US sends drones, assassination squad to South Korea

By Peter Symonds, 14 March 2017

The military build-up by the Trump administration takes place as the White House considers launching strikes on North Korean nuclear and military sites.

Is the US preparing for war against North Korea?

US government agency projects 24 million to lose health coverage under Republican plan

By Kate Randall, 14 March 2017

This massive surge in the uninsured would come largely on the backs of the poor through draconian cuts to Medicaid, effectively ending it as an entitlement program.

Republicans push plan to gut Medicaid and slash taxes for the wealthy

A socialist policy for universal health care

India: 31 victimized Maruti Suzuki workers convicted on frame-up charges

By Kranti Kumara and Keith Jones, 14 March 2017

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for 13 car assembly workers, including the leadership of an independent union formed in opposition to a company-stooge union.

Ankara whips up Turkish nationalism over Dutch bans on Turkish officials

By Halil Celik, 14 March 2017

The Turkish government is using the Dutch ban on public appearances by Turkish officials in the Netherlands to promote its reactionary constitutional referendum.

Dutch government bans Turkish ministers from speaking in Netherlands

Workers, youth raise social issues in Dutch election

By Dietmar Henning and Daniel Woreck, 14 March 2017

A WSWS reporting team visited the Dutch town of Venlo in the run-up to Wednesday’s national election.

European powers extend offensive against Russia into Balkans

By Paul Mitchell, 14 March 2017

The contemporary conflicts and tensions in the Balkans increasingly echo the period before the First World War over a century ago.

Threat of war increases in the western Balkans

UK train conductors strike three rail companies

By Robert Stevens, 14 March 2017

The strike by 2,000 conductors proves the willingness of transport workers to fight the destruction of their working conditions and livelihoods.

UK striking rail conductors explain: “This is about the public and their safety”

By our reporters, 14 March 2017

WSWS reporters spoke to striking rail conductors during Monday’s strikes.

UK rail conductors strike at three companies to defend jobs and safety conditions

US bombing kills 11 civilians in Mosul as Washington lifts restraints on Pentagon

By Bill Van Auken, 14 March 2017

There are clear indications that the Pentagon has given the green light for airstrikes that inevitably result in the killing of unarmed men, women and children.

Immigrant workers in US brace for more workplace raids

By Jerry White, 14 March 2017

Mass deportations are being used to terrorize immigrant workers and give employers a free hand to undermine the wages and conditions of all workers.

Protesters in Rochester, New York oppose detention of José Coyote Pérez

By our reporters, 14 March 2017

Coyote Pérez was detained by ICE on February 24 and had spoken at a protest in Rochester on February 3—only three weeks before his detention.

More on the attacks on immigrants »

ACLU files lawsuit against Milwaukee over traffic stops, stop-and-frisk policy

By Christopher Davion, 14 March 2017

The targeting of minority workers and the poor for harassment is an attack on the entire working class and a warning of the measures to be used against growing opposition.

Australia: Jobs and in-house production slashed at state broadcaster

By our reporter, 14 March 2017

As they have done in the past, the unions will appeal to management for “voluntary redundancies” while offering their services to assist in corralling staff out the door.

Australian media witch-hunts school principal removed for opposing anti-radicalisation program

By our reporters, 14 March 2017

There is growing opposition among teachers, students and parents to the anti-democratic dismissal of the school principal, and the police spying programs that he allegedly opposed.

Ecuador faces run-off vote with rightist challenging Correa’s chosen successor

By Cesar Uco and Armando Cruz, 14 March 2017

Ecuador is sharply polarized, with the right-wing seeking to capitalize on attacks carried out by the Correa government on social and democratic rights.

New in Turkish

Hollanda hükümeti Türk bakanların ülkede konuşmasını yasakladı

Alex Lantier, 14 Mart 2017

Erdoğan’ın sözde “yetkili başkanlık” kurmaya yönelik referandumu, hiç kuşkusuz, Türkiye’de başkanlık diktatörlüğü kurmaya yönelik gerici bir girişimdir. Bununla birlikte, bu -Hollandalı, Danimarkalı ya da başka AB’li yetkililerin değil- Türkiye halkının meselesidir.

