6 May 2015

US-Jordan war games prepare wider Mideast conflict

By Patrick Martin, 6 May 2015

Ten thousand troops are participating in the US-led “Eager Lion” war games in Jordan, in preparation for stepped up intervention in Syria, Iraq and throughout the Middle East.

Harper visits Iraq to laud Canada’s role in Mideast war

By Roger Jordan, 6 May 2015

Harper used the trip to promote Canada’s expanding role in the war and his government’s push to increase the powers of the national-security apparatus at home.

US-backed Saudi forces dropped cluster bombs on Yemeni villages

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NATO begins largest anti-submarine exercises ever in the North Sea

By Niles Williamson, 6 May 2015

In a provocation aimed at Russia, the annual NATO naval exercises include forces from non-member state Sweden for the first time.

German press demands more effective tanks for war against Russia

Kerry visits Somalia as US prepares expanded intervention in East Africa

By Thomas Gaist, 6 May 2015

Though subject to decades of bombing, subversion, and special forces raids by US imperialism, Somalia had never before received a visit from America’s top diplomat.

Fiat-Chrysler worker crushed to death at Detroit assembly plant

By Shannon Jones, 6 May 2015

Donald Megge, a 53-year-old skilled trades worker, died while repairing machinery at the Jefferson North plant’s wastewater treatment facility.

York, Pennsylvania: Social service and education cuts hit workers and students

By Douglas Lyons and Samuel Davison, 6 May 2013

Millions of dollars in state funding cuts to York schools have translated to over $1,000 lost per student, resulting in teacher layoffs and cuts to classes and programs.

Six years into “economic recovery”
York, Pennsylvania: Mass unemployment and temporary jobs

Thailand’s draft constitution enshrines dictatorship

By Tom Peters, 6 May 2015

The junta’s constitution would ensure that the military and the courts maintain control of the country.

French soldiers sexually abused children in Central African Republic

By Antoine Lerougetel and Kumaran Ira, 6 May 2015

Young boys have accused French soldiers of sexually assaulting them in exchange for food or money—both before and during the UN-led mission in the impoverished country.

Green Party calls for modernisation of British armed forces

By Jordan Shilton, 6 May 2015

Green Party defence spokeswoman Rebecca Johnson recently complained that the British army was no longer equipped to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century.

Australian central bank cuts interest rate to record low

By Nick Beams, 6 May 2015

The Reserve Bank of Australia has been caught in the financial vortex created by global interest rate cuts and a developing currency war.

New in Spanish

El socialismo y la lucha contra la guerra

Por David North, 6 mayo 2015

Discurso de apertura de la manifestación del Día Internacional de los Trabajadores del 2015.

New in Turkish

Maryland Baltimore’daki toplumsal patlama

Andre Damon ve Joseph Kishore, 6 Mayıs 2015

Ürkmüş ve yalıtılmış egemen sınıfın, her zamankinden daha açık bir şekilde şiddet ve baskı yöntemleriyle hüküm sürdüğü Amerika Birleşik Devletleri, kaynayan bir toplumsal hoşnutsuzluk kazanıdır.

Suriye rejimine karşı ABD-El Kaide saldırısı

Patrick Martin, 6 Mayıs 2015

El Nusra ve IŞİD Suriye içinde şiddetli çatışmalar içine girdiğinden beri, aksi yöndeki iddialara rağmen, ABD El Nusra’nın fiili müttefiki haline gelmiş durumda.

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Берни Сандерс заявил о намерении бороться за место кандидата в президенты США от Демократической партии

Патрик Мартин, 6 мая 2015 г.

Сенатор от штата Вермонт, несмотря на свою популистскую риторику, не является ни социалистом, ни независимым кандидатом, он — либеральный апологет все более сдвигающейся вправо Демократической партии США.

New in French

Le socialisme et la lutte contre la guerre

Par David North, 6 mai 2015

Cette perspective est le texte du discours prononcé par David North, président du Comité international de rédaction du World Socialist Web Site en ouverture du Rassemblement International en ligne pour Premier Mai, tenu le 3 mai.

Les élections générales britanniques révèlent la crise du régime capitaliste

Par Chris Marsden, 6 mai 2015

Le seul résultat prévisible du 7 mai des élections générales en Grande-Bretagne, ce est qu'elles marqueront une descente dans l'incertitude politique et la crise.

