As Trump, Republicans move to derail Russia probe, Democrats rush to defend FBI

By Barry Grey, 30 January 2018

Throughout the increasingly bitter Russia investigation, the Democrats have assumed the role of patriotic defenders of the intelligence and police agencies.

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

Trump unveils sweeping attack on immigrants in reform proposal

By Eric London, 30 January 2018

The proposal will cut legal immigration by 22 million over several decades while providing the weakest protections for DACA recipients.

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

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“Everybody wants to walk at our plant”
US autoworkers want to overturn contracts UAW signed after corporate bribes

By Jerry White, 30 January 2018

In some plants autoworkers have discussed walking out on strike, insisting the contracts signed by corrupt UAW officials are null and void.

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

The UAW corruption scandal: The case for workers’ committees

Questions remain one month after death of auto parts worker in Western Michigan

By David Rodriguez, 30 January 2018

56-year-old Scott Teusink died last month after he was hit by a massive steel coil at Challenge Manufacturing in the city of Holland, Michigan.

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Notes from Puerto Rico
Four months of life in the dark after Hurricane Maria

By Antonio Castro, 30 January 2018

This is the first of a series of on-the-ground updates from a local Puerto Rican worker on the unfolding crisis on the island in the wake of Hurricane María.

Four months after Hurricane Maria
Continuing crisis used to justify sell-off of Puerto Rico’s electrical grid

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

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Renewed push for Australia to build nuclear weapons

By Peter Symonds, 30 January 2018

The active discussion is another sign of sharpening geo-political tensions and the accelerating arms race by major powers around the world.

Polish government seeks to criminalize mention of Polish crimes during the Holocaust

By Clara Weiss, 30 January 2018

The far-reaching assault on free speech is part of the systematic effort of the right-wing PiS government to strengthen fascist forces and, along with that, falsify the history of Poland.

Germany: Why is the SPD youth wing campaigning against a grand coalition?

By Peter Schwarz, 30 January 2018

The campaign by the Jusos against a new edition of the grand coalition with the Christian Democrats has provoked considerable nervousness in the SPD leadership.

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

German industrial workers poised to launch massive strikes

UK NHS faces further attacks with introduction of “accountable care organisations”

By Jean Shaoul, 30 January 2018

The government’s proposals, introduced at the behest of the private sector, are an import from the American public-private healthcare system.

Flint, Michigan court hearings highlight widespread collusion in water crisis cover-up

By Matthew Brennan, 30 January 2018

While none of those criminally charged in the Flint water crisis have yet been brought to trial, preliminary court proceedings have revealed a network of dirty operatives.

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

San Diego mayor outlines impending crackdown on homeless

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 30 January 2018

Mayor Kevin Faulconer combined praise of the city’s meager response to the recent hepatitis A outbreak with a thinly veiled threat that homelessness would no longer be tolerated.

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

Bangladesh government opens apparel factory in prison

By Rohantha De Silva and Wimal Perera, 30 January 2017

The new prison factory will be used to lower wages and worsen conditions throughout the garment industry.

Another rapid rise in Australia’s prison population

By John Harris, 30 January 2018

The 40 percent increase over the past five years points to the escalating impact of “law and order” campaigns, anti-democratic bail laws and punitive sentencing requirements.

New in Russian

Кампания по выборам президента России проходит на фоне растущего социального недовольства

Клара Вайс, 30 января 2018 г.

Недавний комментарий в онлайновой Газете.ru отмечал, что волнения рабочего класса, которые сотрясли Иран, могут также с легкостью произойти в России.

New in Turkish

Sri Lanka yerel seçimleri: SEP’in kemer sıkmaya ve savaşa karşı kampanyasını destekleyin! Bir işçi-köylü hükümeti için mücadele edin!

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (Sri Lanka), 30 Ocak 2018

SEP, işçi sınıfını, kapitalist sınıfın tüm hiziplerinden bağımsız bir şekilde, bir işçi-köylü hükümeti uğruna mücadelede harekete geçirmek için kampanya yürütüyor.

New in Spanish

El 2018 comienza con un reinado de terror de la policía estadounidense

Por Niles Niemuth, 30 enero 2018

En los años desde el asesinato de Michael Brown en agosto del 2014, el enojo popular hacia la violencia policía ha sido guiado sobre los rieles del Partido Demócrata por grupos como Black Lives Matter.

Anular los contratos firmados por la corrupta UAW: una respuesta a Dennis Williams

Por Jerry White, 30 enero 2018

¿Por qué deberían los trabajadores automotores aceptar los términos de un acuerdo laboral firmado por los funcionarios sindicales con las corporaciones de automóviles?

Se escala conflicto en Washington con informe que Trump intentó despedir fiscal especial

Por Patrick Martin, 30 enero 2018

El artículo de primera plana en el New York Times señala una nueva etapa en la guerra política en curso dentro de Washington.

Trabajadores industriales alemanes listos para lanzar huelgas masivas

Por Dietmar Henning, 30 enero 2018

Debido al ambiente militante en las fábricas, el sindicato IG Metall se vio obligado contra sus intenciones a suspender la quinta ronda de conversaciones sobre el convenio colectivo en Baden-Württemberg.

