Amidst complete silence from Democrats
Migrants seeking asylum are turned away for the second day at US-Mexico border

By Genevieve Leigh, 1 May 2018

In defiance of international law, the Trump administration has turned away hundreds of Central American refugees at the US Mexico border in South San Diego, California.

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

Trump proposes to deploy troops to US-Mexico border

Israel denounces Iran nuclear deal after new missile strikes on Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 1 May 2018

Netanyahu’s bellicose speech indicting Iran, following on the heels of missile strikes on Syria, underscores the growing threat of a region-wide war.

The growing threat of an Israeli war against Iran

More on the war in Syria »

US Secretary of State Pompeo endorses Israeli murder of Gaza protesters

By Will Morrow, 1 May 2018

Pompeo’s statements express the unanimous support of the US ruling elite and both its political parties for the policies of their key Middle Eastern ally.

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

The Democratic Party and the confirmation of Mike Pompeo

Arizona strike enters second week as teacher union president opposes calls for nationwide strike

By David Moore, 1 May 2018

Asked about growing calls by teachers for a nationwide strike, the American Federation of Teachers president said the union wanted to turn the walkouts into a “walk-in to the voting booth” for the Democrats.

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

Arizona Educators United Facebook group censors teachers, WSWS

Phoenix Amazon workers to teachers: “Keep fighting!”

Unions, Democrats promote deal to suppress struggle by Colorado teachers

By Bill Kidd, 1 May 2018

After teachers walked out last week to demand higher wages and school funding, the unions are backing a plan by state Democrats that will do little to address a decade of school cuts

The teachers’ struggle spreads to Arizona and Colorado

More on US teachers »

Report: Amazon and Tesla among most dangerous workplaces in the US

By Evan Blake, 1 May 2018

Speedup and disregard for safety have generated immense profits for the owners and shareholders of both tech giants.

New report exposes unsafe working conditions at Long Island Rail Road

By Alan Whyte, 1 May 2018

The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health has named a Long Island Rail Road freight provider one of the 12 most dangerous employers in the country.

UK: Rudd resigns as home secretary after lying to Parliament over migrant deportation targets

By Thomas Scripps, 1 May 2018

The “hostile environment” at the Home Office was never previously challenged by its belated critics.

Fate of London Stadium epitomises toxic “Olympic Legacy”
Part two

By Paul Bond, 1 May 2018

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

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

Trade unions in talks with French prime minister to strangle rail strike

By Anthony Torres, 1 May 2018

The unions are openly preparing to betray the strike, as the prime minister has said he will negotiate only if the unions accept virtually all of the government’s demands.

French immigration bill attacks right to asylum

By Athiyan Silva, 1 May 2018

The neo-fascist National Front voted for provisions of the bill, marking the first time a French government has passed legislative measures with FN support.

Income inequality worsening in Bangladesh

By Sujeewa Amaranath, 1 May 2018

Official statistics contradict World Bank and the Bangladeshi government claims of “remarkable progress in poverty reduction.”

Global giant spearheads drive for further healthcare privatisation in Australia

By Margaret Rees, 1 May 2018

Bupa wants to restrict its “gap cover” to customers who undergo medical procedures in facilities under contract to the company.

New in Spanish

Según llegan a nuevas alturas los ingresos ejecutivos, las ganancias y liquidez corporativas
El secretario de Vivienda de EUA propone triplicar la renta para los pobres

Por Kate Randall, 1 mayo 2018

El Gobierno de Trump está condenando a más sufrimiento a familias acechadas por el hambre, la falta de una vivienda digna y del acceso a la salud.

La administración de Trump rechaza una caravana de inmigrantes que solicitan asilo en la frontera de Estados Unidos con México

Por Eric London, 1 mayo 2018

La administración respondió a la llegada de los demandantes de asilo con amenazas de enjuiciamiento y detención indefinida.

Trabajadores de Amazon de Phoenix llaman a maestros a “¡Seguid luchando!”

Por David Moore y Adam McLean, 1 mayo 2018

Hay un apoyo generalizado a los docentes a lo largo de todo el Estado, que tiene que ser organizado y movilizado para luchar por defender la educación pública.

Crece el descontento contra el sindicato UAW por despidos y subcontratación en la planta de GM en Lordstown, Ohio

Por Tim Rivers, 1 mayo 2018

Aproximadamente 60.000 trabajadores han leído y compartido un artículo sobre el podrido acuerdo de la UAW, publicado por el World Socialist Web Site y su boletín de trabajadores automotores el martes pasado.

El grupo de Facebook de Arizona Educators United censura a los docentes y al WSWS

Por Will Morrow, 1 mayo 2018

La censura es un claro indicio de que es inminente una traición por parte del sindicato y AEU.

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L’intersyndicale négocie avec Matignon pour étouffer la grève des cheminots

Anthony Torres, 1 mai 2018

Les syndicats se préparent à trahir ouvertement la grève, car Edouard Philippe pose en tant que précondition de cette négociation leur acceptation publique de sa réforme.

