Former UK Conservative Party leader Howard threatens war with Spain over Gibraltar

By Julie Hyland, 3 April 2017

Britain’s sabre-rattling over the strategic territory expresses the centrifugal national forces tearing apart the European and global geopolitical order.

Disclosure forms reveal
Trump’s White House stuffed with multimillionaires

By Patrick Martin, 3 April 2017

Trump’s White House staff is worth billions, derived mainly from investment banking, real estate and other forms of financial speculation.

French presidential candidate Mélenchon calls for bringing back the draft

By Kumaran Ira, 3 April 2017

Mélenchon, an ally of Greece’s Syriza government, is carrying out a campaign to support policies of war and police-state rule.

Former South Korean president arrested

By Ben McGrath, 3 April 2017

In the wake of Park’s impeachment and arrest, political parties are jockeying for the May 9 presidential election.

Trump administration plans economic and military offensive against Africa

By Thomas Gaist, 3 April 2017

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is at the center of the US government’s neocolonial agenda for Africa.

Pentagon exercises free rein in global military escalation

Behind the Guardian’s “Laundromat” money laundering exposure

By Jean Shaoul, 3 April 2017

Last week, the Guardian newspaper carried a feature story claiming to expose a “vast money-laundering operation run by Russian criminals with links to the Russian government and the KGB.”

Days after UAW claims contract ratification
Caterpillar confirms plans to close Aurora, Illinois plant, lay off 800

By Marcus Day, 3 April 2017

There are reports of angry confrontations between workers and local UAW officials following the announcement.

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

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

Organizers win lawsuit against United Farm Workers for nearly $1 million in stolen wages

By Matthew Taylor, 3 April 2017

A California judge ordered the United Farmworkers of America to pay its organizers back wages after exploiting them and cheating them out of their pay.

Fifty years since the Delano to Sacramento march: The myth of Cesar Chavez and the collapse of the United Farm Workers
Part one

Children in California show elevated lead levels at rates higher than Flint, Michigan

By Glenn Mulwray, 3 April 2017

A recent report revealed that children in working class neighborhoods across California have tested for elevated lead levels as high or higher than children in Flint.

Angry protests against the Berlin senate’s refugee policies

By Verena Nees, 3 April 2017

The governing coalition of the Social Democratic Party, Left Party and Greens in the Berlin Senate has only been in office three months but anger with its right-wing policies is already growing.

UK: Demonstration in Leeds opposes attacks on the National Health Service

By our reporters, 3 April 2017

Those organising the Leeds protest offered a political amnesty to the unions and Labour.

UK: Protesters at Leeds demonstration denounce attacks on National Health Service

By our reporters, 3 April 2017

The WSWS and the NHS FightBack campaign interviewed some of those protesting in defence of the National Health Service in Leeds Saturday.

More on NHS FightBack »

Australian opposition parties block extradition treaty with China

By James Cogan, 3 April 2017

With shameless cynicism, China is labelled both a totalitarian state and a threat to the US-dominated global rules-based order.

East coast of Australia hit by catastrophic floods

By Oscar Grenfell, 3 April 2017

At least five people have perished in the disaster, with fears that the death toll will rise over the coming days.

New in French

Jean-Luc Mélenchon propose d'instaurer le service militaire obligatoire

Par Kumaran Ira, 3 avril 2017

En proposant de rétablir le service militaire, Mélenchon mène une campagne pro-guerre et autoritaire.

Les grévistes en Guyane rejettent les propositions du gouvernement PS

Par Anthony Torres, 3 avril 2017

Vu le caractère réactionnaire du gouvernement PS, qui quittera ses fonctions après les présidentielles en mai, aucune de ses promesses n'est crédible.

Un comité sénatorial associe la colère sociale aux États-Unis à une «guerre de l'information» russe

Par Joseph Kishore, 3 avril 2017

Les démocrates cherchent à contenir l'opposition de masse à l'administration Trump pour l'empêcher de devenir un mouvement politique indépendant de la classe ouvrière.

