Arizona strike biggest yet in teachers’ revolt in US

By David Moore, 27 April 2018

Arizona teachers launched their first strike in state history while educators in neighboring Colorado are walking out as the struggle of teachers continues to grow.

“If we did this nationally, we'd have greater success”
Striking Arizona teachers speak out

By our reporters, 27 April 2018

Teachers rejected the efforts to divide them from school support staff and called for a united struggle with teachers across the country.

The teachers’ struggle spreads to Arizona and Colorado

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North and South Korea hold “peace” summit

By James Cogan, 27 April 2018

Any concrete development toward a rapprochement on the Korean Peninsula on US-dictated terms will be viewed with immense concern in Beijing.

Trump’s secret diplomacy with North Korea

Ben Carson: “Poverty, to a large extent, is also a state of mind”
US housing secretary proposes tripling rent for poorest households

By Kate Randall, 27 April 2018

Carson's proposal comes amidst a housing crisis that is forcing millions to live in squalid conditions and driving increasing numbers of people into homelessness.

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

Ford announces plans to slash US car production, cut billions in costs

By Marcus Day, 27 April 2018

Ford, GM, and Fiat Chrysler continue to restructure their operations at the expense of workers in response to Wall Street’s relentless demands to cut costs and boost profits.

Thousands of UK auto jobs to go

By Margot Miller, 27 April 2018

Nissan’s sales in the UK have dropped by a third so far this year, and its exports to Europe are also falling, from 75,000 in March compared with 91,000 in the same month last year.

Germany: IG Metall union sabotages workers’ struggle to defend jobs

By Ulrich Rippert, 27 April 2018

Opel auto workers in Germany are confronting corporate management’s demand for massive cuts in jobs and wages combined with a drastic deterioration of working conditions.

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Four years since beginning of Flint water crisis: Youth denounce government criminality

By our reporters, 27 April 2018

On the fourth anniversary of the Flint water crisis residents and youth speak out on the unresolved lead poisoning disaster.

Four years on: Political lessons of the Flint water crisis

German chancellor travels to Washington amid trade and geopolitical tensions

By Peter Schwarz, 27 April 2018

Merkel’s meeting with Trump takes place against the backdrop of planned US tariffs on steel and aluminum, and divisions over the Iran nuclear deal.

European Central Bank points to slowing economic growth

By Nick Beams, 27 April 2018

The ECB appears to have adopted a “wait and see” approach on monetary policy in light of the latest eurozone slowdown.

US and China to hold trade talks as tariff deadline looms

Opposition mounting to Teamsters deal to cut pensions at ABF Freight

By Steve Filips, 27 April 2018

Workers are denouncing the five-year tentative deal signed by the Teamsters, which imposes more concessions on 8,600 drivers and other workers at the trucking company.

Assailant charged with murder following Toronto van attack

By Roger Jordan, 27 April 2018

The political establishment and bourgeois media have responded to Monday’s atrocity with a combination of reaction, Canadian nationalist appeals, and perplexity.

After Washington briefings, Australian Labor Party reiterates support for “foreign interference” bills

By Mike Head, 27 April 2018

Just as another anti-China scare campaign was launched, Labor’s shadow foreign affairs minister emphasised its backing for the measures directed against China and anti-war dissent.

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 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 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

S’adressant au Congrès américain, Macron soutient le morcellement néocolonial du Moyen-Orient

Alex Lantier, 27 avril 2018

Le discours d’Emmanuel Macron lors d’une session conjointe du Congrès américain mercredi a été l’une des déclarations publiques les plus belligérantes jamais faites par un président français.

La menace grandissante d'une guerre d’Israël contre l'Iran

Bill Van Auken, 27 avril 2018

En parallèle aux discussions franco-américaines sur l’accord nucléaire iranien, Israël s’apprête à un affrontement militaire avec l’Iran, menaçant de déclencher une guerre régionale, voire mondiale.

Non à l'interdiction des célébrations du 1er mai par gouvernement sri-lankais !

le Parti de l'égalité socialiste (Sri Lanka), 27 avril 2018

Le PES appelle tous les travailleurs, les opprimés, les jeunes, les étudiants et les intellectuels à se joindre à lui pour protester cette attaque flagrante contre les droits démocratiques de la classe ouvrière.

