US Appeals Court bars enforcement of Trump travel ban

By Patrick Martin, 10 February 2017

The unanimous 3-0 decision rejected White House claims of “unreviewable” presidential power on national security issues. However, it by no means ends the conflict over the travel ban.

Hundreds protest as long-time US resident and mother of two is deported

By Genevieve Leigh, 10 February 2017

Week three of the Trump presidency: A crisis of bourgeois rule and turn toward dictatorship

Sessions sworn in as attorney general as Trump signs orders to increase police powers

By Tom Eley, 10 February 2017

As attorney general, former Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions will intensify the attack on democratic rights, the expansion of police powers and Trump's anti-immigrant measures.

New York City high school students walk out against Trump’s anti-immigrant measures

Trudeau and Trump: An alliance of aggression and war

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“It’s like we’re working for a temporary agency”
As deadline nears, autoworkers speak on General Motors layoffs in Detroit

By Shannon Jones, 10 February 2017

With only weeks to go before 1,300 layoffs, opposition is mounting to the job cuts.

GM makes $9.4 billion in global profits as it slashes thousands of jobs

French ex-president Sarkozy indicted over 2012 campaign finances

By Stéphane Hugues, 10 February 2017

The indictment of Sarkozy is part of the escalating wave of scandals and legal infighting engulfing his party in the 2017 French presidential campaign.

Flamanville nuclear plant explosion exposes crisis in French nuclear industry

By Anthony Torres, 10 February 2017

Thursday morning an explosion in the machine shop of the Flamanville nuclear plant started a fire that was only brought under control after midday.

UK: Family wins case against anti-democratic Prevent legislation

By Tania Kent, 10 February 2017

Bedfordshire Local Education Authority admitted breaching the rights of two school children to a private and family life, freedom of religion and freedom of expression.

Germany and Poland seek rapprochement

By Clara Weiss, 10 February 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Warsaw saw efforts on both sides to improve bilateral relations after they had deteriorated sharply under the Polish PiS government.

Twenty-three dead, thousands homeless due to lack of infrastructure as floods and mudslides strike Lima, Peru

By Cesar Uco, 10 February 2017

Those who drowned in the floods and who were buried alive in the mud are victims of the capitalist system.

Former diplomat admits India’s role in Sri Lankan communal war

By Vijith Samarasinghe, 10 February 2017

Shivashankar Menon’s account confirms the political and military support given by India to the Colombo government to crush the LTTE with large-scale civilian casualties.

Australia to bankroll 2018 APEC summit in Papua New Guinea

By John Braddock, 10 February 2017

Security and defence analysts claim that if the summit is jeopardised, China will take advantage at the expense of Canberra and Washington.

Australian government welfare staff may strike over pay dispute and “debt recovery”

By Oscar Grenfell, 10 February 2017

The public sector union is seeking to channel workers behind impotent appeals to the government.

New in Turkish

Trump’ın başkanlığının üçüncü haftası: Burjuva egemenliğin krizi ve diktatörlüğe yönelim

Joseph Kishore, 10 Şubat 2017

Her devrimci durum, geleneksel egemenlik biçimlerinin şiddetli biçimde çökmesinden doğar. Egemen sınıf için, eskisi gibi yönetmek; işçi sınıfı için de eskisi gibi yaşamak mümkün değil.

“Sol popülizm”: Arjantin sahte solunun sosyalizme saldırısı

Andrea Lobo, 10 Şubat 2017

Arjantin’deki ve Latin Amerika’nın diğer ülkelerindeki işçilerin tırmanan toplumsal saldırılara, giderek artan baskıya ve yaygın şiddete karşı koymak için, uluslararası sosyalizmin devrimci programı temelinde direnmeleri gerekiyor.

Fransa cumhurbaşkanlığı seçimlerinin sonucunu tahmin etmek zor

Alex Lantier, 10 Şubat 2017

Hafta sonu önde gelen adayların kampanyalarını başlatan önemli konuşmalar yapmasının ardından, Fransa cumhurbaşkanlığı seçimlerinin sonucu konusunda çok büyük bir belirsizlik söz konusu.

Bremen Üniversitesi’nde sağcı profesör Jörg Baberowski’ye karşı kampanyaya destek artıyor

Muhabirlerimizden, 10 Şubat 2017

2 Şubat’ta, Bremen Üniversitesi’nde, Jörg Baberowski’nin açtığı hukuk davasının hedefi olan Genel Öğrenci Komitesi’ne (Asta) destek toplantısına yaklaşık 100 öğrenci katıldı.

