Thousands rally to defend teachers in Charleston, West Virginia

By Niles Niemuth, 19 February 2018

This weekend’s protest is the latest expression of working-class anger over social inequality throughout the US and internationally.

“It’s time for a general strike or protest, nationwide”
West Virginia teachers denounce education cuts, social crisis

By a WSWS reporting team, 19 February 2018

Teachers and other workers described the impact of decades of attacks on wages and conditions and the need for a broad fight by the entire working class.

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

The political issues facing West Virginia teachers

Munich Security Conference threatens war on all fronts

By Chris Marsden, 19 February 2018

Washington led the pack in bellicosity towards Syria and North Korea, tied to allegations of Russian and Chinese culpability.

German defence minister delivers war-mongering speech at Munich Security Conference

By Johannes Stern, 19 February 2018

War clouds gather over Munich Security Conference

Another US step toward trade war

By Nick Beams, 19 February 2018

“If we ever have a conflict, we don’t want to be buying steel [from] a country we are fighting,” Trump declared, referring particularly to China.

Records show neglect of Florida school gunman’s mental health

By Trévon Austin, 19 February 2018

Cruz’s counselor told the Florida Department of Children and Families that he was reported to have “an emotional behavioral disability” and was diagnosed with autism.

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

The Parkland massacre and the dysfunction of American society

ICE arrests 212 immigrants, raids 122 businesses in Los Angeles area

By Evan Blake, 19 February 2018

The raids across seven counties are meant to instill fear within immigrant communities and stifle opposition to the fascistic policies of the Trump administration.

Report details psychological and health impact of deportation on children

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

More on immigration »

The coal slurry disaster of 2000
The story behind the water crisis in Martin County, Kentucky

By Carlos Delgado, 19 February 2018

The water crisis in eastern Kentucky can be traced back to the bursting of a coal slurry dam owned by Massey Energy in 2000.

Puerto Rican Investment Summit discusses how to profit from human tragedy

By Rafael Azul, 19 February 2018

Oblivious to the humanitarian crisis, participants discussed how to profit from the hurricane destruction and protect their speculative assets from US taxes.

France to sign basing deal with India, drawing Europe into drive to war in Asia

By Athiyan Silva, 19 February 2018

The Indian Ocean more and more resembles a powder keg, as competing nuclear-armed powers set up rival networks of military bases to surveil and threaten each other.

Questions University College London must answer on eugenics conference

By Thomas Scripps, 19 February 2018

UCL honorary senior lecturer James Thompson is obsessed almost solely with genetic differences in intelligence across genders, countries and ethnicities.

The US signals tougher stance against Burma on Rohingya crisis

By John Roberts, 19 February 2018

Washington’s attitude to the humanitarian disaster is not determined by concern for the suffering of the Rohingya, but by its efforts to isolate China in the Indo-Pacific region.

New Zealand government makes false promises to address Maori poverty

By Tom Peters, 19 February 2018

The Labour Party-led government has handed millions of dollars to Maori tribal capitalists, while offering empty promises to tackle inequality.

New in Telugu

ఇంటర్‌నెట్ సెన్సార్‌షిప్‌ వ్యతిరేక పోరాట అంతర్జాతీయ కూటమి నిర్మాణం కోసం సోషలిస్ట్, యుద్ధ వ్యతిరేక, వామపక్ష, ప్రగతిశీల వెబ్‌సైట్లకు, సంస్థలకు, కార్యకర్తలకు పిలుపునిస్తూ వరల్డ్ సోషలిస్ట్ వెబ్‌సైట్ ఎడిటోరియల్ బోర్డ్ రాసిన బహిరంగ లేఖ

23 January 2018

New in Norwegian

Tjue år med World Socialist Web Site: fra 1998 til 2018

David North og Joseph Kishore, 14 February 2018

20-årsjubiléet for WSWS representerer en betydelig milepæl i historien til den internasjonale sosialistiske arbeiderbevegelsen.

Krigsfaren tydelig på sikkerhetskonferansen i München

Peter Schwarz, 16 February 2018

Det sentrale diskusjonsanliggendet blant konferansens viktige deltakere er hvordan stormaktene som er samlet, og spesielt europeerne, kan gjenoppruste som forberedelse til krig.

