Part of Trump tax bill bonanza for the wealthy
Apple hands out $102 billion to shareholders

By Patrick Martin, 3 May 2018

The iPhone and laptop maker is monetizing the Trump tax cut as a gigantic windfall for its executives and owners.

Arizona teachers oppose union efforts to end strike

By David Moore and Adam McLean, 3 May 2018

The teachers unions decided to call for one more day of walkouts in response to mass teacher opposition to the call to return to work.

Outrage grows over union effort to shut down Arizona teachers strike

Arizona Educators United Facebook group censors teachers, WSWS

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Amazon workers urge Arizona teachers to continue strike

By our reporters, 3 May 2018

The teachers strike has struck a chord with workers around the world who recognize the common interests they share in the fight for access to social rights like healthcare, education and decent wages.

Caravan immigrants speak out
On the spot coverage from Tijuana refugee camp

By Kevin Martinez and Clodomiro Puentes, 3 May 2018

The 200 refugees have been held up in a makeshift camp in Tijuana on the Mexican side of the US border

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

Puerto Rican police attack thousands of protesters marching against austerity on May Day

By Genevieve Leigh, 3 May 2018

Despite reports of largely peaceful demonstrations, the protesters were attacked by police with tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets and nightsticks.

“The union and the company are working together”
Autoworkers denounce GM Lordstown layoffs, UAW collaboration

By Shannon Jones, 3 May 2018

A World Socialist Web Site campaign team received a warm reception from workers at the General Motors Lordstown Assembly Complex who have been lied to and kept in the dark by the UAW about impending layoffs.

Trade talks in Beijing: China says it won’t back down to US

By Nick Beams, 3 May 2018

The conflict is over more than the trade deficit numbers, with the overriding concern of the US being China’s moves to develop its high-tech capacities.

Trump postpones steel tariffs but trade tensions increase

Germany: Grand coalition government discusses war budget

By Johannes Stern, 3 May 2018

While there is supposedly no money for social programmes, jobs, pensions and medical care, defence spending next year alone is set to rise by at least three billion euros.

German army rehearses for civil war

Food factories closing across Britain

By Steve James, 3 May 2018

The looming mass layoffs expose the bankruptcy of all the mainstream parties and trade unions claiming to speak for the factory workers.

Far-right attack on Roma camp in Kiev

By Jason Melanovski, 3 May 2018

In a video, Roma families are seen fleeing with children and personal items in their arms as they are chased and attacked by the fascists with rocks and tear gas

First presidential debate
Mexican presidential candidates call for increased police and military activity

By Rafael Azul and Don Knowland, 3 May 2018

The debate took place in the wake of the grisly killing of three film students by gang members in Jalisco.

Australia: Unions, state governments, try to rescue standardised testing as student performance declines

By Erika Zimmer, 3 May 2018

A recent comprehensive analysis found that the NAPLAN test results of disadvantaged students had sharply declined.

New York University students protesting Gaza killings arrested at Israeli Independence rave

By Leslie Murtagh, 3 May 2018

Two NYU students associated with campus anti-Zionist groups were arrested at an Israeli rave in Washington Square Park.

Boston: Amazon HQ2 bid targets working class suburbs

By John Marion, 3 May 2018

The headquarters would be built in East Boston and Revere, forcing out working class residents.

New Zealand nurses begin voting on nationwide strikes

By Tom Peters, 3 May 2018

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation is seeking to reach a sellout deal with the Labour Party government to avoid any campaign for better wages and conditions.

New in Turkish

1 Mayıs 2018: Uluslararası İşçi Bayramı’nda milyonlarca kişi yürüdü

Muhabirlerimizden, 3 Mayıs 2018

1 Mayıs’ta, dünya genelinde milyonlarca insan, uluslararası işçi sınıfının tarihini, mücadelelerini ve taleplerini kutlayan işçi bayramında protesto yürüyüşlerine ve grevlere katıldı.

İsrail Suriye’ye yönelik yeni füze saldırılarının ardından İran nükleer anlaşmasını suçluyor

Bill Van Auken, 3 Mayıs 2018

İsrail Başbakanı, İran hükümetini, 2015 nükleer anlaşması görüşmeleri öncesinde, sırasında ve sonrasında yalan söylemekle suçladığı savaşçı bir konuşma yaptı.

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 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.

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1er mai 2018 : des millions de personnes défilent lors de la journée internationale des travailleurs

nos journalistes, 3 mai 2018

Des manifestations de masse et des grèves auxquelles ont participé des millions de personnes ont eu lieu mardi sur tous les continents, reflétant la radicalisation croissante de la classe ouvrière.

Washington et Tel Aviv se dirigent vers une guerre avec l'Iran

Bill Van Auken, 3 mai 2018

L’agression préparée par les Etats-Unis et Israël menace d’entraîner toutes les grandes puissances dans ce qui pourrait être une guerre mondiale catastrophique

La lanceuse d'alerte et ancienne prisonnière politique Chelsea Manning parle au WSWS

Norisa Diaz, 3 mai 2018

Le World Socialist Web Site a parlé à Chelsea Manning, connue dans le monde entier pour ses fuites courageuses de documents révélant les crimes de guerre du gouvernement américain et son arrestation ultérieure.

«Je veux être riche et je ne m’en excuse pas»
Une chroniqueuse du New York Times fait la promotion des «femmes en quête agressive d’argent et de pouvoir»

David Walsh, 3 mai 2018

La romancière de Los Angeles, Jessica Knoll, décrit son raisonnement dans un article du New York Times: «Le succès, pour moi, est synonyme de faire de l’argent...»

