24 April 2017

Macron and neo-fascist Le Pen advance to run-off in French presidential elections

By Alex Lantier, 24 April 2017

As France’s traditional two-party system collapses, neo-fascist candidate Marine Le Pen has emerged as a contender for state power.

France’s election at gunpoint

More on the French presidential election »

Hundreds of thousands march worldwide to defend science

By Patrick Martin, 24 April 2017

More than 600 marches and protests were held in support of the main demonstration in Washington, DC, which drew about 75,000 people.

Science protests held across Canada

By our reporters, 24 April 2017

Thousands march in London in defence of science

By our reporters, 24 April 2017

Germany: Thousands participate in protests in defence of science

By our reporters, 24 April 2017

Thousands join March for Science demonstrations in Australia

By our reporters, 24 April 2017

The issues posed by the worldwide March for Science
Science and Socialism

“To the staff of the WSWS and its readers”
A response from a scientist to “Science and socialism”

Pence’s Asian tour reinforces US threats to North Korea

By Mike Head, 24 April 2017

Without any public consultation, the US and its allies are placing millions of people at risk of a devastating nuclear war.

Tense standoff continues on Korean peninsula

Arkansas double-execution planned tonight as part of unprecedented killing spree

By Kate Randall, 24 April 2017

Arkansas authorities have vowed to carry out the remaining three executions on their “assembly line” schedule

Hawaii to modernize nuclear fallout shelters

By Niles Niemuth, 24 April 2017

As the Trump administration threatens to strike nuclear-armed North Korea, Hawaii is requesting the Pentagon's assistance in updating nuclear fallout shelters and disaster plans.

“In a nuclear war between the US and Russia, everybody in the world would die”
Nuclear experts speak on the dangers of war between the US and Russia

Hundreds of Afghan soldiers die in Taliban attack

By Jordan Shilton, 24 April 2017

The penetration of the Afghan army’s largest base in the north shows that the control of the US puppet regime in Kabul, over wide swathes of the country, is nonexistent.

US prepares military response to world-historic famine in sub-Saharan Africa, Arabian Peninsula

By Thomas Gaist, 24 April 2017

The American military is “war-gaming procedures to work in a famine-type environment,” according to AFRICOM commander General Thomas Waldhauser.

UK Labour right calls for cross-party pro-EU alliances in general election

By Julie Hyland, 24 April 2017

Since the shock Leave vote in last June’s referendum on UK membership of the EU, the Labour right's hostility to Corbyn’s leadership has become entwined with efforts to reverse the result.

Red-red-green Berlin state Senate continues deportations

By Carola Kleinert, 24 April 2017

The new Berlin Senate is continuing the right-wing asylum and deportation policies of the previous coalition government.

Homeland Security chief defends deportation of DREAMer immigrant

More on the attacks on immigrants »

Maine to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients

By John Marion, 24 April 2017

Governor Paul LePage expects to receive federal approval for an attack on Medicaid.

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Las elecciones de Francia a punta de pistola

Por Alex Lantier, 24 abril 2017

Mientras decenas de millones de votantes se preparan para ir a las urnas el domingo, una intervención de elementos en la máquina estatal francesa está en marcha para hacer girar las elecciones a la derecha.

La incriminación de los trabajadores de Maruti Suzuki —Tercera Parte: La teoría imposible del “ataque pandillero”

Por Eric London y Keith Jones, 24 abril 2017

La teoría del 18 de julio de la fiscalía, está llena de contradicciones, inconsistencias, y dudosos reclamos, incluyendo “lagunas” en el proceso investigativo policial.

¡No a la guerra y al nacionalismo! ¡Construyamos el PES!
Declaración del Parti de l'égalité socialiste sobre las elecciones presidenciales francesas

24 abril 2017

El aumento en los llamados por la paz y el fin a la austeridad presagian luchas de clases decisivas, para las cuales la clase obrera necesita urgentemente un nuevo liderazgo revolucionario.

La Universidad Humboldt de Berlín intenta suprimir las críticas estudiantiles de Jörg Baberowski

Por Christoph Vandreier y David North, 24 abril 2017

La administración de la Universidad Humboldt están buscando prohibir toda crítica del profesor derechista.

Doce muertos en Venezuela mientras se multiplican las protestas por comida en barrios obreros de Caracas

Por Eric London, 24 abril 2017

Ocho de ellos murieron electrocutados cuando intentaban ingresar a una panadería para robar pan para sus familias.

Tres mueren en protestas de millones en Venezuela

Por Eric London, 24 abril 2017

Las manifestaciones de la oposición el miércoles pasado fueron una demostración de fuerza de la derecha en busca de una mejor posición para negociar con el gobierno chavista, que organizó su propia manifestación.

