Union cuts deal to end Jersey City strike as teacher protests spread

By Jerry White, 19 March 2018

The union rushed to get the agreement as teachers prepared to defy a judge’s back-to-work order, which would trigger a broader confrontation with the state’s Democratic and Republican politicians.

Teachers in Jersey City begin strike as demands for walkouts expand across the US

Oklahoma Senate rejects pay raise as teachers ready for strike

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

Lessons of the West Virginia teachers strike

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London, NATO step up war threats against Russia over Skripal poisoning

By Alex Lantier, 19 March 2018

NATO authorities issued a barrage of political and military threats at Russia, a nuclear-armed power, without providing any evidence for their allegations.

Questions mount about UK allegations over "novichok" poison in Skripal case

By Alex Lantier, 19 March 2018

Putin wins Russian presidential elections amid growing international and domestic instability

By Vladimir Volkov and Clara Weiss, 19 March 2018

The Russian presidential elections took place amid unprecedented geopolitical tensions, and a prolonged decline in popular living standards.

Spain’s Amazon workers call first ever strike at Madrid hub

By Alejandro López, 19 March 2018

For more than a year, Amazon has been negotiating with the unions to impose a new agreement that would drastically reduce workers’ rights.

Northern Ireland: Loyalist killer was a police agent

By Steve James, 19 March 2018

Gary Haggarty was working as a British agent when he killed five people on what the government still insists is the “British soil” of Northern Ireland.

Trump signs Taiwan Travel Act in new provocation against China

By Peter Symonds, 19 March 2018

The legislation upends decades of diplomatic protocol in which the US maintained only low-level contact with Taiwan.

Australia-ASEAN summit held amid US-China tensions

By James Cogan, 19 March 2018

Australian Prime Minister Turnbull sought to draw more ASEAN members toward the anti-China orientation of the more openly US-aligned states.

Eastern Michigan University staff, students protest staffing cuts

By Carlos Delgado, 19 March 2018

The protest against the cuts comes as educators and students across the country have mobilized in defense of public education.

Homeless family of four found dead in van in Orange County, California

By Kimie Saito, 19 March 2018

The tragic incident further exposes the housing crisis in Orange County, California where police have recently been working to clear out hundreds of people from homeless encampments.

Strike at Ferguson, Missouri nursing home ends after 104 days

By Benjamin Mateus, 19 March 2018

The Christian Care Nursing Home strike has ended with the SEIU agreeing to a derisory 20-cent per hour wage increase.

Toys R Us announces liquidation amidst “Retail Apocalypse”

By Anthony Bertolt, 19 March 2018

The retail chain is in the process of shutting down its global operations, with the jobs of some 31,000 workers in the US alone set to be eliminated.

Liberals take office in South Australia with a minority vote

By Mike Head, 19 March 2018

The result is part of a wider pattern in recent Australian elections that points to the breakdown of the two-party political set-up, through which the capitalist class has ruled since World War II.

Australian government to push through anti-democratic “foreign interference” bills

Australia: “Silent invasion” book advocates war against China

Australia’s industrial tribunal allows “super-union” merger

By Terry Cook, 19 March 2018

For decades, the three unions that amalgamated this month have imposed cuts to the jobs, wages and conditions of maritime, mining, textile and construction workers.

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

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Mart’ta yedi gün: Trump yönetimi ve Amerikan demokrasisinin çöküşü

Patrick Martin, 19 Mart 2018

Trump yönetimi, bu hafta, hükümetin otoriter karakterini ve ABD’deki demokratik yönetim biçimlerinin çöküşünü açığa vuran bir dizi adım attı.

Merkel’in yeniden seçilmesi ve militarizme, sosyal kesintilere ve diktatörlüğe karşı mücadele

Johannes Stern, 19 Mart 2018

Angela Merkel’in (Hristiyan Demokrat Birlik, CDU) yeniden başbakanlığa seçilmesi ile Üçüncü İmparatorluk’tan bu yana en sağcı Alman hükümet göreve başladı.

Gerilimler artarken, Britanya 23 Rus diplomatı sınır dışı ediyor

Chris Marsden, 19 Mart 2018

Başbakan Theresa May, dün Avam Kamarası’nda yaptığı konuşmada Rusya’ya karşı sert önlemleri özetledi.

