Attorney General Jeff Sessions recuses himself from investigation as media, Democrats revive anti-Russian campaign

By Patrick Martin, 3 March 2017

Democrats’ fulminations against Sessions have nothing to do with his reactionary and deeply antidemocratic actions in the three weeks since he became attorney general.

Wall Street, media celebrate Trump’s address to Congress

US private prison industry thrives under Trump

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ICE detains immigration activists in New York, Mississippi

By our reporters, 3 March 2017

US immigration officials have begun targeting immigration rights activists across the country to punish them for the “crime” of speaking out in defense of democratic rights.

Student walkouts oppose Trump’s vicious immigration policies

By Nancy Hanover, 3 March 2017

Young people across the US, opposing the Trump administration’s raids, roundups and arrests, have become outspoken in their defense of the democratic rights of all ethnicities and nationalities.

Students in El Paso, Texas speak about life on the US-Mexico border

US immigration authorities expand dragnet raids

Popular outcry against murder of Indian immigrant in US

“They are just here trying to make a living for themselves and their families”
US auto workers speak out in defense of immigrants

By a WSWS reporting team, 3 March 2017

While the unions are aligning with Trump and his “America First” nationalism, workers are reacting against attempts of the administration to whip up anti-immigrant hysteria.

Immigration under capitalism: Life and death along the US-Mexico border
Part Two

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

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Illinois state workers vote overwhelmingly to strike

By Alexander Fangmann, 3 March 2017

AFSCME leaders are desperately hoping to avoid a strike, while Republican Governor Bruce Rauner has ruled out further negotiations and is preparing to use scabs and the National Guard against workers.

Fillon to continue his French presidential bid despite indictment

By Alex Lantier, 3 March 2017

It is not the French political elite’s undeniable corruption, but deep geo-strategic conflicts among the NATO powers, that are driving the scandal around Fillon.

UK: Rising mortality rates and rationing across the National Health Service

By Jean Gibney, 3 March 2017

Many seriously ill patients in the UK are being denied drugs and treatments due to increased drives for cost efficiency.

Bangladesh government continues repression against garment workers

By Sarath Kumara, 3 March 2017

Although some detained labour activists have been released, several workers are still in custody and the authorities are continuing to press unsubstantiated charges.

Turkey prepares for military escalation in the Middle East

By Halil Celik, 3 March 2017

Ankara is expected to expand its intervention in the wars in Syria and Iraq, while also threatening Iran.

Washington accuses Russia of bombing US-backed forces in Syria

Thousands flee as US artillery and air strikes intensify in Mosul offensive

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Québec Solidaire leader Françoise David quits politics

By Louis Girard, 3 March 2017

Quebec’s political establishment and media responded to David’s resignation with gushing tributes.

Australian growth up but wages fall

By Nick Beams, 3 March 2017

Australia’s gross domestic product rose by 1.1 percent in the fourth quarter but there are doubts such growth can be sustained.

US Congress members visit Sri Lanka to boost US interests

By Saman Gunadasa, 3 March 2017

Visits by delegations of senior officials from the US, India and China indicate intensifying strategic tensions.

IMF head to visit Sri Lanka to demand more austerity measures

New Zealand’s Maori parties sign election pact

By John Braddock, 3 March 2017

Mana and the Maori Party both promote Maori nationalism, which serves to divide workers and block a unified struggle against the ongoing attacks on living standards.

New in Spanish

Estudiantes en El Paso, Texas hablan sobre la vida en la frontera México-EE.UU.

Por Zac Corrigan y Genevieve Leigh, 3 marzo 2017

Los estudiantes de secundaria en El Paso, Texas explican cómo es la vida de cientos de estudiantes de su escuela que son residentes y ciudadanos de EE.UU., pero viajan diariamente por la frontera para visitar a sus amigos y familiares.

Pablo Iglesias reelegido como secretario general de Podemos en el congreso Vistalegre II

Por Alejandro López, 3 marzo 2017

El líder de Podemos, Pablo Iglesias, ganó las elecciones de liderazgo interno con 60,03 por ciento de los votos, 36,5 por ciento para Errejón y 3,1 para la facción Anticapitalistas liderada por Miguel Urbán. Inmediatamente después se declaró una tregua temporal, ya que todas las facciones insisten en la necesidad de unirse para evitar que estos conflictos rompan al partido.

