Hundreds of thousands of students march against mass violence in America

By Tom Hall, 25 March 2018

The scale of the demonstrations show that the crisis of American and world capitalism is working its way into the consciousness of young people and propelling a new generation into political struggle.

Bolton’s appointment: Another warning of new US wars

By Peter Symonds, 24 March 2018

Bolton is notorious for his advocacy of illegal wars of aggression, his contempt for the UN and international law, and his belligerent stance towards US rivals such as China and Russia.

Trump appoints John Bolton as National Security Advisor, replacing McMaster

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

Markets fall on trade war fears

By Nick Beams, 24 March 2018

Chinese reaction to US tariff measures has been fairly muted, so far, but government officials said they will defend their “legitimate interests.”

US threatens trade war against China

Teacher unions seek rotten deal as momentum grows for April 2 statewide walkout in Oklahoma

By Todd Denton and Nancy Hanover, 24 March 2018

Oklahoma teachers are continuing their preparations for an April 2 statewide strike in Oklahoma as the unions seek a rotten legislative deal, including regressive taxation on state residents.

Kentucky and Arizona teachers rally to defend public education

Lessons of the West Virginia teachers strike

More on US teachers »

Ontario Liberal government preparing intervention to end York University strike

By Roger Jordan, 24 March 2018

The big business Liberal government, which has enjoyed the unions’ steadfast support since coming to power 15 years ago, has repeatedly outlawed education strikes.

Major protests against French President Macron’s austerity measures

By Kumaran Ira, 24 March 2018

The strikes and protests express the social opposition that is developing against the Macron government.

European Union backs UK in accusing Russia of nerve agent attack

By Chris Marsden, 24 March 2018

Britain is using the alleged attempted assassination of the Skripals to ally itself with powerful sections of the US establishment pushing for a more hardline stance against Russia.

Russia after the elections: Calls for “reforms” and negotiations with imperialist powers grow louder within the oligarchy

By Clara Weiss, 24 March 2018

The Russian oligarchy views Putin’s electoral victory first and foremost as a strengthening of its bargaining position in its desperate attempts to find a negotiated settlement with US and European imperialism.

Russian economy stagnates as presidential election approaches

German parliament follows in the tracks of the far-right Alternative for Germany

By Peter Schwarz, 24 March 2018

The central theme of the parliamentary debate on the new government’s programme was the limiting and deportation of refugees.

German grand coalition takes office as most right-wing government since 1945

Record pace of drone strikes mark sharp escalation of US war in Somalia

By Eddie Haywood, 24 March 2018

Monday’s strike was the ninth such attack this year putting 2018 on track to overtake the record total set in 2017.

Police murder in Sacramento, California sparks two days of protests

By Evan Blake, 24 March 2018

The brutal murder of Stephon Clark, who was unarmed when police unleashed hail of bullets, has prompted hundreds to once again demonstrate against police violence.

Confessed Austin, Texas bomber dead in apparent suicide blast

Sacramento police shoot and kill unarmed man in his backyard

Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot Justine Damond charged with murder

More on police violence in America »

Mississippi governor signs the nation’s most restrictive anti-abortion measure

By Shelley Connor, 24 March 2018

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed into law the toughest restrictions on abortion currently seen in the US, banning all abortions past 15 weeks gestation.

UK: Eight million hit by welfare cuts

By Dennis Moore, 24 March 2018

Adjusting for inflation, the last decade has been the weakest for average earnings in two centuries—the product of above-target inflation and poor nominal pay growth.

Australian court rejects bid to obtain letters on 1975 “constitutional coup”

By Mike Head, 24 March 2018

The case indicates that much is at stake for the ruling class in protecting the potentially dictatorial powers of the governor-general.

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 Spanish

Detrás del escándalo de explotación de datos de Facebook: la campaña para censurar el Internet

Por Andre Damon, 24 marzo 2018

La prensa, trabajando de cerca con las agencias de inteligencia y algunos de los líderes demócratas en el Congreso, busca encubrir con este escándalo la supresión de la oposición política en la mayor red social del mundo.

Estados Unidos amenaza una guerra comercial contra China

Por Nick Beams, 24 marzo 2018

La administración de Trump ha elaborado una lista de más de 1.000 productos, y propuso prohibiciones a inversiones, que tienen por objetivo 10 industrias chinas clave.

Trump designa a John Bolton como asesor de Seguridad Nacional, reemplazando a McMaster

Por Eric London, 24 marzo 2018

La resurrección política de Bolton es una señal más de que Trump está conformando un gabinete cada vez más derechista y militarista.

Protestas masivas en Brasil por el asesinato de Marielle Franco por parte de un escuadrón de la muerte

Por Miguel Andrade, 24 marzo 2018

Aunque sirve claramente para intimidar cualquier oposición política, la ejecución de Franco está siendo explotada por las fuerzas de seguridad como justificación para una represión aún mayor.

New in Turkish

Irak Savaşı’nın başlamasının 15. yılı

Patrick Martin, 24 Mart 2018

15 yıl önce, 20-21 Mart 2003 gecesi, Amerika Birleşik Devletleri’nin ve Büyük Britanya’nın silahlı kuvvetleri, 26 milyon nüfuslu Irak’ın yasadışı ve kışkırtılmamış istilasını başlattılar.

Türkiye’nin Afrin’i ele geçirmesi ve artan Ortadoğu savaşı tehlikesi

Halil Celik, 24 Mart 2018

Afrin kentinin ele geçirmesi, hızla bölgesel ve hatta küresel bir savaşa dönüşebilecek olan Suriye iç savaşında yeni bir aşamayı da başlatıyor.

