Syriza forms coalition government with right-wing Independent Greeks

By Robert Stevens, 27 January 2015

Syriza‘s programme has been developed in close collaboration with sections of international finance capital.

The election in Greece and the political tasks of the working class

Twelve-year-old boy among three people killed
US resumes drone strikes in Yemen

By Thomas Gaist, 27 January 2015

The strike comes amid mounting indications that the US is preparing military escalations in Yemen, Syria, Iraq and numerous other countries.

State of emergency declared in eastern Ukraine, as US vows more sanctions against Russia

By Niles Williamson, 27 January 2015

President Obama threatened to use all means short of open war to increase pressure on Russia in the wake of renewed hostilities in Ukraine’s eastern Donbass region.

US announces plans to deploy military advisers to Ukraine

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Republican presidential campaign begins: A mixture of corporate cash and far-right politics

By Patrick Martin, 27 January 2015

The first significant events in the campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination took place this weekend in California and Iowa.

Spending by outside groups in US Senate elections has doubled since 2010

The Supreme Court ruling on campaign donations: Government of, by and for the rich

US Supreme Court to hear challenge to Oklahoma lethal injection protocol

By Kate Randall, 27 January 2015

Attorneys representing death row inmates say the protocol, which led to the “botched” 43-minute execution of Clayton Lockett, amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.

Arizona’s two-hour execution and the brutalization of America

New Year executions: Oklahoma, Florida and Georgia

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New president of Detroit teachers union looks for collaboration with Democratic Party

By Jerry White, 27 January 2015

The new leader of the DFT, Steve Conn, is seeking to convince teachers to appeal to a coalition of corporate executives and big business politicians to defend public education.

The political struggle facing Detroit teachers

By Jerry White, 27 January 2015

Pseudo-left groups mislead protests against water charges in Ireland

By Jordan Shilton, 27 January 2015

The trade union bureaucracy in Ireland has actively worked to undermine every attempt at resistance to austerity, including imposing a strike ban in the public sector.

Sri Lankan government promises “devolution pact” to woo Tamil elite

By Pani Wijesiriwardena, 27 January 2015

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s statement underscores the shift in foreign policy toward the US and India following the recent presidential election.

The outcome of the Sri Lankan election and its international implications

Berlin mayor resigns: The end of the era

By Emma Bode and Verena Nees, 27 January 2015

The tenure of Klaus Wowereit was marked by sharp social divisions, growing poverty and the further enrichment of the city’s already wealthy ruling elite.

Australian Productivity Commission launches wage-cutting review

By Mike Head, 27 January 2015

The inquiry openly canvasses abolishing penalty wage rates for after-hours work and scrapping the minimum wage.

New in French

Syriza remporte les élections législatives en Grèce

Par Alex Lantier, 27 janvier 2015

Si l’issue du scrutin du 25 janvier reflète un vaste mouvement d’opposition à l’austérité en Grèce et partout en Europe, le parti vainqueur SYRIZA est résolument en faveur de l’UE, de l’euro et de la défense du capitalisme.

Elizabeth Warren s’adresse à une assemblée de l’AFL-CIO

Par Tom Hall, 27 janvier 2015

Le discours de la sénatrice Elizabeth Warren au Sommet national pour l’augmentation des salaires à Washington, DC était un exercice démagogique ayant pour objectif de donner une couverture politique à l’administration Obama, au Parti démocrate et au système capitaliste dans son ensemble.

Réunion publique à l'Université de Montréal
Le Canada: de «gardien de la paix» à faucon

La réunion, organisée ce jeudi par l'organisation de jeunesse du Parti de l'égalité socialiste, va mettre à nu les causes fondamentales de la montée du militarisme au Canada et dans le monde.

New in German

Syriza gewinnt Wahl in Griechenland

Von Alex Lantier, 27. Januar 2015

Obwohl das Wahlergebnis die allgemeine Ablehnung der Bevölkerung gegenüber dem Sparkurs in Griechenland und ganz Europa ausdrückt, hält Syriza zur EU und dem Euro und verteidigt den Kapitalismus.