Wall Street y la prensa celebran el discurso de Trump en el Congreso

Por Patrick Martin, 3 marzo 2017

Wall Street alcanzó nuevos record mientras que los comentaristas de la prensa aplaudieron el discurso de Trump, donde prometió recortar impuestos para empresas, eliminar regulaciones laborales y ambientales y expandir masivamente las fuerzas armadas.

New in Russian

Открытие системы из семи экзопланет «земного типа»

Брайан Дайн, 2 марта 2017 г.

Открытие новой планетарной системы стало результатом сотрудничества в достижении общей цели, и движущей силой этого процесса было стремление к знанию, а не к накоплению личного богатства.

New in Turkish

“Dünya benzeri” yedi gezegenden oluşan bir sistemin keşfi

Bryan Dyne, 2 Mart 2017

Bu dünyaların keşfedilmesi, 1990’ların ortasında Güneş benzeri bir yıldız etrafında keşfedilen ilk “güneş sistemi dışındaki gezegen”den bu yana, yeni bilimsel bulgular dalgası içinde en dikkat çekici olanıdır.

Trump’ın konuşması içeride sınıf savaşı, dışarıda savaş planlarını özetliyor

Andre Damon, 2 Mart 2017

Dolandırıcı ve sahtekar bir artist olan Trump’ın ülkedeki en yüksek siyasi makama yükseltilmiş olması, ABD’deki burjuva egemenliğinin derinlemesine çürümüşlüğünün kanıtıdır.

1917-2017 Rus Devrimi’nin 100. Yıldönümü
Uluslararası Çevrimiçi Konferans Serisi

2 Mart 2017

Dördüncü Enternasyonal’in Uluslararası Komitesi, Rus Devrimi’nin 100. yıldönümünü, 1917’nin olağanüstü olaylarının temelleri, gidişatı ve sonuçları üzerine çevrimiçi konferanslarla kutluyor.

New in French

Wall Street et les médias célèbrent l’allocution de Trump au Congrès

Par Patrick Martin, 3 mars 2017

Wall Street a grimpé à des sommets alors que les commentateurs des médias ont loué le discours de Trump, qui promettait des réductions d’impôt pour les entreprises, la réduction de la réglementation sur le lieu de travail et de la lutte contre la pollution et un renforcement massif militaire.

Washington accuse l’aviation russe d’avoir attaqué les forces soutenues par les États-Unis en Syrie

Par Jordan Shilton, 3 mars 2017

L’incident souligne le caractère explosif du conflit syrien, qui pourrait rapidement se transformer en un affrontement entre deux puissances dotées d’armes nucléaires.

Les étudiants ont le droit de constituer des organisations politiques sur les campus !

International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US) 3 mars 2017

L’IYSSE en appelle à l’université Loyola de Chicago de revenir sur sa décision d’interdire à l’International Socialist Organization de former une association étudiante.

L’immigration sous le capitalisme: la vie et la mort le long de la frontière américano-mexicaine

Par Eric London, 3 mars 2017

Le WSWS a récemment interviewé une mère immigrante qui s’est enfuie du Salvador en février et a été capturée par la patrouille frontalière la semaine dernière

New in German

Wall Street und Medien feiern Trumps Rede im Kongress

Von Patrick Martin, 3. März 2017

Trump versprach in seiner Rede Steuersenkungen für die Wirtschaft, den Abbau von Arbeitsschutz- und Umweltauflagen und eine massive Aufrüstung des Militärs. Kommentatoren in den Medien feierten Trumps Rede, und die Kurse an der Wall Street kletterten auf Rekordstände.

PSA-Opel-Deal: IG Metall verspricht „vertrauensvolle Zusammenarbeit“ mit dem Vorstand

Von Marianne Arens, 3. März 2017

Obwohl der Umbau der Autoindustrie viele tausend Arbeitsplätze und mehrere Standorte bedroht, arbeitet die IG Metall eng mit den Autokonzernen zusammen.

Washington wirft Russland vor, US-nahe Kräfte in Syrien zu bombardieren

Von Jordan Shilton, 3. März 2017

Die jüngsten Ereignisse zeigen den explosiven Charakter des Syrienkonflikts, der schnell eskalieren und zu einer direkten Konfrontation zwischen Atommächten führen kann.

Massive Zunahme der Angriffe auf Flüchtlinge

Von Franci Vier, 3. März 2017

Mit 3533 Übergriffe auf Flüchtlingsunterkünfte sowie auf einzelne Personen hat die rechte Gewalt 2016 in Deutschland einen erschreckenden Rekord erreicht.

