Oklahoma walkout in danger as Arizona, Kentucky teachers press for strike action

By Jerry White, 12 April 2018

Rank-and-file teachers took to social media to denounce the Oklahoma Education Association (OEA) for trying to tamp down their demands and end the strike.

Oklahoma teachers’ strike continues as governor rejects funding demands

Unions seek to hijack, shut down Oklahoma teachers strike as support for expanded struggle grows

Mass turnout at state capitol as Oklahoma teachers’ strike enters second week

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

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Opposing forces mobilise for war in Syria

By James Cogan, 12 April 2018

Russia’s ambassador to Lebanon stressed Moscow’s repeated warnings that it will retaliate against any attack that threatens its personnel in Syria.

US media demands full-scale assault against Syria

German government supports war preparations against Syria

By Peter Schwarz, 12 April 2018

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Maas have made it clear that they unreservedly support US, French and British military action against Syria.

German-US tensions grow over expansion of Nord Stream pipeline

By Clara Weiss, 12 April 2018

Potential US sanctions against the project could dramatically intensify the economic and political tensions between the United States and Germany.

Trump’s crisis deepens following FBI raid on his lawyer

By Barry Grey, 12 April 2018

In the aftermath of Monday’s FBI raid on President Trump’s personal lawyer and confidante Michael Cohen, the White House appears to be increasingly isolated.

The noose tightens around Trump

Palace coup or class struggle: The political crisis in Washington and the strategy of the working class

House speaker’s retirement signals further crisis for Republicans

By Patrick Martin, 12 April 2018

Paul Ryan’s quitting the top position in Congress, at age 48, anticipates a decision by the ruling elite to shift power to the Democratic Party.

National Union of Students lobs sexual harassment smears at UK lecturers

By Thomas Scripps, 12 April 2018

The NUS’ report claiming rampant sexual harassment by UK academics adds fuel to the media furor against the UK lecturers’ strike.

Strikes in Germany’s public sector as anger mounts over wages and working conditions

By our reporters, 12 April 2018

Amidst a broad mobilization of worker throughout Europe, the unions are doing everything in their power to suppress this anger and prevent a genuine struggle.

Spain: Mounting anger among Amazon workers exposes “victory” claims following March strike

By Alejandro López, 12 April 2018

The unions do not want to call for an indefinite strike and appeal to Amazon workers in Spain and Europe because they fear such a confrontation will win broad popular support.

Catalan nationalist Ponsatí appears in Scottish court to oppose extradition

By Steve James, 12 April 2018

The Rajoy administration’s resort to dictatorial measures is ultimately aimed at silencing all political dissent and intimidating the Spanish working class.

Ex-South Korean President Park sentenced to 24 years jail

By Ben McGrath, 12 April 2018

The government is using an anti-corruption campaign to divert attention from the real causes of the country’s worsening social crisis.

New in Russian

Молчаливое соучастие псевдо-левых в войне против Сирии и России

Том Холл, 12 апреля 2018 г.

Ведущие издания псевдо-левых, включая Jacobin и Socialist Worker, ничего не пишут о нагнетании угрозы империалистической войны или о блокировке доступа в Интернет Джулиану Ассанжу.

New in Turkish

ABD medyası Suriye’ye karşı topyekün saldırı talep ediyor

James Cogan, 12 Nisan 2018

ABD basını ve uluslararası medya, Trump yönetiminin, söyleminin sonunu getirerek Beşar Esad’ın Rusya destekli Suriye hükümetine karşı yoğun bir askeri saldırı başlatmasını talep ediyor.

Sahte solun Suriye’ye ve Rusya’ya karşı savaş yönelimindeki sessiz suç ortaklığı

Tom Hall, 12 Nisan 2018

Siyasi eğilimleri değerlendirirken, sadece ne söyledikleri değil ama ne söylemedikleri de dikkate alınmalıdır.

New in Spanish

Se aprieta la soga alrededor de Trump

Por Barry Grey, 12 abril 2018

Los extraordinarios eventos del lunes sugieren que una acusación criminal contra el presidente, o la amenaza de una, está tomando precedencia sobre la estrategia en torno a un juicio político.

El director ejecutivo de Facebook presenta planes para la censura masiva en la audiencia del Senado

Por Andre Damon, 12 abril 2018

Los peligros enormes y de gran alcance para los derechos democráticos planteados por las medidas de censura de Facebook fueron aclamados unánimemente por todos los congresistas demócratas.

New in French

Le PDG de Facebook présente son projet de censure de masse lors de son audition au Sénat

Andre Damon, 12 avril 2018

Les énormes dangers posés par les mesures de censure de Facebook à l’encontre des droits démocratiques ont été universellement applaudis par les démocrates au Congrès

L'étau se resserre autour de Trump

Barry Grey, 12 avril 2018

Les événements extraordinaires de lundi suggèrent que l’inculpation criminelle du président, ou la menace d’une telle mesure, est en train de remplacer une stratégie basée sur une destitution.

