Violent arrests as police begin evacuating Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp

By Zaida Green, 23 February 2017

The eviction orders from the US Army Corps of Engineers and the North Dakota governor come as developers rush to complete the pipeline.

North Dakota Senate passes bills criminalizing Dakota Access Pipeline protests

The political issues in the Standing Rock protests

Supreme Court hears arguments in murder of Mexican teen by US Border Patrol

By Barry Grey, 23 February 2017

The slaying of Sergio Hernandez was part of a pervasive pattern of wanton violence carried out on the Mexican border by US border police.

Trump administration adopts ruthless new immigration protocol

Seventy-five years after FDR’s Japanese internment order, Trump prepares mass immigrant roundup

Stop the attacks on immigrants! For a socialist policy of open borders and full rights for all workers!

More on the attacks on immigrants »

Trump administration revokes transgender rights guidance issued by Obama administration

By Shelley Connor, 23 February 2017

Guidelines for public schools that allowed transgender students to choose bathrooms matching their gender identity were rescinded on Wednesday.

More on the Trump presidency »

Libyan Red Crescent recovers bodies of 74 refugees

By our reporter, 23 February 2017

The bodies were recovered after washing ashore near the northwestern coastal city of Zawiya.

Trade growth slows to lowest level since global financial crisis

By Nick Beams, 23 February 2017

A World Bank report found that growing political uncertainty was a significant factor in the further decline in world trade growth in 2016.

US officials accuse China of building missile bases in South China Sea

By Mike Head, 23 February 2017

Media reports have declared the latest claims to be “an early test of US President Donald Trump.”

US conducts show of force in South China Sea

More on the South China Sea crisis »

“The UAW smooths everything out for the company”
One week to GM layoffs in Detroit

By Shannon Jones, 23 February 2017

The auto sales boom of the last six years is winding down as the threat to jobs mounts both in the US and internationally.

“The union is not for us”
Detroit autoworkers speak out against GM layoffs

Tenants of Detroit’s Russell Industrial Center subject to mass eviction

By Kathleen Martin, 23 February 2017

Artist tenants at the century-old Russell Industrial Center are scrambling to find new work and gallery spaces due to a last-minute eviction notice from the city of Detroit.

“If you don’t have an education, you don’t have a life”
Teachers speak out on the schools crisis and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

By Nancy Hanover, 23 February 2017

Teachers spoke to the WSWS on the Trump administration and the attack on public education.

How the Democrats paved the way for Betsy DeVos

Canada: Authorities whitewash police killing of terror suspect

By Laurent Lafrance, 23 February 2017

A police investigation, rubber-stamped by the federal government, has concluded that police acted appropriately in killing incapacitated terror suspect Aaron Driver.

Meeting on UK undercover policing highlights need for an independent inquiry

By Paul Mitchell, 23 February 2017

The ongoing Undercover Policing Inquiry, chaired by Lord Justice Pitchford, is aimed at whitewashing, not exposing, widespread illegal infiltration of state intelligence agencies into left-wing movements.

BT Italia engulfed in “accounting irregularities” scandal

By Simon Whelan, 23 February 2017

One after another, household names from the blue chip FTSE100 have come under investigation for alleged criminal business practices.

Australian tabloid vilifies Muslim immigrants and welfare recipients

By Max Newman, 23 February 2017

Murdoch’s Daily Telegraph is witch-hunting Muslim immigrants, claiming that they are “piling on the dole queue.”

New in Arabic

الاشتراكية والذكرى المئوية للثورة الروسية: 1917-2017

دافيد نورث و جوزيف كيشور, ٢ كانون الثاني يناير ٢٠١٧

تصادف هذه السنة الذكرى المئوية لأحداث تاريخية شهدها عام 1917 ،بدأت بثورة شباط ، فبراير في روسيا ، وبلغت ذروتها في شهر تشرين الأول ، اكتوبر، مع " عشرة أيام هزت العالم" ، حيث تم الإطاحة بالحكومة الرأسمالية المؤقتة إنجاز استيلاء الحزب البلشفي على السلطة تحت قيادة فلاديمير لينين وليون تروتسكي.

New in Spanish

¿Cuántas personas morirían en una guerra entre EE.UU. y Rusia?

Por Andre Damon, 23 febrero 2017

A pesar de la histeria antirrusa de la prensa y el Partido Demócrata, nadie se está preguntando seriamente, ¿cuáles serían las consecuencias de una guerra con Rusia?

