Israel kills 17 border demonstrators in Gaza

By Jean Shaoul, 31 March 2018

Demonstrations are set to continue for six weeks until May 15, the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the state of Israel and the subsequent war between Israel and her Arab neighbours.

Democrats green-light Trump’s escalating war on immigrants

By Eric London, 31 March 2018

Amongst other measures, the Trump administration plans to block immigrants who have used social programs from receiving legal status.

ICE arrests wrongly convicted Chicago man released after 20 years in prison

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 31 March 2018

Ricardo Rodriguez, wrongfully convicted for the 1995 murder of a homeless man, was finally freed after 20 years behind bars, only to be immediately taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Build rank-and-file committees to unite with teachers in Arizona and Kentucky!
Mobilize the working class behind striking Oklahoma educators!

By the Socialist Equality Party, 1 April 2018

The statewide strike in Oklahoma is part of an expanding wave of struggles by educators across the United States and internationally.

Wildcat sickouts hit Kentucky as teachers' struggle spreads

By Will Morrow, 31 March 2018

Teachers closed schools in opposition to a bill passed Thursday night that includes sweeping attacks to pensions.

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

Arizona teachers protest as Oklahoma educators battle union sabotage

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Protests continue in Sacramento as autopsy shows police shot Stephon Clark multiple times in the back

By Alec Andersen, 31 March 2018

Hundreds of people have joined the protests against police violence that have occurred nearly every day over the two weeks since Clark’s murder.

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

The murder of Stephon Clark and the fight against police violence

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Texas woman sentenced to five years in prison for voting while on probation

By Trévon Austin, 31 March 2018

The savage sentence against the 43-year-old worker highlights the increasing efforts to suppress the voting rights of working class Americans.

Homeless cleared from Anaheim, California encampment remain in limbo

By Adam Mclean, 31 March 2018

While the long-term future of the Anaheim homeless is still uncertain, the about-face by the county will strand them for the immediate term.

Fourth suicide since June at Hudson County, New Jersey jail

By Mark Ferretti, 31 March 2018

Carlos Borroto’s suicide is only the latest product of the criminal neglect and inadequate health care that has persisted for years at the Hudson County jail.

Protests erupt in Ghana over US military agreement

By Eddie Haywood, 31 March 2018

Thousands turned out in the capital Accra to oppose a deal that would allow for a significant expansion of the US military’s presence in the West African nation.

New Zealand: Labour government hit by sexual assault allegations

By John Braddock, 31 March 2018

The media has deliberately inflated an apparently minor incident into a major national issue as a warning to Labour to press ahead with an agenda of austerity and war preparations.

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Россия: Не менее 64 человек погибло, среди которых много детей, в результате ужасающего пожара в торговом центре

Клара Вайс, 31 марта 2018 г.

Подобно пожару в лондонской башне Grenfell Tower прошлым летом, пожар в кемеровском торговом центре является социальным преступлением, вину за которое полностью несет правящая олигархия,

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Las elecciones fraudulentas de Al Sisi y el destino de la Revolución Egipcia

Por Bill Van Auken, 31 marzo 2018

La ceremonial reelección del general Al Sisi, dictador de Egipto, es sintomática de un régimen sumido en irresolubles contradicciones económicas, sociales y políticas.

Políticos alemanes cuestionan la campaña contra Rusia dirigida por EUA

Por Johannes Stern, 31 marzo 2018

Mientras Londres y Washington continúan incitando más las tensiones con Rusia por el caso Skripal, aumentan las críticas en la Unión Europea por la posición agresiva hacia Moscú.

Manifestantes denuncian silenciamiento del fundador de WikiLeaks, Julian Assange

Por Robert Stevens, 31 marzo 2018

La decisión de la embajada ecuatoriana de cortar todas las comunicaciones entre Assange y el mundo exterior es un acto ilegal y vengativo de persecución política.

PayPal bloquea la venta de un panfleto del WSWS

Por Will Morrow, 31 marzo 2018

La empresa, refiriéndose a una política del Gobierno estadounidense, se rehusó a procesar las compras del recientemente publicado panfleto, La lucha contra el imperialismo y por el poder obrero en Irán.

La Justicia española acusa a expresidente catalán Puigdemont de “movilizar a la masa”

Por Peter Schwarz, 31 marzo 2018

Si el Gobierno alemán extradita a Puigdemont a España, sentará un precedente para la supresión de todo tipo de protesta y oposición.

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L’empoisonnement de Skripal et la campagne contre la Russie

Bill Van Auken, 31 mars 2018

De la lettre de Zinoviev de 1924 à l’empoisonnement allégué d’un agent double en Grande-Bretagne, les services de renseignement américains et britanniques ont un lourd bilan d’usage de mensonges pour justifier la guerre et la politique réactionnaire.

