Egyptian junta begins executions of Islamists

By Alex Lantier, 9 March 2015

The junta’s aim is to prevent a renewed revolutionary upsurge of the working class by stepping up its police-state terror against all opposition to the military.

Blood and capital

As Obama whitewashes Ferguson police killing
Wisconsin cop guns down unarmed teenager

By Zaida Green and Andre Damon, 9 March 2015

The same day that President Obama declared his “complete confidence” in the decision not to charge Darren Wilson, another young man was killed by a police officer in Madison.

Ferguson refuses to fire police chief after Justice Department report reveals widespread abuse

By Nick Barrickman, 9 March 2015

The Justice Department report on Ferguson police: An indictment of American capitalism

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ISIS destroys ancient sites near Mosul

By Sandy English, 9 March 2015

ISIS has destroyed the remnants of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, statues in the Nineveh Museum, manuscripts in the Mosul Library and the Roman-period city of Hatra.

“Jihadi John,” imperialism and ISIS

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Suspects arrested in Boris Nemtsov murder

By Andrea Peters, 9 March 2015

Five men were detained in the investigation into the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, while a sixth allegedly committed suicide.

Murder in Moscow: Why was Boris Nemtsov assassinated?

Amid US talks with Iran, France debates rapprochement with Syria’s Assad

By Antoine Lerougetel, 9 March 2015

The debate over how to proceed in imperialist circles testifies to the disaster unleashed in the Middle East by the NATO proxy wars against Libya and Syria.

US hypocritically denounces Chinese Internet spying

By Thomas Gaist, 9 March 2015

President Barack Obama harshly criticized proposed Chinese digital surveillance laws that are modeled on NSA and FBI Internet spying.

Snowden documents reveal New Zealand’s spying in Pacific

By Tom Peters, 9 March 2015

New Zealand’s spying on almost two dozen countries is bound up with its own neo-colonial interests and US efforts to undermine China’s influence.

Australian Labor Party lines up behind big business agenda

By Nick Beams, 9 March 2015

The ALP is committing itself to an ongoing austerity program based on the agenda set out by the country’s leading big business organisation.

Mounting anger over Bangladeshi ferry disasters

By Wimal Perera, 9 March 2015

Ferry owners maximise their profits by violating safety rules and regulations in league with government authorities at the expense of passengers’ lives.

Toronto university strikes: OFL head conceals unions’ support for Liberals

By Carl Bronski, 9 March 2015

Ontario Federation of Labour head Sid Ryan masqueraded as an opponent of Ontario’s Liberal government at rallies to support 10,000 workers at Toronto’s two main universities.

Five Boston public schools slated for closure

By John Marion, 9 March 2015

Facing a $42 to $51 million budget shortfall, Boston Public Schools is preparing to push through a new round of school closings following previous cuts in 2011 and 2014.

New in Persian

وادادگی «سیریزا» و درس هایی برای طبقۀ کارگر

کمیتۀ بین المللی انترناسیونال چهارم
۲۳ فوریۀ ۲۰۱۵

کمتر از یک ماه برای حکومت سیریزا به رهبری نخست وزیر الکساندر سیپراس زمان بُرد تا برنامۀ انتخاباتی ضدّ ریاضیتی خود را کنار بگذارد و تمام و کمال به کارگران بینوایی که با رأی خود آن را در قدرت قرار دادند، خیانت کند.

New in Turkish

Moskova’da cinayet: Boris Nemtsov neden suikasta uğradı?

David North, 9 Mart 2015

Rus muhalif politikacı Boris Nemtsov’a yönelik suikast, ABD-Rusya çatışmasından ve halen Rus devletinin en üst düzeylerinde sürmekte olan yoğun mücadeleden kaynaklanan önemli bir siyasi olaydır.

Britanya, Ukrayna’ya askeri eğitmenler göndermede ABD’ye ve Polonya’ya katılıyor

Jean Shaoul, 9 Mart 2015

Cumhurbaşkanı David Cameron, Britanya’nın, Ukrayna’ya askeri “danışman” ve “öldürücü olmayan nitelikte yardım” göndereceğini açıkladı.

Yunanistan’dan mektup
Syriza ihaneti üzerine artan öfke

9 Mart 2015

Aşağıdaki mektup, Atina’daki (Yunanistan) okurumuz Evel Ekonomakis tarafından Dünya Sosyalist Web Sitesi’ne gönderildi.

New in Spanish

Informe del Departamento de Justicia sobre Policía de Ferguson condena al capitalismo estadounidense

Por Andre Damon, 9 marzo 2015

Es una revelación de barbarie sistemática y gratuita de parte de la policía de Ferguson.

Estados Unidos agrava matanzas en el Medio Oriente

Por Bill Van Auken, 9 marzo 2015

El comandante en jefe militar de Estados Unidos pronosticó la presencia de tropas estadounidenses en Siria, acompañando a los mismo guerrilleros islámicos que combaten en Irak.