Trump doit rencontrer le leader nord-coréen dans « trois ou quatre semaines »

James Cogan, 1 mai 2018

Toute discussion pourrait totalement échouer au sujet de la définition de la « dénucléarisation » et d'une « péninsule coréenne dénucléarisée. »

Lénine, Trotsky et le marxisme de la révolution d'Octobre

David North, 1 mai 2018

David North, le président du Comité de rédaction international du « World Socialist Web Site » et du Parti de l’égalité socialiste (États-Unis), a prononcé cette conférence à l’Université de Leipzig le 16 mars.

Le gouvernement Trump renvoie une caravane de migrants demandant l’asile à la frontière américano-mexicaine

Eric London, 1 mai 2018

Le gouvernement répond à l’arrivée de demandeurs d’asile par des menaces de poursuites et de détention illimitée.

Pour une offensive internationale de la classe ouvrière contre l’austérité et la guerre!

le Parti de l’égalité socialiste (Canada), 1 mai 2018

Ceci est le texte d’une déclaration diffusée par le Parti de l’égalité socialiste (Canada) parmi des travailleurs et des jeunes qui participaient à une manifestation du premier mai tenue à Montréal le 28 avril.

Le PES et l'IYSSE manifestent contre l'interdiction du 1er mai par le gouvernement sri-lankais

nos journalistes, 1 mai 2018

Près de cent membres et sympathisants du PES et de l’IYSSE ont participé au piquet de vendredi dénonçant l’interdiction du 1er Mai et d’autres attaques antidémocratiques du gouvernement

Les syndicats tiennent une manif du 1er mai en appui tacite au Parti québécois

nos reporters, 1 mai 2018

Tout en imposant l’austérité capitaliste, les chefs syndicaux implorent la classe dirigeante d’y aller plus graduellement pour ne pas provoquer une rébellion ouvrière.

Corbyn veut que la St-George soit fête nationale

Julie Hyland, 1 mai 2018

L'aile droite du Parti travailliste revendique depuis longtemps que le parti devrait faire la promotion de l'identité nationale anglaise sous la bannière «drapeau, foi et famille».

Il y a 50 ans: des manifestations étudiantes éclatent à Paris

1 mai 2018

Le 2 mai 1968, la police anti-émeute a tenté de réprimer une manifestation d'étudiants contre la fermeture de la faculté des arts de l'Université de Nanterre à paris.

New in German

Während CEO-Gehälter und Unternehmensgewinne neue Höchststände erreichen
US-Wohnungsminister will Miete für Arme verdreifachen

Kate Randall, 1. Mai 2018

Der jüngste Vorschlag der Trump-Administration würde den Familien, die bereits von Hunger, schlechten Wohnungen und fehlender medizinischer Versorgung heimgesucht werden, noch mehr Leid auferlegen.

Trump will in „drei bis vier Wochen“ Kim Jong-Un treffen

James Cogan, 1. Mai 2018

Die Gespräche könnten an der Definition von „Denuklearisierung“ und einer „atomwaffenfreien koreanischen Halbinsel“ scheitern.

Marx 21 unterstützt imperialistische Offensive gegen Syrien

Johannes Stern, 1. Mai 2018

Nach den jüngsten Militärschlägen gegen Damaskus verstärkt die pseudolinke Tendenz ihre Kampagne für ein umfassenderes militärisches Eingreifen in Syrien.

Fast jeder fünfte Vollzeitarbeiter verdient weniger als 2000 Euro

Marianne Arens, 1. Mai 2018

In Deutschland verdienen 3,7 Millionen Vollzeitbeschäftigte weniger als 2000 Euro brutto im Monat, obwohl sie bis zu 40 Stunden pro Woche arbeiten.

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 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

May Day 2018

1 May 2018

On May Day, the day of international working-class solidarity, the International Committee of the Fourth International and the World Socialist Web Site extend our greetings to workers engaged in struggles all over the world.

Earlier Perspectives »

Commentary

Comedian Michelle Wolf exposes a cynical and hypocritical media

By Andre Damon, 1 May 2018

The corporate media is outraged by the truth.

Right-wing extremist Professor Jörg Baberowski attacks critics at Berlin’s Humboldt University

By Christoph Vandreier, 1 May 2018

Baberowski has not only denounced his colleagues, he has threatened them.

US election meddling in the age of the Internet
How Google, Facebook and Twitter are manipulating the Mexican presidential elections—Part 2

By Alex González and Andrea Lobo, 1 May 2018

The US military-intelligence apparatus is integrating the largest technology and Internet companies to tighten the US stranglehold over Latin America.

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

Capitalist restoration in Russia: A balance sheet
Part 1

By Clara Weiss, 1 May 2018

This series reviews the lessons of the Soviet miners’ strike of 1989 and capitalist restoration in Russia.

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

By Kate Randall, 30 April 2018

US media escalates #MeToo witch hunt after Cosby verdict

By Tom Carter, 30 April 2018

Autoworkers Struggles

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

By Tim Rivers, 30 April 2018

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

More on autoworkers issues »

Workers Struggles

Mexican teachers denounce union sellout, refuse to end strike
Workers Struggles: The Americas

1 May 2018

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

Unifor isolates workers as Windsor casino strike enters fourth week

By Shannon Jones, 30 April 2018

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

Socialist Equality Party

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

By our correspondents, 30 April 2018

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

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

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.

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.