Panama Papers revelations intensify crisis of Cameron government in Britain

By Robert Stevens, 9 April 2016

In his fifth version of events in four days, Prime Minister David Cameron admitted to owning shares in his father’s offshore company and profiting from them.

Panama Papers revelation triggers political crises around the globe

Imperialism, political corruption and the real face of capitalism

CSIS report argues for strong US-Japan-Australia alliance against China

By Peter Symonds, 9 April 2016

The Washington think tank’s proposed “federated defence” is nothing but a system of military alliances to prepare for war with China—akin to the alliances that preceded the previous two world wars.

US provocations against China threaten world war

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Western powers press ahead with plans for new war in Libya

By Marianne Arens, 9 April 2016

Italy, the EU and the US are preparing their next military intervention in Libya.

Video: Detroit autoworkers speak on Fiat Chrysler layoffs

By Zac Corrigan and Shannon Jones, 9 April 2016

In this video, autoworkers react to the recent layoff of over 1,400 Fiat Chrysler workers in suburban Detroit.

Fiat Chrysler layoffs hit workers in suburban Detroit

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Bowing to Democratic Party pressure, Sanders pledges to back Clinton

By Patrick Martin, 9 April 2016

After declaring that Clinton was “not qualified” to be president because of her ties to Wall Street and support for the Iraq War, Sanders reversed himself.

The message of Wisconsin

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Racketeering lawsuit filed against Michigan governor, officials over Flint poisoning

By James Brewer, 9 April 2016

State and local officials are accused of conceiving and enacting a “wrongful scheme” to sell Flint residents “poisoned drinking water from a new, free water source.”

Anger erupts at Flint public hearing

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Texas carries out sixth execution of the year

By Shelley Connor, 9 April 2016

Pablo Lucio Vasquez was the 11th person executed in the US since the beginning of the year.

West Virginia budget impasse threatens public employee healthcare

By Clement Daly, 9 April 2016

Faced with a $120 million budget shortfall, the West Virginia Public Employee Insurance Agency has approved draconian cuts to the healthcare of some 230,000 state workers and retirees.

California State University faculty union agrees to sellout deal

By our reporters, 9 April 2016

A statewide strike planned for 23,000 professors, lecturers, librarians, counselors and coaches throughout the 23 California State Universities has been called off by the union.

India: Stalinists and Congress Party VP Rahul Gandhi jointly campaign in West Bengal

By Deepal Jayasekera, 9 April 2016

The CPM has a long history of propping up governments led by the big-business Congress, but never before has it advocated a Left-Congress government.

New in Russian

Два года после переворота в КиевеЧасть вторая

Андреа Питерс, 9 апреля 2016 г.

Это вторая часть статьи, посвященной двухлетней годовщине майдановского переворота на Украине, которая рассматривает роль различных псевдо-левых организаций. Первая часть была опубликована 18 марта.

New in Turkish

Marksizm ve sahte sol: David North’un Leipzig Kitap Fuarı’ndaki röportajı

9 Nisan 2016

WSWS Uluslararası Yayın Kurulu başkanı David North’un, Frankfurt Okulu, Postmodernizm ve Sahte Solun Politikası: Marksist Bir Eleştiri adlı kitabının Almanca baskısı üzerine Schattenblick gazetesi ile röportajı.

New in French

#NuitDebout : un piège petit-bourgeois tendu à l’opposition à la réforme du travail

Par Alex Lantier, 9 avril 2016

L’occupation de la Place de la République à Paris par les partis étroitement alliés au PS au pouvoir est un piège conçu pour empêcher les jeunes radicalisés de se tourner vers la classe ouvrière.

Les provocations américaines contre la Chine posent la menace d'une guerre mondiale

Par André Damon, 9 avril 2016

Les États-Unis ont fortement intensifié leur bras de fer avec la Chine, ce qui a conduit le New York Times à conclure qu'une «confrontation semble de plus en plus probable ».

Une entrevue avec Arlette Laguiller de LO sur la Loi El Khomri

Par Francis Dubois et Alex Lantier, 9 avril 2016

LO est une organisation du statu quo capitaliste qui tente de bloquer un mouvement politique contre le Parti socialiste et la bureaucratie syndicale.

New in German

US-Provokationen gegen China schüren Gefahr eines Weltkriegs

Von Andre Damon, 9. April 2016

Die Vereinigten Staaten eskalieren ihre Konfrontation mit China. Die New York Times hält eine „Konfrontation für immer wahrscheinlicher”.

Griechenland schiebt erneut Flüchtlinge in die Türkei ab

Von Martin Kreickenbaum, 9. April 2016

Die Europäische Union reagiert auf die humanitäre Not der vor Krieg und Elend fliehenden Menschen, indem sie die Zugbrücken der Festung Europa immer weiter hochzieht.

