Trump’s racist diatribe against “shithole countries” exposes bipartisan conspiracy against immigrants

By Barry Grey, 12 January 2018

Trump’s outburst came as an embarrassment to the Democrats, who over the past week have rushed to reach a deal with the White House that would further militarize the border and expand the crackdown on immigrants.

Democrats bray for immigration deal with Trump as judge halts DACA rescission

A crime against humanity
US to deport 262,000 Salvadoran immigrants

Activist detained and 18 arrested at Manhattan immigrant rights protest

By Isaac Finn, 12 January 2018

Prominent immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir was taken into custody on Thursday morning during a regularly scheduled appointment with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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Mass protests against unemployment shake Tunisian regime

By Alex Lantier, 12 January 2018

Protests against unemployment and the 2018 austerity budget in the industrial heartlands of southern Tunisia are now spreading across the country.

Mass protests against austerity, unemployment shake Tunisia

German Ford workers express solidarity with their Romanian co-workers

By Marianne Arens, 12 January 2018

The comments of German Ford workers make clear that a growing number of autoworkers understand the necessity of uniting internationally to combat the global corporations.

Romanian Ford workers defiant as company seeks to impose blackmail contract

Romanian Ford workers must make international appeal!

Washington prepares to deploy “usable” nuclear weapons

By Bill Van Auken, 12 January 2018

A policy review to be released later this month calls for the development of new low-yield nuclear weapons for use against Russia.

German politician proposes “final solution” of the refugee question

By Marianne Arens and Martin Kreickenbaum, 12 January 2018

At a closed-door meeting of the Christian Social Union parliamentary group, Manfred Weber declared that in 2018 a central question would be “a final solution to the refugee issue.”

“This is an outrage! The marshal should be arrested for assault”
Massive outpouring of support for victimized Louisiana teacher

By Nancy Hanover, 12 January 2018

The arrest and jailing of Louisiana teacher Deyshia Hargrave has prompted outrage throughout the US and internationally.

Trump officials say states can impose Medicaid work requirements

By Kate Randall, 12 January 2018

The administration’s aim in imposing work requirements is to gut the health care program for the poor, which currently covers about 74 million people.

US coal mining fatalities nearly doubled in 2017

By Clement Daly, 12 January 2018

The surge in mining deaths reflects the deterioration of working conditions in the US coal industry.

Huntsville, Alabama Toyota-Mazda plant announcement highlights shift in auto production to southeastern US

By Ed Hightower, 12 January 2018

The planned facility is the latest expansion of “transplants” in the US South and will employ some 4,000 workers.

UK government refuses to pay for essential safety improvements six months after Grenfell fire

By Margot Miller, 12 January 2018

While 36 councils have applied for help with funding, housing minister Alok Sharma recently conceded that no money has been handed over to date.

Research teams confirm “Meltdown” and “Spectre” attacks
Computer systems worldwide exposed to data theft due to CPU design flaws

By Mike Ingram, 12 January 2018

Major design flaws in computer processors allow access to the entire physical memory of computers containing sensitive information such as passwords.

Trump gives green light for Israeli repression of Palestinians

By Jean Shaoul, 12 January 2018

The recently elected leader of the opposition Zionist Union, a coalition that includes the former Labour Party, hailed Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Australian government spent $4 billion last year repelling or detaining refugees

By Max Newman, 12 January 2018

Budget estimates reveal the massive cost of Australia’s anti-asylum measures.

Australia: Sydney’s train system in a shambles

By Oscar Grenfell, 12 January 2018

Thousands of commuters were left stranded this week, with delays and cancellations revealing an infrastructure and public transport crisis.

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¡Libertad para Julian Assange!

Por Bill Van Auken, 12 enero 2018

Las condiciones “intolerables” bajo las cuales vive confinado el fundador de Wikileaks son producto de la implacable campaña de los gobiernos de Reino Unido y EUA para castigarlo por exponer los crímenes del imperialismo.

160.000 trabajadores industriales se van a la huelga en Alemania

Por Peter Schwarz, 12 enero 2018

En medio de la ira generalizada por la desigualdad social y la destrucción de empleo de las corporaciones, hay una determinación creciente a luchar por mejoras en los salarios y en las condiciones de trabajo.

