Immigrant arrests up 33 percent since Trump inauguration

By Patrick Martin, 18 April 2017

The swelling total of detained immigrants, many of them with no criminal record, is clogging the courts and detention centers.

Mounting political tensions in aftermath of Turkish referendum

By Halil Celik, 18 April 2017

Sunday’s constitutional referendum in Turkey has intensified the political crisis within the country and further complicated Ankara’s already tense relations with Europe.

Ballot dispute erupts as Erdogan declares a “Yes” victory in Turkish constitutional referendum

Severe humanitarian crisis in Iraq with 800,000 going to bed hungry

By Jean Shaoul, 18 April 2017

A new survey, the most comprehensive ever carried out in Iraq, found that 53 percent of residents and 66 percent of internally displaced people are vulnerable to “food insecurity.”

Trump administration announces new military operation in Somalia

By Eddie Haywood, 18 April 2017

The Pentagon announced the deployment of dozens of US troops to Somalia last week, the first traditional military operation in the country since 1994.

Trade spat precedes IMF meeting

By Nick Beams, 18 April 2017

While forecasting a “cyclical recovery”, IMF managing director, Christine Lagarde has said a “sword of protectionism” hangs over the world economy.

Ultra-right libertarian to run the US Education Office of Civil Rights

By Nancy Hanover, 18 April 2017

A look at the ideological and political history of Candice Jackson, named by US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to head up the education department’s Office of Civil Rights.

BP oil well blowout in North Alaska

By Matthew Taylor, 18 April 2017

The natural gas and crude oil spill highlights the recent history of BP and other oil companies’ record of safety and environmental violations.

Latest cuts plan at ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe threatens 4,000 jobs

By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 18 April 2017

ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe has adopted a new program of jobs and cost cutting aimed at slashing €500 million over the next three years.

Papua New Guinea soldiers attack refugees in Australian-run prison camp

By Max Newman, 18 April 2017

At least three asylum seekers were injured by armed soldiers who assaulted the refugee detention centre on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island.

India strengthens defence ties with Bangladesh

By Sarath Kumara, 18 April 2017

The Indian government, in line with US geo-strategic manoeuvres, is attempting to reduce Bangladesh’s military and economic reliance on China.

New in Urdu

امریکہ نے افغانستان پر غیر ایٹمی بم پھینک کر انسانیت کے خلاف بڑ ے جرم کا ارتکاب کیا ہے

14 April 2017

جب کہ امریکی حکومت اور میڈیا ایک جعلساز اور جھوٹی ’’کیمیائی ہتھیاروں ‘‘کے شام میں استعمال کرنے پر بے شمار جنگی پروپیگنڈ ے میں مصروف تھے ۔ اس دوران واشنگٹن افغانستان پر تباہ کن غیر ایٹمی بم کو گرانے کی تیاری میں مصروف تھا۔

New in Russian

Социально-экономические основы политики идентичности: Неравенство и рост афроамериканской элиты

Дэвид Уолш, 18 апреля 2017 г.

В продолжение последних четырех десятилетий среди афроамериканцев произошла резкая поляризация. Привилегированный слой заинтересован в проведении политики, строящейся вокруг вопросов расы.

New in Spanish

Rusia e Irán emiten una advertencia del nuevo ataque estadounidense contra Siria

Por Jordan Shilton, 18 abril 2017

Rusia e Irán advirtieron que cualquier ataque de Estados Unidos en Siria tendría “graves consecuencias” para la región y el mundo.

Guerra y Revolución: 1914-1917

Por Nick Beams, 18 abril 2017

Aquí publicamos el texto de una conferencia pronunciada el 8 de abril por Nick Beams, miembro del Consejo Editorial Internacional del World Socialist Web Site. Es la tercera de cinco conferencias internacionales en línea presentadas por el Comité Internacional de la Cuarta Internacional para conmemorar el centenario de la Revolución Rusa de 1917.

New in Turkish

Trump yönetimi Kore ile çatışmayı pervasızca tırmandırıyor

Joseph Kishore ve David North, 18 Nisan 2017

Trump yönetimi, iki ülke arasındaki gerilimleri azaltmaya çalışmak yerine, ABD’nin yakında bir askeri eyleme geçme olasılığına işaret eden söylemini sürdürdü.

Erdoğan referandumda zafer ilan ederken oylama tartışması patlak verdi

Halil Çelik, 18 Nisan 2017

Referandum, hızla seçim hilesine ilişkin kuşkuları gündeme getiren geniş çaplı oylama usulsüzlükleriyle damgalandı.

Suriyeli asiler intihar saldırısında en az 126 sivili katletti

Jordan Shilton, 18 Nisan 2017

Han Şeyhun’da düzenlendiği iddia edilen gaz saldırısının ardından gösterdiği manevi öfkenin tam aksine, bir intihar saldırısında 100’den fazla Suriyelinin ölümü, Batılı devletlerden neredeyse hiçbir kınamaya yol açmadı.

New in French

L’administration de Trump accélère témérairement le conflit avec la Corée

Par Joseph Kishore et David North, 18 avril 2017

Le danger d’une guerre nucléaire n’a pas été si grand depuis la fin de la guerre froide.

Conflit sur le scrutin alors qu’Erdogan déclare le Oui gagnant dans le referendum sur la constitution turque

Par Halil Celik, 18 avril 2017

Selon les résultats publiés dimanche soir, le referendum sur la constitution du président turc Recep Tayyip Erdogan a obtenu 51,4 pour cent du vote

New in German

Trump-Regierung eskaliert Konflikt mit Korea

Von Joseph Kishore und David North, 18. April 2017

Die Gefahr eines Atomkriegs ist heute akuter als auf dem Höhepunkt des Kalten Kriegs.

