National Guard deployed in Baltimore after anger erupts over police killing

By Jerry White, 28 April 2015

The inflammatory statements of Baltimore officials make clear that the murderous actions of the police reflect the contempt for the city’s workers felt by the entire political establishment.

Baltimore residents speak out against police killing

The police murder in Baltimore

City of Chicago offers payouts for police brutality and torture

By George Marlowe, 28 April 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has backed an absurdly small $5.5 million reparations fund for victims of torture under former police commander Jon Burge.

Federal agent kills 20-year-old Detroit man in front of family

By Shannon Jones, 28 April 2015

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Obama gave CIA free rein for drone assassinations in Pakistan

By Bill Van Auken, 28 April 2015

Rules supposedly imposed elsewhere to reduce the killing and maiming of civilians were secretly waived for CIA operations in Pakistan.

Bureaucratized murder and the “war on terror”

US deploys new “military assets” to Nepal as death toll from earthquake grows

By Thomas Gaist, 28 April 2015

In contrast to the rapid deployment of military resources, the financial response of the major powers to the disaster has been paltry.

Earthquake kills thousands in Nepal

Writers oppose free speech award for Charlie Hebdo

By Tom Eley, 28 April 2015

Six American writers have withdrawn from the annual gala of the PEN American Center in protest against the organization’s decision to give a “freedom of expression” award to Charlie Hebdo .

Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau attacked for criticizing Charlie Hebdo

“Free Speech” hypocrisy in the aftermath of the attack on Charlie Hebdo

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Militarised war centenary events across Australia

By Mike Head, 28 April 2015

Throughout the weekend’s events, the most prominent theme was the need to inculcate in a new young generation a willingness to lay down their lives for their country.

Anzac Day marches mobilise contingents of youth

By our reporters, 28 April 2015

Australia: Camp Gallipoli fails to attract support

By Richard Phillips, 28 April 2015

The event was aimed at inculcating its participants, especially the children and young students, with Australian patriotism and the glorification of militarism and war.

Australia’s Anzac celebrations and the fight against war

South China Sea disputes dominate ASEAN summit

By Peter Symonds, 28 April 2015

While the summit did not embrace the Philippine demand for an immediate halt to Chinese land reclamation on disputed islands, the final statement did take a more hard-line stand.

China invests $46 billion in strategic Pakistan-China Economic Corridor

By Athiyan Silva, 28 April 2015

The deal would allow China to largely circumvent the threat of a blockade of its energy imports by US and allied navies in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Syriza-led government prepares new austerity measures against Greek workers

By Christoph Dreier, 28 April 2015

After European finance ministers ruled out any concessions to Greece, the Syriza-led government called an emergency meeting to draft new austerity measures.

Greece’s Syriza government signals pension cuts

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Surveillance law lays basis for political police in France

By Anthony Torres, 28 April 2015

The National Assembly is currently debating a digital surveillance bill that would legalize mass spying and data retention practices by French intelligence agencies.

German child care workers vote for strike action

By Verena Nees, 28 April 2015

The 240,000 child care workers in German public-sector institutions are demanding a salary increase.

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Les démocrates renforcent la répression des manifestations contre le meurtre policier de Freddie Gray

Par Nick Barrickman, 28 avril 2015

Les manifestations du week-end contre la violence policière à Baltimore, dans le Maryland, ont été les plus importantes depuis que Gray a succombé aux blessures reçues durant son arrestation la semaine dernière.

Des milliers de morts dans le séisme au Népal

Par W.A. Sunil, 28 avril 2015

Si le séisme est le produit d'énormes forces naturelles, l'étendue de la mort et de la destruction a des causes sociales bien définies.

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Drohnenmord und „Krieg gegen den Terror“

Von Joseph Kishore, 28. April 2015

Das Drohnenmordprogramm der CIA ist zentraler Bestandteil der amerikanischen Außenpolitik. In Pakistan, dem Jemen, Somalia und anderen Ländern sind diesem Programm bereits Tausende Menschen zum Opfer gefallen.

Deutsche Bank: Ver.di opfert Arbeitsplätze für Zocker-Geschäft

Von Gustav Kemper und Peter Schwarz, 28. April 2015

Die Deutsche Bank verabschiedet sich weitgehend vom Kleinkundengeschäft und konzentriert sich auf das internationale Spekulationsgeschäft – mit voller Unterstützung von Ver.di, die den Abbau Tausender Arbeitsplätze unterstützt.

Syriza bereitet neue soziale Angriffe vor

Von Christoph Dreier, 28. April 2015

Die Syriza-Regierung in Griechenland steuert eine Einigung mit der Troika an und bereitet neue soziale Angriffe vor.

