Clinton, Trump post New York primary victories

By Patrick Martin, 20 April 2016

The Democratic and Republican presidential frontrunners each won by double-digit margins and increased their lead in convention delegates pledged to their nomination.

Sanders makes a pilgrimage to Rome

Where’s the socialism in the Sanders campaign?

Sanders, Clinton hold final events before New York primary

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Obama flies to Saudi Arabia amid rising tensions

By Bill Van Auken, 20 April 2016

While friction has arisen over Washington’s dealings with Iran and fallout from 9/11, the monarchical dictatorship remains a linchpin of US policy in the Middle East.

Once again on Saudi complicity in the 9/11 attacks

Canada’s Liberal government finalizes $15 billion Saudi arms deal

By Carl Bronski, 20 April 2016

The foreign minister has been caught out lying shamelessly about the Liberal government’s deciding role in finalizing a $15 billion arms deal with the Saudi regime.

In Cairo, French President Hollande defends the bloodstained Sisi junta

By Alex Lantier and Kumaran Ira, 20 April 2016

Hollande discussed with the Egyptian dictator his response to the November 13 attacks in Paris before deciding to impose a state of emergency across France.

Hollande sheds crocodile tears over refugees in Lebanon visit

Tensions rise between Italy and Egypt over Giulio Regeni murder

By Marianne Arens, 20 April 2016

Italian student and journalist Giulio Regeni was tortured to death in Egypt in January in a bestial manner.

Verizon workers confront strikebreaking operation

By Jerry White, 20 April 2016

While workers are determined to wage a militant battle, they have been repeatedly undermined by the telecom unions, which offered $200 million in concessions.

Seven dead, hundreds homeless in Houston, Texas flood

By Shelley Connor, 20 April 2016

Houston’s working class residents have been forced to flee rising waters with little assistance from the city or state governments.

Verizon strike at critical juncture

The political issues in the Verizon strike

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Steel producers summit threatens stepped-up trade war against China

By Robert Stevens, 20 April 2016

The focus of the Brussels summit on the global steel crisis was “promoting structural adjustment” through job losses, deregulation and trade war measures against China.

UK unions agree to implement pay cuts for NHS workers

By Ajanta Silva, 20 April 2016

After paving the way for years of pay freezes and erosion of conditions, the unions have colluded with the government and accepted the 1 percent cap on pay this year and until 2020.

Indian elite welcomes deal to allow US military to use ports and bases

By Deepal Jayasekera, 20 April 2016

While the Congress and Stalinists are voicing opposition to India becoming a “full-fledged” US ally, they have been instrumental in expanding US-Indian military ties.

New Zealand government plans major increase in military spending

By Tom Peters, 20 April 2016

The expansion is aimed at further incorporating New Zealand into Washington’s plans for war against China.

Autopsy indicates Indonesian police unit tortured and killed prisoner

By John Roberts, 20 April 2016

The Densus 88 unit works closely with, and receives training from, the American FBI and the Australian Federal Police.

New in Russian

Премьер-министр Украины Яценюк уходит в отставку на фоне углубляющегося политического кризиса

Дэвид Левин, 20 апреля 2016 г.

В стране, где кризисы и политические скандалы превратились в постоянное явление, Яценюк покидает правительство с репутацией одной из самых ненавидимых фигур украинской политической жизни.

New in Turkish

AB ve Türkiye sınırları kapatma ve sığınmacıları sınır dışı etme anlaşmasına vardı

Peter Schwarz, 20 Nisan 2016

Balkan rotasının kapatılması ve Türkiye’yle kirli sığınmacı anlaşması ile birlikte, birçok göçmen bir kez daha Akdeniz üzerinden daha tehlikeli rotayı göze alıyor.

New in French

La crise de destitution brésilienne et la débâcle du Parti des travailleurs

Par Bill Van Auken, 20 avril 2016

Le vote du parlement brésilien en faveur d’une destitution de Rousseff marque la fin d'une ère politique et l'ouverture d'une nouvelle période de luttes de classes intenses dans le plus grand pays d'Amérique latine.

Flambée des tensions américano-russes en mer Baltique

Par Jordan Shilton, 20 avril 2016

Le renforcement militaire agressif de Washington dans toute l’Europe de l’Est, en étroite collaboration avec ses alliés de l’OTAN, a conduit toute la région au bord de la guerre entre puissances nucléaires.

Un commentaire sur des opportunistes démoralisés

Par David North, 20 avril 2016

Le blog anti-trotskyste de Alex Steiner et Frank Brenner a récemment rapporté une réunion qu'ils ont organisée à Brooklyn, New York, le 12 avril.

Les larmes de crocodile de Hollande au Liban sur les réfugiés

Par Kumaran Ira, 20 avril 2016

Le président français François Hollande a commencé son voyage de quatre jours au Moyen-Orient. Il va visiter le Liban, l’Égypte et la Jordanie, afin de renforcer les liens économiques et militaires au milieu de la montée de la guerre.

Québec solidaire veut masquer la trahison des travailleurs du secteur public

Par Laurent Lafrance, 20 avril 2016

QS a donné un forum aux présidents de la FSSS et de la FAE pour blanchir la bureaucratie syndicale qui a torpillé la lutte anti-austérité des employés du secteur public.

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Perspective

Refugee deaths in the Mediterranean: An imperialist crime

20 April 2016

Thousands of deaths by drowning are accepted, if not welcomed, as collateral damage required by the campaign to keep desperate refugees out of Europe.

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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

Arts Review

Demolition: Take an investment banker apart, and what do you find?

By Carlos Delgado, 20 April 2016

The film tells the story of Davis Mitchell (Jake Gyllenhaal), a New York investment banker who experiences an emotional unraveling after his wife dies in an automobile accident.

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

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

Featured Video

Video: Flint residents speak out on ongoing water crisis

By Buster Haycook, 20 April 2016

Tens of thousands of people in Flint, Michigan have been exposed to lead as a result of the city’s 2014 decision to switch its water source to the contaminated Flint River.

The Flint water crisis and the US elections

Commentary

A comment on demoralized opportunists

By David North, 19 April 2016

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

By Bill Van Auken, 19 April 2016

Hundreds feared dead as another refugee boat sinks in Mediterranean

By Peter Schwarz, 19 April 2016

US announces new Iraq deployments

By Thomas Gaist, 19 April 2016

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

By Chris Marsden, 18 April 2016

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

US-Russia tensions flare in Baltic Sea

Brazilian congress votes to impeach PT President Rousseff

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

By Norisa Diaz, 19 April 2016

The 2016 US elections

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

By Sandy English, 18 April 2016

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?

Paul Krugman smears Bernie Sanders

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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

19 April 2016

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

The crisis in Detroit and Flint

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

By Carlos Delgado, 14 April 2016

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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!

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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