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Perspective

The Snap IPO: Trump agenda fuels an orgy of speculation

3 March 2017

The massive rise in Snap Inc. stock took place amidst a surge in US markets, which has seen $3 trillion added to share values since the election of Trump.

Earlier Perspectives »

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
February 27-March 5: American imperialism prepares for world war

27 February 2017

From the eruption of war in 1914, the US maintained a position of formal neutrality—partly owing to mass anti-war sentiment among American workers and farmers. The neutrality became increasingly fictitious as the war dragged on.

More than 75,000 view interview with David North
Growing international interest in Russian Revolution Centenary online lecture series

1 March 2017

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

Germany’s pseudo-left Marx21 hails Martin Schulz as the “revival of Social Democracy”

By Ulrich Rippert, 3 March 2017

The media hype surrounding Schulz is not part of a “reaction” against Trump, but an attempt to utilise the “reaction” against Trump for the ends of German imperialism.

As officials end subsidies and resume water cutoffs
Michigan blames Flint water crisis on racism: Part one

By James Brewer, 3 March 2017

A 138-page report on the Flint water crisis delivered on February 7 covers up the class issues in the poisoning of the city.

As Michigan cuts off water bill credits, Flint officials announce shutoffs

Boil advisory issued in Detroit following water system malfunction

US District courts dismiss remaining Federal lawsuits over Flint water poisoning

More on the Flint water crisis »

A revealing episode: Sanders applauds Trump during speech before Congress

By Jerry White, 2 March 2017

The Obamas sign reported $65 million book deal

By David Walsh, 2 March 2017

Behind the anti-Semitic and racist attacks in the US

By Patrick Martin, 1 March 2017

German newspaper publishes fraudulent refugee “sex-mob” report

By Marianne Arens, 1 March 2017

The Torch Light protest in Manchester: A cynical cover by Labour for complicity in austerity cuts

South Sudan civil war causing widespread famine

Juan Cole promotes Washington’s lies at University of Michigan talk on Syria

Arts

A contribution on art and identity politics
It isn’t a highway and it doesn’t have lanes

By Steven Brust, 3 March 2017

The comment by fantasy and science fiction writer Steven Brust is a response to the effort to restrict art and literature according to the dictates of racial and gender politics.

67th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 1
Filmmaking in “apocalyptic” times

By Stefan Steinberg, 2 March 2017

89th Academy Awards: What does Hollywood offer today?

By David Walsh, 28 February 2017

Russian revolutionary art exhibition in London excises Trotsky—and, more generally, historical truth
Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932

By Paul Mitchell, 25 February 2017

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

3 March 2017

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

UAW orders thousands of Caterpillar workers to stay on the job as contract expires

By Marcus Day, 2 March 2017

India: Million-strong bank workers’ strike opposes Modi’s big business “reforms”

By Arun Kumar, 2 March 2017

Southern railway workers in UK strike in the face of union sabotage

UAW shuts down strike at Kansas City auto parts supplier plant

Australian union pushes through pay cut at paper mill

IYSSE

New York University professors speak out to defend IYSSE club status and support free speech

By our reporters, 2 March 2017

Stop censorship at Loyola University-Chicago
Students have the right to form political organizations on campus!

IYSSE campaigns for student senate at Eastern Michigan University

Stop the shift to the right at Humboldt University!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 2 March 2017

Professor Jörg Baberowski, who regularly advances xenophobic, authoritarian and militarist positions in public, is going to court and mobilising right-wing students to suppress any criticism of his views

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

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

Socialist Equality Party (Germany)

German ICFI section adopts new name

By Socialist Equality Party (Germany), 28 February 2017

The Trump Presidency

Trump’s speech outlines plans for class war at home and war abroad

By Andre Damon, 1 March 2017

The Trump administration and the crisis of American capitalism

Trump proposes huge hike in military and police spending

Trump attacks media in diatribe to Conservative Political Action Conference

Nazis in the Trump White House

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

Trump administration revokes transgender rights guidance issued by Obama administration

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

More on the Trump presidency »

Socialist Equality Party

Australia: SEP meetings discuss Trump, war and the political tasks facing workers and youth

By our correspondents, 28 February 2017

The meetings attracted university students, workers, professionals and retirees seeking in-depth discussion about the Trump presidency and the dangerous shift in world politics.

SEP meeting attendees speak on Trump and the threat of war

By our reporters, 28 February 2017

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

10 February 2017

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

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”

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?