25 March 2017

Facing defeat in Republican-controlled House, Trump scuttles Obamacare replacement bill

By Barry Grey, 25 March 2017

Both Trump and the Democrats signaled their readiness to collaborate in devising new means to slash health care benefits.

Arrest of family in Geneseo, New York by US Border Patrol draws protest

By our reporters, 25 March 2017

Over the course of a three-hour traffic stop, some 100 people gathered, despite sub-freezing temperatures, to oppose the anti-democratic proceedings.

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

China warns US strategic bomber in East China Sea

By Peter Symonds, 25 March 2017

The war plane was one of two B-1Bs deployed from Guam to join massive war games underway in South Korea amid high tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

Casualties soar in Iraqi city of Mosul

By James Cogan, 25 March 2017

In the latest atrocity, an air strike on March 17 slaughtered as many as 200 civilians.

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

Fujitsu strikers at UK sites speak about their dispute

By our reporters, 25 March 2017

WSWS reporters told pickets about the case of the 13 framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers in India, who have been sentenced to life in prison.

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

Spanish dockworkers’ unions accept wage cuts and job losses

By Alejandro López, 25 March 2017

The CETM trade union prevented the mobilization of the full force of the dockworkers which could have paralyzed the Spanish economy.

Saarland state election serves as test run for the next German government

By Marianne Arens and Ulrich Rippert, 25 March 2017

The state election is being used to bolster the campaign for a federal government composed of the SPD and the Left Party.

Trump administration grants permit for Keystone XL pipeline

By Kate Randall, 25 March 2015

Donald Trump repeatedly pledged during his presidential campaign to expedite the project.

San Diego teacher’s union facilitates the layoff of 1,500 educators

By Norisa Diaz and Archie Stone, 25 March 2017

The WSWS spoke with some of the educators who received pink slips earlier this month at informational meetings held by the San Diego Education Association.

Flint, Michigan begins water shutoffs

By James Brewer, 25 March 2017

:Residents suspect that the announcement that lead levels have improved is now being used by authorities to sweep the water crisis under the carpet.

Canadian Armed Forces’ document calls for “heavier weapons” to confront child soldiers in Africa

By Laurent Lafrance, 25 March 2017

The document says soldiers need “heavy weapons” to confront child soldiers and must be psychologically hardened so as to be ready to kill them.

New in French

L’impérialisme japonais remilitarise

Par Peter Symonds, 25 mars 2017

L’acquisition d’armes offensives pour la première fois depuis la Seconde Guerre mondiale serait une autre étape majeure vers le réarmement du Japon.

Les travailleurs de Maruti Suzuki manifestent en exigeant la libération des 13 travailleurs emprisonnés à vie

Par Equipe de journalistes du WSWS, 25 mars 2017

Des milliers de travailleurs ont défié l’interdiction des rassemblements de cinq personnes ou plus pour montrer leur soutien pour les 13 travailleurs Maruti Suzuki victimes d’un coup monté.

Des représentants de l'ONU mettent en garde contre la pire famine depuis la Deuxième Guerre mondiale

Par Patrick Martin, 25 mars 2017

Bien que les conditions climatiques difficiles, surtout la sécheresse, soient un facteur dans les catastrophes humanitaires, la principale cause est la guerre civile dans laquelle chaque côté se sert des ressources alimentaires comme d'une arme.

Les médias canadiens dénoncent la mise au jour de la collaboration nazie du grand-père de la ministre des Affaires étrangères

Par Keith Jones et Roger Jordan, 25 mars 2017

Les médias canadiens ont qualifié de campagne de calomnies du gouvernement russe la révélation concernant le fait que le grand-père de Chrystia Freeland a été rédacteur en chef d'un journal ukrainien nationaliste publiant de la propagande fasciste dans une Pologne occupée par les nazis.

New in German

Mubaraks Freilassung

Von Johannes Stern, 25. März 2017

Wie ist es möglich, dass sechs Jahre nach der ägyptischen Revolution scheinbar nichts mehr von ihr übrig ist und sich mit Mubarak sogar wieder das hässliche Gesicht des alten Regimes in Freiheit zeigen kann?

