Google workers demand end to company’s involvement in drone murder

By Andre Damon, 5 April 2018

Over 3,000 Google employees have signed a letter condemning the company’s participation in the criminal operations of the US military and the “business of war.”

“We need to stop putting profits above pupils”
As Oklahoma strike enters fourth day, students speak out in support of teachers

By Jerry White, 5 April 2018

Most school districts in the state have closed today because of the walkout, with many others cancelling classes through Friday.

Loyola Chicago adjunct faculty hold one-day strike

By Alexander Fangmann, 5 April 2018

Teachers’ rebellion spreads as tens of thousands strike in Oklahoma and Kentucky

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

“This is not the civics lessons we’ve been teaching … we’re going to see more of this!”
Thousands of Kentucky teachers rally to oppose cuts

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Trump administration announces National Guard deployment to US-Mexico border

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan and Norisa Diaz, 5 April 2018

The troop mobilization is the latest measure in an escalating assault on immigrants and democratic rights.

Trump proposes to deploy troops to US-Mexico border

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US-China trade war intensifies

By Nick Beams, 5 April 2018

The driving force of the US action is Washington’s attempt to prevent China from developing its capacities in high technology sectors, including communications, robotics, aircraft and pharmaceuticals.

“Berlin burns:” Firefighters oppose austerity policies of state government

By Carola Kleinert and Andy Niklaus, 5 April 2018

Berlin firefighters are holding a protest vigil against catastrophic working conditions, lack of personnel and the introduction of a 12-hour shift system.

Germany: Public service trade union announces extension of protest strikes

The right-wing politics of the British “Labour anti-Semitism” smear campaign

By Jean Shaoul, 5 April 2018

The tendencies and prominent leaders involved make clear that strident accusations of anti-Semitism are aimed at shifting British politics sharply to the right.

UK security review exposes militarist agenda behind Russian Novichok allegations

By Thomas Scripps, 5 April 2018

Prime Minister May defined the Fusion Strategy as the “use of all our capabilities” to “project our global influence.”

The poisoning of Skripal and the campaign against Russia

Outrage over protection of killer cops expressed at Sacramento City Council meeting

By David Moore and Evan Blake, 5 April 2018

Dozens of speakers denounced the City Council members and District Attorney for their indifference towards the murder of Stephon Clark and the broader social crisis in California’s capital.

The murder of Stephon Clark and the fight against police violence

US Supreme Court grants police wide immunity when using excessive force

By Trévon Austin, 5 April 2018

The court ruled on Monday that an Arizona police officer who shot a woman from the other side of a fence could not be sued on claims that he used excessive force.

More on police violence in America »

Trump administration axes Obama-era clean car standards

By Daniel de Vries, 5 April 2018

The EPA’s decision is the latest in a series of efforts aimed at gutting environmental regulations, particularly related to climate change.

City of Detroit resuming brutal policy of mass water shutoffs

By Debra Watson, 5 April 2018

Amidst talk of Detroit making a “comeback” the city is preparing to once again carry out the mass disruption of water service to thousands of low income residents.

Ontario: Pro-austerity Liberals tout pre-election, “caring” budget

By Roger Jordan, 5 April 2018

Having slashed social spending to the bone and illegalized strikes to impose wage cuts, the Liberals are now cynically posing as the “pro-people” antipode to the big business Conservatives.

Russia-Japan dispute over Kurils reflects mounting tensions in North East Asia

By Gary Alvernia, 5 April 2018

Russia is placing warplanes in the Kuril Islands in response to the Japanese government’s remilitarisation and US threats of war against North Korea.

New Zealand government under pressure to expel Russian diplomats

By Tom Peters, 5 April 2018

NZ’s Labour Party-led government is under pressure from the opposition National Party, the media and Australia to fully line up with war preparations against Russia.

Australian workers and youth condemn police assault on disabled pensioner

By our reporters, 5 April 2018

Graphic video footage of a distressed man being attacked by six police officers has provoked deep concern in the working class.

New in French

Le chef du laboratoire militaire britannique affirme que la Russie n’est pas identifiée comme la source de l’empoisonnement de Skripal

Julie Hyland, 5 avril 2018

Les déclarations du laboratoire font voler en éclats la tentative du gouvernement britannique d’utiliser l’empoisonnement apparent des Skripal pour renforcer les provocations de l’OTAN contre Moscou.

