Washington delivers new ultimatum on Iran

By Bill Van Auken, 20 February 2018

The Trump administration is threatening to abrogate the Iran nuclear agreement in order to force the European powers to adopt a hard line against Tehran.

Multiple reports confirm US killed Russians in Syrian oilfield airstrikes

US admiral advocates war footing against China

By James Cogan, 20 February 2018

Admiral Harris’s statement left no doubt that he believes military spending must be ramped up by hundreds of billions of dollars.

Israel mounts fresh military assault on Gaza

By Jean Shaoul, 20 February 2018

For months, there have been almost weekly demonstrations protesting Israel’s blockade of Gaza and the deteriorating economic conditions.

Germany: Youth leader Kühnert seeks to save the SPD—and the state

By Johannes Stern, 20 February 2018

Kühnert’s appearance on Tuesday evening in Berlin-Kreuzberg made clear which social and political interests, fears and calculations lie behind the campaign of the Jusos.

Macron launches campaign to privatise French railways

By Kumaran Ira, 20 February 2018

The report calls for the privatisation of the French National Railways, aiming to eliminate basic social rights of the working class to finance Macron’s militarist policies.

Alabama sheriffs pocket money meant to feed county jail inmates

By Shelley Connor, 20 February 2018

Two poverty advocacy groups have filed a suit against 49 county sheriffs for failing to comply with a public records request concerning their usage of jailhouse food funds.

Iowa state government preparing mid-year budget cuts

By Joseph Holden and Marcus Day, 20 February 2018

For the second year in a row, Iowa’s legislature is preparing to enact budget cuts slashing funding for public education and social services.

Canadian big business presses Trudeau to push through Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

By Roger Jordan, 20 February 2018

Notwithstanding Trudeau’s attempts to pose as a “progressive,” his government is just as determined as its Conservative predecessor to push through socially and environmentally destructive resource projects.

New round of attacks across Spain’s auto industry

By Alejandro López and Gabriel Labarthe, 20 February 2018

The auto industry in Spain is utilising the full conversion of plants to produce electric cars, claims of lower expectations of profits last year—combined with threats to move production offshore—to impose attacks on wages and work conditions.

Amazon set to open new depot in Sheffield—“low pay capital of the UK”

By Danny Richardson, 20 February 2018

Sheffield and its surrounding area was previously a major steel producing region with Amazon building its “Fulfilment Centres” in the South Yorkshire area on shuttered steel plants.

Australia: Union enforces another massive pay cut at Griffin Coal

By Terry Cook, 20 February 2018

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union isolated a protracted strike of maintenance workers before striking a sell-out enterprise agreement.

Australia: The 2014 union sell-out of NSW rail workers

By Oscar Grenfell, 20 February 2018

The last enterprise agreement imposed by the rail union created the conditions for mass sackings and continuous pro-business restructuring.

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

New in Portuguese

Primeiro ministro grego Tsipras alia-se à Trump

Alex Lantier, 20 de febrero de 2018

A declaração de Tsipras de que ele compartilha “valores comuns” com Trump expõe não apenas o Syriza, mas todos os partidos de “esquerda” da classe-média alta que o promoveram.

Trump, o Irã e o avanço dos EUA em direção à hegemonia mundial

Keith Jones, 20 de febrero de 2018

A nova “estratégia” de Trump em relação ao Irã foi denunciada por líderes europeus, que acusaram Washington de atuar de acordo com suas próprias leis, incitando uma corrida armamentista nuclear global e aumentando o perigo de guerra no Oriente Médio e na Península Coreana.

Os EUA à beira de uma guerra com a Coréia do Norte

Peter Symonds, 20 de febrero de 2018

Enquanto Trump enfrenta uma crise política doméstica cada vez maior, o presidente americano pode considerar uma guerra com a Coréia do Norte como um meio para reforçar sua administração e esmagar a oposição política dentro do país.

