German industrial workers poised to launch massive strikes

By Dietmar Henning, 29 January 2018

Due to the militant atmosphere in the plants, the IG Metall union was compelled against its wishes to break off the fifth round of collective bargaining talks in Baden-Württemberg.

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

Senate Democratic leader seeks to protect Special Counsel Mueller, not DACA immigrants

By Patrick Martin, 29 January 2018

The statement by Schumer demonstrates the real priorities of the Democratic Party, which is focused on whipping up the anti-Russia campaign, not halting the persecution of immigrants.

Conflict in Washington escalates with report Trump sought to fire special prosecutor

“This could be anyone tomorrow”
Anaheim, California: Homeless encampment residents speak on their conditions

By Adam Mclean, Kevin Martinez and Kimie Saito, 29 January 2018

Rather than offering assistance to those living on the riverbed, the city has started a “slow and methodical” drive to shut down the encampment.

Cape Town, South Africa to become first city in the developed world to run out of water

By Genevieve Leigh, 29 January 2018

Local government in Cape Town, South Africa continues to implement drastic water saving measures in a last-ditch attempt to stave off a complete water shutoff.

US involvement in enslavement and rape of Afghan children

By Kayla Costa, 29 January 2018

Between 2010 and 2016 alone, there were nearly 6,000 accusations of child sexual abuse reported by American military personnel, with no actions taken in response.

UK Labour: Corbyn seeks accommodation with Blairites and big business

By Chris Marsden, 29 January 2018

The policy of the Labour right wing is to extract maximum concessions from Corbyn—especially regarding Labour’s stance on Brexit.

Spain’s Constitutional Court attempts to block Catalan premier’s investiture

By Alejandro López, 29 January 2018

The decision by the Constitutional Court means that if ousted regional premier Carles Puigdemont does not attend the swearing-in session in person, his election will be annulled.

Accelerating concentration of wealth in Australia

By Mike Head, 29 January 2018

Of the 19 new billionaires created in Australia over the past 10 years, eight were added in the past year alone.

Australia: Lack of safety system contributed to injuries in rail crash

By Eric Ludlow, 29 January 2018

The Automatic Train Protection system would have reduced the seriousness of last week’s crash of a suburban train in Sydney, says expert.

Australian rail workers, bus drivers and commuters support NSW train strike

New in Turkish

UAW’nin yolsuzluk skandalı: İşçi komitelerini savunmanın gerekçesi

Joseph Kishore, 29 Ocak 2018

Birleşik Otomotiv İşçileri sendikasının yetkilileri, sendikanın toplu sözleşmelerine şirket yanlısı maddeleri dahil etme karşılığında Fiat Chrysler’den rüşvet aldıklarını kabul ettiler.

Yeni seçimler ve Almanya’daki büyük koalisyona sosyalist bir alternatif için

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (Almanya), 29 Ocak 2018

Egemen seçkinlere, işçilerin ve gençlerin güçlü muhalefeti karşısında Nazi rejiminin çöküşünden beri en sağcı hükümeti iktidara getirme izni verilemez.

New in French

Le « monde fracturé » : les ploutocrates se réunissent à Davos sur fond de guerre et de conflits entre grandes puissances

Andre Damon, 29 janvier 2018

Le 47ᵉ Forum économique mondial a été dominé par de l’appréhension envers tous les aspects de la politique et de l’économie mondiales, de la possibilité d’un effondrement financier comme celui de 2008 à la menace d’une nouvelle guerre mondiale.

Le ministre britannique de la défense accuse la Russie de vouloir tuer « des milliers, des milliers et des milliers » de Britanniques

Robert Stevens, 29 janvier 2018

Les commentaires de Williamson interviennent quelque jours après que le chef d’état-major des forces armées a déclaré que le Royaume-Uni doit se préparer activement à la guerre contre la Russie.

Le chef des conservateurs de l'Ontario est forcé de démissionner après des allégations non fondées d’inconduites sexuelles

Roger Jordan et Keith Jones, 29 janvier 2018

En l’espace de quatre heures, Brown est passé de candidat favori au poste de premier ministre de l'Ontario à paria politique – tout ça sur la base d’allégations non fondées et anonymes.