Le projet de loi du Royaume-Uni de la «grande abrogation»: la destruction des droits des travailleurs

Par Julie Hyland, 3 avril 2017

Le projet de loi est conçu de manière à satisfaire les demandes des banques et de la grande entreprise pour mettre fin à toute réglementation de leurs activités.

Gueorgui Valentinovitch Plekhanov (1856-1918) : Sa place dans l’histoire du marxisme

Par David North et Vladimir Volkov, 3 avril 2017

Plekhanov a été le premier théoricien à reconnaître et à anticiper le rôle central qu'allait jouer la classe ouvrière dans la révolution russe.

New in Spanish

Comisión del Senado de EE.UU. acusa a Rusia de librar “guerra de información” para generar descontento

Por Joseph Kishore, 3 abril 2017

Los políticos reaccionarios que comparecieron ante el Senado promueven la idea que el enorme descontento social y político en EE.UU. es atribuible a acciones del presidente ruso, Vladimir Putin.

El repugnante intento de censurar y suprimir la pintura de Dana Schutz de Emmett Till

Por David Walsh, 3 abril 2017

La campaña actual siendo librada contra Open Casket (Ataúd abierto), una pintura de la artista blanca Dana Schutz sobre el joven negro asesinado Emmett Till, con argumentos racialistas es completamente reaccionaria.

El Pentágono expande sus actividades globales con total libertad

Por Bill Van Auken, 3 abril 2017

Los bombardeo de civiles en Irak y Siria, la incursión en Yemen y las amenazas militares contra Irán están siendo llevadas a cabo por el Pentágono sin ninguna discusión pública y con la completa complicidad de los demócratas.

El Reino Unido inicia oficialmente el proceso de salida de la Unión Europea

Por Chris Marsden, 3 abril 2017

Las fuerzas centrífugas que desgarran la Unión Europea, revelan el fracaso de todos los intentos de superar, en el marco del sistema capitalista, los antagonismos nacionalistas que dieron lugar a dos guerras mundiales.

La turbulencia del mercado alimenta advertencias sobre la salud de la economía global

Por Nick Beams, 3 abril 2017

Dos grandes organizaciones económicas internacionales, el FMI y la OCDE, han expresado su preocupación por el impacto de la agenda proteccionista del comercio de EU sobre la estabilidad de la economía mundial.

Juez federal decide en contra de tres inmigrantes detenidos que son políticamente activos

Por Kate Randall, 3 abril 2017

Los tres inmigrantes de Vermont son activos en el grupo de Justicia de Migrantes y sus partidarios insisten que han sido perseguidos por sus opiniones y actividades políticas.

El gobierno griego de Syriza y la Unión Europea ultiman una austeridad más brutal

Por John Vassilopoulos, 3 abril 2017

Según informes, el gobierno griego de Grecia llegó a un acuerdo informal con la Comisión Europea (CE) para recortar las pensiones de 900.000 jubilados.

Mientras se eleva el costo de reconstrucción del desastre producido por El Niño Costero, los capitalistas ven una nueva fuente de ganancias

Por Cesar Uco, 3 abril 2017

Los estragos de El Niño Costero han puesto de manifiesto la desigualdad social que atraviesa la sociedad peruana y la indiferencia de la élite gobernante del país hacia las precarias condiciones de las masas.

La Corte Suprema de Justicia de Venezuela asume los poderes legislativos de la Asamblea Nacional

Por Eric London, 3 abril 2017

Washington ha intensificado la presión contra el gobierno de Maduro en un intento por abrir el país a las corporaciones petroleras como ExxonMobil, cuyo ex director general es el secretario de Estado de Trump.

New in German

Anhörung im US-Senatsausschuss:
Russischer „Informationskrieg“ angeblich schuld an sozialer Unzufriedenheit

Von Joseph Kishore, 3. April 2017

Laut den Aussagen der Politiker im Geheimdienstausschuss sind die Intrigen des russischen Präsidenten Wladimir Putin der Hauptgrund für die massive politische und soziale Unzufriedenheit in den USA.

