24 April 2018

US federal, state governments wage war on workers and the poor

By Kate Randall, 24 April 2018

While Trump and corporate boardrooms celebrate the “booming” economy and the rising stockpiles of cash for the super-rich, they are seeking ways to gut what remains of the social safety net.

2.3 million evictions across the US in 2016

At least 10 killed in deliberate attack on Toronto pedestrians

By Keith Jones, 24 April 2018

Police have said nothing about a possible motive, only that they have not definitively ruled anything out.

Tennessee Waffle House shooting leaves four dead and several injured

Teachers stage protests in lead-up to Arizona, Colorado walkouts this week

By Will Morrow, 24 April 2018

The union is seeking to turn the walkout into a “lobbying” day at the state capitol and prevent the spread of teacher strikes throughout the country by channeling opposition behind the election of Democrats.

Arizona teachers prepare for statewide strike

As Arizona, Colorado teachers prepare walkout
Oklahoma teachers warn: Don’t trust the unions

The betrayal of the Oklahoma strike and lessons for the next stage of the teachers’ revolt

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Starting Washington visit, Macron pledges endless war in Syria

By Alex Lantier, 24 April 2018

Notwithstanding the deep and growing tensions between US imperialism and its European counterparts, all of them are set on a course of escalating war.

Macron and the democracy of class war

Saudi airstrike kills 33 at wedding in northern Yemen

By Niles Niemuth, 24 April 2018

With the full support of the US and its allies, Saudi Arabia has been waging an unrelenting war against Yemen for more than three years, killing thousands of civilians.

Demonstrations grow in Nicaragua after Ortega suspends pension cuts

By Andrea Lobo, 24 April 2018

Nearly 30 are dead and protests swelled yesterday even as the government announced it was temporarily canceling pension cuts.

Twenty-seven protesters dead amid Sandinista government crackdown in Nicaragua

Accusations of UK Labour anti-Semitism see Tory-Blairite gang-up

By Jean Shaoul, 24 April 2018

The debate in the House of Commons on anti-Semitism was planned as a co-ordinated attack on Corbyn by Labour’s right wing in alliance with the Conservative government

India’s BJP government imposes death penalty for child rape

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 24 April 2018

The BJP ordinance is an attempt to divert attention from the role its leaders in Jammu and Kashmir have played in shielding those who raped and murdered an eight-year-old Muslim girl.

Australian and Chinese navy ships reportedly face off in the South China Sea

By Gary Alvernia, 24 April 2018

International media outlets gave the incident prominent coverage, depicting it as a “Chinese challenge” to Australian warships.

Columbia University graduate students set to strike in New York City

By Josh Varlin, 24 April 2018

Graduate students at the New York City Ivy League university are striking after Columbia refused to bargain with the union.

After mass layoffs at Ohio plant, UAW gives GM greenlight to hire lower-paid temps

By Tim Rivers, 24 April 2018

Just days after eliminating an entire shift at the Lordstown plant, General Motors announced its subsidiary at the factory will hire low-paid temps under a “memorandum of agreement” signed by the UAW.

Federal prosecutors reportedly recommend charges in notorious chokehold death
US Justice Department officials may refuse to take action in 2014 murder of Eric Garner

By Alan Whyte, 24 April 2018

The Garner case was among the first to attract national attention to the ongoing and increasing police violence against unarmed and often innocent workers and youth.

Anger mounts over police killing of unarmed man in Barstow, California

Police descend on Georgia city, arrest anti-Nazi protesters under anti-Klan law

By Alec Andersen, 24 April 2018

Seven hundred police officers dressed in full riot gear and carrying military-style assault rifles protected a small rally of neo-Nazis from an anti-fascist counterprotest.

Australian unions impose sweeping job and pay cuts via “interest-based bargaining”

By Mike Head, 24 April 2018

The IBB process is a new stage in the decades-long transformation of the unions into corporatist entities.

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Les Etats-Unis lancent des ultimatums au FMI sur le commerce

Nick Beams, 24 avril 2018

Adoptant le ton d’un seigneur, le secrétaire américain au Trésor, Steven Mnuchin, a exigé que le FMI appuie Washington dans sa lutte contre ce qu’il qualifie de « pratiques commerciales internationales injustes ».

Les démocrates de la CIA contre Julian Assange

Patrick Martin, 24 avril 2018

L’action en justice intentée par le Comité national démocrate est une attaque contre le Premier amendement qui garantit la liberté de la parole et de la presse.

Merkel et Macron se rencontrent à Berlin alors que la frappe en Syrie aggrave les conflits au sein de l’OTAN

Alex Lantier, 24 avril 2018

Les dirigeants allemands et français ont approuvé la frappe sans raison contre la Syrie, mais n’ont pas réussi à dissimuler les divergences grandissantes au sein de l’OTAN, en particulier sur la politique économique.

Le SEP et l’IYSSE organisent une réunion sur la guerre, la lutte des classes et la lutte contre la censure sur Internet

notre journaliste, 24 avril 2018

Plusieurs travailleurs se sont adressés à la conférence et ont exprimé l’opposition croissante entre de larges couches de la classe ouvrière au capitalisme et aux syndicats favorables aux entreprises.

