Trump ends temporary protected status for 86,000 Hondurans

By Eric London, 5 May 2018

The decision all but ends the temporary protected status program, as 97 percent of total recipients will lose protection.

Judge says Special Counsel Mueller seeks to oust Trump

By Patrick Martin, 5 May 2018

The statement during a court hearing in Alexandria is the clearest acknowledgement of the underlying purpose of the anti-Russian campaign.

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

The noose tightens around Trump

“If the workers united we would be a dominating force”
Arizona teachers oppose union sellout and call for nationwide strike

By Will Morrow, 5 May 2018

The unions’ sellout is the latest in a series of betrayals of teacher, including in West Virginia and Oklahoma.

Teachers in Pueblo, Colorado to strike Monday

By Bill Kidd, 5 May 2018

Union betrays Arizona teachers strike, backs Republican state budget

Arizona Educators United Facebook group censors teachers, WSWS

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Local elections confirm growing class polarisation in UK

By Paul Mitchell, 5 May 2018

Polling took place in around 4,300 council seats across England in the first electoral test since last year’s general election.

French rail workers, teachers protest Macron’s social cuts

By Anthony Torres, 5 May 2018

Rail workers and high school teachers on strike Thursday spoke out against the social cuts and military spending proposed by President Emmanuel Macron.

Citing clashes at May Day rally, French government calls for end to strikes

By Anthony Torres, 5 May 2018

Officials are calling for stepped-up police deployments and closer collaboration with the trade unions to strangle political opposition.

El País warns Spanish unions of their loss of control over the working class

By Alejandro López and Paul Mitchell, 5 May 2018

Since the global capitalist crisis erupted in 2008, the CCOO and UGT have lost around 600,000 members.

Notes on police violence
Florida, Ohio police officers seen kicking handcuffed men

By Trévon Austin, 5 May 2018

Cellphone videos exposed two particularly cruel instances of police brutality this week in Miami, Florida and outside Akron, Ohio.

Unifor shuts down strike by Lear auto parts workers in Ajax, Ontario using threat of plant closure

By Carl Bronski, 5 May 2018

The rejection of the original sellout that Unifor attempted to foist on Lear Ajax workers is a reflection of a growing movement of auto workers.

Official report whitewashes financial crimes by Australia’s biggest bank

By Mike Head, 5 May 2018

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia agreed to a worthless “enforceable undertaking,” which means it can carry on with its rapacious activities.

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 Spanish

El gasto militar global rompe récord de $1,7 billones

Por Bill Van Auken, 5 mayo 2018

Después de un cuarto de siglo de guerras regionales, las potencias imperialistas están rearmándose anticipando una tercera guerra mundial para repartirse el planeta.

Un argumento a favor de la expropiación
Amazon detiene una construcción en Seattle para protestar por la subida de impuestos

Por Eric London, 5 mayo 2018

La capitalización de Amazon en el mercado es de $757.900 millones. Se podrían mejorar drásticamente las conditiones de vida de miles de millones de personas expropiando esa riqueza.

El sindicato traiciona la huelga de maestros en Arizona, apoyando el presupuesto estatal republicano

Por David Moore, 5 mayo 2018

El acuerdo ordena a los docentes a volver al trabajo sin obtener ninguna de las cinco demandas por las que 60.000 docentes fueron a la huelga.

Manifestaciones multitudinarias del Día del Trabajador en Costa Rica anticipan nuevo Gobierno derechista

Por Andrea Lobo, 5 mayo 2018

El presidente saliente advirtió de explosiones sociales en el horizonte en su discurso de despedida al Congreso.

New in French

Les dépenses militaires mondiales atteignent un niveau record de 1700 milliards de dollars

Niles Niemuth, 5 mai 2018

Après un quart de siècle de guerre régionales, les puisances impérialistes se réarment en vue d’une troisième guerre mondiale pour le partage de la planète

Le président français appelle à un nouvel « axe » indo-pacifique contre la Chine

Mike Head, 5 mai 2018

La visite de Macron en Australie et en Nouvelle-Calédonie a porté à un nouveau niveau les démarches de la France et des autres puissances européennes pour affirmer leurs intérêts dans la région.

Cheminots et enseignants manifestent contre les réformes de Macron

Anthony Torres, 5 mai 2018

Cheminots et enseignants mobilisés le 3 mai ont fait part au WSWS de leur hostilité envers les guerres ainsi que les réformes de Macron.