La crise mondiale du capitalisme et la course à la guerre mondiale

Par Nick Beams, 6 mai 2015

L’intervention ci-dessous fut prononcée le 3 mai au rassemblement international en ligne du 1er mai par Nick Beams, membre de la direction du Socialist Equality Party (Australie).

L’Asie méridionale, le « pivot » américain et la perspective de la Révolution permanente

Par Wije Dias, 6 mai 2015

Ce discours a été prononcé par Wije Dias, le secrétaire général du Parti de l'égalité socialiste (Sri Lanka) lors du Rassemblement international du 3 mai

La gendarmerie et les trafiquants d'extrême droite impliqués dans l'attentat contre l'Hyper Casher

Par Anthony Torres, 6 mai 2015

Ces révélations soulèvent à nouveau la question du rôle joué par l'Etat et l'extrême-droite dans les attentats contre l'Hyper Casher et Charlie Hebdo, en janvier à Paris.

Lors d’un congrès à Chicago, la pseudo-gauche jette les bases d’une alliance de type Syriza

Par Eric London, 6 mai 2015

Le parti Socialist Alternative, l’International Socialist Organization, les dirigeants du syndicat des enseignants de Chicago et divers responsables élus des Verts et des démocrates se sont rassemblés ce week-end à Chicago pour débattre des possibilités d’une alliance électorale de la pseudo-gauche.

New in German

Die Online-Maikundgebung 2015 und der Kampf gegen imperialistischen Krieg

Von der Redaktion der WSWS, 6. Mai 2015

Die Kundgebung lieferte eine umfassende Analyse der Gründe für Krieg und erklärte ein politisches Programm für die Erneuerung einer antiimperialistischen und sozialistischen Bewegung der internationalen Arbeiterklasse.

Die politischen Fragen im Streik der Lokführer

Von Ulrich Rippert, 6. Mai 2015

Wer behauptet, dass ein paar Tage Streik ausreichen werden, um den Bahnvorstand zum Einlenken und Nachgeben zu zwingen, unterschätzt völlig das Ausmaß und die Bedeutung der Auseinandersetzung.

Die Krise des Kapitalismus und die Gefahr eines Dritten Weltkriegs

Von Nick Beams, 6. Mai 2015

Diese Rede hielt Nick Beams, ein führendes Mitglied der Socialist Equality Party (Australien), auf der Online-Kundgebung zum International May Day am 3. Mai.

Südasien, der „Pivot to Asia“ und die Perspektive der Permanenten Revolution

Von Wije Dias, 6. Mai 2015

Diese Rede hielt Wije Dias, der Generalsekretär der Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) auf der Online-Kundgebung zum International May Day am 3. Mai.

Erste Auschwitz-Überlebende sagen gegen SS-Mann Oskar Gröning aus

Von Elisabeth Zimmermann, 6. Mai 2015

Am 21. April begann in Lüneburg der Prozess gegen den 93-jährigen früheren SS-Mann Oskar Gröning, der im Konzentrations- und Vernichtungslager Auschwitz tätig war.

Klagen von Kunduz-Opfern erneut abgewiesen

Von Verena Nees, 6. Mai 2015

Das Oberlandesgericht Köln hat in zweiter Instanz die Entschädigungsklagen von zwei Hinterbliebenen des Massakers im afghanischen Kunduz zurückgewiesen, für das die Bundeswehr verantwortlich ist.

Wahlen in Großbritannien
Krise der kapitalistischen Herrschaft

Von Chris Marsden, 6. Mai 2015

Das einzig vorhersehbare Ergebnis der britischen Wahlen am 7. Mai ist ein weiterer Abstieg auf dem Weg in politische Unsicherheit und Krisen.

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Perspective

Massive payout for US hedge fund chiefs in 2014

6 May 2015

On average, the 25 top-earning hedge fund managers last year took home $400 million, or more than 10,000 times the median household income in the United States.

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International May Day 2015

Speeches to the International May Day Online Rally

The European Union and the return of European militarism

By Peter Schwarz, 6 May 2015

This speech was delivered by Peter Schwarz, secretary of the International Committee of the Fourth International, to the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.
Link to audio

The fight against militarism, war and the falsification of history

By Uli Rippert, 6 May 2015

This speech was delivered by Uli Rippert, national secretary of the Partei für Gleichheit in Germany, to the May 3 International May Day Online Rally.
Link to audio

Socialism and the struggle against war

By David North, 4 May 2015


The world capitalist crisis and the drive to world war

By Nick Beams, 5 May 2015

South Asia, the US “pivot” and the perspective of permanent revolution

By Wije Dias, 5 May 2015

Workers in Britain speak on May Day rally

By our reporters, 6 May 2015

There was an enthusiastic response by workers and young people who took part in the International May Day Online Rally in the UK.

