Indictment of Russian nationals used to campaign for censorship and war

By Andre Damon, 17 February 2018

The indictments are primarily aimed at providing US media outlets with fodder for their claim that social opposition within the United States is the work of foreign agitators.

Neo-McCarthyite hysteria at US Senate Intelligence Committee hearing

Tillerson declares US-Turkey relations in “crisis”

By Jordan Shilton and Halil Celik, 17 February 2018

The announcement of a joint initiative to manage conflicting interests in Syria could not conceal the deep rift between the two NATO allies.

Funerals begin in Florida as details emerge of prior warnings about school shooter

By Patrick Martin, 17 February 2018

The FBI admitted that it had received two separate warnings about the Nikolas Cruz, the second, only six weeks ago, suggesting he was likely to target a school.

County-wide walkouts spread, as West Virginia teachers demand statewide strike

By Nancy Hanover, 17 February 2018

Teachers confront not just the intransigence of the Republican governor and lawmakers, but also the determination of the unions to channel anger behind the Democratic Party.

Report details psychological and health impact of deportation on children

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 17 February 2018

According to the medical journal Frontiers in Pediatrics, fear of deportation causes large scale socio-psychological trauma among immigrant children.

“This is a national health emergency”
WSWS interviews Fulbright scholar Chris Fradkin on impact of mass deportations

By our reporters, 17 February 2018

Fradkin authored an article in the journal Frontiers in Pediatrics titled “Fear of massive deportations in the United States: Social implications on deprived pediatric communities.”

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

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

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Trump budget proposes massive cuts in food stamps and other social programs

By Shelley Connor, 17 February 2018

The proposed cuts would mean starvation for large numbers of poor Americans.

US judges issue temporary stays of deportations for Christian Indonesians

By Tim Avery, 17 February 2018

Federal courts temporarily stayed deportations for ethnic Chinese Christians who face discrimination and persecution in Indonesia.

New York City cop acquitted of the murder of Deborah Danner

By Katy Kinner and Mark Ferretti, 17 February 2018

The acquittal of a NYPD sergeant of the killing is the latest state sanctioning of police murder in the Bronx, New York City’s poorest borough.

Two Baltimore police officers convicted of racketeering, robbery and fraud

UK “gig economy” worker’s death tied to no sick pay, no sick leave

By Margot Miller, 17 February 2018

According to the McKinsey Global Institute, five million people are employed, either full or part-time, for courier firms, minicab apps such as Uber or takeaways such as Deliveroo.

Carillion Canada bankruptcy threatens 6,000 jobs

By Janet Browning and Roger Jordan, 17 February 2018

Carillion was one of the main beneficiaries of hundreds of P3 contracts implemented by all three major parties across Canada, including the trade union-backed NDP.

US and India intervene to avert Sri Lankan government collapse

By Pani Wijesiriwardena, 17 February 2018

The US and Indian ambassadors met the president and prime minister to reverse a publicly-announced termination of the coalition agreement that underpins the Unity government.

“The union is certainly not on our side”
Indian autoworker speaks about life in the “Detroit of South Asia”

By Ram Ramiah and Parwini Zora, 17 February 2018

An auto parts worker in South India describes the slave-like conditions he confronts daily enforced by management with the support of the union.

Ecuador referendum signals government’s further turn to right

By Cesar Uco, 17 February 2018

The US State Department hailed the referendum’s results, vowing to work with Moreno “to advance common interests across a broad range of issues.”

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 Russian

Президентские выборы в России: Что стоит за кандидатурой Ксении Собчак?

Клара Вайс, 17 февраля 2018 г.

Кандидатура Собчак выражает собой попытки определенных слоев кремлевской элиты найти каналы для примирения с американским империализмом, а также для преодоления разногласий внутри правящего класса.

Серия нападений в российских школах

Клара Вайс, 17 февраля 2018 г.

В течение одной недели три школы пережили вспышки насилия, а еще одна школа — поножовщину. Ранения получили десятки детей и несколько учителей.

New in Turkish

Dünya Sosyalist Web Sitesi’nin 20. yılı: 1998-2018

David North ve Joseph Kishore, 17 Şubat 2018

WSWS'nin 20. yıldönümü, uluslararası sosyalist ve işçi hareketinin tarihinde önemli bir kilometre taşını temsil etmektedir.

