25 February 2017

Trump attacks media in diatribe to Conservative Political Action Conference

By Joseph Kishore, 25 February 2017

Trump’s remarks before the ultra-right gathering of Republican Party activists reprised many of the “America First” themes in his inaugural address delivered one month ago.

Nazis in the Trump White House

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One dead, two injured in anti-immigrant shooting in Kansas

By Shelley Connor, 25 February 2017

On Wednesday night, 51-year-old Adam Purinton shot two Indian immigrants in an Olathe, Kansas bar after harassing them with racial slurs and shouting at them, “Get out of my country!”

UK Labour Party by-election defeat prompts new moves against Corbyn

By Robert Stevens, 25 February 2017

In the face of a renewed offensive against him by the Labour Party right wing, Corbyn and his key supporters again called for unity with his opponents.

Theresa May’s White Paper offers no plan for post-Brexit Britain

Far-right Front National surges in French presidential election polls

By Kumaran Ira and Alex Lantier, 25 February 2017

The neo-fascist party’s emergence as a contender for power points to the deep crisis of bourgeois rule in France and across Europe.

French authorities step up financial probe of conservative presidential candidate François Fillon

Italy: Pseudo-left founds Italian Left Party

By Marianne Arens, 25 February 2017

Sinistra Italiana has been formed out of Nichi Vendola’s SEL. Its role is to defend bourgeois rule, the European Union and the euro in their deepest crisis to date.

Italian court ruling sparks demands for early elections

Lurid claims that North Korea used VX poison to kill Kim Jong-nam

By Peter Symonds, 25 February 2017

The murder of the North Korean leader’s half-brother is being exploited in the US to ramp up the demonisation of Pyongyang in preparation for further punitive measures.

Pentagon prepares for bigger, bloodier war in Iraq and Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 25 February 2017

Among recommendations being prepared for Trump is a lifting of restrictions on rules of engagement supposedly designed to limit civilian casualties.

“They are leaving us basically to fend for ourselves”
Detroit GM workers speak on layoffs as deadline draws near

By Shannon Jones, 25 February 2017

The layoffs will add to the already high unemployment rate in Detroit, which stands at close to 10 percent.

“The UAW smooths everything out for the company”
One week to GM layoffs in Detroit

US retail chain J.C. Penney announces over 130 store closures

By Niles Niemuth, 25 February 2017

The department store chain is only the latest retailer to announce major store closures in the US this year, including Macy’s, Sears and Kmart.

Chicago: Seven fatal shootings in one day, Trump threatens federal intervention

By Alexander Fangmann, 25 February 2017

Trump wants to unleash is a violent and ruthless crackdown on working class and impoverished communities, along with a clampdown on protests against police violence,

Tens of thousands evacuated from floods in Northern California

By Ben McGrath, 25 February 2017

While the Oroville Dam crisis highlighted the crumbling nature of US dams, levees around the country are also in deteriorating conditions.

Sordid inter-union dispute over Toronto transit union’s dues-stream

By Carl Bronski, 25 February 2017

Both factions in the dispute pitting the ATU against its Toronto local president and Unifor have a long record of imposing concession contracts.

Ongoing investment plunge in Australia

By Mike Head, 25 February 2017

The slump has serious implications for jobs, economic growth and the government’s large budget deficit.

Australian industrial tribunal slashes workers’ wages

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El descubrimiento de siete exoplanetas “como la Tierra”

Por Bryan Dyne, 25 febrero 2017

El descubrimiento del sistema planetario fue el resultado de una colaboración por la búsqueda de nuevos conocimientos, no la acumulación de más riquezas personales.

New in German

Sieben neue erdähnliche Exoplaneten entdeckt

Von Bryan Dyne, 25. Februar 2017

Die Entdeckung des neuen Planetensystems beruhte auf zielgerichteter Zusammenarbeit, deren Triebkraft das Streben nach Wissen und nicht nach persönlichem Reichtum war.

Niederlande: Ausländerhetze beherrscht Wahlkampf

Von Dietmar Henning und Martin Kreickenbaum, 25. Februar 2017

Umfragen zufolge wird die liberal-sozialdemokratische Regierungskoalition am 15. März für ihre drastische Kürzungspolitik abgestraft. Nutznießerin wird voraussichtlich Geert Wilders‘ ausländer- und muslimfeindliche Partei für die Freiheit (PVV) sein.

