US security chief defends police-state measures against immigrants, visitors and citizens

By Patrick Martin, 6 April 2017

The Trump administration is considering requiring visitors to hand over their cellphones and social media passwords when they apply for a visa.

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

French presidential candidates feign opposition in 11-party debate

By Alex Lantier, 6 April 2017

The fractious debate between all 11 French presidential candidates reflected the fear of growing social opposition by the French ruling class.

French presidential candidate Mélenchon calls for bringing back the draft

Aggressive claims by Spain helped provoke Gibraltar flare-up with Britain

By Alejandro López, 6 April 2017

Sections of the Spanish ruling class have calculated that Brexit offers Spain an opportunity not only to reclaim Gibraltar but also to possibly become Washington’s new strategic ally in Europe.

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

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn joins right-wing campaign against Ken Livingstone

By Robert Stevens, 6 April 2017

The action against Livingstone is an outrageous violation of democratic rights, and accusations that he is an anti-Semite are slanderous.

National strike in Argentina as opposition to austerity grows

By Rafael Azul, 6 April 2017

Argentina’s trade union bureaucracy has collaborated with the government, facilitating the imposition of attacks on wages, jobs and democratic rights.

Mexican president calls criticism of military “inadmissible and unacceptable” in speech before 32,000 soldiers

By Alex Gonzalez, 6 April 2017

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto adressed an audience of 32,000 members of the Armed Forces to condemn criticisms of the military.

Settlement reached in lawsuits against NYPD’s illegal surveillance of Muslims

By Philip Guelpa, 6 April 2017

The settlement of a pair of long-standing lawsuits provides only a fig leaf to cover the NYPD’s extensive surveillance of Muslims and others.

US justice department signals rollback of even limited police oversight

More on police violence in America »

Australian flood crisis continues as questions mount over government preparations

By Oscar Grenfell, 6 April 2017

Governments at all levels have resisted calls for the construction of levees around the most flood-prone cities, on the grounds that they are too expensive.

Australian teachers’ agreement: The reality behind union “victory” claims

By Susan Allan, 6 April 2017

On every key issue the teachers’ union and the Victorian Labor government have worked together to entrench and deepen the assault on the public education system.

New in Hindi

फंसाए गए मारुति सुज़ुकी मज़दूरों के रिहाई के संघर्ष में जुड़ें!

२५ मार्च २०१७

सोशिलिस्ट ईक्वालिटी पार्टी और चौथा अंतरराष्ट्रीया विश्व कमिटी का श्री लंकाई खंड मार्च 18को एक भारतीय अदालत द्वारा मारूति सुज़ुकी के मज़दूरों के खिलाफ दी गयी सज़ा — 13 मज़दूरों को उम्रकैद और 18 को तीन से पाँच साल की क़ैद — का सख़्त विरोध करता है.

New in Bengali

ভারতে ১৩জনকে যাবজ্জীবন কারাদন্ডে দন্ডিত করা হয়েছে
ষড়যন্ত্র করে ফাঁসানো মারুতি সুজুকি শ্রমিকদের মুক্ত করা হোক্‌!

২০ মার্চ ২০১৭

ওয়ার্ল্ড সোশ্যালিস্ট ওয়েবসাইট তার পাঠকদের ডাক দিচ্ছে ষড়যন্ত্র করে ফাঁসানো ১৩জন মারুতি সুজুকি শ্রমিকদের মুক্তির দাবিতে এই অনলাইন আবেদনে সই করার জন্য।

New in Norwegian

Gabriels europapolitikk

Av Johannes Stern, 30 March 2017

Den som ønsker å vite hvilket reaksjonært program som står bak sosialdemokratenes såkalte «rettferdighets-valgkamp», bør lese kronikken Sigmar Gabriel skrev på 60-årsdagen for Romatraktaten.

USA anklaget for krigsforbrytelser i Mosul

Av Bill Van Auken, 29 March 2017

På tirsdag i denne uka, publiserte Amnesty International en rapport som beskylder den USA-ledede koalisjonen som beleirer Mosul, Iraks nest største by, for krigsforbrytelser.

New in Turkish

Musul’daki katliam

James Cogan, 5 Nisan 2017

Katliam, Irak’ın 2003’teki istilasından bu yana bir koalisyon hava saldırısının tek seferde yol açtığı muhtemelen en büyük ölü sayısı olarak tanımlanıyor.

St. Petersburg’daki patlamada en az 11 kişi öldü

Vladimir Volkov, 5 Nisan 2017

3 Nisan Pazartesi günü saat 14.40 dolayında, St. Petersburg’da bir metro vagonunda meydana gelen patlamada en az 11 kişi öldürüldü, çocuklar dahil yaklaşık 50 kişi yaralandı.

New in Russian

Эта неделя в русской революции
27 марта — 2 апреля: Троцкий уезжает в Петроград

5 Апрель 2017 г.

Отправляясь в Россию с обещаниями свергнуть Временное правительство и прекратить войну, Троцкий плывет на норвежском судне в Европу, в то время как Ленин, все еще находясь в Швейцарии, лихорадочно пытается издалека повлиять на политику большевиков в Петрограде.

