US issues ultimatums to IMF on trade

By Nick Beams, 23 April 2018

Adopting the tone of an overlord, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin demanded that the IMF back Washington in its drive against what it claims are “unfair global trade practices.”

White House considers “national emergency” powers against Chinese investment

Arizona teachers prepare for statewide strike

By Jerry White, 23 April 2018

As the week starts, teachers in Arizona and Colorado prepare walkouts as part of the rebellion of educators spreading across the US and internationally.

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

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

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Geoffrey Rush defamation case: Australian judge dismisses newspaper’s latest defence

By Richard Phillips, 23 April 2018

Friday’s ruling is another legal setback for the Murdoch-owned Daily Telegraph and the #MeToo campaign’s contempt for democratic principles.

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Irish government calls abortion referendum

By Dermot Quinn, 23 April 2018

The referendum comes after years of intense campaigns, protests and even a strike demanding abortion rights.

Skripal case developments further discredit British government lies

By Simon Whelan, 23 April 2018

As the UK government’s lies over the Skripal affair continue to unravel, Moscow has accused it of yet “another gross violation” of international rules.

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

2.3 million evictions across the US in 2016

By Shelley Connor, 23 April 2018

The database found a rate of 4 evictions per minute, underscoring the heightening housing crisis in the United States.

Anger mounts over police killing of unarmed man in Barstow, California

By Alec Andersen, 23 April 2018

Police unleashed a hail of 30 bullets into a car being driven by 26-year-old Diante Yarber, killing him and wounding two passengers.

Tennessee Waffle House shooting leaves four dead and several injured

By Trévon Austin, 23 April 2018

While police have yet to determine a motive for the shooting, many signs point to the suspected perpetrator suffering from a long history of mental illness.

British Commonwealth summit sees line up against China and Russia

By Mike Head, 23 April 2018

The CHOGM gathering saw a concerted drive to transform the 53-member grouping, long regarded as an imperial relic, into a confrontational vehicle.

Australian banking revelations fuel political crisis

By Mike Head, 23 April 2018

Public outrage has mounted as damning evidence emerges from hearings conducted by a royal commission into financial services.

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.

Five die after exposure to ammonia gas at Sri Lankan latex factory

By our reporters, 23 April 2018

The number of industrial accidents across South Asia has grown substantially over recent decades as a result of lax safety practices and super-exploitation.

Zimbabwe sacks 16,000 striking nurses, as Uganda nurses threaten strike

By Eddie Haywood, 23 April 2018

The Zimbabwean government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa has faced growing popular opposition since coming to power after a military coup removed long-time president Robert Mugabe.

New in Turkish

Macron ve sınıf savaşı demokrasisi

Peter Schwarz ve Andre Damon, 23 Nisan 2018

Dünya, iki diktatörlük biçimi ile karşı karşıya: ya burjuvazinin diktatörlüğü ya da proletaryanın diktatörlüğü.

Trump'ın Kuzey Kore ile gizli diplomasisi

Peter Symonds, 23 Nisan 2018

Trump yönetimi, ABD emperyalizminin çıkarlarını ilerletme ve Kuzeydoğu Asya'daki konumunu Rusya ve Çin ile Japonya gibi olası rakipleri karşısında güçlendirme olasılığını hissediyor.

New in French

Les démocrates intensifient la chasse aux sorcières contre la Russie
Une poursuite accuse Trump et Assange d’être des agents russes

Barry Grey, 23 avril 2018

La poursuite et les déclarations du président de Comité national démocrate, Tom Perez, ont tout d’une chasse aux sorcières maccartiste.

L’inégalité sociale et l’oligarchie aux États-Unis et en Europe

Eric London, 23 avril 2018

Une étude de Thomas Picketty démontre que le Parti démocrate américain, le Parti travailliste britannique et le Parti socialiste français sont devenus les partis préférés de couches dominantes des élites au pouvoir

La frappe des États-Unis contre la Syrie enflamme les tensions à propos de la Corée

Alex Lantier, 23 avril 2018

Si son sommet avec le leader nord-coréen a bien lieu, Trump utilisera certainement tous les moyens à sa disposition, y compris la menace militaire, pour tenter d’assommer Pyongyang et lui faire accepter les exigences américaines.

New in Spanish

La desigualdad social y la oligarquía en Estados Unidos y Europa

Por Eric London, 23 abril 2018

Un reporte de Thomas Piketty muestra que el Partido Demócrata en EUA, el Partido Laborista en Reino Unido y el Partido Socialista en Francia se han convertido en los partidos preferidos por las secciones dominantes de la burguesía.

Resoluciones del Cuarto Congreso Nacional del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad (Australia)
El PSI y la independencia política de la clase trabajadora

23 abril 2018

Se celebró el Cuarto Congreso Nacional del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad (Australia) en Sydney del 30 de marzo al 2 de abril de 2018.

