NATO boosts military build-up against Russia as protests spread in east Ukraine

By Johannes Stern, 1 May 2014

On Wednesday, NATO countries stepped up military deployments throughout Eastern Europe, aimed at encircling Russia.

What is the German army doing in Slavyansk?

By Peter Schwarz, 1 May 2014

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Egypt’s mass death sentences: A crime made in the USA

By Bill Van Auken, 1 May 2014

In conducting drumhead trials in which hundreds are sentenced to die, the Egyptian regime knows it is acting with Washington’s tacit approval.

US economic growth grinds to a halt in first quarter

By Andre Damon, 1 May 2014

The US economy grew at a rate of just 0.1 percent in the first quarter of this year, pointing to continued economic stagnation nearly six years after the 2008 Wall Street crash.

US Supreme Court may permit unwarranted search of cellular phone contents

By Ed Hightower, 1 May 2014

The cases before the court will set the limit on how far police can dig into one’s stored personal information without a search warrant.

US sequester cuts gut scientific research

By Anthony Bertolt, 1 May 2014

Billions of dollars in sequester cuts to the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation will result in untold delays in life-saving medical and biological research.

India: Congress Party trumpets “inclusive growth” in hopes of averting poll debacle

By Nanda Wickremasinghe and Deepal Jayasekera, 1 May 2014

While the Congress Party claims to be the party of “inclusive growth”, its UPA government has presided over a huge increase in social inequality.

Libya: Ex-US base now headquarters of Al Qaeda-linked forces

By Gabriel Black, 1 May 2014

A training site operated by US Special Forces for Libyan militias is now controlled by an Al Qaeda affiliate that sends Islamist fighters to Syria.

Scottish National Party woos Labour voters

By Steve James, 1 May 2014

The SNP’s appeal to current and former Labour supporters is based firstly on their assessment that the vote in September appears finely balanced.

Australian government in turmoil over budget tax levy

By Mike Head, 1 May 2014

There are mounting warnings in the corporate media that Abbott’s “deficit” income tax levy could be the death of his government.

Strike by Chinese footwear workers shut down

By Alan Leigh, 1 May 2014

State-controlled trade unions, local officials and the police worked to pressure striking Yue Yuen workers back to work.

New in Persian

نه به جنگ امپریالیستی ! احیاء سنت انقلابی اول ماه می!

۱۲ اوریل ۲۰۱۴

یکشنبه چهارم می ۲۰۱۴ کمیته بین المللی انترناسیونال چهارم با برگزاری گردهمایی آنلاین روز جهانی کارگر ۲۰۱۴ را پاس خواهد داشت. هدف از این گردهمایی که برای شرکت عموم آزاد است، احیای سنتهای انقلابی سوسیالیستی این روز تاریخیِ همبستگی جهانی طبقه کارگر است .

New in Turkish

ABD destekli Mısır yönetimi 683 kişiyi daha ölüme mahkum etti

Bill Van Auken, 1 Mayıs 2014

Bu topyekün ve vahşice baskı, genel grevler ve protestolar yoluyla Mübarek yönetiminin devrilmesinde başlıca rolü oynamış toplumsal güç olan Mısır işçi sınıfını hedeflemektedir.

Yeni Zelanda’daki Anzak Günü emperyalizmi yüceltiyor

Bill Van Auken, 1 Mayıs 2014

Tüm siyaset ve medya kurumunun desteklediği, militarizmi canlandıran bu yaygın kampanya, yeni kuşağı emperyalist savaşlarda zorla savaştırmanın hazırlığıdır.

New in Spanish

Hijos de miembros de la Oposición de Izquierda Entrevista con Tatiana Smilga-Poluyan

Por nuestro corresponsal, 1 Mayo 2014

Ivar Smilga Tenisovich (1892-1937), el padre de Tatiana Smilga-Poluyan, fue uno de los principales miembros del Partido Bolchevique durante la Revolución de Octubre.

Detrás de los planes de Shorten para “reconstruir” el Partido Laborista australiano

Por James Cogan, 1 Mayo 2014

Bill Shorten, el líder del Partido Laborista Australiano (ALP en inglés), emitió un discurso el 22 de Abril llamando a que la vaciada y desacreditada organización sea reconstruida como “un partido democrático, abierto y seguro de de sí mismo”.

