Will there be a US nuclear sneak attack on North Korea?

By Bill Van Auken, 26 January 2018

Amid a feverish US military buildup, Washington rolled out a new round of sanctions aimed at strangling North Korea’s economy.

British Armed Forces chief prepares for war with Russia

German Chancellor promotes militarism and great-power politics at World Economic Forum

By Johannes Stern, 26 January 2018

Merkel sought to drum up support for a European defence policy that would enable Germany and Europe to enforce their economic and geostrategic interests around the world.

World Economic Forum meets in Davos under shadow of crisis and war

Far-right Alternative for Germany receives cross-party support

By Christoph Vandreier, 26 January 2018

The right-wing extremists of the AfD are being given critical posts on Bundestag committees that are crucial for the work of the parliament.

Germany: IG Metall greets far-right AfD participants at union protest

Amid state censorship campaign, French media denounce “conspiracy theories”

By Anthony Torres, 26 January 2018

The French daily Libération has published a prominent article denouncing the “conspiracy theory” that the Islamic State and Al Qaeda are “in fact manipulated by Western intelligence agencies.”

In budget talks, Senate Democrats abandon immigrant Dreamers threatened with deportation

By Niles Niemuth, 26 January 2018

The Democrats have used the plight of the DACA recipients to pose as defenders of immigrants while shifting ever closer to the Trump administration’s racist immigration policies.

Political lessons from the sham US government shutdown

Nine “No More Deaths” volunteers face prosecution for attempting to aid immigrants

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 26 January 2018

The prosecutions come in the immediate aftermath of a report by the group detailing the Border Patrol’s destruction of water jugs left for immigrants in the desert.

Volunteer arrested for giving food and water to immigrants along US-Mexico border

More on the attacks on immigrants »

Supreme Court issues last-minute stay of execution of Alabama inmate

By Kate Randall, 26 January 2018

The US Supreme Court issued a stay of execution in the case of Alabama death row inmate Vernon Madison 30 minutes before the scheduled lethal injection.

Lockout of Quebec aluminium workers at ABI plant enters third week

By Laurent Lafrance, 26 January 2018

The attack on pensions is part of a worldwide corporate assault on the social rights won by generations of workers.

Syriza mounts savage assault on living standards and democratic rights in Greece

By John Vassilopoulos, 26 January 2018

The austerity measures passed January 15 by Greece’s parliament are among the most savage yet imposed—befitting a right-wing government whose “radical left” credentials are in tatters.

UK Independence Party on brink of collapse

By Julie Hyland, 26 January 2018

With UKIP’s collapse likely, former leader Nigel Farage has been in talks with multi-millionaire Arron Banks on the formation of a new movement.

Fiji airport workers return after month-long lockout

By John Braddock, 26 January 2018

The court order reflected fears in ruling circles, including in the trade unions, that the dispute was threatening to provoke a broader rebellion among working people.

Australia’s Manus Island refugees blockaded after sewage leaks

By Max Newman, 26 January 2018

Local residents were concerned because sewage was flowing from the unfinished detention camps into their houses.

New in German

USA verschärfen Krieg zur Annexion Syriens

Bill Van Auken, 26. Januar 2018

Die Kursänderung des Pentagon, den strategischen Schwerpunkt vom Кrieg gegen den Terror auf Großmachtkonflikte zu verlagern, hat sich in Syrien schon jetzt in blutigen Fakten manifestiert.

Merkel ruft nach europäischer Großmachtpolitik

Johannes Stern, 26. Januar 2018

Die Rede von Angela Merkel (CDU) auf dem Weltwirtschaftsforum in Davos machte deutlich, um welche Fragen es bei der Bildung einer Großen Koalition in Berlin wirklich geht.

55 Jahre Elysée-Vertrag:
Parlamente in Deutschland und Frankreich für Aufrüstung und Sparpolitik

Alex Lantier, 26. Januar 2018

Die Resolution verpflichtet Berlin und Paris zu umfassender Aufrüstung und harter Austeritätspolitik, um militärische Operationen unabhängig von Washington durchführen zu können.

Extreme Ungleichheit auch in Deutschland

Marianne Arens, 26. Januar 2018

Die Oxfam-Studie, die das weltweite Anwachsen der Ungleichheit aufdeckt, weist auch auf die wachsende soziale Polarisierung in Deutschland hin.

New in French

Le Forum économique mondial se réunit à Davos sur fond de crise et de guerre

Bill Van Auken, 26 janvier 2018

Les oligarques du monde se réunissent alors que l’ordre capitaliste d’après guerre s’effrondre et que les conflits montent entre de grandes puissances.

Les États-Unis intensifient la guerre pour l'annexion de la Syrie

Bill Van Auken, 26 janvier 2018

En Syrie, le passage déclaré du Pentagone de la «guerre contre la terreur» au conflit entre les grandes puissances a déjà été réalisé, comme le démontrent les faits sanglants sur le terrain.

Les leçons politiques du faux «shutdown» du gouvernement américain

Eric London, 26 janvier 2018

Le caractère lâche de la supposée défense des jeunes immigrés par les démocrates contraste fortement avec leurs campagne furieuse contre la Russie.

