US sells Poland Patriot anti-missile system amid continued campaign against Russia

By Bill Van Auken, 29 March 2018

The sale represents a direct military provocation, escalating tensions provoked by unsubstantiated allegations surrounding the Skripal poisoning in the UK.

German politicians question US-led campaign against Russia

By Johannes Stern, 29 March 2018

The poisoning of Skripal and the campaign against Russia

Arizona teachers protest as Oklahoma educators battle union sabotage

By Jerry White, 29 March 2018

Thousands of teachers marched at the state capitol in Phoenix, Arizona Wednesday, as the wave of teachers struggles continues to spread across the US and internationally.

Teachers’ rebellion spreads on four continents

The struggle of teachers cannot be isolated! For a united movement of the entire working class!

Lessons of the West Virginia teachers strike

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Vote “No” to University and College Union sellout of UK lecturers pension strike

By Robert Stevens, 29 March 2018

The University and College Union’s Higher Education Committee voted to put an inferior pensions’ offer from Universities UK to a ballot, in the face of lecturer’s opposition.

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

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Quebec nurses rebel against forced overtime, budget cuts

By Louis Girard, 29 March 2018

Nurses and other health care workers have taken action to protest against draconian working conditions and a drastic decline in patient care due to years of austerity.

Trump administration to add citizenship question to US census

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 29 March 2018

Given its virulent anti-immigration bigotry, the attempt by the administration to frame this move as a simple matter of common sense or voting rights, is preposterous.

ICE uses Facebook data to locate and track suspects

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 29 March 2018

A report in the Intercept documents the extensive use of data derived from social media to pursue immigrants.

Amid censorship drive, Facebook CEO to testify before Congress

The looming threat of global trade war

By Nick Beams, 29 March 2018

The volatility reflects the speculative character of the share market’s rise and the fears that a global trade war could puncture this bubble.

Labour Party right lead demands for second Brexit referendum

By Julie Hyland, 29 March 2018

Despite stating recently that he was in favour of “a customs union” with the EU, Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has stopped short of endorsing membership of the Single European Market and a second referendum.

Perpetrator of Carcassonne and Trèbes terrorist attacks known to French intelligence agencies

By Anthony Torres, 29 March 2018

The bloody attack raises more questions about the responsibility of the French state, which has infiltrated Islamist terror networks in their war in Syria.

Australian train workers denounce NSW rail sellout

By Oscar Grenfell, 29 March 2018

Workers question the legitimacy of the postal ballot and condemn the sordid manoeuvres of the Rail, Tram and Bus Union.

New in Arabic

تصاعد مخاطر قيام الولايات المتحدة بمهاجمة سوريا وسط سقوط معقل " المتمردين"

١٩ آذار مارس ٢٠١٨

ثمة تقارير عن قيام حكومة الرئيس السوري بشار الأسد باتخاذ إجراءات تحسباً ً لقيام الولايات المتحدة بتوجيه ضربة عسكرية ضد دمشق العاصمة.

New in French

La rebellion des enseignants se progage sur quatre continents

Eric London, 29 mars 2018

Les enseignants d’Amérique du Nord et du Sud, d’Europe, d’Afrique et d’ailleurs se battent pour des salaires et des retraites plus élevés, et pour la défense du droit à l’éducation publique

New in Turkish

Skripal’in zehirlenmesi ve Rusya’ya karşı kampanya

Bill Van Auken, 29 Mart 2018

Britanya’nın, Fransa’nın, Almanya’nın ve 20’den fazla başka ülkenin eşgüdümlü eylemleri, NATO güçlerinin Rusya’ya karşı pervasız kampanyasında kışkırtıcı bir tırmanmaya işaret etmektedir.

Yaşamlarımız İçin Yürüyüş gösterilerinin uluslararası önemi

Eric London, 29 Mart 2018

Cumartesi günkü Yaşamlarımız İçin Yürüyüş gösterileri, ABD’deki ve dünya çapındaki toplumsal muhalefetin yükselişinde önemli bir gelişmeye işaret etmektedir.

Katalonya Başkanı Puigdemont’un gözaltına alınması: Avrupa’da polis devletine doğru bir diğer adım

Peter Schwarz, 29 Mart 2018

Terörle mücadele ve sığınmacılara karşı sıkı önlemler alma bahanesiyle ortaya çıkan Avrupa genelindeki polis devleti yapıları, artık siyasi muhaliflere karşı kullanılıyor.

SGP Carles Puigdemont’un derhal serbest bırakılmasını talep ediyor

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (Almanya), 29 Mart 2018

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi, Alman makamlarının Carlos Puigdemont’u gözaltına almasını kınar ve onun derhal serbest bırakılmasını talep eder.

Mısır cumhurbaşkanlığı seçimleri karşıdevrimde yeni bir aşamaya işaret ediyor

Johannes Stern, 29 Mart 2018

Seçimler, silahların gölgesinde düzenleniyor ve yalnızca, Batı destekli askeri diktatör General Abdül Fettah El Sisi’ye ve onun karşıdevrimci terör rejimine sahte bir demokratik örtü sağlıyor.

