24 March 2017

Rising death rate for middle-aged US workers driven by “deaths of despair”

By Niles Niemuth, 24 March 2017

The latest research by economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton provides new insights into the social crisis which has devastated the American working class since the year 2000.

Trump, Republicans postpone vote on Obamacare replacement bill

By Barry Grey, 24 March 2017

The bill has been made more brutal in an attempt to win over the most diehard opponents of health care for poor and moderate-income people.

Pittsburgh Town Hall: Democrats cover for attack on health care

By Samuel Davidson, 24 March 2017

US general calls for nuclear build-up against Russia

By Patrick Martin, 24 March 2017

Lt. Gen. Jack Weinstein, who oversees the US nuclear stockpile, told the New York Times, “You need to have the will to use” nuclear weapons.

Political warfare flares over surveillance of Trump transition team

Trump aides sought military vehicles for inaugural parade

Westminster attacker was known to British intelligence

By Julie Hyland, 24 March 2017

Much remains unclear about the terror attack on Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament in London that left five people dead and at least 40 others injured.

Who is Trump Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch?

By John Burton, 24 March 2017

The Senate Judiciary Committee held four days of hearings on Trump’s right-wing nominee to fill Antonin Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court, restoring the 5-4 arch-conservative majority.

“We refuse to be thrown away like the bakery’s garbage”
Immigrant workers at Queens, New York bakery face firing and deportation threat

By Philip Guelpa, 24 March 2017

An estimated 30 Hispanic workers at the Tom Cat Bakery have received letters giving them two weeks to prove their legal status or face termination and possible deportation.

UAW-Caterpillar contract “highlights” reveal new attacks on jobs and wages

By Marcus Day, 24 March 2017

What little the UAW has revealed about its deal with Caterpillar points to an escalation of the union-backed corporate assault on workers.

“Don’t believe what they’re going to tell you”
As Caterpillar-UAW contract vote nears, Deere workers warn of union betrayal

German justice minister proposes internet censorship legislation

By Justus Leicht, 24 March 2017

Heiko Maas introduced draft legislation that would impose far reaching surveillance and censorship responsibilities on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Fujitsu UK workers strike to protest job losses, attacks on pay and pensions

By Robert Stevens, 24 March 2017

The job losses in the UK and Ireland—to be staggered over the next 12 to 18 months—are part of 3,300 redundancies planned throughout Europe in a restructuring operation.

Brazilian Congress prepares to pass Temer’s pension reform

By Gabriel Lemos, 24 March 2017

The financial markets are welcoming not only the Temer administration’s pension reform, but its entire neoliberal agenda.

Thousands of Brazilian workers and youth protest against Temer’s pension reform

By our reporters, 24 March 2017

Brazil’s unions and pseudo-left are attempting to channel growing social discontent with the Temer government’s anti-working class measures towards the 2018 elections.

New in Spanish

El Partido Demócrata plantea un golpe de palacio contra Trump

Por Andre Damon, 24 marzo 2017

En una carta abierta, el columnista del New York Times, Thomas Friedman expresa la postura de muchos dentro y alrededor del Partido Demócrata que apoyarían derrocar a Trump.

La riqueza de los multimillonarios del mundo se eleva en medio de una oleada del mercado de valores

Por Shannon Jones, 24 marzo 2017

Las filas de los multimillonarios del mundo registraron un fuerte aumento en 2016, con el número aumentando en 233 para alcanzar un récord de 2.043, según la encuesta anual de la revista Forbes.

New in French

Le parti démocrate évoque un possible coup d’État

Par André Damon, 24 mars 2017

Une « lettre ouverte » du chroniqueur du New York Times Thomas Friedman donne la parole aux tendances au sein du Parti démocrate et dans son entourage qui seraient favorables à un coup d’État qui imposerait une junte réunissant les militaires, l’appareil de renseignement et les grandes entreprises sur le peuple américain.

La chancelière allemande Angela Merkel menace la Turquie

Par Johannes Stern, 24 mars 2017

Les relations germano-turques ont atteint leur point le plus bas depuis la menace du gouvernement de Berlin d’interdire aux politiciens turcs de faire des apparitions publiques en Allemagne.

L’ex-leader étudiant Nadeau-Dubois adhère en grande pompe à Québec solidaire

Par Louis Girard, 24 mars 2017

Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois servira de couverture «de gauche» aux manœuvres droitières et anti-ouvrières de QS en vue d’une alliance électorale avec le PQ.

L’EJIES à la tête de l’opposition contre les politiques antidémocratiques au Los Angeles City College

Par Zaida Green et Glenn Mulwray, 24 mars 2017

Les droits constitutionnels fondamentaux que sont le droit à la liberté d’expression et à l’expression politique, sont gravement entravés par les règlements tant de l’institution d’enseignement que du district.

