Latest presidential primary contests intensify crisis of US two-party system

By Patrick Martin, 7 March 2016

The fascistic character of the Trump campaign was underscored over the past several days by the candidate’s repeated calls for the use of torture methods such as waterboarding “and much more.”

What political conclusions must be drawn from Trump’s Super Tuesday?

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Tensions rise at Franco-British and Franco-German summits

By Francis Dubois, 7 March 2016

The Amiens and Paris summits lay bare rising tensions inside Europe in the run-up to today's EU-Turkey summit on the escalating refugee and war crisis in Syria.

Europe at the breaking point

Refugees face disastrous conditions in Greece

By Katerina Selin, 7 March 2016

Tens of thousands of refugees fleeing to Europe are trapped in Greece, leading to a humanitarian catastrophe.

German chancellor demands end to “waving refugees through the borders”

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Chinese premier outlines plans for accelerated pro-market restructuring

By Peter Symonds, 7 March 2016

The Chinese Communist Party’s only “plan” is to further open the economy for private investment, both foreign and domestic, in the hope that it will drive economic growth.

China and Brazil: Two expressions of the deepening capitalist breakdown

Canada deploying fighter jets to Romania in training mission

By Roger Jordan, 7 March 2016

The fighter jets that the Liberals withdrew from the Mideast war are to be used to bolster NATO’s campaign of bullying and aggression against Russia.

The Hillary Clinton emails: A record of imperialist crimes

By Tom Hall, 7 March 2016

In its extensive reporting of the email scandal, the American media has virtually ignored the actual content of these emails, which contain a wealth of information about the day-to-day functioning of the Clinton State Department.

US police killings update: Veteran with PTSD shot and killed

By Gabriel Black, 7 March 2016

A veteran suffering from PTSD in Maryland was shot and killed by police last week.

Albuquerque, New Mexico residents protest fatal shooting by US Marshals

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United Steelworkers rams through sellout contract at ATI

By Evan Winters, 7 March 2016

This contract, hailed by the USW as a victory, gives in to all of ATI’s major demands, and in some cases is actually worse than the contract ATI demanded at the beginning of the lockout.

USW-ATI contract imposes health care and pension cuts, casualized labor

By Evan Winters, 7 March 2016

Leaked Australian document reveals plans for mass surveillance of immigrants

By Max Newman, 7 March 2016

The Australian government is preparing continuous monitoring of immigrants and more severe visa and citizenship tests to block access to permanent residence.

Attempt to form PSOE-Citizens government coalition in Spain collapses

By Paul Mitchell, 7 March 2016

The social-democrats had appealed for “progressive” forces to support their alliance with the right-wing Citizens party.

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Les Etats-Unis envoient un porte-avions défier la Chine en mer de Chine méridionale

Par Peter Symonds, 7 mars 2016

L’envoi par les États-Unis d’un groupe d’attaque porte-avions fait partie d’une vague de provocations concernant une prétendue militarisation par la Chine de la mer de Chine méridionale.

Tensions aux sommets franco-britannique et franco-allemand

Par Francis Dubois, 7 mars 2016

Les sommets tenus à Amiens et Paris la semaine dernière ont révélé les tensions qui montent avant le sommet du 7 mars entre l'Union européenne et la Turquie sur la crise syrienne.

Cameron et Hollande font de la propagande anti-immigrée pour s’opposer à un Brexit

Par Robert Stevens, 7 mars 2016

Les responsables français ont menacé qu’une sortie britannique de l’Union européenne pourrait conduire la France à cesser d’empêcher les réfugiés d’aller en Grande-Bretagne via Calais.

Secteur public québécois: un important groupe de travailleurs rejette l'entente de trahison

Par Richard Dufour, 7 mars 2016

Ce rejet démontre le potentiel qui existe pour faire de la lutte dans le secteur public le coup d'envoi d'une contre-offensive ouvrière contre l'austérité capitaliste.

