One million students walk out of class to protest gun violence and mass shootings in the US

By Genevieve Leigh and Kayla Costa, 15 March 2018

Students participated in thousands of demonstrations in the United States and around the world to mark the one-month anniversary of the Parkland high school massacre.

The social and political roots of mass shootings in America

The Parkland shooting: Why are mass killings so common in the United States?

The Columbine High School massacre: American Pastoral ... American Berserk

As tensions escalate, UK expels 23 Russian diplomats

By Chris Marsden, 15 March 2018

May is leading an international offensive to reinforce demands for action against Russia, up to and including a military response, working in close collaboration with the US.

The Skripal poisoning: What lies behind UK-US ultimatums against Russia?

UK seeks international support for anti-Russia measures

Corbyn's Shadow Chancellor says Labour MPs will boycott RT

French ruling elite brays for war in Syria amid US-UK threats against Russia

By Alex Lantier, 15 March 2018

As Paris moves to restore the draft, the major NATO powers are creating conditions for major wars in which large draftee armies could be deployed.

UK lecturers resume strike following rebellion against UCU sellout agreement

By Robert Stevens, 15 March 2018

From the beginning of the dispute, the SEP has insisted that the UCU is not an organisation fighting in the interests of workers. It is a tool of management and, as with all the unions, cannot be reformed through rank and file pressure.

Striking UK lecturers speak out after rejecting union sell-out deal

By our reporters, 15 March 2018

The World Socialist Web Site spoke with striking lecturers yesterday in London, Manchester and Sheffield.

UK university lecturers revolt against union sell-out agreement

UK lecturers dispute: Lessons from the West Virginia teachers strike
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (UK)

For a unified socialist movement of lecturers and students!

Arizona teachers escalate their fight for education funding

By Nancy Hanover, 15 March 2018

After months of protests, Arizona teachers are pressing for statewide strike action on wages and benefits.

“Everybody’s skeptical of the task force”
West Virginia teachers angry deal to end strike ignored soaring medical costs

By Zac Corrigan, 15 March 2018

A nine-day teachers strike was ended by the unions with the creation of a health care task force, consisting of openly hostile state legislators, health insurance CEOs, and the very union bureaucrats who sold out the strike.

Union betrays graduate workers’ strike at University of Illinois

As Trump’s education secretary threatens deep education cuts
Teachers’ struggle spreads to Oklahoma, Kentucky and Arizona

Lessons of the West Virginia teachers strike

More on US teachers »

CWA isolates Frontier Communications strikers

By Samuel Davidson, 15 March 2018

Twelve days into the strike by 1,400 telecommunication workers against Frontier, the union is seeking to isolate and wear down strikers.

Another UAW official indicted in federal corruption probe

By Shannon Jones, 15 March 2018

Keith Mickens, an aide to the late UAW Vice President General Holiefield, appears to have been a minor player in the scheme to illegally divert $4.5 million from the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center.

The UAW corruption scandal: The case for workers’ committees

UAW contracts must be declared null and void

Trump vetoes takeover of Qualcomm

By Nick Beams, 15 March 2018

Trump’s intervention demonstrates that “America First” nationalism and “national security” invocations are coming to dominate his administration’s economic decisions.

Democrat, a Marine veteran, wins House special election in Pennsylvania

By Patrick Martin, 15 March 2018

Both the Democrat and the Republican had a military-intelligence background: one as a Marine Corps prosecutor, the other as an Air Force intelligence officer.

Striking non-academic workers picket Sri Lankan universities

By Pani Wijesiriwardena, 15 March 2018

While the strikers have shown their determination to expand their industrial action, the University Trade Unions Joint Committee is limiting the strike.

Australia: Unions preside over anti-democratic ballot to sell out NSW rail workers

By Oscar Grenfell, 15 March 2018

The rail unions have done everything they can to suppress any industrial and political struggle by workers.

Australia: Bileola residents protest at pre-dawn removal of Tamil refugee family

By Max Newman, 15 March 2018

People in a Queensland rural town are outraged at the pre-dawn Australian Border Force raid to seize and imprison a local family.

New in Norwegian

Googles allianse med militæret: Den herskende klassen svarer på sosial uro i Amerika

Andre Damon, 15 March 2018

Googles innrømmelse om at de hjelper og støtter det amerikanske militærets ulovlige drapsprogram illustrerer teknologimonopolenes ondskapsfulle allianse med statens repressive apparat.

USA-Nord-Korea samtaler fortsatt bare mulige utsikter

Peter Symonds, 15 March 2018

Selv om et toppmøte mellom Trump og Kim Jong-un skulle finne sted, kan det raskt bryte sammen og skape en enda mer eksplosiv situasjon på den koreanske halvøya.

