US-Russia tensions flare in Baltic Sea

By Jordan Shilton, 18 April 2016

Washington’s aggressive military build-up throughout Eastern Europe, in close collaboration with its NATO allies, has brought the entire region to the brink of war between nuclear powers.

US defence secretary sends menacing message to China

War: The great unmentionable in the 2016 US elections

Brazilian congress votes to impeach PT President Rousseff

By Miguel Andrade, 18 April 2016

The PT’s inability to counter the reactionary alliance of forces with a “there will be no coup” campaign leading up to the vote is an indictment of the party and its politics.

The drive to impeachment and the dangers facing the Brazilian working class

Unions try to isolate embattled Verizon strikers

By Jerry White, 18 April 2016

As 39,000 workers fight the telecom giant, the trade unions are doing everything they can to isolate workers and force them into submission.

Verizon workers speak as strike enters new week

By our reporters, 18 April 2016

The political issues in the Verizon strike

“Not just for us, but for other workers too”
Verizon workers discuss political issues in strike

More on the Verizon strike »

Socialist Alternative’s Kshama Sawant stumps for Sanders at New York rally

By Sandy English, 18 April 2016

Sawant’s remarks on Saturday underscored the integration of Socialist Alternative into the Sanders campaign and the Democratic Party.

The social reality behind the US elections

Where’s the socialism in the Sanders campaign?

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Ecuador earthquake kills hundreds

By Tom Eley, 18 April 2016

Hindered by an absence of earthmoving equipment, desperate residents dug through debris with their hands, as those trapped under rubble called out for help.

Earthquakes in Japan kill 42 people, injure 1,000

By Peter Symonds, 18 April 2016

The response of the Japanese government has been a military one—despatching some 20,000 troops as part of rescue and relief operations.

Eighteen teachers jailed as police crack down on protests in Mexico

By Neil Hardt, 18 April 2016

Thousands of teachers mobilized across the states of Oaxaca, Chiapas, Guerrero, Michoacán and Veracruz against President Peña Nieto’s education reform plan.

People’s Assembly demonstration promotes Corbyn’s anti-austerity fraud

By Paul Mitchell, 18 April 2016

Large numbers of junior doctors currently involved in industrial action took part in the protest, which also included student nurses and steelworkers.

People’s Assembly London demonstration: Protesters speak on austerity, war and EU referendum

By Our reporters, 18 April 2016

World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke to participants in Saturday’s People’s Assembly march in London.

VW hands out massive bonuses to company executives

By Dietmar Henning, 18 April 2016

The granting of bonuses to executives at VW illustrates how management is reacting to the exhaust emissions scandal, which has resulted in losses and potential fines.

Moody’s warns Australian government of credit downgrade

By Mike Head, 18 April 2016

The warning highlights the crisis of the Coalition government which is under mounting pressure to implement deeply unpopular austerity measures.

Wave of closures and job cuts under way in New Zealand

By John Braddock, 18 April 2016

The global slowdown is impacting across the board with jobs being destroyed in the public sector, manufacturing and retail.

New in Turkish

Belçikalı hava trafik denetçileri Brüksel havaalanında izinsiz grev başlattı

Robert Stevens, 18 Nisan 2016

Belçika’nın ana havacılık merkezi olan Brüksel Havaalanı’ndaki hava trafik denetçileri, Çarşamba ikinci gününe giren, sendikadan bağımsız resmi olmayan bir eyleme başladılar.

Avrupalı çelik işçileri, işleri ve emekliliklerine yönelik devasa saldırılarla karşı karşıya

Dietmar Henning, 18 Nisan 2016

ABD, Güney Amerika, Çin, Japonya, Rusya, Avrupa ve diğer birçok ülkedeki yüz binlerce iş tehlikede.

New in French

Message menaçant du secrétaire américain à la Défense à l’adresse de la Chine

Par Peter Symonds, 18 avril 2016

Carter a profité de sa visite aux Philippines pour dévoiler le stationnement de forces militaires dans ce pays et rendre à nouveau la Chine responsable des tensions croissantes en mer de Chine méridionale.

Où est le socialisme dans la campagne de Bernie Sanders?

Par Patrick Martin, 18 avril 2016

Jeudi 14 avril, dans le débat qui s’est tenu à Brooklyn comme tout au long de sa campagne, Sanders n’a proposé que de petites réformes du système capitaliste.

Il faut s’opposer à la chasse aux sorcières du gouvernement indien contre les étudiants de l’université JNU

l’International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Sri Lanka), 18 avril 2016

La chasse aux sorcières menée par le gouvernement BJP contre les étudiants de l’Université Jawaharlal Nehru est partie intégrante de la décision d’avoir recours à des méthodes autoritaires de gouvernement.

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Perspective

The political significance of the campaign for an active boycott of the Brexit referendum

18 April 2016

The SEP urges a rejection of both the defenders of the European Union and the advocates of a British exit from the EU in the official Remain and Leave campaigns.

Earlier Perspectives »

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

Book Review

Stephen Parker’s Bertolt Brecht. A Literary Life—a welcome biography that raises big historical issues

By Sybille Fuchs, 18 April 2016

One of the most talented and influential playwrights of the 20th century, Brecht adapted to Stalinism, with pernicious consequences for his career and work.

25 years ago: Imperialist carve-up of Middle East continues

This week 25 years ago, more countries became involved in the partition of Iraq.

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50 years ago: Johnson proposes spending slowdown

On April 18, 1966, President Lyndon Johnson proposed a significant slowdown in the expansion of social programs as the cost of the war in Vietnam skyrocketed.

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75 years ago: Nazi Germany occupies Greece

On April 23, 1941, German military forces crushed the last resistance of Greek troops around Athens and the southernmost stretches of the Peloponnese and forced British expeditionary forces to evacuate to the island of Crete in the Mediterranean Sea.

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100 years ago: Easter Rising launched in Dublin, Ireland

April 24, 1916, was the first day of the Easter Rising in Dublin, Ireland—a revolutionary uprising directed against the brutal oppression of British imperialism.

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Commentary

German Chancellor Merkel gives green light for prosecution of satirist Jan Böhmermann

By Peter Schwartz, 16 April 2016

UK Brexit referendum campaigns officially begin

By Jordan Shilton, 16 April 2016

Behind the designation of Russia and China as “imperialist”: A case study in theoretical charlatanry

By Johannes Stern, 14 April 2016

Zika, social inequality and capitalism

White Paper 2016: Blueprint for a new German police and military state

Arts Review

Colonia: Under Pinochet, a disposal center for enemies of the state

By Joanne Laurier and David Walsh, 16 April 2016

Midnight Special: “Shining the light” on unfreedom in America

By Joanne Laurier, 15 April 2016

The 2016 US elections

Thousands attend Sanders rally in New York ahead of primary

By a WSWS reporting team, 15 April 2016

US elections: Republican crisis deepens over prospect of contested convention

By Patrick Martin, 14 April 2016

Is Sanders’ call to “break up the banks” a socialist demand?

By Barry Grey, 12 April 2016

Paul Krugman smears Bernie Sanders

By Barry Grey, 9 April 2016

More on the 2016 US elections »

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

16 April 2016

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

The crisis in Detroit and Flint

Research team confirms dangerous levels of lead still contaminate Flint water supply

By Carlos Delgado, 14 April 2016

More on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan »

Socialist Equality Party

SEP/IYSSE meetings in California: Art, War and Social Revolution

14 April 2016

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

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

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Oppose the drive to war, austerity and the assault on democratic rights!
Build the International Youth and Students for Social Equality!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Australia), 13 April 2016