Socialismo y el libre movimiento obrero: Segunda Parte

Por Julie Hyland, 23 febrero 2017

Este es el segundo de dos artículos analizando el rechazo por las seudoizquierdas de la defensa, por Marx y Lenin, y la perspectiva de internacionalismo revolucionario socialista, al derecho de libre movimiento de los obreros por todo el mundo.

New in Russian

Серия международных онлайновых лекций по поводу столетия русской революции

23 февраля 2017 г.

Серия международных онлайновых лекций рассмотрит основные причины, ход развития и последствия потрясающих событий 1917 года.

New in Turkish

Trump’a ve May’e karşı mücadelede ileriye giden yol

Chris Marsden, 23 Şubat 2017

Bu açıklama, 20 Şubat’ta Britanya’da düzenlenen Trump karşıtı gösterilerde dağıtılmak üzere hazırlandı.

New in French

Le choix du “guerrier-universitaire” McMaster signale une aggravation de la confrontation avec la Russie

Par Bill Van Auken, 23 février 2017

Le choix de McMaster révèle le caractère totalement réactionnaire et non démocratique du débat officiel autour du gouvernement Trump.

Alors que les dissensions perdurent, Pence tend la main à l’UE

Par Alex Lantier, 23 février 2017

Les politiciens et les médias européens ont réagi favorablement aux déclarations du vice-président des États-Unis Mike Pence, y voyant l’occasion d’améliorer les relations avec le gouvernement de Trump.

La politique des «États-Unis d’abord» de Trump et l’éruption du nationalisme économique à l’échelle mondiale

Par Nick Beams, 23 février 2017

Parlant au nom du capital européen, le Financial Times de Londres décrit les politiques commerciales de l’administration Trump comme un «danger manifeste et imminent» pour le système monétaire et commercial mondial.

New in German

Neuer Sicherheitsberater McMaster steht für Konfrontationskurs gegen Russland

Von Bill Van Auken, 23. Februar 2017

Die Ernennung von McMaster wird von den Kritikern Trumps einhellig begrüßt und wirft damit ein Schlaglicht auf die Verlogenheit der offiziellen Debatte über die Trump-Regierung.

Was steckt hinter dem Medienhype um Schulz

Von Ulrich Rippert, 23. Februar 2017

Mit einem Gemisch aus moralischen Phrasen und EU-Demagogie will Schulz die bürokratischen Apparate von SPD und Gewerkschaften mobilisieren, um die Interessen des deutschen Imperialismus durchzusetzen.

Bundeswehr rüstet auf und verlegt Kampfpanzer nach Osteuropa

Von Johannes Stern, 23. Februar 2017

Die Bundeswehr bereitet sich auf Krieg vor. Warum sonst die massive personelle und materielle Aufrüstung?

Trump-Regierung erlässt Vorschriften für Massenabschiebungen

Von Eric London, 23. Februar 2017

Wie Trumps Pressesprecher Sean Spicer deutlich machte, sind vorbestrafte Einwanderer nur die ersten Opfer von Trumps Abschiebeplänen. Weitere sollen folgen.

US-Vizepräsident Pence zeigt sich versöhnlich gegenüber der EU

Von Alex Lantier, 23. Februar 2017

Politiker und Medien in Europa reagierten positiv auf die Äußerungen von US-Vizepräsident Mike Pence. Sie werteten sie als Chance, die Beziehungen zur Regierung Trump zu verbessern.

Trumps „America First“ und das weltweite Erstarken des Wirtschaftsnationalismus

Von Nick Beams, 23. Februar 2017

Bereits vor einigen Tagen warnte die Financial Times vor Trumps „America First“-Politik und seinen „spaltenden Wahnvorstellungen beim Handel“.

Siemens streicht Arbeitsplätze in Tübingen und in Dänemark

Von Elisabeth Zimmermann, 23. Februar 2017

Trotz Umsatzsteigerung und Rekordgewinn hat Siemens den Abbau von 330 Arbeitsplätzen im Getriebemotorenwerk Tübingen und die Stilllegung der Windkraftfabrik im dänischen Engesvang mit 430 Stellen angekündigt.

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Perspective

As the media hails Lt. General McMaster, the military strengthens its grip on the government

23 February 2017

The extravagant praise for Trump’s choice as national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, exposes the complete abandonment of such basic democratic principles as civilian control of the military.