Les médias américains exigent une agression à grande échelle contre la Syrie

James Cogan, 12 avril 2018

Le New York Times et le Washington Post ont envoyé un message clair à Trump qu’une attaque limitée sera dénoncée comme une chose pire qu’inutile.

Attaque brutale du gouvernement Macron contre un camp d’environnementalistes

Johannes Stern, 12 avril 2018

Lundi matin, la gendarmerie a déployé près 2 500 agents lourdement armés pour attaquer le camp des environnementalistes de Notre-Dame-des-Landes

New in Norwegian

Den internasjonale betydningen av Marsjér-for-våre-liv-demonstrasjonene

Eric London, 11 April 2018

Massedemonstrasjonene i hjertet av verdensimperialismen peker på intensiveringen av sosiale spenninger og klassekampen over hele verden.

«Jeg er motivert for å gjøre den forandringen for våre kommende generasjoner»
Elever, ungdom uttaler seg om krig, ulikhet ved Marsjér-for-våre-liv-demonstrasjonen i Washington DC

11 April 2018

Videregåendeelever og annen ungdom som deltok i demonstrasjonen hadde langt mer på hjertet enn våpenkontroll og midtperiodevalgene – sakene fremmet av media og Det demokratiske partiet.

SGP - Det sosialistiske likestillingspartiet i Tyskland krever umiddelbar løslatelse av Carles Puigdemont

Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 11 April 2018

De tyske myndighetenes arrestasjon av Puigdemont er en vilkårlig rettshandling karakteristisk for et autoritært regime.

Avsatt katalansk premier Carles Puigdemont arrestert i Tyskland

Alejandro López, 11 April 2018

Beslutningen om å arrestere Puigdemont i Tyskland, der kriminalloven straffer forsøk på løsrivelse med dommer opp til livstidsfengsel, åpner for utlevering til Spania.

Avskaffelsen av demokratiske rettigheter
Den tyske regjeringens rolle ved fengslingen av Öcalan

Ute Reissner, 11 April 2018

Denne artikkelen publiserte WSWS i 1999 og er oversatt nå i kontekst av Tyrkias invasjon i Syria og i lys av den nylig innsatte storkoalisjonsregjeringen i Tysklands pågripelse av forhenværende og eksilerte regionalpremier i Catalonia Carles Puigdemont.

New in German

Am Rande des Krieges: USA und Nato bereiten Militärschlag gegen Syrien vor

Keith Jones, 11. April 2018

Die herrschenden Eliten der USA und Europas sehen Krieg nicht nur als eine Möglichkeit, ihre geopolitischen Rückschläge im Nahen Osten auszugleichen, sondern auch um gegen politischen Widerstand im Inneren vorzugehen.

Streik im öffentlichen Dienst: Wachsende Wut über Löhne und Arbeitsbedingungen

unseren Reportern, 11. April 2018

Der Streik ist von einem fundamentalen Widerspruch geprägt. Während die Beschäftigten aller Bereiche extrem wütend über immer schlechtere Arbeitsbedingungen sind, setzen die Gewerkschaften alles daran, wirklichen Widerstand zu verhindern.

“Berlin brennt” – Widerstand der Berliner Feuerwehrleute wirft politische Fragen auf

der Sozialistischen Gleichheitspartei, 11. April 2018

Seit nunmehr drei Wochen protestieren die Feuerwehrleute vor dem Berliner Rathaus gegen katastrophale Arbeitsbedingungen und Personalmangel.

Nationalversammlung debattiert über Privatisierung der Eisenbahn:
Wachsende Streiks in Frankreich

Alex Lantier, 11. April 2018

Die Arbeiter bei Air France streiken seit gestern für höhere Löhne, und die Eisenbahner haben am Montag mit dem vierten Tag ihrer rotierenden Streiks begonnen.

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Perspective

US, Britain and France prepare onslaught against Syria

12 April 2018

The imperialist powers, based on fraudulent allegations, are on the verge of launching another bloodbath in the Middle East.

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Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

John Pilger and Julian Burnside denounce silencing of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange

By Niles Niemuth, 12 April 2018

The WikiLeaks founder and publisher has been cut off from all access to the outside world for more two weeks by the Ecuadorian government under pressure from the United States and its allies.

Two weeks since WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange silenced by Ecuador

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

Bloomberg: Ecuador cut Assange’s Internet to win “good graces of international investors”

By Eric London, 12 April 2018

President Lenin Moreno is working with the Trump administration to increase US military and economic influence in South America.

Why has Ecuador silenced Julian Assange?