New in French

Le monde est au bord de la guerre

Par Andre Damon, 6 avril 2017

Las menaces d’une intervention majeure des États-Unis en Corée du Nord et en Syrie ne sont que deux des poudrières qui risquent d’entraîner le monde dans un conflit entre des puissances dotées d’armes nucléaires.

Réponse au commentaire d'un lecteur sur un article du WSWS sur Mélenchon

Par Alexandre Lantier, 6 avril 2017

L'appréciation de Mélenchon par le WSWS, que c'est un candidat nationaliste et proguerre, est entièrement correcte.

Le PS claque la porte après le rejet de son offre par les grévistes guyanais

Par Anthony Torres, 6 avril 2017

Les grévistes ont réagi en intensifiant leurs actions, avec un rassemblement de 10.000 personnes devant le Centre spatial guyanais à Kourou.

Les travailleurs de l’automobile allemands dénoncent le coup monté de Maruti Suzuki

Par K. Nesan, 6 avril 2017

De nombreux travailleurs de Daimler-Benz de Stuttgart ont accepté de signer la pétition en ligne exigeant la libération de leurs collègues en Inde.

New in German

Welt am Rande des Kriegs

Von Andre Damon, 6. April 2017

Jeder der zahllosen Konflikte und Krisenherde droht eine Kette von Ereignissen in Gang zu setzen, die zu einem Krieg zwischen Atommächten führen und innerhalb von Stunden Hunderttausende, wenn nicht Millionen Menschen dahinraffen könnte.

Deutschland rüstet sich für den Cyberkrieg

Von Johannes Stern, 6. April 2017

Mit der neuen Einheit versucht Deutschland im Bereich Cyberkrieg international in Führung zu gehen und „stellt sich für die Kriegsführung der Zukunft auf“.

Angeblicher Gasangriff dient den USA zur Ausweitung des Syrienkriegs

Von Jordan Shilton, 6. April 2017

Ein direkter Angriff auf das syrische Regime unter Führung der USA ist durchaus im Bereich des Möglichen. Der angebliche Gasangriff könnte den Vorwand dafür liefern.

Berliner Bodendienstarbeiter sind wütend auf Verdi

Von Gustav Kemper und Verena Nees, 6. April 2017

Während der Urabstimmung über den Tarifabschluss für die Berliner Bodendienste äußerten viele Arbeiter ihre Ablehnung des Ergebnisses und ihre Wut auf die Gewerkschaft Verdi.

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Perspective

Syria’s alleged gas attack: An imperialist provocation

6 April 2017

The events in Syria’s Idlib province have all the earmarks of a US intelligence provocation designed to provide the pretext for a new military intervention in the Middle East.

Earlier Perspectives »

IYSSE

Oppose Humboldt University’s attack on freedom of speech and historical truth!

By the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, 6 April 2017

Public criticism of professor Jörg Baberowski, who claims “Hitler was not vicious,” has been declared “unacceptable” by the presidium of Humboldt University.

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

Jörg Baberowski: A right-wing extremist professor

Berlin student center halts German army advertising campaign

By Iason Stolpe, 6 April 2017

The administrative council of the Berlin Student Center decided at its last meeting that it would temporarily not accept any further advertisements for the German army.

More on the fight for historical truth »

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

By a WSWS reporting team, 1 April 2017

Free the Maruti Suzuki workers!

Sri Lanka: SEP meeting demands release of Maruti Suzuki workers

By our correspondents, 6 April 2017

The Colombo event was organised as a part of the ICFI’s campaign to free the framed-up Indian autoworkers.

The frame-up of the Maruti Suzuki workers—Part 1: A travesty of justice

By Eric London and Keith Jones, 5 April 2017

More on the frame-up of Maruti Suzuki workers »

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

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

3 April 2017

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

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.

Workers Struggles

Southern GTR train drivers in UK vote down union sell-out again
Build new organisations of struggle to unify rail workers

By Michael Barnes, 6 April 2017

Rail workers must break the stranglehold of the unions by creating their own rank-and-file organisations of struggle.

Southern Illinois meatpacking workers enter third week of strike

By George Gallanis and Benjamin Mateus, 5 April 2017

Arts

San Diego Latino Film Festival—Part 2
Conditions in Latin America, treated concretely…and more abstractly

By Kevin Martinez and Toby Reese, 6 April 2017

Films from Ecuador, Mexico, Colombia and the Dominican Republic were shown at the festival, including a tense political drama, a dialogue-free drama and two documentaries.

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

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

The Zookeeper’s Wife: Life and heroism in wartime Warsaw

By Joanne Laurier, 5 April 2017

Commentary

World teeters on the brink of war

By Andre Damon, 5 April 2017

Trump official warns “the clock has run out” on North Korea

Vote “no” on Turkey’s constitutional referendum! For the United Socialist States of Europe and the Middle East!
Statement of Toplumsal Esitlik

5 April 2017

A reply to a reader’s comment on a WSWS article on Jean-Luc Mélenchon

By Alex Lantier, 5 April 2017

Black Lives Matter cashes in on black capitalism

By Lawrence Porter and Nancy Hanover, 4 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.