As US deploys anti-missile system, China warns of nuclear arms race

By Peter Symonds, 8 March 2017

Using North Korean missile tests as a pretext, the US has begun deploying its THAAD anti-ballistic missile system in South Korea.

North Korea tests missiles amid huge US-South Korean war games

Trump administration considers military strike against North Korea

Protests shake Egypt after cut to bread subsidies

By Niles Niemuth, 8 March 2017

Egyptian cities were hit by protests just days after former dictator Hosni Mubarak, ousted in the 2011 revolution, was acquitted of murdering protestors and cleared for release.

Obamacare replacement plan targets Medicaid

By Kate Randall, 8 March 2017

Beginning in 2020, the Republican plan would convert federal funding for Medicaid to a per capita allotment, as well as end Obamacare’s expansion of Medicaid.

Trump administration maintains silence on claims of wiretapping by Obama

By Patrick Martin, 8 March 2017

The heated allegations from both sides, Trump and his media and Democratic Party critics, arise from a bitter conflict within the US ruling elite over foreign policy.

Trump issues new version of Muslim travel ban

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

More on the Trump presidency »

“This is class warfare!”
Video: Protesters oppose deportation of Rómulo Avelica-González

By Zac Corrigan, Kevin Martinez and Marc Wells, 8 March 2017

Around 100 people protested at the US Immigration Court in downtown Los Angeles on Monday against the arrest, detention and imminent deportation of Rómulo Avelica-González.

“We’re bigger than ICE, all of us together!”
Los Angeles protest against deportation of Rómulo Avelica-González

By Zac Corrigan, Kevin Martinez and Marc Wells, 8 March 2017

A rally to oppose the detention and imminent deportation of the father of four, abducted while driving his daughter to school, was attended by about 100 people.

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

More on the attacks on immigrants »

“They want to cut thousands of jobs.”
PSA purchases Opel-Vauxhall from General Motors

By Marianne Arens, 8 March 2017

The works council and IG Metall union are covering up the danger facing the jobs and living standards of workers after the takeover of Opel and Vauxhall by the PSA Group.

“The corporations are our enemies, not immigrant workers”
General Motors announces 1,100 job cuts at Lansing, Michigan plant

More on autoworkers issues »

UK: Commander in charge of police killing of Jean Charles de Menezes given top job

By Alice Summers, 8 March 2017

The appointment of Cressida Dick as Met commissioner underscores the moves towards even more authoritarian and repressive forms of rule.

Rockford, Illinois public school employees set to strike next week

By George Gallanis, 8 March 2017

The AFSCME union is limiting the action to a three-day walkout to blow off steam and curtail the growing combativeness of workers.

Michigan school closures “on hold” while privatization plans move ahead

By Khara Sikhan, 8 March 2017

After a statewide outcry, Michigan temporarily backed away from school closures even as Betsy DeVos’s home state paves the way for a nationwide assault on public education.

One-third of San Diego residents without basic needs

By Norisa Diaz and Renae Cassimeda, 8 March 2017

WSWS reporters recently spoke with homeless residents on the difficulties of getting by in one of the nation’s most expensive cities.

India: BJP-backed student union unleashes violence at Delhi University

By Pradeep Ramanayake, 8 March 2017

The ABVP’s attack on left-wing students at Delhi University is part of a concerted, government-supported campaign to stamp out political dissent at India’s universities.

Australian maritime union signs 13-year no-strike pledge with energy multinational

By Oscar Grenfell, 8 March 2017

The union has promised to suppress industrial action at the Ichthys pipeline project in northern Australia.

Waiting times worsen in Australian public hospitals

By Margaret Rees, 8 March 2017

Conditions are deteriorating in hospitals as a result of the previous Labor government’s restructuring, which has deepened under the current Liberal-National government.

Sri Lanka asks UN to delay human rights inquiry

By W.A. Sunil, 8 March 2017

The appeal to the UN Human Rights Council is another attempt to manipulate or suppress any investigation of war crimes in Sri Lanka.

