Danger of mass deportations grows as US Senate refuses to protect immigrant youth

By Eric London, 16 February 2018

The entire framework of the immigration debate has a right-wing, anti-democratic character.

Deportation of New York City immigrant rights activist delayed as ICE crackdown continues

By Daniel de Vries, 16 February 2018

Democrats back punitive immigration plan as Senate vote looms

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War clouds gather over Munich Security Conference

By Peter Schwarz, 16 February 2018

The central issue being discussed by the high-ranking attendees at the conference is how the assembled great powers, and the Europeans in particular, can rearm to prepare for war.

Germany: The coalition agreement and the return of militarism

German grand coalition planning major military build-up

Ramaphosa installed as South African president

By Nick Beams, 16 February 2018

The Johannesburg stock market welcomed the new regime with a surge of more than 3 percent, as the rand hit a three-year high against the US dollar.

Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu faces possible corruption charges

By Jean Shaoul, 16 February 2018

Israeli police have confirmed there is enough evidence in two separate cases to indict Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust.

Netanyahu confirms US discussions on West Bank settlement annexations

By Jean Shaoul, 16 February 2018

Venezuela warns against US military intervention as domestic crisis deepens

By Bill Van Auken, 16 February 2018

Both Colombia and Brazil have increased military deployments on Venezuela’s borders as US officials continue to signal support for a coup against the Maduro government.

Honduras turns to online censorship and spyware to clamp down on protests

By Andrea Lobo, 16 February 2018

Since a brutal crackdown has not deterred protests against the regime, it has resorted to an assault on free speech online.

Two Baltimore police officers convicted of racketeering, robbery and fraud

By Harvey Simpkins, 16 February 2018

The Baltimore Public Defenders Office believes there may be over 3,000 tainted cases dating to 2008 because of the involvement of the convicted officers.

Squalor, violence and death: The deterioration of UK prisons

By Peter Reydt, 16 February 2018

Year after year, there are reports documenting the fact that UK prisons are hellholes unfit to hold human beings.

Public brawl erupts between Australian prime minister and his deputy

By Mike Head, 16 February 2018

An affair involving Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has become a vehicle for seeking to oust him and possibly the government itself.

Ex-general delivers first speech in parliament: Australia must “consider the next war”

By James Cogan, 16 February 2018

Molan and the wing of the political and military establishment for which he speaks want military spending dramatically ramped up.

Australia: NSW government privatises Sydney’s inner-west bus services

By Oscar Grenfell, 16 February 2018

The Rail, Tram and Bus Union directly facilitated the sell-off by suppressing widespread opposition among bus drivers over the past 12 months.

New in Italian

Aperta ufficialmente la campagna elettorale

Peter Schwarz, 16 febbraio 2018

Il Presidente Sergio Mattarella ha sciolto le Camere a fine dicembre, lanciando la campagna elettorale per le politiche del 4 marzo.

New in Spanish

Veinte años del World Socialist Web Site: 1998-2018

Por David North y Joseph Kishore, 16 febrero 2018

El vigésimo aniversario del WSWS representa un hito importante en la historia del movimiento internacional obrero y socialista.

Presidente francés, Macron pide conscripción obligatoria y amenaza con atacar a Siria

Por Alex Lantier, 16 febrero 2018

La alianza de Macron con Berlín tiene como fin convertir a Europa en un agresivo bloque militarista.

Una respuesta a un partidario del "socialismo islámico iraní"
La lucha contra el imperialismo y por el poder de los trabajadores en Irán—Parte 1

Por Keith Jones, 16 febrero 2018

La historia de Irán y la lucha global contra el imperialismo demuestran que una estrategia viable antiimperialista solo puede fundarse en la movilización política independiente de la clase obrera en oposición a todas las facciones de la burguesía.

New in French

Macron veut instaurer le service militaire et menace de frapper la Syrie

Alexandre Lantier, 16 février 2018

L’alliance de Macron avec Berlin vise à transformer l’Europe en un bloc militariste agressif.

