After White House dismissal of FBI director
Republicans reject Democratic demands for special prosecutor

By Barry Grey, 11 May 2017

The Democratic Party seized on the firing of Comey to escalate its reactionary campaign for stepped-up aggression against Russia and Russian allies such as Syria and Iran.

Trump firing of FBI director touches off political storm

Senate hearing revives Democratic campaign over alleged Trump-Russia connections

US children’s suicide-related hospital admissions double in last decade

By George Gallanis, 11 May 2017

The study, which included children as young as 5 years old, reveals a growing crisis among youth in the US.

US-Turkish tensions mount over plan to arm Syrian Kurdish militia

By Bill Van Auken, 11 May 2017

The announcement that the Pentagon will begin directly arming the Syrian Kurdish YPG came just a week before President Erodgan is set to visit the White House.

Mélenchon-Communist Party alliance for French legislative elections collapses

By Alex Lantier, 11 May 2017

The two main forces that together supported Mélenchon’s presidential bid will run as opponents in the legislative elections next month.

More on the French presidential election »

NATO requests UK troops for US-led surge in Afghanistan

By Paul Mitchell, 11 May 2017

The Stoltenberg-May talks confirm that behind the official reasons given for the calling of a snap general election, one of its central aims is to further the UK’s war agenda in alliance with US imperialism.

As war tensions continue, signs emerge of talks with North Korea

By Peter Symonds, 11 May 2017

The Trump administration appears to be giving China a short window of opportunity to bully North Korea into accepting US demands.

Democrat Moon Jae-in wins South Korean presidential election

US auto profits soar as sales slowdown threatens more layoffs

By Shannon Jones, 11 May 2017

Higher auto profits are being accompanied by job cuts as management intensifies its assault on autoworkers.

Trump administration threatens to deport tens of thousands of Haitian refugees

By John Marion, 11 May 2017

The Trump administration is pushing to end Temporary Protected Status for more than 50,000 Haitian refugees.

New York City officials red-bait public school faculty

By Daniel de Vries, 11 May 2017

A principal and two teachers are under investigation for alleged “communist activity.”

West Virginia journalist arrested after questioning Secretary of Health and Human Services

By Warren Duzak, 11 May 2017

Veteran West Virginia journalist Dan Heyman was arrested, handcuffed and hustled off by police after asking Tom Price about the Trump administration’s proposed health care bill.

Canadian defence minister vows to build stronger military

By Roger Jordan, 11 May 2017

As the Liberal government prepared to release its new defence policy, Harjit Sajjan accused previous governments of chronically underfunding the military.

Ten dead in confrontation between civilians and the military in Puebla, Mexico

By Alex González, 11 May 2017

Over 500 civilians blocked a major highway to protest a military intervention over alleged oil theft in Puebla, Mexico.

Sri Lankan prime minister strengthens ties with US allies

By Vijith Samarasinghe, 11 May 2017

Despite seeking Chinese investment, the government remains committed to the provocative US-led military build-up in the region.

After Australian journalists’ strike
The political issues facing Fairfax workers

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 11 May 2017

The end of the week-long strike and the commitment of the media union to resume back-room negotiations for the destruction of jobs, poses major political issues before Fairfax workers.

Australian media union shuts down week-long Fairfax journalists’ strike

New in Russian

Опасные тенденции в Германии
Раскрыта неонацистская сеть в немецкой армии

Петер Шварц, 11 мая 2017 г.

Арест немецкого военного офицера, подозреваемого в подготовке покушения на левых политиков и высокопоставленных государственных чиновников, разоблачил операции неонацистских сил в высших эшелонах немецкой армии.

New in Turkish

Avrupa’daki gençlerin yarıdan fazlası “büyük ölçekli bir ayaklanma”ya katılacağını belirtti

Andre Damon, 11 Mayıs 2017

“Önümüzdeki günlerde veya aylarda iktidardaki kuşağa karşı büyük ölçekli bir ayaklanma yaşanması halinde, ona aktif bir şekilde katılır mısınız?” sorusuna, ankete katılanların yarıdan fazlası, yüzde 53’ü “evet” yanıtını verdi.

Ekonomik ulusalcılığın ve korumacılığın yükselişi

Nick Beams, 11 Mayıs 2017

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin (Avustralya) kurucu üyesi ve 1985’ten 2015’e kadar ulusal sekreteri olan Nick Beams’in, 30 Nisan günü düzenlenen 2017 Uluslararası Çevrimiçi 1 Mayıs Toplantısı’nda yaptığı konuşma.

Avrupa Birliği’nin krizi

Peter Schwarz, 11 Mayıs 2017

Dördüncü Enternasyonal’in Uluslararası Komitesi’nin sekreteri Peter Schwarz’ın 30 Nisan’da düzenlenen 2017 Uluslararası Çevrimiçi 1 Mayıs Toplantısı’nda yaptığı konuşma.

