After Syria strikes, drumbeat grows for wider US war

By Will Morrow, 19 April 2018

A campaign is underway in the American political and military-intelligence establishment for a major escalation in Syria and confrontation with Iran and Russia.

As lies on Syrian gas attack unravel, US and UK shift to claims of Russian “cyber war”

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

US and imperialist allies launch strikes against Syria

Murdoch’s Times witch-hunts academics for questioning UK government’s Syria lies

By Julie Hyland, 19 April 2018

Under conditions where the imperialist powers are dragging humanity towards a third world war, the ruling elites can no longer countenance critical opinion.

Protesters in Britain speak out against air strikes in Syria

UK government rejects Corbyn’s demand for parliament to vote on war

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Arizona teachers voting on state-wide walkout

By J. Cooper, 19 April 2018

Teachers are voting on whether to walk out over the governor’s pay offer, which falls far short of their demands.

The betrayal of the Oklahoma strike and lessons for the next stage of the teachers’ revolt

Colorado teachers join national wave of protests and walkouts

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IMF remains upbeat on global economy but trade conflicts sound a jarring note

By Nick Beams, 19 April 2018

The IMF chief economist said it seemed “paradoxical” that major economies were “flirting with trade war” at a time of economic expansion.

Seven months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico suffers total blackout

By Daniel de Vries, 19 April 2018

A break in a single transmission line triggered an island-wide blackout Wednesday, expected to last 24 to 36 hours.

One passenger dead after engine explodes during Southwest Airlines flight

By Alec Andersen, 19 April 2018

Ultimate responsibility for Tuesday’s incident lies in the subordination of passenger safety to the drive of the airlines for ever greater profits.

US Supreme Court strikes down part of deportation statute

By Kevin Martinez, 19 April 2018

In a five to four vote, the court ruled that statutory language passed with overwhelming Democratic and Republican support was unconstitutionally vague.

Trump orders indefinite detention of immigrants at border as troop deployment looms

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As state ends bottled water program in Flint, officials grant new permits to Nestlé Waters

By Sheila Brehm and James Brewer, 19 April 2018

The Michigan officials have granted the world’s largest bottled water company expanded rights to exploit the state’s fresh water supplies.

Michigan governor ends state water distribution in Flint

Maryland lawmakers offer Amazon $8.5 billion to locate headquarters near CIA and Pentagon

By Adam Soroka, 19 April 2018

Maryland is a finalist for Amazon’s “HQ2” because of the region’s proximity to the headquarters of Amazon’s partners at the CIA, NSA, FBI and US military.

UK government’s racist targeting of Caribbean migrants provokes backlash

By Robert Stevens and Thomas Scripps, 19 April 2018

The tightening of immigration legislation was in line with a policy of creating, in Prime Minister May’s words, a “really hostile environment” for “illegal” immigrants.

Corporate Canada demands Trudeau quell opposition to Trans Mountain pipeline

By Keith Jones, 19 April 2018

The corporate media is demanding Trudeau do whatever it takes to ensure the pipeline is built, including invoking the Emergencies Act and deploying the army.

Australian unions launch campaign to re-elect an anti-working class Labor government

By Terry Cook and Oscar Grenfell, 19 April 2018

The trade unions are directly responsible for the social crisis that the “Change the Rules” campaign purports to oppose.

New in Russian

США и их империалистические союзники нанесли ракетные удары по Сирии

Редакционная коллегия Мирового Социалистического Веб Сайта, 19 апреля 2018 г.

Все правительства, принявшие участие в этой новой атаке, находятся в кризисе и лишены какой-либо электоральной легитимности.

New in Turkish

Trump ile Abe savaşın ve iç krizin ortasında buluşuyor

Peter Symonds, 19 Nisan 2018

ABD ve Japonya gibi bugünün müttefikleri çok uzak olmayan bir gelecekte amansız düşmanlar haline gelebilirler.

New in French

Alors que les mensonges sur les attaques au gaz en Syrie s’effondrent, les Etats-Unis et le Royaume-Uni passent à des accusations de « guerre cybernétique » russe

Will Morrow, 19 avril 2018

Un reportage du journaliste chevronné Robert Fisk depuis Douma démasque encore plus le prétexte d’une d’attaque chimique pour justifier le bombardement illégal de la Syrie par les États-Unis, le Royaume-Uni et la France.

Trump et Abe se rencontrent sur fond de guerre et de crise intérieure

Peter Symonds, 19 avril 2018

Alliés militaires de longue date, les Etats-unis et le Japon sont unis dans leur détermination à contenir et affronter la Chine, mais en désaccord sur les moyens d’y arriver

Les enseignants de Montréal votent pour la grève le 1er mai

Louis Girard, 19 avril 2018

Le mandat de grève «illégale» encourant le risque d’amendes est un signe de la résistance à l’austérité capitaliste qui grandit parmi les travailleurs à l’échelle internationale.

New in Spanish

Trump y Abe se reúnen en medio de crisis de guerra e internas

Por Peter Symonds, 19 abril 2018

Ambos aliados militares se reúnen con la determinación de contener y confrontar a China, pero difieren cada vez más sobre los medios para hacerlo.

A medida que se aclaran las mentiras sobre el ataque con gas sirio, los EUA y el Reino Unido cambian a denuncias de la “guerra cibernética” rusa

Por Will Morrow, 19 abril 2018

Un reportaje desde el lugar, desde Duma, del periodista veterano Robert Fisk expone aún más el pretexto del gas químico para el bombardeo ilegal estadounidense-británico-francés de Siria.