Le Congrès américain entame le débat sur une importante législation anti-immigrants

Eric London, 16 février 2018

Il est difficile d’imaginer un pire choix pour les immigrés qu’un Congrès dirigé par les sociétés et les agences de renseignement militaire pour déterminer de leur sort.

Allemagne: L'accord de coalition et le retour du militarisme

Ulrich Rippert, 16 février 2018

Des sections importantes du pacte de coalition entre les démocrates-chrétiens et les sociaux-démocrates, convenu la semaine dernière, portent l'empreinte des plus hauts gradés militaires.

La première ministre britannique May appelle à une lutte pour «vaincre le socialisme»

Julie Hyland, 16 février 2018

Theresa May a parlé 40 ans après que Thatcher a juré de «faire reculer la marée du socialisme», et plus de 25 ans depuis la liquidation de l’Union soviétique qui était saluée comme la preuve du triomphe du capitalisme.

New in German

US-Geheimdienstausschuss: Hysterie wie zu McCarthys Zeiten

Andre Damon, 16. Februar 2018

Die Anhörung am Dienstag war ein Musterbeispiel für die rechte Hysterie, mit der die Behauptung verbreitet werden soll, dass jede soziale Opposition in den USA auf ausländische Unterwanderung zurückgehe.

Die Münchner Kriegskonferenz

Peter Schwarz, 16. Februar 2018

Im Mittelpunkt der hochrangig besetzten Münchener Sicherheitskonferenz steht die Frage, wie die versammelten Großmächte und insbesondere Europa aufrüsten, um sich auf kommende Kriege vorzubereiten.

Juso-Chef Kühnert bekennt sich zur staatspolitischen Verantwortung

Johannes Stern, 16. Februar 2018

Kühnerts Auftritt am Dienstagabend in Berlin-Kreuzberg machte deutlich, welche Interessen, Ängste und Kalkulationen hinter der Kampagne der Jusos stehen und auf welche gesellschaftlichen Entwicklungen sie reagieren.

Filmregisseur Michael Haneke kritisiert #MeToo-Bewegung

Katerina Selin, 16. Februar 2018

Doch trotz der Einschüchterung und Medienhysterie wehren sich immer mehr Künstler und Kulturschaffende gegen die undemokratische MeToo-Jagd.

Warum will Mélenchon Syriza aus der Europäischen Linken ausschließen?

Alex Lantier, 16. Februar 2018

Mélenchon distanziert sich von Syriza, weil er die Europäische Linke weiterhin nutzen möchte, um die wachsende Streikbereitschaft in ganz Europa unter Kontrolle zu halten.

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Perspective

The Parkland massacre and the dysfunction of American society

16 February 2018

The horrifying frequency of mass killings in the United States testifies to the advanced state of societal breakdown.

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Twenty years of the WSWS

Twenty years of the World Socialist Web Site: 1998–2018

By David North and Joseph Kishore, 14 February 2018

As the WSWS marks its 20th anniversary of daily posting, it is taking the lead in exposing the conspiracy by governments and corporations to censor the Internet as the ruling class prepares for war and domestic repression.

Autoworkers Struggles

“There could be so many more Jacoby Hennings out there”
Autoworkers want truth about young Ford worker’s death

By a WSWS reporting team, 16 February 2018

The demand by the parents of Jacoby Hennings for the truth about the death of the young Ford worker at a Detroit area factory has resonated deeply among autoworkers.

The unquiet death of a young Ford worker
The parents of Jacoby Hennings demand to know why their son died

By Jerry White, 12 February 2018

The Grenfell Tower fire

Failed by the State co-writer and presenter Ish: “I wasn’t trying to push agendas, I was just trying to tell the truth about Grenfell.”

By Robert Stevens, 16 February 2018

The World Socialist Web Site interviewed Ish about the making of Failed by the State, a documentary on the Grenfell fire, and the attack launched against it by the Daily Beast and right-wing newspapers in Britain.