New in German

Demokratische Partei bringt Palastrevolte ins Spiel

Von Andre Damon, 24. März 2017

Ein „Offener Brief“ des Kolumnisten der New York Times, Thomas Friedman, bringt Tendenzen innerhalb der Demokratischen Partei und in ihrem Umfeld zum Ausdruck, denen eine Palastrevolte gelegen kommen würde. Die amerikanische Bevölkerung wäre mit einer Junta aus Militärs, Geheimdiensten und Großunternehmen konfrontiert.

Saarland-Wahl dient als Testlauf für Berlin

Von Marianne Arens und Ulrich Rippert, 24. März 2017

Nachdem der Wechsel an der SPD-Spitze zu Martin Schulz wird mit der Saarland-Wahl die Kampagne für einen Regierungswechsel in Berlin weiter verstärkt.

Tillerson kündigt langfristiges militärisches Engagement im Irak und Syrien an

Von Jordan Shilton, 24. März 2017

Die Trump-Regierung plant die Einrichtung von „Übergangszonen der Stabilität“ in Syrien. Dafür müsste sie die Militärpräsenz in dem Land deutlich erhöhen.

Der nukleare Winter: Die verdrängte Wahrheit über einen Atomkrieg

Von Bryan Dyne, 24. März 2017

Ein Interview mit dem Wissenschaftler und Kernwaffengegner Steven Starr.

New in Turkish

Komplo kurulan Maruti Suzuki işçilerine destek büyüyor

Jerry White, 23 Mart 2017

Dünyanın dört bir yanındaki işçiler onların yardımına koşmalı ve hapsedilen Maruti Suzuki işçilerinin derhal serbest bırakılmasını ve tüm mahkumiyetlerin hükümsüz kılınmasını talep etmelidir.

New in Russian

Антироссийская истерия американских демократов готовит почву для войны

Патрик Мартин, 23 Март 2017 г.

Подлинной целью состоявшихся в понедельник слушаний в Комитете по делам разведки Конгресса США была Россия, а не администрация Трампа.

Сочинения Троцкого 1917 года
Нарастающий конфликт. (Внутренние силы русской революции)

Лев Троцкий, 23 Март 2017 г.

Эта статья была опубликована в нью-йоркской газете «Новый мир» 19 марта 1917 года. Позднее она была включена в Сочинения Троцкого, выходившие в 1920-е годы (том 3, часть 1, «От Февраля до Октября». Москва-Ленинград, 1924).

Сочинения Троцкого 1917 года
Два лица. (Внутренние силы русской революции)

Лев Троцкий, 23 Март 2017 г.

Эта статья была опубликована в нью-йоркской газете «Новый мир» 17 марта 1917 года. Позднее она была включена в Сочинения Троцкого, выходившие в 1920-е годы (том 3, часть 1, «От Февраля до Октября». Москва-Ленинград, 1924). Примечания к статье даются по тексту этого издания.

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Perspective

Japanese imperialism rearms

24 March 2017

The acquisition of offensive weapons for the first time since the end of World War II would be another major step toward Japan’s rearmament.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Commentary

The foul attempt to censor and suppress Dana Schutz’s painting of Emmett Till

By David Walsh, 24 March 2017

The current campaign being waged against Open Casket, white artist Dana Schutz’s painting of murdered black youth Emmett Till, on racialist grounds is thoroughly reactionary.

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

Online lecture tomorrow: “The Legacy of 1905 and the Strategy of the Russian Revolution”
Register for the series today at wsws.org/1917

24 March 2017

Fred Williams, translator of many Russian-language works of history and literature, will speak on the Russian revolution of 1905, the first great revolutionary upheaval of the 20th century.

This week in the Russian Revolution
March 20-26: Dual Power in Russia

20 March 2017

In the vacuum left by the abrupt and ignominious collapse of the “filthy and blood-stained cart of the Romanov monarchy,” to use Lenin’s words, a precarious configuration of “dual power” emerged in Petrograd.

This week in the Russian Revolution
March 13-19: Tsar Nicholas abdicates

Germany: Great interest in upcoming screening of Tsar to Lenin at Leipzig Book Fair

Writings of Leon Trotsky on The Russian Revolution

Writings of Trotsky from 1917
Lessons of the Great Year: 9 January 1905 – 9 January 1917

By Leon Trotsky, 24 March 2017

The WSWS is publishing new translations of Trotsky’s writings from 1917. In many cases, these articles are now in English for the first time. In this article from January 1917, Trotsky writes about the lessons of the Revolution of 1905.

Writings of Trotsky from 1917
From Whom and How to Defend the Revolution

By Leon Trotsky, 21 March 2017

More from the archives of the Revolution »

Free the Maruti Suzuki workers!