Griechenland: Syriza-Regierung und EU bereiten weitere Sparmaßnahmen vor

Von John Vassilopoulos, 3. April 2017

Die griechische Syriza-Regierung verhandelt mit der Europäischen Kommission über eine Fortsetzung des Sparprogramms, das unter anderem Rentenkürzungen für 900.000 Rentner vorsieht.

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Perspective

Washington rolls out red carpet for the butcher of Cairo

3 April 2017

Trump’s embrace of General el-Sisi expresses not only Washington’s criminal US policy in the Middle East, but also its deep affinity for the methods he has employed to crush the Egyptian revolution.

Earlier Perspectives »

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
April 3-9: US declares war on Germany

3 April 2017

The workers’ movement around the world is demanding an end to the imperialist carnage in Europe, but the capitalist elites are howling for more blood. The United States declares war on Germany and mobilizes hundreds of thousands of young men to use as cannon fodder.

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

Series on the centenary of the Russian Revolution
Online lecture TODAY: “World War and Revolution: 1914-1917”

3 April 2017

Nick Beams, leading authority on the Marxist theory of imperialism, will be delivering the lecture on Saturday, April 8 at 5:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time. Register for the series at wsws.org/1917.

David North to introduce documentary of Russian Revolution April 4 in Detroit

1 April 2017

Tsar to Lenin is a film that bears witness to a moment in history when socialist ideals inspired the greatest revolutionary movement in world history.

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

Commentary

New York Times column compares Trump probe to hunt for Soviet “atomic spies”

By Fred Mazelis, 3 April 2017

The neo-McCarthyite campaign shows the diseased character of the US two-party system and the rightward-moving Democratic Party.

Senate committee hearing blames Russian “information warfare” for social discontent in the US

Trump steps up trade war agenda

By Nick Beams, 1 April 2017

Greek Syriza government and European Union finalise more brutal austerity

By John Vassilopoulos, 1 April 2017

The UK’s Great Repeal Bill: A bonfire of workers’ rights

By Julie Hyland, 1 April 2017

Japan’s ruling party calls for military to have offensive weapons

By Peter Symonds, 1 April 2017

US House votes to repeal internet protections
Trump expected to sign anti-privacy measure into law

By Kevin Reed, 1 April 2017

Free the Maruti Suzuki workers!

Sri Lankan university students condemn Maruti Suzuki frame-up

By our correspondents, 3 April 2017

Students and workers in Colombo, Kandy and Jaffna denounced the heavy sentences imposed on framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers in India.

Sri Lankan SEP and IYSSE hold picket to demand freedom of Maruti Suzuki workers

By our correspondents, 1 April 2017

India: Stalinist-led unions call token protest against frame up of Maruti Suzuki workers

By Deepal Jayasekera, 1 April 2017

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 frame-up of Maruti Suzuki workers »

Arts

San Diego Latino Film Festival—Part 1
Films on social life, past and present, in Mexico, the US and Peru

By Kevin Martinez and Toby Reese, 3 April 2017

The festival screened films from Mexico, Cuba, Spain, Venezuela, Colombia, Canada, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Peru, Honduras, Brazil, the US and other countries.

An interview with Jose Ramon Pedroza, director of Los Jinetes Del Tiempo (Time Riders)

By Kevin Martinez and Toby Reese, 3 April 2017

The WSWS conducted an interview with Mexican film director Jose Ramon Pedroza.

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

Workers Struggles

Pseudo-left cover for dockworkers’ defeat in Spain

By Alejandro López and Paul Mitchell, 1 April 2017

UK: Southern GTR train drivers speak in opposition to rail union sell-out deal

By Daniel O'Flynn and Paul Mitchell, 1 April 2017

IYSSE

IYSSE member Mitch Abrams wins student senate seat at Eastern Michigan University

By a WSWS reporting team, 1 April 2017

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

By Christoph Vandreier, 31 March 2017

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

Jörg Baberowski: A right-wing extremist professor

More on the fight for historical truth »

IYSSE at Geneseo protests attacks on immigrants

By our reporters, 31 March 2017

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!

More on the attack on immigrants »

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 »

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 »

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.