Support grows for framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers in India

By Jerry White, 21 March 2017

Opposition to the brutal life sentences meted out to 13 Maruti Suzuki workers is growing in India and around the world.

Presidential front-runner Macron pledges to bring back the draft in France

By Alex Lantier, 21 March 2017

Macron’s statement is a warning for the population of France and the world of the advanced state of planning for wider wars.

French police fire tear gas at protesters amid clampdown over Orly airport shooting

Trump’s voucher plan and the right-wing campaign to destroy public education
Part one

By Esther Galen, 21 March 2017

The budget proposed by the White House slashes public education funding but adds $1.4 billion to promote private and charter schools and school vouchers.

Trump met by protesters in Nashville, Tennessee

By Warren Duzak, 21 March 2017

Trump’s visit to Nashville attracted long lines of supporters together with some 2,500 demonstrators protesting his attacks on health care, education and immigrants.

More on the Trump presidency »

“I think it’s a set-up with the union and Caterpillar”
Caterpillar-UAW deal: Workers denounce information blackout

By Marcus Day and George Marlowe, 21 March 2017

Less than a week before they are set to vote on a six-year contract proposal, workers have still not received any details on the content of the deal.

Workers have the right to study the full contract!
Caterpillar-UAW deal: An anti-worker conspiracy

Florida prosecutors cover up murder of Darren Rainey, inmate boiled alive

By Matthew Taylor, 21 March 2017

The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office announced last Friday that no charges would be brought against the four prison guards responsible for Rainey’s death in 2012.

New York mayor’s shelter plan will not reduce the city’s growing homeless population

By Philip Guelpa, 21 March 2017

Bill de Blasio’s latest housing proposal would merely shift homeless people from one form of temporary and thoroughly inadequate shelter to another.

UK budget steps up attacks on education

By Tom Pearce, 21 March 2017

On budget day, Conservative Education Secretary Justine Greening was heckled by head teachers as she spoke at an Association of School and College Leaders meeting.

Union sells out striking Kenyan doctors

By Eddie Haywood, 21 March 2017

Few details have been released of the “Return to Work Formula,” which is merely a draft proposal and not a binding agreement.

Australia: Education Department head calls for police in schools amid anti-Muslim witch-hunt

By our reporters, 21 March 2017

The media and government authorities are continuing to use unsubstantiated allegations of “Islamic extremism” in schools to whip-up an atmosphere of right-wing hysteria.

More on the attacks on immigrants »

Australia’s energy crisis exposes market failure

By Mike Head, 21 March 2017

The privatised electricity market—dominated by profiteering power generation, distribution and retailing companies—is creating an economic and social disaster.

Australian Labor’s “self-managing schools,” seven years on

By Erika Zimmer, 21 March 2017

The devolution agenda is deepening the education gap between advantaged and disadvantaged, working class students, paving the way for US-style for-profit “charter schools.”

New in Russian

Нидерланды: После выборов партии истеблишмента сдвигаются вправо

Петер Шварц, 21 Март 2017 г.

Поражение Герта Вилдерса на выборах в Нидерландах не остановило рост национализма и ксенофобии, которые нагнетаются партиями истеблишмента.

Сочинения Троцкого 1917 года
Под знаменем Коммуны

Лев Троцкий, 21 Март 2017 г.

Эта статья была опубликована в нью-йоркской газете «Новый мир» 17 марта 1917 года. Позднее она вошла в книгу Троцкого «Война и революция» (1923), том 2, с. 422-424.

New in Spanish

En medio del desastre económico, sindicatos de Brasil promueven la candidatura presidencial de Lula da Silva para 2018

Por Miguel Andrade, 21 marzo 2017

El número de desempleados, incluyendo los que han abandonado la búsqueda de empleo debido a una desocupación prolongada, ha aumentado a 23 millones.

Gobierno mexicano votará por ley para ampliar operaciones militares domésticas, autorizar espionaje masivo

Por Alex Gonzalez, 21 marzo 2017

La Ley de Seguridad Interior legalizará el papel de los militares en las operaciones de seguridad nacional y establecerá el marco para el espionaje masivo de la población mexicana.

Demostraciones en escala por toda europea en defensa de los migrantes y los refugiados

Por Robert Stevens, 21 marzo 2017

Los oradores que participaron en la manifestación de Londres, entre ellos el dirigente del Congreso de los sindicatos, Frances O’Grady, pudieron declarar con entusiasmo una oposición simbólica al trato de los refugiados por May y Trump, lo que les obliga a no hacer absolutamente nada.

