Addressing US Congress, Macron backs neocolonial carve-up of Middle East

By Alex Lantier, 26 April 2018

Emmanuel Macron’s address to a joint session of the US Congress on Wednesday was one of the most belligerent public statements ever made by a French president.

In Washington, Macron calls for renegotiation of nuclear deal with Iran

Thousands of Syrians buried in the rubble six months after US destruction of Raqqa

Macron and the democracy of class war

US and China to hold trade talks as tariff deadline looms

By Nick Beams, 26 April 2018

Trump said there was a “very good chance of making a deal,” but if not, the US would impose “very substantial tariffs” on Chinese imports.

US issues ultimatums to IMF on trade

Columbia University teaching assistants launch week-long strike

By Daniel de Vries, 26 April 2018

Striking teaching and research assistants at the Ivy League school in New York City are the latest to join the worldwide upsurge of education workers.

The teachers’ struggle spreads to Arizona and Colorado

State takeover looms for Kentucky’s largest school district

By J. Cooper, 26 April 2018

The newly appointed pro-charter school education commissioner, Wayne Lewis, says he will issue his decision by Monday.

NEA pushes through sellout a month after shutdown of Jersey City teachers’ strike

By Steve Light, 26 April 2018

The union acted quickly to isolate and shut down the Jersey City strike.

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US Supreme Court hears arguments on Trump’s anti-Muslim travel ban

By Will Morrow, 26 April 2018

Hawaii is challenging Trump's travel ban, which bars citizens of Somalia, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Syria, North Korea and many Venezuelans from traveling to the United States.

Seven hundred children separated from their families at US-Mexico border since October

By Kevin Martinez, 26 April 2018

Besides separating children from their parents, the Trump administration has begun deporting immigrants married to US citizens.

Alleged corruption scandal in Bremen used to restrict right to asylum in Germany

By Martin Kreickenbaum, 26 April 2018

An incident hyped by the right-wing Bild tabloid as a “major corruption scandal” turns out on closer inspection to be nothing of the sort.

Corbyn urges St. George’s Day national holiday

By Julie Hyland, 26 April 2018

The demand for Labour to champion an English national identity has long been promoted by sections of the party’s right wing under the banner, “Flag, faith and family.”

UK government’s persecution of Caribbean workers the tip of an iceberg

By Paul Mitchell, 26 April 2018

In 2016, almost 40,000 people were removed from the UK or classified as “departing voluntarily” after having received threatening letters.

Washington announces plans to pressure Nicaragua after largest demonstrations in 40 years

By Andrea Lobo, 26 April 2018

Fearful of the growth of social opposition to IMF diktats in Central America, US imperialism is ramping up its efforts to contain the situation and advance its own reactionary agenda.

New Zealand rail union rams through pro-company collective agreement

By our correspondent, 26 April 2018

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union has imposed a deal that attacks wages, jobs and conditions.

Australian health care costs among the worst internationally

By John Mackay, 26 April 2018

Deepening cuts to public health funding mean patients confront higher out of pocket charges from doctors, clinics and hospitals.

New in Italian

No alla Terza Guerra Mondiale! Per la costruzione di un movimento socialista contro la guerra!

Dichiarazione della redazione editoriale del World Socialist Web Site, 26 aprile 2018

L’assalto da parte delle potenze imperialiste sulla Siria è solo il preludio di un conflitto più ampio e sanguinoso contro Iran, Russia e Cina.

New in Arabic

لا لحرب عالمية ثالثة ! وفي سبيل بناء حركة اشتراكية مناهضة للحرب.

١٦ نيسان أبريل ٢٠١٨

خلال الأيام التي مرت منذ قيام الولايات المتحدة والناتو بقصف مدينتي دمشق وحمص السوريتين بأكثر من مائة صاروخ ، صار من الواضح أن القوى الإمبريالية لم تكن راضية عن إراقة الدماء الأخير.

New in Turkish

Gazze’deki kıyım ve İsrail’in 70. yıldönümündeki krizi

Bill Van Auken, 26 Nisan 2018

İsrail devletinin başlıca sermayesi olan katliamdan, baskıdan, gericilikten ve savaştan çıkış yolu, Arap ve Musevi işçilerin kapitalizme karşı birleşik bir mücadelesini geliştirmekten geçmektedir.

AKP hükümeti 24 Haziran için erken seçim çağrısı yaptı

Halil Çelik, 26 Nisan 2018

Seçim kararında, Suriye’ye karşı tırmanan savaş yönelimi bağlamında NATO ortaklarından gelen artan basıncın ve kötüleşen ekonominin etkisi vardı.

2018 Uluslararası Çevrimiçi 1 Mayıs Toplantısı
Karl Marx’ın doğumunun 200. yılı

26 Nisan 2018

WSWS, Marx’ın doğum gününü, işçi sınıfının uluslararası dayanışma günü 1 Mayıs ile birlikte uluslararası çevrimiçi bir toplantıyla kutluyor.

New in French

A Washington, Macron appelle à la renégociation de l'accord nucléaire avec l'Iran

Alex Lantier, 26 avril 2018

Paris rejoint Washington pour dire à l’Iran qu’il doit se conformer aux dictats américains ou faire face au renouvellement des sanctions commerciales et à la possibilité d’une attaque militaire.

