French ruling elite rallies around Macron

By Anthony Torres and Alex Lantier, 25 April 2017

Despite claims that Emmanuel Macron represents a “democratic” alternative to the fascistic Marine Le Pen, the former banker seeks to extend France's anti-democratic state of emergency, impose drastic austerity and re-establish the draft.

France’s election at gunpoint

More on the French presidential election »

US naval “armada” menaces North Korea

By Peter Symonds, 25 April 2017

The nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Michigan, is due to arrive in South Korea today where it will be joined by the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and its strike group.

Pence’s Asian tour reinforces US threats to North Korea

Australian senator warns of war with China

By Oscar Grenfell, 25 April 2017

Nick Xenophon’s remarks last week made clear that Australia is on the frontlines of the US confrontation with China.

US defense secretary makes crisis trip to Afghanistan

By Bill Van Auken, 25 April 2017

Mattis arrived in Kabul as his Afghan counterpart and other top military commanders were resigning over a disastrous Taliban attack that killed nearly 200 troops.

Attack on UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn over nuclear first strike

By Chris Marsden and Paul Mitchell, 25 April 2017

Britain’s ruling elite is set on establishing that the fundamental criteria for leading the country is a readiness to launch World War III.

UK Labour right calls for cross-party pro-EU alliances in general election

Sanders campaigns for anti-abortion Democrat in Nebraska

By Patrick Martin, 25 April 2017

Since Clinton’s defeat in the presidential election, Sanders has become one of the most prominent national spokesmen for the Democratic Party.

After vacation with billionaires
Obama returns to Chicago to promote “civic engagement”

By Kristina Betinis, 25 April 2017

The former president attended two small events focused on youth in politics, and exposed the unbridgeable divide between the Democratic Party and the vast majority of the population.

Obama lives it up in the lap of luxury

Voices of the March for Science

By our reporters, 25 April 2017

Dozens of scientists, students, workers and other supporters of science spoke with Socialist Equality Party supporters during marches on April 22.

Hundreds of thousands march worldwide to defend science

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

“To the staff of the WSWS and its readers”
A response from a scientist to “Science and socialism”

Ann Arbor, Michigan father of two faces deportation

By Lawrence Porter, 25 April 2017

A rally was held Monday in support of Jose Luis Sanchez-Ronquillo, an undocumented Mexican immigrant with two American children who has lived in Michigan for nearly 20 years.

Detroit father deported after 19 years in the US

By Tyler Van Dyke, 25 April 2017

Homeland Security chief defends deportation of DREAMer immigrant

More on the attacks on immigrants »

Rail companies Bombardier and Siemens plan merger

By Gustav Kemper, 25 April 2017

Since the beginning of 2017, the two rail companies have been engaged in secret merger negotiations behind the backs of their employees.

UK adult social care system on verge of collapse

By Dennis Moore, 25 April 2017

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics found that the suicide rate for care workers is now twice the national average.

Sri Lankan government seeks to suppress garbage disaster protests

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 25 April 2017

The move to outlaw protests against garbage dumps has broader implications for all basic democratic rights.

New in Chinese

社会主义与俄国百年革命史:1917-2017

David North and Joseph Kishore 撰写,2017年4月24日

今年是历史性的1917革命的一百周年,该事件从俄国二月革命的爆发开始, 到十月以“十天震动世界”的表现形式达到高潮-推翻资本主义临时政府和布尔什维克党取得政权。

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Cumbre del FMI refleja proximidad a una guerra comercial a nivel global

Por Nick Beams, 25 abril 2017

La postura oficial de “resistirse al proteccionismo”, antes sostenida por las principales instituciones económicas, es ahora vista como demasiado controversial.

Secretario de Defensa estadounidense pone en la mira a Siria con sus acusaciones de armas químicas

Por Bill Van Auken, 25 abril 2017

La acusación contra Damasco tiene como objetivo otorgar un pretexto para renovar la agresión de EE.UU.

Washington amenaza guerra contra Irán

Por Bill Van Auken, 25 abril 2017

El secretario de Estado Tillerson le dejó claro a Teherán que atenerse al acuerdo nuclear no influye en prevenir una agresión militar estadounidense.

El mitin Pro Guerra de Philippe Poutou, candidato del NPA

Por Alex Lantier, 25 abril 2017

El 19 de abril el Nouveaus Parti anticapitaliste, NPA, tuvo su reunión final a favor de su candidato presidencial Philippe Poutou en París.

El silencio de la pseudo-izquierda sobre el peligro de guerra

Por Eric London, 25 abril 2017

Muchas organizaciones políticas que se denominan izquierdistas han ignorado o se han doblegado al lanzamiento de Trump de “la madre de todas las bombas” en Afganistán y sus amenazas imprudentes contra Corea del Norte.

Medios de comunicación estadounidenses advierten sobre “Intromisión Rusa” en América Latina

Por Alex González, 25 abril 2017

La afirmación de que Rusia está tratando de aumentar su influencia en América Latina es parte de un esfuerzo más amplio para preparar a la opinión pública para la guerra con Rusia.

