Washington, Ukrainian puppet regime prepare new fascist slaughter in Odessa

By Alex Lantier, 6 May 2014

In the wake of Friday’s fascist massacre of pro-Russian protesters in Odessa, the US puppet regime in Kiev deployed National Guard units to the city on Monday.

The German media and the massacre in Odessa

By Peter Schwarz, 6 May 2014

Civil war spreads in eastern Ukraine amid attacks by Kiev government

By Alex Lantier, 6 May 2014

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Maternal death in childbirth up 50 percent in America
Mortality rate higher than China and Saudi Arabia

By Andre Damon, 6 May 2014

The incidence of maternal death in childbirth in the US has soared by 50 percent since 1990, according to an international study published Friday in the British medical journal Lancet .

US Supreme Court backs prayer at town meetings

By Ed Hightower, 6 May 2014

The ruling marks a new milestone in the court’s attack on democratic rights and generally rightward trajectory.

Another fatal shooting by Albuquerque police

By D. Lencho, 6 May 2014

Following three Department of Justice public meetings about police violence, Albuquerque police shot and killed a 50-year-old Air Force veteran in front of his home.

GM presses judge to shut down lawsuits stemming from ignition defect

By Shannon Jones, 6 May 2014

The auto company is relying on the Obama administration’s bailout to free it of liability for dozens, if not hundreds, of deaths.

At least 16 killed in Colombian mine disaster

By Bill Van Auken, 6 May 2014

For the Santos government, the issue is not one of workers’ safety, but rather of its deals with transnational mining companies.

Anti-ANC vote campaign initiated in South African general election

By Thabo Seseane Jr., 6 May 2014

The Vote No campaign is cast in the interests of and broadly supported by the pro-Thabo Mbeki bloc, which is now scattered inside and outside the ANC.

A bombing in China’s Xinjiang province

By Peter Symonds, 6 May 2014

There are growing fears in Beijing that the US will exploit separatist movements among China’s ethnic minorities to destabilise the country.

Australia: Media leaks outline assault on welfare budget

By Mike Head, 6 May 2014

The clear intent of the welfare offensive is to coerce the desperate unemployed into low-paid, insecure work.

Ontario voters offered rival big-business austerity agendas

By Keith Jones, 6 May 2014

After supporting two right-wing austerity budgets, the NDP announced last Friday that it was withdrawing support for Ontario’s Liberal government.

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Savaş yönelimini durdur!

Peter Symonds, 6 Mayıs 2014

Ukrayna krizi üzerinden artan askeri çatışma yönelimi, uluslararası işçi sınıfı için yalın bir dünya savaşı tehlikesi uyarısıdır.

Odessa’daki faşist katliamın sorumlusu Washington’dır

Mike Head, 6 Mayıs 2014

Şiddet, Kiev yönetiminin kente kısa süre önce gelmiş olan 1.500 dolayında destekleyicisinin Odessa’nın merkezindeki Sobornaya Alanı’nda toplanmasıyla başladı.

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Washington en quête d’un changement de régime au Venezuela

Par Bill Van Auken, 6 mai 2014

Si les manifestations soutenues par les États-Unis n'ont pas fait tomber le président Maduro, l'impérialisme et la bourgeoisie locale s'en sont servies pour pousser son gouvernement encore plus vers la droite.

Après le massacre fasciste à Odessa, le régime fantoche pro-américain de Kiev intensifie la violence

Par Alex Lantier, 6 mai 2014

Après le massacre de vendredi à Odessa, qui a été perpétré par les partisans de l’extrême-droite du régime fantoche pro-occidental de Kiev, les combats se sont intensifiés au cours du week-end d’un bout à l’autre de l’Ukraine orientale.

Un autre krach de l’économie mondiale est en préparation

Par Nick Beams, 6 mai 2014

Loin d’être résolue, la crise qui a commencé avec la débâcle financière mondiale de 2008, s’intensifie.

Le Nouveau Parti anticapitaliste soutient le putsch fasciste en Ukraine

Par Alex Lantier, 6 mai 2014

Le Nouveau Parti anticapitaliste (NPA) et ses collaborateurs internationaux du Secrétariat unifié de la Quatrième Internationale (USFI) pabliste ont applaudi le coup d'Etat du 22 février à Kiev.

Par son silence, le NPA soutient le massacre perpétré par les fascistes ukrainiens à Odessa

Par Anthony Torres, 6 mai 2014

Le NPA reste silencieux sur cette atrocité car il soutient l’intervention impérialiste en Ukraine et le régime d’extrême-droite à Kiev.

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

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Die Krise des Kapitalismus und der Kampf für den sozialistischen Internationalismus

Von David North, 6. April 2014

Diese Perspektive beruht auf dem Text der Rede, mit der David North die internationale Online-Maikundgebung des Internationalen Komitees der Vierten Internationale und der WSWS am Sonntag den 4. Mai eröffnet hat.

Das Massaker von Odessa und die Gleichschaltung der deutschen Medien

Von Peter Schwarz, 6. April 2014

In Odessa fielen über 40 Gegner des Kiewer Regimes einem faschistischen Massaker zum Opfer. Von den deutschen Medien wird das verharmlost oder schlicht ignoriert.

Weltweite Beteiligung an der Online-Maikundgebung des IKVI

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 6. April 2014

Die Kundgebung war die erste ihrer Art in der Geschichte der internationalen Arbeiterbewegung.

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An assessment of the International May Day Online Rally

6 May 2014

The International May Day Online Rally was a major international political event and a milestone that foreshadows the resurgence of socialism as a powerful force within the world working class.

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International May Day

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

By David North, 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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Nick Beams: May Day 2014 and the breakdown of world capitalism

By Nick Beams, 6 May 2014

We are publishing here the text of the speech given by Nick Beams, national secretary of the SEP of Australia, to 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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Sri Lankan workers and youth praise International May Day rally

By our correspondents, 6 May 2014

“To know that there are people all around the world who think like us as a class made us very happy.”

Worldwide attendance at ICFI May Day online rally

By a reporting team, 5 May 2014


White House Correspondents Association gala
Wealth, celebrity and decadence in Obama’s Washington

By Patrick Martin, 6 May 2014

Saturday’s gala of the White House Correspondents Association flaunted the ever more degraded state of American politics.

Spain: United Left ends differences with PSOE in Andalucía coalition

By Paul Mitchell and Alejandro López, 5 May 2014

Halt the drive to war!

By Peter Symonds, 3 May 2014

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

By Joseph Santolan, 3 May 2014

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

1 May 2014

SEP European Election Campaign

SEP (UK) candidate: Oppose attacks on National Health Service workers’ pay

By Ajitha Gunaratne—candidate of the SEP (UK) for the European elections, 6 May 2014

The following statement has been issued by Ajitha Gunaratne, candidate of the Socialist Equality Party for the North West England constituency in the upcoming European elections.

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

By our reporters, 5 May 2014

Fight job losses at Liverpool museums

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

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Private contractors take over waste management in Detroit

By Thomas Gaist, 6 May 2014

The privatization of garbage collection is only the latest step in the ongoing restructuring of every aspect of the city’s economy in accordance with the interests of the corporate-financial elite.

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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Crisis in Ukraine

New York Times covers up fascist atrocity in Odessa

By Barry Grey, 5 May 2014

Washington responsible for fascist massacre in Odessa

By Mike Head, 3 May 2014

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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

6 May 2014

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

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

By Fred Mazelis, 3 May 2014

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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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

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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