Student protests spread over US school shootings

By Patrick Martin, 22 February 2018

Thousands of students took part in demonstrations and school walkouts from coast to coast, while a delegation of survivors of the Parkland massacre visited the White House.

Mounting protests, walkouts by US students against school shootings

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

West Virginia legislature issues ultimatum to teachers as statewide walkout begins

By Shannon Jones, 22 February 2018

On the eve of a scheduled statewide walkout by West Virginia teachers, the state legislature issued a take-it-or-leave-it deal backed by legal threats.

The political issues facing West Virginia teachers

Growing opposition to public education cuts in Oklahoma

By Todd Thompson, 22 February 2018

Teachers are calling for a statewide “sickout,” while students at two schools have staged recent walkouts.

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UK university lecturers and college staff strike against pension cuts and wage cap

By Socialist Equality Party (UK), 22 February 2018

The following is being distributed among lecturers and students at today’s national strike in the UK against attacks on lecturers’ pensions.

Indian authorities intensify vendetta against framed-up Maruti-Suzuki workers

By Keith Jones, 22 February 2018

State authorities are petitioning the courts to impose death-sentences on 13 autoworkers whose only crime was to challenge poverty wages and brutal working conditions.

Syrian government offensive prompts calls for intensified US military intervention

By Jordan Shilton, 22 February 2018

US media outlets have seized on the escalation of violence to call for the expansion of Washington’s illegal military intervention.

Syrian conflict further escalates as pro-Syrian forces enter Afrin

By Halil Celik, 22 February 2018

The multi-sided conflict in Syria is becoming increasingly complex and entangled, with Turkish, Syrian Kurdish and Syrian forces now facing each other in the same small area.

UNICEF: Social inequality costs the lives of 7,000 newborns daily

By Shelley Connor, 22 February 2018

According to a UNICEF report released on Tuesday, 2.6 million newborns die annually. Most of these deaths are preventable and most of them are due to social inequality.

Brazilian army general tapped to take over law enforcement in Rio de Janeiro

By Gabriel Lemos, 22 February 2018

Under the pretext of fighting gang violence, nothing less than a path to dictatorship is being opened up in Brazil.

German Greens criticize lack of military “readiness”

By Johannes Stern, 22 February 2018

The former pacifists have moved so far into the camp of militarism that they attack the conservative Christian Democrat-led defence ministry from the right.

370 miners to lose their jobs at Pennsylvania coal mine

By Samuel Davidson, 22 February 2018

The closure of the 4 West Mine in southwestern Pennsylvania will be another blow to workers in the area, which already suffers from high unemployment and poverty.

The fraud of the “left turn” in Canada’s NDP

By Roger Jordan, 22 February 2018

The claims of the pseudo-left that Canada’s social democrats are moving “left” are aimed at masking the NDP’s pro-war, pro-big business character.

Mexican election season begins
Part Two: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s bankrupt third run for Mexican president

By Don Knowland, 22 February 2018

In 2018, Andres Manuel López Obrador is running the most right-wing, nationalist and explicitly anti-socialist of any of his three campaigns for the Mexican Presidency.

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

Bangladesh opposition leader jailed for five years on corruption charges

By Rohantha De Silva, 22 February 2018

Prime Minister Sheik Hasina’s Awami League government is trying to bar Khaleda Zia from contesting the December elections.

Australian government to deport Tamil refugee despite torture warnings

By Max Newman, 22 February 2018

Thangalingam is a victim of anti-refugee and geo-strategic policies pursued by successive Australian governments.

New in Russian

Эта неделя в истории
100 лет назад: Германия нарушает условия перемирия и вторгается на территорию Советской России

22 февраля 2018 г.

Пятьдесят три дивизии войск Германской и Австро-Венгерской империи вторгаются на этой неделе 1918 года на территорию России, — в нарушение военного перемирия, установленного после продолжительных, но незавершенных, переговоров в Брест-Литовске.

New in Turkish

Münih Güvenlik Konferansı ve Almanya’nın dünya gücü politikasına dönüşü

Peter Schwarz, 22 Şubat 2018

Almanya, geçtiğimiz yüzyılda iki dünya savaşına ve insanlık tarihindeki en korkunç suçlara yol açan militarizme ve büyük güç politikasına dönüyor.

Marx’ın sermayenin yasalarına ilişkin çözümlemesi ve hisse senedi piyasası krizi

Nick Beams, 22 Şubat 2018

Marx’ın sermayenin devinim yasalarına ilişkin çözümlemesi, yanlışlanmış ya da zamanını doldurmuş olmak bir yana, canlı olaylar eliyle doğrulanmıştır.

Tillerson ABD-Türkiye ilişkilerinin “krizde” olduğunu ilan etti

Jordan Shilton ve Halil Celik, 22 Şubat 2018

Bir ABD-Türkiye uzlaşması olasılığı, özellikle Trump yönetimi İran ile cepheleşmeyi sadece Suriye’de değil ama Ortadoğu genelinde hızla derinleştirme yönünde ilerlediği için, dışlanmamalı.

