Outrage grows over union effort to shut down Arizona teachers strike

By David Moore, 2 May 2018

The Arizona Education Association and Arizona Educators United have told teachers to end their strike without obtaining their demands for pay raises and restoration of $1 billion in school funding cuts.

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

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

Arizona Educators United Facebook group censors teachers, WSWS

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Democrats maintain silence over persecution of Central American immigrants at US-Mexico border

By Genevieve Leigh, 2 May 2018

The delay in processing the immigrants is a flagrant violation of international laws and conventions guaranteeing the right to political asylum.

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

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

May Day 2018: Millions march on International Workers Day

By our reporters, 2 May 2018

Mass protests, including marches and strikes, and involving millions of people around the world, took place yesterday on every continent, reflecting a growing radicalization of the working class.

Trump postpones steel tariffs but trade tensions increase

By Nick Beams, 2 May 2018

The European Commission said there was no basis for tariffs on “national security” grounds and it would not negotiate under threat.

Amid report special counsel threatened to subpoena Trump
New media salvos in Washington’s political civil war

By Barry Grey, 2 May 2018

Trump’s lawyers are reportedly urging him not to agree to an interview with Mueller’s team.

The Democratic Party and the confirmation of Mike Pompeo

T-Mobile and Sprint agree to $146 billion mega-merger

By Gabriel Black, 2 May 2018

The companies have presented the merger as a critical geopolitical move in the fight against China’s development of 5G.

Trudeau defends Canada’s $15 billion arms deal with despotic Saudi regime

By Laurent Lafrance, 2 May 2018

The Trudeau government is fully behind Washington’s efforts to construct an anti-Iranian alliance with Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Armenian parliament rejects pro-Western opposition leader’s bid to be prime minister

By Clara Weiss, 2 May 2018

The main roots of the political crisis lie in the advanced preparations for imperialist war in the region.

German army rehearses for civil war

By Gregor Link, 2 May 2018

The deployment of the Bundeswehr domestically and the networking of civilian agencies with the police and military are part of a comprehensive rearmament offensive.

UK media told to conceal connections between Sergei Skripal and MI6

By Thomas Scripps, 2 May 2018

A former UK ambassador has published evidence suggesting that a “D-notice” has been issued to the press—a request to stop the publication of potentially damaging news stories.

International Monetary Fund demands Sri Lankan government cut fuel subsidies

By Saman Gunadasa, 2 May 2018

Despite rising discontent, the IMF has threatened to stop a scheduled loan payment.

Leaked documents expose plans for internal surveillance by Australia’s electronic spy agency

By Mike Head, 2 May 2018

The leaks point to the preoccupation of the ruling class with monitoring and suppressing mounting domestic disaffection and unrest.

New in French

1er mai à Paris: des milliers se mobilisent contre l’austérité et la guerre

Kumaran Ira, 2 mai 2018

Plusieurs milliers de personnes ont défilé 1er mai à travers de la France pour exprimer colère contre la politique du gouvernement dont la guerre, l’austérité et la répression policière.

Israël dénonce l’accord nucléaire iranien après de nouvelles frappes de missiles contre la Syrie

Bill Van Auken, 2 mai 2018

Le discours belliqueux de Netanyahou accusant l’Iran, dans la foulée de l’attaque de missiles contre la Syrie, souligne la menace grandissante d’une guerre régionale.

Le projet de loi français sur l’immigration attaque le droit d’asile

Athiyan Silva, 2 mai 2018

Le Front national néo-fasciste a voté pour des dispositions du projet de loi, marquant la première fois qu’un gouvernement français a adopté des mesures législatives avec l’appui du FN.

Il y a 25 ans: Le code source du World Wide Web était rendu public

2 mai 2018

Le 30 avril 1993, le CERN (l’Organisation européenne pour la recherche nucléaire) rendait le code source du World Wide Web domaine public et libre de droits de licence.

New in Spanish

Día Internacional del Trabajador del 2018

Por Joseph Kishore y David North, 2 mayo 2018

El primero de mayo, día de la solidaridad obrera internacional, el Comité Internacional de la Cuarta Internacional y el World Socialist Web Site les transmitimos nuestros saludos a todos los trabajadores en lucha en todo el mundo.

