As attack on jobs escalates, AFL-CIO chief pledges to “partner” with Trump administration

By Jerry White, 4 March 2017

The unions are joining Trump’s efforts to divide the working class and block a unified response to his class war policies at home and imperialist militarism abroad.

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

“They’re laying people off and scattering them to the winds to find employment”
GM layoffs of 1,300 workers at Detroit assembly plant

By a reporting team, 4 March 2017

The layoffs are a major blow to workers and to the city, which is already the poorest big city in America with an official unemployment rate of nearly 10 percent.

Illinois state workers vote overwhelmingly to strike

Video: Daughters of Rómulo Avelica-González, detained for deportation in Los Angeles, speak out

By Genevieve Leigh and Andrea Ramos, 4 March 2017

Rómulo Avelica-González, long-time resident and father of four, was detained by Los Angeles ICE officials on Tuesday morning while dropping his daughters off at school.

US immigration authorities expand dragnet raids

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

ICE detains immigration activists in New York, Mississippi

More on the attacks on immigrants »

EU’s post-Brexit plans foresee growing conflict

By Alex Lantier, 4 March 2017

Facing an unprecedented social, economic, and geopolitical crisis, the EU has nothing to propose but militarism and social counterrevolution.

More on Brexit »

Trump administration considers military strike against North Korea

By Peter Symonds, 4 March 2017

The leaked White House strategic review details are another indication that Trump is making action against North Korea a top priority.

US, South Korea mount massive joint military exercises

Corruption probe at City College of New York points to decline of public higher education

By Fred Mazelis, 4 March 2017

The president of CCNY was forced to resign last October after she was targeted in a corruption probe which continues to expand.

Canadian military preparing for new role in Syria, extension of Ukraine mission

By Roger Jordan, 4 March 2017

The use of Canadian troops to police so-called safe zones in Syria would see Ottawa integrated even more fully into the US-led war for regime change in Damascus.

Turkey prepares for military escalation in the Middle East

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

More on the war in Syria »

UK: The fight to defend the NHS means building a new socialist party
Statement by NHS FightBack

4 March 2017

The following statement by NHS FightBack is being distributed at today’s London demonstration in defence of the National Health Service.

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

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

Crisis of right-wing Croatian government deepens over coalition

By Markus Salzmann, 4 March 2017

After just four months in office, tensions inside the Croatian government coalition are mounting.

Australian government flags “foreign policy reset” in response to Trump

By James Cogan, 4 March 2017

The Trump administration’s “America First” agenda has produced consternation within the political and strategic establishment.

Australian growth up but wages fall

Discontent and political volatility dominate Western Australian election

By Mike Head, 4 March 2017

Because of Labor’s pro-business record, the WA election has become a testing ground for Pauline Hanson’s anti-immigrant One Nation party.

New in Spanish

Inmigración bajo el capitalismo: Entre la vida y la muerte en la frontera de EE.UU. con México
Segunda parte

Por Eric London, 4 marzo 2017

A raíz de las políticas antimigratorias de los gobiernos de Clinton, Bush y Obama, han muerto once mil inmigrantes cruzando a EE.UU. Los sobrevivientes enfrentan una vida de superexplotación.

New in French

Le procureur général Jeff Sessions se récuse, les médias et les démocrates relancent leur campagne

Par Patrick Martin, 4 mars 2017

Les diatribes démocrates contre Sessions n’ont rien à voir avec ses actions réactionnaires et profondément antidémocratiques depuis qu’il a accédé au poste de procureur général il y a trois semaines.

L’introduction en bourse de Snap : Le programme de Trump alimente une orgie spéculative

Par Nick Beams, 4 mars 2017

L’augmentation massive de la valeur des actions de Snap Inc. intervient dans le cadre d’une flambée des marchés américains, qui a vu 3 000 milliards de dollars ajoutés à la valeur des actions depuis l’élection de Trump.

Université de New York : des professeurs soutiennent la liberté d’expression et la reconnaissance de l’IYSSE

Par nos correspondants, 4 mars 2017

Plusieurs professeurs ont écrit au Student Activities Board (Conseil des activités étudiantes) pour demander que cessent les efforts entrepris par l’université pour interdire que l’IYSSE crée une association sur le campus.

Réplique à un commentaire paru dans le New York Times: racialisme et «esprit critique»

Par David Walsh, 4 mars 2017

La politique de la race, qui détourne l’attention de la guerre, de la pauvreté et des inégalités sociales, est au cœur de la stratégie du Parti démocrate dans sa défense de l’impérialisme américain.