Hollanda seçimlerinde muhtemel sağa kayış AB’yi tehdit ediyor

Dietmar Henning, 14 Mart 2017

Hollanda işçi sınıfı, 15 Mart’taki seçimlerde hiçbir gerçek seçeneğe sahip değildir. Burjuvazinin iki yolunun; yani Avrupa’nın Balkanlaştırılmasının ya da askerileşmiş bir Avrupa büyük gücünün tek alternatifi, Avrupa Birleşik Sosyalist Devletleri’dir.

Rus Devrimi’nde Bu Hafta
6-12 Mart: Petrograd’da Şubat Devrimi patlak veriyor

14 Mart 2017

WSWS, 100. yıldönümünü anmak için, ‘Rus Devrimi’nde Bu Hafta’ adlı haftalık bir sunum yayınlıyor.

New in Spanish

El candidato presidencial López Obrador hace campaña en ambos lados de la frontera

Por Don Knowland, 14 marzo 2017

A pesar de la máscara populista de AMLO, sus discursos y programas revelan un programa nacionalista y derechista que representa a la clase media alta en lugar de las masas mexicanas.

Cumbre de la UE devela tensiones dentro de Europa y con EE.UU.

Por Johannes Stern, 14 marzo 2017

Alemania ha intentado traer a la UE bajo su dirección en respuesta a la beligerante retórica de Washington.

New in French

Les États-Unis préparent-ils une guerre contre la Corée du Nord ?

Par Peter Symonds, 14 mars 2017

Au milieu de la campagne médiatique stridente exagérant la menace posée par la Corée du Nord, le gouvernement Trump envisage « toutes les options » contre Pyongyang.

Le gouvernement néerlandais interdit aux ministres turcs de parler aux Pays-Bas

Par Alex Lantier, 14 mars 2017

La décision fait partie d’une campagne nationaliste du Premier ministre Mark Rutte, qui fait appel au sentiment anti-musulmans à l’approche des élections du 15 mars.

New in German

Bereiten die USA einen Krieg gegen Nordkorea vor?

Von Peter Symonds, 14. März 2017

Die amerikanischen Medien bauschen die Bedrohung durch Nordkorea auf und die Trump-Regierung erwägt „alle Optionen“ gegen Pjöngjang.

Linkspartei hetzt gegen Türkei

Von Ulrich Rippert, 14. März 2017

Die Linkspartei hat das undemokratische Vorgehen der niederländischen Regierung gegen türkische Politiker begeistert begrüßt.

Niederländische Regierung verhindert Auftritte von türkischen Ministern

Von Alex Lantier, 14. März 2017

Das Verbot ist Teil der nationalistischen Kampagne des Ministerpräsidenten Mark Rutte. In Vorbereitung auf die Wahlen am 15. März appelliert Rutte an muslimfeindliche Stimmungen.

Wahlen in den Niederlanden: Sozialistische Partei vertritt nationalistisches, bürgerliches Programm

Von Martin Kreickenbaum, 14. März 2017

Die SP stimmt in den Chor jener ein, die mit Hetze gegen Muslime Angriffe auf demokratische Rechte legitimieren.

Niederlande: Soziale Fragen beschäftigen die Wähler
Eine Reportage aus Venlo

Von Dietmar Henning und Daniel Woreck, 14. März 2017

Während alle Parteien auf den ausländerfeindlichen Kurs von Geert Wilders einschwenken, bewegt die Wähler ihre soziale Lage. Doch es gibt keine Partei, die soziale Fragen aufgreift und gleichzeitig gegen die Ausländerhetze auftritt.

Uno warnt vor größter Hungerkatastrophe seit dem Zweiten Weltkrieg

Von Patrick Martin, 14. März 2017

Ungünstige Wetterverhältnisse, vor allem Dürren, tragen zwar zu der humanitären Katastrophe bei, der Hauptgrund sind jedoch Bürgerkriege.