2018 Kış Olimpiyatları savaşın gölgesinde düzenleniyor

Will Morrow, 17 Şubat 2018

Oyunlar, Hitler Almanyası’ndaki 1936 Olimpiyatları’ndan beri, bu kadar yakın bir savaş tehdidi altında düzenlenmemiştir.

Çok sayıda haber ABD’nin Suriye’de Rusları öldürdüğünü doğruluyor

Bill Van Auken, 17 Şubat 2018

Suriye’deki savaşın altında yatan nesnel jeostratejik çatışmalar dünyayı iki büyük nükleer güç arasında bir savaşın eşiğine itiyor.

New in French

La menace d’une guerre plane sur la Conférence de sécurité de Munich

Peter Schwarz, 17 février 2018

La question centrale débattue par les participants de haut rang à la conférence est de savoir comment les grandes puissances présentes, et les Européens en particulier, peuvent se réarmer en préparation à la guerre.

Le massacre de Parkland et le dysfonctionnement de la société américaine

Patrick Martin, 17 février 2018

La fréquence effroyable des massacres aux États-Unis témoigne de l’état avancé de l’effondrement de la société.

Ramaphosa devient président de l’Afrique du Sud

Nick Beams, 17 février 2018

Le marché boursier de Johannesburg a accueilli le nouveau régime avec une hausse de plus de 3 %, le rand atteignant son niveau le plus élevé depuis 3 ans par rapport au dollar américain.

Des manifestations éclatent à travers le Canada après l'acquittement d'un fermier de la Saskatchewan qui a abattu un jeune autochtone

Roger Jordan, 17 février 2018

Malgré le fait qu'il a tiré une balle dans la tête de Colten Boushie à bout portant, le fermier Gerald Stanley a été acquitté de meurtre et d'homicide involontaire, provoquant la colère à travers le Canada.

Contre l’alliance des universités avec les Forces armées canadiennes
Pour un mouvement international des jeunes et des travailleurs contre la guerre!
Déclaration de l’IYSSE (Canada)

17 février 2018

Les universités sont de plus en plus impliquées dans la politique militariste de la classe dirigeante canadienne.

New in Spanish

La masacre en Parkland y el disfuncionamiento de la sociedad estadounidense

Por Patrick Martin, 17 febrero 2018

La horrenda frecuencia en la que suceden asesinatos en masa en EUA evidencia el avanzado estado de descomposición social.

La histeria neomccarthista de la audiencia en la comisión de inteligencia del Senado de EUA

Por Andre Damon, 17 febrero 2018

La audiencia del martes fue un ejercicio de histeria derechista en aras de promover el argumento de que toda la oposición social en EUA es producto de la subversión extranjera.

El peligro de deportaciones masivas crece a medida que el Senado de EUA se niega a proteger a los inmigrantes jóvenes

Por Eric London, 17 febrero 2018

Todo el marco del debate sobre inmigración tiene un carácter derechista y antidemocrático.

Una respuesta a un defensor del “socialismo islámico iraní”
La lucha contra el imperialismo y por el poder de los trabajadores en Irán—Parte 2

Por Keith Jones, 17 febrero 2018

Mazaheri compara a la República Islámica con el estallido “democrático popular” de 1978 y 1979. En realidad, este recrudecimiento involucró fuerzas de clase antagónicas con objetivos y aspiraciones muy diferentes.

Venezuela advierte de una intervención militar estadounidense mientras se intensifica la crisis interna

Por Bill Van Auken, 17 febrero 2018

Colombia y Brasil han aumentado sus despliegues militares en sus respectivas fronteras con Venezuela, al mismo tiempo que los oficiales continúan enviando la señal que apoyaran un golpe de Estado contra el Gobierno de Maduro.

La gran coalición alemana está preparando un gran fortalecimiento militar

Por Peter Schwarz, 17 febrero 2018

Un artículo en la revista IP, publicada por el Consejo Alemán para Relaciones Exteriores, deja entrever los debates sobre política exterior que tienen lugar tras bastidores.

