Despite G7 endorsement of Syria airstrike, US-Europe divisions grow

By Alex Lantier and Johannes Stern, 12 April 2017

Notwithstanding their vocal support for last week’s US missile strike on Syria, the European powers are increasingly coming into conflict with the US over trade and foreign policy.

What is behind the German drive to war with Syria?

Tensions “highest since Cold War” as US secretary of state arrives in Moscow

By Bill Van Auken, 12 April 2017

On the eve of Secretary of State Tillerson’s meetings in Moscow, Russian President Putin warned of new chemical weapons provocations to justify more US attacks on Syria.

Turkish government presses for military escalation in Syria

By Halil Celik, 12 April 2017

Top Turkish officials are insisting that last week’s US strike on Syria will have no impact unless Washington follows it up with a broader military campaign.

White House Press Secretary: Hitler didn’t “sink to using chemical weapons”

By Clara Weiss, 12 April 2017

Sean Spicer falsely stated Tuesday that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons, triggering widespread popular anger and disgust in the US and internationally.

Pseudo-left endorses imperialist onslaught against Syria

White House threatens more strikes on Syria

The airstrikes in Syria and the war drive of American imperialism

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Trump threatens North Korea, issues ultimatum to China

By Peter Symonds, 12 April 2017

Trump is preparing to attack North Korea if China fails to heed his dictates and Pyongyang conducts another nuclear or missile test.

Australia’s role in US plans for war on North Korea

By James Cogan, 12 April 2017

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has publicly endorsed Washington’s bellicose rhetoric against the Pyongyang regime.

South Korean presidential candidates line up behind US war drive

By Ben McGrath, 12 April 2017

As tensions with North Korea rise, the leading “democratic” contenders, Moon Jae-in and Ahn Cheol-soo, have taken a pro-militarist and pro-US stance.

China fears US military attack on North Korea

US aircraft carrier deployed in direct threat to North Korea

IMF documents labour’s declining share of global income

By Nick Beams, 12 April 2017

The IMF analysis of labour’s share of income is consistent with the essential logic of capital as revealed by Marx.

US retail stores closing at record rate

By Niles Niemuth, 12 April 2017

Along with mounting store closures, retailers eliminated nearly 60,000 jobs in February and March, making it the worst two-month period for the retail sector since 2008.

Subprime auto loans threaten new crisis

Germany: Increased suicide rates among refugees

By Carola Kleinert, 12 April 2017

According to official figures, 433 refugees tried to commit suicide in the years 2014 to 2016, with 19 resulting deaths.

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Workers in UK “gig economy” charged hundreds of pounds for taking sick leave

By Alice Summers, 12 April 2017

Many companies make use of these super-exploitative contracts as a means of slashing labour costs and denying workers their basic rights.

UK CEO pay skyrockets as workers’ wages continue to plummet

By Barry Mason, 12 April 2017

Each CEO in the FTSE top 100 rakes in an average of £5.3 million annually, representing 386 times the earnings of a worker on the national living wage.

Australian PM accused of interfering in Papua New Guinea election

By John Braddock, 12 April 2017

Turnbull’s trip was undoubtedly motivated by concern over Australia’s commercial and strategic interests.

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

Suriye’deki hava saldırıları ve Amerikan emperyalizminin savaş yönelimi

Joseph Kishore, 12 Nisan 2017

ABD’nin Suriye’ye yönelik hava saldırısının doğrudan sonuçları ne olursa olsun, olaylar durmaksızın dünya savaşı yönünde ilerliyor.

“Bu, sınıf savaşından başka bir şey değil”
Komplo kurulan Maruti Suzuki işçilerine özgürlük kampanyasına uluslararası destek büyüyor

Jerry White, 12 Nisan 2017

Dünyanın dört bir yanındaki işçiler ve gençler, Hindistan’da düzmece cinayet suçlamalarıyla ömür boyu hapse mahkum edilen 13 Maruti Suzuki işçisine özgürlük talep eden çevrimiçi dilekçeyi imzalıyor.

