IMF warns of slow growth, high unemployment

By Barry Grey, 11 April 2015

The IMF’s analysis amounts to a tacit acknowledgement that the crisis is of historical dimensions and the underlying problems in the global capitalist system have not been resolved.

Growing warnings of another financial disaster

Texas executes mentally ill man who shot police officer

By Gabriel Black, 11 April 2015

The execution took place the same day that Oklahoma passed a law allowing prisoners to be killed by nitrogen gas asphyxiation.

The firing squad returns to America

California police caught on video beating man after chase

By Zaida Green, 11 April 2015

After surrendering peacefully, Francis Pusok was shocked with a Taser twice and struck 58 times by police.

Killer cop in South Carolina shooting had history of brutality

Police murder in South Carolina

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NATO rearmament increases risk of war in Europe

By Johannes Stern, 11 April 2015

NATO’s military buildup in Eastern Europe is increasingly taking the form of preparation for war against Russia.

Murder in Moscow: Why was Boris Nemtsov assassinated?

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French oil giant Total uses Chinese funds to finance Russian oil project

By Athiyan Silva, 11 April 2015

As the imperialist powers in North America and Europe seek to divide up markets in Russia and Asia, inter-imperialist tensions are coming to the fore.

Obama green lights weapons sales to Egypt, Pakistan

By Thomas Gaist, 11 April 2015

The arms transfers are being coordinated to meet the needs of the US-backed, Saudi and Egyptian-led war against Yemen

Blood and capital

Obama, Castro to meet at Americas summit

By Bill Van Auken, 11 April 2015

The meeting, the first between top US and Cuban officials in nearly six decades, is part of a rapprochement between Washington and Havana.

US-Cuban rapprochement: The lessons of history

Scottish nationalist advocates “devo-max” in Aberdeen leaders’ debate

By Julie Hyland, 11 April 2015

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said she would push for complete control of taxation and spending in Scotland “as quickly as the other parties agree to give it.”

Sri Lankan government postpones constitutional amendment

By Pani Wijesiriwardena, 11 April 2015

The proposed changes are not to defend democratic rights but to hoodwink working people as the government prepares to impose its austerity agenda.

Massive fire at Chinese chemical factory

By Ben McGrath, 11 April 2015

Industrial accidents in China are a regular occurrence amid the corporate drive to boost profits at the expense of safety and health standards.

Canada: Conservatives fast-tracking Bill C-51 into law

By Roger Jordan, 11 April 2015

Canada’s Conservative government is determined to adopt legislation that attacks core democratic rights.

New in Persian

نتی مارکسیسم یانیس واروفاکیس

نیک بیمز

مقالۀ اخیر یانیس واروفاکیس، وزیر مالیۀ حکومت یونان به رهبری حزب سیریزا، که به تازگی در روزنامۀ گاردین منتشر شده است، ضمن آن که تقابل او را با مارکس آشکار می کند، پرده از خصلت طبقاتی سیریزا و گرایش های شِبه چپی که نمایندگی می کند، برمی دارد.

New in Spanish

Doce años después de la invasión de Irak
El Medio Oriente en llamas

Por Bill Van Auken, 11 abril 2015

Que Washington se envuelva en guerras con supuestos contradictorios provoca preocupación en los laboratorios de ideas estadounidenses, en los medios de difusión y entre sus aliados. Todos ponen el dedo en una supuesta "incoherencia estratégica".

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La Grèce rembourse € 450 millions au Fonds monétaire international

Par Christoph Dreier, 11 avril 2015

La promesse du gouvernement dirigé par Syriza de rembourser toutes les dettes représente un engagement sans équivoque d’imposer de nouvelles mesures d'austérité alors que règnent déjà en Grèce des conditions sociales désastreuses.

France: les ouvriers boudent les manifestations du 9 avril malgré la montée des grèves

Par Stéphane Hugues, 11 avril 2015

Malgré l’opposition générale aux attaques sociales imposées par le Parti socialiste (PS), les travailleurs sentent que les syndicats alliés au PS n’offrent pas de voie vers l’avant dans la lutte contre l'austérité.

