Trump threatens North Korea with nuclear war

By Peter Symonds, 4 January 2018

Trump’s “nuclear button” remark is aimed not just at North Korea, but any country that poses a challenge to American global hegemony.

North and South Korea propose to hold talks

US president accuses China of illegal oil transfer to North Korea

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Romanian Ford workers defiant as company seeks to impose blackmail contract

By Jerry White and Eric London, 4 January 2018

Workers returned from their holiday break in a rebellious mood with sporadic work stoppages and a growing determination for collective resistance.

Romanian Ford workers must make international appeal!

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Germany’s “Network Enforcement Law” goes into effect: A move to censor the Internet

By Johannes Stern, 4 January 2018

The new law is part of an international offensive to attack free speech online, aimed at suppressing left-wing and socialist views.

Facebook deleted accounts at the behest of US, Israeli and German governments

By Niles Niemuth, 4 January 2018

The social media company has deleted the accounts of Palestinian activists. journalists and the former leader of Chechnya in a campaign of international political censorship.

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More Britons than ever forced into homelessness due to rent increases

By Tom Pearce, 4 January 2018

The horror stories featured in this year’s report by the local government and social care ombudsman reveal a situation comparable to Victorian slum housing.

UK: Thousands to see in the New Year sleeping rough on the streets

Deaths continue to mount amid freezing temperatures across much of the US

By Trévon Austin, 4 January 2018

The rising number of deaths from cold at the beginning of this year has exposed the severity of the affordable housing crisis in the United States.

Record low temperatures kill at least nine people in US

Australian Council of Trade Unions launches cynical campaign against casual employment

By Oscar Grenfell, 4 January 2018

The unions, working with successive Labor and conservative governments, have played the central role in the destruction of full-time jobs.

New Zealand government prepares attack on foreign students

By Sam Price, 4 January 2018

The Labour-led government is scapegoating international students, along with immigrants, to divert attention from the real source of the social crisis.

President-elect George Weah opens Liberia for plunder

By Eddie Haywood, 4 January 2018

As a wealthy ex-footballer and businessman, Weah's claims of being antiestablishment are a fraud.

New in Romanian

Un muncitor de la Ford SUA sprijină greva muncitorilor auto din România: „Trebuie să ia legătură cu noi”

De Tim Rivers, 29 decembrie 2017

Muncitorul primi călduros rebeliunea împotriva birocraților sindicali români, declarând, „Sunt sigur că în toate aspectele, întregul lanț de comandă al sindicatului este cumpărat”.

Muncitorul la Ford România vorbește cu WSWS despre greva neoficială la Uzina din Craiova

De Eric London, 27 decembrie 2017

Un muncitor la uzina Ford din România care a participat la greva neoficială de joi, văzând videoclipul difuzat de WSWS despre lupta muncitorească de acolo a vorbit cu acest reporter despre strategia pe care el și colegii săi de lucru o vor urma de-acum încolo.

New in Turkish

Ekim Devrimi’nin yüzüncü yıldönümünün son yansımaları

David North, 4 Ocak 2018

Uluslararası Komite, geçtiğimiz yılın tüm eğitim faaliyetini, 2018’in en çarpıcı siyasi özelliği olacak olan uluslararası sınıf mücadelesinin yeniden canlanmasına temel bir hazırlık olarak görmektedir.

Kemer sıkmaya ve toplumsal eşitsizliğe karşı kitlesel protestolar İran yönetimini sarsıyor

Keith Jones, 4 Ocak 2018

İran, son altı gündür, gıda fiyatı artışlarına, kitlesel işsizliğe, durmadan büyüyen toplumsal eşitsizliğe; İslam Cumhuriyeti’nin sert kemer sıkma politikasına ve siyasi baskısına karşı protestolarla sarsılıyor.

Romanyalı Ford işçileri uluslararası çağrı yapmalı!

Dünya Sosyalist Web Sitesi Otomotiv İşçileri Bülteni, 4 Ocak 2018

Dünya Sosyalist Web Sitesi (WSWS) Otomotiv İşçileri Bülteni, Romanya Craiova’da bulunan Ford fabrikası işçilerinin militan başkaldırısını memnuniyetle selamlar; Avrupa, Kuzey Amerika ve Asya genelindeki otomotiv işçilerini onların cesur mücadelesini desteklemeye çağırır.

