Trump names Iraq war general and militarist as national security adviser

By Patrick Martin, 21 February 2017

The selection of McMaster is seen as a concession to the anti-Russian campaign waged by the intelligence agencies, the Democratic Party and sections of the Republican Party.

Behind the Flynn resignation and Trump crisis: A bitter conflict over imperialist policy

Trump’s Homeland Security memos: Millions at risk of deportation as crackdown looms

By Eric London, 21 February 2017

The Trump administration plans on finalizing and adopting the leaked Department of Homeland Security memos detailing sweeping deportation plans.

Seventy-five years after FDR’s Japanese internment order, Trump prepares mass immigrant roundup

Stop the attacks on immigrants! For a socialist policy of open borders and full rights for all workers!

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Anti-Trump “Not My President’s Day” protests draw thousands across the US

By our reporters, 21 February 2017

WSWS reporters spoke to protesters in New York and Chicago who joined thousands of others to voice their opposition to the policies of the Trump administration.

Workers in US fired for participating in pro-immigrant protests

By Nick Barrickman, 21 February 2017

After one month of the Trump administration, protests continue across the US

The popular movement against Trump vs. the corporate media’s anti-Russia witch-hunt

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North Dakota Senate passes bills criminalizing Dakota Access Pipeline protests

By Shelley Connor, 21 February 2017

As construction moves forward to complete the Dakota Access Pipeline, the bills subject protesters to prosecution and up to 20 years in prison.

MPs debate Trump state visit to Britain as tens of thousands protest

By Julie Hyland, 21 February 2017

Some 1.85 million people signed a petition urging the government not to make the visit by US President Donald Trump an official state affair.

Proposed Trump state visit provokes crisis in British ruling circles

The way forward in the fight against Trump and May

State of Child Health report in UK reveals devastating impact of austerity

By Liz Smith, 21 February 2017

The UK ranks 15 out of 19 Western European countries for infant mortality, with only Denmark, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia having higher death rates.

Left Front, Socialist Party pursue alliance in French presidential elections

By Anthony Torres, 21 February 2017

With the Socialist Party deeply unpopular under President François Hollande, the Left Front is seeking an alliance with it without daring to endorse its policies.

French neo-fascists present anti-EU, anti-immigrant program in 2017 elections

German police warn refugees not to attend carnival in Cologne

By Dietmar Henning, 21 February 2017

A letter from a police department in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) says that “from a police point of view” refugees are undesired at this week’s carnival celebrations.

Huge demonstration in Barcelona in defence of refugees and open borders

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Famine threatens millions in the Horn of Africa as Washington prepares expanded war in Somalia

By Thomas Gaist, 21 February 2017

Starvation and malnutrition are menacing the lives of 10-15 million people in the Horn of Africa countries of Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya.

California and federal government ignored numerous warnings about Oroville Dam

By Ben McGrath, 21 February 2017

The Department of Water Resources is engaged in a cover-up of its failure to address basic safety issues that imperiled the lives of thousands of people.

“This is a big kick for families that are already struggling.”
Video report: Oroville dam evacuees criticize state response, remain ready to flee

Oroville Dam crisis highlights deteriorating state of US infrastructure

Union seeks to block strike, impose givebacks on Rockford, Illinois school employees

By George Gallanis, 21 February 2017

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is attempting to force a sellout contract on the 900 bus drivers, paraprofessionals and food service workers.

Plans to expand US Navy highlight vulnerable conditions of shipyard workers

By Toby Reese and Genevieve Leigh, 21 February 2017

In the decade spanning from 2005 through 2015, a total of 76 workers in the private shipbuilding and repair industry were killed on the job.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf proposes austerity budget

By Douglas Lyons, 21 February 2017

Wolf has proposed a budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year that does nothing to resolve the state’s education crisis and continues attacks on state workers.

Australian state Labor government strengthens draconian anti-association laws

By Erin Cooke, 21 February 2017

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is revamping notorious laws that provide sweeping powers to the police and courts under the guise of combatting “bikie gangs.”

New Zealand: Taylor Preston meat workers take industrial action

By Tom Peters, 21 February 2017

The Meat Workers Union is seeking to isolate and wear down the workers at the Wellington factory in order to impose a sell-out contract.

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Trump’ın seçilmesi, savaş tehlikesi ve gençliğin karşı karşıya olduğu siyasi görevler

Toplumsal Eşitlik İçin Uluslararası Gençlik ve Öğrenciler (Avustralya), 22 Şubat 2017

Öğrenciler ve gençler 2017’de okula başlarken, son derece değişmiş bir dünya ile karşılaşıyorlar. Son üç ay içinde, Amerikan siyasi tarihinde görülmemiş bir aşırı sağcı yönetim göreve gelmiş durumda.

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El ejército brasileño sale a las calles de Río en medio de protestas

Por Bill Van Auken, 21 febrero 2017

El gobierno envió 9.000 tropas a Río mientras el estado tambalea al borde de la quiebra y aumenta la oposición a la austeridad y la privatización.

Informe revela tortura generalizada de menores en prisiones mexicanas

Por Alex Gonzalez, 21 febrero 2017

En México, el 57 por ciento de los adolescentes encarcelados son torturados, según un informe publicado por el Centro Nacional de Derechos Humanos (CNDH).

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75 Jahre nach Roosevelts Internierungserlass für Japaner bereitet Trump Massenverhaftung von Migranten vor

Von Eric London, 21. Februar 2017

Die Angriffe auf Einwanderer wurden sowohl von der Demokratischen als auch von der Republikanischen Partei vorbereitet. Sie haben ein fremdenfeindliches Klima geschaffen, um ihre Politik von Krieg und sozialer Konterrevolution voranzutreiben.

