US threatens trade war against China

By Nick Beams, 23 March 2018

The Trump administration has drawn up a list of more than 1,000 products, and proposed investment bans, targeting 10 key Chinese industries.

Trump appoints John Bolton as National Security Advisor, replacing McMaster

By Eric London, 23 March 2018

Bolton’s political resurrection is a further sign that Trump is assembling an ever more right-wing and militaristic cabinet.

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

US House of Representatives approves record military budget

By Patrick Martin, 23 March 2018

While funneling nearly $700 billion to the Pentagon, the legislation allows the Trump administration to proceed with the deportation of young immigrants previously protected under the DACA program.

Democrats drop DACA recipients from budget talks

Confessed Austin, Texas bomber dead in apparent suicide blast

By Niles Niemuth, 23 March 2018

Police officials announced that 23-year-old Mark Anthony Conditt confessed on video to the string of package bombings that killed two and wounded five others, but no apparent motive has been determined.

Sacramento police shoot and kill unarmed man in his backyard

By Matthew Taylor, 23 March 2018

Clark’s murder exposes the futility of the various reforms promoted by Black Lives Matter and put in place in the aftermath of mass protests against police murders.

Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot Justine Damond charged with murder

By Anthony Bertolt, 23 March 2018

More on police violence in America »

Trial begins for Border Patrol agent who murdered Mexican teenager

By Kevin Martinez, 23 March 2018

Opening arguments were heard in the trial of a Border Patrol agent who shot and killed 16-year-old Mexican Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez for allegedly throwing rocks near the US-Mexico border in 2012.

German chancellor’s government speech: Anti-refugee propaganda, rearmament and war

By Johannes Stern, 23 March 2018

In her typical lethargic and tedious style, Merkel presented the most reactionary German government programme since the end of the Second World War.

NHS FightBack: Reject health trade unions’ sellout NHS pay deal!

Statement by the Socialist Equality Party, 23 March 2018

The agreement between the 12 unions covering workers in the National Health Service was finalised behind the membership’s backs with the Guardian reporting negotiations were carried out “in conditions of strict secrecy.”

Peru’s president and former Wall Street financier resigns amid corruption scandal

By Armando Cruz, 23 March 2018

There was a consensus among the ruling elite that the 79-year-old former Wall Street operator had become a destabilizing factor for capitalism in Peru.

“Financial toxicity” affects poorer cancer patients in Australia

By Margaret Rees, 23 March 2018

High medical payments and reduced income while patients are being treated or recovering from cancer are causing distress and avoidable deaths.

New in Russian

Лидеры русской революции
Лев Троцкий о Якове Сверлове (март 1925 г.)

Лев Троцкий, 23 марта 2018 г.

В ряду выдающихся лидеров русской революции, столетие которой отмечалось в прошлом году, стоит имя Якова Свердлова, главного организатора большевистской партии в 1917 году и первого «президента» Советской республики. Мы публикуем его портрет, написанный Львом Троцким.

New in Norwegian

Betydningen av elevers masseprotester mot våpenvold i Amerika

Genevieve Leigh, 23 March 2018

Mens demokrater og media har forsøkt å begrense protestene til opprop for våpenkontroll, ligger det mer vidtrekkende anliggender til grunn for politiseringen av unge mennesker i USA.

Senatsdemokrater går sammen med republikanerne om å hule ut Dodd-Frank-bank-reguleringene

Tom Hall, 23 March 2018

Demokratenes støtte for loven viser at de er et parti av det amerikanske finansaristokratiet.

New in French

Nouvelle initiative de Google pour censurer l’opposition politique et promouvoir les médias traditionnels

Andre Damon, 23 mars 2018

Google annonce sa plus récente initiative de censure tandis que Facebook subit la pression des médias et des démocrates du Congrès pour réprimer l’opposition politique.

La poursuite de Geoffrey Rush: un coup porté à la campagne antidémocratique #MeToo

Richard Phillips et James Cogan, 23 mars 2018

Un juge a statué que les médias de Murdoch ne pouvaient pas justifier les allégations d'inconduite sexuelle qu'ils ont portées contre le célèbre acteur australien Geoffrey Rush.

Les États-Unis adoptent des mesures commerciales contre la Chine

Nick Beams, 23 mars 2018

Le représentant américain au Commerce Robert Lighthizer a dit que des mesures seront prises en dehors de l’OMC, car en Chine «l’économie dominée par l’État» rejette «les principes du marché».

Réunion publique à Montréal
L’alliance militaire Trudeau-Trump et le danger de guerre mondiale

le Parti de l’égalité socialiste (Canada), 23 mars 2018

La réunion publique du 28 mars va élaborer la perspective socialiste et internationale qui doit guider le développement d’un vaste mouvement anti-guerre basé sur la classe ouvrière.

New in Spanish

Demanda de Geoffrey Rush asesta golpe a campaña antidemocrática de #MeToo

Por Richard Phillips y James Cogan, 23 marzo 2018

Un juez falló que la prensa de Murdoch no podía corroborar las acusaciones de conducta sexual inapropiada contra el aclamado actor australiano, Geoffrey Rush.

Google establece una “iniciativa noticiosa” para censurar la oposición política y promover los principales medios de comunicación

Por Andre Damon, 23 marzo 2018

Google anunció su más reciente iniciativa para la censura al tiempo que Facebook se encuentra bajo la presión de los medios y los demócratas del Congreso para reprimir la oposición política.

