Syriza promises new austerity list as European institutions intensify pressure on Greece

By Robert Stevens, 20 March 2015

In advance of an EU summit, the political representatives of the European banks insisted that Greece must impose austerity measures or risk being cut off from further loans.

Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis prostrates himself on German talk show

ISO-allied pseudo-lefts within Syriza defend their capitulation to austerity

Greece and the dictatorship of finance capital

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Tunisian army called out after terror attack kills 23

By Bill Van Auken, 20 March 2015

In the final analysis, the atrocity in Tunis is the result of the catastrophes created by the US wars in Iraq and Libya and the proxy war Washington has waged in Syria.

Netanyahu begins post-election maneuvers, in Israel and abroad

By Patrick Martin, 20 March 2015

After his apparent election victory, the Israeli prime minister has sought to cover up the blatant anti-Arab racism of his final campaign appeals.

Right-wing Israeli parties begin talks on coalition

The toxic crisis of Israeli society

Obama administration sets record for denying access to government documents

By Niles Williamson, 20 March 2015

The backlog of unanswered Freedom of Information Act requests grew by 55 percent last year—part of a broader expansion of government secrecy.

Mass protests at University of Virginia after honors student beaten by state police

By Tom Hall, 20 March 2015

Thousands of students gathered Wednesday night to protest the beating of Martese Johnson, a student at the University of Virginia, by state police outside an off-campus bar.

Notes on police violence in America
Video shows police gunning down mentally ill Texas man

The paramilitary occupation of America

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German government increases defence budget by €8 billion

By Johannes Stern, 20 March 2015

The rapid boost to military spending, amounting to an increase of more than 6.2 percent, heralds a new stage in the return of German militarism.

Attack on democratic rights in Germany follows Blockupy protest

By Christoph Dreier, 20 March 2015

The German media and politicians have responded to the Blockupy protests against the ECB on Wednesday by denouncing the protesters and demanding restrictions on the freedom of assembly.

Massive police mobilization against anti-austerity protest in Frankfurt, Germany

Senior Toronto Police officer calls 2010 G-20 demonstrators “terrorists”

By Carl Bronski, 20 March 2015

The fear-mongering comes as the Canadian government is pushing for legislation that gives sweeping new powers to the state in the name of fighting “terrorism.”

Canada’s Bill C-51: A sweeping assault on democratic rights and legal principles—Part 1

Canada’s Bill C-51: A sweeping assault on democratic rights and legal principles—Part 2

South Korea pushes for inclusion in US anti-missile system

By Ben McGrath, 20 March 2015

Tensions between South Korea and China could rise if the US established an anti-ballistic missile battery on the Korean Peninsula.

IMF rejects Sri Lankan request for loan bailout

By Saman Gunadasa, 20 March 2015

The IMF’s blunt message to Sri Lanka is for new social attacks on the working class and poor.

New in Urdu

سیریزا کی اطاعت __ محنت کش طبقے کیلئے سبق

یکم مارچ 2015

ایک ماہ سے کم عرصے میں سیریزا کی حکومت نے یونان میں الیکشن کے دوران جو آسٹریٹی مخالف پروگرام دیا تھا اس سے مکمل انکار کرتے ہوئے غریب محنت کشوں سے غداری کی ہے جن کے ووٹوں سے منتخب ہوکر وہ اقتدار میں آئی تھی

New in Arabic

!2014-2015 نتائج وآفاق

ديفيد نورث و جوزيف كيشور , 5 يناير 2015

لم يعد القرن الحادي والعشرين حديث العهد. ونحن نبدأ عاما جديدا منه، فالسنوات الخمسة عشرالماضية وفرت لنا ما يكفي من البيانات تسمح لنا بالتعرف على العمليات الاقتصادية والجيوسياسية والاجتماعية الأساسية ، والتوجهات التي ستحدد طبيعة واتجاه الأحداث في عام 2015 والسنوات القادمة.

New in Russian

Сотни человек присутствовали на лекции по поводу выхода немецкого издания книги Русская революция и незавершенное XX столетие

От нашего корреспондента, 20 марта 2015 г.

Председатель международной редакционной коллегии МСВС Дэвид Норт представил немецкое издание своей книги аудитории, состоявшей из студентов, рабочих и посетителей Лейпцигской книжной ярмарки.

New in German

Der Konflikt um Chinas Entwicklungsbank

Von Nick Beams, 20. März 2015

Nach Großbritannien entscheiden sich auch Deutschland und andere europäische Staaten – trotz Widerstands der USA – zum Beitritt zu Chinas Entwicklungsbank AIIB.

Griechenland und die Forderung nach deutschen Reparationen

Von Peter Schwarz, 20. März 2015

Seit Kriegsende haben griechische Regierungen immer wieder eine Entschädigung für die Gräuel und die Verwüstung gefordert, die die Nazis in Griechenland angerichtet hatten. Sie wurden stets brüsk zurückgewiesen.

