Russian diplomats expelled over allegations of poisoning of ex-spy in UK

By Bill Van Auken, 27 March 2018

The mass expulsion of Russian diplomats from the US, 14 EU countries, Canada and Ukraine marks a coordinated campaign to pave the way to war.

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

The Stormy Daniels scandal: Political warfare in Washington hits a new low

By Patrick Martin, 27 March 2018

The campaign of sexual allegations against Trump serves only to pollute popular consciousness and divert attention from the political dangers confronting working people.

Germany and UK collude with Spanish extradition warrants against Catalan leaders Puigdemont and Ponsatí

By Steve James and Paul Mitchell, 27 March 2018

Puigdemont is expected to be detained in Germany for two to three months before a final decision is made on his extradition to Spain.

Spain jails Catalan secessionist leaders, issues international arrest warrants

German Socialist Equality Party demands immediate release of Carles Puigdemont

Russia: At least 64 dead, including many children, in horrific shopping mall fire

By Clara Weiss, 27 March 2018

Like the Grenfell fire last summer in London, the fire at the Kemerovo shopping mall on Sunday is a social crime for which the ruling oligarchy bears full responsibility.

The UK Further Education strike: Lessons of the lecturers’ revolt against the University and College Union

By the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 27 March 2018

The attacks on Further Education staff are central to the Conservative government’s plans to turn education over to the private sector.

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

For a unified socialist movement of lecturers and students!

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As April 2 strike by Oklahoma educators looms
Arizona teachers prepare for mass statewide demonstrations

By Trévon Austin, 27 March 2018

About 8,000 to 10,000 teachers are expected to participate in Phoenix, with thousands more protesting in other cities.

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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“We want to know the details of the agreement”
CWA tries to ram through sellout deal to end Frontier strike

By our reporters, 27 March 2018

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) has ordered 1,400 strikers in West Virginia and Virginia to return to work before any vote on the deal.

CWA isolates Frontier Communications strikers

Pulse nightclub shooter’s father was an FBI informant

By Niles Niemuth, 27 March 2018

Critical details about Omar Mateen’s father’s decade-long relationship with the FBI came out this week during the trial of Noor Salman, who has been charged as an accomplice in the 2016 mass shooting.

Opposition to Australian “foreign interference” bills

By Mike Head, 27 March 2018

Under the banner of combating a Chinese “conspiracy” to dominate Australia, the bills contain far-reaching attacks on fundamental democratic rights.

Left Alliance forms government in Nepal amidst growing geopolitical tensions

By W. A. Sunil, 27 March 2018

The new government in Kathmandu is acutely sensitive to the demands of the major powers and their efforts to maintain their influence in the region.

New in French

Le président déchu de la Catalogne Carles Puigdemont arrété en Allemagne

Alejandro López, 27 mars 2018

La décision d’arrêter Puigdemont en Allemagne, dont le propre code pénal punit les tentatives de sécession avec des peines allant jusqu’à la prison à vie, facilite son transfert en Espagne.

Le Parti de l’égalité socialiste allemand exige la libération immédiate de Carles Puigdemont

Parti de l’égalité socialiste allemand, 27 mars 2018

L’arrestation de Puigdemont par les autorités allemandes est un acte judiciaire arbitraire caractéristique d’un régime autoritaire.

Le terroriste de Trèbes et de Carcassonne était connu par le renseignement français

Anthony Torres, 27 mars 2018

L’attentat sanglant soulève des questions sur la responsabilité de l’Etat français, qui a instrumentalisé les réseaux islamises dans leur guerre en Syrie.

L’UE soutient le Royaume-Uni dans ses accusations d’attaque à l’arme neurotoxique contre la Russie

Chris Marsden, 27 mars 2018

Le Royaume-Uni se sert de la tentative d’assassinat alléguée des Skripal pour s’allier à des éléments puissants de l’establishment américain incitant une position plus dure contre la Russie.

La nomination de Bolton : un autre avertissement sur de nouvelles guerres américaines

Peter Symonds, 27 mars 2018

Bolton est connu pour son plaidoyer en faveur des guerres d’agression illégales, son mépris pour les Nations Unies et le droit international, et sa position belliqueuse envers les rivaux des Américains telle que la Chine et la Russie.

