“Panama papers” tax evasion leak stokes political crises worldwide

By Andre Damon, 5 April 2016

Documents provided to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists tie hundreds of wealthy individuals and world leaders to offshore havens used in tax evasion and money laundering.

US, NATO preparing new air and ground attacks against Libya

By Thomas Gaist, 5 April 2016

Barely five years after destroying Libya as a functioning society, the imperialist powers are preparing a new bombing campaign and ground invasion.

War: The great unmentionable in the 2016 US elections

IMF report points to sources of increasing financial turbulence

By Nick Beams, 5 April 2016

The ever-closer integration of the global economy has led to increased financial instability and turbulence, and heightened “systemic risk.”

Syriza and European Union begin mass deportations from Greece

By Johannes Stern, 5 April 2016

The brutal actions against refugees and the militarisation of Europe are directly linked to the intensification of the attacks on the working class in Greece and throughout the continent.

Syriza government carries out mass deportation of refugees from Greece to Turkey

Podemos helps strengthen “Fortress Europe” against migrants in Spain

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US navy prepares third provocation in South China Sea

By Peter Symonds, 5 April 2016

Amid large US-Philippine war games, the Pentagon is preparing a new “freedom of navigation” operation to challenge China’s maritime claims.

Japan’s security laws: Another milestone in the drive to world war

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Australian government crisis intensifies over austerity agenda

By Mike Head, 5 April 2016

Prime Minister Turnbull’s new slogan—“We must live within our means!”—signifies that working class people must be made to pay for the worsening economic situation.

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

Australian government in disarray over spending cuts

Why is the CIA putting bombs on Virginia school buses?

By Nick Barrickman, 5 April 2016

A substance found in a school bus was identified as C-4, which the CIA said had been used to conduct detection training exercises in a school bus yard.

Family seeks answers after homeless man dies in New Hampshire jail

By Kate Randall, 5 April 2016

Pendleton’s death is a tragic consequence of the criminalization of the poor and homeless in America that is repeated in courtrooms and prisons across the US.

Mexican Nissan workers in two-day strike

By Shannon Jones, 5 April 2016

The walkout by more than 5,000 workers brought production to a halt at the Nissan plant in the industrial City of the Valley of Cuernavaca.

Mexican government obstructs investigation into disappearance of the Ayotzinapa 43

US-backed Colombian peace treaty grants impunity for war crimes

By Neil Hardt, 5 April 2016

The agreement would transform the FARC into a legal political party and pave the way for intensified imperialist exploitation in Colombia.

Canadian spy agency regularly using new “disruption” powers

By Roger Jordan, 5 April 2016

Under Canada’s new Liberal government, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service is making regular use of its new power to “disrupt” purported threats to public security.

Last-minute efforts to form a government in Ireland before parliament resumes

By Dermot Quinn, 5 April 2016

Ireland has been without a government since the February 26 general election, which saw a repudiation of the right-wing policies of the Fine Gael/Labour coalition.

Indian Stalinists ally with regional DMDK party in Tamil Nadu elections

By V. Gnana, 5 April 2016

The alliance with a regionalist party closely tied to US imperialism confirms the Indian Stalinists’ role in abetting the US “pivot to Asia” against China.

New in Turkish

Syriza hükümeti sığınmacıları toplu halde Yunanistan’dan Türkiye’ye gönderiyor

Robert Stevens, 5 Nisan 2016

Syriza hükümeti Suriyeli sığınmacıların, toplama kamplarına kapatılmak üzere kitlesel olarak Türkiye’ye gönderilmesini kesinleştirirken, Yunanistan’daki protestolar hafta sonu boyunca sürdü.

Sonu gelmeyen kemer sıkmanın ekonomi politiği

Nick Beams, 5 Nisan 2016

Sonu gelmeyen kemer sıkmanın ekonomi politiği, hükümetler, merkez bankaları ve mali makamlar tarafından uygulanıyor olsa da, bizzat kapitalist ekonominin temellerinden kaynaklanıyor.

Çin Devlet Başkanı Xi’nin istifa etmesi çağrısını tutuklamalar izliyor

Peter Symonds, 5 Nisan 2016

Çin’in Ulusal Halk Kongresi (UHK) arifesinde, “Komünist Parti’nin sadık üyeleri” tarafından, Devlet Başkanı Xi Jinping’in “tüm Parti ve devlet önderliği makamlarından istifasını” isteyen bir açık mektup yayınlandı.

İrlanda Paskalya Ayaklanması’nın yüzüncü yılı – I. Bölüm

Jordan Shilton, 5 Nisan 2016

Britanya emperyalizminin asırlar süren acımasız baskısına karşı ayaklanma, 24 Nisan 1916 Pazartesi, Paskalya Bayramı’nda başlamış ve altı gün sürmüştü.

ABD destekli savaşın birinci yılı
Yemen nüfusunun ezici çoğunluğu güvenilir yiyecek, su ve sağlık hizmetinden yoksun

Thomas Gaist, 5 Nisan 2016

Yemen’e yönelik 2015 yılı Mart ayında başlatılan ABD destekli savaş, ikinci yılına girerken, Yemen halkının yüzde sekseninden fazlası korkunç bir insanlık felaketiyle karşı karşıya.