Facebook CEO presents plans for mass censorship at Senate hearing

By Andre Damon, 11 April 2018

Oklahoma teachers discuss Internet censorship and the unification of workers struggles across the US

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

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Capitalism and the artificial intelligence revolution

By Andre Damon, 6 April 2018

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

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

Geoffrey Rush’s career “irreparably damaged” by media allegations

By Richard Phillips, 12 April 2018

#MeToo campaigners want “reform” of Australia’s defamation laws making it easier to take down anyone via unsubstantiated media allegations.

Trade war issues come into sharper focus

By Nick Beams, 12 April 2018

The key question is not primarily the Chinese trade surplus against which Trump rails, but Beijing’s plan to become a major source of high-tech development.

Top Trump aide lays out driving forces of trade war against China

The pseudo-left’s silent complicity in the drive to war against Syria and Russia

By Tom Hall, 10 April 2018

New Zealand barrister defends principle of presumption of innocence

By John Braddock, 11 April 2018

New Anti-capitalist Party seeks to strangle French rail strikes

By Alex Lantier, 10 April 2018

Fifty years after May-June 1968, the class struggle erupts in France

SEP 2018 election campaign

Oppose California Democratic Governor Jerry Brown’s national guard deployment!
Statement of Socialist Equality Party Senate and Congressional candidates

By David Moore and Kevin Mitchell, 12 April 2018

Democratic Governor Jerry Brown announced he was sending 400 guardsmen to support Trump’s anti-immigrant militarization of the border.

SEP congressional candidates hold initial meetings in San Diego and Berkeley

By Evan Blake, 10 April 2018

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

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

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan workers’ inquiry presents findings on Meethotamulla garbage disaster

By our correspondents, 12 April 2018

The Meethotamulla disaster, which claimed at least 32 lives, was a social crime, created by capitalism and its political servants.

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

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

Arts Review

At the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
Frankenstein: Exciting production marks 200 years since publication of Mary Shelley’s work

By Margot Miller, 12 April 2018

The Enlightenment ideas in Shelley’s novel speak forcefully to a modern audience, who can empathise with something created as an articulate rational being and reduced by society to a “monster.”

Restored version of Fassbinder’s working class drama Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day showing in US

By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier, 9 April 2018

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

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

Mehring Books

Mehring Books publishes The CIA Democrats

7 April 2018

Mehring Books has published The CIA Democrats, a detailed exposure of the effective takeover of the 2018 Democratic Party congressional campaign by candidates drawn from the ranks of former intelligence agents, special forces operatives, veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and civilian national security operatives from the State Department, National Security Council and Pentagon.

Workers Struggles

UK higher education and university staff oppose union sellout ahead of ballot result

By Thomas Scripps, 11 April 2018

UK workers protest Special Educational Needs and Disabilities cuts by Bradford’s Labour council

By Tania Kent, 11 April 2018

Students protest against Macron as strikes against austerity mount in France

By Johannes Stern and Alex Lantier, 11 April 2018

Strikes mount as National Assembly opens debate on French rail privatization

Togo doctors strike over disastrous state of public hospitals

By Eddie Haywood, 11 April 2018

25 years ago: Riots erupt after ANC leader assassinated in South Africa

On April 10, 1993, Chris Hani, head of the Communist Party of South Africa and the Umkhonto we Sizwe militia arm of the African National Congress, was gunned down outside his home in the racially-mixed suburb of Boksburg.

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50 years ago: Student demonstrations, street fighting, in West Germany after failed assassination

On April 11, 1968, the near-killing of West German radical student youth leader Alfred Willi Rudolf “Rudi” Dutschke by an anti-communist gunman caused an eruption of demonstrations and fighting across West Germany.

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75 years ago: Nazis carry out mass murder of Jews in modern-day Ukraine

On April 9, 1943, Nazi officials at the Zborow concentration camp in Eastern Poland carried out a mass killing of Jewish workers, children and the elderly. An estimated 2,300 people were shot to death of the first day of the massacre, followed by further murders throughout the week.

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100 years ago: Germany occupies Helsinki, crushes Finnish revolution

On April 12, 1918, thousands of German soldiers, moving from land and sea, attacked the Finnish capital of Helsinki and moved to crush the Red Guards and militant workers that had, in the preceding months, led the Finnish Revolution.

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Autoworkers Struggles

Chicago Ford workers speak out against treatment of temporary part-timers

By Marcus Day and Jessica Goldstein, 9 April 2018

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

The Grenfell Tower Fire

London residents draw connection between Grenfell and Kemerovo fires

By our reporters, 7 April 2018

UK: Grenfell fire inquiry withholds vital evidence from the bereaved and survivors

Grenfell Tower combustible cladding was never tested

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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

WSWS 20th Anniversary

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.

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.

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.