Double-digit victory for Sanders in Wisconsin primary

By Patrick Martin, 6 April 2016

The vast majority of young voters, including 55 percent of minority voters aged under 45, gave their support to a candidate they believed to be a socialist.

Sanders’ primary victory and the social crisis in Wisconsin

By Niles Williamson, 6 April 2016

The result of Tuesday’s primary election in Wisconsin is yet another expression of the deep discontent and hostility of the working class to austerity and social inequality.

The social crisis and the US elections

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Global military spending increased in 2015

By Thomas Gaist, 6 April 2016

Governments worldwide spent $1.7 trillion on military costs in 2015, spurred on by deepening geopolitical strife in Eastern Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Warnings of global arms race ahead of Nuclear Security Summit

Hundreds arrested as French police assault student protests against labour reform

By Alex Lantier and Senthooran Ravee, 6 April 2016

Police are trying to intimidate youth in the run-up to the next major protest by workers and students, on April 9, amid rising anger with austerity and the state of emergency.

Youth and workers in Marseille speak out against austerity

By Anthony Torres, 6 April 2016

The working class in France mobilizes against austerity

After four days of fighting, Azerbaijan, Armenia call Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire

By Kumaran Ira, 6 April 2016

Doubts persist over how long the ceasefire will last, as the Caucasus and the Middle East have been put on edge by escalating imperialist wars and economic crisis.

Azerbaijan-Armenia fighting erupts over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region

UK central to global tax avoidance
Cameron government implicated in Panama Papers revelations

By Chris Marsden, 6 April 2016

The leaked Panama Papers detailing widespread global tax avoidance place the UK at the centre of this operation.

“Panama papers” tax evasion leak stokes political crises worldwide

The reality behind the “Save our Steel” campaign in Britain

By Robert Stevens, 6 April 2016

Whatever deal Tata and the government cook up with the private buyers of threatened steel plants, the trade unions will do nothing to oppose any attacks on jobs, wages and pensions.

Mexican government employing torture in US-backed anti-immigrant drive

By Neil Hardt, 6 April 2016

Targeting migrant workers and children, the Pena Nieto administration’s crackdown is backed by billions in weapons and training aid from the Obama administration.

Mexican Nissan workers in two-day strike

Mississippi governor signs anti-gay law

By Evan Blake, 6 April 2016

The law, which allows public and private businesses to refuse service to gay people, effectively legalizes discrimination based on sexual orientation.

New Zealand university professor subjected to pro-Zionist witch-hunt

By John Braddock, 6 April 2016

Academic Scott Poynting has been forced to take “study leave,” pending retirement, for likening the Israeli persecution of Palestinians to the Nazi treatment of Jews.

Sri Lankan government imprisons Frontline Socialist Party leader

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 5 April 2016

Gunaratnam’s jailing is another warning of the anti-democratic methods that the government will use against political opponents and more broadly against working people.

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Crear una “vanguardia” artística genuina requiere confrontar cuestiones históricas críticas

Por David Walsh, 6 abril 2016

Este ensayo de David Walsh discute la existencia hoy en día de una vanguardia artística y, si no existe, de que consistiría tal vanguardia y que cuestiones debería enfrentar.

Crisis económica aumenta tensiones sociales en Venezuela

Por Alexander Fangmann, 6 abril 2016

La clase obrera venezolana enfrenta fuertes ataques contra su calidad de vida en torno a la crisis financiera en el país.

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Perspective

Imperialism, political corruption and the real face of capitalism

6 April 2016

The publication of the “Panama Papers” has exposed the criminality that pervades the financial elite and its political representatives.

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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

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Marxism and the pseudo-left: David North interviewed at Leipzig Book Fair

1 April 2016

Following a presentation of the new German edition of The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left, North was interviewed by the newspaper Schattenblick on the theoretical and political issues addressed in his book.