New in French

Troisième semaine de la présidence Trump : crise du régime bourgeois et tournant vers la dictature

Par Joseph Kishore, 10 février 2017

Les événements des derniers jours ont mis en lumière la crise politique aiguë aux États-Unis et la dégradation des formes démocratiques de gouvernement.

Le ministre chinois des Affaires étrangères met en garde contre une guerre avec les Etats-Unis

Par Peter Symonds, 10 février 2017

Le principal conseiller de Trump, Steve Bannon, a déclaré en mars dernier qu’il n’y avait « aucun doute que les États-Unis partiraient en guerre contre la Chine sur la question de la mer de Chine méridionale dans cinq à dix ans. »

L'explosion à la centrale de Flamaville souligne la crise du nucléaire français

Par Anthony Torres, 10 février 2017

Jeudi matin, une explosion dans la salle des machines de la centrale nucléaire de Flamanville a provoqué un incendie, maitrisé par les pompiers en fin de matinée.

Jörg Baberowski engage des poursuites judiciaires contre l’organisation des étudiants de Brême

Par l’International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 10 février 2017

Le professeur de droite du Département d’histoire de l’Europe orientale à l’université Humboldt de Berlin cherche à museler les critiques contre ses positions réactionnaires.

New in German

Woche Drei von Trumps Präsidentschaft: Die Krise der bürgerlichen Herrschaft und die Gefahr einer Diktatur

Von Joseph Kishore, 10. Februar 2017

Die Ereignisse der letzten Tage haben die akute politische Krise in den USA und den Zusammenbruch demokratischer Formen der Herrschaft enthüllt.

Chinesischer Außenminister warnt vor Krieg mit den USA

Von Peter Symonds, 10. Februar 2017

Trumps Chefberater Stephen Bannon erklärte im März 2016, es gäbe „keinen Zweifel“ daran, dass die USA wegen des Südchinesischen Meers in „fünf bis zehn Jahren“ einen Krieg gegen China beginnen würden.

Berliner Studierendenvertretungen solidarisieren sich mit Bremer Asta gegen Professor Baberowski

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 10. Februar 2017

Das Studierendenparlament der Freien Universität und die Fachschaftskoordination der Humboldt-Universität haben das juristische Vorgehen Baberowskis gegen den Bremer Asta scharf verurteilt.

NRW: Flüchtlinge beim Karneval unerwünscht

Von Dietmar Henning, 10. Februar 2017

Das Rundschreiben einer nordrhein-westfälischen Polizeibehörde erklärt Flüchtlinge auf den kommenden Karnevalsveranstaltungen „aus polizeilicher Sicht“ für unerwünscht.

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Perspective

The election of Trump and the crisis of the European Union

10 February 2017

All of the tensions, conflicts and contradictions that the Treaty of Rome, laying the foundations of the European Union, was supposed to have overcome 60 years ago are emerging once again.

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Commentary

How the Democrats paved the way for Betsy DeVos

By Jerry White, 10 February 2017

Nowhere in the realm of domestic policy is the continuity between Trump and previous administrations seen more than in the assault on public education conducted by both parties.

Confirmation vote as farce: Senate approves billionaire enemy of public schools as secretary of education

Sanders ditches “political revolution” in Obamacare debate with Ted Cruz

By Kate Randall, 10 February 2017

Sanders failed to mention that Obamacare is based on and tailored to the interests of the private insurance companies.

Socialism and defence of the free movement of labour: Part two

By Julie Hyland, 10 February 2017

The support of the pseudo-left for immigration controls is the outcome of their perspective of national economic regulation under capitalism.

Socialism and defence of the free movement of labour: Part one

Chinese foreign minister warns against war with the US

By Peter Symonds, 9 February 2017

IYSSE

Open Letter to the International Socialist Organization
Reverse ISO position supporting political censorship at NYU

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 10 February 2017

On February 7, the IYSSE wrote the ISO to demand that it reverse its anti-democratic position supporting NYU’s decision to bar the IYSSE from campus.

IYSSE resubmits application at NYU, draws large turnout for rally and meeting

Jörg Baberowski sues the student body of the University of Bremen

By International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 7 February 2017

Germany: Growing support for defense of Bremen University students against right-wing professor Jörg Baberowski

Arts

Alberto Cavalcanti and postwar British cinema

By Joanne Laurier, 10 February 2017

In the course of a lengthy filmmaking career, Brazilian-born Alberto Cavalcanti created several of the most poetically realistic and socially poignant films of the twentieth century.

