US rejects talks over North Korea, declaring “all options on table”

By Peter Symonds, 9 March 2017

China’s foreign minister warned that the US and North Korea are like “accelerating trains” on a collision course “with neither side willing to give way.”

As US deploys anti-missile system, China warns of nuclear arms race

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

GM spin-off of Opel-Vauxhall poses need for international fight to defend auto jobs

By Jerry White, 9 March 2017

GM’s move is part of a restructuring of the global auto industry that threatens the jobs and livelihoods of tens of thousands of workers around the world.

“They want to cut thousands of jobs.”
PSA purchases Opel-Vauxhall from General Motors

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

More on autoworkers issues »

WikiLeaks revelations raise new questions about the death of journalist Michael Hastings

By Bryan Dyne, 9 March 2017

Hastings was investigating CIA Director John Brennan when he was killed in a June 2013 car crash.

WikiLeaks reveals vast CIA spying, cyberwar operation

Young woman targeted for opposing immigration policy as Trump steps up campaign of intimidation

By Patrick Martin, 9 March 2017

In case after case, officials of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement are targeting longstanding US residents to spread fear and panic through immigrant communities.

Trump administration maintains silence on claims of wiretapping by Obama

Obamacare replacement plan targets Medicaid

More on the Trump presidency »

Five dead in Detroit fire, hundreds of thousands without power after strong winds

By Kathleen Martin, 9 March 2017

High wind in Detroit caused power outages for a large portion of southeastern Michigan and tragically resulted in death for others.

Forty-two-year-old steelworker dies at US Steel mill in Granite City, Illinois

By Jessica Goldstein, 9 March 2017

A steelworker was killed following the reopening of the US Steel mill in Granite City, Illinois, the third death at the mill since its purchase from National Steel in 2003.

US drone strike kills two children in Yemen

By Bill Van Auken, 9 March 2017

The murder by missile of the two young boys is part of a steady escalation of US atrocities in the impoverished Arab country.

US ramps up bombing campaign in Yemen

Imperialist wars and interventions fuel refugee crisis in Africa

By Thomas Gaist, 9 March 2017

Wars waged or organized by the American government in numerous African countries, including Libya, Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Mali, have turned millions into refugees.

Likely shift to the right in Dutch elections threatens EU

By Dietmar Henning, 9 March 2017

As in the United States, the ruling class in Europe is responding to the capitalist crisis and rising social tensions by abandoning democratic forms of rule and returning to nationalism and war.

Hostility to immigrants dominates major parties in Dutch election

UK household incomes to plummet for years to come, new reports find

By Barry Mason, 9 March 2017

The Institute for Fiscal Studies expects the income of an average household to be 18 percent lower in 2021-22 than it would have been if the 2007-08 global financial crisis had not occurred.

US steps up military exercises in South Asia

By Saman Gunadasa, 9 March 2017

Billed as a humanitarian operation, Washington’s Pacific Partnership is part of its military buildup against China.

Australian school principal removed for allegedly resisting “anti-radicalisation” program

By Mike Head, 9 March 2017

Under the government plan, teachers are required to become informants on their students.

Australia: Young workers speak out against penalty rate cuts

By our reporters, 9 March 2017

Many young people are already deprived of weekend penalty wages, as a result of company-union wage-cutting deals.

Boston mass transit privatization scheme proceeds through bullying and tricks

By John Marion, 9 March 2017

The crisis of the MBTA caused by years of deferred maintenance and a massive February 2015 snow storm is being used to implement a prolonged assault on workers.

New in Turkish

“Uluslararası Kadın Grevi”ndeki siyasi meseleler

Joseph Kishore, 9 Mart 2017

İşçi sınıfı kadınlarının karşı karşıya olduğu (kürtaj hakkını ve ayrımcılığın tüm biçimlerine karşı çıkmayı içeren) belirli sorunların üzerine, yalnızca, tüm işçi sınıfının seferberliği yoluyla gidilebilir.

New in French

WikiLeaks révèle une vaste opération de cyber-espionnage de la CIA

Par Bill Van Auken, 9 mars 2017

Tandis que le parti démocrate accuse les Russes de piratage informatique en faveur de Trump et que ce dernier accuse Obama de l’avoir mis sous écoute, WikiLeaks a révélé une vaste opération de la CIA dirigée contre la population américaine et mondiale.

Alors que les États-Unis déploient un système antimissile, la Chine met en garde contre une course aux armements nucléaires

Par Peter Symonds, 9 mars 2017

Utilisant les essais nucléaires nord-coréens comme prétexte, les États-Unis commencent à déployer leur système de missiles antibalistiques THADD en Corée du Sud.