Maruti Suzuki workers lead protest demanding freedom for 13 workers jailed for life

By a WSWS reporting team, 24 March 2017

Thousands of workers defied a ban on gatherings of five or more people to show their support for the 13 framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers.

Sham character of Maruti Suzuki workers’ trial further exposed

By Keith Jones, 23 March 2017

Campaign for release of Maruti Suzuki workers wins support in India and Sri Lanka

By our correspondents, 23 March 2017

The key facts of the Maruti Suzuki workers’ case

Support grows for framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers in India

Thirteen sentenced to life imprisonment in India
Free the framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers!

International Committee of the Fourth International, 20 March 2017

More on the struggle of Maruti Suzuki auto workers »

Commentary

G20 conflict over protectionism: From post-war to pre-war capitalism

By Nick Beams, 24 March 2017

The post-World War II economic and trading order, constructed in the main by the US, was the product of a push to prevent the kind of protectionist and trade war measures that led to the Second World War.

Concerns over Trump crisis roil financial markets

Democratic Party floats proposal for a palace coup

By Andre Damon, 23 March 2017

An 'open letter' by Times columnist Thomas Friedman gives voice to tendencies in and around the Democratic Party that are prepared to welcome a palace coup that would impose a military/intelligence/corporate junta on the American people.

Democrats’ anti-Russia hysteria prepares the ground for war

Wealth of world’s billionaires soars amid stock market surge

By Shannon Jones, 22 March 2017

Tillerson pledges long-term US military role in Iraq and Syria

By Jordan Shilton, 23 March 2017

The return of the US-German conflict

French presidential debate: Political establishment shifts far to the right

Obituaries

The real legacy of Martin McGuiness: Sectarianism and austerity

By Paul Mitchell, 24 March 2017

McGuinness’s evolution from gunman to bourgeois politician was not a break from his republican principles, but the outcome of the petty-bourgeois nationalist perspective of republicanism.

Book Review

ANZAC Heroes: Promoting war to children

By Sam Price and Tom Peters, 24 March 2017

A New Zealand government-funded children’s book glorifies Australian and New Zealand involvement in World War I and II.

Workers Struggles

Telecom union calls bogus “strike” at AT&T in California and Nevada

By Alan Gilman, 24 March 2017

After less than 24 hours, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) sent 17,000 AT&T workers back to their jobs after the walkout, which was aimed at defusing workers’ anger and frustration.

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

24 March 2017

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

For a unified struggle of drivers and conductors
Vote “no” to the ASLEF sell-out deal at UK’s Southern GTR rail!

By the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 22 March 2017

Arts

Rock ’n’ roll great Chuck Berry dead at 90

By Hiram Lee, 23 March 2017

Revisiting John Steinbeck’s A Russian Journal from 1948

IYSSE

Candidate for Student Senate, Mitch Abrams, speaks with international students
IYSSE defends immigrant rights at Eastern Michigan University

By Tim Rivers, 22 March 2017

IYSSE leads opposition against anti-democratic policies at Los Angeles City College

By Zaida Green and Glenn Mulwray, 21 March 2017

Free speech under attack at NYU: IYSSE appeals second rejection of club status

By Isaac Finn, 18 March 2017

Coal miner killed at mine owned by West Virginia governor

New York University students denounce decision against IYSSE club status

New York University rejects club status for IYSSE for second semester

More on the fight for democratic rights at NYU »

History

Trump turns to American history
The strange political afterlife of Andrew Jackson

By Tom Mackaman, 21 March 2017

The political art of Jackson, which so inspires the Trump administration, consisted of his ability to obscure powerful contradictions behind a veil of nationalism and populist demagogy.

Trump’s anti-immigrant orders and the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

By Tom Mackaman, 14 March 2017

There are many parallels—and even a direct connection—between the notorious Fugitive Slave Act and Trump’s executive orders attacking immigrants.

New Greek Translation

Greek translation of “Socialism and the centenary of the Russian Revolution: 1917-2017”

We are publishing here the Greek translation of the January 3 perspective article “Socialism and the centenary of the Russian Revolution: 1917-2017” by David North and Joe Kishore.

The defense of immigrant rights

"Anyone whom ICE suspects of crime can be deported"
Interview with Alan Diamante, attorney for detained immigrant Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez

By Zac Corrigan, Marc Wells and Kevin Martinez, 11 March 2017

“This is class warfare!”
Video: Protesters oppose deportation of Rómulo Avelica-González

Video: Daughters of Rómulo Avelica-González, detained for deportation in Los Angeles, speak out

Immigration under capitalism: Life and death along the US-Mexico border
Part Four

By Eric London, 7 March 2017

More on the attacks on immigrants »

Socialist Equality Party

German ICFI section adopts new name

By Socialist Equality Party (Germany), 28 February 2017