Trump bezeichnet Abschiebungen nach Mexiko als „militärische Operation“

Von Bill Van Auken, 25. Februar 2017

Zum Zeitpunkt von Trumps provokanter Äußerung befanden sich sein Außen- und Heimatschutzminister in Mexiko, um die Regierung von Präsident Peña Nieto zur Zusammenarbeit zu bewegen.

US-Gewerkschaften unterstützen Trump ultrarechtes „America First“-Programm

Von Jerry White, 25. Februar 2017

Es waren stets Sozialisten, die Nativismus und Rassismus ablehnten und der Strategie des „Teile und Herrsche“ der Unternehmer den Kampf zur Vereinigung aller Arbeiter, unabhängig von Hautfarbe und Herkunft, entgegenstellten.

IYSSE-Kundgebungen in den USA: Hunderte verteidigen Rechte der Einwanderer

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 25. Februar 2017

Die IYSSE organisierten an mehreren Universitäten in den USA Kundgebungen gegen die reaktionäre Einwanderungs- und Flüchtlingspolitik der Trump-Regierung.

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La Conférence de Munich sur la sécurité indique une nouvelle course à l’armement

Par Ulrich Rippert, 24 février 2017

Le gouvernement allemand utilise la vague d’opposition généralisée à la politique nationaliste et raciste du gouvernement Trump pour promouvoir ses projets de réarmement.

Les syndicats américains soutiennent le programme d’extrême droite de “l’Amérique d’abord” de Trump

Par Jerry White, 24 février 2017

Ce sont les socialistes qui se sont opposés à la préférence aux Américains de souche et au racisme et ont mené la lutte pour unifier tous les travailleurs, noirs, blancs, citoyens de souche et immigrés, contre la stratégie de diviser pour mieux régner des employeurs.

Quarante-trois pour cent des enfants américains vivent dans des familles à faible revenu

Par Shelley Connor, 24 février 2017

Le pourcentage d’enfants vivant dans des familles à faible revenu a augmenté d'un point depuis 2009, l'année du début officiel de la «reprise économique».

New in Russian

Серия международных онлайновых лекций по поводу столетия русской революции

23 февраля 2017 г.

Серия международных онлайновых лекций рассмотрит основные причины, ход развития и последствия потрясающих событий 1917 года.

New in Arabic

الاشتراكية والذكرى المئوية للثورة الروسية: 1917-2017

دافيد نورث و جوزيف كيشور, ٢ كانون الثاني يناير ٢٠١٧

تصادف هذه السنة الذكرى المئوية لأحداث تاريخية شهدها عام 1917 ،بدأت بثورة شباط ، فبراير في روسيا ، وبلغت ذروتها في شهر تشرين الأول ، اكتوبر، مع " عشرة أيام هزت العالم" ، حيث تم الإطاحة بالحكومة الرأسمالية المؤقتة إنجاز استيلاء الحزب البلشفي على السلطة تحت قيادة فلاديمير لينين وليون تروتسكي.

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Capitalism and America’s addiction epidemic

25 February 2017

The precipitous rise in drug overdoses is among the sharpest expressions of the profound social crisis gripping the United States.

Earlier Perspectives »

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
February 20-26: War deepens crisis of the Tsarist regime

20 February 2017

The Russian Revolution of 1917 was the greatest event in modern history. Between February and October, Russia passed from the overthrow of the Tsar, through a short episode of bourgeois rule, to the conquest of power by the Bolshevik Party and the establishment of the first workers state. To mark the centenary, the WSWS is publishing a weekly feature that will provide a kaleidoscopic view of the revolution and the global events of 1917, an epochal year in world history.

WSWS Editorial Board Chairman David North discusses upcoming lecture series on Russian Revolution

The ICFI is initiating its commemoration of the centenary of the Russian Revolution of 1917 with a series of online lectures. David North, chairperson of the International Editorial Board of the WSWS, will give the first lecture, “Why Study the Russian Revolution?” The lecture will be streamed on YouTube on Saturday, March 11 at 5:00 pm Eastern (US). Four biweekly lectures will follow.

