Trump again warns North Korea against nuclear testing

By Peter Symonds, 1 May 2017

Washington is, in effect, blackmailing Beijing, warning that if China does not bring North Korea to heel, the US will do so through military means.

US warns of “catastrophic consequences” if North Korea is not brought to heel

Canada planning for war with North Korea

French right splits as sections back neo-fascist Le Pen

By Kumaran Ira, 1 May 2017

As the French two-party political system collapses, the National Front is developing overt ties with more traditional sections of the French right.

No to Macron and Le Pen! For an active boycott of the French election!

Mélenchon refuses to take a position in French presidential runoff

French youth speak to the WSWS in Amiens: “I’m looking for a movement that wants neither Le Pen nor Macron”

More on the French presidential election »

European Union issues hard-line Brexit negotiating strategy

By Robert Stevens, 1 May 2017

Under the guidelines, discussions on trade between the EU and the UK can only proceed after the divorce payment and agreement on other terms of Britain’s EU exit.

Ahead of EU Brexit summit, Merkel takes tough stance on UK

War rhetoric dominates UK snap general election

People’s Climate March protests Trump attacks on environment

By Patrick Martin, 1 May 2017

The march's agenda overlapped with that of the April 22 March for Science, but it was more closely tied to the Democratic Party and the trade unions.

Floods, tornadoes kill 13 across US South as Trump plans major cuts to disaster relief

By Eric London, 1 May 2017

Entirely preventable, this weekend’s tragic deaths were caused by the lack of public infrastructure, planning and spending on disaster relief.

Health care for 22,600 retired coal miners extended for one week

By Samuel Davidson, 1 May 2017

The extension of medical coverage for 22,600 retired miners for another 20 months is being considered, but such a package would likely exclude pensions.

Each day 150 workers die in the US due to hazardous work conditions

By Matthew Taylor, 1 May 2017

A new report from the AFL-CIO details the perilous state of the US workplace

Poverty among Michigan children greater in 2015 than during “Great Recession”

By Debra Watson, 1 May 2017

Michigan had an official poverty rate of 22.2 percent in 2015, more than at the end of the first full year of the 2008 recession.

Massive enrolment decline at Illinois public colleges and universities due to state budget impasse

By Alexander Fangmann, 1 May 2017

Republican governor Bruce Rauner, abetted by the Democratic Party, is using the budget impasse to force through wide-ranging cuts and consolidations.

Washington, D.C. public transit authority proposes major offensive against workers

By Harvey Simpkins, 1 May 2017

Employees in the national capital’s transit system are being threatened with millions of dollars in wage and benefit cuts.

Nationalists storm Macedonia's parliament

By Markus Salzmann, 1 May 2017

The long simmering political crisis in Macedonia intensified last week after followers of long-time Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski attacked the parliament building, injuring nearly 100 people

The Victorian teachers’ agreement and “performance pay”
What the Australian Education Union is suppressing

By David Cohen, 1 May 2017

The AEU’s claim that its deal with the Labor government is a blow against the “performance pay” regime and standardised testing is a fraud.

Amnesty report highlights companies profiting from Australia’s refugee camps

By Max Newman, 1 May 2017

Under Australian government contracts, corporations are making huge profits by running the brutal detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island.

New in Russian

Нет Макрону и Ле Пен! За активный бойкот французских выборов!

Политический комитет Партии Социалистического Равенства Франции, 29 апреля 2017 г.

Аргументы, выдвигаемые с целью шантажировать народ Франции и принудить его голосовать за Макрона, кандидата финансового капитала, против неофашистского кандидата Марин Ле Пен, являются комбинацией софизмов и лжи.

New in Spanish

Las cuestiones que plantea la Marcha Mundial por la Ciencia
La ciencia y el socialismo

Por el Partido Socialista por la Igualdad, 1 mayo 2017

Cientos de miles de científicos y otros profesionales, junto con estudiantes y trabajadores, fueron parte de la Marcha Mundial por la Ciencia del 22 de abril.

“Al personal del WSWS y sus lectores”
Una respuesta de un científico a “Ciencia y socialismo”

1 mayo 2017

La defensa de la ciencia no puede llevarse a cabo con base en un escepticismo sobre las capas más amplias de la población o el nacionalismo estadounidense.

Cientos de miles participaron en la “Marcha por la Ciencia”

Por Bryan Dyne, 1 mayo 2017

Científicos, investigadores, trabajadores y jóvenes marcharon en al menos 130 países de 6 continentes and la manifestación por la ciencia más grande hasta la fecha.

Estados Unidos pronostica “consecuencias catastróficas” si Corea del Norte no se rinde

Por Peter Symonds, 1 mayo 2017

El discurso de Tillerson, en verdad, es un ultimátum para el mundo: para prevenir la guerra es necesario que Corea del Norte se someta a las exigencias estadounidenses.

