Trump budget to fund wider wars by slashing domestic spending

By Patrick Martin, 17 March 2017

The budget proposes to increase spending on the military and homeland security by nearly $60 billion, while slashing spending on the environment and social programs.

US Fed lifts interest rate and reassures markets

US health care debate: A bipartisan drive to lower life expectancy

Indian court to hear sentencing arguments against framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers

By Shannon Jones, 17 March 2017

Thirteen autoworkers could face the death penalty in a case that has seen blatant collusion between company management, police and Indian state officials

India: 31 victimized Maruti Suzuki workers convicted on frame-up charges

Pentagon prepares to send a thousand more troops into Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 17 March 2017

The Pentagon is preparing to submit a request that would double the number of ground troops now deployed inside Syria, signaling a qualitative escalation of the US intervention in the war-torn country.

Dutch Prime Minister Rutte wins out against far-right challenger

By Peter Schwarz, 17 March 2017

Wilders’ poorer than expected result does not signal an end to the sharp shift to the right in European politics.

The Dutch elections and the danger of fascism

German Left Party joins right-wing campaign against Turkey

US secretary of state ramps up pressure on China over North Korea

By Mike Head, 17 March 2017

Rex Tillerson’s trip highlights the Trump administration’s focus on using North Korean missile and nuclear programs as a pretext for targeting China.

Foreign minister warns US to guarantee Australian interests

By James Cogan, 17 March 2017

Washington now looms as the greatest risk to Australian trade interests and the so-called rules-based order.

Trump taunts judicial branch as judges block second travel ban

By Eric London, 17 March 2017

Two federal judges halted enforcement of Trump’s revised executive order and Trump responded by saying, “we ought to go back to the first version and go all the way.”

Federal judge halts new Trump travel ban

Sanders seeks to cast the Democrats as ally of coal miners at West Virginia town hall

By Naomi Spencer, 17 March 2017

The Vermont senator is making the rounds in rural and small town America, attempting to refurbish the reputation of the Democratic Party and the trade unions.

Over 3,000 yearly deaths in Pennsylvania expected from repeal of Obamacare

By Douglas Lyons, 17 March 2017

Researchers estimate that more than 1.1 million people in the state would lose health insurance and 3,525 premature deaths would result each year from a total repeal.

A socialist policy for universal health care

Not guilty verdict for Merseyrail guard Martin Zee deals blow to state witch-hunt

By Robert Stevens, 17 March 2017

Dragging Zee into court was a politically motivated move, taken as rail companies seek to impose Driver Only Operated trains.

Verdi union shuts down Berlin airport workers strike

By Gustav Kemper and Marianne Arens, 17 March 2017

The union stopped a strike by ground crew at the Berlin airports, despite the employer’s refusal to submit a new offer.

Australian media directs anti-Muslim witch-hunt at primary school children

By Oscar Grenfell, 17 March 2017

The hysterical campaign, alleging that 10-year-olds are dangerous Islamic “radicals,” is based entirely on the dubious claims of an anonymous woman whose comments are shot through with racism.

New Zealand union complicit in Cadbury factory closure

By Sam Price, 17 March 2017

The E Tu union opposes any industrial campaign against the closure of the Dunedin factory and 350 job losses.

New in Russian

Троцкий Л. «Революция в России» (1917)

16 Мартa 2017 г.

Эта статья была опубликована в нью-йоркском журнале Новый мир 16 (3) марта 1917 года. Позднее она была включена в Сочинения Троцкого, выходившие в 1920-е годы (том 3, часть 1, «От Февраля до Октября». Москва-Ленинград, 1924). Примечания к статье даются по тексту этого издания.

New in Greek

Η Ευρώπη προετοιμάζεται για εμπορικό πόλεμο ενάντια στις ΗΠΑ

Γιοχάννες Στερν, 16 Μαρτίου 2017

Η Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση αντιδρά στην βαθύτερη κρίση από την ίδρυση της και στις διαντλαντικές εντάσεις με μια ευρύτερη στρατιωτικοποίηση της ηπείρου όπως και με προετοιμασίες ενός εμπορικού πολέμου ενάντια στις ΗΠΑ.

New in Spanish

El debate en EE.UU. sobre la salud: Una campaña bipartidista por una menor esperanza de vida

Por Jerry White, 17 marzo 2017

El actual debate encubre que ambos partidos en el gobierno buscan restringir el acceso a una atención médica asequible y reducir drásticamente la esperanza de vida de la clase trabajadora.

New in French

La Cour de justice de l’UE favorable à l’interdiction du foulard au travail

Par Peter Schwarz, 17 mars 2017

La décision sert à renforcer les tendances islamophobes et xénophobes qui sont en train de croître partout en Europe.

Les nationalistes de la diaspora tamoule cherchent un accord avec Trump à l’ONU

Par Athiyan Silva, 17 mars 2017

Alors que les États-Unis ont abandonné leur demande d’enquête sur les atrocités commises dans la guerre civile sri-lankaise, les nationalistes tamouls continuent à promouvoir Washington comme un allié du peuple Tamoul et confortent la marche à la guerre contre la Chine.

