US, EU escalate war threats against Russia over Crimea annexation

By Johannes Stern and Alex Lantier, 20 March 2014

In response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea in the Ukraine crisis, US and European officials called for putting NATO on a perpetual war footing against Moscow.

Svoboda thugs attack head of Ukrainian national television

By Johannes Stern, 20 March 2014

German media campaigns for economic sanctions against Russia

By Johannes Stern, 20 March 2014

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Lack of international cooperation mars search for Malaysia Airlines plane

By Tom Peters, 20 March 2014

All the countries involved, including the US, India and Australia, are extremely reluctant to share information that could reveal their military capabilities.

Chinese real estate developer on brink of collapse

By Nick Beams, 20 March 2014

Concerns about the property market point to wider problems in China’s economy and financial system.

Federal Reserve reaffirms commitment to cheap money for Wall Street

By Andre Damon, 20 March 2014

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen reassured US financial interests that the central bank would continue to keep interest rates near zero.

Israel air strikes on Syrian military raise Mideast tensions

By Patrick Martin, 20 March 2014

One Syrian soldier was killed and seven injured in the ninth Israeli military strike across its borders in the past month.

US Navy SEALs seize tanker carrying Libyan oil

By Jean Shaoul, 20 March 2014

Libya represents yet another catastrophe created by US imperialism in the Middle East and North Africa.

Cyprus parliament passes privatisation programme

By Jordan Shilton, 20 March 2014

The sale of state-owned companies to international investors is anticipated to net the government €1.4 billion.

Indian security forces gun down coal mine worker

By Arun Kumar and Kranti Kumara, 20 March 2014

A 31-year-old contract worker was shot and killed in cold blood in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Newark, New Jersey school official threatens to fire one third of district’s teachers

By Rory Dean and Sandy English, 20 March 2014

The layoffs are part of the drive to privatize public education in the state’s largest city.

New York mayor offers empty words to besieged school bus workers

By Dan Brennan, 20 March 2014

The difference between de Blasio and former Mayor Bloomberg is one of style and tactics, not substance.

New York school bus workers defiant in face of attacks

By a WSWS reporter, 20 March 2014

Workers at Reliant Bus Company in New York City spoke to the WSWS about the conditions they face.

The “left” posturing of South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters

By Thabo Seseane Jr., 20 March 2014

The aptitude for horse-trading that Julius Malema of the Economic Freedom Fighters displays, the willingness to sit around a table and cut deals, is the hallmark of a self-seeking member of the elite.

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L’hypocrisie impérialiste concernant la Crimée

Par Joseph Kishore, 20 mars 2014

Le référendum de dimanche en Crimée est utilisé pour renforcer l’offensive impérialiste en Ukraine et en Europe de l’Est, et dont l'objectif ultime est un changement de régime ou une guerre contre la Russie.

Annexion de la Crimée par la Russie: Les États-Unis et l'UE préparent des provocations militaires

Par Chris Marsden, 20 mars 2014

Les États-Unis préparent leur régime fantoche en Ukraine et leurs alliés dans la région à mener une série de provocations militaires.

Alex Callinicos: Un défenseur de l'impérialisme écrit sur l'Ukraine

Par Chris Marsden, 20 mars 2014

Callinicos oublie ce qu’il a écrit en 2008 parce qu’il entend défendre le putsch mené par Washington à Kiev et avancer l'idée que la Russie est l’agresseur impérialiste.

Les manifestations du 18 mars contre l'austérité en France: une impasse politique.

Par le Alex Lantier Stéphane Hugues, 20 mars 2014

Les manifestations de mardi organisées partout en France par les syndicats contre la politique d'austérité du président François Hollande du Parti socialiste (PS) représentent une impasse politique pour les travailleurs

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Die Kriegsdrohungen gegen Russland und die soziale Krise in den USA

Von Joseph Kishore, 20. März 2014

Die Tatsache, dass sich die USA permanent im Krieg oder kurz vor einem Krieg befindet, ist ein politisches und soziologisches Phänomen, das einer Erklärung bedarf.

Russische Annexion der Krim:
USA und EU reagieren mit militärischen Provokationen

Von Chris Marsden, 20. März 2014

Die USA bringen in der Ukraine ihr Marionettenregime gegen Russland in Stellung und bereiten ihre regionalen Verbündeten auf militärische Provokationen vor.

