EU summit reveals sharp divisions within Europe and tensions with US

By Johannes Stern, 10 March 2017

Germany has responded to Washington’s increasingly belligerent rhetoric by attempting to consolidate the EU as a military and economic power under its own leadership.

EU establishes military headquarters

By Johannes Stern, 10 March 2017

US airstrike kills 23 civilians as Marines deploy to Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 10 March 2017

The escalation of the US intervention in both Syria and Iraq is resulting in a rising toll of civilian casualties in both countries.

Detained immigrants living in trash and forced to eat spoiled meat in US detention centers

By Genevieve Leigh, 10 March 2017

A report released Monday by the Department of Homeland Security reveals inhumane conditions for immigrant detainees at Theo Lacy jail in Orange County, California.

European Central Bank maintains a balancing act

By Nick Beams, 10 March 2017

The ECB retained its negative base interest rate, placing it on a divergent path from the US Federal Reserve.

Fillon survives challenge as French right’s presidential candidate

By Alex Lantier and Stéphane Hugues, 10 March 2017

Growing sections of Fillon’s own Les Républicains party fear that the candidate will be unable to defeat neo-fascist Marine Le Pen in this year’s presidential election.

French air traffic controllers strike against work restructuring

By Anthony Torres, 10 March 2017

Amidst growing opposition among workers, the trade unions are calling strikes against contracts that the unions themselves have already signed.

UK Chancellor Hammond commits to further years of austerity

By Robert Stevens, 10 March 2017

While poverty now affects at least a third of the population, with health, education and housing being destroyed, the demands of the ruling elite for further enrichment were met by Hammond.

UAW blocks strike by New York University adjuncts despite 94 percent authorization vote

By Alan Whyte, 10 March 2017

NYU has been intransigent in its opposition to adjuncts’ demands despite the fact the university has an endowment of about $3.5 billion.

“Slash and burn” CEO takes helm at CSX Railroad

By Jeff Lusanne, 10 March 2017

Shareholders have agree to pay Hunter Harrison riches in return for increased profits through deep cuts to staffing, working conditions and infrastructure.

Overdose crisis exhausts West Virginia indigent burial fund

By Naomi Spencer, 10 March 2017

Many of the overdose victims leave behind young children, for whom family members must assume responsibility, creating severe financial and sometimes health hardships.

New in Spanish

India se convierte en un frente de guerra para los planes de EE.UU. contra China

Por Deepal Jayasekera y Keith Jones, 10 marzo 2017

Tras décadas de no alinearse oficialmente con ningún bloque, India se ha convertido en una estación de servicios para la Séptima Flota estadounidense, integrándose en la ofensiva militar estratégica del imperialismo norteamericano contra China.

Trump da otro paso hacia una guerra comercial

Por Nick Beams, 10 marzo 2017

La lógica objetiva de la agenda de Trump de la guerra económica, basada en "América primero", conduce inexorablemente al conflicto militar.

Los planes post-Brexit de la UE prevén un conflicto creciente

Por Alex Lantier, 10 marzo 2017

Frente a una crisis económica, social y geopolítica sin precedentes la UE no tiene nada para ofrecer excepto militarismo y contrarrevolución social.

New in French

Les guerres et les interventions impérialistes alimentent la crise des réfugiés en Afrique

Par Thomas Gaist, 10 mars 2017

Les guerres menées ou organisées par le gouvernement américain dans de nombreux pays africains, dont la Libye, la Somalie, le Soudan du Sud, le Nigeria et le Mali, ont transformé des millions de personnes en réfugiés.

Non au tournant vers la droite à l’université Humboldt!

l’International Youth and Students for Social Equality , 10 mars 2017

Le professeur Jörg Baberowski, qui met en avant des points de vue xénophobes, autoritaires et militaristes, fait appel à la justice et mobilise des étudiants de droite pour étouffer toute critique de ses positions.

New in German

Die WikiLeaks-Enthüllungen und die Verbrechen des US-Imperialismus

Von Andre Damon, 10. März 2017

Die WikiLeaks-Dokumente decken auf, dass der größte „Schurkenstaat“ und „Cyberkriminelle“ der Welt die Vereinigten Staaten sind. Sie betreiben überall auf der Welt Spionage, Hacking und Desinformation, um die Interessen ihrer herrschenden Klasse durchzusetzen.

EU-Gipfel: Scharfe Spannungen mit den USA und in Europa

Von Johannes Stern, 10. März 2017

Das Treffen der 28 Staats- und Regierungschefs ist von heftigen transatlantischen Spannungen und einer tiefen Krise der Europäischen Union geprägt.

