In response to US-UK provocations
Russia expels US diplomats, closes consulate in St. Petersburg

By Patrick Martin, 30 March 2018

Tensions between Russia and the NATO powers, led by the US and Britain, are at their sharpest since the Cold War.

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

The poisoning of Skripal and the campaign against Russia

Spanish police attack protests demanding release of Catalonian leaders

By Paul Mitchell and Alejandro López, 30 March 2018

Demonstrations broke out throughout Catalonia after Spain’s supreme court ordered the arrest of former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont.

“This is not just about raises, it is about restoring funding”
Oklahoma teachers reject funding bill, prepare to strike

By Jerry White and Todd Denton, 30 March 2018

More than 40,000 Oklahoma teachers are preparing to walk out on Monday in defiance of anti-strike laws and the sabotage of the unions

Arizona teachers protest as Oklahoma educators battle union sabotage

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York University conspires with Ontario government to break contract-faculty and assistants’ strike

By Roger Jordan, 30 March 2018

Although the Liberals are manifestly preparing to illegalize the strike, CUPE is doing nothing to mobilize the working class in support of the 3,000 striking contract-faculty and graduate assistants.

Protesters denounce silencing of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

By Robert Stevens, 30 March 2018

The Ecuadorian Embassy’s decision to sever all communication between Assange and the outside world is an illegal and vindictive act of political persecution.

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

Democrats seek to use Stephon Clark’s funeral to divert anger over police killings

By Kayla Costa, 30 March 2018

While hundreds grieved over the loss of 22-year-old Clark, Al Sharpton sought to direct opposition to police violence into the dead end of reformism, identity politics and the electoral efforts of the Democratic Party.

The murder of Stephon Clark and the fight against police violence

Notes on Police Violence
Unarmed man with pants down fatally shot by deputy in Houston, Texas

By Anthony Bertolt, 30 March 2018

So far this year the police have killed more than 308 people of every race, ethnicity, gender and age.

More on police violence in America »

Veterans Administration head ousted amid push for privatization

By Matthew Taylor, 30 March 2018

Trump fired Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin and nominated his own physician to head the giant agency.

US Appeals Court acknowledges UAW lied to Toledo Jeep workers

By Shannon Jones, 30 March 2018

A group of former TPT workers at the Fiat Chrysler Jeep complex found themselves in a Kafkaesque position after the UAW squelched their grievance over contract violations and then lied to them about their right to appeal.

Italy: Five Star Movement makes a deal with the far-right League

By Marianne Arens and Peter Schwarz, 30 March 2018

The protest movement Five Star and the far-right League have moved closer together. They might now form a coalition government.

New Zealand: Nurses reject sellout pay deal

By Tom Peters, 30 March 2018

Public health nurses have voted against a 2 percent pay increase, an effective wage freeze, negotiated by their trade union.

Australian government forced to delay company tax cut bill

By Mike Head, 30 March 2018

The setback could reignite the factional rifts that have wracked both the Liberal and National parties, especially since the Coalition government’s near-defeat in 2016.

New in Arabic

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

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

New in Spanish

El asesinato de Stephon Clark y la lucha contra la violencia policial

Por Niles Niemuth, 30 marzo 2018

En medio de una creciente ola huelguística por todo el país, han vuelto a resurgir las manifestaciones contra el reino de terror policial que ha cobrado más de 300 vidas este año.

ICE utiliza datos de Facebook para localizar y rastrear sospechosos

Por Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 30 marzo 2018

Un informe en el Intercept documenta el uso extenso de los datos derivados de redes sociales para perseguir a inmigrantes.

¡La lucha de los maestros no puede ser aislada! ¡Por un movimiento unido de toda la clase obrera!

Por Jerry White, 30 marzo 2018

La ola de huelgas docentes en Estados Unidos e internacionalmente ha suscitado cuestiones políticas y estratégicas de vital importancia que deben ser discutidas y debatidas para avanzar esta lucha.

Estados Unidos vende sistema antimisiles Patriot a Polonia en medio de la continua campaña contra Rusia

Por Bill Van Auken, 30 marzo 2018

La venta representa una provocación militar directa y escala las tensiones provocadas por las acusaciones infundadas alrededor del envenenamiento de Skripal en Reino Unido.

