Trump lauds “declaration for peace” on Korean Peninsula

By James Cogan, 28 April 2018

The political shift in barely two months—from ominous threats of war to the Korean leaders hugging each other—is a measure of the volatility produced by growing US-China tensions.

North and South Korea hold “peace” summit

Arizona teachers rally for second day, further walkout expected Monday

By David Moore, 28 April 2018

As in West Virginia and Oklahoma, the unions in Arizona are doing everything they can to shut down the struggle as quickly as possible.

Arizona strike biggest yet in teachers’ revolt in US

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

The teachers’ struggle spreads to Arizona and Colorado

Graduate student-workers strike faces continued intransigence from Columbia University

By Steve Light and Alan Whyte, 28 April 2018

Three thousand graduate student workers at Columbia University in New York City are continuing their strike amidst an expanding wave of teacher protests throughout the US and internationally.

Teachers union celebrates alliance with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

By Fred Mazelis, 28 April 2018

The union’s embrace of Cuomo is a sharp warning to teachers in New York and across the US.

More on US teachers »

Israel again opens fire on Gaza protesters, killing three and wounding hundreds

By Will Morrow, 28 April 2018

For the fifth Friday in a row, the Israeli army rained gunfire on thousands of unarmed protesters in Gaza, bringing the number killed since March 30 to 45.

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

UAW executives are “nothing more than fat cats collecting huge checks”
Autoworkers denounce company-UAW scheme to hire low-paid workers in the face of mass layoffs

By Tim Rivers, 28 April 2018

Autoworkers have begun to fight back by sharing articles across social media in a storm of protest.

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

After mass layoffs at Ohio plant, UAW gives GM greenlight to hire lower-paid temps

More on Auto workers issues »

Refinery explosions rock Texas and Wisconsin

By Trévon Austin, 28 April 2018

The two explosions released tons of toxic material into the air, posing serious health risks.

Video shows police attacking former NFL player in Atlanta parking lot

By Alec Andersen, 28 April 2018

The police assault on Desmond Marrow is hardly unique in the United States, where police are notorious for their violence and contempt for democratic rights.

Ontario Liberals give boost to Unifor union raiding strategy

By Carl Bronski, 28 April 2018

The new Labour Relations Board regulation is yet another illustration of the intimate ties between the big business Liberals and the country’s largest industrial union.

German Chancellor Merkel and Donald Trump hold tense meeting in Washington

By Peter Schwarz, 28 April 2018

While the meeting appeared superficially friendly, Trump made no concessions on the fundamental issues discussed.

UK: Brexit divisions threaten government defeat

By Chris Marsden, 28 April 2018

The prime minister is under pressure from both sides of her party to clarify her position on the customs union, the mechanism allowing goods to be transported tariff-free between European Union member states.

UK universities being integrated into military-security apparatus

By Thomas Scripps, 28 April 2018

In addition to commercial relations with the military-industrial complex, universities are working closely with the armed forces to provide education and recruitment opportunities.

Australian government prepares budget and possible early election

By Mike Head, 28 April 2018

Such an election would be the latest attempt to install a government that can carry through a far deeper assault on social spending, as well as prepare for potential trade wars and wars.

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

New Zealand prime minister strengthens military ties with France

By Tom Peters, 28 April 2018

Jacinda Ardern sought increased military cooperation with France and Britain in the Pacific, to push back against China’s strategic and economic influence.

New in Russian

Премьер-министр Армении подает в отставку на фоне массовых протестов

Клара Вайс, 28 апреля 2018 г.

Расположенная на богатом нефтью Кавказе, Армения погружена в глубокий политический кризис, который проевропейская оппозиция пытается использовать для продвижения своей повестки дня.

Эта неделя в истории
25 лет назад: Крестовый поход во имя «прав человека» с требованием бомбежки сербов

28 апреля 2018 г.

26 апреля 1993 года президент США Билл Клинтон отдал приказ, согласно которому США присоединялись к санкциям против Югославии, введенным Организацией объединенных наций.

New in Turkish

Ermenistan başbakanı kitlesel protestoların ardından istifa etti

Clara Weiss, 28 Nisan 2018

Ermenistan’daki siyasi kriz, bu ülkenin sınırlarının çok ötesinde sonuçlara sahiptir.

New in Norwegian

Streikende jernbanearbeidere og flypersonale paralyserer Frankrike

våre reportere, 28 April 2018

De streikende transportarbeiderne fikk tilslutning av studenter som protesterte mot Macron-regjeringens angrep på offentlig utdanning.

Spanske partier samler seg bak krav om undertrykking av katalanske nasjonalister

Alejandro López og Paul Michell, 28 April 2018

Mens klassekampen intensiveres blir den katalanske krisen anvendt til å kriminalisere all politisk og sosial opposisjon.

Regionalguvernør Tuleev trekker seg etter Kemerovo-brannen i Russland

Clara Weiss, 28 April 2018

Kemerovo-brannen har brutalt eksponert klasserelasjonene i Russland og utløst en pågående politisk krise.

Tyskland: Hvorfor forsvarer avisa taz ytrehøyreideologen Baberowski?

Christoph Vandreier, 28 April 2018

Veteranjournalisten Edith Kresta har uttalt seg mot «moralsk sekterisme» i forhold til ytrehøyreinnstillinger og mot stigmatisering av fremmedfiendtlige fordommer.

IYSSE Berlin protesterer mot professor Baberowskis undertrykking av demokratisk debatt ved Humboldt Universitet

IYSSE Berlin, 28 April 2018

Brevet som publiseres her sendte Internasjonal ungdom og studenter for sosial likestilling (IYSSE) til styret ved Humboldt Universitet i Berlin.