Trabajadores de Amazon denuncian condiciones de trabajo

Por Evan Blake, 24 abril 2017

Los trabajadores de los centros de distribución de Amazon describen un ambiente sofocante de intimidación por parte de la dirección de la empresa, mientras denuncian la administración de Trump y el impulso a la guerra.

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Grande-Bretagne : des ministres révélent les objectifs guerriers derrière les élections anticipées

Par Chris Marsden, 24 avril 2017

L’annonce des élections générales par la Première ministre Theresa May est une tentative de façonner la politique post-Brexit en s’appuyant sur une politique de guerre commerciale militaire.

Des centaines de milliers de gens dans le monde participent à la Marche pour la Science

Par Bryan Dyne, 24 avril 2017

Scientifiques, chercheurs, travailleurs et jeunes marchent samedi dans au moins 130 pays englobant six continents dans la manifestation pro-science la plus importante au monde à ce jour.

La domination du capital financier: qui dirige le monde?

Par Nick Beams, 24 avril 2017

Il n’y a pas de distinction sérieuse entre le capital industriel et financier parce que, au bout du compte, tout le capital est du capital financier, comme le montre une importante recherche.

L’université Humboldt à Berlin veut étouffer toute critique de Jörg Baberowski par les étudiants

Par Christoph Vandreier et David North, 24 avril 2017

L’administration de l’université Humboldt cherche à interdire toute critique à l’égard du professeur de droite.

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Perspective

IMF meeting signals descent into global trade war

24 April 2017

Pledges to “resist protectionism,” long included in statements issued by the world’s major global economic institutions, are now regarded as too controversial.

Earlier Perspectives »

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
April 24-30: Trotsky released from British prison camp in Canada

24 April 2017

As Trotsky is released from the camp in Canada, the Bolshevik Party in Petrograd is embroiled in turmoil following the publication of Lenin’s April Theses. The party holds a city conference, in which Lenin’s positions win substantial support.

This week in the Russian Revolution
April 17-23: Lenin issues April Theses

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

IYSSE

Open letter from the IYSSE to the president of Humboldt University in Berlin

22 April 2017

Sabine Kunst, the president of Humboldt University, has portrayed professors Jörg Baberowski and Herfried Münkler as the victims of a “defamation campaign” in an interview with the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Berlin’s Humboldt University attempts to suppress student criticism of Jörg Baberowski

By Christoph Vandreier and David North, 19 April 2017

The German weekly Die Zeit, Jörg Baberowski and the Historians Dispute

More on the fight for historical truth »

International Committee of the Fourth International

For Peace, Equality and Socialism!
International Committee of the Fourth International calls May Day Online Rally

Commentary

US steps up campaign against Julian Assange

By Barry Grey, 22 April 2017

The World Socialist Web Site condemns the reported preparations of the US Justice Department to charge WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with espionage and issue an arrest warrant against him.

US preparing to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

CIA Director calls WikiLeaks an “enemy,” says Assange has “no First Amendment freedoms”

Arts

WSWS arts editor David Walsh speaks at San Diego State University on art and identity politics

By our reporters, 22 April 2017

Free the Maruti Suzuki workers!

Sri Lanka: Jaffna residents demand release of Maruti Suzuki workers

By our correspondents, 22 April 2017

India: ICFI supporters protest to demand release of Maruti Suzuki workers

By our correspondents, 19 April 2017

Sri Lankan plantation and railway workers condemn Maruti Suzuki frame-up

“The only ones who gain from war are those in power, the upper one percent”
US autoworkers denounce drive to World War III, demand freedom for Maruti Suzuki workers

The frame-up of the Maruti Suzuki workers—Part 3: The prosecution’s untenable “mob attack” narrative

By Eric London and Keith Jones, 11 April 2017

More on the frame-up of Maruti Suzuki workers »

Workers Struggles

Fujitsu strikers in the UK speak out in defence of framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers

By our reporters, 22 April 2017

UK nurses in online vote over strike in protest at low pay

By Margot Miller, 22 April 2017

The political issues in the fight to reject the Victorian teachers’ EBA

Socialist Equality Party

SEP (Australia) and IYSSE public meetings
Stop the drive to world war! For peace, equality and socialism!

22 April 2017

The meetings will outline the socialist and internationalist perspective required to prevent the descent of the global capitalist system into a catastrophic third world war.

ICFI supporters in India call meeting on “World War and the Russian Revolution”

22 April 2017

Speakers will explain that the only way to prevent another world war is the mobilisation of Indian workers as a part of an international anti-war movement.

Upcoming SEP/IYSSE public meetings
No to war in Syria!

WSWS writer Bill Van Auken will be speaking at a meeting in New York City on April 15, and other meetings are currently scheduled in California, Michigan, Oregon, Louisiana, Massachusetts and Illinois.