Verteidigt die Arbeitsplätze in der Stahlindustrie
Internationale Einheit der Arbeiter statt nationaler Einheit mit den Konzernen

Socialist Equality Party (Großbritannien) und Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Deutschland), 9. April 2016

Strafzölle und andere protektionistische Maßnahmen, wie sie die Gewerkschaften und die Stahlunternehmen fordern, retten keine Arbeitsplätze, sondern verschärfen die Kriegsgefahr.

USA: Fiat Chrysler Arbeiter in Detroit von Entlassungen bedroht

Von Jerry White, 9. April 2016

Die Ankündigung von Fiat-Chrysler, im Montagewerk bei Detroit 1420 Arbeitsplätze zu streichen, ist der Auftakt zu einer neuen Entlassungswelle in der ganzen Automobilindustrie.

Die politische Ökonomie der Austeritätsspirale

Von Nick Beams, 9. April 2016

Ursache der Spardiktate ist nicht das Fehlen wirtschaftlicher Ressourcen, sondern die Logik des Profitsystems.

Die International Socialist Organization propagiert Krieg mit Russland in Syrien

Von Alex Lantier, 9. April 2016

Die ISO versucht, Unterstützung für ein stärkeres Eingreifen der USA im Nahostkrieg zu mobilisieren, das sich direkt gegen Russland richten soll.

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Perspective

Amid deepening slump, geopolitical and class tensions mount

9 April 2016

The International Monetary Fund has called for enhanced global cooperation, but every tendency is heading in the opposite direction, with economic nationalism and militarism on the rise.

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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 Interview

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

Commentary

Paul Krugman smears Bernie Sanders

By Barry Grey, 9 April 2016

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has penned another unprincipled and dishonest attack on Bernie Sanders on behalf of the Democratic Party establishment and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

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Socialist Party’s TUSC electoral front seeks official “Leave” status in UK Brexit Referendum

By Julie Hyland, 9 April 2016

The Trade Union and Socialist Coalition and the Socialist Party are promoting “left nationalism” in the service of a faction of the British bourgeoisie.

The class issues in the Brexit referendum

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

An interview with LO’s Arlette Laguiller: “We’re happy [the trade unions] are waking up”

By Francis Dubois and Alex Lantier, 9 April 2016

Lutte Ouvrière (Workers Struggle) in France is an organization of the status quo that is trying to block a political movement against the Socialist Party government and trade union bureaucracies.

#NightOnOurFeet: A petty-bourgeois trap for opposition to French labor reform

Australia: Socialist Alternative conference endorses US-led Syrian war and Syriza’s betrayal in Greece

By Oscar Grenfell, 9 April 2016

Like their counterparts internationally, Socialist Alternative responded to the global financial crisis of 2008 by junking even nominal opposition to imperialist war.

Canada’s pseudo-left rallies round discredited pro-war, pro-austerity NDP

By Roger Jordan, 8 April 2016

Amid Brazil’s drive to impeachment, Rousseff’s foes engulfed in corruption scandal

By Bill Van Auken, 8 April 2016

Dutch referendum produces majority against EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

By Johannes Stern, 8 April 2016

Chicago mayor’s choice to head police oversaw crackdown on anti-NATO protesters

By George Marlowe, 8 April 2016

Socialist Equality Party

Defend jobs in the steel industry!
For international workers’ unity, not national unity with the corporations!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Britain) and Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Germany), 9 April 2016

The only way to fight the destruction of tens of thousands of steel jobs in the UK and Germany is a struggle for the international unity of the working class.

European steel workers face massive attacks on jobs and pensions

Sri Lanka: A socialist program to fight evictions and defend the right to housing

By the Socialist Equality Party, 9 April 2016

The eviction of slum dwellers and low-income families cannot be separated from the government’s attacks on thousands of urban and rural workers.

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

Arts Review

The Program: The success and calamitous failure of Lance Armstrong

By David Walsh, 9 April 2016

The latest film from veteran British director Stephen Frears dramatizes the saga of cyclist Lance Armstrong’s rise to the top and his subsequent disgrace in a doping scandal.

Of Men and War: Among the countless victims of American imperialist violence

By Joanne Laurier, 8 April 2016

Born to Be Blue and Miles Ahead: Why so much fiction when life is fascinating enough?

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

9 April 2016

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

UK junior doctors speak out during latest strike

By our reporters, 8 April 2016

Junior doctors face political fight to save National Health Service

More on NHS Fightback »

Mobilize the working class to defend Caltrans workers!

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Oppose Indian government’s witch-hunt of JNU students

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Sri Lanka), 7 April 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

2016 US elections

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

By Patrick Martin, 4 April 2016

The social crisis and the US elections

War: The great unmentionable in the 2016 US elections

Clinton, Sanders clash intensifies in New York

Trump and the Democratic Party

More on the 2016 US elections »

The Crisis in Detroit and Flint

Michigan governor threatens to cut aid to Flint over potential lawsuit

By James Brewer, 6 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

More on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan »

Science

Study warns of potentially catastrophic impacts from Antarctic ice melt

By Daniel de Vries, 5 April 2016

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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