New in German

Merkel trifft Trump

Peter Schwarz, 27. April 2018

Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel trifft heute in Washington vor dem Hintergrund wachsender politischer und wirtschaftlicher Spannungen mit US-Präsident Donald Trump zusammen.

Rechtsradikaler Professor Baberowski attackiert kritische Kollegen

Christoph Vandreier, 27. April 2018

Jörg Baberowski beleidigt und bedroht andere Professoren der Humboldt-Universität, weil sie eine fremdenfeindliche Erklärung kritisiert haben.

Die wachsende Gefahr eines Kriegs zwischen Israel und dem Iran

Bill Van Auken, 27. April 2018

Vor dem Hintergrund der Diskussion zwischen Trump und Macron über das iranische Atomabkommen, bereitet sich Israel auf eine militärische Konfrontation mit dem Iran vor, die einen Krieg in der Region oder sogar einen Weltkrieg auslösen könnte.

Vor dem US-Kongress:
Macron unterstützt die neokoloniale Aufteilung des Nahen Ostens

Alex Lantier, 27. April 2018

Der französische Präsident Emmanuel Macron hielt am Mittwoch eine extrem militaristische Rede vor beiden Häusern des US-Parlaments.

New in Spanish

Se agudiza la amenaza de una guerra israelí contra Irán

Por Jerry White, 27 abril 2018

Bajo la sombra de las discusiones entre EUA y Francia sobre el acuerdo nuclear con Irán, Israel está preparándose para una confrontación militar con Irán, amenazando con desencadenar una guerra regional e incluso global.

Dirigiéndose al Congreso de Estados Unidos, Macron apoya el reparto neocolonial de Medio Oriente

Por Alex Lantier, 27 abril 2018

El discurso de Emmanuel Macron en una sesión conjunta del Congreso de Estados Unidos el miércoles fue una de las declaraciones públicas más beligerantes jamás hechas por un presidente francés.

Washington anuncia planes para presionar a Nicaragua después de las mayores manifestaciones en 40 años

Por Andrea Lobo, 27 abril 2018

Ante el temor al crecimiento de la oposición social a los dictados del FMI en Centroamérica, el imperialismo estadounidense está intensificando sus esfuerzos para contener la situación y avanzar su propia agenda reaccionaria.

Setecientos niños separados de sus familias en la frontera de EUA y México desde octubre

Por Kevin Martinez, 27 abril 2018

Aparte de separar a los niños de sus padres, la administración Trump ha empezado a deportar a los inmigrantes casados con ciudadanos estadounidenses.

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 Democratic Party and the confirmation of Mike Pompeo

27 April 2018

The nominal “opposition” party paved the way for the installation of an advocate of war, mass surveillance and torture as the new US secretary of state.

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Socialist Equality Party

Workers and youth denounce Sri Lankan May Day ban

By our correspondents, 27 April 2018

SEP and IYSSE members are winning important support for their campaign against the government’s prohibition on celebrations of the international workers’ day.

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

Arts Review

2018 San Francisco International Film Festival—Part 3
Poverty, war and right-wing politics—and the lives of two artists
I Am Not a Witch, The Workshop, The Distant Barking of Dogs, Garry Winogrand and Louise Lecavalier

By Joanne Laurier, 27 April 2018

I Am Not a Witch in particular is an elegantly crafted tale that comments on the exploitation of Zambia’s poor by an elite that shamelessly promotes superstition and backwardness.

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?

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

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

Commentary

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

By Alex Lantier, 26 April 2018

Macron and the democracy of class war

The growing threat of an Israeli war against Iran

By Bill Van Auken, 26 April 2018

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

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

By Patrick Martin, 26 April 2018

Rise in interest rates sparks panic on Wall Street

By Trévon Austin, 25 April 2018

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

27 April 2018

All high schools and colleges are closed as thousands of teachers in Tunisia continue a nationwide strike against IMF austerity measures.

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship

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

14 April 2018

Facebook codifies its censorship regime

By Andre Damon, 25 April 2018

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

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

More on Internet censorship »

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

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.