Grüne Kriegshetze

Von Christoph Dreier, 20. März 2014

Der Konfrontationskurs der Bundesregierung gegen Russland wird von allen im Bundestag vertretenen Parteien unterstützt. Doch keine tut dies derart aggressiv und hysterisch wie die Grünen.

Die Heuchelei der Vereinigten Staaten über das Unabhängigkeitsreferendum auf der Krim

Von Chris Marsden, 20. März 2014

Kaum etwas vermag größeren Ekel zu erregen als die Pose empörter Verteidiger des „Völkerrechts“, welche die Obama-Regierung und ihre europäischen Verbündeten angesichts der Entwicklung auf der Krim an den Tag legen.

Gräueltaten in australischem Flüchtlingslager: Die Klassenfragen

Von Patrick O’Connor, 20. März 2014

Die brutalen Methoden, die gegen wehrlose und verzweifelte, um Asyl nachsuchende Menschen angewandt werden, werden in Zukunft verstärkt auch gegen Arbeiter eingesetzt, wenn sie ihre grundlegenden Rechte verteidigen.

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The CIA spying scandal, Watergate and the decay of American democracy

20 March 2014

Whereas Nixon’s cover-up involved illegal “dirty tricks” operations, the Obama administration is covering up even more serious crimes—an international program of state torture and assassination.

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David North speaks on “The Philosophy and Politics of Historical Falsification” at The New School in New York City

By our reporters, 19 March 2014

North spoke on the political and philosophical roots of the falsification of history that has emerged in the more than two decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union and today figures prominently in a renewed drive toward world war.

SEP/IYSSE to hold final election meeting in Colombo

20 March 2014

Sunday’s meeting will discuss the urgent task of building an anti-war movement of the working class based on international socialism.

Meetings at Leipzig Book Fair: The relevance of Trotsky’s Europe at War

By Peter Schwarz, 19 March 2014

Crisis in Ukraine

War threats against Russia and the social crisis in the United States

By Joseph Kishore, 19 March 2014

US hypocrisy on Crimean independence referendum

By Chris Marsden, 19 March 2014

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The Bankruptcy of Detroit

“The city wants to never have to fund pensions again”
An interview with Detroit retiree attorney

By Thomas Gaist, 20 March 2014

The WSWS spoke with attorney Carole Neville about the historic cuts to pensions and health benefits contained in the plan of adjustment

Facing destitution, Detroit retirees denounce pension cuts in letters to court

By Thomas Gaist, 18 March 2014

Report to the Workers Inquiry
The Political Conspiracy Behind the Bankruptcy of Detroit: Anatomy of a Crime

By Larry Porter, 21 February 2014

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South Korean doctors walk out over medical privatization

By Ben McGrath, 20 March 2014

Medical residents and doctors struck for 24 hours over regulations introduced that allow hospitals to run profit-seeking subsidiaries.

India: Demanding pay rise, 200,000 power-loom operators continue strike

By Sasi Kumar and Moses Rajkumar, 19 March 2014


The US media and the CIA’s spying on Congress

By Patrick Martin, 18 March 2014

Australian feminists campaign to promote ex-PM Julia Gillard

By Patrick O’Connor and Peter Symonds, 18 March 2014

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Moscow weighs the fate of historic Shukhov radio tower

By Tim Rivers, 19 March 2014

The Shukhov radio tower, a symbol of the revolutionary aspirations of the early Soviet Union and a technical marvel, is threatened by profit-hungry real estate speculators in central Moscow.


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

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

The NSA records “every single” phone call in a targeted country

By Andre Damon, 19 March 2014

New Zealand media bury fresh Snowden revelations

By John Braddock, 19 March 2014

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25 years ago: Eastern Airline strikers face betrayal by unions

This week in 1989, the strike by Eastern Airlines mechanics, ground crew, pilots and flight attendants was entering its third week.

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50 years ago: Civil rights school boycotts in NYC

Over 25 percent of New York City public school students participated in a boycott on March 16, 1964 to press demands for civil rights.

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75 years ago: Gestapo rounds up opponents in Czechoslovakia

Beginning March 17, 1939, the German Gestapo launched a round-up of political opponents after Hitler’s annexation of Czechoslovakia.

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100 years ago: Curragh incident marks turn to partition of Ireland

This week in March 1914, Sir Edward Carson and his Ulster Volunteer Force threatened to engulf Ireland in civil war in response to the British government’s proposal for Irish home rule.

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