White House threatens more strikes on Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 11 April 2017

The threat of renewed US military action against Syria followed a Russian-Iranian warning that such action would cross “red lines,” prompting retaliation in kind.

The airstrikes in Syria and the war drive of American imperialism

Australian establishment backs US strike on Syria

Lies and hypocrisy over Syrian “gas attack”

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

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China fears US military attack on North Korea

By Peter Symonds, 11 April 2017

The state-owned Global Times warned that “a military strike on the North will very likely evolve into large-scale bloody war on the Peninsula.”

US aircraft carrier deployed in direct threat to North Korea

Video showing police dragging passenger from United Airlines flight sparks outrage

By Marcus Day, 11 April 2017

Smartphone videos showing a man being violently dragged from a flight Sunday quickly went viral and provoked widespread condemnation of the airline and police.

China offers plan to ease trade tensions with US

By Nick Beams, 11 April 2017

Trump officials struck a conciliatory tone following discussions on trade with Chinese president Xi Jinping, but Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said he expected “tangible results.”

Egyptian junta imposes state of emergency after attacks on Coptic churches

By Johannes Stern, 11 April 2017

Egyptian dictator Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced in a televised speech Sunday night the imposition of a three-month state of emergency.

Mélenchon gains in French presidential polls after Trump’s strike on Syria

By Alex Lantier, 11 April 2017

Mélenchon is seeking to speak to a growing left-wing and anti-war sentiment in the French population, but he will only disappoint the hopes he is awakening.

Small turnouts for Podemos-led demonstrations in Spain

By Alejandro López, 11 April 2017

The pseudo-left party has come into ever more open conflict with the working class and youth, even as it steadily acquires lucrative positions in the capitalist state.

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

Three dead in San Bernardino, California school shooting

By Ben McGrath, 11 April 2017

The poverty and declining social conditions found in cities like San Bernardino are major contributing factors in now routine outbursts of mass violence.

Gorsuch restores ultra-right majority on US Supreme Court

By Patrick Martin, 11 April 2017

The new justice was confirmed by the Senate on Friday and sworn in on Monday.

Super-rich in America live 15 years longer than the poorest 1 percent

By Kate Randall, 11 April 2017

Income-based disparities in US life expectancy are worsened by the for-profit US health care system.

Chicago Teachers Union calls off one-day strike vote

By Kristina Betinis, 11 April 2017

Just hours before a scheduled vote on a one-day walkout union head Karen Lewis announced, “No, we’re not striking.”

Subprime auto loans threaten new crisis

By J. Cooper, 11 April 2017

Wall Street is concerned at the surge in auto loan defaults, a further indication that the sales boom of recent years is winding down.

Eleven percent of Chile marches against for-profit pension scheme

By Armando Cruz and Cesar Uco, 11 April 2017

Two million people demonstrated against the for-profit Pension Fund Administrators, a pension scheme adopted under the rule of dictator General Augusto Pinochet.

Australian government revokes Palestinian activist’s visa

By Oscar Grenfell, 11 April 2017

The anti-democratic move is part of a broader campaign to suppress opposition to the escalating US-led war in the Middle East.

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 Turkish

Rus Devrimi’nde Bu Hafta
27 Mart-2 Nisan: Troçki Petrograd’a gitmek üzere yola çıkıyor

11 Nisan 2017

New York’taki tezahürat yapan kitleye el sallayan ve Geçici Hükümet’i devirme ve savaşı durdurma sözü veren Troçki, Oslo üzerinden Rusya’ya gitmek üzere bir Norveç gemisine biner.

New in Spanish

El bombardeo estadounidense contra Siria y la campaña militar del imperialismo estadounidense

Por Joseph Kishore, 11 abril 2017

La lógica implacable de la guerra está enfrascando a Washington, con fervorosos llamados a derrocar a Asad y enfrentarse a Rusia.

Portaaviones estadounidense desplegado en amenaza directa a Corea del Norte

Por Peter Symonds, 11 abril 2017

Después de sus ataques contra Siria, Estados Unidos, en una “demostración de fuerza”, envió al grupo de ataque de Carl Vinson a aguas cerca de la península coreana.

¡A votar “no” en el referéndum constitucional de Turquía! ¡Por los Estados Unidos Socialistas de Europa y Oriente Medio!

Declaración de Toplumsal Esitlik, 11 abril 2017

Toplumsal Esitlik (TE; Grupo Socialista por la Igualdad), en solidaridad política con el Comité Internacional de la Cuarta Internacional, llama a votar “no” en el referéndum del 16 de abril.

La clase dominante española cierra filas con el ataque de Washington contra Siria

Por Alejandro López, 11 abril 2017

Los socialdemócratas españoles y sus aliados políticos y mediáticos se están alineando detrás de la administración Trump después de que comenzó a bombardear a Siria.

Gobiernos europeos apoyan el ataque de Trump a Siria

Por Johannes Stern, 11 abril 2017

Después del ataque estadounidense a la base aérea de al-Shayrat, los gobiernos de Europa han declarado casi unánimemente su apoyo al bombardeo, que causó la muerte de al menos nueve civiles.

Jefe de Seguridad estadounidense defiende medidas policiales contra inmigrantes, visitantes y ciudadanos

Por Patrick Martin, 11 abril 2017

El gobierno de Trump está considerando obligar a los visitantes de Estados Unidos a entregar sus teléfonos celulares, y contraseñas de medios sociales cuando solicitan una visa.

New in French

Les frappes aériennes en Syrie et le bellicisme de l’impérialisme américain

Par Joseph Kishore, 11 avril 2017

Une logique incessante d’escalade militaire prend le dessus à Washington, dominée par les demandes pour le renversement d’Assad et une confrontation avec la Russie.