Frankrikes president Macron vil innføre verneplikt og truer med angrep mot Syria

Alex Lantier, 15 February 2018

Makrons allianse med Berlin sikter på å omdanne Europa til en aggressiv militaristisk blokk.

Tyskland: Koalisjonsavtalen og militarismens gjenkomst

Ulrich Rippert, 15 February 2018

Viktige deler av koalisjonspakten som kristeligdemokrater og sosialdemokrater ble enige om i forrige uke viser påtrykket fra den øverste militærledelsen.

Storbrittanias statsminister May maner til kamp for å «nedkjempe sosialismen»

Julie Hyland, 15 February 2018

May uttalte seg nesten 40 år etter at Thatcher lovet å «rulle tilbake sosialismens tidevann», og mer enn 25 år etter at likvideringen av Sovjetunionen ble hilst som bevis for kapitalismens triumf.

New in French

L’entrée en fonctions de Ramaphosa et la dégénérescence de l’ANC

Chris Marsden, 19 février 2018

Deux choses recommandent Ramaphosa à la bourgeoisie mondiale – sa richesse fabuleuse et le fait qu’il l’a gagnée par une disposition à traiter impitoyablement la classe ouvrière.

Grève générale en Polynésie française contre la remise en cause des retraites

Tom Peters, 19 février 2018

Des milliers de personnes ont participé aux grèves et se sont rassemblés à Tahiti contre l’attaque du gouvernement sur les retraites.

New in Spanish

La investidura de Ramaphosa y la degeneración del Congreso Nacional Africano

Por Chris Marsden, 19 febrero 2018

La burguesía mundial le dio el visto bueno a Ramaphosa por dos factores: su enorme riqueza y el hecho de que la obtuvo por medio de su disposición a tratar despiadadamente a la clase obrera.

Imputaciones penales contra ciudadanos rusos se utilizan para promover la censura y la guerra

Por Andre Damon, 19 febrero 2018

Las imputaciones tienen el objetivo principal de alimentar a los medios estadounidenses con pienso para su afirmación de que la oposición social al interior de los Estados Unidos es obra de agitadores extranjeros.

Tillerson declara que las relaciones entre Estados Unidos y Turquía están en “crisis”

Por Jordan Shilton y Halil Celik, 19 febrero 2018

El anuncio de una iniciativa conjunta para gestionar conflictos de intereses en Siria no podría esconder el profundo abismo que hay entre los dos aliados de la OTAN.

El referéndum de Ecuador señala un nuevo giro hacia la derecha

Por Cesar Uco, 19 febrero 2018

El Departamento de Estado de EE. UU. elogió los resultados del referéndum y prometió trabajar con Moreno "para promover intereses comunes en una amplia gama de asuntos".

Una entrevista con David North
Socialismo o Barbarie: Reflecciones sobre el desorden mundial

19 febrero 2018

En octubre del 2017, David North dio una conferencia sobre el centenario de la Revolución de Octubre en la Universidad de Saint Andrews, Escocia. Antes de su charla, fue entrevistado por Adam Stromme, editor jefe del “Saint Andrews Economist”, la publicación oficial de la Saint Andrews Economics Society.

Una respuesta a un partidario del “socialismo islámico iraní”
La lucha contra el imperialismo y por el poder de los trabajadores en Irán—Parte 3

Por Keith Jones, 19 febrero 2018

El único camino viable para oponerse al imperialismo es la movilización revolucionaria de los trabajadores y oprimidos de Irán y Oriente Próximo, basada en un llamamiento a sus luchas democráticas y sociales.

El análisis de Marx de las leyes del capital y la crisis bursátil

Por Nick Beams, 19 febrero 2018

La mayor caída en los mercados bursátiles desde la crisis del 2008 ha expuesto de forma condenatoria los propios cimientos de la economía burguesa y ha dado una confirmación viva del análisis de Karl Marx.

Estudiantes y trabajadores denuncian los ataques bipartidistas contra los inmigrantes

Por Anthony del Olmo, 19 febrero 2018

Los Jóvenes y Estudiantes Internacionales por la Igualdad Social han organizado reuniones por la defensa de los inmigrantes en varias universidades estadounidenses.

