US launches cruise missile attack against Syrian government

By James Cogan, 7 April 2017

The barrage is the first direct assault by the United States on the Russian- and Iranian-backed government of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.

German politicians and media push for war with Damascus

By Johannes Stern, 7 April 2017

In the aftermath of the alleged gas attack in Idlib, German politicians and media outlets have switched to war mode.

Syria’s alleged gas attack: An imperialist provocation

More on the war in Syria »

Demotion of Bannon brings White House crisis into the open

By Patrick Martin, 7 April 2017

The conflict within the White House involves both foreign and domestic policy, as Trump scraps his populist pretenses and moves to do the bidding of Wall Street.

Senate Republicans change rules to force final vote on Supreme Court nominee

By Fred Mazelis, 7 April 2017

The vote to confirm Trump’s nominee Neil Gorsuch will fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court created by the death of ultra-right justice Antonin Scalia more than a year ago.

UK Labour MPs and media demand expulsion of Ken Livingstone

By Robert Stevens, 7 April 2017

The campaign against Ken Livingstone is being stepped up through the organised lobbying by right-wing and Zionist Labourites and their media backers.

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

Mexican and American workers speak about Trump and the US-Mexico border

By Genevieve Leigh, Zac Corrigan and Eric London, 7 April 2017

Workers in the bi-national region of El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico recently spoke out against Trump’s immigration policies.

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

Civil engineers report on US infrastructure neglects danger of lead drinking water pipes

By James Brewer, 7 April 2017

In its category covering drinking water, the American Society of Civil Engineers US infrastructure report card fails to mention the urgent need to replace all lead pipes.

Civil engineers’ report details decrepit state of US infrastructure

Trump approves limit on OSHA’s ability to track workplace injuries and deaths

By Shelley Connor, 7 April 2017

President Trump has signed into law a joint resolution that gives a green light to employers to flout workplace safety standards.

Canada’s Conservatives join with far-right in opposing “anti-Islamophobia” motion

By Laurent Lafrance, 7 April 2017

As in the US and Europe, important sections of Canada’s ruling elite are whipping up chauvinism and xenophobia and doing so in alliance with the ultra-right.

Papua New Guinea government intensifies military operations at ExxonMobil plant

By John Braddock, 7 April 2017

The police and military operation against villagers living near the ExxonMobil plant is aimed at suppressing increasingly explosive social unrest.

Rohingya killings expose fraud of Burmese “democracy”

By John Roberts, 7 April 2017

The response of Suu Kyi and her government to a limited UN inquiry into the military’s atrocities reveal their complicity and involvement.

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।

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Сочинения Троцкого 1917 года
Уроки великого года: 9 января 1905 — 9 января 1917 г1917 г.

Лев Троцкий, 7 Апреля 2017 г.

Эта статья была опубликована в нью-йоркской газете Новый мир 20 января 1917 года. Позднее она вошла в книгу Троцкого Война и революция (1923), том 2, с. 424-428. Троцкий пишет в ней об уроках революции 1905 года.

Сочинения Троцкого 1917 года
Война и революция

Лев Троцкий, 7 Апреля 2017 г.

Эта статья была опубликована в нью-йоркской газете Новый мир 22 марта 1917 года. Троцкий пишет в ней о значении вступления США в Первую мировую войну на фоне революционных потрясений в России.

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El mundo se tambalea al borde de la guerra

Por Andre Damon, 7 abril 2017

Las pretendidas escaladas militares de EE.UU. en Corea del Norte y Siria representan sólo dos de las muchas zonas de conflicto que atentan con desencadenar una guerra entre potencias nucleares.

Washington saca la alfombra roja para el carnicero de El Cairo

Por Bill Van Auken, 7 abril 2017

El caluroso acogimiento de Trump al general el-Sisi refleja tanto la criminalidad de las políticas estadounidenses en Oriente Medio como su afinidad hacia los métodos que fueron empleados para reprimir la revolución egipcia.

La primer ministra del Reino Unido, May, silenciósa con las amenazas de guerra contra España sobre Gibraltar

Por Julie Hyland, 7 abril 2017

La primera ministra conservadora, Theresa May, se ha negado a condenar los comentarios de Michael Howard de que su gobierno estaría dispuesto a ir a la guerra con España sobre Gibraltar.

Pseudo-izquierda británica promueve a voluntario de la milicia curda YPG como rector de la universidad de Glasgow

Por Stephen Alexander, 7 abril 2017

Las milicias curdas del YPG funcionan como una fuerza subsidiaria de las potencias imperialistas en la terrible guerra por el cambio de régimen en Siria instigada por EE.UU.

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L’attaque au gaz alléguée en Syrie : une provocation impérialiste

Par Bill Van Auken, 7 avril 2017

Les événements dans la province d’Idlib en Syrie ont tous les traits d’une provocation du renseignement américain conçue pour fournir le prétexte d’une nouvelle intervention militaire au Moyen-Orient.

Libération lance sa propagande « humanitaire » pour une guerre en Syrie

Par Anthony Torres, 7 avril 2017

L'instrumentalisation de photos d'enfants gazés pour pousser l'opinion à accepter une intervention impérialiste en Syrie est une action odieuse.