John Berger, radical art critic, 1926-2017

By Sandy English and David Walsh, 7 February 2017

Socialist Equality Party

SEP meeting in Detroit Saturday to oppose GM layoffs

10 February 2017

The SEP and the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter have called this meeting to organize and mobilize opposition to the layoffs throughout the region.

Public meetings in Australia and New Zealand
The political significance of Trump and the accelerated drive to war

10 February 2017

The meetings will discuss how Donald Trump came to office, and what his program of “America First” nationalism and war means for the working class and young people.

SEP/IYSSE public meetings
Mobilize the working class to defend immigrant rights!

12 February 2017

The SEP and IYSSE begin nationwide meetings on the significance and implications of the Trump election

By a WSWS reporting team, 27 January 2017

The way forward in the fight against Trump

The Trump Presidency

The New York Times indicts Trump for questioning the CIA’s moral superiority

By Bill Van Auken, 9 February 2017

In speech at Florida Air Force base
Trump appeals to the military against the press and the courts

The Democratic Party and the anti-Russia hysteria

Democrats back Trump administration’s new sanctions against Iran

Veteran of torture program appointed new deputy CIA director

Trump plans rollback of drug industry regulations

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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

10 February 2017

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

Caterpillar workers in US overwhelmingly authorize strike

By Marcus Day, 9 February 2017

British Airways cabin crew strike at Heathrow Airport

By Ross Mitchell, 9 February 2017

Book Review

Eliot Cohen’s blueprint for World War Three

By Eric London, 8 February 2017

The former State Department official’s book calling for preemptive nuclear war was warmly received by the Wall Street Journal and New York Times.

25 years ago: US send refugees back to death squads in Haiti

The US Supreme Court refused on February 10, 1992 to halt the forced return of Haitian refugees to their homeland, thus giving the green light to the Bush administration’s brutal campaign.

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50 years ago: Liu Shaoqi, Deng Xiaoping removed from power in China

On February 6, 1967, Japanese media reported that the President of the People’s Republic of China, Liu Shaoqi, and the secretary general of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Deng Xiaoping, had been removed from their positions.

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75 years ago: Yugoslav Partisans retake Montenegro

On February 10, 1942, Partisan units led by the Yugoslav Communist Party succeeded in recapturing major parts of Montenegro from Italian occupying forces.

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100 years ago: Tsarist autocracy steps up repression in Russia

This week in February 1917, members of the Workers Group of the War Industries Committee of St. Petersburg were arrested by the Tsarist government of Russia.

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Centenary of the Russian Revolution

Socialism and the centenary of the Russian Revolution: 1917-2017

By David North and Joseph Kishore, 3 January 2017

A specter is haunting world capitalism: the specter of the Russian Revolution. This year marks the centenary of the world-historical events of 1917, which began with the February Revolution in Russia and culminated in October with the conquest of political power by the Bolshevik Party, under the leadership of Lenin and Trotsky.

The End of the USSR

By David North, 30 December 2016

On January 4, 1992, David North, national secretary of the Workers League (predecessor of the Socialist Equality Party), delivered a report which explained the historical background and significance of the end of the USSR. To mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of this critical event, the World Socialist Web Site is posting North's report.

New in Arabic

Arabic translation of “Build the Socialist Equality Party (France)!”

We are publishing here the Arabic translation of the November 16, 2016 statement: Build the Socialist Equality Party (France)!. This was adopted as the historical and political basis for the founding of the Parti de l’égalité socialiste, the French section of the International Committee of the Fourth International.

Arabic translation of the preface to A Quarter Century of War: The US Drive for Global Hegemony 1990–2016

Mehring Books

The Election of Donald Trump: The Insurrection of the Oligarchy
New pamphlet from Mehring Books

25 January 2017

The demonstrations against Trump foreshadow the eruption of class struggle in the US on a massive scale.

100 Years since the Russian Revolution
Mehring Books announces centenary edition of landmark documentary, Tsar to Lenin

History

Seventy-five years since the Wannsee Conference

By Clara Weiss, 25 January 2017

Georgi Valentinovich Plekhanov (1856–1918): His Place in the History of Marxism

By David North and Vladimir Volkov, 5 December 2016

Security and the Fourth Internaional

Security and the Fourth International
The Smith Act trial and government infiltration of the Trotskyist movement—Part one

By Eric London, 8 December 2016

Security and the Fourth International
The Smith Act trial and government infiltration of the Trotskyist movement—Part two
Why wasn’t Joseph Hansen a defendant in the Smith Act trial?