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

Arts Review

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice—Doom and gloom, with capes

By Carlos Delgado, 6 April 2016

The price tag of the film, including production and marketing costs, approaches half a billion dollars, and some analysts believe it would need an $800 million box office to recoup its investment.

UK documentary exposes Saudi role in global terror operations

By Jean Shaoul, 5 April 2016

An exhibition at the Field Museum in Chicago
The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great

The Crisis in Detroit and Flint

Michigan governor threatens to cut aid to Flint over potential lawsuit

By James Brewer, 6 April 2016

Even though Flint’s mayor claims that the city is not planning to sue the state, Michigan officials are demanding that its intent to sue filing be dropped.

Anger erupts at Flint public hearing

By James Brewer, 2 April 2016

Detroit Public Schools principals charged with taking kickbacks

By Marissa Ross, 2 April 2016

Newly-released email details complicity of Obama’s EPA in Flint poisoning

Why the New York Times is pushing racial politics in Flint

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Commentary

The political agenda behind the racial politics of the New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof

By Niles Williamson, 5 April 2016

The New York Times on race and art

By Hiram Lee, 4 April 2016

Syriza and European Union begin mass deportations from Greece

By Johannes Stern, 5 April 2016

Greece’s Syriza: Full partner in historic crime against refugees

Syriza government carries out mass deportation of refugees from Greece to Turkey

Podemos helps strengthen “Fortress Europe” against migrants in Spain

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US navy prepares third provocation in South China Sea

Why is the CIA putting bombs on Virginia school buses?

Workers Struggles

As April 13 strike deadline approaches
Struggle at California State University endangered by faculty union’s alliance with Democrats

By Evan Blake and Genevieve Leigh, 6 April 2016

Despite the results of the fact-finding mission validating the CSU faculty union’s demand for a 5 percent pay raise, university administrators refuse to back down, setting the stage for a limited statewide strike.

Court issues restraining order after New Mexico school bus drivers vote to strike

By D. Lencho, 5 April 2016

Australia: State electricity workers vote for industrial action

By Terry Cook, 5 April 2016

Chicago Teachers Union holds one-day “strike” to channel opposition behind Democrats

Chinese mineworkers arrested after protest on unpaid wages

Socialist Equality Party

Meeting May 24 in London
For an active boycott of the Brexit referendum! For the United Socialist States of Europe!

4 April 2016

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

16 March 2016

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

Science

Study warns of potentially catastrophic impacts from Antarctic ice melt

By Daniel de Vries, 5 April 2016

2016 US elections

Democrats silent as one million lose food stamp benefits in the US

By Patrick Martin, 4 April 2016

War: The great unmentionable in the 2016 US elections

By Joseph Kishore, 31 March 2016

Clinton, Sanders clash intensifies in New York

By Patrick Martin, 2 April 2016

Clinton primary contest losses intensify Democratic Party crisis

Republican Party crisis deepens as candidates renege on “loyalty” pledge

Clinton, media step up pressure for Sanders to withdraw

Fundraising for US presidential campaign surpasses $1 billion

Trump and the Democratic Party

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25 years ago: Mass workers movement defies Moscow bureaucracy

On April 10, 1991, leaders of striking Soviet workers won the right to 15 minutes of live air time in an unprecedented broadcast on Byelorussia’s television station.

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50 years ago: Police attack Mississippi civil rights protest

On April 5, 1966, Mississippi State Police used rifle butts, nightsticks and tear gas to brutally suppress a protest by black students, housewives and workers.

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75 years ago: Germany invades Yugoslavia

On April 6, 1941 Adolf Hitler’s armed forces launched a blitzkrieg attack on Yugoslavia after a mass rebellion against the Yugoslav government’s adherence to a pact with Nazi Germany.

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100 years ago: Mass strike of Puerto Rican sugar workers

On April 6, 1916, the Puerto Rican Free Federation of Laborers, affiliated to the American Federation of Labor, issued an appeal to workers in the US and internationally calling for support for striking agricultural workers.

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