One of eight people in US is food insecure
New report documents pervasive hunger in America

By Shelley Connor, 6 May 2017

A report by Feeding America issued on Thursday documents the pervasive scale of hunger in America and a growing “food budget gap” for millions of working people.

Republican health care bill targets millions with preexisting conditions

By Kate Randall, 6 May 2017

Shameless lies are being used to promote a thoroughly regressive bill that builds on Obama’s pro-corporate Affordable Care Act and expands its assault on health care.

House Republicans pass draconian health care legislation
Bill would end Medicaid as a guaranteed program based on need

Maryland prosecutors drop false rape charges against immigrant boys witch-hunted by Trump

By Eric London, 6 May 2017

The Trump administration used the case to whip up anti-immigrant hysteria, but prosecutors now say that the charges cannot be sustained because of “substantial inconsistencies.”

Billionaire Bezos’s cash bonanza
Amazon CEO makes $3.3 billion in a few hours

By Evan Blake and Eric London, 6 May 2017

Jeff Bezos has accumulated $22.4 billion over the past year by exploiting Amazon's 341,000 workers who struggle to make ends meet.

Amazon workers denounce working conditions

How the German Army covers up for neo-Nazi terrorist networks

By Christoph Vandreier, 6 May 2017

Evidence is mounting that a German army officer arrested for plotting a terror attack was part of a sizable neo-Nazi network whose existence has been covered up by authorities.

Dangerous developments in Germany
Neo-Nazi network in German army exposed

Conservatives win UK local elections, as Labour and UKIP vote declines

By Robert Stevens, 6 May 2017

The ruling Conservatives were the main beneficiaries from the low turnout, making significant gains at the expense of Labour and the far-right UK Independence Party.

Prime Minister May accuses EU of meddling in UK election

Greece’s Syriza government agrees to further savage austerity measures

By John Vassilopoulos, 6 May 2017

Pensions are set to be slashed by up to 18 percent, affecting some 1.1 million pensioners, equivalent to around 1 percent of GDP.

North Korea under siege

By Peter Symonds, 6 May 2017

Trump’s reckless brinkmanship has created a tinderbox on the Korean Peninsula, where a miscalculation or provocation could quickly escalate into a disastrous war.

US show of force intensifies pressure on North Korea and China

Death toll rises to 37 amid continuing clashes in Venezuela

By Bill Van Auken, 6 May 2017

The Maduro government has turned to intensified repression and the convening of a constituent assembly in its bid to hold on to power in the face of deepening crisis.

British Columbia NDP wages right-wing, nationalist election campaign

By Riksen Stewart and Roger Jordan, 6 May 2017

Eager to win the backing of big business, the NDP is making only the most muted appeal to social discontent in Canada’s most unequal province.

Trump and Australian PM Turnbull stage mutual embrace in New York

By Mike Head, 6 May 2017

A ceremonial dinner to highlight the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea against Japan became a platform for vows to “fight together” in Asia and the Middle East.

Australia: Fairfax journalists strike, but union appeals to corporate investors

By our correspondents, 6 May 2017

The sackings, which follow almost a decade of cost-cutting, will eviscerate Fairfax Media newspapers and lead to further job destruction.

Media pundits, pseudo-left back Sri Lankan president’s call for authoritarian rule

By K. Ratnayake, 6 May 2017

The government’s proposal for Field Marshal Fonseka to “take responsibility for disciplining the country” is a recipe for a police state to suppress working people.

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El costo humano de la frontera entre EE.UU. y México: Más de seis mil cuerpos hallados desde el 2000

Por Eric London, 6 mayo 2017

El alto número de víctimas mortales en la frontera es el resultado deliberado de políticas ejecutadas por gobiernos republicanos y demócratas por más de dos décadas.

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Международный Первомай 2017 года: Массовые марши и полицейские репрессии

Патрик Мартин, 6 мая 2017 г.

В нескольких странах были мобилизованы значительные полицейские силы против рабочих, вышедших на демонстрации по случаю дня международной солидарности трудящихся.

New in Turkish

Uluslararası 1 Mayıs 2017: Kitlesel yürüyüşler ve polis baskısı

Patrick Martin, 6 Mayıs 2017

Uluslararası işçi sınıfı günü olan 1 Mayıs’ta, işçiler tüm dünyadaki sınıf kardeşlerine dayanışmalarını göstermeye çalışırken, her kıtada kitlesel yürüyüşlere, protestolara ve parçaları grevlere tanık olundu.

