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Global struggles by teachers mounting against austerity and attacks on public education

By Jerry White, 21 March 2018

Ten years after the 2008 financial crash, which ushered in a decade of savage budget cutting, teachers around the world are protesting and striking.

South Butler, Pennsylvania teachers strike

By Paul Sherman, 21 March 2018

Teachers unions intensify efforts to suppress growing class struggle in the US

Lessons of the West Virginia teachers strike

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German grand coalition shifts sharply to the right

By Johannes Stern, 21 March 2018

The new government is stoking a racist atmosphere to further its programme of militarism, social attacks, and the strengthening of the repressive state apparatus.

Sanders town hall in DC promotes illusions in the Democrats and trade unions

By Tom Hall, 21 March 2018

The purpose of the event, which was livestreamed on Facebook, was to offer pretended sympathy for the poor and to promote the Democrats in the 2018 elections.

Cambridge Analytica used harvested data from 50 million Facebook profiles

By Kevin Reed, 21 March 2018

The revelations of the data harvesting operation has exposed the use of social media information for manipulative aims by political campaign organizations in the United States.

UK-EU draft deal pleases neither side of ruling elite’s Brexit divide

By Chris Marsden, 21 March 2018

Struck against the background of demands for action against Russia, the agreement gave expression to rising antagonisms between the UK and its European rivals.

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

Turkey’s seizure of Afrin and the growing threat of a regional war in the Middle East

By Halil Celik, 21 March 2018

While drifting away from its NATO partners, Ankara has forged closer relations, including both trade and military ties, with Russia and Iran, two main targets of US imperialism.

Mass protests in Brazil against death squad assassination of Marielle Franco

By Miguel Andrade, 21 March 2018

While clearly serving to intimidate political opposition, Franco’s execution is being exploited by the security forces as a justification for even greater repression.

Canada deploys “peacekeepers” to wage war in Mali

By Roger Jordan, 21 March 2018

Canadian mining companies have more than $1 billion invested in Mali and according to a 2014 estimate, more than $30 billion invested across Africa.

Maruti Suzuki workers hold protest demanding release of 13 framed-up colleagues

By Saman Gunadasa, 21 March 2018

The demonstration marked one year since Maruti Suzuki workers’ leaders were sentenced to life in prison on politically-motivated charges.

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

Seventy thousand Rohingya have fled Burma since “repatriation” agreement signed

By John Roberts, 21 March 2018

Last November’s agreement between Burma and Bangladesh was a ploy to deflect attention from the Burmese military’s ongoing pogrom against Muslim Rohingya.

New Zealand: No end in sight for Christchurch earthquake rebuild

By Tom Peters, 21 March 2018

Seven years after the 2011 earthquake, thousands of houses are still damaged and insurance claims unresolved.

New in French

Non à la concertation avec Macron sur la SNCF!
Pour une lutte politique contre l'austérité et le militarisme en Europe!

Alexandre Lantier, 21 mars 2018

Les travailleurs qui se mobilisent le 22 mars lors d'une première journée d'action contre la privatisation de la SNCF sont confrontés à une lutte politique internationale.

New in Turkish

Washington’daki iç savaş yeni bir aşamaya giriyor

Patrick Martin, 21 Mart 2018

ABD’deki siyasi duruma patlayıcı bir karakter kazandıran, aşağıdan gelen hareket ile tepedeki sert mücadelenin bir araya gelmesidir.

Skripal’in zehirlenmesi üzerine kampanya: Uluslararası bir savaş kışkırtıcılığı

Chris Marsden, 21 Mart 2018

Büyük işçi ve gençlik kitlesini kapitalizme ve emperyalizme karşı birleştiren yeni bir savaş karşıtı hareketin kurulması, en acil siyasi görevdir.

Putin, artan uluslararası ve iç istikrarsızlığın ortasında seçimleri kazandı

Vladimir Volkov ve Clara Weiss, 21 Mart 2018

18 Mart Pazar günü düzenlenen Rusya devlet başkanlığı seçimleri, şaşırtıcı olmayan bir şekilde, görevdeki Devlet Başkanı Vladimir Putin’in ilk turda zafer elde etmesiyle sonuçlandı.

“Asi” kalesi düşerken ABD’nin Suriye’ye saldırı tehdidi artıyor

Bill Van Auken, 21 Mart 2018

Doğu Guta’nın Esad hükümetinin eline geçmesi, ABD ile müttefiklerinin rejim değişikliği savaşının başarısızlığında bir kilometre taşını temsil etmektedir.