Earlier Perspectives »

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
February 20-26: War deepens crisis of the Tsarist regime

20 February 2017

The Russian Revolution of 1917 was the greatest event in modern history. Between February and October, Russia passed from the overthrow of the Tsar, through a short episode of bourgeois rule, to the conquest of power by the Bolshevik Party and the establishment of the first workers state. To mark the centenary, the WSWS is publishing a weekly feature that will provide a kaleidoscopic view of the revolution and the global events of 1917, an epochal year in world history.

WSWS Editorial Board Chairman David North discusses upcoming lecture series on Russian Revolution

The ICFI is initiating its commemoration of the centenary of the Russian Revolution of 1917 with a series of online lectures. David North, chairperson of the International Editorial Board of the WSWS, will give the first lecture, “Why Study the Russian Revolution?” The lecture will be streamed on YouTube on Saturday, March 11 at 5:00 pm Eastern (US). Four biweekly lectures will follow.

Register for the lectures today at wsws.org/1917

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

By David North and Joseph Kishore, 3 January 2017

Commentary

US unions back Trump’s ultra-right “America First” program

By Jerry White, 23 February 2017

It was the socialists who opposed nativism and racism and waged a struggle to unify all workers, black and white, native-born and immigrant, against the divide-and-conquer strategy of the employers.

Trump’s “America First” policies and the global eruption of economic nationalism

As Trump promotes America First nationalism at South Carolina Boeing plant
UAW to launch “Buy American” campaign

Talk show host Bill Maher: Intelligence agencies “our last line of defense”

By David Walsh, 22 February 2017

US late-night comics fall into (anti-Russian) line

Appointment of “Warrior-Scholar” McMaster signals intensification of anti-Russia confrontation

By Bill Van Auken, 22 February 2017

How many people would die in a war between the US and Russia?

By Andre Damon, 21 February 2017

Munich Security Conference signals a new arms race

By Ulrich Rippert, 22 February 2017

A reply to New York Times op-ed author Myles E. Johnson on racialism and “critical thinking”

By David Walsh, 20 February 2017

Columnist Myles E. Johnson on Beyoncé at the Grammys
The New York Times opens its pages to frenzied racialism

Arts

Zhang Yimou’s The Great Wall: Issues bound up with a major Chinese film production

By Joanne Laurier, 23 February 2017

Set in ancient China, Zhang Yimou’s new work is a visually arresting, large-scale action film undermined by its general cartoonishness.

Australian governments’ decade-long cultural wrecking operation

By Richard Phillips and Linda Tenenbaum, 22 February 2017

Daniel Barenboim conducts the Bruckner symphony cycle in New York

New in Arabic

Arabic translation of “Socialism and the centenary of the Russian Revolution: 1917-2017”

We are publishing here the Arabic translation of the January 3 WSWS perspective article, “Socialism and the centenary of the Russian Revolution: 1917-2017”

The Trump Presidency

Mounting anti-Semitic attacks in US draw half-hearted response from Trump

By Niles Niemuth, 22 February 2017

Nazis in the Trump White House

Amid ongoing conflicts, Pence extends olive branch to EU

By Alex Lantier, 22 February 2017

Trump White House under mounting pressure from anti-Russia campaign

By Patrick Martin, 20 February 2017

Democrats seek to channel opposition to Trump behind anti-Russia offensive

By Joseph Kishore, 16 February 2017

More on the Trump presidency »

IYSSE

Student representative body denounces right-wing positions of professors at Berlin’s Humboldt University

By our correspondents, 20 February 2017

IYSSE meeting defends Bremen University Student Union against attacks by Jörg Baberowski

The election of Donald Trump, the danger of war and the political tasks facing young people

By International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Australia), 20 February 2017

ISO endorses IYSSE application for club status at New York University

By Isaac Finn, 16 February 2017

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

Socialist Equality Party

A wave of class struggles in Sri Lanka: Workers must fight for a socialist program to defend their rights

By the Socialist Equality Party, 18 February 2017

Socialist Equality Party (UK) public meetings
Trump and Brexit: For a socialist opposition to economic nationalism

11 February 2017

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

10 February 2017

History

Eighty years since the victory of the Flint sit-down strike—Part one

By Jerry White, 15 February 2017

Eighty years since the victory of the Flint sit-down strike—Part two

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

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?