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

Commentary

A reply to a proponent of “Iranian Islamic socialism”
The struggle against imperialism and for workers’ power in Iran—Part 3

By Keith Jones, 16 February 2018

The only viable basis for opposing imperialism is the revolutionary mobilization of the workers and toilers of Iran and the Middle East, based on an appeal to their democratic and social strivings.

Neo-McCarthyite hysteria at US Senate Intelligence Committee hearing

By Andre Damon, 15 February 2018

#MeToo campaign turns on French Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot

By Francis Dubois, 15 February 2018

Minnesota school district removes To Kill a Mockingbird and Huckleberry Finn from the curriculum

Censorship, witch hunts and dirty money at the New York Times

Workers Struggles

The political issues facing West Virginia teachers

By the WSWS Teacher Newsletter, 16 February 2018

Thousands of West Virginia teachers, school employees, state workers and supporters are protesting today to demand the right to a decent standard of living and high-quality public education.

“We want to be able to afford to live”
West Virginia teachers press for statewide strike

West Virginia teachers authorize statewide strike

West Virginia teacher speaks on social conditions, issues in strike vote

As AFSCME drags out contract negotiations
Brutal police assault on UC Berkeley worker evokes anger

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan and Evelyn Rios, 16 February 2018

AFSCME has portrayed the attack on 51-year-old housing and dining services employee David Cole during a campus protest over stalled contract talks in exclusively racial terms.

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

16 February 2018

Tens of thousands of public sector workers have struck across Slovenia over the past several days to press wages demands.

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

WSWS/SEP/IYSSE public meetings
Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

14 February 2018

These public meetings have been called to alert workers and youth to the far-reaching efforts to censor the Internet, and to organize resistance. Contact the WSWS for information on meetings in your area.

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

Corporate giant Unilever demands crackdown on oppositional Internet content

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History

PBS’s The Gilded Age: Removing the working class from the stage of history

By Tom Mackaman, 15 February 2018

Featured Interview

An interview with David North
Socialism or Barbarism: Reflections on Global Disorder

6 February 2018

In October 2017, David North delivered a lecture on the centenary of the October Revolution at St. Andrews College in Scotland. Prior to the lecture, he was interviewed by Adam Stromme, the editor in chief of the St Andrews Economist, the official publication of the St Andrews Economics Society.

Arts Review

Public outcry forces Manchester Art Gallery to restore censored painting
John William Waterhouse’s Hylas and the Nymphs (1896) taken down for a week

By Dennis Moore, 13 February 2018

Louis C.K.’s I Love You, Daddy: The tragic fate of a significant American film

By Zac Corrigan, 12 February 2018

The suicide of Jill Messick: #MeToo campaign claims a victim

A conversation with film historian Max Alvarez: How the #MeToo campaign echoes the McCarthyite witch hunt of the 1940s and 1950s
“The climate is chillingly similar in terms of the massive capitulation and conformity”

25 years ago: Haiti ferry sinking kills hundreds

On February 17, 1993, an overcrowded ferry travelling from the provincial city of Jérémie to Port-au-Prince capsized and sank off of Haiti’s southern peninsula, killing many hundreds of passengers.

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50 years ago: Tet Offensive provokes crisis in Johnson administration

On February 12, 1968, in the wake of the Tet offensive, President Lyndon Johnson held private meetings with his top generals to discuss US strategy in Vietnam.

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75 years ago: Goebbels announces Nazi program of “total war”

On February 18, 1943, Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Germany’s Reich Minister of Propaganda, announced a policy of “total war” in a speech at Berlin Sportpalast.

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100 years ago: Wilson accuses shipyard strikers of “giving aid and comfort to the enemy”

In a February 17, 1918 telegram sent to William L. Hutcheson, general president of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, Democratic President Woodrow Wilson rejected the union leader’s request for a meeting to resolve labor unrest on East Coast docks.

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Puerto Rico

On-the-spot interviews: How many Puerto Ricans will die due to criminal government indifference?

Four months after Maria, millions are without power, water, health care, and the basic necessities of life in this US colony.

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Notes from Puerto Rico
Thousands of workers in Puerto Rico continue to live without running water

Why are a million Puerto Ricans still in the dark?

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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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