Fransız demiryollarının özelleştirilmesi üzerine Macron ile görüşmeye hayır!
Avrupa’da kemer sıkmaya ve militarizme karşı siyasi bir mücadele için!

Alex Lantier, 24 Mart 2018

SEP, işçilerin, onlarca yıldır eski Devlet Başkanı François Hollande’ın Sosyalist Parti’sinin (PS) yörüngesinde dönen eski siyasi partilere teslim olamayacaklarını vurgular.

Evrenbilimci Stephen Hawking 76 yaşında öldü

Bryan Dyne, 24 Mart 2018

Ünlü evrenbilimci, teorik fizikçi ve yazar Stephen Hawking, 14 Mart günü erken saatlerde İngiltere’nin Cambridge kentindeki evinde öldü.

New in French

La menace d’une attaque américaine contre la Syrie se précise avec la chute imminente d’un bastion «rebelle»

Bill Van Auken, 24 mars 2018

La chute imminente de Ghouta, banlieue est de Damas, accompagnée par l’invasion d’Afrin par la Turquie, marquent une nouvelle étape dans la guerre en Syrie qui dure depuis sept ans.

Québec: Les géants de l'aluminium exigent des concessions plus importantes de la part des travailleurs lockoutés d'ABI

Laurent Lafrance, 24 mars 2018

Pendant qu’ABI exige encore plus de concessions, le syndicat des Métallos a accepté la réouverture des contrats chez Rio Tinto-Alcan.

Le Canada déploie des «forces de maintien de la paix» au Mali

Roger Jordan, 24 mars 2018

Les entreprises minières canadiennes ont plus d'un milliard de dollars investis au Mali et, selon un estimé de 2014, plus de 30 milliards à travers l'Afrique.

New in German

Datenskandal bei Facebook wird für Internetzensur missbraucht

Andre Damon, 24. März 2018

In Absprache mit Geheimdiensten und Politikern nutzen die Medien den Skandal aus, um die Unterdrückung von politischem Widerstand im größten sozialen Netzwerk der Welt zu fordern.

Die USA drohen mit Handelskrieg gegen China

Nick Beams, 24. März 2018

Die Trump-Regierung hat eine Liste mit mehr als 1.000 Produkten zusammengestellt und Investitionsverbote vorgeschlagen. Davon sind zehn wichtige chinesische Industriezweige betroffen.

Von der Leyen verkündet Kriegspläne der Großen Koalition

Philipp Frisch, 24. März 2018

Hinter den Kulissen hat die herrschende Klasse ein Rüstungs- und Kriegsprogramm ausgearbeitet, das in der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik ohne Beispiel ist.

Warum verteidigt die taz den rechtsextremen Ideologen Baberowski?

Christoph Vandreier, 24. März 2018

Die langjährige taz-Redakteurin Edith Kresta hat sich für die Überwindung von „moralischem Sektierertum“ gegenüber rechtsradikalen Positionen und gegen die Stigmatisierung fremdenfeindlicher Vorurteile ausgesprochen.

Warnstreiks im öffentlichen Dienst
Große Wut über Niedriglöhne und Arbeitsstress

Marianne Arens, 24. März 2018

Die Streikenden im Tarifkampf demonstrieren Kampfbereitschaft und Wut über die miesen Zustände im öffentlichen Dienst. Aber die Gewerkschaften halten der Großen Koalition den Rücken frei.

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

The protests against school shootings and the growth of the class struggle

24 March 2018

The simultaneous development of a movement among workers and student youth portends a major eruption of social and class conflict in the United States and internationally.

Earlier Perspectives »

Protest Against School Shootings in the US

Now available from Mehring Books
New pamphlet: The social and political roots of mass shootings in America

By Shannon Jones, 24 March 2018

There is a growing awareness that something is deeply amiss with the present social order.

Arts Review

Shedding light on the conditions of “millions of women in the shadows of mainstream America”
Hold Me Down: A day in the life of a single mother in the Bronx

By Norisa Diaz, 24 March 2018

The 28-year-old Swedish director, Niclas Gillis, represents a new generation of artists and filmmakers responding to inequality and social misery.

An interview with filmmaker Niclas Gillis and Tanisha Lambright of Hold Me Down

By Norisa Diaz, 24 March 2018

Gillis and supporting lead actress Lambright spoke to the WSWS about the vast inequality in the most economically developed nation in the world.

May Your Kindness Remain from Courtney Marie Andrews

Mehring Books

Mehring Books publishes The Struggle against Imperialism and For Workers’ Power in Iran

24 March 2018

The pamphlet addresses pivotal issues of socialist strategy in a country that for decades has been a target of US imperialist intrigue and aggression, and where the working class, as heralded by the protests that opened 2018, is now striving to find the road of independent class struggle.

Socialist Equality Party

Attend online and call-in forum March 27
The way forward for UK lecturers after the revolt against the University and College Union

24 March 2018

The Socialist Equality Party (UK) is hosting an online and call-in forum for lecturers, college staff, other education workers and students on Tuesday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m.

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

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

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

By Andre Damon, 23 March 2018

"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

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 » »

Workers Struggles

Around 1.5 million Uber and Ola drivers strike in India
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

24 March 2018

Striking Uber and Ola drivers said they are only making a fraction of what they were promised when they began working for the multi-million dollar tax companies.

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

By Laurent Lafrance, 22 March 2018

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 »

NHS Fightback

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

Statement by the Socialist Equality Party, 23 March 2018

More on NHS Fightback »

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

Washington Post fulminates against Black Panther’s white supremacist supporters

By Nick Barrickman, 23 March 2018

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

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

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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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.

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