Belgian authorities had “precise intelligence warnings” of Brussels bombings

By Stéphane Hugues and Alex Lantier, 24 March 2016

Claims that the attacks in Brussels that killed 34 people occurred because Belgian and allied intelligence agencies somehow failed to “connect the dots” are not credible.

After Brussels attack, EU officials plan vast escalation of police spying

By Alex Lantier, 24 March 2016

The terror bombings in Brussels

Following terror attacks in Brussels
US presidential candidates call for stepped-up war and police measures

By Patrick Martin, 24 March 2016

In the wake of the Brussels attacks, Republicans Trump and Cruz called for police state measures, while Democrats Clinton and Sanders backed Obama’s war in Syria and Iraq.

US presidential candidates give warmongering speeches backing Israel at AIPAC conference

Trump and the Democratic Party

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Obama hails Macri’s attacks on Argentine workers

By Rafael Azul, 24 March 2016

Obama’s trip is aimed at cementing closer military and economic relations with the right-wing Macri government.

Obama’s Cuba speech: “Democratic” veneer for US capitalist invasion

Obama in Cuba

Australian PM treads a fine line on foreign policy

By Peter Symonds, 24 March 2016

With an early election looming, Turnbull used his Lowy Lecture to spin his vision of bright economic opportunities in Asia, while seeking to answer critics’ demands for a tougher stance against China.

Australian government threatens a “double dissolution” election

Electoral success of AfD strengthens far-right forces in Germany

By Dietmar Henning, 24 March 2016

Seventy years after the collapse of the Nazi regime, Germany’s ruling elite is responding to the global economic crisis and the growing war drive by building a right-wing movement.

Slovakia: Fico forms unstable right-wing government

By Markus Salzmann, 24 March 2016

The prime minister placed the refugee question centre stage, seeking to divert attention from the country’s social crisis.

200,000 jobs threatened by Norway oil industry crisis

By Ellis Wynne, 24 March 2016

Norway’s ruling elite insists that the relatively high wages in the oil industry be slashed.

US airstrike kills 40 in Yemen

By Gabriel Black, 24 March 2016

The US airstrike on AQAP forces comes after a series of significant territorial gains by the jihadist militia throughout southern Yemen.

Public sector union cancels strike action at Australian airports

By Richard Phillips, 24 March 2016

The CPSU is anxious to prevent the pent-up anger among its members, after years of job cuts, wage freezes and the erosion of working conditions, from erupting out of its control.

Canada’s Liberal government tables first budget amid mounting economic turmoil

By Roger Jordan, 24 March 2016

Among OECD countries, only Switzerland, Norway and Greece have experienced slower growth than Canada during the past year.

Legislative attack on Detroit Public Schools taking shape

By Nancy Hanover, 24 March 2016

With funding for Detroit schools in question, Judge Rhodes and Republican Governor Rick Snyder are backing legislation for an unprecedented reorganization of the impoverished city’s schools.

University of California installs secret spyware system

By Norisa Diaz, 24 March 2016

The UC board president and ex-homeland security chief, Janet Napolitano, has overseen the installation of a massive spyware system.

New in Russian

Обращение Дэвида Норта к ПСР Шри-Ланки по поводу выхода на сингальском языке книги Русская революция и незавершенное XX столетие

Дэвид Норт, 24 марта 2016 г.

Публикация этого нового перевода книги Дэвина Норта Русская революция и незавершенное XX столетие внесет свой существенный вклад в воспитание рабочих и молодежи на Шри-Ланке.

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Obama en Cuba

Por Bill Van Auken, 24 marzo 2016

Tanto la servil prensa y el gobierno de Castro apoyan y auxilian la fachada de “derechos humanos” del presidente Obama.

New in Turkish

Brüksel’deki bombalı terör saldırıları

Alex Lantier, 24 Mart 2016

Bu gerici şiddet sarmalını durdurabilmenin yek yolu, onun temelindeki nedenin, -yani büyük emperyalist güçlerin Ortadoğu’ya egemen olma peşinde koşmasına dayanan savaş yöneliminin- üzerine gitmektir.

Obama Küba’da

Bill Van Auken, 24 Mart 2016

Obama’yı ve ona Küba’da eşlik eden güçlü CEO’lar ve iş dünyası lobicileri ordusunu yönlendiren şey, Amerikan militarizminin dünya çapında patlamasının temelini oluşturan pazarlar ve karlar uğruna şiddetli mücadeledir.

New in French

Les attentats terroristes de Bruxelles

Par Alex Lantier, 24 mars 2016

Cette attaque horrifiante a visé des innocents qui n’étaient en rien responsables des guerres impérialistes ayant dévasté le Moyen-Orient.

Une lutte contre la loi El Khomri doit s'opposer à la guerre et à l'état d'urgence

Par Anthony Torres et Alex Lantier, 24 mars 2016

Le mouvement doit s'élargir en une lutte politique des travailleurs, y compris contre l'état d'urgence liberticide et la poussée internationale à la guerre contre la Russie.

L’accord entre l’UE et la Turquie pour expulser les réfugiés entre en vigueur

Par Jordan Shilton, 24 mars 2016

Les mêmes puissances qui ont régulièrement invoqué « les droits de l’Homme » pour justifier la guerre au Moyen-Orient privent les réfugiés de leur droit à chercher à s’abriter des désastres produits par ces guerres.