New in French

L'Équateur coupe l’accès au monde extérieur pour Julian Assange

Mike Head, 30 mars 2018

Le confinement de Julian Assange à l'ambassade équatorienne ressemble de plus en plus à celui d'un prisonnier.

États-Unis: Le meurtre de Stephon Clark et la lutte contre la violence policière

Niles Niemuth, 30 mars 2018

Sur fond d’une vague de grève des travailleurs dans tout le pays, des manifestations ont une fois de plus éclaté contre le règne de la terreur policière qui a coûté la vie à plus 300 personnes cette année.

PayPal bloque la vente d'une brochure du WSWS

Will Morrow, 30 mars 2018

L'entreprise, citant une politique du gouvernement américain, a refusé de traiter les achats d'une brochure récemment publiée par Mehring Books, «La lutte contre l'impérialisme et pour le pouvoir ouvrier en Iran».

New in German

Spanische Justiz wirft Puigdemont „Mobilisierung der Massen” vor

Peter Schwarz, 30. März 2018

Liefert die Bundesregierung Puigdemont an die spanische Justiz aus, würde dies einen Präzedenzfall für die Verfolgung jeder Form von Protest und Widerstand schaffen.

USA verkaufen Patriot-Raketenabwehrsystem an Polen

Bill Van Auken, 30. März 2018

Der Waffendeal ist eine direkte militärische Provokation und verschärft die Spannungen, die durch Großbritanniens unbewiesene Anschuldigungen im Zusammenhang mit dem Giftanschlag auf Skripal hervorgerufen wurden.

Ecuador schneidet Julian Assange von der Außenwelt ab

Mike Head, 30. März 2018

Julian Assanges Status in der ecuadorianischen Botschaft ähnelt immer mehr dem eines Gefangenen.

Streiks bei Amazon in Spanien und Deutschland

Marianne Arens, 30. März 2018

Kurz vor Ostern haben Streiks bei Amazon in San Fernando, Spanien, und in mehreren deutschen Logistikzentren von Amazon stattgefunden.

Betriebsratswahl bei ThyssenKrupp in Duisburg: Opposition büßt Mandate ein

Dietmar Henning, 30. März 2018

Trotz des wachsenden Misstrauens gegenüber der IG Metall angesichts ihrer engen Zusammenarbeit mit dem Vorstand konnte die innerbetriebliche Opposition keinen Erfolg verbuchen.

Stoppt die Verfolgung linker Studenten und Antikriegsdemonstranten in der Türkei!
Erklärung von Toplumsal Esitlik, den türkischen Unterstützern des Internationalen Komitees der Vierten Internationale

Toplumsal Esitlik –Türkische Unterstützer des IKVI, 30. März 2018

Die Razzia gegen Studenten an der Bogaziçi Universität ist Bestandteil der Unterdrückung von Arbeitern und Jugendlichen durch Präsident Erdogan und seine Partei für Gerechtigkeit und Aufschwung.

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Perspective

Sisi’s sham election and the fate of the Egyptian Revolution

30 March 2018

The rubber-stamp reelection of Egypt’s dictator General Sisi is symptomatic of a regime beset by insoluble economic, social and political contradictions.

Earlier Perspectives »

Commentary

Spanish judiciary accuses former Catalan President Puigdemont of “mobilising the masses”

By Peter Schwarz, 30 March 2018

If the German government extradites Puigdemont to Spain, it will set a precedent for the suppression of all forms of protest and opposition.

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

German Socialist Equality Party demands immediate release of Carles Puigdemont

PayPal blocks sale of WSWS pamphlet

By Will Morrow, 29 March 2018

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

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

Vertigo: Sixty years since the release of Alfred Hitchcock’s disturbing classic

By Joanne Laurier, 30 March 2018

Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece, Vertigo, endures as one of the most troubling American films of the postwar period.

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

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

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
Zimbabwean teachers demand end to poverty wages

30 March 2018

Educators in the central African country say they will strike next month to demand a doubling of their pay, which currently puts them below the official government poverty line.

“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

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.

Donate now so that we can continue this work!

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.

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

Amid censorship drive, Facebook CEO to testify before Congress

By Andre Damon, 28 March 2018

US Congress passes FOSTA law attacking internet freedom

"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

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

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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

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