Alman militarizminin yükselişi ve tarihin yeniden yazılması

Sven Wurm, 11 Mayıs 2017

30 Nisan’da düzenlenen 2017 Uluslararası Çevrimiçi 1 Mayıs Toplantısı’nda Toplumsal Eşitlik İçin Uluslararası Gençlik ve Öğrenciler’in (IYSSE) Humboldt Üniversitesi’ndeki sözcüsü Sven Wurm tarafından yapılan konuşma.

New in Spanish

¿Cuál es el camino a seguir en la lucha contra Macron?

Por Alex Lantier, 11 mayo 2017

Las acciones de Macron han dejado expuestas las falsas aseveraciones de la prensa y sus partidarios de que defendería la democracia y bloquearía el crecimiento del neofascismo.

Macron gana las elecciones presidenciales francesas

Por Alex Lantier, 11 mayo 2017

Más de cuatro millones de personas votaron en blanco o viciaron su voto para expresar su hostilidad hacia ambos candidatos presentados por el establishment francés.

Una nueva etapa de la contrarrevolución en el sistema de salud de EE.UU.

Por Patrick Martin, 11 mayo 2017

La aprobación de la Ley de Cuidado de Salud Estadounidense en la Cámara de Representantes marca una nueva pauta para recortes en el acceso a la salud de la clase obrera que buscan enriquecer a la oligarquía financiera.

Mayo, 2017
La crisis de la Unión Europea

Por Peter Schwartz, 11 mayo 2017

Este discurso fue pronunciado por Peter Schwarz, Secretario del Comité Internacional de la Cuarta Internacional, para el Rally Internacional en línea del Día de Mayo 2017, celebrado el 30 de Abril.

El último día de la opresión y el primer día de lo mismo: La política y la economía de la nueva izquierda latinoamericana
La evaluación de la “marea rosa” por parte de la pseudoizquierda: Una receta para mayores traiciones

Por Eric London, 11 mayo 2017

El nuevo libro de Jeffery R. Webber es una aglomeración de las peores corrientes del radicalismo pequeñoburgués latinoamericano. Vale la pena estudiarlo pero como un texto sobre lo que no es el socialismo.

New in French

L'alliance entre Mélenchon et le PCF s'effondre aux législatives

Par Alexandre Lantier, 11 mai 2017

Ceci souligne la faillite d'une stratégie qui mobiliserait non pas les travailleurs, mais des alliances parlementaires contre le nouveau président français, Emmanuel Macron.

Le renvoi du directeur du FBI par Trump déclenche un tollé

Par Patrick Martin, 11 mai 2017

Les démocrates ont condamné le renvoi du directeur du FBI James Comey et demandé la désignation d’un procureur spécial pour enquêter sur les liens allégués entre la campagne de Trump et le gouvernement russe.

Nouvelles arrestations de soldats allemands dans l’affaire du complot terroriste néonazi

Par Christoph Vandreier, 11 mai 2017

Les extrémistes de droite interpellés le mois dernier pour avoir comploté l’assassinat de politiciens gauchistes avaient agi dans le cadre d’une cellule terroriste ayant de très vastes liens avec un réseau néonazi au sein de l’armée allemande.

La sœur du gendre de Trump, Jared Kushner, lance en Chine un programme d’investissement en échange des visas

Par Joseph Kishore, 11 mai 2017

La Maison-Blanche est devenue un véhicule pour Trump et sa famille élargie à poursuivre leurs intérêts commerciaux à travers le monde, produisant un gouvernement qui combine sans vergogne le profit personnel et la politique de l’État.

Le PDG d’Amazon amasse 3,3 milliards de dollars en quelques heures

Par Evan Blake et Eric London, 11 mai 2017

Jeff Bezos a accumulé 22,4 milliards de dollars au cours de la dernière année en exploitant les 341.000 travailleurs d’Amazon qui ont du mal à joindre les deux bouts.

Un nouveau rapport documente l'omniprésence de la faim aux États-Unis

Par Shelley Connor, 11 mai 2017

Un rapport de Feeding America documente l'omniprésence de la faim aux États-Unis et la difficulté de plus en plus grande pour des millions de travailleurs d'acheter la nourriture dont ils ont besoin.

New in German

Von der Leyen spielt Ausmaß der Terrorzelle in der Bundeswehr herunter

Von Christoph Vandreier, 11. Mai 2017

Angesichts der Häufung der Fälle, in denen mutmaßliche Rechtsterroristen gedeckt wurden, kann man nicht von „Pannen“ sprechen, wie es jetzt in vielen Medien heißt.

Mehr als die Hälfte der europäischen Jugendlichen würde an einem „großen Aufstand“ teilnehmen

Von Andre Damon, 11. Mai 2017

Eine Umfrage hat ergeben, dass Jugendliche überwiegend gegen Krieg und für soziale Gleichheit sind, mit Flüchtlingen sympathisieren und… an einem Aufstand teilnehmen würden.

