Thousands march to mark anniversary of Ben Ali’s overthrow in Tunisia

By Alex Lantier and Kumaran Ira, 15 January 2018

The new wave of protests was prompted by anger over mass unemployment, corruption and the 2018 finance law.

Mass protests against unemployment shake Tunisian regime

After Trump’s racist outburst, Democrats plead for anti-immigrant “compromise” with White House

By Niles Niemuth and Barry Grey, 15 January 2018

Trump has responded to the Democrats’ mixture of servility and phony outrage by doubling down on his demands for curbs on immigration.

Trump’s racist comments trigger international condemnation

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

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Kentucky water crisis outrage: Another US worker arrested for criticizing government officials

By Sheila Brehm, 15 January 2018

A former coal miner was stopped from complaining about the persistent shutoff of drinking water to families in Martin County.

“Keep fighting, we have to come together”
Educators denounce attack on Louisiana school teacher Deyshia Hargrave

By Nancy Hanover, 15 January 2018

WSWS Teacher Newsletter readers explain their support for the Louisiana teacher who was arrested for speaking out at a school board meeting last week.

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

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

Cold-related deaths in Wisconsin expose abysmal social conditions

By Christopher Davion and Matthew Verhoven, 15 January 2018

Nine people died in Wisconsin due to exposure to freezing temperatures that began in the final week of 2017.

Over 20 dead in winter storm as US cold wave continues

Homeless deaths skyrocket in major Canadian cities

By Janet Browning, 15 January 2018

The rising death rate among Canada’s homeless underscores the cynicism and insincerity of the federal Liberals’ housing strategy.

Trump emphasises hostile stance on North Korea

By Peter Symonds, 15 January 2018

The latest fracas underscores the erratic character of the Trump administration’s stance toward North Korea.

Two Koreas hold talks amid continuing acute tensions

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UK National Archives: Key government files “missing,” and documents on Europe withheld

By Richard Tyler, 15 January 2018

The missing files are thought to include thousands of government papers dealing with critical chapters of recent history that can prove to be a major political embarrassment.

US AFRICOM blacklists reporter Nick Turse as “not a legitimate journalist”

By Eddie Haywood, 15 January 2018

The move is of a piece with the global effort to censor oppositional and alternative viewpoints on the Internet.

Malaysian opposition chooses autocratic Mahathir as top candidate

By John Roberts, 15 January 2018

The “reformasi” opposition’s endorsement of Mahathir as its prime ministerial candidate underscores its utterly opportunist politics.

New Zealand spy agency illegally accessed immigration data

By Tom Peters, 15 January 2018

For decades the Security Intelligence Service accessed Customs data illegally to monitor people entering the country.

New in Indonesian

Surat terbuka untuk Google: Berhentikan penyensoran Internet! Berhentikan blacklisting politik terhadap World Socialist Web Site!

18 January 2018

Google memanipulasi mesin pencariannya untuk membatasi kesadaran umum dan akses ke situs internet sosialis, anti-perang dan golongan-golongan kiri.

New in Norwegian

Masseprotester mot arbeidsledighet ryster det tunisiske regimet

Alex Lantier, 15 January 2018

Protester mot arbeidsledighet og nedskjæringsbudsjettet for 2018 i industrielle kjerneområder i det sørlige Tunisia sprer seg nå til hele landet.

Washington forbereder utplassering av «anvendelige» atomvåpen

Bill Van Auken, 15 January 2018

En politisk gjennomgang som skal bekjentgjøres senere denne måneden krever utvikling av nye små atomvåpen til bruk mot Russland.

«Det haster; det må heves stemmer!»
Dokumentarfilmskaperen John Pilgers støtteerklæring for nett-seminaret «Organisering av motstand mot Internett-sensur» den 17. januar kl: 01:00 (norsk tid)

15 January 2018

Denne utsagnet ble sendt av den prisbelønte journalisten og dokumentaristen til støtte for nett-diskusjonen med Chris Hedges og David North.

Tyske konservative og sosialdemokrater forbereder dannelsen av en ytre-høyre regjering

Peter Schwarz, 15 January 2018

Det er krise i regjeringsdannelsen fordi Den kristeligdemokratiske union, Den kristelig sosiale union og sosialdemokratene forbereder et skarpt skifte til høyre, som ikke har noe støtte i befolkningen.

New in Turkish

Julian Assange’a özgürlük!