Umstrittenes Ergebnis im türkischen Verfassungsreferendum: Erdoğan erklärt Wahlsieg

Von Halil Celik, 18. April 2017

Laut offiziellen Ergebnissen hat der türkische Präsident Erdoğan das Verfassungsreferendum mit einer Mehrheit von 51,4 Prozent gewonnen.

Medien und politisches Establishment behandeln Einsatz der größten Bombe seit Hiroshima als Nebensache

Von Barry Grey, 18. April 2017

Weder die Medien noch das politische Establishment in den USA und Europa äußerten nennenswerten Protest gegen den erstmaligen Kampfeinsatz der stärksten nicht-nuklearen Waffe im Arsenal der USA.

Verteidigt die Meinungsfreiheit an der Humboldt-Universität!

International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 18. April 2017

Die Leitung der Berliner Humboldt-Universität versucht, inhaltliche Kritik an rechten Professoren auf dem Campus systematisch zu unterbinden.

CIA-Direktor erklärt WikiLeaks zum rechtlosen „Feind“

Von Eric London, 18. April 2017

Laut Michael Pompeo von der CIA gilt der erste Zusatzartikel der US-Verfassung nur noch für Meinungen, die der Geheimdienst ausdrücklich toleriert.

Berliner Flughäfen: Verdi in Bedrängnis

Von Verena Nees, 18. April 2017

Viele Verdi-Mitglieder sind empört über den Tarifabschluss für die Bodenverkehrsdienste der Berliner Flughäfen, den sie mehrheitlich abgelehnt haben. Verdi warnt vor angeblichen „Fake News“.

Hessen: Burka-Verbot im Verdi-Tarifvertrag

Von Marianne Arens, 18. April 2017

Fünf Gewerkschaften in Hessen haben im öffentlichen Dienst ein so genanntes Burka-Verbot im Tarifvertrag akzeptiert. Damit haben sie eine Hintertür geöffnet, um die Vollverschleierung zu verbieten, obwohl ein entsprechendes Gesetz gar nicht existiert.

Neues Sparprogramm von ThyssenKrupp bedroht über 4000 Stahlarbeitsplätze

Von Elisabeth Zimmermann, 18. April 2017

In den nächsten drei Jahren sollen bei ThyssenKrupp weitere 500 Millionen Euro eingespart werden. IG Metall und Betriebsräte, übernehmen die Aufgabe, die Einsparungen durchzusetzen.

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Perspective

Washington pushes world to brink of nuclear war

18 April 2017

Statements from US officials have laid bare the recklessness of the tactics being pursued by Washington, threatening a war on the Korean peninsula involving the use of nuclear weapons and the deaths of millions.

Earlier Perspectives »

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
April 17-23: Lenin issues April Theses

17 April 2017

One hundred years ago this week, Lenin follows his return to Petrograd with an unexpected declaration of war against a section of the leadership of his own party, which is still a minority in the soviets. Trotsky later refers to Lenin’s campaign inside the party, which opened with the publication of the April Theses, as the “struggle for the rearming of the Bolshevik ranks.”

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

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

War and Revolution: 1914–1917

By Nick Beams, 10 April 2017

Commentary

Obama lives it up in the lap of luxury

By Niles Niemuth, 18 April 2017

Former president Barack Obama has spent much of the three months since he left office on vacation with his multi-millionaire and billionaire friends.

Behind the Sun’s diatribe against footballer Ross Barkley

By Tony Robson, 18 April 2017

In the furore surrounding the filthy column by Kelvin MacKenzie, little has been said about the attack on working class men in Liverpool that constitutes the main thrust of his column.

Trump administration recklessly escalating the conflict with Korea

By Joseph Kishore and David North, 17 April 2017

Syrian rebels massacre at least 126 civilians in suicide bomb blast

By Jordan Shilton, 17 April 2017

Democrats push anti-Russian campaign at “tax day” protests

By our reporters, 17 April 2017

The domination of finance capital: Who rules the world?

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

Free the Maruti Suzuki workers!

Sri Lankan plantation and railway workers condemn Maruti Suzuki frame-up

By our correspondents, 18 April 2017

Workers on tea plantations in Sri Lanka’s hill country and railway quarters in Colombo demanded the release of the 13 Indian framed-up autoworkers sentenced to life in prison.

“The only ones who gain from war are those in power, the upper one percent”
US autoworkers denounce drive to World War III, demand freedom for Maruti Suzuki workers

By Marcus Day and George Gallanis, 17 April 2017

Sri Lankan artists express solidarity with the framed-up 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 frame-up of the Maruti Suzuki workers—Part 2: The factory fire and the death of Avineesh Dev

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

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

By Jerry White, 12 April 2017

More on the frame-up of Maruti Suzuki workers »

Arts

Edward Yang’s Taipei Story (1985) depicts a city of sadness and alienation

By Fred Mazelis, 18 April 2017

One of the early films of major Taiwanese director Edward Yang was recently screened in the US for the first time.

On the Freedom Highway with Rhiannon Giddens

By Hiram Lee, 15 April 2017

The Coming War on China: A pacifist appeal

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

International Committee of the Fourth International

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

IYSSE

The German weekly Die Zeit, Jörg Baberowski and the Historians Dispute

By Christoph Vandreier, 17 April 2017

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

More on the fight for historical truth »

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas
Strikes hit mines in Peru and Mexico as retired US coal miners face health care cutoff

18 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

Amazon workers denounce working conditions

By Evan Blake, 17 April 2017

Argentine teachers launch protest strike

By Rafael Azul, 17 April 2017

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.

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

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

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 »