Protests mount in Baltimore over police killing of Freddie Gray

By Evan Blake and Andre Damon, 23 April 2015

The killing of Freddy Gray is the latest in a wave of police murders throughout the United States.

More than one thousand protest police killing in Baltimore, Maryland

Judge acquits Chicago police officer who killed unarmed woman in 2012

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Obama, Republicans push anti-China trade pact

By Patrick Martin, 23 April 2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is aimed at reinforcing US dominance in the Asia-Pacific region against the rising economic, political and military power of China.

Call for new international economic order at Asia-Africa summit

By Nick Beams, 23 April 2015

Japanese Prime Minister Abe did not include a significant phrase offered in previous apologies for Japanese war crimes in his remarks to the Asia-Africa summit meeting.

Washington state teachers hold one-day strikes over wages, class sizes

By Jerry White, 23 April 2015

While the teachers’ union is limiting the walkouts to one day, the action reflects the determination of educators around the country to fight the bipartisan assault on public education.

Six Minneapolis Somali-Americans arrested in FBI terror “sting”

By Bill Van Auken, 23 April 2015

The arrests came with the usual announcement that the alleged terrorists posed “no threat to the public,” in a case driven by a confidential FBI informant.

Two New York women snared in FBI terror “sting”

Five years since the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

By E.P. Bannon, 23 April 2015

While the disastrous effects of the spill cannot be overstated, five years have passed and none of the perpetrators have been held accountable for their actions.

Federal judge cuts BP oil spill fine by billions of dollars

Families of accident victims denounce ruling upholding GM bankruptcy shield

By Shannon Jones, 23 April 2015

Accident victims and their families will not be able to sue for death or injuries sustained while driving defective GM vehicles prior to the company’s July 2009 exit from bankruptcy.

Union agrees to sell-out deal covering Los Angeles teachers

By Dan Conway, 23 April 2015

The agreement covering more than 35,000 Los Angeles teachers abandons any demand for smaller class sizes and does nothing to halt the erosion of living standards.

Workers at Germany’s Postbank begin indefinite strike

By Gustav Kemper, 23 April 2015

As part of its gradual takeover of Postbank, Deutsche Bank has carried out a radical cost-cutting program, including outsourcing and wage cuts.

Warnings of an economic downturn in New Zealand

By Tom Peters, 23 April 2015

The out-of-control housing market is another example of how the financial elite continue to engage in the same parasitic activity that led to the 2008 financial crash.

French, Tunisian presidents use terror attacks to cement military ties

By Antoine Lerougetel, 23 April 2015

Holland and Essebsi are using the horror provoked by Islamist terror attacks to justify a massive development of police-state and military powers.

New in Turkish

Emperyalist savaşa hayır! 2015 Uluslararası Çevrimiçi 1 Mayıs Toplantısına katılın!

Dördüncü Enternasyonal’in Uluslararası Komitesi, 23 Nisan 2015

Dördüncü Enternasyonal’in Uluslararası Komitesi, 3 Mayıs Pazar günü, uluslararası işçi sınıfının tarihsel dayanışma günü 1 Mayıs’ı anmak için uluslararası çevrimiçi bir toplantı düzenliyor.

Ukrayna rejimi Nazi işbirlikçilerin itibarını iade ederken komünizmi yasaklıyor

Alex Lantier ve Stefan Steinberg, 23 Nisan 2015

Ukrayna’daki NATO destekli yönetim, ülkede tüm komünist sembolleri yasaklarken, II. Dünya Savaşı sırasında etnik kitlesel katliamlar gerçekleştiren Nazi işbirlikçisi güçlerin itibarını iade eden yasaları onayladı.

New in Russian

Нет империалистической войне! Присоединяйтесь к Первомайскому онлайн митингу 2015!

Международный Комитет Четвертого Интернационала, 23 апреля 2015 г.

Никогда с 1939 года, в преддверии Второй мировой войны, угроза мировой войны не была столь непосредственной, и никогда массовое движение рабочего класса против империализма не было столь необходимым, как сейчас.

