23 May 2018

US Supreme Court eliminates workers’ right to collectively sue corporations

By Eric London, 23 May 2018

The ruling in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis will result in the transfer of billions of dollars from the working class to the oligarchy that controls the government and the courts.

As US banks report record profits
Regulators, Congress move to end all restraints on Wall Street speculation

By Barry Grey, 23 May 2018

As the tenth anniversary of the September 2008 Wall Street crash approaches, the token restrictions on the banks that were passed during the Obama administration are being dismantled.

As unions try to block further walkouts
US education secretary pledges to escalate war on teachers

By Jerry White, 23 May 2018

In remarks before the House Education and Workforce Committee, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos outlined the administration’s plans to accelerate the war against teachers and public education.

Over 100,000 teachers march in Mexico, warn of “indefinite strike”

Teachers and public workers protest in South Carolina

US education secretary attacks separation of church and state

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Trump offers North Korea “incremental” denuclearisation ahead of planned summit

By James Cogan, 23 May 2018

Trump and the South Korean president both exuded optimism that talks would ultimately proceed on US terms, even if not on June 12.

As US applies “painful pressure” to North Korea
Tensions mount over South China Sea

Italy: Most right-wing government since Mussolini

By Peter Schwarz, 23 May 2018

On Sunday, the protest Five Star Movement (M5S) and the right-wing extremist Lega agreed on a joint government programme.

French public sector workers strike against austerity and attacks on conditions

By Kumaran Ira, 23 May 2018

The strikes and the 130 protests across France are a sign of growing opposition to the militarist and austerity policies of Macron and the European Union.

Toyota plans massive cost cutting

By Keisha Gibbs, 23 May 2018

The carmaker is implementing a new manufacturing system to cut costs by an estimated 20 percent, or around $1.22 billion this year.

In wake of recent workplace accidents US autoworkers speak out on safety conditions

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White House press release on MS-13 backs Trump’s labeling immigrants as “violent animals”

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 23 May 2018

The White House press release continues the administration’s policy of dehumanizing immigrants.

Border Patrol agent detains two US citizens in Montana for speaking Spanish

Needed upgrades to Boston transit system threatened by capitalist financing schemes

By John Marion, 23 May 2018

The unelected board that governs the MBTA recently reviewed upgrades that would take 15 or more years to complete while funneling hundreds of millions into the coffers of Wall Street.

The fraud of the Ontario NDP’s “left” election platform

By Roger Jordan, 23 May 2018

The unions and pseudo-left are touting the NDP platform’s meagre social spending promises as a bold “left turn” and a return to the party’s social-democratic roots.

Members of Windrush generation speak out against UK government persecution

By Margot Miller, 23 May 2018

Governments of all persuasions have deliberately cultivated a climate of fear and intimidation against immigrants.

Scientists reveal global warming’s impact on Great Barrier Reef

By Frank Gaglioti, 23 May 2018

Warming events are becoming more frequent, giving coral insufficient time to recover.

Report highlights growing child hunger in Australia

By John Harris, 23 May 2018

Increases to the cost of living, including housing and utility costs, are fuelling a social crisis.

New in French

Le secrétaire d’Etat américain Pompeo présente un ultimatum de guerre à l’Iran

Bill Van Auken, 23 mai 2018

Le « plan B » de Washington après avoir abandonné l’accord nucléaire est d’intensifier les sanctions économiques et la pression militaire visant à renverser le gouvernement iranien.

Les fonctionnaires manifestent contre l’austérité et la casse des statuts

Kumaran Ira, 23 mai 2018

La grève et la manifestation soulignent la profonde opposition qui se développe aux politiques militaristes et austéritaires de Macron et de l'Union européenne.

Il y a 50 ans : de Gaulle lance un appel à la fin de la grève générale

23 mai 2018

New in Spanish

El militarismo y la demagogia fascista en el Parlamento alemán

Por Johannes Stern, 23 mayo 2018

La facción neofascista del Parlamento alemán abrió el primer debate general del periodo legislativo con una diatriba racista, ignorada por la canciller Angela Merkel, quien ha adoptado en gran medida un programa fascista contra los refugiados.

El Secretario de Estado de los Estados Unidos, Pompeo, presenta un ultimátum de guerra a Irán

Por Bill Van Auken, 23 mayo 2018

El “plan B” de Washington después de rechazar el acuerdo nuclear es intensificar las sanciones económicas y la presión militar con el objetivo de derrocar al gobierno iraní.

