Obama’s nuclear summit underscores danger of war

By Peter Symonds, 2 April 2016

The aim of US “non-proliferation” policy is not to rid the world of nuclear bombs but to ensure the US retains its nuclear dominance over any potential rival.

US deploying additional armored brigades to Russian border

Warnings of global arms race ahead of Nuclear Security Summit

Clinton, Sanders clash intensifies in New York

By Patrick Martin, 2 April 2016

The Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton has an increasingly precarious lead over her self-proclaimed “socialist” challenger, Bernie Sanders.

Conversations with Sanders supporters in Wisconsin, New York and Pennsylvania

By our reporters, 2 April 2016

War: The great unmentionable in the 2016 US elections

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Chicago Teachers Union holds one-day “strike” to channel opposition behind Democrats

By Kristina Betinis and George Marlowe, 2 April 2016

In the face of enormous opposition among teachers to the attacks on public education, the CTU called a phony one-day “strike” to politically disarm teachers by promoting illusions in the Democratic Party.

CTU calls phony one-day “strike” to back Democrats

Detroit Public Schools principals charged with taking kickbacks

By Marissa Ross, 2 April 2016

The scandal comes on the heels of months of teacher and student protests for better conditions.

California’s budget to hit Caltrans workers

By David Brown, 2 April 2016

The last offer from the state includes meager raises that are wiped out by rising retirement and benefit contributions.

Opposition in Greece to European Union refugee policy

By Katerina Selin, 2 April 2016

Two thousand refugees and aid workers demonstrated in Athens against the recent agreement between the EU and Turkey

Greece’s Syriza government detains refugees

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Australian political crisis deepens with humiliating defeat of PM’s state taxing plan

By Mike Head, 2 April 2016

Just 48 hours after floating a plan to restructure the Australian federation, Prime Minister Turnbull was forced to “withdraw” the proposal.

Australian government in disarray over spending cuts

Economic crisis heightens social tensions in Venezuela

By Alexander Fangmann, 2 April 2016

Venezuelan workers’ living standards are being slashed as a result of the country’s financial crisis.

Brazil’s Supreme Court intervenes in Petrobras scandal probe

By Bill Van Auken, 2 April 2016

Taking the charges against Lula, the ex-president and Workers Party founder, out of the hands of the lower court judge appears to be a political decision.

The drive to impeachment and the dangers facing the Brazilian working class

Cuts lead to closure of hundreds of public libraries across UK

By Alice Summers, 2 April 2016

Since 2010, about a quarter of library workers have lost their jobs.

Canada’s unions hail Mulcair in run-up to NDP leadership vote

By Carl Bronski, 2 April 2016

Five major unions have issued a statement reaffirming their support for NDP leader Mulcair, a former Quebec Liberal cabinet minister and admirer of Margaret Thatcher.

Government-company negligence responsible for Indian flyover disaster

By Arun Kumar and Palash Roy, 2 April 2016

India’s political elite has turned a blind-eye to dangerous cost-cutting methods rampant throughout the construction industry.

New in Turkish

Nükleer Güvenlik Zirvesi öncesinde küresel silahlanma yarışı uyarıları

Andre Damon, 2 Nisan 2016

Perşembe günü, ABD, Çin, Britanya, Fransa, İtalya, Hindistan ve elliyi aşkın diğer ülkeden liderler, Washington’da, iki yılda bir yapılan Nükleer Güvenlik Zirvesi’nde bir araya gelecekler.

New in French

La campagne de destitution et les dangers auxquels est confrontée la classe ouvrière brésilienne

Par Bill Van Auken, 2 avril 2016

La tentative d’écarter Rousseff et le PT du pouvoir pour corruption est motivée par l’exigence du capital brésilien et étranger qu’on accélère les attaques en cours contre niveau de vie des travailleurs.

New in German

Das Amtsenthebungsverfahren gegen Rousseff und die Gefahren für die brasilianische Arbeiterklasse

Von Bill Van Auken, 2. April 2016

Die Versuche, Rousseff und die PT zu stürzen, sind von der Forderung des brasilianischen und ausländischen Kapitals motiviert, die Angriffe auf die Arbeiterklasse zu verschärfen.

Genscher: Wegbereiter deutscher Großmachtpolitik

Von Peter Schwarz, 2. April 2016

Der ehemalige Außenminister und FDP-Vorsitzende Hans-Dietrich Genscher ist in der Nacht zum Freitag im Alter von 89 Jahren gestorben.

Französische Arbeiter und Jugendliche trotzen dem Ausnahmezustand und protestieren gegen die Sparpolitik

Von Anthony Torres, 2. April 2016

Über eine Million Menschen haben am Donnerstag in ganz Frankreich an Demonstrationen gegen die arbeiterfeindliche Politik der sozialistischen Regierung teilgenommen.

USA stationieren mehr Panzerbrigaden an russischer Grenze

Von Thomas Gaist, 2. April 2016

Das US-Militär will Ausrüstung und Tausende Soldaten direkt vor der russischen Grenze stationieren, um einen „permanenten Fußabdruck“ zu hinterlassen.

