Growing divisions, war threats loom over EU summit in Rome

By Alex Lantier, 27 March 2017

The European Union is responding to Britain’s exit by seeking to convert itself into an aggressive military bloc rivaling the United States.

Democrats, McCain back independent commission on alleged Trump-Russia ties

By Patrick Martin, 27 March 2017

Over the weekend, leading Democrats reiterated their declaration that Russian interference in the 2016 US election was an “act of war.”

Filmmaker Michael Moore calls on Democrats to declare national emergency over Trump’s “espionage”

US general calls for nuclear build-up against Russia

Scandal exposes Japanese government’s ultra-right ties

By Peter Symonds, 27 March 2017

The affair has drawn in other political figures close to Prime Minister Abe, providing a glimpse of the network of extreme nationalist organisations connected to his government.

After unexplained delay, UAW claims ratification of Caterpillar deal

By Jerry White, 28 March 2017

Caterpillar workers expressed suspicion that the UAW had rigged the vote to push the deeply unpopular contract past the opposition of rank-and-file workers.

UAW delays release of vote tally after Caterpillar workers oppose sellout deal

By Marcus Day, 27 March 2017

“The way I look at it is, the UAW is Caterpillar”
Caterpillar workers in Peoria, Illinois denounce UAW sellout deal

By our reporters, 27 March 2017

Elect rank-and-file committees to oppose job cuts and end givebacks!
Vote “No” on the UAW-Caterpillar sellout agreement

Senate votes to repeal FCC internet privacy regulations

By Bryan Dyne, 27 March 2017

If signed into law, the new legislation would give the American intelligence agencies access to even greater means for spying on the population.

UK: Labour leader Corbyn kowtows yet again to the party’s right wing

By Julie Hyland, 27 March 2017

Corbyn has acquiesced to the latest right-wing smear campaign against Momentum, an organization founded largely to support his leadership.

Blairites and Liberal Democrats stage pro-EU demo in London

By Robert Stevens, 27 March 2017

The "Remain in the European Union" camp of Britain’s ruling elite promulgates a nationalist agenda just as much as the "Leave" faction does.

London protesters speak out about Brexit

By our reporters, 27 March 2017

Immigration and Customs Enforcement feuds with California police over sanctuary cities

By Adam Mclean, 27 March 2017

Differences over the issue of sanctuary jurisdictions are raising tensions between ICE and local police forces.

Arrest of family in Geneseo, New York by US Border Patrol draws protest

New York City: Army veteran kills 66-year-old black man in racist attack

By Fred Mazelis, 27 March 2017

The murder of Timothy Caughman by James Jackson, who confessed to plotting to kill as many black men as possible, is another in a series of racist crimes committed in recent months.

Lawsuit over Michigan worker's death highlights conditions in auto parts industry

By Shannon Jones and Nick Rodriguez, 27 March 2017

A wrongful death lawsuit filed against Ionia, Michigan auto parts maker Ventra highlights the brutal conditions facing this section of workers.

General strike declared in French Guyana

By Kumaran Ira, 27 March 2017

For a week, French Guyana has been paralyzed by large-scale strikes demanding jobs, pay increases and better public services.

Strike continues at Peru’s largest copper mine in defiance of government

By Cesar Uco and Armando Cruz, 27 March 2017

The Cerro Verde miners strike has now entered its third week, despite a government decree declaring the action illegal.

Sri Lankan government moves to privatise major state corporations

By Saman Gunadasa, 27 March 2017

State-owned enterprises will be turned into “self-sustained” commercial ventures.

Australia: Worker killed at Sydney harbour building site

By Virginia Browne, 27 March 2017

Twenty-nine workers, including 7 in the construction industry were killed in industrial accidents during the period between January 1-March 1 this year.

New in Russian

Эта неделя в русской революции
20–26 марта: Двоевластие в России

27 Мартa 2017 г.

В вакууме, оставленном в Петрограде внезапным и позорным крахом «грязной и кровью залитой телеги монархии Романовых», как назвал ее Ленин, создалась неустойчивая конфигурация «двоевластия».

New in Turkish

Maruti Suzuki işçileri 13 işçiye özgürlük talep eden protestoya öncülük ediyor

WSWS haber ekibi, 27 Mart 2017

Dördüncü Enternasyonal’in Uluslararası Komitesi’nin (DEUK) ve Dünya Sosyalist Web Sitesi’nin (WSWS) Hindistanlı destekçileri, Chennai’deki bir mitinge, Hindistan ve uluslararası işçi sınıfının bağımsız gücünü Maruti Suzuki işçilerine özgürlük mücadelesi için seferber etme çağrısı yapmak üzere müdahale ettiler.

