Sections of Paris on lockdown after pre-election shooting

By Johannes Stern and Alex Lantier, 21 April 2017

The day before Thursday's attack, French authorities said they planned to put 50,000 troops in the streets on Election Day, effectively holding the election at gunpoint.

France announces major military deployment on presidential election day

No to war and nationalism! Build the PES!
Parti de l’égalité socialiste statement on the French presidential election

More on the French presidential election »

US government and media ratchet up threats to North Korea

By Mike Head, 21 April 2017

The Trump administration’s ultimatums are intensifying the risk that miscalculations could trigger a conflict that would endanger the lives of millions of people.

US vice president warns North Korea “the sword is ready”

Washington pushes world to brink of nuclear war

US preparing to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

By Kevin Reed, 21 April 2017

According to a press reports Thursday, the US Department of Justice has prepared the charges it needs to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

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

Three dead as millions demonstrate across Venezuela

By Eric London, 21 April 2017

Wednesday’s opposition demonstration was a right-wing show of force aimed at securing more favorable bargaining terms with the government, which held a large rally of its own.

Detroit resumes mass water shutoffs with nearly 18,000 households at risk

By Shannon Jones, 21 April 2017

This month marks the beginning of an annual spring offensive by utilities across the US targeting the poorest and most vulnerable sections of the population for service disconnection.

Unions collaborate with Trump to push trade war and militarism

By Jerry White, 21 April 2017

The anti-working class AFL-CIO is providing the deeply hated president with critical political support as he prepares for war and a massive assault on jobs and social programs.

Trump pushes reactionary “Buy American, Hire American” plan

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez found dead in his prison cell

By Alan Gilman, 21 April 2017

On the day that his former teammates were being honored at the White House, former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell.

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos reverses Obama-era decision on student loan debt

By Kayla Costa and Genevieve Leigh, 21 April 2017

The decision to halt plans for a single vendor to service student loans, a process started under Obama, marks an escalation of the attack on public education and indebted students.

Panorama’s “A Spy in the IRA” reveals British collusion in Irish Republican Army internal discipline murders

By Steve James, 21 April 2017

As many as 50 murders are alleged to have been carried out by the Irish Republican Army’s Internal Security unit, 30 under the alleged British agent “Stakeknife.”

Indian elite hails US bombings in Syria and Afghanistan

By Deepal Jayasekera, 21 April 2017

Leaders of the ruling Bharatiya Janatha Party and the opposition Congress Party support the US military attacks.

Australia: After ABC program, Labor calls for investigation into One Nation

By Cheryl Crisp, 21 April 2017

The “Four Corners” program could signal a turn by the media and political establishment against Hanson and her right-wing party.

The political issues in the fight to reject the Victorian teachers’ EBA

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 21 April 2017

The most detrimental, long-term aspect of the workplace agreement is that it includes sweeping commitments by the teachers' union to enforce a “performance-ranking” system.

New in Turkish

Dünya çapındaki Bilim Yürüyüşü’nün gündeme getirdiği konular
Bilim ve Sosyalizm

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin açıklaması, 21 Nisan 2017

Cumartesi günü, binlerce bilim insanı ve fikir işçisi, kendilerini destekleyen öğrenciler ve emekçiler ile birlikte, dünya çapında Bilim Yürüyüşü’ne katılacak.

Savaşa ve milliyetçiliğe hayır! PES’i inşa edin!
Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin Fransa cumhurbaşkanlığı seçimleri açıklaması

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (Fransa), 21 Nisan 2017

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi, işçi sınıfını savaşa ve kapitalizme karşı mücadelede harekete geçirmek için, işçi sınıfının devrimci uluslararası önderliği olarak DEUK’u inşa etmeyi amaçlamaktadır.

Alman gazetesi Baberowski kararına IYSSE’ye karşı yalan kampanyasıyla tepki veriyor

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (Almanya), 21 Nisan 2017

FAZ’daki makale, oldukça açık bir amaca hizmet etmektedir: sağcı görüşlere yönelik eleştiriyi sindirmek ve ona suç muamelesi yapmak.

NYU Öğrenci Faaliyetleri Kurulu IYSSE’nin itirazını reddetti: Bu siyasi bir sansürdür

Toplumsal Eşitlik İçin Uluslararası Gençlik ve Öğrenciler, 21 Nisan 2017

Yasağa rağmen IYSSE kampüste Marksist siyasi bir perspektif doğrultusunda mücadele etmeye ve öğrencilerin en ciddi kesimlerini işçi sınıfı içinde sosyalist devrimci bir hareket inşa etmeye yönlendirmeye devam edecektir.

Washington Kahire kasabı için kırmızı halı seriyor

Bill Van Auken, 21 Nisan 2017

Washington, Sisi’nin bu tür toplumsal hoşnutsuzluk dışavurumlarını ezmek için demir yumruk kullanmasına bel bağlamaktadır. Trump’ın Mısır diktatörüne hayranlığını açıklayan şey budur.

New in Russian

Эта неделя в русской революции
10-16 апреля: Ленин прибывает на Финляндский вокзал

19 Апрель 2017 г.

Прибытие Ленина на Финляндский вокзал в Петрограде в апреле 1917 года является одним из самых драматических моментов мировой истории. На фоне невиданной крови и страданий мировой войны Ленин приезжает в Петроград с непоколебимой решимостью вооружить большевистскую партию перспективой международной социалистической революции.

