Mounting protests, walkouts by US students against school shootings

By Kate Randall, 21 February 2018

Protesting students have aimed their fire at local politicians, the US Congress and President Trump over their failure to do anything to stop school shootings.

“This struggle should be spread nationally”
Two-day statewide teacher walkout planned in West Virginia

By Nancy Hanover, 21 February 2018

As teachers gear up for a two-day walkout, the unions are doubling down on legislative horse-trading focused on keeping opposition confined to the Democratic Party.

The political issues facing West Virginia teachers

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Trump administration pursues inhumane policy of separating migrant children from parents

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 21 February 2018

The systematic separating of children of undocumented immigrants from their parents is part of a conscious policy to “discourage border crossings.”

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

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Mexican election season begins
Part One: Corrupt major parties struggle for legitimacy in 2018 Mexican election

By Don Knowland, 21 February 2018

Amid the growth of social opposition, the widely-hated traditional parties in Mexico are increasingly reliant on eclectic electoral alliances.

Deal to restore power sharing in Northern Ireland collapses

By Steve James, 21 February 2018

The dispute between all the parties centres primarily at this stage not on language, but on Brexit and the status of Northern Ireland’s border with the Irish Republic.

Tory-media witch-hunt claims Labour’s Corbyn was a spy

By Chris Marsden, 21 February 2018

This latest offensive by the Tory Party and media follows threats by senior military figures that Corbyn must not be allowed to form a government.

Rubbish dump collapse kills 17 in Mozambique

By Eddie Haywood, 21 February 2018

The garbage dump in the district of Hulene is one of the largest refuse disposal sites in the capital city Maputo, reaching the height of a three-story building.

Australia’s “Barnaby Joyce crisis”: What is not being discussed

By Mike Head, 21 February 2018

The turmoil surrounding the deputy prime minister is a symptom of more fundamental frictions engulfing the government and the parliamentary establishment.

Tonga faces deepening crisis after Cyclone Gita

By Tom Peters, 21 February 2018

Thousands of people remain homeless and the small Pacific island nation could take years to recover.

New Zealand: Breakdowns and lack of safety in Wellington’s rail network

By our correspondents, 21 February 2018

Wellington’s passenger rail service has been repeatedly crippled by infrastructure failures this year.

New in Italian

In ventimila manifestano contro la furia fascista a Macerata

Marianne Arens, 21 febbraio 2018

Circa 20.000 manifestanti, molti dei quali giovani, hanno preso parte a una marcia antifascista a Macerata.

New in French

Washington lance un nouvel ultimatum à l’Iran

Bill Van Auken, 21 février 2018

Le gouvernement Trump menace d’abroger l’accord sur le nucléaire iranien afin d’obliger les puissances européennes à adopter une position dure contre l’Iran.

La fraude sur l’ingérence russe : les armes de destruction massive d’aujourd’hui

Andre Damon et Joseph Kishore, 21 février 2018

Comme pour les mensonges de l’Administration Bush sur les « armes de destruction massive » irakiennes, l’affirmation selon laquelle la Russie aurait « attaqué » les États-Unis en « s’ingérant » dans les élections de 2016 vise à justifier la guerre.

Allemagne : Kühnert, le chef des jeunes du SPD, cherche à sauver le parti – et l’État

Johannes Stern, 21 février 2018

L’apparition de Kühnert mardi soir à Berlin-Kreuzberg a montré clairement quels intérêts sociaux et politiques, quelles peurs et quels calculs se cachent derrière la campagne des Jusos.

Le ministre canadien de la Défense vante les nouvelles capacités offensives de guerre cybernétique du pays

Laurent Lafrance, 21 février 2018

Le CST sera autorisé à lancer des cyberattaques offensives contre des objectifs étrangers, qu'il s'agisse d'individus, d'organisations étatiques ou de présumés groupes terroristes considérés comme une menace pour la «sécurité nationale» du Canada.

Nouvelle série d’attaques sociales dans l’industrie automobile espagnole

Alejandro López et Gabriel Labarthe, 21 février 2018

L’industrie automobile en Espagne utilise la conversion complète des usines pour produire des voitures électriques, les prétendues attentes de bénéfices plus faibles l’année dernière – combinées avec des menaces de délocalisation à l’étranger – pour imposer des attaques sur les salaires et les conditions de travail.

75 years ago : Members of White Rose resistance group executed by Nazi regimeIl y a 75 ans : Les membres du groupe de résistance de la Rose blanche exécutés par le régime nazi

21 février 2018

New in German

München und die Rückkehr der deutschen Weltmachtpolitik

Peter Schwarz, 21. Februar 2018

Der Auftritt von Verteidigungsministerin von der Leyen (CDU) und Außenminister Gabriel (SPD) auf der Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz hat gezeigt, dass die zentrale Aufgabe einer Großen Koalition die Rückkehr zu Militarismus und Großmachtpolitik sein wird.

SPD-Führung führt Mitgliedschaft hinters Licht

Christoph Vandreier, 21. Februar 2018

In den letzten Tagen wurden die Abstimmungsunterlagen zur Großen Koalition an die rund 464.000 SPD-Mitglieder versandt. Das verbindliche Votum über den Koalitionsvertrag, den SPD und Union ausgehandelt haben, läuft bis zum 2. März.

Die „russische Einmischung“: Die Lüge über Massenvernichtungswaffen in neuem Gewand

Andre Damon und Joseph Kishore, 21. Februar 2018

Die Behauptung, Russland habe die USA durch „Einmischung“ in die Präsidentschaftswahl 2016 „angegriffen“, dient der Kriegsvorbereitung. Insofern ist sie vergleichbar mit den Lügen der Bush-Regierung über irakische “Massenvernichtungswaffen”.

Washington stellt neues Iran-Ultimatum

Bill Van Auken, 21. Februar 2018

Die Trump-Regierung droht damit, das Atomabkommen mit dem Iran aufzukündigen. Die europäischen Mächte sollen gezwungen werden, eine härtere Haltung gegenüber Teheran einzunehmen.

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Perspective

New York Times exploits Parkland tragedy to escalate anti-Russian campaign

21 February 2018

The New York Times and the broadcast media have sought to exploit the deaths of 17 high school students to justify US military aggression against Russia and promote Internet censorship.

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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.

Commentary

The Munich Security Conference and Germany’s return to world power politics

By Peter Schwarz, 21 February 2018

The interventions of the German defence and foreign ministers at the conference show that the central aim of the new grand coalition government will be to accelerate Germany’s return to militarism and great power politics.

New York Times columnist Charles Blow blames Russia for the fall in black voter turnout

By Fred Mazelis, 21 February 2018

Blow brands the decision not to choose between two candidates of the ruling class as an illegitimate display of “apathy.”

The Russian meddling fraud: Weapons of mass destruction revisited

By Andre Damon and Joseph Kishore, 20 February 2018

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

Washington delivers new ultimatum on Iran

By Bill Van Auken, 20 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

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

WSWS call to fight Internet censorship published in Urdu, Bengali, and Telugu

21 February 2018

The US government, in close collaboration with Google, Facebook, and other giant IT corporations, is implementing massive restrictions on Internet access to socialist, antiwar and progressive websites.

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

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Autoworkers Struggles

Labor Notes defends UAW amidst corruption scandal

By Shannon Jones, 20 February 2018

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

Arts Review

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

By Katerina Selin, 20 February 2018

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

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

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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

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.

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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.