El venezolano Maduro es reelegido con un récord de baja participación

Por Alexander Fangmann, 23 mayo 2018

En medio de la crisis económica cada vez más profunda, ha habido una desafección masiva con el gobierno en la clase trabajadora.

New in German

Die Gesetze des Kapitalismus und der Zusammenbruch der Weltwirtschaft

Nick Beams, 23. Mai 2018

Die folgende Rede hielt Nick Beams, ein führendes Mitglied der Socialist Equality Party in Australien, anlässlich der Online-Kundgebung des IKVI zum Maifeiertag 2018.

Italien: Rechteste Regierung seit Mussolini

Peter Schwarz, 23. Mai 2018

Die Protestbewegung Fünf Sterne und die rechtsextreme Lega haben sich am Sonntag auf ein gemeinsames Regierungsprogramm geeinigt.

US-Außenminister Pompeo stellt dem Iran ein Kriegs-Ultimatum

Bill Van Auken, 23. Mai 2018

Nach dem Ausstieg aus dem Atomabkommen besteht Washingtons „Plan B“ darin, die Wirtschaftssanktionen und den militärischen Druck zu verschärfen, um die iranische Regierung zu stürzen.

Zwei Großbritannien: Die Grenfell-Untersuchung und die königliche Hochzeit

Thomas Scripps, 23. Mai 2018

Keine einzige große Zeitung hielt es für nötig, auf der Titelseite auf die Untersuchung zum Großbrand im Grenfell Tower hinzuweisen. Hauptthema war stattdessen die königliche Hochzeit in Windsor.

New in Arabic

ضد الإمبريالية ، والثورة المضادة والحرب ! في سبيل شرق أوسط اشتراكي!

٧ أيار مايو ٢٠١٨

خلال التجمع الدولي الافتراضي الذي نظمته اللجنة الدولية للأممية الرابعة قام يوهانس شترن بإلقاء الخطاب التالي والرفيق شترن عضو قيادي في حزب المساواة الاشتراكية ، الفرع الألماني للجنة الدولية للأممية الرابعة وعضو في هيئة تحرير موقع الاشتراكية العالمية في ألمانيا .

New in Russian

Эта неделя в истории
75 лет назад: Сталинистская бюрократия распускает Коминтерн

22 мая 2018 г.

22 мая 1943 года правящая бюрократия Советского Союза во главе с Иосифом Сталиным формально распустила Коммунистический Интернационал (Коминтерн).

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Perspective

Ken Livingstone forced out of British Labour Party

23 May 2018

The witch-hunt and expulsions within Labour will be held up as an example to follow by right-wing forces all over the world, above all in Israel and the United States.

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Commentary

Militarism and fascist demagogy in the German parliament

By Johannes Stern, 22 May 2018

US Secretary of State Pompeo presents war ultimatum to Iran

By Bill Van Auken, 22 May 2018

White House meeting on probe of Trump campaign informant

By Patrick Martin, 22 May 2018

The US political police and the 2016 elections

More on the crisis of the Trump administration »

Two Britains: The Grenfell inquiry and the royal wedding

By Thomas Scripps, 22 May 2018

Britain’s royal wedding: Recasting the monarchy in the age of identity politics

UK: Tories seek to defuse anger over Grenfell fire ahead of official public inquiry

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

Sunday Times Rich List: Wealth of Britain’s richest grew 10 percent

By Simon Whelan, 22 May 2018

Wealth-X report shows billionaires gained $1.8 trillion in 2017

Bernie Sanders defends American imperialism at town hall on Iran

By Tom Hall, 22 May 2018

An aging liar peddles his wares

By David North, 17 May 2018

Google, drone murder and the military-intelligence-censorship complex

By Andre Damon, 19 May 2018

Academics protest Google’s role in drone murder

May Day 2018 International Online Rally

May Day 2018 and the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx

By David North, 6 May 2018

Opening the ICFI’s International Online Rally on Saturday, May 5, David North, chairman of the international editorial board of the WSWS and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party (US), spoke on the historical significance of Karl Marx, the founder of scientific socialism, 200 years after his birth.

Arabic translation of “Against imperialism, counterrevolution and war! For a socialist Middle East!”