USAs «allierte» klamrer etter tariff-unntak

Nick Beams, 15 March 2018

EU «regner med» å bli unntatt fra Trumps tariff-tiltak, men kan bli vist døra.

Trump aksepterer Nord-Koreas tilbud om forhandlinger, på USAs betingelser

James Cogan, 15 March 2018

Pyongyang-regimets perspektiv over tiår har vært å innordne seg med amerikansk imperialisme og den sørkoreanske styringsklassen.

Trump undertegner stål- og aluminiumtariffene og risikerer handelskrig

Nick Beams, 15 March 2018

Trumps tariff-uttalelse er uttrykk for USAs dreining mot den type proteksjonistiske tiltak som preget Den store depresjonen på 1930-tallet.

New in Turkish

Batı Virginia, sınıf mücadelesi ve internet sansürüne karşı mücadele

Jerry White, 15 Mart 2018

İnternette haberleşme ve bilgi paylaşma özgürlüğünün korunması, işçi sınıfı için olmazsa olmazdır.

Doğu Akdeniz ve ticaret anlaşmazlıkları Türkiye-ABD ilişkilerini daha da aşındırıyor

Halil Celik, 15 Mart 2018

ABD Başkanı Donald Trump’ın imzaladığı ticaret savaşı önlemleri ve Doğu Akdeniz’deki petrol ve doğalgaz aramaları üzerine anlaşmazlıklar, Washington ile Ankara arasındaki gerilimleri daha da alevlendirmiş durumda.

Skripaller’in zehirlenmesi: Rusya’ya karşı ABD-Britanya ültimatomunun ardında ne yatıyor?

Alex Lantier, 15 Mart 2018

Britanya hükümeti, zehirlenmeyi, Rusya’ya karşı son derece kapsamlı sonuçları olan suçlamalar tezgahlamak için kullanıyor.

New in Spanish

El envenenamiento de Skripal: ¿qué hay detrás de los ultimátums de EUA y Reino Unido contra Rusia?

Por Alex Lantier, 15 marzo 2018

Mientras Londres y la OTAN buscan legitimar una guerra contra Rusia basado en acusaciones fabricadas de que Rusia envenenó a Sergei Skripal, cabe plantear ciertas interrogantes básicas.

Trump ha despedido a Tillerson y esto señala un cambio adicional hacia la guerra mundial

Por Bill Van Auken, 15 marzo 2018

El remplazo de Tillerson con el director de la CIA Mike Pompeo guarda relación con un giro hacia cambiar totalmente el acuerdo nuclear con Irán y una política militarista más agresiva.

Trump designa a un torturador para dirigir la CIA

Por Bill Van Auken, 15 marzo 2018

Promocionada como la primera mujer que dirige esta agencia de espionaje estadounidense, el nombramiento de Gina Haspel marca una mayor rehabilitación de los métodos de tortura y de desapariciones forzadas.

Rusia amenaza con responder a EUA por medio de un contraataque en Siria

Por Halil Celik y James Cogan, 15 marzo 2018

El máximo comandante ruso prometió represalias ante cualquier ataque contra sus fuerzas en Siria, mientras Turquía intensifica su ofensiva contra los rebeldes respaldados por EUA.

El destape de sobornos relacionadas con Odebrecht amenazan acabar con el establishment político peruano

Por Armando Cruz, 15 marzo 2018

Las revelaciones del interrogatorio a Barata en el caso de corrupción Odebrecht han llevado a muchos a cuestionar el futuro político de los personajes políticos y empresariales involucrados, las caras más visibles de la clase política peruana por más de una generación.

Los despidos masivos de Nissan golpean a 550 trabajadores en la planta de ensamblaje de Cuernavaca, México

Por Alex González, 15 marzo 2018

Los despidos tendrán un efecto dominó por la región, afectando en la región la producción de llantas, partes automotrices y la trasportación de autos ensamblados.

Cervecera transnacional genera crisis de agua en el norte de México

Por Alex González, 15 marzo 2018

Constellation Brands estableció cerveceras en áreas propensas a la sequía y amenaza a la región con una crisis de agua.

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Le limogeage de Tillerson par Trump indique une orientation renforcée vers la guerre planétaire

Bill Van Auken, 15 mars 2018

Le remplacement de Tillerson par le directeur de la CIA Mike Pompeo est lié à un tournant vers une cessation de l'accord nucléaire avec l'Iran et une politique militariste plus agressive.

Le programme droitier de la grande coalition allemande: politique de grande puissance, militarisme et déportations accrues.