La rébellion des enseignants se propage, des dizaines de milliers font grève en Oklahoma et dans le Kentucky

Joseph Kishore, 5 avril 2018

La vague grandissante d’agitation parmi les enseignants nécessite non seulement la reconnaissance et le soutien de tous les travailleurs, mais aussi leur participation active.

New in German

Trump will Soldaten an der Grenze zu Mexiko stationieren

Eric London, 5. April 2018

Die Trump-Regierung hat vorgeschlagen, das Militär im Innern einzusetzen, um Einwanderer festzunehmen oder abzuschrecken. Damit wächst die Gefahr von Kriegsrecht und weiteren Angriffen auf grundlegende demokratische Rechte.

Militärlabor zum Skripal-Anschlag: Keine Beweise für russische Herkunft des Nervengifts

Julie Hyland, 5. April 2018

Die Erklärungen des Laborchefs von Porton Down entlarven die britische Regierung, die den Giftanschlag auf die Skripals ausnutzt, um den Nato-Kurs gegen Moskau zu verschärfen.

Bayern reaktiviert den Radikalenerlass

Justus Leicht, 5. April 2018

Die Bezirksregierung von Oberbayern hat einem Lehreranwärter eine Referendar-Stelle verwehrt, weil er bis zum Frühjahr 2017 Mitglied der Studierenden- und Jugendorganisation der Linkspartei war.

Berlinale Retrospektive: Zwei Blicke auf die Arbeiterbewegung

Bernd Reinhardt, 5. April 2018

Die Filme „Brüder“ (1929) und „Kameradschaft“ (1931) reflektieren die Stimmung unter Arbeitern Ende der 20er Jahre: ihr Bedürfnis nach gemeinsamen Kampf und internationaler Solidarität.

New in Russian

Протесты против чиновников вспыхивают после пожара в Кемерово

Клара Вайс, 4 апреля 2018 г.

Ужасающий пожар в кемеровском торгово-развлекательном центре «Зимняя вишня», произошедший в воскресенье, 25 марта, довел общественную и политическую напряженность в России до точки кипения.

New in Turkish

ABD’deki öğretmenlerin başkaldırısı yayılıyor

Joseph Kishore, 4 Nisan 2018

ABD’deki öğretmenlerin başkaldırısı, on binlerce öğretmenin, öğrencinin ve işçi sınıfından destekleyicilerin Oklahoma’daki ve Kentucky’deki büyük gösterilere katılmasıyla, Pazartesi günü yeni bir aşamaya girdi.

Ekvador Julian Assange’ı neden susturuyor?

Bill Van Auken, 4 Nisan 2018

Ekvadorlu yetkililer, WikiLeaks’in kurucusunun internete erişiminin yanı sıra, yaklaşık altı yıldır kapatıldığı Quito’nun Londra büyükelçiliğinden dışarıya tüm diğer iletişimini de engelledi.

ABD medyası İsrail’in Gazze’deki katliamı karşısında sessiz

Jean Shaoul ve Barry Grey, 4 Nisan 2018

Amerikan medyası, İsrail ordusunun Gazze’de silahsız ve barışçıl protestocuları topluca öldürmesini ve yaralamasını önemsiz bir olaymış gibi ele alıyor.

New in Norwegian

EU melder seg på Storbritannias hausing av antiRussland-kampanjen

Chris Marsden, 3 April 2018

Skripal-affæren blir brukt av Storbritannia og mektige stemmer i USAs politiske og militære etablissement for å presse de to vesentlige europeiske statene unna Russland.

Trussel om amerikansk angrep på Syria vokser med fallet av «opprører»-støttepunkt

Bill Van Auken, 3 April 2018

Den forestående fallet av Damaskus-forstaden Øst-Ghouta ledsages av Tyrkias overrulling av Afrin i nord, og det signaliserer et nytt stadium i den syv-år-lange syriske krigen.

London, NATO stepper opp krigstrusler mot Russland over Skripal-forgiftningen

Alex Lantier, 3 April 2018

NATO-myndigheter utstedte et sperreild av politiske og militære trusler mot Russland, en atomvåpenmakt, uten å gi noen bevis for sine påstander.

Spørsmålene tiltar om britiske påstander om ‘novitsjok’-gift i Skripal-saken

Alex Lantier, 3 April 2018

London har enda ikke presentert konkrete bevis som underbygger anklagene og det reiser spørsmålet om hvorvidt hele saken mot Russland er basert på løgner.

