Amid Mexico talks, Trump calls deportations a “military operation”

By Bill Van Auken, 24 February 2017

The president’s provocative statement came as his secretaries of State and Homeland Security were in Mexico attempting to secure the collaboration of the Peña Nieto government.

US anti-immigrant witch-hunt leads asylum seekers to make perilous trek to Canada

By Roger Jordan, 24 February 2017

The Canadian government’s response to the spike in asylum-seekers has been a combination of callous indifference and outright hostility.

Man deported from US jumps to death at Mexican border crossing

By Toby Reese, 24 February 2017

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

Trump administration adopts ruthless new immigration protocol

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

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Democratic National Committee convenes to pick a new leader

By Niles Niemuth, 24 February 2017

Minnesota Representative Keith Ellison and Tom Perez, Labor Secretary in the Obama administration, lead a field of five candidates.

The mass protests against Trump and the role of the Democratic Party

Off-duty police officer pulls gun and fires at youths, sparking protests in Anaheim, California

By John Andrews, 24 February 2017

Videos show an off-duty Los Angeles police officer drawing a pistol and shooting it during a minor confrontation with a group of young people.

More on police violence in America »

German army announces major expansion as tanks roll into Eastern Europe

By Johannes Stern, 24 February 2017

Seventy-five years after the end of WWII, the German ruling class is again preparing to commit terrible crimes in pursuit of its global geostrategic and economic interests.

What is behind the German media's hype over the SPD's Martin Schulz?

By Ulrich Rippert, 24 February 2017

With a mixture of moralizing phrases and EU demagogy, Schulz seeks to mobilize the SPD and trade union apparatuses to carry out the interests of German imperialism.

With mass job cuts looming, German union pits Bombardier workers against one another

By Dietmar Henning, 24 February 2017

The Canadian aircraft and train manufacturer Bombardier is planning massive job cuts, including the possible closure of factories.

Behind the UK government attack on “health tourism”

By Richard Tyler, 24 February 2017

The government announced it is seeking to recover £500 million a year from overseas visitors for health treatment.

Australian industrial tribunal slashes workers’ wages

By Oscar Grenfell, 24 February 2017

Low-paid workers face pay cuts of thousands of dollars a year following the Fair Work Commission’s ruling.

Inequality deepens in New Zealand

By John Braddock, 24 February 2017

In line with global trends, inequality levels are surging due to financial parasitism and the relentless assault on the working class.

New President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow opens the country for plunder

By Eddie Haywood, 24 February 2017

Since his inauguration, Barrow has declared that Gambia is “open for business”, and has agreed to cooperate with the recommendations of the IMF and the World Bank.

New in Spanish

La prensa aclama al general McMaster, mientras los militares consolidan su control sobre el gobierno

Por Patrick Martin, 24 febrero 2017

La exaltación ante la elección del teniente general H.R. McMaster como nuevo asesor de Seguridad Nacional demuestra el abandono de un principio democrático tan básico como el control civil del ejército.

New in French

La Conférence de Munich sur la sécurité indique une nouvelle course à l’armement

Par Ulrich Rippert, 24 février 2017

Le gouvernement allemand utilise la vague d’opposition généralisée à la politique nationaliste et raciste du gouvernement Trump pour promouvoir ses projets de réarmement.

Les syndicats américains soutiennent le programme d’extrême droite de “l’Amérique d’abord” de Trump

Par Jerry White, 24 février 2017

Ce sont les socialistes qui se sont opposés à la préférence aux Américains de souche et au racisme et ont mené la lutte pour unifier tous les travailleurs, noirs, blancs, citoyens de souche et immigrés, contre la stratégie de diviser pour mieux régner des employeurs.

Quarante-trois pour cent des enfants américains vivent dans des familles à faible revenu

Par Shelley Connor, 24 février 2017

Le pourcentage d’enfants vivant dans des familles à faible revenu a augmenté d'un point depuis 2009, l'année du début officiel de la «reprise économique».

New in German

Medienjubel über Ernennung von General McMaster
Einfluss des Militärs auf US-Regierung wächst

Von Patrick Martin, 24. Februar 2017

Die Begeisterung für die Entscheidung Trumps, den Generalleutnant Herbert Raymond McMaster zum Nationalen Sicherheitsberater zu ernennen, offenbart die vollständige Abkehr von grundlegenden demokratischen Prinzipien wie die zivile Kontrolle über das Militär.

Italien: Pseudolinke gründen Sinistra Italiana

Von Marianne Arens, 24. Februar 2017

Aus Nichi Vendolas Partei SEL ist die Italienische Linkspartei hervorgegangen. Sie soll die bürgerliche Herrschaft, die Europäische Union und den Euro in ihrer bisher tiefsten Krise verteidigen.

„Linker Populismus“: Pseudolinke in Argentinien greifen den Sozialismus an

Von Andrea Lobo, 24. Februar 2017

Die pseudolinke FT-CI vertritt einen „linken Populismus“, um die Interessen der lateinamerikanischen Arbeiter den wohlhabenden Schichten der Mittelklasse unterzuordnen.

Der Libysche Rote Halbmond hat Leichen von 74 Flüchtlingen geborgen

Von unserem Reporter, 24. Februar 2017

Die Leichen wurden geborgen, nachdem sie in der Nähe der im Nordwesten gelegenen Küstenstadt Zawiya angespült worden waren.

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 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.

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Perspective

The discovery of a system with seven “Earth-like” exoplanets

24 February 2017

The discovery of the new planetary system was based on collaboration towards a common goal whose driving force was the pursuit of knowledge, not the amassing of personal wealth.

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

The International Socialist Organization and the CIA-led anti-Russia campaign

By E.P. Milligan, 24 February 2017

The ISO has been virtually silent on the raging conflict between the Trump White House and the intelligence agencies over alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.

The racialist agenda of the “Decolonise Education” movement

By Joe Mount, 24 February 2017

The classification of philosophers based on their skin colour, rather than their place in the historical development of human thought, is combined with an attack on the entire progressive tradition of the Enlightenment.

Violent arrests as police begin evacuating Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp

By Zaida Green, 23 February 2017

Trade growth slows to lowest level since global financial crisis

By Nick Beams, 23 February 2017

Canada: Authorities whitewash police killing of terror suspect

By Laurent Lafrance, 23 February 2017

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

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

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

Workers Struggles

Spanish dockworkers threaten to strike

By Alejandro López, 24 February 2017

Dockers are facing a savage attack on their working conditions by the Popular Party-led government, port companies and the European Union.

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

24 February 2017

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

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

By Shannon Jones, 23 February 2017

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

Trump administration revokes transgender rights guidance issued by Obama administration

By Shelley Connor, 23 February 2017

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

By Jerry White, 23 February 2017

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

By Patrick Martin, 23 February 2017

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

By Niles Niemuth, 22 February 2017

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

By Nick Beams, 21 February 2017

Nazis in the Trump White House

Amid ongoing conflicts, Pence extends olive branch to EU

By Alex Lantier, 22 February 2017

More on the Trump presidency »

Arts

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

By Joanne Laurier, 23 February 2017

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

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?