Rus diplomatlar eski casusun zehirlenmesi iddiaları üzerinden sınır dışı ediliyor

Bill Van Auken, 29 Mart 2018

ABD ile Britanya’daki ordu ve istihbarat kurumları tarafından düzenlenen bu tehlikeli ve kışkırtıcı kampanyaya, tamamen asılsız suçlamalar temelinde girişilmiştir.

New in Spanish

El envenenamiento de Skripal y la campaña contra Rusia

Por Bill Van Auken, 29 marzo 2018

Desde la carta de Zinóviev de 1924 al presunto envenenamiento de un doble agente en Reino Unido, las agencias de inteligencia estadounidenses y británicas tienen un largo registro de emplear mentiras para justificar la guerra y la reacción.

La rebelión docente se extiende por los cuatro continentes

Por Eric London, 29 marzo 2018

Docentes en América de Norte, América del Sur, Europa, África y en otras partes están luchado por aumentos a sus salarios, pensiones y en defensa del derecho a la educación pública.

Brasil: profesores de São Paulo hacen huelga contra reforma de pensiones

Por Gabriel Lemos, 29 marzo 2018

La alegación de que “no hay dinero” para satisfacer la demanda de los profesores está enraizada en los intereses parasíticos de los bancos y las corporaciones que dominan el Estado brasileño.

New in German

Der Giftanschlag auf Skripal und die Kampagne gegen Russland

Bill Van Auken, 29. März 2018

Die amerikanischen und britischen Geheimdienste sind seit langem dafür bekannt, ihre reaktionäre und militaristische Politik mit Lügen zu rechtfertigen – vom Sinowjew-Brief von 1924 bis hin zum angeblichen Giftanschlag auf den Doppelagenten Skripal.

Deutsche Politiker kritisieren Aggressionskurs gegen Russland

Johannes Stern, 29. März 2018

Während London und Washington die Kampagne im Fall Skripal weiter anheizen, wächst innerhalb der Europäischen Union die Kritik am aggressiven Kurs gegen Russland.

Verdi kündigt Ausweitung der Warnstreiks im öffentlichen Dienst an

Ulrich Rippert, 29. März 2018

Mit der Ausweitung der Warnstreiks reagiert Verdi auf die wachsende Wut und Kampfbereitschaft der Beschäftigten im öffentlichen Dienst, die den ständigen Personalabbau und die damit verbundene zunehmende Arbeitsbelastung nicht länger hinnehmen wollen.

Lehrer-Rebellion auf vier Kontinenten

Eric London, 29. März 2018

Lehrer in Europa, Afrika, Nord- und Südamerika kämpfen für höhere Löhne und Renten und verteidigen das Grundrecht auf Bildung.

„Die Lehrer haben weltweit die gleichen Probleme“

Marianne Arens, 29. März 2018

Interview mit einem griechischen Lehrer, der seine Solidarität mit den streikenden Lehrern in den Vereinigten Staaten erklärt und über den jüngsten Lehrerstreik in Griechenland berichtet.

Nordkoreanischer Führer reist unangekündigt nach China

Peter Symonds, 29. März 2018

Angesichts der wachsenden Bedrohung durch die Trump-Regierung, stehen China und Nordkorea unter Druck, ihre derzeit frostigen Beziehungen zu verbessern.

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Perspective

The murder of Stephon Clark and the fight against police violence

29 March 2018

Amid a growing strike wave by workers throughout the country, demonstrations have once again broken out against the reign of police terror that has claimed over 300 lives this year.

Earlier Perspectives »

Commentary

Ecuador cuts off Julian Assange’s access to the outside world

By Mike Head, 29 March 2018

Julian Assange’s confinement in the Ecuadoran embassy increasingly resembles that of a prisoner.

PayPal blocks sale of WSWS pamphlet

By Will Morrow, 29 March 2018

The company, citing US government policy, has refused to process purchases of Mehring Books’ recently released pamphlet, The Struggle Against Imperialism and for Workers’ Power in Iran.

Stop the prosecution of left-wing anti-war students in Turkey

Statement of Toplumsal Esitlik—the ICFI’s Turkish supporters, 28 March 2018

Russia: Protests against officials erupt in wake of Kemerovo fire

By Clara Weiss, 28 March 2018

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

By Peter Schwarz, 27 March 2018

German Socialist Equality Party demands immediate release of Carles Puigdemont

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

By Christoph Vandreier, 27 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 »

Arts Review

68th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 6
The Silent Revolution and In the Aisles: Life in eastern Germany, before and after…

By Bernd Reinhardt, 29 March 2018

The Silent Revolution deals with a struggle of high school students against the East German Stalinist regime in 1956. In the Aisles treats the social disaster produced by the reintroduction of capitalism in eastern Germany.

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

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread: Art for the artist’s sake

By David Walsh, 28 March 2018

WSWS 20th Anniversary Fund

Donate to support coverage of mass rallies!

The WSWS and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) organized real-time social media news coverage of the mass rallies against the epidemic of school shootings in the US, and provided a political perspective for a new generation of workers and young people entering into political life.

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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

“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

“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

“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

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

By Saman Gunadasa, 21 March 2018

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

US Congress passes FOSTA law attacking internet freedom

By Will Morrow, 28 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

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 » »

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

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.

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

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