Senate hearing sets stage to escalate bipartisan campaign against Russia

By Patrick Martin, 31 March 2017

In a significant shift from the campaign waged over the past several months, the Senate hearing heard claims that Russian cyber-operations had targeted Republicans and Democrats alike.

Conflict over Trump-Russia probe reaches stalemate in Washington

Triggering of Brexit intensifies national tensions in Europe

By Robert Stevens, 31 March 2017

Representatives of the EU and the continent’s major powers reacted with undisguised hostility to Prime Minister Theresa May’s triggering of the Article 50 process.

UK officially begins process of exiting the European Union

German foreign minister outlines European strategy

By Johannes Stern, 31 March 2017

Sigmar Gabriel called for the rearmament of the continent both at home and abroad, a strengthening of “Fortress Europe” and the continuation of austerity policies.

Venezuelan Supreme Court strips legislature of lawmaking powers

By Eric London, 31 March 2017

Washington has intensified pressure against the Maduro government in an attempt to open the country to oil corporations like ExxonMobil, whose former CEO is Trump’s secretary of state.

Arkansas pushes forward with plans to execute eight inmates in eleven days

By Brad Dixon, 31 March 2017

Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson ordered the spree of executions after learning that one of the drugs to be used in the executions was set to expire at the end of April.

$87 million Flint water line settlement announced

By James Brewer, 31 March 2017

While the news media is reporting the settlement in glowing terms, citing many who declare it to be a “victory for Flint,” many residents view the deal as too little too late.

Flint, Michigan begins water shutoffs

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One in eight community college students in the United States are homeless

By Bryan Dyne, 31 March 2017

A recent study by the Wisconsin HOPE Lab found that 13 percent of community college students in the US are homeless.

Canada: NDP leadership candidates try to cover up its right-wing record

By Roger Jordan, 31 March 2017

The NDP top brass and the pseudo-left are desperately trying to generate some excitement in the race with false claims that the party is “turning left.”

Thousands of Australian asylum seekers face deportation

By Max Newman, 31 March 2017

Refugees living in limbo inside Australia have been given less than 60 days to complete visa applications.

Philippine administration steps up police-state measures

By Dante Pastrana, 31 March 2017

The real purpose of the bogus war on drugs is to establish a vast police-state apparatus that will be used to suppress opposition from workers and the poor.

New in Greek

Αυξανόμενο σχίσμα και απειλές πολέμου διαφαίνονται πάνω από την Σύνοδο Κορυφής της ΕΕ στη Ρώμη

Του Άλεξ Λαντιέ, 31 Μαρτίου 2017

Η Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση ανταποκρίνεται στην έξοδο της Βρετανίας επιζητώντας να μετατραπεί σε ένα επιθετικό στρατιωτικό μπλοκ που θα συναγωνίζεται τις Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες.

New in Spanish

Los demócratas le tienden la mano a Trump tras fracasar su proyecto para derogar Obamacare

Por Patrick Martin, 31 marzo 2017

Tras el naufragio del proyecto de ley de Trump para derogar Obamacare, los congresistas demócratas ofrecieron trabajar con él en los temas de salud e impuestos.

New in German

Großbritannien leitet offiziell EU-Austritt ein

Von Chris Marsden, 31. März 2017

Angesichts des Zerfalls der EU wird das Scheitern aller Versuche sichtbar, im Rahmen des kapitalistischen Systems die nationalen Gegensätze zu überwinden, die zu zwei Weltkriegen geführt haben.

Deutsche Luftwaffe liefert Zielkoordinaten für Massaker an Zivilisten in Syrien

Von Johannes Stern, 31. März 2017

Das Massaker von Mansoura mit bis zu 420 Toten erinnert an die verbrecherische Geschichte der deutschen Luftwaffe.

Luftangriffe auf Mossul: USA werden Kriegsverbrechen vorgeworfen

Von Bill Van Auken, 31. März 2017

Das Ausmaß des Massakers, das am 17. März bei der Bombardierung Mossuls durch das US-Militär angerichtet wurde, wird immer deutlicher.

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Perspective

Pentagon exercises free rein in global military escalation

31 March 2017

The relentless bombing of civilians in Iraq and Syria, the expanding intervention in Yemen and the open threats of military confrontation with Iran are all being carried out by the Pentagon with no public debate and the full complicity of the Democrats.

Earlier Perspectives »

Free the Maruti Suzuki workers!

Australian workers and youth speak out against Maruti Suzuki frame-up

By our reporters, 31 March 2017

Many of those who spoke to SEP campaigners signed the petition demanding the release of the victimised Indian car workers.

Indian auto workers demand release of Maruti Suzuki workers

By Moses Rajkumar and Yuvan Darwin, 30 March 2017

Sri Lankan SEP/IYSSE to picket and hold public meeting for release of Maruti Suzuki workers

30 March 2017

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

International Committee of the Fourth International, 20 March 2017

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Commentary

What is behind the hysterical defence of Baberowski by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung?

By Christoph Vandreier, 31 March 2017

The conservative Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung published a long article on Monday aimed at defaming and silencing Baberowski’s critics with shameless lies and gross slanders.

German daily reacts to Baberowski ruling with campaign of lies against the IYSSE

Jörg Baberowski: A right-wing extremist professor

Four hundred attend screening of Tsar to Lenin in Leipzig

By our correspondents, 30 March 2017

More on the fight for historical truth »

Top US general calls for military action against Iran

By Peter Symonds, 30 March 2017

Washington protests proposal for nuclear disarmament

The massacre in Mosul

Trump administration steps up anti-immigrant campaign
ICE raids and push to build border wall

By Genevieve Leigh, 30 March 2017

The New York Times’ hypocrisy over protests in Russia

By Bill Van Auken, 30 March 2017

Thousands protest throughout Russia

Workers Struggles

Allegations of vote fraud mount
The UAW betrayal at Caterpillar and the case for rank-and-file committees

By Jerry White, 31 March 2017

The alleged ratification of the UAW-backed deal has provoked widespread charges of vote rigging and fraud.

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

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

31 March 2017

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

Arts

Once again on Dana Schutz’s painting of Emmett Till: The New York Times intervenes to preserve identity politics

By David Walsh, 31 March 2017

The media establishment clearly senses that in the case of the Schutz painting in the Whitney Biennial, the identity politics zealots may have overstepped the bounds.

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

Lyrical and left-wing film
Nicholas Ray’s They Live by Night (1948): “They’re thieves, just like us”

By Joanne Laurier, 29 March 2017

Get Out: The horror of racism, and racialist politics

By Hiram Lee, 28 March 2017

IYSSE

IYSSE at Geneseo protests attacks on immigrants

By our reporters, 31 March 2017

About 70 students at SUNY Geneseo rallied Wednesday to protest the recent arrest of a family of mixed citizenship status, as well as the broader attacks on immigrants.

Photo Essay: Outrage in upstate new York over detention of immigrant family

Stop the attacks on immigrants! For a socialist policy of open borders and full rights for all workers!

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New York University’s ties to Trump, Wall Street banks and Gulf monarchies

By Sandy English, 29 March 2017

“A university should be a place for free speech”
New York University students denounce decision to deny IYSSE club status

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

More on the fight for democratic rights at NYU »

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

More from the archives of the Revolution »

Science

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

By Philip Guelpa, 27 March 2017

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.

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.