29 March 2017

US accused of war crimes in air strikes on Iraqi city of Mosul

By Bill Van Auken, 29 March 2017

The scale of the atrocity carried out by the US military in the March 17 bombing of Mosul continues to emerge amid fresh reports of the slaughter of civilians.

The massacre in Mosul

Casualties soar in Iraqi city of Mosul

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Thousands protest throughout Russia

By Vladimir Volkov, 29 March 2017

While many demonstrators expressed opposition to inequality, the pro-Western, far-right program of Alexei Navalny has nothing to do with the genuine interests of working people.

Caterpillar workers react with anger, suspicion to UAW contract ratification

By Marcus Day, 29 March 2017

While the UAW has claimed that a new six-year contract with Caterpillar was approved by workers at ratification meetings Sunday, it has yet to release company-wide vote totals.

After unexplained delay, UAW claims ratification of Caterpillar deal

“The way I look at it is, the UAW is Caterpillar”
Caterpillar workers in Peoria, Illinois denounce UAW sellout deal

As Trump postures as friend of miners, retirees and widows face April 30 health care cutoff

By Samuel Davidson, 29 March 2017

On March 1, the United Mine Workers of America Health and Retirement Funds sent a letter to 22,600 retirees and widows informing them their retiree benefits would be cut off.

Trump launches pollution deregulation offensive

By Daniel de Vries, 29 March 2017

The order nullifies several Obama-era climate directives and instructs the EPA to begin the process of undoing the Clean Power Plan.

French police murder Chinese immigrant Liu Shaoyo in Paris

By Alex Lantier, 29 March 2017

According to Liu’s family, police battered down the door of his apartment and immediately shot him in cold blood.

Shift to right following election in Bulgaria

By Markus Salzmann, 29 March 2017

Gerb, the right-wing conservative party led by Bojko Borissov, won the early parliamentary election held in Bulgaria on Sunday.

Protests underway in UK against school education funding cuts

By John Vassilopoulos, 29 March 2017

In the inner London borough of Lambeth, £25 million is to be slashed from school funding by 2020. For some schools this means up to 25 percent in cuts to their budget.

China makes overtures amid strategic uncertainty in Australia

By James Cogan, 29 March 2017

Behind the scenes, frank exchanges undoubtedly occurred on Canberra’s stance towards growing tensions between China, its largest trading partner, and the US, its strategic ally.

Widespread damage after Cyclone Debbie batters north-east Australia

By Oscar Grenfell, 29 March 2017

The impact of the category four cyclone appears to have been exacerbated by houses not equipped to cope with a storm of that magnitude.

New in Urdu

مورتی سوزوکی ورکرز کے خلاف من گھڑت جعلی کیس میں انہیں رہا کیا جائے!

20مارچ 2017

ان13 مزدوروں کو مجرم قرار دینے کی ذمہ داری سوزوکی کارپوریشن، پولیس اور عدالتی کارندوں جنہیں انڈیا کے دو بڑی جماعتوں کانگرس پارٹی اور ہندو شدت پسند جماعت بھارتیا جنتا پارٹی (بی جے پی) کی آشیر باد حاصل ہے ان کے گٹھ جوڑ سے ان کے خلاف سازش کر کے من گھڑت جعلی مقدمات بنائے گئے ۔

New in French

La police française abat le père de famille Liu Shaoyo à Paris

Par Alexandre Lantier, 29 mars 2017

Selon le récit des faits livré par la famille de Liu Shaoyo, la police a défoncé la porte de l'apartement et assassiné Liu de sang froid.

Après trois ans de guerre au Yémen, le Pentagone va intensifier le massacre

Par Bill Van Auken, 29 mars 2017

L’administration Trump se prépare à une éventuelle intervention directe des États-Unis au sol à l’appui de la guerre brutale du régime saoudien pour faire avancer un programme de confrontation avec l’Iran.

Après un retard inexpliqué, l’UAW affirme la ratification de l’accord avec Caterpillar

Par Jerry White, 29 mars 2017

Les travailleurs de Caterpillar ont exprimé leur suspicion que le syndicat UAW ait truqué le vote afin de contourner l’opposition de base des travailleurs à cet accord très impopulaire.

Élections régionales en Sarre : un revers pour la coalition rouge-rouge-verte

Par Ulrich Rippert, 29 mars 2017

Les électeurs de Sarre ont clairement fait savoir qu’ils n’escomptaient aucune amélioration de leur sort d’une alliance gouvernementale entre le SPD, le parti La Gauche et les Verts.

Des travailleurs de l'auto des États-Unis et du Canada se portent à la défense des travailleurs de Maruti Suzuki victimes d'un coup monté

Par une équipe reporters, 29 mars 2017

La campagne pour défendre les travailleurs de Maruti Suzuki en Inde victimes d'un coup monté gagne l'appui des travailleurs de l'auto en Amérique du Nord.

La guerre et la révolution

Par Leon Trotsky, 29 mars 2017

Dans cet article, traduit pour la première fois en anglais et en français, Trotsky écrit sur l’importance des démarches des États-Unis pour entrer dans la Première Guerre mondiale au milieu des convulsions révolutionnaires en Russie.

New in German

Was steckt hinter der hysterischen Verteidigung Baberowskis durch die F.A.Z.?

Von Christoph Vandreier, 29. März 2017

Die Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung veröffentlichte am Montag einen langen Artikel, der darauf abzielt, Kritiker Baberowskis mit schamlosen Lügen und groben Verleumdungen zu diffamieren und mundtot zu machen.

Pentagon bereitet Eskalation des Kriegs im Jemen vor

Von Bill Van Auken, 29. März 2017

Eine direkte Intervention mit US-Bodentruppen soll Saudi-Arabien im Krieg gegen den Jemen unterstützen und die Konfrontation mit dem Iran vorantreiben.