The following is an Arabic translation of the speech, "Against imperialism, counterrevolution and war! For a socialist Middle East!", delivered to the ICFI’s International Online Rally on May 5 by Johannes Stern, a leading member of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, the German section of the ICFI, and the World Socialist Web Site editorial board in Germany.

Trotskyism is the Marxism of the 21st Century

By Joseph Kishore, 7 May 2018

May Day 2018

By Joseph Kishore and David North, 1 May 2018

Arts Review

Sri Lankan filmmaker Lester James Peries dies at 99

By Pani Wijesiriwardane and Gamini Karunatileka, 23 May 2018

Peries’s best films, like the great dramas directed by India’s Satyajit Ray and Japan’s Akira Kurosawa, have left their mark on Asian and world cinema.

Corporate: Offensive, pointed satire for a change

By Ed Hightower, 22 May 2018

#MeToo at the Cannes Film Festival: All about money and power

By Stefan Steinberg, 21 May 2018

Music streaming service Spotify initiates censorship against R. Kelly and XXXTentacion

Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard: The cruelty of the motion picture business

Science

Climate scientists warn about “methane time bomb”

By Matthew MacEgan, 23 May 2018

Climate scientists are warning that human-driven atmospheric changes could lead to a mass extinction event rivaling the one that killed the dinosaurs.

Investigative Report

A sweatshop for Victoria’s Secret and Calvin Klein
Sri Lanka: Kilinochchi garment workers denounce harsh working conditions

By R. Sudarshan and Vimal Rasenthiran, 22 May 2018

The MAS Holdings factories are sweatshops, established after the government’s bloody war against the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tami Eelam.

Mehring Books

New from Mehring Books: Flint: A Crime of Capitalism

22 May 2018

Now available! This pamphlet exposes the social and political forces behind the lead poisoning of the water supply in Flint, which was rooted in the subordination of all aspects of social life to the profit drive of business.

Mehring Books publishes The CIA Democrats

Workers Struggles

AT&T Midwest workers press for strike action as CWA seeks to block struggle

By Jerry White and Zac Corrigan, 22 May 2018

France: PSA uses labor law to sack workers, boost working times in Vesoul plant

By Anthony Torres, 22 May 2018

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

Australian workers and youth defend Julian Assange

By our reporters, 21 May 2018

The support for Assange stands in stark contrast to the venomous hostility to the WikiLeaks editor from governments and the corporate media.

Germany’s Süddeutsche Zeitung fuels the campaign against Julian Assange

UK meetings against war, lies and censorship: Free Julian Assange!

Spain: Facebook to install its “Ministry of Truth” in Barcelona

By Alejandro López, 14 May 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 »

25 years ago: Eritrea wins independence from Ethiopia after 30-year civil war

On May 24, 1993, Eritrea was declared an independent and sovereign republic. Four days later the new country was admitted to the United Nations.

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50 years ago: De Gaulle makes television appeal for end to French general strike

On May 24, 1968, French President Charles de Gaulle appeared on national television to plead for an end to the general strike by 10,000,000 workers, the largest and most widespread walkout in world history.

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75 years ago: The Stalinist bureaucracy dissolves the Comintern

On May 22, 1943, the ruling bureaucracy in the Soviet Union, headed by Joseph Stalin, formally dissolved the Communist International (Comintern).

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100 years ago: The Democratic Republic of Georgia is established under Menshevik rule

On May 26, 1918, the republic of Georgia declared its independence, coinciding with the dissolution of the Transcaucasian Democratic Federative Republic.

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New in Urdu

Urdu translation of WSWS Perspective on bicentenary of Marx’s birth

We are pleased to publish the Urdu translation of the perspective written by WSWS Chairman David North, “The bicentenary of Marx’s birth, socialism and the resurgence of the international class struggle.”

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Oppose the slaughter of Palestinians! Oppose imperialist war!

By David Moore—SEP candidate for Senate in California, 17 May 2018

The Democratic senator from California, Dianne Feinstein, has a long record of support for the Israeli government’s war crimes.

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Over 100 attend IYSSE meeting at Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany

By our correspondents, 14 May 2018

Internet Censorship and Workers' Struggles

Facebook censors Arizona educators’ rank-and-file committee group

By Jerry White, 7 May 2018

Facebook has disabled the Arizona Educators Rank and File Committee group, which provided a forum for teachers to oppose the betrayal of their struggles by the unions.

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.