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La crise en Ukraine et les mensonges politiques des médias

Par Alex Lantier, 1 mai 2014

Tandis que les États-Unis risquent la guerre mondiale en intensifiant leurs menaces contre la Russie, les médias jouent leur rôle attitré de propagandistes.

Le régime égyptien, qui est soutenu par les Etats-Unis, condamne 683 personnes à mort

Par Bill Van Auken, 1 mai 2014

Washington se retrouve exposé comme le complice direct des crimes commis par la junte égyptienne et facilités autant que faire se peut par le Président Obama.

France: Les syndicats utilisent les manifestations du 1er mai pour protéger le gouvernement de Hollande

Par Antoine Lerougetel, 1 mai 2014

Les syndicats, soutenus par les alliés de « gauche » du Parti socialiste au pouvoir, organisent des manifestations du 1er mai pour détourner la colère populaire qui enfle contre l'austérité

Evoquant la montée des néofascistes, les banques exigent l’austérité en France

Par Kumaran Ira, 1 mai 2014

Les marchés financiers en appellent au gouvernement PS (Parti socialiste) du premier ministre Manuel Valls pour intensifier les attaques contre la classe ouvrière.

Réunion publique du CIQI à Paris le 11 mai pour les élections européennes.

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Réunion publique du CIQI à Paris le 11 mai pour les élections européennes

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

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Gauck in der Türkei:
Die Arroganz des deutschen Imperialismus

Von Peter Schwarz, 1. Mai 2014

Mit scharfen Angriffen auf die Regierung Erdogan hat Bundespräsident Joachim Gauck während eines offiziellen Staatsbesuchs in der Türkei einen heftigen öffentlichen Streit provoziert.

Neue Sanktionen bringen die Ukraine näher an einen Bürgerkrieg

Von Barry Grey, 1. Mai 2014

Innerhalb der etablierten amerikanischen Politik und der Medien stammen die einzigen Gegenstimmen zur aggressiven Politik der Regierung von denjenigen, die eine noch mehr auf Konfrontation ausgerichtete Linie fordern.

Ukrainische Nationalisten feiern Massaker von Janowa Dolina

Von Sonja Bach, 1. Mai 2014

Ukrainische Nationalisten, vorwiegend Mitglieder des Rechten Sektors und der Partei Swoboda, haben am 21. April 2014 der Täter eines Massenmords gedacht.

25.000 Euro PSG-Aufbaufonds
Unterstützt den Wahlkampf der PSG! Spendet für den Parteiaufbaufonds!

Von Ulrich Rippert - nationaler Sekretär der PSG, 1. Mai 2014

Die Partei für Soziale Gleichheit tritt als einzige Partei der Wiederkehr des deutschen Militarismus entgegen und bereitet die Arbeiterklasse auf kommende Klassenkämpfe vor.

Weltwirtschaft: Die Bedingungen für einen neuen Crash nehmen Gestalt an

Von Nick Beams, 1. Mai 2014

Der Zusammenbruch, der 2008 mit der globalen Finanzkrise begann, geht nicht zu Ende, sondern verschärft sich.

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State murder in Oklahoma

1 May 2014

The world looked on in horror and revulsion at events that transpired Tuesday evening in the execution chamber at the McAlester penitentiary in Oklahoma.

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International May Day

“The only way to prevent a world war with nuclear weapons is through the international unity of workers”
Australia: Strong support for online May Day celebration

By our reporters, 1 May 2014

Workers and youth in Australia explain why they have registered for the May Day rally.

Attend the International May Day Online Rally!

By Joseph Kishore, 22 April 2014

No to imperialist war! Reclaim the revolutionary traditions of May Day!

By David North, 12 April 2014

Online Rally May 4
Celebrate May Day 2014 with the World Socialist Web Site!

The International Committee of the Fourth International and the WSWS are hosting an International Online Rally on Sunday, May 4, with speakers from all over the world. Register to participate today by visiting!


Free the NATO 3!
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (US)

1 May 2014

The Socialist Equality Party denounces the politically motivated frame-up of the NATO 3, who were sentenced this week to prison terms of five to eight years.

Spain’s new Podemos party a political fraud—Part two

By Alejandro López, 1 May 2014

This is the conclusion of a two-part comment on the formation of a new party, Podemos, by the pseudo-left in Spain.