New in Spanish

Trump propone desplegar tropas a la frontera entre México y Estados Unidos

Por Eric London, 5 abril 2018

El despliegue del ejército en suelo estadounidense para arrestar o intimidar a inmigrantes augura un estado de ley marcial y violenta el principio democrático básico de posse comitatus .

Jefe del laboratorio militar Porton Down del Reino Unido: Rusia no está identificada como fuente del envenenamiento de los Skripal

Por Julie Hyland, 5 abril 2018

Las declaraciones del laboratorio desbarata la utilización por parte del Gobierno británico del aparente envenenamiento de los Skripal para intensificar las provocaciones de la OTAN contra Moscú.

Las huelgas de los trabajadores del ferrocarril y de las tripulaciones aéreas paralizan Francia

Por nuestros corresponsales, 5 abril 2018

A los obreros del transporte en huelga se unieron estudiantes que paraban en repudio al ataque del gobierno de Macron a la educación pública.

Tras elecciones en Costa Rica, oficialismo anuncia “Gobierno de unidad nacional” guiado por austeridad

Por Andrea Lobo, 5 abril 2018

Las encuestas demostraron cómo los trabajadores costarricenses están buscando desesperadamente una alternativa a los partidos tradicionales, sus apologistas pseudoizquierdistas y las políticas austeras siendo implementadas.

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Perspective

The lies of the imperialist powers over the Skripal affair unravel

5 April 2018

Not since Nazi Germany has the world witnessed such a shameless falsification of events as the provocation concocted around the poisoning in England of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

Earlier Perspectives »

Commentary

The New York Times on race and class: What determines social mobility in America?
Part one

By Eric London, 5 April 2018

The Times cites a new working paper published by the non-profit Equality of Opportunity as proof that race determines social status, not class. But what does the data really show?

Fifty years since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

By Fred Mazelis, 4 April 2018

As Trump talks of bringing troops home, Washington escalates aggression from Libya to Afghanistan

By Bill Van Auken, 4 April 2018

The new traditions of Germany’s armed forces: Hero-worship, militarism and war

By Johannes Stern, 4 April 2018

German state prosecutor calls for extradition of former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont

By Ulrich Rippert, 4 April 2018

Spanish parties unite to demand repression against Catalan nationalists

US media’s silent complicity in Israeli massacre in Gaza

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

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

Ahead of Mexican elections, social media companies, corporate press launch censorship operation

By Alex González, 5 April 2018

The #Verificado2018 campaign was launched to allegedly protect voters from Russian meddling in the upcoming July 1 general elections.

Oklahoma teacher: “With social media we can organize without somebody telling us what to do”

As striking teachers in the US are using social media to communicate across state boundaries, the ruling class is censoring the Internet.

Visit wsws.org/endcensorship to register for the April 22 conference “The Class Struggle and the Fight Against Internet Censorship.”

The New York Times takes on the social media “hordes”

By Andre Damon, 3 April 2018

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

2 April 2018

Why has Ecuador silenced Julian Assange?

“The people are behind you!”
Students, faculty and staff at University of Michigan oppose persecution of Julian Assange

April 8, public meeting in Chennai, India
Oppose Internet censorship! Defend freedom of speech!

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

The controversy surrounding the Roseanne television series

By David Walsh, 4 April 2018

68th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 7
A fresh look at German cinema in the Weimar Republic era (1919-1933)

By Bernd Reinhardt, 3 April 2018

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

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

Socialist Equality Party

Halt the thuggery of non-academic union bureaucrats against WSWS reporters

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 4 April 2018

A WSWS journalist and photographer was violently attacked by union officials at a meeting of striking non-academic employees in the Colombo suburbs on March 27.

SEP 2018 election campaign

Socialist Equality Party announces California candidates in midterm elections
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party

3 April 2018

David Moore, SEP candidate for the US Senate, and Kevin Mitchell, SEP candidate in the 51st Congressional District, will run on a socialist, anti-war and anti-capitalist program in the interests of the working class in California and around the world.

New dates in Newark and Tracy
Public meetings in California: The Socialist Equality Party campaign in the 2018 midterm elections

3 April 2018

Workers Struggles

Strikes by railway workers and aircrews paralyze France

By our correspondents, 4 April 2018

Major strikes in France challenge Macron’s right-wing reforms

Teachers across the UK vote for industrial action

By Thomas Scripps, 4 April 2018

US Appeals Court acknowledges UAW lied to Toledo Jeep workers

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

Education Fightback Forum

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

By our reporters, 2 April 2018

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

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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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.

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