Peter Schwarz, 15 mars 2018

La classe dirigeante en Allemagne réagit à la crise de l’UE en ayant recours aux méthodes criminelles déjà utilisées dans le passé

Le New York Times : « Si seulement il y avait plus de femmes milliardaires ! »

David Walsh, 15 mars 2018

Le 10 mars, la revue dominicale du New York Times publiait en bonne place un article de Susan Chira, correspondante et rédactrice en chef sur les questions de genre, intitulé « L’argent c’est le pouvoir. Et les femmes ont besoin de plus de ces deux choses ».

Jacobin et International Socialist Organization parlent de «victoire» en Virginie-Occidentale

Eric London, 15 mars 2018

Le rôle de la revue Jacobin et d’ISO dans la grève des enseignants en Virginie-Occidentale est un exemple instructif sur la façon dont la pseudo-gauche étouffe l’opposition de la classe ouvrière et la dirige derrière les syndicats et le Parti démocrate.

New in German

Giftanschlag auf Skripal: Was steckt hinter den britischen und amerikanischen Ultimaten gegen Russland?

Alex Lantier, 15. März 2018

Großbritannien und die Nato versuchen, den Giftanschlag auf den ehemaligen Geheimagent Sergei Skripal als Vorwand für einen Krieg gegen Russland auszunutzen. Diese Entwicklung wirft grundlegende Fragen auf.

Rechteste Regierung seit 1945 im Amt

Peter Schwarz, 15. März 2018

Fast sechs Monate nach der Bundestagswahl ist die CDU-Vorsitzende Angela Merkel am Mittwoch zum vierten Mal zur deutschen Bundeskanzlerin gewählt worden.

Trump entlässt Tillerson – ein weiterer Schritt Richtung globaler Krieg

Bill Van Auken, 15. März 2018

Tillersons Ablösung durch CIA-Direktor Mike Pompeo steht im Zusammenhang mit einer außenpolitischen Wende mit dem Ziel, das Atomabkommen mit dem Iran aufzukündigen und eine aggressivere militaristische Politik zu verfolgen.

RWE und Eon wollen 5000 Arbeitsplätze vernichten

Marianne Arens, 15. März 2018

Die zwei Energiekonzerne wollen die Sparten unter sich neu aufteilen. Durch die Zerschlagung der RWE-Tochter Innogy sollen 5000 Arbeitsplätze zerstört werden.

„Zentralflughafen THF“ – Endstation Flucht

Verena Nees, 15. März 2018

Der beeindruckender Dokumentarstreifen über die Massenunterkunft am ehemaligen Berliner Flughafen Tempelhof erhielt auf der Berlinale den Amnesty International Filmpreis.

Franz Mehrings Marx-Biographie jetzt auch als Epub erhältlich

Wolfgang Zimmermann, 15. März 2018

Mehrings Biografie sticht unter den zahlreichen Büchern und Artikeln über Marx hervor, weil der Autor sowohl mit dem Werk wie dem Leben von Karl Marx seit Jahrzehnten vertraut war.

New in Farsi

برای یک ائتلاف بین المللی جهت مبارزه با سانسور اینترنت

۳ بهمن ۱۳۹۶

نامه سرگشاده از طرف هیئت مدیره بین الملللی تار نمای جهانی سوسیالیست به تارنما های سوسیالیست، ضد جنگ، چپ و پیشرو، سازمان ها و فعالان

New in Arabic

الذكرى المئوية الثانية لمولد كارل ماركس

٢ كانون الثاني يناير ٢٠١٨

يصادف هذا العام الذكرى المئوية الثانية لمولد كارل ماركس ، منشئ المفهوم المادي للتاريخ ومؤلف رأس المال، ومؤسس الحركة الاشتراكية الثورية الحديثة بالتعاون مع فريدريك انجلز.

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Perspective

Seven days in March: The Trump administration and the breakdown of American democracy

15 March 2018

Actions taken by the Trump administration this week reveal its ever more open turn to authoritarianism, while the Democrats have become the party of the CIA.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Commentary

The CIA takeover of the Democratic Party

By Patrick Martin, 13 March 2018

The entry of dozens of intelligence and military veterans into this year’s congressional primaries amounts to a takeover of the Democratic Party by the CIA and Pentagon.

The CIA Democrats: Part one
Introduction

By Patrick Martin, 7 March 2018

Commentary

Germany: Merkel’s re-election and the fight against militarism, welfare cuts and dictatorship

By Johannes Stern, 15 March 2018

With the re-election of Angela Merkel, the most right-wing German government has taken office since the fall of the Third Reich.

