Oklahoma struggle continues as calls for teacher strikes spread across US

By Jerry White and Niles Niemuth, 16 April 2018

Over the weekend, teachers networked with each other to organize sickouts and other forms of protest as schools reopen today.

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

Watch: Oklahoma teacher denounces union, discusses broadening strike

Watch: Oklahoma teacher explains why the strike should continue

"In Oklahoma and all across the nation educators are rising up and saying that we've had enough."

Watch: Oklahoma teachers and students speak out

Students and teachers speak on the impossible financial situation facing Oklahoma teachers, and the effect of budget cuts on the arts.

Kentucky teachers denounce governor for saying students were “sexually assaulted” due to walkout

By J. Cooper, 16 April 2018

The Kentucky legislature overrode the governor’s veto of a budget and tax bill, leaving in place bills taking millions from education.

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Trump threatens Comey on eve of court hearing

By Patrick Martin, 16 April 2018

Trump has declared that Comey, the former top US law official, deserves jail time for allegedly leaking classified information and lying to Congress.

The noose tightens around Trump

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

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“I feel repulsed and outraged about last night’s attack on Syria—it was completely unnecessary”
UK workers oppose drive to war

By our reporters, 16 April 2018

Anti-war protester: “There should have been a referendum on whether to go to war! They are asking us to go to war with no evidence.”

UK: Demands grow for May government to hold debate on Syria attack

By Robert Stevens, 16 April 2018

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is due to make a formal statement to parliament today on the Syria airstrikes, but no vote is to take place.

British government admits links to Manchester and London terror attack groups

By Jean Shaoul, 16 April 2018

The British government and security forces worked closely with terrorist organisations in Libya and Syria, allowing them back to the UK to spawn a layer of British-born jihadis.

French students protest war, support striking rail workers

By Alex Lantier, 16 April 2018

Students at Tolbiac University spoke to the WSWS Friday about their opposition to war in Syria, plans to reinstate the draft, and social austerity in France.

Demonstration against rent increases in Berlin draws 25,000

By our reporters, 16 April 2018

The large numbers participating in the demonstration, which was originally only expected to attract 4,000, illustrates the depth of the anger over unaffordable rents.

As part of a global strategy of cost-cutting and plant shutdowns
GM to slash 1,500 jobs at Lordstown, Ohio plant

By Tim Rivers, 16 April 2018

GM announced on Friday it will cut one of two operating shifts at its massive Lordstown, Ohio, assembly plant, cutting as many as 1,500 jobs effective June 15.

Democratic, Republican governors deploy National Guard to US-Mexico border

By Alec Anderson, 16 April 2018

4,000 National Guard soldiers are being deployed as the Trump administration is reforming the immigration court system to speed up deportations.

Students oppose Portland State University tuition hikes

By Kayla Costa, 16 April 2018

Despite a student backlash, the Portland State University board of trustees still plans to vote to raise tuition by up to 9 percent for the coming semester.

Washington seeks permanent deployment of special forces brigade to Africa

By Eddie Haywood, 16 April 2018

Highlighting the predatory aim of AFRICOM’s presence in the region is the Niger defense minister’s admission that the US forces “wage war when necessary.”

Australian government pushes ahead with “foreign donations” ban

By Mike Head, 16 April 2018

The bill is a part of a multi-pronged legislative package that targets alleged “Chinese interference” in Australian political and commercial life.

New in Spanish

Estados Unidos y sus aliados imperialistas bombardean Siria

Por el Consejo Editorial del World Socialist Web Site, 16 abril 2018

Todos los Gobiernos que han participado en este nuevo asalto se encuentran sumidos en crisis y carecen de toda legitimidad electoral.

Bloomberg: Ecuador cortó Internet de Assange para ganar "buenas gracias de inversores internacionales"

Por Eric London, 16 abril 2018

Ecuador toma medidas antidemocráticas y a favor del Gobierno de Estados Unidos al cortar el acceso al internet de Julian Assange, así como reforzar sus lazos diplomáticos y económicos.

Las memorias de Comey encienden una nueva ronda en la campaña de Trump contra Rusia

Por Patrick Martin, 16 abril 2018

Partes del libro, filtradas a la prensa antes de la publicación, vienen acaparando las noticias de los medios estadounidenses desde el jueves.

El Departamento de Seguridad Nacional de los Estados Unidos compila los datos de periodistas del mundo

Por Will Morrow, 16 abril 2018

La administración Trump está recolectando y monitorizando los “sentimientos” y la información personal de periodistas e “influencias de los medios” de todo el mundo.

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La colère monte contre la tentative syndicale de saboter la grève des enseignants de l’Oklahoma

Jerry White, 16 avril 2018

Des milliers d’enseignants se sont rassemblés au Capitole vendredi pour s’opposer à la tentative des syndicats et de l’administration scolaire de briser leur grève qui dure depuis deux semaines.

La fièvre guerrière s’empare des médias allemands

Peter Schwarz, 16 avril 2018

Die Welt a exigé « l’éradication du régime d’Assad » et le déploiement de « centaines de milliers de soldats » en Syrie pour, « dans le pire des cas, combattre les Russes et les Iraniens ».

Les frappes impérialistes contre la Syrie démasquent le NPA

Kumaran Ira, 16 avril 2018

La lutte contre Macron exige une rupture politique avec tous les organisations de pseudo gauche qui soutiennent l’escalade militaire contre la Syrie.

Macron fait appel à l’Église catholique pour construire un régime autoritaire

Francis Dubois, 16 avril 2018

Dans son discours aux évêques du 9 avril, Macron a lancé un appel vibrant à la hiérarchie catholique pour qu’elle joue un rôle majeur dans la vie politique française.

