Unions shut down Oklahoma teachers strike

By Jerry White, 17 April 2018

The teachers’ courageous fight for improved wages and increased school funding for their students was betrayed by the Oklahoma Education Association and the Oklahoma City-American Federation of Teachers.

Oklahoma struggle continues as calls for teacher strikes spread across US

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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Trump, Comey exchange blows through the media

By Patrick Martin, 17 April 2018

The former FBI director declared the president of the United States “morally unfit” to serve.

Trump threatens Comey on eve of court hearing

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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US lashes out at Russia, as OPCW inspectors prepare to enter Douma

By Peter Symonds, 17 April 2018

Western governments and media that propagated unsubstantiated claims of a chemical weapons attack to justify illegal missile strikes on Syria are seeking to cover their tracks.

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

UK: Labour right lines up with government over Syria bombing

By Chris Marsden, 17 April 2018

Yesterday May faced widespread criticism, but largely for having failed to recall Parliament rather than any substantive opposition to the illegal action taken by the US, France and the UK.

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

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

EU foreign ministers push for regime change in Damascus following Syria attack

By Peter Schwarz, 17 April 2018

Although the attack on Syria was in clear violation of international law, the EU foreign ministers’ meeting in Luxembourg explicitly endorsed it.

German government backs illegal attack on Syria

By Johannes Stern, 17 April 2018

The attack on Syria marks a new stage of imperialist aggression aimed not only at Syria but also at Russia.

Australian government endorses US-led strikes on Syria

By Oscar Grenfell, 17 April 2018

The support of the Turnbull government and Labor opposition for the illegal act of aggression, is in line with Australia’s role as a key military and diplomatic ally of Washington.

New Zealand government supports imperialist assault on Syria

By John Braddock and Tom Peters, 17 April 2018

The Ardern government’s response underscores that it is prepared to take the country into a catastrophic war instigated by its US and European allies.

French students protest war, support striking rail workers

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Russian government blocks messaging app Telegram

By Clara Weiss, 17 April 2018

The attack on encrypted communication is part of the international drive by governments to censor the Internet and expand mass surveillance.

US and Britain hit Chinese telecom company ZTE

By Nick Beams, 17 April 2018

Both countries imposed the bans amid calls for more aggressive moves by US authorities against Chinese communications and telecom firms.

Seven killed, 17 injured in South Carolina prison riot

By Kayla Costa, 17 April 2018

The worst US prison riot in a quarter-century reveals the brutal conditions of inmates, who often live for years without mental health treatment and quality social interaction.

Health risks found in over 80 percent of NYCHA apartments

By Philip Guelpa, 17 April 2018

Residents are exposed to peeling paint, mold, damaged plaster, rodents, insects, inoperable appliances, severe electrical hazards, lack of heat, and malfunctioning smoke detectors.

Anti-academy schools protests in UK curtailed by trade unions

By Tom Pearce, 17 April 2018

Any strikes called by the teaching unions, as a way of maintaining control over the anger of staff at the consequences of becoming academies, are being confined to a few single schools.

Demonstration against rent increases in Berlin draws 25,000

Australia: Discontent as union pushes collaboration with management at Macquarie University

By Mike Head, 17 April 2018

Younger academics and casual teachers, in particular, have voiced disbelief at the National Tertiary Education Union’s assurances.

New in Turkish

ABD-Britanya-Fransa füze saldırısı yıkıcı bir savaş tehlikesini arttırıyor

Barry Grey, 17 Nisan 2018

Geçtiğimiz hafta sonu ABD önderliğinde Suriye’ye karşı girişilen füze saldırısının hemen ardından, nükleer bir felaketi tetikleyebilecek geniş bir savaşın hazırlıkları yapılıyor.

New in Norwegian

Amerikanske mediers tause medansvar for Israels massakre i Gaza

Jean Shaoul og Barry Gray, 17 April 2018

De amerikanske hovedmediene, anført av New York Times, behandler det israelske militærets massedrap og såring av ubevæpnede, fredelige palestinske demonstranter som en ikke-begivenhet.

Oklahoma-lærere streiker mens oppblussingen av arbeiderkamper sprer seg i USA

Tom Hall, 17 April 2018

Oklahoma-lærernes modige stillingstagen etterfølger 9-dagers-streiken i Vest-Virginia, der utdanningspersonalets trossing av delstatsregjeringen og fagforeningene galvaniserte arbeidere over hele landet og internasjonalt.

Intervju med en lærer fra Hellas: «Lærere har samme problemer over hele verden»

Journalister, filmskapere, kunstnere krever slutt på forfølgelsen av Julian Assange

17 April 2018

Forfattere, journalister, artister, filmskapere og aktivister har oppfordret Ecuadors regjering til å gjenopprette Julian Assange rett til ytringsfrihet og avslutte den isolerende blokkaden den har pålagt ham i Ecuadors ambassade i London.

