Democrats escalate anti-Russia witch hunt with lawsuit linking Trump and Assange as Russian agents

By Barry Grey, 21 April 2018

The legal filing and the accompanying statements by DNC Chairman Tom Perez have the stench of a McCarthyite-style witch hunt.

Criminal referral filed against former FBI deputy director

US students hold national walkout against school violence

By our reporters, 21 April 2018

While Democrats are attempting to direct the anger of youth into the midterm elections and calls for gun control, the demonstrations have revealed broad hostility to the entire political establishment.

As Arizona, Colorado teachers prepare walkout
Oklahoma teachers warn: Don’t trust the unions

By Will Morrow, 21 April 2018

Oklahoma educators are calling on teachers to take the struggle into their own hands and unify across state lines to prevent the unions from betraying the strike.

Twenty-seven protesters dead amid Sandinista government crackdown in Nicaragua

By Andrea Lobo, 23 April 2018

Initial protests on Wednesday were composed largely of pensioners and university students in the two largest cities of the country.

Israeli army kills four more Gaza protesters

By Bill Van Auken, 21 April 2018

The latest bloodletting brings to 39 the number killed for marching in support of Palestinian refugees’ right of return.

Turkish government calls snap election for June 24

By Halil Celik, 21 April 2018

Amid a deepening economic crisis, the Erdogan government has decided to hold parliamentary and presidential elections 17 months ahead of schedule.

North Korea suspends nuclear tests in latest concession to Trump

By Mike Head, 21 April 2018

Despite the announcement, there is no guarantee that a Trump-Kim summit will go ahead.

Trump’s secret diplomacy with North Korea

Japanese PM weakened by Trump summit

By Peter Symonds, 21 April 2018

Abe’s failure to secure any significant concessions from Trump is a significant political blow as he seeks to cling to office.

Trump and Abe meet amid war and domestic crisis

US-led strike on Syria inflames tensions over Korea

By Alex Lantier, 21 April 2018

If his summit with the North Korean leader goes ahead, Trump will undoubtedly use every means at his disposal, including military threats, to try to bludgeon Pyongyang into accepting US demands.

US military-intelligence apparatus presses for further strikes on Syria

Merkel, Macron meet in Berlin as Syrian strike deepens conflicts inside NATO

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White House considers “national emergency” powers against Chinese investment

By Nick Beams, 21 April 2018

Under a 1977 law, president Trump could declare a national emergency in response to an “unusual and extraordinary threat” which would allow him to block transactions and even to seize assets.

French students, workers march in April 19 protests against Macron

By Anthony Torres, 21 April 2018

The first protest of strikers from multiple professions since November 2017 took place amid spreading blockades of universities by students opposed to Macron.

Melenchon keeps silent on Syria strikes at Marseille protest

By Anthony Torres, 21 April 2018

The rally underscored the gulf separating the determination of workers and youth to fight against Macron and the growing danger of war, and the pro-war petty bourgeois parties that called the rally.

Italy continues without a government

By Marianne Arens, 21 April 2018

Six weeks after the March 4 parliamentary election there is still no new Italian government in sight.

Tragic killings of teenagers in London used to urge greater police powers

By Paul Mitchell, 21 April 2018

A major reason for the ramped-up law-and-order campaign is next month’s local elections, with the Conservatives so hated—particularly after the Grenfell Tower tragedy—that they face a wipe-out.

Disregard for passenger safety exposed in wake of fatal Southwest Airlines engine explosion

By Alec Andersen, 21 April 2018

Southwest Airlines has pushed back against inspection directives even as mechanics have reportedly raised numerous safety concerns which have been dismissed by the airline.

Alabama executes 83-year-old Walter Leroy Moody
Oldest inmate put to death in modern era

By Kate Randall, 21 April 2018

The US Supreme Court cleared the way for the lethal injection, first issuing a temporary stay 15 minutes before the scheduled execution and then lifting it later without explanation.

New in Arabic

الولايات المتحدة وحلفائها الإمبرياليين شنوا غارات ضد سوريا

١٣ نيسان أبريل ٢٠١٨

يدين موقع الاشتراكية العالمية الغارات ضد سوريا التي نفذتها قوات الولايات المتحدة وفرنسا وبريطانيا ليل الجمعة.

New in Russian

Нет Третьей мировой войне! За построение социалистического антивоенного движения!

Заявление редакционной коллегии Мирового Социалистического Веб Сайта, 21 апреля 2018 г.

Нападение империалистических держав на Сирию — лишь прелюдия к более масштабным и кровавым конфликтам с Ираном, Россией и Китаем.

New in French

L’appareil américain des renseignements et de l’armée pousse à de nouvelles frappes contre la Syrie

Bill Van Auken, 21 avril 2018

De nouveaux reportages depuis la scène de l’attaque d’armes chimiques présumée qui était le prétexte pour les frappes de missiles du 14 avril sur la Syrie l’ont encore exposé comme une mise en scène.

Macron et la démocratie de la guerre de classe

Peter Schwarz et Andre Damon, 21 avril 2018

Pour le président français Macron, « la démocratie » c’est la domination sans entraves des banques et des grandes entreprises.

Trudeau se joint à Macron pour célébrer les frappes aériennes contre la Syrie

Roger Jordan, 21 avril 2018

Le sommet entre Trudeau et Macron s'est produit seulement quelques jours après que la France ait rejoint les États-Unis et le Royaume-Uni dans le lancement de frappes aériennes illégales en Syrie.

