US-Russia talks on Ukraine collapse ahead of Crimean independence referendum

By Alex Lantier, 15 March 2014

Pressure from Washington and the European powers is driving the Ukrainian crisis to the brink of war.

Ukraine coup intensifies conflicts within Iran’s elite

By Keith Jones, 15 March 2014

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White House withholding documents from CIA torture probe

By Patrick Martin, 15 March 2014

The Obama administration has blocked the release of documents that likely include a presidential finding to authorize CIA torture of prisoners.

Senate Armed Services Committee hearing promotes cyberwarfare and illegal spying

By Ed Hightower, 15 March 2014

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Senate negotiators reach deal to extend jobless benefits by cutting pension funding

By Andre Damon, 15 March 2014

A group of bipartisan Senate negotiators said they had reached an agreement to extend federal emergency jobless benefits for five months, to be offset by cuts to pension funding and increased user fees.

Protests in Turkey threaten Erdogan government

By Jean Shaoul, 15 March 2014

Protests have erupted across Turkey in response to the death of a 15-year-old initially injured in anti-government demonstrations last June.

Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 may have veered off course

By Peter Symonds, 15 March 2014

Search operations are now focussed on areas of the Indian Ocean, hundreds of kilometres to the west of MH370’s last known position.

Scandals grow in wiretapping of ex-French President Sarkozy

By Antoine Lerougetel and Alex Lantier, 15 March 2014

A wave of political scandals has hit France’s right-wing UMP shortly before the March 23 municipal elections.

Thai government faces threat of judicial coup

By Tom Peters, 15 March 2014

The Constitution Court vetoed a government spending bill and announced it will consider a petition to annul the February 2 election.

Australian unions assist Qantas airways to sack workers

By Will Morrow, 15 March 2014

The Australian Council of Trade Unions immediately hailed the ASU agreement as a template for implementing all 5,000 Qantas job cuts.

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Что Европейский Союз говорил в 2012 году о своих сегодняшних фашистских союзниках на Украине

Алекс Лантье, 14 марта 2014 г.

После совершения в прошлом месяце путча в Киеве американские и европейские СМИ ведут кампанию осуждения сообщений, идущих из России и международных источников, относительно присутствия фашистов в структурах нового, поддерживаемого Западом украинского режима.

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« Les crimes et délits majeurs » d'Obama

Par Joseph Kishore et Barry Grey, 15 mars 2014

Le discours extraordinaire prononcé mardi au Sénat par la sénatrice Dianne Feinstein donne des motifs pour une procédure de destitution immédiate contre de hauts responsables du gouvernement, dont le président Barack Obama.

En amont du référendum, l’Allemagne menace de « nuire massivement » à la Russie

Par Johannes Stern et Alex Lantier, 15 mars 2014

Avant la tenue du référendum de dimanche sur le statut de la Crimée, Berlin et Washington font monter la pression au risque d'une guerre civile en Ukraine et d'une guerre avec la Russie.

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013
Année passée en revue : 2009
Pourquoi je lis le WSWS: Courrier des lecteurs

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Roma en riesgo de una quiebra tipo Detroit

Por Marc Wells, 14 Marzo 2014

El recientemente nombrado, sin haber sido electo, gobierno del primer ministro Matteo Renzi (Partito Democratico, PD), aprobó un decreto el último viernes, el supuesto tercer rescate de Roma.

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CIA, Senato ve Amerikan demokrasisinin çökmesi

Patrick Martin, 15 Mart 2014

Demokratik hakların savunusunun tek zemini, bu ezilen çoğunluğun, işçi sınıfının devrimci sosyalist bir program üzerine kurulu bağımsız bir siyasi harekette seferberliğidir.

Ukrayna başbakanıyla Beyaz Saray’daki görüşmenin ardından
Obama Rusya’ya yeni tehditler yağdırdı

Chris Marsden, 15 Mart 2014

ABD Kiev’deki temsilcileri aracılığıyla adeta Ukrayna’yı yönetiyor.

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Obamas “schwere Verbrechen und Amtsvergehen”

Von Joseph Kishore und Barry Grey, 15. März 2014

Senatorin Dianne Feinstein lieferte am Dienstag im Plenum des US-Senats eindeutige, unmittelbare Beweise für Verbrechen gegen die amerikanische Verfassung und die demokratischen Rechte der amerikanischen Bevölkerung durch hochrangige Vertreter der CIA und Präsident Barack Obama.

Partei für Soziale Gleichheit zur Europawahl zugelassen

Von unserem Reporter, 15. März 2014

Die PSG wird den Europawahlkampf nutzen, um eine intensive Parteiaufbaukampagne zu organisieren.