Bygg grunnplan-komitéer for å forene lærere i Arizona og Kentucky!
Mobiliser arbeiderklassen bak streikende Oklahoma-lærere!

Socialist Equality Party, 17 April 2018

Den delstatsovergripende streiken i Oklahoma er en del av en voksende bølge av lærerkamper på tvers av USA og internasjonalt.

New in Spanish

Bombardeo de EUA, Reino Unido y Francia contra Siria agudiza peligro de una guerra catastrófica

Por Barry Grey, 17 abril 2018

Ya están siendo preparadas nuevas provocaciones y pretextos para una agresión militar.

Los estudiantes franceses protestan contra la guerra y apoyan a los trabajadores ferroviarios en huelga

Por Alex Lantier, 17 abril 2018

Estudiantes de la Universidad Tolbiac University hablaron al WSWS el viernes sobre su oposición a la guerra en Siria, los planes para volver a imponer el servicio militar, y la austeridad social en Francia.

Gobernadores demócratas y republicanos despliegan a la Guardia Nacional de EUA a la frontera con México

Por Alec Andersen, 17 abril 2018

Cuatro mil soldados de la Guardia Nacional están siendo enviados, mientras el Gobierno de Trump está reformando el sistema de tribunales migratorios para acelerar las deportaciones.

Los partidos pseudoizquierdistas promueven el bombardeo estadounidense-francés-británico de Siria

Por Will Morrow, 17 abril 2018

El DSA y la ISO en los EUA, y el NPA en Francia están difundiendo las mentiras de los medios y de las agencias de inteligencia para justificar los bombardeos por razones “humanitarias”.

New in French

La lutte des enseignants de l’Oklahoma se poursuit, les appels à la grève se propagent parmi les enseignants aux États-Unis

Jerry White et Niles Niemuth, 17 avril 2018

Au cours du weekend, les enseignants ont utilsé les réseaux sociaux pour organiser des congés maladie en masse et d’autres protestations en prévision de la réouvertue des établissements lundi.

« Je suis dégouté et indigné par l’attaque de la nuit dernière contre la Syrie – ce n’était pas du tout nécessaire »
Les travailleurs britanniques s’opposent à la guerre

nos journalistes, 17 avril 2018

Un manifestant antiguerre : « Il aurait dû y avoir un référendum sur l’occasion de faire la guerre ! Ils nous demandent de partir en guerre sans preuve. »

Les partis de la pseudo-gauche promeuvent le bombardement américano-franco-britannique de la Syrie

Will Morrow, 17 avril 2018

La DSA et l’ISO aux États-Unis et le NPA en France propagent les mensonges des médias et des agences de renseignement afin de justifier les bombardements pour des raisons « humanitaires ».

L'économie mondiale risque de se «déchirer»

Nick Beams, 17 avril 2018

La directrice du FMI, Christine Lagarde, a affirmé qu'à cause de conditions financières favorables, la dette mondiale – publique et privée – a atteint un montant record de 164.000 milliards de dollars.

New in German

Raketenangriffe auf Syrien erhöhen Gefahr eines katastrophalen Krieges

Barry Grey, 17. April 2018

Die Grundlagen für neue Provokationen und Vorwände für militärische Aggressionen werden bereits geschaffen.

Nach Angriff auf Syrien: EU-Außenminister drängen auf Regimewechsel

Peter Schwarz, 17. April 2018

Obwohl der Angriff auf Syrien eindeutig völkerrechtswidrig war, stellte sich das EU-Außenministertreffen in Luxemburg ausdrücklich hinter ihn.

Französische Studenten demonstrieren gegen Krieg und unterstützen Eisenbahner

Alex Lantier, 17. April 2018

Studenten der Universität Tolbiac sprachen am Freitag mit der WSWS über ihre Opposition gegen den Krieg in Syrien, die Pläne zur Wiedereinführung der Wehrpflicht und die sozialen Einsparungen in Frankreich.

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Perspective

No to World War III! For the building of a socialist anti-war movement!

17 April 2018

The assault by the imperialist powers on Syria is only the prelude to a far broader and bloodier conflict with Iran, Russia, and China.

Earlier Perspectives »

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.

The Class Struggle in the United States

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.

Colorado teachers join national wave of protests and walkouts

By Trévon Austin, 17 April 2018

Inspired by educators in other states, teachers protested Monday at the capitol building in Denver.

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

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Commentary

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

By Will Morrow, 16 April 2018

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

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

Workers Struggles

Canadian Pacific Railway workers vote to strike
Workers Struggles: The Americas

17 April 2018

More than 3,000 conductors and engineers employed by Canadian Pacific Railway across the country could be on strike as early as April 21 if negotiations do not produce a deal.

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

German public service strikers fear sell-out

By Marianne Arens, 13 April 2018

Autoworkers Struggles

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

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

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

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.

Meeting in Brisbane May 20: 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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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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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

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.