New in German

Ramaphosas Amtsübernahme und der Niedergang des ANC

Chris Marsden, 19. Februar 2018

In den Augen der internationalen Bourgeoisie zeichnet sich Cyril Ramaphosa durch zwei Eigenschaften aus: Er ist sagenhaft reich und hat diesen Reichtum durch seine Bereitschaft erworben, rücksichtslos gegen die Arbeiterklasse vorzugehen.

Fleischfresser Gabriel

Johannes Stern, 19. Februar 2018

Nach Verteidigungsministerin Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) hat sich auf der Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz auch Außenminister Sigmar Gabriel zu Aufrüstung und Großmachtpolitik bekannt.

Anklagen gegen Russen als Teil der Kampagne für Krieg und Zensur

Andre Damon, 19. Februar 2018

Die Anklagen sollen vor allem die Behauptung der US-Medien stärken, jeder Widerstand in der Bevölkerung sei das Werk ausländischer Agitatoren

Der Kampf für die Verteidigung von Immigranten erfordert eine sozialistische Strategie!

International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 19. Februar 2018

Die Verhandlungen in Washington über die Verschärfung der Abschiebepolitik zeigen, dass die Verteidigung der Einwanderer einen Bruch mit den Demokraten und eine Orientierung auf die Arbeiterklasse erfordert.

Neue WSWS-Broschüre: „Der 200. Geburtstag von Marx, der Sozialismus und die Wiederkehr des internationalen Klassenkampfs“

Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 19. Februar 2018

Zwei bedeutende marxistische Perspektiven von David North sind jetzt auch als Broschüre erhältlich.

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Perspective

The media and the Mueller indictment: A conspiracy theory to end all conspiracy theories

19 February 2018

Nothing in the indictment comes close to supporting the wild claims from the media being used to justify a campaign for war and domestic repression.

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

A tool of imperialism: Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s Unsubmissive France calls for military buildup

By Alex Lantier, 19 February 2018

As Paris threatens to bomb Syria, and Washington threatens Russia and China, Jean-Luc Mélenchon is stampeding behind calls to build a European war machine.

The inauguration of Ramaphosa and the degeneration of the ANC

By Chris Marsden, 17 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

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

By Nick Beams, 17 February 2018

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

By Mike Head, 17 February 2018

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

By Shelley Connor, 17 February 2018

#MeToo campaign turns on French Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot

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

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 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 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

Workers Struggles

Australian transport workers forum discusses the necessity for a new political perspective
SEP holds online meeting on the New South Wales rail dispute

By our reporter, 19 February 2018

The meeting created the conditions for public transport and other workers in Australia and New Zealand to grapple with the political issues raised by the fight to defend jobs, wages and conditions.

General strike in French Polynesia against undermining of pensions

By Tom Peters, 17 February 2018

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

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan and Evelyn Rios, 16 February 2018

The Grenfell Tower fire

Grenfell Fire Forum: Failed by the State co-director discusses smear campaign against his documentary

By our reporter, 19 February 2018

After a lively discussion on issues raised by the film, the Grenfell Fire Forum passed a resolution opposing the attack on it by the corporate media.

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

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

25 years ago: Terrorist bombing of World Trade Center in New York

Far-right Islamic terrorists detonated a bomb in a parking area beneath the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City, causing six deaths and over 1,000 injuries and sicknesses.

More »

50 years ago: Kerner Commission issues report on US riots

The report laid the blame for the 1967 riots on grinding poverty, police brutality and "white racism."

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75 years ago: American Communist Party defends murders of Polish socialists

On February 27, 1943, the newspaper of the American Communist Party, came to the defense of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin for his 1941 murder of two prominent Polish socialists.

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100 years ago: Germany breaks truce, invades Soviet Russia

On March 3, 1918, G.Y. Sokolnikov signed the Brest-Litovsk treaty on terms dictated by German imperialism, officially ending Russia’s participation in World War I.

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Science

Scientists produce new treatment to block the development of breast cancer

By Benjamin Mateus, 17 February 2018

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”

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?

More on Puerto Rico »

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.

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Amazon begins operations in Australia

By Patrick Kelly, 28 December 2017

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