Hindistanlı otomotiv işçileri Maruti Suzuki işçilerinin serbest bırakılmasını talep ediyor

Moses Rajkumar ve Yuvan Darwin, 12 Nisan 2017

Özel Ekonomi Bölgeleri’nde faaliyet gösteren küresel otomotiv şirketlerinden işçiler, bu hafta, hapse atılan Maruti Suzuki işçileriyle dayanışmalarını ilan ettiler.

New in Spanish

Festival de Cine Latino de San Diego —Parte 1
Películas sobre la vida social, pasado y presente, en México, los EE.UU y Perú

Por Kevin Martinez y Toby Reese, 12 abril 2017

El festival proyectó películas de México, Cuba, España, Venezuela, Colombia, Canadá, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Perú, Honduras, Brasil, Estados Unidos y otros países.

Una entrevista con Jose Ramon Pedroza, director de Los Jinetes Del Tiempo

Por Kevin Martinez y Toby Reese, 12 abril 2017

El WSWS realizó una entrevista con el cineasta mexicano José Ramón Pedroza.

Pequeño numero de participantes en manifestaciones llevadas por Podemos en España

Por Alejandro López, 12 abril 2017

El partido pseudo-izquierdista ha entrado en un conflicto cada vez más abierto con la clase obrera y la juventud, a pesar de que adquiere posiciones lucrativas en el estado capitalista.

Black Lives Matter y las empresas afroamericanas

Por Lawrence Porter y Nancy Hanover, 12 abril 2017

El uso y promoción de Black Lives Matter por parte de elementos claves del estado capitalista nuevamente ejemplifica el reaccionario rol de clase de la política de identidades.

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La Maison Blanche menace la Syrie de nouvelles frappes aériennes

Par Bill Van Auken, 12 avril 2017

La menace d’une nouvelle action militaire américain contre la Syrie fait suite à un avertissement russo-iranien qu’une telle action franchirait les “lignes rouges” et provoquerait une riposte du même ordre.

La pseudo-gauche appuie l’attaque impérialiste contre la Syrie

Par Andre Damon, 12 avril 2017

Les partis politiques petits-bourgeois ayant des racines dans le mouvement de protestation anti-guerre des années 1960 sont devenus des meneurs de claque pour l’impérialisme américain.

La direction du PS propose des sanctions légères contre les soutiens de Macron

Par Antoine Lerougetel, 12 avril 2017

Le PS prend une série de mesures administratives pour tenter de maintenir son unité, malgré le fait que de nombreux dirigeants du PS soutiennent Macron.

Les travailleurs allemands de l’automobile soutiennent les travailleurs de Maruti Suzuki

Par nos correspondants, 12 avril 2017

Les travailleurs de l’usine Opel de Rüsselsheim en Allemagne ont exprimé leur soutien à une lutte internationale des travailleurs de l’auto pour la défense des emplois et des droits fondamentaux.

New in German

Pseudolinke unterstützen imperialistischen Überfall auf Syrien

Von Andre Damon, 12. April 2017

Die kleinbürgerlichen Parteien, die auf die Antikriegsbewegung der 1960er Jahre zurückgehen, schwenken heute die Flagge des US-Imperialismus.

G7-Gipfel zu Syrien: Spannungen zwischen den USA und Europa nehmen zu

Von Alex Lantier und Johannes Stern, 12. April 2017

Trotz der Tatsache, dass alle Mitgliedsstaaten den Angriff der Vereinigten Staaten auf Syrien gut hießen, war das Treffen von tiefen Spannungen zwischen den USA und Europa in der Außen- und Handelspolitik charakterisiert.