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Eine „zersplitterte Welt“: Davos-Gipfel im Schatten von Krieg und Großmachtkonflikten

Andre Damon, 29. Januar 2018

Das 47. Weltwirtschaftsforum war geprägt von Ängsten, die alle Aspekte der Weltpolitik und ‑wirtschaft betreffen: von der Wiederholung eines Finanzzusammenbruchs wie 2008 bis hin zur Gefahr eines neuerlichen Weltkriegs.

Deutsche Metall- und Elektroindustrie steht vor massiven Streiks

Dietmar Henning, 29. Januar 2018

Die IG Metall sah sich aufgrund der Stimmung in den Betrieben gezwungen, die fünfte Runde der Tarifverhandlungen im Bezirk Baden-Württemberg entgegen ihrer Absicht abzubrechen.

Julian Assange klagt wegen schlechter Gesundheit gegen Haftbefehl

Margot Miller, 29. Januar 2018

Erfahrene Klinikärzte bezeichnen Assanges „fortdauernde Einsperrung“ als „klaren Verstoß gegen sein Menschenrecht auf medizinische Versorgung“.

New in Norwegian

Planlegger USA overraskende atombombing av Nord-Korea?

Bill Van Auken, 26 January 2018

Samtidig med en febrilsk amerikansk militær oppbygging, innførte Washington en ny runde sanksjoner beregnet på å kvele Nord-Koreas økonomi.

55 år etter Elysée-avtalen forbereder parlamentene i Tyskland og Frankrike ny allianse

Alex Lantier, 25 January 2018

Beslutningen forplikter Berlin og Paris til en kraftig opprustning og dype innstramminger for å muliggjøre militære operasjoner uavhengig av Washington.

Katalanske nasjonalister sliter med å danne regjering

Paul Mitchell, 25 January 2018

Spanias PP-regjering truer med å gjeninnføre Artikkel 155 og Madrids direkte-styre av den autonome regionen.

New in Spanish

“El mundo fracturado”: los plutócratas se reúnen en Davos entre guerras y conflictos entre grandes potencias

Por Andre Damon, 29 enero 2018

El Foro Económico Mundial estuvo dominado de inquietud hacia todo aspecto de la política y economía global, de la posibilidad de un colapso financiero como en el 2008 hasta la amenaza de una nueva guerra mundial.

El jefe de las Fuerzas Armadas británicas se prepara para la guerra con Rusia

Por Robert Stevens, 29 enero 2018

La declaración del general sir Nick Carter acerca de la “necesidad” de proyectar la capacidad militar en tierra hasta 2.000 km es una amenaza directa contra Rusia con un paralelo histórico horrible.

¡Se necesita una estrategia socialista para defender a los inmigrantes!

Por los Jóvenes y Estudiantes Internacionales por la Igualdad Social, 29 enero 2018

Las negociaciones en curso en Washington sobre Daca y TPS demuestran que la defensa de inmigrantes requiere una ruptura con los demócratas y una vuelta a la clase obrera.

Julian Assange desafía su orden de arresto, mientras doctores confirman que su salud se deteriora

Por Margot Miller, 29 enero 2018

Los especialistas clínicos, con cuatro décadas de experiencia en conjunto indican que “su confinamiento continuo” de Assange es “una clara violación de su derecho humano al cuidado médico”.

Canciller alemán promueve el militarismo y la política de ser gran potencia en el Foro Económico Mundial

Por Johannes Stern, 29 enero 2018

Merkel buscó apoyo para una política de defensa europea que permitiría a Alemania y Europa hacer cumplir sus intereses económicos y geoestratégicos en todo el mundo.

Nacionalistas catalanes luchan para formar un gobierno

Por Paul Mitchell, 29 enero 2018

El gobierno del Partido Popular de España está amenazando con re-imponer el Artículo 155 y directamente gobernar la región autónoma de Madrid.