Spannungen zwischen USA und Europa auf Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz

Von Bill Van Auken, 21. Februar 2017

Auf der Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz beschworen US-Vertreter die Loyalität der Vereinigten Staaten zur Nato und nahmen eine harte Haltung gegenüber Russland ein. Doch das konnte europäische Befürchtungen nicht zerstreuen, dass Trump seine „America First“-Politik auf Europas Kosten durchsetzen will.

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How many people would die in a war between the US and Russia?

21 February 2017

Amidst the non-stop anti-Russian hysteria from the media and the Democratic Party, no one is posing the question: What will be the consequences of a war with Russia?

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Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
February 20-26: War deepens crisis of the Tsarist regime

20 February 2017

The Russian Revolution of 1917 was the greatest event in modern history. Between February and October, Russia passed from the overthrow of the Tsar, through a short episode of bourgeois rule, to the conquest of power by the Bolshevik Party and the establishment of the first workers state. To mark the centenary, the WSWS is publishing a weekly feature that will provide a kaleidoscopic view of the revolution and the global events of 1917, an epochal year in world history.

WSWS Editorial Board Chairman David North discusses upcoming lecture series on Russian Revolution

The ICFI is initiating its commemoration of the centenary of the Russian Revolution of 1917 with a series of online lectures. David North, chairperson of the International Editorial Board of the WSWS, will give the first lecture, “Why Study the Russian Revolution?” The lecture will be streamed on YouTube on Saturday, March 11 at 5:00 pm Eastern (US). Four biweekly lectures will follow.

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Socialism and the centenary of the Russian Revolution: 1917-2017

By David North and Joseph Kishore, 3 January 2017


Trump’s “America First” policies and the global eruption of economic nationalism

By Nick Beams, 21 February 2017

Speaking on behalf of European capital, the London-based Financial Times has described the trade policies of the Trump administration as a “clear and present danger” to the global trading and monetary system.

As Trump promotes America First nationalism at South Carolina Boeing plant
UAW to launch “Buy American” campaign

A reply to New York Times op-ed author Myles E. Johnson on racialism and “critical thinking”

By David Walsh, 20 February 2017

Columnist Myles E. Johnson on Beyoncé at the Grammys
The New York Times opens its pages to frenzied racialism

US late-night comics fall into (anti-Russian) line

US-European tensions remain despite reassurances on NATO

US conducts show of force in South China Sea

Federal reserve report reveals exploding levels of US household debt

Arizona invites lawyers for death row inmates to provide execution drugs

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

21 February 2017

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

New York transit union pushes through concessions contract

By Alan Whyte, 20 February 2017


Student representative body denounces right-wing positions of professors at Berlin’s Humboldt University

By our correspondents, 20 February 2017

IYSSE meeting defends Bremen University Student Union against attacks by Jörg Baberowski

The election of Donald Trump, the danger of war and the political tasks facing young people

By International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Australia), 20 February 2017

ISO endorses IYSSE application for club status at New York University

By Isaac Finn, 16 February 2017

Open Letter to the International Socialist Organization
Reverse ISO position supporting political censorship at NYU


Daniel Barenboim conducts the Bruckner symphony cycle in New York

By Fred Mazelis, 20 February 2017

A late 19th century composer who has some detractors gets his big moment at Carnegie Hall.

British actor John Hurt: 1940-2017

By Kevin Martinez, 17 February 2017

NHS FightBack

Patient at Britain’s Newham Acute Day Hospital launches campaign to fight closure

By our reporters, 18 February 2017

Socialist Equality Party

A wave of class struggles in Sri Lanka: Workers must fight for a socialist program to defend their rights

By the Socialist Equality Party, 18 February 2017

SEP/IYSSE public meetings
Mobilize the working class to defend immigrant rights!

12 February 2017

Socialist Equality Party (UK) public meetings
Trump and Brexit: For a socialist opposition to economic nationalism

11 February 2017

Public meetings in Australia and New Zealand
The political significance of Trump and the accelerated drive to war

10 February 2017

The Trump Presidency

Trump White House under mounting pressure from anti-Russia campaign

By Patrick Martin, 20 February 2017

Democrats seek to channel opposition to Trump behind anti-Russia offensive

By Joseph Kishore, 16 February 2017

Fast-food mogul Andrew Puzder withdraws as Trump labor nominee

By a reporter, 16 February 2017

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Eighty years since the victory of the Flint sit-down strike—Part one

By Jerry White, 15 February 2017

Eighty years since the victory of the Flint sit-down strike—Part two

Georgi Valentinovich Plekhanov (1856–1918): His Place in the History of Marxism

25 years ago: Pentagon prepares for new wars

Classified documents leaked by the Pentagon, reported in the New York Times and the Washington Post the week of February 17, 1992, revealed that the US was engaged in intensive planning for wars in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

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50 years ago: CIA funding of US student and labor groups exposed

The February 13, 1967 admission by leaders of the liberal National Student Association (NSA) that their organization had been receiving funds from the Central Intelligence Agency since the 1950s sparked a series of exposures.

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75 years ago: Roosevelt orders internment of Japanese-Americans

On February 19, 1942 US President Franklin Roosevelt, under authority of the War Powers Act, signed Executive Order 9066, which put the Army in charge of uprooting Japanese-Americans and placing them in internment camps for the duration of World War II.

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100 years ago: Food riots in Brooklyn, New York

On February 19, 1917, food riots broke out in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York, amid mounting anger among workers and the poor over the rising cost of living, including food prices.

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Security and the Fourth Internaional

Security and the Fourth International
The Smith Act trial and government infiltration of the Trotskyist movement—Part one

By Eric London, 8 December 2016

Security and the Fourth International
The Smith Act trial and government infiltration of the Trotskyist movement—Part two
Why wasn’t Joseph Hansen a defendant in the Smith Act trial?