La lutte des enseignants s'étend à l'Arizona et au Colorado

Jerry White, 26 avril 2018

Alors que la lutte des enseignants s’étend, il est urgent que les travailleurs tirent les enseignements politiques de leur expérience au cours de la première étape de cette lutte

Les enseignants de l'Arizona se préparent à une grève à travers l'État

Jerry White, 26 avril 2018

Les enseignants de l'Arizona et du Colorado préparent des grèves dans le contexte de la rébellion d'enseignants qui se propage aux États-Unis et dans le monde.

Accusations d’antisémitisme chez les travaillistes britanniques animées par un front de conservateurs et de blairistes

Jean Shaoul, 26 avril 2018

Le débat à la Chambre des communes sur l’antisémitisme a été préparé comme une attaque coordonnée contre Corbyn par la droite travailliste en alliance avec le gouvernement conservateur.

New in German

Lehrerstreik in den USA weitet sich aus

Jerry White, 26. April 2018

Der Kampf der Lehrer erreicht Arizona und Colorado. Die Arbeiter müssen deshalb dringend die politischen Lehren aus den Erfahrungen der ersten Streikphase ziehen.

Opel: Wie die IG Metall die Verteidigung der Arbeitsplätze sabotiert

Ulrich Rippert, 26. April 2018

Die Arbeiter von Opel machen gegenwärtig dieselben Erfahrungen wie Arbeiter überall auf der Welt. Die IG Metall und ihre Betriebsräte arbeiten eng mit dem Management zusammen, um Arbeitsplatzabbau und Lohnsenkung zu organisieren.

Facebook legt Zensurmaßnahmen fest

Andre Damon, 26. April 2018

Der Monopolist für Social Media machte deutlich, dass er die Nutzer nicht darüber informieren werde, dass ihre Inhalte als „Fake News“ von der Verbreitung ausgeschlossen würden. Derartige Zensur sei ein „heikles Thema“.

Macron fordert in Washington Neuverhandlung des Atomabkommen mit Iran

Alex Lantier, 26. April 2018

In der Iran-Frage akzeptiert die französische Regierung die harte Haltung der USA: Entweder vollständige Unterwerfung des Iran unter das US-Diktat – oder neue Sanktionen und die Androhung von Krieg.

Angeblicher Korruptionsskandal in Bremen dient der Einschränkung des Asylrechts

Martin Kreickenbaum, 26. April 2018

Was von Bild zum „Riesenkorruptionsskandal“ aufgeplustert wird, erweist sich bei näherem Hinsehen als haltlos.

New in Spanish

La lucha docente se extiende a Arizona y Colorado

Por Jerry White, 26 abril 2018

Ante la expansión de la lucha de los maestros, es urgente que los trabajadores estudien las lecciones políticas de la experiencia de los educadores en la primera etapa de esta batalla.

Ataque aéreo saudí mata a 33 personas en una boda en el norte de Yemen

Por Niles Niemuth, 26 abril 2018

Con el apoyo total de Estados Unidos y de sus aliados, Arabia Saudí lleva más de tres años librando una guerra constante contra Yemen, matando a miles de civiles.

Los gobiernos estatales y federales de EUA inician una guerra contra los trabajadores y los pobres

Por Kate Randall, 26 abril 2018

Mientras Trump y las salas de juntas corporativas celebran la economía "prospera" y las crecientes reservas de dinero para los súper ricos, están buscando formas de destripar lo que queda de la red de seguridad social.

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 growing threat of an Israeli war against Iran

26 April 2018

In the shadow of US-French discussions on the Iranian nuclear deal, Israel is preparing for a military confrontation with Iran, threatening to ignite a regional and even global war.

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Commentary

NY Times, Mark Rudd on anniversary of Columbia U sit-in: Socialist revolution is a “fantasy”

By Patrick Martin, 26 April 2018

Mark Rudd, the most prominent leader of the student protests at Columbia University in 1968, has taken to the pages of the leading capitalist newspaper to deny the possibility of revolution.

Four years on: Political lessons of the Flint water crisis

By James Brewer and Barry Grey, 25 April 2018

The slaughter in Gaza and the crisis of Israel on its 70th anniversary

By Bill Van Auken, 24 April 2018

Rise in interest rates sparks panic on Wall Street

By Trévon Austin, 25 April 2018

US federal, state governments wage war on workers and the poor

Democrats assure confirmation of CIA head as secretary of state

By Barry Grey, 25 April 2018

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

Facebook codifies its censorship regime

By Andre Damon, 25 April 2018

Facebook CEO presents plans for mass censorship at Senate hearing

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

By our reporter, 23 April 2018

Workers, students speak out against war, censorship and inequality at Detroit meeting

New Zealand: IYSSE and SEG meeting opposes Internet censorship

By our reporter, 24 April 2018

The CIA Democrats vs. Julian Assange

By Patrick Martin, 23 April 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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Socialist Equality Party

Oppose the Sri Lankan government’s ban on May Day celebrations

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 25 April 2018

The SEP calls on all workers, oppressed people, youth, students and intellectuals to join it in protesting against this blatant attack on the democratic rights of the working class.

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

20 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

Arts Review

Interview with conductor William Barkhymer: “I think the world is just thankful we had Gershwin to compose Porgy and Bess

By Barry Grey, 25 April 2018

“For me, Porgy and Bess is about a community, the people, how they interact with each other, how they hold together in good times and bad times.”

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

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

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?

The Grenfell Tower Fire

London residents speak out on Grenfell fire

By our reporters, 24 April 2018

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.

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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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.