Gobierno de El Salvador hace reverencia a Washington tras amenaza de deportar a 262.000 salvadoreños

Por Andrea Lobo, 12 enero 2018

En respuesta a la amenaza de deportaciones masivas, el Gobierno del FMLN en El Salvador ha buscado congraciarse con la Adminsitración Trump.

Masivas protestas contra la austeridad y el desempleo sacuden a Túnez

Por Bill Van Auken, 12 enero 2018

Tras levantamientos similares de las capas más oprimidas de trabajadores y jóvenes en Irán, los acontecimientos tunecinos apuntan hacia una creciente ola de lucha global de clases.

La derecha chilena gana las elecciones mientras el Frente Amplio de “izquierda” se incorpora a la élite política

Por Andrea Lobo, 12 enero 2018

Con solo una cuarta parte del electorado votando a Piñera, los resultados reflejan una hostilidad hacia toda la élite política y pregonan una nueva etapa de crisis política.

Mientras los docentes se enfrentan a nuevas batallas contra Trump
Lecciones de la lucha contra la “reforma escolar” de Obama — Segunda parte

Por Nancy Hanover y Jerry White, 12 enero 2018

Tomadas en su conjunto, las luchas seminales de los docentes y otros trabajadores del sector público en Wisconsin (2011), Chicago (2012) y Detroit (2015-16) dejan poderosas lecciones políticas para la defensa de la educación y los derechos de los trabajadores.

New in French

Le constructeur automobile français PSA collabore avec les syndicats pour préparer des suppressions d’emplois de masse

Alex Lantier, 12 janvier 2018

PSA Peugeot Citroën supprime des emplois en Europe et en France, où il utilise les dispositions des décrets antidémocratiques du président Emmanuel Macron.

Des manifestations contre l'austérité et le chômage secouent la Tunisie

Bill Van Auken, 12 janvier 2018

Après les soulèvements similaires des couches opprimées de travailleurs et de jeunes en Iran, les événements tunisiens indiquent une montée de la lutte des classes à l’échelle mondiale.

Non-lieu dans le meurtre policier de Rémi Fraisse : l’État menace la classe ouvrière

Francis Dubois, 12 janvier 2018

Le non-lieu dans le meurtre du jeune militant écologiste vise à couvrir la responsabilité politique du gouvernement PS de François Hollande.

Le PS attaque Catherine Deneuve pour son opposition à #MeToo

Alexandre Lantier, 12 janvier 2018

La tribune courageuse publiée par cent femmes dans Le Monde, qui critique la campagne #MeToo, a provoqué une réaction furibonde de l'élite dirigeante française.

Les travailleurs doivent exiger de nouvelles élections en Allemagne!

Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Parti de l’égalité socialiste), 12 janvier 2018

Dans le dos de la population, la classe dirigeante s’efforce à former le gouvernement le plus à droite en Allemagne depuis la chute du Troisième Reich d’Hitler.

Royaume-Uni: Le remaniement ministériel laisse le gouvernement May impuissant et divisé

Chris Marsden, 12 janvier 2018

La crise dans le parti conservateur sur la sortie de Grande-Bretagne de l’Union européenne est à l’origine d’une offensive renouvelée pour modeler le parti travailliste en tant que leader d’un gouvernement pro-UE.

New in German

Freiheit für Julian Assange!

Bill Van Auken, 12. Januar 2018

Der WikiLeaks-Gründer lebt unter unzumutbaren Bedingungen. Die amerikanische und britische Regierung arbeiten weiter daran, ihn zu bestrafen, weil er Verbrechen des Imperialismus publik gemacht hat.

Ford-Arbeiter in Saarlouis solidarisch mit ihren Kollegen in Rumänien

Marianne Arens, 12. Januar 2018

Die Kommentare der Ford-Arbeiter in Deutschland machen deutlich, dass immer mehr Arbeiter die Notwendigkeit verstehen, sich gegen die globalen Konzerne international zusammenzuschließen.

Fraport-Mitarbeiter solidarisch mit rumänischen Ford-Arbeitern

unseren Korrespondenten, 12. Januar 2018

Ein Mitarbeiter des Frankfurter Flughafenbetreibers solidarisiert sich mit den Ford-Arbeitern im rumänischen Craiova, die gegen einen Ausbeutervertrag kämpfen.

