Three dead in clash between Ukrainian regime and right-wing protesters

By Stefan Steinberg, 23 January 2014

In seeking to topple the Yanukovich regime, the EU and US have unleashed nationalist and neo-fascist forces that threaten to plunge Ukraine into turmoil.

Corporate criminals, billionaires gather for World Economic Forum in Davos

By Andre Damon, 23 January 2014

The 44th annual World Economic Forum began Wednesday, bringing over 2,000 corporate executives, major investors, government leaders, central bankers and celebrities to the Swiss Alpine resort.

Egyptian junta steps up repression after constitutional referendum

By Johannes Stern, 23 January 2014

Following the January 14-15 constitutional referendum, the US-backed Egyptian military junta is stepping up its suppression of all opposition to its rule.

Texas executes Mexican national in defiance of international law

By Bill Van Auken, 23 January 2014

Edgar Tamayo was put to death by lethal injection Wednesday night after Texas authorities rejected a World Court ruling requiring that they review his case and those of other Mexicans on death row.

New York’s Democratic governor plans major tax cuts for the wealthy

By Philip Guelpa, 23 January 2014

New York’s Democratic governor, Andrew Cuomo, presented a budget proposal that funds major tax cuts for corporations and wealthy individuals by continued austerity for the working class.

West Virginia water crisis continues as second chemical is identified

By Clement Daly, 23 January 2014

Freedom Industries—the company responsible for the January 9 chemical spill just outside Charleston, West Virginia—has told state regulators that the leak also contained polyglycol ethers, or PPH.

Texas Instruments lays off 1,100

By Rafael Azul, 23 January 2014

An escalation of layoff announcements in the US signals a deepening economic slump.

Bangladesh election impasse heightens amid geo-political tensions

By Sarath Kumara, 23 January 2014

The longstanding rivalry between the ruling Awami League and BNP is now intersecting with mounting tensions between the US and China.

Australian government defends seizure of East Timor’s documents

By Mike Head, 23 January 2014

Brazenly turning reality on its head, Australia’s legal team at the International Court of Justice issued inflammatory accusations against East Timor.

Britain: Labour’s plan for licences another attempt to vilify teachers

By Margot Miller, 23 January 2014

Under the Labour Party’s new proposals, regular re-licensing will make it easier to sack teachers.

Charges for migrants and visitors set precedent for wider assault on Britain’s NHS

By Tony Robson, 23 January 2014

Behind the charging of migrants to use the National Health Service is the objective of ending universal health care in favour of a means-tested approach.

Wall Street demands austerity in Puerto Rico

By John Marion, 23 January 2014

Bond traders are responding to Puerto Rico’s government debt problems by demanding the imposition of austerity measures.

New in Greek

Η σημασία της διαδήλωσης για την υπεράσπιση του Ινστιτούτου Τεχνών του Ντιτρόιτ

Του Γιόζεφ Κισόρ και Ντέιβιντ Νόρθ, 23 Ιανουαρίου 2014

Εκατοντάδες εργάτες και νέοι συμμετείχαν στην διαδήλωση που διοργάνωσε το Σοσιαλιστικό Κόμμα Ισότητας, σε μια έκφραση μαζικής εναντίωσης στις απαιτήσεις του εκτάκτου διαχειριστή του Ντιτρόιτ.

New in Turkish

ABD Suriye’ye karşı uydurma işkence suçlamaları yöneltiyor

Alex Lantier, 23 Ocak 2014

Rapor, Katar monarşisi tarafından finanse edilmesinden ABD istihbaratı ile bağlantılarına ve Suriye muhalefeti tarafından sağlanmış gizli bulgulara güvenmesine kadar bütünüyle “taraflı”dır.

New in French

À l'ouverture des négociations de Genève, les États-Unis accusent sans preuves la Syrie de torture

Par Alex Lantier, 23 janvier 2014

Avec les négociations internationales de Genève II sur la guerre en Syrie qui devraient s'ouvrir aujourd'hui 22 janvier en Suisse l'élite médiatique et diplomatique américaine accentue la propagande pour faire pression sur le régime syrien.

Les agences canadiennes d’espionnage ont menti aux tribunaux

Par Ed Patrick et Keith Jones, 23 janvier 2014

Un juge de la Cour fédérale a établi que les principales agences d’espionnage de l’État canadien ont «systématiquement» dissimulé de l’information dans plusieurs demandes de mandat.

En Inde, « Le système judiciaire applique l'agenda des capitalistes »

Par Deepal Jayasekera et Arun Kumar, 23 janvier 2014

Rajendra Pathak, l'avocat qui assure la défense juridique des 148 travailleurs de Maruti Suzuki en Inde qui sont confrontés à des accusations truquées de meurtre et d’autres crimes graves, a récemment évoqué cette affaire avec le World Socialist Web Site.

Dave Hyland : une lutte de toute une vie pour le trotskyme

Par Chris Marsden, 23 janvier 2014

Dave Hyland avait rejoint la SLL à un moment crucial de l'histoire, non de l'histoire britannique mais de l'histoire mondiale, et ce furent les événements mondiaux qui l'ont modelé en définitive.

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013
Année passée en revue : 2008
Pourquoi je lis le WSWS: Courrier des lecteurs

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Die globale Plutokratie

Von Andre Damon und Barry Grey, 23. Januar 2014

Kurz vor der jährlich stattfindenden Zurschaustellung parasitären Reichtums und Macht beim Weltwirtschaftsforum im Schweizer Alpenferienort Davos hat Oxfam Charity einen Bericht veröffentlicht, in dem vor beispiellosem Wachstum sozialer Ungleichheit auf der ganzen Welt gewarnt wird.