US-Senatorin beschuldigt CIA, Verfassung zu untergraben

Von Barry Grey, 15. März 2014

Die Vorsitzende des Geheimdienstkomitees im US-Senat beschuldigt die CIA, ausgerechnet die Mitglieder ihres Komitees ausspioniert zu haben, die das CIA-Programm zur Inhaftierung, Befragung und Folter unter Präsident George W. Bush untersuchten.

Alex Callinicos: Ein Verteidiger des Imperialismus schreibt über die Ukraine

Von Chris Marsden, 15. März 2014

Durch seine jüngsten Schriften über die Ukraine entlarvt Alex Callinicos sich definitiv als willfähriges Werkzeug der imperialistischen Intrigen und zeigt seine Bereitschaft, selbst die dreistesten Lügen zu benutzen, um Washington und London ihre räuberischen Aktivitäten zu erleichtern.

Antisemitismus und Russische Revolution (3)

Von Clara Weiss, 15. März 2014

Eine historische Studie von Ulrich Herbeck beleuchtet die Geschichte des Antisemitismus in Russland vom Zarenreich bis zum Ende des Bürgerkriegs 1922.

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What the Western-backed regime is planning for Ukrainian workers

15 March 2014

Social devastation is to be unleashed against a country that has already been subjected to the scorched earth economics of capitalist restoration.

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Obama’s “high crimes and misdemeanors”

By Joseph Kishore and Barry Grey, 14 March 2014

Australian refugee camp atrocity: The class issues

By Patrick O’Connor, 14 March 2014

New York City gas explosion likely caused by 127-year-old pipes

By Gabriel Black, 14 March 2014

Wall Street bonuses up by 15 percent last year

By Andre Damon, 14 March 2014

Crisis in Ukraine

Alex Callinicos: An imperialist apologist writes on Ukraine

By Chris Marsden, 14 March 2014

Ex-German chancellor Gerhard Schröder and international law

By Johannes Stern, 14 March 2014

What is behind the warmongering of the German media?

By Peter Schwarz, 12 March 2014

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Veteran Labour “left” Tony Benn dead at 88

15 March 2014

Tony Benn, the former Labour Party MP, died yesterday, aged 88. Benn was the figure most closely associated with the left of the party, particularly in the decades since the 1970s.

Arts Review

Alain Resnais (1922-2014), a major figure in postwar filmmaking

By David Walsh, 12 March 2014

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Detroit emergency manager examines privatizing the water department

By James Brewer, 13 March 2014

Report to the Workers Inquiry
The Social and Historical Context of the Detroit Bankruptcy

By Jerry White, 19 February 2014

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Sri Lanka: SEP election campaign explains danger of war

By our correspondents, 15 March 2014

War, water pollution and the impoverished conditions of rubber plantation workers were among the issues discussed by SEP campaigners in Awissawella.

Mehring Books and SEP (Germany) hold two meetings at Leipzig Book Fair

13 March 2014

Socialist Equality Party public meeting in Melbourne
A global political strategy to defend car industry jobs

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

Leaked NSA documents expose agency’s sophisticated malware arsenal

By Thomas Gaist, 14 March 2014

Snowden denounces global mass surveillance at SXSW festival

By Thomas Gaist and Barry Grey, 11 March 2014

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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

15 March 2014

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.


WSWS publishes interviews with children of the Left Opposition

By Fred Williams and Clara Weiss, 25 February 2014

The World Socialist Web Site is publishing interviews with three children of Soviet Left Oppositionists—Tatiana Smilga, Zorya Serebryakova and Yuri Primakov—and with Tatiana Isaeva, granddaughter of the outstanding Marxist literary critic, Alexander Voronsky.

In Defence of Leon Trotsky

Berlin IYSSE protests Professor Jörg Baberowski’s suppression of democratic discussion at Humboldt University

22 February 2014

25 years ago: Testimony reveals Reagan ordered illegal Contra aid be kept secret

On March 10, 1989, former National Security Adviser Robert C. McFarlane testified that President Ronald Reagan authorized the solicitation of illegal financial support for the right-wing Contra guerrilla war against Nicaragua.

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50 years ago: US military increases aid to South Vietnamese puppet regime

A top-level US delegation led by Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Maxwell Taylor and CIA director John McCone visited Saigon this week in 1964 to assess the military situation and bolster the position of the puppet military government of South Vietnam.

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75 years ago: Nazi Germany invades Czechoslovakia

With severe inflationary economic pressures forcing the pace of territorial expansion, the German Nazi regime invaded Czechoslovakia on March 15, 1939.

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100 years ago: Serbia and Turkey sign Treaty of Constantinople

On March 14, 1914, senior diplomatic representatives of Serbia and Turkey signed the Treaty of Constantinople, affirming the Treaty of London of May 1913.

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