New in German

Nach neuen Raketenangriffen auf Syrien
Washington und Tel Aviv steuern auf Krieg gegen Iran zu

Bill Van Auken, 3. Mai 2018

Die aggressive Politik der USA und Israels gegenüber dem Iran droht, die Großmächte in einen katastrophalen Krieg zu ziehen.

Wachsende Spannungen zwischen USA und Europa trotz Aufschub der Stahlzölle

Nick Beams, 3. Mai 2018

Die Europäische Kommission erklärte, die „nationale Sicherheit“ der USA sei keine Rechtfertigung für Strafzölle und lehnte es ab, unter Drohungen zu verhandeln.

Menschenunwürdige Zustände in der Abschiebehaftanstalt Büren

Elisabeth Zimmermann, 3. Mai 2018

Die Große Koalition will die Abschiebungen forcieren und die Abschiebehaft ausweiten. Die Bedingungen in der Abschiebehaftanstalt Büren (NRW) machen deutlich, was das praktisch bedeutet.

Mélenchon schweigt bei Protestveranstaltung in Marseille zu Luftangriffen auf Syrien

Anthony Torres, 3. Mai 2018

Der Protest veranschaulichte den tiefen Graben zwischen den Arbeitern und der Jugend einerseits, entschlossen gegen Macron und die wachsende Kriegsgefahr zu kämpfen, und den Gewerkschaften und pseudolinken Parteien andererseits, die diese Demonstration kontrollierten.

New in Spanish

Washington y Tel Aviv se aproximan a una guerra con Irán

Por Joseph Kishore y David North, 3 mayo 2018

La agresión siendo preparada por Estados Unidos e Israel amenaza con arrastrar a todas las principales potencias en lo que podría convertirse en una catastrófica guerra mundial.

La indignación aumenta por el esfuerzo sindical para dar fin a la huelga de maestros de Arizona

Por David Moore, 3 mayo 2018

La Asociación de Educación de Arizona y Educadores de Arizona Unidos les han dicho a los docentes que pongan fin a su huelga sin haber obtenido sus demandas de aumento salarial y la restauración de los mil millones de dólares recortados a la financiación de las escuelas.

Los demócratas guardan silencio sobre persecución de migrantes centroamericanos en frontera de EUA y México

Por Genevieve Leigh, 3 mayo 2018

El retraso en el procesamiento de inmigrantes es una flagrante violación al derecho y a las convenciones internacionales que exigen el derecho a asilo político.

Primero de Mayo de 2018: Millones de personas marchan en el Día Internacional de los Trabajadores

Por nuestros reporteros, 3 mayo 2018

Protestas de masas, incluyendo marchas y huelgas, e implicando a millones de personas en todo el mundo, tuvieron lugar ayer en todos los continentes, reflejando una radicalización creciente de la clase trabajadora.

Michelle Wolf, comediante, desenmascara a los cínicos e hipócritas medios de difusión

Por Andre Damon, 3 mayo 2018

A la prensa de las grandes empresas la desespera oír la verdad.

“Quiero ser rica y no lo lamento”
Columnista del New York Times promociona a “mujeres que buscan agresivamente dinero y poder”

Por David Walsh, 3 mayo 2018

La novelista de Los Angeles Jessica Knoll revela claramente su credo en su artículo del NYT: “El éxito, para mí, es sinónimo de hacer dinero...”

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

Por Alex González y Andrea Lobo, 3 mayo 2018

El aparato militar y de inteligencia estadounidense está integrando a las mayores compañías tecnológicas y del Internet para reforzar el férreo control estadounidense de América Latina.

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Perspective

In barbaric treatment of Central American refugees
US denies right to asylum

3 May 2018

The decision to block nearly 200 Central American immigrants from applying for asylum marks a turning point in the attack on democratic rights.

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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

Germany’s Marx 21 group backs imperialist offensive against Syria

By Johannes Stern, 3 May 2018

Following the latest attacks against Damascus, the pseudo-left Marx 21 tendency has stepped up its campaign for a more aggressive military intervention in Syria.

Capitalist restoration in Russia: A balance sheet
Part 3

By Clara Weiss, 3 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 2: What happened to the miners’ strike

Capitalist restoration in Russia: A balance sheet
Part 1

Washington and Tel Aviv lurching toward a war with Iran

By Bill Van Auken, 2 May 2018

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

By Richard Phillips, 2 May 2018

UK media told to conceal connections between Sergei Skripal and MI6

By Thomas Scripps, 2 May 2018

Comedian Michelle Wolf exposes a cynical and hypocritical media

By Andre Damon, 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

US media escalates #MeToo witch hunt after Cosby verdict

By Tom Carter, 30 April 2018

Arts Review

Artists on the Tate Modern’s David King exhibition, Red Star over Russia: “In essence the exhibition was anti-Trotsky”

By our reporters, 3 May 2018

The Tate Modern in London held an exhibition, Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55, from November 8, 2017 to February 18, 2018. The show used items from the David King collection, but adopted a hostile stance toward the October Revolution.

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

By David Walsh, 2 May 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

Socialist Equality Party

Despite government ban, Sri Lankan SEP and IYSSE hold successful May Day meeting

By our correspondents, 3 May 2018

Workers, youths, professionals and housewives, as well as Tamil-speaking residents from Jaffna and plantation workers from the central hills, attended the meeting.

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

Workers and youth denounce Sri Lankan May Day ban

Oppose the Sri Lankan government’s ban on May Day celebrations

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

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

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.