Britanya, Rusya karşıtı önlemlerine uluslararası destek peşinde

Chris Marsden, 19 Mart 2018

Britanya Başbakanı Theresa May ve Dışişleri Bakanı Boris Johnson, dünü, Rusya’ya karşı uluslararası eyleme destek arayarak geçirdi.

Fransa egemen sınıfı Suriye’de savaş için haykırıyor

Alex Lantier, 19 Mart 2018

Britanya Rusya ile ilişkileri kesmeye yönelirken, Fransız egemen seçkinleri içinde savaş politikası üzerine bir tartışma patlak veriyor.

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CIA-overtagelse av Det demokratiske partiet

Patrick Martin, 19 March 2018

Inntreden av dusinvis av etterretnings- og militærveteraner i årets primærvalg til Kongressen betyr CIA og Pentagons overtagelse av Det demokratiske partiet.

Storbrittanias bilister saksøker Volkswagen over dieselutslippsvindel

Stephen Alexander, 19 March 2018

Storbritannia har anslagsvis 40.000 for tidlige dødsfall hvert år på grunn av luftforurensninger, som utgjør svimlende £ 20 milliarder i helsekostnader.

Åpent brev fra IYSSE til redaktørene for den tyske dagsavisen Tageszeitung

Internasjonal ungdom og studenter for sosial rettferdighet (IYSSE), 19 March 2018

Følgende brev ble sendt av IYSSE til redaktørene i den tyske dagsavisen Tageszeitung, etter at avisen publiserte et forsvar for den høyreekstreme professoren Jörg Baberowski og ærekrenket hans kritikere.

Tysk avis tett med die Grüne forsvarer den høyreorienterte professoren Baberowski

Internasjonal ungdom og studenter for sosial rettferdighet (IYSSE), 19 March 2018

Die Tageszeitung, en dagsavis nær de tyske Grüne, dedikert sin helge-utgave til et frontalangrep på Internasjonal ungdom og studenter for sosial rettferdighet (IYSSE).

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La campaña por el envenenamiento de Skripal: una provocación de guerra internacional

Por Chris Marsden, 19 marzo 2018

La campaña de las potencias imperialistas en Europa y Estados Unidos por el envenenamiento del exespía ruso y agente doble británico, Sergei Skripal, y su hija, apesta a más no poder.

El Pentágono ocultó el papel de las fuerzas especiales de los EUA en la mortal ofensiva en Níger

Por Eddie Haywood, 19 marzo 2018

El 6 de diciembre del año pasado, Boinas Verdes que coordinaban una operación militar con fuerzas nigerinas mataron a once militantes cerca de la ciudad de Diffa, cerca de la frontera con Nigeria.

¡Una parodia de justicia que no debe mantenerse!
Un año desde que los tribunales de la India condenaron a cadena perpetua a los trabajadores de Maruti Suzuki en un caso fabricado

Por Keith Jones, 19 marzo 2018

El único “crimen” de los trece es haberse rebelado contra las condiciones de maquila que prevalecen en una nueva industria automotriz india conectada globalmente.

New in German

Der Giftanschlag auf Skripal: Eine Kriegsprovokation

Chris Marsden, 19. März 2018

Die Kampagne der europäischen imperialistischen Mächte und der USA um den Giftanschlag auf den ehemaligen russischen Spion und britischen Doppelagenten Sergei Skripal und seine Tochter stinkt zum Himmel.

USA: Lehrerstreik in Jersey City, Forderungen nach Ausstand im ganzen Land

unseren Reportern, 19. März 2018

Der Streik in Jersey City ist Teil einer wachsenden Widerstandsbewegung der amerikanischen Arbeiterklasse im Anschluss an den Lehrerstreik in West Virginia.

Leipzig: 250 Zuhörer beim Vortrag über den „Marxismus der Oktoberrevolution“

unseren Reportern, 19. März 2018

Im Rahmen der Leipziger Buchmesse stellte David North das zweibändige Buch „Warum die Russische Revolution studieren“ vor.

Ein Justizkomplett, das nicht bestehen darf!
Ein Jahr seit der Verurteilung der Maruti-Suzuki-Arbeiter zu lebenslanger Haft

Keith Jones, 19. März 2018

Das einzige „Verbrechen“ der dreizehn Arbeiter bestand darin, gegen die Ausbeutungsbedingungen in Indiens neuen, global vernetzten Autofabriken zu rebellieren.

