China appeals to US to back down from war with North Korea

By James Cogan, 15 April 2017

Amid media claims that North Korea is on the verge of another weapons test, the US military is continuing its provocative operations in North East Asia.

US media reports Trump preparing “preemptive strike” on North Korea

CIA Director calls WikiLeaks an “enemy,” says Assange has “no First Amendment freedoms”

By Eric London, 15 April 2017

Pompeo’s speech lays out the new standard: the First Amendment only applies to speech that the CIA deems tolerable.

Russia and Iran issue warning against further US attack on Syria

By Jordan Shilton, 15 April 2017

Russia and Iran warned that any US attack in Syria would have “grave consequences” for the region and the world.

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

Australian academics witch-hunted for challenging US lies on Syria attack

More on the war in Syria »

Turkey to vote on constitutional referendum Sunday

By Halil Celik, 15 April 2017

On Sunday, more than 55 million Turkish citizens will participate in a referendum on the constitutional amendments proposed by the ruling Justice and Development Party.

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

Trump makes pro-insurance company changes to Obamacare

By Kate Randall, 15 April 2017

The giant private insurers claim that Americans are “gaming” the ACA by signing up only when they get sick and dropping out after receiving medical treatment.

Trump’s new federal law blocks state funding for Planned Parenthood

By Kathleen Martin, 15 April 2017

The move is part of a broader attack on healthcare and the right to abortion services.

UK: The anti-union laws and the trade union bureaucracy

By Robert Stevens, 15 April 2017

It would be more correct to describe the legislation restricting strikes not as anti-union laws, but as “pro-trade union bureaucracy laws.”

Whistleblower uncovers London police hacking of journalists and protestors

By Trevor Johnson, 15 April 2017

The existence of a secretive unit acting illegally within the Metropolitan Police raises fundamental issues of democratic rights that have not been broached by the media.

German football team coach bus hit by roadside bombs

By Dietmar Henning, 15 April 2017

Four days after the bomb attack on the bus of the Borussia Dortmund (BVB) football club there is still no clear information regarding either the identity of the attacker(s) or motive.

Australian worker challenges union-company wage-cutting deal

By Oscar Grenfell, 15 April 2017

The agreement struck between the SDA and Coles saved the supermarket giant tens of millions of dollars.

New Zealand meat union pushes through pro-company deal at Taylor Preston

By Tom Peters, 15 April 2017

The contract means another two years of poverty wages for meat workers while the cost of living, especially for housing, continues to soar.

New in Russian

За мир, равенство и социализм!
Международный Комитет Четвертого Интернационала проводит Интернациональный онлайновый Первомайский митинг

15 апреля 2017 г.

Ведущие представители Международного Комитета Четвертого Интернационала со всего мира выступят на митинге, говоря о борьбе за объединение рабочего класса против войны, диктатуры и капиталистической системы.

Эта неделя в русской революции
3–9 апреля: США объявляют войну Германии

15 апреля 2017 г.

Рабочее движение по всему миру требует прекращения империалистической бойни в Европе, но капиталистические элиты жаждут все больше крови. Соединенные Штаты объявляют войну Германии и мобилизуют сотни тысяч молодых парней, чтобы использовать их в качестве пушечного мяса.

New in Spanish

EE.UU. lanza el mayor arma no nuclear en Afganistán: Un crimen contra la humanidad

Por Bill Van Auken y David North, 15 abril 2017

Aun cuando el gobierno y los medios de comunicación estadounidenses produjeron propaganda de guerra sobre el ataque fabricado de “armas químicas” en Siria, Washington se preparaba para lanzar su arma no nuclear más grande.

¿Cómo se vería una guerra entre EE.UU., Europa y Rusia?

Por Barry Grey, 15 abril 2017

No ha habido prácticamente ninguna discusión en la prensa sobre las catastróficas consecuencias de una guerra que involucre a EE.UU., las potencias europeas y Rusia.

Las acusaciones estadounidenses de un ataque sirio con gas nervioso: La anatomía de una mentira

Por Patrick Martin, 15 abril 2017

Toda la evidencia disponible sugiere que la tragedia en Khan Sheikhoun fue una provocación estadounidense organizada por la CIA y sus clientes “rebeldes” sirios.

Gorsuch restaura la mayoría ultraderechista de la Corte Suprema de EEUU

Por Patrick Martin, 15 abril 2017

La nueva justicia fue confirmada por el Senado el viernes y juramentado el lunes.

New in Turkish

Bir ABD-Avrupa-Rusya savaşı neye benzeyecek?

Barry Grey, 14 Nisan 2017

Amerika Birleşik Devletleri ve Avrupa’nın büyük emperyalist devletleri ile Rusya arasındaki gerilimler, Soğuk Savaş’tan bu yana en yüksek noktasında.

New in French

Les médias américains rapportent que Trump prépare une « attaque préventive » sur la Corée du Nord

Par James Cogan, 15 avril 2017

Le prétexte pour une attaque américaine serait d’empêcher Pyongyang d’effectuer un autre essai d’armes nucléaires.

Les États-Unis larguent la plus grande bombe non-nucléaire sur l’Afghanistan : un crime contre l’humanité

Par Bill Auken et David North, 15 avril 2017

Alors même que le gouvernement et les médias américains débitaient une propagande de guerre sur « l’attaque » aux armes chimiques en Syrie, Washington se préparait à larguer sa plus grande bombe non-nucléaire.