Barcelona: Cientos de miles protestan contra el encarcelamiento de líderes independentistas catalanes

Por Paul Mitchell, 19 abril 2018

La protesta atrajo a cantidades considerables de trabajadores y de jóvenes que no apoyan el independentismo pero se oponen a las acciones represivas del gobierno.

El gobierno mexicano desplegará tropas federales contra los inmigrantes en su frontera sur

Por Michael Anders, 19 abril 2018

The anti-democratic decision proves that the Mexican government is a pawn of the Trump administration. La decisión anti-democrática demuestra que el Gobierno mexicano es un títere de la Administración Trump.

La traición de la huelga en Oklahoma y las lecciones para la próxima etapa de la rebelión docente

WSWS Teacher Newsletter, 19 abril 2018

El final de la huelga y la inevitabilidad de una nueva erupción social exigen que los trabajadores extraigan conscientemente lecciones de esta lucha.

New in German

Macron, die Europäische Union und der Aufstieg der extremen Rechten

Peter Schwarz, 19. April 2018

Während in Frankreich Eisenbahner und Studenten streikten und in Syrien die Trümmer der Luftangriffe weggeräumt wurden, spielte sich der französische Präsident in Straßburg als Anwalt der Demokratie auf.

Abschluss im öffentlichen Dienst
Verdi schließt die Reihen mit der Regierung

Marianne Arens und Christoph Vandreier, 19. April 2018

Der Tarifabschluss im öffentlichen Dienst ist ein Schlag ins Gesicht der 2,3 Millionen öffentlich Beschäftigten, die in den letzten Wochen zu Zehntausenden für bessere Arbeitsbedingungen und höhere Löhne auf die Straße gegangen sind.

USA: Der Verrat am Lehrerstreik in Oklahoma und die Lehren für die kommenden Kämpfe

WSWS Teacher Newsletter, 19. April 2018

Das Ende des Lehrerstreiks stellt die Arbeiter vor die Aufgabe, die Lehren aus dem Verrat zu ziehen, um sich auf künftige soziale Proteste vorzubereiten.

Lügen über syrischen Giftgasangriff geraten ins Wanken: USA und Großbritannien beschuldigen Russland jetzt des Cyberkriegs

Will Morrow, 19. April 2018

Ein Bericht des langjährigen Journalisten Robert Fisk aus Duma entlarvt den Vorwand des angeblichen Giftgasangriffs für die illegale Bombardierung Syriens durch die USA, Großbritannien und Frankreich.

Trump-Abe-Gipfel von Krieg und innerer Krise überschattet

Peter Symonds, 19. April 2018

Die zwei langjährigen Militärverbündeten – die USA und Japan – sind gleichermaßen entschlossen, China in Schach zu halten, doch sie gehen dabei immer unterschiedlichere Wege.

Italien weiter ohne Regierung

Marianne Arens, 19. April 2018

Am 13. April brach Staatspräsident Sergio Mattarella die zweite Konsultationsrunde ergebnislos ab.

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Perspective

Trump’s secret diplomacy with North Korea

19 April 2018

The Trump administration senses the possibility of advancing US imperialism’s interests in Asia against its chief rivals, Russia and China, and potential competitors such as Japan.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Commentary

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

Statement of the World Socialist Web Site Editorial Board, 17 April 2018

War, lies and censorship

By Andre Damon, 13 April 2018

Commentary

The Pulitzer Prize rewards witch-hunting and state propaganda

By Eric London, 19 April 2018

The Washington Post and New York Times won prizes for their role in the anti-Russia campaign, while the Times and the New Yorker won an award for promoting the #MeToo campaign.

Germany’s pro-war Left Party postures as a “party of peace”

By Johannes Stern, 19 April 2018

The Left Party in Germany is trying to portray itself as an opponent of war in order to prevent a powerful anti-war movement from developing.

Bombing of Syria exposes pro-war politics of France’s New Anti-capitalist Party

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

More on the war against Syria »

Trump and Abe meet amid war and domestic crisis

By Peter Symonds, 18 April 2018

No money for teacher pay or textbooks, but…
US CEO pay, bank profits, corporate cash set new records

By Barry Grey, 18 April 2018

Trump, Comey exchange blows through the media

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

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

SEP 2018 election campaign

Unite the working class against police killings!

By David Moore: SEP candidate for US Senate from California, 19 April 2018

The killing of Diante Yarber in Barstow, California is the latest in an unending series of police killings in the state and throughout the country.

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

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

SEP (Sri Lanka) calls May Day meeting in Colombo

By the Socialist Equality Party, 19 April 2018

In holding its public meeting on May 1, the SEP is opposing the government’s efforts to sabotage May Day celebrations.

“Berlin is Burning”: Berlin firefighters’ campaign of resistance raises political issues

By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 18 April 2018

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

Arts Review

2018 San Francisco International Film Festival—Part 1
Contemporary life, and those who make films about it (in Iran, the US, Russia, Switzerland, Kyrgyzstan …)

By David Walsh, 18 April 2018

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

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

Russian government blocks messaging app Telegram

By Clara Weiss, 17 April 2018

Indian Trotskyists hold public meeting in Chennai against Internet censorship

By our correspondents, 16 April 2018

Meeting in Brisbane May 20: Organise Resistance to Internet Censorship! Free Julian Assange!

14 April 2018

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

More on Internet censorship »

Workers Struggles

University and College Union sells out UK lecturers strike

By Robert Stevens, 18 April 2018

National Union of Students lobs sexual harassment smears at UK lecturers

German public service strikers fear sell-out

By Marianne Arens, 13 April 2018

Togo doctors strike over disastrous state of public hospitals

By Eddie Haywood, 11 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

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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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.

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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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.