Trump administration turns away immigrant caravan requesting asylum at US-Mexico border

By Eric London, 30 April 2018

The administration responded to the arrival of the asylum seekers with threats of prosecution and indefinite detention.

Trump to meet North Korean leader in “three or four weeks”

By James Cogan, 30 April 2018

Any talks could entirely break down over the definition of “denuclearisation” and a “nuclear-free Korean Peninsula.”

Trump lauds “declaration for peace” on Korean Peninsula

North and South Korea hold “peace” summit

As Arizona teachers strike enters third day, unions seek to shut down walkout

By Jerry White, 30 April 2018

The unions are determined above all to block the development of a political movement of the working class in opposition to the capitalist system.

Phoenix Amazon workers to teachers: “Keep fighting!”

By David Moore and Adam McLean, 30 April 2018

There is widespread support for teachers throughout the state, which must be organized and mobilized to fight to defend public education.

Arizona Educators United Facebook group censors teachers, WSWS

By Will Morrow, 30 April 2018

The censorship is a clear indication that a sellout by the union and AEU is imminent.

Arizona teachers rally for second day, further walkout expected Monday

The teachers’ struggle spreads to Arizona and Colorado

Teachers union celebrates alliance with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

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Anger builds against UAW over layoffs, outsourcing at GM Lordstown, Ohio plant

By Tim Rivers, 30 April 2018

An estimated 60,000 workers have read and shared an article on the UAW’s rotten agreement, posted by the World Socialist Web Site and its Autoworker Newsletter last Tuesday.

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

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

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Democratic leadership backs right-wing military-intelligence primary candidates

By Patrick Martin, 30 April 2018

Democratic House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer defended his efforts in support of Jason Crow, a former Iraq War paratrooper running in a congressional district in suburban Denver.

Appellate court panel narrowly upholds Texas voter ID law

By John Burton, 30 April 2018

The requirement that individuals produce specific photographic identification to cast ballots, disenfranchises impoverished voters, who tend to vote Democratic.

Unifor isolates workers as Windsor casino strike enters fourth week

By Shannon Jones, 30 April 2018

Workers voted down a sellout contract recommended by Unifor, in a rebellion against poverty wages and onerous working conditions.

Ontario Liberals give boost to Unifor union raiding strategy

Georgia school bus drivers face discipline after mounting sickout-action over pay and benefits

By Kranti Kumara, 30 April 2018

Dekalb County school bus drivers, who earn as little as $21,000 annually, were provoked into walking out by the callous disrespect shown them by the school superintendent.

Fate of London Stadium epitomises toxic “Olympic legacy”
Part one

By Paul Bond, 30 April 2018

The former Olympic Stadium, which has already cost taxpayers more than £750 million, has left a legacy of corporate venality, corruption and graft.

Bogus “Labour anti-Semitism” campaign secures expulsion of leading activist Marc Wadsworth

By Chris Marsden, 30 April 2018

Wadsworth has been subjected to a two-year campaign of denigration by the Labour Party’s right-wing and the media on the most transparent pretext imaginable

UK: Brexit divisions threaten government defeat

UK universities being integrated into military-security apparatus

Indian Stalinist congress opts for alliance with big business Congress Party

By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones, 30 April 2018

The corporate media has almost universally welcomed the CPM’s overture to the Congress, calculating that it will strengthen the ruling elite against the working class.

Australian High Court rubberstamps “fast track” denial of refugee visas

By Mike Head, 30 April 2018

The court’s decision will help the Liberal-National Coalition government speed up the return of thousands of asylum seekers to the countries they fled.

Australian government prepares budget and possible early election

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

Australian rail union tries to suppress continuing hostility to NSW train sellout

By Oscar Grenfell, 30 April 2018

The union is acutely aware that the pro-business restructuring mandated by the enterprise agreement will provoke struggles among rail workers.

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La “vieja Europa” llega a Washington

Por Alex Lantier y Andre Damon, 30 abril 2018

Hace quince años, las potencias europeas se opusieron a la invasión de Irak por parte de EUA y Reino Unido. Ahora, están poniéndose en línea para ser socios menores en el nuevo reparto de Oriente Próximo.

La injerencia electoral estadounidense en la era del Internet
Cómo Google, Facebook y Twitter manipulan las elecciones presidenciales de México—Primera parte

Por Alex González y Andrea Lobo, 30 abril 2018

Estados Unidos está involucrado en una etapa avanzada en una operación para explotar los datos de cada votante en México y datos de Google y las corporaciones de redes sociales a fin de influenciar las elecciones de su país vecino.

Israel nuevamente abre fuego contra los manifestantes de Gaza, matando a tres personas e hiriendo a cientos más

Por Will Morrow, 30 abril 2018

Por quinto viernes consecutivo, el ejército israelí hizo llover balaceras sobre miles de manifestantes desarmados en Gaza, elevando el número de asesinados a 45 desde el 30 de marzo.

Los ejecutivos de la UAW no son “sino peces gordos que cobran cheques abultados”
Los trabajadores del sector automotor denuncian el plan de la empresa y la UAW para contratar trabajadores mal pagados ante despidos masivos

Por Tim Rivers, 30 abril 2018

Los trabajadores automotores han empezado a contraatacar compartiendo artículos en las redes sociales en una tormenta de protesta.

