US aircraft carrier deployed in direct threat to North Korea

By Peter Symonds, 10 April 2017

Following its attacks on Syria, the US, in a “show of force,” dispatched the Carl Vinson strike group to waters near the Korean peninsula.

US strikes on Syria dominate Trump-Xi talks

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

Under US instruction, UK foreign secretary abandons visit to Russia

By Chris Marsden, 10 April 2017

In line with the Trump administration, the Conservative government is demanding regime change in Syria and preparing a military offensive to that end.

UK: Corbyn issues mealy-mouthed personal protest as Labour Party lines up behind Syria war drive

By Robert Stevens, 10 April 2017

Spanish ruling class closes ranks behind Washington’s attack on Syria

By Alejandro López, 10 April 2017

Spanish social democrats and their political and media allies are now lining up behind the Trump administration after it began bombing Syria.

Canadian PM gives full-throated support to US missile strike on Syria

By Roger Jordan, 10 April 2017

Trudeau’s remarks make clear that Canada is preparing to expand its military intervention both in the Middle East and against Russia in Eastern Europe.

Australian establishment backs US strike on Syria

By James Cogan, 10 April 2017

The line-up behind Washington by the government and opposition Labor Party has been replicated across the media.

Australian workers and youth speak out against US strike on Syria

By our reporters, 10 April 2017

The anti-war sentiments of ordinary people stand in sharp contrast to the militarist positions of Labor, the Liberal-Nationals and the corporate media.

The US attack on Syria: A prelude to wider war

More on the war in Syria »

Florida anti-war protesters attacked, arrested in police provocation

By Matthew Taylor, 10 April 2017

First-hand evidence clearly show that the incident on Friday was provoked by the sheriff’s department in concert with a well-known right-wing provocateur.

East Chicago mayor refuses to reveal plan for lead-poisoned housing complex

By Jessica Goldstein and Benjamin Mateus, 10 April 2017

The US Environmental Protection Agency determined that the relocation of West Calumet residents was unnecessary.

Number of Americans defaulting on student loans reaches 4.2 million

By Philip Andrea and Genevieve Leigh, 10 April 2017

A new analysis by the Consumer Federation of America shows that the total amount of student debt owed has tripled in the last decade to a staggering $1.3 trillion.

Majority of students cannot afford 95 percent of US colleges

Trump’s budget cuts likely to have dire impact on US transit projects

By Alan Whyte, 10 April 2017

In his proposed 2018 budget, President Donald Trump has included draconian cuts for federal funding for various transit projects, called New Starts grants.

Russian truckers’ strike enters third week amid police crackdown

By Clara Weiss, 10 April 2017

Finding support among broad layers of Russia’s impoverished population, the strike reflects the social tensions building up under conditions of deepening economic and political crisis.

“What we need is a national stoppage”
Striking conductors in UK denounce attacks on rail network safety

By our reporters, 10 April 2017

Two thousand conductors walked out at three private rail franchises Saturday in a one-day strike against Driver Only Operation (DOO) trains.

German trade unions at GM Opel hold secret talks with French auto boss

By Marianne Arens, 10 April 2017

The sale of Opel-Vauxhall to Peugeot Citroen PSA threatens at least 6,000 jobs and possibly several facilities.

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

Trump planlegger økonomisk og militær offensiv mot Afrika

Thomas Gaist, 3. April 2017

Trump-administrasjonens nesten totale stillhet om sine planer for det afrikanske kontinentet har blitt en slags klisjé blant kommentatorer om afrikansk politikk.

Store utrenskninger i den polske hærledelsen

Clara Weiss, 30. März 2017

Den nåværende bølgen av blodbad i de øverste rekkene av den polske hæren er enestående i NATOs historie.

New in Spanish

El ataque de EE.UU. contra Siria: El preludio de una guerra más amplia

Por Andre Damon, 10 abril 2017

El ataque ilegal de EE.UU. contra Siria ha llevado a la prensa y a los líderes del Partido Demócrata a demandar otra escalada del conflicto.

El bombardeo de Siria: Un nuevo capítulo en la campaña de EE.UU. por la hegemonía global

Por Bill Van Auken, 10 abril 2017

Nuevamente, EE.UU. fabricó un pretexto para violar la soberanía de otro país.

En el fondo del montaje para incriminar por Maruti Suzuki
Retrato de la corporación Suzuki, un despiadado empleador transnacional

Por Shannon Jones y Saman Gunadasa, 10 abril 2017

Las brutales condenas a cadena perpetua dictadas por un tribunal indio contra 13 ex trabajadores de la planta Manesar de Maruti Suzuki ponen de relieve las brutales condiciones que enfrentan los trabajadores del automóvil en la India y en todo el llamado mundo en desarrollo.

La incriminación de los trabajadores de Maruti Suzuki — Primera parte: Una parodia de la justicia

Por Eric London y Keith Jones, 10 abril 2017

Los estudios cuidadosos y la refutación sistemática del caso legal del Estado siempre ha sido una parte crítica de las campañas de defensa internacional.