Low-wage labor in America

By Andre Damon, 30 April 2014

World economy: Conditions for another crash taking shape

By Nick Beams, 30 April 2014

Wall Street Journal outlines US military options against China

By Tom Peters, 30 April 2014

New Zealand pseudo-lefts give green light for Mana-Internet Party alliance

By John Braddock, 29 April 2014

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Report documents growth of poverty in Detroit suburbs

By Lawrence Porter and Thomas Gaist, 30 April 2014

Interview with John Ziraldo, CEO of Lighthouse of Oakland County, on Detroit suburban poverty

By Lawrence Porter and Thomas Gaist, 30 April 2014

AFSCME and other city unions sign onto Detroit bankruptcy plan

By Jerry White, 29 April 2014

New from Mehring Books: The Truth Behind the Bankruptcy of Detroit

23 April 2014

A detailed exposure of a social crime: the decision to use the courts to impose unprecedented attacks on the Detroit working class.

More on the bankruptcy of Detroit »

SEP European Election Campaign

PSG campaigns in Cologne: “It is unacceptable that fascists are in power in Kiev”

By our correspondents, 30 April 2014

Partei für Soziale Gleichheit launches European election campaign in Berlin

By our correspondent, 29 April 2014

German PSG releases European election broadcast

By our correspondents, 28 April 2014


Anti-Semitism and the Russian Revolution: Part three

By Clara Weiss, 1 May 2014

This is the final part of a three-part review of a historical study by Ulrich Herbeck on the history of anti-Semitism in Russia from the tsarist empire until the end of the Civil War in1922.

Crisis in Ukraine

After new sanctions on Russia, Ukraine moves closer to civil war

By Barry Grey, 30 April 2014

Kerry warns of “hot confrontation” with Russia

By Barry Grey, 30 April 2014

Spiegel magazine agitates against the Germans’ “fear of war”

By Peter Schwarz, 30 April 2014

More on the crisis in Ukraine »

Socialist Equality Party

Greetings to Australian congress from Sri Lankan SEP

By Deepal Jayasekera, 29 April 2014

Greetings to Australian congress from the Canadian SEP

By Keith Jones, 28 April 2014

British Trotskyist leader addresses Australian SEP congress

By Chris Marsden, 26 April 2014

Partei für Soziale Gleichheit greetings to SEP (Australia) Second National Congress

By Peter Schwarz, 25 April 2014

SEP (Australia) Second National Congress: Greetings by David North

By David North, 24 April 2014

Socialist Equality Party (Australia) holds Second National Congress

24 April 2014

Workers Struggles

London Underground workers in 48-hour walkout

By Paul Bond, 30 April 2014

Exploitative practices exposed at McDonald’s restaurants

By Danielle DeSaxe, 28 April 2014

Arts Review

The Long Way Home: Sydney Theatre Company signs up with the Australian military

By Richard Phillips, 26 April 2014


One million years of the human story in Britain

By Joan Smith, 26 April 2014

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

FISA court rejects Verizon suit vs. NSA telephone metadata surveillance

By Eric London, 28 April 2014

Panel discussion on NSA surveillance covers for government spy programs

By Nick Barrickman, 28 April 2014

More on NSA Spying and the defense of Edward Snowden »

Featured Photo Essay

"The system is set up for those in poverty to stay in poverty"
The face of food stamp cuts
Jennifer - Portland, Oregon

By C.W. Rogers, 18 April 2014

In this photo essay, the first in a series on food stamp cuts in the US, the WSWS speaks to Jennifer Noonan, a mother of two, whose monthly food stamp benefits were cut by $49 last year.

Jury returns verdict in trial of Iran-Contra defendant

On May 4, 1989, after 11 days of deliberation, the jury cleared Lt. Col. Oliver North of nine of the 12 charges against him.

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50 years ago: May Day protests against fascism, Stalinism, war

May 1, 1964 was marked by protests in Europe, Asia and the Western Hemisphere, some of them suppressed violently by the police of fascist or Stalinist regimes.

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75 years ago: Moscow Stalinists call for Popular Front alliance with “democratic” bourgeois parties

A May Day manifesto published May 1, 1939 in the Soviet Stalinist bureaucracy’s main organ, Pravda, perverted the traditional call for international workers unity by calling instead for the subordination of workers to bourgeois parties.

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100 years ago: Police attack mass May Day rally in New York

This week, 100 years ago, a May Day rally in New York, celebrating the revolutionary holiday of the international working class, was brutally attacked by baton-wielding police, injuring dozens.

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