Pour de nouvelles élections et une solution socialiste à la grande coalition en Allemagne

Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Parti de l’égalité socialiste), 26 janvier 2018

L’élite au pouvoir ne peut être autorisée à former le gouvernement le plus à droite depuis la chute du régime nazi, face à une forte opposition des travailleurs et des jeunes.

Cette semaine dans l'histoire: du 22 au 28 janvier
Il y a 75 ans: marchandage impérialiste à Casablanca

26 janvier 2018

Le 24 janvier 1943, les dirigeants britanniques, français et américains concluent un grand sommet en Afrique du Nord, à Casablanca, au Maroc.

New in Turkish

Hawaii’deki “yanlış alarm” ve Kuzey Kore’ye karşı ilerlemiş savaş hazırlıkları

Bill Van Auken, 26 Ocak 2018

Hawaii’de sahneye konan füze alarmı, son derece ciddi bir uyarı oluşturmaktadır. Bu olay, nükleer savaşa ilişkin gerçek tehlikeyi milyonlarca kişinin önünde açığa vurmuştur.

Almanya’daki Thyssen ile Tata Steel’in birleşmesi
Sendika destekli çelik toplu sözleşmesine “Hayır” oyu verin! Tüm işçileri savunun!

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (Almanya), 26 Ocak 2018

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (SGP), Almanya’daki altı noktadaki yaklaşık 27.000 çelik işçisini toplu sözleşmeye karşı çıkmaya ve “Hayır” oyu vererek onu engellemeye çağırıyor.

Hindistan: İşçiler WSWS destekçilerini sendika önderlerine karşı savundu

Muhabirlerimizden, 26 Ocak 2018

WSWS destekleyicilerine yönelik bu fiziksel saldırı, sendika bürokrasisinin kapitalist sisteme karşı bağımsız bir işçi sınıfı hareketinin gelişmesinden duyduğu korkuyu göstermektedir.

IYSSE Berlin Humboldt Üniversitesi’ndeki öğrenci meclisine yeniden seçildi

IYSSE (Humboldt Üniversitesi), 26 Ocak 2018

IYSSE, Berlin Humboldt Üniversitesi’nde 16-17 Ocak’ta düzenlenen bu yılki öğrenci meclisi seçimlerinde oyların yüzde 3,74’ünü kazandı. İki IYSSE temsilcisi öğrenci meclisine seçildi.

IYSSE: Humboldt Üniversitesi’ndeki Karl Marx etkinliğine 150 kişi katıldı

Toplumsal Eşitlik İçin Uluslararası Gençlik ve Öğrenciler, 26 Ocak 2018

Toplumsal Eşitlik İçin Uluslararası Gençlik ve Öğrenciler’in, Berlin Humboldt Üniversitesi’nde öğrenci meclisi seçimleri kampanyasını desteklemek üzere düzenlendiği toplantıya yaklaşık 150 kişi katıldı.

New in Spanish

Estados Unidos escala su guerra de anexión en Siria

Por Bill Van Auken, 26 enero 2018

El giro de la “guerra contra el terrorismo” al conflicto entre las “grandes potencias” anunciado por el Pentágono ya es un sangriento hecho en suelo sirio.

Cuatro meses desde el huracán María:
Nuevo pretexto para privatizar la red eléctrica de Puerto Rico

Por Genevieve Leigh, 26 enero 2018

El gobernador de Puerto Rico propone privatizar la empresa pública más grande de Puerto Rico.

Por nuevas elecciones y una alternativa socialista a la gran coalición de Alemania

Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 26 enero 2018

No hay que permitir que la élite gobernante lleve al poder al gobierno más derechista desde la caída del régimen nazi, ante la fuerte resistencia de los trabajadores y de los jóvenes.

Facebook detalla sus planes para censurar su flujo de noticias y manipular la opinión pública

Por Andre Damon, 26 enero 2018

Bajo la manta de combatir la “polarización social”, Facebook está creando un marco para la censura, la diseminación de la propaganda gubernamental y la manipulación masiva de opinión pública.

New in Russian

Эта неделя в русской революции
25–31 декабря 1917: Советское правительство национализирует банки

20 января 2018 г.

Завершается 1917 год, а положение русской революции крайне нестабильно. Новому Советскому правительству со всех сторон угрожают враждебные армии, голод, анархия и контрреволюционные интриги. Между тем бушует империалистическая война, а Октябрьское восстание мобилизует революционную борьбу во всем мире.

New in Norwegian

For en internasjonal koalisjon til kamp mot Internett-sensur
Et åpent brev fra World Socialist Web Sites internasjonale redaksjonsråd til sosialistiske, antikrig, vestre-orienterte og progressive nettsteder, organisasjoner og aktivister

23 January 2018

Et åpent brev fra World Socialist Web Sites internasjonale redaksjonsråd til sosialistiske, antikrig, vestre-orienterte og progressive nettsteder, organisasjoner og aktivister

Verdens økonomiske forum (WEF) avholdes i Davos under skyggen av krise og krig

Bill Van Auken, 24 January 2018

Samlingen av verdens oligarker finner sted midt under sammenbruddet av etterkrigstidens kapitalistiske orden og utbrudd av stor maktkonflikt.