Vierter Jahrestag des Aufstands von 2011
Mindestens achtzehn Tote in Ägypten

Von Thomas Gaist, 27. Januar 2015

Das Militärregime unterdrückt jeden Kampf der Arbeiter mit Militär- und Polizeigewalt.

Arm trotz Arbeit

Von Dietmar Henning, 27. Januar 2015

3,1 Millionen Erwerbstätige lebten Ende 2013 in Deutschland unterhalb der Armutsschwelle.

Osteuropa: Regierungen verschärfen Angriffe auf Flüchtlinge und demokratische Rechte

Von Markus Salzmann, 27. Januar 2015

Die Regierungen in Osteuropa nutzen den Anschlag auf das französische Magazin Charlie Hebdo in Paris gezielt, um demokratische Rechte einzuschränken, ausländerfeindliche Stimmungen zu schüren und gegen Flüchtlinge vorzugehen.

Der Tod des saudischen Königs könnte die Krise der USA im Nahen Osten verschärfen

Von Bill Van Auken, 27. Januar 2015

Washington und seine Verbündeten, und ebenso die westlichen Medien betrauern wortreich den Tod des tyrannischen Monarchen.

USA und Nato wollen im Nahen Osten und Afrika härter durchgreifen

Von Thomas Gaist, 27. Januar 2015

Der Zusammenbruch von Hadis Regime im Jemen ist eine weitere schwere Niederlage für den US-Imperialismus im Nahen Osten.

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The significance of the election of Syriza in Greece

27 January 2015

Syriza has come to power based upon a programme that articulates the interests of a powerful section of the Greek bourgeoisie and more privileged sections of the upper-middle class.

Earlier Perspectives »

Arts Review

Mr. Turner brings the great painter to life

By Fred Mazelis, 27 January 2015

Timothy Spall gives a powerful performance as the complicated genius who had such a lasting impact on the history of painting.

American Sniper: A wolf in sheep dog’s clothing

The historical and political issues in Selma

The Greek Election

On-the-spot coverage from Greece
Greek students describe social crisis facing youth

By our reporters, 26 January 2015

Coverage of the election in Greek language »

The Fight Against Imperialist War

IYSSE wins seat in Humboldt University Parliament

22 January 2015


Imperialist mourning for King Abdullah

By Patrick Martin, 26 January 2015

On the fourth anniversary of 2011 uprising
At least 18 dead as Egyptian military regime violently represses demonstrations

By Thomas Gaist, 26 January 2015

Top New York state Democrat indicted for corruption

By Philip Guelpa, 26 January 2015

Rikers Island officers fired for hog-tying and beating prisoner

By Sandy English, 26 January 2015

More on police violence in America »

Mass job losses unfold in global oil industry

By Gabriel Black, 26 January 2015

First round of US-Cuba talks end as restrictions eased

By Alexander Fangmann, 26 January 2015

German corporations call for new forms of workplace exploitation

By Dietmar Henning, 26 January 2015

New Senate Intelligence Committee chair moves to suppress CIA torture report

Financial markets celebrate European Central Bank launch of €1 trillion quantitative easing program

By Nick Beams, 23 January 2015

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

27 January 2015

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

Auto Workers Struggles

Fiat-Chrysler boss wants wages tied to profits in new auto contract

By Shannon Jones, 23 January 2015

25 years ago: Haitian strongman lifts state of siege

The state of siege declared in Haiti by Lt. General Prosper Avril was ended on January 30, 1990.

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50 years ago: Mass arrests in Selma, Alabama

On February 1, 1965, Selma Sheriff James G. Clark arrested 770 people, among them Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who were protesting Alabama’s stringent voter registration requirements.

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75 years ago: United Mine Workers leader denounces President Roosevelt

On February 1, 1940, a break between John L. Lewis, Congress of Industrial Organizations president and leader of the United Mine Workers, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt exploded into public view.

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100 years ago: British authorities brutally suppress African uprising

This week in January 1915, British colonial authorities launched a brutal crackdown following an uprising in Nyasaland, modern-day Malawi, that had begun on January 23.

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