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La censure politique du SEP (Australie) et la lutte contre la guerre

Par Nick Beams, 23 avril 2015

La tentative faite pour bloquer la réunion du SEP montre la peur des cercles dirigeants que le sentiment anti-guerre de masse ne se dote d’un programme politique socialiste et révolutionnaire.

Alors que s’aggrave le bilan des naufrages en Méditerranée
L’UE et les USA préparent de nouvelles actions militaires en Libye

Par Martin Kreickenbaum, 23 avril 2015

Avec une hypocrisie consommée, les chefs de gouvernements européens et les responsables de l'UE versent des larmes de crocodile sur les victimes de leurs propres crimes de guerre.

Les travailleurs doivent se mobiliser pour faire cesser les coupures d'eau à Detroit!

Par Jerry White, 23 avril 2015

La ville de Detroit s'apprête à couper l'eau à 28.000 habitants et pourrait cibler jusqu'à 73.000 comptes résidentiels.

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Die Flüchtlingskatastrophe und der neue „Wettlauf um Afrika“

Von Johannes Stern, 23. April 2015

Die europäischen Mächte nutzen das Massensterben im Mittelmeer, um die Rekolonialisierung Afrikas voranzutreiben.

Lokführer streiken zum siebten Mal in einem Jahr

Von Dietmar Henning, 23. April 2015

Die Bahn verzögert weiter die Verhandlungen, um die GDL bis zum Inkrafttreten des Tarifeinheitsgesetzes hinzuhalten.

Urabstimmung für Streik in Kitas

Von Verena Nees, 23. April 2015

Die 240.000 Erzieherinnen und Sozialpädagogen in kommunalen Einrichtungen fordern eine Höhergruppierung und damit Höherbewertung ihrer Arbeit.

Polen rüstet auf und bereitet soziale Kürzungen vor

Von Markus Salzmann, 23. April 2015

Polen erhöht seine Rüstungsausgaben und will an der Grenze zur russischen Enklave Kaliningrad sechs bis zu 50 Meter hohe Wachtürme bauen.

Die Pseudolinken und die libysche Katastrophe

Von Bill Van Auken, 23. April 2015

Die pseudolinken Organisationen, die die imperialistischen Interventionen in Nordafrika und im Nahen Osten bejubelten, tragen Mitverantwortung für die jüngste Katastrophe im Mittelmeer.

Ex-Präsident Mursi zu zwanzig Jahren Haft verurteilt

Von Bill Van Auken, 23. April 2015

Das Urteil gegen Mursi und vierzehn weitere Muslimbrüder belegt die völlige Unterordnung der Justiz unter das ägyptische Militärregime.

New in Greek

Ο αντι-μαρξισμός του Γιάνη Βαρουφάκη

Του Νικ Μπιμς, 22 Απρίλιος 2015

Ο Βαρουφάκης διαστρεβλώνει εντελώς την ανάλυση του καπιταλισμού από τον Μαρξ, ούτως ώστε να δικαιολογήσει το δικό του πρόγραμμα για την διάσωση του καπιταλισμού από τον εαυτό του.

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The refugee crisis and the new “scramble for Africa”

23 April 2015

The European powers are seizing on the mass drownings in the Mediterranean to further their plans for the recolonization of Africa.

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International May Day 2015

May Day campaign: Workers and students speak out against war

By our reporters, 23 April 2015

Socialist Equality Party supporters campaigned in Brooklyn, Los Angeles and other cities to promote the 2015 International May Day Online Rally.

Capitalism, war and the collapse of democracy

By Tom Carter, 22 April 2015

Chicago auto workers voice support for May Day rally

Detroit Chrysler workers express support for May Day rally against war

No to imperialist war! Join the 2015 International May Day Online Rally!

the International Committee of the Fourth International

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SEP Australia

Sydney pacifist forum blocks motion to oppose bans on SEP’s anti-war meeting

By Mike Head, 23 April 2015

The chairman of last night’s event abruptly shut it down to prevent an SEP member asking the audience to support the SEP’s resolution.

