US threatens more strikes after cruise missiles hit Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 8 April 2017

Washington’s official response to its attack on the Syrian air base made it clear that this first shot is to be followed by further US aggression.

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

US strikes on Syria dominate Trump-Xi talks

By Peter Symonds, 8 April 2017

The unprovoked act of aggression sent a menacing warning to Chinese President Xi that the US was prepared to use military force without warning to achieve its ends.

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

European governments support Trump’s attack on Syria

By Johannes Stern, 8 April 2017

Following the American attack on the al-Shayrat airbase, the governments of Europe have almost unanimously declared their support for the bombardment, which killed at least nine civilians.

More on the war in Syria »

Four killed, a dozen injured in Stockholm attack

By Kumaran Ira, 8 April 2017

A man drove a stolen lorry into a crowd outside a Stockholm department store, killing at least four people and injuring more than 12.

UK mounts trade offensive in defiance of European Union

By Jean Shaoul, 8 April 2017

Trade missions to India, the Far East and the Persian Gulf all emphasised financial and business services as Britain’s key export.

Germany activates new cyber warfare unit

By Johannes Stern, 8 April 2017

Germany is seeking to take the lead internationally in the field of cyber warfare and thereby position itself “for the warfare of the future.”

US intensifies military training operations across Africa

By Eddie Haywood, 8 April 2017

The growing number of training exercises and operations coordinated by AFRICOM point to a “pivot to Africa” and make clear Washington’s aim of imperialist domination of the African continent.

Sharp fall in US jobs growth in March

By Shannon Jones, 8 April 2017

The worst job numbers since May 2016 underscore the disconnect between surging stock prices and the underlying economy, and the fraud of Trump’s “jobs” agenda.

Majority of students cannot afford 95 percent of US colleges

By Kathleen Martin, 8 April 2017

Tuition hikes and funding cutbacks have effectively educationally crippled millions of working class students and youth.

Detroit woman faces 15 years in prison over graffiti incident

By Tyler Van Dyke, 8 April 2017

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and his administration continue to pursue vindictive punishment in cases involving graffiti.

Final demolition of Pittsburgh housing complex makes way for up-scale development

By Evan Winters, 8 April 2017

The final dozen or so residents of the Penn Plaza complex have been forced out and demolition work has begun, underscoring the lack of affordable housing throughout the city.

Mounting concerns over Australian housing bubble

By Oscar Grenfell, 8 April 2017

Underlying the fears of a crash is the divergence between soaring house prices and stagnant or declining incomes.

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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Бомбовый удар по Сирии: Новая глава в погоне США за глобальной гегемонией

Билл Вэн Оукен, 8 апреля 2017 г.

В который раз Соединенные Штаты фабрикуют предлог для оправдания нарушения суверенитета очередной страны.

New in Turkish

Suriye’nin bombalanması: ABD’nin dünya egemenliği yöneliminde yeni bir bölüm

Bill Van Auken, 8 Nisan 2017

Bu gelişmeler, savaşın temel nedeni olan kapitalist toplumsal düzeni yıkmayı amaçlayan ve işçi sınıfına dayanan kitlesel bir savaş karşıtı hareketin inşasına olan yakıcı ihtiyacı ifade etmektedir.

Suriye’nin iddia edilen gaz saldırısı emperyalist bir provokasyondur

Bill Van Auken, 8 Nisan 2017

Dünya işçi sınıfı, yalnızca Ortadoğu’da yeni bir kıyımın değil; dünyanın iki büyük nükleer gücünü kapsayan çok daha tehlikeli bir çatışmanın içine sürüklenme tehdidiyle karşı karşıyadır.

Dünya savaşın eşiğinde

Andre Damon, 8 Nisan 2017

Dünyanın kapitalist egemen sınıfları, bu derinleşen ve çözümsüz krize yönelik tek bir çözüme sahip: tüm dehşetleriyle birlikte yeni bir dünya savaşı.

ABD Suriye hükümetine karşı güdümlü füze saldırısı gerçekleştirdi

James Cogan, 8 Nisan 2017

Tüm dünyadaki kapitalist hükümetler tepki verirken, kritik sorun, uluslararası işçi sınıfının bağımsız siyasi yanıtıdır.

Rus Devrimi’nin 100. yıldönümü üzerine konferanslar dizisi
Bu Cumartesi günkü çevrimiçi konferans: “Dünya Savaşı ve Devrim: 1914-1917”

8 Nisan 2017

Uluslararası Komite’nin Avustralya şubesinin kurucu üyesi ve Marksist emperyalizm teorisi konusunda önde gelen bir otorite olan Nick Beams, “Dünya Savaşı ve Devrim: 1914-1917” başlıklı konferansı sunacak.