Mélenchon monte dans les sondages après les frappes de Trump en Syrie

Par Alexandre Lantier, 11 avril 2017

Mélenchon essaie de capturer la montée de l'opposition ouvrière à la guerre et à l'austérité, mais son populisme ne fera que décevoir les attentes de ses électeurs.

Le candidat du NPA Philippe Poutou défend les frappes de Trump en Syrie

Par Alexandre Lantier, 11 avril 2017

Le NPA dénonce sans vergogne toute opposition à la dangereuse escalade militaire des USA en Syrie comme étant une forme masquée de soutien pour un «pouvoir sanguinaire» en Syrie.

Un porte-avions américain déployé en menace directe à la Corée du Nord

Par Peter Symonds, 11 avril 2017

La réponse officielle de Washington au sujet de son attaque contre la base aérienne syrienne a permis de préciser que cette première tentative sera suivie d’une agression américaine plus importante.

Le premier ministre canadien donne son plein appui au bombardement américain en Syrie

Par Roger Jordan, 11 avril 2017

Manifestement, selon les remarques de Trudeau, le Canada s'apprête à intensifier son intervention militaire au Moyen-Orient et contre la Russie en Europe de l'Est.

La classe dirigeante espagnole se range derrière l’attaque de Washington contre la Syrie

Par Alejandro Lopez, 11 avril 2017

Les sociaux-démocrates espagnols et leurs alliés politiques et médiatiques s’alignent maintenant derrière le gouvernement Trump après qu’il a commencé à bombarder la Syrie.

Les syndicats allemands en négociations secrétes chez GM Opel avec le patron de PSA

Par Marianne Arens, 11 avril 2017

La vente d’Opel-Vauxhall à PSA Peugeot Citroën met au moins 6000 emplois et éventuellement plusieurs sites du groupe en péril.

New in German

Die Luftangriffe auf Syrien und der Kriegskurs des US-Imperialismus

Von Joseph Kishore, 11. April 2017

In Washington setzt sich eine unerbittliche Logik der militärischen Eskalation durch. Die US-Eliten fordern den Sturz Assads und eine Konfrontation mit Russland.

Ägyptische Junta verhängt Ausnahmezustand nach Anschlägen auf Kopten

Von Johannes Stern, 11. April 2017

Der ägyptische Diktator Abdel Fattah al-Sisi verkündete am Sonntagabend in einer Fernsehansprache die Verhängung eines dreimonatigen Ausnahmezustandes.

US-Flugzeugträger vor nordkoreanischer Küste stationiert

Von Peter Symonds, 11. April 2017

Unmittelbar nach den Angriffen auf Syrien haben die USA die Kampfgruppe um den Flugzeugträger USS Carl Vinson in die Gewässer vor der koreanischen Halbinsel entsandt. Diese Machtdemonstration richtet sich gegen Nordkorea.

Immer mehr Suizidversuche von Flüchtlingen

Von Carola Kleinert, 11. April 2017

Die brutale Abschiebepolitik des Bundes und der Länder treibt immer mehr Flüchtlinge in den Selbstmord.

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Perspective

Pseudo-left endorses imperialist onslaught against Syria

11 April 2017

The middle-class political parties with roots in the anti-war protest movement of the 1960s have become cheerleaders for US imperialism.

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Commentary

What is behind the German drive to war with Syria?

By Johannes Stern, 11 April 2017

Following the Merkel government’s declaration of support for the US attack on Syria, the German media launched a campaign for the expansion of aggression against the country.

French NPA candidate Philippe Poutou defends Trump’s bombing of Syria

By Alex Lantier, 11 April 2017

The NPA is defending the war, shamelessly denouncing any opposition to the reckless US military escalation as support for mass murder by the Syrian regime.

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

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!

The frame-up of the Maruti Suzuki workers—Part 3: The prosecution’s untenable “mob attack” narrative

By Eric London and Keith Jones, 11 April 2017

The prosecution’s narrative of the July 18, 2012 altercation is full of inconsistencies, contradictions and dubious claims, including concerning police investigative “lapses.”

Indian railway and transport workers denounce Maruti Suzuki frame-up

By our correspondents, 11 April 2017

Workers in Chennai spoke out in defence of the jailed auto workers.

German autoworkers support Maruti Suzuki workers

By our correspondents, 10 April 2017

Workers across India condemn Maruti Suzuki frame-up

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 »

NHS Fightback

Attend NHS FightBack meeting in Bournemouth
UK: Oppose health care cuts, redundancies and privatisation of the National Health Service
Statement by NHS FightBack

11 April 2017

Health workers and all those who want to fight in defence of the NHS must build a new leadership, which fights on the basis of a socialist programme.

Occupational therapist and service user condemn attack on Bournemouth Intermediate Care Team

By Ajanta Silva, 11 April 2017

Arts

Public meeting April 18 in San Diego, California
Art and Revolution: Should art be judged on the basis of race and gender?

11 April 2017

WSWS Arts Editor David Walsh will speak at San Diego State University on the retrograde trends that evaluate art based on concepts like “white privilege” and “cultural appropriation.”

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

“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

Workers Struggles

No to San Diego school layoffs! Defend the right to high quality public education!

By the WSWS Teacher Newsletter, 11 April 2017

There is widespread opposition to the layoffs of 1,500 teachers and staff, but to fight, school workers must build a political movement against the squandering of resources on war and the interests of the super-rich.

Workers Struggles: The Americas
Mexican autoworkers strike, protests against IMF-dictated price hikes hit Suriname

11 April 2017

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

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

By our reporters, 10 April 2017

IYSSE

Anti-communist foundation backs extreme right-wing professor Baberowski

By Peter Schwarz, 8 April 2017

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

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.

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 »