New in German

Merkel-Macron-Gipfel: Wachsende Differenzen zwischen Deutschland und Frankreich

Alex Lantier, 21. April 2018

In der Unterstützung des Syrienkriegs sind Merkel und Macron einer Meinung, aber in innereuropäischen Fragen wachsen ihre Differenzen.

US-Militär- und Geheimdienste drängen auf weitere Angriffe gegen Syrien

Bill Van Auken, 21. April 2018

Berichte vom Schauplatz des angeblichen Chemiewaffenangriffs in Syrien, der als Vorwand für die Raketenangriffe vom 14. April diente, bestätigen, dass es sich um eine Inszenierung handelt.

Große Resonanz auf Veranstaltung gegen den Syrien-Krieg

unseren Korrespondenten, 21. April 2018

Die Veranstaltung zeigte die enorme Opposition gegen den Krieg in breiten Teilen der Bevölkerung und verdeutlichte, dass die SGP die einzige Partei ist, die dieser Opposition einen Ausdruck und eine sozialistische Perspektive gibt.

Fulda: Polizei erschießt 19-Jährigen

Marianne Arens, 21. April 2018

Die Zunahme tödlicher Polizeigewalt ist eine Reaktion auf die rapide Verschärfung der Klassengegensätze.

New in Spanish

Macron y la democracia de la guerra de clases

Por Peter Schwarz y Andre Damon, 21 abril 2018

Para el presidente francés Macron, la “democracia” significa el dominio de los bancos y sus corporaciones.

El aparato de inteligencia-militar de Estados Unidos presiona para atacar a Siria

Por Bill Van Auken, 21 abril 2018

Noticias recientes desde el lugar de los hechos del supuesto ataque con armas químicas que fue el pretexto para la agresión con misiles del 14 de abril a Siria lo han evidenciado aún más como una mentira.

Los bancos imponen un ataque masivo contra los trabajadores puertorriqueños en medio de un apagón en toda la isla

Por Genevieve Leigh, 21 abril 2018

La no electa Junta de Administración de Supervisión Financiera de Puerto Rico aprobó un plan fiscal el jueves que incluye recortes en educación, jubilaciones, bajas médicas y pago de vacaciones.

La focalización racista por el gobierno de Reino Unido de los migrantes caribeños provoca una respuesta negativa

Por Robert Stevens y Thomas Scripps, 21 abril 2018

El endurecimiento de la legislación de inmigración es parte de una política de crear, en las palabras de la Primera Ministra May, un “ambiente realmente hostil” para los inmigrantes “ilegales”.

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.

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Perspective

Social inequality and oligarchy in the US and Europe

21 April 2018

A report by Thomas Piketty shows that the Democratic Party in the US, the Labour Party in Britain and the Socialist Party in France have become the preferred parties of dominant sections of the ruling elite.

Earlier Perspectives »

Commentary

Britain’s Stop the War Coalition: Tying the working class to the pro-war Labour Party

By Chris Marsden, 21 April 2018

The building of a genuine anti-war movement can only proceed through a ruthless exposure of Labour’s apologists.

Macron and the democracy of class war

By Peter Schwarz and Andre Damon, 20 April 2018

BJP leaders’ cover-up of rape and murder of Kashmiri Muslim girl provokes outrage across India

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 20 April 2018

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

War, lies and censorship

The Pulitzer Prize rewards witch-hunting and state propaganda

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

UK meetings against war, lies and censorship: Free Julian Assange!

18 May 2018

The Socialist Equality Party (UK) and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality are holding a series of meetings titled: War, lies and censorship—Free Julian Assange!

Australian meetings to call for Julian Assange’s freedom

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

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 »

US Teachers Struggles

Arizona teachers vote to strike

By Jerry White, 20 April 2018

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

By the WSWS Teacher Newsletter, 18 April 2018

Colorado teachers join national wave of protests and walkouts

Arts Review

Chappaquiddick examines 1969 tragedy and political cover-up

By Patrick Martin, 21 April 2018

The subject matter is the death in July 1969 of Mary Jo Kopechne, who was riding late at night in a car driven by Senator Edward Kennedy that went off an open wooden bridge and plunged into the water.

2018 San Francisco International Film Festival—Part 2
How are striking miners (Bisbee ’17), a great painter (Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti), Native Americans (The Rider) and others treated by the filmmakers?

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

Socialist Equality Party

Resolutions of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) Fourth National Congress
Support the International Coalition of Socialist, Antiwar and Progressive Websites Against Internet Censorship

21 April 2018

The Fourth National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) was held in Sydney from March 30 to April 2, 2018.

Resolutions of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) Fourth National Congress
Build the International Youth and Students for Social Equality!

21 April 2018

Resolutions of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) Fourth National Congress
The SEP and the Political Independence of the Working Class

20 April 2018

Resolutions of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) Fourth National Congress
For an International Anti-War Movement!

20 April 2018

SEP (Sri Lanka) calls May Day meeting in Colombo

By the Socialist Equality Party, 19 April 2018

Workers Struggles

Unions shutdown three-week strike by Chinese technology workers
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

21 April 2018

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

University and College Union sells out UK lecturers strike

By Robert Stevens, 18 April 2018

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

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Unite the working class against police killings!

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

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

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.

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.