El sindicato de docentes pacta una alianza con el gobernador de Nueva York, Andrew Cuomo

Por Fred Mazelis, 30 abril 2018

El apoyo de los sindicatos al gobernador demócrata Andrew Cuomo es una serie advertencia para los maestros en Nueva York y en todo Estados Unidos.

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La Corée du Nord et la Corée du Sud organisent un sommet pour « la paix »

James Cogan, 30 avril 2018

Tout développement concret vers un rapprochement sur la péninsule coréenne selon les termes dictés par les États-Unis sera considéré avec une grande inquiétude à Beijing.

« La Vieille Europe » vient à Washington

Alex Lantier et Andre Damon, 30 avril 2018

Il y a quinze ans, les puissances européennes se sont opposées à l’invasion américano-britannique de l’Irak. Maintenant, elles se démènent pour servir de partenaires minoritaires dans la nouvelle répartition du Moyen-Orient.

Trump se félicite de la « déclaration pour la paix » sur la péninsule coréenne

James Cogan, 30 avril 2018

Le changement politique en à peine deux mois, passant des menaces de guerre aux deux dirigeants coréens se donnant des accolades, donne une mesure de l'instabilité produite par les tensions grandissantes entre les États-Unis et la Chine.

Réunion tendue à Washington entre la chancelière allemande Merkel et Donald Trump

Peter Schwarz, 30 avril 2018

Alors que la réunion semblait superficiellement amicale, Trump n'a fait aucune concession sur les questions fondamentales discutées.

L’assaillant de l’attaque au camion-bélier de Toronto accusé de meurtre

Roger Jordan, 30 avril 2018

L’establishment politique et les médias bourgeois ont réagi aux atrocités de lundi dernier avec un mélange de réaction, d’appels au nationalisme canadien et de perplexité.

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Trump lobt koreanische „Erklärung für Frieden“

James Cogan, 30. April 2018

Der politische Umschwung innerhalb von knapp zwei Monaten – von der Androhung eines massiven US-Militärangriffs auf Nordkorea hin zu den Umarmungen der beiden koreanischen Staatsführer – widerspiegelt die Volatilität, die durch die wachsenden Spannungen zwischen den USA und China hervorgerufen wird.

Das deutsche Heer probt den Bürgerkrieg

Gregor Link, 30. April 2018

Der Einsatz der Bundeswehr im Inneren und die enge Vernetzung ziviler Strukturen mit Polizei und Militär sind Bestandteil einer umfassenden Aufrüstungsoffensive.

Kein Verbot der Maikundgebungen in Sri Lanka!

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 30. April 2018

Die Regierung Sri Lankas hat den 1. Mai als Feiertag gestrichen und die Vergabe von Räumen für Veranstaltungen storniert.

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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 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

As CEO pay, corporate profits and corporate cash hit new highs
US housing secretary proposes tripling of rent for the poor

30 April 2018

The Trump administration’s latest proposal would impose even greater suffering on families already beset by hunger, poor housing and lack of medical care.

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Commentary

US media escalates #MeToo witch hunt after Cosby verdict

By Tom Carter, 30 April 2018

The media seized on Bill Cosby’s conviction Thursday to attack the presumption of innocence and demand an intensification of the reactionary crusade over sexual allegations.

“I Want to Be Rich and I’m Not Sorry”
New York Times columnist promotes “women who aggressively seek money and power”

By David Walsh, 30 April 2018

Los Angeles novelist Jessica Knoll spells out her credo in her NYT article: “Success, for me, is synonymous with making money …”

“Old Europe” comes to Washington

By Alex Lantier and Andre Damon, 28 April 2018

German Chancellor Merkel and Donald Trump hold tense meeting in Washington

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

Socialist Equality Party

SEP and IYSSE demonstrate against Sri Lankan government’s May Day ban

By our correspondents, 30 April 2018

Almost one hundred SEP and IYSSE members and supporters participated in Friday’s picket, denouncing the government ban and other anti-democratic attacks.

Workers and youth denounce Sri Lankan May Day ban

By our correspondents, 27 April 2018

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

Arts Review

2018 San Francisco International Film Festival—Part 4
Documentary about singer M.I.A. (“Use your art to say something!”) and Paul Schrader’s First Reformed (small-town preacher struggles with life and death)

By Toby Reese, 30 April 2018

Matangi/Maya/M.I.A., a feature-length documentary about rapper-songwriter, “M.I.A.” is a breath of fresh air. First Reformed is a dismal, confused film about a middle-aged former military chaplain turned preacher.

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

25 years ago: World Wide Web source code released to the public

On April 30, 1993, CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) released the source code for the World Wide Web into the public domain and made it available free of any licensing fees.

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50 years ago: Student protests erupt in Paris

On May 2, 1968, riot police attempted to quell a student protest against the closure of the arts college at Paris University at Nanterre.

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75 years ago: Half a million US coal miners strike during World War II

Defying a wartime no-strike pledge by the major US unions, on May 1, after midnight, some 480,000 coal miners walked off the job after the expiration of a previous contract between the United Mine Workers union and the major coal companies.

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100 years ago: German imperialism sets up puppet states in Ukraine and Finland

This week in 1918 saw German military intervention to create vassal states in Ukraine and Finland headed up by far-right nationalists.

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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

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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.

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.