Ukraine: Oppositionsführer trifft Präsidenten, um Proteste zu entschärfen

Von Stefan Steinberg, 23. Januar 2014

Die Berliner Regierung, die hinter der Opposition steht, zieht die Bremse, nachdem sie das Land an den Rand eines Bürgerkriegs gebracht hat.

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“Geneva II” and the US regime-change drive in Syria

23 January 2014

The talks underway in Switzerland make clear that Washington has not backed away from its regime-change policy.

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Socialist Equality Party

A tribute to Dave Hyland

By David North, 23 January 2014

We are posting here the tribute to Dave Hyland, former national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party of Britain, delivered by David North, national chairman of the SEP of the US and chairman of the International Editorial Board of the WSWS, to a memorial meeting held January 18 in honor of Comrade Hyland.

David Hyland and the fight for socialist consciousness

By Ulrich Rippert, 22 January 2014

Dave Hyland: A life-long struggle for Trotskyism

By Chris Marsden, 21 January 2014

Memorial meeting pays tribute to Dave Hyland’s political struggle

By Robert Stevens, 20 January 2014

David Edward Hyland: March 7, 1947 — December 8, 2013

By Chris Marsden, 10 December 2013

The Socialist Equality Party candidates for the European election

By our correspondent, 16 January 2014

More on the SEP European election campaign »

Meeting at Toronto’s York University on implications of Snowden/CSEC spying revelations

20 January 2014

SEP (Canada) National Secretary Keith Jones will speak Thursday, January 23 on the implications of the global police-state spying operations.

Mehring Books

Video: David Walsh discusses Sky Between the Leaves

23 January 2014

In this video, Andre Damon interviews World Socialist Web Site Arts Editor David Walsh about the themes, content and political background of Walsh’s new book, Sky Between the Leaves.

The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Michigan governor announces state money for Detroit bankruptcy settlement

By Thomas Gaist, 23 January 2014

Governor Rick Snyder stressed that such a settlement would be based on a deal involving full cooperation from the unions.

Workers World Party uses demagogy to conceal unions’ collusion in Detroit bankruptcy

By Thomas Gaist and Jerry White, 23 January 2014

A Martin Luther King Day rally was used to whitewash the role of the unions and the Democratic Party in the bankruptcy of Detroit.

Video: Workers Inquiry into the Detroit Bankruptcy

A bankruptcy judge has rubber-stamped plans to steal the pensions of Detroit workers and sell off the city's cultural heritage. Now it's time for the working class to expose and fight this conspiracy.

For a Workers Inquiry into the Attack on the DIA and the Bankruptcy of Detroit!

Public meeting at the University of Michigan
Exposing the Bankers’ Conspiracy: A Report on the Workers Inquiry into the Bankruptcy of Detroit

20 January 2014

The Socialist Equality Party and International Youth and Students for Social Equality will hold a public meeting at the University of Michigan on Wednesday, February 5 to discuss the campaign to build the Workers Inquiry into the Bankruptcy of Detroit.

“Who can argue about a tree?”
Detroit’s “urban farming” scheme: A cover for a corporate land grab

By Zac Corrigan, 22 January 2014

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The horror in Ohio’s death chamber

By Kate Randall, 22 January 2014

The global plutocracy

By Andre Damon and Barry Grey, 21 January 2014

Socialist Alternative councilwoman backs Democrats’ minimum wage maneuver

By Jerry White, 21 January 2014

Arts Review

August: Osage County and Lone Survivor: Sound and fury signifying not too much…and a celebration of the US military

By Joanne Laurier, 22 January 2014

2014 Academy Award nominations: Very few bright spots

By David Walsh, 18 January 2014

Amiri Baraka (1934-2014): Poet, playwright, black nationalist

By Fred Mazelis, 18 January 2014

The career and legacy of Amiri Baraka reveal, above all, the dead end of black nationalism, as well as communalism and ethnic-based cultural exclusivism of every kind.

Workers Struggles

Care workers strike against Glasgow, Scotland City Council

By Stephen Alexander, 22 January 2014

Auto Workers Struggles

“The government, courts and police are all stacked against us”—spokesman for victimized Maruti Suzuki India workers

By Deepal Jayasekera and Arun Kumar, 21 January 2014

Australia: Car components workers speak on auto industry shutdown

By our reporters, 21 January 2014

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

Apologists for NSA redouble witch-hunt of Edward Snowden

By Bill Van Auken, 20 January 2014

More on NSA spying and the defense of Edward Snowden »

NHS Fightback

Bournemouth hospital review confirms warning by NHS FightBack campaign

By Ajanta Silva, 20 January 2014

25 years ago: US President George H.W. Bush sworn in

On January 20, 1989, George Herbert Walker Bush was inaugurated as the 41st US president.

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50 years ago: 24th Amendment bans poll taxes in US

On January 23rd, 1964, the 24th Amendment to the US Constitution, prohibiting the imposition of poll taxes for federal elections, was ratified.

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75 years ago: Barcelona falls to Franco

On January 26, 1939, the Spanish Republican capital Barcelona fell to General Franco’s fascist troops.

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100 years ago: US intervenes in response to revolt in Haiti

This week in 1914, a nationwide revolt in Haiti developed against the rule of President Michael Oreste.

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Letters from our readers

23 January 2014

A selection of recent letters to the World Socialist Web Site.