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

Political warfare in Washington enters new stage following firing of former FBI deputy director

19 March 2018

Former CIA Director John Brennan replied to the firing of FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe by telling Trump: “You will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history.”

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History

Lenin, Trotsky and the Marxism of the October Revolution

By David North, 19 March 2018

David North, chairperson of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site and of the Socialist Equality Party (US), delivered this lecture at the University of Leipzig on March 16.

Commentary

Witch-hunt of Corbyn aims to silence popular opposition to anti-Russia offensive

By Chris Marsden, 19 March 2018

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s cautioning against a “rush to judgement” in the alleged poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal has prompted frenzied media denunciations.

New York University: A center of militarism, mass surveillance and censorship: Part 1
NYU and the preparations of US imperialism for world war

By the IYSSE at NYU, 19 March 2018

New York University, the largest private research university in the US, is heavily involved in the preparations for war against Russia and China, the mass surveillance efforts of the NSA and the internet censorship campaign by the state, Google, and Facebook.

A travesty of justice that must not stand!
One year since India’s courts condemned framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers to jail for life

By Keith Jones, 17 March 2018

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

The significance of the mass student protests against gun violence in America

By Genevieve Leigh, 16 March 2018

The social and political roots of mass shootings in America

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

Arts Review

Call Me by Your Name: Academy Award-winning film from Luca Guadagnino

By Hiram Lee, 19 March 2018

Italian director Guadagnino’s film is beautifully photographed, and the performances are generally very good. Why, then, does the whole thing feel so flat?

Wonder Wheel: Woody Allen’s latest film—and the campaign to drive him out of the film industry

By Joanne Laurier, 17 March 2018

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

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

More on the sexual misconduct witch-hunt »

68th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 2
The shattering of what’s left of the American Dream: Generation Wealth, Game Girls, Lemonade

By Stefan Steinberg, 16 March 2018

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

The sexual misconduct witch-hunt

Native American author Sherman Alexie taken down in #MeToo hysteria

By Kayla Costa, 19 March 2018

A critically acclaimed author and youth educator, Alexie now faces serious consequences from the vague and unsubstantiated allegations of sexual misconduct.

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.

25 years ago: US, Europe back Yeltsin dictatorship in Russia

This week in 1993 the Clinton administration, followed by governments of the western European powers and Japan, backed Boris Yeltsin’s abrogation of the Russian constitution and declaration of dictatorial power.

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50 years ago: Johnson replaces Vietnam military commander

On March 22, 1968, President Johnson announced that General William Westmoreland would be removed as commander of US troops in Vietnam and appointed to a position in the Pentagon.

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75 years ago: Corruption exposed in US war industry

On March 23, 1943, a Senate committee heard testimony that officials of the US Steel corporation had deliberately sold sub-standard steel armor plates to the procurement services of the government for use in the war industry.

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100 years ago: US socialist indicted for opposing World War I

On March 21, 1918, radical author Scott Nearing, a member of the US Socialist Party and an opponent of the imperialist war, was indicted by a federal grand jury in New York City under the notorious Espionage Act.

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Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan workers’ inquiry meeting to announce findings on garbage disaster

By the Independent Workers Inquiry Committee, 17 March 2018

Australia: SEP meeting discusses government-media campaign over “African gangs”

By our reporters, 17 March 2018

The SEP has led a fight within the working class against the provocative hysteria against young people of African origin.

Obituary

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.

Workers Struggles

The role of the UCU Left in the effort to shut down the UK lecturers strike

By Robert Stevens, 17 March 2018

UK: Lecturers and students speak on struggle to fight savage pension cuts

By our reporters, 17 March 2018

For a unified socialist movement of lecturers and students!

More on the UK lecturers strike »

As strike by 1,400 US telecom workers enters third week
Frontier hires Pinkerton agents, obtains restraining order

By Zac Corrigan, 17 March 2018

“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

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

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

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

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The Grenfell Tower fire

“It’s certainly not going to shut me up”
Grenfell fire: Joe Delaney answers right-wing media witch-hunt

By Robert Stevens, 14 March 2018

Right-wing media launch witch-hunt against Grenfell activist Joe Delaney

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

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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!

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.

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

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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.

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