More letters denouncing Australian city council and university bans on SEP anti-war meeting

By our reporter, 23 April 2015

The political censorship of the SEP (Australia) and the fight against war

Socialist Equality Party meetings to proceed on April 26

Humboldt University IYSSE denounces Australian university’s anti-war meeting ban

Oppose political censorship at the University of Sydney!
An Open Letter to the Vice Chancellor

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

More on the banning of SEP (Australia) anti-war meetings »

Socialist Equality Party (UK) Election Campaign

Scottish Socialist Party manifesto: Nationalism and class collaboration

By Julie Hyland, 23 April 2015

The SSP approaches every issue facing working people solely from the standpoint of the ability of the Scottish bourgeoisie to grab more powers from Westminster.

SEP candidate tells London hustings:
“Whoever forms the next government makes no fundamental difference”

By Paul Mitchell, 23 April 2015

O’Sullivan addressed questions at the Somali community hustings on issues of housing and homelessness, Islamophobia, youth education, and unemployment.

UK welfare benefit sanctions bring hardship and hunger

SEP speaker at London election meeting: Only socialism can bring about genuine equality

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

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Australia’s Anzac Day: Revising history in preparation for new wars

By Peter Symonds, 23 April 2015

The political establishment can no longer tolerate anything that could open an avenue for anti-war sentiment, including any questioning of martial traditions that have their roots in World War I.

World War I: The breakdown of capitalism

By Nick Beams, 23 April 2015

Today we are reposting a lecture delivered by Nick Beams at the SEP (US) Summer School held August 14–20, 2005 in Ann Arbor Michigan.

New Zealand’s WWI exhibitions falsify history and glorify war for a new generation

Twenty years since the Oklahoma City bombing

Australian World War I “celebration” buries history of mass anti-war opposition

25 years ago: Hubble Space Telescope launched into orbit

The much-anticipated launch of the Hubble Space Telescope aboard the space shuttle Discovery took place on April 24, 1990 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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50 years ago: Sukarno completes nationalization of foreign property

On April 24, 1965, President Sukarno signed a decree nationalizing the remaining foreign property held in Indonesia.

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75 years ago: US admiral says war against Japan inevitable

On April 22, 1940, Rear Admiral J.K. Taussig bluntly revealed US imperialism’s aims before the Senate committee on naval affairs.

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100 years ago: Allied forces launch disastrous Gallipoli landing in Turkey

On April 25, 1915 troops from Britain, Australia and New Zealand began the land phase of what has become known as the Gallipoli campaign.

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As refugee death toll mounts, EU and US plan new military actions in Libya

By Martin Kreickenbaum, 22 April 2015

Ousted Egyptian President Mursi sentenced to 20 years

By Bill Van Auken, 22 April 2015

US troops arrive at western Ukraine training camp

By Patrick Martin, 22 April 2015

More on the crisis in Ukraine »

Detroit workers denounce water shutoffs

By Jerry White, 22 April 2015

Workers must mobilize to stop water shutoffs in Detroit!

More on the bankruptcy of Detroit »

Iran’s Zarif volunteers Tehran as US strategic partner

By Keith Jones, 22 April 2015

Family members of disappeared Mexican students appeal for support in US

By Seraphine Collins, 22 April 2015

Syriza plunders Greece’s public finances

By Christoph Dreier, 22 April 2015

More on the crisis in Greece »

US economic decline overshadows IMF-World Bank meeting

Two dead children found inside Detroit freezer

New in Greek

WSWS publishes Greek translation of "The anti-Marxism of Yanis Varoufakis"

By Nick Beams

Posted here is a translation into Greek of “The anti-Marxism of Yanis Varoufakis,” a critical analysis of the political and economic views of the Greek finance minister.

Arts Review

“Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit,” at the Detroit Institute of Arts
In defense of Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry frescoes

By Tim Rivers and David Walsh, 21 April 2015

Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) holds first national congress

By our correspondents, 21 April 2015