L'Orchestre symphonique de Toronto écarte une pianiste critique du régime de Kiev

Par Roger Jordan, 11 avril 2015

L'annulation des concerts prévus à Toronto de Valentina Lisitsa est un acte effronté de censure politique.

New in German

Obamas krimineller Krieg im Jemen

Von Bill Van Auken, 11. April 2015

Im Jemen kämpfen Saudi-Arabien und andere Golfmonarchien gegen das ärmste Land des Nahen Ostens. Dieser Krieg wird von den Vereinigten Staaten bewaffnet und dirigiert.

Massive Nato-Aufrüstung erhöht Kriegsgefahr in Europa

Von Johannes Stern, 11. April 2015

Die Nato-Aufrüstung in Ost-Europa nimmt immer direkter die Form offener Kriegsvorbereitungen gegen Russland an.

Politische Krise in Pakistan
Saudi-Arabien fordert Unterstützung im Krieg gegen Jemen

Von Sampath Perera, 11. April 2015

Islamabad fürchtet, eine Beteiligung am Krieg gegen Jemen würde den Konflikt mit dem Nachbarn Iran verschärfen und religiöse Kämpfe in Pakistan hervorrufen.

Großbritanniens Pseudolinke entlarvt sich

Von Steve James, 11. April 2015

Tommy Sheridans Entscheidung, zur Wahl der Scottish National Party aufzurufen, ist ein Armutszeugnis für das ganze pseudolinke Milieu in Großbritannien.

Der Film „Als wir träumten“ von Andreas Dresen

Von Bernd Reinhardt, 11. April 2015

Dresens Film spielt im Leipzig von 1994. Er zeigt 16- bis 17-jährige Jugendliche in der Nachwendezeit.

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US presidential campaign begins: A travesty of democracy

11 April 2015

Both Hillary Clinton and her Republican rivals are seeking the support of the billionaire financiers who will determine the course of the 2016 campaign.

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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

Australian council cancels hall booking for SEP anti-war meeting
Defend the democratic rights of the SEP! Oppose political censorship!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 11 April 2015

It is already clear that Burwood Council cancelled the hall booking in a knee-jerk response to phone calls from racist and nationalist elements.

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

6 April 2015


The UAW’s loyal opposition

By Jerry White, 11 April 2015

At last month’s UAW bargaining convention, a group of self-styled “dissidents” worked to bolster illusions that the UAW is a viable organization that can be reformed through pressure from below.

Obama’s criminal war against Yemen

By Bill Van Auken, 10 April 2015

Greece makes €450 million payment to International Monetary Fund

By Christoph Dreier, 10 April 2015

Iranian regime cautiously embraces international nuclear deal

By Peter Symonds, 10 April 2015

German Left Party leader praises right-wing politician Peter Gauweiler

By Ulrich Rippert, 10 April 2015

New Zealanders shun Camp Gallipoli WWI celebration

By Tom Peters, 10 April 2015

Tsarnaev found guilty on all counts in Boston bombing trial

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

Toronto Symphony bans pianist critical of Kiev regime

The insider trading fix and class justice in America

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

Arts Review

Cymbeline: Michael Almereyda returns to Shakespeare

By David Walsh, 11 April 2015

Michael Almereyda, who previously directed a version of Hamlet starring Ethan Hawke, has turned to one of Shakespeare’s lesser known plays, with intelligent results.

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

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

Socialist Equality Party (UK) election campaign

Socialist Equality Party overturns election hustings exclusion in Camden

By Paul Mitchell, 11 April 2015

The exclusion of SEP general election candidate David O’Sullivan was overturned after the chair was forced to call a vote.

SEP candidate for Glasgow Central addresses Caledonian University hustings

Glasgow Central: A history of working class struggle

London: The Kingsway pavement fire and the need for socialism

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

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Fifty years since the death of Viola Liuzzo

By Helen Hayes, 10 April 2015

The fight against Jim Crow segregation drew in white workers and youth as well as African-Americans from the North and the South. Liuzzo’s determination to participate in the civil rights struggle reflected great changes taking place in the US in the 1960s.

San Francisco International Film Festival 2004
Interview with Mary Liuzzo Lilleboe, daughter of Viola Liuzzo

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

11 April 2015

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

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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