La contexte d’une machination anti-ouvrière :
Les travailleurs de Maruti Suzuki : pour quoi ils se battaient

Par Jerry White, 15 avril 2017

La condamnation à perpétuité par un juge indiende 13 travailleurs de l’automobile au cours du mois dernier a été un acte de rétorsion de classe pour le rôle de leader que les travailleurs de Maruti Suzuki ont joué dans l’opposition aux conditions d’exploitation extrêmes qui prévalent à travers l’Inde.

Le président mexicain qualifie les critiques de l’armée «d’inadmissibles et d’inacceptables»

Par Alex Gonzales, 15 avril 2017

Devant 32.000 soldats, le président mexicain Enrique Peña Nieto a qualifié les critiques de l'armée «d’inadmissibles et d’inacceptables».

Le chroniqueur du Spiegel s’approprie les propos de l’extrême-droite

Par Ulrich Rippert, 15 avril 2017

Jakob Augstein, fils du fondateur de Der Spiegel et éditeur de l’hebdomadaire Freitag, s’approprie des points de vue associés à l’extrême-droite : l’identité et la patrie.

New in German

USA bombardieren Afghanistan mit größter nicht-nuklearer Waffe: Ein Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit

Von Bill Van Auken und David North, 15. April 2017

Während die US-Regierung noch ihre Kriegspropaganda über den fabrizierten „Chemiewaffenangriff“ in Syrien verbreiten ließ, bereitete sie schon den Abwurf ihrer größten nicht-nuklearen Waffe auf Afghanistan vor.

Laut Medienberichten bereitet Trump einen „Präventivschlag“ gegen Nordkorea vor

Von James Cogan, 15. April 2017

Laut einem „Exklusivbericht“ der NBC News ist die Trump-Regierung zu einem „Präventivschlag mit konventionellen Waffen“ bereit, sollte sie davon überzeugt sein, dass Nordkorea einen weiteren Atomwaffentest vorbereite.

Die Zeit, Baberowski und der Historikerstreit

Von Christoph Vandreier, 15. April 2017

Die Wochenzeitung Die Zeit hat in ihrer jüngsten Ausgabe einen ganzseitigen Artikel über die Auseinandersetzung mit Humboldt-Professor Jörg Baberowski veröffentlicht.

Militärhistoriker fordert mehr politische Macht der Armeeführung

Von Johannes Stern, 15. April 2017

Wer verstehen will, wie weit die Rückkehr des deutschen Militarismus bereits fortgeschritten ist, sollte die Außenansicht in der Süddeutschen Zeitung vom Dienstag lesen.

US-Behauptungen über syrischen Nervengasangriff: Die Anatomie einer Lüge

Von Patrick Martin, 15. April 2017

Seit einer Woche wiederholen die Medien sklavisch die Behauptung der US-Regierung, das syrische Regime habe am 4. April Chemiewaffen gegen Idlib eingesetzt.

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Perspective

Media, political establishment treat dropping of biggest bomb since Hiroshima as nonevent

15 April 2017

The first-ever use in combat of the most destructive nonnuclear weapon in the US arsenal evoked no significant protest from either the media or the political establishment in the US and Europe.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Interview

“In a nuclear war between the US and Russia, everybody in the world would die”
Nuclear experts speak on the dangers of war between the US and Russia

By Bryan Dyne and Barry Grey, 15 April 2017

The World Socialist Web Site recently spoke with Steven Starr and Greg Mello, both experts on the consequences of nuclear war.

US drops largest non-nuclear weapon on Afghanistan: A crime against humanity

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

International Committee of the Fourth International

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

Commentary

Sri Lankan government sponsors a sham celebration of the Russian Revolution

By Vijith Samarasinghe, 15 April 2017

The event was a congregation of right-wing politicians, pseudo-lefts and anti-Marxist representatives of academia who are deeply hostile to the heritage of the Russian Revolution.

The domination of finance capital: Who rules the world?

By Nick Beams, 15 April 2017

There is no meaningful distinction between industrial and finance capital because, in the end, all capital is finance capital, an important study has found.

Britain’s Guardian cynically poses as opponent of war in Syria

By Chris Marsden, 14 April 2017

Arts

On the Freedom Highway with Rhiannon Giddens

By Hiram Lee, 15 April 2017

Folk singer Rhiannon Giddens’ latest album will almost certainly be counted among the best of this year.

The Coming War on China: A pacifist appeal

By Richard Phillips, 14 April 2017

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

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

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

15 April 2017

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

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

IYSSE

Right-wing media mobilizes in support of Humboldt University Professor Jörg Baberowski

By Peter Schwarz, 14 April 2017

Right-wing media and fascistic organizations are rushing to defend Professor Jörg Baberowski after a court ruled that students at Bremen University are permitted to describe him as a “right-wing radical.”

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!

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 »

Free the Maruti Suzuki workers!

Sri Lankan artists express solidarity with the framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers

By our reporters, 13 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

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

By Jerry White, 12 April 2017

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

By our reporters, 13 April 2017

Indian ICFI supporters to picket for release of Maruti Suzuki workers

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

Science

Spectrum of anti-hydrogen observed

By Joe Mount, 13 April 2017

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.

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 »