AKP hükümeti internet ve muhalefet üzerindeki baskıyı tırmandırıyor

Halil Çelik, 6 Mayıs 2017

AKP, devam eden olağanüstü halin parçası olarak, siyasi muhalefet ve internet üzerindeki baskıyı tırmandırıyor.

PES, Fransa seçimlerinin aktif boykotu üzerine Paris’te toplantı düzenledi

Muhabirlerimizden, 6 Mayıs 2017

DEUK Fransa şubesi Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (PES), Fransa cumhurbaşkanlığı seçimlerine yönelik aktif boykot çağrısını açıklamak için, geçtiğimiz yıl kurulmasından bu yana ilk açık toplantısını Paris’te düzenledi.

ABD ve Rusya Suriye’de “güvenli bölgeler”i tartışıyor

Bill Van Auken, 6 Mayıs 2017

ABD Başkanı Donald Trump ve Rusya Devlet Başkanı Vladimir Putin, Salı günü, Suriye’de “güvenli bölgeler” veya “gerilimi azaltma bölgeleri” kurma teklifini tartıştı.

1 Mayıs 2017
Fransa cumhurbaşkanlığı seçimlerinde işçi sınıfının perspektifi

Alex Lantier, 6 Mayıs 2017

30 Nisan’da düzenlenen 2017 Uluslararası Çevrimiçi 1 Mayıs Toplantısı’nda Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin (Fransa) kurucu üyesi Alex Lantier tarafından yapılan konuşma.

Rus Devrimi’nin 100. yıldönümü üzerine konferanslar dizisi
Cumartesi günkü çevrimiçi konferans: Lenin’in Rusya’ya Dönüşü ve Nisan Tezleri

James Cogan, 6 Mayıs 2017

Avustralya’daki Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin Ulusal Sekreteri James Cogan, Lenin’in Nisan Tezleri üzerine konferans verecek.

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A la veille du second tour des présidentielles

Par Alexandre Lantier, 6 mai 2017

Des conflits de classe d'envergure révolutionnaire se préparent alors que la colère sociale monte contre les deux candidats.

Avant le second tour des présidentielles : Les Républicains au bord de la scission

Par Kumaran Ira, 6 mai 2017

Des divisions amères explosent au sein des Républicains sur la question de savoir s’il faut appuyer le candidat présidentiel Emmanuel Macron contre la néo-fasciste Marine Le Pen.

Un réseau néo-nazi démasqué au sein de l’armée allemande

Par Peter Schwarz, 6 mai 2017

L’arrestation d’un officier de l’armée allemande suspecté de préparer l’assassinat de politiciens de gauche et de hauts fonctionnaires de l’État a révélé au grand jour les agissements des forces néo-nazies dans les plus hautes sphères des forces armées allemandes.

Le coût humain de la frontière États-Unis-Mexique : plus de 6000 morts depuis l'an 2000

Par Eric London, 6 mai 2017

Le bilan important des décès le long de la frontière entre les États-Unis et le Mexique est le résultat d'une politique délibérée de gouvernements américains, démocrates comme républicains, depuis au moins deux décennies.

Le gouvernement turc sévit contre Internet et les partis d’opposition

Par Halil Celik, 6 mai 2017

à la suite de sa victoire de justesse dans le referendum sur la constitution le 16 avril, Ankara interdit Wikipédia et menace le principal parti bourgeois d’opposition turc.

La réunion publique du PES à Paris appelle à un boycott actif des élections françaises

Par Nos correspondants, 6 mai 2017

Le 1er mai, le Parti de l'égalité socialiste (PES), la section française du Comité international de la Quatrième Internationale (CIQI), a organisé une réunion publique à Paris pour expliquer son appel à un boycott actif des élections présidentielles françaises.

New in German

Amerikanisch-mexikanische Grenze:
Mehr als 6000 Todesopfer seit der Jahrtausendwende

Von Eric London, 6. Mai 2017

Die hohe Zahl von Todesopfern an der amerikanisch-mexikanischen Grenze ist ein Ergebnis der bewussten Politik, die von wechselnden US-Regierungen seit zwanzig Jahren betrieben wird. Demokraten wie Republikaner sind gleichermaßen dafür verantwortlich.