Un autre exemple de la manne fiscale offerte aux riches par Trump
Apple distribue 102 milliards de dollars à ses actionnaires

Patrick Martin, 5 mai 2018

Le fabricant du iPhone profite des baisses d’impôt promulguées par Trump pour offrir une formidable aubaine à ses dirigeants et actionnaires.

New in German

Globale Militärausgaben erreichen Rekordstand von 1,7 Billionen US-Dollar

Niles Niemuth, 5. Mai 2018

Nach einem Vierteljahrhundert regionaler Kriege wappnen sich die imperialistischen Mächte für einen dritten Weltkrieg zur Neuaufteilung des Planeten.

Nein zu Polizeigewalt und Flüchtlingshetze

Christoph Vandreier, 5. Mai 2018

Der brutale Polizeiangriff auf ein Flüchtlingslager im baden-württembergischen Ellwangen bedeutet ein Schritt zum Polizeistaat und untergräbt demokratische Grundrechte.

VW-Betriebsrats Bernd Osterloh setzt sich für härtere Rationalisierungsmaßnahmen ein

Ulrich Rippert, 5. Mai 2018

Osterloh, einer der mächtigsten und einflussreichsten Gewerkschafter der Bundesrepublik, sieht seine Aufgabe darin, die internationale Wettbewerbsfähigkeit des größten europäischen Autokonzerns zu verbessern.

Keine Lösung für italienische Regierungskrise

Marianne Arens, 5. Mai 2018

Am 3. Mai platzte der zweite Versuch einer Regierungsbildung, als die Führung der Demokraten eine Koalition mit den Fünf Sternen ausschlug.

Französischer Präsident fordert neue indopazifische „Achse“ gegen China

Mike Head, 5. Mai 2018

Mit Macrons Reise nach Australien und Neukaledonien forcieren Frankreich und andere europäische Mächte die Durchsetzung ihrer Interessen in der Region.

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

US special forces operations in Yemen presage wider regional war

5 May 2018

The secretive decision to deploy US special forces to Yemen last December underscores once again Washington’s reckless drive towards a regional conflagration with Iran.

Earlier Perspectives »

May Day 2018 and the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx

By David North, 6 May 2018

Opening the ICFI’s International Online Rally on Saturday, May 5, David North, chairman of the international editorial board of the WSWS and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party (US), spoke on the historical significance of Karl Marx, the founder of scientific socialism, 200 years after his birth.

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

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

Arts Review

Unequivocally, FOR Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs and AGAINST Avengers: Infinity War

By David Walsh, 5 May 2018

The blindness and stupidity of the identity politics-obsessed upper middle class knows no bounds. This issue comes up most recently in connection with the different critical responses generated by Isle of Dogs and Avengers: Infinity War.

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

Socialist Equality Party holds meetings in Australia on Internet censorship

By our reporters, 5 May 2018

The meetings reviewed the history of the persecution of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, including the calls by US politicians for his assassination.

Australian workers and youth speak after public meetings
“Julian Assange took an enormously courageous stand”

By our correspondents, 5 May 2018

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

SEP 2018 Election Campaign

Who is Democratic Congressman Juan Vargas?

By Kevin Mitchell SEP candidate for Congress, 5 May 2018

The Democratic politician who claims to represent the people of California's 51st congressional district is really a loyal servant of Wall Street and the Pentagon.

Unite the working class against police killings!

Oppose California Democratic Governor Jerry Brown’s national guard deployment!
Statement of Socialist Equality Party Senate and Congressional candidates

New dates in Newark and Tracy
Public meetings in California: The Socialist Equality Party campaign in the 2018 midterm elections

By the Socialist Equality Party, 3 April 2018

Socialist Equality Party announces California candidates in midterm elections
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party

Commentary

Global military spending at record $1.7 trillion

By Niles Niemuth, 4 May 2018

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

By Clara Weiss, 4 May 2018

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

By Eric London, 4 May 2018

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

By Jim Brewer, 4 May 2018

Comedian Michelle Wolf exposes a cynical and hypocritical media

CIA expands its Signature School program to University of Illinois Chicago

By George Gallanis and Kristina Betinis, 4 May 2018

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

Germany’s Marx 21 group backs imperialist offensive against Syria

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

US media escalates #MeToo witch hunt after Cosby verdict

Workers Struggles

Chinese construction workers and crane operators protest on May Day
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

5 May 2018

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

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 »

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.