Berlin: Rot-Rot-Grün verschärft Abschiebepraxis

Von Carola Kleinert, 11. Mai 2017

Die rot-rot-grüne Landesregierung in Berlin schiebt mehr Flüchtlinge ab als ihre Vorgängerin, die SPD-CDU-Koalition.

Entlassung von FBI-Direktor Comey löst politisches Erdbeben aus

Von Patrick Martin, 11. Mai 2017

Die Demokraten verurteilten die Entlassung von FBI-Direktor James Comey und forderten die Ernennung eines Sonderermittlers, der die Beziehungen zwischen Trumps Wahlkampfteam und der russischen Regierung untersuchen soll.

Moon Jae In gewinnt die Präsidentschaftswahl in Südkorea

Von Ben McGrath, 11. Mai 2017

Moons Wahl wurde von Teilen der herrschenden Klasse unterstützt. Er soll die weit verbreitete Besorgnis über die soziale Ungleichheit und einen Krieg zerstreuen und jede Bewegung gegen das Profitsystem blockieren.

1. Mai 2017
Krise der Europäischen Union

Von Peter Schwarz, 11. Mai 2017

Europa wird von sozialen Spannungen zerrissen; gleichzeitig nimmt zwischen Europa und den USA, wie auch innerhalb Europas, die Kriegsgefahr zu.

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Perspective

Trump’s firing of Comey: A new stage in the crisis of class rule

11 May 2017

The working class must adopt a standpoint of complete opposition to both of the warring factions of the ruling elite.

Earlier Perspectives »

Arts

Risk: Laura Poitras’ confused, superficial documentary about Julian Assange and WikiLeaks

By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier, 11 May 2017

The film broaches a dozen subjects and avoids treating any of them in depth, and often fails to take a clear position of any kind.

13 Reasons Why: The unhappiness of youth

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

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

Workers Struggles

New evidence of UAW vote-rigging in 2015 Ford contract
Part Two

By Eric London, 11 May 2017

Documents provided to the World Socialist Web Site show a UAW conspiracy to silence autoworkers with access to evidence that the union committed election fraud to pass the 2015 contract with Ford.

New evidence of UAW vote-rigging in 2015 Ford contract
Part One

New Zealand: Taylor Preston meat workers condemn union pay deal

Australian rail union responds to Pacific National lockout by resuming talks

Commentary

Three years after the lead poisoning of Flint, residents face water shutoffs, home foreclosures

By Jerry White, 10 May 2017

Sister of Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner pitches investment-for-visa scheme in China

By Joseph Kishore, 10 May 2017

More than half of young people in Europe would join a “large-scale uprising”

By Andre Damon, 10 May 2017

Further arrests of German army personnel in neo-Nazi terror plot

By Christoph Vandreier, 10 May 2017

Nazi traditions of Germany’s Armed Forces come to the fore

Defence Minister Von der Leyen apologises for criticizing the German army

Life expectancy study shows 20-year gap between richest and poorest US counties

By Naomi Spencer, 10 May 2017

Hypocrisy and lies: Barack Obama accepts “Profile in Courage” award in Boston

A new stage in the US health care counterrevolution

Young “gig economy” worker hounded to his death over debt repayment

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

Book Review

The Last Day of Oppression and the First Day of the Same: The Politics and Economics of the New Latin American Left
The pseudo-left’s appraisal of the “pink tide”: A recipe for further betrayals

By Eric London, 9 May 2017

The French Election

What way forward in the struggle against Macron?

By Alex Lantier, 9 May 2017

More on the French presidential election »

Socialist Equality Party

SEP (Sri Lanka) calls for workers’ inquiry into Meethotamulla garbage dump disaster

By the Socialist Equality Party, 9 May 2017

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

22 April 2017

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
May 8-14: Bolsheviks convene all-Russian conference amid government crisis

8 May 2017

The Bolshevik congress takes place as the Provisional Government, staggering from the publication of a leaked telegram to the Allied imperialist governments, appeals to the Menshevik and Socialist Revolutionary leaders of the Soviet to form a coalition government.

Lecture on the centenary of the Russian Revolution
Lenin’s Return to Russia and the April Theses

By James Cogan, 8 May 2017

We are publishing here the text of a lecture delivered on Saturday, May 6, by James Cogan, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia). The audio for the lecture is embedded in the text.

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

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

Free the Maruti Suzuki workers!

“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

Students and workers in Pittsburgh and western New York support framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers

By our reporters, 8 May 2017

Sri Lankan workers and students oppose Maruti Suzuki frame-up

By our reporters, 5 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 »

NHS Fightback

The destruction of the National Health Service and the role of NHS FightBack

By Jean Shaoul, 8 May 2017

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

More on the fight for historical truth »