Bill Van Auken, 15 Ocak 2018

Ekvador hükümeti, Assange’ın Londra’daki büyükelçiliğinde suçlama olmaksızın uzun süredir alıkonulmasına son verilmesi için üçüncü taraf arabuluculuğu çağrısı yaptı.

Almanya’da 160 bin sanayisi işçisi grevde

Peter Schwarz, 15 Ocak 2018

İşçiler, yıllardır, kendi gelirleri yerinde sayar ya da gerilerken, karların, yönetici maaşlarının ve süper zenginlerin servetinin nasıl arttığına tanık oluyorlar.

“Mesele acil; sesler yükseltilmeli!”
Belgeselci John Pilger “İnternet sansürüne karşı direniş örgütleme” toplantısına desteğini açıkladı

Andre Damon, 15 Ocak 2018

Medya her ne kadar daima sermaye iktidarının gevşek bir uzantısı olmuş olsa da, artık onunla neredeyse tümüyle bütünleşmiştir.

New in Spanish

Facebook anuncia un importante plan para censurar las noticias

Por Andre Damon, 15 enero 2018

El CEO de Facebook Mark Zuckerberg anunció que la mayor red social del mundo relegará el contenido de noticias como parte de un esfuerzo coordinado para bloquear el acceso a la información en línea.

Las huelgas de los obreros industriales en Alemania continúan

Por Ulrich Rippert, 15 enero 2018

El sindicato IG Metall se muestra cada vez más preocupado por el malestar y la atmósfera radical en las fábricas, pero ha dado la señal de su disposición para ceder y llegar a un acuerdo entreguista.

Los comentarios racistas de Trump desencadenan una condena internacional

Por James Cogan, 15 enero 2018

Se dejó que los funcionarios de la administración Trump hicieran intentos desesperados por contener los efectos diplomáticos.

Un activista detenido y 18 arrestados en manifestación por los derechos de los inmigrantes en Manhattan

Por Isaac Finn, 15 enero 2018

El reconocido activista y defensor de los derechos de los inmigrantes, Ravi Ragbir, fue llevado en custodia el jueves por la mañana durante una cita regular con el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE).

Un temblor significativo en los mercados de bonos

Por Nick Beams, 15 enero 2018

Si bien el mercado de bonos se ha calmado desde la venta masiva del miércoles, los informes en la prensa financiera indican un considerable nerviosismo sobre lo que podría significar el descenso.

Paro de trabajadores griegos en oposición a las medidas de austeridad y anti-huelga de Syriza

Por Robert Stevens, 15 enero 2018

Huelgas cierran el sistema ferroviario de Atenas, barcos no pudieron zarpar, y hospitales estatales se vieron obligados a funcionar con personal de reserva.

Profesora de Louisiana encarcelada por expresar sus opiniones en la reunión de una junta escolar

Por Nancy Hanover, 15 enero 2018

Deyshia Hargrave fue expulsada de la reunión, esposada y llevada a la cárcel por oponerse a un enorme alza salarial para el superintendente escolar mientras que el personal no ha recibido un aumento en una década.

Walmart cierra 63 tiendas Sam’s Club, despide a miles

Por Trévon Austin, 15 enero 2018

Los cierres y despidos masivos exponen el revuelo mediático sobre los aumentos salariales anunciados por Walmart.

El caos en el aeropuerto JFK en Nueva York y el declive de la infraestructura en EE.UU.

Por Bill Van Auken, 15 enero 2018

El caos producido por una tormenta de nieve de un día ha puesto al descubierto el estado desastroso de la infraestructura la capital del capital de la oligarquía financiera de EE.UU.

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Für Neuwahlen und eine sozialistische Offensive gegen die Große Koalition

Johannes Stern, 15. Januar 2018

Das 28-seitige Papier, das als Grundlage für eine Neuauflage der Großen Koalition dienen soll, macht deutlich, dass die herrschende Klasse die rechteste Regierung seit dem Untergang des Dritten Reichs vorbereitet.

Facebook gibt Pläne zur Zensur politischer Nachrichten bekannt

Andre Damon, 15. Januar 2018

Facebook-Chef Mark Zuckerberg weitet die Zensur-Kampagne im Internet aus: Das weltweit größte soziale Netzwerk will politischen Nachrichten geringere Priorität einräumen.

Griechenland: Proteste gegen Syrizas Sparkurs und Streikverbot

Robert Stevens, 15. Januar 2018

Die Streiks brachten die U-Bahn von Athen zum Erliegen, Schiffe konnten nicht auslaufen und die staatlichen Krankenhäuser mussten Reservepersonal einsetzen.

