Deposed Catalan regional premier Carles Puigdemont arrested in Germany

By Alejandro López, 26 March 2018

The decision to arrest Puigdemont in Germany, whose own criminal code punishes attempts to secede with sentences of up to life in prison, facilitates his transfer to Spain.

Spain jails Catalan secessionist leaders, issues international arrest warrants

By Alejandro López, 26 March 2018

German Socialist Equality Party demands immediate release of Carles Puigdemont

By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 26 March 2018

The arrest of Puigdemont by the German authorities is an arbitrary judicial act characteristic of an authoritarian regime.

Egyptian presidential elections mark new stage in counterrevolution

By Johannes Stern, 26 March 2018

The al-Sisi regime has been mobilizing tens of thousands of heavily armed troops and security forces across the country to stifle any protest.

The truth about Cambridge Analytica-SCL: Psy-ops by UK-US deep state actors

By Julie Hyland, 26 March 2018

Cambridge Analytica and SCL were not acting as proxies for the Russian state but rather for significant sections of the US/UK military and intelligence apparatus.

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

Brazil: São Paulo teachers strike against pension reform

By Gabriel Lemos, 26 March 2018

The claim that “there is no money” to meet teachers’ demands is rooted in the parasitic interests of the banks and corporations that dominate the Brazilian state.

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

Lessons of the West Virginia teachers strike

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Black Lives Matter promotes illusions in African-American police chief after Sacramento police murder

By Alec Andersen, 26 March 2018

The response of Black Lives Matter activists to the killing of Stephon Clark further demonstrates the complete bankruptcy of the group’s racialist perspective.

More on police violence in America »

African immigrants report grave abuses at West Texas detention center

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan and Norisa Diaz, 26 March 2018

Around 80 immigrant men have been subjected to horrific physical abuses, alleged hate crimes, and sexual abuse, according to a report recently cited by the Intercept.

Another New York City taxi driver commits suicide due to financial ruin

By Sandy English, 26 March 2018

Nicanor Ochisor killed himself after a dramatic decline in his income due to the deregulation of Uber and other e-hailing services in the city.

Scandal surrounding Japanese prime minister deepens

By Ben McGrath, 26 March 2018

The affair highlights the intimate connections between the government and far-right extremist groups like Nippon Kaigi.

Britain pressures New Zealand government to join anti-Russian sanctions

By John Braddock, 26 March 2018

Britain’s High Commissioner to NZ has successfully pushed the Ardern government to cancel planned free trade talks with Russia.

Unions impose sellout deal on Australian rail workers

By Oscar Grenfell, 26 March 2018

The New South Wales rail unions could only secure a razor-thin margin through a months-long campaign to stifle and suppress opposition.

New in Turkish

Facebook’tan Polisbook’a

Andre Damon, 26 Mart 2018

Medya, dünyadaki en büyük sosyal medya platformunda daha fazla toplu sansür uygulanmasının siyasi ortamını yaratmaya çalışıyor.

Mehring Books’tan satışta
Yeni broşür: Amerika’daki Toplu Cinayetlerin Toplumsal ve Siyasal Kökenleri

Andre Damon, 26 Mart 2018

IYSSE, gençler arasında sosyalizme artan ilgiyi cesaret verici bir işaret olarak görmekte ve bu arayışlara bilinçli bir ifade kazandırmaya çalışmaktadır.

Mehring Books, İran’da Emperyalizme Karşı İşçi İktidarı Uğruna Mücadele’yi yayınladı

26 Mart 2018

Bu broşür, işçi sınıfının artık bağımsız mücadele yolunu bulmaya çalıştığı bir İran’daki başlıca sosyalist strateji sorunlarını ele alıyor.

New in German

SGP fordert sofortige Freilassung von Carles Puigdemont

Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 26. März 2018

Die Festnahme Puigdemonts durch deutsche Behörden ist ein juristischer Willkürakt, wie er autoritäre Regime kennzeichnet.

Hunderttausende Schüler demonstrieren gegen allgegenwärtige Gewalt in Amerika

Tom Hall, 26. März 2018

Die Krise des Kapitalismus in den USA und weltweit dringt in das Bewusstsein der Jugendlichen ein und treibt eine neue Generation in den politischen Kampf.

Frankreich: Massenproteste gegen Macrons Austeritätskurs

Kumaran Ira, 26. März 2018

Die Streiks und Proteste sind Ausdruck des wachsenden sozialen Widerstands gegen die Macron-Regierung.

Boltons Berufung zum nationalen Sicherheitsberater unterstreicht Kriegskurs der Regierung Trump

Peter Symonds, 26. März 2018

Bolton ist berüchtigt für seine Befürwortung völkerrechtswidriger Angriffskriege, seine Verachtung gegenüber der UN und dem Völkerrecht sowie seine aggressive Haltung gegenüber China und Russland.