Trump’ın göçmen karşıtı histerisine rağmen göçmenlere yaygın destek var

Eric London, 27 Mart 2017

ABD’de son zamanlarda yapılan bir dizi anket, Donald Trump’ın kitlesel sınır dışı programına karşı Amerikan halkında önemli bir muhalefet olduğunu gösteriyor.

New in Spanish

La puesta en libertad de Hosni Mubarak y las lecciones de la revolución egipcia

Por Johannes Stern, 27 marzo 2017

¿Cómo puede ser posible que, a tan sólo seis años de la revolución egipcia, parezca no haber quedado nada de esta, mientras que Mubarak, el símbolo del antiguo régimen, puede aparecer libremente en público?

Tillerson promete una operación militar a largo plazo en Irak y Siria

Por Jordan Shilton, 27 marzo 2017

El compromiso de la administración Trump de establecer “zonas provisionales de estabilidad” en Siria requerirá un aumento sustancial de la presencia militar estadounidense en el país.

Conflicto del G20 sobre el proteccionismo: El retroceso del capitalismo de la posguerra al capitalismo de la preguerra

Por Nick Beams, 27 marzo 2017

El orden económico y comercial posterior a la Segunda Guerra Mundial, construido en su mayor parte por los Estados Unidos, fue el producto de un esfuerzo concertado para evitar el tipo de medidas de guerra proteccionistas y comerciales que produjeron la Segunda Guerra Mundial.

El gobierno de Trump otorga permiso para el oleoducto de Keystone XL

Por Kate Randall, 27 marzo 2017

Donald Trump reiteradamente prometió durante su campaña presidencial que aceleraría el proyecto.

New in French

La grève générale est déclarée en Guyane française

Par Kumaran Ira, 27 mars 2017

Depuis une semaine, la Guyane est paralysée par de larges mouvement sociaux qui exigent des augmentations, plus d'emplois, et l'amélioration des services publics.

La libération de Hosni Moubarak et les leçons de la révolution égyptienne

Par Johannes Stern, 27 mars 2017

Comment se fait-il que six ans après la révolution égyptienne, il semble que rien n’en reste, et que Moubarak, la face laide de l’ancien régime, soit libre de se montrer encore une fois en public ?

La Chine avertit un bombardier stratégique américain en mer de Chine orientale

Par Peter Symonds, 27 mars 2017

L’avion de combat était l’un des deux B-1B déployés depuis Guam pour participer aux manœuvres de grande envergure en cours en Corée du Sud au milieu de tensions élevées sur la péninsule coréenne.

New in German

Saarland-Wahl: Niederlage für Rot-Rot-Grün

Von Ulrich Rippert, 27. März 2017

Der sogenannte „Schulz-Effekt“ ist ausgeblieben. SPD, Linkspartei und Grüne haben am Sonntag im Saarland zusammen über 5 Prozentpunkte verloren.

500 Teilnehmer auf Veranstaltungen des Mehring Verlags zur Leipziger Buchmesse

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 27. März 2017

Auf einer Großveranstaltung an der Universität zeigte der Mehring Verlag den Film „Tsar to Lenin“ und auf der Buchmesse stellte er David North‘ Buch „Ein Vierteljahrhundert Krieg – Amerikas Griff nach der Weltherrschaft 1990-2016“ vor.

Angesichts drohender Niederlage im Repräsentantenhaus:
Trump zieht Abschaffung von Obamacare zurück

Von Barry Grey, 27. März 2017

Trump und die Demokraten haben ihre Bereitschaft signalisiert, gemeinsam neue Maßnahmen zur Kürzung von Gesundheitsleistungen auszuarbeiten.

Unterstützt den Kampf für die Freilassung der verurteilten Maruti-Suzuki-Arbeiter!

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 27. März 2017

Die Arbeiter in Sri Lanka, Indien und auf der ganzen Welt müssen gemeinsam gegen die Haftstrafen für die Maruti Suzuki-Arbeiter kämpfen.

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Perspective

The massacre in Mosul

27 March 2017

In February, the Trump administration let it be known that it would sharply escalate the onslaught on Mosul—regardless of how many innocent lives would be lost.