New in German

Demokratische Partei und CIA gegen Julian Assange

Patrick Martin, 24. April 2018

Die Klageschrift des Nationalkomitees der Demokraten ist ein Angriff auf die Meinungs- und Pressefreiheit.

SPD wählt Nahles zu Parteivorsitzenden

Peter Schwarz, 24. April 2018

Nahles übernimmt die Führung einer Partei, die sich scharf nach rechts und steil nach unten bewegt. Sie bietet die Garantie dafür, dass dieser Kurs fortgesetzt wird.

Opel Eisenach in Gefahr – PSA-Opel-Management Hand in Hand mit IG Metall und Betriebsrat

Marianne Arens, 24. April 2018

Die Erpressung der Opelarbeiter geht weiter. Nach Antwerpen und Bochum steht nun das Werk in Eisenach auf der Kippe.

Die USA stellen dem IWF in Handelsfragen ein Ultimatum

Nick Beams, 24. April 2018

Mit herrischem Ton fordert der amerikanische Finanzminister Steven Mnuchin, der IWF solle Washington im Kampf gegen so genannte „unfaire globale Handelspraktiken“ unterstützen.

New in Spanish

Los demócratas de la CIA contra Julian Assange

Por Patrick Martin, 24 abril 2018

La demanda legal presentada por el Comité Nacional Demócrata es un ataque contra la Primera Enmienda, la cual garantiza la libertad de expresión y de prensa.

Falta dinero para docentes y libros de texto, pero…
CEOs, bancos y empresas cada vez con más plata

Por Barry Grey, 24 abril 2018

Una serie de informes publicados durante estas últimas dos semanas indican que la empresas estadounidenses y la oligarquía financiera están gozando de un alud de riquezas.

Estados Unidos lanza un ultimatum al FMI respecto a comercio

Por Nick Beams, 24 abril 2018

Dándose aires de amo supremo, el secretario del Tesoro estadounidense Steven Mnuchin exigió que el FMI respaldara a Washington en su cruzada contra lo que afirma son “prácticas comerciales globales injustas”.

Veintisiete muertos en medio de represión del Gobierno sandinista en Nicaragua

Por Andrea Lobo, 24 abril 2018

Las protestas iniciales el miércoles estaban compuestas principalmente por pensionados y estudiantes universitarios en las dos ciudades más grandes del país.

Palantir Technologies: una “startup respaldada por la CIA”

Por Julie Hyland, 24 abril 2018

Los clientes de Palantir incluyen un número desproporcionado de militares, agencias de estado e inteligencia de Estados Unidos. Entre ellas, la CIA, la NSA, el FBI, Homeland Security, la Defense Intelligence Agency, y el National Counterterrorism Center.

New in Arabic

الولايات المتحدة وحلفائها الإمبرياليين شنوا غارات ضد سوريا

١٣ نيسان أبريل ٢٠١٨

يدين موقع الاشتراكية العالمية الغارات ضد سوريا التي نفذتها قوات الولايات المتحدة وفرنسا وبريطانيا ليل الجمعة.

New in Russian

Нет Третьей мировой войне! За построение социалистического антивоенного движения!

Заявление редакционной коллегии Мирового Социалистического Веб Сайта, 21 апреля 2018 г.

Нападение империалистических держав на Сирию — лишь прелюдия к более масштабным и кровавым конфликтам с Ираном, Россией и Китаем.

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Perspective

The slaughter in Gaza and the crisis of Israel on its 70th anniversary

24 April 2018

The number of unarmed demonstrators murdered by Israeli army snipers firing into Gaza has risen to at least 40, with another 5,000 wounded, 1,600 by live ammunition.

Earlier Perspectives »

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

New Zealand: IYSSE and SEG hold meeting to oppose Internet censorship

By our reporter, 24 April 2018

The speaker explained that censorship and the persecution of WikiLeaks was the response to opposition to war and social inequality.

Workers, students speak out against war, censorship and inequality at Detroit meeting

By Tom Hall, 24 April 2018

The World Socialist Web Site spoke with several of those attending the meeting “War, the Class Struggle and the Fight Against Internet Censorship,” held at Wayne State University on Sunday.

SEP and IYSSE hold meeting on war, the class struggle and the fight against Internet censorship

By our reporter, 23 April 2018

The CIA Democrats vs. Julian Assange

By Patrick Martin, 23 April 2018

Australian workers and youth denounce persecution of Julian Assange

By our reporters, 23 April 2018

Public Meetings in Australia
Organise Resistance to Internet Censorship! Free Julian Assange!

UK meetings against war, lies and censorship: For the building of a socialist anti-war movement!

21 April 2018

For an international coalition to fight Internet censorship
An open letter from the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site to socialist, anti-war, left-wing and progressive websites, organizations and activists

23 January 2018

More on Internet censorship »

Arts Review

Final Portrait: Geoffrey Rush stars in affectionate film about Giacometti

By Richard Phillips, 24 April 2018

Stanley Tucci’s film, set in 1964, two years before Alberto Giacometti’s death, is about the artist’s portrait of James Lord, a young American writer.

