Hundreds feared dead as another refugee boat sinks in Mediterranean

By Peter Schwarz, 19 April 2016

According to reports, hundreds more refugees drowned in the Mediterranean Sea on the first anniversary of the worst refugee boat disaster to date.

US announces new Iraq deployments

By Thomas Gaist, 19 April 2016

The US reinforcements will reportedly work with frontline Iraqi units to organize a “punishing battle” for control of the northern city of Mosul.

War: The great unmentionable in the 2016 US elections

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Belgian police arrest six suspects in March 22 Brussels attacks

By Anthony Torres, 19 April 2016

Mohamed Abrini’s accomplices were all known to intelligence services, as were their aliases and their movements, but they were not arrested.

The US-NATO war in Syria and the Brussels terror attacks

Australian government to call an extraordinary “double dissolution” election

By Mike Head, 19 April 2016

Amid a worsening economic situation, the government is under intense pressure from big business to break the parliamentary logjam and impose its austerity agenda.

Sanders, Clinton hold final events before New York primary

By Sandy English and Patrick Martin, 19 April 2016

Clinton’s once double-digit lead in the state has been cut to as little as six percentage points.

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

Where’s the socialism in the Sanders campaign?

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Verizon strike at critical juncture

By Jerry White, 19 April 2016

While workers have displayed determination and tenacity, every action by the CWA and IBEW has only encouraged the intransigence of the telecom giant.

Unions try to isolate embattled Verizon strikers

The political issues in the Verizon strike

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Doha oil talks collapse

By Nick Beams, 19 April 2016

The main reason for the failure to agree on an oil production freeze appears to be tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, which are on opposites sides in conflicts in the Middle East.

Thousands of Detroit children exposed to lead or copper contaminated water

By Nancy Hanover, 19 April 2016

One third of DPS schools are reporting lead or copper contamination of drinking water, with one sample at 100 times the EPA toxic level.

Rail unions declare support for UK exit from the EU

By Michael Barnes and Julie Hyland, 19 April 2016

The Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers union and the train drivers union ASLEF claim EU membership is “bad for Britain in general and bad for the railway in particular.”

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

Hollande sheds crocodile tears over refugees in Lebanon visit

By Kumaran Ira, 19 April 2016

French President François Hollande began his four-day trip to the Middle East, visiting Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan, to boost economic and military ties amidst escalating war.

Québec Solidaire ready to govern with pro-austerity Parti Quebecois

By Laurent Lafrance, 19 April 2016

Québec Solidaire leader Francoise David has said her party “would perhaps be in power together” with the big business PQ had the latter implemented proportional representation.

New in Turkish

Ekonomik ulusalcılık ve küresel çelik krizi

Nick Beams, 19 Nisan 2016

Küresel çelik krizi, gündeme getirdiği temel siyasi perspektif sorunları nedeniyle, yalnızca o sektörde çalışan işçiler için değil ama uluslararası ölçekte tüm işçi sınıfı için belirleyici önem taşımaktadır.

İrlanda Paskalya Ayaklanması’nın yüzüncü yılı – III. Bölüm

Jordan Shilton, 19 Nisan 2016

Paskalya Ayaklanması’ndan sonra devam eden yüzyılın deneyimleri, İrlanda işçi sınıfının sosyalist bir programa ve enternasyonalist bir stratejiye bağlı kendi partisini yaratma ihtiyacını doğrulamıştır.

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La signification politique de la campagne de boycott actif au référendum sur le Brexit

Par Chris Marsden, 19 avril 2016

Le SEP appelle instamment au rejet tant des défenseurs de l’Union européenne que des partisans d’une sortie britannique de l’UE, représentés par les campagnes officielles du « Rester » et du « Sortir ».

La police belge arrête six suspects dans les attentats sur Bruxelles

Par Anthony Torres, 19 avril 2016

Les complices de Mohamed Abrini étaient connus des renseignements, ainsi que leurs faux noms et leurs mouvements, mais ils n'ont pas été arrêtés.

Le New York Times sur la race et l'art

Par Hiram Lee, 19 avril 2016

Une critique publiée au début du mois dans le New York Times Book Review propose une vision raciale de l’art et de la culture qui a des implications profondément réactionnaires.

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Neue Flüchtlingskatastrophe im Mittelmeer befürchtet

Von Peter Schwarz, 19. April 2016

Berichten zufolge sind am Jahrestag der bisher größten Flüchtlingskatastrophe wieder hunderte Flüchtlinge im Mittelmeer ertrunken.

Gabriel lobt Henker von Kairo

Von Johannes Stern, 19. April 2016

„Ich finde, Sie haben einen beeindruckenden Präsidenten,“ sagte der SPD-Vorsitzende Sigmar Gabriel in Kairo über den ägyptischen Gewaltherrscher General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Amerikanisch-russische Spannungen in der Ostsee

Von Jordan Shilton, 19. April 2016

Die aggressive Aufrüstung der Nato-Staaten in Osteuropa, angeführt von den USA, hat die ganze Region an den Rand eines Krieges zwischen Atommächten gebracht.

Konflikte um europäische Finanzpolitik kündigen soziale Angriffe an

Von Alex Lantier, 19. April 2016

Politiker und Medien aus Frankreich, Großbritannien und den USA weisen die Kritik deutscher Regierungsvertreter an der Europäischen Zentralbank entschieden zurück.

Altersarmut steigt dramatisch

Von Sybille Fuchs, 19. April 2016

Neue Berechnungen und Studien gehen davon aus, dass in den nächsten Jahren die Altersarmut dramatisch zunehmen wird. Im Jahr 2030 droht fast jedem Zweitem eine Rente auf Hartz-IV-Niveau.

Brasilianischer Kongress stimmt für Amtsenthebung von Präsidentin Rousseff

Von Miguel Andrade, 19. April 2016

Die Arbeiterpartei (PT) war mit ihrer Kampagne nicht in der Lage, dem rechten Bündnis wirksam entgegenzutreten: ein Armutszeugnis für die Partei und ihre Politik.

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Perspective

Brazil’s impeachment crisis and the debacle of the Workers Party

19 April 2016

The vote to proceed with the impeachment of Rousseff marks the end of a political era and the opening up of a new period of intense class struggle in Latin America’s largest country.

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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

Commentary

Sanders makes a pilgrimage to Rome

By Patrick Martin, 19 April 2016

The Democratic presidential candidate and the Catholic pope are engaged in similar missions: both seek to put a “left” face on deeply reactionary institutions.

A comment on demoralized opportunists

By David North, 19 April 2016

The anti-Trotskyist blog site of Alex Steiner and Frank Brenner recently reported on a meeting that they hosted in Brooklyn, New York, on April 12.

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

US-Russia tensions flare in Baltic Sea

By Jordan Shilton, 18 April 2016

Warnings of global arms race ahead of Nuclear Security Summit

Brazilian congress votes to impeach PT President Rousseff

By Miguel Andrade, 18 April 2016

Arts Review

A conversation with Stephen Parker, author of Bertolt Brecht: A Literary Life

By David Walsh, 19 April 2016

WSWS writers Sybille Fuchs, Stefan Steinberg and David Walsh recently spoke to the author of a valuable new biography of the famed German playwright and poet.

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

By Sybille Fuchs, 18 April 2016

Workers Struggles

A closer look at the faculty union’s deal that halted the California State University strike

By Norisa Diaz, 19 April 2016

The agreement by the California Faculty Association is a wolf in sheep’s clothing that abandons educators’ demands to recoup previous wage and benefit concessions accepted by the CFA.

Workers Struggles: The Americas

19 April 2016

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

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

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 »

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

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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