Talks in Moscow fail to dispel rising US-Russian tensions

By Bill Van Auken, 13 April 2017

Five hours of talks between US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian officials left relations between the two major nuclear powers at what both sides described as a low point.

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

Canada joins Washington in charging Russia with complicity in “war crimes”

By Roger Jordan, 13 April 2017

The Trudeau government is providing strong backing to the Trump administration’s moves to escalate military conflict in the Middle East and pursue confrontation with Russia.

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

Turkish government presses for military escalation in Syria

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Trump’s attorney general threatens immigrants in speech at US-Mexico border

By Eric London, 13 April 2017

Jeff Sessions threatened mass deportations and to criminally prosecute immigrants who re-enter the US and those who shield or harbor undocumented immigrants.

Trump administration orders federal agencies to begin cutting jobs and programs

By Zaida Green, 13 April 2017

The memo ends the federal hiring freeze and orders agencies to take “immediate actions” to cut jobs to comply with the federal budget for 2018.

Narrow Republican victory in Kansas special election

By Shelley Connor, 13 April 2017

Ron Estes won the vacant Republican-held seat for the Fourth Congressional District of Kansas by a mere eight percentage points.

Two more US coal miners killed

By Naomi Spencer, 13 April 2017

Two accidents in West Virginia and eastern Kentucky coal mines bring to five the total number of US coal miners killed this year.

BBC documentary exposes Bank of England’s role at centre of Libor-fixing scandal

By Jean Shaoul, 13 April 2017

The Libor scandal revealed not only the criminality of the global financial system centred in London, but the massive web of corruption and complicity involving governments and financial regulators the world over.

Billions of pounds more in welfare cuts are enforced in Britain

By Dennis Moore, 13 April 2017

The latest cuts are on top of a four-year freeze on benefits and tax credits, in place since April 2016.

Australian prime minister visits India to boost strategic ties

By Mike Head, 13 April 2017

The outcomes were in line with the ongoing push by Washington for US allies throughout the region to strengthen their military relations with each other.

Australia: Victorian teachers denounce union-backed agreement

By our reporters, 13 April 2017

The AEU has sought to suppress discussion of its latest sell-out, while falsely claiming it is a “victory” for teachers.

New in Turkish

Sahte sol Suriye’ye karşı emperyalist saldırıyı destekliyor

Andre Damon, 13 Nisan 2017

Gerçek bir savaş karşıtı hareketin inşasında en acil görev, bu sağcı, orta sınıf siyasi grupların ve onların temsil ettiği toplumsal çıkarların siyasi teşhiridir.

AKP hükümeti Suriye’de askeri tırmanma için bastırıyor

Halil Çelik, 13 Nisan 2017

Fırat Kalkanı Operasyonu’nun hedefleri başarıyla tamamlanmış değil ve AKP hükümeti, pervasızca, kendi askeri durumunu büyük bir ABD askeri müdahalesi yoluyla ilerletmeyi umuyor.

New in Spanish

La pseudo-izquierda apoya el ataque imperialista contra Siria

Por Andre Damon, 13 abril 2017

Los partidos políticos de clase media con raíces en el movimiento de protesta contra la guerra de los años sesenta se han convertido en animadores del imperialismo estadounidense.

Medios estadounidenses promueven versión de la CIA sobre ataque químico e instan una guerra
Muertes por bombardeos estadounidenses en Siria e Irak se triplican

Por Patrick Martin, 13 abril 2017

Un nuevo informe muestra que los bombardeos estadounidenses han matado a más civiles en Iraq, incluyendo a niños y niñas, que los que murieron en el presunto ataque químico de la semana pasada en Siria.

La incriminación de los trabajadores de Maruti Suzuki – Segunda parte: El incendio y la muerte de Avineesh Dev

Por Eric London y Keith Jones, 13 abril 2017

El incendio fue el eje central del caso de la fiscalía; sin embargo, no presentó ni una pieza de evidencia creíble que asociara a los trabajadores con el incendio.

Philippe Poutou, candidato francés del NPA, defiende el bombardeo de Trump contra Siria

Por Alex Lantier, 13 abril 2017

El NPA está defendiendo la guerra, descaradamente denunciando cualquier oposición a la imprudente escalada militar estadounidense como apoyo al asesinato en masa del régimen sirio.

Después de tres años de guerra en Yemen, el Pentágono da pasos para intensificar la masacre

Por Bill Van Auken, 13 abril 2017

El gobierno de Trump se está preparando para una posible intervención terrestre directa en apoyo de la salvaje guerra del régimen saudí para promover una agenda de confrontación con Irán.

