Industrial action mounts in France against Socialist Party’s austerity drive

By Pierre Mabut, 9 April 2015

In seeking to resist reactionary policies in France and across Europe, the working class faces a political struggle against the Socialist Party and the European Union.

Tsarnaev found guilty on all counts in Boston bombing trial

By Barry Grey, 9 April 2015

While there is no doubt that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is guilty of a horrific crime, the more fundamental issues in the bombing are being excluded from the media coverage of the trial.

Report details massive police response to Boston Marathon bombing

Closing arguments in Boston Marathon bombing case set for April 6

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Greece’s Tsipras manoeuvres with Russia in bid to strike better bargain with Europe

By Robert Stevens, 9 April 2015

The moves towards Russia are seen by sections of the Greek bourgeoisie as a bargaining chip in their ongoing negotiations with the European powers over Greece's debts.

Greek riot police clash with protesters in Athens and at Hellas gold mine

By our reporter, 9 April 2015

Syriza discusses the need for state repression

Syriza promises IMF Greece will “meet all obligations to all its creditors”

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Toronto Symphony bans pianist critical of Kiev regime

By Roger Jordan, 9 April 2015

The cancellation of Valentina Lisitsa’s Toronto performances is a brazen act of political censorship.

US defence secretary warns China over Asian maritime disputes

By Peter Symonds, 9 April 2015

Ashton Carter is visiting Japan and South Korea to integrate their militaries more closely into the Pentagon’s preparations for war with China.

US admiral threatens Beijing over South China Sea

Police killing of 10-year-old sparks protests in Brazil

By Bill Van Auken, 9 April 2015

The brutal police violence is unfolding as the government prepares to implement a punishing austerity package to meet the demands of global finance capital.

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

Right-wing Democrat reelected as Chicago mayor

By Kristina Betinis, 9 April 2015

The first-ever runoff election for mayor in the city of Chicago resulted in a second term for current mayor Rahm Emanuel, who is preparing major cuts to pensions and city services.

The political issues in the Chicago mayoral election

US drug agency tracked billions of international phone calls

By Patrick Martin, 9 April 2015

A report in USA Today found that the Drug Enforcement Administration tracked most international phone calls made from the US over a period of two decades.

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Bills in Kansas and Missouri target public aid recipients

By Shannon Jones, 9 April 2015

The punitive and vindictive proposals aim to sharply limit public aid benefits going to the poorest and most vulnerable sections of the working class.

Food stamp cuts hit Wisconsin poor

One year into the administration of Mayor de Blasio
Affordable housing increasingly scarce in New York City

By Philip Guelpa, 9 April 2015

A growing number of people are being forced into city homeless shelters or onto the streets as the demand for luxury condominiums pushes rents ever higher.

China’s former security chief indicted on corruption charges

By Ben McGrath, 9 April 2015

Xi Jinping’s government is cracking down on state-owned enterprises as it imposes a pro-market agenda.

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Amerikan emperyalizminin krizinde belirleyici bir dönüm noktası

Nick Beams, 9 Nisan 2015

Washington’dan gelen hararetli muhalefete karşı, şu anda, 40’tan fazla ülke Çin destekli Asya Altyapı Yatırım Bankası’nın parçası olmak istediğini belirtmiş durumda.

Syriza önceki Yunan hükümetinin göçmen politikasını sürdürüyor

Martin Kreickenbaum, 9 Nisan 2015

Syriza ve onun sağcı koalisyon ortağı Bağımsız Yunanlılar (Anel), önceki hükümetin insanlık dışı göçmen politikasını neredeyse sorunsuz bir biçimde sürdürüyor.

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Syriza se dispone a reprimir

Por Chris Marsden, 9 abril 2015

La exigencia, del ministerio para el orden público, de represión policial a las manifestaciones, ha resultado en una promesa del primer ministro Alexis Tsipras de que el gobierno de Syriza hará lo que se requiera para mantener la "ley y orden".

FICUNAM 2015: Parte 2
La norma contrasta con la excepción—tres buenas películas: Corte, Galería Nacional y El escarabajo de oro

Por David Walsh, 9 abril 2015

Esta es la segunda parte de una serie de artículos sobre el festival de cine FICUNAM en la Ciudad de México, que tuvo lugar del 26 de febrero al 7 de marzo de este año.

Entrevista con Alejo Moguillansky, codirector de El escarabajo de oro

Por David Walsh, 9 abril 2015

David Walsh habló de Alejo Moguillansky, el co-director de El escarabajo de oro, en la Ciudad de México durante el festival de cine FICUNAM.

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Syriza discute la nécessité d’une répression par l’Etat

Par Chris Marsden, 9 avril 2015

Derrière l’écran de fumée déployé par ceux qui le défendent, Syriza est en train de faire des préparatifs pour le moment où les discours ne suffiront plus à couvrir le fait qu’il impose l’austérité.

Manifeste électoral du Parti de l'égalité socialiste (Royaume-Uni) pour les élections générales de 2015 : Non à la guerre et à l'austérité! Luttez pour le socialisme!

Par le Parti de l'égalité socialiste (Royaume-Uni), 9 avril 2015

Le Parti de l’égalité socialiste du Royaume-Uni tente de mobiliser les travailleurs dans une lutte politique contre l’austérité et la guerre à travers la lutte pour un gouvernement ouvrier basé sur une politique socialiste.