Depois da violenta repressão de Madri: Por uma estratégia de classe independente para a classe trabalhadora espanhola e catalã!

Keith Jones, 20 de febrero de 2018

A luta para reunir os trabalhadores e a juventude em torno de um programa político internacionalista só pode ser realizada em oposição intransigente à violência desencadeada pelo governo de Madri.

New in Norwegian

Innsettingen av Ramaphosa og ANCs degenerering

Chris Marsden, 17 February 2018

To ting som tiltaler verdens borgerskap ved Ramaphosa er hans fantastiske rikdom og at han kom til den med hensynsløst håndtering av arbeiderklassen.

Marx sin analyse av kapitalens lover og krisen i aksjemarkedene

Nick Beams, 17 February 2018

Det største markedsfallet siden 2008-krisen har presentert en fordømmende avsløring av hele rammeverket for borgerlig økonomi og en levende bekreftelse av analysen til Karl Marx.

Tysk militærledelse krever massivt gjenopprustningsprogram

Johannes Stern, 4 December 2017

Ledende militære tjenestemenn arbeider med et omfattende våpenprogram som minner om opprustningen av Hitlers Wehrmacht på 1930-tallet.

New in Spanish

La prensa y las imputaciones de Mueller: una teoría conspirativa para acabar con todas las teorías conspirativas

Por Patrick Martin, 20 febrero 2018

Ninguna parte de la acusación corrobora en lo mínimo las aseveraciones descabelladas de la prensa siendo utilizadas para legitimar la marcha hacia la guerra y la represión interna.

La Conferencia de Seguridad de Munich amenaza con guerra en todos los frentes

Por Chris Marsden, 20 febrero 2018

Washington lideró el grupo en belicosidad hacia Siria y Corea del Norte, atado a las acusaciones de culpabilidad rusa y china.

Otro paso de Estados Unidos hacia la guerra comercial

Por Nick Beams, 20 febrero 2018

"Si alguna vez tenemos un conflicto, no queremos comprar acero de un país contra el que estamos luchando", declaró Trump, refiriéndose particularmente a China.

ICE arresta a 212 inmigrantes y efectúa 122 redadas en negocios en el área de Los Ángeles

Por Evan Blake, 20 febrero 2018

Las redadas en siete condados distintos buscan provocar temor en las comunidades de inmigrantes y sofocar la oposición a las políticas de tendencia fascista del Gobierno de Trump.

Miles de personas se congregan para defender a los maestros en Charleston, Virginia Occidental

Por Niles Niemuth, 20 febrero 2018

La manifestación de este fin de semana es la expresión más reciente de la ira de la clase trabajadora por la desigualdad social en los EUA y en el mundo.

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Le rapport Spinetta lance la campagne de Macron pour privatiser la SNCF

Kumaran Ira, 20 février 2018

Le rapport Spinetta préconise la privatisation de la SNCF, visant à détruire les acquis sociaux des travailleurs et à financer la montée du militarisme français.

Les médias et l’acte d’accusation déposé par Mueller : Une théorie du complot pour mettre fin à toutes les théories du complot

Patrick Martin, 20 février 2018

Rien dans l’acte d’accusation ne vient à l’appui des revendications sauvages des médias utilisées pour justifier une campagne pour la guerre et la répression intérieure.

Un outil de l'impérialisme: La France insoumise appelle à renforcer l'armée

Alexandre Lantier, 20 février 2018

Alors que Paris menace de bombarder la Syrie et que Washington menace la Russie et la Chine, Jean-Luc Mélenchon veut bâtir une machine de guerre européenne.

La conférence de Munich sur la sécurité menace d’une guerre sur tous les fronts

Chris Marsden, 20 février 2018

Washington a été à la tête de la meute belliciste contre la Syrie et la Corée du Nord, y liant des allégations de culpabilité russe et chinoise.