New in Russian

Немецкая секция МКЧИ принимает новое название

Партия Социалистического Равенства Германии, 8 марта 2017 г.

18-19 февраля 2917 года немецкая секция МКЧИ провела съезд, который принял единогласное решение об изменении названия партии с Partei fuer Soziale Gleichheit (Партия за Социальное Равенство) на Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Партия Социалистического Равенства).

New in Turkish

Alman yetkililer Türk politikacıların konuşmalarını engelliyor

Justus Leicht ve Peter Schwarz, 8 Mart 2017

Demokratik hakların savunusu ve Erdoğan’ın otoriter önlemlerine karşı mücadele, Alman hükümetine ve burjuva devletine bırakılamaz. Bunlar, Türkiye ve uluslararası işçi sınıfının harekete geçmesini gerektirmektedir.

“Hala, onların 100 yılı aşkın süre önce mücadele ettikleri şeylerle savaşıyoruz”
Rus Devrimi’nin 100. yıldönümü konferanslarına ilgi artarken tüm dünyadan kayıtlar yapılıyor

8 Mart 2017

50’yi aşkın ülkeden insanlar, Dördüncü Enternasyonal’in Uluslararası Komitesi’nin (DEUK) Rus Devrimi’nin 100. yıldönümünü anmaya yönelik çevrimiçi konferans serisine katılmak için kayıt olmuş durumda.

New in Spanish

Suecia restablece el servicio militar obligatorio

Por Johannes Stern, 8 marzo 2017

La reintroducción de la conscripción forzada en Suecia ha tenido lugar en medio de la remilitarización de las principales potencias imperialistas en anticipación a otra guerra mundial.

La sección alemana del CICI adopta un nuevo nombre

Por el Partido Socialista por la Igualdad (Alemania), 8 marzo 2017

En su congreso del 18 y 19 de febrero 2017, la sección alemana del Comité Internacional de la Cuarta Internacional (CICI) decidió cambiar el nombre de su partido Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Partido de igualdad social). Desde ahora en adelante, será conocido como Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Partido Socialista por la Igualdad).

New in French

Fillon entraîne LR vers l'extrême-droite après avoir gagné le duel avec Juppé

Par Stéphane Hugues, 8 mars 2017

Fillon a conservé sa position de candidat présidentiel au prix d'exacerber les tensions entre les fractions de LR plus ou moins proches du neó-fascisme.

L’Inde “en première ligne” dans les projets américains de guerre contre la Chine

Par Deepal Jayasekera et Keith Jones, 8 mars 2017

Après des décennies de « non alignement, » l’Inde est devenue une plaque-tournante de ravitaillement pour la Septième flotte américaine.

L'unionisme perd son emprise sur l'Irlande du Nord lors de l'élection du 2 mars

Par Steve James, 8 mars 2017

Le Brexit, qui transformera la frontière entre l'Irlande du Nord et la République d'Irlande en une frontière extérieure de l'UE, a surplombé l'élection.

New in German

Stoppt die Bürgerkriegsvorbereitungen der Bundeswehr!

Von Johannes Stern, 8. März 2017

Der Einsatz der Armee im Innern dient nicht der Verhinderung von etwaigen zukünftigen Terroranschlägen, sondern der Unterdrückung der Bevölkerung.

Indien wird „Frontstaat” für US-Kriegspläne gegen China

Von Deepal Jayasekera und Keith Jones, 8. März 2017

Nach Jahrzehnten der Blockfreiheit ist Indien zur zentralen Anlaufstelle für die amerikanische Siebte Flotte geworden. Damit wird das Land weiter in die militärisch-strategische Offensive des US-Imperialismus gegen China integriert.