New in Spanish

Las protestas contra los tiroteos escolares y el crecimiento de la lucha de clases

Por Joseph Kishore, 26 marzo 2018

El desarrollo simultáneo del movimiento entre trabajadores y la juventud estudiantil pregona un estallido importante de conflicto social y de clase en EUA e internacionalmente.

Cientos de miles de estudiantes marchan contra la violencia masiva en Estados Unidos

Por Tom Hall, 26 marzo 2018

La magnitud de las manifestaciones demuestra que la crisis del capitalismo estadounidense y global está irrumpiendo en la consciencia de los jóvenes y está introduciendo a una nueva generación en la lucha política.

Lenin, Trotsky y el marxismo de la Revolución de Octubre

Por David North, 26 marzo 2018

David North, presidente del Consejo Editorial Internacional del World Socialist Web Site y del Partido por la Igualdad Socialista de EUA, presntó esta conferencia en la Universidad de Leipzig el 16 de marzo.

El nombramiento de Bolton: otra advertencia de nuevas guerras en los EUA

Por Peter Symonds, 26 marzo 2018

Bolton es bien conocido por su defensa de las guerras ilegales de agresión, su desprecio por la ONU y las leyes internacionales, y su opinión beligerante hacia rivales de los EUA como China y Rusia.

Grandes protestas contra las medidas de austeridad del presidente francés Macron

Por Kumaran Ira, 26 marzo 2018

Los paros y las protestas expresan la oposición social que se está desarrollando contra el gobierno de Macron.

El presidente de Perú y ex financiero de Wall Street renuncia en medio de un escándalo de corrupción

Por Armando Cruz, 26 marzo 2018

Había un consenso en la élite gobernante de que el exoperador de Wall Street de 79 años de edad se había convertido en un factor desestabilizador para el capitalismo en Perú.

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Perspective

The international significance of the March for Our Lives demonstrations

26 March 2018

The mass demonstrations in the heart of world imperialism point to the intensification of social tensions and the class struggle worldwide.

Earlier Perspectives »

Protest Against School Shootings in the US

“I am motivated to make that change for our future generations”
Students, youth speak about war, inequality at DC March for Our Lives rally

By Tom Hall, 26 March 2018

High school students and other youth who attended the rally had far more on their minds than gun control and the midterm elections—the issues promoted by the media and the Democratic Party.

“No more wars, no more violence!”
Over 80,000 youth and students in Chicago protest against mass violence

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality at the University of Illinois at Chicago, 26 March 2018

The March for Our Lives demonstration in Chicago was one of the largest in the city’s history and demonstrates a growing radicalization and movement to the left by youth and students.

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.

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.

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

Commentary

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

By Andre Damon, 23 March 2018

Bolton’s appointment: Another warning of new US wars

By Peter Symonds, 24 March 2018

Markets fall on trade war fears

By Nick Beams, 24 March 2018

Washington Post fulminates against Black Panther’s white supremacist supporters

By Nick Barrickman, 23 March 2018

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

By Richard Phillips and James Cogan, 22 March 2018

More on the sexual misconduct witch-hunt »

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

25 years ago: Electoral disaster for Mitterrand and French Socialist Party

Elections held on March 28 and March 21, 1993 for the French National Assembly delivered a shattering blow to the Socialist Party of President François Mitterrand.

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50 years ago: Lyndon Johnson announces he will not run for reelection

“I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your President.”

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75 years ago: Axis troops forced to retreat in Tunisia

On March 26, the British Eighth Army secured victory of the Battle of the Mareth Line, forcing around 75,000 German and Italian troops to retreat deep into northern Tunisia.

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100 years ago: German-born director of Boston Symphony Orchestra arrested

On March 26, Karl Muck, director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, was imprisoned in East Cambria Jail in Massachusetts as an “enemy alien.”

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Arts Review

68th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 5
Central Airport THF: In Berlin, the end of the road for many refugees

By Verena Nees, 26 March 2018

Karim Aïnouz’s impressive documentary about the mass housing of refugees at the former Berlin Tempelhof Airport was awarded the Amnesty International Film Prize.

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

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

Socialist Equality Party

Montreal meeting today to discuss Canada-US strategic alliance and the threat of world war

26 March 2018

Wednesday’s Socialist Equality Party (Canada) meeting will elaborate the socialist internationalist perspective that must animate the struggle against imperialist war and the Trudeau-Trump alliance.

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

"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

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 » »

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.

Workers Struggles

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

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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.

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.

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