Bitter recriminations within the ruling class over Trump’s claim that Obama spied on his campaign

By Andre Damon, 6 March 2017

US politics was dominated over the weekend by mutual reproaches between the White House and intelligence agencies in a conflict that is centered on issues of foreign policy and war.

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

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US ramps up bombing campaign in Yemen

By Niles Niemuth, 6 March 2017

Now in its eighth year, the US war in Yemen was dramatically escalated last week with dozens of airstrikes over several days hitting targets purportedly affiliated with Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

UK: Up to 250,000 protest attacks on National Health Service

By Robert Stevens, 6 March 2017

Speakers on the main stage, including trade union officials and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, offered no strategy to fight the onslaught against the NHS.

NHS protesters ask: “Why have we got money for war? Where is the money for our NHS and schools?”

By our reporters, 6 March 2017

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

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

By Zac Corrigan, Eric London and Genevieve Leigh, 6 March 2017

Immigrant advocates working on the US-Mexico border explain the impact of anti-immigrant policies of the Obama and Trump administrations.

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

More on the attacks on immigrants »

As UAW maintains information blackout on contract negotiations
Federal agents raid Caterpillar headquarters in Illinois

By Marcus Day, 6 March 2017

The dramatic operation hints at the immense criminality and fraud that characterize the day-to-day workings of giant transnationals.

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

“If a miner comes between a coal operator and a dollar, they’ll always take the dollar”
US coal miners face loss of retiree health coverage, black lung benefits

By Samuel Davidson, 6 March 2017

Thousands of retired coal miners and surviving widows have been sent letters notifying them that their health benefits will be cut off April 30 when funding for 22,600 recipients runs out.

PSA-GM-Opel deal: IG Metall trade union pledges collaboration with management

By Marianne Arens, 6 March 2017

The proposed restructuring of the auto industry threatens many thousands of jobs and several plants.

China lowers economic growth target

By Nick Beams, 6 March 2017

The Chinese government has cut its target in an attempt to address growing problems in the country’s financial system.

San Diego Unified School District to cut at least 1,500 jobs

By Kevin Martinez, 6 March 2017

School Board Trustees who approved the layoffs cited the district’s $124 million budget deficit.

Court hears final arguments in South Korean president’s trial

By Ben McGrath, 6 March 2017

Park’s impeachment is a sign of the struggle within the political establishment over how to balance between the US and China amid sharpening tensions between the two powers.

Australian government beset by turmoil

By Mike Head, 6 March 2017

The future of the Turnbull government is being increasingly called into question, reflecting a protracted crisis of the political establishment.

New in Urdu

یونان میں سیریزاکی غداری کے سیاسی اسباق

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آئی سی آئی ایف ہی وہ واحد گروپ تھا جس نے عالمی محنت کشوں کو متنبہ کیا تھا کہ سیریزا کوئی انقلابی پارٹی نہیں بلکہ سرمایہ داری کی حامی اور مزدور دشمن پارٹی ہے.وقت نے سیریزا پر آئی سی آئی ایفکی طرف سے ہونے والی تنقید کو سچ ثابت کر دیا۔

New in Spanish

Un episodio revelador: Sanders aplaude a Trump durante su discurso ante el Congreso

Por Jerry White, 6 marzo 2017

El aplauso deliberado de Sanders para las políticas económicas nacionalistas de Trump durante su discurso el martes por la noche ante el Congreso dice mucho sobre la política de Sanders y el papel asignado a él.

Trabajadores portuarios españoles preparan huelga nacional contra reformas de la UE

Por Alejandro Lopez y Alex Lantier, 6 marzo 2017

Sindicatos portuarios en España han convocado a nueve días de huelgas a partir del 6 de marzo, a medida que el enojo crece entre los trabajadores contra el decreto de liberalización de los puertos promulgado por el gobierno del Partido Popular.

Trabajadores portuarios españoles amenazan con huelga

Por Alejandro Lopez, 6 marzo 2017

Los trabajadores portuarios confrontan un ataque salvaje a sus condiciones de trabajo por parte del gobierno liderado por el Partido Popular, las compañías portuarias y la Unión Europea.

Fugitivo ex presidente peruano buscado por caso de corrupción con constructora brasileña Odebrecht

Por Cesar Uco, 6 marzo 2017

El escándalo de corrupción Odebrecht ha implicado a políticos principales no sólo en Perú, pero en toda América Latina.