New in German

Die Terroranschläge von Brüssel

Von Alex Lantier, 24. März 2016

Der schreckliche Angriff richtete sich gegen Unschuldige, die in keiner Weise für die imperialistischen Kriege im Nahen Osten verantwortlich sind.

Syriza-Regierung inhaftiert Flüchtlinge in Griechenland

Von Katerina Selin, 24. März 2016

Die griechische Syriza-Regierung setzt alle Hebel in Bewegung, um das Abkommen zwischen der Europäischen Union und der Türkei durchzusetzen.

Sahra Wagenknechts Plädoyer für Nationalismus und Marktwirtschaft

Von Peter Schwarz, 24. März 2016

Im Buch „Reichtum ohne Gier“ wirbt die Linken-Politikerin für einen starken Nationalstaat, der sich nach außen abschottet und sprachlich und ethnisch homogen ist.

Obamas Rede in Kuba:
Kapitalistische Offensive im demokratischen Gewand

Von Bill Van Auken, 24. März 2016

Während der amerikanische Präsident von „Menschenrechten“ sprach, erklärten seine Berater den US-Dollar und die Macht der Konzerne zu den wichtigsten Anliegen Washingtons.

Die USA forcieren die militärische Einkreisung Chinas

Von Peter Symonds, 24. März 2016

Angesichts des Stationierungsabkommen der USA mit den Philippinen warnt Peking davor, dass Washington Asien in einen neuen „Nahen Osten“ verwandelt.

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Perspective

Corbyn’s six months as UK Labour leader: A record of capitulation and betrayal

24 March 2016

There is a stark symmetry between the treacherous and cowardly course of Corbyn’s tenure and the betrayal carried out by the Syriza government in Greece.

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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

Arts Review

“We make the terror:” Season four of House of Cards

By Andre Damon, 24 March 2016

The latest season of the Netflix series suggests that the US government facilitates terrorism to keep a lid on domestic opposition, spies on the population for political gain, and conspires to go to war for Machiavellian ends.

Book Review
Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See: All the history the novelist cannot see

Socialist Equality Party

Hundreds attend meetings in Leipzig, Germany on the danger of war and the politics of the pseudo-left

By our correspondents, 22 March 2016

David North addresses Sri Lankan SEP launch of Sinhala edition of The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century

By David North, 22 March 2016

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Socialism and the Fight Against War
IYSSE meetings in Australia and New Zealand—Build an International Movement of the Working Class and Youth Against Imperialism!

24 March 2016

The International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) is holding meetings in Australia and New Zealand to alert students, youth and workers to the threat of a Third World War.

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

IYSSE campaigns against war at San Diego State University

Commentary

Germany’s Left Party favours coalition with conservative CDU

By Johannes Stern, 23 March 2016

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

Indonesia accuses China of encroaching on its territory

By John Roberts and Peter Symonds, 23 March 2016

More on the South China Sea crisis »

Attacks on Marine firebase reveal secret US escalation in Iraq

By Patrick Martin, 23 March 2016

More on the war in Iraq »

US government delays hearing in Apple iPhone encryption case

By Niles Williamson, 23 March 2016

With support of US Supreme Court, Texas authorities execute mentally ill man

By Evan Blake, 23 March 2016

Northwestern University faculty oppose selection of US general to head global studies institute

By Alexander Fangmann, 23 March 2016

Hundreds of refugees in Australia face return to offshore camps

By Max Newman, 23 March 2016

Québec Solidaire welcomes suppression of anti-austerity struggle

European Union-Turkey deal to expel refugees comes into force

The Crisis in Detroit and Flint

Michigan governor’s Flint “action plan”: A cover for criminality

By James Brewer, 23 March 2016

Chief proponent of Flint water supply switch hosts public meeting

The crimes behind the US lead water crisis

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Autoworkers Struggles

St. Louis autoworkers bar UAW vice president from their Facebook page

By Jerry White, 23 March 2016

UAW discussing lower pay rate at Lear in Detroit

UAW seeks to ram through contract at Volvo

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Workers Struggles

India: Tata workers end strike after being isolated by the unions

By Arun Kumar, 23 March 2016

Seven-day nurses strike ends at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles

By Marc Wells, 23 March 2016

25 years ago: US abets Iraq’s bloody suppression of rebellions

On March 26, 1991, White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater gave a press conference in which he declared, “We don’t intend to involve ourselves in the internal conflict in Iraq.”

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50 years ago: Worldwide protests against Vietnam War

On March 26, 1966, protests against the war in Vietnam were held in New York and other major American cities, as well as in foreign capitals such as Rome, London and Ottawa.

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75 years ago: Mass anti-fascist demonstrations in Yugoslavia

On March 25, 1941 a spontaneous demonstrations broke out in Yugoslavia following the monarchy’s decision to sign Hitler’s Tripartite Pact.

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100 years ago: German U-boat attacks French passenger steamship

On March 24, 1916, a German U-boat torpedoed a French passenger steamship, the Sussex, while it was crossing the English Channel from Britain to France.

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The 2016 US Elections

Sanders under pressure to quit from Democratic leaders, media

By Patrick Martin, 19 March 2016

After the March 15 US primaries: The political role of the Sanders campaign

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

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

Sanders’ upset win in the Michigan primary

War and the 2016 US elections

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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