New in French

La grève en Arizona est jusqu’ici la révolte la plus forte des enseignants aux États-Unis

David Moore, 28 avril 2018

Les enseignants d’Arizona ont lance leur première grève dans l’histoire de l’État alors que les enseignants de Colorado débrayent et que la lutte des enseignants s’amplifie.

Le Parti démocrate et la confirmation de Mike Pompeo

Patrick Martin, 28 avril 2018

Le parti d’« opposition » officiel a ouvert la voie à l’installation d’un défenseur de la guerre, de la surveillance de masse et de la torture en tant que nouveau secrétaire d’État américain.

New in German

Mike Pompeo mit Stimmen der Demokratischen Partei als US- Außenminister bestätigt

Patrick Martin, 28. April 2018

Die nominelle „Oppositionspartei“ hat einem Verfechter von Krieg, Massenbespitzelung und Folter den Weg ins US- Außenministerium geebnet.

Beschleunigte Abschiebungen stoßen auf Widerstand

Marianne Arens, 28. April 2018

Die Große Koalition von SPD und CDU/CSU beschleunigt ihre Deportationsmaschinerie, doch in der Bevölkerung regt sich immer mehr Widerstand dagegen.

Merkel schwenkt auf Trumps Konfrontationskurs gegen den Iran ein

Peter Schwarz, 28. April 2018

Das Treffen von Bundeskanzlerin Merkel und US-Präsident Trump lief der Form nach freundlich ab, doch inhaltlich machte Trump in den entscheidenden Fragen keinerlei Zugeständnisse.

Video: Auschwitz und heute
Ein Interview mit Esther Bejarano

Sven Wurm, 28. April 2018

Die Auschwitz-Überlebende Esther Bejarano weiß, was Faschismus bedeutet und engagiert sich deshalb seit Jahrzehnten im Kampf gegen Rechts. Regelmäßig besucht sie Schulen in ganz Deutschland, um ihre Erfahrungen im Nationalsozialismus mit jüngeren Generationen zu teilen und über die Verbrechen der Nazis aufzuklären.

Bisher größter Streik der amerikanischen Lehrerrebellion

David Moore, 28. April 2018

Es ist der erste landesweite Lehrerstreik in der Geschichte Arizonas. Der Kampf der amerikanischen Lehrer weitet sich aus: Auch im benachbarten Colorado haben die Lehrer die Arbeit niedergelegt.

Meeting in Detroit zu Krieg, Internetzensur und Klassenkampf

unseren Reportern, 28. April 2018

Die Socialist Equality Party und International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) luden am 22. April zur Versammlung an der Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan ein.

New in Spanish

El Partido Demócrata y la confirmación de Mike Pompeo

Por Patrick Martin, 28 abril 2018

El partido de la supuesta “oposición” abrió el camino para la instalación de un nuevo secretario de Estado que aboga por la guerra, el espionaje masivo y la tortura.

La huelga de Arizona es la más grande aún en la rebelión de los maestros en EUA

Por David Brown, 28 abril 2018

Los maestros de Arizona lanzaron su primera huelga en la historia del estado mientras que los educadores en el vecino Colorado hacen abandono de sus aulas mientras la lucha de los maestros continúa creciendo.

Facebook codifica su régimen de censura

Por Andre Damon, 28 abril 2018

El monopolio de las redes sociales ha dejado claro que no dejará que sus usuarios sepan que se bloquea la distribución de su contenido como “noticias falsas” porque tal censura es un “tema sensible”.

Alemania: el sindicato IG Metall sabotea la lucha de los trabajadores por defender sus puestos de trabajo

Por Ulrich Rippert, 28 abril 2018

Los trabajadores automotores de Opel en Alemania se enfrentan a recortes masivos de puestos de trabajo y salarios junto a un drástico deterioro en sus condiciones laborales.

Miles de sirios enterrados en los escombros seis meses después de la destrucción de Raqqa por parte de EUA

Por Will Morrow, 28 abril 2018

Los mismos medios de comunicación y Gobiernos que sin parar denuncian atrocidades de los Gobiernos sirio y ruso ignoran los crímenes de guerra de EUA en Raqqa.

Ben Carson: "La pobreza, en gran medida, también es un estado de ánimo"
El secretario de vivienda de Estados Unidos propone triplicar el alquiler para los hogares más pobres

Por Kate Randall, 28 abril 2018

La propuesta de Carson se produce en medio de una crisis de vivienda que está forzando a millones a vivir en condiciones miserables e impulsando a un número creciente de personas a la falta de vivienda.

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.

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Perspective

“Old Europe” comes to Washington

28 April 2018

Fifteen years ago, the European powers opposed the US-British invasion of Iraq. Now they are scrambling to serve as junior partners in the new carve-up of the Middle East.

Earlier Perspectives »

Commentary

US election meddling in the age of the Internet
How Google, Facebook and Twitter are manipulating the Mexican presidential elections—Part 1

By Alex González and Andrea Lobo, 28 April 2018

The United States is now engaged in advanced efforts to exploit data on every voter in the country, as well as user data from Google and the social media companies, to influence the elections of its southern neighbor.

The Democratic Party and the confirmation of Mike Pompeo

By Patrick Martin, 27 April 2018

The growing threat of an Israeli war against Iran

By Bill Van Auken, 26 April 2018

European Central Bank points to slowing economic growth

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

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

By Patrick Martin, 26 April 2018

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

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

20 April 2018

Workers Struggles

Foreign workers protest dormitory overcrowding in Taiwan
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

28 April 2018

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

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

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

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.

More »

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.