Arme sterben früher

Von Dietmar Henning, 2. April 2016

Je niedriger das Einkommen, desto früher der Tod. Das Robert-Koch-Institut bestätigt diesen Befund in seinem neuen Gesundheitsreport.

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The social crisis and the US elections

2 April 2016

Behind the phony economic “recovery,” the entire structure of employment in the United States is being radically altered to reduce the status of workers to that of a super-exploited casual labor force.

Earlier Perspectives »

Socialism and the Fight Against War
Build an International Movement of the Working Class and Youth Against Imperialism!

Statement of the International Committee of the Fourth International, 18 February 2016


Podemos helps strengthen “Fortress Europe” against migrants in Spain

By Carlos Hernández and Paul Mitchell, 2 April 2016

Since the Syrian refugee crisis erupted, the Popular Party government has stepped up its attempts to seal the country off from asylum seekers.

Marxism and the pseudo-left: David North interviewed at Leipzig Book Fair

1 April 2016

Hundreds attend meetings in Leipzig, Germany on the danger of war and the politics of the pseudo-left

French workers, youth defy state of emergency to protest austerity policies

By Anthony Torres, 1 April 2016

Workers and youth speak out against French labour law reform

German army calls for domestic deployments

By Peter Schwarz, 1 April 2016

The Belgium bombing: Why the dots are not connected

Labour Party and unions mount nationalist campaign over UK steel industry

By Robert Stevens, 1 April 2016

Notes on Police Violence
Minneapolis police officers who shot and killed Jamar Clark will not face prosecution

By Kevin Martinez, 1 April 2016

More on police violence in America »

Mexican Congress lays legal foundation for martial law

By Neil Hardt, 1 April 2016

The Crisis in Detroit and Flint

Anger erupts at Flint public hearing

By James Brewer, 2 April 2016

Residents packed the legislative hearing to voice their outrage over the lead poisoning of the city’s water supply.

Newly-released email details complicity of Obama’s EPA in Flint poisoning

Obama administration to cut off Flint emergency aid

Why the New York Times is pushing racial politics in Flint

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Hans-Dietrich Genscher: Trailblazer for German great power politics

By Peter Schwarz, 2 April 2016

The former foreign minister and FDP chairman Hans-Dietrich Genscher died Thursday at age 89.

Arts Review

An exhibition at the Field Museum in Chicago
The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great

By Leah Jeresova, 2 April 2016

A stunning exhibition of ancient Greek culture, some 500 artifacts in all, is now at Chicago’s Field Museum and will soon be in Washington, DC.

San Diego Latino Film Festival 2016—Part 3
From Cuba a grim drama (La obra del siglo) and from Argentina a political thriller (El Clan) and a road trip (Camino a La Paz)

By Kevin Martinez and Toby Reese, 1 April 2016

Eye in the Sky: The liberal war on terror

New in Greek

WSWS publishes “Socialism and the Fight Against War” in Greek

Posted here is a translation into Greek of the Statement of the International Committee of the Fourth International posted 18 February 2016.

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

2 April 2016

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

Chinese mineworkers arrested after protest on unpaid wages

By John Ward, 1 April 2016

2016 US elections

Clinton primary contest losses intensify Democratic Party crisis

By Joseph Kishore, 28 March 2016

Republican Party crisis deepens as candidates renege on “loyalty” pledge

Clinton, media step up pressure for Sanders to withdraw

Fundraising for US presidential campaign surpasses $1 billion

Trump and the Democratic Party

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NHS Fightback

UK Junior doctors dispute at a crossroads
Statement by NHS Fightback

29 March 2016


One hundred years since Ireland’s Easter Rising—Part One

By Jordan Shilton, 26 March 2016

One hundred years since Ireland’s Easter Rising—Part two

One hundred years since Ireland’s Easter Rising—Part three

IYSSE/SEP meetings

Upcoming events in Cambridge, Mass. and Albuquerque, New Mexico
SEP meetings in the US: Socialism and the fight against war

16 March 2016

Socialism and the Fight Against War
IYSSE meetings in Australia and New Zealand—Build an International Movement of the Working Class and Youth Against Imperialism!

24 March 2016

25 years ago: Chairman of East German privatization agency assassinated

On April 1, 1991, Detlev Rohwedder, chairman of the institution responsible for the privatization of East German industries—the Treuhand—was assassinated by a sniper.

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50 years ago: Strikes, demonstrations, bring down Ecuador junta

On March 29, 1966, the Ecuador junta headed by Admiral Ramón Castro Jijón fled the Government Palace in Quito after a week of mass labor strikes and student demonstrations.

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75 years ago: Strikes cripple US arms production

On April 2, 1941 autoworkers, steel workers, miners and other industrial workers launched powerful strikes against corporations under military contract.

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100 years ago: Mass strike of construction workers in New York City

On April 3, 1916, thousands of workers engaged in constructing the New York City subway system walked off the job.

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75 Years Since the Assassination Of Leon Trotsky

Security and the Fourth International, the Gelfand Case and the deposition of Mark Zborowski
An open letter from David North to Susan Weissman

10 November 2015

Seventy-five years since the assassination of Leon Trotsky

Meetings in Germany mark the 75th anniversary of the death of Leon Trotsky