Clinton, Trump take major steps toward US presidential nominations

By Patrick Martin, 16 March 2016

The Democratic and Republican frontrunners nearly swept the states holding primaries Tuesday, and each passed the halfway mark in terms of delegates needed for nomination.

Economic nationalism, war and the fight for international socialism

The Trump campaign: A new stage in the crisis of American democracy

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

Ohio voters discuss elections and social crisis

By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 16 March 2016

Comments by workers supporting various candidates in the Republican and Democratic primary elections Tuesday reflected the widespread social discontent that exists throughout the country.

Trump peddles nationalist poison at Ohio rally

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Russia announces partial withdrawal from Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 16 March 2016

Moscow’s intervention was directed principally at forestalling the imposition of a US puppet regime in Damascus hostile to the interests of Russia’s ruling oligarchy.

Second terrorist attack in a month in Turkish capital kills at least 37

The International Socialist Organization agitates for war with Russia over Syria

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Tsipras acts as gatekeeper for Fortress Europe

By Katerina Selin, 16 March 2016

The Syriza government in Greece is playing a key role in blocking refugees from traveling from the Middle East on to Europe.

The refugee crisis and the polarization of Europe

Europe’s attack on refugees produces humanitarian catastrophe

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UK: Families of missing demolition workers campaign for their rescue

By Danny Richardson, 16 March 2016

A campaign has been set up by the families of two Rotherham men after rescue attempts were called off within a couple of days of a power station’s collapse.

Rough-sleeping on the rise in England

By Alice Summers, 16 March 2016

London is particularly affected, with rough-sleepers in the capital constituting 26 percent of the country’s total.

Australian media whips up fear campaign against African youth

By Richard Phillips, 16 March 2016

The state Labor government has seized on police clashes with youth in Melbourne on Saturday to demand greater police powers to “smash gang violence.”

Indian Stalinists ally with US-backed parties in Tamil Nadu

By Athiyan Silva, 16 March 2016

The Stalinists aim to block rising social anger and align themselves with US imperialist strategy in the Indo-Pacific by promoting parties closely tied to Washington.

India: BJP presses forward with frame-up of JNU students on sedition charges

By Deepal Jayasekera, 16 March 2016

The vendetta against the JNU students is part of a much wider campaign to shift India further to the right through the promotion of a bellicose, Hindu chauvinist-laced Indian nationalism.

Overcrowding in New York City Housing Authority fueled by lack of jobs and affordable apartments

By Fred Mazelis, 16 March 2016

The official population in the city’s massive public housing projects is 400,000, but an estimated 100,000 to 200,000 additional tenants are “off the books.”

New in Russian

К каким политическим выводам ведут результаты голосования в «супервторник»?

Дэвид Норт, 16 марта 2016 г.

Возвышение Трампа сигнализирует о наступлении нового и опасного этапа в кризисе американской демократии.

New in French

Le nationalisme économique, la guerre et la lutte pour le socialisme international

Par Nick Beams, 16 mars 2016

On peut voir le résultat final du programme du nationalisme économique dans l'expérience des années 1930 où il a provoqué la dévastation sociale et conduit à la guerre mondiale.

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Perspective

What is behind the electoral success of the Alternative for Germany?

16 March 2016

The Left Party created the conditions that enabled the right-wing nationalist AfD to tap into social frustration and anger and channel it in a reactionary direction.

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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

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Build the International Youth and Students for Social Equality!
A socialist program to fight the Coalition-Labor-Greens assault on education in Australia

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Australia), 16 March 2016

The IYSSE is fighting for the development of an independent, socialist movement of the working class in opposition to the assault on education and the gutting of social spending.

Socialist Equality Party

Upcoming events in Cambridge, Mass. and Albuquerque, New Mexico
SEP meetings in the US: Socialism and the fight against war

16 March 2016

These meetings will review the present state of the global war drive and outline a political strategy for the building of a new mass, anti-war movement.

Sri Lankan SEP to hold Jaffna public meeting on imperialist war and Tamil nationalism

14 March 2016

The Crisis in Detroit and Flint

Flint meeting examines background of city’s water crisis

By Shannon Jones, 12 March 2016

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As April 8 fiscal deadline approaches
Judge Rhodes threatens shutdown of Detroit Public Schools

By Nancy Hanover, 14 March 2016

Detroit teacher: “Children are made into dollar signs”

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Mehring Books

Public meeting at Leipzig Book Fair
The return of German militarism and the threat of World War III

14 March 2016

Mehring Books speakers will present the book Scholarship or War Propaganda at the Leipzig Book Fair, which begins this week.

ICFI statement “Socialism and the Fight Against War” now available from Mehring Books

9 March 2016

Mehring Books has just published in pamphlet format the statement calling for the building of a new anti-war movement based on the perspective of international socialism.

Arts Review

Beatles producer George Martin dies at 90

By Hiram Lee, 15 March 2016

Book Review

Book Review
$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America

By Debra Watson, 15 March 2016

Commentary

Millions join protests in Brazil demanding ouster of Workers Party government

By Bill Van Auken, 15 March 2016

Central banks confront unintended consequences

By Nick Beams, 15 March 2016

South Korea imposes extra sanctions on North Korea

By Ben McGrath, 15 March 2016

Obama backs attack on encrypted communication

Die Zeit campaigns for military intervention in Libya

Autoworkers Struggles

Slumping car sales lead to extended layoff of Fiat Chrysler Sterling Heights workers

By Shannon Jones, 15 March 2016

UAW sanctions mass layoffs by farm equipment giant John Deere

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Education crisis in Australia and New Zealand

Australian primary teachers resign in protest at standardised, assessment-based education

By Susan Allan and Linda Tenenbaum, 14 March 2016

Australia: Labor Party, teacher unions prepare further assault on public education

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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

Brexit referendum: Remain camp backs European Union of austerity and militarism

By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 10 March 2016

The 2016 US Elections

Sanders and Clinton posture as defenders of immigrants in Miami debate

By Andre Damon, 11 March 2016

Sanders’ upset win in the Michigan primary

War and the 2016 US elections

Once again on Sanders and socialism

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25 years ago: Sweeping price increases announced in USSR

On March 19, 1991, the Soviet Stalinist bureaucracy headed by President Mikhail Gorbachev announced plans for sweeping price increases.

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50 years ago: Suharto completes Indonesia power grab

On March 16, 1966, CIA-backed Indonesian military strongman Suharto placed under house arrest the vice premier of Indonesia, Chairul Saleh, accusing him of being a communist sympathizer.

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75 years ago: Roosevelt acts to quell US defense strikes

On March 19, 1941 President Franklin Roosevelt announced the formation of a war labor mediation board which aimed to quell the growing number of strikes sweeping the defense industry.

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100 years ago: German revolutionary Karl Liebknecht denounces militarization of education

On March 18, 1916, Karl Liebknecht delivered a series of remarks in the German Reichstag, denouncing the militarization of education and the glorification of war.

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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