Nach Blockupy: Angriffe auf demokratische Grundrechte

Von Christoph Dreier, 20. März 2015

Medien und Politiker reagierten auf dieses Ereignis, indem sie die Proteste kriminalisierten und eine Einschränkung der Demonstrationsfreiheit forderten.

Israel: Rechte Parteien beginnen Koalitionsverhandlungen

Von Patrick Martin, 20. März 2015

Ministerpräsident Benjamin Netanjahu wird vermutlich zum vierten Mal eine Koalitionsregierung führen, die sich den Ausbau illegaler Siedlungen im Westjordanland zum Ziel setzt.

Türkei beteiligt sich stärker am Krieg im Irak und Syrien

Von Halil Celik, 20. März 2015

Bis vor kurzem weigerte sich die Türkei, eine aktive Rolle in der von den USA angeführten Koalition zu spielen und wurde dafür von den westlichen Mächten scharf kritisiert.

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Capital punishment and the brutality of class rule in America

20 March 2015

The political establishment’s continued support for state-sanctioned killing reflects the barbaric and exploitative character of social relations in the United States.

Earlier Perspectives »

In Defense of Historical Truth

Socialism and historical truth
A lecture delivered at the Leipzig Book Fair

By David North, 17 March 2015

Hundreds attend lecture introducing German edition of The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century

US Oil Workers Strike

Striking US oil workers explain issues at stake in their struggle

By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 20 March 2015

Oil workers who remain on strike at the Tesoro Carson refinery near Los Angeles, California and the BP Husky refinery near Toledo, Ohio spoke to the World Socialist Web Site.

USW sellout leaves oil workers at mercy of energy giants

Reject USW-Shell sellout deal!
For a general strike to defend jobs, safety and living standards!

The oil workers’ strike and the return of the class struggle in the US

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Arts Review

FICUNAM 2015: Part 2
The rule and the exceptions—three good films: Court, National Gallery and The Gold Bug

By David Walsh, 20 March 2015

There are filmmakers who devote themselves seriously and conscientiously to representing life, not life in the abstract, not “life as a river,” but concrete life, the life of social classes and relationships.

An interview with Alejo Moguillansky, co-director of The Gold Bug

By David Walsh, 20 March 2015

David Walsh spoke to Alejo Moguillansky, the co-director of The Gold Bug, in Mexico City during the FICUNAM film festival.

FICUNAM 2015: Part 1
A remarkable film festival in Mexico City


Syriza government’s surrender to the EU in Greece exposes Podemos in Spain

By Alex Lantier and Alejandro López, 20 March 2015

Syriza’s record in power shows what a Podemos government in Spain would be: a tool of imperialism, working with openly right-wing forces to attack the working class.

The conflict over the China-backed Asian investment bank

By Nick Beams, 19 March 2015

Obama set to veto any cuts to Pentagon war machine

By Bill Van Auken, 19 March 2015

US stocks surge as Fed signals slower rise in interest rates

By Barry Grey, 19 March 2015

Four years after Fukushima disaster, government to restart Japan’s nuclear plants

By Ben McGrath, 19 March 2015

Brazil’s right-wing protests: A warning to the working class

Wall Street bonuses at highest level since 2008 crash

SEP (Australia) Campaign in New South Wales Election

Youth unemployment—a social catastrophe for the working class

By Oscar Grenfell—SEP candidate for Bankstown, 20 March 2015

The major parties have nothing to offer youth because they defend the profit system and have helped create the conditions of mass unemployment and poverty.

Oppose the anti-mosque campaign in Penrith!

Australian workers call for support for striking US oil workers

Australia: Phony “leaders’ debate” for NSW state election

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Workers struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East and Africa

20 March 2015

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


Quebec student union ASSE promotes trade unions as students vote for anti-austerity strike

By Richard Dufour, 17 March 2015

Toronto university strikes:
A socialist strategy to defeat austerity and defend education

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Canada), 16 March 2015


Exhibition at New York’s Morgan Library
Lincoln Speaks: Words That Transformed a Nation

By Fred Mazelis, 13 March 2015

An exhibition of letters and speeches makes the US Civil War and the role of Abraham Lincoln come alive.

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”

25 years ago: Frame-up of striking Greyhound bus driver

Greyhound driver Roger D. Cawthra was arrested and jailed on March 16, 1990, on frame-up charges stemming from the alleged shooting of a scab bus on March 12 in Farmington, Connecticut.

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50 years ago: Bandaranaike coalition defeated in Ceylon

On March 22, 1965, the coalition government of Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike was defeated in parliamentary elections in Ceylon.

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75 years ago: War crisis brings down French government

On March 20, 1940, in a secret session of the French parliament, liberal premier Eduard Daladier resigned after losing a vote of confidence.

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100 years ago: Allied naval attack on the Dardanelles repelled by Turkey

On March 18, 1915, Allied naval forces launched a major attack on Ottoman defenses in the Dardanelles, the geo-strategically critical strait connecting the Sea of Marmara and the Aegean Sea.

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