Le simulacre d’élection de Sissi et le sort de la révolution égyptienne

Bill Van Auken, 31 mars 2018

La réelection courue d’avance du dictateur égyptien général Sissi est symptomatique d’un régime en proie à des contradictions économiques, sociales et politiques insolubles.

La signification internationale des manifestations «March for Our Lives»

Eric London, 31 mars 2018

Les manifestations au coeur de l'impérialisme témoignent de l'intensification des tensions sociales et de la lutte des classes mondialement.

New in German

Die inszenierte Wiederwahl von Sisi und das Schicksal der ägyptischen Revolution

Bill Van Auken, 31. März 2018

Die Wahlfarce von General Sisi ist symptomatisch für die Krise der Diktatur in Ägypten, die an unlösbaren wirtschaftlichen, sozialen und politischen Widersprüchen krankt.

Russland weist US- Diplomaten aus und schließt Konsulat in St. Petersburg

Patrick Martin, 31. März 2018

Die Beziehungen zwischen Russland und den Nato-Ländern sind nach den Provokationen Großbritanniens und der USA auf den Tiefpunkt seit dem Kalten Krieg abgesunken.

PayPal blockiert den Verkauf einer WSWS-Broschüre

Will Morrow, 31. März 2018

PayPal weigert sich, die Brosc...la Kleinert, 31. März 2018

Die rot-rot-grüne Koalition in Berlin bereitet die Errichtung eines neuen Abschiebegefängnisses vor. Sie unterstützt damit die extrem rechte Politik der neuen Großen Koalition unter Innenminister Horst Seehofer, der Asylbewerber grundsätzlich in Lager sperren will.

Bombardier: IG Metall stimmt dem Abbau von 2200 Arbeitsstellen zu

Gustav Kemper, 31. März 2018

Nach zweijährigem Hinhalten der Belegschaft akzeptieren IG Metall und Betriebsrat fast vollständig den Umstrukturierungsplan des Konzernvorstands.

Berlinale Retrospektive: „Weimarer Kino – neu gesehen“

Bernd Reinhardt, 31. März 2018

Die Retrospektive der diesjährigen Berlinale stellte Filme vor, die in den letzten Jahrzehnten in Vergessenheit gerieten, wie viele ihrer Regisseure.

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Den politiske krigføringen i Washington går inn i et nytt stadium etter at forhenværende visedirektør for FBI får sparken

Patrick Martin, 19 March 2018

Tidligere CIA-direktør John Brennan svarte på oppsigelsen av FBI-nestleder Andrew McCabe ved å melde Trump: «Du vil få din fortjente plass som en vanæret demagog på historiens søppelhaug.»

Putin vinner russisk presidentvalg under voksende ustabilitet både internasjonalt og på hjemmebane

Vladimir Volkov und Clara Weiss, 19 March 2018

Det russiske presidentvalget fant sted under hittil usette geopolitiske spenninger, og en vedvarende nedgang for allmen levestandard.

Heksejakta mot Corbyn sikter på å kneble folkelig motstand mot antiRussland-offensiven

Chris Marsden, 19 March 2018

Labour-leder Jeremy Corbyn advarer mot en «forhastet dom» i den angivelige forgiftningen av forhenværende dobbelagent Sergej Skripal, som har forårsaket febrile media-fordømmelser.

Den amerikanske kongressen klar til å vedta internettsensurlov, med bekjempelse av sex-handel som begrunnelse

Will Morrow, 17 March 2018

Lovfremlegget vil muliggjøre påtale av nettplattformer basert på innhold lagt ut av enkeltbrukere.

Amerikansk involvering i slaveri og voldtekt av afganske barn

Kayla Costa, 29 January 2018

En rapport utgitt mandag avslørte at USA lenge har medvirket til utbredt seksualisert vold mot afghanske gutter.

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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.

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Perspective

Why has Ecuador silenced Julian Assange?

31 March 2018

The Ecuadorian government’s measures to silence Assange are bound up with a sharp turn to the right by the governments of a number of countries associated with Latin America’s so-called “Pink Tide.”

Earlier Perspectives »

Commentary

Yulia Skripal “improving rapidly”: The unravelling of the Russian Novichok narrative

By Chris Marsden, 31 March 2018

The recovery of Yulia Skripal after having been supposedly poisoned by a “military-grade” nerve agent is just one of the innumerable inconsistencies and contradictions in London’s case against Russia.

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

The poisoning of Skripal and the campaign against Russia

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

By Bill Van Auken, 30 March 2018

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

By Christoph Vandreier, 27 March 2018

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

By Peter Schwarz, 30 March 2018

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

Protesters denounce silencing of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

By Robert Stevens, 30 March 2018

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

Arts Review

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

By Joanne Laurier, 30 March 2018

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

Hundreds of Korean shipyard workers strike against wage and job cuts
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

31 March 2018

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

US Appeals Court acknowledges UAW lied to Toledo Jeep workers

By Shannon Jones, 30 March 2018

“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

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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.

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 » »

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