New in French

La classe ouvrière en France entre en lutte contre l’austérité

Par Alex Lantier, 5 avril 2016

La tentative de promouvoir l'hystérie antiterroriste afin d'étouffer l’opposition populaire échoue face à une radicalisation croissante des travailleurs et des jeunes.

Affrontements militaires entre l’Arménie et l’Azerbaïdjan au sujet du Haut-Karabakh

Par Kumaran Ira, 5 avril 2016

Le conflit menace de dégénérer en une guerre plus large entre la Russie, principal soutien de l'Arménie, et une Turquie alliée de l'Azerbaïdjan et ayant derrière elle l'ensemble de l'OTAN.

Les militaires français accusés de violences sexuelles en République centrafricaine

Par Francis Dubois, 5 avril 2016

Les dernières révélations de violence sexuelles visant la population centrafricaine démasquent les prétentions « humanitaires » de l'intervention française.

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Greece’s Syriza: Full partner in historic crime against refugees

5 April 2016

The police-state measures and summary deportations employed by the Syriza government against refugees are of a piece with its relentless attacks on the Greek working class.

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

Featured Interview

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

1 April 2016

Following a presentation of the new German edition of The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left, North was interviewed by the newspaper Schattenblick on the theoretical and political issues addressed in his book.

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


The political agenda behind the racial politics of the New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof

By Niles Williamson, 5 April 2016

Amid mounting signs that interest in socialism is on the rise, Kristof is doing his best to promote racialist politics to divide the working class and block the development of class consciousness.

The working class in France mobilizes against austerity

By Alex Lantier, 4 April 2016

Democrats silent as one million lose food stamp benefits in the US

By Patrick Martin, 4 April 2016

The social crisis and the US elections

Spain’s Podemos prepares for coalition talks with Socialist Party, Citizens

By Paul Mitchell, 4 April 2016

UK Tata Steel operation at centre of escalating trade war

By Robert Stevens, 4 April 2016

Azerbaijan-Armenia fighting erupts over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region

By Kumaran Ira, 4 April 2016

Brazil’s Supreme Court intervenes in Petrobras scandal probe

By Bill Van Auken, 2 April 2016


Study warns of potentially catastrophic impacts from Antarctic ice melt

By Daniel de Vries, 5 April 2016

New research estimates that unabated warming may double the rate of expected sea level rise to nearly 2 meters by century’s end.

Arts Review

UK documentary exposes Saudi role in global terror operations

By Jean Shaoul, 5 April 2016

The Saudi ruling family spent $70 billion exporting its particularly repressive form of Islamism through books, the media, Islamic welfare institutions and charities.

The New York Times on race and art

By Hiram Lee, 4 April 2016

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

Workers Struggles

Court issues restraining order after New Mexico school bus drivers vote to strike

By D. Lencho, 5 April 2016

The drivers will be forced to continue working for 10 days, after which they face the possibility of a permanent restraining order.

Australia: State electricity workers vote for industrial action

By Terry Cook, 5 April 2016

Essential Energy wants to axe agreements covering hundreds of workers to begin sackings and further slash working conditions.

Workers Struggles: The Americas

5 April 2016

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

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

Chinese mineworkers arrested after protest on unpaid wages

Socialist Equality Party

Meeting May 24 in London
For an active boycott of the Brexit referendum! For the United Socialist States of Europe!

4 April 2016

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

The Crisis in Detroit and Flint

Anger erupts at Flint public hearing

By James Brewer, 2 April 2016

Detroit Public Schools principals charged with taking kickbacks

By Marissa Ross, 2 April 2016

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

Why the New York Times is pushing racial politics in Flint

More on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan »

2016 US elections

Clinton, Sanders clash intensifies in New York

By Patrick Martin, 2 April 2016

Conversations with Sanders supporters in Wisconsin, New York and Pennsylvania

Clinton primary contest losses intensify Democratic Party crisis

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

More on the 2016 US elections »

25 years ago: Mass workers movement defies Moscow bureaucracy

On April 10, 1991, leaders of striking Soviet workers won the right to 15 minutes of live air time in an unprecedented broadcast on Byelorussia’s television station.

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50 years ago: Police attack Mississippi civil rights protest

On April 5, 1966, Mississippi State Police used rifle butts, nightsticks and tear gas to brutally suppress a protest by black students, housewives and workers.

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75 years ago: Germany invades Yugoslavia

On April 6, 1941 Adolf Hitler’s armed forces launched a blitzkrieg attack on Yugoslavia after a mass rebellion against the Yugoslav government’s adherence to a pact with Nazi Germany.

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100 years ago: Mass strike of Puerto Rican sugar workers

On April 6, 1916, the Puerto Rican Free Federation of Laborers, affiliated to the American Federation of Labor, issued an appeal to workers in the US and internationally calling for support for striking agricultural workers.

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Hans-Dietrich Genscher: Trailblazer for German great power politics

By Peter Schwarz, 2 April 2016

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.

NHS Fightback

UK Junior doctors dispute at a crossroads
Statement by NHS Fightback

29 March 2016