New in German

Massenproteste gegen Sparpolitik und soziale Ungleichheit erschüttern iranisches Regime

Keith Jones, 4. Januar 2018

Die Proteste sind Ausdruck der explosiven Klassenspannungen im Iran, wo die Jugendarbeitslosigkeit bei fast 40 Prozent liegt und die Hälfte der Bevölkerung unter der Armutsgrenze lebt.

Nord- und Südkorea wollen Gespräche führen

Peter Symonds, 4. Januar 2018

Der Vorschlag zu Gesprächen steht im Kontext der großen Spannungen auf der koreanischen Halbinsel, die sich seit den Kriegsdrohungen der USA und den verheerenden Sanktionen gegen Nordkorea verschärft haben.

neues deutschland veröffentlicht Interview mit WSWS-Chefredakteur David North

unserem Korrespondenten, 4. Januar 2018

Unter der Überschrift „Socialism is coming back“ hat die Tageszeitung neues deutschland am 3. Januar ein ganzseitiges Interview mit dem führenden Trotzkisten David North veröffentlicht.

Die IYSSE an der HU Berlin erläutern ihr Programm zur StuPa-Wahl
„Kein Problem kann gelöst werden, ohne die Macht der Konzerne zu brechen“

den International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 4. Januar 2018

Die Studierendenorganisation der Vierten Internationale erklärt in zwei Interviews die Bedeutung ihrer Kandidatur zu den StuPa-Wahlen an der Humboldt-Universität in Berlin.

Simbabwe: Grafit-Minenarbeiter im Streik

Dietmar Henning, 4. Januar 2018

Über 200 Arbeiter einer Grafit-Mine im Norden Simbabwes legten am Freitag letzter Woche die Arbeit nieder. Sie protestieren dagegen, dass sie seit über einem Jahr keine Löhne mehr bekommen haben.

New in Arabic

مكانة ثورة أكتوبرعلى مستوى تاريخ العالم وفي السياسات المعاصرة

١٢ تشرين الثاني نوفمبر ٢٠١٧

إن برنامج الثورة الاشتراكية العالمية الذي طرحه لينين و تروتسكي مثل الاستراتيجية الوحيدة القابلة للحياة في مواجهة انهيار النظام الذي بدأ مع اندلاع الحرب الأوروبية.

New in Russian

Эта неделя в русской революции
18–24 декабря: В Брест-Литовске начались мирные переговоры

29 декабря 2017 г.

Троцкий позднее писал: «История сложилась так, что делегатам самого революционного режима, который когда-либо знало человечество, пришлось заседать за общим дипломатическим столом с представителями самой реакционной касты среди всех правящих классов».

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Perspective

Working class opposition erupts in Iran: A harbinger for the world in 2018

4 January 2018

The working class unrest in Iran has already upset the calculations not just of the Iranian elite, but of governments around the world.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Commentary

The bicentenary of Marx’s birth, socialism and the resurgence of the international class struggle

3 January 2018

The year 2018—the bicentenary of Marx’s birth—will be characterized, above all, by an immense intensification of social tensions and an escalation of class conflict around the world.

Final reflections on the centennial year of the October Revolution

By David North, 30 December 2017

Mehring Books

WSWS publishes Urdu translation of Trotsky’s Lessons of October

Preface to the Urdu edition of Lessons of October

WSWS Online Webinar

Featured Video

Interview: Rómulo Avelíca, undocumented worker released from detention following protests

Rómulo Avelíca-Gonzalez was abducted by ICE agents as he dropped off his daughter at school.

Arts Review

Director of A World Not Ours, A Man Returned and A Drowning Man
An interview with Palestinian filmmaker Mahdi Fleifel: “A film is like a historical document, it should be solid enough to endure”

By David Walsh, 4 January 2018

Fleifel’s A World Not Ours (2012), Xenos (2014), A Man Returned (2016) and A Drowning Man (2017) are some of the important films currently being made.

Short films considered for Academy Award nominations: Emmett Till, a Jack London story and an isolated child

By Joanne Laurier, 3 January 2018

Workers Struggles

As teachers face new battles against Trump
Lessons of the fight against Obama’s “school reform”—Part 1

By Nancy Hanover and Jerry White, 4 January 2018

Taken together, the seminal struggles of teachers and other public-sector workers in Wisconsin (2011), Chicago (2012) and Detroit (2015-16) have powerful political lessons for the defense of education and workers’ rights.

