Teachers’ rebellion continues in Oklahoma and across the US

By Jerry White, 6 April 2018

As the strike by Oklahoma teachers enters its fifth day, protests, stoppages and demands for statewide walkouts by educators are spreading in Kentucky, Arizona and other states.

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

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

“We need to take inspiration from their courage”
Autoworkers speak in support of teachers struggle

By our reporters, 6 April 2018

Autoworkers in the greater Detroit area and Chicago voiced support for teachers who are defying the unions to take a stand in defense of public education.

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US escalates anti-Russia campaign as contradictions mount in Skripal narrative

By Mike Head, 6 April 2018

Yulia Skripal said she and her father are recovering quickly, casting more doubt about the claims that a “weapons grade” nerve gas was involved in the poisoning of the Skripals.

The lies of the imperialist powers over the Skripal affair unravel

UK security review exposes militarist agenda behind Russian Novichok allegations

Trump steps up trade war with proposal for further tariffs on Chinese goods

By Nick Beams, 6 April 2018

The White House said the new directive was in response to the Chinese decision to impose tariffs on $50 billion worth of American exports.

New York City police kill unarmed mentally ill man in Brooklyn

By Sandy English, 6 April 2018

Police officers fired 10 bullets into Saheed Vassell, a 32-year old unarmed African-American man with a mental illness

University of Chicago student with mental illness shot by campus police

By George Marlowe, 6 April 2018

Suffering from a severe mental breakdown, Charles Thomas was shot and wounded by campus police Tuesday night. He now faces criminal charges.

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

US Supreme Court grants police wide immunity when using excessive force

More on police violence in America »

Trump reverses himself on Syria pullout order

By Patrick Martin, 6 April 2018

The move came after intense pressure from the Pentagon and much of the corporate media for a more aggressive anti-Russian and anti-Iranian posture.

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

Syria debacle deepens crisis of Trump administration

Hungary on the eve of parliamentary elections

By Markus Salzmann, 6 April 2018

According to current opinion polls, the right-wing Fidesz Party will secure victory in Sunday’s vote.

British government admits MI5 enjoys carte blanche to break the law

By Simon Whelan, 6 April 2018

Under conditions in which social and political antagonisms are reaching the breaking point, the state security apparatus has accelerated its anti-working class and anti-socialist activities.

Charities work with UK Home Office to deport rough sleepers

By Tom Pearce, 6 April 2018

In 2017, the rough sleeping rate in London showed an 18 percent rise since 2016, with 59 percent of rough sleepers in the capital being non-UK nationals.

Haitian army general staff appointed amid tensions with the Dominican Republic

By John Marion, 6 April 2018

Recent events show that workers and peasants face grave dangers as the ruling elite on both sides of Hispaniola resurrect figures from their violent pasts.

Sri Lankan prime minister narrowly survives no-confidence resolution

By K. Ratnayake, 6 April 2018

The principal concern of the ruling elite is a growing financial crisis and the mounting working-class opposition to austerity measures.

Australia proposes visas for white South Africans

By Max Newman and Mike Head, 6 April 2018

Home Affairs Minister Dutton insists white farmers deserve “special attention” for humanitarian visas.

Australian dock workers strike against threatened 60 percent wage cut

By our reporters, 6 April 2018

The Maritime Union of Australia is isolating the workers, while it seeks to strike a sellout deal with Qube Ports.

New in Russian

Ложь империалистических держав в деле Скрипаля рушится

Роберт Стивенс, 6 апреля 2018 г.

Никогда со времен нацистской Германии мир не сталкивался с такой бесстыдной фальсификацией событий, как провокация, состряпанная вокруг дела об отравлении в Англии бывшего российского двойного агента Сергея Скрипаля и его дочери Юлии.

New in Turkish

Emperyalist devletlerin Skripal olayı üzerine yalanları açığa çıkıyor

Robert Stevens, 6 Nisan 2018

Theresa May’in hükümetinin Skripaller’in zehirlenmesinden Rusya’yı sorumlu tutan iddialarının uydurma olduğu, artık her türlü makul kuşkunun ötesindedir.

ABD-Çin ticaret savaşı şiddetleniyor

Nick Beams, 6 Nisan 2018

Amerika Birleşik Devletleri ile Çin arasında gelişen ticaret savaşı, bu hafta, her iki ülkenin de 50 milyar dolar değerinde ürünlere gümrük vergisi getirmesiyle önemli biçimde tırmandı.

Sendikası bürokratlarının WSWS muhabirlerine yönelik haydutluğunu durdurun!

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (Sri Lanka), 6 Nisan 2018

Sri Lanka’daki Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi, üniversite emekçileri sendikası bürokratlarının WSWS muhabirlerine ve SEP ile IYSSE üyelerine yönelik şiddetini ve tehditlerini güçlü bir şekilde mahkum eder.

Suriye bozgunu Trump yönetiminin krizini derinleştiriyor

Patrick Martin, 6 Nisan 2018

ABD’nin Suriye politikasındaki açık kargaşanın altında, onun desteklediği asilerin kapsamlı yenilgisi ve Esad yönetiminin başkente karşı saldırılara girişilebilen son bölge üzerindeki denetimini sağlamlaştırması yatmaktadır.

New in Spanish

Salen a la luz las mentiras de las potencias imperialistas sobre el caso Skripal

Por Robert Stevens, 6 abril 2018

El mundo no ha presenciado una falsificación de los hechos tan descarada desde la Alemania nazi como la provocación fabricada en torno al envenenamiento del ex espía doble ruso, Sergei Skripal, y su hija en Inglaterra.