New in Norwegian

Skripal-forgiftningskampanjen: En internasjonal krigsprovokasjon

Chris Marsden, 27 March 2018

Kampanjen til imperialistmaktene i Europa og USA over forgiftningen av den tidligere russiske spionen og britiske dobbeltagenten Sergeij Skripal og hans datter stinker til himmels.

Justismord som ikke må få stå!
Ett år siden Indias rettsinstanser dømte fingerte Maruti-Suzuki-arbeidere til fengsel for livstid

Keith Jones, 27 March 2018

De trettens eneste «forbrytelse» er å ha gjort opprør mot ‘sweatshop’-forholdene som råder i Indias nye, globalt forbundne bilindustri.

New York Times refser Trump for utilstrekkelig aggresjon mot Russland

Bill Van Auken, 27 March 2018

Den redaksjonelle lederartikkelen i Times understreker avisens rolle som et propagandaorgan for ledende elementer i det amerikanske militæret og etterretningsapparatet som presser på for krig.

New in Spanish

El significado internacional de la Marcha por nuestras vidas

Por Eric London, 27 marzo 2018

Las manifestaciones de masas en el corazón del imperialismo mundial ponen de manifiesto el recrudecimiento de las tensiones sociales y de la lucha de clases a nivel global.

El depuesto presidente regional catalán Carles Puigdemont es arrestado en Alemania

Por Alejandro López, 27 marzo 2018

La decisión de arrestar a Puigdemont en Alemania, cuyo código penal castiga los intentos de secesión con sentencias que incluyen la cadena perpetua, facilita su envío a España.

El Partido Socialista por la Igualdad alemán exige la liberación inmediata de Carles Puigdemont

Por el Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 27 marzo 2018

El arresto de Puigdemont por parte de las autoridades alemanas es un acto judicial arbitrario característico de un régimen autoritario.

New in German

Die Festnahme Puigdemonts und der Aufbau eines europäischen Polizeistaats

Peter Schwarz, 27. März 2018

Die europäischen Polizeistrukturen, die unter dem Vorwand der Terrorismusbekämpfung und der Flüchtlingsabwehr entstanden sind, werden nun zur Verfolgung politischer Gegner eingesetzt.

Die internationale Bedeutung der „March for Our Lives“-Demonstrationen

Eric London, 27. März 2018

Die Massendemonstrationen im Herzen des Weltimperialismus zeigen, dass sich die sozialen Spannungen und der Klassenkampf weltweit verschärfen.

Russland nach den Wahlen:
Oligarchie fordert „Reformen“ und Verhandlungen mit imperialistischen Mächten

Clara Weiss, 27. März 2018

Die russische Oligarchie sieht den Wahlsieg von Putin in erster Linie als Stärkung ihrer Verhandlungsposition in ihrem verzweifelten Versuch, eine Übereinkunft mit dem amerikanischen und europäischen Imperialismus zu erreichen.

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Perspective

The arrest of Catalan President Carles Puigdemont: Another step toward a police state in Europe

27 March 2018

The Europe-wide police-state structures, which emerged under the pretext of combatting terrorism and cracking down on refugees, are now being deployed against political opponents.

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Commentary

Germany: Why is the taz newspaper defending the far-right ideologue Baberowski?

By Christoph Vandreier, 27 March 2018

The veteran journalist Edith Kresta has spoken out again “moral sectarianism” in relation to far-right positions and against the stigmatization of xenophobic prejudices.

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 »

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

By Alec Andersen, 26 March 2018

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Protest Against School Shootings in the US

Tens of thousands protest mass shootings in New York, Michigan, Boston and the southern United States

By Tom Hall, 27 March 2018

IYSSE members and supporters spoke to demonstrators at a large number of demonstrations throughout the country.

“This can be turned around by people who want to build a new society”
California: Protesters denounce war and social inequality

By our reporters, 27 March 2018

The large turnout in the most populous US state reflects a political shift, as a new generation of young people are being thrust into politics for the first time.

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

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

The international significance of the March for Our Lives demonstrations

By Eric London, 26 March 2018

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

Workers Struggles

Strike at York University in Canada begins its fourth week
Workers Struggles: The Americas

27 March 2018

Some 3,000 contract teachers and research and teaching assistants are fighting for a substantial pay increase and enhanced job security under conditions where the unions are isolating their strike.

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

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

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

By Julie Hyland, 26 March 2018

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

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

"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

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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

Washington Post fulminates against Black Panther’s white supremacist supporters

By Nick Barrickman, 23 March 2018

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

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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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.

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

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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!

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