El Secretario de Defensa del Reino Unido acusa a Rusia de planear matar a “miles y miles” de británicos

Por Robert Stevens, 30 enero 2018

Los comentarios de Williamson vienen apenas unos días después de que el Jefe del Estado Mayor General de las Fuerzas Armadas declarara que Gran Bretaña tiene que prepararse activamente para la guerra contra Rusia.

Partido Laborista del Reino Unido: Corbyn busca un entendimiento con los blairistas y las grandes empresas

Por Chris Marsden, 30 enero 2018

La política de la derecha del laborismo es extraer la mayor cantidad de concesiones de Corbyn —especialmente la posición del laborismo respecto al Brexit.

Senador líder demócrata busca proteger al fiscal especial Mueller, no a los inmigrantes de DACA

Por Patrick Martin, 30 enero 2018

La declaración de Schumer demuestra cuáles son las verdaderas prioridades del Partido Demócrata: promover su campaña antirrusa; no detener la persecución de inmigrantes.

New in French

Les travailleurs industriels allemands prêts à lancer des grèves massives

Dietmar Henning, 30 janvier 2018

En raison de l’atmosphère combative dans les usines, le syndicat IG Metall a été contraint de rompre le cinquième cycle de négociations collectives dans le Bade-Wurtemberg.

Le président du WSWS, David North, interviewé par Chris Hedges sur "On Contact"

30 janvier 2018

Le Parti travailliste britannique cherche une entente avec les Blairistes et le patronat

Chris Marsden, 30 janvier 2018

La politique de l’aile droite du Parti travailliste consiste à arracher le maximum de concessions à Corbyn – surtout quant à la position du parti sur le Brexit.

Des syndicats ontariens tiennent une fausse «journée d'action» en réponse aux récupérations de salaires chez Tim Hortons

Roger Jordan, 30 janvier 2018

Les syndicats cherchent à exploiter la colère engendrée par les récupérations de salaires chez Tim Hortons pour mousser leur campagne visant la réélection du gouvernement libéral ontarien propatronal et proaustérité.

New in German

Verdächtige Stille der US-Medien über Fehlalarm auf Hawaii

Bill Van Auken, 30. Januar 2018

Etwas mehr als zwei Wochen nachdem die 1,5 Millionen Einwohner von Hawaii fälschlicherweise vor einer drohenden nuklearen Katastrophe gewarnt wurden, haben die Medien das Thema stillschweigend zu den Akten gelegt.

USA: Jahr 2018 beginnt mit anhaltender Polizeigewalt

Niles Niemuth, 30. Januar 2018

In den Jahren seit der Ermordung von Michael Brown im August 2014 wurde die Wut der Bevölkerung gegen Polizeigewalt von Gruppen wie „Black Lives Matter“ in die Kanäle der Demokratischen Partei gelenkt.

Streikvorbereitungen in der Metallindustrie

Dietmar Henning, 30. Januar 2018

Nach dem Abbruch der Tarifverhandlungen in der Metall- und Elektroindustrie am vergangenen Samstagmorgen laufen seit gestern die Streikvorbereitungen der IG Metall für ihre angekündigten 24-Stundenstreiks.

Grüne wählen neue Führung

Peter Schwarz, 30. Januar 2018

Zwei Monate nach dem Scheitern der Sondierungen über eine Jamaika-Koalition haben die Grünen auf ihrem Parteitag in Hannover eine neue Führungsspitze gewählt.

New in Norwegian

«Den brustne verden»: Plutokrater samles i Davos blant krig og stormaktskonflikt

Andre Damon, 27 January 2018

Det 47. årlige Verdens Økonomiske Forum ble dominert av frykt over alle aspekter av global politikk og økonomi, fra muligheten for et finansielt sammenbrudd à la 2008, til trusselen om en ny verdenskrig.

Storbrittanias forsvarsminister anklager Russland for å planlegge å drepe «tusener og tusener og tusener» av briter

Robert Stevens, 27 January 2018

Williamsons kommentarer kommer bare dager etter at sjefen for forsvarets generalstab erklærte at Storbritannia må aktivt forberede seg på krig med Russland.

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Perspective

The Economist: Humanity teeters on the brink of world war

30 January 2018

The latest issue of the London weekly declares that the past quarter century of bloody conflicts is just the prelude to an even more horrific future.

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Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

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

29 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

New York Times cashes in on Facebook’s news censorship

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Arts Review

Netflix: The Crown Season Two—Apologetics for the monarchy as sun sets on British Empire

By Paul Mitchell, 30 January 2018

The season begins with the Suez crisis in 1956 and ends in 1963 with the Soviet spy scare centred on War Minister John Profumo.

Actress Dorothy Malone (1924-2018)

By Hiram Lee, 29 January 2018

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 Video

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

Commentary

2018 begins with US police reign of terror

By Niles Niemuth, 29 January 2018

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The media’s guilty silence on Hawaii nuclear war alert

By Bill Van Auken, 29 January 2018

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!

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

Halifax shipyard workers stage wildcat walkout
Workers Struggles: The Americas

30 January 2018

Hundreds of Halifax shipbuilding workers walked off the job January 25 to protest irregularities in their paychecks, defying union officials who insisted they stay on the job during ongoing contract negotiations.

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

Lockout of Quebec aluminium workers at ABI plant enters third week

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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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.

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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