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Für einen aktiven Boykott des Brexit-Referendums!
Erklärung der britischen Sektion des Internationalen Komitees der Vierten Internationale (Socialist Equality Party)

5. März 2016

Die Socialist Equality Party ruft alle Arbeiter und Jugendlichen auf, das Brexit-Referendum am 23. Juni zu boykottieren.

Fortschreitender Zusammenbruch des Kapitalismus manifestiert sich in China und Brasilien

Von Nick Beams, 5. März 2016

Während das Wachstumsmodell der BRICS-Staaten zerfällt, entstehen die Bedingungen für eine neue Finanzkrise.

Europäische Union droht Flüchtlingen mit Massenabschiebungen

Von Alex Lantier, 5. März 2016

Immer mehr Menschen flüchten vor den imperialistischen Kriegen im Nahen Osten. Mit drakonischen Maßnahmen will die Europäische Union sie jetzt von Europa fernhalten.

Die dramatische Situation der Flüchtlinge in Griechenland

Von Katerina Selin, 5. März 2016

In Griechenland entwickelt sich in diesen Tagen eine menschliche Katastrophe, in der sich die hässliche Fratze der europäischen Flüchtlingspolitik in ihrer ganzen Offenheit zeigt.

Krise in der Republikanischen Partei nach Romneys Angriffen auf Trump

Von Patrick Martin, 5. März 2016

Der republikanische Präsidentschaftskandidat von 2012 nennt den führenden Kandidaten für 2016 einen „Betrüger” und eine Bedrohung für die Demokratie.

Bernie Sanders und das „skandinavische Modell“

Von Jordan Shilton, 5. März 2016

Dass Sanders Dänemark und Schweden als Vorbild für seine gesellschaftlichen Vorstellungen nennt, beweist einmal mehr, wie betrügerisch seine „sozialistischen“ Bekenntnisse sind.

Französische Sozialistische Partei über Ausnahmezustand gespalten

Von Alex Lantier, 5. März 2016

Kritiker innerhalb der Sozialistischen Partei sind besorgt, dass deren Sparpolitik und die Anpassung an neofaschistische Stimmungen zu massivem Widerstand unter Arbeitern führt.

Die 66. Internationalen Filmfestspiele Berlin
Alone in Berlin: Neuverfilmung von Falladas Jeder stirbt für sich allein
Teil 3

Von Bernd Reinhardt, 5. März 2016

Dies ist der dritte Teil einer Artikelreihe zu den kürzlich zu Ende gegangenen Filmfestspielen in Berlin (66. Berlinale: 11.-20. Februar 2016).

Eine wirkliche künstlerische „Avantgarde“ erfordert, sich den entscheidenden historischen Fragen zu stellen

Von David Walsh, 5. März 2016

David Walshs Essay befasst sich mit der Frage, ob es heute eine künstlerische Avantgarde gibt – und falls nicht, wie sie aussehen könnte und auf welche Themen sie eingehen müsste.

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Perspective

The Flint water crisis and the US elections

7 March 2016

The economic nationalist policies promoted by Sanders complement the anti-immigrant racism and xenophobia of Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

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Socialism and the Fight Against War
Build an International Movement of the Working Class and Youth Against Imperialism!

Statement of the International Committee of the Fourth International, 18 February 2016

Featured Commentary

For an active boycott of the Brexit referendum!
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, British section of the International Committee of the Fourth International

29 February 2016

An exchange on the SEP’s call for an active boycott of the Brexit referendum

By Chris Marsden, 2 March 2016

Commentary

Brexit vote sparks crisis for Scottish National Party

By Steve James, 7 March 2016

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has come forward as the most craven booster of the political bona-fides of the European Union.

Cameron and Hollande beat anti-immigrant drum to oppose Brexit

Nationalism and “Brexit”

Two years since the Kiev coup
Part one

By Andrea Peters, 7 March 2016

Two years after Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was forcibly removed from office in a US-backed, right-wing coup, the working masses of the Eastern European country face a worsening economic and social disaster.