New in Urdu

یونان میں سیریزاکی غداری کے سیاسی اسباق

13نومبر2015ء

آئی سی آئی ایف ہی وہ واحد گروپ تھا جس نے عالمی محنت کشوں کو متنبہ کیا تھا کہ سیریزا کوئی انقلابی پارٹی نہیں بلکہ سرمایہ داری کی حامی اور مزدور دشمن پارٹی ہے.وقت نے سیریزا پر آئی سی آئی ایفکی طرف سے ہونے والی تنقید کو سچ ثابت کر دیا۔

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Perspective

US ruling elite moves to repeal the 1960s

14 March 2017

With only token opposition from the Democrats, the Trump administration and congressional Republicans are eviscerating what remains of the gains of the working class dating from the last period of social reform.

Earlier Perspectives »

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

Watch the live stream of this lecture by David North, the first in a series marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution. The text of the lecture is posted here.

Why Study the Russian Revolution?

By David North

We are publishing here the text of a lecture delivered Saturday, March 11 by David North, chairman of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site. This is the first in a series of five international online lectures being presented by the International Committee of the Fourth International to mark the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution.

Large global turnout for online lecture, “Why Study the Russian Revolution?”

13 March 2017

ICFI supporters in India hold public meeting on “World War and the Russian Revolution”

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

13 March 2017

The Romanov Dynasty, which has ruled Russia since 1613, is swept aside by the revolution originating in Petrograd, initiating a period of “dual power” between the Duma and the Soviets.

From the archives of the Revolution
The Petrograd Soviet’s “Order No. 1”

By the Petrograd Soviet of Workers’ and Soldiers’ Deputies

At the demand of soldiers, the Petrograd Soviet on March 14 (March 1, O.S.) issued “Order No. 1,” which Trotsky described as “the single worthy document of the February revolution.”

History

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.

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

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

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.

Commentary

UN officials warn of worst famine crisis since World War II

By Patrick Martin, 13 March 2017

US Attorney General Sessions praises Guantanamo as a “very fine place”

Trump administration invokes “state secrets” in CIA torture case

FBI director: “No such thing as absolute privacy in America”
The WikiLeaks exposures and the CIA’s threat to democratic rights

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

14 March 2017

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

As backdoor UAW-Caterpillar negotiations and tax fraud investigation continue
Former Caterpillar worker speaks on 2012 Joliet, Illinois strike betrayal

By Marcus Day, 13 March 2017

Arts

The Settlers: Israel’s movement toward an apartheid state

By Fred Mazelis, 11 March 2017

67th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 3
The absence for the most part of the big wide world: German films at the Berlinale

A comment on Robert Osborne (1932-2017), host of Turner Classic Movies

Obituary

Civil liberties lawyer Lynne Stewart dies at 77

By Fred Mazelis, 11 March 2017

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

Milwaukee County Sheriffs Department will arrest immigrants on behalf of ICE

Canada’s elite determined to stanch influx of refugees fleeing US

More on the attacks on immigrants »

IYSSE

New York University students denounce decision against IYSSE club status

By a WSWS reporting team, 9 March 2017

New York University rejects club status for IYSSE for second semester

By Daniel de Vries, 8 March 2017

More on the fight for democratic rights at NYU »

Socialist Equality Party

German ICFI section adopts new name

By Socialist Equality Party (Germany), 28 February 2017

Book Review

Secret Affairs: Britain’s collusion with radical Islam
A revealing insight into political criminality and warmongering—Part 2

By Jean Shaoul, 6 March 2017

Secret Affairs: Britain’s collusion with radical Islam
A revealing insight into political criminality and warmongering—Part 1

The Trump Presidency

Trump administration document lays out trade war agenda

By Nick Beams, 7 March 2017

As attack on jobs escalates, AFL-CIO chief pledges to “partner” with Trump administration

By Jerry White, 4 March 2017

The Snap IPO: Trump agenda fuels an orgy of speculation

By Nick Beams, 3 March 2017

Trump’s speech outlines plans for class war at home and war abroad

The Trump administration and the crisis of American capitalism

Trump proposes huge hike in military and police spending

More on the Trump presidency »