Honduras recurre a la censura en línea y programas espías para frenar protestas

Por Andrea Lobo, 17 febrero 2018

Al no poder disuadir las protestas, el régimen ha decidido lanzar una ofensiva contra la libertad de expresión en línea.

New in German

Zwanzig Jahre World Socialist Web Site: 1998–2018

Joe Kishore und David North, 17. Februar 2018

Der 20. Jahrestag der World Socialist Web Site ist ein wichtiger Meilenstein in der Geschichte der internationalen sozialistischen Arbeiterbewegung.

Von der Leyens Kriegsrede in München

Johannes Stern, 17. Februar 2018

Die Eröffnungsrede der deutschen Verteidigungsministerin Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) auf der 54. Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz machte deutlich, wie schnell sich Deutschland und Europa wieder auf Krieg vorbereiten.

Macron fordert Einführung der Wehrpflicht und droht Syrien mit Luftschlägen

Alex Lantier, 17. Februar 2018

Macrons Bündnis mit Berlin soll Europa in einen aggressiven militaristischen Block verwandeln.

Das Massaker von Parkland und das Versagen der amerikanischen Gesellschaft

Patrick Martin, 17. Februar 2018

Die erschreckende Häufigkeit von Amokläufen zeigt, wie weit der Zerfall der amerikanischen Gesellschaft bereits fortgeschritten ist.

Südafrika: Ramaphosa wird neuer Präsident

Nick Beams, 17. Februar 2018

[description]Die Börse von Johannesburg begrüßte die neue Regierung mit einem Plus von 3 Prozent, zugleich stieg die Landeswährung Rand im Vergleich zum US-Dollar auf ein Dreijahreshoch.

Neue Sammelabschiebung noch im Februar

Carola Kleinert, 17. Februar 2018

Obwohl die Bundesregierung nur kommissarisch regiert, setzt sie die menschenverachtende Praxis der Sammelabschiebungen in Bürgerkriegsländer fort.

„Eine Welt ohne Nationen“ – ein Nachruf auf den deutschen Jazz-Gitarristen Coco Schumann

Bernd Reinhardt, 17. Februar 2018

Am 29. Januar verstarb 93-jährig der deutsche Gitarrist Coco, eigentlich Heinz Jakob Schumann. Er überlebte unter den Nazis das KZ und war bis zuletzt musikalisch aktiv.

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Perspective

The inauguration of Ramaphosa and the degeneration of the ANC

17 February 2018

Two things recommend Ramaphosa to the world’s bourgeoisie—his fabulous wealth and the fact that he earned it through a readiness to deal ruthlessly with the working class.

Earlier Perspectives »

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.

Commentary

Marx’s analysis of the laws of capital and the share market crisis

By Nick Beams, 17 February 2018

The largest fall in markets since the crisis of 2008 has provided a damning exposure of the entire framework of bourgeois economics and a living confirmation of the analysis of Karl Marx.

Ten years on: The fraud of Australian parliament’s “stolen generations” apology

By Mike Head, 17 February 2018

The appalling social situation confronting Australia’s indigenous people is one of the sharpest features of a broader impoverishment of the working class.

Public brawl erupts between Australian prime minister and his deputy

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

The Parkland massacre and the dysfunction of American society

By Patrick Martin, 16 February 2018

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

By Keith Jones, 14 February 2018

The history of Iran and the global struggle against imperialism demonstrates that a viable anti-imperialist strategy can only be founded on the independent political mobilization of the working-class in opposition to all factions of the bourgeoisie.

War clouds gather over Munich Security Conference

By Peter Schwarz, 16 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

Science

Scientists produce new treatment to block the development of breast cancer

By Benjamin Mateus, 17 February 2018

A team of researchers successfully used an inhibitor called HET0016 to block a chemical known as 20-HETE, which can promote the growth of breast cancer cells.

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

Workers Struggles

General strike in French Polynesia against undermining of pensions

By Tom Peters, 17 February 2018

Thousands of people took part in the strike and rallied in Tahiti against the government’s attack on pensions.

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

17 February 2018

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

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.

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 »

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

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

By Andrea Lobo, 16 February 2018

Corporate giant Unilever demands crackdown on oppositional Internet content

More on Internet censorship » »

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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