New in Russian

Более 75 тысяч человек просмотрели интервью с Дэвидом Нортом
Растущий международный интерес к серии онлайновых лекций по поводу столетия русской революции

4 марта 2017 г.

Серия лекций начнется лекцией председателя международной редакционной коллегии МСВС Дэвида Норта «Зачем изучать русскую революцию?». Она будет транслироваться в живом режиме на YouTube с 01:00 московского времени 12 марта.

Эта неделя в русской революции
27 февраля — 5 марта 1917 г.: Американский империализм готовится к Мировой войне

4 марта 2017 г.

Русская революция 1917 года стала величайшим событием современной истории. В период с февраля по октябрь Россия проделала путь от свержения царя — через короткий эпизод буржуазного правления — к завоеванию власти большевистской партией и созданию первого рабочего государства. В честь столетия этого события МСВС публикует еженедельную подборку материалов под заглавием «Эта неделя в русской революции», где представлена динамичная картина хода русской революции и международных событий 1917 года, эпохального года в мировой истории.

Троцкий Л. «У порога революции» (1917)

4 марта 2017 г.

Эта статья была опубликована в нью-йоркском журнале Новый мир 13 марта [27 февраля по старому стилю] 1917 года.

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Schweden führt die Wehrpflicht wieder ein

Johannes Stern, 4. März 2017

Trotz zweier verheerender Weltkriege im 20. Jahrhundert rekrutiert selbst das bisher neutrale Schweden wieder Kanonenfutter für einen neuen großen Krieg.

Kursexplosion beim Börsengang von Snap
Trumps Politik versetzt Wall Street in Spekulationsrausch

Nick Beams, 4. März 2017

Der schwindelerregende Höhenflug der Snap-Aktie fügt sich in die allgemeine Kursexplosion an den US-Börsen ein. Seit Trumps Wahlsieg ist der Wert der dort gehandelten Unternehmensanteile um 3 Milliarden US-Dollar gestiegen.

Justizminister Jeff Sessions erklärt sich für befangen

Patrick Martin, 4. März 2017

Die Demokraten greifen Sessions nicht wegen der reaktionären und undemokratischen Entscheidungen seiner dreiwöchigen Zeit als Justizminister an, sondern wegen seiner Kontakte zu Russland.

67. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin 2017 – Teil 1
Das Filmschaffen in „apokalyptischen“ Zeiten

Stefan Steinberg, 4. März 2017

Erster Artikel einer Serie zu den Internationalen Filmfestspielen Berlin, der Berlinale, die in diesem Jahr vom 9.–19. Februar stattfand.

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.

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Perspective

Sweden brings back the draft

4 March 2017

The reintroduction of forced military conscription in Sweden is taking place as the major imperialist powers are militarizing in preparation for a new world war.

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

Public meeting on “World War and the Russian Revolution” in Chennai, India

4 March 2017

The meeting will discuss the crisis of capitalism, the drive toward world war and the political significance of the Russian Revolution.

IYSSE

New York University professor Bertell Ollman supports IYSSE fight for club status

By Isaac Finn, 4 March 2017

An IYSSE representative recently sat down with NYU professor Bertell Ollman to discuss the issues around the club application process at NYU.

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

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

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

Book Review

Secret Affairs: Britain’s collusion with radical Islam
A revealing insight into political criminality and warmongering—Part 1

By Jean Shaoul, 4 March 2017

In Secret Affairs, author Mark Curtis investigates how Britain worked with radical Islamic groups in the post-World War II period in pursuit of its geopolitical interests.

Arts

67th Berlin International Film Festival--Part 2
A film about the legendary guitarist: Django

By Bernd Reinhardt, 4 March 2017

The debut film of Étienne Comar focuses on the year 1943, when the Nazis tried unsuccessfully to convince Django Reinhardt to undertake a tour of fascist Germany.

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

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

By Steven Brust, 3 March 2017

89th Academy Awards: What does Hollywood offer today?

Commentary

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

By James Brewer, 4 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 officials end subsidies and resume water cutoffs
Michigan blames Flint water crisis on racism: Part one

Boil advisory issued in Detroit following water system malfunction

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

More on the Flint water crisis »

The Snap IPO: Trump agenda fuels an orgy of speculation

By Nick Beams, 3 March 2017

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

By Patrick Martin, 3 March 2017

Wall Street, media celebrate Trump’s address to Congress

More on the Trump presidency »

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

By Ulrich Rippert, 3 March 2017

A revealing episode: Sanders applauds Trump during speech before Congress

By Jerry White, 2 March 2017

The Obamas sign reported $65 million book deal

Behind the anti-Semitic and racist attacks in the US

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

4 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

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

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?