New in French

Libérez les ouvriers de Maruti Suzuki accusés à tort !

Comité international de la Quatrième Internationale, 21 mars 2017

Treize travailleurs de Maruti Suzuki ont été condamnés à la prison à perpétuité suite à un coup monté monstrueux du constructeur automobile, de la police et des autorités judiciaires, avec la pleine complicité des principaux partis politiques de l’Inde.

Les États-Unis bloquent la déclaration contre le protectionnisme dans le communiqué du G20

Par Nick Beams, 21 mars 2017

Bien que les ministres des finances du G20 aient tenté de minimiser l’importance de la rupture avec les États-Unis, la décision d’abandonner la résistance au protectionnisme est une étape significative vers une guerre commerciale mondiale.

La police française lance des gaz lacrymogènes contre des manifestants au moment du vérrouillage de l’aéroport d’Orly

Par Nos journalistes, 21 mars 2017

Les tensions sociales augmentent à la veille des élections d’avril-mai, au milieu d’une atmosphère sécuritaire sans cesse incessante, attisée par toutes les factions de l’élite dirigeante.

Le budget de Trump financera des guerres plus vastes en réduisant les dépenses sociales

Par Patrick Martin, 21 mars 2017

Le budget propose d'augmenter les dépenses pour l'armée et le département de la Sécurité intérieure de 600 milliards de dollars tout en s'attaquant aux dépenses pour l'environnement et l'aide sociale.

L’UE de plus en plus critiquée en Pologne après la réélection de Tusk

Par Clara Weiss, 21 mars 2017

La Pologne a été le seul pays à voter contre la réélection de Donald Tusk comme président du Conseil européen lors du sommet de l’UE.

New in German

Die Rückkehr des deutsch-amerikanischen Konflikts

Von Johannes Stern, 21. März 2017

Das erste Zusammentreffen von Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel mit dem neuen US-Präsidenten Donald Trump am vergangenen Wochenende in Washington wirft ein Schlaglicht auf die sich rapide verschlechternden transatlantischen Beziehungen. Internationale Aufmerksamkeit erregte vor allem der Vorfall beim gemeinsamen Fototermin im Oval Office, als Trump Merkel den sonst üblichen Handshake verweigerte.

Lebenslange Haftstrafen in Indien
Freiheit für die verurteilten Maruti-Suzuki-Arbeiter!

Internationales Komitee der Vierten Internationale, 21. März 2017

In Indien wurden dreizehn Arbeiter bei Maruti Suzuki zu lebenslangen Haftstrafen verurteilt. Sie sind Opfer eines abgekarteten Spiels. Der Autobauer Suzuki, die Polizei und die Justiz haben – mit voller Unterstützung der großen indischen Parteien – einen Komplott gegen sie geschmiedet.

Der Jubel-Parteitag der SPD

Von Ulrich Rippert, 21. März 2017

Am vergangenen Sonntag wurde Martin Schulz mit 100 Prozent der Delegiertenstimmen zum Vorsitzenden der SPD gewählt.

USA verhindern Bekenntnis der G20 gegen Protektionismus

Von Nick Beams, 21. März 2017

Die G20-Finanzminister versuchten, die Bedeutung des Bruchs mit den USA herunterzuspielen. Doch die Entscheidung, sich nicht länger gegen Protektionismus auszusprechen, ist ein bedeutender Schritt auf dem Weg zu weltweitem Handelskrieg.

Bremer Asta darf Jörg Baberowski einen Rechtsradikalen nennen

Von den International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 21. März 2017

Auch wenn das Landgericht Köln andere Äußerungen verbot, bedeutet das Urteil vom vergangenen Mittwoch eine eindeutige Niederlage für den Professor der Humboldt-Universität.

Niederlande: Grün-Linke liebäugeln mit Regierungsbeteiligung

Von Martin Kreickenbaum, 21. März 2017

Den Grün-Linken fiele in einer neuen Regierung die Aufgabe zu, die Opposition gegen ein rechtes Regierungsprogramm zu unterdrücken.

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Perspective

Democrats’ anti-Russia hysteria prepares the ground for war

21 March 2017

The real target of Monday’s House Intelligence Committee hearing was Russia, not the Trump administration.

Earlier Perspectives »

Free the Maruti Suzuki workers!

Thirteen sentenced to life imprisonment in India
Free the framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers!

International Committee of the Fourth International, 20 March 2017

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
March 20-26: Dual Power in Russia

20 March 2017

In the vacuum left by the abrupt and ignominious collapse of the “filthy and blood-stained cart of the Romanov monarchy,” to use Lenin’s words, a precarious configuration of “dual power” emerged in Petrograd.