New in French

1er mai 2017 : la campagne pour un boycott actif des présidentielles françaises

Par Alexandre Lantier, 1 mai 2017

Ce discours a été prononcé à la célébration internationale en ligne de la fête international du travail par le Comité international de la Quatrième Internationale.

Nicolas Dupont-Aignan apporte son soutien au Front National

Par Kumaran Ira, 1 mai 2017

Alors que le duopole PS-LR s'effondre après le premier tour des présidentielles, le FN développe des alliances avec des sections de la droite.

Avant le sommet de l’UE sur le Brexit, Merkel adopte une position intransigeante envers le Royaume-Uni

Par Johannes Stern, 1 mai 2017

La chancelière allemande Angela Merkel a dit que « le Royaume-Uni n’aura pas les mêmes droits et ne peut pas s’attendre à être traité mieux qu’un autre membre de l’UE. »

Les États-Unis disent qu'il y aura des «conséquences catastrophiques» si la Corée du Nord n'est pas rappelée à l'ordre

Par Peter Symonds, 1 mai 2017

Le discours de Tillerson à l'ONU est en fait un ultimatum au monde: la seule façon d'éviter la guerre est d'accepter les diktats américains et d'obliger la Corée du Nord à capituler.

Les bombardements américains en Syrie et en Afghanistan:
Une nouvelle étape dans la répudiation du droit international

Par Mike Head, 1 mai 2017

Le militarisme américain débridé a mené l'humanité au point où les règles de la guerre sont bafouées sans ambages.

Allemagne : le parlement étudiant de l’université Humboldt refuse tout soutien à Baberowski

Par nos correspondants, 1 mai 2017

Jeudi, le parlement étudiant de l’université Humboldt a adopté à une très large majorité une résolution exigeant que l’administration de l’université retire son soutien au professeur de droite Jörg Baberowski.

Les manifestants anti-AfD à Cologne soutiennent la lutte de l’IYSSE pour la liberté d’expression à l’université Humboldt

Par nos correspondants, 1 mai 2017

Lors de la manifestation organisée à Cologne contre la tenue du congrès de l’Alternative pour l’Allemagne (AfD), l’IYSSE et le SGP ont distribué des milliers de copies de « La défense de la vérité historique et la lutte contre l’Alternative pour l’Allemagne (AfD) ».

New in German

Nein zu Macron und Le Pen! Für einen aktiven Boykott der Frankreichwahl!

Das Politische Komitee der Parti de l’égalité socialiste, 28. April 2017

Die französische Bevölkerung wird mit einer Mischung aus Spitzfindigkeiten und Lügen unter Druck gesetzt, gegen die neo-faschistische Kandidatin Le Pen für den Favoriten des Finanzkapitals Macron zu stimmen.

Lagebesprechung im Weißen Haus signalisiert Kriegsvorbereitungen gegen Nordkorea

Von Mike Head, 28. April 2017

Kommentare der Senatoren nach dem Treffen bewegten sich zwischen Unterstützung für Militäraktionen gegen Nordkorea und der Forderung nach einer härteren Haltung gegenüber China.

Vor EU-Sondergipfel: Merkel beharrt auf harter Haltung gegenüber Großbritannien

Von Johannes Stern, 28. April 2017

In einer Regierungserklärung schlug Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel am Donnerstag einen scharfen Ton gegen London an.

Studierendenparlament der Humboldt-Universität verurteilt rechtsradikalen Professor Jörg Baberowski

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 28. April 2017

Das Studierendenparlament der Humboldt-Universität hat die Universitätsleitung scharf kritisiert, weil sie Kritik am rechtsradikalen Professor Jörg Baberowski für „inakzeptabel“ erklärt hat.

Bombardier: Arbeiter am Scheideweg

Von Ulrich Rippert, 28. April 2017

Viele Beschäftigte der Bombadier-Werke sind besorgt und wütend, denn es wird immer offensichtlicher, dass die IG Metall eine Hinhaltetaktik verfolgt, um einen ernsthaften Kampf zur Verteidigung der Arbeitsplätze zu verhindern.

Berlin: Rot-rot-grün will „Moabit hilft“ vertreiben

Von Carola Kleinert und Verena Nees, 28. April 2017

Der rot-rot-grüne Berliner Senat hat die Flüchtlingsinitiative „Moabit hilft e.V.“ zur Räumung des symbolträchtigen Hauses D aufgefordert, in dem sie seit 2015 tagtäglich Flüchtlingen hilft.

