Oklahoma teachers strike as workers’ upsurge spreads in US

By Tom Hall, 2 April 2018

The courageous stand by Oklahoma teachers follows the nine-day strike in West Virginia, where educators’ defiance of the state government and the unions galvanized workers throughout the country and internationally.

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.

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Socialist Equality Party (UK) holds online meeting for education workers and students

By our reporters, 2 April 2018

The Education Fightback forum, titled “No sell-out by the UCU! Form rank and file committees!” was attended by education staff and students from around the UK.

Education Fightback forum hears special needs teacher: “A 30 percent increase in class size with the same level of staffing”

By our reporters, 2 April 2018

Education Fightback forum:UK lecturer speaks on casualisation of Higher Education sector

By our reporters, 2 April 2018

Interview with a teacher from Greece: “Teachers have the same problems worldwide”

By Marianne Arens, 2 April 2018

Evangelos, a teacher from Greece working in Germany, expressed his solidarity with teachers in the US and reported on the recent teachers’ strike in Greece.

Syria debacle deepens crisis of Trump administration

By Patrick Martin, 2 April 2018

While Trump spoke last week of removing US troops from Syria, the US-backed “rebel” forces lost their last stronghold near the capital city, Damascus.

Sheriff’s deputy runs down Sacramento protester and flees scene

By Alec Andersen, 2 April 2018

A woman taking part in demonstrations against the police murder of Stephon Clark Saturday evening had to be transported to the hospital after a Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy struck her with his SUV and fled the scene.

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

The murder of Stephon Clark and the fight against police violence

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Howard University students occupy campus building in Washington, D.C.

By Nick Barrickman, 2 April 2018

Students have been occupying the university administration building since it was revealed that campus employees had inappropriately received college grants and waivers.

Trump gives Liberian immigrants a year to leave or face deportation

By Kevin Martinez, 2 April 2018

The White House’s ending of Deferred Enforced Departure will affect 4,000 Liberians who have lived in the US for nearly two decades.

Democrats green-light Trump’s escalating war on immigrants

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

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Tokyo wary of dialogue with North Korea

By Ben McGrath, 2 April 2018

An agreement between the US and North Korea, while highly unlikely, would undermine Japan’s pretext for remilitarization to prosecute its imperialist interests.

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Sisi’nin düzmece seçimleri ve Mısır Devrimi’nin yazgısı

Bill Van Auken, 2 Nisan 2018

Mısırlı seçmenlerin kitlesel olarak seçime katılmaması, halkın geniş kesimleri arasında rejime yönelik öfkenin ve nefretin bir yansımasıdır.

Taz gazetesi aşırı sağcı ideolog Baberowski’yi neden savunuyor?

Christoph Vandreier, 2 Nisan 2018

Taz gazetesinin Baberowski’ye kucak açılması, bütün bu toplumsal çevreninin muazzam sağa kayışını açığa vurmakta.

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¿Por qué Ecuador silenció a Julian Assange?

Por Bill Van Auken, 2 abril 2018

Las medidas del Gobierno ecuatoriano para silenciar a Assange van de la mano con un giro dramático hacia la derecha de varios Gobiernos latinoamericanos de países asociados con la denominada “marea rosa”.

Israel mata a 17 manifestantes en la frontera en Gaza

Por Jean Shaoul, 2 abril 2018

Se prevé que las manifestaciones duren seis semanas, hasta el 15 de mayo, el 70 aniversario del establecimiento del Estado de Israel y la subsiguiente guerra entre Israel y sus vecinos árabes.

Yulia Skripal está “mejorando rápidamente”: desentrañando la narrativa rusa del Novichok

Por Chris Marsden, 2 abril 2018

La recuperación de Yulia Skripal después de haber sido supuestamente envenenada por un agente nervioso “de nivel militar” es solo una de las innumerables inconsistencias y contradicciones en el caso de Londres contra Rusia.

La policía española ataca a manifestantes que exigen la liberación de los líderes catalanes

Por Paul Mitchell y Alejandro López, 2 abril 2018

Estallaron manifestaciones en toda Cataluña después de que el Tribunal Supremo español ordenara el arresto del ex presidente catalán Carles Puigdemont.

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Warum bringt Ecuador Julian Assange zum Schweigen?

Bill Van Auken, 2. April 2018

Das Vorgehen Ecuadors gegen Assange spiegelt den scharfen Rechtsruck in den lateinamerikanischen Staaten wider, die einst der „rosa Flut“ zugerechnet wurden.