El ataque liderado por los EUA contra Siria enardece las tensiones sobre Corea

Por Alex Lantier, 23 abril 2018

Si su cumbre con el líder norcoreano se concreta, Trump usará sin dudas todos los medios a su alcance, incluso amenazas militares, para intentar que Pyongyang acepte por la fuerza las exigencias estadounidenses.

Los demócratas intensifican la caza de brujas contra Rusia con una demanda judicial que vincula a Trump y a Assange como agentes rusos

Por Barry Grey, 23 abril 2018

La interposición legal y las declaraciones que la acompañan por parte del director de la DNC Tom Perez tienen el tufillo de una caza de brujas de tipo macartista.

El Premio Pulitzer recompensa la caza de brujas y la propaganda estatal

Por Eric London, 23 abril 2018

El Washington Post y el New York Times ganaron premios por sus roles en la campaña anti-Rusia, mientras el Times y la revista el New Yorker ganaron premios por sus roles en la campaña #MeToo.

Siete meses después del huracán María, Puerto Rico sufre un apagón total

Por Daniel de Vries, 23 abril 2018

Un corto en una sola línea de transmisión ocasionó un apagón en toda la isla el miércoles, con una duración esperada de 24 a 36 horas.

Corte Suprema de EUA anula parte del estatuto de deportación

Por Kevin Martinez, 23 abril 2018

En un voto de cinco a cuatro, el tribunal sentenció que el estatuto aprobado con un apoyo abrumador demócrata y republicano contenía un lenguaje inconstitucionalmente ambiguo.

New in German

Soziale Ungleichheit und Oligarchie in den USA und Europa

Eric London, 23. April 2018

Laut einer Studie von Thomas Piketty sind die Demokratische Partei in den USA, die Labour Party in Großbritannien und die Parti Socialiste in Frankreich zu den bevorzugten Parteien maßgeblicher Teile der herrschenden Eliten geworden.

US-Demokraten vermengen in Klageschrift Trump und Assange als Agenten Russlands

Barry Grey, 23. April 2018

Die Klageschrift des Nationalkomitees der Demokratischen Partei erinnert an die Hexenjagd der McCarthy-Ära.

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.

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Perspective

The CIA Democrats vs. Julian Assange

23 April 2018

The lawsuit filed by the Democratic National Committee is an attack on the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech and the press.

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Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

SEP and IYSSE hold meeting on war, the class struggle and the fight against Internet censorship

By our reporter, 23 April 2018

Several workers addressed the conference and expressed the growing opposition among broad layers of the working class to capitalism and the pro-corporate trade unions.

Australian workers and youth denounce persecution of Julian Assange

By our reporters, 23 April 2018

The sentiments of ordinary people stand in stark contrast to the actions of the official parliamentary parties, which are all complicit in the attacks on WikiLeaks and Assange.

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

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

18 May 2018

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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Arts Review

The legacy of the Gershwins and Porgy and Bess
An interview with Marc George Gershwin and Michael Strunsky, nephews of George and Ira Gershwin

By Barry Grey, 23 April 2018

“What stands out is the genius of the music.”

Chappaquiddick examines 1969 tragedy and political cover-up

By Patrick Martin, 21 April 2018

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 …)

25 years ago: “Human rights” crusade for bombing of Serbs

On April 26, 1993, President Bill Clinton issued an order aligning the US with United Nations sanctions imposed on Yugoslavia.

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50 years ago: Students occupy buildings at Columbia University

On April 23, 1968, students began an occupation of Hamilton Hall at Columbia University in protest against the institution’s ties to a Vietnam War research firm, the Institute for Defense Analyses.

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75 years ago: British and US governments reject assistance for Jewish refugees

This week in April 1943, delegations representing the British and US governments met in Hamilton, Bermuda, to discuss the unprecedented refugee crisis stemming from the Nazi war of extermination against the European Jewish population.

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100 years ago: John Reed arrested amidst wave of repression in the US

On April 29, 1918, John “Jack” Reed was arraigned under the Espionage Act a day after he returned to the US from Russia where he had been witness to the October Revolution.

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Commentary

Social inequality and oligarchy in the US and Europe

By Eric London, 21 April 2018

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

By Barry Grey, 21 April 2018

US students hold national walkout against school violence

By our reporters, 21 April 2018

US-led strike on Syria inflames tensions over Korea

By Alex Lantier, 21 April 2018

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

War, lies and censorship

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

By Chris Marsden, 21 April 2018

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

Socialist Equality Party

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!

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

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

SEP (Sri Lanka) calls May Day meeting in Colombo

By the Socialist Equality Party, 19 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

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.