US sends aircraft carrier to challenge China in South China Sea

By Peter Symonds, 5 March 2016

US presses India to join anti-China alliance

Imperialism intensifies pressure on Russia and China

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US employment report: Payrolls rise, wages fall

By Barry Grey, 5 March 2016

TVA pension cuts: A new stage in the assault on American workers

Police arrest and interrogate Brazil’s ex-President Lula

Arts Review

66th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 3:
Alone in Berlin—a working class couple opposes the Nazis

By Bernd Reinhardt, 7 March 2016

Vincent Pérez’s film is a new adaptation of Hans Fallada’s novel Every Man Dies Alone (published posthumously in 1947).

Two poor films on the Afghanistan war—Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and A War—and Jonás Cuarón’s Desierto

By Joanne Laurier, 5 March 2016

The Crisis in Detroit and Flint

Flint resident files lawsuit against corporations, officials

By James Brewer, 5 March 2016

New information emerges about Flint’s decision to switch to untreated water

Top advisors to Michigan governor urged switching water supply from polluted Flint River

An interview with Professor Marc Edwards on the Flint water crisis

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25 years ago: Serbia on the verge of civil war

On March 9, 1991, tanks and armored cars dispersed a mass demonstration against the Stalinist regime of Slobodan Milosevic, as the political crisis in Yugoslavia came to the verge of civil war.

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50 years ago: Australia to triple forces in Vietnam War

On March 8, 1966, the Liberal government of Australian Prime Minister Harold E. Holt announced that it would triple its contingent of troops in Vietnam from 1,500 to 4,500.

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75 years ago: Lend-Lease Act passes US Congress

On March 11, 1941 President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Lend-Lease Act moments after an overwhelming congressional majority passed the bill.

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100 years ago: American troops pursue Pancho Villa in Mexico

This week in March 1916, the US government sent troops into Mexico on a “punitive” expedition targeting the famous agrarian revolutionary Francisco “Pancho” Villa and his supporters.

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The 2016 US Elections

US Republican Party in crisis as Romney denounces Trump

By Patrick Martin, 4 March 2016

Detroit autoworkers discuss Trump, US election campaign

By our reporters, 4 March 2016

The Republican debate and the degradation of US politics

Bernie Sanders and the “Scandinavian model”

The political role of the Bernie Sanders campaign

Once again on Sanders and socialism

Socialist Alternative defends Sanders’ support for imperialist war

The International Socialist Organization, Bernie Sanders and the Democratic Party

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International Youth and Students for Social Equality

IYSSE campaigns against war at universities in Australia and New Zealand

By our reporters, 5 March 2016

The IYSSE’s campaign initiated a serious discussion among broad layers of students about the socialist and internationalist alternative to the preparations for World War Three.

Australian university students denounce the drive to war and austerity

By our reporters, 5 March 2016

Build the International Youth and Students for Social Equality!
A socialist program to fight war, austerity and dictatorship!

By the IYSSE (Australia), 22 February 2016

Autoworkers Struggles

Autoworkers support challenge to UAW-Ford 2015 contract vote

By Shannon Jones, 1 March 2016

Michigan autoworker files challenge to UAW-Ford 2015 contract vote

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NHS Fightback

UK immigration policy inflicts more damage on National Health Service

By Sascha Woods, 4 March 2016

The way forward for UK junior doctors

By Tony Robson, 2 March 2016

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Socialist Equality Party

SEP (Sri Lanka) public meeting: A socialist program to defend plantation workers

1 March 2016

SEP/IYSSE public meeting in Colombo to introduce Sinhala edition of The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century

22 February 2016

Science

New technologies expand knowledge of early art in North America

By Matthew MacEgan, 29 February 2016

Mehring Books

Mehring Books features classic biography of Rosa Luxemburg

By Shannon Jones, 22 February 2016

This work by Paul Fröhlich, a contemporary of Luxemburg, outlines both her personal and political struggles.

75 Years Since the Assassination Of Leon Trotsky

Security and the Fourth International, the Gelfand Case and the deposition of Mark Zborowski
An open letter from David North to Susan Weissman

10 November 2015

Seventy-five years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky

Meetings in Germany mark the 75th anniversary of the death of Leon Trotsky