La Administración de Trump anuncia el despliegue de la Guardia Nacional a la frontera entre México y Estados Unidos

Por Meenakshi Jagadeesan y Norisa Diaz, 6 abril 2018

La movilización de tropas es la más reciente medida de una ofensiva cada vez más intensa contra los inmigrantes y los derechos democráticos.

La guerra comercial entre los EUA y China se intensifica

Por Nick Beams, 6 abril 2018

La fuerza motriz de la medida de los EUA es el intento de Washington de impedir que China desarrolle sus capacidades en sectores de alta tecnología, incluyendo las comunicaciones, la robótica, la aeronáutica y la farmacéutica.

Los profesores votan por la acción industrial por todo el Reino Unido

Por Thomas Scripps, 6 abril 2018

Los votos, que representan a la amplia mayoría de profesores en el Reino Unido (RU), son una respuesta a las condiciones catastróficas que prevalecen en las escuelas primarias y secundarias por todo el país.

New in French

Les grèves des cheminots et des équipages Air France paralysent la France

nos journalistes, 6 avril 2018

Les grévistes se mobilisent ainsi que les étudiants qui s’opposent à l’assaut mené par le gouvernement Macron contre l’éducation nationale.

«Il faut arrêter de faire passer les profits avant les élèves»
Après quatre jours de grève en Oklahoma: les étudiants expriment leur appui pour les enseignants

Jerry White, 6 avril 2018

La plupart des districts scolaires de l’État étaient fermés hier à cause de la grève et beaucoup d’autres ont annulé leurs cours jusqu’à aujourd’hui.

Les employés de Google demandent à l’entreprise de cesser son implication dans les assassinats par drones

Andre Damon, 6 avril 2018

Plus de 3.000 employés de Google ont signé une lettre condamnant la participation de l’entreprise aux opérations criminelles de l’armée américaine et au «commerce de la guerre».

Trump propose de déployer des troupes à la frontière américano-mexicaine

Eric London, 6 avril 2018

Le déploiement de troupes en sol américain dans le but d’arrêter ou de dissuader les immigrants soulève le spectre de la loi martiale et viole le principe démocratique fondamental du Posse Comitatus Act.

New in German

Google-Beschäftigte fordern Ende der Verstrickung des Unternehmens in Drohnenmorde

Andre Damon, 6. April 2018

Mehr als 300 Angestellte von Google haben einen Brief unterzeichnet, in dem sie die Beteiligung des Unternehmens an den verbrecherischen Operationen des US-Militärs und am „Kriegsgeschäft“ verurteilen.

Skripal-Affäre: Das Lügengebäude der imperialistischen Mächte bricht zusammen

Robert Stevens, 6. April 2018

Seit der Nazi-Diktatur hat die Welt keine so schamlose Verfälschung der Ereignisse mehr gesehen wie bei der Provokation, die nach dem Giftanschlag auf den ehemaligen russischen Doppelagenten Sergei Skripal und seine Tochter in England inszeniert wurde.

Seehofer greift demokratische Grundrechte von Flüchtlingen an

Christoph Vandreier, 6. April 2018

Der Innenminister will das Recht von Bürgerkriegsflüchtlingen auf Familiennachzug an das Einkommen, die politische Gesinnung und das Maß der Integration knüpfen.

Ungarn vor der Wahl

Markus Salzmann, 6. April 2018

Aktuellen Meinungsumfragen zufolge wird die rechte Fidesz-Partei die Wahl am kommenden Sonntag erneut für sich entscheiden.

Fünf Jahre Warnstreiks bei Amazon – Zeit für eine Bilanz

Marianne Arens, 6. April 2018

Mehr als tausend Amazon-Beschäftigte legten am Dienstag nach Ostern in Bad Hersfeld und Leipzig wieder die Arbeit nieder. Um die wachsende Wut der Arbeiter unter Kontrolle zu halten, organisiert Verdi seit fünf Jahren isolierte Einzelstreiks.

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Perspective

Capitalism and the artificial intelligence revolution

6 April 2018

Google’s collaboration in the US government’s drone murder program expresses how the rapid development of artificial intelligence technology—with its vast potential for the enrichment of humanity—is being corrupted under capitalism.

Earlier Perspectives »

Commentary

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

By Eric London, 6 April 2018

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

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

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

By Andre Damon, 3 April 2018

Trump administration announces National Guard deployment to US-Mexico border

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan and Norisa Diaz, 5 April 2018

More on the attack on immigrants in the US »

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

By Andre Damon, 5 April 2018

Fifty years since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

By Fred Mazelis, 4 April 2018

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

By Ulrich Rippert, 4 April 2018

Arts Review

68th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 8
Brothers (1929) and Comradeship (1931): Two films dealing with the workers movement

By Bernd Reinhardt, 6 April 2018

Two feature films, part of the Berlin International Film Festival retrospective section, reflect a militant mood among workers in the late 1920s, in particular their striving for a common struggle and international solidarity.

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

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

The controversy surrounding the Roseanne television series

By David Walsh, 4 April 2018

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.”

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

More on Internet censorship » »

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

Angolan teachers threaten strike
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

6 April 2018

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

Strikes by railway workers and aircrews paralyze France

By our correspondents, 4 April 2018

Teachers across the UK vote for industrial action

By Thomas Scripps, 4 April 2018

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