Film yönetmeni Michael Haneke Berlin film festivali öncesinde #MeToo hareketini eleştirdi

Katerina Selin, 22 Şubat 2018

Avusturyalı yönetmen, verdiği röportajda, filmleri ve sanat eserlerini sansürleme yönündeki son girişimlere yönelik öfkesini de dile getirdi.

New in French

La Conférence de Munich sur la sécurité et le retour de l’Allemagne à la politique de la puissance mondiale

Peter Schwarz, 22 février 2018

Les interventions des ministres allemands de la défense et des affaires étrangères pendant la conférence montrent que l’objectif principale de la nouvelle grande coalition sera d’accélérer le retour par l’Allemagne à la politique de la grande puissance.

Le New York Times exploite la tragédie de Parkland pour intensifier la campagne anti-russe

Andre Damon, 22 février 2018

Le New York Times et les médias audiovisuels ont tenté d’exploiter la mort de 17 lycéens pour justifier l’agression militaire américaine contre la Russie et promouvoir la censure sur Internet.

La chasse aux sorcières des médias conservateurs prétend que le dirigeant travailliste Corbyn était un espion

Chris Marsden, 22 février 2018

Cette dernière offensive du Parti conservateur et des médias fait suite aux menaces de hauts responsables militaires selon lesquelles Corbyn ne doit pas être autorisé à former un gouvernement.

New in Spanish

El New York Times utiliza la tragedia en Parkland para intensificar su campaña antirrusa

Por Andre Damon, 22 febrero 2018

El New York Times y los medios de difusión han buscado explotar la muerte de 17 colegiales para justificar una agresión militar contra Rusia y promover la censura del Internet.

El fraude de la trama rusa: retomando las armas de destrucción masiva

Por Andre Damon y Joseph Kishore, 22 febrero 2018

Al igual que las mentiras del Gobierno de Bush sobre “armas de destrucción masiva” iraquíes, la acusación de que Rusia “atacó” a EUA “interfiriendo” en las elecciones del 2016 busca legitimar una guerra.

La Conferencia de Seguridad de Múnich y el regreso de Alemania a la política de potencia mundial

Por Peter Schwarz, 22 febrero 2018

Las intervenciones de los ministros de Defensa y Política Exterior de Alemanie en la conferencia expusieron que el objetivo central del nuevo Gobierno de la gran coalición será acelerar el retorno alemán al militarismo y la política de gran potencia.

La administración de Trump persigue política inhumana de separación entre niños migrantes y sus padres

Por Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 22 febrero 2018

La separación sistemática de niños de inmigrantes indocumentados es parte de una póliza consciente de “desanimar los cruces fronterizos”.

Washington entrega un nuevo ultimátum a Irán

Por Bill Van Auken, 22 febrero 2018

La administración Trump amenaza con abrogar el acuerdo nuclear de Irán para obligar a las potencias europeas a adoptar una línea dura contra Teherán.

La temporada electoral comienza en México
Primera parte: los partidos predominantes y corruptos luchan por algo de legitimidad

Por Don knowland, 22 febrero 2018

En medio del aumento en la oposición social, los partidos tradicionales y generalizadamente detestados en México están dependiendo cada vez más en alianzas electorales eclécticas.

“Labor Notes” defiende a UAW en medio de escándalo de corrupción

Por Shannon Jones, 22 febrero 2018

Rompiendo el silencio sobre el escándalo de la corrupción de United Auto Workers, las organizaciones pseudoizquierdistas han elegido un partidario prominente de la publicación Labor Notes para defender a la UAW.

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Perspective

The 2018 Munich Security Conference and the emerging conflict between the US and Europe

22 February 2018

This weekend's conference was dominated by rising, potentially violent conflict between the major powers, notably the United States and Europe.

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.

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

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

The Russian meddling fraud: Weapons of mass destruction revisited

WSWS Chairperson David North interviewed on Chris Hedges’ “On Contact”

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Autoworkers Struggles

Four months since the death of a young Ford worker
Still no serious investigation into death of Jacoby Hennings

By Jerry White, 22 February 2018

The lead police detective has claimed that the “union dispute” prior to Jacoby’s death had no bearing on the investigation concluding that he had committed suicide.

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

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

Arts Review

Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther: A hollow “defining moment” cloaked in identity politics

By Nick Barrickman, 22 February 2018

Hailed as a milestone in African American and film history, Black Panther is, in fact, a vacuous superhero blockbuster that does not withstand a moment of serious reflection.

Commentary

The New York Times and the strange case of Quinn Norton

By Will Morrow, 22 February 2018

The hiring and firing of the little-known blogger reveals certain realities about the Times editorial page.

BBC gender pay row: Selective outrage of wealthy women

By Laura Tiernan, 22 February 2018

The privileged advocates of identity politics at the BBC are not remotely interested in the problems faced by most women in the workforce.

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

By Chris Marsden, 21 February 2018

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

By Peter Schwarz, 21 February 2018

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

By Fred Mazelis, 21 February 2018

Trump administration pursues inhumane policy of separating migrant children from parents

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 21 February 2018

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

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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

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

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.