New in Spanish

Sindicatos docentes intensifican esfuerzos para suprimir crecimiento de lucha de clases en EUA

Por Jerry White, 21 marzo 2018

Un artículo reciente de un exejecutivo en la cúpula de la Federación Estadounidense de Maestros revela que los sindicatos existen para “mantener la paz laboral” y “apisonar los berrinches y la cizaña de las bases”.

La Unión Europea se une a Reino Unido para intensificar la campaña contra Rusia

Por Chris Marsden, 21 marzo 2018

El caso Skripal ha estado siendo utilizado por Reino Unido y ciertas voces influyentes desde las cúpula política y militar estadounidense para alejar a los dos Estados dominantes europeos de Rusia.

Familia de cuatro sin hogar hallada muerta en camioneta en el Condado de Orange, California

Por Kimie Saito, 21 marzo 2018

El trágico incidente expone aún más la crisis de la vivienda en el Condado de Orange, California, donde la policía ha estado trabajando recientemente para despejar a cientos de personas de los campamentos sin hogar.

New in German

Warnstreiks im öffentlichen Dienst

Marianne Arens, 21. März 2018

In der Tarifauseinandersetzung im öffentlichen Dienst haben am gestrigen Dienstag 20.000 Beschäftigte das Ruhrgebiet praktisch lahmgelegt.

Lehrergewerkschaften unterdrücken den wachsenden Klassenkampf in den USA

Jerry White, 21. März 2018

Ein ehemaliger Spitzenfunktionär der Lehrergewerkschaft AFT brachte jüngst die Rolle der Gewerkschaften auf den Punkt. Ihre Aufgabe bestehe darin, den „Betriebsfrieden zu wahren“ und „Beschwerden und Unfrieden an der Basis zu unterdrücken“.

Europäische Union und Großbritannien verschärfen antirussische Kampagne

Chris Marsden, 21. März 2018

Die Skripal-Affäre wurde von Großbritannien und mächtigen Teilen des politischen und militärischen Establishments in den USA benutzt, um einen Keil zwischen die beiden wichtigsten europäischen Staaten und Russland zu treiben.

„Babylon Berlin“, eine aufwändige Fernsehserie über die 1920er Jahre

Sybille Fuchs, 21. März 2018

Die bislang wohl teuerste deutsche Fernsehproduktion zeigt Berlin im Jahr 1929.

New in Russian

Путин побеждает на президентских выборах в России на фоне растущей международной и внутренней нестабильности

Владимир Волков и Клара Вайс, 20 марта 2018 г.

Кампания президентских выборов в России проходила на фоне беспрецедентного обострения геополитической напряженности и продолжительного снижения уровня жизни населения.

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

Fifteen years since the launching of the Iraq War

21 March 2018

Neither the warmongers in Washington and London, nor their media apologists, have been held to account for the greatest crime of the 21st century.

Earlier Perspectives »

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

New York University: A center of militarism, mass surveillance and censorship
Part 3: NYU and the efforts to censor the Internet

By the IYSSE at NYU, 21 March 2018

New York University, the largest private research university in the US, in 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.

Former Metropolitan Opera conductor James Levine files suit against “McCarthyite” sexual harassment charges and firing

By David Walsh, 21 March 2018

The lawsuit accuses the Met of organizing a “kangaroo court” instead of an impartial investigation and using “McCarthyite tactics,” including refusing to reveal the names of any of the famed conductor’s accusers.

The public humiliation and destruction of Metropolitan Opera conductor James Levine

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

More on the sexual misconduct witch-hunt »

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

By Patrick Martin, 19 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

The CIA and the Democratic Party

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

Arts Review

68th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 3
The Waldheim Waltz: A timely film about the World War II role of former Austrian president

By Stefan Steinberg, 20 March 2018

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

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

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

The Grenfell Tower fire

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference and that’s how those in power view many in our society”
Grenfell fire: An interview with North Kensington resident Joe Delaney

By Robert Stevens, 21 March 2018

In this interview, local resident Joe Delaney speaks about his initial involvement in tenants housing issues in North Kensington and the Grenfell Action Group, his thoughts on the Grenfell fire and the official public inquiry.

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

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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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.

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!

Workers Struggles

Striking Kenyan lecturers defy labor court injunction, Nigeria lecturers strike

By Eddie Haywood, 20 March 2018

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

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

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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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.

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.

More on US teachers »

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