New in Spanish

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.

New in French

Le bombardement de la Syrie: Un nouveau chapitre dans la campagne américaine pour l’hégémonie mondiale

Par Bill Van Auken, 8 avril 2017

Une fois de plus, les Etats-Unis ont concocté un prétexte pour violer la souveraineté d’un autre pays.

Stop aux attaques de l’université Humboldt contre la liberté d’expression et la vérité historique !

Par le comité de rédaction international du World Socialist Web Site, 8 avril 2017

Le fait de critiquer publiquement le professeur Jörg Baberowski, qui affirme que « Hitler n’était pas cruel », a été déclaré « inacceptable » par la présidence de l’université Humboldt.

New in German

Die Bombardierung Syriens: Ein neues Stadium im Streben der USA nach globaler Hegemonie

Von Bill Van Auken, 8. April 2017

Die USA haben wieder einmal einen Vorwand geschaffen, um die Souveränität eines fremden Landes zu verletzen.

Europäische Regierungen unterstützen Trumps Angriff auf Syrien

Von Johannes Stern, 8. April 2017

Nach dem amerikanischen Angriff auf die Luftwaffenbasis al-Shayrat in Syrien haben die europäischen Regierungen nahezu unisono ihre Unterstützung für das Bombardement erklärt, bei dem mindestens neun Zivilisten ums Leben kamen.

USA greifen syrischen Luftstütztpunkt mit Cruise Missiles an

Von James Cogan, 8. April 2017

Die Bom...8. April 2017

Trotz mehrheitlicher Ablehnung tritt an den Berliner Flughäfen ein Tarifabschluss in Kraft, der die Niedriglohnarbeit zementiert und die Arbeiter auf drei Jahre zu Streikverzicht zwingt.

Bannons Absetzung offenbart Krise im Weißen Haus

Von Patrick Martin, 8. April 2017

Trump gibt seine populistischen Ansprüche auf und bemüht sich, den Forderungen der Wall Street gerecht zu werden. Dahinter steckt ein Konflikt im Weißen Haus über die Außen- wie auch die Innenpolitik.

Vortragsreihe zur Russischen Revolution
Weltkrieg und Weltrevolution: 1914–1917

8. April 2017

Am 8. April findet der dritte Vortrag in der Online-Vortragsreihe des Internationale Komitees der Vierten Internationale (IKVI) zur Oktoberrevolution statt.

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Perspective

The US attack on Syria: A prelude to wider war

8 April 2017

The United States’ blatantly illegal attack on Syria has immediately drawn demands for further escalation from leading Democrats and the media.

Earlier Perspectives »

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

Lecture on the centenary of the Russian Revolution
World War and Revolution: 1914-1917

By Nick Beams, 8 April 2017

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 »

IYSSE

Anti-communist foundation backs extreme right-wing professor Baberowski

By Peter Schwarz, 8 April 2017

The foundation for the study of Stalinist East Germany is seeking to justify forms of political and historical revisionism deemed unacceptable just a few years ago.

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 »

Commentary

Lies and hypocrisy over Syrian “gas attack”

By Patrick Martin, 8 April 2017

The chemical weapons supposedly used in Idlib were destroyed three years ago under US supervision.

France: Libération makes “humanitarian” case for imperialist war in Syria

By Anthony Torres, 8 April 2017

The French “left” daily published front-page pictures of gassed Syrian children in an odious attempt to stampede public opinion into accepting an imperialist intervention in Syria.

US unions deepen ties to Trump administration

By Jerry White, 7 April 2017

Demotion of Bannon brings White House crisis into the open

By Patrick Martin, 7 April 2017

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

By Fred Mazelis, 7 April 2017

UK Labour MPs and media demand expulsion of Ken Livingstone

By Robert Stevens, 7 April 2017

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

By Laurent Lafrance, 7 April 2017

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

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

Black Lives Matter cashes in on black capitalism

Obituaries

Bob White, trade union bureaucrat who led Canadian split from UAW, dies aged 81

By Carl Bronski, 8 April 2017

White’s 1985 breakaway from the UAW was a nationalist maneuver, aimed at protecting the union bureaucracy and blocking a joint struggle of North American autoworkers against all concessions and job cuts.

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 »

Featured Video

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.

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

8 April 2017

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

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

7 April 2017

Arts

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

By David Walsh, 7 April 2017

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

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 »