New in French

Les Républicains se divisent en se retournant contre la campagne de Fillon

Par Alex Lantier, 6 mars 2017

L'affaire « Penelopegate » menace de faire exploser le principal parti de gouvernement de la droite française.

La Suède rétablit la conscription militaire

Par Johannes Stern, 6 mars 2017

La Suède va rétablir le service militaire obligatoire au moment où les principales puissances impérialistes sont en train de procéder à une militarisation en vue de nouvelles guerres.

Les aiguilleurs du ciel français font grève face à la restructuration du secteur aérien

Par Anthony Torres, 6 mars 2017

Les syndicats des aiguilleurs du ciel et d’Air France appellent à la grève, alors que le mécontentement des travailleurs monte contre les accords signés par les syndicats.

États-Unis : les attaques contre les emplois redoublent et le président de l’AFL-CIO jure de « collaborer » avec Trump

Par Jerry White, 6 mars 2017

Les syndicats soutiennent les efforts de Trump pour diviser la classe ouvrière et bloquer une riposte unie à sa politique de guerre de classe à l’intérieur et au militarisme impérialiste à l’étranger.

Les plans post-Brexit de l’UE anticipent un conflit croissant

Par Alex Lantier, 6 mars 2017

Face à une crise sociale, économique et géopolitique sans précédent, l’UE n’a rien à proposer sauf le militarisme et la contre-révolution sociale.

La maire de Calais interdit la distribution des repas aux migrants

Par Antoine Lerougetel, 6 mars 2017

Des attitudes d'extrême-droite, qui auraient été le propre du Front national à une autre époque, sont devenues monnaie courante dans la classe politique française.

Allemagne, la pseudo-gauche Marx21 salue Martin Schulz comme le « renouveau de la sociale-démocratie »

Par Ulrich Rippert, 6 mars 2017

Le battage médiatique entourant Schulz ne fait pas partie d’une « réaction » à Trump mais est une tentative d’utiliser cette « réaction » contre Trump au profit des desseins de l’impérialisme allemand.

Other Languages

Perspective

Trump administration escalates campaign of fear and terror against immigrants

6 March 2017

As stories proliferate of brutal arrests and deportations, the Trump administration is planning the deliberate separation of mothers and their children as a “deterrent” to immigrants.

Earlier Perspectives »

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
March 6-12: February Revolution erupts in Petrograd

6 March 2017

The eruption of the February Revolution in Petrograd finds the two greatest figures of Russian Marxism—Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky—in exile, following events in Russia closely and anxiously awaiting their chance to return.

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

Book Review

Secret Affairs: Britain’s collusion with radical Islam
A revealing insight into political criminality and warmongering—Part 2

By Jean Shaoul, 6 March 2017

Britain’s collusion with Islamist fundamentalist forces prepared to use atrocities to achieve their objectives is in sharp contrast to the official line that Britain is conducting a “war on terror.”

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

Arts

The Look of Silence: Important documentary on the aftermath of the 1965 Indonesia massacres

By Clara Weiss, 6 March 2017

In a profoundly moving, intimate and disturbing way, Joshua Oppenheimer’s film deals with the long-lasting and devastating impact of the mass murder of up to one million Communists and suspected Communists.

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

By Bernd Reinhardt, 4 March 2017

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

IYSSE

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

By Isaac Finn, 4 March 2017

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

Commentary

Sweden brings back the draft

By Johannes Stern, 4 March 2017

EU’s post-Brexit plans foresee growing conflict

By Alex Lantier, 4 March 2017

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

By James Brewer, 4 March 2017

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

More on the Flint water crisis »

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

A revealing episode: Sanders applauds Trump during speech before Congress

Workers Struggles

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

By Jerry White, 4 March 2017

“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

Socialist Equality Party

German ICFI section adopts new name

By Socialist Equality Party (Germany), 28 February 2017

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

11 February 2017

The Trump Presidency

Trump administration considers military strike against North Korea

By Peter Symonds, 4 March 2017

The Snap IPO: Trump agenda fuels an orgy of speculation

By Nick Beams, 3 March 2017

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

The Trump administration and the crisis of American capitalism

Trump proposes huge hike in military and police spending

More on the Trump presidency »

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?