US media reports Trump preparing “preemptive strike” on North Korea

By James Cogan, 14 April 2017

The pretext for a US attack would be to prevent Pyongyang from carrying out another nuclear weapons’ test.

Trump threatens North Korea, issues ultimatum to China

Trump plans detention force and network of camps for immigrants

By Eric London, 14 April 2017

According to a memo made public by the Washington Post, the total number of immigrants detained will rise to a daily average of 70,000.

Hundreds of jailed immigrants join hunger strike in Tacoma, Washington

By a reporter, 14 April 2017

Immigrants at the for-profit detention center are denied adequate food, clothing and healthcare and are paid just $1 per day for prison labor.

Trump’s attorney general threatens immigrants in speech at US-Mexico border

Fire hits Grande-Synthe refugee camp in France

By Stéphane Hugues, 14 April 2017

French officials are seizing on the fire to justify rapidly shutting down a camp they have publicly been calling to dismantle for months.

Australian academics witch-hunted for challenging US lies on Syria attack

By Mike Head, 14 April 2017

The media campaign, designed to silence public discussion about the latest US aggression, is a flagrant attack on the basic democratic right of free speech.

New Zealand government and opposition back US war in Syria

By Tom Peters, 14 April 2017

Both the government and the Labour Party support Trump’s attack on Syria, with Prime Minister Bill English declaring he would consider sending troops.

Lawyers race to save seven Arkansas death row inmates from “execution by assembly line”

By Kate Randall, 14 April 2017

Lawyers argued in federal court that the state’s accelerated execution schedule will subject the condemned inmates to cruel and unusual punishment.

Fallout continues from beating of United Airlines passenger David Dao

By Marcus Day, 14 April 2017

The 69-year-old doctor violently dragged off a United Airlines flight last Sunday sustained serious injuries, including a broken nose and the loss of several teeth.

The United Airlines beating of David Dao and the case for public ownership of the airline industry

UAW executives get pay raises as worker pay tumbles

By Shannon Jones, 14 April 2017

An analysis of its 2016 US Labor Department filing makes clear the UAW is not a workers’ organization but a business largely funded by the auto bosses.

US Steel plant in Indiana spills contaminated wastewater into Lake Michigan

By Benjamin Mateus, 14 April 2017

The leakage of wastewater containing the cancer-causing chemical hexavalent chromium led to beach closures and the shutdown of a drinking water intake.

Notes on police violence
Video shows Sacramento police beating man for allegedly “jaywalking”

By Kevin Martinez, 14 April 2017

An as yet unidentified officer violently assaulted Nandi Cain Jr., grabbing him by the neck, then throwing him to the pavement and punching him in the face repeatedly.

New in Russian

Как может выглядеть война между США, Европой и Россией?

Бэрри Грей, 14 апреля 2017 г.

В СМИ практически отсутствует обсуждение катастрофических последствий войны с участием Соединенных Штатов, европейских держав и России.

New in Turkish

Bir ABD-Avrupa-Rusya savaşı neye benzeyecek?

Barry Grey, 14 Nisan 2017

Amerika Birleşik Devletleri ve Avrupa’nın büyük emperyalist devletleri ile Rusya arasındaki gerilimler, Soğuk Savaş’tan bu yana en yüksek noktasında.

New in French

À quoi ressemblerait une guerre américano-euro-russe ?

Par Barry Grey, 14 avril 2017

Il n’y a quasiment aucune discussion dans les médias de masse des conséquences catastrophiques d’une guerre impliquant les États-Unis, les puissances européennes et la Russie.

Les pourparlers à Moscou ne dissipent pas les tensions américano-russes

Par Bill Van Auken, 14 avril 2017

Les cinq heures de discussions entre le secrétaire d’État américain Rex Tillerson et les responsables russes se sont soldées par ce que les deux grandes puissances nucléaires ont décrit comme des relations en berne.

L’allégation américaine d’une attaque syrienne au gaz neurotoxique : anatomie d’un mensonge

Par Patrick Martin, 14 avril 2017

Tous les éléments de preuve disponibles suggèrent que la tragédie de Khan Sheikhoun est une provocation délibérée organisée par la CIA américaine et ses clients parmi les « rebelles » syriens.

New in German

Welche Folgen hätte ein Krieg der USA und der europäischen Mächte gegen Russland?

Von Barry Grey, 14. April 2017

Die Frage, wie viele Millionen Menschen in den ersten Minuten eines nuklearen Schlagabtauschs zwischen Russland und den USA sterben würden, wird in den Massenmedien nicht einmal gestellt.

Keine Entspannung nach amerikanisch-russischen Gesprächen

Von Bill Van Auken, 14. April 2017

Zu den fünfstündigen Gesprächen zwischen US-Außenminister Rex Tillerson und russischen Regierungsvertretern erklärten beide Seiten, dass sich die Beziehungen zwischen den beiden größten Atommächten auf einem Tiefpunkt befinden.

Der Pressesprecher des Weißen Hauses erklärt: „Nicht einmal Hitler ist so tief gesunken, Chemiewaffen einzusetzen“

Von Clara Weiss, 14. April 2017

Der Pressesprecher des Weißen Hauses hat am Dienstag fälschlicherweise erklärt, dass Adolf Hitler keine Chemiewaffen benutzt habe. Seine Aussage löste weltweit eine Welle von Wut und Abscheu aus.

