US deploys B-52s for bombing in Syria, Iraq

By Patrick Martin, 11 April 2016

The movement of heavy bombers to the Persian Gulf is a major escalation in the US war, carried out with virtually no public discussion.

War: The great unmentionable in the 2016 US elections

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French police attack demonstrators protesting anti-worker labor law reform

By Alex Lantier and Stéphane Hugues, 11 April 2016

The decision of the trade unions and their political allies not to call workers on strike alongside protesting students left the PS government free to assault the demonstrators.

The working class in France mobilizes against austerity

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

Major Australian companies implicated in Panama Papers

By Mike Head, 11 April 2016

Australia’s corporate elite is heavily involved in using offshore shell companies to minimise taxes and avoid scrutiny of their business operations.

Panama Papers revelations intensify crisis of Cameron government in Britain

Panama Papers revelation triggers political crises around the globe

Nexteer Automotive workers report arbitrary firings, harassment

By Shannon Jones, 11 April 2016

Three months after the United Auto Workers rammed through a sellout deal, workers are being victimized and are discovering contract concessions not previously disclosed by the UAW.

Video: Detroit autoworkers speak on Fiat Chrysler layoffs

By Zac Corrigan and Shannon Jones, 9 April 2016

Fiat Chrysler layoffs hit workers in suburban Detroit

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Bruce Springsteen cancels North Carolina concert in protest against anti-LGBT laws

By Evan Blake, 11 April 2016

Springsteen has been joined by dozens of corporations who do not share his regard for democratic rights.

US Supreme Court hears arguments on corporate “religious right” to bar birth control to employees

By Tom Carter, 11 April 2016

The cases are based on a tendentious conception of “religious liberty,” as well as the pseudo-legal doctrine of supposed constitutional “rights” for corporations.

Caltrans workers rally in Sacramento and San Bernardino

By our reporters, 11 April 2016

Caltrans workers held three rallies across California last week to demand higher pay and benefits, improved safety and a draw-down in the hiring of contract workers.

Mobilize the working class to defend Caltrans workers!

Macedonian police use tear gas and rubber bullets against refugees

By Martin Kreickenbaum, 11 April 2016

Greece and the Balkan states stepped up police violence and repression in the wake of the EU’s deal to deport refugees en masse to Turkey.

Syriza and European Union begin mass deportations from Greece

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

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UK White Paper paves way for the destruction of public education

By Tania Kent, 11 April 2016

The Conservative Cameron government is demanding that all schools are converted into academies, which are state funded but privately run, by 2022.

Lockheed Martin offers to site F-16 fighter jet production in India

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 11 April 2016

This offer, which could only be made at Washington’s urging, is part of the US drive to make India a “frontline state” in its military-strategic offensive against China.

Black lung disease reemerges in Australian coal mines

By Richard Phillips, 11 April 2016

Increased workloads, inadequate mine ventilation and low dust-testing standards have produced a sudden jump in the number of coal miners suffering from black lung.

New in Turkish

Çin’e karşı ABD provokasyonları dünya savaşı tehdidi yaratıyor

Andre Damon, 11 Nisan 2016

Çin’in Ulusal Halk Kongresi (UHK) arifesinde, “Komünist Parti’nin sadık üyeleri” tarafından, Devlet Başkanı Xi Jinping’in “tüm Parti ve devlet önderliği makamlarından istifasını” isteyen bir açık mektup yayınlandı.

New in French

En lançant “En marche”, Macron se prépare à un éclatement du PS

Par Francis Dubois, 11 avril 2016

L'initiative de Macron est une réaction à la crise du gouvernement Hollande et du Parti socialiste en tant que parti clé du patronat français depuis près d'un demi siècle.

Le marxisme et la pseudo-gauche: interview avec David North à la Foire du Livre de Leipzig

11 avril 2016

Suite à la présentation de l’édition allemande de « The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left » (L’École de Francfort, le postmodernisme et la politique de la pseudo-gauche), North a été interviewé par le journal en ligne Schattenblick sur les questions théoriques et politiques traitées dans son livre.

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Perspective

Panama Papers destabilise Cameron government in UK

11 April 2016

Britain stands at the epicentre of an international web of corruption serving the interests of a financial oligarchy that rules the entire planet.

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Featured Photo Essay

Photo essay: Contaminated water and hazardous conditions at Michigan mobile home park

By Carlos Delgado and Janel Flechsig, 11 April 2016

Despite intimidation from the community’s management, residents spoke with WSWS reporters at length about the brutal conditions of life inside the community.

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

History

Fifty years since the Delano to Sacramento march: The myth of Cesar Chavez and the collapse of the United Farm Workers
Part one

By Eric London, 11 April 2016

The union founded by Chavez has become nothing more than a business operated by family members.

2016 US elections

Bowing to Democratic Party pressure, Sanders pledges to back Clinton

By Patrick Martin, 9 April 2016

The message of Wisconsin

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

The social crisis and the US elections

Clinton, Sanders clash intensifies in New York

Trump and the Democratic Party

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25 years ago: Bush reverses “neutrality” in northern Iraq civil war

On April 16, 1991, President Bush announced that America would belatedly join plans for an imperialist occupation of the northern part of Iraq.

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50 years ago: Premier Ky agrees to elections in South Vietnam

On April 14, 1966, the military dictatorship in South Vietnam announced that elections to a constituent assembly would be held within three to five months.

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75 years ago: Stalin clings to the Axis

On April 13, 1941 Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin signed a five-year pact with Japanese Foreign Minister Yosuke Matsuoka.

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100 years ago: Scottish workers’ leaders convicted of sedition in Britain

On April 11, 1916, John Maclean, a socialist workers leader in the area of Glasgow, Scotland dubbed “Red Clydeside,” was convicted of sedition by British authorities.

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Featured Interview

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

1 April 2016

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

Commentary

Amid deepening slump, geopolitical and class tensions mount

By Nick Beams, 9 April 2016

Paul Krugman smears Bernie Sanders

By Barry Grey, 9 April 2016

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

By Julie Hyland, 9 April 2016

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

By Peter Symonds, 9 April 2016

US provocations against China threaten world war

More on the South China Sea crisis »

Western powers press ahead with plans for new war in Libya

By Marianne Arens, 9 April 2016

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

By Deepal Jayasekera, 9 April 2016

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

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

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

Arts Review

The Program: The success and calamitous failure of Lance Armstrong

By David Walsh, 9 April 2016

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?

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

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

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

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

The Crisis in Detroit and Flint

Racketeering lawsuit filed against Michigan governor, officials over Flint poisoning

By James Brewer, 9 April 2016

Anger erupts at Flint public hearing

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

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