La France signera un accord militaire avec l'Inde, entraînant l'Europe vers la guerre en Asie

Athiyan Silva, 20 février 2018

L’océan Indien ressemble de plus en plus à une poudrière à mesure que les puissances dotées d’armes nucléaires rivalisent pour établir des réseaux de bases militaires afin de se surveiller et se menacer.

L’analyse par Marx des lois du capital et de la crise du marché boursier

Nick Beams, 20 février 2018

La chute la plus importante des marchés depuis la crise de 2008 a fourni une exposition accablante de tout le cadre de l’économie bourgeoise et une confirmation vivante de l’analyse de Karl Marx.

New in German

Bayern verwehrt Rechtsberatern Zugang zu Flüchtlingen

Martin Kreickenbaum, 20. Februar 2018

Die Bezirksregierung in Oberbayern hat unabhängigen Rechtsberatern den Zutritt zu Flüchtlingslagern untersagt – ein Präzedenzfall für die im Koalitionsvertrag von Union und SPD geplanten Anker-Zentren.

IWF-Chefin Lagarde erteilt der #MeToo-Kampagne den Segen der Banken

Alex Lantier, 20. Februar 2018

Die Direktorin einer Institution, die ganze Länder in Not und Elend stürzt, gerierte sich in Davos als Opfer männlicher Unterdrückung.

Die Anklage des Sonderermittlers Mueller und die Medien: Eine Verschwörungstheorie, um alle Verschwörungstheorien zu erledigen

Patrick Martin, 20. Februar 2018

Die Anklageschrift enthält nichts, was die unsinnigen Behauptungen der Medien unterstützt, mit denen sie ihre Kampagne für Krieg und innerstaatliche Unterdrückung rechtfertigen.

Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz: Kriegsdrohungen an allen Fronten

Chris Marsden, 20. Februar 2018

Washington gab mit seiner kriegerischen Haltung gegenüber Syrien und Nordkorea gepaart mit Schuldzuweisungen an Russland und China den Ton an.

Grüne kritisieren mangelnde „Einsatzbereitschaft“ der Bundeswehr

Johannes Stern, 20. Februar 2018

Die ehemaligen Pazifisten stehen mittlerweile so weit im Lager des Militarismus, dass sie selbst das von der konservativen CDU geführte Verteidigungsministerium von rechts angreifen.

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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

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Perspective

The Russian meddling fraud: Weapons of mass destruction revisited

20 February 2018

As with the Bush administration’s lies about Iraqi “weapons of mass destruction,” the claim that Russia “attacked” the US by “meddling” in the 2016 elections is aimed at creating a justification for war.

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.

Autoworkers Struggles

Labor Notes defends UAW amidst corruption scandal

By Shannon Jones, 20 February 2018

Breaking their silence on the United Auto Workers corruption scandal, the pseudo-left organizations have chosen a prominent supporter of the Labor Notes publication to defend the UAW.

UAW contracts must be declared null and void

“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

Arts Review

Film director Michael Haneke criticizes #MeToo movement on eve of Berlinale film festival

By Katerina Selin, 20 February 2018

The reactionary #MeToo campaign is playing a central role at the 68th Berlinale International Film Festival.

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

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

Commentary

Munich Security Conference threatens war on all fronts

By Chris Marsden, 19 February 2018

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

By Patrick Martin, 19 February 2018

The Parkland massacre and the dysfunction of American society

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

By Alex Lantier, 19 February 2018

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

By Nick Beams, 17 February 2018

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

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

20 February 2018

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

Thousands rally to defend teachers in Charleston, West Virginia

By Niles Niemuth, 19 February 2018

“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

The political issues facing West Virginia teachers

News Feature

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

By Carlos Delgado, 19 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

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.

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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.

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican Investment Summit discusses how to profit from human tragedy

By Rafael Azul, 19 February 2018

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.

Donate today to support on-the-spot coverage and interviews with the international working class.

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.