Washington’s political wars escalate
FBI monitored phone calls of Trump’s personal lawyer

By Barry Grey, 4 May 2018

The fact that the federal government’s chief police agency is monitoring telephone communications between the president and his lawyer points to the explosive level of conflict within the American ruling class.

The noose tightens around Trump

Union betrays Arizona teachers strike, backs Republican state budget

By David Moore, 4 May 2018

The deal orders teachers back to work while meeting none of the five demands for which 60,000 teachers walked out.

Arizona teachers oppose union efforts to end strike

Arizona Educators United Facebook group censors teachers, WSWS

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The case for expropriation
Amazon halts construction in Seattle to protest tax hike

By Eric London, 4 May 2018

Amazon’s market capitalization is $757.9 billion. Conditions of life for billions of people could be drastically improved by expropriating this wealth.

Military cargo plane crashes near Savannah, killing nine Puerto Rican crew members

By Alec Andersen, 4 May 2018

A spokesperson for the Georgia Air National Guard told reporters that the plane was manufactured in the 1970s, though it was later reported that the plane was at least sixty years old.

Mass May Day protests in Costa Rica ahead of inauguration of right-wing government

By Andrea Lobo, 4 May 2018

The outgoing president warned of coming social explosions in his farewell address to Congress.

French president calls for new Indo-Pacific “axis” against China

By Mike Head, 4 May 2018

Macron’s trip to Australia and New Caledonia has taken to a new level moves by France and other European powers to assert their interests in the region.

Why is Germany’s far-right AfD championing Israel?

By Peter Schwarz, 4 May 2018

The recognition of Israel’s security interests has nothing to do with moral considerations arising from the Shoah.

Inhuman conditions in Germany’s largest refugee detention centre

By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 4 May 2018

Germany’s grand coalition of conservative parties and the Social Democratic Party is intent on stepping up the deportation of refugees and extending the country’s system of deportation centres.

Belgian prime minister smears filmmaker Ken Loach as “anti-Semitic”

By Paul Bond, 4 May 2018

The pro-austerity premier’s slur demonstrates how baseless charges of anti-Semitism are being used to attack any form of social protest or comment.

Michelle Wolf’s Flint comment touches a nerve in Michigan’s capital

By Jim Brewer, 4 May 2018

Comedian Michelle Wolf’s comment on Flint’s water at the White House correspondents dinner elicited an indignant rejoinder from the Michigan governor’s office.

Comedian Michelle Wolf exposes a cynical and hypocritical media

Leaked audio tapes reveal NFL owners feared both Trump and player protests

By Alan Gilman, 4 May 2018

The tape recording of a secret NFL meeting of owners and players to discuss Colin Kaepernick and Donald Trump was leaked to the New York Times.

CIA expands its Signature School program to University of Illinois Chicago

By George Gallanis and Kristina Betinis, 4 May 2018

The program permits the CIA to have a regular recruiting presence on the university’s Chicago campus.

Decision not to prosecute over New Zealand building collapse ignored crucial evidence

By Sam Price, 4 May 2018

The police and judicial system is shielding those responsible for the Canterbury Television crash during the 2011 earthquake.

ExxonMobil gas project a disaster for Papua New Guinea’s people

By John Braddock, 4 May 2018

The country’s impoverished population would have been better off by almost every measure of economic welfare without the LNG project.

New in Russian

Эта неделя в истории
50 лет назад: В Париже вспыхивают студенческие протесты

4 мая 2018 г.

2 мая 1968 года полицейский спецназ попытался усмирить студенческий протест против закрытия колледжа искусств в Университете Париж-Нантер.

New in French

Des réfugiés d'Amérique centrale traités de façon barbare
Les États-Unis refusent le droit d'asile

Eric London, 4 mai 2018

La décision d’empêcher près de 200 migrants d’Amérique centrale de demander l’asile marque un tournant dans l’attaque contre les droits démocratiques.

Jörg Baberowski, extrémiste de droite, attaque ses critiques à l'Université Humboldt de Berlin

Christoph Vandreier, 4 mai 2018

Baberowski n'a pas seulement dénoncé ses collègues, il les a menacés.

Le groupe allemand Marx 21 soutient l'offensive impérialiste contre la Syrie

Johannes Stern, 4 mai 2018

Suite aux dernières attaques contre Damas, la tendance de pseudo-gauche Marx 21 a intensifié sa campagne pour une intervention militaire plus agressive en Syrie.