New in German

Syriza fasst staatliche Repression ins Auge

Von Chris Marsden, 9. April 2015

Die Syriza-Regierung bereitet sich auf die Zeit vor, in der sie ihre Austeritätspolitik nicht mehr mit hohlen Phrasen vertuschen kann.

Lafontaine lobt Gauweiler

Von Ulrich Rippert, 9. April 2015

Nach dem Rücktritt von seinen politischen Ämtern lobte Oskar Lafontaine in Bild den CSU-Rechtsaußen Peter Gauweiler.

Pseudolinke unterstützen Scottish National Party bei Anti-Trident Kundgebung

Von Julie Hyland, 9. April 2015

Die Organisatoren einer Anti-Kriegs-Demonstration in Glasgow versuchten, den Protest ins Fahrwasser kapitalistischer Parteien zu lenken, die selbst durch und durch militaristisch sind.

Angriffe im Jemen verursachen humanitäre Katastrophe

Von Niles Williamson, 9. April 2015

Durch die von den USA unterstützten und von Saudi-Arabien angeführten Bombenangriffe wurden bereits mehr als 100 Kinder getötet oder verwundet.

New in Greek

Οι θεωρητικές και ιστορικές καταβολές της ψευτο-αριστεράς

Του Ντέϊβιντ Νορθ, 2 Απρίλιος 2015

Το World Socialist Web Site αναδημοσιεύει εδώ στα ελληνικά την εναρκτήρια αναφορά του πρόεδρου της Διεθνούς Συντακτικής Επιτροπής του WSWS Ντέιβιντ Νορθ προς το Δεύτερο Εθνικό Συνέδριο του Σοσιαλιστικού Κόμματος Ισότητας (ΗΠΑ) στις 8 Ιουλίου 2012.

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الاشتراكية والنضال ضد الحرب الامبريالية

بيان اللجنة الدولية للمؤتمر الدولي الرابع
3 يوليو 2014

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Police murder in South Carolina

9 April 2015

A video released Tuesday shows police officer Michael Slager shooting unarmed Walter Scott in the back—the latest in an unending series of police murders in the US.

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Socialist Equality Party

The election of Syriza in Greece: Marxism vs. the pseudo-left
A lecture series by David North (April 8 - 22)

2 April 2015

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

By David North, 17 March 2015

Public meetings in Australia and New Zealand:
Anzac Day, the glorification of militarism and the drive to World War III

6 April 2015

Arts Review

Harun Farocki’s Labour in a Single Shot in Berlin: An exhibition of films about working people

By Hiram Lee, 9 April 2015

The final project of German filmmaker Harun Farocki (1944-2014) brings together dozens of short films about working people.

Detroit arts projects highlight brutal US prison system

By Seraphine Collins, 8 April 2015

FICUNAM 2015: Part 5
A revealing forum on “Politics and film criticism” at Mexican film festival

I Remember You: A comment on the history of his film by director Ali Khamraev


John Oliver’s interview with Edward Snowden: Pseudo-satire in defense of NSA surveillance

By Thomas Gaist, 9 April 2015

The comedy host had the audacity to reprimand the NSA whistleblower during an interview broadcast as part of Sunday’s edition of the “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.”

The insider trading fix and class justice in America

By Barry Grey, 8 April 2015

Eight dead in Maryland following utility shutoff

By Jerry White, 8 April 2015

US-backed assault creating humanitarian disaster in Yemen

By Niles Williamson, 8 April 2015

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Australia: Socialist Alliance lauds Greens wins in NSW election

By James Cogan, 8 April 2015

Australia: Political witch-hunt against Sydney University academic

By Oliver Campbell, 8 April 2015

Rolling Stone’s retraction of University of Virginia gang rape story

Obama defends Iran nuclear pact as Pentagon prepares for war

Socialist Equality Party (UK) election campaign

Glasgow Central: SEP on the ballot in socially-polarised constituency

By Steve James and Stephen Alexander, 9 April 2015

Some of the most depressed neighbourhoods in Glasgow fall within the constituency.

Glasgow Central: A history of working class struggle

By Steve James and Stephen Alexander, 9 April 2015

Savage conditions in the early days of industrial production along with terrible overcrowding and insanitary housing gave rise to decades of brutal class warfare.

London: The Kingsway pavement fire and the need for socialism

Pseudo-left rally behind Scottish National Party at anti-nuclear submarine rally

Socialist Equality Party (UK) 2015 General Election manifesto: No to war and austerity! Fight for socialism!

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CERN restarts Large Hadron Collider

By Bryan Dyne, 8 April 2015

The Detroit bankruptcy

Detroit water department lays off all building maintenance workers

By James Brewer, 7 April 2015

Judge boasts of his “political” role in Detroit bankruptcy conspiracy

Workers Struggles

Behind the airline workers strike at Alitalia

By Mariane Arens, 8 April 2015

Mass strike by Vietnamese shoe workers

By Ben McGrath, 6 April 2015

Federal judge bans pilot strike at Las Vegas-based airline

25 years ago: Reagan official convicted on Iran-Contra charges

Admiral John M. Poindexter was convicted on five felony charges of lying, conspiracy and obstructing Congress.

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50 years ago: Longshoremen’s union boycotts Alabama

Responding to a call by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the ILWU voted to refuse to handle Alabama goods on April 9, 1965.

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75 years ago: Germany invades Denmark and Norway

On April 9, 1940, German forces overran Denmark and invaded Norway.

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100 years ago: Socialist youth conference held in Berne, Switzerland

On April 7, 1915, an international meeting of young socialists held in Berne, Switzerland concluded its proceedings.

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