¡No a las conversaciones con Macron sobre la privatización de los ferrocarriles franceses!
¡Por una lucha política contra la austeridad y el militarismo en Europa!

Por Alex Lantier, 23 marzo 2018

Los trabajadores que participan en una huelga de alcance nacional en Francia el 22 de marzo se confrontan con una lucha política internacional.

Conferencia de David Walsh, editor de arte del WSWS, a cien años de la Revolución Rusa:
El significado de la Revolución Rusa para el arte moderno y la cultura actual

Por Dave Walsh, 23 marzo 2018

Esta charla fue dada en Chicago y en Ann Arbor y Kalamazoo, Michigan, a finales de 2017 y principios de 2018 sobre el arte y la Revolución de Octubre 1917.

New in German

Bundestag auf AfD-Kurs

Peter Schwarz, 23. März 2018

Die Abwehr und Deportation von Flüchtlingen war das zentrale Thema der Bundestagsdebatte über das Regierungsprogramm.

Der Fall Geoffrey Rush: Ein Schlag gegen die undemokratische #MeToo-Kampagne

Richard Phillips und James Cogan, 23. März 2018

Die Murdoch-Presse beschuldigte den renommierten australischen Schauspieler Geoffrey Rush des sexuellen Fehlverhaltens. Ein australisches Gericht kommt nun zu dem Schluss, dass sich diese Vorwürfe nicht erhärten lassen.

Google startet „Nachrichten-Initiative“ zur Zensur politischer Opposition

Andre Damon, 23. März 2018

Google gab seine jüngste Zensurinitiative zur gleichen Zeit bekannt, als Facebook von den Medien und den Demokraten im Kongress dazu gedrängt wurde, die Unterdrückung politischer Opposition zu verschärfen.

New in Italian

Il significato delle proteste in massa degli studenti contro la violenza armata in America

Genevieve Leigh, 22 marzo 2018

Mentre I Democratici e i mass media hanno cercato di limitare le proteste a proposte di controllo delle armi, ci sono questioni molto più ampie dietro la politicizzazione della gioventù negli USA.

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

Behind the Facebook data scandal: The drive to censor the Internet

23 March 2018

The media, working with the intelligence agencies and leading congressional Democrats, is using the scandal as a cover for a crackdown on political opposition on the world’s largest social network.

Earlier Perspectives »

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

"They want you to feel if you speak up you'll be called a traitor or a Russian.”
Detroit autoworkers denounce effort to censor the Internet

By a reporting team, 23 March 2018

Workers at Fiat Chrysler’s Warren Stamping Plant asserted their right to read whatever news sources they wanted without interference by the government and tech giants.

Google sets up “news initiative” to censor political opposition and promote mainstream media

By Andre Damon, 22 March 2018

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

More on Internet censorship » »

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.

Protetsts against school shootings in the US

This weekend: Live social media coverage of mass protests against school shootings

Follow the WSWS and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality on social media for live coverage of this weekend's mass protests against school shootings in the US.

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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

Commentary

Washington Post fulminates against Black Panther’s white supremacist supporters

By Nick Barrickman, 23 March 2018

Far from rejecting Black Panther’s “pro-black” message, white racists have endorsed its depiction of a feudal African monarchy whose rulers have sealed the borders.

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

Five years since New York City school bus strike

By Philip Guelpa, 23 March 2018

The bitter strike of 2013 holds crucial lessons for the entire working class.

School bus drivers discuss aftermath of the 2013 New York City strike

By Steve Light, 23 March 2018

Geoffrey Rush lawsuit strikes blow against anti-democratic #MeToo campaign

By Richard Phillips and James Cogan, 22 March 2018

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

“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 »

Fifteen years since the launching of the Iraq War

By Patrick Martin, 21 March 2018

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

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

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

Arts Review

May Your Kindness Remain from Courtney Marie Andrews

By Matthew Brennan, 23 March 2018

The new album from 27-year-old country singer Courtney Marie Andrews is a sensitive look at the lives of ordinary people struggling to stay afloat.

Evolve by Imagine Dragons: Noisy emotion without artistic depth

By Ed Hightower, 23 March 2018

The latest album by Imagine Dragons is part of a self-pitying and overwrought trend in pop music.

68th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 4
Styx and Eldorado: Once again on the plight of refugees

By Stefan Steinberg, 22 March 2018

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

Workers Struggles

Spanish Amazon staff strike
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

23 March 2018

Some 2,000 logistics workers at a warehouse in Madrid struck Tuesday against management’s pay cut demands, with 98 percent of employees at the facility joining the action.

No to talks with Macron on the privatisation of French railways!
For a political struggle against austerity and militarism in Europe!

By Alex Lantier, 22 March 2018

Quebec: Aluminum giants demand steeper concessions from locked-out ABI workers

By Laurent Lafrance, 22 March 2018

Kentucky and Arizona teachers rally to defend public education

By J. Cooper, 22 March 2018

Lessons of the West Virginia teachers strike

More on US teachers »

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

By Saman Gunadasa, 21 March 2018

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

By Robert Stevens, 17 March 2018

For a unified socialist movement of lecturers and students!

More on the UK lecturers strike »

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

Science

Some early modern populations in Britain may have had dark skin

By Philip Guelpa, 22 March 2018

Recently published research suggests that Mesolithic Britons may have had dark skin, but the science is unsettled.

Cosmologist Stephen Hawking dies at 76

By Bryan Dyne, 15 March 2018

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

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

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!

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.

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