New in Spanish

En un trato barbárico de los refugiados centroamericanos
Estados Unidos niega el derecho de asilo

Por Eric London, 4 mayo 2018

La decisión de prevenir que casi 200 inmigrantes centroamericanos apliquen para asilo marca un punto de inflexión en el ataque a los derechos democráticos.

Parte de la bonanza por la ley de impuestos de Trump para los ricos
Apple entrega $102 mil millones a los accionistas

Por Patrick Martin, 4 mayo 2018

El fabricante de ordenadores portátiles y del iPhone está monetizando la rebaja de impuestos de Trump como una enorme cantidad de dinero caída del cielo para sus ejecutivos y dueños.

Los maestros de Arizona se oponen a los esfuerzos sindicales para terminar con la huelga

Por David Moore y Adam McLean, 4 mayo 2018

Los sindicatos docentes decidieron convocar un día más de paro en respuesta a la masiva oposición de los docentes a la vuelta al trabajo.

Los trabajadores de Amazon presionan a los maestros de Arizona a continuar la huelga

Por nuestros reporteros, 4 mayo 2018

La huelga de Arizona ha inspirado a trabajadores de todo el mundo reconociendo los intereses comunes que comparten en la lucha para el acceso a los derechos sociales como salud, educación y salarios decentes.

“El sindicato y la compañía están trabajando juntos”
Los trabajadores automotores denuncian los despidos en GM Lordstown y la colaboración de la UAW

Por Shannon Jones, 4 mayo 2018

Un equipo de la campaña del World Socialist Web Site recibió una cálida acogida de los trabajadores del Complejo de Ensamblaje General Motors Lordstown a los que la UAW les mintió y escondió información sobre los inminentes despidos.

El primer debate presidencial en México
Los candidatos exigen una mayor actividad policial y militar

Por Rafael Azul y Don Knowland, 4 mayo 2018

El debate se llevó a cabo en el contexto de un macabro asesinato de tres estudiantes de cine por miembros de un cártel.

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USA verweigern Asylrecht

Eric London, 4. Mai 2018

Die Entscheidung, fast 200 Flüchtlingen aus Mittelamerika die Beantragung von Asyl zu verweigern, ist einen Wendepunkt im Angriff auf demokratische Rechte.

Ellwangen: Großrazzia der Polizei in Flüchtlingsunterkunft

Marianne Arens, 4. Mai 2018

Mehrere Hundertschaften bewaffneter Polizisten überfielen die Menschen im Schlaf. Es war die Antwort des Staats auf eine solidarische Aktion, mit der die Bewohner eine Abschiebung verhindert hatten.

Dokudrama „Karl Marx – der deutsche Prophet“

Peter Schwarz, 4. Mai 2018

Das Dokudrama von Arte und ZDF stellt Marx als verzagten, politisch isolierten Greis dar, der sich mit Selbstvorwürfen und Zweifeln quält.

Lehrer in Arizona lehnen Abbruch des Streiks durch Gewerkschaften ab

David Moore und Adam McLean, 4. Mai 2018

Als Reaktion auf den massiven Widerstand der Lehrer gegen die Wiederaufnahme der haben die Gewerkschaften den Ausstand um einen Tag verlängert.

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

Global military spending at record $1.7 trillion

4 May 2018

After a quarter century of regional wars, the imperialist powers are rearming for a third world war to redivide the planet.

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May Day 2018

“Long live the ideas of Marx!”
Workers from around the world registering for 2018 International May Day Online Rally

By Zac Corrigan, 4 May 2018

This year’s rally coincides with the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, the founder, with Friedrich Engels, of scientific socialism.

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.

May Day 2018: Millions march on International Workers Day

Commentary

Capitalist restoration in Russia: A balance sheet
Part 4: The Kuzbass today

By Clara Weiss, 4 May 2018

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

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

By Eric London, 3 May 2018

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

Germany’s Marx 21 group backs imperialist offensive against Syria

By Johannes Stern, 3 May 2018

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

By Patrick Martin, 3 May 2018

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

Washington and Tel Aviv lurching toward a war with Iran

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

UK media told to conceal connections between Sergei Skripal and MI6

US media escalates #MeToo witch hunt after Cosby verdict

Workers Struggles

Iranian workers march on May Day in defiance of authorities
Workers Struggles: Middle East, Europe & Africa

4 May 2018

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

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

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

By David Walsh, 2 May 2018

Socialist Equality Party

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

By our correspondents, 3 May 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

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.