Voksende sosial misnøye under åpningen av Russlands presidentvalg-kampanje

Clara Weiss, 23 January 2018

En nylig kommentar i gazeta.ru advarte om at den typen arbeiderklasse-uro som rystet Iran også lett kan oppstå i Russland.

«Brudd, Frykt og Fallitt:» Verdens styringseliter stirrer ned i avgrunnen

Bill Van Auken, 18 January 2018

Den globale risikorapporten, som er forhåndspublisert til World Economic Forum i Davos viser at det i herskende kretser er voksende angst for trusselen om krig og sosial revolusjon.

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Perspective

The UAW corruption scandal: The case for workers’ committees

26 January 2018

Fiat Chrysler’s bribery of UAW officials involved in contract negotiations exposes the anti-working-class character of the entire trade union apparatus.

Earlier Perspectives »

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

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

Full transcript: “Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship”

By the World Socialist Web Site, 25 January 2018

Democrats demand Facebook and Twitter release information on campaign over spying on Trump

By Andre Damon, 25 January 2018

Facebook details plans to censor news feeds and manipulate public opinion

By Andre Damon, 24 January 2018

Statement to the World Socialist Web Site webinar
Julian Assange calls effort of corporations to control Internet discourse “an existential threat to humanity”

More on censorship » »

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

70 years since the release of John Huston’s The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

By Joanne Laurier, 26 January 2018

The classic film, based on the 1927 novel by German author B. Traven, is the tale of two down-and-out Americans in Mexico who join with an older prospector to dig for gold.

B. Traven, the author of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

By David Walsh, 26 January 2018

The author of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre was the left-wing writer known as B. Traven. Considerable mystery surrounds Traven, some of it sustained by the writer himself during his lifetime.

The 2018 Academy Award Nominations: A few worthy films, and others to fill quotas

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: A vengeful mother stands up to the local “patriarchy”

Steven Spielberg’s The Post: To reveal government secrets and lies or not?

Commentary

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra terminates employment of Charles Dutoit over allegations of sexual misconduct

By Paul Bond, 25 January 2018

Celebrated author Margaret Atwood challenges #MeToo’s lynch mob justice

More on the sexual misconduct witchhunt »

For new elections and a socialist alternative to Germany’s grand coalition

By Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 25 January 2018

As special counsel zeros in on Trump, political warfare in Washington heats up

By Barry Grey, 25 January 2018

Another American mass shooting, this time in western Kentucky

By Tom Eley, 25 January 2018

US escalates war for annexation of Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 25 January 2018

Socialist Equality Party

SEP forum rallies opposition against racist “African gangs” campaign in Australia

By our reporters, 26 January 2018

The lively meeting in Melbourne was attended by workers and young people of African origin.

Workers Struggles

Over 10,000 Slovenian public sector workers strike
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

26 January 2018

The action was called to protest government measures that held down wages, with workers calling for an 18 percent pay rise.

Bodies of five workers recovered at site of Oklahoma gas well blast

By Jerry White, 24 January 2018

Strike by Northern Illinois Bay Valley Foods workers enters ninth week

By George Gallanis, 25 January 2018

Indian factory fire kills 17 workers

By W. A. Sunil, 24 January 2018

25 years ago: US corporations slash 110,000 jobs

Major US corporations eliminated 110,000 jobs this week in 1993—the first year of Bill Clinton’s presidency.

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50 years ago: US spy ship seized in North Korean waters

On January 23, 1968, an American spy ship, the USS Pueblo, was seized in or near North Korean waters.

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75 years ago: Imperialist horse-trading at Casablanca

On January 24, 1943, British, French and American leaders concluded a major summit in North Africa, at Casablanca, Morocco.

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100 years ago: Wartime strikes in Germany, Austria; insurrection in Finland

On January 24, 1918, in the midst of World War I, strikes in Berlin by thousands of workers shut down the Daimler, Boersig Ludwig and General Electric works.

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Science

Explore the complexities and beauty of Earth’s oceans in Blue Planet II

By Bryan Dyne, 22 January 2018

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

“There’s a pattern here that NYU doesn’t want to acknowledge”
Interview with Mohamad Bazzi, NYU professor barred from the UAE

By Josh Varlin, 23 January 2018

IYSSE secures re-election to student parliament at Berlin’s Humboldt University

By the IYSSE at Humboldt University, 20 January 2018

One hundred and fifty attend IYSSE event at Humboldt University on Karl Marx bicentenary

Mehring Books

The Heritage We Defend and other important books by David North and the ICFI published in Turkish

By Halil Celik, 20 January 2018

In a country where the working class and socialist movement in general has been dominated by Stalinism, Maoism and petty-bourgeois nationalist tendencies for decades, these books are of prime importance in developing socialist consciousness among workers and youth.

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.

NHS Fightback

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

By Ajanta Silva, 15 January 2018

Puerto Rico

“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.

More on Puerto Rico »

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

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.

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

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