La révolution en Russie

Par Léon Trotsky, 16 mars 2017

Dans cet article, traduit pour la première fois, Trotsky écrit : « Nos enfants, nos petits-enfants et nos arrière-petits-enfants parleront de ces jours comme du début d’une nouvelle époque dans l’histoire de l’humanité ».

Au seuil d’une Révolution

Par Soviet des députés ouvriers soldats Petrograd, 13 mars 2017

Léon Trotsky écrivit cet article le 13 mars, 1917. Une traduction fut publiée intitulée “Au seuil d’une Révolution dans l’édition de 1918 de Notre Révolution éditée et traduite par M. J. Olgin.

New in German

Kollaps der Sozialdemokratie in den Niederlanden

Von Peter Schwarz, 17. März 2017

Geert Wilders’ rechtsextreme Partei für die Freiheit (PVV) erreichte bei der Wahl in den Niederlanden nicht den Erdrutschsieg, der ihr lange vorausgesagt wurde.

Diesel-Abgasbetrug: Razzia bei Audi

Von Dietmar Henning, 17. März 2017

Audi ist ins Zentrum des Diesel-Abgasbetrugs gerückt. Rund 100 Staatsanwälte und Polizisten dursuchten am Mittwochmorgen die Audi-Zentrale in Ingolstadt.

US-Bundesrichter blockiert Trumps neues Einreiseverbot

Von Patrick Martin, 17. März 2017

Am Mittwochabend wurde im US-Bundesstaat Hawaii ein Urteil verkündet, das Trumps neues Einreiseverbot für Menschen aus sechs mehrheitlich muslimischen Ländern außer Kraft setzt.

Sanofi streicht 480 Arbeitsplätze in Frankfurt-Höchst

Von Marianne Arens, 17. März 2017

Der Pharmakonzern Sanofi kann den Stellenabbau nur so arrogant durchsetzen, weil er die Chemiegewerkschaft IG BCE an seiner Seite weiß.

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 UAW’s corporatist alliance with Trump

17 March 2017

UAW President Dennis Williams’ appearance Wednesday with President Donald Trump and the Big Three auto bosses to promote “American First” nationalism is further confirmation of the anti-working class character of the unions.

Earlier Perspectives »

Writings of Leon Trotsky on The Russian Revolution

Writings of Trotsky from 1917
Under the Banner of the Commune

By Leon Trotsky

In this article, Trotsky writes, “In the trenches overflowing with blood and mud, in the starving cities and villages, millions of hearts are filled with indignation, despair and rage. And these feelings, when combined with socialist thought, are turning into revolutionary enthusiasm.”

The Revolution in Russia

By Leon Trotsky

Unease in Europe

By Leon Trotsky

On the Threshold of Revolution

By Leon Trotsky

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
March 13-19: Tsar Nicholas abdicates

13 March 2017

The Romanov Dynasty, which has ruled Russia since 1613, is swept aside by the revolution originating in Petrograd, initiating a period of “dual power” between the Duma and the Soviets.


Revolution: New Art for a New World—A careless, unserious treatment of Russian Revolutionary art

By Joanne Laurier and David Walsh, 17 March 2017

British filmmaker Margy Kinmonth is out of her depth in her documentary about Russian avant-garde art.

Raoul Peck’s The Young Karl Marx

By Peter Schwarz, 15 March 2017

The Young Karl Marx, Raoul Peck's biographical portrait of Marx and Engels between 1843 and 1847, opened in movie theaters in New York City and Los Angeles Friday to be followed by a wider US release. We are re-posting the review which originally appeared on the WSWS last March.

The Settlers: Israel’s movement toward an apartheid state


Auto bosses, UAW join Trump at Michigan event to push nationalism and militarism

By Niles Niemuth, 16 March 2017

US unions back Trump’s ultra-right “America First” program

More on the Trump presidency »

AFRICOM spearheads escalation of US “scramble for Africa”

By Eddie Haywood, 16 March 2017

Notes on police violence
Alabama police officer cleared in 2014 shooting of man holding wallet

By Kevin Martinez, 16 March 2017

More on police violence in America »

Nationalist groups in Tamil diaspora seek deal with Trump at UN

By Athiyan Silva, 16 March 2017

Japan expands military operations in Asia

The Michigan power outages and the case for the nationalization of the utility industries

On the Communist Party of the Philippines’ support for fascistic President Duterte

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

17 March 2017

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


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.

Eighty years since the victory of the Flint sit-down strike—Part one

Georgi Valentinovich Plekhanov (1856–1918): His Place in the History of Marxism

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.


Civil liberties lawyer Lynne Stewart dies at 77

By Fred Mazelis, 11 March 2017

The defense of immigrant rights

Protesters in Rochester, New York oppose detention of José Coyote Pérez

By our reporters, 14 March 2017

"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 »


New York University students denounce decision against IYSSE club status

By a WSWS reporting team, 9 March 2017

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 »

Socialist Equality Party

German ICFI section adopts new name

Socialist Equality Party (Germany), 28 February 2017

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 Trump Presidency

Nominee for US Food and Drug Administration commissioner has deep ties to drug industry

By Brad Dixon, 15 March 2017

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

Trump proposes huge hike in military and police spending

More on the Trump presidency »