Trumps Steuersenkungen: Ein Geldsegen für Konzerne und Reiche

Von Patrick Martin, 28. April 2017

Trumps Vorschlag für Steuersenkungen würde Billionen Dollar in die Kassen der Finanzelite spülen. Die Arbeiterklasse müsste dafür mit Sozialabbau und dem Rückgang ihres Lebensstandards bezahlen.

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Perspective

May Day 2017: Lessons of history and the fight for socialism

1 May 2017

This speech was delivered by WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North to open the 2017 International May Day Online Rally, held on April 30.

Earlier Perspectives »

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
May 1-7: April Crisis breaks out in Petrograd

1 May 2017

Newspapers in Petrograd publish a telegram by the Provisional Government’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, promising to abide by the tsar’s secret treaties and “fight the world war out to a decisive victory.” Workers and soldiers in Petrograd respond with massive anti-government demonstrations.

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

Lecture on the centenary of the Russian Revolution
Spontaneity and Consciousness in The February Revolution

By Joseph Kishore, 26 April 2017

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

International Committee of the Fourth International

Free the Maruti Suzuki workers!

Sri Lanka: Jaffna picket demands release of framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers

By our correspondents, 1 May 2017

Jaffna workers, youth, fishermen and housewives joined an SEP/IYSSE picket and public meeting to protest the witch-hunt and jailing of Indian autoworkers.

Sri Lanka SEP holds picket in Jaffna to free Maruti Suzuki workers

By our correspondents, 28 April 2017

Tamil workers in northern Sri Lanka support Maruti Suzuki workers

The frame-up of the Maruti Suzuki workers—Part 4: The police and company conspire against the workers

By Eric London and Keith Jones, 26 April 2017

The frame-up of the Maruti Suzuki workers—Part 3: The prosecution’s untenable “mob attack” narrative

More on the frame-up of Maruti Suzuki workers »

Arts

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art considers mandatory admission charge for out-of-state visitors

By Fred Mazelis, 1 May 2017

In a city that is home to 79 billionaires, the resources exist many times over for free museum admission for all.

San Francisco International Film Festival—Part 2
Muhi—Generally Temporary, or, a real concern for human suffering

By Joanne Laurier, 29 April 2017

Lecture at San Diego State University
Should art be judged on the basis of race and gender?

By David Walsh, 27 April 2017

Science

Researchers claim evidence that humans were in the Americas 130,000 years ago

By Matthew MacEgan, 1 May 2017

This claim is receiving wide attention because it is 115,000 years earlier than any date previously suggested for the peopling of the western hemisphere, based on existing evidence.

NHS Fightback

Health workers and residents in Bournemouth speak out against health service cuts

By Ajanta Silva, 1 May 2017

The following are interviews from some of those who have spoken to NHS FightBack during its campaign to oppose redundancies and the slashing of services in Bournemouth and the county of Dorset.

Bournemouth health workers attend NHS FightBack meeting against redundancies and cuts

Commentary

Obama’s $400,000 speeches: Unabashed. Shameless. Provocative.

By David Walsh, 29 April 2017

US bombings in Syria and Afghanistan
A new stage in the repudiation of international law

By Mike Head, 29 April 2017

Fourth Arkansas execution ends gruesome eight-day state killing spree

By Kate Randall, 28 April 2017

The double-execution horror in Arkansas

Sri Lankan president calls on former army commander to “discipline the country”

IYSSE

Student parliament demands Humboldt University rescind support of Baberowski

By our correspondents, 29 April 2017

On Thursday, the Humboldt University Student Parliament passed a resolution by an overwhelming majority demanding that the university administration withdraw its public support for right-wing Professor Jörg Baberowski.

Demonstrators in Cologne support IYSSE fight for freedom of expression at Humboldt University

By our reporters, 26 April 2017

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

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

More on the fight for historical truth »

Featured Interview

Climate scientist Michael Mills describes the devastation of a nuclear detonation
People get “melted into burning pools of fat”

By Bryan Dyne, 27 April 2017

Michael Mills has spent nearly a decade modeling the climatic effects of what the US military would consider a “limited nuclear war.”

From the WSWS Archive

The WSWS on the 2002 French elections

The WSWS is here reposting two statements originally published in 2002 calling for a boycott of that year's presidential election runoff between the neo-fascist National Front candidate Jean-Marie Le Pen and France's then-President Jacques Chirac.

Workers Struggles

Australia: Growing opposition to sell-out agreement among Victorian teachers and support staff

By our reporters, 29 April 2017

Striking college lecturers protest outside of Scottish parliament

By Stephen Alexander, 29 April 2017

“With these mergers, they just grab the money and go on to the next business target”
Spectrum workers in New York express anger after a month on strike

Writers’ Guild of America members authorize strike

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.