Für Meinungsfreiheit an der Humboldt-Universität

28. April 2015

Mit einer „Öffentlichen Stellungnahme für Jörg Baberowski“ hat sich die Berliner Humboldt-Universität hinter einen Professor gestellt, der sich offen zum Nazi-Apologeten Ernst Nolte bekennt.

Das Wahlmanifest der Scottish Socialist Party: Nationalismus und Klassenzusammenarbeit

Von Julie Hyland, 28. April 2015

Das Wahlmanifest der Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) zu den Unterhauswahlen am 7. Mai markiert einen neuen Tiefpunkt beim allgemeinen Versinken der pseudolinken Gruppen in den Sumpf des schottischen Nationalismus.

BBC-Wahldebatte der Herausforderer:
Scottish National Party, Plaid Cymru und Grüne bieten Labour „progressives Bündnis“ an

Von Chris Marsden, 28. April 2015

Die Appelle der Scottish National Party halfen Oppositionsführer Miliband, seine rechten Sparpläne zu vertuschen.

Französische Polizei verhaftet Studenten wegen geplantem Terroranschlag in Paris

Von Kumaran Ira, 28. April 2015

Die regierende Sozialistische Partei (PS) nutzt den geplanten Terroranschlag in Paris aus, um ihre Antiterror- und Überwachungsmaßnahmen zu legitimieren.

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Australia’s Anzac celebrations and the fight against war

28 April 2015

The meetings of the SEP (Australia), held in the teeth of an official campaign to glorify militarism and attempts to prevent them from taking place, gave conscious political expression to opposition to war and attacks on democratic rights.

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International May Day 2015

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

the International Committee of the Fourth International, 13 April 2015

Capitalism, war and the collapse of democracy

Sri Lanka: Campaign for International May Day wins warm response

Chicago auto workers voice support for May Day rally

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Socialist Equality Party (UK) Election Campaign

Tommy Sheridan’s “Hope over Fear”: Cheerleaders for the Scottish National Party

By Chris Marsden, 28 April 2015

No one at the rally was in a politically critical frame of mind, least of all the pseudo-lefts in the crowd who have long ago sold their political soul to the SNP and Scottish nationalism.

UK general election reveals crisis of capitalist rule

By Chris Marsden, 27 April 2015

Miliband lays out Labour’s militarist foreign policy for Britain

By Robert Stevens, 27 April 2015

Defend migrants and refugees! Oppose British imperialism!

UK General Election: Green Party offers no real alternative to austerity and militarism

Scottish Socialist Party manifesto: Nationalism and class collaboration

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

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SEP Australia

Australian broadcaster sacks journalist for criticising Anzac Day
Defend Scott McIntyre! Defend freedom of speech!

the Socialist Equality Party, 27 April 2015

Workers and youth defy Anzac Day propaganda to attend SEP anti-war meetings

By our reporters, 27 April 2015

International greetings to the SEP (Australia) meetings

Workers and young people speak at SEP (Australia) anti-war meetings

The role of Australian schools in World War I
Soldier Boys: The Militarisation of Australian and New Zealand Schools for World War I

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

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

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After exposure of 2012 kidnapping story
Vanity Fair, Richard Engel and NBC attempt a cover-up

By David Walsh, 27 April 2015

White House Correspondent’s Dinner: Wealth, influence, hypocrisy

By Kate Randall, 27 April 2015

Former CIA head Petraeus gets wrist-slap sentence for leaking classified material

By Tom Hall, 27 April 2015

US settlement shields Deutsche Bank from criminal prosecution for rigging Libor

By Gabriel Black and Barry Grey, 27 April 2015

Civilian casualties mount as Saudi-led airstrikes continue in Yemen

The refugee crisis and the new “scramble for Africa”

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

28 April 2015

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

Arts Review

An appraisal of German writer Günter Grass: 1927-2015

By Sybille Fuchs, Wolfgang Weber and Peter Schwarz, 25 April 2015

“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


Twenty-five years of the Hubble Space Telescope

By Bryan Dyne, 24 April 2015

25 years ago: South Korean workers battle police

Hundreds of thousands of workers and students clashed with police in cities throughout South Korea in May Day protests called to denounce violent attacks on strikers.

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50 years ago: US invades Dominican Republic

On April 28, 1965, over 500 US Marines were airlifted to the Dominican Republic in an act of imperialist aggression aimed at reinstating a pro-American dictatorship.

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75 years ago: Himmler orders construction of Auschwitz

On April 27, 1940, SS head Heinrich Himmler ordered the creation of a prison concentration camp near the Polish village of Oswiecim.

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100 years ago: Italy breaks alliance with Germany, Austria-Hungary

On May 3, 1915, Italy officially revoked the Triple Alliance, a military pact with Austria-Hungary and Germany.

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