Die Rückkehr des japanischen Militarismus

Von Peter Symonds, 25. März 2017

Mit der Beschaffung von Angriffswaffen, die seit dem Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs verboten sind, soll die Wiederaufrüstung Japans vorangetrieben werden.

Attentäter von London war dem britischen Geheimdienst bekannt

Von Julie Hyland, 25. März 2017

Vieles ist noch unklar über den Terroranschlag auf der Londoner Westminster Bridge und vor dem Parlamentsgebäude, der fünf Todesopfer und mindestens 40 Verletzte forderte.

Brief von einem syrischen Leser: „Es gibt ein neues Solidaritätsgefühl unter den armen Leuten“

Von einem syrischen Leser, 25. März 2017

Folgenden Brief erhielt die WSWS von einem Leser und Unterstützer in Damaskus zur Situation in Syrien nach sechs Jahren Bürgerkrieg.

Jörg Baberowski: Ein rechtsradikaler Professor

Von Johannes Stern, 24. März 2017

Was die International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) und die Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (SGP) seit langem aufzeigen, hat sich nun auch vor Gericht bestätigt: Der Humboldt-Professor Jörg Baberowski darf als rechtsradikal bezeichnet werden.

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Perspective

The freeing of Hosni Mubarak and the lessons of the Egyptian Revolution

25 March 2017

How is it possible that six years after the Egyptian revolution, nothing appears to be left of it, and Mubarak, the ugly face of the old regime, is free once again to show himself in public?

Earlier Perspectives »

Obituaries

Beryl Hood: 29 November 1938–21 March 2017

By Mike Head, 25 March 2017

A Trotskyist for four decades, Comrade Beryl was a fine and steadfast representative of the most advanced layers of the working class, attracted, above all, to internationalism.

The real legacy of Martin McGuiness: Sectarianism and austerity

By Paul Mitchell, 24 March 2017

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

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

25 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
Who Are the Traitors?

By Leon Trotsky, 25 March 2017

In this article, translated for the first time into English, Trotsky responds to claims that his denunciations of the war plans of the bourgeois provisional government make him a “Germanophile and traitor.”

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

By Leon Trotsky, 24 March 2017

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 »

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.

Free the Maruti Suzuki workers!

Join the fight to free the framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 25 March 2017

Workers in Sri Lanka, India and around the world must unite to defeat the imprisonment of these victimised workers

“We should be outraged by what is happening in India.”
US, Canadian autoworkers speak in defense of framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers

By a reporting team, 25 March 2017

The campaign to defend 31 framed-up Maruti Suzuki autoworkers in India is winning support among autoworkers in North America.

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

Sham character of Maruti Suzuki workers’ trial further exposed

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

The key facts of the Maruti Suzuki workers’ case

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

Filmmaker Michael Moore calls on Democrats to declare national emergency over Trump’s “espionage”

By David Walsh, 25 March 2017

Moore months ago enthusiastically adopted the reactionary and diversionary anti-Russian campaign as his own.

US general calls for nuclear build-up against Russia

Democratic Party floats proposal for a palace coup

No to British nationalism and the European Union!
A socialist response to Brexit

By Chris Marsden, 25 March 2017

Brexit, Trump and the ongoing fracturing of the EU along national lines are all rooted in the irreconcilable contradiction of capitalism that twice in the 20th century plunged Europe and the world into war.

Japanese imperialism rearms

By Peter Symonds, 24 March 2017

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

By Niles Niemuth, 24 March 2017

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

By Nick Beams, 24 March 2017

Who is Trump Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch?

By John Burton, 24 March 2017

Workers Struggles

Elect rank-and-file committees to oppose job cuts and end givebacks!
Vote “No” on the UAW-Caterpillar sellout agreement

By WSWS Autoworker Newsletter, 25 March 2017

The UAW pro-company contract sanctions the closure of the Aurora, Illinois plant and continues decades of wage and benefit concessions

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

25 March 2017

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

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

By Alan Gilman, 24 March 2017

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

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.

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