New in Spanish

El contexto de una incriminación contra la clase obrera
Lo que disputaban los trabajadores de Maruti Suzuki

Por Jerry White, 21 abril 2017

Las cadenas perpetuas contra trece trabajadores de Maruti Suzuki en India el mes pasado fueron una represalia de clase en respuesta al liderazgo demostrado por los trabajadores en oponerse a las condiciones de explotación que predominan en el país.

Conferencia sobre el centenario de la Revolución Rusa
El legado de 1905 y la estrategia de la Revolución Rusa

Por Fred Williams, 21 abril 2017

Lo que sigue es una redacción de una presentación del 25 de marzo, parte 2 de la Conferencia sobre el centenario de la Revolución Rusa.

New in French

Le secrétaire d’État américain lance une menace de guerre contre l’Iran

Par Bill Van Auken, 21 avril 2017

L’administration a indiqué qu’elle reverra toutes les sanctions abandonnées dans le cadre de l’accord, dans la perspective de les réimposer au pretexte frauduleux que Tehran est « État qui soutien » le terrorisme.

La Science et le socialisme

Déclaration du Parti de l’égalité socialiste, 21 avril 2017

Des centaines de milliers de scientifiques et d’autres professionnels, ainsi que des étudiants et des travailleurs, participeront ce samedi à la Marche mondiale pour la science.

L’hebdomadaire allemand Die Zeit, Jörg Baberowski et la Querelle des historiens

Par Christoph Vandreier, 21 avril 2017

L’article paru dans Die Zeit révèle le virage politique vers la droite effectué par les médias et le monde universitaire. Les opinions politiques et historiques qui avaient suscité une vives réprobation il y a trente ans sont maintenant acceptées et défendues.

New in German

Internationaler March for Science – die politischen Fragen
Wissenschaft und Sozialismus

Erklärung der Sozialistischen Gleichheitspartei, 21. April 2017

Mehrere hunderttausend Wissenschaftler, Forscher und Akademiker sowie Studierende und Arbeiter beteiligen sich am heutigen Samstag am internationalen March for Science.

Frankreich kündigt massiven Militäreinsatz am Wahltag an

Von Johannes Stern und Alex Lantier, 21. April 2017

Nach der Verhaftung von zwei mutmaßlichen IS-Sympathisanten in Marseille planen die französischen Behörden, 50.000 Soldaten und Polizisten während der ersten Runde der Präsidentschaftswahlen einzusetzen.

Ein Offener Brief der IYSSE an die Präsidentin der Humboldt-Universität

Von Sven Wurm, 21. April 2017

In einem Interview mit der Süddeutschen Zeitung griff HU-Präsidentin Sabine Kunst Studierende, die den rechten Professor Jörg Baberowski kritisieren, heftig an.

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Perspective

Washington threatens war against Iran

21 April 2017

Secretary of State Tillerson made clear that Tehran’s compliance with the nuclear agreement would do nothing to prevent US military aggression.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Commentary

The issues posed by the worldwide March for Science
Science and Socialism

By the Socialist Equality Party, 20 April 2017

Hundreds of thousands of scientists and other professionals, together with students and working people, will take part this Saturday in the worldwide March for Science.

Commentary

NPA candidate Philippe Poutou holds pro-war campaign meeting in Paris

By Alex Lantier, 21 April 2017

On Wednesday night, the New Anti-capitalist Party held the final campaign meeting of its presidential candidate, Philippe Poutou, in the north suburbs of Paris.

More on the French presidential election »

The silence of the pseudo-left on the danger of war

By Eric London, 20 April 2017

Sanders begins nationwide tour to promote Democratic Party

By Genevieve Leigh, 20 April 2017

UK parliament votes for snap June 8 general election

By Robert Stevens, 20 April 2017

First reported deportation of “DREAMer” immigrant protected under Obama-era program

By Barry Grey, 20 April 2017

Immigrant arrests up 33 percent since Trump inauguration

More on the attacks on immigrants »

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

Series on the centenary of the Russian Revolution
Online lecture Saturday: The February Revolution

20 April 2017

Joseph Kishore, National Secretary of the Socialist Equality Party in the United States, will be delivering the lecture on Saturday, April 22 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Register for the series at wsws.org/1917.

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 »

Workers Struggles

New York-New Jersey cable workers strike against Spectrum

By Mark Witkowski, 21 April 2017

The telecom company is all demanding painful concessions even as they squander billions on mergers and acquisitions, stock buyback programs and dividend payments to further enrich their top stock holders.

Growing opposition to Verdi trade union at Berlin airports

By Verena Nees, 21 April 2017

Many Verdi members are outraged over the new contract for ground staff at the airports in Berlin, which was rejected by the majority.

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
2,000 miners strike at Barberton Mines in South Africa

21 April 2017

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

“They’re stuffing money into the pockets of the shareholders”
British autoworkers strike BMW to defend pensions

NHS Fightback

Private ward opened in UK National Health Service in Bournemouth Hospital

By Eric Gauld, 21 April 2017

While boasting about its new private ward, the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has, since 2010, shut down several wards in Bournemouth and Christchurch hospitals.

International Committee of the Fourth International

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

IYSSE

Berlin’s Humboldt University attempts to suppress student criticism of Jörg Baberowski

By Christoph Vandreier and David North, 19 April 2017

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

More on the fight for historical truth »

Free the Maruti Suzuki workers!

India: ICFI supporters protest to demand release of Maruti Suzuki workers

By our correspondents, 19 April 2017

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

“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

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

More on the frame-up of Maruti Suzuki workers »

Socialist Equality Party

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

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.

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?

Arts

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

By Fred Mazelis, 18 April 2017

On the Freedom Highway with Rhiannon Giddens