German participants respond to International May Day Online Rally

The 2015 May Day Online Rally and the fight against imperialist war

By The WSWS Editorial Board, 5 May 2015

Mehring Books launches May Day sale

1 May 2015

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Socialist Equality Party (UK) Election Campaign

London’s housing crisis demands a socialist solution

By David O’Sullivan, 6 May 2015

Official figures reveal that in the last three years alone more than 50,000 families have been forced to leave London due to welfare cuts and soaring rents.

Glasgow Care Crisis hustings: Pseudo-left make overtures to the Scottish National Party

By Richard Tyler, 4 May 2015

Socialist Equality Party (UK) 2015 General Election manifesto: No to war and austerity! Fight for socialism!

More on the SEP (UK) election campaign »

Socialist Equality Party (Australia)

A second open letter to the vice chancellor
Further on political censorship at the University of Sydney

By James Cogan, 6 May 2015

Socialist Equality Party national secretary James Cogan has written a second open letter to the University of Sydney Vice Chancellor Dr Michael Spence regarding the university’s ban on the SEP holding a public anti-war meeting.

University of Sydney meeting discusses attacks on democratic rights

By Oliver Campbell, 5 May 2015

Australia’s Anzac celebrations and the fight against war

By Nick Beams, 28 April 2015

More details emerge over sacking of Australian journalist for challenging Anzac myth

More on the banning of SEP (Australia) anti-war meetings »

Commentary

The “Fight of the Century”: An orgy of wealth and profit

By Joseph Santolan, 6 May 2015

The boxing and entertainment industries generated over a billion dollars in profit out of the spectacle of two men punching at each other for thirty-six minutes.

Police attack demonstration against police violence in Israel

By Chris Marsden, 5 May 2015

Police quickly suppress spontaneous protests after arrest in Baltimore

By Evan Blake, 5 May 2015

More on police violence in America »

Re-sentencing leaves Atlanta educators still facing years in prison

By Kranti Kumara and Jerry White, 5 May 2015

Muslim girl expelled from French high school for wearing long skirt

Arts Review

Co-director Wim Wenders’ The Salt of the Earth: The photographs of Sebastião Salgado

By David Walsh, 6 May 2015

Salgado is perhaps best known for his photos of people in impoverished regions and his pictures taken amid various social disasters, especially in Ethiopia and Rwanda.

Woman in Gold: The battle to recover art stolen by the Nazis

By David Walsh, 29 April 2015

“Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit,” at the Detroit Institute of Arts
In defense of Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry frescoes

Book Review

Pro-capitalist “anti-capitalism”
A review of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, by Naomi Klein

By Evan Winters, 4 May 2015

Science

Fracking linked to earthquakes and increased levels of radon in homes

By Philip Guelpa, 4 May 2015

IYSSE

For freedom of speech at Humboldt University

By the Socialist Equality Party (Germany) and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 29 April 2015

Socialism and historical truth
A lecture delivered at the Leipzig Book Fair

Scholarship, not war propaganda!
The IYSSE’s campaign against war and historical falsification at Humboldt University

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)

The political struggle against war and the tasks of the Socialist Equality Party
Perspective resolution of the First National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)

30 April 2015

25 years ago: Greyhound bus strike enters third month

As the bitter nationwide Greyhound bus drivers’ strike entered its third month, the company presented an offer that was worse than the one originally rejected by the 6,300 drivers.

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50 years ago: US Congress in near-unanimous vote to fund Vietnam War

The US House of Representatives and Senate voted on May 5, 1965 and May 6, 1965 respectively, to approve a special $700 million funding request to drastically increase US military operations in Vietnam.

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75 years ago: Nazi Germany invades Western Europe

On May 10, 1940 German imperialism launched its invasion of Western Europe with a blitzkrieg assault on Holland, Belgium and northern France.

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100 years ago: German torpedo sinks RMS Lusitania

On May 7, 1915, a torpedo fired by a German U-boat struck the RMS Lusitania, sinking the ship in the Atlantic off the coast of Ireland.

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