China befürchtet US-Militärschlag gegen Nordkorea

Von Peter Symonds, 12. April 2017

Die staatliche Global Times warnt, dass „ein Militärschlag gegen den Norden sich sehr wahrscheinlich zu einem großflächigen blutigen Krieg auf der Halbinsel entwickeln wird“.

Nach US-Angriff auf Syrien: Mélenchon legt in Umfragen zu

Von Alex Lantier, 12. April 2017

Mélenchon will vom Anwachsen linker und pazifistischer Stimmungen in der französischen Bevölkerung profitieren. Allerdings würde er die Hoffnungen, die er weckt, nur enttäuschen.

Jakob Augstein übernimmt die Parolen der Rechten

Von Ulrich Rippert, 12. April 2017

Der Spiegel-Erbe und Freitag-Verleger Jakob Augstein bekennt sich in seiner Spiegel-Kolumne vom 30. März zu den Schlagwörtern der Rechten: Identität und Heimat.

Diese Woche in der Russischen Revolution
10.–16. April: Lenin kommt am Finnländischen Bahnhof an

12. April 2017

Lenins Ankunft am Finnländischen Bahnhof in Petrograd im April 1917 – diese Woche vor genau hundert Jahren – ist ein besonders dramatischer Moment der Weltgeschichte. Inmitten des bis dahin beispiellosen Blutbads und menschlichen Leids des Ersten Weltkriegs trifft Lenin in Petrograd ein, und er ist entschlossen, die bolschewistische Partei auf die Perspektive der internationalen sozialistischen Revolution auszurichten.

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Perspective

While US media promotes CIA chemical weapons claims to push for war
Deaths from US bombings triple in Syria, Iraq

12 April 2017

A new report shows that American bombing has killed far more civilians in Iraq, including children, than reportedly died in last week’s alleged chemical attack in Syria.

Earlier Perspectives »

Socialist Equality Party

Upcoming SEP/IYSSE public meetings
No to war in Syria!

11 April 2017

WSWS writer Bill Van Auken will be speaking at a meeting in New York City on April 15, and other meetings are currently scheduled in California, Michigan, Oregon, Louisiana, Massachusetts and Illinois.

Commentary

The United Airlines beating of David Dao and the case for public ownership of the airline industry

By Eric London, 12 April 2017

The beating of the 69-year-old doctor is a brutal outcome of decades of deregulation, monopolization and financialization in the airline industry.

Video showing police dragging passenger from United Airlines flight sparks outrage

Australian pseudo-left groups back teachers’ union after sell-out deal

By David Cohen, 12 April 2017

The pseudo-lefts’ reluctance to openly call for a “yes” vote on the agreement only reflects their calculations that a “left” safety valve is needed to divert the hostility of teachers to the AEU.

Free the Maruti Suzuki workers!

Background to a labor frame-up:
What the Maruti Suzuki workers were fighting for

By Jerry White, 12 April 2017

The life sentences an Indian judge imposed on 13 autoworkers last month were an act of class retribution for the leading role of Maruti Suzuki workers in opposing the sweatshop conditions that prevail across India.

Indian ICFI supporters to picket for release of Maruti Suzuki workers

12 April 2017

Workers in Sriperumbudur, Oragadam and other Special Economic Zones should join the April 17 protest and fight for the immediate freeing of the framed-up autoworkers.

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

Indian railway and transport workers denounce Maruti Suzuki frame-up

By our correspondents, 11 April 2017

More on the frame-up of Maruti Suzuki workers »

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

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

War and Revolution: 1914–1917

By Nick Beams, 10 April 2017

Arts

“Nothing is entirely serious”—least of all Pablo Larraín’s Neruda

By Emanuele Saccarelli, 12 April 2017

Pablo Larraín’s Neruda is a highly unconventional and dissatisfying biopic of the Chilean poet.

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

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)

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

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

By Ajanta Silva, 11 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

Chicago Teachers Union calls off one-day strike vote

By Kristina Betinis, 11 April 2017

“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 »