Strikes against austerity throughout Israel’s public and private sector

By Jean Shaoul, 3 January 2018

Macron turns France’s labor decrees on auto workers

By Alex Lantier, 29 December 2017

Commentary

Mass protests against austerity and social inequality shake Iranian regime

By Keith Jones, 3 January 2018

Seattle councilperson Kshama Sawant targeted by defamation lawsuit for calling police “murderers”

By Eric London, 3 January 2018

As US Congress reconvenes
Democrats looking for deal with Trump on social cuts, increased military spending

By Patrick Martin, 3 January 2018

Drexel University professor resigns amid death threats from right-wing forces

By Trévon Austin, 30 December 2017

The oligarchy versus society

By Barry Grey, 28 December 2017

Science

Insights into a new class of HIV retroviral drugs

By Benjamin Mateus, 30 December 2017

Recent investigation into the process of the HIV virus capsid maturation suggests a new method of disrupting its ability to infect.

Puerto Rico

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“The government has done nothing”
Months after hurricane, Puerto Rican workers face worsening jobs crisis

Puerto Rico governor orders review of official hurricane death toll

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Socialist Equality Party

Indian ICFI supporters call public meeting in Kolkata to mark Russian Revolution centenary

29 December 2017

The Kolkata meeting will discuss the political and theoretical struggles led by Lenin and Trotsky and their significance for today.

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) stands for local government elections

By our correspondents, 23 December 2017

SEP in Sri Lanka pays tribute to Keerthi Balasuriya

By our correspondent, 20 December 2017

On the 30th anniversary of the death of Comrade Keerthi Balasuriya

By David North, 19 December 2017

Keerthi’s death on December 18, 1987 was an irreplaceable loss to the International Committee of the Fourth International and its Sri Lankan section.

Australian and New Zealand Trotskyists hold powerful Russian Revolution centenary meetings

SEP meeting attendees speak about the Russian Revolution

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

Arabic translation of “The Place of the October Revolution in World History and Contemporary Politics”

This week in the Russian Revolution
December 25-31: Soviet government nationalizes the banks

27 December 2017

The year 1917 closes with the Russian Revolution in a precarious situation. The new Soviet government is menaced on all sides by hostile armies. Meanwhile, the imperialist war rages on, and the October insurrection catalyzes revolutionary struggles around the world.

Russian television’s Trotsky serial: A degraded spectacle of historical falsification and anti-Semitism

By Fred Williams and David North, 25 November 2017

The eight-part serial is an exhibition of the political, intellectual and cultural depravity of all those involved in its production.

The Place of the October Revolution in World History and Contemporary Politics

By David North, 13 November 2017

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

History

How former Nazi official Reinhard Gehlen erected a state within a state in post-war Germany

By Wolfgang Weber, 27 December 2017

Over 100,000 pages of documents relating to the post-World War II head of the German Federal Intelligence Service and ex-Nazi official Reinhard Gehlen have been leaked to the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

International Amazon Workers Voice

Amazon begins operations in Australia

By Patrick Kelly, 28 December 2017

Amazon worker dies after vomiting blood at Sacramento, California fulfillment center

By Kristina Betinis, 23 December 2017

OSHA dragging its feet investigating death of Pennsylvania Amazon worker Devan Shoemaker

Amazon conducts total surveillance of workers in new German plant

By Marianne Arens, 16 December 2017

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
One day strike hits German and Italian Amazon distribution centres

Watch: How can Amazon workers fight back?

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Google Censorship

Net neutrality and the drive to censor the internet

By Andre Damon, 25 November 2017

The conspiracy to censor the Internet

By Andre Damon and Joseph Kishore, 18 October 2017

The elites “have no credibility left:” An interview with journalist Chris Hedges

An open letter to Google: Stop the censorship of the Internet! Stop the political blacklisting of the World Socialist Web Site!

25 August 2017

Sign the petition and share it as widely as possible through email, online forums, and social media.

Watch: Stop online censorship!

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IYSSE

IYSSE mounts campaign against university police censorship at University of California, Berkeley

By Evan Blake, 2 December 2017

International Youth and Students for Social Equality launches new website

6 November 2017

The IYSSE’s newly designed website includes an updated Statement of Principles for its US section. We urge all youth and students to join the IYSSE and take up the fight for socialism.