Verteidigungsministerin von der Leyen entschuldigt sich bei den Generälen

Von Ulrich Rippert, 6. Mai 2017

Nicht die Armeeführung wird angesichts rechtsterroristischer Umtriebe in der Bundeswehr zur Rechenschaft gezogen, sondern die Verteidigungsministerin entschuldigt sich für ihre Kritik an der Armee.

Landtagswahl in Schleswig-Holstein noch völlig offen

Von Sybille Fuchs und Marianne Arens, 6. Mai 2017

Vier von zehn Wählern gaben kurz vor der Wahl an, noch nicht zu wissen, wen sie am 7. Mai wählen wollen. Die Abstimmung gilt als wichtiger Test für die Bundestagswahl im September.

Weshalb Emmanuel Macron kein kleineres Übel ist als Marine Le Pen

Von Johannes Stern, 6. Mai 2017

Wir veröffentlichen an dieser Stelle den Beitrag von Johannes Stern, einem führenden Mitglied der Sozialistischen Gleichheitspartei, auf der ersten öffentlichen Versammlung der Parti de l’égalité socialiste am 1. Mai in Paris.

Erster Mai 2017
Der Kampf für sozialistischen Internationalismus in Lateinamerika

Von Bill Van Auken, 6. Mai 2017

Wir veröffentlichen an dieser Stelle die Rede von Bill Van Auken, Lateinamerika-Korrespondent der World Socialist Web Site, auf der internationalen Online-Maikundgebung der WSWS am 30. April.

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Perspective

On the eve of the French presidential election

6 May 2017

Class conflict of revolutionary dimensions is being prepared in France as social anger builds against both presidential candidates.

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Centenary of the Russian Revolution

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

1 May 2017

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

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

Commentary

NPA tacitly backs the French ruling elite’s campaign for Macron vote

By Johannes Stern and Alex Lantier, 6 May 2017

Ahead of Sunday’s presidential run-off election, the New Anti-capitalist Party is working to subordinate workers and youth to the candidate of austerity and war, Emmanuel Macron.

Ahead of May 7 runoff, French right-wing Les Républicains on verge of split

Why Emmanuel Macron is no lesser evil compared to Marine Le Pen

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

More on the French presidential election »

The human cost of the US-Mexico border: More than 6,000 bodies found since 2000

By Eric London, 5 May 2017

Trump on Jackson and the Civil War: Historical ignorance and the decline of the American presidency

By Tom Mackaman, 4 May 2017

Australia: Anzac Day and the official silence about anti-war opposition in WWI

By Richard Phillips, 4 May 2017

Arts

San Francisco International Film Festival—Part 4
Dziga Vertov’s The Man with a Movie Camera: One of the films you must see!

By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier, 6 May 2017

A highlight of the recent San Francisco film festival was the screening of Soviet filmmaker Dziga Vertov’s masterpiece, The Man with a Movie Camera (1929), at the historic Castro Theatre.

National Bird, about drone warfare, currently available on PBS “Independent Lens”

By Joanne Laurier, 5 May 2017

Sonia Kennebeck’s disturbing documentary, National Bird, can be viewed until May 16 on PBS’s “Independent Lens” web site.

San Francisco International Film Festival—Part 3
War (The Stopover), scientific progress (Marie Curie), the police (The Force) and other issues

By Joanne Laurier, 4 May 2017

The Soviet poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko (1933-2017) and the fate of the ‘60s generation

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

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

6 May 2017

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

Faculty strike at University of Illinois-Springfield

By Alexander Fangmann, 4 May 2017

Free the Maruti Suzuki workers!

Sri Lankan workers and students oppose Maruti Suzuki frame-up

By our reporters, 5 May 2017

“There is an air of worker rebellion in India and China”
A conversation with Professor Immanuel Ness on the Maruti Suzuki workers

By Jerry White, 4 May 2017

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

More on the frame-up of Maruti Suzuki workers »

The ICFI's International May Day Online Rally

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

By David North, 1 May 2017

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A political appraisal of the ICFI’s 2017 International May Day Online Rally

SEP Sri Lankan May Day meeting discusses threat of world war and lessons of Russian Revolution

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IYSSE

Student parliament demands Humboldt University rescind support of Baberowski

By our correspondents, 29 April 2017

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

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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.