Trump signe une nouvelle version de son interdiction de voyager contre les musulmans

Par Patrick Martin, 9 mars 2017

Le langage du nouveau décret trahit la haine de Trump pour le processus d’examen judiciaire et son mépris pour les questions de droits démocratiques et de normes constitutionnelles.

New in German

WikiLeaks enthüllt umfangreiche Spionage- und Cyberkriegoperation

Von Bill Van Auken, 9. März 2017

WikiLeaks enthüllt Details über ein umfangreiches CIA-Programm, das sich gegen die Bevölkerung der USA und der ganzen Welt richtet.

Ungarn baut Konzentrationslager für Flüchtlinge

Von Ulrich Rippert, 9. März 2017

Ungarn will alle Flüchtlinge im Land künftig in geschlossenen Internierungslagern nahe der Außengrenzen einsperren.

US-Raketenabwehr in Südkorea stationiert:
China warnt vor nuklearem Wettrüsten

Von Peter Symonds, 9. März 2017

Unter dem Vorwand nordkoreanischer Raketentests haben die USA mit dem Aufbau des Raketenabwehrsystems THAAD in Südkorea begonnen.

EU gründet Hauptquartier für Militäreinsätze

Von Johannes Stern, 9. März 2017

Eine gemeinsame Kommandozentrale für Militäreinsätze der EU soll noch im März die Arbeit aufnehmen und bereits im Juni voll einsatzfähig sein.

Raoul Pecks „Der junge Karl Marx“

Von Peter Schwarz, 9. März 2017

Der in Haiti geborene Regisseur Raoul Peck hat die Entstehungsjahre des Marxismus in einen Film gefasst.

Bombardier: IG Metall lässt AfD bei Demonstration mitmarschieren

Von Gustav Kemper, 9. März 2017

Am Samstag demonstrierten rund 3000 Menschen in Görlitz gegen den geplanten Arbeitsplatzabbau beim Flugzeug- und Zughersteller Bombardier und die drohende Werksschließung.

Berliner Studierende wollen Werbung für Bundeswehr stoppen

Von Iason Stolpe, 9. März 2017

Nachdem sich auf Initiative der IYSSE zahlreiche Studierendenvertretungen gegen Werbung der Armee ausgesprochen haben, soll am heutigen Donnerstag im Verwaltungsrat des Berliner Studentenwerks darüber entschieden werden.

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۔

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The WikiLeaks revelations and the crimes of US imperialism

9 March 2017

The WikiLeaks documents expose the US as the greatest “rogue state,” carrying out spying, hacking, exploitation and disinformation operations all over the world in order to further the interests of the US ruling elite.

Earlier Perspectives »


New York University students denounce decision against IYSSE club status

By a WSWS reporting team, 9 March 2017

New York University’s Student Activities Board has rejected the IYSSE’s application for club status for the second semester, even though students completed all necessary requirements.

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 »

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

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


Stop the German army’s preparations for civil war!

By Johannes Stern, 9 March 2017

The deployment of the army domestically is not aimed at preventing possible future terrorist attacks, but rather the suppression of the population.

UK Labour leader Corbyn and Shadow Chancellor McDonnell offer unity talks with right-wingers Blair and Mandelson

By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 9 March 2017

Mandelson told an event organised by the Jewish Chronicle that he “works every single day to bring an end to (Corbyn’s) tenure in office.”

The political issues in the “International Women’s Strike”

By Joseph Kishore, 8 March 2017

Protests shake Egypt after cut to bread subsidies

By Niles Niemuth, 8 March 2017

Sanders covers for UAW at Mississippi Nissan rally

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


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

By Bernd Reinhardt, 9 March 2017

The dramatic social and political developments of the past several years were evidently not high on the German filmmakers’ agenda.

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

By David Walsh, 8 March 2017

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

The defense of immigrant rights

“This is class warfare!”
Video: Protesters oppose deportation of Rómulo Avelica-González

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

Around 100 people protested at the US Immigration Court in downtown Los Angeles on Monday against the arrest, detention and imminent deportation of Rómulo Avelica-González.

“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

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 »

Workers Struggles

Australian maritime union signs 13-year no-strike pledge with energy multinational

By Oscar Grenfell, 8 March 2017

Rockford, Illinois public school employees set to strike next week

By George Gallanis, 8 March 2017

Doctors strike highlights catastrophic health care crisis in Kenya

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

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

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 »

New in Urdu

New in Urdu
Urdu translation of “The Political Lessons of Syriza’s Betrayal in Greece”

8 March 2017

The statement is a devastating exposure of the pseudo-left in Greece and internationally who shamelessly promoted Syriza as a means for working people to oppose austerity.

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?