Zeit und SPD werben für MeToo-Hexenjagd

Verena Nees, 12. Januar 2018

Die „MeToo-Kampagne“ hat Deutschland erreicht. Die Ausgabe der Zeit der letzten Woche beschuldigt den bekannten Fernsehregisseur Dieter Wedel (75), Schauspielerinnen sexuell belästigt und sogar gewaltsam zu Geschlechtsverkehr gezwungen zu haben.

Britische Regierung auch nach Kabinettsumbildung gespalten

Chris Marsden, 12. Januar 2018

Großbritanniens bevorstehender EU-Austritt verschärft die Krise der Tories. Inzwischen werden Stimmen laut, mit Labour könnte es doch noch einen Verbleib in der EU geben.

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Teacher’s arrest in Louisiana: Another day, another outrage

12 January 2018

There is something “American” about the treatment of Deyshia Hargrave, who had the temerity to protest pay raises for school officials while teachers and students are starved of resources.

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WSWS Online Webinar

“The matter is urgent; voices must be raised!”
Documentarian John Pilger issues statement of support for January 16 webinar, “Organizing resistance to Internet censorship”

11 January 2018

This statement was sent by the award-winning journalist and documentarian in support of the online discussion featuring Chris Hedges and David North.

Sign up to participate in the WSWS’s video livestream: “Organizing resistance to Internet censorship”

On January 16, 2018, the World Socialist Web Site will video livestream a discussion on Internet censorship featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges and WSWS International Editorial Board Chairperson David North.

Featured Video

"Capitalism puts a price tag on everything, including lives."

Death and destruction in Puerto Rico

On-the-spot interviews from Caguas, Puerto Rico, where more than 100 days after Hurricane Maria residents lack access to electricity and water, leading to the death of a dialysis patient.

Puerto Rico, more than 100 days after Hurricane Maria: The class issues

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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

Arts Review

Diego Rivera in the Soviet Union: An exhibition in Mexico City

By Alex González, 12 January 2018

The current show in Mexico City focuses on Rivera’s two visits to the USSR in 1927-28 and in 1955-56. It contains many remarkable items.

The policies and atmosphere of the second Gilded Age
Metropolitan Museum of Art implements mandatory admission charge for non-New Yorkers

By Fred Mazelis, 11 January 2018

Robert Mann (1920-2018), founder of the Juilliard String Quartet

By Fred Mazelis, 10 January 2018

Mehring Books

New publication by Mehring Books (UK)
The falsification of David King’s work

12 January 2018

Mehring Books has produced a new pamphlet to memorialise David King, who devoted his extraordinary artistic gifts to salvaging the historical truth of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and its aftermath.

Commentary

Freedom for Julian Assange!

By Bill Van Auken, 11 January 2018

France’s Socialist Party attacks Catherine Deneuve for opposing #MeToo witch-hunt

By Alex Lantier, 11 January 2018

French artists rebuff #MeToo witch-hunt

10 January 2018

The campaign over the “unfitness” of Donald Trump

Twitter censors German satirical magazine

Workers Struggles

Nigerian teachers strike to defend colleagues’ jobs
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

12 January 2018

Teachers across Nigeria are striking in defense of 21,780 fellow teachers in the face of threats of dismissal.

160,000 industrial workers strike in Germany

By Peter Schwarz, 11 January 2018

Workers must demand new elections in Germany!

French automaker PSA colludes with unions to prepare mass job cuts

By Alex Lantier, 10 January 2018

Macron turns France’s labor decrees on auto workers

India: Bus strike cripples Tamil Nadu transport services

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 10 January 2018

Book Review

The crisis of dental care under American capitalism

By Esther Galen, 11 January 2018

Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America, exposes the reality of poor dental health and lack of dental care endured by the working class and poor in the US.

The tragic and needless death of Deamonte Driver, a victim of dental disease

By Esther Galen, 11 January 2018

New in Arabic

WSWS publishes Arabic translation of “100 years since the Balfour Declaration.”

We are publishing here, in one part, the Arabic translation of the two-part article series, “100 years since the Balfour Declaration.” This was first published on the World Socialist Web Site on November 7/8, 2017.

Socialist Equality Party

Local government election in Sri Lanka: Support SEP campaign against austerity and war! Fight for a workers’ and peasants’ government!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 9 January 2018

Autoworkers Struggles

Volkswagen plans to dismiss all temporary contract workers in German plants

By Dietmar Henning, 8 January 2018

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Centenary of the Russian Revolution

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 »

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

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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