Wahlen in den Niederlanden: Rechtsruck bedroht EU

Von Dietmar Henning, 8. März 2017

Wie in den USA reagiert die herrschende Klasse auch in Europa auf die kapitalistische Krise und die wachsenden sozialen Spannungen, indem sie demokratische Herrschaftsformen aufgibt und zu Nationalismus und Krieg zurückkehrt.

Hollande warnt vor Sieg der Neofaschisten in Frankreich und propagiert Militarismus der EU

Von Alex Lantier, 8. März 2017

Dass der FN die Wahl in Frankreich gewinnen könnte, geht auf die reaktionäre Sozial- und Kriegspolitik der EU und Hollandes zurück.

Trumps neues Einreiseverbot für Muslime

Von Patrick Martin, 8. März 2017

Das neue Dekret lehnt juristische Kontrolle ab und zeugt von Verachtung gegenüber demokratischen Rechten und verfassungsrechtlichen Prinzipien.

Diese Woche in der Russischen Revolution
6. – 12. März: in Petrograd bricht die Februarrevolution aus

8. März 2017

Als die Februarrevolution in Petrograd ausbricht, befinden sich die beiden größten Repräsentanten des russischen Marxismus, Wladimir Lenin und Leo Trotzki, im Exil. Sie verfolgen die Ereignisse in Russland genau und warten auf eine Möglichkeit zurückzukehren.

New in Urdu

یونان میں سیریزاکی غداری کے سیاسی اسباق

13نومبر2015ء

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۔

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Perspective

WikiLeaks reveals vast CIA spying, cyberwar operation

8 March 2017

Amid Democrats’ claims of Russian hacking in support of Trump and Trump’s charge that he was bugged by Obama, WikiLeaks has revealed a vast CIA operation directed against the people of the US and the world.

Earlier Perspectives »

IYSSE

New York University rejects club status for IYSSE for second semester

By Daniel de Vries, 8 March 2017

NYU rejected the group’s application, even though the IYSSE met or exceeded all requirements for new clubs, including hundreds of students signing petitions in support of the group.

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

ISO endorses IYSSE application for club status at New York University

IYSSE resubmits application at NYU, draws large turnout for rally and meeting

NYU’s corporate leadership bars socialist student group from campus

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

More on the fight for democratic rights at NYU »

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.

“We are still fighting the same things they fought out 100 years ago”
Registrations from throughout the world as interest in Russian Revolution centenary lectures grows

7 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

The political issues in the “International Women’s Strike”

By Joseph Kishore, 8 March 2017

Both Women’s March and International Women’s Strike USA comprise organizations aligned with the Democratic Party, seeking to channel opposition to Trump behind the political establishment.

India becomes “frontline” state in US war plans against China

By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones, 7 March 2017

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

By Eric London, 7 March 2017

Sanders covers for UAW at Mississippi Nissan rally

By Ed Hightower and Jerry White, 7 March 2017

Eight Arkansas death row inmates to be put to death over ten days

By Kate Randall, 7 March 2017

Trump administration document lays out trade war agenda

By Nick Beams, 7 March 2017

Australian pseudo-left forum promotes nationalism

By Will Morrow, 7 March 2017

Arts

A comment on Robert Osborne (1932-2017), host of Turner Classic Movies

By David Walsh, 8 March 2017

Osborne was an affable and intelligent presence on American television—something increasingly rare!

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

By Clara Weiss, 6 March 2017

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

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

New in Urdu

New in Urdu
Urdu translation of “The Political Lessons of Syriza’s Betrayal in Greece”

8 March 2017

The statement is a devastating exposure of the pseudo-left in Greece and internationally who shamelessly promoted Syriza as a means for working people to oppose austerity.

Workers Struggles

Doctors strike highlights catastrophic health care crisis in Kenya

By Eddie Haywood, 7 March 2017

Workers Struggles: The Americas

7 March 2017

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

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

By Marcus Day, 6 March 2017

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

NHS Fightback

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

By Robert Stevens, 6 March 2017

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

More on NHS Fightback »

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

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

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

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

By Jerry White, 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?