En medio de silencio total de los demócratas
Los migrantes que buscan asilo son rechazados por segundo día en la frontera de los Estados Unidos y México

Por Genevieve Leigh, 2 mayo 2018

Desafiando el derecho internacional, la Administración de Trump ha rechazado a cientos de refugiados centroamericanos en la frontera con México en el sur de San Diego, California.

Israel denuncia el acuerdo nuclear con Irán tras nuevos ataques con misiles en Siria

Por Bill Van Auken, 2 mayo 2018

El discurso belicoso de Netanyahu acusando a Irán, que sigue a los ataques con misil a Siria, subraya la amenaza creciente de una guerra en toda la región.

El secretario de Estado de los Estados Unidos, Pompeo, respalda el asesinato israelí de manifestantes en Gaza

Por Will Morrow, 2 mayo 2018

Las declaraciones de Pompeo expresan el apoyo unánime de la élite gorbernante estadounidense y sus dos partidos políticos a las políticas de su aliado clave en el Medio Oriente.

La restauración capitalista en Rusia: un balance histórico
Parte 1: ¿Qué pasó con la huelga de mineros?

Por Clara Weiss, 2 mayo 2018

En esta serie de artículos revisamos las lecciones de la huelga de los mineros soviéticos de 1989 y la restauración capitalista en Rusia.

New in German

Nach neuen Raketenangriffen auf Syrien
Israel verurteilt das Atomabkommen mit dem Iran

Bill Van Auken, 2. Mai 2018

Die Gefahr eines größeren Krieges in Nahost nimmt zu. Das zeigt sich auch in Netanyahus aggressiver Anti-Iran-Rede nach den Raketenangriffen auf Syrien.

Warum sich AfD für Israel begeistert

Peter Schwarz, 2. Mai 2018

Am 26. April verabschiedete der Deutsche Bundestag mit den Stimmen der AfD eine Resolution, die „die Existenz und legitimen Sicherheitsinteressen des Staates Israel als ein zentrales Prinzip der deutschen Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik“ bezeichnet.

Unter ohrenbetäubendem Schweigen der Demokratischen Partei
Asylsuchende aus Mittelamerika zwei Tage in Folge an US-Grenze abgewiesen

Genevieve Leigh, 2. Mai 2018

Völkerrechtswidrig lässt die Trump-Regierung Hunderte von Flüchtlingen an der Grenze zwischen Mexiko und den USA abweisen.

Brexit-Krise spitzt sich zu
May-Regierung wegen Zollunion in die Enge getrieben

Robert Stevens, 2. Mai 2018

Eine parteiübergreifende Fraktion im britischen Parlament fordert eine Zollunion, damit das Vereinigte Königreich im Binnenmarkt bleibt und möglicherweise den Brexit vollständig aufgibt.

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

Washington and Tel Aviv lurching toward a war with Iran

2 May 2018

The aggression that is being prepared by the US and Israel threatens to drag all of the major powers into what could prove a catastrophic world war.

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Featured Comment

May Day 2018

By Joseph Kishore and David North, 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.

Commentary

Anzac Day 2018: Australia stages a “gender-inclusive” glorification of war

By Richard Phillips, 2 May 2018

Female veterans, including participants in the US-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, were given pride of place in this year’s military marches.

Capitalist restoration in Russia: A balance sheet
Part 2: What happened to the miners’ strike

By Clara Weiss, 2 May 2018

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

Capitalist restoration in Russia: A balance sheet
Part 1

Whistleblower and former political prisoner Chelsea Manning speaks to WSWS

By Norisa Diaz, 2 May 2018

The World Socialist Web Site spoke to Chelsea Manning, known around the world for her courageous leaks of documents exposing US government war crimes and her subsequent arrest.

Comedian Michelle Wolf exposes a cynical and hypocritical media

By Andre Damon, 1 May 2018

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

By Christoph Vandreier, 1 May 2018

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

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

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

By Paul Bond, 1 May 2018

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

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

Arts Review

2018 San Francisco International Film Festival—Part 5
The generally—and genuinely—inadequate character of global filmmaking

By David Walsh, 2 May 2018

The impact of years of stagnation and official reaction still sharply influences artistic work.

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

Workers Struggles

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

By Evan Blake, 1 May 2018

New report exposes unsafe working conditions at Long Island Rail Road

By Alan Whyte, 1 May 2018

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

By Anthony Torres, 1 May 2018

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

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

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.