US puppet regime in Kiev escalates violence after fascist massacre in Odessa

By Alex Lantier, 5 May 2014

Fighting escalated across eastern Ukraine over the weekend after Friday’s massacre in Odessa, carried out by far-right supporters of the Western puppet regime in Kiev.

New York Times covers up fascist atrocity in Odessa

By Barry Grey, 5 May 2014

The New York Times responded to the fascist murder of 38 people in Odessa on Friday by burying the story and deliberately obscuring the identity of the perpetrators.

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2,700 feared dead as landslide buries rural Afghan town

By Tom Hall, 5 May 2014

The Afghan town of Abi Barak was buried in a landslide Friday, in a catastrophe that exposes the immense poverty produced by decades of US war and intrigue in the country.

Iraq election sets stage for protracted civil strife

By Jean Shaoul, 5 May 2014

Heavy fighting has taken place in Anbar province, and there are mounting tensions between Baghdad and the Kurdish regional government.

Half a million low-income residents left without health insurance in Pennsylvania

By Douglas Lyons, 5 May 2014

Governor Tom Corbett has submitted a plan to cut benefits and ration care for Medicaid recipients.

Union backs California bill expediting teacher dismissal

By Juan Verala Luz, 5 May 2014

Democratic Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan has proposed AB 215, a measure designed to force out higher-paid teachers on the basis of “unsatisfactory performance.”

South Korean subway collision leaves 238 injured

By Ben McGrath, 5 May 2014

Less than three weeks after the sinking of the Sewol ferry, two subway trains collided in northern Seoul following a mechanical failure.

Spain: United Left ends differences with PSOE in Andalucía coalition

By Paul Mitchell and Alejandro López, 5 May 2014

The Communist Party (PCE)-led United Left (IU) has reaffirmed its commitment to the coalition government with the Socialist Party (PSOE) in the Spanish region of Andalucía.

UK government to sell personal data

By Mary Smith, 5 May 2014

Last week’s announcement that Revenue and Customs is considering making taxpayers’ personal data commercially available to private companies has further demonstrated the UK government’s determination to turn a profit from private information.

Australia: Plunging coal prices herald new mine closures and job cuts

By Terry Cook, 5 May 2014

Over the past two years, coal producers have already slashed 12,000 jobs, including 8,000 in Queensland alone.

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Hijos de miembros de la Oposición de Izquierda
Entrevista con Tatiana Isaeva

Por nuestro corresponsal, 5 Mayo 2014

Isaeva es la nieta del crítico literario marxista Aleksandr Konstantinovich Voronsky (1884-1937). Voronsky, un bolchevique de 1904, fue un activo participante en las revoluciones de 1905 y 1917 y más tarde se convirtió en una figura importante en la Oposición de Izquierda.

La búsqueda de Washington por el cambio de régimen en Venezuela

Por Bill Van Auken, 5 Mayo 2014

En los últimos días, funcionarios de Estados Unidos han escalado las denuncias contra el gobierno venezolano del presidente Nicolás Maduro.

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Halte à la course à la guerre!

Par Peter Symonds, 4 mai 2014

L’accélération de la course vers un conflit militaire à propos de la crise ukrainienne est un avertissement très sévère à la classe ouvrière sur les dangers d’une guerre mondiale.

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Opening report by David North: The capitalist crisis and the fight for socialist internationalism

5 May 2014

This is the text of the speech given by David North to open the International Online May Day Rally hosted by the International Committee of the Fourth International and the WSWS on Sunday, May 4.
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International May Day

Worldwide attendance at ICFI May Day online rally

By a reporting team, 5 May 2014

The rally was the first of its kind for the international working class movement.

Sri Lankan public meeting discusses significance of online May Day rally

By our reporters, 3 May 2014

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

By David North, 12 April 2014

SEP European Election Campaign

PSG campaign: “It is not true that the Western powers stand for democracy and human rights”

By our reporters, 5 May 2014

The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit has won an important response from workers and young people in its campaign against war and militarism.

Fight job losses at Liverpool museums

By Danny Dickinson—SEP (UK) candidate in the European elections, 2 May 2014

25 years ago: US denounces election in Panama

National elections in Panama were held on Sunday, May 7, 1989 in the midst of US threats and economic sanctions against military strongman Manuel Noriega.

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50 years ago: Johnson seeks to prop up Alliance for Progress

On May 11, 1964, US President Lyndon Johnson addressed a White House gathering of 13 Latin American ambassadors in a bid to prop up the Alliance for Progress.

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75 years ago: Stalin-Hitler negotiations reported

A prominent German businessman and former supporter of Hitler confirmed to British secret services on March 6, 1939 that Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union were secretly negotiating a rapprochement.

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100 years ago: Socialist leader Karl Liebknecht denounces German military build-up

On May 11, 1914, Karl Liebknecht, a leading member of the German Social Democratic Party, denounced Germany’s military build-up in a speech delivered on the floor of the Reichstag.

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Halt the drive to war!

By Peter Symonds, 3 May 2014

“Positive” US jobs report reflects economic stagnation

By Patrick Martin, 3 May 2014

US military basing deal sets legal framework for neocolonial rule in the Philippines

By Joseph Santolan, 3 May 2014

Indian elections: Rival right-wing parties in Tamil Nadu make populist promises

By Sasi Kumar, 3 May 2014

Oklahoma execution: Clayton Lockett was tasered by guards before lethal injection

By Thomas Gaist, 3 May 2014

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

1 May 2014

Crisis in Ukraine

Washington responsible for fascist massacre in Odessa

By Mike Head, 3 May 2014

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The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Unions pose as critics as they collaborate with Detroit emergency manager

By Thomas Gaist, 2 May 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.

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NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

German government thwarts investigation of NSA scandal

By Sven Heymanns, 3 May 2014

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Workers Struggles

New York City mayor and UFT announce nine-year teachers’ contract

By Fred Mazelis, 3 May 2014


Anti-Semitism and the Russian Revolution: Part three

By Clara Weiss, 1 May 2014

Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party (Australia) holds Second National Congress

24 April 2014

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

By David North, 24 April 2014

Arts Review

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

By Richard Phillips, 26 April 2014