Julia Skripals Genesung verstärkt Zweifel an „Nervengiftanschlag durch Russland“

Chris Marsden, 2. April 2018

Die Genesung Julia Skripals von einer angeblichen Vergiftung mit einem militärischen Kampfstoff ist nur eine der zahlreichen Ungereimtheiten in Londons Propagandafeldzug gegen Russland.

Neuer Traditionserlass der Bundeswehr: Heldengedenken, Militarismus und Krieg

Johannes Stern, 2. April 2018

Mit einem neuen Traditionserlass bemüht sich die Bundesregierung, trotz der schrecklichen Verbrechen in zwei Weltkriegen wieder eine deutsche militaristische Tradition zu begründen, die die Bundeswehr und die Bevölkerung auf Krieg vorbereitet.

Streiks und Proteste an deutschen Kliniken

Markus Salzmann, 2. April 2018

Die Klinikbeschäftigten sind nicht nur mit privaten Klinikbetreibern und Politikern aller Parteien konfrontiert, sondern auch mit der Gewerkschaft Verdi, die ihre Proteste isoliert und ausverkauft.

Israel: 17 Demonstranten im Gazastreifen getötet

Jean Shaoul, 2. April 2018

Die Protestaktionen, die noch bis zum 15. Mai andauern, sollen daran erinnern, dass vor 70 Jahren Israel gegründet wurde, und dass sein Krieg mit den arabischen Nachbarn bis heute andauert.

Russland: Proteste gegen Behörden nach Brand in Kemerowo

Clara Weiss, 2. April 2018

Der schreckliche Brand im Einkaufs- und Erlebniszentrum „Winterkirsche“ in Kemerowo am 25. März hat die sozialen und politischen Spannungen in Russland weiter verschärft.

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Perspective

US media’s silent complicity in Israeli massacre in Gaza

2 April 2018

Major American media outlets, led by the New York Times, are treating the Israeli military’s mass killing and wounding of unarmed, peaceful Palestinian protesters as a non-event.

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Tens of thousands of teachers strike in Oklahoma

The World Socialist Web Site is providing on-the-spot coverage of the strike by Oklahoma teachers. For updates, visit facebook.com/wsws.org

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

Journalists, filmmakers, artists demand end to persecution of Julian Assange

2 April 2018

Writers, journalists, artists, film-makers and activists have called on the Government of Ecuador to restore Julian Assange’s right to free speech and end the isolating blockade it has imposed on him in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London.

Why has Ecuador silenced Julian Assange?

By Bill Van Auken, 31 March 2018

Amid censorship drive, Facebook CEO to testify before Congress

By Andre Damon, 28 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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Commentary

Germany’s grand coalition and the return of a police state

By Johannes Stern, 2 April 2018

The arrest of former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont March 25 demonstrates how far advanced the development of a police state is in Germany and across Europe.

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

By Chris Marsden, 31 March 2018

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

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

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

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

Arts Review

Babylon Berlin: A lavish television series about 1920s’ Germany

By Sybille Fuchs, 2 April 2018

Babylon Berlin’s action takes place in the German capital, then the third largest municipality in the world, at the end of the so-called Golden Years of the Weimar Republic (1919-1933).

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

25 years ago: Clinton-Yeltsin summit works out plan for selloff of Russian economy

In an April 4, 1993 summit held in Vancouver, US President Bill Clinton offered strong political support to Russian President Boris Yeltsin, as well as more than $1 billion in aid in exchange for the guarantees on the plunder of what remained of the social wealth of the Soviet Union.

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50 years ago: Martin Luther King, Jr., assassinated

At 6:01 p.m., on April 4, 1968, civil right leader Martin Luther King Jr., was shot by an assassin while standing on the balcony of his room at the Lorraine Motel, in Memphis, Tennessee, where he had gone in support of a strike of sanitation workers.

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75 years ago: Hitler and Mussolini meet amid deepening crisis of Axis forces

On April 8, 1943, the German and Italian fascist leaders, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, and military commanders from the two nations, met in Salzburg, Austria, amid a deepening crisis of Axis forces in the Second World War.

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100 years ago: German-born coal miner lynched in Illinois

At 12:30 a.m., April 5, 1918, Robert Prager, a German-born coal miner, was strung to a tree and hung until dead by a crowd estimated at 200 near the southern Illinois mining town of Collinsville.

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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.

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

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