Après une attaque au gaz douteuse, les États-Unis poussent à la guerre en Syrie

Par Jordan Shilton, 7 avril 2017

L'hypothèse d'un assaut direct sur le régime syrien par Washington ne peut pas être écartée, l'attaque au gaz présumée fournissant le prétexte nécessaire.

New in German

Angeblicher Giftgasangriff der syrischen Regierung: Eine imperialistische Provokation

Bill Van Auken, 7. April 2017

An den Ereignissen in Idlib deutet alles darauf hin, dass es sich um eine Provokation des amerikanischen Geheimdienstes handelt, die den Vorwand für eine neue Militärintervention im Nahen Osten liefern soll.

Gegen den Angriff der Humboldt-Universität auf Meinungsfreiheit und die historische Wahrheit!

Internationale Redaktion der World Socialist Web Site, 7. April 2017

Das Präsidium der Humboldt-Universität hat öffentliche Kritik an Professor Jörg Baberowski und seiner Äußerung „Hitler war nicht grausam“ für „inakzeptabel“ erklärt.

Deutsche Politik und Medien werben für Krieg gegen Damaskus

Johannes Stern, 7. April 2017

Nach dem angeblichen Giftgasangriff in Idlib befinden sich deutsche Politiker und Medien im Kriegsmodus.

Anis Amri: Berlin-Attentäter wurde von Sicherheitsbehörden intensiv überwacht

Dietmar Henning, 7. April 2017

Der mutmaßliche Attentäter von Berlin, Anis Amri, der am 19. Dezember 2016 mit einem Lastwagen in einen Berliner Weihnachtsmarkt fuhr und zwölf Menschen tötete, bereitete seine Tat unter den Augen der staatlichen Sicherheitsbehörden vor.

Opel-Betriebsrat und IG Metall führen Geheimgespräche mit PSA-Chef Tavares

Marianne Arens, 7. April 2017

Der Verkauf von Opel-Vauxhall an Peugeot Citroën PSA bedroht nach Expertenansicht mindestens 6000 Arbeitsplätze und möglicherweise mehrere Standorte.

Opel-Kollegen unterstützen inhaftierte Maruti-Suzuki-Arbeiter

unseren Korrespondenten, 7. April 2017

Viele Opel-Arbeiter unterstützen die Kampagne zur Freilassung der inhaftierten Kollegen von Maruti Suzuki in Indien, weil sie verstehen, dass die Autoarbeiter weltweit gemeinsam kämpfen müssen.

Französische TV-Debatte:
Präsidentschaftskandidaten simulieren sozialen Widerstand

Alex Lantier, 7. April 2017

Die zerstrittene TV-Debatte, an der alle elf Kandidaten teilnahmen, brachte die wachsenden Sorgen der herrschenden Klasse zum Ausdruck.

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Perspective

The bombing of Syria: A new chapter in the US drive for global hegemony

7 April 2017

Once again the United States has concocted a pretext to justify the violation of another country’s sovereignty.

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

More on the fight for historical truth »

Centenary 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.

Lecture on the centenary of the Russian Revolution
The Legacy of 1905 and the Strategy of the Russian Revolution

By Fred Williams, 7 April 2017

This is an edited version of a lecture delivered live March 25 on the origins and significance of the Russian Revolution of 1905. To register for the lecture series, visit wsws.org/1917.

David North introduces Tsar to Lenin film screening in Detroit

By Zac Corrigan, 7 April 2017

The documentary film of the Russian Revolution was screened by the IYSSE at Wayne State University.

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

3 April 2017

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

Free the Maruti Suzuki workers!

The frame-up of the Maruti Suzuki workers—Part 2: The factory fire and the death of Avineesh Dev

By Eric London and Keith Jones, 7 April 2017

The fire was the pivot of the prosecution’s case, but it provided not a shred of credible evidence tying any of the workers to the blaze.

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

Workers across India condemn Maruti Suzuki frame-up

By our correspondents, 7 April 2017

While there is enormous sympathy for the framed-up workers, this week’s protests were a pale reflection of the support that could be mobilized were it not for the sabotage of India’s Stalinist parties and affiliated unions.

Sri Lanka: SEP meeting demands release of Maruti Suzuki workers

By our correspondents, 6 April 2017

More on the frame-up of Maruti Suzuki workers »

Commentary

US unions deepen ties to Trump administration

By Jerry White, 7 April 2017

The American trade union bureaucracy spent much of this week praising Trump and bolstering the billionaire president’s claim that he is champion of American workers.

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

By Peter Symonds, 5 April 2017

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

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

By Alejandro López, 6 April 2017

French presidential candidates feign opposition in 11-party debate

By Alex Lantier, 6 April 2017

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

Black Lives Matter cashes in on black capitalism

By Lawrence Porter and Nancy Hanover, 4 April 2017

Arts

The significance of Trump’s proposed elimination of arts, humanities spending

By David Walsh, 7 April 2017

Protests have been organized in recent weeks by groups opposed to Donald Trump’s plan to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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

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

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
Strike threats against Budapest public transit, Algerian state-owned energy and the Ghanaian media

7 April 2017

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

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

Southern Illinois meatpacking workers enter third week of strike

By George Gallanis and Benjamin Mateus, 5 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.