New in French

Le rapport du ministère de la Justice sur la police de Ferguson est une accusation du capitalisme américain

Par Andre Damon,, 9 mars 2015

Le rapport documente la brutalité systématique et délibérée, la violence et la criminalité pure et simple de la police à Ferguson (Missouri).

L'Union européenne presse Syriza d'approfondir l'austérité en Grèce

Par Robert Stevens, 9 mars 2015

L'Union européenne insiste que tant que Syriza n'imposera pas des mesures d'austérité, il ne recevra plus un sou en prêts.

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Selma and the legacy of the US civil rights movement

9 March 2015

Obama’s commemoration of “Bloody Sunday” was a political farce aimed at sanctifying a corrupt apparatus with the blood of those who made great sacrifices as part of the civil rights movement.

Earlier Perspectives »

US Oil Workers Strike

Oil workers express growing discontent at limited strike

By David Brown, 9 March 2015

The USW has constrained the extent of the oil workers’ strike as the companies are preparing to bring in full-time strikebreakers.

Refining sector in US producing windfall profits for oil companies

By E.P. Bannon, 7 March 2015

The United Steelworkers’ intimate ties to Wall Street

By Shannon Jones, 6 March 2015

Defend the US oil workers!

By Jerry White, 5 March 2015

Video: Contract worker speaks on safety issues in US oil strike

By Jerry White and Seraphine Collins, 5 March 2015

As strike passes one-month mark
The way forward for oil workers

By the Socialist Equality Party, 3 March 2015

More on the US oil workers strike »


WSWS podcast interview
Historian Gordon Wood discusses the significance of the American Revolution

9 March 2015

The latest weekend edition of the WSWS podcast features an excerpt from the WSWS’s recent interview with Gordon Wood, a leading historian of the American Revolution.

Interview with Gordon Wood on the American Revolution: Part one
“Labor celebrated as the highest value”

Interview with Gordon Wood on the American Revolution: Part two
“History has to engage the whole public”

The Crisis in Greece

The social crisis in Greece: Part one
“I could never imagine so many homeless people in Athens”

By our reporters, 9 March 2015

This is the first part of a two-part WSWS on-the-spot report from Athens.

Syriza’s surrender to the banks exposes France’s New Anti-capitalist Party

Syriza’s Left Platform in crisis over Greek austerity agreement

By Robert Stevens, 4 March 2015

The theoretical and historical origins of the pseudo-left

By David North, 24 February 2015

The anti-Marxism of Yanis Varoufakis

The capitulation of Syriza and the lessons for the working class

More on the crisis in Greece »

25 years ago: Widespread protests force Haitian military ruler from office

After days of anti-government demonstrations throughout all of Haiti’s major cities, Lt. Gen. Prosper Avril resigned the presidency on March 10, 1990.

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50 years ago: US troop buildup in Vietnam

On March 12, 1965, General Harold K. Johnson, Army chief of staff, returned from Southeast Asia, calling for more US troops to bolster the South Vietnamese puppet regime.

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75 years ago: Nazis declare “Gala Day” to celebrate conquest of Czechoslovakia

On March 15, 1940, the Czech people were told by the Prague wireless station that they must celebrate the anniversary of the German Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia as “Gala Day.”

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100 years ago: The battle of Neuve Chapelle

On March 10, 1915, British forces launched an offensive against German positions in the Artois region of France.

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SEP (Australia) Campaign in New South Wales Election

Cystic fibrosis and the rundown of public health care

By Carolyn Kennett—SEP candidate for Penrith, 7 March 2015

No Australian troops to Iraq! Oppose the US war drive!

By James Cogan—SEP candidate for Summer Hill, 6 March 2015

Socialist Equality Party election meetings in NSW

6 March 2015

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US orders 7,700 children deported without court hearings

By Patrick Martin, 7 March 2015

Socialist Alternative’s Kshama Sawant attends Democratic Party fundraiser

By Eric London, 7 March 2015

Behind the US jobs report: Low wages and persistent mass unemployment

By Gabriel Black, 7 March 2015

Polish court delays decision in Polanski extradition case

By Dorota Niemitz, 7 March 2015

Washington stokes Middle East bloodbath

US Supreme Court hears challenge to Obamacare subsidies

Arts Review

The horrors of war depicted
Images of War—Sensory War 1914-2014: An exhibition at Manchester City Art Gallery

By Margot Miller, 6 March 2015

Philip Levine (1928–2015): A poet of working class life and struggle

By Dorota Niemitz and Matthew Brennan, 5 March 2015


Dawn spacecraft enters orbit around Ceres

WSWS Interview

Former Guantanamo detainee David Hicks speaks with the WSWS

By Richard Phillips, 5 March 2015

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Australia: Griffith University obstructs IYSSE campaigns

By our correspondents, 4 March 2015