Trump issues new version of Muslim travel ban

By Patrick Martin, 7 March 2017

The language of the new executive order bristles with Trump’s hatred for the judicial review and his contempt for democratic rights and constitutional norms.

Trump administration escalates campaign of fear and terror against immigrants

Bitter recriminations within the ruling class over Trump’s claim that Obama spied on his campaign

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North Korea tests missiles amid huge US-South Korean war games

By Peter Symonds, 7 March 2017

The Trump administration is considering all options, including military ones, to prevent North Korea from building a nuclear-tipped ICBM able to reach the US mainland.

Trump administration considers military strike against North Korea

“We’re bigger than ICE, all of us together!”
Los Angeles protest against deportation of Rómulo Avelica-González

By Zac Corrigan, Kevin Martinez and Marc Wells, 8 March 2017

A rally to oppose the detention and imminent deportation of the father of four, abducted while driving his daughter to school, was attended by about 100 people.

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

The world is pulsing with billions of people burdened by economic exploitation and war and yet restricted from moving freely across the planet.

Immigration under capitalism: Life and death along the US-Mexico border
Part Three

More on the attacks on immigrants »

“The corporations are our enemies, not immigrant workers”
General Motors announces 1,100 job cuts at Lansing, Michigan plant

By Shannon Jones and Jerry White, 7 March 2017

Just three days after laying off 1,300 workers at its Detroit assembly plant, GM announced it was cutting another 1,100 workers at a factory near the Michigan state capital.

Sanders covers for UAW at Mississippi Nissan rally

By Ed Hightower and Jerry White, 7 March 2017

Sanders was the keynote speaker at Saturday’s rally in Canton, Mississippi where the United Auto Workers is campaigning to win recognition at the Nissan auto factory.

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

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Warning of neo-fascist victory in France, Hollande promotes EU militarism

By Alex Lantier, 7 March 2017

The danger of an FN victory in the French elections is the product of the reactionary social and war policy pursued by the EU, and by Hollande in France.

In northern France, Calais mayor bans distribution of meals to migrants

By Antoine Lerougetel, 7 March 2017

Extreme right-wing positions that would have been identified with the neo-fascist National Front in another era have become commonplace in French bourgeois politics.

German authorities ban appearances by Turkish politicians

By Justus Leicht and Peter Schwarz, 7 March 2017

More than a million Turkish citizens living in Germany are entitled to vote in the April 16 referendum in their home country.

Massive increase in attacks on refugees in Germany

By Franci Vier, 7 March 2017

There were 3,533 attacks on refugee shelters and individual refugees in 2016, indicating a massive increase in right-wing violence directed against this vulnerable layer.

Unionism loses its grip on Northern Ireland in March 2 election

By Steve James, 7 March 2017

Overhanging the election was the deepening crisis surrounding Brexit, which will transform the border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic into an external boundary of the EU.

Mexican presidential candidate López Obrador campaigns on both sides of the border

By Don Knowland, 7 March 2017

Despite AMLO’s populist garb, his speeches and program reveal a right-wing, nationalist program that represents the upper middle class rather than the Mexican masses.

Doctors strike highlights catastrophic health care crisis in Kenya

By Eddie Haywood, 7 March 2017

Five thousand doctors employed in public hospitals across Kenya have been on strike since December, citing low pay and dreadful working conditions.

Australia: Three homeless people killed in arson attack

By Chris Sadlier, 7 March 2017

The tragedy is the outcome of growing unemployment and poverty, lack of affordable housing and inadequate welfare and mental health care facilities.

New in Urdu

یونان میں سیریزاکی غداری کے سیاسی اسباق


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۔

New in French

Pointant le danger d'une victoire FN, Hollande avance un militarisme européen

Par Alex Lantier, 7 mars 2017

Le danger d'une victoire des néo-fascistes aux présidentielles françaises est le produit de la politique sociale et militariste réactionnaire menée par Hollande et par l'UE.

Le gouvernement Trump intensifie la campagne de terreur contre les immigrés

Par Patrick Martin, 7 mars 2017

À mesure que les histoires d’arrestations brutales et de déportations prolifèrent, le gouvernement Trump projette la séparation délibérée des mères et de leurs enfants comme un « dissuasif » pour les immigrants.

L’accord PSA-GM-Opel : Les syndicats s’engagent à collaborer avec la direction

Par Marianne Arens, 7 mars 2017

La restructuration envisagée de l’industrie automobile menace des milliers d’emplois et plusieurs usines.

New in German

Trump-Regierung verstärkt Terror gegen Einwanderer

Von Patrick Martin, 7. März 2017

Zur „Abschreckung“ plant die US-Regierung die gezielte Trennung von Müttern und Kindern.