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La classe politique tente de s'unir derrière la candidature militariste de Macron

Par Anthony Torres et Alexandre Lantier, 25 avril 2017

Soutenir Macron ne signifie pas « faire barrage » à la dictature, mais indiquer une préférence pour une dictature qu'imposerait un allié de l'Union européenne.

La réunion du FMI indique une descente vers la guerre commerciale mondiale

Par Nick Beams, 25 avril 2017

Les promesses de « résister au protectionnisme », depuis longtemps associées aux déclarations publiées par les plus grandes institutions économiques mondiales, sont maintenant considérées comme trop controversées.

Des centaines de milliers de manifestants dans le monde entier pour défendre la science

Par Patrick Martin, 25 avril 2017

Plus de 600 marches et manifestations ont été organisées à l’appui de la manifestation principale à Washington DC, qui a attirée environ 75 000 personnes.

Les Etats-Unis intensifient leur campagne contre Julian Assange

Par Barry Grey, 25 avril 2017

Le World Socialist Web Site condamne les préparatifs rapportés du ministère de la justice des États-Unis pour mettre en accusation pour espionnage le fondateur de WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, et délivrer un mandat d’arrêt contre lui.

New in German

IWF-Treffen: Wachsende Tendenzen zu globalem Handelskrieg

Von Nick Beams, 25. April 2017

Verpflichtungen zum Widerstand gegen Protektionismus, die lange ein fester Bestandteil von Erklärungen der größten Welthandelsorganisationen waren, werden heute als zu brisant angesehen.

AfD rückt weiter nach rechts

Von Peter Schwarz, 25. April 2017

2013 als Anti-Euro-Partei gegründet, die national-konservative mit neoliberalen Programmpunkten verknüpfte, ist die AfD nun endgültig auf einen rechtsextremen, völkisch-nationalistischen Kurs eingeschwenkt.

USA verstärken Kampagne gegen Julian Assange

Von Barry Grey, 25. April 2017

Die World Socialist Web Site verurteilt die Pläne des US-Justizministeriums, WikiLeaks-Gründer Julian Assange der Spionage anzuklagen und einen Haftbefehl gegen ihn zu erlassen.

Macron und Le Pen in der Stichwahl

Von Alex Lantier, 24. April 2017

Durch den Zusammenbruch des traditionellen Zweiparteiensystems konnte die neofaschistische Kandidatin Marine Le Pen zur möglichen Präsidentin aufsteigen.

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Perspective

The double-execution horror in Arkansas

25 April 2017

The world looked on in horror last night as two death row inmates were put to death in the first double-execution since 2000.

Earlier Perspectives »

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
April 24-30: Trotsky released from British prison camp in Canada

24 April 2017

As Trotsky is released from the camp in Canada, the Bolshevik Party in Petrograd is embroiled in turmoil following the publication of Lenin’s April Theses. The party holds a city conference, in which Lenin’s positions win substantial support.

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

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

Free the Maruti Suzuki workers!

Modi’s “Make in India” campaign and the battle of the Maruti Suzuki workers

By Pradeep Ramanayake, 25 April 2017

In arguing for the hanging of the framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers, the prosecution denounced the workers for imperiling the Modi government’s efforts to woo profit-hungry investors.

Sri Lanka: Jaffna residents demand release of Maruti Suzuki workers

By our correspondents, 22 April 2017

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

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 »

IYSSE

Open letter from the IYSSE to the president of Humboldt University in Berlin

22 April 2017

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

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

More on the fight for historical truth »

Arts

WSWS arts editor David Walsh speaks at San Diego State University on art and identity politics

By our reporters, 22 April 2017

International Committee of the Fourth International

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

Commentary

IMF meeting signals descent into global trade war

By Nick Beams, 24 April 2017

US prepares military response to world-historic famine in sub-Saharan Africa, Arabian Peninsula

By Thomas Gaist, 24 April 2017

Hawaii to modernize nuclear fallout shelters

By Niles Niemuth, 24 April 2017

“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

US steps up campaign against Julian Assange

By Barry Grey, 22 April 2017

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

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas
Brazilian general strike set for Friday

25 April 2017

The World Socialist Web Site urges workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature by emailing information to comments@wsws.org.

Fujitsu strikers in the UK speak out in defence of framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers

UK nurses in online vote over strike in protest at low pay

Socialist Equality Party

SEP (Australia) and IYSSE public meetings
Stop the drive to world war! For peace, equality and socialism!

22 April 2017

The meetings will outline the socialist and internationalist perspective required to prevent the descent of the global capitalist system into a catastrophic third world war.

ICFI supporters in India call meeting on “World War and the Russian Revolution”

22 April 2017

Speakers will explain that the only way to prevent another world war is the mobilisation of Indian workers as a part of an international anti-war movement.

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.