Earlier Perspectives »

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
March 27-April 2: Trotsky departs for Petrograd

27 March 2017

Parting for Russia with promises to bring down the Provisional Government and stop the war, Trotsky sets sail via Oslo aboard a Norwegian liner, while Lenin remains stranded in Switzerland, where he is feverishly working to shape Bolshevik policy in Petrograd from afar.

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

Online lecture: “The Legacy of 1905 and the Strategy of the Russian Revolution”

Writings of Leon Trotsky on The Russian Revolution

Writings of Trotsky from 1917
War and the Revolution

By Leon Trotsky, 27 March 2017

In this article, translated for the first time into English, Trotsky writes on the significance of the moves by the US to enter World War I amidst the revolutionary convulsions in Russia.

Writings of Trotsky from 1917
Lessons of the Great Year: 9 January 1905–9 January 1917

By Leon Trotsky, 24 March 2017

More from the archives of the Revolution »

Free the Maruti Suzuki workers!

“The 13 workers are political prisoners”
South Asian filmmakers Rahul Roy and Prasanna Vithanage back campaign to free Maruti Suzuki workers

By our reporters, 27 March 2017

Raul Roy, the director of The Factory, the 2015 documentary on the Maruti Suzuki workers, and the Sri Lankan filmmaker Prasanna Vithanage have demanded the freedom of the 13 framed-up autoworkers.

Social Media Video: Free the Maruti Suzuki workers!

27 March 2017

Share this video and sign the petition!

Join the fight to free the framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 25 March 2017

“We should be outraged by what is happening in India.”
US, Canadian autoworkers speak in defense of framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers

By a reporting team, 25 March 2017

Maruti Suzuki workers lead protest demanding freedom for 13 workers jailed for life

Sham character of Maruti Suzuki workers’ trial further exposed

Campaign for release of Maruti Suzuki workers wins support in India and Sri Lanka

The key facts of the Maruti Suzuki workers’ case

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

International Committee of the Fourth International, 20 March 2017

More on the struggle of Maruti Suzuki auto workers »

IYSSE

New York University Student Activities Board rejects IYSSE appeal on club status: An act of political censorship

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality at NYU, 27 March 2017

The International Youth and Students for Social Equality at NYU calls on all students to oppose the perfunctory rejection of the IYSSE’s appeal for club status for the second semester.

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

New York University students denounce decision against IYSSE club status

More on the fight for democratic rights at NYU »

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

By Zaida Green and Glenn Mulwray, 21 March 2017

Candidate for Student Senate, Mitch Abrams, speaks with international students
IYSSE defends immigrant rights at Eastern Michigan University

By Tim Rivers, 22 March 2017

Science

New discovery sheds light on the deep roots of the Agricultural Revolution

By Philip Guelpa, 27 March 2017

The discovery of 23,000-year-old tools used to harvest cereal grains in northern Israel adds to our understanding of the processes leading to the development of agriculture.

Arts

The foul attempt to censor and suppress Dana Schutz’s painting of Emmett Till

By David Walsh, 24 March 2017

Rock ’n’ roll great Chuck Berry dead at 90

Commentary

The freeing of Hosni Mubarak and the lessons of the Egyptian Revolution

By Johannes Stern, 25 March 2017

China warns US strategic bomber in East China Sea

By Peter Symonds, 25 March 2017

Facing defeat in Republican-controlled House, Trump scuttles Obamacare replacement bill

By Barry Grey, 25 March 2017

No to British nationalism and the European Union!
A socialist response to Brexit

By Chris Marsden, 25 March 2017

Japanese imperialism rearms

Rising death rate for middle-aged US workers driven by “deaths of despair”

Who is Trump Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch?

Obituaries

Beryl Hood: 29 November 1938–21 March 2017

By Mike Head, 25 March 2017

A Trotskyist for four decades, Comrade Beryl was a fine and steadfast representative of the most advanced layers of the working class, attracted, above all, to internationalism.

The real legacy of Martin McGuiness: Sectarianism and austerity

24 March 2017

Workers Struggles

Fujitsu strikers at UK sites speak about their dispute

By our reporters, 25 March 2017

Fujitsu UK workers strike to protest job losses, attacks on pay and pensions

San Diego teachers union facilitates the layoff of 1,500 educators

By Norisa Diaz and Archie Stone, 25 March 2017

Book Review

ANZAC Heroes: Promoting war to children

By Sam Price and Tom Peters, 24 March 2017

A New Zealand government-funded children’s book glorifies Australian and New Zealand involvement in World War I and II.

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.

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