This week in the Russian Revolution
March 13-19: Tsar Nicholas abdicates

The Legacy of 1905 and the Strategy of the Russian Revolution
Second online lecture on centenary of the Russian Revolution to be held this Saturday

Fred Williams, translator of many Russian-language works of history and literature, will speak on the Russian revolution of 1905, the first great revolutionary upheaval of the twentieth century.

Writings of Leon Trotsky on The Russian Revolution

Writings of Trotsky from 1917
From Whom and How to Defend the Revolution

By Leon Trotsky, 21 March 2017

In this article, Trotsky writes, ‘“The gentry’s lands, but not Constantinople!’—the soldier-proletarian will say to the soldier-peasant, explaining to him who is served by the imperialist war and what its aims are.”

Writings of Trotsky from 1917
War or Peace? (Internal Forces of the Revolution)

By Leon Trotsky, 20 March 2017

History

Trump turns to American history
The strange political afterlife of Andrew Jackson

By Tom Mackaman, 21 March 2017

The political art of Jackson, which so inspires the Trump administration, consisted of his ability to obscure powerful contradictions behind a veil of nationalism and populist demagogy.

Trump’s anti-immigrant orders and the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

By Tom Mackaman, 14 March 2017

There are many parallels—and even a direct connection—between the notorious Fugitive Slave Act and Trump’s executive orders attacking immigrants.

IYSSE

IYSSE leads opposition against anti-democratic policies at Los Angeles City College

By Zaida Green and Glenn Mulwray, 21 March 2017

At stake are basic constitutional rights—the right to free speech and political expression—which are severely curtailed by both school-wide and district-wide regulations.

Free speech under attack at NYU: IYSSE appeals second rejection of club status

By Isaac Finn, 18 March 2017

New York University students denounce decision against IYSSE club status

New York University rejects club status for IYSSE for second semester

More on the fight for democratic rights at NYU »

Arts

Revisiting John Steinbeck’s A Russian Journal from 1948

By Clara Weiss, 21 March 2017

American novelist John Steinbeck, together with famed Hungarian-born war photographer Robert Capa, visited the Soviet Union in 1947 on the very eve of the Cold War.

Bitter Harvest: Ukrainian nationalist fantasy as film

By Jason Melanovski, 18 March 2017

Raoul Peck’s The Young Karl Marx

By Peter Schwarz, 15 March 2017

Revolution: New Art for a New World—A careless, unserious treatment of Russian Revolutionary art

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

21 March 2017

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

Coal miner killed at mine owned by West Virginia governor

By Clement Daly, 18 March 2017

Sanders seeks to cast the Democrats as ally of coal miners at West Virginia town hall

Commentary

Europe-wide demonstrations in defence of migrants and refugees

By Robert Stevens, 20 March 2017

Pseudo-left groups champion Scottish National Party’s independence referendum demand

By Chris Marsden, 20 March 2017

Letter from a Syrian reader: “There is a new sentiment of solidarity in the ranks of the poor people”

International Socialist Organization, Socialist Alternative promote Democrats and courts as defenders of immigrants

Canadian media denounces exposure of foreign minister’s grandfather as Nazi collaborator

Netherlands: Following elections, establishment parties shift to the right

The Trump Presidency

US blocks statement opposing protectionism in G20 communiqué

By Nick Beams, 20 March 2017

Trump, Tillerson press China for action against North Korea

By Peter Symonds, 20 March 2017

Despite Trump’s anti-immigrant hysteria, US polls show broad support for immigrants

By Eric London, 20 March 2017

Trump taunts judicial branch as judges block second travel ban

The UAW’s corporatist alliance with Trump

Key House Republicans and Trump agree to Medicaid block grants, work requirements

By Kate Randall, 20 March 2017

Trump budget to fund wider wars by slashing domestic spending

New Greek Translation

Greek translation of “Socialism and the centenary of the Russian Revolution: 1917-2017”

We are publishing here the Greek translation of the January 3 perspective article “Socialism and the centenary of the Russian Revolution: 1917-2017” by David North and Joe Kishore.

The defense of immigrant rights

"Anyone whom ICE suspects of crime can be deported"
Interview with Alan Diamante, attorney for detained immigrant Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez

By Zac Corrigan, Marc Wells and Kevin Martinez, 11 March 2017

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

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 »

Socialist Equality Party

German ICFI section adopts new name

By Socialist Equality Party (Germany), 28 February 2017