La extensión del espionaje sin orden judicial de la NSA, con apoyo bipartidista, se dirige a Trump para su firma

Por Fred Mazelis, 29 enero 2018

Los votos aplastantes tanto en el Senado estadounidense como en la Cámara de Representantes reflejan el papel de los demócratas como un partido del imperialismo americano.

El New York Times saca una tajada de la censura a las noticias de Facebook

Por Will Morrow, 29 enero 2018

Las organizaciones de noticias del establishment tal como el Times, desacreditadas públicamente por su papel como medios de propaganda estatal durante décadas, ven la censura como un medio de recuperar a los lectores perdidos.

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Perspective

2018 begins with US police reign of terror

29 January 2018

In the years since the murder of Michael Brown in August 2014, popular anger against police violence has been channeled behind the Democratic Party by groups such as Black Lives Matter.

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Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

WSWS Chairperson David North interviewed on Chris Hedges’ “On Contact”

29 January 2018

New York Times cashes in on Facebook’s news censorship

By Will Morrow, 27 January 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

Full transcript: “Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship”

By the World Socialist Web Site, 25 January 2018

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Autoworkers Struggles

Contracts signed by corrupt UAW should be nullified: A reply to Dennis Williams

By Jerry White, 29 January 2018

Why should autoworkers accept the terms of a labor agreement signed by union officials on the payroll of the auto corporations?

US autoworkers express outrage over latest revelations of UAW bribery

By a WSWS reporting team, 29 January 2018

Autoworkers reacted angrily to the admission by former Fiat Chrysler negotiator Alphons Iacobelli that he paid $1.5 million to UAW officials to influence contract negotiations.

The UAW corruption scandal: The case for workers’ committees

Commentary

The media’s guilty silence on Hawaii nuclear war alert

By Bill Van Auken, 29 January 2018

Little more than two weeks after Hawaii’s 1.5 million people received a false alert of impending nuclear disaster, the media has quietly shelved the story.

The “fractured world”: Plutocrats convene in Davos amid war and great-power conflict

By Andre Damon, 27 January 2018

Julian Assange challenges warrant for his arrest as doctors confirm worsening of his health

By Margot Miller, 27 January 2018

Freedom for Julian Assange!

Notes on police violence
Unarmed 25-year-old shot nine times at close range by US Park Police

By Harvey Simpkins, 27 January 2018

Police in Racine, Wisconsin fatally shoot 26-year-old man during traffic stop

Ohio police kill 16-year-old in courthouse

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Will ICE raid this Detroit Church?

Ded Rranxburgaj has lived in the US for 17 years, and is the sole caregiver for his disabled wife, Flora. Wanted by ICE, they're seeking refuge in a church in downtown Detroit.

Detroit protest against planned deportation of Albanian immigrant

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

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

25 years ago: Clinton targets welfare, Social Security for cutbacks

The US president made clear this week in 1993 that he would dismantle the system of aid to the poor known as “welfare.”

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50 years ago: Tet Offensive stuns Johnson administration

On January 31, 1968, fighters of the National Liberation Front launched a coordinated series of attacks across South Vietnam on the date of the Lunar New Year, Tet.

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75 years ago: Last Germans surrender at Stalingrad

On February 2, 1943, the last pocket of the German Sixth Army holed up in Stalingrad finally surrendered to the Soviet Red Army after bitter resistance.

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100 years ago: Unionists oppose compromise on Irish “Home Rule”

On February 2, 1918, Sir Edward Carson, Conservative Party politician, promised a renewed fight against Irish “Home Rule” in a speech in Belfast.

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Arts Review

Actress Dorothy Malone (1924-2018)

By Hiram Lee, 29 January 2018

Veteran Hollywood actress Dorothy Malone, who appeared in the Douglas Sirk classic Written on the Wind, has died at the age of 93.

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

By Joanne Laurier, 26 January 2018

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

By David Walsh, 26 January 2018

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

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

A socialist strategy is needed to defend immigrants!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 27 January 2018

“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

Workers Struggles

Lockout of Quebec aluminium workers at ABI plant enters third week

By Laurent Lafrance, 26 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.

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.

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.

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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

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