“A Weinsteinian sex pest”?
In defence of poet Robert Burns: “Ye know, and dare maintain, the Royalty of Man”

By Paul Bond, 15 March 2018

The ahistorical middle-class moralizing of the sexual misconduct campaign has perhaps reached a new low with an attack on the great Scots poet Robert Burns (1759-1796).

“If only there were more female billionaires!”— New York Times

Yale witch hunters and the decline of democratic consciousness

The condition of working-class women on International Women’s Day

More on the sexual misconduct witch-hunt »

Pseudo-left groups form new “Victorian Socialists” electoral front in Australia

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 15 March 2018

The latest opportunist manoeuvre by the pseudo-left is a calculated response to immense disaffection within the working class towards the Labor Party.

Australian pseudo-lefts feature at pro-imperialist #SaveGhouta rallies

Trump’s firing of Tillerson signals further shift toward global war

By Bill Van Auken, 14 March 2018

Science

Cosmologist Stephen Hawking dies at 76

By Bryan Dyne, 15 March 2018

Hawking, who lived much of his life debilitated by Lou Gehrig’s disease, was one of the world’s most significant cosmologists and a renowned popularizer of physics.

WSWS 20th anniversary fund

Donate to support coverage of workers struggles!

The World Socialist Web Site sent a full-time reporting team to West Virginia to provide news coverage and a political perspective during the critical battle of teachers and school employees. Donate now so that we can continue this work!

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

Public conference in Detroit April 22
The resurgence of class struggle and the fight against Internet censorship

12 March 2018

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

West Virginia, the class struggle and the fight against Internet censorship

Google’s alliance with the military: The ruling class responds to social unrest in America

More on Internet censorship » »

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.

Arts Review

68th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 1
The 2018 Berlinale and the #MeToo campaign

By Stefan Steinberg and Verena Nees, 14 March 2018

Berlin film festival: SPD cabinet minister promotes #MeToo campaign

Sweet Country: Bitter truths about Aboriginal dispossession in Australia

By George Morley, 13 March 2018

Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya: Confessions of a media pariah

By Carlos Delgado, 12 March 2018

Armando Iannucci’s The Death of Stalin: A fatally ill-conceived “black comedy”

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Join the International Youth and Students for Social Equality! Take up the fight for socialism!

By the IYSSE (Australia), 14 March 2018

The International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) distributed the following statement at university orientation week events across Australia and in New Zealand.

An Open letter from the International Youth and Students for Social Equality to the editors of German daily Tageszeitung

12 March 2018

Workers Struggles

Unifor shuts down ZF-TRW auto parts strike in Windsor, Canada

By Carl Bronski, 12 March 2018

California: 18,000 Kaiser Permanente nurses authorize strike

“If we all band together, there’s no fight we can’t win.”
Striking West Virginia telecom workers call for unified struggle

As teacher walkouts spread across the country, Frontier telecommunication workers in West Virginia continue to strike for job security and health care.

As nine-day teachers’ strike concludes
Striking West Virginia Frontier telecom workers speak out

The West Virginia Teachers Strike

Watch: WSWS Labor Editor Jerry White speaks on lessons of the West Virginia teachers strike

White discussed the strike on The Robust Opposition with Lauren Steiner.

Jacobin, International Socialist Organization claim “victory” in West Virginia teachers sellout

Watch: IYSSE member addresses rally in West Virginia

More on US teachers »

25 years ago: Italian political corruption scandal spreads

On March 16, 1993, the third head of a major Italian party stepped down amidst a spreading corruption scandal that shook the entire political order.

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50 years ago: Worldwide panic in gold markets

On March 15, 1968, Britain closed its London gold market following a week of panic buying that threatened to destroy the $35-per-ounce gold standard.

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75 years ago: Imperialists contest over French Guiana

On March 16, 1943, demonstrations erupted against the Vichyite administration in the colony of French Guiana.

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100 years ago: Soviet Congress meets over Brest-Litovsk Treaty

On March 14, 1918, an extraordinary Fourth All-Russia Congress of Soviets was convened in Moscow for the purpose of ratifying the Brest-Litovsk Treaty ending Russian participation in World War I.

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Mehring Books

Now available on Mehring Books
Why Study the Russian Revolution? Volume II: Toward Workers’ Power and World Socialist Revolution

The second volume includes the final four lectures in the ICFI lecture series, tracing the course of the revolution from the July Days through the conquest of power by the working class under the leadership of the Bolshevik Party in October.

Death on the Picket Line, the story of John McCoy
Book traces history of West Virginia miners’ struggles

2 March 2018

West Virginia teachers and their supporters will find in this work an important resource for gaining insight into the broader issues they face.

History

Fifty years since the Kerner Commission report
The urban riots of the 1960s and the remaking of American racial ideology

By Tom Mackaman, 5 March 2018

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