Die Botschaft der Saarland-Wahl

Von Ulrich Rippert, 29. März 2017

Die Landtagswahl im Saarland zeigt: Die Schulz-Euphorie wurde künstlich erzeugt, um einen Regierungswechsel in der Bundespolitik vorzubereiten.

Nach gescheiterter Gesundheitsreform:
Demokraten bieten Trump-Regierung Hilfe an

Von Patrick Martin, 29. März 2017

Nach der gescheiterten Gesundheitsreform hat die Kongressführung der Demokratischen Partei dem Weißen Haus Hilfe bei der Umsetzung von Kürzungen im Gesundheitswesen und bei Steuersenkungen angeboten.

Aderlass in der Führung der polnischen Armee

Von Clara Weiss, 29. März 2017

In den vergangenen Monaten wurden laut dem Verteidigungsministerium 92 Prozent der Kader im Generalstab und 82 Prozent der Kader im Oberkommando der polnischen Armee ausgewechselt.

MAN Diesel & Turbo: IG Metall stimmt Stellenabbau zu

Von Gustav Kemper, 29. März 2017

In allen fünf Standorten des Unternehmens, das Großdieselmotoren, Turbomaschinen und Kompressoren herstellt, werden Arbeitsplätze gestrichen.

Diese Woche in der Russischen Revolution
27. März – 2. April: Trotzki bricht nach Petrograd auf

29. März 2017

Mit dem festen Vorsatz, die Provisorische Regierung zu stürzen und den Krieg zu beenden, bricht Trotzki nach Russland auf und sticht an Bord eines norwegischen Linienschiffs in Richtung Oslo in See. Lenin sitzt immer noch in der Schweiz fest, wo er aus der Ferne fieberhaft die bolschewistische Politik in Petrograd ausarbeitet.

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Perspective

Washington protests proposal for nuclear disarmament

29 March 2017

After having killed millions of people in the name of preventing the proliferation of “weapons of mass destruction,” the US and its allies denounced a UN proposal to ban nuclear arms.

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IYSSE

Jörg Baberowski: A right-wing extremist professor

By Johannes Stern, 29 March 2017

The Cologne District Court issued a ruling on 15 March which confirmed that students at Bremen University can identify Professor Jörg Baberowski as a right-wing extremist.

German daily reacts to Baberowski ruling with campaign of lies against the IYSSE

By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 29 March 2017

The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reacted to the Cologne District Court ruling with a denunciation of the Socialist Equality Party and its youth organisation, the IYSSE.

New York University’s ties to Trump, Wall Street banks and Gulf monarchies

By Sandy English, 29 March 2017

The university is led by a series of Trump administration officials, a multitude of Wall Street bankers and a host of other financial speculators.

“A university should be a place for free speech”
New York University students denounce decision to deny IYSSE club status

New York University Student Activities Board rejects IYSSE appeal on club status: An act of political censorship

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Free the Maruti Suzuki workers!

“This is nothing but class war”
International support grows for petition to free framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers

By Jerry White, 29 March 2017

Workers and youth from 33 countries on five continents have signed the petition, with many denouncing the frame-up and expressing solidarity with the imprisoned Indian workers.

UK: Strikers at Fujitsu support release of framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers

By our reporters, 29 March 2017

The pickets expressed their support for the campaign to release the Maruti Suzuki workers by applauding a Socialist Equality Party member who had appealed to them for support.

Thirteen sentenced to life imprisonment in India
Free the framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers!

International Committee of the Fourth International, 20 March 2017

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Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
March 27-April 2: Trotsky departs for Petrograd

27 March 2017

Parting for Russia with promises to bring down the Provisional Government and stop the war, Trotsky sets sail via Oslo aboard a Norwegian liner, while Lenin remains stranded in Switzerland, where he is feverishly working to shape Bolshevik policy in Petrograd from afar.

This week in the Russian Revolution
March 20-26: Dual Power in Russia

Online lecture: “The Legacy of 1905 and the Strategy of the Russian Revolution”

Writings of Leon Trotsky on The Russian Revolution

Writings of Trotsky from 1917
War and the Revolution

By Leon Trotsky, 27 March 2017

More from the archives of the Revolution »

Arts

Lyrical and left-wing film
Nicholas Ray’s They Live by Night (1948): “They’re thieves, just like us”

By Joanne Laurier, 29 March 2017

A viewing of Nicholas Ray’s iconic 1948 film They Live by Night is a refreshing antidote to the current trivia, social indifference and identity politics.

Get Out: The horror of racism, and racialist politics

By Hiram Lee, 28 March 2017

The foul attempt to censor and suppress Dana Schutz’s painting of Emmett Till

By David Walsh, 24 March 2017

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas
Class struggle heats up in Latin America

28 March 2017

General strike declared in French Guyana

By Kumaran Ira, 27 March 2017

Strike continues at Peru’s largest copper mine in defiance of government

By Cesar Uco and Armando Cruz, 27 March 2017

Science

New discovery sheds light on the deep roots of the Agricultural Revolution

By Philip Guelpa, 27 March 2017

Obituaries

Beryl Hood: 29 November 1938–21 March 2017

By Mike Head, 25 March 2017

A Trotskyist for four decades, Comrade Beryl was a fine and steadfast representative of the most advanced layers of the working class, attracted, above all, to internationalism.

The real legacy of Martin McGuiness: Sectarianism and austerity

24 March 2017

History

Trump turns to American history
The strange political afterlife of Andrew Jackson

By Tom Mackaman, 21 March 2017

The political art of Jackson, which so inspires the Trump administration, consisted of his ability to obscure powerful contradictions behind a veil of nationalism and populist demagogy.