The legacy of the Gershwins and Porgy and Bess
An interview with Marc George Gershwin and Michael Strunsky, nephews of George and Ira Gershwin

By Barry Grey, 23 April 2018

Chappaquiddick examines 1969 tragedy and political cover-up

By Patrick Martin, 21 April 2018

2018 San Francisco International Film Festival—Part 2
How are striking miners (Bisbee ’17), a great painter (Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti), Native Americans (The Rider) and others treated by the filmmakers?

2018 San Francisco International Film Festival—Part 1
Contemporary life, and those who make films about it (in Iran, the US, Russia, Switzerland, Kyrgyzstan …)

The Grenfell Tower Fire

London residents speak out on Grenfell fire

By our reporters, 24 April 2018

Ten months since the inferno that killed at least 72 people at a housing tower in London, no one has been held accountable.

Workers Struggles

Mexican teachers strike, Georgia school bus drivers fired for protesting poverty pay
Workers Struggles: The Americas

24 April 2018

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

Zimbabwe sacks 16,000 striking nurses, as Uganda nurses threaten strike

By Eddie Haywood, 23 April 2018

Commentary

US issues ultimatums to IMF on trade

By Nick Beams, 23 April 2018

White House considers “national emergency” powers against Chinese investment

Geoffrey Rush defamation case: Australian judge dismisses newspaper’s latest defence

By Richard Phillips, 23 April 2018

More on the sexual misconduct witch-hunt »

Skripal case developments further discredit British government lies

By Simon Whelan, 23 April 2018

Social inequality and oligarchy in the US and Europe

By Eric London, 21 April 2018

Democrats escalate anti-Russia witch hunt with lawsuit linking Trump and Assange as Russian agents

By Barry Grey, 21 April 2018

US students hold national walkout against school violence

By our reporters, 21 April 2018

US-led strike on Syria inflames tensions over Korea

By Alex Lantier, 21 April 2018

No to World War III! For the building of a socialist anti-war movement!

War, lies and censorship

More on the war against Syria »

Britain’s Stop the War Coalition: Tying the working class to the pro-war Labour Party

By Chris Marsden, 21 April 2018

BJP leaders’ cover-up of rape and murder of Kashmiri Muslim girl provokes outrage across India

25 years ago: “Human rights” crusade for bombing of Serbs

On April 26, 1993, President Bill Clinton issued an order aligning the US with United Nations sanctions imposed on Yugoslavia.

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50 years ago: Students occupy buildings at Columbia University

On April 23, 1968, students began an occupation of Hamilton Hall at Columbia University in protest against the institution’s ties to a Vietnam War research firm, the Institute for Defense Analyses.

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75 years ago: British and US governments reject assistance for Jewish refugees

This week in April 1943, delegations representing the British and US governments met in Hamilton, Bermuda, to discuss the unprecedented refugee crisis stemming from the Nazi war of extermination against the European Jewish population.

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100 years ago: John Reed arrested amidst wave of repression in the US

On April 29, 1918, John “Jack” Reed was arraigned under the Espionage Act a day after he returned to the US from Russia where he had been witness to the October Revolution.

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Socialist Equality Party

Resolutions of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) Fourth National Congress
The SEP and the Political Independence of the Working Class

20 April 2018

Resolutions of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) Fourth National Congress
For an International Anti-War Movement!

Resolutions of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) Fourth National Congress
Support the International Coalition of Socialist, Antiwar and Progressive Websites Against Internet Censorship

Resolutions of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) Fourth National Congress
Build the International Youth and Students for Social Equality!

SEP (Sri Lanka) calls May Day meeting in Colombo

By the Socialist Equality Party, 19 April 2018

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Unite the working class against police killings!

By David Moore: SEP candidate for US Senate from California, 19 April 2018

Oppose California Democratic Governor Jerry Brown’s national guard deployment!
Statement of Socialist Equality Party Senate and Congressional candidates

By David Moore and Kevin Mitchell, 12 April 2018

SEP congressional candidates hold initial meetings in San Diego and Berkeley

By Evan Blake, 10 April 2018

New dates in Newark and Tracy
Public meetings in California: The Socialist Equality Party campaign in the 2018 midterm elections

Socialist Equality Party announces California candidates in midterm elections
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party

Mehring Books

Mehring Books publishes The CIA Democrats

7 April 2018

Mehring Books has published The CIA Democrats, a detailed exposure of the effective takeover of the 2018 Democratic Party congressional campaign by candidates drawn from the ranks of former intelligence agents, special forces operatives, veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and civilian national security operatives from the State Department, National Security Council and Pentagon.

WSWS 20th Anniversary

Twenty years of the World Socialist Web Site: 1998–2018

By David North and Joseph Kishore, 14 February 2018

As the WSWS marks its 20th anniversary of daily posting, it is taking the lead in exposing the conspiracy by governments and corporations to censor the Internet as the ruling class prepares for war and domestic repression.

History

Lenin, Trotsky and the Marxism of the October Revolution

By David North, 19 March 2018

David North, chairperson of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site and of the Socialist Equality Party (US), delivered this lecture at the University of Leipzig on March 16.