US defends role of Kiev regime and fascists in Odessa massacre

By Barry Grey, 7 May 2014

A US State Department spokeswoman praised the Kiev government for its “great restraint” and attempted to blame last Friday’s massacre in Odessa on the victims and Russia.

French Left Front makes hypocritical criticisms of Hollande's policy in Ukraine crisis

By Kumaran Ira, 7 May 2014

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US military intensifies training for a war with China

By James Cogan, 7 May 2014

RIMPAC is above all aimed at familiarising the navies of other countries with how they would function as part of a US-commanded fleet.

Brutalized by cops, convicted Occupy protester faces seven years in jail

By Bill Van Auken, 7 May 2014

Following her conviction in a rigged trial, Occupy Wall Street protester Cecily McMillan is facing a seven-year jail sentence.

Study: Obamacare could save US businesses $3.25 trillion through 2025

By Kate Randall, 7 May 2014

New research shows that the ACA legislation provides an opportunity for corporate America to end traditional employer-sponsored health care and shift health insurance costs to workers and their families.

After merger, pay cuts, Office Depot closing 400 stores in US

By Jerry White, 7 May 2014

After merging with rival OfficeMax, the giant office supply retailer is eliminating thousands of jobs.

Thai PM in court on trumped-up charges

By Tom Peters, 7 May 2014

The Constitutional Court could rule as early as today to convict Yingluck Shinawatra and bring down her government.

Australia: Storm of corporate protest against deficit levy

By Peter Symonds, 7 May 2014

Nothing could more clearly expose the entire political establishment than the hysterical opposition to a small, temporary tax on the top 15 percent of taxpayers.

The significance of the arrest of Gerry Adams

By Steve James, 7 May 2014

Arresting Adams places a question mark over the entire political framework used to open the North of Ireland for investment based on tax breaks and cheap labour, while dismantling the large British military apparatus.

Workers reject employers’ offer in South African platinum mining strike

By Thabo Seseane Jr., 7 May 2014

The longest labour dispute since the end of apartheid is set to overshadow the May 7 general election touted as a celebration of 20 years of majority rule.

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Uluslararası Çevrimiçi 1 Mayıs Toplantısı’na ilişkin bir değerlendirme

David North, 7 Mayıs 2014

Dördüncü Enternasyonal’in Uluslararası Komitesi (DEUK) tarafından 4 Mayıs günü düzenlenen Uluslararası Çevrimiçi 1 Mayıs Toplantısı, önemli bir uluslararası siyasi olay ve sosyalizmin işçi sınıfı içinde bir güç olarak canlanmasına işaret eden bir kilometre taşıdır.

Washington ve Ukrayna’daki kukla yönetim Odessa’da yeni bir faşist katliam hazırlıyor

Alex Lantier, 7 Mayıs 2014

Kiev’deki ABD kuklası yönetim, Odessa’daki Sendikalar Binası’ndaki Rusya yanlısı protestoculara yönelik Cuma günkü faşist katliamın ardından, dün, Ulusal Muhafız birliklerini kente sevketti.

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Europas 9/11

Von Peter Schwarz, 7. April 2014

Nato-Generalsekretär Anders Fogh Rasmussen trat am Sonntag in einem Interview mit der Frankfurter Allgemeinen Sonntagszeitung (FAS) für eine massive Aufrüstung der europäischen Nato-Mitglieder ein.

Washington und sein ukrainisches Marionettenregime bereiten neues Blutbad in Odessa vor

Von Alex Lantier, 7. April 2014

Nach dem faschistischen Massaker an prorussischen Demonstranten in Odessa am Freitag hat das amerikanische Marionettenregime in Kiew am Montag Einheiten der Nationalgarde in die Stadt entsandt.

Stimmen zur Online-Maikundgebung des IKVI

Von unseren Reportern, 7. April 2014

In Deutschland verfolgten viele Teilnehmer die Online-Maikundgebung des Internationalen Komitees der Vierten Internationale gemeinsam.

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Europe’s 9/11

7 May 2014

In an interview Sunday, NATO General Secretary Anders Fogh Rasmussen called for a massive military rearmament by Europe’s NATO members.

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International May Day

An assessment of the International May Day Online Rally

By David North, 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.

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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Wije Dias: The international struggles of the working class and the perspective of Permanent Revolution

By Wije Dias, 7 May 2014

Peter Schwarz: The European Union and the United Socialist States of Europe

By Peter Schwarz, 7 May 2014

Nick Beams: May Day 2014 and the breakdown of world capitalism

By Nick Beams, 6 May 2014

Australian students speak about online May Day rally

By our reporters, 7 May 2014

“The rally illustrated how to bring the socialist political movement to masses of people internationally.”

Worldwide attendance at ICFI May Day online rally

By a reporting team, 5 May 2014


Kathryn Davron: March 2, 1950—May 1, 2014

By Chris Marsden and Julie Hyland, 7 May 2014

Kath was a Trotskyist all her adult life. Her death follows a four-year struggle against cancer, throughout which she displayed her usual attributes of courage and determination.

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Bankruptcy judge approves final revision of Detroit restructuring plan

By Thomas Gaist, 7 May 2014

The Plan of Adjustment approved by Judge Rhodes Monday contains major cuts to pensions, eviscerates retiree health care and paves the way for a fire sale of the city’s water system and electrical grid.

Private contractors take over waste management in Detroit

By Thomas Gaist, 6 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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Arts Review

Out Among the Stars, a “new” album from Johnny Cash

By Hiram Lee, 7 May 2014

Out Among the Stars collects material recorded by country music legend Johnny Cash in the early 1980s and never before released to the public.

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

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

Crisis in Ukraine

Washington, Ukrainian puppet regime prepare new fascist slaughter in Odessa

By Alex Lantier, 6 May 2014

The German media and the massacre in Odessa

By Peter Schwarz, 6 May 2014

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

By Patrick Martin, 6 May 2014

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

By Andre Damon, 6 May 2014

US Supreme Court backs prayer at town meetings

By Ed Hightower, 6 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

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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