right Texas senator is first official US presidential candidate http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/cruz-m26.html Senator Ted Cruz announced his presidential campaign at Liberty University in Virginia, a Christian fundamentalist college founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/71d725a3-ba65-4007-8ea7-10c34135cd0E/cruz-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z UAW president insists auto workers must “face the facts” of global competition http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/auto-m26.html Facing demands from workers for a significant improvement of wages, the UAW reasserted its commitment to maintaining the competitiveness and profitability of the US automakers. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba72d83a-534d-44b3-b1c2-f1e34dbdf71G/auto-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z BP workers in Indiana denounce USW isolation of oil workers strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/oils-m26.html Workers at BP’s Whiting, Indiana plant and a handful of other refineries remain on strike, as the USW works to quickly end the walkout at Shell, Tesoro and other companies. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/33e3c44c-56ab-4f8d-8b5c-a12d2943e94M/oils-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z The California drought: Water-rationing plan leaves corporate interests untouched http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/cali-m26.html Last week, the state passed emergency legislation targeting residential “water wasters,” while giving free rein to the agricultural giants to continue their overuse of groundwater. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eccffa07-b7b7-4ee4-adc9-180b0bb4244L/cali-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z New York State budget proposals intensify attack on public education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/nyed-m26.html The plan from Governor Cuomo and the state legislature continues the drive to dismantle public education through the expansion of charter schools and attacks on teachers. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8800d35c-54df-40c2-ac4f-b810692b558O/nyed-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z Former Massey CEO Don Blankenship pleads not guilty to updated charges http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/26/blan-m26.html It is nearly five years since the April 2010 explosion at Upper Big Branch killed 29 West Virginia miners in the worst US mine disaster in nearly four decades. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c1cec80-353f-4ceb-b84e-568e84b6c28K/blan-m26.html 2015-03-26T05:00:00Z