Egyptian dictator el-Sisi welcomed to the White House

By Patrick Martin, 4 April 2017

White House meetings with el-Sisi and Jordan’s King Abdullah revolve around increasing US pressure on these regimes to join the escalating wars in Iraq and Syria.

Washington rolls out red carpet for the butcher of Cairo

UK Prime Minister May silent on war threats against Spain over Gibraltar

By Julie Hyland, 4 April 2017

Sections of the British ruling elite calculate that, in confronting Spain over Gibraltar, the UK would have the support of US President Donald Trump.

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

Explosion in St. Petersburg kills at least 10

By Vladimir Volkov, 4 April 2017

Russian officials are investigating the bombing, which injured some fifty people, as a possible terrorist attack.

Germany clashes with US over NATO funding

By Johannes Stern, 4 April 2017

As in the periods prior to the first and second World Wars, the increasing global assertiveness of German imperialism is leading it into conflict with the United States.

Colombian government ignores warnings, mudslide kills hundreds

By Andrea Lobo, 4 April 2017

The disaster in Mocoa has killed over 250 people in one of the most impoverished areas of the country.

After Park’s ouster, South Korean pseudo-left orients to pro-US opposition

By Ben McGrath, 4 April 2017

The state-capitalist Workers’ Solidarity group is backing the campaign to install a new president favorable to the US war drive against China.

Former South Korean president arrested

French Guiana strikers reject PS government’s offer

By Anthony Torres, 4 April 2017

Given the reactionary policies of the Socialist Party, which is set to lose power next month, none of its pledges given to secure an end to the general strike are credible.

Thousands protest police murder of Liu Shaoyo in Paris

By Alex Lantier, 4 April 2017

French intelligence has launched a reactionary media campaign, insinuating that protesters are agents of Beijing or of the Chinese mafia.

Three dead, four injured in boiler explosion at St. Louis factory

By George Marlowe, 4 April 2017

Among those killed in the explosion were two newly hired workers filling out paperwork a block away at Faultless Healthcare Linens.

Alberta’s NDP government freezes wages, gambles on oil price rise in budget

By Janet Browning, 4 April 2017

Canada’s only NDP provincial government has delivered an austerity budget that eschews tax increases for big business while freezing public sector wages.

Maldives opposition intensifies campaign to destabilise government

By Rohantha De Silva, 4 April 2017

Infighting between the Maldives opposition and President Yameen is bound up with geo-political manoeuvres by the US and India against China.

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Des milliers de manifestants défilent à Paris contre le meurtre de Liu Shaoyo par la police

Par Alexandre Lantier, 4 avril 2017

Le renseignement français monte une campagne médiatique réactionnaire pour dénoncer les manifestants en tant qu'agents de Pékin ou des mafias chinoises.

L'ex-dirigeant du Parti conservateur britannique Howard menace l'Espagne de guerre pour Gibraltar

Par Julie Hyland, 4 avril 2017

L'attitude belliqueuse britannique concernant le territoire stratégique reflète les forces nationales centrifuges qui déchirent l'ordre géopolitique européen et mondial.

Le gouvernement grec Syriza et l'Union européenne finalisent d'autres mesures brutales d'austérité

Par John Vassilopoulos, 4 avril 2017

Le gouvernement grec de Syriza aurait conclu une entente informelle avec la Commission européenne (CE) pour réduire les pensions de 900.000 retraités.

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Al-Sisi in den USA: Roter Teppich für den Schlächter von Kairo

Von Bill Van Auken, 4. April 2017

Trumps Unterstützung für General al-Sisi zeigt nicht nur, welche verbrecherische Politik die USA im Nahen Osten verfolgen, sondern auch die deutliche Neigung des US-Präsidenten zu jenen Methoden, mit denen al-Sisi die ägyptische Revolution unterdrückt hat.

Wachsende Spannungen zwischen Deutschland und den USA

Von Johannes Stern, 4. April 2017

Auf dem Treffen der Nato-Außenminister am vergangenen Freitag kam es zu einem heftigen Schlagabtausch zwischen dem deutschen Außenminister Sigmar Gabriel (SPD) und seinem US-amerikanischen Amtskollegen Rex Tillerson.

Ehemaliger Tory-Parteichef droht Spanien mit Krieg um Gibraltar

Von Julie Hyland, 4. April 2017

Großbritanniens Säbelrasseln um das strategisch wichtige Gebiet ist ein Ausdruck der Zentrifugalkräfte, die die europäische und globale geopolitische Ordnung auseinanderreißen.

Serbien: Rechter Nationalist gewinnt Präsidentenwahl

Von Markus Salzmann, 4. April 2017

Aleksandar Vucic, der bisherige Regierungschef und Vorsitzende der rechten, nationalistischen Fortschrittspartei (SNS), hat die Präsidentenwahl in Serbien mit über 55 Prozent der Stimmen gewonnen.

Stuttgart: Daimler- Arbeiter fordern Freilassung der verurteilten Kollegen von Maruti Suzuki in Indien

Von K. Nesan, 4. April 2017

Autoarbeiter des Daimler-Werks in Untertürkheim, Stuttgart, unterstützen ihre Kollegen von Maruti Suzuki, die ein indisches Gericht zu Unrecht zu lebenslangen Haftstrafen verurteilt hat.

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Perspective

Trump threatens China with war on North Korea

4 April 2017

The Trump administration has threatened to launch a war that will not only be catastrophic for the people of the Korean peninsula but could drag in other major powers, including China, Russia and Japan.

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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”

Free the Maruti Suzuki workers!

In the background of the Maruti Suzuki frame-up
Portrait of the Suzuki corporation, a ruthless transnational employer

By Shannon Jones and Saman Gunadasa, 4 April 2017

Suzuki is typical of the transnational auto corporations that scour the world in search of the cheapest labor and lowest production costs.

Sri Lankan university students condemn Maruti Suzuki frame-up

By our correspondents, 3 April 2017

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

By our correspondents, 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

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Commentary

Black Lives Matter cashes in on black capitalism

By Lawrence Porter and Nancy Hanover, 4 April 2017

The class character of Black Lives Matter has become exceedingly clear as it openly embraces “Backing Black Business,” a new “black debit card” and other opportunities under the Trump administration.

Disclosure forms reveal
Trump’s White House stuffed with multimillionaires

By Patrick Martin, 3 April 2017

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

By Fred Mazelis, 3 April 2017

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

Behind the Guardian’s “Laundromat” money laundering exposure

By Jean Shaoul, 3 April 2017

Trump steps up trade war agenda

Greek Syriza government and European Union finalise more brutal austerity

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas
Anti-austerity protests hit Argentina, Brazil and Puerto Rico

4 April 2017

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature by e-mailing to comments@wsws.org.

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

By our reporters, 3 April 2017

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

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

By Marcus Day, 3 April 2017

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

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

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

By Kevin Martinez and Toby Reese, 3 April 2017

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

IYSSE

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!

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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 »

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

By a WSWS reporting team, 1 April 2017

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.