Le Canada s'aligne à l'offensive incendiaire des États-Unis contre la Russie

Roger Jordan, 16 avril 2018

Le Canada a signalé son appui pour l'attaque contre la Syrie en promettant de «punir» la Syrie et «ses alliés» par «tous les moyens disponibles."

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Bundesregierung unterstützt völkerrechtswidrige Aggression

Johannes Stern, 16. April 2018

Der Angriff auf Syrien leitet ein neues Stadium der imperialistischen Aggression ein, die sich nicht nur gegen Syrien richtet, sondern auch gegen Russland.

25.000 Berliner demonstrieren gegen steigende Mieten

unseren Reportern, 16. April 2018

Wie in zahlreichen anderen Städten Deutschlands werden Wohnungen in Berlin wegen der Profitgier von Investoren für immer mehr Menschen unerschwinglich.

Lehrerstreik in Oklahoma:
Wachsende Wut über Sabotage der Gewerkschaften

Jerry White, 16. April 2018

Am 13. April demonstrierten tausende Lehrer vor dem Regierungssitz von Oklahoma gegen die Versuche der Gewerkschaften und der Schulbehörde, den zweiwöchigen Streik zu beenden.

John Pilger und Julian Burnside verurteilen die Knebelung Julian Assanges

Niles Niemuth, 16. April 2018

Seit zweieinhalb Wochen ist der WikiLeaks-Herausgeber von jedem Kontakt zur Außenwelt abgeschnitten. Die Regierung Ecuadors handelt unter amerikanischem und britischem Druck.

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Perspective

US-British-French missile strikes on Syria heighten danger of a catastrophic war

16 April 2018

The bases for new provocations and fresh pretexts for military aggression are already being laid.

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Featured Commentary

US and imperialist allies launch strikes against Syria

The World Socialist Web Site Editorial Board, 14 April 2018

All of the governments participating in this new onslaught are crisis-ridden and lack any electoral legitimacy.

War, lies and censorship

By Andre Damon, 13 April 2018

The New York Times, Washington Post and other mainstream news outlets function not as journalists, but as propagandists for the US/NATO war drive against Syria.

Commentary

Pseudo-left parties promote US-French-British bombing of Syria

By Will Morrow, 16 April 2018

The DSA and ISO in the US, and the NPA in France are spreading the lies of the media and intelligence agencies to justify the bombings on “humanitarian” grounds.

War fever grips German media

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Political censorship in the name of #MeToo
Oppose union’s banning of Fightback from Toronto university strike picketline

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Canada), 16 April 2018

The Canadian Union of Public Employee’s resort to political censorship goes hand-in-hand with its determination to isolate and suppress working class struggles whenever they break out.

US Department of Homeland Security compiling database of world’s journalists

By Will Morrow, 14 April 2018

Trump to consider rejoining TPP to step up pressure on China

By Nick Beams, 14 April 2018

Trade war issues come into sharper focus

US and North Korean officials discuss Trump-Kim summit

By Peter Symonds, 14 April 2018

More on the war threat against North Korea »

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

By Richard Phillips, 12 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

25 years ago: FBI raid in Waco, Texas, kills 76

On April 19, 1993, US Attorney General Janet Reno ordered a military-style FBI raid on the compound of a small Christian sect near Waco, Texas, resulting in 76 deaths, including 25 children.

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50 years ago: Leading Tory delivers fascist “Rivers of Blood” speech

On April 20, 1968, a leading Conservative Member of Parliament Enoch Powell delivered a fascist speech to a major Tory Party gathering, the West Midlands Area Conservative Political Center in Birmingham.

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75 years ago: Warsaw Ghetto uprising

On April 19, 1943, Jewish inhabitants of the Warsaw Ghetto, in the capital of German-occupied Poland, launched a heroic rebellion against the genocidal Nazi regime.

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100 years ago: Britain extends draft age to 56, includes Ireland

On April 20, 1918, the House of Commons issued a proclamation lifting the draft age of British men up to age 56 years and subjecting, for the first time, the colony of Ireland to the draft.

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Arts Review

Director of The Loves of a Blonde, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Amadeus
Filmmaker Milos Forman (1932-2018), one of the leading figures of the Czech New Wave

By David Walsh, 16 April 2018

Forman was originally identified with the so-called Czech New Wave, a group of directors whose lively and honest films came to international prominence in the mid-1960s.

Nor Any Drop to Drink previewed to Flint audience

By James Brewer, 13 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

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

Indian Trotskyists hold public meeting in Chennai against Internet censorship

By our correspondents, 16 April 2018

Speakers explained the connection between the attack on free speech, the drive to war and the rising struggles of the working class.

Public Meetings in Australia
Organise Resistance to Internet Censorship! Free Julian Assange!

14 April 2018

The silencing of Assange coincides with Washington’s escalation of war in Syria and preparations for confrontation with nuclear-armed Russia.

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

By Niles Niemuth, 12 April 2018

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

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".

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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Workers Struggles

German public service strikers fear sell-out

By Marianne Arens, 13 April 2018

National Union of Students lobs sexual harassment smears at UK lecturers

By Thomas Scripps, 12 April 2018

Students protest against Macron as strikes against austerity mount in France

By Johannes Stern and Alex Lantier, 11 April 2018

Togo doctors strike over disastrous state of public hospitals

By Eddie Haywood, 11 April 2018

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

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.

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan workers’ inquiry presents findings on Meethotamulla garbage disaster

By our correspondents, 12 April 2018

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

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

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.