Presidente mexicano llama "inadmisibles e inaceptables" críticas al ejército en un discurso ante 32,000 soldados

Por Alex Gonzáles, 10 abril 2017

El presidente mexicano Enrique Peña Nieto se dirigió a una audiencia de 32,000 miembros de las Fuerzas Armadas para condenar las críticas al ejército.

Crece la huelga nacional en Argentina en oposición a la austeridad

Por Rafael Azul, 10 abril 2017

La burocracia sindical argentina ha colaborado con el gobierno, facilitando la imposición de ataques a salarios, empleos y derechos democráticos.

Una respuesta al comentario de un lector sobre un artículo del WSWS sobre Jean-Luc Mélenchon

Por Alex Lantier, 10 abril 2017

La evaluación del WSWS de Mélenchón como un político pro-guerra y nacionalista cuya llamamiento para restaurar al servicio militar obligatorio subraya el creciente peligro de la guerra es correcta.

New in Turkish

Rus Devrimi’nde Bu Hafta
20-26 Mart: Rusya’da İkili İktidar

10 Nisan 2017

Lenin’in sözleriyle, “Romanov monarşisinin kirli ve kan lekeli tezgahı”nın ani ve rezil çöküşünün bıraktığı boşlukta, Petrograd’da istikrarsız bir “ikili iktidar” biçimi ortaya çıkmıştı.

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

Der US-Angriff auf Syrien: Auftakt zu größerem Krieg

Von Andre Damon, 10. April 2017

Nach dem völkerrechtswidrigen Angriff auf Syrien fordern die US-Demokraten und die Medien eine weitere Eskalation.

Was steckt hinter der Kriegshetze gegen Syrien?

Von Johannes Stern, 10. April 2017

Nachdem sich die Bundesregierung am Freitag offiziell hinter den völkerrechtswidrigen Angriff der USA auf Syrien gestellt hatte, trommelten die deutschen Medien am Wochenende für eine massive Ausweitung der Operation.

Gespräche zwischen Trump und Xi von US-Luftschlägen auf Syrien überschattet

Von Peter Symonds, 10. April 2017

Der unprovozierte Angriff auf Syrien war eine Warnung an die Adresse des chinesischen Präsidenten Xi: Um ihre Ziele zu erreichen, sind die USA zu Militärschlägen ohne Vorwarnung bereit.

Die Verwandlung von sicheren Arbeitsplätzen in prekäre Arbeitsverhältnisse

Von Gustav Kemper, 10. April 2017

Im vergangenen Quartal haben zahlreiche deutsche Unternehmen die Vernichtung von insgesamt mehr als 36.000 Arbeitsplätzen angekündigt.

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Perspective

The airstrikes in Syria and the war drive of American imperialism

10 April 2017

A relentless logic of military escalation is taking over in Washington, dominated by demands for the overthrow of Assad and a confrontation with Russia.

Earlier Perspectives »

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
April 10-16: Lenin arrives at Finland Station

10 April 2017

Lenin’s arrival at Finland Station in Petrograd in April 1917, 100 years ago this week, is one of the most dramatic moments in world history. Against the backdrop of hitherto unprecedented carnage and suffering, Lenin arrives in Petrograd with an unshakeable determination to orient the Bolshevik party to the perspective of international socialist revolution.

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

War and Revolution: 1914–1917

By Nick Beams, 10 April 2017

We are publishing here the text of a lecture delivered Saturday, April 8 by Nick Beams, a member of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site. This is the third in a series of five international online lectures being presented by the International Committee of the Fourth International to mark the centenary of the 1917 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

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

Free the Maruti Suzuki workers!

German autoworkers support Maruti Suzuki workers

By our correspondents, 10 April 2017

Workers at Opel’s Rüsselsheim factory expressed their support for an international struggle by autoworkers to defend jobs and basic rights.

Workers across India condemn Maruti Suzuki frame-up

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

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 »

Arts

San Diego Latino Film Festival—Part 3
On the assassination of Leon Trotsky, Latin American death squads and pictures of immigration

By Toby Reese, Kevin Martinez and Andrea Ramos, 10 April 2017

El Elegido (The Chosen) dramatizes the role of Ramon Mercader in the assassination of Leon Trotsky in 1940. El Amparo recounts the 1988 massacre of innocent fishermen in Venezuela. Lupe Bajo el Sol and X500 look at immigration and immigrants.

“Is there a bigger lightning rod for racism, bigotry, fear-mongering and hate than immigration?”
An interview with Rodrigo Reyes, director of Lupe Bajo el Sol (Lupe Under the Sun)

By Kevin Martinez, 10 April 2017

The WSWS conducted an email interview with Rodrigro Reyes, director of Lupe Bajo el Sol (Lupe Under the Sun).

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

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

Commentary

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

By Anthony Torres, 8 April 2017

Lies and hypocrisy over Syrian “gas attack”

By Patrick Martin, 8 April 2017

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 »

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.

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

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 »