Terroranschlag auf BVB-Mannschaftsbus

Von Dietmar Henning, 14. April 2017

Auch 48 Stunden nach dem gezielten Bombenanschlag auf den Mannschaftsbus von Borussia Dortmund (BVB) liegen die Hintergründe im Dunkeln. Weder auf Täter noch auf das Tatmotiv gibt es klare Hinweise.

Stimmt mit „Nein“ beim türkischen Verfassungsreferendum! Für Vereinigte Sozialistische Staaten von Europa und dem Nahen Osten!

Erklärung von Toplumsal Esitlik, 14. April 2017

Das Referendum am 16. April über die Änderung der türkischen Verfassung wirft Fragen von großer internationaler Bedeutung auf.

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US drops largest non-nuclear weapon on Afghanistan: A crime against humanity

14 April 2017

Even as the US government and media churned out war propaganda over the fabricated “chemical weapons” attack in Syria, Washington was preparing to drop its largest non-nuclear weapon.

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Featured Commentary

What would a US-European-Russian war look like?

By Barry Grey, 13 April 2017

There is virtually no discussion in the mass media of the catastrophic consequences of a war involving the United States, the European powers and Russia.

International Committee of the Fourth International

For Peace, Equality and Socialism!
International Committee of the Fourth International calls May Day Online Rally


Right-wing media mobilizes in support of Humboldt University Professor Jörg Baberowski

By Peter Schwarz, 14 April 2017

Right-wing media and fascistic organizations are rushing to defend Professor Jörg Baberowski after a court ruled that students at Bremen University are permitted to describe him as a “right-wing radical.”

Anti-communist foundation backs extreme right-wing professor Baberowski

By Peter Schwarz, 8 April 2017

Oppose Humboldt University’s attack on freedom of speech and historical truth!

What is behind the hysterical defence of Baberowski by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung?

Jörg Baberowski: A right-wing extremist professor

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Free the Maruti Suzuki workers!

Sri Lankan artists express solidarity with the framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers

By our reporters, 13 April 2017

A number of Sri Lankan artists have sent statements to the World Socialist Web Site  calling for the release of jailed Maruti Suzuki workers in India.

The frame-up of the Maruti Suzuki workers—Part 3: The prosecution’s untenable “mob attack” narrative

By Eric London and Keith Jones, 11 April 2017

Background to a labor frame-up:
What the Maruti Suzuki workers were fighting for

By Jerry White, 12 April 2017

“It is a frame-up and war on the working class”
Support grows for Maruti Suzuki workers

By our reporters, 13 April 2017

Indian ICFI supporters to picket for release of Maruti Suzuki workers

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Britain’s Guardian cynically poses as opponent of war in Syria

By Chris Marsden, 14 April 2017

The Guardian is arguing for continued pressure to be placed on Trump in order to extract the necessary quid pro quo from Washington in return for British and European support for the US war drive in Syria.

US claims of Syria nerve gas attack: The anatomy of a lie

By Patrick Martin, 13 April 2017

While US media promotes CIA chemical weapons claims to push for war
Deaths from US bombings triple in Syria, Iraq

More on the war in Syria »

Der Spiegel columnist adopts slogans of the far right

By Ulrich Rippert, 13 April 2017

Australian pseudo-left promotes fraudulent posturing of new union head

By Oscar Grenfell, 13 April 2017

Australian pseudo-left groups back teachers’ union after sell-out deal

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
April 10-16: Lenin arrives at Finland Station

10 April 2017

Lenin’s arrival at Finland Station in Petrograd in April 1917, 100 years ago this week, is one of the most dramatic moments in world history. Against the backdrop of hitherto unprecedented carnage and suffering, Lenin arrives in Petrograd with an unshakeable determination to orient the Bolshevik party to the perspective of international socialist revolution.

This week in the Russian Revolution
April 3-9: US declares war on Germany

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

War and Revolution: 1914–1917

By Nick Beams, 10 April 2017

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
Strikes threatened at UK auto plants, while UK nurses, rail staff take strike votes

14 April 2017

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

No to San Diego school layoffs! Defend the right to high quality public education!

By the WSWS Teacher Newsletter, 11 April 2017


Spectrum of anti-hydrogen observed

By Joe Mount, 13 April 2017


The Coming War on China: A pacifist appeal

By Richard Phillips, 14 April 2017

Pilger’s documentary exposes something of Washington’s escalating war plans against China but suggests that protests can prevent a nuclear conflagration.

“Nothing is entirely serious”—least of all Pablo Larraín’s Neruda

By Emanuele Saccarelli, 12 April 2017

Public meeting April 18 in San Diego, California
Art and Revolution: Should art be judged on the basis of race and gender?

11 April 2017

San Diego Latino Film Festival—Part 3
On the assassination of Leon Trotsky, Latin American death squads and pictures of immigration

By Toby Reese, Kevin Martinez and Andrea Ramos, 10 April 2017

Socialist Equality Party

Upcoming SEP/IYSSE public meetings
No to war in Syria!

11 April 2017

WSWS writer Bill Van Auken will be speaking at a meeting in New York City on April 15, and other meetings are currently scheduled in California, Michigan, Oregon, Louisiana, Massachusetts and Illinois.

NHS Fightback

Attend NHS FightBack meeting in Bournemouth
UK: Oppose health care cuts, redundancies and privatisation of the National Health Service
Statement by NHS FightBack

11 April 2017

Occupational therapist and service user condemn attack on Bournemouth Intermediate Care Team

By Ajanta Silva, 11 April 2017

Writings of Leon Trotsky on The Russian Revolution

Writings of Trotsky from 1917
War and the Revolution

By Leon Trotsky, 27 March 2017

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