Erfolgreiche Wahlveranstaltung der IYSSE an der Uni Bonn
„Der Kampf gegen Krieg erfordert Kampf gegen Kapitalismus“

den International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 15. Januar 2018

Die IYSSE treten zur 40. Wahl des Studierendenparlaments (SP) an, die vom 15. bis zum 18. Januar stattfindet. Ihr sozialistisches Programm gegen Krieg und Militarismus stößt auf wachsende Unterstützung.

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کیت جونز, ۳ ژانویه ۲۰۱۸

طی شش روز گذشته، تظاهرات علیه افزایش قیمت مواد غذایی ، بیکاری گسترده، نابرابری اجتماعی درحال گسترش و برنامه وحشیانه ریاضت اقتصادی و سرکوب سیاسی جمهوری اسلامی، ایران را به لرزه در آورده است.

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Perspective

The missile alert in Hawaii
Thirty-eight minutes of chaos

15 January 2018

A false warning of impending nuclear attack terrorized millions on Saturday.

Earlier Perspectives »

WSWS Online Webinar

Watch the WSWS’s video livestream: “Organizing resistence to Internet censorship”

Tomorrow, 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. Watch at endcensorship.org

Facebook blocks sharing of WSWS anti-censorship video

By Eric London, 15 January 2018

The social media giant has blocked users from sharing a video promoting the January 16 online meeting “Organizing resistance to Internet censorship.”

Facebook announces major plan to censor news content

“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.

Fight back against Internet censorhip!

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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

Commentary

For new elections and a socialist offensive against the grand coalition in Germany

By Johannes Stern, 15 January 2018

Opposition within the population to the grand coalition’s anti-working class and militarist policies is enormous.

German conservatives and Social Democrats agree to coalition talks

German politician proposes “final solution” of the refugee question

Workers must demand new elections in Germany!

Washington Post columnist goes after Woody Allen’s “lechery”

By David Walsh, 13 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

A significant tremor in the bond markets

By Nick Beams, 13 January 2018

House Democrats supply votes to block limits on NSA spying

By Niles Niemuth, 13 January 2018

Freedom for Julian Assange!

By Bill Van Auken, 11 January 2018

25 years ago: Bill Clinton sworn in as 42nd US president

A founding figure of the right-wing Democratic Leadership Council, Clinton’s aim was to adapt the Democratic Party to the policies of austerity and war put forth by the Republicans.

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50 years ago: Britain to withdraw from east of Suez

On January 16, 1968, Britain announced plans to withdraw all its military forces stationed east of the Suez Canal by the end of 1972.

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75 years ago: Soviets establish land corridor to the besieged city of Leningrad

On January 18, 1943, as part of an offensive against the German military, the Red Army’s 372nd Rifle Division and 123rd Rifle Brigade established a land corridor that would provide some relief to the starving population of Leningrad.

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100 years ago: Bolsheviks dissolve Constituent Assembly in Russia

On January 19, the Russian Constituent Assembly, elected the previous November 25, convened in Petrograd. It was dissolved the same day by order of the Bolshevik-dominated Soviet Central Executive Committee.

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NHS Fightback

Virgin Care and other private companies seize another £3.1 billion of NHS contracts

By Ajanta Silva, 15 January 2018

By running down National Health Service-run provision across the country, the Tories have opened up new avenues for private companies to cherry pick lucrative areas.

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.

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

The deadly impact of Hurricane María extends to US hospitals
Power outages set off IV bag shortages

Workers Struggles

German industrial workers continue strikes

By Ulrich Rippert, 13 January 2018

160,000 industrial workers strike in Germany

Greek workers stop work in opposition to Syriza anti-strike and austerity measures

By Robert Stevens, 13 January 2018

Aluminum giants lock out one thousand ABI workers in Quebec

By Laurent Lafrance, 13 January 2018

Indian unions betray Tamil Nadu bus strike

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 13 January 2018

India: Workers defend WSWS supporters against attack by union leaders

By our correspondents, 13 January 2018

Sri Lankan nurses strike over fingerprint attendance system; Australian power workers vote for industrial action
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

13 January 2018

German Ford workers express solidarity with their Romanian co-workers

By Marianne Arens, 12 January 2018

Romanian Ford workers defiant as company seeks to impose blackmail contract

Romanian Ford workers must make international appeal!

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

By Ed Hightower, 12 January 2018

More on autoworkers issues »

US coal mining fatalities nearly doubled in 2017

By Clement Daly, 12 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.

Arts Review

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

By Alex González, 12 January 2018

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

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

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

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