USA verweigern Gespräche über Nordkorea

Von Peter Symonds, 10. März 2017

Der chinesische Außenminister warnte, die USA und Nordkorea seien „wie zwei Züge, die beschleunigt aufeinander zufahren, ohne dass einer der beiden bereit ist, aus dem Weg zu gehen“.

Italien: Regierungspartei PD bricht auseinander

Von Marianne Arens, 10. März 2017

Nach der Niederlage der Demokraten beim Verfassungsreferendum vom 4. Dezember sind drei neue Parteien entstanden. Sie versuchen, sich aus dem Sog der PD zu befreien, um deren Politik fortzusetzen.

Warum Jörg Baberowski für den Chefposten von Breitbart News Deutschland geeignet wäre

Von Sven Wurm, 10. März 2017

Die größte rechtsextreme Website der Welt, die lange von Trumps Chefberater Steve Bannon geleitet wurde, plant die Expansion nach Deutschland.

„Wir kämpfen immer noch um dieselben Dinge, für die schon vor 100 Jahren gekämpft wurde“
Teilnehmer aus der ganzen Welt registrieren sich für die Vorträge zum Jahrestag der Russischen Revolution

10. März 2017

Interessenten aus mehr als 50 Ländern haben sich registriert, um an der Serie von Online-Vorträgen des Internationalen Komitees der Vierten Internationale teilzunehmen, die am 11. März beginnt.

Ägypten: Brotrationierung löst Proteste aus

Von Niles Niemuth, 10. März 2017

In Ägypten sind Brotunruhen ausgebrochen. Kurz zuvor ist der frühere Diktator Mubarak endgültig von allen Verbrechen freigesprochen und aus dem Gefängnis entlassen worden.

New in Urdu

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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۔

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Perspective

FBI director: “No such thing as absolute privacy in America”
The WikiLeaks exposures and the CIA’s threat to democratic rights

10 March 2017

Media discussion of the WikiLeaks revelations about CIA cyberweapons takes for good coin the agency’s claim that these would never be used against Americans.

Earlier Perspectives »

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

The ICFI is initiating its commemoration of the centenary of the Russian Revolution with a an online lecture, "Why Study the Russian Revolution?” on Saturday, March 11 at 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. The lecture will be delivered by WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North.

To participate, go to wsws.org/1917/lectures

Registrations from throughout the world for Russian Revolution centenary online lectures
Workers and students in India express strong support

By Sasi Kumar and Moses Rajkumar, 10 March 2017

People from more than 55 countries have signed up to participate in the ICFI’s online lecture series, which begins on March 11 with a lecture by David North, “Why Study the Russian Revolution?”

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

6 March 2017

WSWS Editorial Board Chairman David North discusses upcoming lecture series on Russian Revolution

Socialism and the centenary of the Russian Revolution: 1917-2017

By David North and Joseph Kishore, 3 January 2017

Commentary

Late-night TV host Stephen Colbert shares jokes with former NSA, CIA chief Michael Hayden

By David Walsh, 10 March 2017

The former director of the NSA and the CIA was a guest this week on CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The appearance represented a certain meeting of minds.

Young woman targeted for opposing immigration policy as Trump steps up campaign of intimidation

By Patrick Martin, 9 March 2017

More on the Trump presidency »

US rejects talks over North Korea, declaring “all options on table”

By Peter Symonds, 9 March 2017

GM spin-off of Opel-Vauxhall poses need for international fight to defend auto jobs

By Jerry White, 9 March 2017

More on autoworkers issues »

The WikiLeaks revelations and the crimes of US imperialism

By Andre Damon, 9 March 2017

WikiLeaks revelations raise new questions about the death of journalist Michael Hastings

Stop the German army’s preparations for civil war!

By Johannes Stern, 9 March 2017

UK Labour leader Corbyn and Shadow Chancellor McDonnell offer unity talks with right-wingers Blair and Mandelson

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

Protests shake Egypt after cut to bread subsidies

IYSSE

New York University students denounce decision against IYSSE club status

By a WSWS reporting team, 9 March 2017

New York University rejects club status for IYSSE for second semester

By Daniel de Vries, 8 March 2017

More on the fight for democratic rights at NYU »

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

10 March 2017

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

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

By Oscar Grenfell, 8 March 2017

Rockford, Illinois public school employees set to strike next week

By George Gallanis, 8 March 2017

Arts

67th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 3
The absence for the most part of the big wide world: German films at the Berlinale

By Bernd Reinhardt, 9 March 2017

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

By David Walsh, 8 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 defense of immigrant rights

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

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

“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

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

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

By Eric London, 7 March 2017

More on the attacks on immigrants »

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

The Trump Presidency

Trump administration document lays out trade war agenda

By Nick Beams, 7 March 2017

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 »

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