New in French

Pendant que les médias américains poussent à la guerre en reprenant les accusations de la CIA sur l’usage d’armes chimiques
Les morts des bombardements américains triplent en Syrie et en Irak

Par Patrick Martin, 13 avril 2017

Un nouveau rapport montre que les bombardements américains ont tué beaucoup plus de civils en Irak, y compris les enfants, qu’il n’y aurait eu de morts dans l’attaque chimique alléguée de la semaine dernière en Syrie.

Malgré l’approbation par le G7 de la frappe aérienne contre la Syrie, les divisions américano-européennes s’intensifient

Par Alex Lantier et ohannes Stern, 13 avril 2017

Nonobstant leur soutien vocal pour la frappe de missiles américaine sur la Syrie la semaine dernière, les puissances européennes entrent en conflit de plus en plus avec les États-Unis sur le commerce extérieur et la politique étrangère.

Le collectif «Pou La Gwiyann dékolé» veut démobiliser la grève en Guyane

Par Anthony Torres, 13 avril 2017

Le collectif jouer sur le temps et la pression financière qui s’exerce sur les grévistes pour démobiliser la contestation lancée il y a 3 semaines.

Qu’est-ce qu’il y a derrière la course à la guerre de l’Allemagne contre la Syrie ?

Par Johannes Stern, 13 avril 2017

Suite à la déclaration de soutien du gouvernement Merkel pour l’attaque américaine contre la Syrie, les médias allemands ont lancé une campagne en faveur de l’extension de l’agression contre ce pays.

New in German

Heuchelei über Chemiewaffeneinsatz in Syrien
Dreimal mehr Todesopfer durch US-Angriffe im Irak

Von Patrick Martin, 13. April 2017

Mehr Zivilisten, auch Kinder, wurden im Irak durch US-Bombardements getötet als beim Chemiewaffenangriff in Syrien letzte Woche, berichtet die Beobachtungsplattform Airwars.

Trump droht Nordkorea und stellt China ein Ultimatum

Von Peter Symonds, 13. April 2017

Trump bereitet einen Angriff auf Nordkorea vor, falls China sich ihm nicht beugt und Pjöngjang einen weiteren Atom- oder Raketentest durchführt.

Rechte Medien mobilisieren für Jörg Baberowski

Von Peter Schwarz, 13. April 2017

Nachdem das Landgericht Köln dem Bremer Asta erlaubt hat, Humboldt-Professor Jörg Baberowski als Rechtsradikalen zu bezeichnen, mobilisieren rechte Medien und braune Netzwerke zu seiner Verteidigung.

Elf Jahre nach NSU-Mord: Ex-Verfassungsschützer Temme erneut schwer belastet

Von Marianne Arens, 13. April 2017

Die Ergebnisse einer Forschungsgruppe aus London belasten erneut den früheren Verfassungsschützer, der sich zur Tatzeit an dem Ort aufhielt, an dem Halit Yosgat ermordet wurde.

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Perspective

What would a US-European-Russian war look like?

13 April 2017

There is virtually no discussion in the mass media of the catastrophic consequences of a war involving the United States, the European powers and Russia.

Earlier Perspectives »

International Committee of the Fourth International

For Peace, Equality and Socialism!
International Committee of the Fourth International calls May Day Online Rally

Commentary

US claims of Syria nerve gas attack: The anatomy of a lie

By Patrick Martin, 13 April 2017

All available evidence suggests that the tragedy in Khan Sheikhoun is a deliberate provocation organized by the American CIA and its clients among the Syrian “rebels.”

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

Der Spiegel columnist adopts slogans of the far right

By Ulrich Rippert, 13 April 2017

Jakob Augstein, son of the founder of Der Spiegel and publisher of the weekly newspaper Freitag, has adopted positions associated with the far right: identity and homeland.

Australian pseudo-left promotes fraudulent posturing of new union head

By Oscar Grenfell, 13 April 2017

The pseudo-left have hailed the attempts by new ACTU head Sally McManus to rebuild the influence of the unions, in order to head-off mounting discontent.

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

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

By Eric London, 12 April 2017

Video showing police dragging passenger from United Airlines flight sparks outrage

Free the Maruti Suzuki workers!

“It is a frame-up and war on the working class”
Support grows for Maruti Suzuki workers

By our reporters, 13 April 2017

It has been nearly a month since an Indian judge condemned 13 autoworkers to life imprisonment.

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

By Jerry White, 12 April 2017

Indian ICFI supporters to picket for release of Maruti Suzuki workers

12 April 2017

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 »

Science

Spectrum of anti-hydrogen observed

By Joe Mount, 13 April 2017

Initial results from the ALPHA-2 experiment show that matter and antimatter differ by at most 200 parts per trillion.

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

More on the fight for historical truth »

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.

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

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

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