Register for the lectures today at wsws.org/1917

Socialism and the centenary of the Russian Revolution: 1917-2017

By David North and Joseph Kishore, 3 January 2017


Russian revolutionary art exhibition in London excises Trotsky—and, more generally, historical truth
Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932

By Paul Mitchell, 25 February 2017

Curator Natalia Murray’s aim in the Royal Academy exhibition is to pour scorn on and discredit the 1917 October Revolution and to combat the contemporary impact of the works it inspired.

Zhang Yimou’s The Great Wall: Issues bound up with a major Chinese film production

By Joanne Laurier, 23 February 2017

Australian governments’ decade-long cultural wrecking operation

By Richard Phillips and Linda Tenenbaum, 22 February 2017

Daniel Barenboim conducts the Bruckner symphony cycle in New York


The discovery of a system with seven “Earth-like” exoplanets

By Bryan Dyne, 24 February 2017

The International Socialist Organization and the CIA-led anti-Russia campaign

By E.P. Milligan, 24 February 2017

US anti-immigrant witch-hunt leads asylum seekers to make perilous trek to Canada

By Roger Jordan, 24 February 2017

The racialist agenda of the “Decolonise Education” movement

By Joe Mount, 24 February 2017

Violent arrests as police begin evacuating Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp

By Zaida Green, 23 February 2017

Trade growth slows to lowest level since global financial crisis

By Nick Beams, 23 February 2017

Talk show host Bill Maher: Intelligence agencies “our last line of defense”

Appointment of “Warrior-Scholar” McMaster signals intensification of anti-Russia confrontation

How many people would die in a war between the US and Russia?

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

25 February 2017

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

With mass job cuts looming, German union pits Bombardier workers against one another

By Dietmar Henning, 24 February 2017

Spanish dockworkers threaten to strike

By Alejandro López, 24 February 2017

New in Arabic

Arabic translation of “Socialism and the centenary of the Russian Revolution: 1917-2017”

We are publishing here the Arabic translation of the January 3 WSWS perspective article, “Socialism and the centenary of the Russian Revolution: 1917-2017”

The Trump Presidency

Amid Mexico talks, Trump calls deportations a “military operation”

By Bill Van Auken, 24 February 2017

The mass protests against Trump and the role of the Democratic Party

Trump administration revokes transgender rights guidance issued by Obama administration

By Shelley Connor, 23 February 2017

US unions back Trump’s ultra-right “America First” program

By Jerry White, 23 February 2017

As the media hails Lt. General McMaster, the military strengthens its grip on the government

By Patrick Martin, 23 February 2017

Mounting anti-Semitic attacks in US draw half-hearted response from Trump

By Niles Niemuth, 22 February 2017

Trump’s “America First” policies and the global eruption of economic nationalism

By Nick Beams, 21 February 2017

Amid ongoing conflicts, Pence extends olive branch to EU

By Alex Lantier, 22 February 2017

More on the Trump presidency »


Student representative body denounces right-wing positions of professors at Berlin’s Humboldt University

By our correspondents, 20 February 2017

IYSSE meeting defends Bremen University Student Union against attacks by Jörg Baberowski

The election of Donald Trump, the danger of war and the political tasks facing young people

By International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Australia), 20 February 2017

ISO endorses IYSSE application for club status at New York University

By Isaac Finn, 16 February 2017

Open Letter to the International Socialist Organization
Reverse ISO position supporting political censorship at NYU

Socialist Equality Party

A wave of class struggles in Sri Lanka: Workers must fight for a socialist program to defend their rights

By the Socialist Equality Party, 18 February 2017

Socialist Equality Party (UK) public meetings
Trump and Brexit: For a socialist opposition to economic nationalism

11 February 2017

Public meetings in Australia and New Zealand
The political significance of Trump and the accelerated drive to war

10 February 2017


Eighty years since the victory of the Flint sit-down strike—Part one

By Jerry White, 15 February 2017

Eighty years since the victory of the Flint sit-down strike—Part two

Georgi Valentinovich Plekhanov (1856–1918): His Place in the History of Marxism

Security and the Fourth Internaional

Security and the Fourth International
The Smith Act trial and government infiltration of the Trotskyist movement—Part one

By Eric London, 8 December 2016

Security and the Fourth International
The Smith Act trial and government infiltration of the Trotskyist movement—Part two
Why wasn’t Joseph Hansen a defendant in the Smith Act trial?