Auftrittsverbote für türkischer Politiker in Deutschland
Ein Kommentar

Von Justus Leicht und Peter Schwarz, 7. März 2017

Auftrittsverbote für türkischer Politiker verteidigen nicht die Demokratie und die Meinungsfreiheit in der Türkei, sondern unterdrücken sie in Deutschland.

Opel-Übernahme durch PSA beschlossen

Von Marianne Arens, 7. März 2017

Die Übernahme von Opel/Vauxhall durch die PSA Group ist beschlossene Sache. Betriebsrat und Gewerkschaft verschleiern das Ausmaß der Gefahr für die Arbeitsplätze und bereiten den Stellenabbau vor.

Mit Abhörvorwürfen gegen Obama heizt Trump Konflikte innerhalb der herrschenden Klasse an

Von Andre Damon, 7. März 2017

Über das Wochenende überhäuften sich das Weiße Haus und die Geheimdienste gegenseitig mit Vorwürfen. Hintergrund dieses Konflikts sind außenpolitische und militärische Fragen.

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India becomes “frontline” state in US war plans against China

7 March 2017

After decades of “non-alignment,” India has become a service hub for the US Seventh Fleet, marking a new stage in its integration into US imperialism’s military-strategic offensive against China.

Earlier Perspectives »

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
March 6-12: February Revolution erupts in Petrograd

6 March 2017

The eruption of the February Revolution in Petrograd finds the two greatest figures of Russian Marxism—Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky—in exile, following events in Russia closely and anxiously awaiting their chance to return.

“We are still fighting the same things they fought out 100 years ago”
Registrations from throughout the world as interest in Russian Revolution centenary lectures grows

7 March 2017

Individuals from more than 50 countries have registered to participate in the International Committee of the Fourth International’s online lecture series that begins on March 11.

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.

Register for the lectures today at

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

By David North and Joseph Kishore, 3 January 2017


Eight Arkansas death row inmates to be put to death over ten days

By Kate Randall, 7 March 2017

The ease with which the ruling class engages in such barbarism must stand as a warning to the working class.

Trump administration document lays out trade war agenda

By Nick Beams, 7 March 2017

The Trump administration has issued a document making clear that it is taking aim at the World Trade Organisation and agreements that have governed international trade in the post-World War II period.

Australian pseudo-left forum promotes nationalism

By Will Morrow, 7 March 2017

Speakers from Socialist Alternative and Socialist Alliance shared the platform with two academics, both of whom are avowed nationalists.

US ramps up bombing campaign in Yemen

By Niles Niemuth, 6 March 2017

Sweden brings back the draft

By Johannes Stern, 4 March 2017

EU’s post-Brexit plans foresee growing conflict

As officials end subsidies and resume water cutoffs
Michigan blames Flint water crisis on racism: Part two


New York University professor Bertell Ollman supports IYSSE fight for club status

By Isaac Finn, 4 March 2017

New York University professors speak out to defend IYSSE club status and support free speech

ISO endorses IYSSE application for club status at New York University

IYSSE resubmits application at NYU, draws large turnout for rally and meeting

NYU’s corporate leadership bars socialist student group from campus

More on the fight for democratic rights at NYU »

Stop the shift to the right at Humboldt University!

the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 2 March 2017

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

Stop censorship at Loyola University-Chicago
Students have the right to form political organizations on campus!

IYSSE campaigns for student senate at Eastern Michigan University

More on the IYSSE »

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

7 March 2017

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

As UAW maintains information blackout on contract negotiations
Federal agents raid Caterpillar headquarters in Illinois

By Marcus Day, 6 March 2017

UAW orders thousands of Caterpillar workers to stay on the job as contract expires

“If a miner comes between a coal operator and a dollar, they’ll always take the dollar”
US coal miners face loss of retiree health coverage, black lung benefits

NHS Fightback

UK: Up to 250,000 protest attacks on National Health Service

By Robert Stevens, 6 March 2017

NHS protesters ask: “Why have we got money for war? Where is the money for our NHS and schools?”

By our reporters, 6 March 2017

UK: The fight to defend the NHS means building a new socialist party
Statement by NHS FightBack

More on NHS Fightback »

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 Look of Silence: Important documentary on the aftermath of the 1965 Indonesia massacres

By Clara Weiss, 6 March 2017

67th Berlin International Film Festival--Part 2
A film about the legendary guitarist: Django

A contribution on art and identity politics
It isn’t a highway and it doesn’t have lanes

Socialist Equality Party

German ICFI section adopts new name

Socialist Equality Party (Germany), 28 February 2017

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

11 February 2017

The Trump Presidency

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 »

New in Arabic

Arabic translation of “Socialism and the centenary of the Russian Revolution: 1917-2017”

We are publishing here the Arabic translation of the January 3 WSWS perspective article, “Socialism and the centenary of the Russian Revolution: 1917-2017”


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

Security and the Fourth Internaional

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

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?